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MUSARD, Philippe [1793-1859] (of Michau, Musard et Collinet): MS music album containing 31 dance tunes, mostly Quadrilles but with 10 waltzes
on double-page printed sheets with a printed legend at the foot of each page advertising Michau, Musard et Collinet, the notation and dance instructions in MS black ink, the album is c.7" x 9", finely bound, gilt extra, with the words "Quadrilles 1818. C & M Hill" [Hill was the Downshire family name] on the front board in gilt. From the library of the Marquis of Downshire at Hillsbrough Castle (now the N. Ireland Assembly building).* Wills Hill, First Marquis of Downshire (1718-1793) virtually rebuilt Hillsborough to bring it into the Georgian style, that it still has to-day. The Marquess of Downshire was created in 1789 for Wills Hill, 1st Earl of Hillsborough, a former Secretary of State. Hillsborough Castle, which is located in the village of Hillsborough, County Down, is not a true castle but a Georgian mansion built in the 18th century for the Hill family. The Marquesses of Downshire, who owned it until 1922 when the sixth marquis sold the mansion and its grounds to the British government. * Musard was a composer of dance-music; born in Paris, where he took private lessons under Reicha. For some time a violinist and conductor; he came prominently before the public when Dufresne introduced cornet-a-pistons at a series of concerts and bals masques held in the bazar of the Rue St. Honore, on which occasion Musard was conductor and writer of some of the cornet solos. In 1835 and 1836 he conducted the masque balls of the Opera. In 1837 he moved to the new concert hall in the Rue Vivienne, in which situation he had to compete with the great Johann Strauss of Vienna. During this time he conducted the Concert Spirituel at which only the music of Handel was played. In 1840 he went to London as leader of the Promenade concerts at Drury Lane, and in 1841 he conducted another series of Promenade concerts at the Lyceum. Until 1852 he was considered the finest conductor and composer of dance-music in France. He lived near Paris until his death in 1859. His music was well written and often contained many charming and novel effects. He was known as the Quadrille King, and was also famous as a writer of gallops and the inventor of the can-can. Among his writings are Les Cloches Argentines; Les Echos; Vive la Danse; Les Gondoliers Venitiens; over a hundred and fifty quadrilles, some original, some on themes from operas; many waltzes; three quartets and Nouvelle methode de composition musicale, which he dedicated to the noted master and theorist, Anton Reicha. With François Collinet, (fl. 1800-1822) composer and flautist, Musard was the conductor-composer of the Michau, Collinet, and Musard band. They played their own quadrilles at Almack's for the Prince Regent in 1821. They also seem to have performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and played here for Chateaubriand's reception in 1822. Almack's Assembly Rooms, named after the founder William Almack, opened for business on February 13, 1765 in King's Street, St. James, London. There, for a subscription fee of 10 guineas, the fashionable men and women of London could attend a weekly Wednesday night ball with supper during the 3 months that comprised the London social season ('The Season').The members of the committee took it in turns to be the official Patroness of Almack's. In the height of the Regency period the ladies acting as Patroness were Lady Sarah Jersey, Lady Castlereagh, Lady Cowper, Lady Sefton, Princess Esterhazy, and the Countess of Lieven. The Assembly Rooms were opened for gambling, supper, and dancing which lasted all night. (Book ref. 20111)   £800.00
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Ashton, Geoffrey and Mackintosh, Iain: Royal Opera House Retrospective 1732-1982. 250 Years of Actors, Singers, Dancers, Managers and Musicians of Covent Garden Seen Through the Eyes of the Artist.
Royal Opera House, 1982. First Edition, with numerous plates and illustrations, original card wrappers, 144 pp., very good copy. (Book ref. 20399)   £10.00
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BAILIE (John): The Hamlyn History of Classical Music: The Evolution of Western Classical Music,
First Edition, 192pp large quarto (9 x 12 inches), with numerous plates and illustrations, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London: Hamlyn, 1999. (Book ref. 19881)   £12.00
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SCHUBERT: ABRAHAM (Gerald): Schubert, A Symposium,
First Edition, 299pp large octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Drummond, 1946. (Book ref. 19833)   £10.00
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DAVID (Hans T.): The Bach Reader, A Life of Johann Sebastian Bach in Letters and Documents, revised edition,
431pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, New York, Norton, 1945. (Book ref. 19835)   £10.00
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BEETHOVEN: LUDWIG (Emil): Beethoven, Life of a Conqueror,
First Edition, 356pp large octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, New York, Putnams, 1943. (Book ref. 19834)   £12.00
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BACH: GEIRINGER (Karl - in collaboration with Irene Geiringer): The Bach Family: Seven Generations of Creative Genius
First Edition, 514pp large octavo, frontispiece, 23 plates, and 131 music examples, very good copy, with dust-wrapper, London, George Allen & Unwin, 1954. (Book ref. 19836)   £10.00
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SCHUBERT; KOBALD (Karl): Franz Schubert and his Times,
First English Edition, portrait, 277pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, free front endpaper removed, Port Washington, Kennikat Press, 1970. (Book ref. 18091)   £10.00
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HUTCHINS (Arthur): The Baroque Concerto,
reprint, 363pp large octavo, paperback, a few library marks, good copy, Faber, 1978. (Book ref. 18146)   £6.00
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GLUCK; ASOW (Hedwig and E. H. Mueller von, editors): The Collected Correspondence and Papers of Christoph Willibald Gluck,
First Edition, 239pp tall octavo, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, free front endpaper removed, London, Barrie, 1962. (Book ref. 18188)   £12.00
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BERG (Alban); MONSON (Karen): Alban Berg, A Biography,
First Edition, 396pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, MacDonald, 1980. (Book ref. 18086)   £12.00
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YOUNG (Percy M.): George Grove 1820-1900,
First Edition, tall octavo, 344pp, a few library stamps but a very good copy in original cloth, with dustwrapper, numerous plates and illustrations, London, Macmillan, 1980. (Book ref. 15544)   £10.00
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YERBURY (Grace D.): Song in America, from Early Times to about 1850.
First Edition, 305pp tall octavo, a few library stamps but a very good copy in original cloth, Metuchen, Scarecrow, 1971 (Book ref. 5818)   £8.00
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YATES (Peter): Twentieth Century Music,
its Evolution from the End of the Harmonic Era into the Present Era of Sound, First Edition, 367pp large octavo, a few library marks but title page clean, a very good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, London, Allen, 1968. (Book ref. 14763)   £12.00
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WELLESZ (Egon, editor): Ancient and Oriental Music,
fourth edition, 530pp folio, plates, vol I in the New Oxford History of Music, a few library stamps but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Oxford University Press, 1969. (Book ref. 5419)   £12.00
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WELLESZ (Egon, editor): Ancient and Oriental Music,
First Edition, 530pp folio, plates, vol I in the New Oxford History of Music, a few library stamps but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Oxford University Press, 1957. (Book ref. 15304)   £12.00
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WELLESZ (Egon): A History of Byzantine Music and Hymnography,
First Edition, 358pp tall octavo, plates, a few library stamps but a very good copy in original cloth, title-page clean and unstamped, with dust-wrapper (torn), octavo, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1949. (Book ref. 3737)   £14.00
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WALTON (William): CRAGGS (Stewart R.): William Walton, A Thematic Catalogue of his Musical Works,
First Edition, 273pp royal octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Oxford University Press, 1977. (Book ref. 1371)   £14.00
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WAGNER: MICHOTTE (Edmond): Richard Wagner's Visit to Rossini (Paris 1860)..,
First Edition in English, 144pp 8vo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, University Chicago Press, 1968. (Book ref. 14443)   £12.00
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WAGNER (Richard): The Diary of Richard Wagner 1865-1882, The Brown Book,
presented and annotated by Joachim Bergfield, first UK edition, 218pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, London, Gollancz, 1980. (Book ref. 17095)   £12.00
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