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Selections from the expansive Special Collections of the Oberlin College Conservatory Library, including rare books and scores from the Violin Society of America/H.K. Goodkind Collection and the Frederick R. Selch Collection of American Music History.



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Uniform title: Anleitung zu der musikalischen Gelahrtheit
Topic: Music -- Dictionaries -- German
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by Descartes, Rene, 1596-1650
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Topic: music -- acoustics and physics
Uniform title: Book of Psalmes Pt. 2, half title: The Psalmes in metre; colophon imprinted 1618.
Topic: Psalms (Music)
Another issue, with different title-page, is dated 1723; Second edition, Rome 1776, has title: Descrizione degl'istromenti armonici.
Topic: musical instruments
Topic: Flute -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
Topic: Mechanical musical instruments
Note: Each vol. paged separately, which identifies this ed. as 1730.
Topics: Music -- Methods -- Early works to 1800, Musical instruments -- Early works to 1800, Music --...
Topic: Viola da gamba
Uniform title: Whole book of Psalms
Topics: Psalms (Music), Hymns, English, Psalters/vEarly works to 1800
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by Ehrlich, A., 1842-1921, editor
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Topic: String quartets (Musical groups)
Topics: music theory -- early works to 1800, part songs
Topics: Music, Church music, Musical instruments, Music theory -- Early works to 1800
Topics: Hymns, German, Hymns, English, Shape-note hymnals
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by Cavaille-Coll, Aristide, 1811-1899
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Topics: Organ (Musical instrument) -- Construction, Organ (Musical instrument) -- Registration
Topic: Violin -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800
Uniform title: De cymbalis veterum libri tres Index authorum, qui hoc tractatu citantur: pages [430]-[440].
Topics: Cymbals -- Early works to 1800, Music -- History and criticism -- Early works to 1800
Music notes diamond-shaped. An enlarged collection of the tunes (round notes) was published in 1770 under title: The Essex harmony.
Topics: Hymns, English, Tune-books, Psalmody
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Topics: Harp, Celtic harp, Musical instruments -- Ireland, Musical instruments -- Scotland
Topics: music theory -- history -- 16th century, music theory -- history -- 17th century
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by n/a
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Songs by various named and unnamed composers, principally for high voice with figured bass; part for flute printed at the end of most songs. Chiefly English words; 2 songs have Italian words. Among the composers named are Handel, Purcell, Corelli, Turner, Green, Leveridge, Vanbrugh, Monro, Gunn, Lampe, Gladwin, Boyce, Carey, Putti, Popely, Holcombe, Arne, Digard, Stanley, Howard, Hudson, Festing, Vincent, Neale, C. Smith, Jr., John C. Smith, Wichello, Bliondoracellini, Wm. Fisher, Gouge,...
Topics: Songs (High voice) with continuo, Songs (High voice) with harpsichord
Topics: Guitar -- instruction and study, Guitar music, Tablature (Music)
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by Le Jeune, Claude, -1600
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Uniform title: Chansons. Selections 6 parts in 1 volume. Unacc. part songs. With introduction by Judic Mardo. Modernized or corrected spellings in contents note from: Claude Le Jeune (v. 1530-1600) / Isabelle His.
Topics: Polyphonic chansons, Part songs, Sacred
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Topics: Harp, Celtic harp, Musical instruments -- England, Musical instruments -- Ireland
"The first book, the third edition, very much enlarged and corrected."
Topic: Choruses, Sacred, with organ
Uniform title: Versuch einer Anleitung zur heroisch-musikalischen Trompeter- und Pauker-Kunst
Topics: Trumpet -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800, Timpani -- Instruction and study -- Early...
Topics: education, medieval, science -- early works to 1800
Topic: Violin -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800
Topics: Songs with continuo, Music -- Instruction and study, Songs -- Texts, Music -- Dictionaries
Uniform title: Elementale mathematicum. VI, Musica. English
Topics: Music -- Early works to 1800, Music theory -- History -- 17th century
Uniform title: Mursurgia universalis Edited by Jacobus Viva, with his letter to the reader (prelim p. [19]). Additional double-page engraved t.p. with dedicatory portrait of Leopold Guilielmus, archduke of Austria, Belgium and Burgundy; engraved by Io. Paulo Schor, Barfonius F., Romae. Vol. 2 t.p.: Athanasii Kircheri Fuldensis Soc. Iesu presbyteri Mvsvrgia vniversalis, siue Ars magna consoni et dissoni. Romae, Ludouici Grignani, 1650; with additional engraved plate of Apollo playing the...
Topics: Music -- Early works to 1800, Music theory -- Early works to 1800, Musical instruments -- Early...
Topics: flute -- history, flute -- construction
Topics: Horn (Musical instrument) -- Studies and exercises, Horn music (Horns (2)) -- Scores
Topics: music theory -- early works to 1800, musical instruments, tabllature (music)
Varying form of title: Vocal music in Shakespeare's plays Title on spine: Music in Shakespear's plays Some composed by Caulfield. Addison's name appears on most selections as arranger.
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Music, Songs with piano, Choruses, Secular (Mixed...
Uniform title: Psalm-singer's amusement Engraved throughout from copper plates, illustrated title page signed I. Norman (John Norman, 1748?-1817).
Topics: Hymns, English -- United States, Tune-books, Anthems
Topics: Songs with lute, Songs with viola da gamba
Includes dedicatory letter signed Vincenzo Colla, Torino, 30 novembre 1819, and preface (p. [iii]-viii).
Topic: Counterpoint
Topic: viol -- methods -- early works to 1800
Topic: Flute -- Methods -- Self instruction
Topics: Music -- Instruction and study, Music -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Music theory -- 18th century,...
Topics: music theory -- early works to 1800, musical instruments
Anthems, hymns, fuguing tunes and psalm tunes for unacc. mixed voices (SATB). Includes chart of musical characters (prelim. p. [iii]}, instructions in English in 8 lessons "to the several teachers of music in this and the adjacent states (prelim. p. [iv]-xi), "Commentary on the preceding rules, by way of dialogue between master and scholar (prelim. p. [xii]-xxxiv), and score of Continental harmony (p. [37]- 199). Provenance: "Presented to Asa Mann by Solon W. Pratt in Weymouth,...
Topics: Anthems, Hymns, English -- United States, Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied,...
Topics: music -- handbooks, manuals, etc. -- early works to 1800, violin -- instruction and study -- early...
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by Butler, Pierce, 1807-1867. Compiler.
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Topic: flute and guitar music -- parts
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Topics: Cornet -- Methods, Bugle -- Methods
Topics: musicians -- france -- 17th century, dumanoir, guillaume, 1615-1697
Uniform title: Questions harmoniques
Topic: Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics
Topic: piano -- methods
Topics: Violin -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800, Violin -- Studies and exercises -- Early...
Uniform title: American harmony
Topics: Hymns, English, Tune-books
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by Dauprat, Louis Francois, 1781-1868
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Uniform title: Méthode de cor-alto et cor-basse Author's signature stamp on title page. Author's pref. in French, dated 1824.
Topic: Horn (Musical instrument) -- Methods
Uniform title: New musical grammar
Topics: Music -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Early works to 1800, Music theory -- History -- Early works to...
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Topics: Hymns, English, Sight-singing, Solmization, Shape-note hymnals
Topic: gregorian chants
Topics: band music, military music, musical instruments -- instruction and study
Uniform title: Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule
Topic: Violin -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
Topic: Violin -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800
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by Destouches, M. (Andre Cardinal), 1672-1749 ; La Motte, M. de (Antoine Houdar), 1672-1731
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Uniform title: Amadis de Grèce Opera in 5 acts and prologue. French words; libretto by A.H. de La Motte--Loewenberg. Annals of opera / Loewenberg. Raised bands, marbled end papers, contemporary boards; t.p. with literary stamp: Bibliothèque G. Larroux.
Topic: Operas -- Scores
Topic: Hurdy-gurdy
With: The Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs of the Old and New-Testament / faithfully translated into English metre for the use, edification, and comfort of the saints in public and private, especiallly in New-England. The twenty -sixth edition. Boston, NE : Printed by J. Draper for J.Edwards in Cornhil [Cornhill?],1744.
Topic: Psalmody
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by Bartholin, Caspar, 1655-1738
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Topics: Tibia (Musical instrument), Wind instruments -- History
Topic: Lute
Topic: Bible. Psalms -- Paraphrases, English
Topics: Fife -- Methods, Fife music
Uniform title: Vollkommene Capellmeister Dedication signed: Johann Mattheson. Conservatory copy is complete; folio; contemporary vellum; 36 cm.  Includes index ([15] pages), "Emendanda" ([2] pages), "P.S." ([2] pages) and "Neues Verzeichniss bisheriger Matthesonischer Wercke" ([1] page) at end. 
Topics: Music theory -- Early works to 1800, Conducting -- Early works to 1800
Topics: Flute -- Methods -- Self instruction, Flute music, Arranged, Songs with flute
T.p. of 1st issue (dated 1783) used with this 2nd issue, probably 1784 (ASMI 131A); imprint information also suggested by ASMI 131A. Title page engraved by Isaac Sanford; title information is inset and encircled by a canon for 4 voices, with text beginning "Welcome, welcome ev'ry guest;" rest of t.p. depicts the interior of a meeting house/church, noteworthy for view of the balcony, with male singers on the left, females on the right, leader with pitchpipe in the center, reproduced in...
Topics: Psalmody, Hymns, English--United States, Anthems, Tune-books
Includes author's "Descrizione d'un gravicembalo col piano, e forte ; aggiunte alcune considerazioni sopra gli strumenti musicali," describing the newly invented fortepiano, illustrated with an engraving of the hammer mechanism that differentiated it from its predecessor, the harpsichord (p. 309-315). Errors in pagination: p. 91 misprinted as 61, 170-175 as 180-185, and 376 as 316.
Continuously paginated: 2-63; some pages contain additional numbering, ending on page 79. 
Topics: Guitar -- Instruction and study, Guitar music, Dance music, Guitar -- Methods
Topics: Psalmody, Tune-books
Parallel title: Martial musician Marches and calls for fife and drum with instructions for the bass drum. T.p. verso contains notice of copyright 1817. "To which is added a collection for the fife, adapted to the foregoing on the drum." Grey-brown wrapper; printed from movable type.
Topics: Drum -- Methods, Fife -- Methods, Military calls -- United States, Military music -- United States,...