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Auction is for three books:

“Serial Composition” by Reginald Smith Brindle OUP 1966, 1991
Discusses melody writing, free and fixed 12-note harmony, polyphonic writing, forms, stylistic factors, avant-garde techniques, and many technical details in non-serial composition. Very lucid.


“American Minimal Music”– by Wim Mertens 1980 Kahn & Averill, London.
Discusses in detail, work of La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass.


“A Historical Anthology of Music” Vol 1
Oriental, Medieval & Renaissance Music – - Revised Edition 1949 by Archibald T Davison & Willi Apel
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Covers the development of music to the beginning of the 17th century. Has more than 200 representative examples, under 181 separate headings are individually complete compositions, each of sufficient length to illustrate clearly a form or style. Music examples are accompanied by an explanatory commentary with bibliography. Has English translation of foreign texts and a detailed index.

More than 200 representative examples covering development of music to beginning of 17th century. Commentaries and English translation of foreign texts, bibliography, index.

This is the first of two volumes. Book measures 313 x 243 x 30mm and has plastic covering. Please click here to ask a question
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