Pocket Manual of Musical Terms by Dr. Th. Baker
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What a great little find this book is! The book is titled "Pronouncing Pocket-Manual of Musical Terms – Together with the Elements of Notation and Biographical Dates of Noteworthy Musicians." Dr. Th. Baker edited it. G. Schimer, Inc. of New York published the book. The copyright renewal was assigned in 1933. This is a 1936 copyrighted edition.
The book starts with the Introductory – Elements of Notation. Other points of interests: Common Abbreviations; Rules for Pronouncing German, French and Italian; Comparative Table of Tempo-marks, and more. Most of the book is devoted to Musical Terms and pronunciations.
Example: Asprezza – With harshness; harshly, roughly.
The last several pages are devoted to Biographical Dates of Noteworthy Musicians.
Example: Chaminade, Cecile, composer; born Paris, 1861.
The book is in very good condition considering its age. The outer cover shows some minor wear to the edges and corners. The lower right front corner has been bent at one time. The interior pages are extremely clean – no writing or dog-ears. The pages have darkened slightly due to age. The corners of some of the front pages have some minor wear. The book measures 3 1/8x5 1/4" in size and has 181 pages.
This would make a wonderful gift and memorabilia to a musician!
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