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The Norton Scores - Vol. 1 - Machaut to Beethoven

The Norton Scores - Vol. 1 - Machaut to Beethoven
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This book is titled “The Norton Scores – An Anthology for Listening – Volume I: Machaut to Beethoven” edited by Roger Kamien. This is the edition. I do not have Volume II. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. of New York published the book that has a copyright of 1968/1970. This is a First Edition.

From the Preface:

This anthology is designed for use in introductory music courses, where the ability to read music is not a prerequisite. The unique system of high-lighting employed in this book enables students to follow full orchestral scores after about one hour of instruction. This system also has the advantage of permitting students who can read music to perceive every aspect of the score. It is felt that our system of highlighting will be of greater pedagogical value than artificially condensed scores which restrict the student’s vision to pre-selected elements of the music. The use of scores in introductory courses makes the student’s listening experience more intense and meaningful, and permits the instructor to discuss music in greater depth.

I do not read or play music. Please email me should you have any questions about this book and I will do my best to answer them.

The song book is in good condition – inside and out. There is some wear to the edges and corners of the cover. There are also some small chips on the binding edge. The interior pages are very clean with no writing or dog-ears. There is a very light stamp on the first inside blank page. There is some light soiling on the outer edges of the closed pages. The book has 752 pages.

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