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Menuhin, Yehudi   (1916-1999)
Menuhin, Yehudi Great New York-born British violinist.
A very fine colour EMI publicity photograph (6" x 4"), nicely signed in blue ink to the lower white panel.
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ref:9727  £30.00
Coates, Eric   (1886-1957)
Coates, Eric Great English composer of light music.
A fine signature in blue fountain pen ink on a vintage album page (5.25" x 3.25").
Perfect for display mounting.

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ref:9677  £50.00
Ketelbey, Albert   (1875-1959)
Ketelbey, Albert British composer, whose colourful descriptive compositions such as In a Persian Market, In a Chinese Temple Garden, and In a Monastery Garden were hugely popular with theatre orchestras and in sheet music form.
A bold signature in blue fountain pen ink on a vintage 1940s album page (4.5" x 3.5").
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ref:9678  £25.00
Moore, Grace   (1898-1947)
Moore, Grace American operatic singer who died in a plane crash at the height of her career.
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lovely vintage PICTUREGOER glossy sepia postcard, boldly signed and dated (1938) in dark blue ink across the image.
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ref:9604  £30.00
Menuhin, Yehudi   (1916-1999)
Menuhin, Yehudi Great New York-born British violinist.
A very fine typed letter on an 11.75" x 8" sheet of headed notepaper (Sym Music Company Limted, 110 Gloucester Avenue, London NW1 8JA, 31st January 1994) - a kind letter thanking a fan who has taken the trouble to send details of his autograph collection and gladly letting him have his own signature, a big, bold one in black ink at the bottom of the letter.

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ref:9551  £18.00
Menuhin, Yehudi   (1916-1999)
Menuhin, Yehudi Great New York-born British violinist.
A very fine colour postcard of the National Portrait Gallery's oil on canvas of Menuhin by Myfanwy Pavelic, boldly signed and dated (1997) by the violinist in black ink across the image.
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ref:9552  £25.00
McCabe, John   (1939-2015)
McCabe, John Prolific British composer.
McCabe was a good friend.of the American film composer, Bernard Herrmann, and received great encouragement from him when he was trying to establish himself as a composer. His 1967 composition, Fantasy on a Theme of Liszt, is dedicated to Bernard Herrmann. This is a Novello score (12" x 9.5") for that work, which came from the personal library of Herrmann (this was sold in its entirety by his widow, Norma, a few years ago). Inside, at the top of the first page is a signature and dedication to Bernard Herrmann ("For Benny, with much affection, John") in black ink. Clearly, VERY RARE!


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ref:9479  £75.00
McCabe, John   (1939-2015
McCabe, John Prolific British composer.
McCabe was a good friend.of the American film composer, Bernard Herrmann, and received great encouragement from him when he was trying to establish himself as a composer. His 1967 composition, Fantasy on a Theme of Liszt, is dedicated to Bernard Herrmann.
This is a very good copy of the Novello score (11" x 7.5") for his 1965 Symphony (Elegy), given to Bernard Herrmann by John McCabe and signed on the title page ("With very best wishes and grateful thanks from John") in black ink. There are two ownership initials (B.H) in Herrmann's hand on the front cover.
This score came from the personal library of Bernard Herrmann, which was sold in its entirety by Herrmann's widow, Norma, a few years ago.

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ref:9480  £75.00
Wood, Haydn   (1882-1959)
Wood, Haydn Yorkshire-born composer, most famous for his Great War song, Roses of Picardy (1916) which earned him over £100,000, a truly vast sum for those days and the equivalent today of £4 million!
An interesting letter to the BBC, handwritten and signed in ink on a sheet of blindstamped personal correspondence paper (9 Bickenhall Mansions, W1, March 16, 1953), asking them to broadcast more of his music.

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ref:9475  £30.00
Gigli, Beniamino   (1890-1957)
Gigli, Beniamino Italian tenor, widely regarded as one of the greatest of his time.
A vintage black and white HMV publicity photograph (5.5" x 3.25"). neatly signed and dated (1949) in ink to the lower white panel.

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ref:9458  £18.00
Goehr, Walter   (1903-1960)
Goehr, Walter German composer, arranger and conductor, especially remembered for writing the excellent score for David Lean's film classic, Great Expectations (1946).
An interesting letter, handwritten and signed black in ink on an 8" x 6.25" sheet of blindstamped notepaper (17 Batchelor's Way, Amersham, Bucks, 8.5.41) , complaining that his expenses for copying and hiring music in connection with the BBC's production of a Bertholt Becht play in December 1940 have still not been paid.
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ref:9451  £25.00
Moiseivitsch, Benno   (1890-1963)
Moiseivitsch, Benno Ukrainian-born pianist, admired by Sergei Rachmaninoff, who referred to him as his "spiritual heir".
A fine vintage black and white photograph (6" x 3.75"), signed, inscribed and dated ("To Evelyn Grey, Many thanks for your kind letter, Yours sincerely, Benno Moiseiwitsch, Nov 1959") in blue fountain pen ink across a clear area of the image.

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ref:9385  £20.00
Rudenyi, Jan   (1889-1915)
Rudenyi, Jan Australian-born violinist, who died very young of pneumonia.
An exceptionally rare vintage sepia postcard, nicely signed, inscribed and dated ("Best wishes to Mr Todd, Very Sincerely, Jan Rudenyi, 22/10/10") in dark blue fountain pen ink across the image.

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ref:9333  £75.00
Coates, Eric   (1886-1957)
Coates, Eric Great English composer of light music.
A rare typed and ink-signed letter on a 10" x 8" sheet of headed notepaper (130 Berkeley Court, Baker Street, SW1, July 15th 1939), to a man whose daughter is thinking of performing his 1936 Saxo-Rhapsody.

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ref:9329  £75.00
Sutherland, Joan   (1926-2010)
Sutherland, Joan Great Australian soprano.
A very fine black and white 7" x 5" photograph, part of a fine music collection put together in the mid-1960s. There's a bold signature and inscription ("To Ruby Heasman, with best wishes, Joan Sutherland") in purple ink across the image.

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ref:9279  £30.00
Villazon, Rolando   (1972- )
Sutherland, Joan Mexican-born French tenor.
A bold signature in black ink on a very fine Royal Opera House, Covent Garden white card (6" x 4"). Obtained in person in 2006.

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ref:9245  £10.00
Lympany, Moura   (1916-2005)
Lympany, Moura Distinguished British concert pianist.
A very fine signature in blue fountain pen ink on a vintage 1940s album page (6" x 3.75").

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ref:9020  £10.00
Wood, Henry   (1869-1944)
Wood, Henry British conductor and composer.
A
very fine signature in blue fountain pen ink on a shaped piece (5.25" x 3") cut from the bottom of a letter.
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ref:8873  £18.00
Nielsen, Alice   (1872-1943)
Nielsen, Alice American lyric soprano whose successful career in light opera was followed by a second one in grand opera.
A fine ink signature and date (May, 1904) on a vintage album page (4.25" x 3.5").

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ref:8690  £15.00
Trowell, Arnold   (1887-1966)
Trowell, Arnold New Zealand-born cellist and composer.
A very fine ink-signed musical quotation on a vintage album page (4.25" x 3.25").

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ref:8691  £18.00
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