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Collins Encyclopedia of Music - Sir Jack Westrup & F. Ll. Harrison

Chancellor Press, 1985, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight snag to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine. Gently faded at the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.

Revised by Conrad Wilson. Revised, and reset, edition. [First Edition: Collins, 1959] From the cover: “This is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative survey of the whole field of Western music from its beginnings in Greece to the present day. The record-buyer, concert-goer, student, and professional musician will find here, in one compact volume, the best and most practical collection of musical information relevant to his needs. The Encyclopaedia is an authoritative work, firmly founded on the impeccable scholarship of its original authors, Sir Jack Westrup and Frank Harrison, supplemented by the more recent research of the revising team. The result does justice to both traditional and contemporary forms and values in a way that reflects the best critical consensus of the present day. In particular, the coverage of early and medieval music and of contemporary and recent music has been much expanded. Over 6000 articles cover the full range of musical interest — composers, works, instruments, scholars, and critics. Though crammed with information and facts the articles never degenerate into mere catalogues, but remain pointed and entertaining. The essay-length articles on major composers — a notable feature of the book — demonstrate these virtues most convincingly. Augmenting the text are over a thousand music examples and scores of photographs and prints. The profusion of music examples alone distinguishes the book from other general music reference works and highlights the full, practical, and detailed nature of the information provided.”
Size: 10" x 7¾"
Number of Pages: 608
ISBN: 0907486495