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neowave

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2020, 01:23:02 PM »
Especially important are the release dates of the records, a lot of albums without a release date, including Media Music The Professional, GM and many other labels

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2020, 01:30:47 AM »
Since Mr. brought up Southern, here's my copy of one of their catalogues:
https://mega.nz/#!LepBgIJa!y8L6iGXpi5vIhUhimGE2tIrimhSXIDU4Kb66ruBYX0g

Not my scan. I believe our pal Doug scanned this, so kudos to him!

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2020, 02:54:09 AM »
Very cool. Thanks apmnut! This appears to come from the A-PDF.com site, but if it's Doug's scan, then thank you Doug!
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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2020, 12:03:14 PM »
Since Mr. brought up Southern, here's my copy of one of their catalogues:
https://mega.nz/#!LepBgIJa!y8L6iGXpi5vIhUhimGE2tIrimhSXIDU4Kb66ruBYX0g

Not my scan. I believe our pal Doug scanned this, so kudos to him!

I create Excel version of Southern Catalogue (1965)
https://mega.nz/#!Q5gjgBjS!GUe4P5k3vLrlG-vzCs4B06yMaJ8fpjre6sPp7KYqy4k

Mr

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2020, 10:52:08 AM »
Apropos; I have located the first Italian library catalogue I've seen to date, and it's currently on its way in the mail. I'll keep you posted! :)

I just wish the folks who owned these rare items were also able to SCAN the books properly. These poor camera shots don't do much for preservation or reference...
I scan books all the time, top quality, hi-res. But unfortunately, I've never gotten a hold of one of these library catalogues :(
Very much agree with you here. I think most people collect these as rare, cool little memorabilia, with little intention of archiving them - though they're undoubtedly important historical documents for our 'niche'.
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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2020, 06:42:16 PM »

I probably have to decontaminate it (heh), but this little gem showed up in the mail a few days back! Of all places, this copy seems to originate from Como, right by the Italian-Swiss border.

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2020, 11:07:49 AM »
On the subject of books and catalogues:

A lot of library composers - particularly of the early, orchestral tradition - were also academics. It makes a lot of sense, as you'd generally attend a music academy or conservatory to become a composer back in the day, taking studies in composition, musical direction, etc. As a 'consequence' of this, some of these composers also became authors, writing about music theory, composition or other related subjects.
If you google around a bit, you'll find that, in particular, King Palmer has a wide bibliography, authoring a few "How to"-books on composition and orchestration, as well as books about Bach, Beethoven and so on. A partial bibliography of his follows below:
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King Palmer:
Bach (1935)
Granville Bantock (1947)
Teach Yourself to Compose Music (1947)
Beethoven (1948)
Teach Yourself Orchestration (1964)
The ABC of Music (1968)
The Piano (1972)
Orchestration (1973)
Compose Music (1974)
Music (1981)

King Palmer, Stephen Rhys:
The ABC of Church Music (1967)

King Palmer, Cossar Turfery:
The Musical Production: A Complete Guide for Amateurs (1953)
Similar books can be found authored by Reg Owen, "The Reg Owen Arranging Method" (1956) and Henry Baynton-Power "How to Compose Music" (1937).

In addition to this, there are a few autobiographies to be found:
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Stelvio Cipriani, Pino Ammendola, Rosario M. Montesanti:
Stelvio Cipriani - Anonimo romano (2016)

John Fox:
My Musical World (2009)

Alan Hawkshaw:
The Champ: The Hawk Talks (2011)

Ennio Morricone:
Life Notes (2016)

Steve Race:
Musician at Large (1979)
This is by no means a conclusive list, mind - I'm sure there are more.
Adrian Kerridge's "Tape's Rolling: Take One" (2016) also deserves mention, of course.

A few more books about library music, or written by or about composers working extensively or tangentially in library:
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Mike Carey:
Sailing By (2000) (a biography of Ronald Binge)

C.P. Lee, Andy Willis:
The Lost World Of Cliff Twemlow: The King of Manchester Exploitation Movies (2009)

Enzo Masetti:
La musica nel film (1950)

Jack Mirtle:
The Music of Billy May (1998)

Ennio Morricone, Sergio Miceli:
Composing for the Cinema (2013)

Valerio Mattioli:
Superonda: Storia segreta della musica italiana (2016)

Samuela Totti:
La libreria musicale privata di Antonino Riccardo Luciani (2014)

Apropos academic writing, I've been doing a deep dive into the life of David H. Kimball ("Peymont") as of late. For an individual seemingly so obscure, I've actually found quite a lot of details about him and his life, detailed in old journals and books. I found out he did some writing as well.
Recently picked this up, (look towards the bottom):


- bet you didn't know about that! :)
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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2020, 04:27:28 PM »
An impressive reading list you've compiled here, Mr! A great resource. Maybe we should create a "bibliography" section in our Info Database... ??
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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2020, 03:06:26 AM »
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John Fox:
My Musical World (2009)


     I've had this on my Amazon want-list for quite a while. I wonder if he talks about Sonoton and the reason why he used the aliases Peter Balding and David Bell.

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2020, 03:07:15 AM »

I probably have to decontaminate it (heh), but this little gem showed up in the mail a few days back! Of all places, this copy seems to originate from Como, right by the Italian-Swiss border.

     Cool find! I would love to see the insides of that!

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2020, 11:48:59 PM »
An impressive reading list you've compiled here, Mr! A great resource. Maybe we should create a "bibliography" section in our Info Database... ??
Good idea! I'll see if I can find any more and post up a list.


     I wonder if he talks about Sonoton and the reason why he used the aliases Peter Balding and David Bell.
From the excerpts I've seen it does touch on his Sonoton work quite a bit, all the way back from his initial meeting with Narholz back in 1973.
Unsure if it mentions the aliases, but I've always assumed the origin of both were playfully acknowledging Fox' thinning hair.

I unfortunately don't have a scanner, but I'll see if I can snap some photos of the Vedette catalogue :)


An oddity I just stumbled upon;
Wilfred Anthony Drummond's 2008 book "Black Race in Motion: Anecdotal Experiences and the Road Ahead", of all things, details the author encountering Teddy Leyh and wife Dorothea while they were vacationing in Tobago in 1967. They grew quite close for the remainder of their stay, and the author later writes about his journey to visit them in Saarbrücken in the mid-70's. Huh.
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apmnut

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2020, 03:23:53 PM »
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