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Selections from the expansive Special Collections of the Oberlin College Conservatory Library, including rare books and scores from the Violin Society of America/H.K. Goodkind Collection and the Frederick R. Selch Collection of American Music History.



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Topics: Hymns, English, Sight-singing, Solmization, Shape-note hymnals
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Topics: Bull, Ole, 1810-1880 -- Poetry, Violinists -- Norway -- Poetry
Uniform title: Elementale mathematicum. VI, Musica. English
Topics: Music -- Early works to 1800, Music theory -- History -- 17th century
Topic: Cello music
Topics: Guitar-- instruction and study, Guitar music -- 18th century
Topics: Musical temperament, Tuning
Uniform title: Whole book of Psalms
Topics: Psalms (Music), Hymns, English, Psalters/vEarly works to 1800
Uniform title: Über den Bau und die Erhaltung der Geige und alle Bogeninstrumente
Topics: Bowed stringed instruments -- Construction, Stringed instrument makers
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- Tans'ur, William, 1699?-1783
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Uniform title: Vocal music. Selections Sacred part songs for 2-4 voices with figured bass for organ or other keyboard acc. ; Each part has its own t.p. Part I. A compleat melody; or The harmony of Sion. 4th. ed. 1738 -- Part II. The melody of the heart; or The psalmist's pocket companion. 2nd. ed. 1737.
Topic: Sacred vocal music
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- Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778
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T.p.: Collection complête des œuvres de J.J. Rousseau, citoyen de Genève, tome seizième, contenant diverses pièces sur la musique. Includes "Table des différentes pièces contenue dans ce volume" (final p. [1]).
Topic: Music -- History and criticism -- Early works to 1800
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- Gauzargues, Charles, approximately 1725-1799
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Topic: Harmony
Topic: viol -- instruction and study
Topic: Violin -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
Topic: Guitar -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800
Topic: Bible. Psalms -- Paraphrases, English
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- Morand, F.
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Topics: Bull, Ole, 1810-1880, Violinists -- Norway
Uniform title: Vollkommene Capellmeister Dedication signed: Johann Mattheson. Conservatory copy is complete; folio; contemporary vellum; 36 cm.  Includes index ([15] pages), "Emendanda" ([2] pages), "P.S." ([2] pages) and "Neues Verzeichniss bisheriger Matthesonischer Wercke" ([1] page) at end. 
Topics: Music theory -- Early works to 1800, Conducting -- Early works to 1800
Topic: Lute
Uniform title: Book of Psalmes Pt. 2, half title: The Psalmes in metre; colophon imprinted 1618.
Topic: Psalms (Music)
Topics: Flute -- Methods -- Self instruction, Flute music, Arranged, Songs with flute
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- Bartholin, Caspar, 1655-1738
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Topics: Tibia (Musical instrument), Wind instruments -- History
Topic: Mechanical musical instruments
Uniform title: Klavierschule
Topics: Piano -- Instruction and study, Keyboard instruments -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
Topic: Clarinet -- Methods
Topics: Fife -- Methods, Fife music
Topics: Violin -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800, Violin -- Studies and exercises -- Early...
"The first book, the third edition, very much enlarged and corrected."
Topic: Choruses, Sacred, with organ
Uniform title: New musical grammar
Topics: Music -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Early works to 1800, Music theory -- History -- Early works to...
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- Le Jeune, Claude, -1600
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Uniform title: Chansons. Selections 6 parts in 1 volume. Unacc. part songs. With introduction by Judic Mardo. Modernized or corrected spellings in contents note from: Claude Le Jeune (v. 1530-1600) / Isabelle His.
Topics: Polyphonic chansons, Part songs, Sacred
Uniform title: American harmony
Topics: Hymns, English, Tune-books
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- Mozart, Leopold, 1719-1787
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- Nicholson, Charles, 1795-1837
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Topics: flute -- methods, flute and piano music -- scores
Topic: Recorder (Musical instrument) -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
Topic: Composition (Music)
Topic: Viola da gamba
Uniform title: Maître de clavecin pour l'accompagnement
Topic: Musical accompaniment
Uniform title: Institutioni harmoniche Numerous woodcut illustrations, diagrams, initials, and typeset musical examples throughout.
Topic: Music theory -- 16th century
Note: Each vol. paged separately, which identifies this ed. as 1730.
Topics: Music -- Methods -- Early works to 1800, Musical instruments -- Early works to 1800, Music --...
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- Descartes, Rene, 1596-1650
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Topic: music -- acoustics and physics
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Topics: Harp, Celtic harp, Musical instruments -- England, Musical instruments -- Ireland
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- Dauprat, Louis Francois, 1781-1868
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Uniform title: Méthode de cor-alto et cor-basse Author's signature stamp on title page. Author's pref. in French, dated 1824.
Topic: Horn (Musical instrument) -- Methods
Topics: Bells -- Early works to 1800, Bell ringers, Carillons
Title within architectural border, engraved by Alessandro Baratta. Dedication to Pope Paul V dated Nov. 18, 1618.
Topics: Music--Theory--16th Century, Music--Theory--17th Century, Harpsichord--Construction,...
Uniform title: Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule
Topic: Violin -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
Language note: Plainsong notation. OCL copy imperfect: Title page missing. Photocopy insert of preliminary and title pages scanned.
Topics: Gregorian chants, Spanish drama -- 18th century
Topic: Madrigals, English
Topic: flute -- methods
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- Glareanus, Henricus, 1488-1563
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Topics: Music theory -- 16th century, Music, Greek and Roman -- History and criticism
Topic: gregorian chants
Half title: Mr. Newte's sermon concerning the lawfulness and use of organs in the Christian church
Topics: Church of England -- Sermons -- Early works to 1800, Organ (Musical instrument) -- History -- Early...
Topics: band music, military music, musical instruments -- instruction and study
Topic: Violin -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800
Topic: Violin -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800
Parallel title: Musical glasses without water Includes index to the music (p. iii-iv), pref. (p. 1-6) and introd. (p. 7-17) by the author, treatise (p. 19-33), preceptor in dialogue format (p. 35-68), musical examples (p. 69-76), and appendix (p. 77-80). Provenance: Bloomfield bookplate.
Topic: Glass harmonica -- Instruction and study
Topic: Cello -- Instruction and study
Uniform title: Anleitung zu der musikalischen Gelahrtheit
Topic: Music -- Dictionaries -- German
Uniform title: Dictionarium musica
Topic: Music -- Terminology
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- Malcolm, Alexander, 1685-1763; Mitchell, Mr. (Joseph), 1684-1738
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"An ode on the power of musick, inscrib'd to Mr. Malcolm ... by Mr. Mitchell": p. [iii]-xvi. Oberlin College Library copy 2.
Topic: Music theory -- 18th century
Topic: violin -- indexes
Topic: Music theory
Topic: cello music -- bibliography
Topic: Musicians - Autographs
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- Pollini, Francesco, 1762-1846
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Topic: piano -- methods
Topic: Flute -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
Topic: Violin -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
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- Alexandre, Jacob, 1804-1876; Alexandre, Edouard, 1824-1888; Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856; Frelon, Louis Francois Alexandre
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Topic: Harp -- Methods
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- Kohler, G. H. (Gottlieb Heinrich), 1765-1833
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Uniform title: Duets, flutes (2), op. 28 Varying form of title: Duos concertants Publisher's no.: Chez Schott no. 284.
Topic: Flute music (Flutes (2)) -- Parts
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- Butler, Pierce, 1807-1867. Compiler.
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Topic: flute and guitar music -- parts
Topic: viol -- methods -- early works to 1800
Uniform title: Principes de la flûte traversière Note: Probably the 6th edition.
Topics: Flute -- Methods -- Early works to 1800, Recorder (Musical instrument) -- Methods -- Early works to...