Skip to main content

Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections

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.



rss RSS
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Published
Creator
Topic: Cello music
Topics: music -- handbooks, manuals, etc. -- early works to 1800, violin -- instruction and study -- early...
Varying form of title: Vocal music in Shakespeare's plays Title on spine: Music in Shakespear's plays Some composed by Caulfield. Addison's name appears on most selections as arranger.
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Music, Songs with piano, Choruses, Secular (Mixed...
Topic: Composition (Music)
Topic: Composition (Music)
Topic: Clarinet -- Methods
Topic: flute -- methods
Topic: Harp -- Methods
Topic: Clarinet -- Methods
Topics: Fife -- Methods, Fife music
Uniform title: New musical grammar
Topics: Music -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Early works to 1800, Music theory -- History -- Early works to...
Topics: music theory -- early works to 1800, part songs
Topics: Flute -- Methods, Flute music, Flute -- Studies and exercises
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
by Malcolm, Alexander, 1685-1763; Mitchell, Mr. (Joseph), 1684-1738
texts

eye 82

favorite 0

comment 0

"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: harmony
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
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
by Gehot, Joseph, 1756-ca. 1820
texts

eye 294

favorite 2

comment 0

Uniform title: Treatise on the theory and practice of music
Topic: Music -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
by Bartl, Franz Konrad, 1750-1813
texts

eye 49

favorite 0

comment 0

Engraved title page and 5 copper plates.
Topic: Glass harmonica -- Early works to 1800
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
by Destouches, M. (Andre Cardinal), 1672-1749 ; La Motte, M. de (Antoine Houdar), 1672-1731
texts

eye 55

favorite 0

comment 0

Uniform title: Amadis de Grèce Opera in 5 acts and prologue. French words; libretto by A.H. de La Motte--Loewenberg. Annals of opera / Loewenberg. Raised bands, marbled end papers, contemporary boards; t.p. with literary stamp: Bibliothèque G. Larroux.
Topic: Operas -- Scores
Uniform title: American harmony
Topics: Hymns, English, Tune-books
Topics: Violin -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800, Violin -- Studies and exercises -- Early...
Topics: Musical temperament, Tuning
Topics: flute -- history, flute -- construction
With: The Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs of the Old and New-Testament / faithfully translated into English metre for the use, edification, and comfort of the saints in public and private, especiallly in New-England. The twenty -sixth edition. Boston, NE : Printed by J. Draper for J.Edwards in Cornhil [Cornhill?],1744.
Topic: Psalmody
Uniform title: Anleitung zu der musikalischen Gelahrtheit
Topic: Music -- Dictionaries -- German
Uniform title: Book of Psalmes Pt. 2, half title: The Psalmes in metre; colophon imprinted 1618.
Topic: Psalms (Music)
Uniform title: Mursurgia universalis Edited by Jacobus Viva, with his letter to the reader (prelim p. [19]). Additional double-page engraved t.p. with dedicatory portrait of Leopold Guilielmus, archduke of Austria, Belgium and Burgundy; engraved by Io. Paulo Schor, Barfonius F., Romae. Vol. 2 t.p.: Athanasii Kircheri Fuldensis Soc. Iesu presbyteri Mvsvrgia vniversalis, siue Ars magna consoni et dissoni. Romae, Ludouici Grignani, 1650; with additional engraved plate of Apollo playing the...
Topics: Music -- Early works to 1800, Music theory -- Early works to 1800, Musical instruments -- Early...
Topics: Music -- Acoustics and physics -- 19th Century, Clavicylinder
Topics: Flute -- Methods -- Self instruction, Flute music, Arranged, Songs with flute
Topic: viol -- instruction and study
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
by Haiden, Hans, 1536-1613
texts

eye 179

favorite 0

comment 0

Topics: Musical instruments -- Europe -- 16th-17th centuries, Music -- History and criticism -- 16th-17th...
Topics: Guitar-- instruction and study, Guitar music -- 18th century
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
by Ehrlich, A., 1842-1921, editor
texts

eye 731

favorite 3

comment 0

Topic: String quartets (Musical groups)
Topics: Bells -- Early works to 1800, Bell ringers, Carillons
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
by Bartholin, Caspar, 1655-1738
texts

eye 320

favorite 0

comment 0

Topics: Tibia (Musical instrument), Wind instruments -- History
Topic: Viola da gamba
Topics: music theory -- history -- 16th century, music theory -- history -- 17th century
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
Uniform title: Dictionarium musica
Topic: Music -- Terminology
Topics: Hymns, German, Hymns, English, Shape-note hymnals
Topics: Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 3 parts), Tune-books, Hymns, German, Hymns, English, Shape-note...
Topic: Hurdy-gurdy
Figured bass acc. unrealized. The imprint, from "and I: Hare ..." has been almost obliterated. No. 206.
Topics: Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with organ, Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with harpsichord,...
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
by Glareanus, Henricus, 1488-1563
texts

eye 470

favorite 2

comment 0

Topics: Music theory -- 16th century, Music, Greek and Roman -- History and criticism
Topic: Music theory
Topics: music in the bible, engraving, flemish
Topic: Lute
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
by Butler, Pierce, 1807-1867. Compiler.
texts

eye 282

favorite 0

comment 0

Topic: flute and guitar music -- parts
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
by Butler, Pierce, 1807-1867. Compiler.
texts

eye 382

favorite 0

comment 0

Topic: flute and guitar music -- parts
Topics: Musical instruments -- Early works to 1800, Musical instruments -- History
Uniform title: De cymbalis veterum libri tres Index authorum, qui hoc tractatu citantur: pages [430]-[440].
Topics: Cymbals -- Early works to 1800, Music -- History and criticism -- Early works to 1800
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
by Buonanni, Filippo, 1638-1725
texts

eye 234

favorite 1

comment 0

Topic: Musical instruments
Another issue, with different title-page, is dated 1723; Second edition, Rome 1776, has title: Descrizione degl'istromenti armonici.
Topic: musical instruments
Topic: gregorian chants
Topic: Violin -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
Topic: cello music -- bibliography
Topic: Guitar -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
"The first book, the third edition, very much enlarged and corrected."
Topic: Choruses, Sacred, with organ
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
by Kohler, G. H. (Gottlieb Heinrich), 1765-1833
texts

eye 30

favorite 0

comment 0

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
Topics: Guitar -- instruction and study, Guitar music, Tablature (Music)
Uniform title: Instructions for the pianoforte Engraved throughout. Advertised in the New York evening post, March 21, 1821, as "Just published." Engraved ill. by Hoogland depicts a woman playing an upright piano labeled Dubois Stodart.
Topic: Piano -- Methods
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
by Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 1717-1783 ; Diderot, Denis, 1713-1783
texts

eye 125

favorite 3

comment 0

Title from plate captions "Instrumens de musique" and "Luthier."  Two groups of plates detached from a 4to ed. of the Recueil de planches of the Encyclopédie, possibly printed at Lausanne, 1780-1782.--BM v. 52, p. 542 .  Instrumens de musique plates 1-17 also numbered 42-51. Luthier plates 2-21 also numbered 65-74.
Topic: Musical instruments -- Pictorial works
Topics: Music -- Instruction and study, Music -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Music theory -- 18th century,...
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
texts

eye 158

favorite 0

comment 0

Uniform title: Klavierschule
Topics: Piano -- Instruction and study, Keyboard instruments -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
Topic: Variations (Violin and continuo) -- Scores
Topic: flute -- methods
Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
by Sibire, Sébastien-André, 1757; Lupot, Nicolas, 1758-1824
texts

eye 99

favorite 1

comment 0

"Based on material furnished by Nicolas Lupot"--Avertissement, p. i-x.
Topics: Violin -- Construction, Stringed instruments
Topics: education, medieval, science -- early works to 1800
Topic: Instrumentation and orchestration
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,...
Topic: Mechanical musical instruments