THE BOOK OF WORLD FAMOUS MUSIC--CLASSICAL, POPULAR AND FOLK by James J. Fuld

THE BOOK OF WORLD FAMOUS MUSIC--CLASSICAL, POPULAR AND FOLK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

William Lichtenwanger, Music Division, Library of Congress: calls this book a ""sport."" And sport it will be for the music lover (regardless of brow) who pokes about in this book. James J. Fuld, a collector of early editions, has traced some 1000 songs to their first printings and gives information regarding them, which Often throws light on their origins. The lot is varied but all are popular. Adeste Fidelis, The Beer Barrel Polka, Happy Birthday to You, Minstrel Boy, Beethoven's Minuet in G are in the line-up. So is We Shall Overcome. Unstandard reference.

Pub Date: March 18th, 1965
Publisher: Crown