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Title: Lovely dots and squiggles
Post by: Albion on June 06, 2021, 07:13:27 pm
Jamie and Lionel both well know my addition to collecting vocal and full scores. When I lived in Oxford in the 1990s I accumulated a whole run of the Stainer & Bell Carnegie Trust publications courtesy of a lovely chap at Blackwell's. Over the subsequent decades, like Topsy, it "grew and grew" to encompass as many obscure MSs, VSs and FSs as I could hoover up. Those were there days of the Harrogate Bookshop, Phil Haigh (Photomusica) in Knaresborough, The Wise Owl Book Shop in Bristol, Alba Music in Glasgow - days when I though nothing of doing a twelve-mile round trip if there was something of innordinate interest.

When I had to down-size in 2016, virtually the lot had to do go. Luckily, most went to a lovely dealer in Oxford - who hasn't managed to sell them, because no other bugger wants them! So today I reacquired Mackenzie's cantata The Witch's Daughter (1904) and Cowen's opera Harold (1895). Old friends indeed!

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Title: Re: Lovely dots and squiggles
Post by: Lionel Harrison on June 06, 2021, 09:35:53 pm
Luckily, most went to a lovely dealer in Oxford - who hasn't managed to sell them, because no other bugger wants them! So today I reacquired Mackenzie's cantata The Witch's Daughter (1904) and Cowen's opera Harold (1895). Old friends indeed!

 ::)

More fool them! Still, their loss is your gain. :)


Title: Re: Lovely dots and squiggles
Post by: paul corfield godfrey on June 07, 2021, 10:31:16 am
There might well be those of us who are interested, if you could let us know who this 'lovely dealer' actually is!


Title: Re: Lovely dots and squiggles
Post by: Albion on June 07, 2021, 01:33:33 pm
There might well be those of us who are interested, if you could let us know who this 'lovely dealer' actually is!

My favourites, in no particular order are:

Colin Coleman - http://www.colincolemanmusic.co.uk/ (http://www.colincolemanmusic.co.uk/)

Austin Sherlaw-Johnson - https://austinsj.co.uk/ (https://austinsj.co.uk/)

The Sheet Music Warehouse - https://www.sheetmusicwarehouse.co.uk/ (https://www.sheetmusicwarehouse.co.uk/)

and are all lovely to deal with.

They know what I've got earmarked!

 ;)