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The Padlock

Description: This is a copy of a ca. 1768 edition of Isaac Bickerstaff libretto for the two-act English comic opera "The Paddlock" by Charles Dibdin. The plot is an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes's "El celoso extremeño" (translated as, The Jealous Estremaduran). The t.p. features a vignette signed by IJ Taylor [possibly by the London engraver Isaac Taylor (1730-1807)] with four infants. The one at the center is holding several keys and is playing horse riding with a walking stick that has a padlock attached to it. In the story, Don Diego, a rich old man, hopes to marry the young Leonora and locks her inside his house using a large padlock on the front door. After bribing the servants, the younger suitor, Leander, climbs over the garden wall to court Leonora. Don Diego returns unexpectedly and catches the lovers, but allows the young couple to wed acknowledging that he is too old for Leonora.
Date: 1768
Creator: Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812.

Plain and easy introduction to practical music

Description: In 1597, while Morley was negotiating for the patent, he wrote his musical treatise, A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke. Although his preface contains the statement that he had “nothing better to do,” Morley probably knew publishing a treatise on the science of music would boost public interest in purchasing musical works. In addition, by publishing such a work, the English audience would view Morley as an authority in music (and he would become more likely to obtain the patent) (Smith, “Print Culture and the Elizabethan Composer,” 163). The work is practical, and is organized into three sections: teaching to sing simple song, teaching to sing two parts over a plainsong or ground, and teaching counterpoint.
Date: 1771
Creator: Morley, Thomas, 1557-1603?

The gentle shepherd, a pastoral comedy

Description: This is a copy of the libretto of the pastoral opera, "The gentle shepherd" by Allan Ramsey. It includes an engrave image bearing the inscription "Alan Ramsey Scotus," and "A. Ramsey, ad viv. del." (translatable as, drawing of the living subject) at the bottom left. It also bears the disclaimer and engraving signature, "Published according to Act of Parliament by D. Allan Edin, July 12, 1788" at the bottom right. The libretto includes twelve numbered plates depict various scenes from scenes of each act and include corresponding portions of text or dialog, melodies with figured bass, and a 15-page glossary at the end.
Date: 1796
Creator: Ramsay, Allan, 1686-1758.

Elements of Musical Composition; comprehending the Rules of Thorough Bass, and the Theory of Tuning.

Description: Manual describing musical composition for beginners. The manual is divided in 9 chapters and includes 479 musical examples engraved in 59 pages at the end of the book, as well as four plates with figures (plate no. II appears at the beginning of the book. The musical examples cover the following subjects: scales, intervals (diatonic and chromatic) and their inversion, counterpoint rules, harmonic progressions, use of non-harmonic tones (suspensions, passing notes, appoggiaturas, and upper-lower neighbor. It also includes several examples taken from Handel's "Dettingen Te Deum," "Messiah," and from Haydn's oratorio "Creation," among others.
Date: 1812
Creator: Crotch, William, 1775-1847.

Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 1

Description: This is a copy of the first volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1879, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "A" (i.e., the sixth note in the scale of C major) to "I" (impromptu). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[vii]-viii), signed "Bedford Street, Covent Garden, April 1, 1879." The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes.
Date: 1879
Creator: Grove, George, Sir, 1820-1900.

Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 2

Description: This is a copy of the second volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1880, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "I" (improperia) to "P" (plain song). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[v]-vii, signed "Bedford Street, Covent Garden, October 1, 1880." The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes.
Date: 1880
Creator: Grove, George, Sir, 1820-1900.

Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 3

Description: This is a copy of the third volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1883, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "P" (Planché, James Robinson) to "S" (the title of the Medieval rota, "Sume is icumen in"). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[v]-vii, signed "29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, July, 1883." The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes.
Date: 1883
Creator: Grove, George, Sir, 1820-1900.

Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 4

Description: This is a copy of the fourth volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1890, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "S" (continuation of the article about the Medieval rota, "Sume is icumen in" that appears on vol. 3) to "Z" (starting with the singer, Zur Mühlen, Raimund von). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[vi]-xi. The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes.
Date: 1890
Creator: Grove, George, 1820-1900

School of Music Program Book 1946-1947

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1946-1947 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1947
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.

School of Music Program Book 1947-1948

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1947-1948 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1948
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.

School of Music Program Book 1948-1949

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1948-1949 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1949
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.

[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1950-1958]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State College One O'Clock Lab Band during 1950-1958.
Date: 1950~/1958~
Creator: Breeden, Leon

School of Music Program Book 1949-1950

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1949-1950 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1950
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.

School of Music Program Book 1950-1951

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1950-1951 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1951
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.

School of Music Program Book 1951-1952

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1951-1952 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1952
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.

School of Music Program Book 1952-1953

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1952-1953 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1953
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.

School of Music Program Book 1953-1954

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1953-1954 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1954
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.

School of Music Program Book 1954-1955

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1954-1955 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1955
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.

School of Music Program Book 1955-1956

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1955-1956 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1956
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.

School of Music Program Book 1956-1957

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1956-1957 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1957
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.

[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1958-1960]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State College One O'Clock Lab Band during 1958-1960.
Date: 1958~/1960~
Creator: Breeden, Leon

School of Music Program Book 1957-1958

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1957-1958 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1958
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.

School of Music Program Book 1958-1959

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1958-1959 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1959
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.

[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1960]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State College One O'Clock Lab Band during 1960.
Date: 1960~
Creator: Breeden, Leon