[78-L] ROYCROFT - English Singers WORD BOOK

Thomas Stern sternth at attglobal.net.invalid
Tue Jun 30 14:32:35 PDT 2015

Word Book of The English Singers Music


Wm. H. Wise & Co., Sole Distributors

50 West 47th Street, New York


  This item is approx 4x9 (tall), 32 unnumbered pages, plus cover.  Unsigned
essay on early music,

notes and text for each  song on records 151 through 162.  Title page states
"Enlarged edition, Copyright 1928".


  Was this booklet included with the Roycroft album or sold separately ??

  Was there a previous  non enlarged edition ??

  Anyone know who wrote these annotations ??

  Did other Roycroft albums have similar booklets ??


  Last page of booklet:


    "This is the happiest evening The English Singers have spent in America.
Your Living Tone Records have captured completely the very life of our

    THAT was the spontaneous outburst of Cuthbert Kelly, organizer and
spokesman of The English Singers, after they had heard the first finished
records of their music.  It expressed the pent up emotions of these great
artists when they realized that ROYCROFT Records had caught the very spirit
of their singing and would give to future generations "living tone"
reproductions of their 300-year-old music which they had revived to delight
the world.





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