“CHING-A-RING-A RING CHING CHING, HO-A DING-A DING KUM LAR-KEE”
COPLAND, Aaron. Ching-A-Ring Chaw. (Minstrel Song). New York: Boosey & Hawkes, circa 1965. Octavo, original self wrappers; pp.10. $250.
Later edition of the piano-vocal sheet music of Copland’s version of a classic American tune, signed by Copland below his printed name on the first page of music.
“Copland’s songs are not numerous, but they have established themselves as permanent fixtures in the recitals of American singers” (Staines et al, Classical Music, 111). First published in 1952 in the second volume of Copland’s celebrated Old American Songs; this choral arrangement by Irving Fine is for a male choir.
A fine signed copy.