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“LANGSTON HUGHES, TO HAROLD—WITH THANKS FOR HIS MUSIC FOR THIS POEM”

(SHAPERO, Harold) HUGHES, Langston. Shakespeare in Harlem. WITH: Freedom's Plow. WITH: Typed Poems. WITH: Manuscript leaf of sheet music. Yaddo, 1943. Six items.

Rare collection of inscribed works by Hughes revealing an important if little known 1943 collaboration with noted composer Harold Shapero, featuring a first edition of Shakespeare in Harlem, inscribed by Hughes in his first month at Yaddo, where he was the first black writer to break the segregation ban, along with a first edition of Freedom's Plow, inscribed by him. "To Harold Shapero, Sincerely Langston Hughes, Yaddo, August 17, 1943," together with a typed carbon leaf of his poem, Madam and the Number Runner, inscribed, "Langston Hughes, To Harold—With thanks for his music for this poem," and an inscribed manuscript leaf of sheet music with an original score attributed to Shapero for Hughes' poem, Bonds for All, and more, from the estate of Harold Shapero. $10,500.

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“THE GREATEST RELIGIOUS MUSICAL WORK SINCE BACH”

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van. Missa Solemnis. Mayence et Paris, 1827. First edition, fully engraved, of the piano-vocal score of Beethoven’s choral masterwork, the Missa Solemnis, published in the year of his death, the same year as the publication of the full score. $9500.

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“MORE AN EXPRESSION OF FEELING THAN A PAINTING”

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van. Sixth Symphony (Pastoral Symphony). Leipzig, 1826.

First edition of the full score of Beethoven’s Sixth (Pastoral) Symphony—“What a cheerful, genial, beneficent view over the whole realm of Nature and man!” (Grove, Beethoven, 227). $8500.

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“PERHAPS NO OTHER PIECE OF GREAT MUSIC HAS EVER ENJOYED
SUCH IMMEDIATE AND UNIVERSAL ACCEPTANCE”

HAYDN, Joseph. Creation. Vienna, 1799.

First edition of “The Creation,” preceding Haydn’s authorized editions of the score by one year, fully engraved and in a contemporary binding. $7500.

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RÊVERIE, INSCRIBED BY DEBUSSY TO THE ARRANGER

DEBUSSY, Claude. Reverie. Paris, 1914.

Early edition of the piano-violin score, inscribed by Debussy on the front cover to the arranger Ferdinando Ronchini, “pour F. Ronchini, avec mon sincere compliment. Claude Debussy. Juillet-1914.” $6200.

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