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IVES - GROUP OF 7 SCORES

Ives, Charles (1874-1954)

Signed by Arthur Cohn and John Davison. Quarto. Group crisp and in excellent condition.
Seven Ives scores, as sollows:

Seven Songs for Voice and Piano. Cos Cob Press: New York, n/d (possibly the first edition of 1932). 18 pp. Signed Arthur Cohn on cover.

Seven Songs for Voice and Piano. Cos Cob Press/Arrow Music Press: New York, n/d (reissue of 1932 first edition). 18 pp. Signed John Davison on cover.

Nine Songs for Voice and Piano. Peer International Corporation: New York, 1956. First edition. 27 pp. Signed John Davison on cover.

Cos Cob Song Volume. Cos Cob Press: New York, 1935. Apparent First edition. 32 pp. Includes songs by ten American composers; Ives is represented with "Where the eagle", which he wrote in 1900. Signed Arthur Cohn on cover.

"Chanson de Florian". Mercury Music Corporation: New York, 1950. (First published in 1921 as part of 114 Songs). Quarto. 5 pp. Signed John Davison on cover.

"The Light That Is Felt". Mercury Music Corporation: New York, 1950. (First published in 1921 as part of 114 Songs). Quarto. 3 pp. Signed Davison on cover.

"It Strikes Me That…. (November 2, 1920)". Mercury Music Corporation: New York, 1935. (First published in 1921 as part of 114 Songs under the title "An Election"). Quarto. 7 pp. Signed John Davison on cover. (The song sets a commentary on the 1920 election and includes a printed postscript by the composer beneath the last stave about the extent to which political parties do and do not represent the views of the electorate).

Arthur Cohn was a publisher, conductor, composer, and orchestrator who served as Director of Carl Fisher and was responsible for publishing many of Ives's works. He was also director of the Edwin Fleischer Collection in Philadelphia from 1934-1952.

John H. Davison was an American composer and pianist who studied at Juilliard, Haverford College, Harvard, and Eastman. A bit uncommon for its time, Davison's music is generally tonal and bears the strong influence of romanticism. He was a good friend of Aaron Copland's.

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