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A group of six scores formerly owned by American composer John Becker. Five signed by him Library John Becker on front cover or title page (indicated below with †); two with inscriptions to Becker from Paul Pisk and Wallingford Riegger (as described below):

†Cowell, Henry. Sunset-Rest. Two Songs for Low Voice. San Francisco: New Music Edition, [1938, as per WorldCat]. Apparent first edition. Quarto. 5 pp. Very good condition (a few tiny tears to edges).

†Ives, Charles. Fourth Violin Sonata. "Children's Day at the Camp Meeting." New York: Arrow Music Press, 1942. First edition of the revised version. Small quarto. 22 pp. Tiny stain to front cover; otherwise as new.

Pisk, Paul. Sonatina (Death Valley). Montevideo: Instituto Interamericano de Musicologia, 1944. Inscribed: For John Becker, June 1953, Paul A Pisk above first stave. FIRST EDITION. Quarto. 10 pp. Wraps. In good condition (wraps a bit worn at top edge).

†Pisk, Paul. Suite. (Oboe y Piano). Op. 60. Montevideo: Instituto Interamericano de Musicologia, 1952. FIRST EDITION. Quarto. 8 pp. Wraps. In good condition (wraps a bit worn at top edge).

†Riegger, Wallingford. Blue Voyage (After Conrad Aiken). Rhapsody For Piano. New York: G. Schirmer, 1929. Inscribed: Dr. John J. Becker, with cordial greetings from Wallingford Riegger. FIRST EDITION. Pl.n. 34399. Quarto. 11 pp. Wraps (detaching at fold). Good condition.

†Sprague, Charles. The Indians. | Morris, Maurice. Ann Street.
No publication information. Bound together with an unattributed piece for solo piano titled The New River. Brown wrappers. In good condition with a few penned performance markings.

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