"The Star Spangled Banner"; (Revised and Enlarged from the "Report" on the Above and Other Airs, Issued in 1909) Volume 3

"The Star Spangled Banner"; (Revised and Enlarged from the "Report" on the Above and Other Airs, Issued in 1909) Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...argument is thus stated in Mr. Sonneck's letters to me (IB and 27 October, 19I3): "Now the copyright record, as quoted with great glee but little understanding "by Mr. Blake, distinctly says under 'Property of: ' 'Author, ' and under "'Share: ' 'Whole.' Consequently, if copyright certificates have any evidential "value at all, Smith was officially recorded as claiming the copyright in the "whole 'Fifth Book' as 'Author' (i. e., composer, because to my knowledge "author was the official term used in the statute for all copyrightable matter, in"eluding musical works, and not composer0 and author can mean in this instance "and under the circumstances composer only and nothing else, since Smith does "not pose as compiler of the music, much lees as author of the texts (in several "instances he mentions the authors of the texts). Ergo, if his words on p. 33: "' The Anacreontick Song (sic! poor Mr. Blake) harmonized by the author could "leave the doubt expressed on p. 23 of my 'Report' as to what Smith meant "by these words, these words in conjunction with Smith's copyright certificate "now would appear to establish, beyond reasonable doubt, that Smith claimed "to be the author (composer) of ' The Anacreontick Song' 'To Anacreon in "Heaven, ' 'harmonized' by him in this 'Fifth Book' as a part-song, and "designated a glee by me in my 'Report' (but not by Smith himself!). "And this (it seems to me) inevitable conclusion stops up the keyhole, which "Mr. Blake can not keep open for escape, that there is in Smith's Miscellaneous "Collectionof 1780, on p. 35, a four-part piece headed simply 'Anacreontic' "In the index it is called, 'Is it summer... GLEE.'...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653462X
  • 9781236534620