The Pilgrim's Progress A Musical Miracle Play For Soli, Chorus & Orchestra Text based on the Allegory of John Bunyan by Elizabeth Hodgkinson... Op. 37. [Piano-vocal score]
by KELLEY, Edgar Stillman 1857-1944
Boston: Oliver Ditson [PN 72444-319], 1917. First Edition.An American organist, composer, and writer on music, "Kelley had strong ideas about nationalism in music and the position of American composers, which he expressed in numerous articles. He was avowedly an American composer and his works embody the spirit and sentiment of American life. Although many of Kelley's stage works and symphonic pieces achieved success when first performed, little of his music continues to be performed." Katherine K. Preston and Nicholas E. Tawa in Grove Music Online.. Large octavo. Original publisher's dark tan wrappers with titling within decorative border.  (half-title),  (previous works),  (title),  (copyright and notice),  (dedication),  (blank).  (note),  (blank), [9-10] (contents),  (part title),  (characters), 13- (text), [i] (part title), [i] (blank), 319, [i] (blank) pp.Wrappers slightly worn with small chips to edges; minor stain to lower. Occasional minor chips to edges, not affecting music or text. (Inventory #: 27607)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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