Modern Musical Composition
A Manual for Students
by Frederick Corder
J. Curwen & Sons, c1909, instructional sheet music, decorative end-papers, large hardcover, red cloth
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscription to front end-paper, age-toning to end-papers, (see photographs)
From the Preface:
"This book is not written for the Amateur, the Critic, the Theorist or the Antiquarian: It is a wholly technical treatise and an attempt to supply the needs of the earnest music-student; needs which I have studied for over twenty-five years. To summarise one's own knowledge, to analyse and tabulate the works of the great masters of old, may be very interesting to the cultured reader, but I have found it of very little assistance to the learner."