Paper Music Rolls and Folded Cardboard Book-music

Piano music roll No. 6503 Edward MacDowell “Sea Pieces”, Op.55, No.6

    Piano music roll No. 6503 Edward MacDowell “Sea Pieces”, Op.55, No.6

    USA, New-York


    The Aeolian Company

    Paper, metal, wood, cardboard, binding material; presswork, perforation, printing, cardboard work

    7.2 x 33 x 5.4 cm

    Inscriptions, subscriptions on the labels: “DUO-ART”, “THE AEOLIAN COMPANY”, “NEW YORK”, “6503”, “SEA PIECES, Op.55”, “No.6, From the Depths”, “MacDowell”, “PLAYED BY AUGUSTA COTTLOW”, “2 25”, “MADE IN U.S.A.”, on vignette: “DUO-ART”, “The Aeolian Company”, on the stamp: “A. WAGNER Y LEVIEN Sucs., S. en C. "," Le Capuchinas No. 21- México, D.F. ”,“ Departamento de Rollos ”. On the perforation surface: “70”,“MELODY LINE”,“ (Guide for Pumping) ”,“6503”


    Piano music roll 28.58 cm wide is reeled on the spool with American standard plastic flanges (with guiding grooves for fixing in the drive mechanism – spool box). The roll leader with triangular cut, with the end glued with beige color leatherette with aperture and the trademark (company name). Artistic vignette with the performer’s portreit, with the label indicating the catalog number, title of the work, the names of the composer and performer, the label with authorization and autograph of the pianist and the Mexican music publishing house stamp is on the cut field surface. The music roll contains the expression line and perforation - encoded sequence of control actions for musical instrument to reproduce the melody “Sea Pieces, Op.55, No.6” from the cycle “From the Depths” (1898) by the American piano player and composer Edward MacDowell (18.12.1860-23.01.1908) performed by Katherine Goodson (18.06.1872-14.04.1958) - an American concert pianist.

    The piano music roll is stored in the parallelepiped-shaped box made of cardboard, composed of bottom and cover, pasted over with brown binding material. The label similar to the label on the roll is on the cover flat end. The sticker with the performer’s signature in the frame is on the cover upper side.

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