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Music of the Sea

£5.99

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For centuries music has provided consolation and inspiration amid the hardships and exhilarations of life at sea. From the role of the shanty to lighten the load of repetitive manual tasks to the compositions of composers that enthral modern audiences, and from the music that Columbus took with him to the New World to the development of the Royal Marines Band Service, this book explores the whole range of musical experience in the story of man's relationship with ships and the sea. Carefully researched with the help of major maritime museums in Europe and America, this book also reveals how European sailors' contact with other cultures resulted in the exchange of musical skills and knowledge to give us the rich tradition that we have today. 

The book is mildly worn, with various markings and indents around the covers, along with occasional creasing, with a noticeable crease around the bottom-right of the front cover. Aside from some very small and faint markings in the first few pages, the contents is generally in brilliant condition, with all of the text and monochrome illustrations being of excellent quality.

Item details

Added value:
Signed
Author(s):
David Proctor, edited by Richard Baker, OBE, RD
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17cm x 24.5cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0948065613
Number of pages:
141
Publisher:
2005
Title:
Music of the Sea

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For centuries music has provided consolation and inspiration amid the hardships and exhilarations of life at sea. From the role of the shanty to lighten the load of repetitive manual tasks to the compositions of composers that enthral modern audiences, and from the music that Columbus took with him to the New World to the development of the Royal Marines Band Service, this book explores the whole range of musical experience in the story of man's relationship with ships and the sea. Carefully researched with the help of major maritime museums in Europe and America, this book also reveals how European sailors' contact with other cultures resulted in the exchange of musical skills and knowledge to give us the rich tradition that we have today. 

The book is mildly worn, with various markings and indents around the covers, along with occasional creasing, with a noticeable crease around the bottom-right of the front cover. Aside from some very small and faint markings in the first few pages, the contents is generally in brilliant condition, with all of the text and monochrome illustrations being of excellent quality.

Added value:
Signed
Author(s):
David Proctor, edited by Richard Baker, OBE, RD
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17cm x 24.5cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0948065613
Number of pages:
141
Publisher:
2005
Title:
Music of the Sea

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