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BORTIN, Virginia.

Elinor Remick Warren: her life and music.

Composers of North America, No. 5.

Metuchen, New Jersey: The Scarecrow Press, 1987 Stock Code: 134308
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First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by Remick Warren, "To Patsy, with all loving good wishes and happy memories of neighborhood days, from Elinor Remick Warren Griffins" on the front free endpaper. Works signed by Remick Warren are uncommon. Warren's "neo-Romantic style which was accessible to audiences and characterized by well-crafted, emotionally intense, and colorful compositions, had few detractors" (ANB). Warren (19001991) demonstrated musical genius while still you; at the age of four she was composing pieces for the piano and in her teens her work "A Song of June" was published by G. Schirmer (1919). Mysticism was a prominent theme in Warren's work and was expressed in a large body of smaller compositions and, notably, in more extensive works for chorus and orchestra such as "The Harp Weaver" (a work for women's chorus, orchestra, and baritone soloist), "The Legend of King Arthur", and "Abram in Egypt". In the early years of her career she stood virtually alone as a woman of international renown in a field almost entirely dominated by men. For her accomplishments she was named Woman of the Year in Music by the Los Angeles Times (1953).

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Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front cover in gilt.


Photographic portrait frontispiece and 16 pages of photographs.


Errata slip loosely inserted. Minor foxing to top edge of book block; a near-fine copy.


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