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Books on Music

Not only does Dover publish hundreds of music scores, we offer an incredible variety of books on music: composer biographies, music history, works on instruments, singing manuals, music analyses, and much, much more. Music books include biographies about the life of Chopin and Mozart, the fine art of singing, the 20th-century organ, the history of jazz, best-loved song lyrics, the violin maker Anthony Stradivari, the art of organ building, collections of spirituals and folk music, studies on harmony, acoustics, and modulation, and other topics that explore the world of beautiful music.


Featured Titles
The History of Musical Instruments
The History of Musical Instruments
by Curt Sachs
$22.95
History of the Violin
History of the Violin
by William Sandys Simon Andrew Forster
$22.95
Leschetizky's Fundamental Principles of Piano Technique
Leschetizky's Fundamental Principles of Piano Technique
by Marie Prentner
$12.95
Psychology of Music
Psychology of Music
by Carl E. Seashore
$16.95

Products in This Category
500 Best-Loved Song Lyrics500 Best-Loved Song Lyrics
by Ronald Herder
Complete lyrics for well-known folk songs, hymns, popular and show tunes, more. Oh Susanna, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, hundreds more. Indispensable for singalongs, parties, family get-togethers, etc. read more
$12.95
A History of Musical StyleA History of Musical Style
by Richard L. Crocker
Exceptionally clear, systematic presentation of the evolution of musical style from Gregorian Chant (AD 700) to mid-20th-century atonal music. Over 140 musical examples. Bibliography. read more
$24.95
American Ballads and Folk SongsAmerican Ballads and Folk Songs
by John A. Lomax Alan Lomax
Music and lyrics for over 200 songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Jesse James, Down in the Valley, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and many more. read more
$24.95
American Negro Songs: 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and SecularAmerican Negro Songs: 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular
by John W. Work
Authoritative study traces the African influences and lyric significance of such songs as Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and John Henry, and gives words and music for 230 songs. Bibliography. Index of Song Titles. read more
$15.95

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