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Binder's volumes (Music)


  • Here are entered works on personal collections of unbound notated music that are bound together in volumes.
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    • Bound sheet music
    • Music binder's volumes
    • Sheet music binder's volumes
    • Sheet music bound
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    • found: Work cat: Bailey, C., Unbinding gentility, 2021:ECIP galley page 11 (This study relies on material culture--binder's volumes--as evidence of genteel aspiration) ECIP galley page 12 (binder's volume: a collection of sheet music bound into a single volume placed on the piano in the parlor [...] The heyday of the binder's volume, 1830-1880, provides the chronological boundaries for the study. Bound collections of music (manuscripts or printed sheets) certainly existed long before 1830 and after 1880. However, binder's volumes were not as ubiquitous before 1830 as they became in the mid-nineteenth-century, driven by technological improvements in printing as well as rising incomes. Around 1880, publishers began offering printed collections of music that could serve the same purpose as an individual's binder's volume, hence initiating its slow decline) (DLC)2020045521
    • found: In the music performing arts blog, March 4, 2013, viewed October 7, 2020 (Lincoln and the Blair House Binder's Volumes; Binder's volumes are artificial compilations of sheet music, mostly from the early to mid-19th century. They were created when the owner, who was almost always a woman, decided to have the contents of her piano bench bound for posterity; or perhaps someone else had them bound for her) - https://blogs.loc.gov/music/2013/03/lincoln-and-the-blair-house-binders/
    • found: University of Colorado WWW site, October 7, 2020(John Carbonell sheet music binders [that is, binder's] volumes; collection; Comprises nearly 600 bound volumes of chiefly American sheet music, published in the nineteenth century and bound into volumes by their original owners)
    • found: Art & Architecture Thesaurus, viewed July 1, 2021(preferred term: Bound sheet music; variant term: Sheet music, bound; scope: Sheet music that has been bound. The sheets may have been assembled and bound for a variety of reasons, including professional musicians' volumes, music bound for publishers, music stores, or door to door sales, or as keepsakes, assembled primarily by women of the middle- and upper-classes during their formative years of musical training. For volumes of music that were created as bound volumes, use "music books.")
    • notfound: LCGFT;RBMS Controlled Vocabularies
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on personal collections of unbound notated music that are bound together in volumes.
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  • Change Notes

    • 2020-10-07: new
    • 2021-09-15: revised
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