"Sing God a Simple Song..." Leonard Bernstein Signed Musical Quote
Leonard Bernstein Signed Quote.
Item Number: 33071
Inscribed “For James Russell Leonard Bernstein ’74 and has added two bars from A Simple Song and the words, “Sing God a Simple Song….”, the second movement from his 1971 work Mass. In fine condition. Matted and framed with a photograph. The entire piece measures 15.5 inches by 18.25 inches.
Other Books by this Author
First Edition of Sennets & Tuckets: A Bernstein Celebration; Inscribed by Leonard Bernstein to Maria Cole
Boston: The Boston Symphony Orchestra in Collaboration with David R. Godine, 1988.
First edition of this work on Leonard Bernstein. Octavo, original cloth, original slipcase, illustrated. Inscribed by Leonard Bernstein on the half-title page, “For Mrs. Maria Cole Best always LB.” The recipient, Maria Cole, was a jazz singer who performed with Count Basie and Duke Ellington in the 1940s and who was married to Nat King Cole for 17 years until his death in 1965. Bernstein and Cole were friends since the 1940s, seeing one another at Tanglewood each summer, where they both had homes and Bernstein conducted. A nice association. Fine in a fine slipcase. Edited by Steven Ledbetter. With other essays by John Rockwell, Andrew L. Pincus, Larry Stempel, Paul Hume, Steven Ledbetter, Michael Tilson Thomas and by Leonard Bernstein.
“Music, of all the arts, stands in a special region, unlit by any star but its own": The Joy of Music; Signed by Leonard Bernstein
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.
First edition, fourth printing of this classic work, a national best-seller on its publication, Bernstein’s first collection of essays and conversations on the world of music. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Leonard Bernstein on the front free endpaper. Small name above, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Dust jacket design by Ronald Clyne. Rare and desirable signed by Bernstein.
New York : The Viking Press, 1968.
First edition of this intimate work on the life of Leonard Bernstein. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Inscribed by Leonard Bernstein on the half-title page, “For Mrs. Bonnie Bourne with best wishes Leonard Bernstein.” The recipient Bonnie Bourne was the head and founder of The Bourne Company, a legendary music publisher. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped acetate dust jacket. Photographs by Ken Heyman.
"I've been all over the world and I've never seen a statue of a critic": First Edition of Leonard Bernstein's Findings; Signed by Him
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982.
First edition of this collection of thoughts from Leonard Bernstein. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Leonard Bernstein on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Ludwig Von Mises on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine.
First Edition of Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Amartya Sen
London: Allen Lane, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the Amartya Sen on the title page.