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Alba Second-Hand Music - Scores Wanted

We are always interested in purchasing libraries of classical music. Traditional folk music, particularly pipe music is always welcome.

We are searching for the following items:

Another copy required of Elgar Piano Quintet op84
Hamish MacCunn
Any music by this composer would be most welcome, particularly the full-score or vocal score of 'Jeanie Deans'. Also by McCunn:
'Highland Memories'
'In the Ingle Neuk'
'Six Scotch Dances' op 28
'Songs and Ballads of Scotland, with pianoforte accompaniment' published by Paterson in Glasgow
The opera, 'Diarmid', quite a number of individual songs, and I believe some pieces for piano & cello
Gustav Holst
Wind Quintet
John Purser
Scotland's Music - published by Mainstream
Missing manuscripts of Thomas Wilson, Scottish composer
'Magne Pater Augustine' written for St.Augustine's Secondary School at Milton, near Glasgow, and 'Supplications' sent to Ely Cathedral and subsequently lost
The Clarinet Concerto performed by Harry Morrison in Edinburgh with Eric Roberts
Francis Collinson
The Bagpipe Fiddle and Harp pub Lang Sygne 1983
Arthur Sullivan
vocal score for "The Beauty Stone"
Obscure 19th-century compositions based on Goethe's Faust
Eg. the incidental music by Henry Hugo Pierson, the composition by Litolff, and so on. (not Berlioz, Liszt, Schumann, Wagner). Also Hervé, Le Petit Faust, would be of great interest
Robert Kahn
Opus 73, Serenade. This is a trio for Oboe, Horn (or Viola) and Piano. It was published by Simrock
Christmas carols by blind composers
Published in the 1920s. There were five or six, produced by Novello for the National Institute for the Blind between 1923 and 1928. They contained the best entries from an annual competition and were distibuted free (I think) to choir masters etc. on request
Piano duet arrangements
Peters Edition or other of Haydn string quartets vol.2
Mozart string quartets, Mozart quintets, Mendelssohn string quintets, the Brahms Piano quintet, the string quintets and the Schumann Piano quintet
Solo Piano Arrangement of the Enigma Variations
Also PIANO DUET version of the Introduction and Allegro for strings
Alfred Hollins' Polonaise
A duet for piano and pipe organ
Ernest John Moeran
Concerto for violoncello & orchestra (Novello;piano score and/or miniature score)
Sonata for violoncello & piano (Novello)
Sonata for violin & piano (Chester)
Sterndale Bennett
Fantasy in A Op. 16 and other works
In particular Sonata melancolique, Op. 49
Rutland Boughton
"Queen of Cornwall"

If you can help, please contact Robert. email preferred.

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