Elements of Harmony and Musical Composition 1881 by Karl Merz, Ohio Composer & Professor at Oxford Female College and University of Wooster


Title: The Elements of Harmony and Musical Composition

Author: Karl Merz

Description: Original red cloth with decorative gilt lettering on front cover. A couple spots of discoloration at foot of spine. Corners lightly worn. Previous owner's name on front pastedown, else interior is clean and unmarked. Pages a bit toned. 191 pages. A scarce copy of Karl Merz's textbook on harmony and musical composition.

Karl Merz (1834-1890) was an German-born American composer, educator, author, and editor. In 1861, he became a professor of music at Oxford Female College in Oxford, Ohio. He became the editor of Brainard's Musical World in 1868, a position he would hold until his death. In 1882, he relocated to Wooster, Ohio and founded and organized the Musical Department at the University of Wooster (Ohio). Over the course of his career he composed a vast number of musical pieces, including operettas, sacred pieces, choruses, songs, piano solos, waltzes, and dances. At the time of his death, he was considered to have one of the most substantial private music libraries in the country.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: S. Brainard's Sons
Place: Cleveland. Chicago.
Year: 1881

Keywords: Brainard's Musical World, Oxford Female College, University of Wooster, College of Wooster, Ohio, music theory, antique, American composers,

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