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Sheet Music

The publication and sale of music on paper began in the 15th century after the invention of the printing press. European publishers worked out different methods for printing music during the 16th and 17th centuries. The first publisher to specialize in printed music was Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf of Leipzig, Germany. He founded his printing firm in 1719 and decided to specialize in printing music in 1754. In 1795, Gottfried Christoph Härtel acquired the company and it was renamed Breitkopf & Härtel, now the oldest music publishing house in existence.

In the United States, sheet music became popular after the American Revolution, when European music publishers immigrated to the United States and opened shops in Philadelphia, Boston, New York, and Baltimore. Sheet music became even more... Read more

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1823 MURS, DUETTS & TRIOS SHEET MUSIC BY GOULD

May 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Amesbury, MA, USA

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(MID 19thc) COLLECTION OF SHEET MUSIC

May 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Amesbury, MA, USA

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(6) PIECES OF AMERICAN SHEET MUSIC CIRCA 1830's

May 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Amesbury, MA, USA

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Lot of 15: Assorted Pieces of Sheet Music.

June 3, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

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Lot of 13: Assorted Pieces of Sheet Music.

June 3, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

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Manuscript music page

June 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

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2 FRAMED 18TH C VELLUM ILLUSTRATED MUSIC LEAVES

June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Marion, MA, USA

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