Menolly's Sea Songs
by Hans van der Boom
easy-to-write-up Collecting Highlight this time, with low
quality pics but nonetheless a real collectible. The reason that
I can be fast with this collectible is that I can hardly find
any data or information about it. This posting hopefully might
change that as there might be several people among you that own
one of these.
The fact remains
that I found not even one copy offered for sale on the internet
and not even more than one or two relevant mentionings. One of
these last was the M. Horvat Collection of fanzines (at Iowa
State University) although technically Menolly's Sea Songs is
not a fanzine The Horvat collection is the very same Becky
(Coelura1) recently came up with as one of the places where some
of the Crystal Singer fanzines reside.
(chapter on secondary material; page 292) says this
"publication" is a joint collaboration by Anne McCaffrey (words)
and the reknowed filk artist Joanne Forman (music).
It is a prepublication of sheet music from 1983 that was to be
later included in a booklet with somgs called Dragonsongbook
(twelve pieces for flute, published in 1985; of which Hargreaves
says that is has not appeared (which can't be true as it was
published 1985 and his book covers publications up to the early
nineties; but that's another collectible and must wait its turn)
The contents of
Menolly's Sea Songs are sheet music and text to three songs: My
Nightly Craft, The Fickle Wind and O Wide Sea. It was published
by Performing Arts Press, Taos, in 1983. The original price was
The fact they don't turn up much is due to the fact that the 7
pages were only produced in an edition of 200 copies...
aren't spectacular and actually this collectible isn't much to
look at but as books or collectibles go (hey, I'm a cover art
guy ), but it is a real collectible.
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