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Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection On-Line
By Matthew Caulfield

Robbie,  Your posting in 000105 MMD of your 1986 note about a
computerized music database (which would be a superhuman effort if
it strived for completeness) prompts me to ask you if you are aware
of the Lester S. Levy sheet music collection that is available at

Mark Chester pointed me to it, and it allows you to download the sheet
music for any pre-1924 song in the collection.  Anything post-1923 is
restricted to showing just the basic information (including lyric
incipits), but won't allow downloading of the whole thing because of
copyright considerations.

I find it useful for searching by music publisher, having a special
interest in the Vandersloot company, once in Williamsport, Pa., until
being bought out by Harry J. Lincoln, who moved the business to

Matthew Caulfield

 [ I like this site!  The search functions are thorough and so is the
 [ documentation; I only wish the data downloaded faster.  I went to the
 [ page for Advanced Search and entered '"Beatrice Fairfax" within Title',
 [ pushed the Search button and presto! -- now I have the sheet music
 [ for "Beatrice Fairfax, Tell Me What To Do".  (Hear the MIDI file at
 [  file WPunk01.mid).  -- Robbie

(Message sent Thu 6 Jan 2000, 17:32:39 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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