Favorite Things: Vintage Sheetmusic

Found at a Montecito yard sale (I just happened to be wandering through)

Although I am unable to read them, I have a fondness for sheet music from the early 1900s. I find them at yard sales, library sales and thrift stores.


Debussy- Claire de Lune performed by Mária Kovalszki, Budapest

4 thoughts on “Favorite Things: Vintage Sheetmusic

  1. Susy says:

    The first time I heard this piece I was in high school in Alhambra, taking an arts appreciation class… When the music began I remember feeling a wave of chills over my whole body, my eyes welling up… I felt light headed and drunk from the music… I love this piece. Thank you for posting it.

  2. Chimatli says:

    Susy, its funny because I just noticed they are using this song for a commercial playing on TV these days.
    You might also like Erik Satie, one of Debussy’s contemporaries.
    Thank for the comment!

  3. Tamara says:

    My grandmother was a jazz vocalist. After she died, my grandfather (who is quite poor) started giving my sister and I her sheet music as holiday gifts. He was a little embarrassed the first time, and apologized that he couldn’t give more. But my sister and I were so moved that we cried. Having her sheet music, some with her own handwriting in them, there is something so lovely about it. Actually, as I’m thinking about it, I’m going to drag a piece of two out of boxes and put them in frames…

  4. Chimatli says:

    Did you find the sheet music? They are such symbolic relics of a time gone by…to think they were the main way in which music was at one time, distributed and popularized.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful story!

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