Little Calypsos: Songs and Stories About the West Indies. Arranged for Rhythm Instruments. Lillian D. KRUGMAN, Alice Jeanne Ludwig, Rubi Roth.

Little Calypsos: Songs and Stories About the West Indies. Arranged for Rhythm Instruments

New York: Carl Van Roy Co., 1955. First Edition. Oblong quarto (22cm x 26cm). Pictorial card wrappers; 24pp; illus. Small faint stain in gutter of first three leaves, else a clean, Near Fine copy. Stamped ownership signature ("Sarah Lou Hammond") inside front cover and at head of title page.

An earnest expression of post-WW2 multiculturalism, introducing West Indian musical forms and instruments for primary students, with much on the cultural background of Calypso and the geography of the West Indies. The compositions are scored for rhythm instruments, and the rear cover features an ad for "Peripole Calypso Rhythm Instruments," offered by Peripole Products of Brooklyn (also listed as the sole distributor of this work).

Price: $50.00

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