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Senow 623 Album-Leaf

Japanese Color and Offset Lithograph

Sheet Music for "Album-Leaf"

cover by Takehisa Yumeji, 1925

IHL Cat. #562

About This Print

This song sheet, Senow No. 623, was issued in 1925 by the music publisher Senow Ongaku Shuppansha.  The artist Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934) designed around 280-300 covers for Senow, this one being for the song Album Leaf by the Russian composer and pianist Alexander Scriabin(e)  (1872-1915.)  This particular cover design was used on a number of different Senow song sheets of music scores for the violin1, one of which, Senow NO. 564 "Spanish Dance," is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 2007.982.

Kojiro Senow

Kojiro Senow, the head of Senow Ongaku Shuppansha, was a publisher of musical scores and also a performance manager for many Western artists performing in Japan.  He was also the President of Yogaku Kensei Sha (The Association for the Study of Occidental Music), which he established in 1919.  The Society had a membership 1,200 in the 1930s.  Its purpose was to study and spread Occidental music.2

1 Takehisa Yumeji, Nozomi Naoi, et. al., Brill, 2015, p. 59.
2 The Japan Year Book Volume 1, Foreign Affairs Association of Japan, 1933, p. 1367.


Song Sheet Contents

 


 



 
 
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Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #562
 Title/Description  "Album-Leaf" by Alexander Scriabin (Song sheet No. 623)
セノオバイオリン楽譜 No.623 断片 スクリアビン作曲
 Series  n/a
 Artist
 Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934)
 Signature
 unsigned
 Seal  not sealed
 Publication Date  February 1925
 Publisher  Senow Ongaku Shuppansha (Kojiro Senow) ("Senow" also seen spelled as "Senoo" and "Senoh")
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - minor toning
 Genre  
 Miscellaneous  
 Format  
 H x W Paper  12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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