Providence, RI: Axelrod Music Publications, Inc., 1939. First Edition. Item #6257
Slim quarto (31cm); original printed wrappers; 4pp. Signed by Bowles beneath his printed name on the front wrapper. Tiny nick at mid-spine, subtle toning to wrappers, some offsetting to p.1 and 4, with two two small spots to front and rear wrappers; Very Good+, with an order sheet for Axelrod sheet music laid in. An early piece of sheet music by Bowles – one of two Huapango's he translated into concert form that were recorded by New-Music Quarterly Recordings. "The Huapango was originally a dance-form native to the provinces of Tamaulipas and Vera Cruz in Mexico. It was danced on a table-like board, with the feet of the dancers sharply accenting the bold and varied rhythms. The modern Huapango degenerated somewhat, but Huapangos are still performed (sometimes as ballads) by the Mariaches of Jalisco Province" (from p.1). Uncommon in commerce, particularly signed. Miller E9a.