Sheet Music and Covers

Some images from the cover of some old sheet music. The typographical arrngement is out of copyright, as is the decorative border, but the music itself may still be copyright.

[picture: Music Cover: Country Life by Ernest Newton]

Music Cover: Country Life by Ernest Newton

The cover of “Country Life” by Ernest Newton. Sheet music, such as for a piano and singer, has for many years been published with the title page on the front cover; this is because it is most convenient to play sheet music from a double-page [...] [more...]

[picture: Decorative Art Nouveau Border]

Decorative Art Nouveau Border

A blue border or frame from the front cover of Country Life, a collection of piano music by Ernest Newton. This art nouveau border around the outside of the page is printed in blue, although of course you could re-colour it. My copy dates from 1916, although the publisher [...] [more...]

[picture: Art Nouveau Ornament 1]

Art Nouveau Ornament 1

A typographic ornament from the cover page of “Country Life” by Ernest Newton. It was originally printed in the same blue as the decorative page border, which is in the Art Nouveau style. [more...]

[picture: Art Nouveau Ornament 2]

Art Nouveau Ornament 2

Another typographic ornament from the cover page of “Country Life” by Ernest Newton. It was originally printed in the same blue as the decorative page border, which is in the Art Nouveau style. [more...]



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