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Senow 1041 Yamada Gakfu, Kanega-narimasu

Japanese Color and Offset Lithograph

Sheet Music for "Kanega-narimasu"

cover by Takehisa Yumeji, 1926

IHL Cat. #565

About This Print

This song sheet, Senow No. 1041, was issued in 1926 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 Kanega-narimasu by the composer and conductor Yamada Kōsaku1 山田 耕筰 (1886-1965.)  This particular graphic design was used on a number of different Senow song sheet covers in the series "Yamada Gakfu."

1 His name is sometimes seen in its westernized version of Kósçak Yamada.

Senoo (Senow) Kōjirō

Senoo Kōjirō 妹尾幸次郎 (1891-1961), also known as Senoo Kyō 妹尾幸陽,  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 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.1

1 The Japan Year Book Volume 1, Foreign Affairs Association of Japan, 1933, p. 1367.

Song Sheet Contents




 inside front cover
back cover
inside back cover

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #565
 Title/Description "Kanega-narimasu" 鐘が鳴ります 北原白秋 詩 by Yamada Kōsaku 山田 耕筰 (Song sheet No. 1041)
 Series n/a
 Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934)
 Seal not sealed
 Publication Date February 1926
 Publisher  Senow Ongaku Shuppansha (Kojiro Senow) ("Senow" also seen spelled as "Senoo" and "Senoh")
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - toning; cover inscribed "For dear Betty from Agnes Miyakawa" and also signed "Pauline Marshall Thompson"
 Genre graphic design for musical score
 H x W Paper 12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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