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Senow 341 Vamp

Japanese Color and Offset Lithograph

Sheet Music for "Vamp"

cover by Takehisa Yumeji, 1924

IHL Cat. #563

About This Print

This song sheet, Senow No. 341, was issued in 1924 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 Vamp by the American song writer, musician and explorer Byron Gay (1886-1945.)

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






back cover

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #563
 Title/Description "Vamp" by Byron Gay (Song sheet No. 341)
 Series n/a
 Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934)
 Seal not sealed
 Publication Date July 1924
 Publisher  Senow Ongaku Shuppansha (Kojiro Senow) ("Senow" also seen spelled as "Senoo" and "Senoh" and "Senō")
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - minor toning
 Genre graphic design for musical score
 H x W Paper 12 1/8 x 9 in. (30.8 x 22.9 cm)
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