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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.

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.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



back cover inside
back cover

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
 Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934)
 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
 H x W Paper 12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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