Music Hall Wall of Fame

Posted by: Piano World

Music Hall Wall of Fame - 10/31/09 03:51 PM

If you read my "Where In the World" story in our October Newsletter you know I've purchased a fixer-upper in Florida.
I'd like to cover one wall with old sheet music (think decoupage).

If you have some old sheet music in reasonbly good shape (not stained, no mildew) and are willing to donate it to the cause (cause I don't have any money) I'd really appreciate it.

I'm looking primarily for sheet music that is complete with the cover. Any era is fine (I like all kinds of music).
If you can help out your Piano World Founder/Host, please send the music to:
Frank Baxter
Piano World
9925 Ulmerton Road # 227
Largo, FL 33771

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Posted by: eweiss

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 10/31/09 05:30 PM

Frank, you may already know this but you can get sheet music literally for free at used bookstores. At least here in San Diego you can.
Posted by: TromboneAl

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/02/09 10:10 AM

Don't forget to post pictures when you're done.
Posted by: Cudo

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/04/09 06:31 AM

Hi,

in the 80-ties I was working in P.R. with a Bassplayer called Bob Bauer. He had the first Realbook ever, he told me. It was a collection of Jazztunes, published in the very old Downbeat publications.
I did get for personal purpose only several pages of this outstanding collection. Here is an example.

www.cisum.info/oldrealbook.jpg
Posted by: riley80

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/04/09 04:30 PM

Antique stores have plenty - but they want more than a dime. I paid 3 bucks for a long sought-after "Mother, at they Feet is Kneeling". Brought back memories of my first piano teacher who had the kid ahead of me learning this. (Dates me, i Know...)
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/04/09 09:14 PM

Originally Posted By: TromboneAl
Don't forget to post pictures when you're done.


I'll post "before and after" picts.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/05/09 10:53 AM



Here's some Before pictures.

It's the right-hand wall in the hall.



Another view..


And from the kitchen...



This is what the hall looked like before the renovation...




And the Kitchen...


Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/05/09 11:00 AM

If that's the "before" of a "fixer-upper," I can't wait to see the finished product! The floors alone already look in great shape...

That one wall is perfect for a sheet music treatment. thumb
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/05/09 11:31 AM

The place was a complete disaster when we started (and it smelled as bad as it looked).

Here's some BEFORE Pictures

The bottom of the page has a link to the progress pictures.
Still have work to do, but coming along.
Posted by: riley80

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/05/09 01:10 PM

Where did you get that G clef pillow on the bed? Needlepoint? Made by a friend? Know where I can get the chart?
Thanks.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/05/09 01:56 PM

Oh my. That house really *was* in horrible shape. You've done an absolutely amazing job on it. I'm feeling tired/poor just thinking about everything you had to do... help
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/05/09 02:52 PM

Originally Posted By: riley80
Where did you get that G clef pillow on the bed? Needlepoint? Made by a friend? Know where I can get the chart?
Thanks.


My sister made it.

She creates quilts, pillows, wall-hangings, etc.
Posted by: jotur

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/05/09 03:07 PM

What a pleasant place you've made of that house! Although I'll have to admit to getting a kick out of the "office" picture laugh One can't, at the minute, walk in my living room frown

Cathy
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/06/09 10:19 AM

Originally Posted By: jotur
What a pleasant place you've made of that house! Although I'll have to admit to getting a kick out of the "office" picture laugh One can't, at the minute, walk in my living room frown

Cathy


Thanks Cathy, it is coming out better than I envisioned when we started.
You're right about the office though, still working through organizing that mess :-)
Posted by: apple*

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/08/09 11:07 AM

good luck Frank

estate sale companies that have clearing house storefronts for their leftover wares also might be a good resource.

i recently saw a 3 part folding roompartition screen covered with Beethoven scores.. it looked really cool. definitely homemade but excellent.
Posted by: piqué

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/10/09 10:12 AM

frank, i had no idea your new place had required remodeling. what a lot of work! but the results are quite impressive. nice floor and wall treatments.

don't have any old sheet music for you but i think your plan is a great idea and i think it will look wonderful. looking forward to seeing the "after" pics.
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/10/09 10:21 AM

You've been busy... nice job, now I know who to call....lol
Posted by: piqué

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/10/09 10:38 AM

p.s. just saw the whole before/after series of photos. what a lot of work!!!! but inspiring what you can do in a short time to a problematic living space.

did you hire out most of the work or do it yourself?
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/10/09 10:55 AM

Originally Posted By: piqué
p.s. just saw the whole before/after series of photos. what a lot of work!!!! but inspiring what you can do in a short time to a problematic living space.

did you hire out most of the work or do it yourself?


Hi Pique',

Kathy and I did a lot of the work ourselves (she's very handy with tools and ideas).
I hired her nephew to do most of the trickier carpentry (including ripping out and replacing the kitchen wall).

Still a work in progress, but coming together now.

How was your NY book/movie event?
Posted by: Piano World

Music Hall of Fame - 11/21/09 12:13 PM

Ok, the "Music Hall" is coming along.

Would still like some more used music if anyone has any, but here's the progress report...

Old Hall, the way it looked when I bought the place (additional pictures in this thread above)




The New Music Hall (yes, we ripped out the old wall to the right and replaced it)



Another View



Again...



And One More




It's still a work in progress, but it's coming along.
If I could get some more music (hint-hint) I'd do more with it.
Also considering puting some in the bathrooms, but framed under glass.

Many thanks to Barb from California, and Stella from Canada for sending along some great old sheets for the Music Hall Wall of Fame.

Posted by: jotur

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/21/09 02:03 PM

What magic you have done. The music wall is much different than I envisaged it, fortunately for you. I'm not much of a decorator. It's great! You've turned that place into a hall of light.

Cathy
Posted by: apple*

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/22/09 09:46 PM

piano world

you are really taking this far.. Frank
Posted by: jotur

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/22/09 10:03 PM

Oh, that's cool - the one from the kitchen pass-through shows how the curtains look like the wall! That was deliberate?

Cathy
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/23/09 09:51 AM

Getting there! What fun, and what a difference! Now you should start concentrating on certain titles or graphics would would relate somehow -

Welcome To My Life
All These Things I've Done
Live Again
Mad World
It's a Great Day to Be Alive
Wouldn't It Be Good
Never Too Late
Waiting For My Real Life to Begin
I Will Survive

Year that you were born (1950?)
Dream Lover
Jailhouse Rock
Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On
Shake, Rattle And Roll
Good Golly Miss Molly
Money Honey
La Bamba

etc...a theme song wall!

Planning on covering it with varnish?

See Paper House in Rockport - those are rolls of headline newspapers!



Posted by: Piano World

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/23/09 10:01 AM

Hi Lilylady,

1951.

Yes, planning on covering with varnish or some sort of poly once it's done.
Posted by: musicangel

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/30/09 08:55 PM

Your wall look great ! Even though a few of the sheets are almost too nice to glue to the wall. Too late smile If you still have some nice one left you should almost get some 9 x 12 music sheet protectors to store them.

If you keep adding more sheets I hope you will post more photos here.
Posted by: apple*

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/30/09 09:05 PM

it's just brilliant..

some one may curse those walls someday.

I've 1/2 a mind to do my downstairs music room that way.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 11/30/09 09:37 PM

Thanks everyone.

I know some of the pieces look like they should be preserved, but preserved for what?

I could stash them away in plastic folders where nobody will ever see them.
But I'd rather have them splashed across the wall where everyone who enters looks at them.

We aren't quite done yet, but it's close.

There's some other music that has sentimental value and will probably end up under glass in picture frames so it can still be displayed, but also preserved.
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 01/12/10 08:02 PM


Hello Frank,

I just came across this posting. Are you still looking for old sheet music?

I have an apple box here FULL of old original compositions on 11 X 18 paper, lithographed, from the early part of the last century.

Also there is a stack of hit parade stuff from the 30’s 40’s 50’s. Here have a look............left click on the first photo to enlarge......

http://picasaweb.google.com/silverwoodpianos/OldSheetMusic?authkey=Gv1sRgCLj3iszFxMu9ew#

Now I can put all of this in a box and ship it to you but the weight is going to add up fast...I mean the whole box is more than 50lbs.

Unfortunately I don’t have any sheet music from Tarkus, Trilogy, or Pictures at an Exhibition for you.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 01/12/10 08:08 PM

Hi Dan,

Yes, still interested thanks.

We've pretty well finished the first wall, but now I'd like
to tackle some others.

Let's talk after I get back from NAMM next week. We can work out the shipping
details so you aren't absorbing the costs to ship that much from Canada to the U.S.

Best,

Frank B.
Posted by: eweiss

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 01/12/10 08:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Silverwood Pianos
I have an apple box here FULL of old original compositions on 11 X 18 paper, lithographed, from the early part of the last century.

Also there is a stack of hit parade stuff from the 30’s 40’s 50’s. Here have a look............left click on the first photo to enlarge......

Sounds valuable.
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 01/13/10 11:18 AM

Originally Posted By: Piano World
Hi Dan,

Yes, still interested thanks.

We've pretty well finished the first wall, but now I'd like
to tackle some others.

Let's talk after I get back from NAMM next week. We can work out the shipping
details so you aren't absorbing the costs to ship that much from Canada to the U.S.

Best,

Frank B.


Hello Frank,
Have fun at the show. Email me direct when you return to regular duties..... silverwoodpianos@shaw.ca
Cheers,
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Old Sheet Music Wanted - 01/13/10 11:23 AM

Originally Posted By: eweiss

Sounds valuable.


You could be right. This box has been sitting here for more that 10 years now....I can't find anyone in this local area that sells antique sheet music.
Been wondering what to do with this......
There is even a copy of The Etude music magazine from 1929 I just came across.....