I have always loved the graphic artistic value of the printed musical manuscript. I remember being very moved in my youth – and throughout my life – by seeing original and facsimile framed pages of hand-written scores by Beethoven, Bach, Gershwin, and others hanging or displayed in glass in the offices and homes of music aficionados, museums, and libraries from Los Angeles to Jerusalem, and Moscow to Cape Town. My signed scores I received personally from Aaron Copeland and George Crumb, I treasure as much for the art of the written work as much as the music their scores preserve. – Bruce Louis Cohen
Bruce Louis Cohen’s lyrics, musical compositions and arrangements have been reviewed as “an essential part of the make up of the genre we now call, ‘Messianic.’ They are standards that come to mind whenever you think about Messianic Jewish worship music.” (MTimes Review, Fall 2007) Being seen as among the ubiquitous creative pioneers of an entire musical genre is a serendipitous mixture of timing, geography, and good luck for which he, as a musician, is very grateful.
At an international conference in the late 1980’s, a Canadian rabbi introducing Cohen to teach a seminar on worship songwriting said, “I think we all agree that Bruce Cohen’s music captures the spirit of the modern Messianic Jewish revival.”
We offer here in limited amounts and varying formats the manuscripts of Cohen’s songs and arrangements – either for framing, for libraries, or as file-away collectibles. It is his hope the “captured spirit” of the modern Messianic Jewish movement in Cohen’s musical scores might be inspirational art for the lobby, office, or home of those who cherish the value of such inspiration – and transmit legacy value for Messianic Judaism as a movement with endemic art forms.
All prints Suitable for Framing – Printed on Music Paper or Staff-Imprinted Parchment, real tone or sepia, hand-written or engraved and signed.
Prices And Options Are As Follows:
1. Hand-written true-and-only original, scored at time of composition: $1,000.ºº per page.
2. New original, hand-scored upon request and signed/numbered: $500.ºº per page.
Buyer must specify title and section of work desired.
And size: (A) 17w x 14w inches, 3 sets of 6 staves (Conductor’s Page)
(B1) 8.5w x 11h inch standard staff-paper or (B2) staff-imprinted parchment standard size
3. Facsimile Page from original hand-written score, signed and numbered: $100.ºº
Buyer must specify title and section of work desired, and either music staff-paper or staff-imprinted parchment
4. Print of Engraved Score Page, signed and numbered. $50.ºº
Buyer must specify title and section of work desired, and either card-stock or parchment.
All purchased manuscripts will be accompanied with 2 gifts: 1 signed 2-CD set of the 1978-1999 Bruce Cohen anthology, “Fall Upon Us Now” & one unopened copy of the 2CD set, still in shrink-wrapping.
Please allow 8 (eight) weeks for delivery of new originals.
Payment must be by personal or company check only.
Please Write Out and Mail checks to: Bruce Cohen 1173-A 2nd Avenue PMB 343 New York, NY 10021
Please write in check “note” area: “BLC Manuscript”
Note: Manuscripts will be mailed only after checks have cleared.