big serenade. by George S. Howard

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Published by Instrumentalist Co., [1961] in Evanston, Ill .

Written in English

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  • United States Air Force Band

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Classifications
LC ClassificationsML1311 .H7
The Physical Object
Pagination242 p.
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5829777M
LC Control Number61018670
OCLC/WorldCa2390733

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