Minneapolis, Minnesota: University Of Minnesota Press, . First edition, first printing. Hardcover. 230 pages. Hardcover, bound in blue-and-white musically decorated cloth with blue paper-covered boards. Book and jacket in very good condition. Slight soiling to tail of spine; mild wear to upper corners of the boards; jacket is chipped at its corners and at the top of the spine panel, slightly affecting the "B" in the author's name, and the jacket's white rear panel is moderately tanned. Jacket enclosed in a clear, archival-quality, removable protective cover. Item #689
Signed by the author in black ink on the title page, under her printed name. Biography of the Norway native who led the college's choir to prominence. The author, who held a doctorate in American civilization from the University of Iowa, was a member of the choir as an undergraduate at St. Olaf. Illustrated with frontispiece and four other black-and-white plates. Three appendices give a list of Christiansen's published compositions, a list of the choir's tours from 1920 to 1944, and the choir's programs from 1912 to 1944.