Moscow: Gosizdat, 1928. 92,  pp. 15х12 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Slightly rubbed with minor fragments of the spine lost, water stains on verso of the covers, otherwise very good and clean internally.
Third edition printed the same year as the second. Very rare. Lithographic cover design doesn’t indicate any artist, but it is really impressive in showing workers' crowds against a background of factories.
The little handbook is written on productive organization of mass performing in workers’ clubs. It contains sheet music and lyrics for 34 “vigorous, revolutionary songs”, as well as brief instruction on how to get together members of a meeting and make them sing after the event was held, along with participation of an art group and music ensembles.
The book was composed by Soviet conductor and pedagogue Iosif Nemtsev (1885-1939). He had been arranging various choirs since the 1900s, including in schools and orphanages. He greatly influenced the Soviet choral music and promotion of the socialist repertoire, being a choirmaster of huge collectives.
Apart from this book, Nemtsev wrote five guides published in the 1920s and 30s.
Not found in Worldcat.