Good. No Jacket Book Small quarto, hardcover, notations on endpaper of pages in book, else VG in blue boards. No dj. CD in packet at back. 631 pp. plus notes on author. A painstaking effort more than 10 years in the making, this is the definitive biography of Robert Shaw, the father of American choral music. Shaw stands alongside key figures who created a culture of classical music in the United States, such as Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. numerous black-and-white photos.