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Guide to the Manuscript Sheet Music Collection, circa 1800s-1900s

Abstract

Collection includes 20 pieces of collected manuscript sheet music, circa 1830s-1900s. The scores, which cover multiple genres, were most likely copied by hand from other sources.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Manuscript Sheet Music collection
Extent
0.3 Linear feet, 1 oversize folder; 20 pieces
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes 20 pieces of collected manuscript sheet music, circa 1830s-1900s. The scores, which cover multiple genres, were most likely copied by hand from other sources.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48-hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

"My Boyhood Home," music by W.M. Rooke, circa 1830s
Box 1
"Follow me 'ome," words by Rudyard Kipling; music by Harry Rowe Shelley, circa 1890s
Box 1
"Song of the Souls of the Jollymariners," words by Rudyard Kipling; music by Harry Rowe Shelley, circa 1890s
Box 1
Rondo Allegro [unidentified]
Box 1
"O Softly Sleep my Baby Boy," music by C. Smith, circa 1818
Box 1
"My Mary! where each summer flower is blooming in its pride again..." [first line], undated
Box 1
"Schotlisch," by Volckhart, undated
Box 1
"Redwa Polka," undated
Box 1
"Emilien Polka," circa 1870s
Box 1
"Gravelona Waltz," circa 1870s
Box 1
"Let the Merry Church Bells Ring," undated
Box 1
"There is a Green Hill Far Away," circa 1880s-1890s
Box 1
"Juanita: A Spanish Ballad," music by Mrs. Norton
Box 1
"Baltimore Quick Step," circa 1820s-1860s
Box 1
"College Song," words and music by Walter Howe Jones, circa 1900s
Box 1
"Der Traum," undated
Box 1
"Then the Sun Will Shine on Me," by Ashton Nichols, undated
Box 1
"Looking unto God." Sacred Song for Alto or Baritone; words by Rev. Samuel Longfellow, music by Edwin Arthur Kraft, circa 1870s-1880s
Box 1
"Green be your Fame Forever," undated
Box 1
"By the Waters of Babylon," music by Charles T. Howell, circa 1890
Box 1

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Manuscript Sheet Music collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Manuscript Sheet Music collection was collected by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library over a number of years. The provenance of individual pieces is unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by: Noah Huffman, December 2013