Bound collection of music from 1859 through about 1864 includes such titles as Robin Red Breast as sung by Madam Anna Bishop and composed by J. As well as the famous Wake, Nicodemus by Henry Clay Work, considered one of the most beautiful songs of the day.
Several songs are endorsed by Madam Bishop and most are either victory songs or songs about the war. There are a series of songs called Wayside Flowers of France and Italy which seem to have a romantic theme and were published by Oliver Ditson. There are songs by M A Kidder and Mrs. Parkhurst, perhaps best remembered for her temperance classic, Fathers a Drunkard and Mother is Dead which does not seem to be included. Also included is Oil on the Brain, Victory at Last, another by M.Kidder, as sung at the raising of the old flag, on Fort Sumter, April 14th, 1865. There are several operatic tunes and several religious tunes.
On occasional pages are penciled the name Mary A. The binding itself is rough. The contents are unique and inspiring bits of Americana. Well worth re-binding for performing at any Civil War Ball.
Lots of great advertising for pianos and other instruments from 1860s. If you are looking for a specific song, let me know and I will look to see if it is in here. Acceptable Condition: folio: bound sheet music in 3/4 black leather with brown pebbled publishers cloth : corners are frayed and splitting: spine is black leather, lifted and split with gilt lettering Music: pencil inside front (illegible):occasional penciled name Mary A. The item "Bound Music of the Civil War 1859-1865 Sheet Music" is in sale since Tuesday, March 5, 2019.This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "robinrarebooks" and is located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Montserrat, Ukraine.