Collection consists of three handwritten copies of the musical score for "Litany of Solomon Ephraim ben Aaron Lentschutz, 1619," for baritone cantor, choir, and organ. The scores are inscribed to Frances Hyams Brentano, Radcliffe College class of 1912
American sheet music published originally as separate scores and bound as two separate volumes for Miss M.J. Glover, the collection's owner. Early to mid-19th century. Cities represented by publishers include Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. Most of the music is scored for piano solo and piano with voice. Included are dance music, marches variations and opera excerpts. The collection is particularly strong for music popular in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The collection comprises eleven music scores as well as a roneo copy of a one leaf circular titled, 'Australasian Performing Right Association and the Australian Broadcasting Commission Olympic composers competition and a light music composers' competition 1956'. This includes a list of winners in each section, though J.E. Hunter won no prize for his composition, 'Olympic greeting : Olympic unison song'. The music scores in the collection include this composition and the following titles: 'Flight o' fancy : song for piano' (two copies; one roneoed and the other written in ink); 'Elfin music : song' (written in ink; words by Alexander G. Steven and music by John E. Hunter); 'Elegie' (piano music written in ink); 'The chase : waltz' (written in ink); 'Sonatina in four movements'; 'Spring' (words by P. Lloyd-Smith and music by J.E. Hunter; manuscript in three copies: two in ink and one in pencil); '[The overlanders droving, the cattle kicking up dust]' (written in pencil); 'The call' ... Read More