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Names
Windom, Wm. H. (Lyricist)
Davis, Gussie L. (1863-1899) (Composer)
Krouse, H. Sylvester (Arranger)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1893

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Date Issued: c1893, c1921
Place Term: New York
Publisher: Edward B. Marks Music Corporation
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Weddings
Adultery
Waltzes
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Collective cover with title: Old time favorites.

Ownership : Gift of the Columbia Broadcasting System.

Content : Summary: Hearing wedding bells at a church, a mother with her child asks for entrance. She's told the wedding is only for the rich but is eventually admitted. She then interrupts the ceremony saying that she is the true wife of the bridgegroom, and that her baby has just died. The bride-to-be's parents thank her for saving their daughter and promise to take care of her for the rest of her life. The bridgegroom kills himself and is buried next to his child.

Statement of Responsibility: [words by W. H. Windom ; music by Gussie L. Davis].
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 6f36c3c0-c58e-012f-3eec-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1893: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The fatal wedding" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893 - c1893, c1921. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f4cb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The fatal wedding" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 31, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f4cb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1893 - c1893, c1921). The fatal wedding Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f4cb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The fatal wedding