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Title
Those wedding bells shall not ring out
Additional title: A sexton stood one Sabbath eve within a belfry grand. [first line]
Additional title: Those wedding bells must not ring out, she is another's bride. [first line of chorus]
Names
Comer, Imogene (Singer)
Rising, Will S. (Singer)
Mora, Helene (Singer)
Mackay, Julie (Singer)
Libbey, J. Aldrich (1864-1925) (Singer)
Simpson, Alfred L. (Singer)
Maxwell, Joseph (d. 1930) (Singer)
Held, Charles W. (Copyright holder)
Rosenfeld, Monroe H. (Lyricist)
Rosenfeld, Monroe H. (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Publisher: Chas. W. Held
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Weddings
Murder
Waltzes
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: Summary: During a wedding ceremony, a person in the audience stops the ceremony and claims the bride-to-be is already married; the sexton and audience are stunned; the sexton tries to continue but then another man comes forward and claims she will not marry because he is her husband. He then stabs the bride dead and kills himself, while his dying words resound in the sad audience's ears.
Content: On cover: Illustrated and sung by [followed by 6 photographs of people who have sung the song, their names printed on images of bells:] Imogene Comer; Will S. Rising; J. Aldrich Libbey; Joseph B. Maxwell & Alfred L. Simpson; Julie Mackey; Helene Mora. Includes reproduction of Helene Mora's signature.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Monroe H. Rosenfeld.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): af7a7780-c591-012f-a1fa-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Those wedding bells shall not ring out" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-16fe-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Those wedding bells shall not ring out" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 25, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-16fe-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). Those wedding bells shall not ring out Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-16fe-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Those wedding bells shall not ring out