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Names
Ross, Helen K. (Owner)
Kilroy-Britton (Singer)
Clauder, Jos. (Joseph) (1853-1913) (Arranger)
Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell) (1864-1930) (Composer)
Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell) (1864-1930) (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place Term: Milwaukee, Wis.
Publisher: Chas. K. Harris
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Soldiers
Love, Maternal
Dying declarations
Pathos
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Cover includes drawn illustrations depicting a group of soldiers welcoming a recruit; soldiers examing the dead soldiers; a solder breaking the news to the soldier's mother. Background of cover includes a United States flag and rifle; illustration belows shows recruit carrying the flag as he is wounded.

Content : On cover: Sung with great success by the famous song illustrators Kilroy-Britton.

Content : Signature of former owner on cover at top right: Helen K. Ross.

Content : Summary: During a military battle, the captain notes that the flag has fallen and asks for a volunteer to raise it; the young recruit who volunteers raises it but is shot, and his dying words are for others to remember him to his mother, and give his love to her.

Statement of Responsibility: Words and music by Chas. K. Harris.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: e4d5ace0-c591-012f-74b4-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Break the news to mother" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-174a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Break the news to mother" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 29, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-174a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897 - 1897). Break the news to mother Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-174a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Break the news to mother