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Names
Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell) (1864-1930) (Lyricist)
Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell) (1864-1930) (Composer)
Clauder, Jos. (Joseph) (1853-1913) (Arranger)
Natus, Joe (1860-1917) (Singer)
Hailey, K. S. (Owner)
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 : Signature of former owner on cover at top: K. S. Hailey.

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 : 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.

Content : On cover: Sung with great success by Joe Natus. Cover includes photograph of Joe Natus.

Statement of Responsibility: Words and music by Chas. K. Harris.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: ea202490-c591-012f-a08f-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1864: Creator Born
  • 1897: Issued
  • 1930: Creator Died
  • 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-1752-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 August 3, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1752-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-1752-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Break the news to mother