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The letter song
Additional title: Tapfere Soldat. Letter song. Vocal score
Additional title: The chocolate soldier.
Straus, Oscar (1870-1954) (Composer)
Stange, Stanislaus (d. 1917) (Lyricist)
Shaw, Bernard (1856-1950) (Author)
De Takacs, André C. (Illustrator)

Sheet music of songs from various musicals, plays, movies, and television.

Sheet music, 1909.

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1909
Place: New York
Publisher: L. Doblinger
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: M.C. (Chocolate soldier, 1909)
Operas & operettas -- United States -- 1901-1910
Sheet music
Content: "F.C. Whitney's production, The chocolate soldier, opera bouffe"--Cover.
Content: "Libretto by Bernauer and Jacobson. Based on George Bernard Shaw's 'Arms and the man'"--Cover.
Content: Caption title.
Content: Center seam torn; corners eroded.
Content: Cover illustrated by De Takacs.
Content: First line of [chorus]: Don't let me see you any more.
Content: First line of text: My dear Sir, Mr. Bumerli, most hatefulyou are now to me.
Content: For voice and piano.
Content: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Statement of responsibility: English words by Stanislaus Stange ; music by Oscar Straus.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 vocal score (3 p.) : ill. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14528479
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c904f670-c5fe-012f-a4b2-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1870: Creator Born
  • 1909: Issued
  • 1954: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The letter song" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1909.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The letter song" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 29, 2016.

APA Format

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The letter song