Those wedding bells shall not ring out

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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
Songs
Weddings
Murder
Waltzes
Genres
Scores
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
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): af7a7780-c591-012f-a1fa-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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 November 18, 2017. 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

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Those wedding bells shall not ring out