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Beautiful Isle of Somewhere
Additional title: Somewhere the sun is shining, somewhere the songbirds dwell. [first line]
Additional title: Somewhere, somewhere, beautiful isle of somewhere! [first line of chorus]
Euterpean Quartet (Singer)
Fearis, J. S. (John Sylvester) (1867-1932) (Composer)
Pounds, Jessie Brown (1861-1921) (Lyricist)
McKinley, William (1843-1901) (Associated name)
Levinger, Harriet (Singer)
Levinger, Fannie (Singer)
Bauhof, Jeannette (Singer)
Baehrens, Katherine (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Copyright Date: 1901
Copyright Date: 1897
Place: Chicago
Publisher: E.O. Excell
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Music Division
Sheet music
Content: On cover: As sung at the funeral of our martyred president William McKinley by the Euterpean Quartette. Cover includes photographs of William McKinley and the Euterpean Quartette (Harriet Levinger, Fannie Levinger; Jeannette Bauhof, Katherine Baehrens).
Content: Page [6] contaisn chorus score for men's voices. Page [7] contains chorus score for women's voices; beneath caption title: As sung by the Euterpean Quartet of Canton, Ohio.
Content: Summary: Summary: There is a place somewhere where the sun shines, birds sing, and God lives, add we live anew.
Statement of responsibility: words by Jessie Brown Pounds ; music by John S. Fearis.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): db78d510-c591-012f-fee5-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Issued
  • 1901: Copyright date (Approximate)
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 25, 2017.

APA Format

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Beautiful Isle of Somewhere