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Thou art an angel
Additional title: Better my love no word was spoke, ah then no vows would e'er be broke! [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Come, love, be mine, thou art an angel divine. [first line]
White, C. A. (Charles Albert) (1832-1892) (Composer)
Barnitz, Bertha Rose (Dedicatee)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1890

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1890
Date Issued: 1890
Place: Boston, Mass.
Publisher: White-Smith Music Publishing Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Love songs
Sheet music
Content: Cover is signed by L. A. Pitney.
Content: Advertisement on rear cover (p. 6) shows a drawing of C. A. White with a list of his compositions.
Content: Cover illustration (in black and white) shows drawing of a woman looking reverently upwards; remainder of cover is in color and contains a vine of roses.
Content: Dedication on t.p. and caption: Respectfully dedicated to my ideal "Marguerite" Bertha Rose Barnitz.
Statement of responsibility: by C.A. White.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 758668d0-c58d-012f-ea41-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1832: Creator Born
  • 1890: Issued
  • 1892: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Thou art an angel" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890 - 1890.

Chicago/Turabian Format

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Thou art an angel