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Title
Song of the sun-dial
Additional title: Bright as the sun, more quick to fade; deadly as marsh-lights prove. [first line]
Additional title: Enemy to the king. Song of the sun-dial. [uniform title]
Names
Howson, Frank A. (Composer)
Stephens, Robert Neilson (1867-1906) (Lyricist)
Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh) (1859-1933) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Deception -- 1800-1899
Love songs
Musicals
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: Sung in E. H. Sothern's play An enemy to the king. Cover includes a full-length photograph of E. H. Sothern in costume, a sword at his side, his right hand raised, holding his hat.
Content: Summary: Bright as sun and quick to fade is a love of a false woman; but the love of a true woman is like a breath in May or the stars.
Statement of responsibility: words by R.N. Stephens ; music by Frank A. Howson.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a0b97ff0-c591-012f-96d3-58d385a7bc34
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
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Song of the sun-dial" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6ed2c260-5138-5761-e040-e00a180617b6

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Song of the sun-dial" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6ed2c260-5138-5761-e040-e00a180617b6

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). Song of the sun-dial Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6ed2c260-5138-5761-e040-e00a180617b6

Wikipedia Citation

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Song of the sun-dial