MS Thr 855
Popular dance sheet music, 1852-1912: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 855
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Popular dance sheet music,
Date(s): 1852-1912 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of printed sheet music on popular dances from the 19th and 20th-century
in the United States and England.
2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music
(Harvard Theatre Collection).
Processed by: Alison Harris.
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the
Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton
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Popular Dance Sheet Music, 1852-1912 (MS Thr 855). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton
Library, Harvard University.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Collection includes printed sheet music from the United States and England from the 19th-century and the 20th-century. Most
of the sheet music is intended for a specific popular dance such as a waltz, two step,
mazurka, schottisch, polka, or galop. Many of the sheet music titles are derived from
natural phenomena such as comets, eclipses, and volcanos. Many of the items are undated.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions
below for additional information.
- (5). The eclipse galop : sheet music, undated. 1 folders
Composed by Charles Coote, Jr.
- (7). The lightning rag : sheet music, c. 1912. 1 folders
Composed by Fred Hylands, words by Nat H. Vincent and Harry S. Marion.
- (8). It looks like a big night tonight : sheet music, c. 1908. 1 folders
Composed by Egbert Van Alstyne, written by Harry Williams.
Cover art: Illustration by De Yakais of a man looking through a telescope.
3 copies, with variant front covers.
- (11). The rainbow schottisch : sheet music, c. 1852. 1 folders
Composed by Henry Kleber.
Cover art: Color lithograph by Sarony & Major of a scenic wooded view and a rainbow.
2 copies of the 15th edition, one includes additional sheet music of the Normandie waltz composed by William C. Glynn.
- (12). The rainbow schottisch : sheet music, c. 1852. 1 folders
Composed by Henry Kleber.
Cover art: Color lithograph by Sarony & Major of three figures enjoying a scenic view of a rainbow.
2 copies of the 120th edition, slightly variant front covers.