MS Thr 858
Popular music hall sheet music, 1867-1916: 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 858
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Popular music hall sheet music,
Date(s): 1867-1916 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (.6 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of popular printed sheet music from music halls.
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.
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Popular Music Hall Sheet Music, 1867-1916 (MS Thr 858). Harvard Theatre Collection,
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Music hall is a type of theatrical entertainment that was popular from the 19th-century
to the mid 20th-century, primarily in England. It involved a mixture of popular songs,
comedy, speciality acts, and variety entertainment. Eventually it became so popular
that specially made music hall theaters were built for performances. These new music
hall theaters were designed so that the audience could eat, drink, and smoke in the
auditorium during the performance, previous theaters had stalls for seating and a
seperate area for drinking.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Collection includes popular printed sheet music from music halls. There are also a few sheet music covers. Notable composers include
Alfred Lee (d. 1906), Irving Jones, and Albert Chevalier (1861-1923). Many of the items are undated.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions
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- (2). At the garbage gentlemen's ball : sheet music, c. 1916. 1 folders
Composed by Joseph M. Daly, written by Thomas S. Allen.
Cover art: Illustration of a man driving a horse drawn conveyance.
2 copies, one with additonal photograph of Don B. Barsley on the cover.
- (3). Captain Jinks of the horse marines : sheet music, undated. 1 folders
Composed by T. Maclagan.
Cover art: Illustration of Captain Jinks.
4 copies, with variant illustrations of Captain Jinks on front covers.
- (26). Do not trust him or The spoofer's warning : sheet music, c. 1894. 1 folders
Written by Frederick Bowyer, composed by Dr. Gasper.
- (42). Jerusalem's dead! : sheet music, undated. 1 folders
Written by Brian Daly, composed by John Crook, sung by Albert Chevalier.
- (43). The Johnnie's serenade : sheet music, undated. 1 folders
Written and sung by Albert Chevalier, >composed by John Crook.
- (44). Ka-foozle-um : sheet music, undated. 1 folders
Written by S. Oxon, composed by Howard Paul.
- (49). A motto for every man : sheet music, undated. 1 folders
Written by Harry Clifton, composed by M. Hobson.
- (59). The south side galop or Champagne Charlie galop : sheet music, c. 1868. 1 folders
Composed by J.M. Lander.
- (64). The villains at the Vic' : sheet music, undated. 1 folders
Written and sung by Albert Chevalier, composed by Charles Ingle.
- (65). The waxwork show : sheet music, undated. 1 folders
Written and sung by Albert Chevalier, composed by Edward Jones.
- (66). The whistling wife : sheet music, c. 1892. 1 folders
Written by Harry Randall and A.E. Ellis; composed, sung, and whistled by Harry Randall.
Cover art: Color lithograph by H.G. Banks of a man whistling.
2 copies, one with manuscript annotations in pen next to verse 2.