Emily's Songbook

Emily's Songbook

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URL: https://www.areditions.com/rr/rrotm/otm009.html This publication is the first-ever facsimile edition of a qbinderAis volume, q a personal collection of sheet music, in this case that of a nineteenth-century young woman, Emily Esperanza McKissick of Albany, New York, who must have actively used her volume with her friends and family and who became a long-lived music teacher.Essays by leading American-music specialists illuminate the general themes of this unique volume and also provide detailed information (with copious reference to period source materials) about the McKissick family, musical life in mid-century Albany, the publication history of the forty-six songs, and an analysis of the penciled annotations made by Emily on the music itself. The complete binder's volume of EmilyAis favorite songsAisome common, some rareAiis presented, cover to cover, as a photographic facsimile.As two examples, see Kelley, Private Woman, Public Stage, 140-44; and Harris, Beyond Her Sphere, 31-35 and following. 3. ... This item might easily have been purchased either as a souvenir or in anticipation of an Albany concert by the German soprano Henriette Sontag in December 1853. ... Even earlier, the first Sontag advertisement in the Albany Evening Iournal ran on 31 December 1851. 14.

Title:Emily's Songbook
Author: Mark Slobin, James W. Kimball, Katherine K. Preston, Deane L. Root
Publisher:A-R Editions, Inc. - 2011

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