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The Song of the Thrush

  • Object:

    Sheet Music

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. late 19th century (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Le Brunn, George, born 20 - died 18 (composers)
    Hastings, Walter (lyricists)
    Francis, Day & Hunter (printers and publishers)
    H.G. Ranks (lithographers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.352-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Music sheet cover for 'The Song of the Thrush', written by Walter Hastings, composed by George Le Brunn, sung by Peggy Pryde, published by Francis, Day & Hunter , ca. late 19th century.

Physical description

Cover of the sheet music for 'The Song of the Thrush'. In the centre, there is woman holding a bouquet of flowers. In the background, there are men working in the background. The chorus of the song is printed on the image. In addition, the credits are printed at the top and bottom of the page.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

ca. late 19th century (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Le Brunn, George, born 20 - died 18 (composers)
Hastings, Walter (lyricists)
Francis, Day & Hunter (printers and publishers)
H.G. Ranks (lithographers)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'THIS SONG MAY BE SUNG IN PUBLIC WITHOUT FEE OR LICENSE EXCEPT AT MUSIC HALLS AND VARIETY THEATRES/THE SONG/OF THE THRUSH/ (FOUNDED ON AN INCIDENT IN CHARLES READE'S NOVEL, IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO MEND)/
CHORUS/THERE FELL A DEEP HUSH, AS THE SONG OF THE THRUSH WAS HEARD BY THAT MOTLEY THRONG,/AND MANY A ROUGH FELLOW'S EYES WERE MOIST, AS THE NOTES RANG OUT CLEAR AND STRONG,/EYES LIGHTED UP WITH A BRIGHT, YEARNING LOOK, AS THE BIRD TRILLED ITS BEAUTIFUL LAY,/ IT BROUGHT TO THEIRMIND DEAR OLD ENGLAND AND HOME THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY,/
WRITTEN BY WALTER HASTINGS,/COMPOSED BY GEORGE LE BRUNN/SUNG BY MISS PEGGY PRYDE/LONDON: FRANCIS, DAY & HUNTER, 142 CHARING CROSS ROAD, (OXFORD STREET END)/PUBLISHERS OF/SMALLWOOD'S CELEBRATED PIANOFORTE TURO: SMALLWOOD'S 55 MELODIOUS EXERCISES, ETC/NEW YORK: T.B. HARMS & CO 18 EAST 22ND STREET/ COPYRIGHT MDCCCXCVII IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY FRANCIS DAY & HUNTER/H.G. RANKS LITH.
Text on front of cover.

Dimensions

Height: 35.8 cm, Width: 25.5 cm

Descriptive line

Music sheet cover for 'The Song of the Thrush', written by Walter Hastings, composed by George Le Brunn, sung by Peggy Pryde, published by Francis, Day & Hunter , ca. late 19th century.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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