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The fatal wedding / words by Wm. H. Windom ; music by Gussie L. Davis.
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The fatal wedding / words by Wm. H. Windom ; music by Gussie L. Davis.  [The wedding bells were ringing on a moonlight winter's night...] ([c1893])

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Image Title

:  The fatal wedding / words by Wm. H. Windom ; music by Gussie L. Davis.

Alternate Title(s)

: The wedding bells were ringing on a moonlight winter's night. [first line] Title 2.) While the wedding bells were ringing, while the bride and groom were there. [first line of chorus]

Creator(s)

: Windom, Wm. H. -- Lyricist
Davis, Gussie L., 1863-1899 -- Composer

Additional Name(s)

: Bradley, James -- Singer
Utica Tribune -- Dedicatee

Published Date

: [c1893]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.

Notes

: Introduction begins with a musical quotation from Mendelssohn's wedding march. Note 2.) Note under caption title: Descriptive waltz song. Note 3.) On cover: Dedicated to The Utica Tribune. Note 4.) On cover: Sung by James Bradley. Cover includes a photograph of James Bradley. Note 5.) Publisher's device on cover partially covered with stamp of Edward B. Marks. Note 6.) Summary: Hearing wedding bells at a church, a mother with her child asks for entrance. She's told the wedding is only for the rich but is eventually admitted. She then interrupts the ceremony saying that she is the true wife of the bridgegroom, and that her baby has just died. The bride-to-be's parents thank her for saving their daughter and promise to take care of her for the rest of her life. The bridgegroom kills himself and is buried ....
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Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1893

Location

: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Music Division

Digital ID

: 1157349

Record ID

: 449162

Digital Item Published

: 12-21-2010; updated 3-25-2011

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