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Those wedding bells shall not ring out / words and music by Monroe H. Rosenfeld.
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Those wedding bells shall not ring out / words and music by Monroe H. Rosenfeld.  [A sexton stood one Sabbath eve within a belfry grand. [first...] ([c1896])

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Image Title

:  Those wedding bells shall not ring out / words and music by Monroe H. Rosenfeld.

Alternate Title(s)

: A sexton stood one Sabbath eve within a belfry grand. [first line] Title 2.) Those wedding bells must not ring out, she is another's bride. [first line of chorus]

Creator(s)

: Rosenfeld, Monroe H. -- Composer
Rosenfeld, Monroe H. -- Lyricist

Additional Name(s)

: Comer, Imogene -- Singer
Rising, Will S. -- Singer
Mora, Helene -- Singer
Mackay, Julie -- Singer
Simpson, Alfred L. -- Singer
Maxwell, Joseph, d. 1930 -- Singer
Held, Charles W. -- Copyright Holder
Libbey, J. Aldrich, 1864-1925 -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1896]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.

Notes

: On cover: Illustrated and sung by [followed by 6 photographs of people who have sung the song, their names printed on images of bells:] Imogene Comer; Will S. Rising; J. Aldrich Libbey; Joseph B. Maxwell & Alfred L. Simpson; Julie Mackey; Helene Mora. Includes reproduction of Helene Mora's signature. Note 2.) Summary: During a wedding ceremony, a person in the audience stops the ceremony and claims the bride-to-be is already married; the sexton and audience are stunned; the sexton tries to continue but then another man comes forward and claims she will not marry because he is her husband. He then stabs the bride dead and kills himself, while his dying words resound in the sad audience's ears.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1896

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1166096

Record ID

: 464322

Digital Item Published

: 6-4-2010; updated 3-25-2011

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