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Ballroom dancing on British and American 19th-century music covers

Ballroom dancing on British and American 19th-century music covers [graphic].

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Still imageSupervised use *MGZFD Bal 15-24Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Champney, Benjamin, 1817-1907.
  • Dubois, George, 1811-1888.
  • Grain, Frederick.
  • J.H. Bufford & Co. ltg
  • Sarony & Major. ltg
  • Wagner & M'Guigan. ltg
10 prints : chiefly lithograph, chiefly b&w; 35 x 27 cm. or smaller.
Representations of ballroom dancing on the covers of sheet music intended for home performance. Most of the images depict women in evening gowns and men in formal evening attire or military uniforms; an exception is The tournament waltzes, in which the dancers wear Elizabethan costume. Their surroundings, when shown, are usually opulently decorated ballrooms, many lit by chandeliers. The musical scores (not included in this collection) cover a range of popular ballroom dances of the period: the mazurka, quadrille, schottische, and waltz among them.
Sheet music covers.
Source (note)
  • Lillian Moore.
The Bohemian schottisch, danced at Her Majesty's state balls, composed by W[illia]m Willson; London, Duncombe & Moon -- The celebrated varsovienne [Boston?, Oliver Ditson?] -- The dark sett, the celebrated Negro quadrilles, as played by all the quadrille bands, arranged for the piano forte by S.O. Dyer; New York, Firth, Pond, 1848 / Lith. of Sarony & Major -- Jullien's original mazurka, or the Cellarius valse ... composed by [Louis Antoine] Jullien; New York, Firth, Hall & Pond / Bufford & Co.'s Lith. -- Lawrence quadrilles, selections from popular quick steps, as performed at the Grand Inauguration Whig Ball at Faneuil Hall, Mar. 4th, arranged for the piano forte; Boston, Henry Prentiss, 1841 / B. Champney del., B.W. Thayer's Lith. -- Quadrille millitaire [sic], Les Hussards, a new millitary [sic] quadrille composed for the piano forte, with original figures by C.A. White ... ; Boston, Oliver Ditson, 1865 -- Queen Victoria's dances ... ; New York and Philadelpha, E. Ferrett / Lith. of Wagner & McGuigan -- Selection of favorite country dances, embracing 15 popular airs [London, Musical Bouquet] -- The tournament waltzes, composed ... by A. Fleche; New York, Atwill / E. Browne Jr. del., N. Currier's Lith. -- Waltzes, cotillions, dances, etc. from the works of the most eminent composers; New York, Bourne / F. Grain del., Lithography of Pendleton.
Call Number
*MGZFD Bal 15-24
  • 792893175
  • 792893175
Ballroom dancing on British and American 19th-century music covers [graphic].
Local Note
Cataloging funds provided by Friends of Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
For another copy of The celebrated varsovienne, with music score, see: *MGZFX Anon Var 1.
For another copy of Jullien's original mazurka, or the Cellarius valse, with slightly different coloration and music score, see: *MGZFX Anon Jul 1.
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Lawrence quadrilles Gift; Lillian Moore.
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Local Subject
Schottische (Dance)
Mazurka (Dance)
Added Author
Champney, Benjamin, 1817-1907. Artist
Dubois, George, 1811-1888. Artist
Grain, Frederick. Artist
J.H. Bufford & Co. Lithographer
Sarony & Major. Lithographer
Wagner & M'Guigan. Lithographer
Moore, Lillian. Donor
Research Call Number
*MGZFD Bal 15-24
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