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Serge Jaroff and His Don Cossack Choir: The Refugees Who Took the World by Storm

Description: This article discusses the history of the Don Cossack Choir which was established and conducted by Serge Jaroff while in a Turkish internment camp in 1920. Once liberated, they concertized throughout the non-Soviet world and enjoyed long-term success. However, the choir has received little scholarly attention, much of it in Dutch and Russian research.
Date: Spring 2020
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M1619-G743

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music. The dates of publication range between 1852 and 1879, and most of the publishers' imprints were located in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, with others from Cleveland and New Orleans. Several items have the name of Minnie S. Greene on the first page, and some have the location of the Southern Home School in Baltimore, or Patapsco [Ins. or Tns.]. A wide variety of composers and lyricists appear in the volume, with multiple entries from Virginia Gabriel, Luigi Arditi, Fabio Campana, Charles Gounod, John Hullah, and Harrison Millard.
Date: 1852/1879
Creator: Greene, Minnie S.
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M1619-P293-1870

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music, compiled by Florence B. Paulson. The collection was bound in 1870, and contains works published between 1830 and 1870. Many of the selections are patriotic, while others include dances, ballads, and selections from operas. A variety of composers are present, with S. Wesley Martin and Henry C. Work the most frequent, each with three compositions in the volume. Almost half of the selections were published in Chicago, with others from New York, Boston, Cincinnati, and Philadelphia. Lyrics in this volume include racial slurs and stereotyping.
Date: 1870
Creator: Paulson, Florence B
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M1619-M8

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music compiled by R.S. Harrington. The collection consists of music for dances, ballads, and minstrel songs, notably juxtaposing songs with related titles, (Young Folks at Home and Old Folks at Home; Are We Almost There? and We Are Almost There). Most selections were published in Boston or New York. This item contains racial slurs and stereotyping.
Date: 1817/1859
Creator: Harrington, R.S.
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M1619-K55

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music from the collection of Thurman Morrison, compiled by Mary Alsop King Waddington, an author who was born in New York, but lived in France beginning in 1871, and was married to French statesman William Henry Waddington. This volume consists largely of excerpts from operatic works, particularly by Gaetano Donizetti, Saverio Mercadante, Gioacchino Rossini, and Giuseppe Verdi. Most works were published in Paris, with a few published in Mayence (present-day Mainz), Vienna, and Boston.
Date: 1820/1859
Creator: Waddington, Mary King, 1833-1923
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M1619-B75

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music compiled by Mrs. Bright. Almost all selections in the volume were published in London, with songs in English, German, and Italian. Six out of the forty-six titles in the volume are by Henry R. Bishop, with several works by J. Augustine Wade and Peter von Winter as well, among others.
Date: 1795/1850
Creator: Mrs. Bright
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M1619-G74

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music. The dates of publication range between 1840 and 1880, and most of the publishers' imprints were located in New York or Philadelphia, along with several other locations. Discard stamps from the Columbus, Ohio public library, and a stamp for R.B. McAdow, Music Dealer in the same city suggest the compiler's residence was also there; the name Minnie S. Greene is written in pencil on the first page of music. Page 127 of the scan, or 114 of the music, is also inscribed "Presented to Minnie Greene."
Date: 1840/1880
Creator: Greene, Minnie S.
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M21-W34

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music assembled by Ellen M. Wagner. About half of the titles in the volume were published in Boston, with others published in New York, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati. Many of the works in the volume are set as theme and variations.
Date: 1840/1860
Creator: Wagner, Ellen M.
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M1619-P295-1881

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music, collected by Florence B. Paulson. This volume consists primarily of sentimental songs ballads, lullabies, and cradle songs, and four titles involving birds. Composers Harrison Millard and Arthur Sullivan are most prominently represented. Most works were published in New York or Boston, with many published by Oliver Ditson & Co., Wm. A. Pond & Co., and G. Schirmer. The collection was compiled in 1881, but the works it contains were published between 1858 and 1881.
Date: 1881
Creator: Paulson, Florence B.
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M1619-W55

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music from the collection of Thurman Morrison, compiled by Gertrude K. Whitaker. The selections include multiple titles on military themes, including works dedicated to military figures of the time. Other works include ballads, waltzes, and the three-part cantata, The May Queen. Five works in this volume were composed by Charles Grobe. Almost half of the thirty-six items in the collection were published in Philadelphia, with others published in Baltimore, New York, and Boston.
Date: 1818/1859
Creator: Whitaker, Gertrude K.
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M1619-P33

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music from the collection of Thurman Morrison. The contents were assembled by Edith Mills Peachey, and the 57 works in this volume include multiple ballads, quadrilles, polkas, and waltzes, with five different compositions by Henry Russell. Other composers with two works in the collection include Edwin Flood, Charles E. Horn, Louis Antoine Jullien, and Camille Schubert. About half of the works were published or co-published by the Musical Bouquet Office. All titles were published in London, but they cover a geographical scope including the British Isles and continental Europe, along with past and contemporaneous areas of British colonization in North America and India.
Date: 1820/1879
Creator: Peachey, Edith Mills
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M1619-P35

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music compiled by Anna M. Pease, from the collection of Thurman Morrison. All works were published in London, with multiple items published by Duff and Hodgson, Chappell, Robert Cocks & Co., and Joseph Williams. The volume features a variety of composers, including two works each by George Linley and Frank Mori. An additional set of three songs is attributed to the unnamed author of "Will you love me then as now," surmised to be Charles William Glover, though only "The rich man's bride" verifies as one of his works. For topics covered, two works are concerned with the month of May, and three others with Ireland (one of which, "The May Dew," overlaps in both areas).
Date: 1834/1869
Creator: Pease, Anna M.
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M21-C28

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music collected by Sarah Carpenter. The collection includes many works arranged for piano from larger works such as operas, as well as galops, marches, and fantasies. Eugène Ketterer, Brinley Richards, and William Vincent Wallace have multiple works in this volume. About half of the titles were published in New York City, with others in Philadelphia and Boston, as well as several European cities.
Date: 1840/1869
Creator: Carpenter, Sarah
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M1619-W73

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music from the collection of Thurman Morrison, presumably compiled by Ann Worrell, whose name is inscribed on multiple works within the volume. The vast majority of titles in this collection were published in Philadelphia, and the remainder in Baltimore, between 1796 and 1830. A number of items have themes related to Scotland, along with several works about soldiers. Composers Michael Kelly, Joseph Mazinghi, John Stevenson, and Thomas H. Thompson are most prominent, with three works each, and Thomas Moore was the lyricist for four works. George Willig, G.E. Blake, and various iterations of the Carr publishing company are the most prominent publishers in this volume.
Date: 1796/1830
Creator: Worrell, Ann
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M21-C5543

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music compiled by Ida Burroughs Coit. The volume prominently features adaptations or arrangements of larger works (often operas), along with multiple waltzes and galops. Most works were published in Boston or St. Louis, with a smaller number published elsewhere. The St. Louis publisher Balmer & Weber and Boston publishers Oliver Ditson and W.A. Evans are most prominent in this collection. Most works were published in the 1870s, although items range in date from 1848 to 1884.
Date: 1848/1884
Creator: Coit, Ida Burrough
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M1.P49

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music from the collection of Thurman Morrison. An inscription on the page facing the inside front cover reads "Mrs. J.M. Phillips, Priory St." Please consult individual catalog records under call number M1.P49 for applicable RISM information.
Date: 1790/1830
Creator: Phillips, Mrs. J.M.
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M22-B82-R4-1866

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music consisting of six works by Johannes Brahms: Variationen über ein Thema von Paganini (1); Clavierstücke, op. 76: Heft 2 (2); Fantasien für Pianoforte (3); Drei Intermezzi, für Pianoforte, Op. 117 (4); Klavierstücke, op. 118 (5); and Klavierstücke, op. 119 (6).
Date: 1866/1892
Creator: Oppel, Reinhard
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Binder's Collection: ] M21-H37-1830z

Description: Bound compilation of sheet music with the surname Schieffelin attached. The collection was bound in Yonkers, New York, which strongly suggests a location for the owner, and digitized historical newspapers and genealogical records do show a prominent Schieffelin family in that city. Three quarters of the titles in the volume are variations, of which five were composed from various sources by Henri Herz. The collection includes a variety of publishers and locations in Europe and the United States. Where dates can be determined, they range from 1821 through the 1840s.
Date: 1821/1849
Creator: Schieffelin
Partner: UNT Music Library

Pop Chronicles Interviews #106 - Frank Sinatra

Description: Recording of Frank Sinatra's acceptance speech for an award from the National Conference of Personal Managers. John Gilliland later used this audio for the Pop Chronicles radio program series. Sinatra notes his 35-year career beginning at age 15, placing this recording around the year 1965. This recording contains slurs or stereotyping directed at race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion.
Date: 1965~
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library