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“The Storm”

“The Storm”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song "The Storm" was written and composed by Henry Weber, and published by the Oliver Ditson Co. of Boston, Massachusetts in 1879. The cover calls the composition “an imitation of nature composed for the piano.” The font evokes a storm, with the “The” in the title being enveloped in a cloud with lightning bolts, and the font looking like jagged bolts as well.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Date made
1879
composer
Weber, Henry
publisher
Oliver Ditson Company
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 10 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
1982.0439.20
accession number
1982.0439
catalog number
1982.0439.020
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

"written by Christian Heinrich Weber, born April 15, 1812 in Marburg, Germany who lived in Nashville, TN by 1855 where he co-lead the Nashville Academy of Music. The Storm was probably written in 1858. In the Music collection of the Tennessee State Library and Archives there are three copies of this work. the oldest published in 1858 , 11 pages publlished by Benson of Nashville, the 2nd published by Benson & Belon & Weber, St. Louis, 1858a, and the 3rd, published in 1880. I haven't examined any of them, but I expect to. I found this information in the library's card catalog yesterday, 9/6/2013"

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