“Lorena”

“Lorena”

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Lorena: Variation Brilliantes” arranged by Hermann L. Schreiner. The sheet music was published by J. C. Schreiner and Son in Savannah, Georgia in 1863. The cover sheet has a central text framed by a geometric pattern. The sheet music is addressed to Miss Sallie E. Chase of Athens, Georgia.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
1863
composer
Schreiner, Hermann L.
publisher
J. C. Schreiner & Son
place made
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 in x 9 1/2 in; 33.02 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
1983.0313.20
accession number
1983.0313
catalog number
1983.0313.20
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

"My friend and I went to a Civil War Enactment at Soldier Hollow, near Midway, UT - a Civil War Tea Party with ladies dressed in their lacy-bedecked gowns, serving dainty sandwiches, fruit, biscuits, cookies... Of course, tea, each lady had to bring her own tea cup because the social rules said, "The hostess needed to make her guests comfortabe.. " She didn't want to be embarassed if she didn't have enough cups.Musicians played songs of the era on a fiddle and a dulcimer, "Lorena, it has been so long, since I have been home,,,, " It was wonderful!"

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