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Northward ho!, or, Baffled, not beaten / words by Commander Cheyne ; music by Odoardi [i.e. Odoardo] Barri

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Author:
Barri, Odoardo 1844-1920 cmp  Search this
Cheyne, John P. 1826-1902 lyr  Search this
Concanen, Alfred ill  Search this
Stannard & Son ltg  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (7 p.) ; 36 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Advertisements
Place:
England
Arctic regions
Date:
1879
[1879]
To 1901
1870-1880
Notes:
For voice and piano.
Illustrated t.p. depicts three balloons ("Enterprise," "Resolute" and "Discovery") preparing for an Arctic flight under a night sky with stars and mountains. A ship is at the ice floe edge and teams of men are shown in the foreground using coal burners to produce gas for the balloons. One uses a flag to send semaphore messages back to the ship and another holds a telescope. Other men and sled dogs gather in the background. Signed "Alfred Concanen lith". Lithography company: "Stannard & Son."
Publisher's advertisement on verso of p. 7 gives melody incipits for songs in: Madame Favart : opera comique in three acts / English adaptation by H.B. Farnie ; music by J. Offenbach. Incipits are as follows: The first meeting. The calendar of Bacchus. Mountain song. The novice. The artless thing. The lover's comedy. Dear old dad. The deĢbutante. The two Eves. Puff. The ladies' pet. Au revoir!. Conjure not. An old woman's dream. The pedlar's song. 'Tis not in number. Advertisement gives list of "Pianoforte Arrangements" and "Dance Music."
Summary:
Published to gain support for an expedition to the Arctic via air balloons. Expedition never took place.
Topic:
Songs with piano  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Ballooning  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Men  Search this
Mountains  Search this
Coal  Search this
Snow  Search this
Ice floes  Search this
Dogs  Search this
Night  Search this
Stars  Search this
Ships  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
Signal flags  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
British  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982077