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  • Event:

    CORSICAN BROTHERS, THE

    GHOST MELODY, THE

  • Person: composer : Keller, Bernard, Mr., fl.1850s
  • Date: 1852
  • Brief description: Original coloured lithograph, title page for the sheet music for a ballad entitled THE GHOST MELODY from THE CORSICAN BROTHERS. "With introduction, variations, and ad libitum violin part, by Bernard Keller." This black and white lithograph shows the death tableaux at the end of Act One. Fabien dei Franchi and his mother, Madame dei Franchi look on aghast as the ghost of Loius dei Franchi shows them the events surrounding his death. There is a handwritten note on the back of the lithograph, "Scene from 'The Corsican Brothers', Princess's Theatre, London, 1852. Original lithograph." The handwriting is possibly that of Christopher Calthrop.
  • Identifier: UKC-CALB-CORS-MUS-LDNPRS.F190395
  • Theatre: Theatre Royal, Adelphi, Strand & Westminster & London & England
  • Subject keyword: lithograph & ballad & drama

Further Details

  • Accession Number: F190395
  • Event:

    CORSICAN BROTHERS, THE

    GHOST MELODY, THE

  • Associated people: composer : Keller, Bernard, Mr., fl.1850s
  • Description level: 4
  • Language: English
  • Material type: music title page
  • Identity code: UKC/CALB/CORS/MUS/LDN PRS : F190395
  • Location: Special Collections' Store
  • Notes:

    "No.69 of Davidson's popular pianoforte pieces, Peter's Hill, Doctors' Commons, London."

    "The mute of the violin may be used or not, at the performer's pleasure, but it is generally considered effective in this class of music."

  • Part:

    Boucicault Collection

    Calthrop Boucicault Collection

  • Condition: 3
  • Dimensions: 350 x 240 mm
  • Medium: black and coloured ink on paper
  • Item note: The print is mounted on a backing susceptible to a pinkish mould, which has spread to the print itself.
  • Date: 1852
  • Theatre: Theatre Royal, Adelphi, Strand & Westminster & London & England
  • Repository: Special Collections, University of Kent at Canterbury

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