Moonlight Cake Walk for Pianoforte, The
Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History
1899 (Exact Date)
Place of Publication
Four pages of longer score of sheet music [music incomplete]. Front cover reads "The / Moonlight / Cake / Walk / For / Pianoforte / by / Frances Waterman / Published by / Frances Waterman / Burlington Vt." Stamped "J.H. McKannon Geo. D. Jarvis, / McKannon Brothers & Co. / 45 Church Street, / Burlington, VT. / Pianos and Organs. / The Largest Music House in the State." Inscribed "Bessie Vernie [?] McCargan/ 44 Court Street" on upper right of front cover.
27.1 cm (W)
35.4 cm (H)
Cakewalks originated as dances performed by African-American slaves. At the turn of the twentieth century, cakewalks became a form of ragtime music; this “Moonlight Cake Walk” is representative of the ragtime form.