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Burlington, VT, USA [44.4758825,-73.212072]
45 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA [44.4789632,-73.2127019]


Moonlight Cake Walk for Pianoforte, The

Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History

Published Materials

Identifier
2010.1.39
Date
1899 (Exact Date)
Place of Publication
Burlington, VT
Object Type
Sheet Music
Description
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.
Dimensions
27.1 cm (W) 35.4 cm (H)
Material
Paper
Notes
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.

Related people
Waterman, Frances
Waterman, Frances
McKannon Bros. & Co.
Llewellyn, Lance A.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Piano music [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85101782]
Ragtime music [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85110853]
Piano music (Ragtime) [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85101813]