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Title: "Soft As Yon Silver Ray that Sleeps"

Accession Number: 2004.24.22
Category: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS & SHEET MUSIC
Type: sheet music
Maker: Bray, John; Dubois, Wm.
Place: USA, NY, New York
Date: Circa 1832
Materials: paper
Description: Sheet music, "Soft As Yon Silver Ray that Sleeps", poetry from the "Mysteries of Udolpho"; music by J[ohn] Bray; published New York by Wm. Dubois, no date [?1807], circa 1817-1818; title block in various typefaces; rubberstamped upper right "SOLD BY/ J. H. HEWITT/ 137 BROADWAY/ N. YORK." [circa 1832]; handwritten in pencil upper right "1817/18", "W 1345A" [Wolfe #1345A]; 2 pages. "'The Mysteries of Udolpho', authorship unascribed, was evidently a dramatic adaptation of the celebrated novel by Mrs. Ann Radcliffe (1790). Les Mysteres d'Udolphe was dramatized in French by Guilbert de Pixerecourt in 1798". [Ref: Stuart M. Frank]

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