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Jim's Tune Titles
By Matthew Caulfield


        I think you murdered quite a few of your titles as deciphered
from the handwritten tune list.  But it is hard reading old hand scripts,
so don't feel bad.  Here is your list and the corrections I can suggest
off the top of my head:

  The Gonoliero (Sullivan) =  The Gondoliero
  Erminic (Takobowski) = Erminie (Jakobowski)
  Black Eyes (Fahrbach)
  Sweet By and By (Webster)
  Le Lere, La Victorie (Ganne) = Le Pere La Victoire
  Mocking Bird (Grobe)
  Maikado (Sullivan) = Mikado
  Sweet Violets (Emmet)
  Banditer (Strauss)
  Gitana (Bucalossi) = La Gitana (The Gypsy)

If I had my Keller-Kern Carl Frei list in front of me I could check my
suspicion that "Banditer" should be "Bandit(t)en."

Interesting sidelight on Louis Ganne's Le Pere La Victoire.  It is the
tune well-known to circus lovers as the one almost always used with the
liberty-horse act.  The title translates as "(The) Father Victory" and
this is the title under which it was copyrighted in 1889 and also the
title used in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.  But it is
more often titled "Le Pere de la Victoire," in English "The Father of

Matthew Caulfield

(Message sent Fri 3 Jul 1998, 17:10:54 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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