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Nichols, Emma J. The Original Old Folks, Formerly Father Kemp’s Concert Book, containing the words of the pieces sung by the company, and also the songs of Emma J. Nichols. Boston: Stacy & Richardson, [ca. 1850–80]. 24mo (13 cm; 5"). 32 pp. $135.00
Sole edition of this songster. Contains lyrics only for both sacred and secular songs; probable date of publication not before 1850 based on contents. (Also, Nichols was a mezzo-soprano who performed from ca. 1860 to ca. 1876.)
Wikipedia explains: "An Old Folks Concert was a form of musical and visual entertainment at which early American compositions by such composers as William Billings and Daniel Read were sung in period costume, while demonstrating early singing school methods."
WorldCat locates only four copies.
Publisher's printed wrappers. Some staining, scuffing, and corners creased; still, good. (37026) Please RESHELVE This.
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