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"Jessie's dream", or, The relief of Lucknow : a descriptive fantasia, introducing The siege, the dream, the rescue / composed & arranged for the piano forte by John Blockley.
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Bound in the Mary Miller volume of songs and music, circa 1845-1885.
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This owner-bound volume belonged to a Mary Miller, Short Street, Balmain. There is a record of a WH Miller, painter and glazier, Short Street, Balmain in Sands Directory (1880). The music volume also contains the signature of an Aggie White (a relative of Mary's future husband?). There is a marriage between a Mary Miller and William White recorded in Balmain in 1883.
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Caption title: "Jessie's dream." Programme: The siege - The dream - The rescue - composed by John Blockley.
Running title: Jessie's dream. P.F.
Bottom of page 13, publication information: London. Published by John Blockley. 3 Argyll St. Regent St. W.
"Composed & arranged for the pianoforte".
For piano, with programmatic cues.
Includes a page of text before the music: "An extract from a letter written by M. de Banneroi, a French physician in the service of Mussur Rajah, and published in 'Le Pays' (Paris Paper), dated Calcutta, October 8th 1857.
Blind stamp top left hand corner of cover and on almost every page with publisher's information.
"Solo 4" top left hand corner of cover.
Bottom right hand corner: Solo pr. 4/ ; Duett pr 5/. Pricing information has been trimmed off.
John Blockley; composer, writer, and publisher; born in 1800 (some sites have 1801); died in London, December 24th, 1882.
Bottom of page 11: Extract from "Diary by a staff officer".
British Library estimate date to be circa 1860?
Contents: The siege -- The prayer -- The dream -- Air - "Jessie's Dream." -- The rescue -- Auld lang syne -- God save the Queen.
Provenance: Stewart Symonds sheet music collection.
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[1860?].
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London : John Blockley,
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1 score (13 pages) ; 35 cm.
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music
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