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Title
Dearest
Additional title: Fadette. Dearest.
Additional title: O dearest! O dearest! words can never tell How strong my love, how pure and true, yes dearest, yes dearest tho' I love you well I'd have you love me as I love you; Love me too as I love you, you know I love you well, you know I love you well. [first line]
Names
Vallentine, B. B. (Benjamin Bennaton), 1843-1926 (Lyricist)
Mapleson, Laura Schirmer (Singer)
Mattei, Tito, 1841-1914 (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1892

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1892
Place: Boston
Publisher: Oliver Ditson Company
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Love songs
Man-woman relationships
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover includes illustration a woman smiling and leaning on her elbows with a pensive expression.
Content: On the cover: New Songs composed expressly for and sung with immense success by Laura Schirmer Mapleson in Fadette (Opera Comique) as produced by the Mapleson Opera Company.
Statement of responsibility: [words by B.B. Valentine ; music by Tito Mattei].
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f4191c90-c58d-012f-3221-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1843: Creator Born
  • 1892: Issued
  • 1926: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dearest" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1892. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f35f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dearest" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 27, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f35f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1892). Dearest Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f35f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Dearest