Exhibit located on the 3rd floor of Main Library, Fine Arts & Special Collections
September through January 2008 - For more information, call 216-623-2848
This exhibit features highlights from the library's collection of over 20,000 titles of sheet music. On display are examples of 19th century popular songs by Henry Russell, George F. Root, Stephen Foster, Henry Clay Work, James A. Bland, David Braham, Paul Dresser, and others. Included are songs from operettas, the Ziegfeld Follies, Broadway and soundtracks from movies.
Also exhibited are songs written or sung by famous personalities such as Adelina Patti, Bert Williams, Al Jolson, Elvis Presley, Patti Page, and the Platters. These songs will take you to far off places and recreate America's bygone days. Other great songs written by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, and Rodgers and Hammerstein are just a few of the many composers and lyricists featured in this exhibit. Included are songs about Ohio and Cleveland as well as featuring many Cleveland music publishers and composers such as Ernest Ball and Henry Mancini.