Paper Music Rolls and Folded Cardboard Book-music

Piano music roll No. 6472 Edward MacDowell “Shadow Dance, Op.39, No.8”

    Piano music roll No. 6472 Edward MacDowell “Shadow Dance, Op.39, No.8”

    Great Britain, London


    The Aeolian Company Ltd

    Paper, metal, wood, cardboard, binding material; presswork, perforation, printing, cardboard work

    4.7 x 32.2 x 4.9 cm

    Inscriptions, subscriptions on the labels: “DUO-ART”, “THE AEOLIAN CO., LTD”, “LONDON”, “6472”, “SHADOW DANCE”, “Op.39”, “No.8”, “MacDowell”, “PLAYED BY W. Byrd”, “MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN”, on the vignette: “DUO-ART”, “The Aeolian Company, Limited”, “London and New York”. On the perforated surface: “Tempo”, “95”. Handwritten inscription on the box bottom: “PAYTON / MARTIN/ Deer / Everear” (?)


    Piano music roll 28.58 cm wide is reeled on the spool with American standard plastic flanges (with guiding grooves for fixing in the drive mechanism – spool box). The roll leader is with triangular cut, the end glued with grey color leatherette and a ring. On the cut field surface: artistic vignette with a medallion indicating the catalog number, the title, composer and performer names, and stamp with authorization and the pianist autograph.

    The roll contains an indication of the tempo and perforation – the encoded recording of control actions sequence on a musical instrument for playing back the melody -“Shadow Dance, Op.39, No.8” (1890) by American composer and performer Edward MacDowell (18.12.1860-23.01.1908) performed by Winifred Byrd (24.05.1884-03.04.1970) - American concert pianist and music educationalist.

    The music roll is stored in the parallelepiped-shaped box made of cardboard, composed of bottom and cover, pasted over with black binding material. The label similar to the label on the roll is on the cover flat end.

    Musical instrument:Reproducinggrand piano "Steinway Duo-Art”, Инв. 1005.