American Popular Music (After the ball)

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8/26/16 American Popular Music: 30 songs o AFTER THE BALL - After the Ball is a popular song written in 1891 by Harris. The song is a classic waltz in 3/4 time. In the song, an older man tells his niece why he has never married. He saw his sweetheart kissing another man at a ball, and he refused to listen to her explanation. Many years later, after the woman had died, he discovered that the man was her brother. Written by Charles K. Harris, 1892 Significant because song was notated Most profitable song in history of Tin Pan Alley Lyrics involved Jealousy, love, lost, and regret Verse Chorus Form Associated with dance called waltz Could be performed with different instruments, styles Shows pop music with absolutely no influence of African American influence o MUSIC PUBLISHING – Sheet Music – songs in musical notation Used to be sold in retail stores to amateur musicians (mostly white middle class) Songs were promoted by professional singers
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  • Fall '16
  • Brett Boutwell
  • Music, tin pan alley

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