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Cultivated Music of the Antebellum Era, Part 1. From the book: Most theater in the early nineteenth century featured musical performances or varied sorts: overtures before performances, songs interpolated into plays, songs and / or musical performances between acts, dancing after performances. This is in addition to ballad operas, operas, or other kinds of performances based on musical performance. (111-12) •“Home, Sweet Home” (Henry Bishop). From a melodrama. One of the most popular songs of the nineteenth century. The limited vocal range, repetitive phrases, and simple harmony create “a feeling of stability” that reflects the words. Not long after its appearance in the 1820s, the song was arranged for piano solo in many styles: variations, fantasias, waltzes, polkas, for more than one player, etc. It was interpolated into many theatrical performances because it was so popular. (112-14)
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