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Object ID 003906

Object Name Meditation for the Piano

Object Desc Sheet music titled Meditation for the piano by C.S. Morrison. Printed by the John Church Company

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003911

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Sheet Music

Source David Schmid

Source Category Donation

Accession Date DEC 3,2015

Credit/Acknowledgement David Schmid

Location Room 1, Shelf 17

Object Date 1900

Start Year Range 1896

End Year Range 1920

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords sheet music,C S Morrison,John Church Company,piano,

Title Meditation for the Piano




Description / Abstract Sheet music "Meditation for the Piano" by C.S. Morris

Physical Description Paper sheet music with image of woman sitting outdoors holding a hat on cover. One large piece of paper, folded in half to construct cover and one single sheet insert inside. Total of three pages of music, one additional page on back cover contains exerpt from Down the Bayou. Music measures 10 3/4' wide by 14" high.

Author C.S. Morrison

Author Details




Language English

Publisher The John Church Company

Publisher Details John Church, Jr. established the company in 1859, and after taking partners into the firm, he incorporated it in 1885. Among the company's leading ventures was the marketing of pianos produced by the Everett Piano Company of Boston, Massachusetts, which was functionally a wholly owned subsidiary. Other subsidiary companies included Cincinnati's Royal Manufacturing Company, which produced smaller musical instruments such as drums, violins, guitars, mandolins, and banjos. These firms had been separate until 1892, when they were consolidated under one management in order to expand their influence over the broader world of music business. Besides musical instruments, the John Church Company published large amounts of sheet music; by the late 1870s, they were the largest music publishing house in Cincinnati and all of Ohio, and one of the largest in the United States. Among their titles were educational works such as the "School of Singing" and religious works.

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Image Caption CMY3911



Date DEC 3,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes There are some tears and edge wear, but sheet music is in overall good condition. Still usable.


Date DEC 3,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date DEC 3,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Third Floor from Third Floor - automatic entry by admin

Date DEC 3,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 17 from Third Floor - automatic entry by admin