by Michael Balfe, arranged by James Watson,
reprint from Clayton F Summy, 1900
This is a new printing of the original edition on sturdy acid-free paper. 20 pages. We include photos and a capsule biography.
Watson’s arrangement for organ is slightly different from the orchestral original; he begins with the most famous melody
from the opera, “I Dreamt that I Dwelt in Marble Halls,” which is not a part of the Overture. Highest quality
guaranteed. Size of music is 13.5" x 10.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Michael William Balfe
born in Dublin, Ireland, is known for his opera “Bohemian Girl” (1843). He was a violinist, singer, and composer while
living in Italy. A noted conductor in London, his music was often sung by Jenny Lind, the “Swedish Nightingale.”
His compositions include 29 operas and 250 songs.
James Watson (1839–1919?) was born in Scotland and played in churches and notably
in the Music Hall of Aberdeen. In 1887, he left Scotland with his family to live in the United States and played for churches in
Chicago, notably St James Episcopal which was Sowerby’s church. Moderately difficult.