Investigation (Braham, David)

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Publisher. Info. New York: Wm. A. Pond & Co., 1884. Plate 11,252 , 11,251, 11,253, 11,254(-3).
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For Piano (Braham)

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Publisher. Info. New York: Wm. A. Pond & Co., 1884. Plate 11,329-5.
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Misc. Notes Among several dances (lanciers, quadrilles,... - see the title page) arranged by the composer out of music from the play, generally for piano (though some exist in orchestral parts also at the Library of Congress, as does a Medley Overture.)
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General Information

Work Title Investigation
Alternative. Title Musical / Comic play
Composer Braham, David
Text Incipit Several:
For "As Long as the World Goes Round": There once lived old Adam, and he courted Eve
For "the Boodle": The little green note that keeps us afloat is equal to silver...
For "Hello, Bab-by": Early in de morning when de sun do rise
For "Plum Pudding": If you wish to learn to cook, go out and buy a book
First Performance. 1884-09-01
First Publication. 1884 – New York: Wm. A. Pond (individual songs)
Librettist Edward Harrigan (1844–1911)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, 13-piece orchestra (at least in the overture); piano?

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I think a libretto-in-effect - called "Harrigan & Hart's "Investigation" songster : being the only book published which has ... all the songs as sung in Mr. Ed. Harrigan's new comic play, "Investigation," was published in 1884 (not by Wm. Pond, unless the publisher was an alias, or something. Also, whether it contained just the words or the music too I don't know, not having seen it yet- but it may have the order of the songs. There seems to be at least a reduction of the overture scanned online somewhere, also, and several other songs from the musical are scanned @ LoC.) - Schissel (Franceschina apparently- going by Google Preview- mentions that this play/musical/farce had over 100 performances, by the way.)

Hrm. 13-man orchestra- it'll do.

Play Manuscript is at the Edward Harrigan Papers at the New York Public Library (Manuscripts and Archives division), according to Granshaw (2007) (Bibliography, p.135.)