After the Ball (Harris, Charles Kassell)

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Recordings

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Olmsted (2011/4/12)

Performers George J. Gaskin (1863-1920)
Publisher Info. United States Phonograph Co., n.d.(ca.1893).
Digital transfer - Santa Barbara: University of California, Santa Barbara Library
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Misc. Notes The famous chorus starts at about 1:56.
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Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Military Band (Short)

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Arranger Thomas Vowler Short (1856-1931)
Publisher. Info. New York: Pilling, 1893.
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For Voice and Piano (Clauder)

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Olmsted (2011/4/9)

Arranger Joseph Clauder (1853-1913)
Publisher. Info. Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1892.
Charles K. Harris listed as copyright claimant on first page
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Choul (2011/6/4)

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Arranger Joseph Clauder (1853-1913) not credited
Publisher. Info. New York: Chas. K. Harris, 1892.
Reissue - after 1919.
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Misc. Notes Cleaned 600 dpi B/W Score.
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For Bassoon and Piano (Bolek)

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Arranger Jan Bolek
Publisher. Info. Jan Bolek, 2019.
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For Piano (Necke)

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Arranger Hermann Necke (1850-1912)
Publisher. Info. Ballabend Band XIII (13) (No.8)
Leipzig: Carl Rühle's Musikverlag, n.d. Plate C. 4447. R.
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General Information

Work Title After the Ball
Alternative. Title Nach dem Ball
Composer Harris, Charles Kassell
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICH 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1892? - see talk page
First Publication. 1892 - Milwaukee: Charles K. Harris & Co., 8 (4 music) pages
Librettist Composer
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
Extra Information Harris may have composed only the melody, engaging Clauder to create the piano accompaniment.
See the talk page for a more detailed discusison.

Misc. Comments

One of the most popular and financially-successful songs ever published. It was was the first music sheet that sold one million copies. Some commentators claim that its success started the commercial exploitation of popular music, and thus the music industry itself. Thus it was used as the title of a history of popular music by Whitcomb (1972, 2nd ed 1994).

The song was used by Kern and Hammerstein in their musical, Show Boat (1927).

(4 minutes 54 in the eponymous recording ("After the Ball plus highlights from 'Vaudeville'") made by Joan Morris and William Bolcom for Nonesuch Records and first released on a 1974 LP.)

Published by Schott in 1917 or 1918 in a violin/piano arrangement, "Nach dem Ball: Blumenwalzer für Violine mit Pianoforte", rev. by Hugo Hartmann (see Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1918), p.4).