Gems of Melody (Sudds, William F.)

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Publisher. Info. [Philadelphia]: W.F. Shaw, 1881.
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Work Title Gems of Melody
Alternative. Title Ten Beautiful & Instructive Pieces
Composer Sudds, William F.
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 10:
  1. Diamond Polka
  2. Ruby Galop
  3. Pearl Waltz
  4. Sapphire Schottische
  5. Emerald Quickstep
  6. Onyx March
  7. Amethyst Reverie
  8. Topaz Galop
  9. Garnet Polka
  10. Moss-Agate Waltz
First Publication. 1881 – Philadelphia: W.F. Shaw
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano

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No.3, the Pearl Waltz, was recorded, along with the Message of Love Polka Op.74, by Neely Bruce in 1972 (in a 3-LP set on Vox called Piano music in America. : Volume I 19th century popular concert & parlor music.) Sudds' piano works seem not to have been much recorded otherwise. (One of the few exceptions seems to be a non-commercial video of his opus 85 Trippin' thro' the Daisies Polka on YouTube.)