Autograph letter signed in full. Dudley BUCK.

Autograph letter signed in full

1 page of a bifolium Octavo. To Miss Westervelt. Dated Brooklyn, February, 19, 1900. With address ("34 Sidney Place") embossed in dark blue at head.

Buck confirms an appointment to hear his correspondent sing.

"I will hear you sing on Wednesday Feb. 21st at the Paris House Holy Trinity Church Montague St. Brooklyn at 3 p.m. sharp."

Very slightly worn; creased at fold; minor remnants of label to blank verso.

An American composer and organist, "Buck’s music epitomized the Victorian era in American culture. His anthems, along with the cantatas, partsongs, and organ works, aligned two powerful cultural forces of American Victorian life: high art and bourgeois popularity. His gift lay in his ability to compose music that held popular appeal without sacrificing artistic substance. He was the first American to write professionally crafted anthems and cantatas singable by average Americans. In so doing, he gave a fresh voice to musical democracy. Engaging lyricism, genteel restraint and stylistic propriety elevated many of his works into cultural icons." William K. Gallo, revised by N. Lee Orr in Grove Music Online.

Item #35235

Price: $100.00  other currencies

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