Small quarto (25 x 19.5 cm). ,  (blank) pp. Notated in purple ink on 10-stave rastrum-drawn paper. Text in Italian.
With "Written for Miss Post Jan 13th 1879" at foot of first page.
Uniformly browned; outer leaves partially split at spine
No other manuscript source located for this work.
Pattison "studied in Germany with prominent teachers, including Sigismond Thalberg, Adolph von Henselt, Hans von Bülow, Karl August Haupt, Moritz Hauptmann, Carl Reinecke, Julius Stern, and Adolf Bernhard Marx, and also had lessons with Liszt. After returning to the United States briefly, he went back to Germany for a concert tour, performing as well in Paris and cities in Italy. In 1862 he settled in New York into a teaching career, and in the following years performed in more than 800 concerts. He toured with the Parepa-Rosa Opera Company, Clara Louise Kellogg, Emma Albani and Pauline Lucca, performed with the New York and Brooklyn Philharmonic Societies, and gave a striking series of recitals at the Centennial Exposition in 1876. Pattison initiated a music therapy project in 1878, involving 40 members of D.L. Downing’s Ninth Regiment Band and several singers in a study at Blackwell’s Island lunatic asylum in New York City." John C. Schmidt in Grove Music Online.
The "Pattison Waltz Song" was self-published by the composer in 1877, with Italian and English text by E.A. Valentine, with the edition dedicated to "Mrs. M.F. Ronalds" and is for high voice in D-flat major. It was later published by Oliver Ditson in versions for both high and medium voice, as well as Pattison's own arrangement for solo piano. The work was apparently very popular at the time, appearing in numerous recital listings throughout the end of the 19th century; an early recording from 1889 exists in the National Recording Registry.
The present manuscript is in C major, and lacks the extended written-out embellishments in the opening found in the published score.
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