The Douglas Moore Collection
51 sheet music, 1 songbook
Abstract (Descriptive Summary)
51 pieces of sheet music and 1 songbook belonging to composer Douglas Moore and family.
All materials in this collection are subject to standard national and international copyright laws.
Provenance and Acquisition Information
Gift from R. & A. Petrilla of Roosevelt, NJ, February 2011.
Agency History/Biographical Sketch
Douglas Moore was born on August 10, 1893. He is best known for his operas The Devil and Daniel Webster and The Ballad of Baby Doe. Moore was born in the village of Cutchogue, on Long Island, where he lived for his entire life until his death at age 75 on July 25, 1969.
Scope and Content
Collection of 51 pieces of sheet music and one book. Some pieces belonged to Mr. Moore’s mother or grandmother. Some bear his signature or his name stamped on. The pieces encompass a wide variety of genres, from religious music (such as the “Heaven’s Artillery March”) to comic songs (such as “Good-Night, Nurse”). Some pieces of sheet music are selections from various shows, such as “Mollie Malone” and “Hiram Green Good-bye,” both from the show Kafoozelum, or “Rhoda and her Pagoda” from the show San Toy.
Sheet Music Pieces and Songbook, Arranged Alphabetically
As we swing sweetheart--061906-SHOW
Biddle's Piano Waltz--007772-CPMLG
Bon voyage. mouvement de Gavotte--007749-CPMLG
The boogie boo--117101-SHOW
Echoes at eventide--007768-CPMLG
Faithful I'll be to you--007767-CPMLG
Graded course of studies for the piano forte in ten grades: grade five--SP-090761
Heaven's artillery march--007743-CPMLG
Hiram Green good-bye--116902-SHOW
I love a lassie--007761-CPMLG
I love, and the world is mine--007748-CPMLG
I love, and the world is mine--007759-CPMLG
Jim Jim I always knew that you'd win--007771-CPMLG
Les deux alouettes = The two larks--007745-CPMLG
Liebeslied. an old-world serenade--007758-CPMLG
The man that broke the bank at Monte Carlo--007780-CPMLG
The man with three wives--007779-CPMLG
Merry hearts dance--007769-CPMLG
The Merry Widow Waltz--045126-SHOW
My god and father, while I stray--007756-CPMLG
My sweet wild rose--007760-CPMLG
Oh! that we two were maying--007762-CPMLG
Past and future--007747-CPMLG
Pumping the pump, pump, pump--007763-CPMLG
Rhoda and her pagoda--064306-SHOW
She borrowed my only husband (and forgot to bring him back)--007764-CPMLG
Song of the soul--012002-SHOW
Sounds from the ringing rocks--007770-CPMLG
Till the sands of the desert grow cold--007752-CPMLG
Under the rose--007778-CPMLG
The Washington post--007783-CPMLG
Westward, ho!-- 007766-CPMLG
When I think on the happy days--007757-CPMLG
You're just the girl I'm looking for--007777-CPMLG
Materials Cataloged Separately
All sheet music catalogued in Center’s database.
The majority of the sheet music is stored in the Center for Popular Music-Large collection, box 95.
The Center holds a number of other pieces of sheet music by the composers listed. All pieces are searchable by accession number or title in the Center’s InMagic database.
PublisherCenter for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University
Subject(s)Marching Songs and music, Seasons -- Songs and music., Love -- Songs and music., Comic songs., Lullabies Songs and music, Religious poetry, Lovesickness Songs and music, Marches, War songs -- United States., Railroads -- Songs and music., Women in music, Marches (Piano), Musical theater -- Songs and music, Comedy
CreatorsMoore, Douglas, 1893-1969
MTSU Box 41
1301 E. Main Street
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Bragg Media & Entertainment Bldg.