Dance Music, "Virginia Reel," Published by Henry Ford, 1925-1926

Summary

In the 1920s, Henry Ford thought the old-fashioned dances of his youth should be revived. So he published a book of dance instruction--and also this sheet music for school orchestras or community musicians who wished to provide live music for 19th century dances like the reel, quadrille, schottische, and gavotte. The music included parts for violin, bass, cello, viola, clarinet, flute, piano, trumpet, trombone, and drums.

In the 1920s, Henry Ford thought the old-fashioned dances of his youth should be revived. So he published a book of dance instruction--and also this sheet music for school orchestras or community musicians who wished to provide live music for 19th century dances like the reel, quadrille, schottische, and gavotte. The music included parts for violin, bass, cello, viola, clarinet, flute, piano, trumpet, trombone, and drums.

Artifact

Sheet music

Date Made

1925-1926

Creators

Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 

Creator Notes

Compiled and published by Henry Ford

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.414

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10.625 in

Width: 6.875 in

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