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The Silent Watch Mazurka

Date: c 1919
Dimensions:
Overall: 355 x 260 mm, 0.05 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Sheet music
Object No: 00028999
Place Manufactured:New South Wales

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    Description
    'The Silent Watch' is an eight-page booklet of piano sheet music with an illustration of a lighthouse focused on a naval ship. It was published in Sydney, Australia just after World War I as a mazurka, a popular dance in Europe, Britain and America during the 19th century. This piece was arranged by A B Saunders.
    SignificanceThis sheet music illustrates the focus on naval patrols and surveillance in early 20th century Australia, in the aftermath of World War I.
    HistorySheet music offers an insight into popular culture and social values at the time of their production. The widely distributed pieces were sold fairly cheaply, making them popular purchases with the general public. Music was an integral part of people's social life in the home and at public events such as balls, recitals, concerts and theatre shows.

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    Publisher: Leon H Groves

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