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A. Baldwin Sloane

(1872–1925), composer. The most prolific songwriter for musical comedies at the turn of the century, he wrote the scores for no fewer than two dozen Broadway musicals between ...

Sloane, A. Baldwin

Sloane, A. Baldwin (1872–1925)   Reference library

Thomas S. Hischak

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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..., A. Baldwin ( Alfred Baldwin Sloane , 1872–1925 ) American theatre composer . The most prolific Broadway composer at the turn of the century, Sloane scored some two dozen New York musicals between 1896 and 1912 . Born in Baltimore, where his songs were first heard in such semi-professional theatres as his own Paint and Powder Club, he arrived in New York in 1894 and soon had his melodies interpolated into others’ scores, such as the successful Excelsior, Jr. ( 1895 ). His first full score in New York was for the children’s extravaganza Jack...

Sloane, A. (Alfred) Baldwin

Sloane, A. (Alfred) Baldwin (1872–1925)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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..., A. (Alfred) Baldwin ( 1872–1925 ), American theatre composer . The most prolific Broadway composer at the turn of the century, Sloane scored some two dozen New York musicals between 1896 and 1912 . Born in Baltimore, where his songs were first heard in such semi-professional theatres as his own Paint and Powder Club, he arrived in New York in 1894 and soon had his melodies interpolated into others' scores, such as the successful Excelsior, Jr. ( 1895 ). His first full score in New York was for the children's extravaganza * Kinder- und...

Sloane, A[lfred] Baldwin

Sloane, A[lfred] Baldwin (1872–1925)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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..., A[lfred] Baldwin ( 1872–1925 ). Stage composer . A prolific Broadway songwriter little remembered today, he scored nearly thirty musicals in a sixteen-year period at the turn of the twentieth century. Sloane was born in Baltimore where he started writing songs for local amateur productions. In New York he saw some of his work interpolated in Broadway shows but didn't get to write a complete score until Jack and the Beanstalk ( 1896 ). Working with a variety of lyricists, he composed the music for such musicals as Broadway to Tokyo ( 1900 ), The Belle...

Sloane, A[lfred] Baldwin

Sloane, A[lfred] Baldwin (1872–1925)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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..., A[lfred] Baldwin ( 1872–1925 ), composer . The most prolific songwriter for musical comedies at the turn of the century, he wrote the scores for no fewer than two dozen Broadway musicals between 1896 and 1912 . He was born in Baltimore, where his songs were first heard in amateur productions. Coming to New York he began interpolating melodies into others' scores and soon was invited to create his own. His biggest hit was “Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl,” which Marie Dressler introduced in Tillie's Nightmare ( 1910 ), but none of his songs...

Sloane, A(lfred) Baldwin

Sloane, A(lfred) Baldwin (28 Aug 1872)   Reference library

Gerald Bordman

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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..., A(lfred) Baldwin ( b Baltimore, MD , 28 Aug 1872 ; d Red, Bank, NJ , 21 Feb 1925 ). Composer . He received his musical training from teachers in his hometown. He was among the founders of Baltimore's Paint and Powder Club, an amateur theatrical group, for whose productions he composed some of his earliest songs. In the early 1890s he moved to New York, where his songs were interpolated in musicals and employed by vaudeville singers; one of his earliest successes was “When you ain’t got no money, well you needn’t come around,” introduced by May...

A. Baldwin Sloane

A. Baldwin Sloane  

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(1872–1925), composer.The most prolific songwriter for musical comedies at the turn of the century, he wrote the scores for no fewer than two dozen Broadway musicals between 1896 and ...
E. Ray Goetz

E. Ray Goetz  

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(1886–1954), producer and lyricist.Born in Buffalo, New York, he began to write lyrics and sometimes melodies for Broadway shows in 1910, when he set words to A. Baldwin Sloan's ...
Edgar Smith

Edgar Smith  

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(1857–1938), librettist and lyricist.The Brooklyn native was the author of some 150 works to reach Broadway. He began his career as an actor, then briefly turned playwright, collaborating on ...
operetta and fairy tales

operetta and fairy tales  

Operetta is a form of opera in which the style is essentially light-hearted with tuneful music. The translation from Italian is ‘little opera’, indicating that in the 18th century short ...
Harry B. Smith

Harry B. Smith  

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(b. Buffalo, NY, 28 Dec. 1861; d. Atlantic City, NJ, 2 Jan. 1936)Librettist, lyricist and adapter. A Chicago journalist, he teamed up with composer Reginald De Koven to emulate ...
Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz  

Character in children's books by L. Frank Baum.
Wizard of Oz, The

Wizard of Oz, The   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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... ( stage versions ). A stage show, adapted by L. Frank Baum from his own story for children, was premièred at the Majestic Theater, New York, in 1903 and ran for 293 performances. Much of the musical score was by A. Baldwin Sloane and Paul Tietjens , with lyrics by L. Frank Baum . Nevertheless, a collection of other composers and lyricists are known to have collaborated on the work. One more version of Baum's story, The Wiz , appeared in 1975 , opening at New York's Majestic Theater. This was an all-black production with a book by William F....

Wizard of Oz, The

Wizard of Oz, The ((stage versions))   Reference library

Tom Higgins

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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...The (stage versions) A stage show, adapted by L. Frank Baum from his own story for children, was premièred at the Majestic Theater, New York, in 1903 and ran for 293 performances. Much of the musical score was by A. Baldwin Sloane and Paul Tietjens , with lyrics by L. Frank Baum . Nevertheless, a collection of other composers and lyricists are known to have collaborated on the work. One more version of Baum’s story, The Wiz , appeared in 1975 , opening at New York’s Majestic Theater. This was an all-black production with a book by William F....

Wizard of Oz, The

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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...of Oz, The ( 1903 ) , a musical comedy by Frank Baum (book, lyrics), Paul Tietjens , A. Baldwin Sloane (music). [Majestic Theatre, 293 perf.] When little Dorothy ( Anna Laughlin ) and her cow Imogene ( Joseph Schrode ) are whisked away from her Kansas farm by a wild cyclone and taken to the faraway land of Oz, they are joined by a Scarecrow (Fred Stone ), a Tin Man (Dave Montgomery ), and a Cowardly Lion ( Arthur Hill ) as they travel to visit the Wizard, who will help them return to Kansas. Of course, it is all a dream. Based on the famous...

Smith, Edgar

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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2009
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... John Stromberg , wrote musical burlesques featuring the “Dutch” comedians. Pousse-Café ( 1897 ), Hurly Burly ( 1898 ), Cyranose de Bric-a-Brac ( 1898 ), Fiddle-Dee-Dee ( 1900 ), Hoity Toity ( 1901 ), Twirly Whirly ( 1902 ), and others were very popular and Smith was much in demand. Even as he wrote nonmusicals, he continued to script and score musicals until 1930 , collaborating with A. Baldwin Sloane , Victor Herbert , and others for such works as Dream City and the Magic Knight ( 1906 ), The Girl Behind the Counter ( 1907 ), Old Dutch ...

Smith, Harry B[ache]

Smith, Harry B[ache] (1860–1936)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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...( 1891 ), the most produced American operetta of the nineteenth century. Throughout his career, Smith worked with such renowned composers as A. Baldwin Sloane , Victor Herbert , John Stromberg , John Philip Sousa , Jerome Kern , Ivan Caryll , Sigmund Romberg , and Irving Berlin , and adapted musicals by such Europeans as Gustave Kerker , Emmerich Kalman , Franz Lehar , Oscar Straus , and Jacques Offenbach . A list of his most notable works would include The Serenade ( 1897 ), The Fortune Teller ( 1898 ), The Singing Girl ( 1899 ), The Casino...

Harris, Charles K(assel)

Harris, Charles K(assel) (1 May 1865)   Reference library

Joan Morris

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...of Hoyt's musical A Trip to Chinatown . After advance orders for 75,000 copies of the song, sales eventually reached some five million, and the royalties enabled him to open offices in New York and Chicago. He published his own songs and the works of other writers, including several shows produced by Joe Weber and Lew Fields, such as Victor Herbert's Dream City and The Magic Knight (both 1906 ) and A. Baldwin Sloane's Tillie's Nightmare ( 1910 ). His ability to judge which songs would sell rapidly made him one of the most successful publishers of...

Rosenfeld, Monroe H.

Rosenfeld, Monroe H. (1861)   Reference library

Sam Dennison

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
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..., which was apparently neither produced nor published. Rosenfeld's brother Sydney Rosenfeld ( 1856–1931 ) was an occasional composer and a librettist. He collaborated with A. Baldwin Sloane on several works and with George Lederer wrote The Passing Show , often cited as the first revue. Works (selective list)(all for 1v, pf) Climbing up the golden stairs ( 1884 ); Hush little baby, don’t you cry ( 1884 ); I’ll send you down a letter from de sky ( 1884 ); Hustle on to glory ( 1885 ); I'se gwine to weep no more ( 1885 ); Ring dat golden bell ( 1885 ); Johnny get...

Wizard of Oz, The

Wizard of Oz, The   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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...Tin Man, and Lion and they travel to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard. Because of the casting of Montgomery and Stone, the role of the Lion was minor, as was the witch. Paul Tietjens and A. Baldwin Sloane wrote the music for such numbers as “Alas for a Man Without Brains” and “When You Love Love Love” but the more popular songs were by others and interpolated into the show, such as “Sammy” and “Hurrah for Baffin's Bay.” Aside from the star comics, much of the success of the show was attributed to director–choreographer Julian Mitchell who staged...

McClelland, David C.

McClelland, David C. (1917–98)   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management

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...not-for-profit consulting companies, the most notable of which is McBer and Company, now a part of the Hay/McBer Group. Bibliography Boyatzis, R. E. (1982) The Competent Manager: A Model for Effective Performance , New York: John Wiley and Sons. Boyatzis, R. E. (1998) Transforming Qualitative Information: Thematic Analysis and Code Development , Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. McClelland, D. C. (1951) Personality , New York: William Sloane Associates. McClelland, D. C. (1961) The Achieving Society , New York: Van Nostrand. McClelland, D. C. ...

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