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Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Carmencita

Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Carmencita
Creator: Baggett, Brian
Date: 2012
This is a video recording of Henry Worrall's original composition Carmencita interpreted from the original manuscript and performed by Brian Baggett. Worrall published his solo instrumental "Carmencita Series of Mexican Dances" with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas, about 1896. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902. Worrall's original manuscript of this piece is available on Kansas Memory as unit 208647. For more information on Kansas guitarist Brian Baggett see the external link below.


Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Carmencita

Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Carmencita
Creator: Baggett, Brian
Date: 2012
This is an audio recording of Henry Worrall's original composition Carmencita interpreted from the original manuscript and performed by guitarist Brian Baggett. Worrall published his solo instrumental "Carmencita Series of Mexican Dances" with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas, about 1896. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902. Worrall's original manuscript of this piece is available on Kansas Memory as unit 208647. For more information on Kansas guitarist Brian Baggett see the external link below.


Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Sebastopol

Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Sebastopol
Creator: Baggett, Brian
Date: 2012
This is an audio recording of Henry Worrall's original composition Sebastopol interpreted from the original manuscript and performed by guitarist Brian Baggett. Worrall initially published "Sebastopol" in the 1850s with W. C. Peters and Sons of Cincinnati, Ohio. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902. Worrall's original manuscript of this piece is available on Kansas Memory as unit 208654. For more information on Kansas guitarist Brian Baggett see the external link below.


Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Sebastopol

Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Sebastopol
Creator: Baggett, Brian
Date: 2012
This is a video recording of Henry Worrall's original composition Sebastopol interpreted from the original manuscript and performed by Brian Baggett. Worrall initially published "Sebastopol" in the 1850s with W. C. Peters and Sons of Cincinnati, Ohio. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902. Worrall's original manuscript of this piece is available on Kansas Memory as unit 208654. For more information on Kansas guitarist Brian Baggett see the external link below.


Capretio

Capretio
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Around 1866
A manuscript copy of a guitar solo titled "Capretio" by Henry Worrall. Worrall published his solo guitar instrumental "Capretio on a Mexican Air" about 1866 with Oliver Ditson & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts. The copyright of this piece was credited to J.L. Peters and Bro. of St. Louis, Missouri. Worrall's manuscript copy of his "Capretio" [presented here] may date from an earlier or later period. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Carmencita

Carmencita
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Around 1896
A guitar solo titled "Carmencita" in manuscript by guitarist Henry Worrall. Worrall published his solo instrumental "Carmencita Series of Mexican Dances" with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas, about 1896. The date of Worrall's manuscript copy of "Carmencita" [presented here] is unknown. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Carmencita. Series of Mexican dances guitar solo

Carmencita. Series of Mexican dances guitar solo
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1896
Guitarist Henry Worrall published this series of solo guitar instrumentals with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas. The title page credits Worrall as the author of "Sebastopol" and other celebrated pieces for guitar. The dances include: 1. The Don, 2. The Donna, 3. Don Roberto, 4. Senora Petit, 5. Don Pasadena 6. Senora Puerto, 7. Senor Grazio, 8. Don Juan. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Celebrated violet waltz varied for the guitar

Celebrated violet waltz varied for the guitar
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1853
Guitarist Henry Worrall published his solo instrumental "Violet Waltz" with W.C. Peters & Sons of Cincinnati, Ohio. This copy comes from Worrall's personal collection. The many penciled notations included throughout this copy are presumed to be Worrall's. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Chimes of E

Chimes of E
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Between 1850 and 1900
This document is Henry Worrall's original manuscript copy of a solo guitar instrumental he called "Chimes of E." This piece is presumed to be an original composition or arrangement by Worrall. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Drug store, Cheney, Kansas

Drug store, Cheney, Kansas
Date: 1918
This photograph shows an interior view of an unidentified drug store in Cheney, Kansas. The display cabinet on the far left is labeled with a sign advertising chocolates. Two men and a woman are visible in the picture. One man is identified as Leonard Arth, and the woman is identified as Mrs. E. L. Feagan. There are shelves filled with items visible along the left, back, and right walls of the store. The shelves on the right appear to have books on them. There are tables and chairs along the middle of the store, and a soda fountain service counter and stools are visible on the far right side of the picture. A display behind the counter reads, "We sell McKinley Edition popular standard sheet music." There are several small American flags on display behind the counter.


Fantasia on Lucy Long

Fantasia on Lucy Long
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1866
A guitar instrumental by Henry Worrall is included here within a series of solo guitar pieces published by J.L. Peters & Bro. of St. Louis, Missouri. This copy of that collection includes only the "Fantasia on Lucy Long." In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Floating gems, composed and arranged for the guitar by Henry Worrall

Floating gems, composed and arranged for the guitar by Henry Worrall
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1860
Henry Worrall published this instrumental composition for solo guitar with A.C. Peters & Bros, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1860. Worrall's Floating Gems included four individual pieces: 1. Storm Waltzes, 2. Medley of Airs, 3. Fantasia, On Lucy Long, 4. Two Songs Without Words. This edition includes only song number four. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Henry Worrall with his guitar

Henry Worrall with his guitar
Creator: Grigs, A. D.
Date: Between 1850 and 1870
Guitarist and artist Henry Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 and died there in 1902. This photograph shows a youthful Worrall standing with his guitar. The photo was probably taken during Worrall's residence in Ohio in the 1850s or 1860s and reproduced later in Topeka by A. D. Griggs, as the border bears his imprint. Worrall's celebrated solo guitar instrumentals "Sebastopol" and "Violet Waltz" enjoyed great popularity in the nineteenth century. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular solo guitar pieces played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms.


Henry and Mary Worrall playing guitars

Henry and Mary Worrall playing guitars
Date: Between 1880 and 1902
Guitarist and artist Henry Worrall of Topeka, Kansas, plays music with his wife, Mary Elizabeth Harvey Worrall. Henry and Mary frequently performed together in Cincinnati, Ohio, before moving to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868. Worrall's celebrated solo guitar instrumentals "Sebastopol" and "Spanish Fandango" enjoyed great popularity in the nineteenth century. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular solo guitar pieces played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Henry Worrall died in Topeka in 1902. Mary Worrall died in Topeka in 1915.


Marilyn Maye onstage at a Topeka Jazz Workshop concert

Marilyn Maye onstage at a Topeka Jazz Workshop concert
Date: November 15, 1993
This photograph shows Marilyn Maye, a jazz vocalist who was born in Wichita in 1928, onstage at a Topeka Jazz Workshop concert. She began singing on the WIBW radio station in Topeka when she was 9 years old, and performed for 11 years at the Colony in Kansas City, Missouri. She had appeared frequently on television--notably 76 times on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In 1966, she received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, and in 2008, she received the Kansas Arts Commission's Distinguished Arts Award. The Kansas Native Sons and Daughters named her Kansan of the Year in 2012.


Medley of airs

Medley of airs
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1866
Several instrumental pieces by Henry Worrall are included here within a series of solo guitar pieces published by J.L. Peters & Bro. of St. Louis, Missouri. This copy of that collection includes only Worrall's "Medley of Airs" and is from his personal music collection. The medley includes the following songs: "Whal be King but Charlie," "Spanish Dance," "Gliding Jessy," "Fisher's Hornpipe," "Celebrated Spanish Serenade," and "Smith's West End Serenade." The title page includes the inscription "From Mama [Mary E. Harvey Worrall], March 9th, 1903, 715 Polk St, Topeka." In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Plaque, Commemorative

Plaque, Commemorative
Creator: Kirshner Records
Date: between 1990 and 1999
The platinum record featured here was awarded to Kansas band member Kerry Livgren when the album "Monolith" (1979) reached the 1,000,000 sale mark.


Sebastopol

Sebastopol
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Between 1850 and 1900
A manuscript version of guitarist Henry Worrall's celebrated guitar instrumental "Sebastopol." Worrall initially published "Sebastopol" in the 1850s with W. C. Peters and Sons of Cincinnati, Ohio. Included among Worrall's surviving music manuscripts are these manuscript editions of the introduction and finale to "Sebastopol." In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Sebastopol. A descriptive fantaisie for the guitar, by Henry Worrall

Sebastopol. A descriptive fantaisie for the guitar, by Henry Worrall
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1860
Henry Worrall composed and arranged Sebastopol, a solo parlor guitar piece, and published it in 1860 with A.C. Peters & J.L. Peters, music publishers, Cincinnati, Ohio. The piece was very popular throughout the nineteenth century. Worrall intended the piece to be an imitation of a military bugle and band. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Sheet music, Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula (Hawaiian Love Song)

Sheet music, Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula (Hawaiian Love Song)
Creator: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.
Date: 1917
Sheet music for Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula (Hawaiian Love Song). Written by E. Ray Goetz, Joe Young, and Pete Wendling. Published by the Waterson, Berlin, and Snyder Company of New York. According to the cover, the song was introduced by Al Jolson in the show Robinson Crusoe, Jr. at the Winter Garden Theatre. The back page is printed with the song For Your Country and My Country by Irving Berlin with a 1917 Copyright.


Spanish Fandango

Spanish Fandango
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1866
Guitarist Henry Worrall published his arrangement of the celebrated solo guitar instrumental "Spanish Fandango" about 1866 with J.L. Peters & Bros., music publisher, of St. Louis, Missouri. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Storm waltzes

Storm waltzes
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1866
Henry Worrall's solo guitar instrumental "Storm Waltzes" is included here within a series of pieces for solo guitar published by J.L. Peters & Bro. of St. Louis, Missouri. This copy of that collection includes only "Storm Waltzes." This piece contains several movements, including: "A Life on the Ocean Wave," "Waltz," and "Sturm Gallop." In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


The Big B Girls Band, Topeka, Kansas

The Big B Girls Band, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1911
This photograph and roster shows the Big B Band of Topeka, Kansas. The brass band was organized in 1910 and was comprised primarily of African American girls and a few boys. The name "Big B" was likely a play on the surname of the director G. A. Bigbee.


Untitled and Jack

Untitled and Jack
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Between 1850 and 1900
This document is Henry Worrall's original manuscript music for two solo guitar instrumentals, one untitled and one titled "Jack." In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Worrall's celebrated Mexican air. A capretio for the guitar

Worrall's celebrated Mexican air. A capretio for the guitar
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1866
Henry Worrall publishes his celebrated solo guitar instrumental "Mexican Air" with Oliver Ditson & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


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