|Title:||Musical arrangements and compositions by R.A.F.|
|Dates:||1867 and undated|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 1235 to MS 1243)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of three compositions signed by R.A.F. The first, "Why no one to love" is R.A.F.'s arrangement with variations of a popular piece written by famous 19th century songwriter Stephen Collins Foster. The second piece, "Waltz," is composed by R.A.F. and is dated August 1867. Page four of "Waltz" also contains the music and words for "Whiter than Snow," a well known religious piece whose words and music are by others though this item contains several additional verses in pen. The identity of R.A.F. remains unknown.|
"Why no one to love" was composed by Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864), an extremely popular songwriter of the nineteenth century who wrote such works as Oh! Susanna (1848), De Camptown Races (1850), Old Folks at Home [aka Swanee River] (1851), My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night! (1853), Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair (1854), Gentle Annie (1856), Beautiful Dreamer (1862), and The Voices That Are Gone (1865).
These pieces are signed R.A.F. whose full name is not known.
Musical arrangements and compositions by R.A.F., MS 1240. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.