|Horn, C. Frank - "Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake" for Viola & Harp |
Horn, C. Frank
Magatagan, Mike (1960 - )
|Editeur :||Magatagan, Mike|
|Droit d'auteur :||Public Domain|
|Ajoutée par magataganm, 18 Nov 2014|
C. Frank Horn was born on April 19, 1851, in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. His full name was Charles Frank Horn, but he usually went by C. Frank Horn to distinguish his name from his father's. His father, named Charles Horn, was a teamster born in Pennsylvania in 1800. C. Frank Horn's mother, Matilda Horn, was born about 1820, also in Pennsylvania.<br> <br> The first mention of C. Frank Horn is in the 1860 census. His father is given as Charles Horns (sic), age sixty, a teamster, with his family living in the North Ward Borough of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, as of June 14, 1860. His mother is listed as Matilda Horn, age thirty-nine, with children Mary, nineteen, Susan, sixteen, and Charles, nine. All were born in Pennsylvania. Interestingly, another household member, possibly a boarder, is listed: Will Davis, age thirty-two, a professor of music. Perhaps having Davis in the house influenced young Charles to become a teacher and composer of music.<br> <br> Horn composed some comic songs for George Thatcher of George Thatcher's Minstrels in Philadelphia. Horn wrote many other songs, like "Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake," "Miss Mulligan's Homemade Pie," "Grogan's Grocery," "The Band on Murphy's Block," and "McCarthy's Fancy Ball" in an Irish dialect. Some others are "Duffy, the Rising Man," "Mr. Finnegan," "The Trials of Leap Year," "The McGettigans' Social Soiree," and "When McGinnes Drives Up to the Door." <br> <br> "Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake" has become part of the folklore of Christmas. It has also entered the realm of folklore in a number of other ways. Edith Fowke listed it in Canadian Journal for Traditional Music in 1979 as "an old favorite." It appears in the Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry, with the author listed as "anonymous." It is often reprinted. The Family Herald and Weekly Star, a Montreal publication, printed it numerous times between 1913 and 1959. The title shows some variation, with Rick Benjamin's Paragon Ragtime Orchestra recording it as a music hall song called "Miss Hooligan's Christmas Cake." Digital Tradition, the database of folk songs at Mudcat Café (www.mudcat. org), includes the song and a thread in which contributors discuss the song. One contributor notes that in 1939, the song was performed by Leon Ponce in the album California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties, a field recording collected in 1938-40 by Sidney Robertson Cowell as a WPA project.<br> <br> Although originally written for Piano & Voice, I created this arrangement for Viola & Concert (Pedal) Harp.
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