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Title "Battle In The Sky"; World War One sheet music, 1915
Collection Swanson Collection
Object Name Music, Sheet
Caption Sheet Music: Battle in the Sky
Scope & Content Sheet music: "Battle in the Sky". Author: J. Luxton, Published by: Church, Paxson and Company, New York. Copyright date: 1915.

Illustrated title page, signed E.H. Pfeiffer, N.Y. The cover image is a gruesome depiction of aerial combat, with a plane crashing into a dirigible/airships, airplanes ablaze, and flaming bodies falling out of the sky.

Publisher's advertisement on verso of page 7 has incipits of eight piano pieces: Love waltz : reverie-waltz / Jerome Heller. The greyhound : march / John Parker. Twilight shadows : reverie / Jerome Heller. Dream waltz : waltz / W.C. Powell. Beautiful thoughts of love : novelette / Jerome Heller. Rippling waters : caprice / Wm. T. Pierson. Little soldier : march / W.C. Powell. Reflections : meditation / Jerome Heller.

J. Luxton also composed "Battle of the Marne March" - catalog # 1995G1057.3
Accession# 1995G1057
Subjects Marches (Piano)
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations.
Popular instrumental music
Air warfare
Object ID 1995G1057.2
Date 1915
Year Range from 1915
Year Range to 1915
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Condition Good
Condition Notes Some wear at corners. When the Farnsworth Museum borrowed the piece in late 2016, they put it in an archival mat, where it remains. There are four translucent mounting corners inside the hinged mat; the piece does not insert into them, but they should hold it in place if it is ever framed again.
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