Item Type: Music - Bound Volumes - Silberhorn/Chemnitzer Concertina
Full Description: Twenty-one examples from the Series of “Popular American Song Hits for the Concertina arranged by Henry Silberhorn, Chicago, Ill.” The mid-west states of Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota were, in the late 19th and early 20th century, the centre of the popularity of the Chemnitzer-style of concertina, a large square diatonic instrument that originated in eastern Europe as the Bandoneon, and became the instrument of choice amongst immigrants to the region for social dance and for song accompaniment. There were many hundreds of such pieces published by Silberhorn, by Patek and his Chicago music store, and by the Vitak-Elsnic company. This selection of popular songs and dance titles was sold via the Patek store, which offered music, instruments and records for eastern European emigrant communities. See also Items NC.5.2.3-002 [http://www.concertinamuseum.com/NC50203-002.htm] (Patek concertina Music) and NC.5.2.3-003 [http://www.concertinamuseum.com/NC50203-003.htm] (Vitak-Elsnic concertina song arrangements).
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum: 5.2.3-001
Please email comments or reports of errors to
Created August 2009 by Neil Wayne
Last Modified 07 February 2012 by Neil Wayne, Chris Flint, Wes Williams
This page created Tuesday 14 February 2012.