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Anniversary Waltz (Danube Waves-Ivanovici)

"Waves Of The Danube" by Romanian composer/military bandleader Ion Ivanovici(1845-1902). Ivanovici wrote hundreds of waltzes & other pieces, but this is the one that survives, largely due to being the theme for the Al Jolson-Saul Chaplin sentimental standard, "The Anniversary Song."

Bist Du Bei Mir (J.S. Bach) (Anniversary)

"Be thou with me." Attributed to J.S. Bach, contained in the Notebook dedicated & presented to his wife Anna Magdalena Bach,(BWV 508),ca. 1725.

Down By The Old Mill Stream (Anniversary)

Words & Music by Tell Taylor, 1910. Taylor (1876-1937) was an Ohio-born vaudevillian & songwriter. A barbershop classic and multi-million bestseller from the beginning, legend has it that the song was written on the banks of the Blanchard River in NW Ohio in 1908.

I Love You Truly (Anniversary)

Words & Music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond(1862-1946), million seller in 1901, later superseded by her 1910 multi-million seller, "A Perfect Day" (see Occasions/Friendship & Sympathy). Bond was the first woman in American songwriting to enjoy mass-market success.

Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Anniversary)

Music by Leo Friedman, lyrics by Tennessee-born Beth Slater Whitson, 1910. The same pair wrote "Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland," both Americana standards.

Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal (Anniversary)

1847 poem of British Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson(1809-1892) set to music in 1904 by his fellow countryman Roger Quilter(1877-1953). An Art Song standard recorded by virtually every major vocal recitalist of the 20th century including John McCormack, Paul Robeson and Kathleen Ferrier.