Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
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Philadelphia Composers: Nelson Kneass (1823-1868 or 1869)
Nelson Kneass was the composer of a popular setting of Thomas Dunn English's text, Ben Bolt. It was first sung in Pittsburgh in 1848 and quickly achieved success.
Compositions by Kneass in the Collection
|Item No.||Title||Imprint||Plate No.||Illustration
|Ben Bolt, or Oh! Don't you Remember / as sung by J. H. McCann ; the music by N. Kneass. 15th ed.
||Cincinnati : W. C. Peters & Son, 1848
||Man leaning on a cane
|Hold your Horses : as sung by Samuel S. Sanford / composed by Nelson Kneass for Sanford's Opera Troupe
||Philadelphia : Winner & Shuster, 1855
||Man on horseback alongside a man in a horse-drawn wagnon / R. M. Gaw
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