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The Manchester Royal Exchange Gallop

The Manchester Royal Exchange Gallop

Composer: Young, William J

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1878

Shelfmark: h.3253.(1.)

Item number: Tract (1.)

Genre: Printed Music and Illustrated Cover

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This sheet music illustration shows Manchester's Royal Exchange. It was first built in 1729 but it expanded and was rebuilt on a number of occasions. It was an important trading centre and for a time during the 19th Century about 80% of Britains trade in cotton and finished cloth was controlled by the exchange. Music Hall songs were topical, and music was composed and then named after a current event, political situation or even in memory of an important person.

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