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The Manchester Town Hall Waltz part 06

The Manchester Town Hall Waltz part 06

Composer: Young, William

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1878

Shelfmark: h.3253.(12.)

Item number: Tract (12.)

Genre: Printed Music and Illustrated Cover

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Manchester's Town Hall is one of the finest buildings in the country and it was chosen as the inspiration for this piece of music. It was built in the neo-Gothic style in 1887 and is 286 feet high and was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, a leading architect of the time. Manchester had received 'city' status in 1853 and the Town Hall was a sign of it's success. This illustration is very detailed, and great care has been taken, even down to the inclusion of the people outside the town hall. A little girl carrying a basket can be seen in the foreground.

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