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To Oxford Town part 04

To Oxford Town part 04

Composer: Parsons, Madeline C

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1887


Item number: Tract (23.)

Genre: Printed Music

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In 1849 a printing company, 'Vincent Novello' reduced the price of musical publications by 50%, other companies followed suit and by 1865 some popular songs were being sold for as little as half a pence. This meant that music was much more affordable and rather than copying out by hand everyone could afford to purchase their own music sheets. The lyrics of this song, present a lovely view of the outskirts of Oxford, advocating taking a day trip to the countryside, enjoying the sunshine and then rowing back to the city at the end of the day.

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