Item MS-5-1, Box 2, Folder 6 - The town is decked flags today : [manuscript vocal score]

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The town is decked flags today : [manuscript vocal score]

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Edith J. Archibald

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MS-5-1, Box 2, Folder 6

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  • 1920 (Creation)
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    Archibald, Edith Jessie
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    Halifax (N.S.)

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1 ms. score (4 p.) ; 26.5 x 35 cm

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(1856-1938)

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Edith Jessie Archibald, née Archibald, was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and educated in New York and London, England. She married Charles Archibald (1845-1929) in 1874. In 1893, they moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Although she began her social activist work in Port Morien, Cape Breton where they lived previously, most her involvement in social activism dates from her time in Halifax. She was president of the Maritime Woman's Christian Temperance Union (1892 -1896); the Local Council of Women (1896-1906); and the Halifax Victorian Order of Nurses (1897-1901), and vice-president of the Nova Scotia Red Cross (1914). She was also heavily involved in the suffragist campaign and led the suffrage delegation to the legislature in 1917. During her lifetime she published many pamphlets, songs, plays, and books. She died in 1938 and is buried at Camp Hill Cemetery in Halifax. In 1997, she was designated a "Person of National Historical Significance" by the Government of Canada for her work to promote women's rights.

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Item is a manuscript of the third verse of an untitled song that begins "The town is decked flags today." The song is for solo voice and piano accompaniment in d minor. The first two verse of the song are missing. The author of the text is not indicated, but may have also been written by Archibald.

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The lyrics and other textual elements of the score are written in English.

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This work is in the public domain in Canada. Please obey the copyright laws of your country. It is your sole responsibility to verify whether the file available for download and viewing is in the public domain in your country or if downloading a copy constitutes fair use.

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Scoring summary: V, pf

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Key: d minor

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  • Box: MS-5-1, Box 2