THE CAPITOL QUICK STEP, COMPOSED AND ARRANGED FOR THE PIANO FORTE. BY WILLIAM C. GLYNN. RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO THE HON. HENRY CLAY OF KENTUCKY. Henry Clay.
THE CAPITOL QUICK STEP, COMPOSED AND ARRANGED FOR THE PIANO FORTE. BY WILLIAM C. GLYNN. RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO THE HON. HENRY CLAY OF KENTUCKY.

THE CAPITOL QUICK STEP, COMPOSED AND ARRANGED FOR THE PIANO FORTE. BY WILLIAM C. GLYNN. RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO THE HON. HENRY CLAY OF KENTUCKY.

Boston: Published by Henry Prentiss, [1844]. [3], [1 blank] pp. Disbound folio sheet, folded to 10" x 13-3/4." Large lithograph, by Bouve & Sharp, of a formally dressed Clay holding his top hat and astride his horse. Some spotting, Good+.

The Capitol Quick Step prints music only, no words, in support of Clay's 1844 presidential candidacy on the Whig ticket. He lost to James K. Polk, who supported the annexation of Texas. Although Clay opposed the annexation, he lost the votes of some Northern Whigs for being insufficiently anti-slavery. Their defection likely cost him the election.
The lithography firm of Bouve & Sharp operated only during 1843-1844. [See, the online site Fitz Henry Lane.]
Levy Sheet Music Collection, Box 004, Item 011a. OCLC 648003127 [1- U VA], 61462568 [3- Cornell, Newberry, W KY U] as of February 2022. Item #38177

Price: $350.00

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