This is in response to a request for "melodrama" piano music. This is a (copyright-expired) piano roll of selections from the Follies of 1910, played by me on our 1910 Hallet-Davis upright player piano. The songs are 1) Pensacola Mooch; 2) I Will Be Your Chantecler; 3) Lovie Joe; 4) Nix, On the Glow-worm, Lena. During quiet moments you can hear me pumping the pedals, the sound of the wind motor, the paper on the spools, etc. The volume is controlled by a lever on the piano (by hand). There is a line on the player roll telling the "player pianist" where to put the volume lever. I am not happy with the mic'ing but I ran out of time. I'll keep experimenting.
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