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Sheet music:Aloha Oe Waltzes

1911

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Liluokalani, the last queen of Hawaii, composed the well-known song, "Aloha Oe." By all accounts, Liluokalani was well-educated and extremely fond of music. The song became widely known and a sort of symbol of Hawaii itself. The sheet music is signed by the original owner in 1911, Margaret Woodbury (later Margaret Woodbury Strong) upon whose collections The Strong is founded. Margaret was just 14 when she owned this. She may have studied the life of Liluokalani, and she likely purchased the music during one of the family vacations to Santa Barbara, California, or during a stop on Hawaii itself as they travelled to Asia.

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  • Title: Sheet music:Aloha Oe Waltzes
  • Date Created: 1911
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Subject Keywords: royalty, dance, palm, ocean
  • Type: Entertainment and Music
  • Medium: paper, photomechanical
  • Object ID: 85.7641

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