The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive


Two from the 19th Century

http://www.asondheim.org/organsound.mp3
  Writing the final nomadic letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe's desk,
where sections of Uncle Tom's Cabin were written. The human race
itself is close to the brink of poverty and slaughter.

http://www.asondheim.org/hbsnomadic.mov
  Sound of the small portable music box organ from the McGuffey Museum
(of McGuffey Reader fame). You are hearing this mid-nineteenth-century
box (after the echoed first section) as a nineteenth-century audience
would have heard it.

(jUStin!katKO camera, both recorded in Oxford, Ohio, Miami University)

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