Souvenir. Aloha Oe (My love to you.) March. Composed and arranged by J. Thomas Baldwin. Boston: J. Thomas Baldwin, 1887
Folio (14 x 10 ¾ in.; 355 x 274 mm.). Lithographic title with portraits of Queen Kapiolani and Princess Liliuokalani, 5 pages of lithographed sheet music arranged for piano. Self wrappers; light edge soiling.
This song of farewell between two lovers is the most famous of the last Queen's compositions, written in 1878, while she was still Princess. She attended the jubilee of Queen Victoria of England with her sister-in-law, Queen Kapiolani in 1887, and was evidently entertained enroute by Baldwin’s Boston Cadet Band at a grand reception given by the city of Boston 12 May 1887.
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