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“There's Frost on the Moon”

Image for “There's Frost on the Moon”
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “There's Frost on the Moon” that was written and composed by Joe Young and Fred E. Ahlert. Irving Berlin Inc. of New York City published the sheet music in 1936. The purple cover features a frosted crescent moon hanging in a starry sky over a winter landscape. There is an inset photograph of clarinetist Artie Shaw, who successfully introduced the song.
Currently not on view
Shaw, Artie
Irving Berlin, Inc.
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Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
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United States: New York, New York