Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1938 Biancaneve Storybook Record Set

A Snow White storybook record album was released December 1938 in Italy on the Dischi Columbia label. Catalog no. DQ2839. Four-record set, 10" discs, 78 rpm. The recording features Myriam Ferretti and a full cast, music, and sound effects. Total run time just under 19 minutes.








Images and info courtesy of Greg Philip at A Lost Film.

1938 French Songbooks (single songs)

In 1938, Irving Berlin, Inc. held the copyright to the Snow White tunes. In France, the sheet music was published by Salabert. Some collections included multiple musical numbers. However, these shown here only feature one individual Snow White song per book. The covers are tinted with a single-tone color. As the popularity of the film grew, additional songbook printings were made. Note the slight changes to the design layout of the Siffler en Travaillant books.

Siffler en Travaillant (Whistle While You Work)


Images courtesy of the Greg Philip Collection.




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Un Sourire en Chantant (With A Smile and A Song)


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Tyrolienne Des Nains (The Dwarfs' Yodel Song)


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Heigh-Ho


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Je Souhaite (I'm Wishing)


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Un Jour Mon Prince Viendra (Someday My Prince Will Come)


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Un Jour Mon Prince Viendra (complete set of instruments)



Illustrations and text copyright Disney/Irving Berlin 1938. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.

1938 French Songbooks (multiple songs)

In 1938, sheet music was popular. These Snow White songbooks were published in Paris by Salabert. The music was copyrighted by Irving Berlin Inc. and the illustrations by Walt Disney Mickey Mouse SA. The front and back covers sport a single-tone color.

The Salabert 86th Collection series. Music for violin. Features 10 songs, one per page; a total of 12 pages (including covers).

Images courtesy of the Greg Philip Collection.



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The Salabert Fantaisie Sélection series music for piano. A multi-page composition. Total of 16 pages (including covers).




Illustrations and text copyright Disney/Irving Berlin 1938. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.


See single song French songbooks in the next Archive entry. Plus check out an earlier post with a Salabert songbook featuring full-color illustrations.