Born in Ireland and musically trained in Germany, Victor Herbert (1859-1924) was America's first great composer for the musical theatre. The creator of more than 40 operettas, Herbert produced a series of popular and enduring stage works, including Babes in Toyland and Naughty Marietta.
This treasury of tuneful favourites, reprinted directly from rare editions, comprises 37 beloved hits from Herbert's operettas. Selections include The Streets of New York, Moonbeams, Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life, Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!, Italian Street Song, Toyland, Gypsy Love Song, and many others. Also featured are four popular piano pieces — March of the Toys, Al Fresco, Dagger Dance, and Badinage — plus several rare vintage sheet music covers.