[Sheet music] Where My Caravan Has Rested

Accession Number RC11433.004.025
Collection number Sheet Music Collection 864
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall - closed: 35 cm x 28 cm
Object type Sheet Music
Maker Lohr, Hermann
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

Sheet music for the waltz titled 'Where my caravan Has Rested' written by English composer Hermann Löhr. The song was first published around 1909 as part of a book titled 'Romany Songs'. While the song is usually performed with lyrics written by Edward Teschemacher, this edition is an instrumental version without any lyrics printed on the musical notation. This copy was arranged by Henry Marcellus Higgs and published by Chappell & Co in 1918.

The cover of this edition features a small wooden caravan parked under a stand of trees beside a winding dirt road. It has been bound by hand into a hard covered book with a collection of other popular songs of the First World War period. The back page features advertising previews for eight waltzes including: 'Summer Glory Valse' by Pedro De Zulueta; 'Petrograd Russian valse', by M Michel; 'Rose in the bud valse', by Dorothy Forster; 'The river of dreams valse', by Albert Sirmay; 'Little grey home in the west valse', by Hermann Lohr; 'Where my caravan has rested', by Hermann Lohr; and 'Love in my garden valse' by Reginald Benton.

Hermann Lohr was the son of Frederic Nicholls Lohr, also a composer, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. 'Where my caravan has rested' is one of his most well-known pieces together with the song 'Little grey home in the west'.

Towards the bottom of this page is a sound recording of this sheet music, or a parody, that was created as part of the Music and the First World War project. More information about this recording, including names of the performers, can be found on the catalogue record for the sound recording. A link to the catalogue record for the sound recording can be found at the bottom of this page, under the heading ‘Related objects’ where it can be identified with the prefix [sound recording].