Chimes, The

The Chimes
By: Harry Armstrong Arr: Sol Levey

Original U.S. Copyright: 1913 by: M. Witmark & Sons

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Armstrong, Harry

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Armstrong, Harry DOB: July 22, 1879, Somerville, Massachusetts DOD: February 28, 1951, New York City Harry Armstrong was born on July 22, 1879, in Somerville, Massachusetts. After receiving his education in local public schools, he worked as a prize-fighter, pianist, booking agent, and producer. He was leader of the band of French’s Sensation Company in the 1890s. At the turn of the century, he directed the B.S. Hospital Band in Binghamton, New York. Armstrong entertained troops in hospitals and other places during World War I, and after the war he worked as an entertainer on radio and television and in night clubs. Among his most famous songs are You’re the Flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline and I Love My Wife, But Oh, You Kid. He died on February 28, 1951, in New York City. 1

Levey, Sol DOB: unknown DOD: unknown At this writing, no additional information on Sol Levey has been found.

The Chimes (reverie) was published in 1913 by M. Witmark and Sons, and arranged by Sol Levey.

Program note researched by Marcus L. Neiman Additional information on either the composer or composition would be welcomed. Please send information to Medina, Ohio


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