Norris, John Adams (pseud: Adahm, J) 20.aug.1846-3.feb.1911 USA New Hampshire, Groton - Illinois, Chicago
1870 as pianotuner at 1 Pemberton Square boarding at 58 Harrison Avenue in Boston, 1877-1880 as piano manufacturer lodging at 7 St Charles Street in Boston, at time of death he was vice president in Chicago, he was buried at Linwood Cemetery in Haverhill Massachusetts ; son of farmer John Norris (Vermont, Chelsea 27.sep.1794-) and Myra Holden (Groton 28.nov.1800-28.apr.1867 Boston) ; 13.mar.1870 in Boston he married Hattie Milliken (Maine, Scarborough 1850-) ; 11.jul.1877 in Boston he married Eliza K Brown (Massachusetts, Haverhill 16.jun.1853-)

Title Parts

[] Ardriell. A comic opera in 2 acts. Voices and piano
under pseudonym J. Adahm
pub William A. Pond, New York 1888

newspaper reviews :
a comic-opera fiasco ended the season, a week's run beginning 3 June 1889 was all that Ardriell could muster at the Union Square Theatre New York.
the libretto based on La Poupee de Nuremberg was incredibly weak and the music carefully criticised was hopelessly murdered by a company that made not one decent voice, a bad cast will make a bad play worse, there was little comic, the star Louisa Paullin in the title role was boisterous instead of vivacious, coarse instead of funny, one song she sang prettily and one only, others of the cast were sticks, awkward in action and flat in songs

[] I've got a letter
under pseudonym J. Adahm
pub White-Smith & Co., Boston

compositions published under his real name :
[] Artist's dream waltzes. Piano. op105
pub White, Smith & Co., Boston 1878

[] The last caress. Waltzes. Piano. op111
pub John F. Perry & Co., Boston 1877

[] Gleaming memories. Schottishe. Piano. op112
pub John F. Perry & Co., Boston 1877

[] Soldene mazurka. Piano. op115
pub J. A. Goullaud, Boston 1877

[] Happy thoughts. Reverie. Piano
pub White, Smith & Perry, Boston 1869

[] Light heart. Mazurka. Piano
pub White, Smith & Perry, Boston 1871

[] Narragansett waltzes. Piano
pub Cory Brothers,United States 1872

[] Wide awake waltz. Piano
from Waltz song in the new musical extravaganza Sparks
pub White, Smith & Co., Boston 1879

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