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  • I've lost my teddy bear

    Instrumental parts | 30 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet - conductor(2), solo or 1st B-flat clarinet (2), basses (2), drums (2), 3rd B-flat cornet, 3rd B-flat clarinet, oboe, bassoon, 1st trombone, 2nd trombone, baritone (bass clef), B-flat baritone (treb clef), 3rd trombone, B-flat bass, 2nd B-flat cornet, 2nd B-flat clarinet, 1st E-flat alto, 2nd E-flat alto, E-flat clarinet, ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Cole, [Robert] - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - La Farge, Hall
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1909
  • I'm goin' to live anyhow till I die

    Instrumental parts | 32 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet (2), 1st B-flat clarinet (2), tuba (2), drums (2), E-flat clarinet (2), E-flat cornet (2), B-flat tenors (2), 2nd & 3rd E-flat altos (2), solo E-flat alto, 1st E-flat alto, 1st trombone, 2nd trombone, 2nd B-flat clarinet, 1st B-flat cornet, 2nd B-flat cornet, 3rd B-flat cornet, baritone (bass clef), ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Edmonds, Sheppard - Boettger, E.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1902
  • " Two Northern Songs, Op. 43: No. 1, The Brook; No. 2, Slumber Song" by Edward MacDowell

    Article. Setting his own text, MacDowell describes a winter scene: "Frozen is the ground, / The stream's ice bound, / Softly the north wind croons, softly croons." In the final stanza, a "flaxen head," perhaps a child's, rests on the poet's shoulder while it snows outside. The text and melody are carried by the soprano while the lower three voices hum. Harmony is chromatic ...

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  • Dat's de way to spell chicken

    Instrumental parts | 32 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, 1st clarinet in B-flat, 2nd clarinet in B-flat, horns in F, 1st cornet in B-flat, 2nd cornet in B-flat, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright MCMII by M. Witmark & Sons N.Y. (Copyright). 1 blank page. "Somebody's Waiting 'Neath Southern Skies" by John W. Bratton ...

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - [Perrin, Sidney] - O'Hare, W.C.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1902

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  • Vesti la giubba I pagliacci

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra, in Italian. Coupling date: 3/5/1917. (Venue). With (reverse side): Explanatory talk. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Leoncavallo, Ruggiero - Ciccolini, Guido
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917
  • In the Wilderness and Solitary Hotel

    Song Collection. Barber set three poems by Robert Graves in Despite and Still, including the third song, "In the Wilderness." Graves's poem, written in 1915, deals with the suffering of Jesus. While the opening of "In the Wilderness" is reminiscent of a lullaby, the middle section is harsh, featuring an aggressive accompaniment containing open fifths pitted against a melodic line containing tritones. The lullaby ...

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  • Waltz. Molly Green

    Instrumental parts | 92 p., 14 1/4 x 10 3/8 in. | Copyright 1906 by W. M. Cook. (Copyright). Printed in Boosey & Co.'s New Supplemental Journal for Military Bands, No. 32. Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Boosey & Co. - Cook, Will Marion - Retford, M.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1906

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  • By right of sword

    Instrumental parts | 36 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Bound with and shelved under "Mockin' bird rube" by William Tyers, cataloged separately. (Content). Copyright MCMIV by M. Witmark & Sons N.Y. (Copyright). Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, bassoon, 1st clarinet in B-flat, 2nd clarinet in B-flat, horns in F, 1st cornet in B-flat, 2nd cornet in ...

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Bendix, Theo
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1904

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  • " My Lady Nicotine" by Will Marion Cook

    Article. A lyrical ode to the joys of smoking, My Lady, Nicotine notably features the use of syncopated, ragtime rhythm (mm. 9 and 17) and high tessitura. The melody reaches a high A at the verse climax, "She's the mad little, bad little queen of smoke." The duple meter of the verse changes to triple in m. 23, introducing an enthusiastic waltz refrain for ...

  • Mexico

    Instrumental parts | 32 p. 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet - conductor (2), 1st B-flat cornet, 1st B-flat clarinet (2), tuba (2), drums (2), 2nd B-flat cornet, 3rd B-flat cornet, 1st E-flat alto, 2nd E-flat alto, 3rd & 4th E-flat altos (2), B-flat tenors (2), 1st trombone, 2nd trombone, 2nd B-flat clarinett, B-flat bass (treb clef), 3rd trombone or ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Cole, Robert - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - Recker, Robert - Johnson, James Weldon
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905
  • Cynthia (a Cuban seranade)

    Instrumental parts | 16 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: 1st and 2nd violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet in B-flat, cornet in B-flat, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright 1906 by Hamilton S. Gordon. (Copyright). 7 pages blank. Publisher's address: 1241 B'Way, New York. Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Hamilton S. Gordon - Smith, Chris - Johnson, Billy - Carle, William J.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1906
  • Don't be weary, traveler motet on a negro folk song motif : for six-part unaccompanied chorus of mixed voices

    vocal score | 1 score (17 p.) ; 28 cm. | R. Nathaniel Dett. (Statement Of Responsibility). For SMzATBarB chorus. Caption title. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: J. Church - Dett, R. Nathaniel
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1921

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  • Sonambula aria

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 70.3, mono. ; 7 in. | Originally for bass and orchestra. Composed by Vincenzo Bellini. Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Alberto del Campo, baritone; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded in New York, N.Y., June 6, 1898. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Bellini, Vincenzo - De Bassini, Alberto - Bellini, Vincenzo (Author) - Del Campo, Alberto (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1898-06-06
  • Chris Smith, 1879-1949

    Biography. Biography. Chris Smith "wrote songs that pointed to black folk styles," according to music historian Eileen Southern. One of his biggest hits, "Good Morning, Carrie," was recorded as early as 1901. Both black and white musicals of the first decade of the 20th century used many of his songs as "interpolations,"or extra songs not especially connected to the plot. Some interpolations were "He's ...

  • Barcarolle

    manuscript score | 1 score ([2] p.) ; 36 cm. | Holograph, in ink and pencil. Musical sketches for Barcarolle, op. 44. Caption title. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Manuscript Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Macdowell, Edward
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1892

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  • Ma Afro-Mexican queen

    Instrumental parts | 20 p., 11 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st and 2nd violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, B-flat clarinet, trombone, drums, B-flat cornet. (Content). Copyright MCMIII by M. Witmark & Sons N.Y. (Copyright). 9 blank pages. "Vocal Orch." No vocal part provided. Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Perrin, Sidney L.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • The palms

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 70 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Composed by Jean Faure. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Giannini inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. F. Giannini, tenor; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, June 28, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Faure, J. (Jean) - Giannini, Ferruccio - Faure, J. - Faure, Jean (Author) - Giannini, Ferruccio (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1899-06-28
  • "The Voice of My Beloved" by Mabel Wheeler Daniels

    Article. Daniels wrote her best-known work, Exultate Deo (1929), to celebrate Radcliffe's fiftieth anniversary and A Psalm of Praise (1954) for the college's seventy-fifth anniversary. Her Song of Jael, premiered at the 1940 Worcester Festival, marked her first venture into a modern musical idiom, using daring dissonances and highly original choral effects.

  • " Ojalá" from "The Spanish Gypsy" by Patty Stair

    Article. The piano accompaniment is also reminiscent of flamenco music. The left hand of the accompaniment provides a driving rhythmic ostinato imitating a pizzicato bass, while the right hand alternates between chords and short melodies moving in parallel thirds. Similarly, the top two choral parts are often set in moving thirds and ornamented, while the alto voices are set in a more sustained style. ...

  • My Creole Sue

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Mx: 19343-B -3 Issued in mid 1924. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Davis, Gussie L. - Shannon Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Night was made for coons

    Instrumental parts | 24 p., 10 1/2 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, bass, flute, 1st clarinet in B-flat, 1st cornet in B-flat, 2nd cornet in B-flat, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright 1901 by Windsor Music Co. (Copyright). "March Medley" "Introducing: My Little Zulu Babe" This title also by Brymn. 11 blank pages Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Windsor Music Co. - [Brymn, James T.] - Line, H.S.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1901

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  • I hates to get up early in the morn

    Instrumental parts | 32 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, 1st clarinet in A, 2nd clarinet in A, horns in F, 1st cornet in A, 2nd cornet in A, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright 1901 by Howley, Haviland & Dresser, N.Y. & Chicago. (Copyright). "Intro: GONE TO GLORY" , "Medley Two-Step" Shelved with and ...

    • Contributor: Howley, Haviland & Dresser - Smith, Maurice F.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1901

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  • Patty Stair (1869-1926)

    Biography. Stair's compositions include two light operas, an intermezzo for orchestra, some fifty songs, anthems, and instrumental works for violin, piano, and organ. Some of her better-known pieces are Minuet and Little Dutch Lullaby (for women's voices), and These Are They, an anthem for mixed voices. Her many unpublished songs were donated to the Library of Congress in 1917. Never married, Stair died of ...

  • "God, That Madest Earth and Heaven" by Horatio William Parker

    Article. Parker's strophic setting is largely homophonic, reminiscent of a harmonized chorale melody. The part-writing, however, is occasionally imitative and always interesting, showing his excellent training and superior craftsmanship.

  • Caprice Espagnol

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: violin solo. Coupling date: 1/29/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): Souvenir / Albert Spalding. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Spalding, Albert - Benoist, André
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919