• Free and Easy

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Downing, David L. - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Upon a Summer's Day

    sound recording | Performed by Merja Sargon, soprano; Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik - Sargon, Merja - Rose, Bernard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Popular Songs of the Day -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    "Popular songs" can be broadly defined as songs that are at least intended to reach a broad audience via some form of commercial distribution, such as broadsides, sheet music, song collections, touring musicians or musical production and from the 1890s on, commercial recordings. Being made to travel, popular music is most likely to represent a broad range of influences, including ones from folk, church ...

    • Date: 1581
  • O Summer Night from Don Pasquale

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Donizetti, Gaetano - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Scots Wha Hae: Variations

    sound recording | Performed by Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wallace, William Vincent - Rose, Bernard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Door Latch Quickstep

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Goodwin, George H. - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • La Fontaine

    sound recording | Performed by Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bovy Lysberg, Charles Samuel - Rose, Bernard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Lilly Bell Quickstep

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Friederich, G. W. E - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Articles About Songs -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Original essays and articles are available on this site to help provide historical context and a deeper view for those who wish to learn more about particular topics. The Library's curators have written articles on historical topics and song, musical styles, individual songs, and songs of various ethnic groups in America.

    • Date: 1759
  • Biographies -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Short biographies are available for some of the many composers, lyricists, performers, conductors, field collectors, and folklorists who have played a part in the history of American songs.

    • Date: 1759
  • Captain Finch's Quickstep

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Grafulla, C. S. (Claudio S.) - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Curator Talks -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    The curators of the collections at the Library of Congress give more information about the history of song in the United States in these brief "Curator Talk" videos with the help of illustrations and audio clips.

    • Date: 1759
  • Historical Topics -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    The history of America is reflected through its songs. Read more about how immigration and migration; work and industry; social change; war and conflict; politics and political campaigns; and sports and leisure in the United States have been portrayed in song. Listen to examples for all.

    • Date: 1581
  • Indiana Polka

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Jaeger, Edmund - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • 1950 to Present -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Cultural and historical events from 1950 to present related to American song.

    • Date: 1950
  • Captain Shepherd's Quickstep

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Grafulla, C. S. (Claudio S.) - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway

    sound recording | Performed by Merja Sargon, soprano; Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Foster, Stephen Collins - Sargon, Merja - Rose, Bernard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • General Taylor Storming Monterey

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Knaebel, Simon - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which ...

    • Date: 1581
  • Interactive Maps -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    See the connection between America's geography and song through interactive maps that offer songs from the states and about the states.

    • Date: 1581
  • [ Running in Birmingham, 1974]

    photograph | At the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Gerry running with Tom Fay, an unnamed female student, Jack Six, and another unnamed student. (Content). Copyright Franca R. Mulligan. Used by permission. (Copyright Notice). This item used by permission of the copyright holder. (Standard Restriction). Photograph (Form).

    • Contributor: Mulligan, Franca R.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1974
  • Illustrated Sound Recordings -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Performances of song and concerts from the Library of Congress are available on this site as well as interviews with performers and composers.

    • Date: 1759
  • Slow March: Midnight!

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Noeren, J. M - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Why, No One to Love?

    sound recording | Performed by Merja Sargon, soprano; Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Foster, Stephen Collins - Sargon, Merja - Rose, Bernard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • The Heart Bow'd Down

    sound recording | Performed by Merja Sargon, soprano; Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Balfe, M. W. (Michael William) - Sargon, Merja - Rose, Bernard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974