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  • Commentary on the Grand Entry

    Commentary on the Grand Entry

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Commentary on Flag Song

    Commentary on Flag Song

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    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
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0402)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0402)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Little Bessie

    Little Bessie

    1 digital file. 1:46 | J.M. Barringer's "Little Bessie," "respectfully dedicated to the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of America," serves as the example here of a temperance song. It is also an example of a "wandering orphan" song, a genre of song as popular in the 1870s as the "fallen woman" song would be in the 1890s. Little Bessie's vision of the "beautiful Eden ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Barringer, J. M. - Saladini, Robert - Guglielm, Carol - Desellem, Phillip
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Commentary on Flag Song

    Commentary on Flag Song

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0391)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0391)

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Commentary on Song Sung in Place of the Whipman's Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0460)

    Commentary on Song Sung in Place of the Whipman's Song (Call ...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Smick, smack, smuck

    Smick, smack, smuck

    1 digital file. 1:10 | "Smick, Smack, Smuck" is not the earliest piece by John Philip Sousa in this online collection, nor is it the piece most prophetic of his later fame as the "March King." But its polka-style refrain does suggest the saucy tunes that would make his operettas popular. The words, by Sousa himself, bear early witness to the fact that his ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Sousa, John Philip - Saladini, Robert - Gingery, Ralph - Desellem, Phillip
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Commentary on Women's Traditional Buckskin Dance Contest Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0568)

    Commentary on Women's Traditional Buckskin Dance Contest Song...

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-22
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0403)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0403)

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on The Horses Are Afraid of the Enemy (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0404)

    Commentary on The Horses Are Afraid of the Enemy (Call Number...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Rescue the perishing

    Rescue the perishing

    1 digital file. :50 | In the 1870s, hymn tunes tended to be far more closely wedded to a particular set of words than in earlier periods; composers no longer wrote tunes to abstract rhythmic patterns, singable to any text in that particular meter. Thus, W. H. Doane's stirring tune for "Rescue the Perishing" is wedded to Fanny J. Crosby's words. The performers are ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Doane, W. H. - Crosby, Fanny J. - Saladini, Robert - Desellem, Phillip
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Commentary on Junior Boys' Fancy Dance Contest Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0486)

    Commentary on Junior Boys' Fancy Dance Contest Song (Call Num...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Grand Finale Song

    Commentary on Grand Finale Song

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0390)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0390)

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Commentary on Song for All of the Dancers (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0487)

    Commentary on Song for All of the Dancers (Call Number: AFC 1...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Women's Traditional Cloth Dance Contest Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0564)

    Commentary on Women's Traditional Cloth Dance Contest Song (C...

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-22
  • Biographies --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Biographies -- The Library of Congress...

    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
  • Anchors aweigh

    Anchors aweigh

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: digital; 4 2/4 in. | Taken from "The Bicentennial Collection: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of 'The President's Own' United States Marine Band," disc 2. Originally released by Victor; Cat. 18817-A, B-25572-2, recorded September 26, 1921. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: United States Marine Band - Zimmerman, Charles A. - U.S. Marine Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Commentary on Junior Boys' Traditional Dance Contest Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0558)

    Commentary on Junior Boys' Traditional Dance Contest Song (Ca...

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-22
  • Illustrated Sound Recordings --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Illustrated Sound Recordings -- The Li...

    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
  • Commentary on Tail Dancers' Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0398)

    Commentary on Tail Dancers' Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: ...

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • 1950 to Present --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    1950 to Present -- The Library of Cong...

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

    • Date: 1950
  • Commentary on Gourd Dance Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0377)

    Commentary on Gourd Dance Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0377)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Commentary on Farewell Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0616)

    Commentary on Farewell Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0616)

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-23
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0440)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0440)

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Pow-Wow Princess Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0399)

    Commentary on Pow-Wow Princess Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/03...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Garfield. (A Nation's Tribute of Mourning for its Deceased President.)

    Garfield. (A Nation's Tribute of Mourning for its Deceased Pr...

    1 digital file. 1:23 | Few events of the 1880s caused such an outpouring of music as did the assassination of President James A. Garfield. Garfield was shot on July 2, 1881; he survived for more than two months, finally dying on September 19. Frank N. Scott's piece on the assassination was first written and published at a time when it seemed that Garfield ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Scott, Frank N. - Saladini, Robert - Desellem, Phillip
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Commentary on Contest Song (Warm-Up) (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0438)

    Commentary on Contest Song (Warm-Up) (Call Number: AFC 1986/0...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Junior Boys' Fancy Dance Contest Song (Warm-Up) (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0485)

    Commentary on Junior Boys' Fancy Dance Contest Song (Warm-Up)...

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Giveaway Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0523)

    Commentary on Giveaway Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0523)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-22
  • The  marines' hymn

    The marines' hymn

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: digital; 4 2/4 in. | Taken from "The Bicentennial Collection: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of 'The President's Own' United States Marine Band," disc 4. Original release information: William F. Santelmann, conducting RCA metal master, Mx. WD8-MB-1201, c. 1942 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: United States Marine Band - U.S. Marine Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Anchors aweigh

    Anchors aweigh

    sound recording | 1 compact disc | Taken from CD titled "From the Sea: Music of the U.S. Navy." Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Department of Defense - Zimmerman, Charles - Miles, Alfred - United States Navy Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1993
  • Commentary on Gourd Dance Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0376)

    Commentary on Gourd Dance Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0376)

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. | Released on Taang! TI 15 (Bibliography). Track 9 from the CD "Hate Your Friends" (Source Note). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Taang! Records - Lemonheads
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1992

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  • My glorious stars and stripes military march song

    My glorious stars and stripes military march song

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (3 pages) ; 34 cm | words and music by James N. Burke ; arranged by Chas Corbeau. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: James N. Burke - Burke, James N. - Corbeau, Chas
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1991

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  • Commentary on General Dancing Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0400)

    Commentary on General Dancing Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038...

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Tiny Tots' Fancy Dance Contest Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0481)

    Commentary on Tiny Tots' Fancy Dance Contest Song (Call Numbe...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Punch! Brothers punch

    Punch! Brothers punch

    1 digital file. 1:03 | "Mark Twain's nightmare"--his celebrated bit of doggerel about punching tram tickets in the presence of the passenger--is transmuted by J.A. van Kuren into a rousing waltz. The performers are the "Music for the Nation" Singers, and are all Library of Congress staff members. These selections were recorded in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium on September 23, 1998. Robert Saladini, director; ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Kuren, J. Avan - Saladini, Robert - Fischer, Laura Lee - Desellem, Phillip
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Interactive Maps --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Interactive Maps -- The Library of Con...

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

    • Date: 1581
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0401)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0401)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Half-Breed Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0446)

    Commentary on Half-Breed Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0446)

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Little Boys' Fancy Dance Contest Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0483)

    Commentary on Little Boys' Fancy Dance Contest Song (Call Num...

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on General Dancing Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0520)

    Commentary on General Dancing Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038...

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Four ruffles and flourishes and Hail Columbia

    Four ruffles and flourishes and Hail Columbia

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. | Taken from CD "Ceremonial Music" by The United States Air Force Band. Track 51. 30 second (Extent). excerpt used by permission of the copyright holder. (Standard Restriction). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: United States Air Force Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1993
  • Commentary on Tiny Tots' Fancy Dance Contest Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0477)

    Commentary on Tiny Tots' Fancy Dance Contest Song (Call Numbe...

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • At the river [illustrated]

    At the river [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track taken from Bridge BCD 9046, Track 2 (General). Photos taken from Library of Congress online collections (General). Photos used: Epiphany ceremony. Jordan River. Sanctifying the waters of the Jordan on Ephphany (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/matpc.07454 ) -- Down the Jordan Valley from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea. (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/matpc.15250 ) -- Baptismal scene in ...

    • Contributor: Bridge Records - Copland, Aaron - De Gaetani, Jan - Smit, Leo
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1993
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0392)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0392)

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Commentary on Warm-Up Song for Dancers (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0518)

    Commentary on Warm-Up Song for Dancers (Call Number: AFC 1986...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Grand Entry Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0388)

    Commentary on Grand Entry Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0388)

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Beautiful dreamer

    Beautiful dreamer

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : digital, stereo; 4 3/4 in. | Thomas Hampson, baritone; Molly Mason, guitar. (Performer). In: American Dreamer: Songs of Stephen Foster (compact disc, Angel CDC 7 54621 2). (Contents). Recorded at BMG Studios, New York (April-July, 1992). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Angel - Foster, Stephen Collins - Hampson, Thomas - Mason, Molly
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1992
  • Commentary on Honoring Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0419)

    Commentary on Honoring Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0419)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Gourd Dance Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0379)

    Commentary on Gourd Dance Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0379)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Daughters of Freedom

    Daughters of Freedom

    1 digital file. 1:02 | One of very few woman suffrage pieces in this online collection, "Daughters of Freedom, the Ballot be Yours" has words by George Cooper, friend of Stephen Foster and prolific lyricist during the 1870s and 1880s. Edwin Christie, the composer, was a respected if not particularly successful composer who probably worked in the Boston area. The performers are the "Music ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Christie, Edwin - Saladini, Robert - Desellem, Phillip
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Commentary on Tiny Tots' Fancy Dance Contest Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0480)

    Commentary on Tiny Tots' Fancy Dance Contest Song (Call Numbe...

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Junior Boys' Traditional Dance Contest Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0516)

    Commentary on Junior Boys' Traditional Dance Contest Song (Ca...

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0393)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0393)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Commentary on Honoring Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0418)

    Commentary on Honoring Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0418)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    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
  • Commentary on Horse Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0420)

    Commentary on Horse Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0420)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Gourd Dance Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0378)

    Commentary on Gourd Dance Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0378)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Commentary on Memorial Song for Mr. and Mrs. John Turner (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0572)

    Commentary on Memorial Song for Mr. and Mrs. John Turner (Cal...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-22
  • Commentary on Little Boys' Traditional Dance Contest Song (Warm-Up) (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0513)

    Commentary on Little Boys' Traditional Dance Contest Song (Wa...

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Shivering and shaking out in the cold

    Shivering and shaking out in the cold

    1 digital file. 1:30 | Sam Lucas , unlike his fellow African American, James Bland, wrote an occasional song with no racial reference. The cover of "Shivering and Shaking Out in the Cold" shows Lucas in the role portrayed by the song, and the song was sung in the pioneering African American drama Out of Bondage, but the song itself contains neither dialect nor ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lucas, Sam - Saladini, Robert - Arbury, David - Desellem, Phillip
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • We two

    We two

    sound recording | Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com (Copyright Notice). This item used by permission of the copyright holder. (Standard Restriction). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Angel - Warren, Elinor Remick - Whitman, Walt - Hampson, Thomas - Rutenberg, Craig
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1997
  • Commentary on Whipman's Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0397)

    Commentary on Whipman's Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0397)

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Complete birth of the cool

    Complete birth of the cool

    compact disc | 1 sound disc : digital, mono, 4 3/4 in. | Recorded between Sept. 4, 1948 and Mar. 9, 1950 Copyright EMI Music. Used by permission. (Copyright Notice). 30 second (Extent). excerpt used by permission of the copyright holder. (Standard Restriction). Compact Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Capitol Jazz - Mulligan, Gerry - Davis, Miles
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Commentary on Family Song of John and Susette Turner (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0573)

    Commentary on Family Song of John and Susette Turner (Call Nu...

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-22
  • Grandfather's clock

    Grandfather's clock

    1 digital file. 1:14 | Henry Clay Work's 1876 song "Grandfather's Clock" is indisputably the greatest of furniture songs. It avoids sentimentality by its strong story-line and by the humor which moves the story along. (Note the stream of puns in the later verses.) It is, in fact, because of this song that free-standing floor clocks are called "grandfather clocks." Two years later Work ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Work, Henry C. - Saladini, Robert - Greene, John Oswald - Desellem, Phillip
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Commentary on Junior Girls' Shawl Dance Contest Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0475)

    Commentary on Junior Girls' Shawl Dance Contest Song (Call Nu...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Amazing grace

    Amazing grace

    compact disc | 2 sound discs : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. | Recorded on Feb. 27, 1963 at Universal Studios, Chicago (Date). disc01_tr008 from box set "Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story" (Source Note). "Amazing Grace" arranged by Sam Cooke. Published by ABKCO Music, Inc. Performed by The Soul Stirrers. Courtesy of ABKCO Records, www.abkco.com. (Copyright Notice). Compact Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Sar Records - Cooke, Sam - The Soul Stirrers - Outler, Jimmie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1994
  • Stars and stripes forever

    Stars and stripes forever

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: digital; 4 2/4 in. | Taken from "The Bicentennial Collection: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of 'The President's Own' United States Marine Band," disc 5. Original release information: Albert F. Schoepper, conducting. RCA Cat. LSP-2687, Recorded by RCA at Crapton Auditorium, Howard University, Washinton, DC, December 10, 1962. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: United States Marine Band - Sousa, John Philip - U.S. Marine Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Commentary on General Dancing Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0413)

    Commentary on General Dancing Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Tiny Tots' Traditional Cloth Dance Contest Song (Warm-Up) (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0501)

    Commentary on Tiny Tots' Traditional Cloth Dance Contest Song...

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • See that my graveís kept green

    See that my graveís kept green

    1 digital file. 2:14 | Gus Williams, an important performer during the 1870s, was best known as a "Dutch act"--a comedian with an act in German dialect. However, his most successful song is a straightforward sentimental one dealing with that most affecting of scenes for the nineteenth-century audience, the death-bed. (This particular death-bed is unusual in being that of a spouse rather than of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Williams, Gus - Saladini, Robert - Miller, Elizabeth - Desellem, Phillip
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Popular Songs of the Day --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Popular Songs of the Day -- The Librar...

    "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
  • Timeline --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Timeline -- The Library of Congress Ce...

    Explore the relationship between cultural and historical events to American song on this timeline.

    • Date: 1759
  • Garfield. (A Nation's Tribute of Rejoicing and Prayer for the Recovery of their Beloved President)

    Garfield. (A Nation's Tribute of Rejoicing and Prayer for the...

    1 digital file. 1:12 | The early form of Frank N. Scott's piece on Garfield, described both as "A Nation's Tribute of Rejoicing" and as "A Prayer for the Recovery of Their Beloved President," was deposited for copyright on September 15, 1881, four days before Garfield's death. (It may well have appeared in stores slightly earlier.) We know little about Scott besides his Garfield ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Scott, Frank N. - Saladini, Robert - Desellem, Phillip
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • I'll take you home again, Kathleen

    I'll take you home again, Kathleen

    1 digital file. 1:51 | In 1875 George W. Persley, a successful songwriter, wrote a song entitled "Barney, Take Me Home Again" and dedicated it to his friend Thomas P. Westendorf. The words of "Barney, Take Me Home Again," sung by Barney's (unnamed) wife, tell of her longing to return to her home beyond the sea. Westendorf was taken enough by the song to ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Westendorf, Thomas P. - Saladini, Robert - Howe, Thomas A. - Desellem, Phillip
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Oh, dem golden slippers

    Oh, dem golden slippers

    1 digital file. 1:36 | James A. Bland's song "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers" started its life in 1879 as a minstrel parody of a spiritual sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers. That spiritual ran: "What kind of shoes you going to wear? Golden slippers! Golden slippers I'm bound to wear, That outshine the sun." (The Fisk song was not published until 1880; it was ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bland, James A. - Saladini, Robert - Gill, Linda - Desellem, Phillip
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0390)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0390)

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Commentary on Tail Dancers' Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0462)

    Commentary on Tail Dancers' Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: ...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Tiny Tots' Traditional Dance Contest Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0511)

    Commentary on Tiny Tots' Traditional Dance Contest Song (Call...

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Flag Song

    Commentary on Flag Song

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Amazing grace

    Amazing grace

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. | Keith Underwood, recorder (Performers). Track 13 from the CD "The Quiet joys of Brotherhood" (Source Note). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Abaca Productions - Saivetz, Wendy - Kuhn, Kevin - Underwood, Keith
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1991

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

    Historical Topics -- The Library of Co...

    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
  • Commentary on Junior Girls' Shawl Dance Contest Song (Warm-Up) (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0474)

    Commentary on Junior Girls' Shawl Dance Contest Song (Warm-Up...

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0414)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0414)

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Regular Pow-Wow Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0493)

    Commentary on Regular Pow-Wow Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038...

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Articles About Songs --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Articles About Songs -- The Library of...

    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
  • Commentary on Flag Song

    Commentary on Flag Song

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0415)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0415)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Curator Talks --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Curator Talks -- The Library of Congre...

    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
  • Commentary on Tiny Tots' Shawl Dance Contest Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0472)

    Commentary on Tiny Tots' Shawl Dance Contest Song (Call Numbe...

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Guadalcanal march

    Guadalcanal march

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. | [copyright] Williamson Music Co. (Copyright). Track 10 from CD, "Uncommon Valor," by the United States Marine Band. "Guadalcanal march" from Victory at Sea "The Guadalcanal March" by Richard Rodgers Copyright (c) 1952 by Williamson Music Copyright Renewed. International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by Permission. (Copyright Notice). 30 second ...

    • Contributor: United States Marines - Rogers, Richard - Leidzen, Erik - United States Marine Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1992
  • Commentary on One More Song Before Dancers Clear the Arena (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0494)

    Commentary on One More Song Before Dancers Clear the Arena (C...

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Commentary on Song During Paul Brill Special (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0489)

    Commentary on Song During Paul Brill Special (Call Number: AF...

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21