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  • Bob Milne at the Library of Congress an oral history with David Sager

    videorecording | 1 digital video file (1 hr., 9 min., 15 sec.) : sd., col. | Interviewer: David Sager; piano: Bob Milne. (Cast). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Permission). Bob Milne, ragtime pianist, discusses and demonstrates ragtime music performance practice in an interview with David Sager, Library of Congress. (Summary). Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, October 15, 2004. (Venue). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Copyright Notice). ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Milne, Bob, Pianist - Sager, David - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004

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  • 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
  • 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
  • D. W. Groethe -- Cowboy songs and poetry from Montana

    D. W. Groethe performs cowboy songs and poetry from Montana at the Library of Congress, July 20, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 58 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). July 20, 2005. (Date). Groethe, a working cowboy, performs his own compositions as well as traditional songs. (Content). D. W. Groethe was born and grew up in western North Dakota, the third generation descendant of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Groethe, D. W. - Swaney, Alexandra - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Ethiopia saluting the colors

    Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfram Rieger, piano. (Performer). Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress) on December 7, 2004. (Venue).

    • Contributor: Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker) - Whitman, Walt - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram - Library of Congress - Norman P. Scala Memorial Fund
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2004-12-07
  • God bless America

    sound recording | 1 DAT audiotape | Taken from a recording of a concert held at the Library of Congress. "God Bless America" by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright 1938, 1939 by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright Renewed 1965, 1966 by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright Assigned the Trustees of the God Bless America Fund International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by Permission. Recording of "God ...

    • Contributor: Berlin, Irving - Schissel, Loras J. - Virginia Grand Military Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2002
  • Ah! may the red rose live alway

    compact disc | Cliburn Concerts series. Recorded live in the Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas. (Venue). Recorded on November 15, 2005. (Date). Courtesy of the Van Cliburn Foundation, Cliburn Concerts and the Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas. (Copyright Notice). Compact Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Hampson, Thomas - Rutenberg, Craig - Foster, Stephen Collins
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2005-11-15
  • The Beehive Band: Mormon String Band music from Utah

    The Beehive Band: Mormon String Band music from Utah perform at the Library of Congress, April 24, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 66 | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). April 24, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Beehive Band
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Croatian American Song

    In the twentieth century as a result of the influence of American pop music, the tamburitza ensembles have developed a more diverse sound. The repertoire of the tamburitza groups today combines traditional songs in the Serbo-Croatian language, narodnjak songs (contemporary, accordion-led urban folk/pop tunes) and classic American pop songs. In contemporary America the tamburitza is embraced by Croatians, Serbs and Slovenians. The Bajich Brothers, ...

    • Date: 2008-09-17
  • Stolen Souls from Africa

    videorecording | videorecording ; 3 min | Recorded at the Library of Congress (Venue). Forms part of the Seeger Family Tribute Collection (Source). A version of this song titled, "The Song of the Coffle Gang," was published in abolishionist song collections: The Liberty Minstrel, compiled by George Washington Clark in New York, 1844, and in The Anti Slavery Harp, compiled by William Wells Brown ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Mike
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Amazing grace

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. | Herb Remington, steel guitar ; Charlie Shaffer, piano (Performers). Track 1 from the CD "Precious Memories" (Source Note). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Glad Music Co. - Remmington, Herb - Schaffer, Charlie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2000
  • [Patricia Lamb Conn in an interview with David Sager]

    videorecording | 1 digital video file (1 hr., 11 min., 51 sec.) : sd., col. | videorecording | Title supplied by cataloger. Interviewers: David Sager, Loras Schissel; interviewee: Patricia Lamb Conn. Recorded in the Recording Laboratory, Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, 2006 (Venue). Courtesy of Pat Lamb Conn. (Copyright Notice). In an interview with David Sager and Loras Schissel, ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Conn, Patricia Lamb - Sager, David - Schissel, Loras J. - Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006

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  • Shenandoah

    sound recording | 1 sound cassette : digital, stereo | Thomas Hampson, baritone; Rutenberg, Craig, piano. (Performer). Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress), October, 2003. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Hampson, Thomas - Rutenberg, Craig
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2003
  • Northern Neck Chantey Singers

    videorecording | videorecording ; 17 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: Remembering Archie Green (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Northern Neck Chanty Singers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • The Candidate's a Dodger

    videorecording ; 4 min | Forms part of the Seeger Family Tribute Collection (Source). Recorded at the Library of Congress (Venue). 4:3

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Pete - Seeger, Mike - Seeger, Peggy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • In Flanders field

    compact disc | Cliburn Concerts series. Recorded live in the Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas. (Venue). Recorded on November 15, 2005. (Date). Courtesy of the Van Cliburn Foundation, Cliburn Concerts and the Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas. (Copyright Notice). Compact Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Hampson, Thomas - Rutenberg, Craig - Ives, Charles - McCrae, Col
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2005-11-15
  • The sea

    sound recording | 1 sound cassette : digital, stereo | Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano. (Performer). Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress), October, 2003. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Macdowell, Edward - Hampson, Thomas - Rutenberg, Craig
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2003
  • " When the Saints Go Marching In"

    videorecording | videorecording ; 9 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: A Concert and Symposium Celebrating Joe Wilson and the NCTA Collection (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Sweet Heaven Kings
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • 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
  • The River Boys Polka Band

    videorecording | 1 videorecording: 57 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 21, 2006. (Date). This type of polka music and dance is called "Dutch hop" and is found in Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming. "Dutch" refers to its German origins. (Content). This performance is predominantly instrumental with some songs. (Content). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - River Boys Polka Band - Schmer, Robert - Beitz , David - Hergenreder , Jerry - Deines, Steve
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • God Bless America

    Article. Irving Berlin lived a long life, one hundred and one years, and built a catalog of over 1,000 songs. His first published song was "Marie from Sunny Italy" (1907) and his first major hit was "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (1911). He also wrote for Broadway and the movies. Among his most recognized songs are "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody," "Mandy," "White Christmas," ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Blind Boys of Alabama I "Amazing Grace"

    The Blind Boys of Alabama perform "Amazing Grace" at the Library of Congress, June 5, 2002. Forms part of the The Blind Boys of Alabama Concert Collection. videorecording | videorecording ; 4 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 5, 2002. (Date). Forms part of the The Blind Boys of Alabama Concert Collection. (Source Note). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Blind Boys of Alabama - Fountain, Clarence - Carter, Jimmy Lee
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
  • Eternal Father, Strong to Save

    Article. Eternal Father, was a favorite hymn of both President Theodore Roosevelt, a former Secretary of the Navy (1897-98), and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy. It was performed as the body of President John F. Kennedy, a PT boat commander in World War II, was brought to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • U.S. Air Force Song

    Article. Melodies and songs are often quoted within another piece of music and "Off We Go" is no exception. Frank Zappa's twenty-five-minute opus "Billy the Mountain," a pastiche of American musical genres, incorporates melodic references to "Off We Go" and a number of other tunes such as "Over the Rainbow," "Pomp and Circumstance," and television's the Tonight Show theme.

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Columbia the Gem of the Ocean

    Article. Sheet music from both 1843 and 1846 credited the American title as "Columbia, the Land of the Brave." Yet between these two dates, in 1844, the song was also published under the title it subsequently retained, "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean." Extremely popular during Abraham Lincoln's Civil War administration, the song became a standard tune in the U.S. Marine Corps Band's repertoire.

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002