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  • Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra  Albanian Music from New York

    Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra Albanian Music f...

    videorecording | videorecording | Library of Congress (Venue). June 19, 2008 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Halili, Merita - Raif Hyseni Orchestra
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Amazing grace

    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
  • Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

    Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

    Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver perform at the Library of Congress, September 13, 2006. videorecording | videorecording ; 70 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). September 13, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Quicksilver (Musical Group) - Lawson, Doyle
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn from the private papers of a World War II bride

    Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn from the private pap...

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 19 min., 9 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Smith, Alan Louis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Blind Boys of Alabama I "Amazing Grace"

    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
  • U.S. Air Force Song

    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
  • Don't Say It Can't Be Done

    Don't Say It Can't Be Done

    videorecording | videorecording ; 5 min | Forms part of the Seeger Family Tribute Collection (Source). Recorded at the Library of Congress (Venue). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Pete
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Anchors Aweigh

    Anchors Aweigh

    Article. Charles Zimmermann died just before the U.S. entered WWI but his counterpart, John Philip Sousa, enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve and was paid one dollar per month to organize the young musicians recruited into the service. He molded the Great Lakes Navy Band into an accomplished musical organization and became the first Navy musician to hold the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Midshipman ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • You're a Grand Old Flag

    You're a Grand Old Flag

    Article. With and without Ethel Levey George Washington, Jr. ran from February 12, 1906 to April 23, 1906 and, following a national tour, had a one month return engagement in New York from February 11 through March 11, 1907.

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Sing to me, sing

    Sing to me, sing

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 2 min., 15 sec. | 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Henley, W. E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • The  Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band

    The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band

    The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band from Indiana performing at the Library of Congress, October 13, 2010. videorecording | videorecording ; 63 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). October 13, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band - Lappin, Brian - Hardin, Doug - Norman, Greg - Todd, Kent - Austen, Theodocia Millich - Kay, Jon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Odetta! An Interview for the American Folklife Center

    Odetta! An Interview for the American Folklife Center

    videorecording | 1 videorecording; 35 min | Interview on November 3, 2003. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Odetta - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003
  • 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
  • James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman

    James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman

    James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman performs Mississippi blues songs and music at the Library of Congress, May 23, 2006. videorecording | videorecording ; 62 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). May 23, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Super Chikan - Christman, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Barbara Lynn and Friends

    Barbara Lynn and Friends

    Barbara Lynn performs Texas Rhythm and Blues at the Library of Congress, November 18, 2009. videorecording | videorecording ; 58 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). November 18, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lynn, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • " When the Saints Go Marching In"

    " 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
  • Alan Lomax -- The Man Who Recorded The World A Bio-ethnography

    Alan Lomax -- The Man Who Recorded The World A Bio-ethnography

    videorecording | videorecording; 61 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). May 5, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Szwed, John F.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Old Cultures/New Contexts: Presenting the Traditional Music and Dance of Urban Immigrant Communities An Interview with Ethel Raim

    Old Cultures/New Contexts: Presenting the Traditional Music a...

    videorecording | 1 videorecording; 62 min | Botkin Lecture Series (Source). June 20, 2008 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Raim, Ethel - Groce, Nancy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • [Bob Milne in concert at the Library of Congress]

    [Bob Milne in concert at the Library of Congress]

    videorecording | 1 digital file (58 min., 52 sec.) : sd., col. | Title supplied by cataloger. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, October 10, 2004. (Venue). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Copyright Notice). Plantation echos -- The Dixie queen rag -- I love to tell the story -- When you and I were young, Maggie -- Saloon medley (Contents). Courtesy of Bob ...

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

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  • Bob Milne at the Library of Congress an oral history with Larry Appelbaum

    Bob Milne at the Library of Congress an oral history with Lar...

    videorecording | 1 digital video file (1 hr., 27 min.) : sd., col. | Interviewer: Larry Appelbaum; piano: Bob Milne. (Cast). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Permission). Bob Milne, ragtime pianist, discusses and demonstrates ragtime piano music in an interview with Larry Appelbaum, Library of Congress. (Summary). Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, October 13, 2004. (Venue). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).

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

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  • Max Morath interview with Betty Auman and Loras Schissel, 2005-10-05

    Max Morath interview with Betty Auman and Loras Schissel, 200...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Morath, Max - Auman, Elizabeth H. - Schissel, Loras J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-10-05

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  • Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys

    Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys

    videorecording | 1 videorecording: 59 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). August 17, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Flippen, Benton - Smokey Valley Boys - Clifton, Verlen - Brown, Paul - Bode, Frank
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005
  • [Joshua Rifkin in an interview with Denise Gallo]

    [Joshua Rifkin in an interview with Denise Gallo]

    videorecording | 1 digital video file (54 min., 42 sec.) : sd., col. | Title supplied by cataloger. Interviewer: Denise Gallo; pianist/conductor: Joshua Rifkin. Recorded in the Recording Laboratory, Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Sept. 5, 2006. (Venue). Courtesy of Joshua Rifkin. (Copyright Notice). In an interview with Denise Gallo, Library of Congress, pianist/conductor Joshua Rifkin discusses his musical ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Rifkin, Joshua - Gallo, Denise P.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006

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  • I'll Be Home for Christmas

    I'll Be Home for Christmas

    Article. In December 1965, having completed the first U.S. space rendezvous and set a record for the longest flight in the U.S. space program, the astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell hurtled back to earth aboard their Gemini 7 spacecraft. Asked by NASA communication personnel if they wanted any particular music piped up to them, the crew requested Bing Crosby's recording of "I'll Be ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Gandydancer

    Gandydancer

    Gandydancer, a string band from West Virginia performs at the Library of Congress December 12, 2007. Homegrown Concert Series. videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). December 12, 2007. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Mullennex, Ron - Bing, Dave - Payne, Mark, Guitarist - Martin, Jim - Milnes, Gerald - Gandydancer
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Tony Ellis & the Musicians of Braeburn

    Tony Ellis & the Musicians of Braeburn

    Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn from Ohio perform banjo and string band songs and music at the Library of Congress, June 22, 2011. sound recording | videorecording ; 62 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 22, 2011. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Ellis, Tony, Banjoist - Austen, Theadocia Millich
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Mr. Jelly Roll, Mr. Lomax, and the Invention of Jazz, Concert and Lecture featuring John Szwed and Dave Burrell

    Mr. Jelly Roll, Mr. Lomax, and the Invention of Jazz, Concert...

    videorecording | videorecording; 66 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). January 18, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Burrell, Dave - Szwed, John F.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • The  Army Goes Rolling Along

    The Army Goes Rolling Along

    Article. Refrain: Then it's Hi! Hi! Hey!The Army's on its way.Count off the cadence loud and strong,For where e'er we go,You will always knowThat The Army Goes Rolling Along.

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • The  Candidate's a Dodger

    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
  • 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
  • Makers of the Sacred Harp

    Makers of the Sacred Harp

    videorecording | videorecording; 47 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). October 21, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Steel, David Warren
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Tom Mauchahty-Ware with Thomas Ware, III and Chester Tieyah, Jr. Kiowa and Comanche Music and Dance

    Tom Mauchahty-Ware with Thomas Ware, III and Chester Tieyah, ...

    videorecording | videorecording ; 16 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 - Mauchahty Ware, Tom - Ware, Tom - Tieyah, Chester
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • The  Yankee Doodle Boy

    The Yankee Doodle Boy

    Article. Subsequent to Cohan's most successful years on Broadway, a number of shows have incorporated his song "Yankee Doodle Boy" and/or depicted the "Yankee Doodle Boy," himself. Eddie Buzzell sang "Yankee Doodle Boy" in the 1929 motion-picture adaptation of the big hit Little Johnny Jones. Jimmy Cagney played the role of George M. Cohan and sang "Yankee Doodle Boy" in the Academy Award-winning 1942 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Phil Wiggins and Corey Harris

    Phil Wiggins and Corey Harris

    videorecording | videorecording ; 17 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: A Concert and Symposium Celebrating Joe Wilson and the NCTA Collection (Source). The first portion of this video is instrumental. The song, "Pony Blues" composed by Charley Patton begins at 5:50 minutes, followed by "Everybody Got to Change Sometime" composed by Taj Mahal and "Lynch Blues" composed by Correy Harris. (Content). ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wiggins, Phil - Harris, Corey - Patton, Charley - Taj Mahal (Musician)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Reverb

    Reverb

    Reverb performs a capella songs at the Library of Congress, February 7, 2007. videorecording | videorecording ; 62 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). February 7, 2007. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Reverb (Vocal Group)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Grief

    Grief

    videorecording | 1 video, 3 minutes, 9 seconds | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, October 2009. (General). Courtesy of William Grant Still Music, www.williamgrantstill.com (Copyright Notice). This item used by permission of the copyright holder. (Standard Restriction). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hampson, Thomas - Still, William Grant
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009

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  • Hail to the Chief

    Hail to the Chief

    Article. -- "The Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

    Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

    videorecording | 1 videorecording; 57 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). October 14, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Sapoznik, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • " If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews" Irish and Jewish Influences on the Music of Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley

    " If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews" Irish and Jewish I...

    videorecording | videorecording; 74 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). December 1, 2009 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Moloney, Mick
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Review

    Review

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 5 min., 41 sec. | 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Dougherty, Celius
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • The  sea

    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
  • Agustín Lira and Alma / Quetzal Cantos de mi Cantón (Songs from My Home), Chicano Music from California

    Agustín Lira and Alma / Quetzal Cantos de mi Cantón (Songs fr...

    Two musical groups on one videorecording. videorecording | 1 videorecording | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). September 14, 2011. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lira, Agustín - Wells Solorzano, Patricia - Knypstra, Ravi - Alma (Musical Group) - Flores, Quetzal - Gonzales, Martha - Quetzal (Musical Group : Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • God Bless America

    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
  • This Land is Your Land

    This Land is Your Land

    Article. Nobody living can ever stop me As I go walking my Freedom Highway Nobody living can make me turn back This land was made for you and me.

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • The  Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming

    The Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming

    The Bar J Wranglers perform cowboy songs and music at the Library of Congress, October 2, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Date). October 2, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bar J Wranglers (Musical Group) - Hatch, Anne F. - Humphreys, Scott - Humphreys, Bryan - Hodgson, Tim - Cook, Donnie - Rogers, Danny - Baxter, Jerry - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • [Patricia Lamb Conn in an interview with David Sager]

    [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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Happiness is a thing called Joe

    Happiness is a thing called Joe

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 4 min., 18 sec. | 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Arlen, Harold - Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Natasinh Dancers

    Natasinh Dancers

    Natasinh Dancers of Iowa perform Lao dance, music, and songs at the Library of Congress, July 26, 2006. videorecording | videorecording ; 75 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). July 26, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lao Natasinh Dance Troupe of Iowa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Celebrating the Music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David

    Celebrating the Music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David

    1 videorecording ; 78 min. | May 8, 2012 (Date). Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington D.C. (Venue). 16:9

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear Sioux and Mandan Hidatsa storytelling and music from North Dakota

    Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear Sioux and Mandan H...

    videorecording | 1 videorecording: 73 min | Homegrown Concert Series (Source). August 16, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Defender Wilson, Mary Louise - Bear, Keith
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Eternal Father, strong to save

    Eternal Father, strong to save

    sound recording | 1 DAT audiotape | Taken from a recording of a concert held at the Library of Congress in 2002. Recording of "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" from the Loras John Schissel collection. (Copyright Notice). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Dykes, John - Schissel, Loras J. - Whiting, William - Virginia Grand Military Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2002
  • Library of Congress Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, January 17, 2006, Saint Paul, MN

    Library of Congress Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson,...

    Presented by the Schubert Club International Artist Series. (General). Performed at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (General). Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfram Rieger, piano. (General). Courtesy of The Schubert Club. (Copyright Notice). Due to copyright restrictions, only certain tracks from this item are available. (Standard Restriction).

    • Contributor: Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur performs songs and ballads from Vermont at the Library of Congress, June 21, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 63 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 21, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Macarthur, Margaret
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • D. W. Groethe -- Cowboy songs and poetry from Montana

    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 - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005
  • Blind Boys of Alabama II  "Keep the Devil in the Hole"

    Blind Boys of Alabama II "Keep the Devil in the Hole"

    Blind Boys of Alabama perform "Keep the Devil in the Hole" 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). Forms part of The Blind Boys of Alabama Concert Collection. (Source Note). June 5, 2002. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Blind Boys of Alabama - Fountain, Clarence - Carter, Jimmy Lee
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
  • Songs of Robert Burns

    Songs of Robert Burns

    videorecording | videorecording ; 37 min | Forms part of Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics, and Performance (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bennett, Margaret - Miller, Ed - Kruesi, Margaret - Burns, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Amazing grace

    Amazing grace

    sound recording | from mp3 source (Source Note). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Indiana University of Pennsylvania Marching Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2001
  • Can you imagine that?

    Can you imagine that?

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 3 min., 59 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Merrill, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Yup'ik song about a vision of a sailing ship in 1777

    Yup'ik song about a vision of a sailing ship in 1777

    sound recording | 1 audio file. | Chuna McIntyre explains the song in English, then sings it in Central Yup'ik. (Content). The song concerns a vision of the arrival of Europeans in Alaska by a Yup'ik medicine man a year before the exploration of the Alaska coastline by Captain James Cook between April and September, 1778. The Yup'ik had little further contact with Europeans ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - McIntyre, Chuna - Nunamta Yup'Ik Eskimo Dancers
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2003
  • Sophia Bilides with Mal Barsamian and Mike Gregian Traditional Greek Smyrneika Music from Massachusetts

    Sophia Bilides with Mal Barsamian and Mike Gregian Traditiona...

    videorecording | Library of Congress (Venue). August 24, 2011 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bilides, Sophia - Barsamian, Mal - Gregianm, Mike
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • When I have sung my songs

    When I have sung my songs

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 2 min., 36 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Charles, Ernest - Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • [ Joshua Rifkin in an interview with David Sager]

    [ Joshua Rifkin in an interview with David Sager]

    In an interview with David Sager and Loras Schissel, Library of Congress, pianist/conductor Joshua Rifkin discusses and demonstrates ragtime piano music performance practice. Interview. videorecording | 1 digital video file (1 hr., 24 min., 35 sec.) : sd., col. | Title supplied by cataloger. Interviewers: David Sager, Loras Schissel; pianist: Joshua Rifkin. Recorded in the Recording Laboratory, Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Rifkin, Joshua - Sager, David - Schissel, Loras J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006

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  • O God, my heart is ready motet for mixed voices a cappella, op. 17

    O God, my heart is ready motet for mixed voices a cappella, o...

    vocal score | 1 score (35 p.) ; 28 cm. | the text from the Psalms ; music by Arthur Whiting. (Statement Of Responsibility). For mixed chorus (SSATBB), unaccompanied. Photocopy. [S.l. : s.n., 2010] acquire 1 shelf copy [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Schirmer - Whiting, Arthur
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 2010

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  • Semper Paratus

    Semper Paratus

    Article. The work of the U.S. Coast Guard has always included a strong humanitarian emphasis. Orville and Wilbur Wright, for example, were able to engage members of the Coast Guard to assist in their historic first. Years later Orville Wright told this story:

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • 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
  • New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters

    New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters

    videorecording | videorecording ; 27 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 - New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters (Musical Group)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Master class with Thomas Hampson and Sgt Kenneth G. Maxwell, tenor vocalist, May 30, 2006

    Master class with Thomas Hampson and Sgt Kenneth G. Maxwell, ...

    videorecording | Master class conducted at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 30, 2006. (General). Courtesy of Sgt Kenneth G. Maxwell,tenor vocalist, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, NE. (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Hampson, Thomas - Maxwell, Sgt. Kenneth G.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006

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  • Hickory Hill

    Hickory Hill

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 3 min., 26 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Sargent, Paul - Hillyer, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Christine Brewer discusses American song

    Christine Brewer discusses American song

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 35 min., 23 sec. | Recorded at the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). Music specialist James Wintle from the Library of Congress interviews soprano Christine Brewer about American song. (Content). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Wintle, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    videorecording | videorecording ; 3 min | Forms part of the Baseball Americana Symposium (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Taylor, David - Alstrom, Ed
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • I had myself a true love

    I had myself a true love

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 4 min., 44 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Arlen, Harold - Mercer, Johnny
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Sreevidhya Chandramouli

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli of Portland, Oregon, performs vina music and Sanscrit songs of South India at the Library of Congress, August 20, 2009. videorecording | videorecording ; 64 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). August 20, 2009. Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Chandramouli, Sreevidhya - Sriji, Poovalur
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Fanfare for the Common Man

    Fanfare for the Common Man

    Article. In March 1943, income taxes were a major issue for the common man. The United States had been at war about fifteen months and government spending soared. The previous year, as other taxes rose, only one in seven taxpayers had managed to save enough from their wages to pay the federal government. Congress had just recently required employers to withhold an employee's estimated ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Not the Same Old(Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States

    Not the Same Old(Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in th...

    videorecording | videorecording; 52 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). July 27, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Barton, Matthew
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006
  • This is My Country

    This is My Country

    Article. The co-authors of "This Is My Country" passed away within a month of each other. Raye died in Encino, California on January 29, 1985. Al Jacobs passed away on February 13, 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland. Their song "This is My Country" is played nightly during the finale of the Disneyland and Disney World fireworks spectacular.

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Cowboy Poetry: History, Origins, Influences, and Forms

    Cowboy Poetry: History, Origins, Influences, and Forms

    videorecording | 1 videorecording: 63 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). September 14, 2996. (Date). Recorded at the Library of Congress. (Venue). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Stanley, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Gary Haleamau

    Gary Haleamau

    Gary Haleamau performs traditional Hawai'ian music from Las Vegas at the Library of Congress, August 20, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 70 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). August 20, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Haleamau, Gary - Haleamau, Sheldeen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Northern Neck Chantey Singers

    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
  • Fanfare for the common man

    Fanfare for the common man

    sound recording | 1 sound cartridge : digital, stereo ; 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. | From Library of Congress concert, "Aaron Copland Centennial" recorded on November 14, 2000 in the Coolidge Auditorium. (c) Copyright 1944 by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. Copyright Renewed. Used by permission of Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole Publisher & Licensee. (Copyright Notice). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Unpublished - Copland, Aaron - United States Marine Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2000
  • We write the songs: celebrating the ASCAP Collection

    We write the songs: celebrating the ASCAP Collection

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 110 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on May 10, 2011. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Williams, Paul - Deshannon, Jackie - Steinberg, Billy - Kelly, Tom - Eastmond, Barry - Jackson, Freddie - Kay, Dean - Broughton, Bruce - James, Brett - Sampson, Gordie - Lindsey, Hillary - Lovett, Lyle - David, Hal - American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Stars and stripes forever

    Stars and stripes forever

    sound recording | 1 DAT audiotape | Taken from recording of concert held at the Library of Congress in 2002. Recording of "Stars and Stripes Forever" from the Loras John Schissel Collection. (Copyright Notice). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip - Virginia Grand Military Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2002
  • Night wanderers

    Night wanderers

    videorecording | From Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC, October 28, 2010. (Source Note). Courtesy of the Samuel Barber Estate and G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com. Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc. http://www.schirmer.com/ (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Barber, Samuel - Davies, W. H. (William Henry) - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Columbia the Gem of the Ocean

    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
  • Sama Ensemble

    Sama Ensemble

    The Sama Ensemble of Maryland performs Persian music and chants in Farsi at the Library of Congress, April 25, 2007. Concert sponsored by the American Folklife Center. videorecording | videorecording ; 55 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). April 25, 2007. (Date). Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress. (Venue). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Sama (Musical Group) - Turner, Rory P. - Analouei, Ali - Khorasani, Naser - Ameen, Bahman - Elizabeth, Audrey - Bibizadeh, Behnaz - Hosseini, Neda - Hosseini, Puneh - Shirzadi, Souri - Bulger, Peggy - Esmaeli, Hasti - Abrishami, Giti - Zolriasatein, Nazanin - Bloom, Steve, Percussionist
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Sure on this shining night

    Sure on this shining night

    videorecording | 1 video, 2 minutes, 27 seconds | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, October 2009. (General). Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com (Copyright Notice). This item used by permission of the copyright holder. (Standard Restriction). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hampson, Thomas - Barber, Samuel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009

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  • Battle hymn of the republic

    Battle hymn of the republic

    Article. But it was when Julia Ward Howe visited Washington, DC in 1861 that the tune properly came to be called "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Howe and her husband, both of whom were active abolitionists, experienced first-hand a skirmish between Confederate and Union troops in nearby Virginia, and heard the troops go into battle singing "John Brown's Body." That evening, November 18, ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Library of Congress March

    Library of Congress March

    Article. One particular hurdle was the brevity of the 'dog fight' section. The piano draft was too short here, and seemed undeveloped. Fortunately, one of the early fragment sketches had some melodic scribbles (nearly indecipherable) that turned out to match the places where the piano draft seemed incomplete. With this the 'dog fight' was filled out and the form came together nicely.

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Force and Violins What the FBI had on Folksingers

    Force and Violins What the FBI had on Folksingers

    videorecording | videorecording; 50 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). March 19, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dunaway, David King
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Over There

    Over There

    Article. President Wilson described "Over There" as "a genuine inspiration to all American manhood" and Cohan remained unwavering in his patriotic fervor. However, a significant number of artists and performers grew increasingly disillusioned with a war in which 9,000,000 individuals lost their lives (117,000 of whom were Americans). Thus Cohan's work was contrapuntal to the edgier music produced by performers such as James Reese ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Solitary hotel

    Solitary hotel

    videorecording | From Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC, October 28, 2010. (Source). Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Barber, Samuel - Joyce, James - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Sonny Burgess and The Pacers

    Sonny Burgess and The Pacers

    Sonny Burgess and the Pacers perform at the Library of Congress, October 18, 2006. videorecording | videorecording ; 54 minutes | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). October 18, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Burgess, Sonny - Pacers (Musical Group)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Eddie Bond and Josh Ellis

    Eddie Bond and Josh Ellis

    videorecording | videorecording ; 25 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: Remembering Archie Green (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Ellis, Josh - Bond, Eddie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Armed forces medley

    Armed forces medley

    sound recording | 1 DAT audiotape | The army goes rolling along--Anchors aweigh--Marines Hymn--Semper paratus--Off we go into the wild blue yonder. (Content). Taken from a recording of a concert held at the Library of Congress in 2002. "The U.S. Air Force" Words & Music by Robert Crawford Copyright © 1939, 1942, 1951 by Carl Fischer, Inc. Copyrights renewed. All Rights assigned to Carl ...

    • Contributor: Schissel, Loras J. - Virginia Grand Military Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2002
  • Balla Kouyaté and World Vision

    Balla Kouyaté and World Vision

    Balla Kouyaté and World Vision of Massachusetts perform Malian music and songs at the Library of Congress, April 28, 2010. videorecording | videorecording ; 68 min | The performers refer to the language used as "Mandinka." (Content). Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). April 28, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Balla Kouyaté and World Vision - Kouyate?, Balla - Demba, Adjaratou
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Shenandoah

    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
  • Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory Cajun Music from Louisiana

    Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory Cajun M...

    videorecording | videorecording; 63 min. | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 23, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lacouture, Marce - Greely, David - Guillory, Guillory, Kristi - Owens, Maida - Ausetn, Theodocia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Bob Milne at the Library of Congress an oral history with David Sager

    Bob Milne at the Library of Congress an oral history with Dav...

    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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  • We write the Songs: ASCAP Concert 2012

    We write the Songs: ASCAP Concert 2012

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 137 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on May 15, 2012. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Williams, Paul - Nunn, Terri - Parker, Ray - Burgie, Irving - Bishop, Stephen - Melanie - Foliart, Dan - Fekaris, Dino - Stapleton, Chris (Musician) - Schwartz, Stephen - Simpson, Valerie - American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012