• Popular Songs of the Day -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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

    • Date: 1581
  • Cowboy poet Paul Zarzyski and cowboy singer-composer Wylie Gustafson from Montana

    Paul Zarzyski and Wylie Gustafson perform songs and poetry at the Library of Congress, October 7, 2009. videorecording | videorecording; 60 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). October 7, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Zarzyski, Paul - Gustafson, Wylie - Bulger, Peggy A. - Seemann, Charlie
    • 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
  • Amuma Says No: Traditional and Contemporary Basque Music from Idaho

    Amuma Says No performs traditional and contemporary Basque music and songs from Idaho at the Library of Congress, July 14, 2010. videorecording | videorecording ; 59 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). July 14, 2010. Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Amuma Says No
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • About this Collection -- 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dale Jett and the Carter Singers perform a Carter Family Tribute

    Dale Jett and the Carter Singers perform a Carter Family Tribute at the Library of Congress, September 20, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 63 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). September 20, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dale Jett and the Carter Singers - Wilson, Joe
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • O God, my heart is ready motet for mixed voices a cappella, op. 17

    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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  • About this Collection -- 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
  • 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
  • Articles About Songs -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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

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

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

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

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

    • Date: 1759
  • Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers

    Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers perform traditional dances and songs at the Library of Congress, November 16, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 69 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). November 16, 2005. (Date). The members of this ensemble are from Arizona and New Mexico. Most are students at the University of New Mexico. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers - Bass, Howard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Historical Topics -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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

    • Date: 1581
  • The Star Spangled Banner

    videorecording | videorecording ; 2 min | Forms part of the Baseball Americana Symposium (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Reverb (Vocal Group) - Langley, Steve - Pinkney, Victor - Hunter, Chris - Edler, Troy - Owens, Kevin - Deering, Jason
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Agustín Lira and Alma / Quetzal Cantos de mi Cantón (Songs from My Home), Chicano Music from California

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

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

    • Date: 1759
  • 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
  • Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps

    Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps perform Delta blues at the Library of Congress, May 25, 2011. videorecording | videorecording ; 66 | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). May 25, 2011. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Payton, Ben Wiley - Thundering Harps (Musical Group)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011