Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Star-spangled banner

    sheet music | 4 p., 11 x 14 in. | Music has illustrated cover entitled: "Columbia, a collection of American national melodies." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson and Co. - [Smith, John Stafford] - Merkley, C. - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • Adams and liberty

    "Adams and liberty" is written to the tune of the Anacreontic song, and this is believed to be the first American book publication of the music of that song. Published in "The American musical miscellany," pages 211-218. Author was christened Thomas Paine, and changed his name after the piece was published.

    • Contributor: A. Wright, for D. Wright and Company - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Paine Jr., Robert Treat]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1798

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  • Battle hymn of the republic

    sheet music | 4 p. | Written for the Atlantic monthly. Received by LC in 1890. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co. - Steffe, William - Howe, Julia Ward
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • America the beautiful

    sheet music | 8p, 7 x 11 in. | Also includes "O peerless flag!" Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson Company - Fisher, William Arms - Bates, Katharine Lee
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917

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  • The national air of Yankee Doodle

    sheet music | 3 p. | Arranged for the piano forte. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • Boston patriotic song [Adams and liberty]

    Lyrics only -- tune called for is "To Anacreon in Heaven." Printed in "A collection of songs" (Charles Dibdin, compiler?), pages 326-328.

    • Contributor: J. Bioren for H. & P. Rice - [Paine Jr., Robert Treat]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1799

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  • The popular refrain of Glory, hallelujah

    sheet music | 4 p. | "As sung by the Federal volunteers throughout the union." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co.
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • My country! 'Tis of thee

    sheet music | 1 p. | Tune: God save the king. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: C. Bradlee - [Smith, Samuel Francis]
    • Original Format: Notated Music