Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Bid me good bye, or, the Soldier's farewell. By Alice Hawthorne. J. H. Johnson, Song Publisher, No. 7 N. Tenth Street, Phila

    Song Sheet. print | 1 score | Music published by Sep. Winner, Philadelphia. The name Alice Hawthorne is a pseudonym for Septimus Winner, 1827-1902. In English. (Language). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Hawthorne, Alice
    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
    • Date: 1827
  • Ode to Washington, marcia funebre

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Dubois and Stodart - Horn, Charles E.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1828
  • 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
  • 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
  • Star spangled banner

    sheet music | 4 p., 10 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: John Cole - [Smith, John Stafford] - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1825

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  • The Spanish hymn, with variations

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: B. Carr - Heinrich, A. P.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1825
  • 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
  • New vocal instructor

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Arthur Clifton - Clifton, Arthur
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1820
  • What is home without a mother. By Alice Hawthorne

    Song Sheet. print | 1 score | Music published by Firth, Pond & Co, New York. The name Alice Hawthorne is a pseudonym for Septimus Winner, 1827-1902. In English. (Language). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Hawthorne, Alice
    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
    • Date: 1827
  • 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
  • 1800 to 1849 -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Cultural and historical events from 1800 to 1849 related to American song.

    • Date: 1800
  • There is an hour of peaceful rest

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | composer handwritten on title pg - "Heinrich, A. P.?" From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Heinrich, A. P. - Tappan, W. B.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1825
  • Concert of sacred music, Northhampton, Wednesday evening, Oct. 28, 1829

    Song Sheet. print | 1 score | Also includes: Immortality; Anthem; I will arise; Tilden; O haste with ev'ry gift inspir'd; Father of mercies; We seek a rest; When the son of man shall come; Child of mortality; Hallelujah chorus. In English. (Language). Print (Form).

    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
    • Date: 1829
  • What is home without a mother. By Alice Hawthorne. H. De Marsan, Publisher, 54 Chatham Street, N. Y

    Song Sheet. print | 1 score | The name Alice Hawthorne is a pseudonym for Septimus Winner, 1827-1902. In English. (Language). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Hawthorne, Alice
    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
    • Date: 1827
  • Yes, I would the the war were over. Answer to "When this cruel war is over." Words and music by Alice Hawthorne ... Johnson, Song Publisher, Phila

    Song Sheet. print | 1 score | Music published by Winner & Co., Philadelphia. The name Alice Hawthorne is a pseudonym for Septimus Winner, 1827-1902. In English. (Language). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Hawthorne, Alice
    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
    • Date: 1827
  • The pearly drops [from] Ode to Washington

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Dubois and Stodart - Horn, C. E.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1828
  • The cruel fishing trip. Tune: O! cruel, &c. May 1, 1821

    Song Sheet. print | 1 score | In English. (Language). Print (Form).

    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
    • Date: 1821
  • Yes, I would the war were over, words and music by Alice Hawthorne

    Song Sheet. print | 1 score | Answer to "When this cruel war is over." The name Alice Hawthorne is a pseudonym for Septimus Winner, 1827-1902. In English. (Language). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Hawthorne, Alice
    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
    • Date: 1827
  • Mild as the moonbeams which on fountains tremble [from] Kais, or love in the desert [and] Arlaxerxes

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: E. Riley - Braham - Taylor, Alm
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1828
  • Masonic ode

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: B. Carr - Pucitta - Carr, Benjamin - Tappan, W. B.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1821
  • As some fond mother [from] Ode to Washington

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Dubois and Stodart - Horn, C. E.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1828
  • 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
  • The wandering harper

    sheet music | 2 p. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Geo. Willig - Carr, Benjamin
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1828

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  • The meeting [from] Leisure hours at sea

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: O. Shaw - Shaw, O.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1829
  • Strike the cymbal!

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: B. Carr - Pucitta - Carr, Benjamin
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1821