• Look down fair moon

    manuscript | Copyright 1970 by Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. (Copyright Notice). Due to copyright restrictions, only excerpts from this item are available. (Standard Restriction). Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: Boosey & Hawkes - Rorem, Ned - Whitman, Walt
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Notated Music
    • Date: 1970
  • Interactive Maps -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    See the connection between America's geography and song through interactive maps that offer songs from the states and about the states.

    • Date: 1581
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The boatmen's dance from Old American Songs, set 1

    manuscript sketch | 26 p. 12.5 x 9.5in. (holograph sketches, complete set) | Recordings: LC concert, 7 December 2004 (with pianist Wolfram Rieger); LC demo, October 2003 (with pianist Craig Rutenburg). (Additional Form). Copyright 1950 by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Copyright renewed. Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole licensee. Reprinted by permission of Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. (Copyright Notice). This item used by ...

    • Contributor: Boosey & Hawkes - Copland, Aaron - Emmett, Daniel Decatur
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1950

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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
  • 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
  • God be in my heart

    sheet music | 4p., | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson Company - Warren, Elinor Remick
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1950

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  • Grief

    Song Collection. William Grant Still's setting of LeRoy V. Brant's text was composed in Los Angeles in 1953. According to Judith Anne Still, her father preferred his original title for the song "Weeping Angel." The song was not commercially published until 1955 by the Oliver Ditson Music Company. However, a copy of the manuscript was sent for copyright registration, processed on June 15, 1953, ...

    • Contributor: Still, William Grant
    • Date: 1953-06-15

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  • Amazing grace

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, mono. ; 10 in. | Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, www.sonybmg.com. (Copyright). "Sacred Singing with Instrumental Acc." (Content). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia Records - Smith, Carl - Carter Sisters - [Carter], Mother Maybell
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952

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  • It's a long, long way to tipperary

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (5 pages) ; 34 cm | written and composed by Harry Williams and Jack Judge. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Chappell & Co., Ltd - Judge, Jack - Williams, Harry
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1953

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  • Erich Korngold, 1897-1957

    Biography. Perhaps seeking a respite from his intensely focused work on his large scale Symphonic Serenade for string orchestra (op. 39, 1947-48), Korngold began work on a set of songs which were eventually published as the Fünf Lieder (Five Songs, op. 38), for medium voice and piano. Based on poems from disparate sources (of twentieth century German poet Richard Dehmel; of nineteenth century German ...

    • Date: 1950-02-19
  • 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
  • Amazing grace

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, mono. ; 10 in. | "Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Lottie Henry and the Rosettes" (Performers). "Sacred Singing with Organ Accompaniment" (Performers). 2 minutes (Extent). 2 minutes (Extent). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Decca - Tharpe, Sister Rosetta - Henry, Lottie - Rosettes
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1950

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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
  • Daniel Gregory Mason (1873-1953)

    Biography. In 1913, Mason studied in Paris with Vincent d'Indy, who became his primary compositional influence. A fervent classicist, Mason's instrumental works include three symphonies, more than a dozen chamber pieces, several keyboard compositions, and other orchestral works and transcriptions. He is best known as a composer for his festival overture Chanticleer (1928) and his three symphonies, especially the Lincoln Symphony (1936). His vocal ...

    • Date: 1953-12-04
  • 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
  • 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