Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Harvey Bartlett Gaul (1881-1945)

    Biography. Gaul's choral compositions include both church anthems and secular cantatas. One of his most enduring works for choir is I Hear America Singing (1925), a setting of Walt Whitman poetry published in separate versions for mixed chorus, women's chorus, and men's chorus with soprano soloist. Today Gaul is memorialized through the Harvey Gaul Composition Competition, a biennial contest created by the Friends of ...

  • Robert Sonkin (1911-1980)

    Biography. Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection (American Memory).

    • Contributor: Sonkin, Robert
  • "Dear Mr. President", New York, New York, January or February 1942

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm; 12 in. | Sound Recording, Music; Sound Recording, Non-Music Dear Mr. President, talking blues song sung by Peter Bowers (Pete Seeger) (Side A)/The Martins and the Coys sung by Peter Bowers (Pete Seeger) (Side B) Sound Recording, Music Part of a series of interviews made by Charles Todd and Robert Sonkin, New York, New ...

    • Contributor: Bowers, Peter, Pseud. (Pete Seeger) - Cavanaugh, James (Jimmy) - Seeger, Pete - Cavanaugh, Robert - Sonkin, Robert - Todd, Charles L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 194?
  • Aaron Copland, 1900-1990

    Biography. Further information, including holograph manuscripts, sketches, letters, and other primary resources are available through the Library of Congress's on-line presentation of the Aaron Copland Collection: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/copland.

  • Charles Lafayette Todd (1911-2004)

    Biography. Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection (American Memory).

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L.