• "The Jumblies, Op. 68, No. 4" by Arthur Foote

    Article. Foote sets this humorous limerick by Edward Lear (1812-88) "Allegro giocoso." He chooses only the first and fourth stanzas of Lear's five-stanza poem. The music is scored in C minor, with a parenthesized note under the first measure, "preferably in C-sharp." Foote provides a dynamic scheme and articulations to capture the text's humor. "And when the sieve turned round and round, and ev'ry ...

  • " Whoop Her Up!" by Will Marion Cook

    Article. The piece was published in 1910 by Harry Von Tilzer, New York. The present edition, copyrighted by Cook, alters the original "Whoop 'er up" to "Whoop her up" in both the title and the lyrics. The edition is missing a glissando on the word "whoop" in the vocal and piano parts found in the original publication (m. 42).

  • Through the house give glimmering light op. 39, no. 3

    vocal score | 1 score (8 p.) ; 27 cm. | music by H.H.A. Beach ; words by Shakespeare (Midsummer night's dream). (Statement Of Responsibility). For SSAA chorus with piano. Caption title. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: A.P. Schmidt - Beach, H. H. A. (Mrs) - Beach, H. H. A.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1897

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  • H. T. Burleigh (1866-1949)

    Biography. Simpson, Anne Key. "Hard Trials: The Life and Music of Harry T. Burleigh." Composers of North America, no. 8. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1990.

  • " Two Northern Songs, Op. 43: No. 1, The Brook; No. 2, Slumber Song" by Edward MacDowell

    Article. Setting his own text, MacDowell describes a winter scene: "Frozen is the ground, / The stream's ice bound, / Softly the north wind croons, softly croons." In the final stanza, a "flaxen head," perhaps a child's, rests on the poet's shoulder while it snows outside. The text and melody are carried by the soprano while the lower three voices hum. Harmony is chromatic ...

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  • Julep song "the good old mint julep for me"

    vocal score | 1 score (3-7 p.) ; 36 cm. | music by Will Marion Cook ; words by Richard Grant. (Statement Of Responsibility). For baritone solo, chorus (TTBB) with piano. Caption title. LC copy imperfect: t.p. missing. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: J. H. Cook Pu - Cook, Will Marion - Grant, Richard
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1904

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  • Arthur B. Whiting (1861-1936)

    Biography. Whiting did not create a large body of work. When asked about his limited productivity, he replied, tongue-in-cheek, that he had been associating with the masters much too long to tolerate his own music any longer. One of his students, however, noted, "As he grew older he came, I think, to regret more rather than less this inhibition of the creative by the ...

  • In Arcady by moonlight for women's voices

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score (7 p.) ; 33 cm. | Holograph. For chorus (SSA) with piano. Caption title. Subtitle "for women's voices" crossed out in pencil and changed "(trio)" in pencil. "Octavo series (Women's voices)"--Upper left corner in pencil. Copyright dates in pencil on bottom center of [1] p.: copyright 1913 by Arthur P. Schmidt; copyright 1914 by Arthur P. Schmidt. Manuscript ...

    • Contributor: Branscombe, Gena - Banning, Kendall
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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  • " Christ Jesus Comes from Heavenly Height" by Peter C. Lutkin

    Article. For much of his life, Lutkin composed original carols as Christmas card greetings. Child Jesus Comes from Heavenly Height was one of two such greetings later published by H. W. Gray. It is a simple, strophic a cappella setting—in two verses with refrains—of a translated poem by Hans Christian Anderson. The verse begins with a unison descending line that separates into four parts ...

  • Hosanna

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 27 cm. | [words and music by] Arthur Farwell. (Statement Of Responsibility). Principally for chorus (SATB) with piano. Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: John Church Co. - Farwell, Arthur
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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  • "The Hawthorn Tree (1896)" by Margaret Ruthven Lang

    Article. 1. W. S. B. Matthews, ed., The Great in Music: A Systematic Course of Study in the Music of Classical and Modern Composers (Chicago: Music Magazine Publishing Co., 1900), 277-79.

  • The Cokesbury hymnal for general use in religious meetings

    Hymnal. print | 1 v. cm. | Only 1 page digitized. (Digital Conversion). Hymns, with music. Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Cokesbury Press - Todd, Harold Hart
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1923
  • Done paid my vow to the Lord negro spiritual for baritone or contralto solo and chorus of women's voices with accompaniment

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 28 cm. | [adaptations of original melodies by] R. Nathaniel Dett. (Statement Of Responsibility). SMzA chorus. Caption title. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: J. Church - Dett, R. Nathaniel
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919

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  • 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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  • "They that wait upon the Lord" Isaiah XL, 28-31 : anthem for baritone solo and chorus of mixed voices (soprano I, II, alto, tenor, bass I, II) with organ accompaniment

    vocal score | 1 score (12 p.) ; 27 cm. | Arthur Whiting. (Statement Of Responsibility). acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Schirmer - Whiting, Arthur
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • "Don't Be Weary, Traveler" by R. Nathaniel Dett

    Article. R. Nathaniel Dett dedicated Don't Be Weary, Traveler to philanthropist and arts patron George Foster Peabody. It was published by the John Church Company, "The House Devoted to the Progress of American Music." The publisher included it in a series titled "Negro Spirituals. Folk Songs of the South, Adaptations of Original Melodies by R. Nathaniel Dett." The publication was issued in 1921, just ...

  • Southern lullaby for mixed voices S.A.T.B

    vocal score | 1 score (8 p.) ; 27 cm. | H.T. Burleigh ; [words by George V. Hobart]. (Statement Of Responsibility). For soprano solo and chorus (SATB); piano acc. for rehearsal only. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Ricordi - Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker) - Hobart, George V. (George Vere) - Burleigh, H. T.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1920

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  • Two Negro spirituals

    vocal score | 1 score (8 p.) ; 27 cm. | arr. by H.T. Burleigh. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (SATBB, 1st work), (SATTBB, 2nd work) ; piano acc. included for rehearsal only. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Schirmer - Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1913

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  • Festival hymn

    vocal score | 1 vocal score (7 p.) ; 28 cm. | words and music by Dudley Buck. (Statement Of Responsibility). For mixed voices with acc. arr. for piano. Caption title. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: O. Ditson - Buck, Dudley
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1900

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  • " Balm in Gilead" by Harry Thacker Burleigh

    Article. The text of this spiritual was inspired by the biblical passage: "Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?" (Jeremiah 8:22). Burleigh's setting alternates three nearly identical repetitions of the refrain with two verses. The refrain features a B-flat pedal tone in the piano accompaniment underlying a ...

  • Minuet four-part chorus a cappella for women's voices

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 27 cm. | Patty Stair. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (SSAA); piano acc. for rehearsal only. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Schirmer - Stair, Patty
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • "The Voice of My Beloved" by Mabel Wheeler Daniels

    Article. Daniels wrote her best-known work, Exultate Deo (1929), to celebrate Radcliffe's fiftieth anniversary and A Psalm of Praise (1954) for the college's seventy-fifth anniversary. Her Song of Jael, premiered at the 1940 Worcester Festival, marked her first venture into a modern musical idiom, using daring dissonances and highly original choral effects.

  • "Elfin Song (1910)" by George Whitefield Chadwick

    Article. After a wild fairy dance round the witch hazel tree, the appearance of a beetle causes a key change and a buzzing, 16th-note figure in the accompaniment. Next, the leaf harp sings accompanied by rapid arpeggios. The opening music returns and the fairy figures "skip and gambol merrily" to a pp conclusion.

  • " Summer Wind, Song of Sylphs" by Edward MacDowell

    Article. This is the last of MacDowell's original choral works to be published, written while he was teaching at Columbia University. The text's poet, Richard Hovey (1864-1900), also taught at the university. The text from Hovey's epic poem, Launcelot and Guenevere, depicts the light summer breeze and imbues it with human qualities: "Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet. / The fleet wind's footing / is light ...

  • "Far awa'" by Mrs. H.H.A. (Amy) Beach

    Article. Article. Beach's thirty works for women's chorus are a significant part of her output. They include major choral/orchestra cantatas such as The Chambered Nautilus, op. 66, (1907), commissioned by the St. Cecilia Club of New York. The demand for women's chorus repertoire grew exponentially in the last decade of the nineteenth century. Women's musical clubs flourished in the years following the 1893 meeting ...