• I love thee Lord

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 28 cm. | W.W. Gilchrist. (Statement Of Responsibility). For soprano solo and SATB chorus with organ. 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: E.S. Lorenz - Gilchrist, William Wallace
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1900
  • Elfin song

    vocal score | 1 score (16 p.) ; 28 cm. | G.W. Chadwick ; [words by] Joseph Rodman Drake. (Statement Of Responsibility). For SSAA chorus with piano. Caption title. Orchestrated by the composer in 1913. 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 - Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield) - Drake, Joseph Rodman - Chadwick, G. W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1910
  • "Ponder My Words" by William W. Gilchrist

    Article. Gilchrist's 1915 anthem Ponder My Words was one of the works chosen for a service celebrating the centennial of his birth in 1946. The service was held at New Jerusalem Church in Philadelphia. The anthem opens with a soprano solo singing an expressive setting of the Psalm-Five text. At "consider my meditation," an extended diatonic sequence leads to a choral repetition of the ...

  • The hawthorn tree part song for mixed voices with solos for sop. & and ten., op. 25

    vocal score | 1 score (13 p.) ; 27 cm. | music by Margaret Ruthven Lang ; words by Nathan Haskell Dole. (Statement Of Responsibility). 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: Miles & Thompson - Lang, Margaret Ruthven - Dole, Nathan Haskell
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1896
  • Ol' Marse Winter (trio)

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score (8 p.) ; 30 cm. | Gena Branscombe ; [words by] Mary Alice Ogden. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph, in ink, with additions and corrections in pencil. For chorus (SSA) with piano. Caption title. Subtitle "for women's voices" crossed out in in ink. "Octavo series (Women's voices)"--Upper left corner in ink "A.P.S. 10453"--Lower left corner in ink. Copyright dates ...

    • Contributor: Branscombe, Gena - Ogden, Mary Alice
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914
  • " 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 ...

  • "Spelling bee" humorous song and chorus

    vocal score | 1 score (5 p.) ; 36 cm. | by Sep. Winner. (Statement Of Responsibility). Solo voice, chorus (SATB) and piano. Words printed as text on p. 5. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Lee & Walker - Winner, Septimus
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1875
  • The old person of Cassel for mixed voices

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score (6 p.) ; 35 cm. | words by Edward Lear ; music by Margaret Ruthven Lang. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph. For chorus (SATB) and piano. Caption title. "For mixed voices" crossed out in pencil. Published: Boston : A.P. Schmidt, 1909. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Manuscript Score (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Lang, Margaret Ruthven - Lear, Edward - A.P. Schmidt Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905
  • " Deep River" by Harry Thacker Burleigh

    Article. The SSA version of Deep River was arranged by Nathaniel Clifford Page (1866-1956), a composer who frequently created choral arrangements of Burleigh's works for publisher G. Ricordi. The arrangement retains Burleigh's original melody and piano accompaniment. As the tune is shared by the lower two voices, it is embellished with occasional sixteenth notes, imitating an improvised style. Harmonies are simple diatonic triads with ...

    • Date: 1866
  • " Pirate Song" by Henry F. Gilbert

    Article. The present edition was issued by the H. W. Gray Co. in 1921. Gilbert adapted words from Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island with added stanzas by Alice C. Hyde. The opening baritone solo, "Fifteen men on a dead man's chest," elicits the first of many pirate responses, "Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum." The men's chorus sings in unison throughout except ...

    • Date: 1923-05-24
  • " Centennial Hymn, Op. 27" by John Knowles Paine

    Article. Centennial Hymn is a setting of John Greenleaf Whittier's six-verse poem of the same name. The musical material is strophic, the text setting is syllabic, and the length is a mere twenty-four bars of choral singing. A trumpet fanfare introduces the hymn, and an optional orchestral interlude is situated between the verses. Paine marks each of the initial four-bar phrases and the final ...

  • Christ is risen an Easter anthem

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score (17 p.) ; 36 cm. | [composed] by Victor Herbert. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph, in ink, additions in pencil. For alto, soprano solo, and chorus (SATB) with piano. The word, "composed", and the composition date on title page crossed out by an unknown hand in pencil. An alternative version of the first 4 measures on p. 16 pasted ...

    • Contributor: Herbert, Victor
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1904
  • 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
  • " 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 ...

  • Septimus Winner (1827-1902)

    Biography. In addition to his music writing and publishing, Winner was a frequent contributor to Graham's Magazine, at that time edited by Edgar Allen Poe. He wrote a book of poetry, published posthumously, titled Cogitations of a Crank at Three Score Years and Ten(Philadelphia: Drexer Biddle Press, 1903). Other private writings were later published in The Mocking Bird: The Life and Diary of Its ...

    • Date: 1902-11-22
  • Mabel Daniels (1878-1971)

    Biography. Upon her return to America, Daniels joined Boston's Cecilia Society, where she was exposed to modern choral works with orchestra. She assumed the directorship of Radcliffe's glee club and the Bradford Academy music program (1911-13). In 1913, she was appointed head of music at Simmons College, where she served through 1918. She later established composition prizes and funds at Radcliffe to aid music ...

    • Date: 1971-03-10
  • " Now Is Christ Risen from the Dead" by Harvey Bartlett Gaul

    Article. The anthem opens with a recitative-like introduction in C-major, set for soprano solo. The key modulates to A-major and a rousing 3/4 meter, as the full choir enters in declamatory octaves, "O death, where is thy sting." That music returns before a meter change to common time, Maestoso. Gaul sets "Christ being rais'd, die thee no more," to a steadily rising line in ...

  • Margaret R. Lang (1867-1972)

    Biography. Lang was self critical of her works and frequently destroyed them. None of her orchestral works are extant. After her father's death in 1909, she became caretaker of her elderly mother. She stopped composing in 1919. A zealous Episcopalian, she published a series of devotional pamphlets titled "Messages from God" between 1927 and 1939. At her own expense, she printed and distributed 6,000 ...

    • Date: 1972-05-29
  • "Inconstancy" by George Whitefield Chadwick

    Article. Article. In this chorus he sets Shakespeare's text "Sigh no more ladies" from Much Ado about Nothing. The opening line receives a plaintive homophonic setting before the piece launches into a buoyant free counterpoint. Chadwick's rhythms are tied closely to the agogic stress of the text. He makes use of a folk-like pentatonic melody on "Then sigh not so, but let them go," ...

  • " Spelling Bee" by Septimus Winner

    Article. Though not originally considered one of Winner's more popular songs, Spelling Bee achieved immense popularity as Swinging the Alphabet, a novelty song sung by the Three Stooges in their 1938 film, Violent Is the Word for Curly. It was the only full-length song performed by the Three Stooges in their short films, and it marked the only time they mimed to their own ...

  • Song for a May morning four-part song for women's voices

    vocal score | 1 score (8 p.) ; 27 cm. | Patty Stair. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (SSAA) with piano. Words from Yale courant. Caption title. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: White Smith Music Pub - Stair, Patty
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914
  • Cradle song from the German of Peter Cornelius : op. 41, no. 1

    vocal score | 1 close score ([4] p.) ; 27 cm. | E.A. MacDowell. (Statement Of Responsibility). For men's chorus (TTBB). Caption title. With: Dance of gnomes. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: A.P. Schmidt - Macdowell, Edward - Cornelius, Peter
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1890
  • " O Bless the Lord, My Soul" by John Knowles Paine

    Article. Paine deviates from Watts's original poetry, written in 1719, several times. Watts's phrase, "And makes thee young again," appears in Paine's setting as, "And makes thee strong again." The original phrase "He that redeemed my soul from hell" appears as "And he from everlasting death." For his musical setting, Paine chose a version of Watts's text published in the 1853 Unitarian Hymns for ...

  • "Peace on Earth, op. 38, (1897)" by Amy Beach

    Article. Beach's use of expressive devices serves to demonstrate adherence to her tenth musical commandment: "Remember that technic is valuable only as a means to an end. You must first have something to say--something which demands expression from the depths of your soul. If you feel deeply and know how to express what you feel, you make others feel."

  • While shepherds watched Christmas carol

    vocal score | 1 close score ([2] p.) ; 27 cm. | G.W. Chadwick. (Statement Of Responsibility). For SATB chorus. Words by Nahum Tate. 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 - Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield) - Tate, Nahum - Chadwick, G. W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1889