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  • " He Met Her in a Meadow" by Harry Thacker Burleigh

    Article. Burleigh's He Met Her in a Meadow was first published for solo male voice in 1921. G. Ricordi & Co., New York, published versions for mixed chorus, men's chorus, and women's chorus in 1922. Burleigh wrote the song's lyrics about a young farmer's late-evening flirtation. The musical setting is melodramatic and sentimental, foreshadowed in the tempo direction, Andante con molto sentimento. The ostensible ...

  • The morning wind (trio)

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score (7 p.) ; 33 cm. | Gena Branscombe ; Kendall Banning. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph, in ink. 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 ...

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

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  • "Pretty to me" song & chorus

    vocal score | 1 score (5 p.) ; 36 cm. | as sung by J.A. Palmer Esq. ; composed by Alice Hawthorne. (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: Sep. Winner - Winner, Septimus
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1864

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  • De gospel train git on bo'd litl' children : song for male voices

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 27 cm. | H.T. Burleigh. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (TTBB) with piano. "Negro spiritual arranged by H.T. Burleigh"--Caption. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Ricordi - Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker) - Burleigh, H. T.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1921

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  • Peace on earth Christmas anthem : op. 38

    vocal score | 1 score (11 p.) ; 28 cm. | H.H.A. Beach. (Statement Of Responsibility). For SATB chorus with organ acc. Words by E.H. Sears. 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) - Sears, Edmund H. (Edmund Hamilton) - Beach, H. H. A.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1897

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  • The voice of my beloved op. 16, no. 2

    vocal score | 1 score (12 p.) ; 28 cm. + 2 parts ; 36 cm. | Mabel W. Daniels ; the words selected from the Song of Solomon. (Statement Of Responsibility). For SAA chorus with piano and 2 violins. Caption title. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection ...

    • Contributor: A.P. Schmidt - Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler) - Daniels, Mabel W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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  • "The Friends We Love" by Septimus Winner

    Article. Winner wrote many such ballads during the civil war years. They were perhaps even more popular than those of his contemporary, Stephen Foster. According to Charles Claghorn, author of The Mocking Bird: The Life and Diary of Its Author, Septimus Winner, President Abraham Lincoln's favorite song was Winner's Listen to the Mockingbird, another simple ballad. The appeal of these popular songs was not ...

  • The old man with a beard for mixed voices

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score (5 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," "words by," and "music by" crosed out in pencil. Published: Boston : A.P. Schmidt, 1909. Typescript of poem attached to caption. Also available in digital form on the ...

    • Contributor: Lang, Margaret Ruthven - Lear, Edward - A.P. Schmidt Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1907

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  • 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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  • 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 ...

  • The jumblies op. 68, no.4

    vocal score | 1 score (11 p.) ; 27 cm. | Arthur Foote ; the poem is by Edward Lear. (Statement Of Responsibility). Caption title. For chorus (SATB) with piano. Words printed as text on p. 11. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Arthur P. Schmidt - Foote, Arthur - Lear, Edward
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1908

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  • Two Northern songs op. 43, II No. 2 Slumber song

    vocal score | 1 score (3 p.) ; 27 cm. | [words & music by] E.A. MacDowell. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (SATB). Caption title. With: The brook, op. 43, no. 1. Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: A.P. Schmidt - Macdowell, Edward
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1891

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  • " I Bring You Heartsease" by Gena Branscombe

    Article. Also published as a solo song, Branscombe's choral setting (SSA) was issued by Arthur P. Schmidt Co., Boston, in 1915. The text, written by the composer, refers to a variety of flowers shared by lovers in springtime. Heartsease, the progenitor of the cultivated pansy, was most likely the flower that yielded a powerful love potion in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Branscombe's musical ...

  • " 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 ...

  • O bless the Lord, my soul anthem for men's voices

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 27 cm. | John Knowles Paine ; revised and edited by Charles Leslie. (Statement Of Responsibility). For 2 tenors and 2 basses with organ. Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Boston Music Co. - G. Schirmer - Paine, John Knowles - Leslie, C. E. (Charles Eddy)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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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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  • Bethlehem a Christmas hymn

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 28 cm. | H.H.A. Beach. (Statement Of Responsibility). For SATB chorus with organ acc. Words by George C. Hugg. 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) - Hugg, George C. - Beach, H. H. A.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1893

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  • 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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  • 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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  • "The Wind and the Day (A Sunset on Yarrow)" by Arthur Foote

    Article. This part-song, one of fifty-two composed by Foote, was dedicated to Horatio Parker (1863–1919), a fellow member of the Second New England School of composers. It sets a pastoral poem by Scottish writer Andrew Lang, who edited the poems and songs of Robert Burns in 1896. The text and music paint a picture of a sunset over the heather. Foote injects chromatic harmonies ...

  • O little town of Bethlehem

    vocal score | 1 score (6 p.) ; 27 cm. | P.C. Lutkin. (Statement Of Responsibility). For alto solo, chorus (SATB) with piano. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: C. F. Summy Co. - Lutkin, Peter Christian
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • Ol' Marse Winter (trio)

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 27 cm. | Gena Branscombe ; [words by] Mary Alice Ogden. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (SSA) with piano. Caption title. Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

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

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  • My love chorus for men's voices : op. 33, no. 2

    vocal score | 1 score (3 p.) ; 27 cm. | Horatio W. Parker ; Langdon Elwyn Mitchell. (Statement Of Responsibility). TTBB 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: Schirmer - Parker, Horatio W. (Horatio William) - Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn - Parker, Horatio W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1893

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  • Swing low, sweet chariot chorus for mixed voices : Negro spiritual

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 27 cm. | harmonization by H.T. Burleigh ; arranged by N. Clifford Page. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (SATB) with piano. Caption title. LC copy damaged. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Ricordi - Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker) - Page, N. Clifford (Nathaniel Clifford) - Burleigh, H. T.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1920

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  • " Cradle Song" by Edward MacDowell

    Article. The text is by MacDowell after a German poem by Peter Cornelius (1824-1874). A lullaby, this brief work is representative of a quintessential American male glee club song: a cappella, homophonic, closely voiced, regular phrases, heartfelt, and tender. Chromatic motion often occurs against pedal tones. Interest is found more in the overall harmonic effect than in the melody. MacDowell dedicated the work to ...