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  • He met her in the meadow for mixed voices, S.A.T.B

    vocal score | 1 score (5 p.) ; 29 cm. | H.T. Burleigh. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (SATB) with piano (ad lib.). 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: 1922

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  • "The Lonely Rose, op. 43" by Margaret Ruthven Lang

    Article. The voice parts are marked meticulously with frequent crescendo and diminuendo marks, often two per bar in several successive measures. The piano part also contains highly detailed pedal markings and even fingerings for some difficult passages. Lang's father was a student of Franz Liszt, so her piano accompaniments may contain her father's editorial suggestions that reflect Liszt's style.

  • " 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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  • " Ojalá" from "The Spanish Gypsy" by Patty Stair

    Article. The piano accompaniment is also reminiscent of flamenco music. The left hand of the accompaniment provides a driving rhythmic ostinato imitating a pizzicato bass, while the right hand alternates between chords and short melodies moving in parallel thirds. Similarly, the top two choral parts are often set in moving thirds and ornamented, while the alto voices are set in a more sustained style. ...

  • Breathe on us, breath of God chorus for mixed voices

    vocal score | 1 score (5 p.) ; 27 cm. | Arthur Farwell ; [poem anonymous]. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (SATB) with piano. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

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

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  • God, that madest earth and heaven

    vocal score | 1 score ([5] p.) ; 24 cm. | Horatio Parker. (Statement Of Responsibility). For 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: H. Parker - Parker, Horatio W. (Horatio William) - Parker, Horatio W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • " Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" by Harry Thacker Burleigh

    Article. The SATB version of Burleigh's solo setting was arranged by Nathaniel Clifford Page (1866-1956). The piano accompaniment uses a repetitive, falling-chord figure throughout to create the "swing low" aural imagery. Page departs from the usual homophonic, chordal texture to introduce a brief imitation between the soprano and tenor on the second phrase of the spiritual. At the end of the opening refrain, Burleigh ...

  • 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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  • "Done Paid My Vow to the Lord" by R. Nathaniel Dett

    Article. Dett arranged Done Paid My Vow to the Lord for baritone or contralto solo, women voices, and piano in 1919. It was published that year by the John Church Company. The tune did not appear in his collection Religious Folk-Song of the Negro as Sung at the Hampton Institute (1927). Rather, the spiritual came from the collection of George Lake Imes, secretary of ...

  • " So Sweet Is She" by Patty Stair

    Article. Stair sets the text in a chordal style with the melody nearly always in the first tenor voice. It is in three verses—each verse more developed harmonically—and a coda that recalls the final words of each verse: "so white, so soft, so sweet is she." Though it is set with close voicing, Stair avoids any use of "barbershop harmonies," opting instead for sonorities ...

  • "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."

  • Deep river song for three-part chorus women's voices piano accompaniment

    vocal score | 1 score (6 p.) ; 27 cm. | [harmonization by] H.T. Burleigh ; arranged by N. Clifford Page. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (SSA) with piano. "Old negro melody"--Caption. 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: 1927

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  • 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 ...

  • " Southern Lullaby" by Harry Thacker Burleigh

    Article. The unaccompanied work opens with the chorus providing a homophonic, hummed accompaniment to the solo soprano melody, "De night am long an' de col' win' roar, Yo' Pappy he doan come hom no mo', sleep li'l' chile, go sleep." Burleigh uses seventh chords and a greater degree of chromaticism than that found in his spiritual settings, e.g., at "An' do he hear yo' ...

  • My lady, Nicotine (smoke! smoke!)

    vocal score | 1 vocal score (5 p.) ; 32 cm. | music by Will Marion Cook ; words by F. Clifford Harris. (Statement Of Responsibility). For tenor solo, unison chorus, and piano. Caption title. LC copy imperfect: stained, brittle, small tears. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: H. Von Tilzer Music Pu - Cook, Will Marion - Harris, F. Clifford (Frank Clifford)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1910

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  • "There's a Meetin' Here Tonight" by R. Nathaniel Dett

    Article. The John Church Company published Dett's arrangement of There's a Meetin' Here Tonight in 1921. The composer dedicated the work to the Cecilia Society of Boston, an all-white chorus organized in 1874 under the sponsorship of Harvard University. The same group had premiered Dett'sChariot Jubilee a year earlier.

  • 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

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  • "Bow Down Thine Ear" by Horatio William Parker

    Article. G. Schirmer published the piece in 1890. (Please note that in m. 44 the soprano's E-natural may have been intended to be an E-flat, as suggested by the doubling in the accompaniment.)

  • "The Old Person of Cassel (1905)" by Margaret Ruthven Lang

    Article. In her SATB [soprano, alto, tenor, bass] setting with piano accompaniment of Lear's The Old Person of Cassel (1905), she humorously interjects numerous "ha, ha," responses to each line of text. The nose of the old person of Cassel was "finished off in a tassel," which Lang paints with a stuttering musical figurethat sounds like a stifled sneeze.

  • The wind and the day (a sunset on yarrow ) : op. 68, no. 2

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score ([9] p.) ; 36 cm. | Arthur Foote ; the poem is by Andrew Lang. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph, in ink, with additions and corrections in pencil. Caption title. For chorus (SATB) with piano. "Octavo series (mixed voices) no. 120"--Upper left corner in ink. "A.P.S. 8130"--Lower left corner in ink. Copyright dates in ink on bottom center of ...

    • Contributor: Foote, Arthur - Lang, Andrew
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1908

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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.

  • " Ol' Marse Winter" by Gena Branscombe

    Article. Branscombe's SSA setting of poetry by Mary Alice Ogden (1858-1926) was published by Arthur P. Schmidt Co., Boston, in 1914. Ogden's verse was used by permission of The Smart Set Co., a New York literary and cultural magazine edited by H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan between 1914 and 1923. Branscombe sets the text, written in African-American dialect, to constant eighth notes, ...

  • Inconstancy

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 28 cm. | G.W. Chadwick ; [words by] Shakespeare. (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 - Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield) - Shakespeare, William - Chadwick, G. W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1910

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  • The old man with a beard

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 27 cm. | Margaret Ruthven Lang ; Edward Lear. (Statement Of Responsibility). For SATB 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 - Lang, Margaret Ruthven - Lear, Edward
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1909

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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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