• George W. Chadwick (1854-1931)

    Biography. Biography. Biography. Chadwick is often dubbed the dean of American composers because of his position as conservatory director, his textbooks, and his teaching. He directly influenced important turn-of-the-century composers such as Horatio Parker, Daniel Gregory Mason, Frederick Converse, and William Grant Still. He received honorary degrees from Yale (A.M., 1897) and Tufts (LL.D., 1905). He was a member of the National Institute of ...

    • Date: 1931-04-04
  • Two Northern songs op. 43, I No. 1 The brook

    vocal score | 1 score (3 p.) ; 27 cm. | [words & music by] E.A. MacDowell. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (SATB). Caption title. With: Slumber song, op. 43, no. 2. Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: A.P. Schmidt - Macdowell, Edward
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1891
  • "Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind, op. 14" by Horatio William Parker

    Article. While he lived in New York, Parker developed many relationships with fellow musicians that led to frequent performances of his compositions. One of these relationships was with Frank Van der Stucken, the conductor of the New York Arion Society male chorus. Van der Stucken's choir performed many of Parker's works for male chorus, and may have taken his part-song Blow, Blow, Thou Winter ...

  • 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
  • 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
  • Horatio W. Parker (1863-1919)

    Biography. Parker's most impressive accomplishments within the choral genre are his large-scale sacred works. His first oratorio, Hora novissima, is considered by many to be his masterpiece. Composed in 1893 for the Church Choral Society of New York, the oratorio is an eleven-movement setting of medieval Latin poetry by Bernard de Morlaix. The holograph is in the holdings of the Music Division, Library of ...

  • "The Witch, Op. 5" by Edward MacDowell

    Article. From 1896 to 1898, MacDowell published four partsongs for the Mendelssohn Glee Club under the pseudonym of Edgar Thorn, fearing the members would feel obligated to accept the songs if he revealed he had written them. Other works by "Edgar Thorn" are The Rose and the Gardener, Love and Time, and War Song. The narrative text by MacDowell is about a witch living ...

  • Valentine chorus for men's voices : op. 33, no. 3

    vocal score | 1 score (3 p.) ; 27 cm. | Horatio W. Parker ; Charles G. Blanden. (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) - Blanden, Charles G. (Charles Granger) - Parker, Horatio W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1893
  • The witch op. 5

    vocal score | 1 close score (5 p.) ; 27 cm. | words & music by Edgar Thorn. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (TTBB). Caption title. Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: P. L. Jung - Macdowell, Edward
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1898
  • Dudley Buck (1839-1909)

    Biography. Biography. Biography. In 1898, Buck was honored by election to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Eleven years later, on October 6, 1909, the composer died at the age of 70.

    • Date: 1909-10-06
  • William W. Gilchrist (1846-1916)

    Biography. Biography. Biography. Gilchrist suffered periodic bouts of depression and was unable to conduct at the Mendelssohn Club concerts in 1913. He spent the last 16 months of his life receiving treatment at the Easton Sanatorium in Pennsylvania.

  • 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 ...

  • " 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 ...

    • Date: 1824
  • Peace on earth Christmas anthem : op. 38

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score (12 p.) ; 34 cm. | by Mrs. H.H.A. Beach. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph. For chorus (SATB) and organ. Words by E.H. Sears. Published: Boston : A.P. Schmidt, 1897. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Manuscript Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Beach, H. H. A. (Mrs) - Sears, Edmund H. (Edmund Hamilton) - A.P. Schmidt Collection (Library of Congress) - Beach, H. H. A.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1897
  • "Through the House Give Glimmering Light, op. 39, no. 3" by 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 ...

  • " O God, My Heart Is Ready, Op. 17" by Arthur B. Whiting

    Article. Whiting's unaccompanied motet stretches over thirty-five pages. It weaves several psalm texts and begins with an intonation for baritone solo, "There is sprung up a light for the righteous, and joyful gladness for such as are true hearted." The motet quickly transitions to full chorus with frequent divisi, "O God my heart is ready. Awake thou lute and harp." The vivace choral section ...

  • 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
  • O Holy Child of Bethlehem anthem for alto solo and chorus

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score (5 p.) ; 27 x 36 cm. | G.W. Chadwick ; hymn by Phillip Brooks. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph. For alto, chorus (SATB), and organ. Caption title. Published: Boston : A.P. Schmidt, 1896. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Manuscript Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield) - Brooks, Phillips - A.P. Schmidt Collection (Library of Congress) - Chadwick, G. W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1896
  • "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.

  • " Dance of Gnomes" by Edward MacDowell

    Article. In dramatic contrast to Cradle Song, the song Dance of Gnomes sets a text by MacDowell that is jarring, spooky, and humorous. The Gnomes, also called "Flower Fairies," conjure up shadows, moonlight, dark forests, and magic spells. Later in the work they call themselves "ugly, hairy imps," "ugly noddles" (noddle is the nape of the neck, back of the head), and "willful hussies." ...

  • "O Holy Child of Bethlehem (1896)" by George Whitefield Chadwick

    Article. Chadwick's setting of this text is for alto solo, chorus, and organ. It uses mostly simple diatonic harmonies until the climax at the text "Come to us, abide with us, Our Lord Emmanuel." He employs successive diminished chords and widely-spaced voicing at "Our Lord," after which the harmony subsides into largely subdominant/tonic alternations.

  • 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
  • "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.)

  • " 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 ...

  • Blow, blow, thou winter wind

    vocal score | 1 score (11 p.) ; 27 cm. | H.W. Parker ; Wm. Shakspeare. (Statement Of Responsibility). For TTBB 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: Schirmer - Parker, Horatio W. (Horatio William) - Shakespeare, William - Parker, Horatio W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1892