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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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  • "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

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  • "Bethlehem, op. 24" by Amy Beach

    Article. Article. The piece sets a text by George C. Hugg, a compiler of late-nineteenth-century hymnals. Beach's hymn enjoyed great popularity, receiving performances at the First Baptist Church, Boston, in 1893 and, a few years later, in Detroit and Minneapolis. Arthur P. Schmidt published and disseminated Beach's works, serving as an early champion of women composers. Beach also was an energetic promoter of her ...

  • Peter C. Lutkin (1858-1931)

    Biography. In addition to his position as Dean and Director of Choirs at Northwestern University, he also served as Professor of Theory, Piano, Organ, and Composition in the School of Music, 1895-1931; Director of the School's Department of Church and Choral Music, 1926-28; and Lecturer in Church Music at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from Syracuse University. He ...

  • 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

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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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  • " 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • "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."

  • 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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  • "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 ...

  • 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

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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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  • Bow down thine ear anthem for penetential seasons

    vocal score | 1 score (8 p.) ; 27 cm. | Horatio W. Parker ; Psalm LXXXVI verses 1-5. (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: Schirmer - Parker, Horatio W. (Horatio William) - Parker, Horatio W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1890

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  • O holy child of Bethlehem Christmas anthem for alto solo and chorus

    vocal score | 1 score (4 p.) ; 28 cm. | G.W. Chadwick ; hymn by Phillip Brooks. (Statement Of Responsibility). For alto 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: A.P. Schmidt - Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield) - Brooks, Phillips - Chadwick, G. W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1896

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  • 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

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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 ...

  • Barcarolle

    manuscript score | 1 score ([2] p.) ; 36 cm. | Holograph, in ink and pencil. Musical sketches for Barcarolle, op. 44. Caption title. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Manuscript Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Macdowell, Edward
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1892

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  • "While Shepherds Watched (1889)" by George Whitefield Chadwick

    Article. Chadwick railed against the unschooled output of popular songwriters flooding the market to the exclusion of what he called "true music." In his 1876 paper on popular music reform, he complained about lack of originality in the popular music of the day. "Those who furnish the popular music have not paid, either in money or in mental discipline, the price of true and ...

  • " 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." ...

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Arthur Foote (1853-1937)

    Biography. Apart from his notoriety as a composer, Foote was highly regarded as a teacher and writer. He served as a guest lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1911, and taught piano at the New England Conservatory between 1921 and 1937. He co-authored a theory text with Walter R. Spalding, Modern Harmony in Its Theory and Practice (1905, reprinted in 1969 and ...

  • 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

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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.