• "The Carol of the Beasts" by Peter C. Lutkin

    Article. According to Pauline Graybill Kennel, Lutkin's biographer, he seemed to be at his best when composing shorter works. Carol of the Beasts, only four pages long, is an unaccompanied arrangement of a simple Christmas song by George Coleman Gow, professor of music at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, from 1895 to 1932. The four verses are set for a solo voice or small ...

  • "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 ...

  • 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

    Look inside: 5 results

  • Weepin' Mary chorus women's voices : Negro spiritual

    vocal score | 1 score (5 p.) ; 27 cm. | harmonization by H.T. Burleigh ; arranged by N. Clifford Page. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (SSA) with piano. Caption title. 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: 1917

    Look inside: 6 results

  • " Dig My Grave," one of "Two Negro Spirituals" by Harry Thacker Burleigh

    Article. The text and melody of Dig My Grave were taken from Bahama Songs and Stories by Charles L. Edwards. The opening is appropriately somber, marked Grave, and set for four-part men's voices: "Dig my grave long and narrow! Make my coffin long and strong!" At the tempo change to Andante cantabile, the women sing in parallel sixths while the men sustain an open-fifth ...

  • 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

    Look inside: 8 results

  • "Don't Be Weary, Traveler" by R. Nathaniel Dett

    Article. R. Nathaniel Dett dedicated Don't Be Weary, Traveler to philanthropist and arts patron George Foster Peabody. It was published by the John Church Company, "The House Devoted to the Progress of American Music." The publisher included it in a series titled "Negro Spirituals. Folk Songs of the South, Adaptations of Original Melodies by R. Nathaniel Dett." The publication was issued in 1921, just ...

  • " 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 ...

  • 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

    Look inside: 8 results

  • " Come, O Thou Traveler" by Harvey Bartlett Gaul

    Article. At the second stanza, "Yield to me now, for I am weak," Gaul changes the key to C major and the texture to solo quartet. The full chorus reenters at "'Tis Love! Thou die'st for me." The work climaxes on a C-major chord in second inversion with the sopranos on a high G, "Pure universal Love, Thou art to me, Thou art to ...

  • " Breathe on Us, Breath of God" by Arthur Farwell

    Article. Farwell's strophic setting (four verses followed by a brief "Amen") contains colorful harmonies and unexpected voice leading that beautifully embellishes the text. For example, the soprano's opening tritone leads to an unusual dissonance on the word "breath" resolving to an F-major triad on "God." The return of this striking chord at the end of each verse, as well as in the concluding "Amen," ...

  • Balm in Gilead negro spiritual

    vocal score | 1 score (5 p.) ; 27 cm. | arr. for women's voice by H.T. Burleigh. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (SSAA) with piano (ad lib.). Cation title. 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: 1919

    Look inside: 5 results

  • 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

    Look inside: 12 results

  • 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

    Look inside: 5 results

  • " 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 ...

  • Ponder my words anthem for mixed chorus with soprano solo and organ accompaniment

    vocal score | 1 score (8 p.) ; 28 cm. | by W.W. Gilchrist ; [Psalm V: 1-3]. (Statement Of Responsibility). SATB chorus. 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 - Boston Music Co. - Gilchrist, William Wallace
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1915

    Look inside: 10 results

  • The carol of the beasts

    vocal score | 1 score (4 p.) ; 27 cm. | Peter Christian Lutkin ; [words by] George Coleman Gow. (Statement Of Responsibility). For solos (for four first altos or solo voice; for four second sopranos or solo voice), and chorus (SATB). Caption title. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: H.W. Gray - Lutkin, Peter Christian - Gow, George Coleman
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1922

    Look inside: 4 results

  • " Christ is Risen" by Victor Herbert

    Article. Herbert gained fame primarily through his forty-three operettas. His output, however, also included numerous works for orchestra, band, various instruments, and some twelve choral pieces. He wrote a large-scale cantata, The Captive, op. 25, for the 1891 Worcester (Massachusetts) Festival. His extended anthem for soloists and chorus, Christ is Risen, was premiered at St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo, New York, in 1908. A year ...

  • "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 ...

  • Done paid my vow to the Lord negro spiritual for baritone or contralto solo and chorus of women's voices with accompaniment

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 28 cm. | [adaptations of original melodies by] R. Nathaniel Dett. (Statement Of Responsibility). SMzA 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: J. Church - Dett, R. Nathaniel
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919

    Look inside: 9 results

  • " 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 ...

  • "De Gospel Train ('Git on bo'd lit'l children')" by Harry Thacker Burleigh

    Article. Burleigh's setting is an upbeat, highly rhythmic work with several harmonic surprises. His TTBB arrangement is punctuated by inspired moments of train imagery, most notably in the "chu chuck-a, chu chuck-a" sound effects of the second verse and the tenors' falsetto "toot, toot." The tenors sing a perfect fourth, F-sharp–B, against a tonic B-flat-major chord.

  • 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

    Look inside: 6 results

  • 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

    Look inside: 5 results

  • Now is Christ risen from the dead soprano solo & quartett

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 27 cm. | Harvey B. Gaul. (Statement Of Responsibility). For soprano solo, chorus (SATB), and organ. Caption title. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Wm. A. Pond - Gaul, Harvey (Harvey Bartlett) - Gaul, Harvey
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905

    Look inside: 7 results