• Hail Columbia

    Article. Up until the 1890s "Hail Columbia" was played as the de facto national anthem of the United States. President Lincoln once mentioned he had to stand up and take off his hat when "Hail Columbia" was sung. Many Europeans actually took it to be the U.S. anthem and played it accordingly. In 1889 it was played in that fashion to honor Thomas Edison ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • America the beautiful

    sheet music | 8p, 7 x 11 in. | Also includes "O peerless flag!" Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson Company - Fisher, William Arms - Bates, Katharine Lee
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917

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  • Star spangled banner

    sheet music | 4 p., 9 x 12 in. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson - [Smith, John Stafford] - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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  • Stars and stripes forever

    sound recording | 1 DAT audiotape | Taken from recording of concert held at the Library of Congress in 2002. Recording of "Stars and Stripes Forever" from the Loras John Schissel Collection. (Copyright Notice). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip - Virginia Grand Military Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2002
  • You're a grand old flag

    sheet music | 8 p. | Copyright 1906. (Copyright). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: F. A. Mills - Cohan, George M. (George Michael)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1906

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  • Star spangled banner

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | On label: "soprano and chorus with orchestra" Matrix: 5578-A-2-2. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - [Key, Francis Scott] - Case, Anna
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • America the beautiful

    sound recording | 1 compact disc | Taken from cd entitled "Sing America!", published by MENC, and manufactured by Sony Music Special Products. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Menc - Ward, Samuel - Bates, Katharine Lee - Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band, Cherry Point, Nc
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Battle hymn of the republic

    sheet music | 4 p. | Written for the Atlantic monthly. Received by LC in 1890. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co. - Steffe, William - Howe, Julia Ward
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • Yankee doodle

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 62-76 rpm, 10 in. | Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Gaskin, George
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1897
  • You're a Grand Old Flag

    Article. With and without Ethel Levey George Washington, Jr. ran from February 12, 1906 to April 23, 1906 and, following a national tour, had a one month return engagement in New York from February 11 through March 11, 1907.

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • The star spangled banner

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: 70 rpm, mono, 7 in. | Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Berliner - The Diamond Four
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Four ruffles and flourishes and Hail Columbia

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. | Taken from CD "Ceremonial Music" by The United States Air Force Band. Track 51. 30 second (Extent). excerpt used by permission of the copyright holder. (Standard Restriction). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: United States Air Force Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1993
  • John Brown's body

    sound recording | 1 digital audiotape | Stand alone recording specifically for IHAS. This recording of "John Brown's Body" made here with permission from the James Weldon Norris Chorale (Copyright Notice). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Unpublished - J. Weldon Norris Chorale
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2003
  • Eternal Father, strong to save

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. | Taken from CD, "Remembering The Navy Hour" by the United States Navy Band. Track 21. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: United States Navy - Dykes, John - Whiting, William - The Sea Chanters
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Adams and liberty

    "Adams and liberty" is written to the tune of the Anacreontic song, and this is believed to be the first American book publication of the music of that song. Published in "The American musical miscellany," pages 211-218. Author was christened Thomas Paine, and changed his name after the piece was published.

    • Contributor: A. Wright, for D. Wright and Company - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Paine Jr., Robert Treat]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1798

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  • God Bless America

    Article. Irving Berlin lived a long life, one hundred and one years, and built a catalog of over 1,000 songs. His first published song was "Marie from Sunny Italy" (1907) and his first major hit was "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (1911). He also wrote for Broadway and the movies. Among his most recognized songs are "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody," "Mandy," "White Christmas," ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Library of Congress march

    Instrumental parts | 1 score (12 p.) + 23 parts ; 8 1/2" x 11" | Copyright 2003 by John Philip Sousa, Inc. (Copyright). Printed score and band parts. The march was begun by John Philip Sousa in 1931, but never completed. Stephen Bulla was able to finish and orchestrate the score by using Sousa's fragmentary sketches, a piano draft, and one page of ...

    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip - Bulla, Stephen
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 2003
  • Columbia the gem of the ocean

    sheet music | 5 p. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Lee & Walker - Shaw, David T. - Becket, T.A.
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • America

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | Matrix: 3035-C-6-24. Song also popularly known as "My country 'tis of thee." Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - [Smith, Samuel Francis] - [Unidentified Band]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Eternal Father, Strong to Save

    Article. Eternal Father, was a favorite hymn of both President Theodore Roosevelt, a former Secretary of the Navy (1897-98), and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy. It was performed as the body of President John F. Kennedy, a PT boat commander in World War II, was brought to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • America, my country 'tis of thee

    sheet music | 5 p. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Ascher, Gustave
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • Star spangled banner

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: 70 rpm, mono, 7 in. | Recorded on April 7, 1898 (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Berliner - Sousa's Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1898
  • The star spangled banner

    sound recording | 1 sound tape reel: analog, 2 track stereo 7 1/2 ips | Taken from the Marine Band "Dream Hour" (radio program) recordings, circa 1953. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Smith, John Stafford - U.S. Marine Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Columbia the land of the brave

    sheet music | 2 p. | Arranged for the Spanish guitar. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: George Willig - Shaw, David T. - Blancjour, Fr.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1846

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  • You're a grand old flag

    sound recording | Sound tape reel: analog, 2 track stereo 7 1/2 ips | Taken from the Marine Band "Dream Hour" (radio program) recordings, circa 1953. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: [Cohan, George M. (George Michael)] - U. S. Marine Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings