Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • 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
  • Star spangled banner

    sheet music | 8 p., 9 3/4 x 13 in. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Jollie's - [Smith, John Stafford] - Brown, Francis H. - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • Over there

    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
  • My Country 'Tis of Thee

    Article. Smith initially wrote another verse, which he cut because it seemed too strident and not in keeping with what he wanted to be a peaceful homage to the nation. Beethoven and Haydn have incorporated the music of this song into their own work and, on August 28, 1963, Rev. Martin Luther King quoted Smith's lyrics when he stated from the steps of the ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again

    Article. The song also gave rise to many a parody. The best known was the Confederate parody "For Bales." Union soldiers sang about Generals such as Burnside, McClellan and Mead in a parody titled "Boys of the Potomac"and northerners disgruntled by taxes, conscription and inflation sang "Johnny, Fill up the Bowl." During the Spanish American War in 1898, "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" reached ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • The Anacreontic song

    sheet music | 3 p. | Full title: The Anacreontic song, as sung at the Crown & Anchor Tavern in the Strand. S3 in Star spangled books. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Bland's Music Warehouse - [Smith, John Stafford] - Tomlinson, Ralph, Esq
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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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
  • 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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  • 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
  • Guadalcanal march [from Victory at sea]

    sound recording | Recorded at a concert held at the Library of Congress in 2002. "The Guadalcanal March" by Richard Rodgers Copyright (c) 1952 by Williamson Music Copyright Renewed. International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by Permission. (Copyright Notice). 30 second (Extent). Due to copyright restrictions, only excerpts from this item are available. (Standard Restriction). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Rogers, Richard - Virginia Grand Concert Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2002
  • [ Photograph of Charles Zimmerman]

    photograph | 1p., 4 x 6 in. | Image scanned from cover of the Neptune march, M28.Z; 1904. Photograph (Form).

    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
  • Hail to the chief

    sound recording | 1 compact disc | Taken from cd entitled: "Ceremonial music." Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Department of Air Force - United States Air Force Concert Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • The John Brown song, or Glory hallelujah

    sheet music | 4 p. | "With new and revised words." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Root & Cady - Steffe, William
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

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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
  • God bless America

    manuscript | 4 p. | Irving Berlin's handwritten lyrics to "God Bless America." "God Bless America" by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright 1938, 1939 by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright Renewed 1965, 1966 by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright Assigned the Trustees of the God Bless America Fund International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by Permission. (Copyright Notice). Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: Berlin, Irving
    • Original Format: Books
  • Semper Paratus

    Article. The work of the U.S. Coast Guard has always included a strong humanitarian emphasis. Orville and Wilbur Wright, for example, were able to engage members of the Coast Guard to assist in their historic first. Years later Orville Wright told this story:

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Stars and stripes forever

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: digital; 4 2/4 in. | Taken from "The Bicentennial Collection: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of 'The President's Own' United States Marine Band," disc 5. Original release information: Albert F. Schoepper, conducting. RCA Cat. LSP-2687, Recorded by RCA at Crapton Auditorium, Howard University, Washinton, DC, December 10, 1962. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: United States Marine Band - Sousa, John Philip - U.S. Marine Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • To Anacreon in heaven

    First American book printing of the words and music of "To Anacreon in heaven." Published in "Nightingale. A collection of the most popular, ancient, & modern songs; set to music." (Samuel Larkin, compiler), pages 188-191.

    • Contributor: William and Daniel Treadwell - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1804

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  • Library of Congress march

    sound recording | 1 compact disc recording | First Lieutenant Jason K. Fettig, conductor. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip - Bulla, Stephen - United States Marine Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • God bless America

    sheet music | 4 p. | First edition printers' proofs for the sheet music. "God Bless America" by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright 1938, 1939 by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright Renewed 1965, 1966 by Irving Berlin (c) Copyright Assigned the Trustees of the God Bless America Fund International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by Permission. (Copyright Notice). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Berlin, Irving
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • 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
  • Yankee doodle

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

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Ossman, Vess
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1897
  • Star spangled banner

    sheet music | 8 p., 9 1/4 x 13 in. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: D'Almaine & Co. - [Smith, John Stafford] - Loder, E.J. - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1853

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  • God bless America

    sound recording | wav | Taken from cd entitled: "Ceremonial music." "God Bless America" by Irving Berlin © Copyright 1938, 1939 by Irving Berlin © Copyright Renewed 1965, 1966 by Irving Berlin © Copyright Assigned the Trustees of the God Bless America Fund International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by Permission. (Copyright Notice). 30 second (Extent). Due to copyright restrictions, only excerpts from ...

    • Contributor: U. S. Air Force Band - Berlin, Irving - Villanueva, Msgt Jari - United States Air Force Concert Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • America

    sound recording | 1 compact disc | Taken from cd entitled: "Ceremonial music." Song also popularly known as "My country 'tis of thee." Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Villanueva, Msgt Jari - United States Air Force Concert Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings