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  • [ Song 566] Anacreontic Society

    Published in "The vocal magazine," pages 147 and 148 (Content). First dated printing of the poem "To Anacreon in Heav'n" (no music). B1 in Star Spangled Books.

    • Contributor: J. Harrison for J. Bew - Tomlinson, Ralph, Esq
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1778

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  • Galop

    Songbook. Book. 2 p., 9 x 11 in. | Copyright, 1882, by J. Church & Co. (Copyright). From Murray's method for the organ, p. 82-83.

    • Contributor: John Church & Co. - Murray, James R. - Fairbank, H. W.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1882

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  • Baptist chorals A hymn and tune book for use in the churches

    Hymnal. print | p. obl. cm. | Only 1 page digitized. (Digital Conversion). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: F. T. Shore - Shore, F. T.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1888
  • Materna (O Mother Dear, Jerusalem)

    Hymnal. xvi, 282 p.; iv, 56 p., 15 x 21.5 cm | Tune for "America the Beautiful." In "Hymns of Worship and Service, Chapel Edition" -- Hymn #325 (page 237).

    • Contributor: Knickerbocker Press/The Century Company - Ward, Samuel Augustus
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1906
  • Eternal Father, strong to save

    Hymnal. 1 p. | Taken from the book entitled "Hymns of worship and service, Chapel edition."

    • Contributor: Century Co. - Dykes, John - Whiting, William
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1906
  • A Funeral elegy on the death of George Washington Adapted to the 22d of February

    20 p. |

    • Contributor: Wood, Abraham
    • Original Format: Notated Music - Books
    • Date: 1800

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  • The Anacreontick Song

    It is this edition from which most claims of Smith's authorship of the tune come. While it is accepted that he did the arrangement for the tune, other initial sources for the melody have been given as an old hunting song or traditional bar song. Published in "A fifth book of canzonets, catches, canons & glees, sprightly and plaintive, with a part for the ...

    • Contributor: "Printed for the Author" - Smith, John Stafford - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Original Format: Books

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  • Anacreon in heaven [et al.]

    This edition is regarded as the one most likely owned by Key and most likely to have influenced his selection of the Anacreontic song to be the melody for his poem. Published in "The Baltimore musical miscellany," pages 26-30 (volume I) -- has another poem to be sung to the Anacreontic song at pp 29-30.

    • Contributor: Sower & Cole - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1804

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  • Soldiers of Zion Jewish national anthem

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: The Jewish Morning Journal - Rosenfeld, Morris - Arnstein, Ira
    • Original Format: Notated Music - Books
    • Date: 1918

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  • 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
  • Sweet home

    Hymnal. Book. 1 p., 5 x 9 in. | Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by L. Swormstedt & A. Poe, In the Cleck's office in the District Court of the United States for the District of Ohio. (Copyright). Full title of book, "Deutsches Choralbuch : Eine Sammlung von deutschen und engishen kirchenmelodien, nebst einer Unweifung fur Erlernung der Vokalmusik." ...

    • Contributor: L. Swormstedt & A. Poe - Wakefield, Von S. - Bishop, Henry Rowley
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1852
  • You never miss the water

    Songbook. Book. 2 p., 9 x 12 in. | Copyright, 1876, by E. Mack (Copyright). From School for the parlor organ, melodeon and harmonium, p. 116-117. Cover of book gives title as "Champion Organ Instructor" but title page gives proper title.

    • Contributor: F.W. Helmick - Mack, E[Dward]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1876

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  • The Kaiser

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (* pages) ; 13 cm | For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Sahlin, George Adolph
    • Original Format: Notated Music - Books
    • Date: 1917

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  • The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion: Containing a choice collection of tunes, hymns, psalms, odes, and anthems selected from the most eminent authors in the United States: Together with nearly one hundred ...

    Hymnal. print | b. xxxi; 304 pp. cm. | which have never before been published; suited to most of the metres contained in Watt's hymns and psalms, Mercer's Cluster, Dossey's Choice, Dover Selection, Methodist hymn book, and Baptist Harmony; and well adapted to Christian churches of every denomination, singing schools, and private societies: Also, an easy introduction to the grounds of music, the rudiments ...

    • Contributor: W. Miller - Walker, William
    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
    • Date: 1847

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  • Join the army

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 unnumbered pages) ; 22 cm | lyrics by Irving A. Silberman. (Statement Of Responsibility). Lyrics only. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Silberman Music Co. - Silberman, Irving A.
    • Original Format: Notated Music - Books
    • Date: 1917

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  • 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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  • Sacred songs and solos

    Hymnal. print | unpaged. | Only 2 pages digitized (1 digital image). (Digital Conversion). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Morgan & Scott Ld. - Sankey, Ira D. - Sankey, Ira David
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1877
  • The star spangled banner

    manuscript | 1 p. | Item contains an autographed manuscript of "The star spangled banner" in a red leather case. Also included are a portrait of Francis Scott Key, a copy of "The Star Spangled Banner (Second session)", an advertisement for the song, a hand-written manuscript, and an article. (Content). Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: Key, Francis Scott
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1840

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  • [ Facsimile of first newspaper printing of The star spangled banner]

    1 photostat of newspaper article | Published in the" Baltimore Patriot and Evening Advertiser." Part of an assortment of uncatalogued clippings and photostats relating to the Star Spangled Banner, housed in the Music Division.

    • Contributor: Munroe & French - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Books
  • 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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  • Eili, Eili (The only original version)

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 31 cm. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Maurice Richmond Music Co. - Sandler, Jacob Koppel - Isaacson, Charles D.
    • Original Format: Notated Music - Books
    • Date: 1919

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  • Original sacred harp (Denson revision) the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems, over offered the singing public for general use

    Hymnal. print | 461 p. ports. 18 x 26 cm. | Only 1 page digitized (p. 45). (Digital Conversion). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Sacred Harp Pu Co. - [White, Benjamin Franklin] - King, E. J. - Denson, Thomas J. - Denson, Paine
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1936
  • The Cokesbury hymnal for general use in religious meetings

    Hymnal. print | 1 v. cm. | Only 1 page digitized. (Digital Conversion). Hymns, with music. Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Cokesbury Press - Todd, Harold Hart
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1923
  • The Virginia harmony

    Hymnal. print | obl. cm. | Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Samuel H. Davis - Clayton, David L.
    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
    • Date: 1831

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  • Boston patriotic song [Adams and liberty]

    Lyrics only -- tune called for is "To Anacreon in Heaven." Printed in "A collection of songs" (Charles Dibdin, compiler?), pages 326-328.

    • Contributor: J. Bioren for H. & P. Rice - [Paine Jr., Robert Treat]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1799

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