Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Amazing grace

    sound recording | Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, www.sonybmg.com. (Copyright). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia Records - Golden Gate Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • 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
  • 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

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  • I walk with the King

    Religious. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:07 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Homer A. Rodeheaver - Walter Rogers - D. Ackley
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1915-04-03
  • So sweet is she madrigal for men's voices a capella

    vocal score | 1 score (15 p.) ; 27 cm. | Patty Stair ; [words by] Ben Jonson. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus (TTBB) ; piano acc. for rehearsal only. Caption title. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Huntzinger and Dilworth - Stair, Patty - Jonson, Ben
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1916

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  • 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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  • Just as God leads me

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Roe Stephens - Macy, J. C.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1875

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  • "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."

  • " Deep River" by Harry Thacker Burleigh

    Article. The SSA version of Deep River was arranged by Nathaniel Clifford Page (1866-1956), a composer who frequently created choral arrangements of Burleigh's works for publisher G. Ricordi. The arrangement retains Burleigh's original melody and piano accompaniment. As the tune is shared by the lower two voices, it is embellished with occasional sixteenth notes, imitating an improvised style. Harmonies are simple diatonic triads with ...

  • 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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  • Christ is risen an Easter anthem

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score (17 p.) ; 36 cm. | [composed] by Victor Herbert. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph, in ink, additions in pencil. For alto, soprano solo, and chorus (SATB) with piano. The word, "composed", and the composition date on title page crossed out by an unknown hand in pencil. An alternative version of the first 4 measures on p. 16 pasted ...

    • Contributor: Herbert, Victor
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1904

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  • I love thee Lord

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 28 cm. | W.W. Gilchrist. (Statement Of Responsibility). For soprano 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: E.S. Lorenz - Gilchrist, William Wallace
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1900

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  • Hosanna

    vocal score | 1 score (7 p.) ; 27 cm. | [words and music by] Arthur Farwell. (Statement Of Responsibility). Principally for chorus (SATB) with piano. Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: John Church Co. - Farwell, Arthur
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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  • African American Spirituals

    Freedom songs based on spirituals have also helped to define struggles for democracy in many other countries around the world including Russia, Eastern Europe, China and South Africa. Some of today's well-known pop artists continue to draw on the spirituals tradition in the creation of new protest songs. Examples include Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" and Billy Bragg's "Sing their souls back home."

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  • Bible stories

    Instrumental parts | 20 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in/ | Parts: piano, 1st and 2nd violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, B-flat clarinet, trombone, drums, B-flat cornet. (Content). Copyright MCMV by M. Witmark & Sons NY. (Copyright). 9 blank pages. "Vocal Orch." no vocal part supplied Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Johns, Al
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905

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  • 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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  • Calvary

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Eclipse Pu Co. - Rodney, Paul - Vaughan, Henry
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • Child Jesus comes from heavenly height Christmas carol

    vocal score | 1 close score (2 p.) ; 26 cm. | the words translated from Hans Christian Andersen ; the music composed by P.C. Lutkin. (Statement Of Responsibility). For four-part mixed voices, unaccompanied. Caption title. acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Vocal Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: H.W. Gray - Lutkin, Peter Christian - Andersen, Hans Christian
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1907

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  • " O Bless the Lord, My Soul" by John Knowles Paine

    Article. Paine deviates from Watts's original poetry, written in 1719, several times. Watts's phrase, "And makes thee young again," appears in Paine's setting as, "And makes thee strong again." The original phrase "He that redeemed my soul from hell" appears as "And he from everlasting death." For his musical setting, Paine chose a version of Watts's text published in the 1853 Unitarian Hymns for ...

  • 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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  • 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
  • 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

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  • Calvary

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Century Music Pu Co. - Rodney, Paul - Vaughan, Henry
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • O blessed Christ

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Chas. W. Thompson - Browne, J. Lewis - Pelham, Walter
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1888

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  • The continental harmony containing, a number of anthems, fuges, and chorusses, in several parts : never before published

    print | 1 score (199 p.) ; 14 x 23 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). Includes index. LC copy 1 imperfect: pages between the t.p. verso and p. vii wanting. Evans, 26673 (Citation/Reference). RISM, A/I/1, B2655 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: By Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, Sold at Their Bookstore - By Said Thomas in Worcester, and by the Booksellers in Boston, and Elsewhere - Billings, William - John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1794

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