Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Eternal Father, strong to save

    sound recording | 1 DAT audiotape | Taken from a recording of a concert held at the Library of Congress in 2002. Recording of "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" from the Loras John Schissel collection. (Copyright Notice). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Dykes, John - Schissel, Loras J. - Whiting, William - Virginia Grand Military Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2002
  • Little David, play on yo' Little David, play on yo harp

    Religious. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:51 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet (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 not permitted. ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet - John Wesley Work II - J. A. Myers - Noah Walker Ryder - Alfred Garfield King
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1909-12-08
  • 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

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  • 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

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  • O golden land of peace

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

    • Contributor: Leo Feist - King, Robert A. - Neal, Henry V.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1901

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  • Amazing grace

    compact disc | 2 sound discs : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. | Recorded on Feb. 27, 1963 at Universal Studios, Chicago (Date). disc01_tr008 from box set "Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story" (Source Note). "Amazing Grace" arranged by Sam Cooke. Published by ABKCO Music, Inc. Performed by The Soul Stirrers. Courtesy of ABKCO Records, www.abkco.com. (Copyright Notice). Compact Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Sar Records - Cooke, Sam - The Soul Stirrers - Outler, Jimmie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1994
  • Amazing grace

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, mono. ; 10 in. | Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, www.sonybmg.com. (Copyright). "Sacred Singing with Instrumental Acc." (Content). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia Records - Smith, Carl - Carter Sisters - [Carter], Mother Maybell
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952

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  • Amazing grace

    sound recording | from mp3 (Source Note). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Ur2Kam - Leppoja, Markus - Loite, Mart - Breede, Simo - Breede, Tanel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2001
  • 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
    • Date: 1890

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  • Bow down thine ear anthem for penetential seasons

    vocal score | 1 score (8 p.) ; 27 cm. | Horatio W. Parker ; Psalm LXXXVI verses 1-5. (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: Schirmer - Parker, Horatio W. (Horatio William) - Parker, Horatio W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1890

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  • 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

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  • " 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," ...

  • The old church

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

    • Contributor: Geo. D. Newhall & Co. - Mellin, Ernest
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1884

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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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  • Kumbaya

    motion picture | videorecording ; 5 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Winick, Stephen D.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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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  • " Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" by Harry Thacker Burleigh

    Article. The SATB version of Burleigh's solo setting was arranged by Nathaniel Clifford Page (1866-1956). The piano accompaniment uses a repetitive, falling-chord figure throughout to create the "swing low" aural imagery. Page departs from the usual homophonic, chordal texture to introduce a brief imitation between the soprano and tenor on the second phrase of the spiritual. At the end of the opening refrain, Burleigh ...

  • " 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 ...

  • Amazing grace

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. | Herb Remington, steel guitar ; Charlie Shaffer, piano (Performers). Track 1 from the CD "Precious Memories" (Source Note). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Glad Music Co. - Remmington, Herb - Schaffer, Charlie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2000
  • Speech by Paine Denson, excerpt from a field recording, "Speeches about The Sacred Harp

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, mono. | Recorded at the Sacred Harp Singing Convention in Birmingham, Alabama (Venue). Recorded by Alan Lomax and George Pullen Jackson in August, 1942 (Date). Excerpt from Paine Denson's impromptu speech on Sacred Harp singing. (General). Forms part of the Alan Lomax and George Pullen Jackson Collection of Sacred Harp Music. (Source). Courtesy of Paine Denson ...

    • Contributor: Denson, Paine - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • 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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  • The Suffolk harmony consisting of psalm tunes, fuges, and anthems

    print | 1 score ([2], 56, 8, 8 p.) ; 12 x 21 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). "An anthem for Easter": p. 1-8 (3rd group); "An anthem. Psalm 127": p. 1-8 (4th group). RISM, a/I/1, B 2654 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Engraved and Printed by J. Norman, for the Author - Billings, William
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1786

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  • " 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 ...

  • Oral history with male and female, Trent, Kentucky

    sound recording | Audio tape; 10.5" reel, 7.5 ips; duration: 17:24 | Appalachian Oral History Project. Lees College Library. Jackson, KY Husband and wife, ages unknown. Live in Trent, KY. Talk about their families; childhood games; radio; sing songs; life during the war; gardening; school in the past; and tobacco farming. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Lawson, Wilford - Lawson, Carol
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1984-02-02