Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • My country forever poem by H. W. Yeager ; music by Lee S. Roberts

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (1 unnumbered page) ; 32 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). Sheet (Form).

    • Contributor: Lee S. Roberts - Roberts, Lee S. - Yeager, H. W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917
  • Charles Martin Loeffler, 1861-1935

    Knight, Ellen. Charles Martin Loeffler: A Life Apart in American Music. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

  • Stephen Collins Foster, 1826-1864

    Austin, William W. "Susanna", "Jeanie", and "The Old Folks at Home": The Songs of Stephen C. Foster from His Time to Ours. 2d ed. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1988.

  • Democracy

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (4 pages) ; 35 cm | poem by William Mill Butler ; music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Carrie Jacobs Bond & Co. - Jacobs Bond, Carrie - Butler, William Mill
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919
  • Hip Hop/Rap - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    In the 1970s and 1980s, the emergence of hip-hop in the African-American communities of cities like New York, Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles, took longstanding African-American musical traditions in new directions. The style was generally known as "rap" in its early days, and this term is still interchangeable with "hip-hop" when discussing the genre broadly. Hip-hop artists like the Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, NWA, ...

  • Flanders' fields

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (5 pages) ; 31 cm | the poem by the late Lieut. Col. John D. McCrae ; set to music by Alfred Hiles Bergen. (Statement Of Responsibility). 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: Gamble Hinged Music Co. - Bergen, Alred Hiles - McCrae, John D. - Bergen, Alfred Hiles
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918
  • America, arise!

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (3 pages) ; 35 cm | poem by Winnifrede Woodside Just ; music by Robert Just. (Statement Of Responsibility). 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: The R. H. Just Music Co. - Just, Robert. H. - Woodside, Winnifrede - Just, Robert
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918
  • Sammy

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 unnumbered pages) ; 32 cm | poem by Chas. A. Sweetland ; music by J. Stafford Sumner and Leo Friedman. (Statement Of Responsibility). 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: American Music Publishers - Sumner, James S. - Friedman, Leo - Sweetland, Charles A. (Charles Augustus)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917
  • Somewhere in France

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (5 pages) ; 35 cm | poem by Mabel Gregg ; music by James Stafford Sumner. (Statement Of Responsibility). 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: Sumner and Maher Publishing Co. - Sumner, James S. - Gregg, Mabel
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917
  • America for me for mixed voices

    Notated Music. print | 1 condensed score (2 unnumbered pages) ; 35 cm. | [poem by] Henry Van Dyke ; [music by] Mellicent R. Wick. (Statement Of Responsibility). Caption title. For mixed chorus (SATB), unaccompanied. Includes words printed as text. 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: Clayton F. Summy, Col - Wick, Mellicent R. - Van Dyke, Henry
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918
  • America for me

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (3 pages) ; 27 cm | poem by Henry Vandyke ; music by Mellicent R. Wick. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Words also printed as text. 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: Clayton F. Summy, Co. - Wick, Mellicent R. - Van Dyke, Henry
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918
  • Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    1900 Songs of America Amy Marcy Cheney Beach sets to music Three Browning Songs, including "Ah, Love, But a Day and "The Year's at the Spring." John Rosamond Johnson writes the anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing" to lyrics by James Weldon Johnson. The King Family performs the traditional dance song "Cripple Creek" on string band instruments: banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and bass fiddle. ...

  • Ernst Bacon, 1898-1990

    ________. Words on Music. Syracuse University Press, 1960.

  • Songs of Unionization, Labor Strikes, and Child Labor

    This article is about songs of unionization, labor strikes, and child labor. Songs of children who had to work instead of going to school tell a particularly poignant story about migrant labor. A song beginning "Yo cuando era niño -- mi padre querido," sung by Jose Suarez, was composed by the singer about his childhood picking cotton with his father in Texas. "The Cotton ...

  • Songs of Unionization, Labor Strikes, and Child Labor

    This article is about songs of unionization, labor strikes, and child labor. Songs of children who had to work instead of going to school tell a particularly poignant story about migrant labor. A song beginning "Yo cuando era niño -- mi padre querido," sung by Jose Suarez, was composed by the singer about his childhood picking cotton with his father in Texas. "The Cotton ...

  • Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    1850 Songs of America Stephen Foster composes 'The Voice of Bygone Days', 'Molly, Do You Love Me?', and 'Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway!' 'Go Down Moses,' a spiritual sung by the Tuskegee Institute Singers, 1914. Harriet Tubman reported using this song to identify herself to slaves that might want to escape and flee north with her by singing it in a neighboring ...

  • Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    1759 Songs of America Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791) sets to music Doctor Parnell's 'My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free' – America's earliest surviving secular composition. Culture Voltaire (1694-1778) writes his satirical masterpiece Candide My days have been so wondrous free [manuscript] 1760 In the News George III becomes King of England. 1761 Songs of America 'Young Johnny,' sung by Winifred Bundy. Recorded by Helene ...

  • 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
  • The Yankee Doodle Boy

    Article. Subsequent to Cohan's most successful years on Broadway, a number of shows have incorporated his song "Yankee Doodle Boy" and/or depicted the "Yankee Doodle Boy," himself. Eddie Buzzell sang "Yankee Doodle Boy" in the 1929 motion-picture adaptation of the big hit Little Johnny Jones. Jimmy Cagney played the role of George M. Cohan and sang "Yankee Doodle Boy" in the Academy Award-winning 1942 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Ned Rorem, b.1923

    Biography. While many of the recordings listed here are in the collections of the Library of Congress, not all are. If you have a question about specific recordings, please contact the Recorded Sound Reference Center at 202-707-7833. All recordings listed are protected by applicable Federal and State laws. The Library of Congress cannot provide copies of any of these recordings without proper permission from ...

  • Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    1950 Songs of America Elinor Remick Warren writes "God Be In My Heart." Aaron Copland's first set of Old American Songs includes settings of "The Boatmen's Dance," "The Dodger," "Long Time Ago," "Simple Gifts," and "I Bought Me A Cat." Seeger Family Concert. Mike, Peggy, and Pete Seeger with the Short Sisters, recorded at the Library of Congress, March 16, 2007 [webcast]. Culture Gian ...

  • Freedom's marching on! [Oregon Farmer Job Presses, Portland]

    Song Sheet. print | 1 score | In English. (Language). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Eckerson, Theodore J.
    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
  • African American Song

    From rappers like André 3000 (1975–) and pop stars like Michael Jackson (1958–2009), to opera singers like Denyce Graves (1964–) and gospel artists like Yolanda Adams (1961–), African American vocal artists continue to shake up and shape the musical culture of the United States in profound ways.

  • 1939 Southern Recording Trip Fieldnotes

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-00-00