Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Emcee Talks About Having Been in Germany During World War II

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn from the private papers of a World War II bride

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 19 min., 9 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Smith, Alan Louis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Government camp song [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 2 min. | Audio track taken from AFS 5101 a1 (General). Photographs taken from Library of Congress online collections (General). Photos used: Children under an FSA camp sign (http://memory.loc.gov/afc/afcts/images/p014/0001u.tif) -- Children of migrant Oklahoma family, now living near Fresno, California, picking cotton(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998021850/PP/ ) -- Pea picker's home (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998018292/PP/) -- Migrant agricultural worker's family (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998021554/PP/) -- Baseball game at ...

    • Contributor: Campbell, Mary - Treat, Margaret - Campbell, Betty - Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Songs of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl Migrants

    "I'm Going Down this Road Feeling Bad," is a traditional song that may date from an earlier period, but that expresses sentiments surely felt by displaced workers during the Great Depression. In this presentation there are versions sung by Warde Ford, who traveled to Wisconsin to California to find work with the CCC and by Dust Bowl migrants Ruth Huber and Lois Judd.

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  • The Lord's prayer Musical setting by Albert Hay Malotte

    motion picture | videorecording ; 6 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Graves, Denyce - Wintle, James - Malotte, Albert Hay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Don't blame me

    motion picture | videorecording ; 6 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Graves, Denyce - Wintle, James - Fields, Dorothy - McHugh, Jimmy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Haul Away

    sound recording | 1 cylinder. | Recorded in the Eastern U.S (Venue). Recorded ca. 1930 to 1932. (Date). Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source Note). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," in 1978, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive of Folk Culture. (Source Note). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wilkins, A. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Barbara Allen

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Penelope and Rebecca Tarwater Recordings collection. (Source). Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L1 "Anglo-American Ballads" (volume one), 1942. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in Washington, D. C. at the Library of Congress. (Venue). The singer is from Rockwood, Tennessee. (Biographical). Recorded in 1936. (Date). Child ballad 84. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Charles - Tarwater, Rebecca
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1942
  • The Gypsy Davy [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track taken from AFC 1941/031: AFS 4991B3 (Content). Illustrations: [Woody Guthrie, half-length portrait, seated, facing front, playing a guitar that has a sticker attached reading: This Machine Kills Fascists] / World Telegram photo by Al Aumuller. (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c30859) -- Gipsy Smith and other gypsies, Pittsburgh, Pa. (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.03099) -- Chacon, Mora County, New Mexico. Saddle horses ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody - Lomax, Alan - Langenegger, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1941
  • Of thee I sing: overture

    sound recording | 1 compact disc | Copyright Amerco, Inc. 1991. Copyright MusicMasters, 1991, 1710 Highway 35, Ocean, NJ 07712. Distr. By BMG Music. (Copyright). Taken from CD titled "Gershwin performs Gershwin." Selection is from "Music by Gershwin" radio program, February 19, 1934. George Gershwin, pianist and conductor. Recording of "Of Thee I Sing" made available here with permission from BMG, 1540 Broadway, New ...

    • Contributor: Gershwin, George
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Barbara Allen [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track taken from AFS 2087A, recorded at the Library of Congress in 1936 (General). Illustrations from LOC online collections. (General). Illustrations: Reproduction of an illustration showing a painting of a river bank (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.16312) -- Flowers and plants. Hollyhock I (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/thc.5a46504) -- Beautiful May (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b14260) -- Man and woman sitting near waterfront (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cai.2a15005) -- A ...

    • Contributor: Tarwater, Rebecca - Seeger, Charles
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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
  • [ Library of Congress march (Sketches)]

    manuscript sketch | 6 p., 13 1/2" x 11" ; 1 p., 17 1/2" x 11 1/4" | Items are four fragment pieces of the Library of Congress march which Sousa did not complete. Items include two sketches, a piano draft, and a full manuscript score for band. Filed under folders entitled "Untitled cut-time march" in John Philip Sousa Collection. Manuscript Sketch (Form).

    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • Fanfare for the common man

    manuscript score | 4 p. of ms. music ; 34 cm. | Original manuscript score, in pencil. (c) Copyright 1944 by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. Copyright Renewed. Used by permission of Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole Publisher & Licensee. (Copyright Notice). Manuscript Score (Form).

    • Contributor: Copland, Aaron
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1942

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  • Sure on This Shining Night

    Song Collection. Anecdotes aside, Barber must have appreciated the song's warm reception for nearly thirty years later he arranged "Sure on this Shining Night" (along with "A Nun Takes the Veil," also from Four Songs, op. 13) for chorus. The arrangements were extremely popular and sold over a hundred thousand copies. To date, "Sure on this Shining Night" remains a favorite among solo singers ...

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  • The Daisies

    Song Collection. While the charm of "The Daisies" lies in the combination of the graceful melody with the asymmetrical textual underlay, the holograph manuscript suggests that Barber initially favored a more dissonant opening melodic phrase. Perhaps at the suggestion of his composition teacher at the Curtis Institute of Music, Rosario Scalero, Barber removed the accidentals prior to publication to form the song's diatonic opening. ...

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  • Rain Has Fallen and I Hear an Army

    Song Collection. The first two songs of the collection received their premiere in Rome at the Villa Aurelia at the American Academy on 22 April 1936, with Barber accompanying himself at the piano. The third song was heard nearly a year later, on 7 March 1937, at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with mezzo-soprano Rose Bampton accompanied by the composer. "I Hear ...

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  • With Rue My Heart is Laden

    Song Collection. Samuel Barber's setting of "With rue my heart is laden" was dedicated to his close friend Gama Gilbert. The setting was published in 1936, eight years after its composition, by G. Schirmer as the second song of Barber's "Three Songs, op. 2." The group of three songs also includes two settings of poems by James Stephens (1882-1950). The poems, "The Daisies" and ...

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  • I Wish You Bliss

    Song Collection. Despite Korngold's misgivings about his own fluency in English, he nevertheless prepared his own English translation of "Glückwunsch,"written, incidentally, on the reverse side of stationery for "Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc." of Burbank, California (an image of which appears elsewhere on this website). Once can easily imagine Korngold, in a moment of rest from creating his latest film score or musical composition, tossing ...

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  • La terruca [sic] [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track taken from AFC 1940/001: AFS 3866 A1 (Content). Illustrations: View of a portion of the workers' quarter of La Perla from the old Spanish ramparts. San Juan, Puerto Rico (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b30525) -- Casa Blanca and the sea wall, San Juan, Puerto Rico (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/det.4a08680) -- Corozal, Puerto Rico (vicinity). Small farms in the hills (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8c07885) ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Calderon, Aurora - Da ́Vila, Virgilio
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1939
  • [ Yo cuando era niño - mi padre querido ...] [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track taken from AFC 1939/001 2611a1 (Content). Illustrations: Mexican migrant drinking cold drink at filling station where truck has stopped en route from Mississippi to his home in the Rio Grande Valley. He had been picking cotton in Mississippi. Neches, Texas (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8a27393) -- Mexican seasonal labor, contracted for by planters, picking cotton on Knowlton ...

    • Contributor: Suarez, José - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1939
  • 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
  • I'll be home for Christmas

    sheet music | LC Copyright deposit from 1943; printer's blank cover. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" made available here by Gannon & Kent Music Company, 9765 Sunland Blvd., Sunland, CA 91040 Recording of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" made available here with permission from BMG Music, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 (Copyright Notice). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Charles Warren - Kent, Walter - Gannon, Kim
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1943

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  • I'll be home for Christmas

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 33 rpm, stereo ; 12 in. | Lt. Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel,director From LP "Christmas" by The United States Air Force Band (and others). Side 2, track 3. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" made available here by Gannon & Kent Music Company, 9765 Sunland Blvd., Sunland, CA 91040 (Copyright Notice). 30 second (Extent). Due to copyright ...

    • Contributor: United States Navy - Kent, W. - Nestico, Sammy - The Symphony in Blue
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1969
  • God bless America

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : 78 rpm, mono ; 10-inch, standard (shellac) | Recording of "God Bless America" made available here with permission from BMG, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 "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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor Records - Berlin, Irving - Smith, Kate
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939