Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • The noble lads of Canada. Songs, Charts and Pamphlets. Pedlars will find a large variety at the Printing Office on the corner of Main and Elm-streets, near the stone bridge, Hartford, Conn

    Song Sheet. print | 1 score | Also includes: Star-spangled banner, Mellow horn, The drum, and Chinger Ring. Also includes: Sambo's letter on tight lacing and corsets. In English. (Language). Print (Form).

    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
  • Spirituals -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    A spiritual is a type of religious folksong that is most closely associated with the enslavement of African people in the American South. The songs proliferated in the last few decades of the eighteenth century leading up to the abolishment of legalized slavery in the 1860s. The African American spiritual (also called the Negro Spiritual) constitutes one of the largest and most significant forms ...

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • My Polly Ann. H. De Marsan, Pub. 60 Chatham Street, N. Y

    Song Sheet. print | 1 score | "Sung by Dave Read of Bryants' Minstrels." In English. (Language). Print (Form).

    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
  • Alan Lomax (1915-2002)

    Biography. Resources

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

    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 ...

  • Songs of Immigration and Migration -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    As Europeans colonized North America, beginning with the Spanish and French in the 1500s and the British and Dutch in the early 1600s, colonists brought their cultural entertainments along with them. Songs brought to colonial America continued to be sung in their early forms, so that later scholars of songs and ballads, such as the British ethnomusicologist Cecil Sharp and American ballad scholar Francis ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bourbon ballads. Written for the New York Tribune by W.A. Croffut. Extra No. 52

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

    • Contributor: Croffut, W. A.
    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music