Format Web Pages
Language English
Subjects Piano Music
Popular Music
Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920
This selection of sheet music from the collections of Duke University presents a view of American culture through a variety of musical genres including bel canto, minstrel songs, protest songs, sentimental songs, patriotic and political songs, plantation songs, spirituals, dance music, songs from vaudeville and musicals, Tin Pan Alley songs, and songs from World War I. The collection is particularly strong in antebellum Southern music, Confederate imprints, and Civil War songs and music. Also included are piano music of marches, variations, opera excerpts, and dance music, including waltzes, quadrilles, polkas, etc. The striking cover illustrations of this collection reflect the popular contemporary ideas on politics, patriotism, race, religion, love, and sentiment.
Subject Headings
-  Piano Music
-  Popular Music
-  Sheet Music (contents)
-  Historic American Sheet Music (sort)
-  American culture as reflected in popular music of the times. (browse display)
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Related Resources (Online Collection)
Duke University, Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library
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