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    Volcano of delight : historic sheet music Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    This sheet music collection consists of approximately 9,000 items published from 1800 to 1922. Most of the music is written for voice and piano; a significant minority is instrumental. Notable in this collection are early pieces by Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern, as well as music by other popular composers such as Victor Herbert, Jean Schwartz, Paul Dresser, Ernest R. Ball, Gussie L. Davis, ...

    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1800
  • Catalog Record

    Leo Feist collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Leo Feist began his career as a corset salesman and composed songs as an avocation. When he failed to find a publisher for his work, he set up his own firm to deal in popular songs. "You can't go wrong with a Feist song" was the slogan printed on every copy of the firm's sheet music. An effective marketer, Feist soon had company branches ...

    • Contributor: Feist, Leo
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1880
  • Music from the Bob Hope collection, 1932-1997

    In a career that spanned nearly seventy years, American comedian and entertainer Bob Hope performed in theater, radio, film, and television, and in numerous public appearances, including his tours in support of the U.S. armed forces. Music from the Bob Hope Collection contains manuscript scores, instrumental parts, and lyrics for nearly 500 works used in Hope's films, television programs and personal appearances. These materials ...

    • Contributor: Hope, Bob - Alberti, Bob (Pianist) - Comstock, Frank - Harmon, Manny - Hill, J. (James L.) - Myers, Pete - Perito, Nick - Rogers, Shorty - Wolpe, Dave
    • Original Format: Notated Music
  • Billy Byers collection, 1964-1980

    Billy Byers was a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and musician (trombonist). The collection primarily contains full scores in Byers' hand. It represents a sampling of Byers' work as a composer, arranger, and orchestrator. The material shows the diverse styles, musical forces, and variety of performing venues in which he worked. The scores include works for recordings, live performances, television, and film; for small combos, big ...

    • Contributor: Byers, Billy
    • Original Format: Notated Music
  • Edison sheet music collection, 1830-1958

    The collection consists chiefly of American sheet music published in the United States between the years 1830-1930. While a significant minority of the music in the collection is instrumental music, the vast majority is for voice and piano. Notable in this collection are imprints from California dating from before 1850, first editions by Irving Berlin and others, and many European imprints among the instrumental ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Bellak, Ja's (James) - Bryan, Alfred - Cooper, George - Dubin, Al. - Gilbert, L. Wolfe (Louis Wolfe) - Grant, Bert - Grobe, Charles - Harrigan, Edward - Hays, Will. S. (William Shakespeare) - Heller, Stephen - Herz, Henri - Holland, Justin - Jerome, William - Johnson, Howard - Kahn, Gus - Kinkel, Charles - Lamb, Arthur J. - Mack, Edward - Maeder, J. Gaspard (James Gaspard) - Maylath, H. (Heinrich) - Meyer, Louis - Meyerbeer, Giacomo - Millöcker, Carl - Moelling, Theodore - Pixley, Frank - Root, George F. (George Frederick) - Russell, Henry - Smith, Harry B. (Harry Bache) - Sterling, Andrew B. - Strelezki, Anton - Sudds, William F. - Weatherly, F. E. (Frederic Edward) - Webster, Joseph Philbrick - Whiting, Richard A. - Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville) - Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay) - Young, Joe
    • Original Format: Notated Music
  • Tommy Newsom arrangements, 1947-1999

    Tommy Newsom (1929-2007) was a saxophonist, arranger, bandleader, and composer. The collection contains musical arrangements that he wrote for dance band, symphonic orchestra, and small ensemble. The arrangements include manuscripts, printed copies, and photocopies for both full scores and orchestral parts. Most of the music dates from his thirty-year stint with the Tonight Show band. A few of the arrangements are by other arrangers ...

    • Contributor: Newsom, Tommy
    • Original Format: Notated Music
  • Catalog Record

    Civil War sheet music Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Offering a contemporary perspective from both sides of the conflict, this collection of sheet music addresses such subjects as emancipation (represented by polkas and quicksteps), constitutional reconstruction, reconciling the nation, and of course, songs heralding the Union or the Confederacy. In addition to the music, it is worth noting the many striking cover illustrations, particularly conventional portraits of generals, to battlefield scenes, to the ...

    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1860
  • Ella Fitzgerald collection, 1956-1992

    Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was a popular and highly-respected American jazz and pop vocalist and recording artist. The Ella Fitzgerald Collection chiefly consists of musical arrangements made for her by more than fifty arrangers and orchestrators. Arrangers whose works are found in this collection include: Buddy Bregman, Benny Carter, Frank DeVol, Russ Garcia, Billy May, Marty Paich, Nelson Riddle, and Gerald Wilson. The arrangements consist ...

    • Contributor: Fitzgerald, Ella - Bregman, Buddy - Bulling, Erich - Carson, Tee - Carter, Benny - Devol, Frank - Doggett, Bill - Ellington, Duke - Feller, Sid - Garcia, Russell - Holman, Bill - Hughart, Jim - May, Billy - Paich, Marty - Riddle, Nelson - Weston, Paul - Wilson, Gerald
    • Original Format: Notated Music
  • Inquiry Form - Performing Arts - Ask a Librarian (Library of Congress)

    Ask a librarian: An online reference service from the Library of Congress that allows researchers to submit reference questions to Library of Congress reading rooms and receive expert research assistance (within 5 business days.)

    • Contributor: Mendel, Edward - Weger, August - Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix - Moss, George H. - Lewis, Robert Hall - Macdowell, Edward - Luboff, Norman - Page, Ruth - Huber, William - Zemlinsky, Alexander
  • Catalog Record

    Harry and Sara Lepman collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The Harry and Sara Lepman collection at the Library of Congress consists of sheet music, mostly dating from the 1890's to the end of the Second World War. It is part of a larger collection of American political memorabilia and artifacts that Mr. Lepman had assembled during his lifetime. Most of the non-music materials were given to the American History Museum of the Smithsonian ...

    • Contributor: Lepman, Harry
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1890
  • I'm raising my boy to be a soldier to fight for the U.S.A

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (5 pages) ; 34 cm | music by Mrs. Leo Ryan ; words by Leo Ryan ; arr. by Jos. Farley. (Statement Of Responsibility). For medium voice and piano. Caption title. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Unmediated (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Ryan & Bradley - Ryan, Leo (Mrs) - Ryan, Leo ((Lyricist)) - Farley, Jos - Ryan, Leo
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917

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  • Edison sheet music collection

    The collection consists chiefly of American sheet music published in the United States between the years 1830-1930. While a significant minority of the music in the collection is instrumental music, the vast majority is for voice and piano. Notable in this collection are imprints from California dating from before 1850, first editions by Irving Berlin and others, and many European imprints among the instrumental ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc
    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
    • Date: 2005