Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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    About this Collection - The Library of Congress Celebrates th...

    See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which ...

  • Historical Topics - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    Historical Topics - The Library of Congress Celebrates the So...

    The history of America is reflected through its songs. Read more about how immigration and migration; work and industry; social change; war and conflict; politics and political campaigns; and sports and leisure in the United States have been portrayed in song. Listen to examples for all.

  • Nvove inventioni di balli opera vaghissima nella quale si danno i giusti modi del ben portar la vita, et di accommodarsi con ogni leggiadria di movimento alle creanze et gratie d'amore. Convenevoli a tutti i cavalieri, & dame, per ogni sorte di ballo, balletto, & brando d'Italia, di Spagna & di Francia. Con figure ... in rame et regole della musica et intavolatura quali si richieggono al suono et al canto. Divisa in tre trattati

    Nvove inventioni di balli opera vaghissima nella quale si dan...

    Book. print | 296 (i.e. 300) p. illus., port. 33 cm. | Running title: Le gratie d'amore, the title under which the work was first published in 1602. Includes lute tablatures for some of the dances. Earlier state (?) of engraving on p. 256 inserted between p. 202 and [203]. The engravings are by Leone Pallavicini after designs by G. M. della Rovere. Available ...

    • Contributor: G. Bordone - Negri, Cesare - Della Rovere, Giovanni Mauro - Pallavicini, Leone
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1604

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  • Popular Songs of the Day - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    Popular Songs of the Day - The Library of Congress Celebrates...

    "Popular songs" can be broadly defined as songs that are at least intended to reach a broad audience via some form of commercial distribution, such as broadsides, sheet music, song collections, touring musicians or musical production and from the 1890s on, commercial recordings. Being made to travel, popular music is most likely to represent a broad range of influences, including ones from folk, church ...

  • The  dancing master; or, Directions for dancing country dances with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin

    The dancing master; or, Directions for dancing country dance...

    Book. print | 2 v. in 1. 11 x 20 cm. | Vol. 2, 2d ed., has imprint: Printed for H. Playford, 1698. First ed. published 1651 [i.e. 1650] under title: The English dancing-master. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Printed by J. Heptinstall, for H. Playford
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1698

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  • Nobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta libro, altra volta, chiamato Il ballarino. Nuouamente dal proprio auttore corretto, ampliato di nuoui balli, di belle regole, & alla perfetta theorica ridotto: con le creanze necessarie à caualieri, e dame. Aggiontoui il basso, & il soprano della musica: & con l'intauolatura del liuto à ciascun ballo. Ornato di vaghe & bellissime figure in rame

    Nobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta libro, a...

    Biography. Book. print | 10 p.l., 370, [6] p. illus. (incl. ports.) 25 cm. | Title within engraved architectural border ornamented with vignettes of instrumentalists, a portrait of the author, etc. Head- and tailpieces; initials. The illustrations consist of 10 full-page engravings by Giacomo Franco; 8 of them, figures of dancers, occur from 2 to 7 times each. Part 2 has special half-title: Della ...

    • Contributor: Presso Il Muschio - Caroso, Fabritio - Franco, Giacomo
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1600

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  • Traitté contre les danses

    Traitté contre les danses

    Book. print | 50 p. 16 cm. | Printer's mark on t.-p. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Les Heritiers De Hierosme Havltin - Boiseul, Jean
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1606

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  • About this Collection - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    About this Collection - The Library of Congress Celebrates th...

    See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which ...

  • Interactive Maps - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    Interactive Maps - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Son...

    See the connection between America's geography and song through interactive maps that offer songs from the states and about the states.