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    The Anacreontick Song

    It is this edition from which most claims of Smith's authorship of the tune come. While it is accepted that he did the arrangement for the tune, other initial sources for the melody have been given as an old hunting song or traditional bar song. Published in "A fifth book of canzonets, catches, canons & glees, sprightly and plaintive, with a part for the ...

    • Contributor: "printed for the Author" - Smith, John Stafford - [tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Date: 1799

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    Songs (1788) [from old catalog]

    sheet music | [15] l. 24 x 35 cm. | Sheet Music (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Published by T. Dobson, I. Aitken - Hopkinson, Francis
    • Date: 1788

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    Adams and liberty

    "Adams and liberty" is written to the tune of the Anacreontic song, and this is believed to be the first American book publication of the music of that song. Published in "The American musical miscellany," pages 211-218. Author was christened Thomas Paine, and changed his name after the piece was published.

    • Contributor: A. Wright, for D. Wright and Company - [smith, John Stafford?] - [paine Jr., Robert Treat]
    • Date: 1798

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    Boston patriotic song [Adams and liberty]

    Lyrics only -- tune called for is "To Anacreon in Heaven." Printed in "A collection of songs" (Charles Dibdin, compiler?), pages 326-328.

    • Contributor: J. Bioren for H. & P. Rice - [paine Jr., Robert Treat]
    • Date: 1799

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  • Notated Music

    The presidents march: a new federal song

    sheet music | 2 p. | Also contains a version of Yankee Doodle. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Willig
    • Date: 1798

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  • Notated Music

    The Anacreontic song

    sheet music | 3 p., 13 x 9 3/4 in. | "As sung at the Crown and Anchor Tavern in the Strand." First edition. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Longman and Broderip - [smith, John Stafford] - Tomlinson, Ralph
    • Date: 1779

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  • Notated Music

    The Anacreontic song

    sheet music | 2 p., 9 1/4 x 13 in. | This is likely the 3rd issue from after 1782. "As sung at the Crown and Anchor Tavern in the Strand." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Longman and Broderip - [smith, John Stafford] - Tomlinson, Ralph
    • Date: 178?

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  • Notated Music

    Yankee doodle

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Gordon, S. T.
    • Date: 1861

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    [ Song 566] Anacreontic Society

    Published in "The vocal magazine," pages 147 and 148 (Content). First dated printing of the poem "To Anacreon in Heav'n" (no music). B1 in Star Spangled Books.

    • Contributor: J. Harrison for J. Bew - Tomlinson, Ralph, Esq
    • Date: 1778

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    To Anacreon, in heav'n

    First book printing of both the poem and the tune of the Anacreontic song. There is reasonable historical doubt about John Stafford Smith's actual composition of the melody. Published in "The vocal enchantress," pages 336-338.

    • Contributor: J. Fielding - [smith, John Stafford?] - [tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Date: 1783

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  • Notated Music

    The continental harmony containing, a number of anthems, fug...

    print | 1 score (199 p.) ; 14 x 23 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). Includes index. LC copy 1 imperfect: pages between the t.p. verso and p. vii wanting. Evans, 26673 (Citation/Reference). RISM, A/I/1, B2655 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: By Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, Sold at Their Bookstore - By Said Thomas in Worcester, and by the Booksellers in Boston, and Elsewhere - Billings, William - John Davis Batchelder Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1794

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  • Notated Music

    Music in miniature containing a collection of psalm tunes of ...

    print | 1 score (32 p.) ; 15 cm. | set in score by W. Billings. (Statement Of Responsibility). Without words. Includes index. RISM, A/I/1, B 2652 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Printed and Sold by the Author at His House in Boston, Ne. - Billings, William
    • Date: 1779

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  • Notated Music

    New-England psalm-singer

    print | 1 score (10, 109 p.) ; 17 x 23 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). Includes index. RISM, A/I/1, B 2646 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Printed by Edes and Gill - And to Be Sold by Them - By Deacon Elliot - By Josiah Flagg - By Gillam Bass - And by the Author - Billings, William
    • Date: 1770

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  • Notated Music

    The psalm-singer's amusement containing a number of fuging p...

    print | 1 score (104 p.) ; 12 x 20 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). Includes index. RISM, A/I/1, B 2653 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Printed and Sold by the Author - Billings, William
    • Date: 1781

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  • Notated Music

    Singing master's assistant

    print | 1 score (29, [1], 104 p.) ; 12 x 20 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). "Engrav'd by Benja. Pierpont Junr. Roxbury 1778"--Colophon. Without the "Encomium on music." Includes index. RISM, A/I/1, B 2647 (Citation/Reference). acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Printed by Draper and Folsom - Billings, William
    • Date: 1778

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  • Notated Music

    Singing master's assistant

    print | 1 score (15, 104 p.) ; 11 x 20 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). "Engrav'd by Benja. Pierpont Junr. Roxbury 1778"--Colophon. Includes index. RISM, A/I/1, B 2651 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: E. Russell, Pr. - Billings, William
    • Date: 1781

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  • Notated Music

    The Suffolk harmony consisting of psalm tunes, fuges, and an...

    print | 1 score ([2], 56, 8, 8 p.) ; 12 x 21 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). "An anthem for Easter": p. 1-8 (3rd group); "An anthem. Psalm 127": p. 1-8 (4th group). RISM, a/I/1, B 2654 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Engraved and Printed by J. Norman, for the Author - Billings, William
    • Date: 1786

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  • Notated Music

    Selections

    sheet music | 36 p. of ms. music ; 24 x 31 cm. | Title from slipcase spine. In ink, in the hand of Francis Hopkinson. Songs, vocal duets, harpsichord music, and one violin duet. Composed by Hopkinson and various other composers, chiefly James Bremner. The vocal music with ground bass, in part figured. "To tune the harpsichord--FH"--Tipped in page. English words. acquire 1 ...

    • Contributor: Hopkinson, Francis - Marian S. Carson Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 178?

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  • Notated Music

    Singing master's assistant

    print | 1 score (32, 104 p.) ; 12 x 20 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). "Engrav'd by Benja. Pierpont Junr. Roxbury 1778"--Colophon. "Encomium on music": p. [31]-32 (1st group). Includes index. RISM, A/I/1, B 2647 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Printed by Draper and Folsom - Billings, William
    • Date: 1778

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  • Article

    Articles About Songs - The Library of Congress Celebrates the...

    Original essays and articles are available on this site to help provide historical context and a deeper view for those who wish to learn more about particular topics. The Library's curators have written articles on historical topics and song, musical styles, individual songs, and songs of various ethnic groups in America.

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    Biographies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of...

    Short biographies are available for some of the many composers, lyricists, performers, conductors, field collectors, and folklorists who have played a part in the history of American songs.

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    Curator Talks - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs ...

    The curators of the collections at the Library of Congress give more information about the history of song in the United States in these brief "Curator Talk" videos with the help of illustrations and audio clips.

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    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.

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    Illustrated Sound Recordings - The Library of Congress Celebr...

    Performances of song and concerts from the Library of Congress are available on this site as well as interviews with performers and composers.

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    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.

  • Article

    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 ...

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    Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of Am...

    Explore the relationship between cultural and historical events to American song on this timeline.

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    1759 to 1799 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs o...

    Cultural and historical events from 1759 to 1799 related to American song.

  • Book

    Divine songs

    114 p. |

    • Contributor: Wood, Abraham
    • Date: 1728

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    A new version of the psalms of David

    405 p. |

    • Contributor: Brady, Nicholas - Tate, Nahum
    • Date: 1767

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    Sixteen anthems

    80 p. | collected from Tans'ur, Williams, Knapp, Asworth & Stephenson. To which is added, a few psalm tunes. Proper to entertain and improve those who have made some proficiency in the art of singing. (Statement Of Responsibility).

    • Contributor: Flagg, Josiah
    • Date: 1766

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    Urania, or A choice collection of psalm-tunes, anthems and hymns

    310 p. |

    • Contributor: Lyon, James
    • Date: 1761

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    The psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs of the Old and New-Te...

    392 p. |

    • Contributor: Tufts, John
    • Date: 1744

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    The princess Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys bir...

    Book. print | [10] leaves : ill., music ; 29 cm. (fol.) | "The princess by Mr. Isack"--Leaf [2]. LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980. 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 for I. Walsh & I. Hare - Isaac (mr) - Isaac
    • Date: 1710

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    The royall Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birt...

    Book. print | [12] leaves : ill., music ; 29 cm. (fol.) | LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980. 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 for I. Walsh & I. Hare - Isaac (mr) - Isaac
    • Date: 1711

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    The Northumberland Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majest...

    Book. print | [9] leaves : ill., music ; 29 cm. (fol.) | LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from the British Museum Catalogue of printed music, 1487-1800. 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 for I. Walsh & I. Hare - Isaac (mr) - Isaac
    • Date: 1713

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    Schriftsmässige Beantwortung der Frage Was von dem weltüblich...

    Book. print | 192 p. 18 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Im Verlag Des Wäysenhauses - Bogatzky, Carl Heinrich Von
    • Date: 1750

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    Tratado dos principaes fundamentos da dança obra muito util, ...

    Book. print | 6 p.l., 3-138 p., 3 l. 16 cm. | 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: Na Officina Dos Irmaõs Ginhoens - Bonem, Natal Jacome
    • Date: 1767

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    Prima, e seconda memoria per servire alla istoria del ballo d...

    Book. print | 1 p.l., 33-44, 33-42 p. 25 x 19 cm. | Title vignette. Previously published in the Académie royale des inscriptions et belles-lettres. Histoire, avec les Mémoires de littérature tirez des registres de cette Académie. Paris, 1736. t.I, p. 93-135. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote ...

    • Contributor: Burette, (pierre Jean) (M) - Burette, (pierre Jean)
    • Date: 1746

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    La danse ancienne et moderne ou Traité historique de la danse

    Book. print | 3 v. 14 cm. | 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: Chez J. Neaulme - Cahusac, Louis De
    • Date: 1754

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  • Notated Music

    15e.[-30e.] recueil des contre-danses et walzes

    Book. print | 1 score (30[?] v.) ; 19 cm. | Principally for 2 violins. Title from t.p. of recueil 15 (the number is in ms. on the engraved t.p.). Recueil 28 has variant publisher statement: Chez Frere père. Each vol. of 45 p. contains several contre-danses, each accompanied by dance instructions, followed by several waltzes and (in most vols.) other dances. Pl. no.: ...

    • Contributor: Chez Frere - Clarchies, Louis Julien
    • Date: 179?-18

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    Trattato del ballo nobile

    Biography. Book. print | 12 p.l., 160 p. diagrs. 18 cm. | 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: Nella Stamperia DI F. Mosca - Dufort, Giovanni Battista
    • Date: 1728

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    Erweiterung der Kunst nach der Chorographie zu tanzen, Tänze ...

    Book. print | 109, [1] p. viii fold. pl. (incl. music) 17 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Feldtenstein, C. J. Von
    • Date: 1772

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    For the furthur improvement of dancing, A treatis of chorogra...

    Book. print | [4], 88 p. : diagrams, music ; 15 cm. (8vo) | Engraved throughout. Translation of: Recueil de contredances mises en chorégraphie. Dances written in notation: p. 25-88. Those by John Essex are listed in: Forrester, F.S. Ballet in England, 554. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Sold by I. Walsh & P. Randall ... I. Hare ... I. Culen ... & by Ye Author - Feuillet, Raoul-Auger - Essex, John
    • Date: 1710

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    Recüeil de contredances mises en chorégraphie d'une maniére s...

    Biography. Book. print | 16 p.l., 192 p. diagrs. 15 cm. | Engraved throughout. Contains music. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: L'auteur - Feuillet, Raoul-Auger
    • Date: 1706

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    Chorégraphie, ou L'art de décrire la dance par caracteres, fi...

    Book. print | 3 p.l., 95 p. diagrs. 24 cm. | Engraved throughout. Contains music. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). With this are bound the author's Recueil de dances ... Paris, 1709, and Recueil de dances, composées par M. Pecour ... et mise sur le papier par M. Feuillet ... Paris, 1709. Print ...

    • Contributor: Chez Le Sr Dezais - Feuillet, Raoul-Auger - Dezais, Jacques
    • Date: 1713

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    Recueil de dances

    Book. print | 1 p.l., 84 p. of diagr. (part fold.) 24 cm. | Engraved throughout. Full-page diagrams; at head of each diagram, the tune for the dance figure is represented. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). With his Chorégraphie, ou L'art de décrire la dance par caractères ... Paris, 1713. Print (Form). Electronic ...

    • Contributor: L'auteur - Feuillet, Raoul-Auger
    • Date: 1709

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    Orchesography; or, The art of dancing by characters and demon...

    Book. print | 3 p.l., 120 p. diagrs. 27 cm. | Engraved throughout. The Rigadoon, the Louver, and the Brittagne, by Mr. Isaac (p. 101-120) consist of diagrams; at head of each diagram, the tune for the dance figure is represented. Bound in mottled calf, panelled, with gold tooling. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: Printed For, & Sold by Ino. Walsh - Feuillet, Raoul-Auger - Weaver, John - Isaac
    • Date: 1715

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    The scholars companion containing a choice collection of cot...

    Book. print | 16 p. ; 16 cm. (8vo) | Signatures: [A]♯ B♯. The foot of the title-page is torn off, and the date as given above is supplied in pencil. 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: Printed by D. Bowen, at the Columbian Museum Press, for the Author - Fraisier, M. J. C.
    • Date: 1796

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    A treatise on the art of dancing

    Book. print | 2 p.l., [ix]-xvi, [17]-292 p. fold. front. 20 cm. | 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: Printed for the Author and Sold by R. Dodsley [etc.] - Gallini, Giovanni-Andrea
    • Date: 1772

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  • Collection

    [Contredanses; description des figures, plan des figures]

    Book. print | 5 v. : ill., music ; 21-22 cm. | LC v. 1 has spine title: Les plaisirs de l'Arquebuse; v. 2 has spine title: Recueil de danses. LC v. 4 not available at time of cataloging. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Date: 17??

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    A cotilion [sic]

    Book. print | fold. pl. 28 x 23 cm. | A continuous strip mounted on linen (26 1/2 x 208 cm) folded, accordion fashion, to form 10 leaves. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: S. W. Fores - Kingsbury, W. H.
    • Date: 1788
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    The gentleman & lady's companion containing the newest cotil...

    Book. print | 24 p. ; 13 cm. (12mo) | Signatures: [A]℗ B♯ C℗ D♯. 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: Printed by J. Trumbull
    • Date: 1798

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  • Book

    Trattato teorico-prattico di ballo

    Biography. Book. print | 2 v. in 1. 22 pl. (part fold.) 22 cm. | The engraved plates consist of diagrammed dances, most with accompanying dance music, which was composed by Magri, De Dominicis, Di Gennaro, Giuliano, A. Montoro, F. Piombanti, G. Rava, Sangro di S. Severo, and Scotti. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: V. Orsino - Magri, Gennaro
    • Date: 1779

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  • Book

    Arte de danzar a la francesa adornado con quarenta figuras, q...

    Book. print | 4 p.l., 72 p. illus., diagrs. 14 cm. | Contains music. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: P. Minguet, En Su Casa - Minguet É Irol, Pablo
    • Date: 1737

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    The friendship Mr. Isaac's new dance for the year 1715

    Book. print | [8] leaves : ill., music ; 29 cm. (fol.) | 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 for I. Walsh ... And I. Hare - Isaac (mr) - Isaac
    • Date: 1715

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    The Pastorall Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys bi...

    Book. print | [12] p. : ill., music ; 29 cm. (fol.) | 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 for I. Walsh ... And I. Hare - Isaac (mr) - Isaac
    • Date: 1713

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    The rigadoon royal Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majest...

    Book. print | [9] leaves : ill., music. ; 29 cm. (fol.) | 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 for I. Walsh ... & I. Hare - Isaac (mr) - Isaac - Paisible, James
    • Date: 1711

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    The royal Ann Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys bi...

    Book. print | [8] leaves : ill., music ; 29 cm. (fol.) | 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 for I. Walsh ... & I. Hare - Isaac (mr) - Isaac
    • Date: 1712

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    The royal Portuguez Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majes...

    Book. print | [14] leaves : ill., music ; 29 cm. (fol.) | LC copy imperfect: 12th couplet supplied in ms. 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 for I. Walsh & P. Randall ... & I. Hare - Isaac (mr) - Isaac
    • Date: 1709

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    The royall gailliarde Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Maj...

    Book. print | [14] leaves : ill., music ; 29 cm. (fol.) | 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 for J. Walsh & P. Randall ... & J. Hare - Isaac (mr) - Isaac
    • Date: 1710

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    The Godolphin Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys bi...

    Book. print | [7] leaves : ill., music ; 29 cm. (fol.) | 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 for I. Walsh ... And I. Hare - Isaac (mr) - Isaac
    • Date: 1714

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    An essay for the further improvement of dancing being a coll...

    Book. print | 5 p.l., 54 pl. (partly fold.) 26 x 19 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: J. Walsh [etc.] - Pemberton, E.
    • Date: 1711

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    Abbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de tra...

    Book. print | 5 p.l., 111 (i.e. 110), [2] p., 1 l., 83 p. incl. diagrs. 20 cm. | LC copy imperfect: p. 29-30 of pt. 1 wanting. Privilege dated 1725. No. 73 apparently omitted in paging of pt. 1. Part 2, engraved throughout, has title: Seconde partie contenant douze des plus belles danses de Monsieur Pecour ... et remis en choregraphie suivant la ...

    • Contributor: Chez L'auteur, Faubourg St Germain [etc - Rameau, Pierre - Pécourt, Guillaume Louis
    • Date: 1725

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    Le maître a danser Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les...

    Book. print | xxiv, 271, [1] p. front., plates, diagrs. 20 cm. | Plates signed: P. Rameau, invenit et fecìt. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Rollin Fils - Rameau, Pierre
    • Date: 1748

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    The dancing-master: or, The art of dancing explained Wherein...

    Book. print | xxxii, 160 p. front., 56 pl. (part fold.) 25 cm. | 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: Printed and Sold by Him, and J. Brotherton - Rameau, Pierre - Essex, John
    • Date: 1728

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    The art of dancing explained by reading and figures whereby ...

    Book. print | 12 p.l., [3]-159, [1] p. front. (port.) 37 pl. 30 x 23 cm. | The frontispiece is dated 1754. Many of the plates contain tunes for the dances which they illustrate. 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: Printed for the Author - Tomlinson, Kellom
    • Date: 1735

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    A collection of ball-dances perform'd at court viz. the Rich...

    Book. print | 3 p.l., 41 plates on 32 l. 27 cm. | Plates contain diagrams of dance figures; at head of each diagram, the tune for the dance figure is represented. Book-plate of Alfred Henry Littleton and Rosalind Littleton. Bound in full mottled calf, gilt, inside borders, by Rivière. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Printed for the Author, and Sold by J. Vaillant - Isaac (mr) - Isaac - Weaver, John - Paisible, James
    • Date: 1706

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    Méthode pour exercer l'oreille a la mesure dans l'art de la d...

    Book. print | 2 p.l., 56 p., 1 l., 20 p. music. 21 cm. | "Seconde partie, contenant des airs de différens mouvemens, pour exercer l'oreille à la mesure, dans le menuet & dans la contre-danse," with special t.-p.: 1 l., 20 p. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Chez Valade, Libraire - Bacquoy-Guédon, Alexis
    • Date: 1785

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    Recüeil de dances contenant un tres grand nombres, des meilli...

    Book. print | 1 p.l., 5 numb. l., 128 (i.e. 228), 16 p. diagrs. 25 cm. | Engraved throughout. "Airs des dances contenuës en ce recüeil, qui sert de table à ce volume": 16 p. at end. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Chez Le Sieur Feüillet - Feuillet, Raoul-Auger - Pécourt, Guillaume Louis
    • Date: 1704

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    Per. receüil [sic] de danses de bal pour l'année 1703

    Book. print | 2 p.l., 27 p. of diagrs. 22 cm. | Full-page diagrams; at head of each diagram, the tune for the dance figure is represented. "Airs de danses contenües en ce recüil [sic]": verso of t.-p. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Le Sieur Feüillet [etc.] - Feuillet, Raoul-Auger - Pécourt, Guillaume Louis
    • Date: 1702

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    Le répertoire des bals ou Theorie-pratique des contredanses,...

    Book. print | v. front. (v. 2) fold. plates, diagrs. 20 cm. | Engraved throughout; line borders. Imprint varies. Vol. 1 is in 2 parts. The second part has special t.-p.: Suite du Répertoire des bals, ou recueil de contredanses. Par le s. de La Cuisse. Paris, Melle Castagnery, 1762. The same title occurs in v. 2-3, following the special t.-p. indicated ...

    • Contributor: Cailleau [etc.] - La Cuisse (sr. De) - La Cuisse
    • Date: 1762

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    Familiar dialogues on dancing, between a minister and a dance...

    Book. print | 39, [1] p. ; 21 cm. (8vo) | Signatures: [A]♯ B-E♯. LC copy imperfect: one line of text after author's name on t.p. blotted out. 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: Printed by T. Kirk - Phillips, John - American Imprint Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1798

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    Traité sur l'art de la danse dédié á Monsieur Gardel, l'ainé

    Book. print | 1 p.l., A-D, 122 p. incl. diagrs., music. 22 cm. | Engr. t-p. and text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Boüin - [etc., Etc - Malpied (M) - Malpied
    • Date: 1770

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

    Book. print | 360 p. 12 x 21 cm. | First ed. published 1650 by John Playford 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 W. Pearson and Sold by J. Young
    • Date: 1728

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    Potpourri françois des contre-danse ancienne tel quil se dans...

    Book. print | 2 v. : diagrams, music ; 22 cm. | Title proper, extent statement, and approximate date of publication from Derra de Moroda. Each of the 12 pieces which together with 4 unnumbered pages at the beginning form v. 1 has special t.p. with title: Potpourri françois de contre danse ancienne ... arrangé et mis au jour par M[onsieu]r Landrin, m[aî]tre de ...

    • Contributor: Chez Landrin - M[archan]d De Musique Ét De Dans[e] - Lahante - M[aî]tre De Danse - M[ademoise]lle Castagnery - Et Aux Adresse Ordinaires - Landrin
    • Date: 1760

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    Receuil danglaise arrangees avec leurs traits telle quel se d...

    Book. print | 11, [2], 3 p. : diagrams, music ; 23 cm. | Engraved throughout. Chainlines vertical; no watermark found. Signatures: [1]¡ chi℗. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Landrin, M[archan]d De Musique Ét De Dans[e] ... Ét Chez Mlle Castagnery - Landrin
    • Date: 1760

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    Recueil de dances

    Book. print | 1 p.l., 72 p. of diagrs. 24 cm. | Engraved throughout. Full-page diagrams; at head of each diagram, the tune for the dance figure is represented. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). With his Chorégraphie, ou l'Art de décrire la dance par caracteres ... Paris, 1713. Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). ...

    • Contributor: L'auteur - Feuillet, Raoul-Auger - Pécourt, Guillaume Louis
    • Date: 1709

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