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    The boatmen's dance from Old American Songs, set 1

    manuscript sketch | 26 p. 12.5 x 9.5in. (holograph sketches, complete set) | Recordings: LC concert, 7 December 2004 (with pianist Wolfram Rieger); LC demo, October 2003 (with pianist Craig Rutenburg). (Additional Form). Copyright 1950 by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Copyright renewed. Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole licensee. Reprinted by permission of Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. (Copyright Notice). This item used by ...

    • Contributor: Boosey & Hawkes - Copland, Aaron - Emmett, Daniel Decatur
    • Date: 1950

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  • Photos, Prints, Drawing

    Hard times come again no more

    sheet music | 1 score (4 p.) ; 32 cm. | Written and composed by Stephen C. Foster. (Statement Of Responsibilty). Song for voice and piano with SSTB refrain. (General). Cover title. (General). Sheet Music (Form). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Firth, Pond & Co. - Foster, Stephen Collins
    • Date: 1854

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    Ah! may the red rose live alway : song

    sheet music | 1 score (4 p.) ; 36 cm. | Written and composed for the pianoforte by Stephen C. Foster. (Statement Of Responsiblity). "To Miss Mary M. Dallas" -Cover. Handwritten on cover: Copyright secured 12 April 1850. Publication deposited same day. Song for voice and piano. (General). English words. Pl. no.: 1679 Cover title. (General). Sheet Music (Form). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: F.D. Benteen - W.T. Mayo - Foster, Stephen Collins
    • Date: 1850

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  • Photos, Prints, Drawing

    The daisies from Three Songs, op.2, 1927

    manuscript | 2p., 9.5 x 12 in. | Recording: LC concert, 7 December 2004 (with pianist Wolfram Rieger). (Additional Form). Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com (Copyright Notice). Due to copyright restrictions, original master files are not available. (Standard Restriction). Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Schirmer - Barber, Samuel - Stephens, James
    • Date: 1927

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  • Photos, Prints, Drawing

    I hear an army from Three Songs, op. 10, 1936

    manuscript | 4p. 10.25 x 13 in. | Recording: Song of America tour, St. Paul, MN, 17 January 2006 (with pianist Wolfram Rieger). (Additional Form). Text from 'Chamber Music', 1907. (Bibliographic History). Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com (Copyright Notice). Due to copyright restrictions, original master files are not available. (Standard Restriction). Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Schirmer - Barber, Samuel - Joyce, James
    • Date: 1939

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    Night wanderers 1935

    manuscript | 4p., 9 x 12in. 4p., 10.5 x 13in | Recording: LC concert, 7 December 2004 (with pianist Wolfram Rieger). (Additional Form). Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com (Copyright Notice). Due to copyright restrictions, original master files are not available. (Standard Restriction). Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Schirmer - Barber, Samuel - Davies, W. H. (william Henry)
    • Date: 1935

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    Rain has fallen from Three Songs, op. 10, 1936

    manuscript | 4p., 10.25 x 13in. Two versions. | Text from 'Chamber Music', 1907. (Bibliographic History). Recording: LC concert, 7 December 2004 (with pianist Wolfram Rieger). (Additional Form). Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com (Copyright Notice). Due to copyright restrictions, original master files are not available. (Standard Restriction). Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Schirmer - Barber, Samuel - Joyce, James
    • Date: 1939

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    Sure on this shining night from Four Songs, op. 13, 1938

    manuscript | 4p., 10.5 x 13in. 2p., 10.5 x 14in. | Text from 'Permit Me Voyage', 1934. (Bibliographic History). Recording: Song of America tour, St. Paul, MN, 17 January 2006 (with pianist Wolfram Rieger). (Additional Form). Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com. Lyrics based on "Description of Elysium" by James Agee. (Copyright Notice). Due to copyright restrictions, original master files are not available. (Standard ...

    • Contributor: G. Schirmer - Barber, Samuel - Agee, James
    • Date: 1969

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    With rue my heart is laden from Three Songs, op.2, 1928.

    manuscript | 3p., 10.5 x 14in. | Text from 'A Shropshire Lad', 1896. (Bibliographic History). Recording: LC concert, 7 December 2004 (with pianist Wolfram Rieger). (Additional Form). Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com (Copyright Notice). Due to copyright restrictions, original master files are not available. (Standard Restriction). Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Schirmer - Barber, Samuel - Housman, A. E. (alfred Edward)
    • Date: 1936

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    Evening song 1912

    manuscript | Text written 1876; originally published in Lippincott's Magazine, January 1878; contained in Poems of Sidney Lanier, Charles Scribner Sons, New York, 1884. (General). Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com (Copyright Notice). Due to copyright restrictions, original master files are not available. (Standard Restriction). Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Schirmer - Griffes, Charles Tomlinson - Lanier, Sydney
    • Date: 1941

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    The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    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 ...

    • Date: 1581

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    The banks of the Yellow Sea

    sheet music | 1 score ; 2 p. | Song for alto or baritone and piano. Caption title. Text by Emily Dickenson. "To John Charles Thomas" -- Caption. Sheet Music (Form). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Ernst Bacon - Bacon, Ernst - Dickinson, Emily
    • Date: 1942

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