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  • Notated Music

    Fanfare for the common man

    manuscript score | 4 p. of ms. music ; 34 cm. | Original manuscript score, in pencil. (c) Copyright 1944 by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. Copyright Renewed. Used by permission of Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole Publisher & Licensee. (Copyright Notice). Manuscript Score (Form).

    • Contributor: Copland, Aaron
    • Date: 1942

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  • Notated Music

    Guadacanal March [from Victory at Sea]

    manuscript score | 5 p. | From the Richard Rodgers Collection. "The Guadalcanal March" by Richard Rodgers Copyright (c) 1952 by Williamson Music Copyright Renewed. International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved. (Copyright Notice). Manuscript Score (Form).

    • Contributor: Rodgers, Richard

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  • Notated Music

    Semper paratus

    sheet music | 4 p., 6 x 10 in. | "Semper Paratus" made available here by W.B. Music Corporation, Warner Brother Inc., Warner Brothers Music Division (Copyright Notice). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Sam Fox - Boskerck, Francis Saltus Van, Capt
    • Date: 1938

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  • Notated Music

    Army air corps march

    sheet music | 6p., 7 x 11 | "The U.S. Air Force" Words & Music by Robert Crawford Copyright © 1939, 1942, 1951 by Carl Fischer, Inc. Copyrights renewed. All Rights assigned to Carl Fischer, LLC. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Used with permission. (Copyright Notice). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Carl Fischer - Crawford, Robert
    • Date: 1940

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  • Notated Music

    You're a grand old flag

    sheet music | 8 p. | Copyright 1906. (Copyright). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: F. A. Mills - Cohan, George M. (george Michael)
    • Date: 1906

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  • Notated Music

    You're a grand old rag

    sheet music | 5 p. | Copyright 1906. English copyright secured. (Copyright). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: F. A. Mills - Cohan, George M. (george Michael)
    • Date: 1906

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  • Notated Music

    The yankee doodle boy

    sheet music | 11 p. | Copyright 1904. English copyright secured. (Copyright). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: F. A. Mills - Cohan, George M. (george Michael)
    • Date: 1904

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  • Book

    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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  • Book

    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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  • Book

    Anacreon in heaven [et al.]

    This edition is regarded as the one most likely owned by Key and most likely to have influenced his selection of the Anacreontic song to be the melody for his poem. Published in "The Baltimore musical miscellany," pages 26-30 (volume I) -- has another poem to be sung to the Anacreontic song at pp 29-30.

    • Contributor: Sower & Cole - [smith, John Stafford?] - [tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Date: 1804

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  • Book

    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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  • Book

    To Anacreon in heaven

    First American book printing of the words and music of "To Anacreon in heaven." Published in "Nightingale. A collection of the most popular, ancient, & modern songs; set to music." (Samuel Larkin, compiler), pages 188-191.

    • Contributor: William and Daniel Treadwell - [smith, John Stafford?] - [tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Date: 1804

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  • Book

    Defence of Fort M'Henry

    The traditional favorite for first book publication of "The star spangled banner," though three others published that year could make the same claim. This one is accredited as first by most historians. Published in "National songster; or, a collection of the most admired patriotic songs, on the brilliant victories, achieved by the naval and military heroes of the United States of America, over equal ...

    • Contributor: John Gruber and Daniel May - [key, Francis Scott]
    • Date: 1814

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  • Notated Music

    I'll be home for Christmas

    sheet music | LC Copyright deposit from 1943; printer's blank cover. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" made available here by Gannon & Kent Music Company, 9765 Sunland Blvd., Sunland, CA 91040 Recording of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" made available here with permission from BMG Music, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 (Copyright Notice). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Charles Warren - Kent, Walter - Gannon, Kim
    • Date: 1943

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  • Notated Music

    America, my country 'tis of thee

    sheet music | 5 p. | Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Notated Music

    My country! 'Tis of thee

    sheet music | 1 p. | Tune: God save the king. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: C. Bradlee - [smith, Samuel Francis]
    • Date: 1832
  • Notated Music

    America the beautiful

    sheet music | 8p, 7 x 11 in. | Also includes "O peerless flag!" Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson Company - Fisher, William Arms - Bates, Katharine Lee
    • Date: 1917

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  • Notated Music

    The popular refrain of Glory, hallelujah

    sheet music | 4 p. | "As sung by the Federal volunteers throughout the union." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co.
    • Date: 1861

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  • Notated Music

    Battle hymn of the republic

    sheet music | 4 p. | Written for the Atlantic monthly. Received by LC in 1890. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co. - Steffe, William - Howe, Julia Ward
    • Date: 1890

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  • Notated Music

    The John Brown song, or Glory hallelujah

    sheet music | 4 p. | "With new and revised words." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Root & Cady - Steffe, William
    • Date: 1861

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  • Notated Music

    Columbia the gem of the ocean

    sheet music | 5 p. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Lee & Walker - Shaw, David T. - Becket, T.A.
    • Date: 1862

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  • Notated Music

    Columbia the land of the brave

    sheet music | 3 p. | Song later became popularly known as "Columbia, the gem of the ocean." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: George Willig - Shaw, David T. - Beckett, T. A.
    • Date: 1843

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  • Notated Music

    Columbia the land of the brave

    sheet music | 2 p. | Arranged for the Spanish guitar. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: George Willig - Shaw, David T. - Blancjour, Fr.
    • Date: 1846

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  • Notated Music

    Hail Columbia, the favorite new federal song

    sheet music | 2 p. | "The favorite new federal song adapted to the Presidents march." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hopkinson, J.

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  • Notated Music

    Hail Columbia

    sheet music | 5 p. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Gordon, S. T.
    • Date: 1862

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