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    Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway

    "Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway!" was published by F. D. Benteen of Baltimore in April of 1850. Foster probably hoped that the publication of his parlor ballads helped diversify his reputation as a song composer, but the ballads proved financially unsatisfactory as compared to his minstrel songs. In his account ledger of 1857, Foster recorded that "Ah! May the Red Rose Live ...

  • Audio Recording

    Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway

    sound recording | Performed by Merja Sargon, soprano; Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Foster, Stephen Collins - Sargon, Merja - Rose, Bernard
    • Date: 1974
  • Audio Recording

    Ah! may the red rose live alway

    compact disc | Cliburn Concerts series. Recorded live in the Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas. (Venue). Recorded on November 15, 2005. (Date). Courtesy of the Van Cliburn Foundation, Cliburn Concerts and the Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas. (Copyright Notice). Compact Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Hampson, Thomas - Rutenberg, Craig - Foster, Stephen Collins
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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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    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    1850 Songs of America Stephen Foster composes 'The Voice of Bygone Days', 'Molly, Do You Love Me?', and 'Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway!' 'Go Down Moses,' a spiritual sung by the Tuskegee Institute Singers, 1914. Harriet Tubman reported using this song to identify herself to slaves that might want to escape and flee north with her by singing it in a neighboring ...

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    Stephen Collins Foster, 1826-1864

    Austin, William W. "Susanna", "Jeanie", and "The Old Folks at Home":  The Songs of Stephen C. Foster from His Time to Ours. 2d ed. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1988.

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    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    1900 Songs of America Amy Marcy Cheney Beach sets to music Three Browning Songs, including "Ah, Love, But a Day and "The Year's at the Spring." John Rosamond Johnson writes the anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing" to lyrics by James Weldon Johnson. The King Family performs the traditional dance song "Cripple Creek" on string band instruments: banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and bass fiddle. ...

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    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    1800 Songs of America James Hewitt (1770-1827) composes 'The Wounded Hussar.' Hon'hewachi Song from the Blue Spot ceremony, sung by a group of Omaha men and women. Recorded by Francis La Flesche, September, 1895. The purpose of the ceremony was to honor a female relative of a society member. La Flesche wrote that this song was composed by Old Blackbird of the White Horse ...

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    Ned Rorem, b.1923

    Biography. While many of the recordings listed here are in the collections of the Library of Congress, not all are. If you have a question about specific recordings, please contact the Recorded Sound Reference Center at 202-707-7833. All recordings listed are protected by applicable Federal and State laws. The Library of Congress cannot provide copies of any of these recordings without proper permission from ...

  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    1939 Southern Recording Trip Fieldnotes

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill)
    • Date: 1939-00-00