Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1820 to 1860
Articles and Essays
Music Copyrighted in Federal District Courts, ca. 1820-1860
This installment of Music for the Nation contains music published in America, ca. 1820 to 1860, with the bulk of the material coming from the years 1834-57. (It does not contain all music published in America during these years: see this for a more precise description of the limits of this collection) The years 1820-60 represent a coming of age for American music, especially...
Greatest Hits, 1820-60: Variety Music Cavalcade
Please note: This list of music popular in America during the years 1820-1860 is from Julius Mattfeld's Variety Music Cavalcade, 1620-1969, 3d ed. (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1971). Mattfeld drew partly on his experience as a librarian, citing songs that mid-twentieth-century readers had asked for; his lists become more accurate and inclusive as they approach the twentieth century.