Articles and Essays

  • Music Published in America, 1870-1885 Introduction to Music Published in America, 1870-1885. In 1870 the Library of Congress became the repository for all music submitted for copyright registration. In the ensuing decade, more than twenty-two thousand items of musical interest were deposited. Some items, because of their book-like format (for example, hymnbooks and opera scores) were separated from the music deposits and either cataloged or simply laid aside. From ...
  • In Performance: Choral Works from the Collection The following recordings demonstrate a variety of compositions selected from the collection Music For The Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885. All are typical of the four-part choral writing of the period, both for hymns and songs with refrain. These twelve pieces cover a variety of subjects and reveal the musical style within the social and political landscape of that era. They are all linked ...
  • Greatest Hits, 1870-85: Variety Music Cavalcade The following information is listed courtesy of Vincent dePaul Lupiano (author, along with Ken Sayers, of It Was a Very Good Year, (Holbrook, MA: Bob Adams, Inc., 1994./ Mr. Lupiano is the copyright holder for Julius Mattfeld's "Variety Music Cavalcade" 1620-1969: A Chronology of Vocal and Instrumental Music Popular in the United States (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1971), where the following "Greatest Hits" were ...