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  • Audio Recording
    Free and Easy sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. 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 - Downing, David L. - Fennell, Frederick
    • Date: 1974-09
  • Notated Music
    Free and Easy From the manuscript band books of the Manchester Cornet Band (founded in 1854), second set, no. 82. The medley consists of six tunes, which are identified in the first E-flat soprano part: "Free and Easy," "Neapolitan," "Get Out of the Wilderness," "Wake Up Mose," "Good Bye," and "Crow Out Shanghai." "Free and Easy" must have been a tune so well known in 1861 that...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Downing, David L. - Fennell, Frederick

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