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  • Notated Music
    Wake up Jake
    Music for a nation: American sheet music, 1820-1860
    Sheet music | 1 score | by Geo. Holman. (Statement Of Responsibility). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. Sheet Music (Form). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: W. C. Peters - Holman, Geo
    • Date: 1848

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  • Notated Music
    Louisville march and quick step sheet music | 4 p., 13 x 8 in. | 2 blank pages Publisher's address: 1 Franklin Square. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Firth & Hall - P[Eters], W[Illiam]. C[Ummings]
    • Date: 1832

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  • Notated Music
    Ho! for Kanzas Songbook. Book. 2 p., 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. | Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by Oliver Ditson & Co. in the Clerk's Office in the District Court of the District of Massachusetts. (Copyright). From Western bell : a collection of glees, quartets and choruses, p. 114-115.
    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co. - Larcom, Lucy - Pease, Frederick H.
    • Date: 1857

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  • Notated Music
    Who'll buy Songbook. Book. 1 p., 6 x 9 in. | Entered, according to Act of Congress, A.D. 1869, by Root and Cady, in the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of Illinois. (Copyright). From Pacific glee book, p. 184.
    • Contributor: Root & Cady - Murray, James R. (James Ramsey)
    • Date: 1869
  • Notated Music
    You never miss the water till the well runs dry sheet music | 6 p., 13 1/2 x 11 in. | 1 blank page. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: C. F. Johnston - Howard, Roland
    • Date: 18??

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  • Notated Music
    Sounds of the singing school 1 p., 6 x 9 in. | Copyright, 1889, by The John Church Co. (Copyright). From Pyramid of song, p. 35.
    • Contributor: John Church Co. - Case, Charles Clinton
    • Date: 1889

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  • Notated Music
    Where home is Songbook. Book. Published in The Day School Ideal, p. 32.
    • Contributor: The John Church Co. - Root, George Frederick
    • Date: 1885
  • Notated Music
    The jovial farmer boy Songbook. Book. Arranged from Trumpet of reform. Published in The Day School Ideal, p. 64.
    • Contributor: The John Church Co. - Cobb, M. W.
    • Date: 1885
  • Notated Music
    The old canoe Songbook. Book. From The Day School Ideal, p. 68
    • Contributor: The John Church Co. - Root, George Frederick - Grannis, S.M.
    • Date: 1885
  • Notated Music
    Ohio Hymnal. Book. Published in Concordia, p. 31.
    • Contributor: A. D. Fillmore - Fillmore, Augustus D.
    • Date: 1865
  • Notated Music
    The blessed Bible Hymnal. Book. Published in Concordia, p. 34.
    • Contributor: A. D. Fillmore - Fillmore, Augustus D.
    • Date: 1865
  • Notated Music
    Firmament Hymnal. Book. Published in Concordia, p. 35.
    • Contributor: A. D. Fillmore - Fillmore, Augustus D.
    • Date: 1865
  • Notated Music
    Henry Hymnal. Book. Published in Concordia, p. 37.
    • Contributor: A. D. Fillmore - Fillmore, Augustus D.
    • Date: 1865
  • Notated Music
    Ives Hymnal. Book. Published in Concordia, p. 44.
    • Contributor: A. D. Fillmore - Ives, Elam, Jr.
    • Date: 1865
  • Notated Music
    Concordia Title page of Augustus D. Fillmore's Concordia vocal score | Vocal Score (Form).
    • Contributor: A. D. Fillmore - Fillmore, Augustus D.
    • Date: 1865
  • Book/Printed Material
    Sweet home Hymnal. Book. 1 p., 5 x 9 in. | Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by L. Swormstedt & A. Poe, In the Cleck's office in the District Court of the United States for the District of Ohio. (Copyright). Full title of book, "Deutsches Choralbuch : Eine Sammlung von deutschen und engishen kirchenmelodien, nebst einer Unweifung fur Erlernung der Vokalmusik."...
    • Contributor: L. Swormstedt & A. Poe - Wakefield, Von S. - Bishop, Henry Rowley
    • Date: 1852
  • Book/Printed Material
    You never miss the water Songbook. Book. 2 p., 9 x 12 in. | Copyright, 1876, by E. Mack (Copyright). From School for the parlor organ, melodeon and harmonium, p. 116-117. Cover of book gives title as "Champion Organ Instructor" but title page gives proper title.
    • Contributor: F.W. Helmick - Mack, E[Dward]
    • Date: 1876

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Galop Songbook. Book. 2 p., 9 x 11 in. | Copyright, 1882, by J. Church & Co. (Copyright). From Murray's method for the organ, p. 82-83.
    • Contributor: John Church & Co. - Murray, James R. - Fairbank, H. W.
    • Date: 1882

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  • Audio Recording
    Where home is life in nineteenth-century Cincinnati, crossroads of the East and West compact disc | 1 compact disc | Recorded anthology of American music. (General). Songs, choruses, hymns, and piano music; John Aler, tenor; Clifford Jackson, baritone; Harmoneion Singers; Peter Basquin, piano or harmonium; John Miner, conductor. (General). Durations on container; historical and program notes by K. K. Sklar and J. Newsom and words of the vocal works (4 p.) bound in. (General). Made available here...
    • Contributor: New World Records - The Harmoneion Singers - Aler, John - Jackson, Clifford - Basquin, Peter - Miner, John
    • Date: 1977
  • Collection
    Home Sweet Home: Life in Nineteenth-Century Ohio Before the age of radio, television, and other electronic diversions, families made their own entertainment in the home by playing games, reading aloud, performing plays, and, of course, by making music. Children were taught to play the piano and sing from an early age and sheet music was widely available and inexpensive. The whole family participated in the music-making. In this presentation, we focus...
    • Date: 1800

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  • Article
    Family Life - Home Sweet Home: Life in Nineteenth-Century Ohio - Digital Collections Just moved. Original by H. Mosler; chromo-lithographed & published by A. & C. Kaufmann, 1870. Family life in nineteenth-century Cincinnati was fundamentally different from traditional family life in the eighteenth century. Eighteenth-century families assumed a natural hierarchy and continuity between generations. A typical family would depend on the labor of sons and daughters to contribute sufficiently to the family's economy to provide a beginning...
    • Date: 1800
  • Article
    Minstrel Songs - Home Sweet Home: Life in Nineteenth-Century Ohio - Digital Collections Primrose & West's Big Minstrels. Strobridge Lith. Co., c1896. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Blackface minstrelsy, which derived its name from the white performers who blackened their faces with burnt cork, was a form of entertainment that reached its peak in the mid-nineteenth century. Using caricatures of African Americans in song, dance, tall tales, and stand-up comedy, minstrelsy was immensely popular with...
    • Date: 1800
  • Article
    Parlor Music - Home Sweet Home: Life in Nineteenth-Century Ohio - Digital Collections [Power of music]. James Queen, artist, c1872. Print and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Throughout the nineteenth century, Americans took great delight in making music together by performing in instrumental and vocal ensembles, and by attending musical soirees, sing-alongs, and other interactive musical events. Families entertained themselves in the home by making music together. In Ohio, as elsewhere, parlor music -- that genre of...
    • Date: 1800
  • Article
    Religion - Home Sweet Home: Life in Nineteenth-Century Ohio - Digital Collections Watch meeting. Color chromolithograph. J. Latham & Company, c1878. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Changes in religious life paralleled the changes in family life. Between 1776 and 1820 American religion changed from a hierarchically-run to a participant-run activity with revivals and competition among denominations. The Puritans' inscrutable, angry God was replaced by a loving, comforting Jesus. The sacred songs of the time...
    • Date: 1800
  • Article
    Rural Values - Home Sweet Home: Life in Nineteenth-Century Ohio - Digital Collections Farmers nooning, from the original picture in the possession of Iona Sturges Esqr. Painted by W.S. Mount ; engraved by Alfred Jones ; printed by J. Dalton. 1843. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Songs sung in mid-nineteenth-century parlors often endorsed agrarian values and promoted emigration to the West. Indeed, before the Civil War, both North and South had been predominantly rural. The...
    • Date: 1800
  • Article
    Singing Schools - Home Sweet Home: Life in Nineteenth-Century Ohio - Digital Collections Cecil giving Felix the music lesson. Pen and ink drawing by Alice Barber Stephens [1888?]. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. The singing school was a common fixture in many American communities during the nineteenth century. In the singing school, rudimentary musical sight reading and the mechanics of singing were taught by a 'singing master.' These schools often became popular places for communities...
    • Date: 1800
  • Article
    Temperance - Home Sweet Home: Life in Nineteenth-Century Ohio - Digital Collections The fruits of temperance. Currier & Ives, 1848. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Temperance songs appeared regularly in all types of nineteenth-century popular songbooks. Supporters of the temperance movement believed poor health, poverty, crime and general moral degradation were the direct results of alcohol consumption. Temperance songs, poems and hymns often painted sensational and even dire scenarios of negligent, alcoholic fathers causing...
    • Date: 1800