Collection Items

  • Notated Music
    Happy dreams sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: S. Brainard's Sons - Millard, H. (Harrison)
    • Date: 1864

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  • Notated Music
    The lonely rose : set to music for soprano solo and chorus of women's voices with pianoforte accompaniment, op. 43 Holograph. Chorus: SSAA. Published: Boston : A.P. Schmidt, 1906. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Marston, Philip Bourke - A.P. Schmidt Collection (Library of Congress) - Lang, Margaret Ruthven
    • Date: 1906

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  • Notated Music
    The old person of Cassel : for mixed voices Holograph. For chorus (SATB) and piano. Caption title. "For mixed voices" crossed out in pencil. Published: Boston : A.P. Schmidt, 1909. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Lear, Edward - A.P. Schmidt Collection (Library of Congress) - Lang, Margaret Ruthven
    • Date: 1905

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  • Notated Music
    The old man with a beard : for mixed voices Holograph. For chorus (SATB) and piano. Caption title. "For mixed voices," "words by," and "music by" crosed out in pencil. Published: Boston : A.P. Schmidt, 1909. Typescript of poem attached to caption. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Lear, Edward - A.P. Schmidt Collection (Library of Congress) - Lang, Margaret Ruthven
    • Date: 1907

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  • Notated Music
    Peace on earth : Christmas anthem : op. 38 Holograph. For chorus (SATB) and organ. Words by E.H. Sears. Published: Boston : A.P. Schmidt, 1897. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: A.P. Schmidt Collection (Library of Congress) - Beach, Amy - Sears, Edmund H. (Edmund Hamilton)
    • Date: 1897

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  • Notated Music
    I bring you heartsease : (trio) Holograph. For chorus (SSA) with piano. Composed in F major. In ink, with additions and corrections in pencil. Upper left corner, "Octavo Press (Women's Voices) no. 678" and lower left corner, "A.P.S. 10819" in ink. Copyright dates stamped on bottom center of [1] p.: 1915 and 1916 and the Arthur P. Schmidt Co. With: I bring you heartsease (G major).
    • Contributor: Branscombe, Gena
    • Date: 1916

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  • Notated Music
    In Arcady by moonlight : for women's voices
    Publisher's version: In Arcady by moonlight : (trio)
    Holograph. For chorus (SSA) with piano. Caption title. Subtitle "for women's voices" crossed out in pencil and changed "(trio)" in pencil. "Octavo series (Women's voices)"--Upper left corner in pencil. Copyright dates in pencil on bottom center of [1] p.: copyright 1913 by Arthur P. Schmidt; copyright 1914 by Arthur P. Schmidt.
    • Contributor: Banning, Kendall - Branscombe, Gena
    • Date: 1914

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  • Notated Music
    Ol' Marse Winter : (trio)
    Ol' Marse Winter : for women's voices
    Holograph. For chorus (SSA) with piano. Caption title. Subtitle "for women's voices" crossed out in in ink. In ink, with additions and corrections in pencil. "Octavo series (Women's voices)"--Upper left corner in ink "A.P.S. 10453"--Lower left corner in ink. Copyright dates in ink at bottom center of [1] p.: copyright 1914 by Arthur P. Schmidt, International copyright secured.
    • Contributor: Ogden, Mary Alice - Branscombe, Gena
    • Date: 1914

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  • Notated Music
    The morning wind : (trio)
    The morning wind : for womens voices
    Holograph. For chorus (SSA) with piano. Caption title. Subtitle "for women's voices" crossed out in pencil and changed "(trio)" in pencil. "Octavo series (women's voices)"--Upper left corner in pencil. Copyright dates in pencil on bottom center of [1] p.: copyright 1913 by Arthur P. Schmidt; copyright 1914 by Arthur P. Schmidt.
    • Contributor: Banning, Kendall - Branscombe, Gena
    • Date: 1914

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  • Notated Music
    Elfin song Holograph. For chorus (SSAA) and piano. Caption title. "To S.L. Herrman and the Treble Clef Club, Philadelphia." Published: Boston : A.P. Schmidt, 1910. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield) - Drake, Joseph Rodman - A.P. Schmidt Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910

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  • Notated Music
    Inconstancy Holograph. For chorus (SSAA) and optional piano. Caption title. "To S.L. Herrman and the Treble Clef Club, Philadelphia." Published: Boston : A.P. Schmidt, 1910. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield) - A.P. Schmidt Collection (Library of Congress) - Shakespeare, William
    • Date: 1910

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  • Notated Music
    O Holy Child of Bethlehem : anthem for alto solo and chorus Holograph. For alto, chorus (SATB), and organ. Caption title. Published: Boston : A.P. Schmidt, 1896. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield) - A.P. Schmidt Collection (Library of Congress) - Brooks, Phillips
    • Date: 1896

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  • Notated Music
    The voice of my beloved : three-part song for women's voices with accompaniment for two violins and pianoforte Holograph. For chorus (SSA), 2 violins, and piano. At head of title: No. II. Published: Boston : A.P. Schmidt, 1911. Accompanied by revisions in the form of holograph partial page overlays, as well as photocopies of pages with overlays in place. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler) - A.P. Schmidt Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1911

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  • Notated Music
    The jumblies : op. 68, no.4 Holograph. For chorus (SATB) with piano. Caption title. In ink, with additions and corrections in pencil. Words ( II-III, V-VI) written on two pieces of paper, in ink pasted on verso of cover. "Octavo series (mixed voices)"--Upper left corner in ink. "A.P.S. 8132"--Lower left corner in ink. Copyright dates in ink on bottom center of [1] p.: Copyright 1908 by Arthur P. Schmidt, International...
    • Contributor: Lear, Edward - Foote, Arthur
    • Date: 1908

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  • Notated Music
    The wind and the day : (a sunset on yarrow ) : op. 68, no. 2 Holograph. For chorus (SATB) with piano. Caption title. In ink, with additions and corrections in pencil. "Octavo series (mixed voices) no. 120"--Upper left corner in ink. "A.P.S. 8130"--Lower left corner in ink. Copyright dates in ink on bottom center of [1] p.: Copyright 1908 by Arthur P. Schmidt, International copyright secured.
    • Contributor: Foote, Arthur - Lang, Andrew
    • Date: 1908

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  • Audio Recording
    Amazing grace (used to be her favorite song) sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, stereo. ; 7 in. | Publisher: Fourth Floor Music, Inc. (ASCAP) ABC-12142-A. Mx: 45-14859-S (Source Note). 2 minutes (Extent). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Smith, H. R. - Abc Records - Amazing Rhythm Aces - Burton, Barry "Byrd"
    • Date: 1975
  • Audio Recording
    Old Gray Mare sound recording | 1 cylinder | Bascom Lamar Lunsford was a lawyer, a folklorist, and a performer of traditional songs and music. (Biographical). October 19, 1925. Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). Spoken by Lunsford at the end of this recording: "Bascom Lamar Lunsford, who just sung the foregoing, learned it from Curtis Miles at Alexander, Buncombe County, North Carolina, near the home of...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Deep Down in My Heart sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). March 19, 1926. (Date). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," in 1978, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive of Folk Culture. (Source Note). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Givens, W. M. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Jesus is My Only Friend sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 10, 1926 (Date). Spoken at the end of this recording: sung by Bessie Shaw, Oakhill, Georgia, April the tenth, Nineteen twenty-six. (Content). Some verses on the original cylinder were not duplicated due to poor sound quality. (Content). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Shaw, Bessie
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Finger Ring sound recording | 1 cyl. | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 12, 1926. (Date). Spoken at the end of the recording by Mary C. Mann: This is Miss Roberta Paul's, Paul's "boat song" that I have sung just now—the "Finger Ring." She like that. Sung by Mary C. Mann, Darien, Georgia, Macintosh county, April the twelfth, Nineteen twenty-six. (Content). According to Robert...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winsow - Mann, Mary C.
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Ol' Man Satan
    Drive Ol' Satan Away
    sound recording | 2 cylinder recordings | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 12, 1926. (Date). According to Gordon, "This song was a favorite with Amelia, a slave brought to this country prior to 1800 from the island of Madagascar. She taught it to her grand-daughter, Violet, and she in turn taught it to her granddaughter, Mary, from whom I obtained it. Amelia...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Mann, Mary C. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Come by Here
    Kumbayah
    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Cylinder recording. Some scratchy sounds. (Source Note). Forms part of the Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Recordings Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1926. (Date). This is the first known recording of "Come by Here," a song that came to be known as "Kumbayah." (Content). Sung in "Gullah," or Sea Islands Creole Dialect. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Gordon, Robert Winslow - Wylie, H.
  • Audio Recording
    Hesitation Blues
    Hesitating Blues
    sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). October 19, 1925. (Date). Bascom Lamar Lunsford was a lawyer, a folklorist, and a performer of traditional songs and music. (Biographical). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," in 1978, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Blow Boys, Blow sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," in 1978, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive of Folk Culture. (Source Note). May 11, 1926 (Date). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Spencer, J. A. S.
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Blow Boys, Blow sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," in 1978, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive of Folk Culture. (Source Note). The date Gordon recorded this is unknown. It may have been between 1930 and 1932. (Date)....
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Wilkins, A.
    • Date: 1978