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    The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which ...
    • Date: 1581

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    Historical Topics - The Library of Congress Celebrates the So... The history of America is reflected through its songs. Read more about how immigration and migration; work and industry; social change; war and conflict; politics and political campaigns; and sports and leisure in the United States have been portrayed in song. Listen to examples for all.
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    Interactive Maps - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Son... See the connection between America's geography and song through interactive maps that offer songs from the states and about the states.
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    The dancing master; or, Directions for dancing country danc...
    Directions for dancing country dances
    Book. print | 2 v. in 1. 11 x 20 cm. | Vol. 2, 2d ed., has imprint: Printed for H. Playford, 1698. First ed. published 1651 [i.e. 1650] under title: The English dancing-master. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Printed by J. Heptinstall, for H. Playford - Playford, John - Playford, Henry
    • Date: 1698

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    Traitté contre les danses Book. print | 50 p. 16 cm. | Par Jean Boiseul. (Statement Of Responsibility). Printer's mark on t.-p. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). FIN.
    • Contributor: Les Heritiers De Hierosme Havltin - Boiseul, Jean
    • Date: 1606

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    Nvove inventioni di balli opera vaghissima nella quale si dan...
    Nuove inventioni di balli
    Book. print | 296 (i.e. 300) p. illus., port. 33 cm. | Running title: Le gratie d'amore, the title under which the work was first published in 1602. Includes lute tablatures for some of the dances. Earlier state (?) of engraving on p. 256 inserted between p. 202 and [203]. The engravings are by Leone Pallavicini after designs by G. M. della Rovere. Available ...
    • Contributor: G. Bordone - Negri, Cesare - Della Rovere, Giovanni Mauro - Pallavicini, Leone - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1604

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    Nobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta libro, a...
    Nobiltà di dame | Ballarino
    Biography. Book. print | 10 p.l., 370, [6] p. illus. (incl. ports.) 25 cm. | Title within engraved architectural border ornamented with vignettes of instrumentalists, a portrait of the author, etc. Head- and tailpieces; initials. The illustrations consist of 10 full-page engravings by Giacomo Franco; 8 of them, figures of dancers, occur from 2 to 7 times each. Part 2 has special half-title: Della ...
    • Contributor: Presso Il Muschio - Caroso, Fabritio - Franco, Giacomo
    • Date: 1600

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