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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 Songs of America - Digital Collections 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 Songs of America - Digital Collections 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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    Night wanderers videorecording | From Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC, October 28, 2010. (Source Note). Courtesy of the Samuel Barber Estate and G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com. Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc. http://www.schirmer.com/ (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Barber, Samuel - Davies, W. H. (William Henry) - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Date: 2010
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    Solitary hotel videorecording | From Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC, October 28, 2010. (Source). Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Barber, Samuel - Joyce, James - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Date: 2010
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    An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble (discussion) Oral history discussion and interview with the four members of the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble, led by Ensemble member Pete Rushefsky. Participants are Ethel Raim, Michael Alpert, Pete Rushefsky and Jake Shulman-Ment. The interview was conducted at the Library of Congress on the day of the group's performance in the American Folklife Center's Homegrown 2013 concert series on June 25, 2013. Inspired by the ...
    • Contributor: An-Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    Oral History with Traditional Artist Flory Jagoda
    Oral history with traditional artist Flory Jagoda
    In this interview with Howard Bass, singer and composer Flory Jagoda discusses her family and her life before, during, and after the Second World War and the influence these experiences had on her singing and songwriting.
    • Contributor: Jagoda, Flory - Bass, Howard - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2013-11-20