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  • Notated Music
    Fanfare for the common man manuscript score | 4 p. of ms. music ; 34 cm. | Original manuscript score, in pencil. (c) Copyright 1944 by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. Copyright Renewed. Used by permission of Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole Publisher & Licensee. (Copyright Notice). Manuscript Score (Form).
    • Contributor: Copland, Aaron
    • Date: 1942

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  • Notated Music
    Guadacanal March [from Victory at Sea] manuscript score | 5 p. | From the Richard Rodgers Collection. "The Guadalcanal March" by Richard Rodgers Copyright (c) 1952 by Williamson Music Copyright Renewed. International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved. (Copyright Notice). Manuscript Score (Form).
    • Contributor: Rodgers, Richard

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  • Notated Music
    Semper paratus sheet music | 4 p., 6 x 10 in. | "Semper Paratus" made available here by W.B. Music Corporation, Warner Brother Inc., Warner Brothers Music Division (Copyright Notice). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Sam Fox - Boskerck, Francis Saltus Van, Capt
    • Date: 1938

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  • Notated Music
    Army air corps march sheet music | 6p., 7 x 11 | "The U.S. Air Force" Words & Music by Robert Crawford Copyright © 1939, 1942, 1951 by Carl Fischer, Inc. Copyrights renewed. All Rights assigned to Carl Fischer, LLC. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Used with permission. (Copyright Notice). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Carl Fischer - Crawford, Robert
    • Date: 1940

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  • Notated Music
    You're a grand old flag sheet music | 8 p. | Copyright 1906. (Copyright). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: F. A. Mills - Cohan, George M. (George Michael)
    • Date: 1906

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  • Notated Music
    You're a grand old rag sheet music | 5 p. | Copyright 1906. English copyright secured. (Copyright). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: F. A. Mills - Cohan, George M. (George Michael)
    • Date: 1906

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  • Notated Music
    The yankee doodle boy sheet music | 11 p. | Copyright 1904. English copyright secured. (Copyright). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: F. A. Mills - Cohan, George M. (George Michael)
    • Date: 1904

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  • Book/Printed Material
    The Anacreontick Song It is this edition from which most claims of Smith's authorship of the tune come. While it is accepted that he did the arrangement for the tune, other initial sources for the melody have been given as an old hunting song or traditional bar song. Published in "A fifth book of canzonets, catches, canons & glees, sprightly and plaintive, with a part for the ...
    • Contributor: "printed for the Author" - Smith, John Stafford - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Date: 1799

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Adams and liberty "Adams and liberty" is written to the tune of the Anacreontic song, and this is believed to be the first American book publication of the music of that song. Published in "The American musical miscellany," pages 211-218. Author was christened Thomas Paine, and changed his name after the piece was published.
    • Contributor: A. Wright, for D. Wright and Company - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Paine Jr., Robert Treat]
    • Date: 1798

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Anacreon in heaven [et al.] This edition is regarded as the one most likely owned by Key and most likely to have influenced his selection of the Anacreontic song to be the melody for his poem. Published in "The Baltimore musical miscellany," pages 26-30 (volume I) -- has another poem to be sung to the Anacreontic song at pp 29-30.
    • Contributor: Sower & Cole - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Date: 1804

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Boston patriotic song [Adams and liberty] Lyrics only -- tune called for is "To Anacreon in Heaven." Printed in "A collection of songs" (Charles Dibdin, compiler?), pages 326-328.
    • Contributor: J. Bioren for H. & P. Rice - [Paine Jr., Robert Treat]
    • Date: 1799

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  • Book/Printed Material
    To Anacreon in heaven First American book printing of the words and music of "To Anacreon in heaven." Published in "Nightingale. A collection of the most popular, ancient, & modern songs; set to music." (Samuel Larkin, compiler), pages 188-191.
    • Contributor: William and Daniel Treadwell - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Date: 1804

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Defence of Fort M'Henry The traditional favorite for first book publication of "The star spangled banner," though three others published that year could make the same claim. This one is accredited as first by most historians. Published in "National songster; or, a collection of the most admired patriotic songs, on the brilliant victories, achieved by the naval and military heroes of the United States of America, over equal ...
    • Contributor: John Gruber and Daniel May - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Date: 1814

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  • Notated Music
    I'll be home for Christmas sheet music | LC Copyright deposit from 1943; printer's blank cover. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" made available here by Gannon & Kent Music Company, 9765 Sunland Blvd., Sunland, CA 91040 Recording of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" made available here with permission from BMG Music, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 (Copyright Notice). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Charles Warren - Kent, Walter - Gannon, Kim
    • Date: 1943

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  • Notated Music
    America, my country 'tis of thee sheet music | 5 p. | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Ascher, Gustave
    • Date: 1861

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  • Notated Music
    My country! 'Tis of thee sheet music | 1 p. | Tune: God save the king. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: C. Bradlee - [Smith, Samuel Francis]
    • Date: 1832
  • Notated Music
    America the beautiful sheet music | 8p, 7 x 11 in. | Also includes "O peerless flag!" Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson Company - Fisher, William Arms - Bates, Katharine Lee
    • Date: 1917

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  • Notated Music
    The popular refrain of Glory, hallelujah sheet music | 4 p. | "As sung by the Federal volunteers throughout the union." Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co.
    • Date: 1861

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  • Notated Music
    Battle hymn of the republic sheet music | 4 p. | Written for the Atlantic monthly. Received by LC in 1890. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co. - Steffe, William - Howe, Julia Ward
    • Date: 1890

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  • Notated Music
    The John Brown song, or Glory hallelujah sheet music | 4 p. | "With new and revised words." Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Root & Cady - Steffe, William
    • Date: 1861

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  • Notated Music
    Columbia the gem of the ocean sheet music | 5 p. | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Lee & Walker - Shaw, David T. - Becket, T.A.
    • Date: 1862

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  • Notated Music
    Columbia the land of the brave sheet music | 3 p. | Song later became popularly known as "Columbia, the gem of the ocean." Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: George Willig - Shaw, David T. - Beckett, T. A.
    • Date: 1843

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  • Notated Music
    Columbia the land of the brave sheet music | 2 p. | Arranged for the Spanish guitar. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: George Willig - Shaw, David T. - Blancjour, Fr.
    • Date: 1846

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  • Notated Music
    Hail Columbia, the favorite new federal song sheet music | 2 p. | "The favorite new federal song adapted to the Presidents march." Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Hopkinson, J.

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  • Notated Music
    Hail Columbia sheet music | 5 p. | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Gordon, S. T.
    • Date: 1862

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