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  • Notated Music
    " Alaska" galop Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Lerman, J. W.
    • Date: 1882

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  • Notated Music
    Alaska march Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Lyon & Healy - Waterman, R. E.
    • Date: 1870

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  • Notated Music
    Alaska march Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Lyon & Healy - Waterman, R. E.
    • Date: 1870

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  • Notated Music
    Farmer's Alaska diamond mazurka Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Benson, E. A. - Farmer, Henry
    • Date: 1872

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  • Audio Recording
    Maynard Econ of Alaska is Recognized
    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Audio Recording
    Lament of the Old Sourdough Sung and recorded by Paul Roseland, 1974. Alaska Folk and Popular Songs Collection. sound recording | 1 reel. | Alaska Folk and Popular Songs Collection. (Source). Set to the tune "Rosin the Beau." (Content). Roseland recalls that the song was written by "a man named Duncan," but the lyrics were published by Sam C. Dunham in 1901 in "The Goldsmith of Nome." (Source Note). ...
    • Contributor: Roseland, Paul - Dunham, Sam C. (Sam Clarke)
  • Audio Recording
    Yup'ik song about a vision of a sailing ship in 1777 sound recording | 1 audio file. | Chuna McIntyre explains the song in English, then sings it in Central Yup'ik. (Content). The song concerns a vision of the arrival of Europeans in Alaska by a Yup'ik medicine man a year before the exploration of the Alaska coastline by Captain James Cook between April and September, 1778. The Yup'ik had little further contact with Europeans ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - McIntyre, Chuna - Nunamta Yup'ik Eskimo Dancers
    • Date: 2003
  • Audio Recording
    Alaskan Promyshlenniki Sung and recorded by John Panamarkoff. Panamarkoff Alaskan Promyshlenniki Recordings. c.a. 1958. sound recording | 1 reel. | John Panamarkoff Alaskan Promyshlenniki Recordings. (Source). c. 1958. (Date). A ballad about the journey of Russian settlers from Arkhangel'sk to Alaska in about 1808. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Panamarkoff, John
  • Audio Recording
    Tlingit Rowing Song Sung by the Mt. Edgecumbe School Boys Chorus in southeast Alaska. Arranged and recorded in 1950 by choral director Michael O. Ossorgin. The harmonies in this arrangement are not traditional. sound recording | 1 reel. | Willard Rhodes / American Indian Recordings. (Source). Recorded by Michael O. Ossorgin. 1950. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Michael O. Ossorgin - Mt. Edgecumbe School Boys Chorus
  • Article
    Yup'ik Song In this recording, he sings a song commemorating the vision of the Yup'ik medicine man who predicted the arrival of Europeans and their ships. According to the story, the British explorer Captain James Cook arrived in 1778, exactly one year to the day after the vision. Used by permission of Mr. Chuna McIntyre.
  • Article
    Regional Song Sampler: The West Return to Mapping the Songs of America
  • Article
    Mapping the Songs of America - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections Select any state on this map to find items pertaining to it. These may include songs about a state, songs written or recorded in a state, or songs composed by an artist associated with that state. Results can include sheet music, recordings, videos, and more.
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    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections 1759 Songs of America Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791) sets to music Doctor Parnell's 'My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free' – America's earliest surviving secular composition. Culture Voltaire (1694-1778) writes his satirical masterpiece Candide My days have been so wondrous free [manuscript] 1760 In the News George III becomes King of England. 1761 Songs of America 'Young Johnny,' sung by Winifred Bundy. Recorded by Helene ...
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    Songs of Immigration and Migration - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections As Europeans colonized North America, beginning with the Spanish and French in the 1500s and the British and Dutch in the early 1600s, colonists brought their cultural entertainments along with them. Songs brought to colonial America continued to be sung in their early forms, so that later scholars of songs and ballads, such as the British ethnomusicologist Cecil Sharp and American ballad scholar Francis ...
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    American Indian and Native Alaskan Song Over the course of time, some song genres have declined as the occasions for their use have passed, while new ones have arisen and others have been adapted in response to changing contexts. The tradition of war dance songs, for example, once used to commemorate intertribal conflict, now honors the experiences of Indian members and veterans of the armed forces.
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    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections 1850 Songs of America Stephen Foster composes 'The Voice of Bygone Days', 'Molly, Do You Love Me?', and 'Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway!' 'Go Down Moses,' a spiritual sung by the Tuskegee Institute Singers, 1914. Harriet Tubman reported using this song to identify herself to slaves that might want to escape and flee north with her by singing it in a neighboring ...
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    Finnish American Song Today, choral music continues to be sung in parts of the United States among the Finnish American community. The Naselle Finn-Am Choir, a community chorus that sings everything from Finnish folk songs to gospel songs in both Finnish and English, anchors the lineup of the biennial Finnish American Folk Festival held in Naselle, Washington. A modern day and creative expression of this continuing tradition ...
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    Traditional Work Songs - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections In traditional cultures around the world, work is often accompanied by song. Americans have developed work songs for many occupations, from agricultural jobs like picking cotton, to industrial ones, like driving railroad spikes. Iconic American figures such as cowboys had their work songs, as did sailors, whose songs kept work going smoothly on tall ships throughout the age of sail. Playlist Five recordings from ...
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    Traditional Ballads - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections Introduction Traditional ballads are narrative folksongs - simply put, they are folksongs that tell stories. They tell all kinds of stories, including histories, legends, fairy tales, animal fables, jokes, and tales of outlaws and star-crossed lovers. (
  • Film, Video
    Gunther Schuller interviewed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich at Carnegie Hall on April 21, 1998. Part 1. videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 1 hr., 32 min. | Recorded on April 21, 1998. (Date). Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City. (Venue). Transcribed by Elisa Weber. Edited by Pedro Gonzalez and James L. Wolf. (General). Courtesy of Carnegie Hall (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form). This has been a presentation of the Library of Congress. Visit us a www.loc.gov
    • Contributor: Schuller, Gunther - Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe
  • Book/Printed Material
    Manners and social usages Book. print | 487 p. front. 18 cm. | by Mrs. John Sherwood ... (Statement Of Responsibility). 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). •The above work sent by mail, postage prepaid, to any part of the United States or Canada, on receipt of the ...
    • Contributor: Harper & Brothers - Sherwood, M. E. W. (Mary Elizabeth Wilson) - Sherwood, M. E. W.
    • Date: 1887

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