• Notated Music
    American Indian melodies
    The old man's love song. | Song of the deathless voice. | Ichibuzzhi. | The mother's vow. | Inketunga's thunder song. | Song of the ghost dance. | Song to the spirit. | Song to the leader. | Choral. | Approach of the Thunder God.
    Sheet music | 29 p. of music ; 29 cm. | Songs of the Omaha Indians. (General). For piano. (General). Collected by Alice Fletcher. (General). Harmonized by Arthur Farwell. (Statement Of Responsibility). Historical and performance notes by A. Farwell in Introduction (8 p.). (General). Contents: Introduction -- I. Approach of the Thunder God -- II. The old man's love song -- III. Song of ...
    • Contributor: Wa-Wan Press - Farwell, Arthur - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham)
    • Date: 1901

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    Old Man's Love Song Farwell was apparently taken by the melody of "The Old Man's Love Song" because it reappeared in another of his compositions, his piano work entitled Dawn, op. 12 (published in 1902). For this work, Farwell combined the melody of "The Old Man's Love Song" with another American Indian tune, an Otoe melody. The melody of "The Old Man's Love Song" is first heard in ...
  • Notated Music
    Intermezzo from The tragedy of death by Harvey Worthington Loomis and Dawn, a development of Indian melodies by Arthur Farwell musical score | 28 p. ; 35 cm. | Includes Introduction by Arthur Farwell. (Source Note). Musical Score (Form).
    • Contributor: Wa-Wan Press - Farwell, Arthur - Loomis, Harvey Worthington
    • Date: 1902

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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.
  • Notated Music
    The Indian's prayer, with variation and finale Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson - Grobe, Charles
    • Date: 1857
  • Notated Music
    From mesa and plain : Indian cowboy and Negro sketches for pianoforte musical score | 17 p. ; 35 cm. | Navajo war dance -- Pawnee horses -- Prarie miniature -- Wa-Wan choral -- Plantation melody. (Content). Song 2 transcribed by Edwin S. Tracy. Song 5 recorded by Alice Haskell (General). "Volume IV [Spring Quarter - Part II] No. 28." (Source Note). Musical Score (Form).
    • Contributor: Wa-Wan Press - Farwell, Arthur - Tracy, Edwin S. - Haskell, Alice
    • Date: 1905
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    Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma
    • Contributor: Corse, Carita Doggett, 1892 - Cornwall, Robert - Smith, Katie - Parker, Courtney
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Notated Music
    Farewell = (Wee-Tuh-Tuh-Tah)
    Wee-Tuh-Tuh-Tah
    Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 pages) ; 35 cm | words and music by Joseph Bayhylle Shunatona. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano with Indian flute. "Dedicated to the original Americans who went "over"." "Melody derived from a Pawnee Indian song and put into music by a Pawnee Indian." Reproduction of photograph of Chief Standing Buffalo on t.p. Also available in ...
    • Contributor: Joseph Bayhylle Shunatona - Shunatona, Joseph Bayhylle
    • Date: 1919
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    The American Art Song: An Introduction Article. Article. Although a full account of the American art song is beyond the scope of this introduction, it is hoped that these highlights will serve as an invitation to further explore and appreciate America's song tradition. The American art song, in its relatively brief two-hundred-year-old journey, has not yet traveled very far but it has certainly traveled wide: from the Psalm settings and ...
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    English American Song As new song styles developed in the United States, they often made their way to England. Following tours by American minstrels in the 1860s, blackface minstrel shows and vaudeville were adapted and presented in England, and continued there longer than in the United States, inspiring The Black and White Minstrel Show television program that ran between 1958 and 1978. With the advent of radio ...
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    Jewish Song in America Composers who wrote for the Yiddish stage explored themes of Jewish history and experience. But, in the early twentieth century, those who composed songs for mainstream audiences usually felt that they needed to keep their Jewish identity private. In the later twentieth century and beyond there has been a return to themes from Jewish culture and history, presented for all audiences. For example, Leonard ...
  • Audio Recording
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    • Contributor: Corse, Carita Doggett, 1892 - Cornwall, Robert - Unidentified Performers
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Book
    Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923) Biography. Omaha Indian Music (American Memory)
    • Contributor: Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham)
  • Article
    Art Song - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear; ... Singing, with open mouths, their strong melodious songs. -- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (1855) Playlist Five recordings from Library of Congress collections My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free The Francis Hopkinson composotion as performed on the Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded ...
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    Bice'waan Song
    • Contributor: Miller, George (Inke'tonga) (Big Shoulder) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Date: 1897-08-24
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    Bice'waan Song
    • Contributor: Miller, George (Inke'tonga) (Big Shoulder) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Date: 1897-08-24
  • Audio Recording
    Bice'waan Song
    • Contributor: Miller, George (Inke'tonga) (Big Shoulder) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Date: 1897-08-24
  • Audio Recording
    Hethu'shka Society Song
    • Contributor: Miller, George (Inke'tonga) (Big Shoulder) - Merrick, Joseph (Gion'zethinge) (None to Teach Him) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Date: 1897-08-26
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    Hethu'shka Society Song
    • Contributor: Unidentified Ponca Woman - Charles Wells' Grandmother - Miller, George (Inke'tonga) (Big Shoulder) - Merrick, Joseph (Gion'zethinge) (None to Teach Him) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Date: 1897-08-26
  • Audio Recording
    Hethu'shka Society Song
    • Contributor: Unidentified Ponca Woman - Charles Wells' Grandmother - Miller, George (Inke'tonga) (Big Shoulder) - Merrick, Joseph (Gion'zethinge) (None to Teach Him) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Date: 1897-08-26
  • Audio Recording
    Hethu'shka Society Song
    • Contributor: Miller, George (Inke'tonga) (Big Shoulder) - Charles Wells' Grandmother - Unidentified Ponca Woman - Merrick, Joseph (Gion'zethinge) (None to Teach Him) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Date: 1897-08-26
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    Hethu'shka Society Song
    • Contributor: Cline, Edward (Waton'ni) (Plainly Visible) - White, Richard (Texe'unonzhin) - Fields, Josiah (Kethi'hi) (He Who Scares the Turtle) - Mitchell, Arthur (Ni'ashiga) (a Person) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Date: 1897-09-06
  • Audio Recording
    Hethu'shka Society Song
    • Contributor: White, Richard (Texe'unonzhin) - Cline, Edward (Waton'ni) (Plainly Visible) - Fields, Josiah (Kethi'hi) (He Who Scares the Turtle) - Mitchell, Arthur (Ni'ashiga) (a Person) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Date: 1897-09-06
  • Audio Recording
    Hethu'shka Society Song
    • Contributor: Cline, Edward (Waton'ni) (Plainly Visible) - Fields, Josiah (Kethi'hi) (He Who Scares the Turtle) - Mitchell, Bertram - White, Richard (Texe'unonzhin) - Mitchell, Arthur (Ni'ashiga) (a Person) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Date: 1897-09-06
  • Audio Recording
    Hethu'shka Society Song
    • Contributor: Mitchell, Bertram - Fields, Josiah (Kethi'hi) (He Who Scares the Turtle) - White, Richard (Texe'unonzhin) - Cline, Edward (Waton'ni) (Plainly Visible) - Mitchell, Arthur (Ni'ashiga) (a Person) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Date: 1897-09-06