Collection Items

  • Notated Music
    My country forever poem by H. W. Yeager ; music by Lee S. Roberts Notated Music. print | 1 score (1 unnumbered page) ; 32 cm | For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Sheet (Form).
    • Contributor: Lee S. Roberts - Roberts, Lee S. - Yeager, H. W.
    • Date: 1917
  • Notated Music
    Democracy Notated Music. print | 1 score (4 pages) ; 35 cm | poem by William Mill Butler ; music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).
    • Contributor: Carrie Jacobs-Bond & Co. - Jacobs-Bond, Carrie - Butler, William Mill - McEvoy, J. P. (Joseph Patrick)
    • Date: 1919
  • Article
    Hip Hop/Rap - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections In the 1970s and 1980s, the emergence of hip-hop in the African-American communities of cities like New York, Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles, took longstanding African-American musical traditions in new directions. The style was generally known as
  • Notated Music
    Flanders' fields
    Flanders fields
    Notated Music. print | 1 score (5 pages) ; 31 cm | the poem by the late Lieut. Col. John D. McCrae ; set to music by Alfred Hiles Bergen. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).
    • Contributor: Gamble Hinged Music Co. - Bergen, Alred Hiles - McCrae, John D. - Bergen, Alfred Hiles
    • Date: 1918
  • Notated Music
    America, arise! Notated Music. print | 1 score (3 pages) ; 35 cm | poem by Winnifrede Woodside Just ; music by Robert Just. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).
    • Contributor: The R. H. Just Music Co. - Just, Robert. H. - Woodside, Winnifrede - Just, Robert
    • Date: 1918
  • Notated Music
    Sammy Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 unnumbered pages) ; 32 cm | poem by Chas. A. Sweetland ; music by J. Stafford Sumner and Leo Friedman. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).
    • Contributor: American Music Publishers - Sumner, James S. - Friedman, Leo - Sweetland, Charles A. (Charles Augustus)
    • Date: 1917
  • Notated Music
    Somewhere in France Notated Music. print | 1 score (5 pages) ; 35 cm | poem by Mabel Gregg ; music by James Stafford Sumner. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).
    • Contributor: Sumner and Maher Publishing Co. - Sumner, James S. - Gregg, Mabel
    • Date: 1917
  • Notated Music
    America for me for mixed voices Notated Music. print | 1 condensed score (2 unnumbered pages) ; 35 cm. | [poem by] Henry Van Dyke ; [music by] Mellicent R. Wick. (Statement Of Responsibility). Caption title. For mixed chorus (SATB), unaccompanied. Includes words printed as text. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).
    • Contributor: Clayton F. Summy, Col - Wick, Mellicent R. - Van Dyke, Henry
    • Date: 1918
  • Notated Music
    America for me Notated Music. print | 1 score (3 pages) ; 27 cm | poem by Henry Vandyke ; music by Mellicent R. Wick. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Words also printed as text. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).
    • Contributor: Clayton F. Summy, Co. - Wick, Mellicent R. - Van Dyke, Henry
    • Date: 1918
  • Biography
    Ernst Bacon, 1898-1990 Ernst Bacon, composer, pianist, and conductor was born on May 26, 1898. He was the son of Maria von Rosthorn Bacon, a Viennese-trained musician, and Dr. Charles S. Bacon. He studied at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of California, and also privately with Alexander Raab, Glenn Dillard Gunn, Ernest Bloch, and Karl Weigl. Among the numerous awards and grants he...
  • Biography
    Stephen Collins Foster, 1826-1864 As one of America's principal and most influential songwriters, Stephen Foster shares his birthday with that of the nation. Born on 4 July 1826 in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, Foster revealed an early interest in music but received little formal training. Primarily self-taught, Foster displayed an affinity for "Ethiopian" and minstrel songs (he performed in minstrel shows as a boy), yet he also incorporated...
  • Article
    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections 1900 Songs of America Amy Marcy Cheney Beach sets to music Three Browning Songs, including
  • Biography
    Charles Martin Loeffler, 1861-1935 Although he claimed Alsatian birth, recent scholarship suggests that Charles Martin Loeffler was born in Germany. His parents, Karl Löffler and Helene Schwerdtmann, were natives of Berlin and were married there on 6 December 1857. Furthermore, a student record at the Hochschule für Musik indicates that Loeffler was born in Schöneberg bei Berlin. That Loeffler seemingly falsified his birthplace is proof of his hostility...
  • Article
    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...
  • Article
    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...
  • Article
    Songs of Unionization, Labor Strikes, and Child Labor This article is about songs of unionization, labor strikes, and child labor. Union organizer and co-founder of the Industrial Workers of the World, Mary Harris Jones, also known as "Mother Jones." Select the link for more information about this photograph.
  • Article
    The Yankee Doodle Boy Article. I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy,Yankee Doodle do or die...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Biography
    Ned Rorem, b.1923 Biography. Dubbed by Time magazine as "the world's best composer of art songs," the appellation is certainly befitting of Ned Rorem, who, with nearly 500 songs in his catalog, has easily surpassed the efforts of nearly every American composer in this genre (Charles Ives is perhaps the closest second, with nearly 200 songs in his catalog). In addition to Rorem's extensive contribution to American...
  • Article
    Hail Columbia Article. Hail Columbia, happy land!Hail, ye heroes, heav'n born band...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Book/Printed Material
    The art of dancing embracing a full description of the various dances of the present day, together with chapters on etiquette, the benefits and history of dancing Bibliography. Book. print | 181 p. incl. plates. front. (port.) 20 cm. | By Judson Sause ... (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). “Mrs. Perry's songs are often songs in undertone, but the music is rich and deep and true. The...
    • Contributor: Belford, Clarke & Co. - Sause, Judson
    • Date: 1889

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  • Film, Video
    Morton Gould interviewed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich at Carnegie Hall on November 10, 1995. Morton Gould speaks with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich about his life and career as a composer. videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 2 hrs., 48 min. | Recorded on November 10, 1995 (Date). Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City. (Venue). Transcribed by Lyndsey Thorton Woods. Edited by Pedro Gonzalez and James L. Wolf. (General). Courtesy of the Carnegie Hall Institute (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form). This...
    • Contributor: Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe - Gould, Morton
  • Book/Printed Material
    The modern dance a historical and analytical treatment of the subject; religious, social, hygienic, industrial aspects as viewed by the pulpit, the press, medical authorities, municipal authorities, social workers, etc
    Light on the dance
    Book. print | 4 p.l., 7-60 p. illus., (incl. ports.) 23 cm. | by M. F. Ham ... illustrations by Will N. Noonan. (Statement Of Responsibility). "Authorities quoted": p. 60. 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 Ham-Ramsay Song Book is the Prettiest and...
    • Contributor: San Antonio Printing Co. - Ham, M. F. (Mordecai Fowler) - Ham, M. F.
    • Date: 1916

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  • Article
    African American Song The Black Patti, Mme. M. Sissieretta Jones the greatest singer of her race. New York: Metropolitan Printing Co., 1899. Prints and Photographs Division, reproduction number: LC-USZC4-5164
  • Book/Printed Material
    The modern dance and what shall take its place
    Modern dance
    Book. print | 15 p. illus. (port.) 23 cm. | By Rev. Melvin C. Drumm ... (Statement Of Responsibility). Cover title. 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). May God bless all our efforts for the advancing of His Kingdom, for Christ sake, is your...
    • Contributor: Centre Reporter Printing Office - Drumm, Melvin C.
    • Date: 1921