• Article
    " Home on the Range" In 1947, "Home on the Range" became the state song of Kansas.
  • Audio Recording
    Home on the range
    • Contributor: Meyers, Herman - Lomax, Alan
    • Date: 1938-09-16
  • Audio Recording
    Home on the Range
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Richardson, James
    • Date: 1939-06-03
  • Biography
    Sidney Homer Biography. Sidney Homer (1864-1953) studied with George Chadwick in Boston, and with others in Germany. In 1895, he married contralto Louise Beatty (Homer), a world-renown opera singer who sang often at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The two lived in New York beginning in 1900 and Sidney Homer began to write songs for his wife to include in her recitals. Homer ...
    • Contributor: Homer, Sidney
  • Audio Recording
    Where home is life in nineteenth-century Cincinnati, crossroads of the East and West compact disc | 1 compact disc | Recorded anthology of American music. (General). Songs, choruses, hymns, and piano music; John Aler, tenor; Clifford Jackson, baritone; Harmoneion Singers; Peter Basquin, piano or harmonium; John Miner, conductor. (General). Durations on container; historical and program notes by K. K. Sklar and J. Newsom and words of the vocal works (4 p.) bound in. (General). Made available here ...
    • Contributor: New World Records - The Harmoneion Singers - Aler, John - Jackson, Clifford - Basquin, Peter - Miner, John
    • Date: 1977
  • Notated Music
    The blue and the gold Notated Music. print | 1 score (1 page) ; 28 cm | words by H-J ; music by Carl Range. (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). Sheet (Form).
    • Contributor: Carl Range - Range, Carl
    • Date: 1919
  • Article
    Parlor and Concert Stage - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections Music performance in the United States takes place both at home and on the concert stage. Music written for each of these venues has been of equal importance to the development of American music. The performance of secular music in the United States developed, just as it had many centuries earlier in Europe, along two parallel paths. First, musical gatherings in the private homes ...
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Disc sleeve for AFS Disc #2706
    • Contributor: Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Date: 1939-06-03
  • Article
    "Three Choruses, op. 33" by Horatio William Parker Article. The final piece, "Valentine," is the most rhythmically interesting of the set, with several passages of linear independence and increasingly adventurous chromatic passing tones. All three of these unaccompanied TTBB [tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone, bass] settings lie within the appropriate range of each male voice type, and they are fashioned in the mildly sentimental style of the songs and glees popular with ...
  • Article
    " Long, Long the Night" by Daniel Gregory Mason Article. The first two verses Mason sets using mildly chromatic harmonies with a few seventh and ninth chords. In the third verse, however, he suddenly injects extreme dissonance to capture the pathos of the text, "Hear me, Powers Divine. Oh, in pity hear me. Take all else of mine, but my Chloris spare me!" The chord on "Chloris" contains both an E-natural and an ...
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Letter from John A. Lomax to Mr. Broome, San Angelo
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery)
    • Date: 1939-03-26
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Letter from John A. Lomax to Mr. A. J. Dornbush
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery)
    • Date: 1939-03-27
  • Film, Video
    The dying cowboy [illustrated] motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio Track from Library of Congress LP AFS L28 (General). Photos from Library of Congress online collections (General). Photos used: Bury me not on the lone prairie - as sung originally in "The End of the Trail" - words and music by William Jossey (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b04655 ) -- "Phantom Ridge," Black Hills, Dak. (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.02652 ) -- ...
    • Contributor: Matthews, Sloan - Lomax, John A. (John Avery)
  • Article
    Portuguese American Song Traditional Portuguese vocal music forms find a contemporary expression in the music of Portuguese American rock bands. The ensembles play standard rock instruments like electric guitar, drums and electric bass, and perform at parties, showers, weddings and other social events. Their repertoire ranges from traditional Portuguese songs to rock and disco music. Acclaimed Portuguese American vocal artists include Anthony Joseph "Joe Perry" Pereira, a ...
  • Audio Recording
    Fisher's Hornpipe [on harmonica]
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • Article
    " Breathe on Us, Breath of God" by Arthur Farwell Article. Farwell's strophic setting (four verses followed by a brief "Amen") contains colorful harmonies and unexpected voice leading that beautifully embellishes the text. For example, the soprano's opening tritone leads to an unusual dissonance on the word "breath" resolving to an F-major triad on "God." The return of this striking chord at the end of each verse, as well as in the concluding "Amen," ...
  • Article
    Navajo Song and Dance Contemporary Navajo music spans a wide variety of artists exploring various musical genres and incorporating aspects of Navajo musical expression, history, and experience. A few examples include Chucki Begay and the Mother Earth Blues Band, a group that mixes rock and roll, blues, and compositions about the Navajo experience, such as "Long Walk," a song about the Indian removal in 1864; Blackfire, an alternative ...
  • 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
    Sit Down, Shut Up, and Listen to Ragtime: Bob Milne and the Occupational Folklore of the Traveling Piano Player They sat down and shut up. The Potentate almost fell over backward in his chair laughing, and I just went back up on the stage and continued. But to me, that's just business as normal!
  • Article
    The Boatmen's Dance and Simple Gifts Song Collection. Copland's holograph sketches for both sets of the Old American Songs can be accessed on-line through the Aaron Copland Collection at the Library of Congress: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/copland/index.html.
  • Article
    Ritual and Worship - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections Sacred music has been a vibrant part of American culture from the earliest sacred oral traditions of indigenous peoples through the written traditions of the first European colonists. With the settlement of the Plymouth, Massachusetts colony in 1620, sacred music played an important role in helping to define the cultural identity of the region of the New World that would become the United States. ...
  • Article
    Puerto Rican Song The Puerto Rican musical theatre artists such as Rita Moreno and Chita Rivera have enjoyed long careers on the Broadway stage. Meanwhile the Puerto Rican singer-guitarist-composer José Felciano is known for many international hits including the 1970 Christmas single "Feliz navidad."
  • Biography
    Leonard Bernstein, 1918-1990 Biography. Bernstein died in New York on October 14, 1990.
    • Contributor: Bernstein, Leonard
  • Article
    Bluegrass - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections Bluegrass music is a tradition-based modern style of string band music. Typically a bluegrass band consists of four to seven performers who sing while accompanying themselves on acoustic string instruments such as the guitar, double bass, fiddle, five-string banjo, mandolin, steel guitar, and Dobro. Bluegrass combines elements of old-time mountain music, square dance fiddling, blues, gospel, jazz, and popular music. Like jazz, bluegrass allows ...