Collection Items

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Boston glee book, consisting of an extensive collection of glees, madrigals, and rounds print | 264 p. ; 19 x 26 cm. | by Lowell Mason and George J. Webb. (Statement Of Responsibility). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: J. H. Wilkins & R. Carter, and G. W. Palmer & Co. - Mason, Lowell - Webb, George James
    • Date: 1838

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  • Biography
    Daniel Gregory Mason (1873-1953) Biography. In 1913, Mason studied in Paris with Vincent d'Indy, who became his primary compositional influence. A fervent classicist, Mason's instrumental works include three symphonies, more than a dozen chamber pieces, several keyboard compositions, and other orchestral works and transcriptions. He is best known as a composer for his festival overture Chanticleer (1928) and his three symphonies, especially the Lincoln Symphony (1936). His vocal ...
  • Notated Music
    Sweet spices 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: Mason, Lowell
    • Date: 1885
  • Notated Music
    Marching song; Battle song sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Mason, Lowell
    • Date: 1862

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  • Notated Music
    Nearer, my God, to thee 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: Perry & Co., John F. - Mason, Lowell
    • Date: 1881

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  • Notated Music
    Nearer my God to thee 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: Ditson & Co., Oliver - Mason, Dr. Lowell
    • Date: 1874

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  • Notated Music
    How shall I teach?; or, Hints to teachers 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: Ditson, Oliver - Mason, Dr. Lowell
    • Date: 1875

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  • Notated Music
    The sabbath bell 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: Boston Academy of Music - Neukomm - Mason, Lowell
    • Date: 1835

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  • Notated Music
    Anthem, He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass Sheet Music. print | 1 score | adapted to 72nd psalm 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: Boston Academy of Music - Portogallo - Mason, Lowell
    • Date: 1835

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  • Notated Music
    Nearer, my God, to thee sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: National Music Co. - Mason, Lowell - Bach, F. - Adams, Sarah Frances
    • Date: 1903

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  • Biography
    George Frederick Root, 1820-1895 Biography. Biography. In 1858, Root's elder brother, Ebenezer Root, and C. M. Cady founded the music publishing firm of Root & Cady in Chicago. In 1860 Root became a partner and selected and edited works for publication. Passionate about music education, from 1863 to 1872 Root contributed songs and articles to Root & Cady's own periodical, The Song Messenger of the Northwest. The firm ...
  • Biography
    George W. Chadwick (1854-1931) Biography. Biography. Biography. Chadwick is often dubbed the dean of American composers because of his position as conservatory director, his textbooks, and his teaching. He directly influenced important turn-of-the-century composers such as Horatio Parker, Daniel Gregory Mason, Frederick Converse, and William Grant Still. He received honorary degrees from Yale (A.M., 1897) and Tufts (LL.D., 1905). He was a member of the National Institute of ...
  • Article
    My Country 'Tis of Thee Article. Smith initially wrote another verse, which he cut because it seemed too strident and not in keeping with what he wanted to be a peaceful homage to the nation. Beethoven and Haydn have incorporated the music of this song into their own work and, on August 28, 1963, Rev. Martin Luther King quoted Smith's lyrics when he stated from the steps of the ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Article
    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections 1800 Songs of America James Hewitt (1770-1827) composes 'The Wounded Hussar.' Hon'hewachi Song from the Blue Spot ceremony, sung by a group of Omaha men and women. Recorded by Francis La Flesche, September, 1895. The purpose of the ceremony was to honor a female relative of a society member. La Flesche wrote that this song was composed by Old Blackbird of the White Horse ...
  • 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 ...