Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Drum Song of Fengyang Sung by a group of men and women, names unknown. In the song, a wife complains that she must beg for money because her husband is lazy and the husband complains that his wife has big feet. Recorded in San Francisco by Chao Rulan and Margaret Speaks, 1943. sound recording | 1 disc. | San Francisco. (Venue). 1943. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Speaks, Margaret - Pian, Chao Rulan
  • Biography
    Margaret MacArthur (1928-2006) Biography. Margaret's dedication and devotion to the lyrical ballad has led to her role as a seminal figure in Vermont's traditional music scene. She has participated as collector, as teacher, and as performer at family gatherings, coffee houses, community events, and festival s, both small and large. Over the years the recognition has snowballed -- from the nation's capital, a performance at the Kennedy ...
    • Contributor: Macarthur, Margaret
  • Article
    "The Hawthorn Tree (1896)" by Margaret Ruthven Lang Article. 1. W. S. B. Matthews, ed., The Great in Music: A Systematic Course of Study in the Music of Classical and Modern Composers (Chicago: Music Magazine Publishing Co., 1900), 277-79.
  • Book/Printed Material
    Social dancing of to-day Book. print | xii p., 1 l., 49 p. incl. front., illus., diagrs. 24 cm. | demonstrated by Mr. John Murray Anderson; with text, twenty-nine diagrams and fifty-two illustrations from photographs by Troy and Margaret West Kinney. (Statement Of Responsibility). Reprinted with slight changes from: The dance; its place in art and life, by Troy and Margaret West Kinney. Available also through the Library ...
    • Contributor: Frederick A. Stokes Co. - Kinney, Troy
    • Date: 1914
  • Film, Video
    Ned Rorem interviewed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich at Carnegie Hall on May 8, 1996. Ned Rorem speaks with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich about his life and career as a composer. videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 2 hrs., 42. min. | Recorded on May 8, 1996. (Date). Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City. (Venue). Transcribed by Jason P. Hobratschk. Edited by Pedro Gonzalez and James L. Wolf. (General). Courtesy of Carnegie Hall (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form). This has been ...
    • Contributor: Rorem, Ned - Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe
  • Film, Video
    Lukas Foss interviewed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich at Carnegie Hall on April 30, 1996. Lukas Foss speaks with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich about his life and career as a composer. videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 2 hrs., 28 min. | Recorded on April 30, 1996. (Date). Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City (Venue). Transcribed by Paul Luongo. Edited by Pedro Gonzalez and James L. Wolf. (General). Courtesy of the Carnegie Hall Institute (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form). This has ...
    • Contributor: Foss, Lukas - Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe
  • Film, Video
    David Diamond interviewed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich at Carnegie Hall on October 15, 1995. David Diamond speaks with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich about his life and career as a composer. videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 2 hrs, 51 min. | Recorded on October 15, 1995. (Date). Recorded at the Carnegie Hall, New York City. (Venue). Transcribed by John D. Spilker. Transcription edited by Robin Rausch and James L. Wolf. (General). Courtesy of the Carnegie Hall Institute (Copyright Notice). Videorecording ...
    • Contributor: Diamond, David - Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe
  • Article
    Regional Song Sampler: The West Return to Mapping the Songs of America
  • Article
    Chinese American Song The organization Music From China was founded in 1984 in New York City with the aim of introducing American audiences to Chinese music. The Library of Congress collection includes a webcast of instrumental Chinese music performed by members of Music From China: The Ann Yao Trio: Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida, July 27, 2011.
  • 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
    Passamaquoddy Song Both Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin are passionate about helping new generations stay connected to their history and culture. According to Newell, "These songs are about who we are, that we should be proud, and about our obligations to our children."
  • Article
    Regional Song Sampler: The Northeast Return to Mapping the Songs of America
  • Article
    The 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago There was an active and vital local and national music press in America by this time, but in the days before radio, and with the recording business in its technical and commercial infancy, no performer could wish for greater national exposure than that afforded by a succesful engagement at the Columbian Exposition.
  • Article
    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 ...
  • Book/Printed Material
    [The code of Terpsichore The art of dancing, comprising its theory and practice, and a history of its rise and progress, from the earliest times
    Art of dancing
    Catalog. Book. print | vii p., 22 p. (music), [5]-548 p. 17 pl. 23 cm. | by C. Blasis ... Translated under the author's immediate inspection by R. Barton] (Statement Of Responsibility). On spine: Code of Terpsichore. By C. Blasis ... With seventeen plates; illustrating upwards of sixty positions. With original quadrilles and waltzes. Arranged for the piano-forte. Barton's English translation of Code complet ...
    • Contributor: E. Bull - Blasis, Carlo
    • Date: 1830
  • 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
  • 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
  • Book/Printed Material
    How to dance the revived ancient dances Book. print | viii, 158 p. incl. front., illus., ports., facsims. 19 cm. | By Ardern Holt. (Statement Of Responsibility). Contains music. 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). LONDON:HORA E COX, “Queen” Office, Windsor House, Bream's Buildings, E.C.
    • Contributor: H. Cox - Holt, Ardern
    • Date: 1907
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    1939 Southern Recording Trip Fieldnotes
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Date: 1939-00-00

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  • Book/Printed Material
    A history of dancing Directory. Book. print | 197 p. front., plates, ports. 24 cm. | By Reginald St. Johnston ... (Statement Of Responsibility). "Literature": p. 194-195. 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). Yucatan, Dance of74
    • Contributor: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co. - St.-Johnston, Reginald (Sir) - St.-Johnston, Reginald
    • Date: 1906
  • Book/Printed Material
    Dancing Book. print | xvii, 454 p. front., illus. (incl. music) plates. 19 cm. | by Mrs. Lilly Grove, F.R.G.S., and other writers, with musical examples. Illustrated by Percy Macquoid and by numerous reproductions of engravings, prints and photographs. (Statement Of Responsibility). Short contributions by Mrs. Wordsworth, Miss Middleton, the Hon. Mrs. Armytage and the Countess of Ancaster. First edition, 1895. Available also through the ...
    • Contributor: Longmans, Green - Frazer, (Lily Grove) (Lady) - Frazer
    • Date: 1907
  • Book/Printed Material
    Masquerades, tableaux and drills Book. print | 144 p. incl. illus., pl. 24 cm. | 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). It should be remembered that the more daintily clad the little ones are, the prettier will be the general effect of the drill and its ...
    • Contributor: Butterick Publishing Co. - Butterick Publishing Company
    • Date: 1906