Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Government Camp Song
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Campbell, Mary - Campbell, Betty - Treat, Margaret
    • Date: 1941-08-09
  • Film, Video
    Government camp song [illustrated] motion picture | 1 video ; 2 min. | Audio track taken from AFS 5101 a1 (General). Photographs taken from Library of Congress online collections (General). Photos used: Children under an FSA camp sign (http://memory.loc.gov/afc/afcts/images/p014/0001u.tif) -- Children of migrant Oklahoma family, now living near Fresno, California, picking cotton(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998021850/PP/ ) -- Pea picker's home (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998018292/PP/) -- Migrant agricultural worker's family (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998021554/PP/) -- Baseball game at...
    • Contributor: Campbell, Mary - Treat, Margaret - Campbell, Betty - Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert
  • 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
  • Article
    Children's Songs - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections Children's songs may include songs that adults sing or teach to children, songs children pass along to each other, and songs that children compose themselves. These distinctions are not always clear cut, however, as adults may teach children songs that they learned from other children in childhood, and children may pass along songs learned from adults to other children. Playlist Five recordings from Library...
  • 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
  • Article
    Regional Song Sampler: The Northeast Opera singer Alma Gluck with her husband, violinist, composer, and educator Efrem Zimbalist, Sr. Alma Gluck came to New York from Romania as a young girl with her family during the 1890s. Efrem Zimbalist immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1912. They provide examples of the extrordinary talent that came to the northeast during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Prints...
  • 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
    Traditional Ballads - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections Introduction Traditional ballads are narrative folksongs - simply put, they are folksongs that tell stories. They tell all kinds of stories, including histories, legends, fairy tales, animal fables, jokes, and tales of outlaws and star-crossed lovers. (
  • 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...
  • 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

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  • Book/Printed Material
    The art of dancing explained by reading and figures whereby the manner of performing the steps is made easy by a new and familiar method
    Art of dancing explain'd
    Book. print | 12 p.l., [3]-159, [1] p. front. (port.) 37 pl. 30 x 23 cm. | being the original work, first design'd in the year 1724, and now published by Kellom Tomlinson, dancing-master ... In two books. (Statement Of Responsibility). The frontispiece is dated 1754. Many of the plates contain tunes for the dances which they illustrate. Available also through the Library of...
    • Contributor: Printed for the Author - Tomlinson, Kellom
    • Date: 1735
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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