Collection Items

  • Notated Music
    Victory Notated Music. print | 1 score (6 pages) ; 35 cm | lyric by Ellen Barbour Glines ; music by Federico Porrata-Doria. (Statement Of Responsibility). Manuscript in ink. For voice and piano. "To those Americans, the soldiers of Porto Rico who gallantly offer their blood for the liberty and democracy of the world." Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).
    • Contributor: Porrata-Doria, Federico - Glines, Ellen Barbour
    • Date: 1918

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  • Film, Video
    La terruca [sic] [illustrated] motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track taken from AFC 1940/001: AFS 3866 A1 (Content). Illustrations: View of a portion of the workers' quarter of La Perla from the old Spanish ramparts. San Juan, Puerto Rico (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b30525) -- Casa Blanca and the sea wall, San Juan, Puerto Rico (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/det.4a08680) -- Corozal, Puerto Rico (vicinity). Small farms in the hills (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8c07885) ...
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Calderon, Aurora - Da ́vila, Virgilio
    • Date: 1939
  • 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."
  • Notated Music
    Charge boys! the world is all before you : patriotic march Notated Music. print | 1 score (5 pages) ; 35 cm | words by Ellen Barbour Glines ; music by Federico Porrata-Doria. (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: José Laza & Ca. - Porrata-Doria, Federico - Glines, Ellen Barbour
    • Date: 1918

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  • Article
    The Chicano Civil Rights Movement In addition to the songs of the Chicano Civil Rights Movment, there are many recordings of Mexican Americans in this presentation, recorded in the 1930s and 1940s. Some of these illustrate the hardships faced by migrant workers of the Dust Bowl era, such as "Yo Cuando era Niño - Mi Padre Querido..." sung by José Suarez. There are also recordings of the descendants of ...
  • Biography
    James Reese Europe, 1881-1919 Biography. Biography. The impact of James Reese Europe on American music cannot be overestimated. Perhaps even more than Will Marion Cook, he shaped not only the music of his own time, but of future generations as well. His organizational accomplishments, far exceeding Cook's, prefigured the black-owned, black-run musical organizations that have existed since his time and to this day.
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    Songs of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl Migrants "I'm Going Down this Road Feeling Bad," is a traditional song that may date from an earlier period, but that expresses sentiments surely felt by displaced workers during the Great Depression. In this presentation there are versions sung by Warde Ford, who traveled to Wisconsin to California to find work with the CCC and by Dust Bowl migrants Ruth Huber and Lois Judd.
  • 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. ...
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    Spanish American Song The music of Spanish, or Sephardic, Jews of the Iberian Peninsula has also found a place in the United States. They were expelled from Spain in the fifteenth century, and subsequently migrated to many other countries including the Dutch colony that would become New York. The historic language of Sephardic Jews is a dialect of Spanish called Ladino, but they adopted the language of ...
  • 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 ...
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    Songs of Immigration and Migration - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections As Europeans colonized North America, beginning with the Spanish and French in the 1500s and the British and Dutch in the early 1600s, colonists brought their cultural entertainments along with them. Songs brought to colonial America continued to be sung in their early forms, so that later scholars of songs and ballads, such as the British ethnomusicologist Cecil Sharp and American ballad scholar Francis ...
  • 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