Collection Items

  • Article
    The American Art Song: An Introduction Article. Article. Although a full account of the American art song is beyond the scope of this introduction, it is hoped that these highlights will serve as an invitation to further explore and appreciate America's song tradition. The American art song, in its relatively brief two-hundred-year-old journey, has not yet traveled very far but it has certainly traveled wide: from the Psalm settings and ...
  • Article
    Art Song - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear; ... Singing, with open mouths, their strong melodious songs. -- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (1855) Playlist Five recordings from Library of Congress collections My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free The Francis Hopkinson composotion as performed on the Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded ...
  • Biography
    Charles Ives, 1874-1954 Swafford, Jan. Charles Ives : A Life With Music. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996.
  • 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
    Irish American Song In Addition to John McCormack, notable Irish American vocal music artists from the past include Victor Herbert (1859-1924), a Dublin-born conductor and popular composer of operettas; Bing Crosby (1901-1977), a singer and movie star; Gene Kelly (1912–1996), a singer, dancer and movie star; and Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002), a singer and movie star. Contemporary, well-known vocal artists of Irish American descent include Bruce Springsteen, Shania ...
  • Film, Video
    Morton Gould interviewed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich at Carnegie Hall on November 10, 1995. Morton Gould speaks with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich about his life and career as a composer. videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 2 hrs., 48 min. | Recorded on November 10, 1995 (Date). Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City. (Venue). Transcribed by Lyndsey Thorton Woods. Edited by Pedro Gonzalez and James L. Wolf. (General). Courtesy of the Carnegie Hall Institute (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form). This ...
    • Contributor: Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe - Gould, Morton