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  • Article
    Country - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections Country music encompasses everything from fiddler Eck Robertson to the arena-pop of Taylor Swift. The origins of country music can be traced to the 17th century, when European and African immigrants to North America brought their folktales, folk songs, favorite instruments, and musical traditions. Country music has seen various developments since the first commercial recordings, but whatever form it takes, country music speaks to ...
  • Film, Video
    CMA songwriters series 2011 videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 97 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Nov. 16, 2011. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Dipiero, Bob - Black, Clint - Loveless, Patty - Nichols, Tim - Country Music Association (U.S.)
    • Date: 2011
  • Film, Video
    CMA songwriters series: Bob DiPiero, Brett James, Little Big Town, Lori McKenna videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 88 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Dec. 4, 2010. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Dipiero, Bob - James, Brett - Little Big Town (Musical Group) - McKenna, Lori - Country Music Association (U.S.)
    • Date: 2010
  • Book/Printed Material
  • Notated Music
    Eili eili lomo azavtoni sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Sung by the greatest artists in the country" (General). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Russotto, H.
    • Date: 1918
  • Notated Music
    The star spangled banner! sheet music | 4 p., 13 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. | Music comes with illustrated cover entitled: "Our country's songs." Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Firth, Pond and Co. - [Smith, John Stafford] - Tucker, Henry - Key, Francis S.
    • Date: 1861
  • Film, Video
    Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver perform at the Library of Congress, September 13, 2006. videorecording | videorecording ; 70 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). September 13, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Quicksilver (Musical Group) - Lawson, Doyle
    • Date: 2006
  • Book/Printed Material
    The dancing master; or, Directions for dancing country dances with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin
    Directions for dancing country dances
    Book. print | 2 v. in 1. 11 x 20 cm. | Vol. 2, 2d ed., has imprint: Printed for H. Playford, 1698. First ed. published 1651 [i.e. 1650] under title: The English dancing-master. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Printed by J. Heptinstall, for H. Playford - Playford, John - Playford, Henry
    • Date: 1698

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    The dancing-master; or, Directions for dancing country-dances with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin. Vol. the 2d
    Directions for dancing country-dances
    Book. print | 360 p. 12 x 21 cm. | First ed. published 1650 by John Playford under title: The English dancing-master. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Printed by W. Pearson and Sold by J. Young - Playford, John
    • Date: 1728

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  • Article
    Scottish American Song The most significant impact of Scottish music on American song has been its influence on American song genres, often coupled with the influence of Irish song. Scholars today are looking at the influence of the religious songs of early Scottish settlers on the development of African American spirituals and Gospel. The roots of country music come from a mixture of Americanized adaptations of Scottish ...
  • Article
    Rockabilly - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections Rockabilly music arose after World War II and is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll. Mixtures of country music with swing and boogie woogie styles preceded it in the 1940s. As early as the 1930s, Western swing artists such as Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys and Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies freely mixed Black and white styles of music. ...
  • Book/Printed Material
    Le répertoire des bals ou Theorie-pratique des contredanses, décrites d'une maniere aisée avec des figures démonstratives pour les pouvoir danser facilement, auxquelles on a ajouté les airs notés
    Theorie-pratique des contredanses
    Book. print | v. front. (v. 2) fold. plates, diagrs. 20 cm. | Par le sr. de La Cuisse ... (Statement Of Responsibility). Engraved throughout; line borders. Imprint varies. Vol. 1 is in 2 parts. The second part has special t.-p.: Suite du Répertoire des bals, ou recueil de contredanses. Par le s. de La Cuisse. Paris, Melle Castagnery, 1762. The same title occurs ...
    • Contributor: Cailleau [Etc.] - La Cuisse (Sr. De) - La Cuisse
    • Date: 1762

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Erweiterung der Kunst nach der Chorographie zu tanzen, Tänze zu erfinden, und aufzusetzen wie auch Anweisung zu verschiedenen National-Tänzen; als zu Englischen, Deutschen, Schwäbischen, Pohlnischen, Hannak- Masur- Kosak- und Hungarischen; mit Kupfern; ... Book. print | 109, [1] p. viii fold. pl. (incl. music) 17 cm. | Von C. J. v. Feldtenstein. (Statement Of Responsibility). Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Feldtenstein, C. J. Von
    • Date: 1772

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  • Book/Printed Material
    For the furthur improvement of dancing, A treatis of chorography or ye art of dancing country dances after a new character in which the figures, steps & manner of performing are describ'd, ...
    Treatis of chorography | Art of dancing country dances after a new character
    Book. print | [4], 88 p. : diagrams, music ; 15 cm. (8vo) | translated from the French of Monsr Feuillet, and improv'd wth. many additions, all fairly engrav'd on copper plates, and a new collection of country dances describ'd in ye same character by Iohn Essex, dancing master. (Statement Of Responsibility). Engraved throughout. Translation of: Recueil de contredances mises en chorégraphie. Dances written ...
    • Contributor: Sold by I. Walsh & P. Randall ... I. Hare ... I. Culen ... & by Ye Author - Feuillet, Raoul-Auger - Essex, John
    • Date: 1710

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Recüeil de contredances mises en chorégraphie d'une maniére si aisée, que toutes personnes peuvent facilement les apprendre, sans le secours d'aucun maître et même sans avoir en aucune connoissance de la chorégraphie Biography. Book. print | 16 p.l., 192 p. diagrs. 15 cm. | Par Mr. Feuillet ... (Statement Of Responsibility). Engraved throughout. Contains music. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: L'auteur - Feuillet, Raoul-Auger
    • Date: 1706

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  • Notated Music
    15e.[-30e.] recueil des contre-danses et walzes
    Recueil des contre-danses et walzes | 28e. recueil des contre-danses et waltzes
    Book. print | 1 score (30[?] v.) ; 19 cm. | par Louis Julien Clarchies. (Statement Of Responsibility). Principally for 2 violins. Title from t.p. of recueil 15 (the number is in ms. on the engraved t.p.). Recueil 28 has variant publisher statement: Chez Frere père. Each vol. of 45 p. contains several contre-danses, each accompanied by dance instructions, followed by several waltzes and ...
    • Contributor: Chez Frere - Clarchies, Louis Julien
    • Date: 179?-18

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Receuil danglaise arrangees avec leurs traits telle quel se danse, ché la Reine
    Recueil d'anglaises
    Book. print | 11, [2], 3 p. : diagrams, music ; 23 cm. | mis au jour par M[onsieu]r Landrin, m[ai]tre de danse ét compositeur des traits des contre-danse. (Statement Of Responsibility). Engraved throughout. Chainlines vertical; no watermark found. Signatures: [1]¡ chi℗. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote ...
    • Contributor: Landrin, M[Archan]d De Musique Ét De Dans[E] ... Ét Chez Mlle Castagnery - Landrin
    • Date: 1760

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  • Notated Music
    Country Club Sheet music | Sheet Music (Form). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Seminary Music Co. - Joplin, Scott
    • Date: 1909

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  • Notated Music
    Our country sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: C. Forman Smith - Smith, C. Forman
    • Date: 1890

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  • Notated Music
    Our country sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Miles & Thompson - Clarke, Wm. Horatio - Smith, S. F.
    • Date: 1890

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  • Notated Music
    Rise for your country sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Lee & Walker - Pope, J. W.
    • Date: 1861

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  • Notated Music
    My country Notated Music. print | 1 score (3 pages) ; 35 cm | words and music by Herman Theodore Koerner. (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: White-Smith Music Publishing Co. - Koerner, Herman Theodore
    • Date: 1919

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  • Notated Music
    God's country, your country my country too Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 unnumbered pages) ; 15 cm | Alma Edith Steen ; Jean Navarre. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Manuscript in ink. 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: Navarre, Jean - Steen, Alma Edith - Kern, Carl Wilhelm
    • Date: 1911

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  • Notated Music
    My country Notated Music. print | 1 score (* pages) ; * cm | music by R. A. Browne ; poem and copyright by Mrs. Arena A. Kern. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Manuscript in ink, with typescript lyrics. 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: Browne, Raymond A. - Kern, Mrs. Arena A.
    • Date: 1911

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  • Notated Music
    My country Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 unnumbered pages) ; 32 cm | words by Jas. J. Grimm ; music by E.S.S. Huntington. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Title from caption. 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: Jas. J. Grimm - Huntington, E. S. S. - Grimm, Jas. J.
    • Date: 1917

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