Collection Items

  • Book
    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
    Dancing at home and abroad
    Dancing academy
    Book. print | 104 p. 20 cm. | By C. H. Cleveland, Jr. (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). Copyright, MDCCCLXXVIII, by O. DITSON & Co.
    • Contributor: O. Ditson & Co. - Cleveland, C. H. (Jr) - Cleveland, C. H.
    • Date: 1878
  • Book
    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
    An essay on dancing Book. print | 132 p. ; 16 cm. | by J. Townley Crane. (Statement Of Responsibility). "Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1849 ... in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic ...
    • Contributor: Nelson & Phillips - Crane, J. T. (Jonathan Townley) - Crane, J. T.
    • Date: 1849
  • Book
    Dancing, as a means of physical education with remarks on deformities, and their prevention and cure
    On dancing: its uses and abuses
    Book. print | 1 p.l., 56 p. 22 cm. | By Mrs. Alfred Webster ... (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). Manchester: Printed by Charles Simms and Co.
    • Contributor: D. Bogue - Webster, Alfred (Mrs) - Webster, Alfred
    • Date: 1851
  • Book
    The art of dancing embracing a full description of the various dances of the present day, together with chapters on etiquette, the benefits and history of dancing Bibliography. Book. print | 181 p. incl. plates. front. (port.) 20 cm. | By Judson Sause ... (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). “Mrs. Perry's songs are often songs in undertone, but the music is rich and deep and true. The ...
    • Contributor: Belford, Clarke & Co. - Sause, Judson
    • Date: 1889
  • Book
    Sketches relative to the history and theory, but more especially to the practice of dancing Intended as hints to the young teachers of the art of dancing
    Sketches relative to the art of dancing
    Dictionary. Book. print | xiv, [15]-224 p. 23 cm. | By Francis Peacock ... (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). LBJe'21
    • Contributor: Printed by J. Chalmers & Co. - Peacock, Francis
    • Date: 1805
  • Book
    [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
    The modern dance a historical and analytical treatment of the subject; religious, social, hygienic, industrial aspects as viewed by the pulpit, the press, medical authorities, municipal authorities, social workers, etc
    Light on the dance
    Book. print | 4 p.l., 7-60 p. illus., (incl. ports.) 23 cm. | by M. F. Ham ... illustrations by Will N. Noonan. (Statement Of Responsibility). "Authorities quoted": p. 60. 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 Ham-Ramsay Song Book is the Prettiest and ...
    • Contributor: San Antonio Printing Co. - Ham, M. F. (Mordecai Fowler) - Ham, M. F.
    • Date: 1916
  • Book
    The German How to give it. How to lead it. How to dance it Book. print | 132 p. 20 cm. | By two amateur leaders. (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). 3477ndash;5
    • Contributor: Jansen, McClurg and Co.
    • Date: 1879
  • Book
    American dancing master, and ball-room prompter containing about five hundred dances including all the latest and most fashionable ... with elegant illustrations, and full explanation and every variety of the latest and ... Book. print | 160 p. illus. 17 cm. | By Elias Howe, assisted by several eminent professors of dancing. (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). AMERICAN DANCING MASTER & BALL-ROOM PROMPTER.
    • Contributor: E. Howe - Howe, Elias
    • Date: 1862
  • Book
    Clog dancing made easy The elements and practice of that art arranged, simplified and corrected, with examples Book. print | 1 p.l., 12, 5, 4, 5 p. 19 cm. | By Henry Tucker. (Statement Of Responsibility). With 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). An immense Descriptive Catalogue of the best Novels, the best Song Books, the best Music, and the ...
    • Contributor: R. M. Dewitt - Tucker, Henry
    • Date: 1874
  • Book
    The art of dancing, historically illustrated To which is added a few hints on etiquette; also, the figures, music, and necessary instruction for the performance of the most modern and approved dances, ...
    Art of dancing
    Book. print | xii, 13-181, 103 p. illus. 19 cm. | By Edward Ferrero. (Statement Of Responsibility). Music: 103 pages. 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). Ferrero Esmeralda.
    • Contributor: The Author - Ferrero, Edward
    • Date: 1859
  • Article
    Spirituals - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections A spiritual is a type of religious folksong that is most closely associated with the enslavement of African people in the American South. The songs proliferated in the last few decades of the eighteenth century leading up to the abolishment of legalized slavery in the 1860s. The African American spiritual (also called the Negro Spiritual) constitutes one of the largest and most significant forms ...
  • Article
    African American Spirituals Freedom songs based on spirituals have also helped to define struggles for democracy in many other countries around the world including Russia, Eastern Europe, China and South Africa. Some of today's well-known pop artists continue to draw on the spirituals tradition in the creation of new protest songs. Examples include Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" and Billy Bragg's "Sing their souls back home."
  • Article
    African American Song From rappers like André 3000 (1975–) and pop stars like Michael Jackson (1958–2009), to opera singers like Denyce Graves (1964–) and gospel artists like Yolanda Adams (1961–), African American vocal artists continue to shake up and shape the musical culture of the United States in profound ways.
  • Biography
    Alan Lomax (1915-2002) Biography. Resources
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    1939 Southern Recording Trip Fieldnotes
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Date: 1939-00-00
  • 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
    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 ...
  • Biography
    Ned Rorem, b.1923 Biography. While many of the recordings listed here are in the collections of the Library of Congress, not all are. If you have a question about specific recordings, please contact the Recorded Sound Reference Center at 202-707-7833. All recordings listed are protected by applicable Federal and State laws. The Library of Congress cannot provide copies of any of these recordings without proper permission from ...