Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Traditional Bajan Music. This photograph shows drummers and flute players in a local band playing traditional folk music in a parade in Barbados, with a large crowd in the background. The parade is part of the five-week summer Crop Over festival, the most popular and colorful festival in Barbados. Its origins can be traced to the 1780s, when Barbados was a prolific sugar producer. At the end...
    • Date: 1981
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    George Balanchine's Music. This photograph from the series "Choreographer George Balanchine" was taken in 1972 by photographer Leonid Zhdanov (1927-2010). When the New York City Ballet, led by George Balanchine (1904-1983), was on a tour in Moscow, the company visited the Moscow Academic Choreography School at the Bolshoi Theater (now known as the Moscow State Academy of Choreography). Mr. B, as they called Balanchine, gave an open...
    • Contributor: Zhdanov, Leonid
    • Date: 1972
  • Book/Printed Material
    A Handbook on Theoretical and Practical Music. This 1825 manuscript, prepared for a print edition, is a handbook on theoretical and practical music, written in Katharevousa, a purist form of Modern Greek developed in the early 19th century and at that time widely used for literary and official purposes. The work is an introduction to the Byzantine notation for the liturgical chant used in the Greek Orthodox Church that most likely...
    • Contributor: Byzantios, Basileios Nikolaḯdes
    • Date: 1825

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    Saint Jerome's "Instruments of Hieronymus" and other Music Manuscripts. A particular set of colored drawings-the so-called "instruments of Hieronymus"-is often found in portrayals of medieval musical instruments. These drawings go back to this miscellany from the Benedictine abbey of Saint Emmeram in Ratisbon (present-day Regensburg), Bavaria, which comprises several writings on music from the ninth century to the 13th. Executed in Freising in the third quarter of the ninth century, the drawings illustrate...
    • Contributor: Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus, Circa 480-524 - Walahfrid Strabo, 807?-849 - Isidore, of Seville, Saint, Died 636 - Pseudo-Jerome - Guido, D'arezzo - Jerome, Saint, Died 419 or 420 - Rabanus Maurus, Archbishop of Mainz, 784?-856
    • Date: 0800

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    Futurist Music. Technical Manifesto.
    La musica futurista. Manifesto tecnico
    La Musica Futurista. Manifesto tecnico (Futurist music. Technical manifesto), published on March 11, 1911, expands upon the Manifesto dei Musicisti Futuristi (Manifesto of the Futurist musicians), issued the previous year. Both works were by Francesco Balilla Pratella (1880-1955) and paralleled similar developments in the field of Futurist art. They are from a collection of Futurist documents held by the University Library of Padua. Futurism...
    • Contributor: Pratella, Francesco Balilla
    • Date: 1911

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    One Hundred Aspects of the Moon: Monkey-Music Moon. This print is from Tsuki hyakushi (One hundred aspects of the moon), a collection of 100 large, moon-themed nishiki-e (multicolored woodblock prints) by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-92). The prints were published in batches by Akiyama Buemon between 1885 and 1892. They depict various aspects of the moon, drawing upon Japanese and Chinese anecdotes, historical events, and mythology, and relate to a wide range of subjects,...
    • Contributor: Noguchi, Enkatsu - Tsukioka, Yoshitoshi
    • Date: 1892
  • Book/Printed Material
    Music for the Feast of Saint George.
    Música de la festivitat de Sant Jordi
    During the 1432 session of the General Court of the Principality of Catalonia, held in Barcelona, it was decided that a chapel to Saint George should be constructed at the Palau de la Diputació del General (Palace of the Principality of Catalonia, now called Palau de Generalitat de Catalunya, or Palace of Government of Catalonia). Saint George is the patron saint of the Diputació...
    • Contributor: Pujol, Juan
    • Date: 1623

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    El melopeo y maestro: Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Music.
    El melopeo y maestro: tractado de musica theorica y pratica
    Pedro (Pietro) Cerone (1566--1625) was born in Bergamo, Italy. After training as a musician, singer, and priest in Italy, he travelled to Spain as a pilgrim to Santiago de Compostela in about 1593. A year later, mired in poverty and living in Madrid, he came under the protection of Santiago Gratii (Caballero de Gracia), in whose music academy he was able to work. Thanks...
    • Contributor: Cerone, Pietro
    • Date: 1613

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  • Audio Recording
    La Marseillaise. Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760-1836), a French army engineer, wrote the words and music to the "Marseillaise," the national anthem of France, in the course of a single night in April 1792. He intended the song to be used as a marching song by the French Army as it entered the Rhineland, following the outbreak of war between France and Austria and Russia. This...
    • Contributor: Rouget De Lisle, Claude Joseph
    • Date: 1898
  • Audio Recording
    A Wandering Canadian.
    Un Canadien errant
    Engraved on a wax cylinder around 1905, this rendition by Joseph Saucier (1869-1941) and an accompanying orchestra is one of the oldest known recordings of Un Canadien errant (A wandering Canadian), a folk song written in 1842 by Antoine Gérin-Lajoie and sung to the tune of J'ai fait une maîtresse (I have found a mistress). With the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837-38 as its...
    • Contributor: Saucier, Joseph - Gérin-Lajoie, Antoine
    • Date: 1905
  • Book/Printed Material
    Oĭ ty Bozhe miloserdnyĭ.
    Ой ты Боже милосердный.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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    Slavnoe more, svi︠a︡shchennyĭ Baĭkal.
    Славное море, священный Байкал.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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    Utes.
    Утес.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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    Kazachestvo v turet︠s︡koĭ nevole.
    Казачество в турецкой неволе.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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    Kibel' moĭ.
    Кибель мой.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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    Molitva Lamaitov.
    Молитва Ламаитов.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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    Step' rodnai︠a︡ ty moi︠a︡.
    Степь родная ты моя.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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    Kirgizskai︠a︡ vesenni︠a︡i︠a︡ pesni︠a︡.
    Киргизская весенняя песня.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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    Osti︠a︡tskai︠a︡ pokhoronnai︠a︡ pesni︠a︡.
    Остятская похоронная песня.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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    Osti︠a︡tskai︠a︡ svadebnai︠a︡ pesni︠a︡.
    Остятская свадебная песня.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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    Les shumit. Pesn' Varnakov.
    Лес шумит. Песнь Варнаков.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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    V shakhte molotki stuchat. Nerchinsk.
    В шахте молотки стучат. Нерчинск.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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    Leto krasnoe prokhodit. Brodi︠a︡zhskai︠a︡.
    Лето красное проходит. Бродяжская.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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    Posredi palat kamennykh.
    Посреди палат каменных.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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    Kolybel'nai︠a︡.
    Колыбельная.
    The Printed Music and Sound Recordings Collection of the Russian State Library comprises some 400,000 items relating to Russian music. This sheet music item is an example of popular songs sung by Siberian native peoples and Russian settlers in the late tsarist and early Soviet periods. World Digital Library.
    • Date: 1908

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