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    The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which...
    • Date: 1581

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    Französische Suiten print | 64 pages of music ; obl. cm. | Denen liebhabern zur gemüths ergötzung verfertiget von Johann Sebastian Bach, Hochfürstl. Anhalt. Cöthnisch. würd. Capellmeister und Directore Chori Musici Lipsiensis. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph; written in ink ; contemporary binding. According to Philipp Spitta, in the composer's handwriting (see Spitta's letter in ML 95); once the property of S.W. Dehn, sold by his son...
    • Contributor: Bach, Johann Sebastian - Altnikol, Johann Christoph
    • Date: 1725

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    Praeludium pedaliter di Joh. Bach. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Copyist's manuscript by Carl Gotthelf Gerlach (1704-1761). Caption title. In ink. On page 2 this "Praeludium pedaliter" is followed by "Fuga da G" which in turn is followed on page 4 by "Marche de Sign. Triflich" in F major. Paper watermarked: IMK and Halbmond. Purchase; Sotheby's London; Feb. 27, 1919. Staff notation. From the collection of William H. Cummings. LC copy lacks the fugue....
    • Contributor: Bach, Johann Sebastian - Gerlach, Carl Gotthelf
    • Date: 1720
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    Viola 2. concertato. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Viola part from Cantata BWV 174. Composer's holograph, without title, signature, or date. In ink. Manuscript note at end: "Dass die vorstehenden 3 1/2 Seiten Noten von der Hand Johann Sebast. Bach's geschrieben sind, bezeugt F.W. Jähns, Berlin 23. Dez. 53." Gift; Christian A. Zabriskie; June 14, 1940. Staff notation.
    • Contributor: Bach, Johann Sebastian - Jähns, Friedrich Wilhelm
    • Date: 1729
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    [Chorale, Und wen die Welt voll Teufel wär,' from church cantata no. 80].
    Und wenn die Welt voll Teufel wär' Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Cataloger devised title. Copyist's manuscript with additions (clarino 1, clarino 2, principal, and tympani) in Wilhelm Friedemann Bach's (?) hand. The text, a parody of the original, begins Manebit verbum Domini; according to Blume (MGG) it is by W.E. Bach; according to Schmieder (BWV 80) by an unknown author. Latin words. Staff notation.
    • Contributor: Bach, Johann Sebastian - Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann
    • Date: 1727
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    Rodelinda : an opera / Catalog Record Only Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym. Italian words. Does not include the recitatives. The list of subscribers (p. [3]-[4]) contains 121 names for 180 copies.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1725
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    Joaz Catalog Record Only Oratorio. Italian words; includes synopsis in English. Libretto by Apostolo Zeno, based on an Old Testament story and Racine's Athalie. Photoreproduction of the ms. copy in the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna (Mus. Hs. 17.129). Bibliography: p. [iii]-[iv].
    • Contributor: Caldara, Antonio - Zeno, Apostolo - Racine, Jean
    • Date: 1726
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    A song in The contrivances /
    Lovely ruler of my heart Catalog Record Only
    Acc. reduced for keyboard instrument; includes figured bass. Words by the composer. RISM, A/I/2, C 1086
    • Contributor: Carey, Henry
    • Date: 1729
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    Catone in Utica Catalog Record Only Libretto by Metastasio; some music and text by others. Reproduces a ms. in the Royal Academy of Music, London (MS 75). 500 (Reproduces) changed, 600 added vk07 8/11/87.
    • Contributor: Leo, Leonardo - Metastasio, Pietro - Brown, Howard Mayer
    • Date: 1729
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    [Three operas / Catalog Record Only Copyist's ms.; recitatives omitted. Italian words; in part also with English words. In the Moldenhauer Archives Foundation collection of the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 172?
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    The Pleasant musical companion : being a choice collection of catches, for three and four voices / Catalog Record Only In part with unfigured bass. Dedication signed: Henry Playford. Includes index.
    • Date: 1720
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    Six sonatas for two German flutes, or two violins, and a bass. Catalog Record Only
    • Contributor: McGibbon, William
    • Date: 1729
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    Suites de Pieces pour le Clavecin. Catalog Record Only Together with a 3-page explanatory autograph letter in the hand of William C. Smith dated January 4, 1946. Annotations by Richard Newton. Engraved. Privelege dated 14 June 1720. "J. Cole sculp." RISM, A/I/4, H 1430 Smith, William C. Handel : a descriptive catalogue of the early editions. 2nd ed. with supplement, p. 248, no. 1 Staff notation.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1720
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    Clavier-Büchlein vor Wilhelm Friedemann Bach angefangen in Cöthen den 22. Januar Ao. 1720
    Clavierbuchlein vor Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
    print | [138] p. of music ; 17 x 20 cm. | Ms. About two-thirds of the book in J.S. Bach's autograph. Cf. Bach-Gesellschaft, Bd. 45. Title on front endpaper. Inscription on flyleaf, signed J. Koetschau. Signature, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, on back endpaper. Contents include preludes from the Kleine Praeludien, preludes from Das wohltemperierte Klavier, Two-part and Three-part inventions; two incomplete movements by J.C....
    • Date: 1720
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    Sung by Mrs. Barbier in Apollo and Daphne.
    Daphne shine Catalog Record Only
    For voice, unspecified instrument (probably violin), viola (in the introduction only), and unfigured bass; part for flute at end. Words by Theobald; music by John Ernest Galliard. RISM, A/I/3, G 171
    • Contributor: Galliard, John Ernest
    • Date: 1726
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    Les festes grecques et romaines; ballet en musique. Catalog Record Only
    • Contributor: Colin De Blamont, François
    • Date: 1723
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    Alexander : an opera compos'd by Mr. Handel. Catalog Record Only Does not include the recitatives. Libretto by Paolo Rolli, adapted from: La superbia d'Alessandro / Ortensio Mauro. RISM A/I, H 82 Purchase; Sotheby's; 2007.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1726
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    XVIIe oeuvre, contenant VI suites a deux muzettes qui conviennent aux vieles, flûtes-a-bec, traversieres & haubois.
    Dix-septième oeuvre, contenant VI suites a deux muzettes qui conviennent aux vieles, flûtes-a-bec, traversieres & haubois | 17 oeuvre, contenant VI suites a deux muzettes qui conviennent aux vieles, flûtes-a-bec, traversieres & haubois Catalog Record Only
    • Contributor: Boismortier, Joseph Bodin De
    • Date: 1727
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    Premier livre de sonates a violon seul avec la basse continue. Catalog Record Only
    • Contributor: Leclair, Jean Marie
    • Date: 1723
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    Cantate a voce sola, Catalog Record Only
    • Contributor: Alai, Mauro D - Tartini, Giuseppe
    • Date: 1728
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    A favorite air in ye Beggar's opera.
    If love the virgins heart invade Catalog Record Only
    For voice and continuo; with a version for the flute. Music adapted by J.C. Pepusch; text by John Gay. Caption title. First line: If love the virgins heart invade.
    • Date: 1728
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    Pièces de viole / Catalog Record Only For viola da gamba with continuo. Basso continuo part only. Lettered on cover: Pour Mademoiselle de Beavregard. RISM, A/I/5, M 390 Replaces unk84080766.
    • Contributor: Marais, Marin
    • Date: 1720
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    Passiones D.N.J.C. cum Benedictione cerei Paschalis : quarum modulatio correcta & concinnata /
    Passiones Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Catalog Record Only
    With: Lamentationes Jeremiae prophetae / operâ & studio Guillelmi-Gabrielis Nivers. Luteciae-Parisiorum : Typis & sumptibus Joannis Baptistae-Christophori Ballard, 1723.
    • Contributor: Catholic Church
    • Date: 1723