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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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    Drama per musica composta di Melante Scores. Draft of the beginning of the Ouverture, in four parts. Includes authentication of the manuscript by Aloys Fuchs and explanation of "Melante"
    • Contributor: Telemann, Georg Philipp
    • Date: 1711

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    Wenn alles bricht und alles fällt, wenn niemand treu und glauben hält, so ist doch Gott der aller beste. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Title from first line of text. Holograph. In ink. "acc. 525184"--Caption. Unsigned and undated autograph written (in score) on both sides of one folio leaf. This note of identification at end: "Obige Noten-und Wortschrift ist authentisch von der Hand des grossen Joh. Seb. Bach was ich meinen wissen und der Wahrheit gemäss hiermit bescheinige. Dresden. 1. Aug. 51. R.N. Jähns. Königl: Preuss: Musik-Direktor." "Kantate ...
    • Contributor: Bach, Johann Sebastian
    • Date: 1715
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    "Freu dich sehr o meine Seele, cum 12 Variationibus di Johann Pachelbel", Apr. 1716 Scores. Complete score. This work is one in a series published in 1683. A copy of this publication has not been located, although a number of pieces contained therein are extant in manuscript form
    • Contributor: Gerber, Heinrich Nikolaus
    • Date: 1716

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    Partenope, Teti, Nettuno, Proteo è Glauco
    Serenata à cinque voci con vviolini, ouboè, trombe e corni da caccia | Serenata à cinque voci con violini, ouboè, trombe e corni da caccia
    musical score | 1 ms. score (108 leaves [ i.e. 215 p.]) ; 22 x 28 cm. | A ms. copy in ink. First line of text: Chi, chi al vasto, ondoso, formidabil regno. Instrumentation includes bassoon, flute, viola, and violoncello. Dedication was crossed out by a later hand. Purchase; 1906. DLC (Acquisition). Musical Score (Form). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Scarlatti, Alessandro
    • Date: 1716

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    Aria [i.e. Arie] della op[e]ra Amadigi Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Ms., probably in the hand of Handel's copyist John Christopher Smith; formerly supposed to be holograph. Caption title. Handel's name added in pencil by a later hand. Accompanied by holograph notes on the ms. by the previous owners, Edward Francis Rimbault and Thomas Motteson Mudie (1 leaf), the remains of the previous binding, and a description of the ms. by H.C. Robbins Landon (1 ...
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric - Smith, John Christopher
    • Date: 1717
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    It's Showtime! Sheet Music from Stage and Screen A database of over 18,000 shows and productions dating from the 1690s to the present, containing more than 67,000 songs. These pieces come from all over the world and cover every conceivable topic, portraying the culture and history of their time and place in unique and valuable ways. Cover from "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody," by Irving Berlin [cover image by Henry ...
    • Date: 1690

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    Acis and Galatea. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Secular oratorio. Vocal and instrumental parts, numbered book 3rd to book 16th. The score is the first book, the second book (canto part) is lacking. Manuscript. In ink. Library has: Alto e tenor primo ; tenor voice, primo e secondo ; tenor voice secondo e terza ; basso voice ; violino primo ; violino secondo ; violino primo, ripieno ; violino secundo, ripieno ; ...
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric - Thomson, James - Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista - Barber, Robert
    • Date: 1718
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    Acis & Galatea Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Secular oratorio. Manuscript; in a hand different from that which inscribed the title-page. "This copy ... is the handwriting of Christopher Smith": from a note mounted on the second plate, signed Henry Jenner, British Museum, 26, Apr., 1879. In ink. English words. Staff notation. The final two measures are lacking; cf. another copy, also made by Smith, in M2.1.H2, vol.1, and the Händel-Gesellschaft edition, ...
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1719
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    Amadigi di Gaula : opera da rappresentarsi nel' Regio Teatro di Hay-Market Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Opera in three acts. Manuscript. In ink. Figured bass unrealized. Bookplate of Sir Edward Littleton on page 2 of cover. Libretto by N.F. Haym, after A.H. de La Motte's Amadis de Grèce; cf. Grove music online. RISM A/II, 000107646 Italian words. Staff notation.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric - Haym, Nicola Francesco - Littleton, Edward - La Motte, (Antoine Houdar)
    • Date: 1715