CollectionThe 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
CollectionIt'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
CollectionAmazing Grace This collection highlights the history of the hymn “Amazing Grace” from the earliest printing of the song to selected performances of it on published and field recordings. These items have been collected from several divisions in the Library of Congress, including the Music Division, the American Folklife Center, the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, and the Rare Books Division. Also available here ...
- Date: 1930
CollectionThe Gerry Mulligan Collection [Portrait of Gerry Mulligan, ca. 1980s] by William P. Gottlieb. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. As a saxophonist, composer, arranger and band leader, Gerry Mulligan (1927-1996) is a jazz legend. The Library of Congress serves as the repository for the Gerry Mulligan Collection, which it obtained in the late 1990s. In this initial Web offering, the Library of Congress is making available ...
- Contributor: Mulligan, Gerry - Boras, Tom - Brookmeyer, Bob - Cohn, Al. - Dankworth, John - Forman, Mitchel - Grusin, Dave - Handy, George - Holman, Bill - Lee, Julian - Mandel, Johnny - McFarland, Gary
- Date: 1940
Notated MusicK-4 Pacific vocal score | 1 score (13 p.) ; 29 x 44 cm. | Arranged by the composer for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone/clarinet, baritone saxophone, 2 trumptets, french horn, trombone, tuba, piano, bass, and drums. Manuscript score. On title page "1992". Copyright Gerry Mulligan. Used by permission. (Copyright Notice). Copyright Gerry Mulligan. Used by permission. (Copyright Notice). Vocal Score (Form). Manuscript Score (Form).
- Contributor: Mulligan, Gerry
- Date: 1992
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CollectionShow Music on Record The recordings listed come from various commercial sound media, from cylinders to CDs and from the 1890s to 2010, including songs from American shows (and of foreign shows that played in America) as performed by members of original, revival, and studio casts. Included are shows produced for the American stage, screen, and television, as well as foreign musical films that played in America. It ...
- Date: 1888