Skip to main content

↓ Refine your search

  • Collection

    America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets

    Contains 4291 song sheets. Included among these American songs are ninety-seven British song sheets from Dublin and London. The collection spans the period from the turn of the nineteenth century to the 1880s, although a majority of the song sheets were published during the height of the craze, from the 1850s to the 1870s. Held by the Rare Book and Special Collections Division ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Rare Book and Special Collections Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1999

    View 4,293 Items

  • Collection

    Show 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

    View 4 Items

  • Collection

    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 ...

    • Date: 1690

    View 3 Items

  • Collection

    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 ...

    • Date: 1581

    View 100,046 Items

  • Notated Music

    We'll sing to Abe our song! sheet music about Lincoln, emancipation, and the Civil War : from the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Collection of over two hundred sheet music compositions on the subject of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Spanning the years from Lincoln's presidential campaign in 1859 through the centenary of his birth in 1909, details historic events of late nineteenth-century America and reflects popular opinions of the time. Offers a variety of popular music styles such as Union draft songs, campaign pieces, and ...

    • Date: 1999
  • Collection

    Amazing 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

    View 52 Items