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    Folk-songs of the West and South : Negro cowboy and Spanish Californian vocal score | 19 p. ; 35 cm. | De rocks a-renderin' -- Moanin' dove -- The lone prarie -- The hours of grief -- The black face -- Bird dance song. (Content). Songs 1 and 2 "recorded" by Alice Haskell, 3 by Henry. F. Gilbert, 4-6 by Chas. F. Lummis. (General). "Volume IV [Spring Quarter - Part I] No. 27. Harmonized by Arthur ...
    • Contributor: Wa-Wan Press - Farwell, Arthur - Haskell, Alice - Gilbert, Henry F. (Henry Franklin Belknap) - Lummis, Charles Fletcher
    • Date: 1905

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    Band Music from the Civil War Era On September 27, 1974, the Music Division of the Library of Congress re-created a typical concert of brass band and vocal music from mid-nineteenth-century America. That concert has become the starting-point for Band Music from the Civil War Era, an online collection that brings together musical scores, recordings, photographs, and essays documenting an important but insufficiently explored part of the American musical past. The ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Library of Congress. Music Division
    • Date: 2000

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    Who would doubt that I'm a man?
    Baseball song
    Caption title. "Specially adapted from the comic opera The Mormons--T.p." Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Groebl, A. F.
    • Date: 1895
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    I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier For voice and piano. Caption title. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Staff notation.
    • Contributor: Piantadosi, Al - Bryan, Alfred - Leo Feist
    • Date: 1915

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    I'm raising my boy to be a soldier to fight for the U.S.A. For medium voice and piano. Caption title. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Staff notation.
    • Contributor: Ryan, Leo - Farley, Jos - Ryan & Bradley - Ryan, Leo (Mrs) - Ryan, Leo ((Lyricist))
    • Date: 1917

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    We'll vote against the terrible men
    We'll show you when we come to vote
    Caption title. For medium voice and piano (with choral refrain (SATB)). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Howard, Frank
    • Date: 1869
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    Music for the nation : American sheet music. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Popular songs, operatic arias, piano music, sacred and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra; documents the attitudes and tastes of a bygone era with music of many varieties and sources, all of it published in the United States.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Music Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1820
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    Charlie Barnet collection of big band arrangements, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains musical arrangements for approximately 650 songs and instrumental numbers used by Barnet and his band. The majority of these arrangements are represented by full scores, though thirty-seven are represented by parts only, and an additional thirty-one include both a full score and parts. Approximately fifty arrangers are represented in the collection, including Billy May, Andy Gibson, George Siravo, Conn Humphries, William ...
    • Contributor: Barnet, Charlie - Burnett, Bobby - Burns, Ralph - Gibson, Andy - Hefti, Neal - Henderson, Horace - Humphries, Conn - Martin, Skip - Matthews, Dave - May, Billy - Moore, William - Siravo, George
    • Date: 1939
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    Ernest Bloch Collection This site features nineteen early manuscript compositions by composer Ernest Bloch (1880-1959), spanning the period from 1896 to 1916, and comprising a portion of the Ernest Bloch Collection at the Library of Congress. The Swiss-born composer attracted international attention in 1919 by winning the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge prize for his Suite for Viola and Piano. He became a well-known conductor and teacher, serving as ...
    • Contributor: Bloch, Ernest
    • Date: 1888

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    Billy Byers collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection primarily contains full scores in Byers' hand. It represents a sampling of Byers' work as a composer, arranger, and orchestrator. The material shows the diverse styles, musical forces, and variety of performing venues in which he worked. The scores include works for recordings, live performances, television, and film; for small combos, big bands, and orchestras; and for singers of various styles, including ...
    • Contributor: Byers, Billy
    • Date: 1964
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    Aaron Copland Collection The first release of the online collection contains approximately 1,000 items that yield a total of about 5,000 images. These items date from 1899 to 1981, with most from the 1920s through the 1950s, and were selected from Copland's music sketches, correspondence, writings, and photographs. Celebrating the centennial of the birth of the American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990), the multi-format Aaron Copland Collection, from ...
    • Contributor: Copland, Aaron - Kraft, Victor
    • Date: 1841

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    Leo Feist collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection primarily consists of a set of twenty-six bound volumes containing most of the music published by Leo Feist Inc., between the years of 1880 and 1930. These include approximately 2000 titles, mostly of popular music. The collection also includes vocal scores for Paoletta, Irene, and M. Beaucaire, as well as a Feist dance folio of popular music arranged for the piano.
    • Contributor: Feist, Leo - Floridia, Pietro - Tierney, Harry - Messager, André - Leo Feist, Inc
    • Date: 1880
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    Ella Fitzgerald collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The Ella Fitzgerald Collection chiefly consists of musical arrangements made for her by more than fifty arrangers and orchestrators. Arrangers whose works are found in this collection include: Buddy Bregman, Erich Bulling, Tee Carson, Benny Carter, Frank DeVol, Bill Doggett, Duke Ellington, Sid Feller, Russ Garcia, Bill Holman, Jim Hughart, Billy May, Marty Paich, Nelson Riddle, Paul Weston, and Gerald Wilson. The arrangements consist ...
    • Contributor: Fitzgerald, Ella
    • Date: 1956
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    Selections from the Martha Graham Collection (clockwise from top left) The Dance: Washington Festival [review]; "Graham Presents Copland's Ballet" [clipping] by Oscar Thompson; A unique dance by Martha Graham [clipping], 1926; [Tangara], photograph of Martha Graham. Dancer, choreographer, and company director Martha Graham (1894-1991) is considered one of the pioneering founders of American modern dance. In a career spanning over seven decades, Graham developed her own innovative technique and produced ...
    • Contributor: Graham, Martha - Barber, Samuel - Copland, Aaron - Dello Joio, Norman - El-Dabh, Halim - Emmons, Beverly - Hindemith, Paul - Horst, Louis - Hovhaness, Alan - Karan, Donna ... Graham, Martha - Barber, Samuel - Copland, Aaron - Dello Joio, Norman - El-Dabh, Halim - Emmons, Beverly - Hindemith, Paul - Horst, Louis - Hovhaness, Alan - Karan, Donna - Lester, Eugene - Menotti, Gian Carlo - Noguchi, Isamu - Riegger, Wallingford - Rosenthal, Jean - Schuman, William - Skelton, Thomas R. - Starer, Robert - Ter-Arutunian, Rouben - Tipton, Jennifer - Weissberger, L. Arnold - Martha Graham Dance Company - Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance - Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance - Graham (Martha) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1896

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    Charles Hambitzer music manuscripts, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The Charles Hambitzer manuscripts consist of sixteen orchestral scores or part sets for tone poems and incidental music, as well as several short pieces for various instruments and approximately twenty-five songs and stage numbers in piano-vocal format. Sketches and miscellaneous fragments are also represented. Although George Gershwin once recalled that Hambitzer, his first significant music teacher, "wrote what I then considered the finest light ...
    • Contributor: Hambitzer, Charles
    • Date: 1910
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    Music from the Bob Hope collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Music from the Bob Hope collection contains manuscript and photocopied full scores, conductor's scores, parts, lead sheets, instrumental parts, and lyric sheets for nearly 500 works performed in Hope's films, television programs and personal appearances. Many of the arrangements were written for short play-on and play-offs, interludes, and cues for Hope's television specials and USO tour appearances. The collection also includes fully arranged songs ...
    • Contributor: Hope, Bob
    • Date: 1932
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    The Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Collection Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine in London American actor, singer and comedian Danny Kaye arrives with his wife, Sylvia Fine, for an appearance in London. November 1948. Following the professional lives of the husband-wife artistic duo, this presentation features a wide variety of materials, including manuscripts, scores, scripts, photographs, sound recordings and video clips from the Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Collection. Kaye, a ...
    • Contributor: Kaye, Danny - Fine, Sylvia - Halsman, Philippe - McDowall, Roddy - Dena Pictures, Inc - Kaye (Danny)/Fine (Sylvia) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918

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    Jerome Kern collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection consists primarily of Kern's show music, some holograph sketches; most are manuscript full and vocal scores of Kern's orchestrators and arrangers, especially Frank Saddler and Robert Russell Bennett. Film and other music also is represented, as well as a small amount of correspondence.
    • Contributor: Kern, Jerome
    • Date: 1905
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    Harry and Sara Lepman collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection consists almost exclusively of American sheet music imprints, mostly songs, the majority of which were composed to rally public support for military efforts in the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. Themes of isolationism and pacifism are also represented. The piano music consists primarily of marches and two-steps, often making reference to American military divisions and their leaders. Songs ...
    • Contributor: Lepman, Harry - Lepman, Sara L. - Berlin, Irving - Cohan, George M. (George Michael) - Von Tilzer, Albert - Von Tilzer, Harry
    • Date: 1890
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    Songs of Edward Lipton, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains manuscript scores and lyric sheets for songs written by Edward Lipton between 1967 and 1984. They include songs written for children, topical songs, including anti-war and civil rights songs, campaign songs written for senators Paul O'Dwyer and Eugene McCarthy, humorous songs, love songs, and lullabies. In addtion, there are songs based on Jewish or Biblical themes, including a translation into English ...
    • Contributor: Lipton, Ed.
    • Date: 1967
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    The 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

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    Newland / Zeuner collection, Primarily printed and manuscript music for piano, 2 or 4 hands, and songs, with a concentration in sacred vocal works in Latin and English. (The music in Latin may represent the only known source of pre-Cäcilienverein 19th-century American Catholic Church music.) Composers range from Mozart and Rossini to George F. Root and Oliver Shaw. The collection contains the largest extant source of music by ...
    • Contributor: Newland, William Augustine - Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Rossini, Gioacchino - Root, George F. (George Frederick) - Shaw, Oliver - Zeuner, Charles - Library of Congress
    • Date: 1735
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    Tommy Newsom arrangements, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains dance band, symphonic orchestra, and small ensemble musical arrangements for 267 works. These include manuscripts, printed copies, and photocopies for both full scores and orchestral parts. Most of the music dates from his thirty-year stint with the Tonight show band. A few of the arrangements are by other arrangers and are identified as such.
    • Contributor: Newsom, Tommy
    • Date: 1947
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    Patriotic Melodies Patriotic Melodies tells the stories behind many of the songs that have now become part of the American national heritage. A combination of hymns, national songs, music of the theater, radio and television, military themes, and poetry, all of this music demonstrates that while over history many things have changed, this expression of pride and hope remain a constant part of the American experience. ...
    • Date: 1900

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    The March King: John Philip Sousa Painting of Sousa during US Marine Band era, [n.d.]. Performing Arts Reading Room. An online presentation of selected music manuscripts, photographs, printed music, historical recordings of the Sousa Band, copies of programs and press clippings, and more from the Sousa Collection at the Library of Congress. About the John Philip Sousa Collection at the Library of Congress John Philip Sousa began donating his music ...
    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip
    • Date: 1854

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