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
Notated MusicSonata pel cembalo Holograph. In ink. From the collection of William H. Cummings. Staff notation. RISM A/II, 000142107 Changed classification from ML96.B188 to ML96.B19 April 30, 1973
- Contributor: Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann
- Date: 1745
Notated MusicMeine Seel erhebt den Herren
Meine Seel erhebt den Herren manuscript score | 1 ms. score (11 [i.e. 21] p.) ; 36 cm. | di sigr. J.S. Bach. (Statement Of Responsibility). Cantata, for solo voices, mixed chorus, and orchestra. Holograph, in ink. In the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation Collection of the Library of Congress. Manuscript Score (Form). Print (Form).
- Contributor: Bach, Johann Sebastian - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
- Date: 1740
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Notated MusicMessiah : an oratorio Copyist's ms. Caption title. Libretto by Charles Jennens, taken from the Bible and Prayer book Psalter. Incomplete: 2nd vol., containing Part II, lacking.
- Contributor: Handel, George Frideric - Jennens, Charles
- Date: 1741
Notated MusicSonate accademiche a violono sole e basso, deicate alla Sacra... musical score | 1 score, 100 p. ; 9 x 12 in. | Musical Score (Form).
- Contributor: [author] - Veracini, Francesco Maria
- Date: 1743
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Notated MusicJudas Macchabæus. Oratorio in three acts. For soprano, alto, tenor, bass, violins, viola, cello, oboes, bassoons, and continuo. Vocal and instrumental parts numbered Book 2d through Book 15th. Manuscript. In ink. Libretto by Thomas Morrell; cf. Grove music online. Library has: Book 2d. canto, Book 3d. alto, Book 4th tenor voice, Book 5th basso voice, Book 6th violino primo, Book 7th violino secondo, Book 8th violino ...
- Contributor: Handel, George Frideric - Morell, Thomas - Littleton, Edward
- Date: 1746
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