Historic American sheet music, 1850-1920 selected from the collections of Duke University

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Subjects: Music--United States
African Americans--Music
Music publishers--United States
Music publishing--United States--History
Popular music--To 1901
Popular music--1901-1910
Popular music--1911-1920
Dance music--United States
Instrumental music
Songs with piano
Operas--Excerpts
World War, 1914-1918--Songs and music
Patriotic music--United States
Confederate States of America--Songs and music
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Songs and music
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: [Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, 1999-
LC Classification: M
Alternate Titles: At head of title: American memory
Additional Authors: Miller, Stephen D. (Stephen Douglas), 1971-
Schultz, Lois, 1944-
Duke University. Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
Notes: LCCN: 00529707
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Title from home page as viewed on June 2, 2000
Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress
"LC/Ameritech Award Winner"
Summary: Digital images of 3042 pieces of sheet music published in the United States between 1850 and 1920 selected from the collections in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University. The selection presents a significant perspective on American history and culture. The sheet music chosen for digital reproduction represents a wide variety of music types including bel canto, minstrel songs, protest songs, sentimental songs, patriotic and political songs, plantation songs, Civil War songs, spirituals, dance music, songs from vaudeville and musicals, "Tin pan alley" songs, and songs from World War I. The collection is particularly strong in antebellum Southern music, Confederate imprints, and Civil war songs. Piano music includes marches, variations, opera excerpts, and dance music (waltzes, quadrilles, polkas, etc.)
OCLC Number: 44702504