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Baseball in Song and Music


"Build it, and they will come"

Go to our page Baseball in Song and Music where you can download a large unique collection of sheet music related to baseball published in the 19th and early 20th Century. There is also a baseball screen-saver created from dozens of early baseball images, a collection of classic baseball MP3s, and a few PDF downloads of early baseball poetry. Go and listen to Bob Dylan sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame", acapella.....

"Nothing flatters me more than to have it assumed that I could write prose-unless it be to have it assumed that I once pitched a baseball with distinction."
- Poet Robert Frost



The Music Of Justin Holland

Justin Holland was one of the first American classical guitarists, and he was teacher and a composer. He was also a prominent member of the African-American Masonic lodge. We have collected sheet music of the solo guitar works and the arrangements for voice and guitar of Justin Holland.

We also now offer Holland's method for the guitar



Fiddlin' Around
On The Way To A Revolution

In Colonial America, folk music, especially fiddle music and folk dancing was a very popular form of entertainment. In fact, both Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry were fiddlers and as you can see from the references on the page linked below, both were involved with performances at festivals and social events in their younger days.

We have prepared 4 PDF notaton collections and 1 MP3 collection of early American tunes...

Fiddlin' Around On The Way To A Revolution



Folk Tunes from Early America
4 PDF Collections of music notation
prepared for easy printing on standard size paper.


1. - 15 tunes from the notebooks of
Colonial Captain George Bush

2. - 22 Colonial American folk tunes

3. - 15 tunes from the notebooks of early
American artist and musican William Sydney Mount

4. - 24 tunes from the notebooks of fifer Thomas Nixon


Tunes from Early America page

 


The early American Shakers practiced a celibate and communal lifestyle and pacifism. They are also known for their simple living, architecture, technological innovation, and furniture, art and music.
They also composed thousands of songs, and also created many dances; both were an important part of the Shaker worship services. In Shaker society, a spiritual "gift" or "vision" could also be a musical revelation or a musical dream, and they considered it important to notate such musical inspirations as they occurred.

Shaker Visions


The First American
Environmental Protest Song?

Woodman, Spare That Tree!

We have prepared a PDF file with scans of the original sheet for the song itself, and 6 published variations and replies to the original song.


Henry David Thoreau's
Favorite Music

Four of Throeau's favorite songs,
and examples of music that fasicnated him:
the music of the wind...the Aeolian "wind harp"

Thoreau's Favorite Music


Songs Of Protest & Social Justice
In 19th Century America

We have collected and scanned many pieces of sheet music related to issues of poverty, labor, Native American rights and more, published in America in the 1800s.

 


Songs of Social Justice


Forgotten 19th Century
American Guitar Music


In 19th Century America, music publishers were very busy publishing a large amount of sheet music. Much of this music was sheet music for the guitar. We have collected some of this guitar music, including music by some of the best 19th Century American guitarists such as African-American classical guitarist and composer Justin Holland, and the amazing
Mrs. Knoop.


The Chili Pepper Rags
PDF Sheet music & MP3s

Red Peppers - Two Step 1907 - Imogene Giles

Chili Con Carne -1911 Elmer B. Griffith

Hot Tamale Man Rag - 1909 - Herbert Ingram

Red Pepper Rag - 1910 - Henry Lodge

Go and read the colorful history of chili, and listen to an MP3 sample of the above sheet music and MP3 collection.

(Note - The chili rag collection is at the bottom of the page.)



The
Hutchinson Family
Singers


America's first
protest singers


 


This is a lovely song by Colonial American composer Timothy Swan, expressing the emotion of individuals who are about to leave their loved ones and home, for military duty.

One can see how this rather profound song about a soldier leaving to fight in a war could now relate to all the brave medical heroes and first responders fighting our current "war" against the coronavirus.

The poem Timothy Swan used for this piece of music may have been written by him, but is often attributed to that famous historical individual known as "anonymous".

We have prepared a basic PDF arrangment of this piece of music, using Swan's music and poem, adding guitar chords, a piano (or harp) accompaniment and a bass line. You can uses this basic arrangement to create your own arrangements of this lovely song.

The Soldier's Farewell



Women Ragtime Composers


In the early part of the 20th Century, while legendary composers like Scott Joplin were composing what became famous "rags", many women were also composing fantastic, energetic ragtime piano music.

This collection is in PDF format, with scans of the original sheet music and covers, prepared as easy to print on standard size paper.


Cold Feet Rag - Mamie Williams
Eatin' Time Rag - Irene Cozad
Electric Rag - Mary Gilmore
Pickles & Peppers - A Rag Oddity -
Adaline Shepherd
Diablo Rag - A Rag Fantasie -
Dorothy Ingersol Wahl
Possum Rag - Geraldine Dobyns
Redhead Rag - Irene Franklin
Turkish Trophies - An Oriental Rag
- Sara B. Egan
The Aviator Rag - Irene Giblin
Blue Ribbon Rag - May Aufderheide
Butser Rag - Bessie M. Powell
Chicken Chowder - Irene Giblin
Columbia Rag - Irene Giblin
Some Raggy Rag - Mattie C. Thompson
Rag-time Dance - May Irwin
Mop Rag - Helen S. Eaton
The Nashville Rag & Two Step - Mamie A. Gunn
Snowball - Ragtime March -
Nellie W. Stokes
That Tired Rag - Charlotte Blake
Bull Dog Rag - Geraldine Dobyns
6 Ragtime pieces by Marcella A. Henry:
From a publication entitled Ragtime Review
Broadway Rag
The Covent Garden - Ragtime Waltz
Glittering Stars - Ragtime Waltz
The Green Mill Rag
Kentucky Rag
National Colors Rag

Chippewa Rag - Myrtle Hoy


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Ragtime Women Composers - $4.00


 

The Music Of 19th Century
American Women Composers

 

Download the sheet
music of many of the talented
Women composers of 19th Century America

 

 

Hannah's Song
The art & music of Hannah Cohoon

Hannah Cohoon is the most famous of the many artists from the mystical Shaker communities in 19th Century America. What is not widely known is that she also composed interesting songs .
Hannah's Song


Whitewashing
the
Yellow Rose Of Texas



Over time, the famous song Yellow Rose Of Texas went through periods where the lyrics were changed, some might say "whitewashed". The history of, and legend of, The Yellow Rose Of Texas is a fascinating story in and of itself, and, is an interesting example of the changes a piece of music can pass through over time, due to different cultural conditions.



Brief biography of the Author:

" A few years back I thought I was past my “best before” date and I needed the spiritual support my grandfather had always given me. My memories of him and his tales form the basis of these stories. Montreal (and Weir in the summers) was my home for about two decades. The stories ended when my grandfather died on August 3, 1960. I was twelve.

Over the years I was able to record two vinyl LPs and two CDs (all my own work) and one LP with other musicians and writers. I earned a bachelor’s degree in education (secondary) and taught for twenty-two years, became an emergency medical responder for six years, a volunteer firefighter for fifteen, and a town councilor for two year"

The music career of TB Murdoch, known to the music world as "Bruce Murdoch" included recording for Elektra Records and performing at many forums and coffee houses during the heyday of the folk revival and the singer/songwriter movement in Greenwich Village during the 1960s that produced Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter Paul & Mary, Eric Andersen, Patrick Sky, Phil Ochs and many more. He also performed at the Newport Folk Festival, in Carnegie Hall and recorded an album produced by Richie Havens for his label and an album produced by Radio Canada.
He has recently recorded 2 new collections of his latest songs.

 

"The Grampy Tales and Stories"

 



Apple Cider Music & Poetry

MP3 collection of music related to cider and apples along with 2 PDF files of 19th Century American periodical articles, a poetry collection
and sheet music
related to apples.

Apple Cider Music & Poetry

 


What may be the earliest guitar transcriptions of 8 John Philip Sousa marches. Scans of the original sheet music prepared for easy printing, in a PDF file.


1. Manhatten Beach March
2. The Bride Elect
3. The Charlatan
4. The Diplomat
5. Hail to the Spirit of Liberty March
6. The Liberty Bell March
7. A Typical Tune of Zanzibar (from the opera "El Capitain")
8. King Cotton March



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Guitar Music of William Foden

William Foden (23 March 1860 – 9 April 1947) was an American composer, musician, and teacher. Foden is considered America's premiere classical guitarist during the 1890s and the first decades of the twentieth century.
We have collected the original sheet music of William Foden and prepared a PDF collection....

Music of American Guitarist
William Foden



 

The Guitar Music of
Charles De Janon (1834-1911)

Romero was born in San Luis Obispo, California in 1854 and died in Boston, November 19, 1893.
His parents emigrated from Spain.
While quite young he had learned and played the guitar. He eventually he moved to Los Angeles and continued his studies with Miguel S. Arrevalo.

Later he moved to San Jose, California, performed and taught guitar and while living there began to publish numerous works.
He then moved to Boston and continued his teaching practice while establishing his performance career which led to publishing many of his original and arranged works for guitar.

Web page about the
music of Charles De Janon


The Music of American Guitarist Luis T. Romero

Romero was born in San Luis Obispo, California in 1854 and died in Boston, November 19, 1893.
His parents emigrated from Spain.
While quite young he had learned and played the guitar. He eventually he moved to Los Angeles and continued his studies with Miguel S. Arrevalo.
Later he moved to San Jose, California, performed and taught guitar and while living there began to publish numerous works.
He then moved to Boston and continued his teaching practice while establishing his performance career which led to publishing many of his original and arranged works for guitar.

Luis T. Romero web page


The Francis Hopkinson
Songbook


Francis Hopkinson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was also one of the earliest composers in America.

We now offer the notation for 7 Francis Hopkinson songs, and we have also arranged 6 of his songs for solo guitar and flute as MP3 files.

Songs Of Francis Hopkinson





The Music of Poet Emily Dickinson

American Poet Emily Dickinson was very intereseted in music of many kinds, and kept a
personal sheet music collection in a special book..

We have created a collection of arrangements using versions of many of the instumental tunes in Emily Dickinson's music book. These arrangements include the melody, a basic keyoard (or harp) accompaniment and guitar chords. These basic arrangments can quite easily be used to create various verions of this music.

Emily's music page




Music from the Ephrata Cloister

The Ephrata Cloister or Ephrata Community was a mystical, communal religious community made up of both men and women members. It was established in 1732 by Johann Conrad Beissel at Ephrata, in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Beissel taught music at the Cloister and wrote hundreds of songs and choral works. The music of the Ephrata choir has been described as “sacred” and “alchemical.” Many of the other members of the cloister also devoted themselves to poetry and music and art. Their choir became widely known in early America for their ethereal and unique music, created in a musical notation system created by Beisell. We have created arrangements using melodies from Ephrata....

Music from the Ephrata Cloister

 


The Guitar Music Of J. C. Smith

J. C. Smith was a talented guitarist and composer who composed and published many works for guitar in Youngstown, Ohio in the last part of the 19th Century. Many of his publications have elaborate and skillfully done artwork, apparently created by J. C. Smith, and many of these engravings are included with the following sheet music.

This sheet music collection is original scans of the music of J.C. Smith, prepared as PDF files for easy black and white printing on standard size paper.

The American Guitarist - Sweet Home Variations (9 variations)
J. C. Smith - 1885

American Fantasia (Fantasia with variations)
J. C. Smith - 1884

Au Revoir Polka
J. C. Smith - 1884

Dance Of The Fairies
J. C. Smith - 1883

Greenville Variations
J. C. Smith - 1884

Lightning Polka
J. C. Smith - 1883

Sappho's Reverie
J. C. Smith - 1884

Pavanne Of The Midnight Stars (duet and trio for guitars)
J. C. Smith - 1884

Diana's Fantasia (for two guitars)
J. C. Smith - 1884

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Price - $4.50



The Music Of Colonial American
composer William Billings


History, sheet music and MP3 music arrangements of the music of the composer who was associated with John and Samuel Adams, wrote what became the original national anthem, and was a direct participant in the American Revolution.... William Billings.

 



The Music of Various
Colonial American Composers

This page is a collection of 49 pieces of choral music by 14 colonial American composers who became known as "Yankee Tunesmiths". This collection contains some very unique music. We have included short biographies and information for each of the composers.

The Yankee Tunesmiths


Explore - The Amaranth Publishing web pages including the music of the spheres, the music of a Renaissance alchemist, music created by software and artificial intelligence, the music of the fairies, Beethoven's 10th Symphony, The Never Ending Melody, the music of the Illuminati, the world's most mysterious book, the world's oldest song, a way you can compose music like Mozart, the world's oldest love song,
and much more
........


Some Of The Dumbest & Strangest Music Ever Published

In 19th Century & early 20th Century America, literally many thousands of pieces of music were composed and published. Some of this music was was odd, some funny and some probably rates as the dumbest or strangest music ever published.

Dumbest & Strangest Music Ever Published


 

The Guitar Music Of
The Amazing "Mrs. Knoop"


L'Alhambra Waltz
1847

The Flowers Of Andalusia 1850

Rosignol Polka 1850

Carnival Of Venice 1847

The Adieu (El Adios) 1866

 

 

Madame Delores Nevares de Goñi was one of the most prominent and talented guitarists of her time. Her performances were widely popular throughout the Americas between 1841 and 1892.

Madame De Goni's first husband also was a guitarist, but in 1845 she married George Knoop, a renowned cellist, after Sr. de Goni ..discreetlty left the scene. Most of her guitar compositions were published using only the name "Mrs Knoop".

An 1840 notice in the New York Herald:
"A distinguished female, professor of the Spanish guitar, has just arrived from Europe' Her name is Dona Dolores de Goni, a Spanish lady of exquisite beauty, and still more exquisite accomplishments in Spanish music. During the last spring and summer she gave many exhibitions before the royalty and nobility of England, that brought forth great applause. Despite the lavish claims in the press notice, de Goni was only moderately successful in London."

Download the music of Mrs. Knoop
Scans of the original sheet music in PDF format, prepared for easy printing on standard size paper.

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$3.50 - Paypal or Credit-Card

 

Early & Unique
American Sheet Music

A collection of unique sheet music on American themes, including a song by Francis Hopkinson, signer of the Declaration Of Independence, early songs dedicated to John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, a choral chant of the entire Declaration of Independence, lively piano compositions on American themes, a complete "periodical" article with music of Revolution era tunes and more...........

 

Dancing Brits


Ever wonder what the British soldiers fighting the Americans during the Revolution did during their time off? Well, now we know....A short book published in London in 1785 after the Brits were defeated and back in the good ole' Empire....is entitled:

 

Twenty Four American Country Dances
as danced by the British
during their winter quarters
at Philadelphia, New York and Charles Town


We have prepared scans of the original publication of sheet music in PDF format, for easy black and white printing on standard size paper.

Dancing Brits - $2.00

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The Halloween Tunes

A collection of traditional tunes related to Halloween, arranged with guitar chords and a basic harp (or keyboard) backup, that you can use as a basis for creating your own improvisations and arrangements.



The Halloween Tunes


Music composed by Nobody

In 19th Century America, a fact that is not widely known is that thousands of pieces of sheet music were published. Music on every conceivable subject from the hippopotamus to free-love was published.
Strangely enough, one of the very popular things to do was to publish sheet music using fake, often comic names.
We have gathered together a few of these pieces of music and created a PDF book out of them.

Music by Nobody

 


American Musical Miscellany

A large collection of songs popular in early America published in Massachusetts in 1798

The melody music notation is included for every song.

We have prepared scans of the original publication in PDF format, for easy black and white printing on standard size paper.

List of songs from the book...

We have prepared scans of the original publication in PDF format, for easy black and white printing on standard size paper.

American Musical Miscellany - $3.00

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Samuel Swain Stewart

Samuel Swain (SS) Stewart was born in Philadelphia in 1855. He kept a music store in Church Street and was both an instrument maker and music publisher.

S.S. Stewart’s Banjo & Guitar Journal began publication in 1882. The Journal covered items of interest to music lovers, including: concert dates, concert reviews, sheet music and instruction, articles, photos, and a large number of advertisements.

We have scanned the original sheet music for the banjo and guitar from many of the Journals and prepared this 136 page collection. It contains a variety of pieces in many styles (jigs, reels, clogs, waltzes, polkas, songs, and more.....for both solo banjo and guitar.

The collection is prepared as a PDF file in an easy to print format for standard size paper.
(Note: The sheet music scans were made from the original publications so do vary a bit in quality due to the fading of some old paper, but all are readable and printable and most are excellent quality.)
(Yet another note: Some of the sol0 banjo pieces can very easily be arranged and performed on a variety on instruments such as fiddle, etc.)

Music from S. S. Stewart's
Banjo & Guitar Journal


Price - $4.00
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Large Collection of
compositions and arrangements
by 19th Century American guitarists

3 PDF files with scans of the original sheet music prepared for
easy printing on standard size paper.

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Price - $4.00

 



Composer Arthur Farwell
& The Wa-Wan Press

The Wa-Wan Press was an American music publishing company founded in 1901 by composer Arthur Farwell in Newton Center, Massachusetts. Arthur Farwell (March 23, 1872 – January 20, 1952) was an American composer, conductor, educationalist, lithographer, esoteric savant, and music publisher.
The firm concentrated on publishing compositions by so-called Indianist movement members—composers who incorporated traditional Native American music into their works.

Composer Arthur Farwell
& The Wa-Wan Press


The Music of Amy Beach



Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (September 5, 1867 – December 27, 1944) was an American composer and pianist. She was the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music. As a pianist, she was acclaimed for concerts she gave in the United States and in Germany.


The Music of Amy Beach



Masonic Music In 19th Century America

In 19th Century America, the Freemasons were busy publishing all kinds of music related to their organization, instrumental, choral, songs, you name it.

19th Century American Masonic Music

 


Another Masonic
Music Collection
!


Traditional
Masonic Music


A collection of MP3 arrangements of traditional music related to Masons.

 

Wolf Chants

Transcriptions of Native American songs related to wolves

You can download the Wolf Chants MP3s for $4.00 in the format of a "zip" file .

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$4.00

Song Of The Old Wolf
MP3 sample

I Dreamed I Was A Wolf
Like A Wolf I Roam
Lone Wolf Howling - (an actual transcription of a wolf howling)
Song Of A Wolf
Song Of The Young Wolves
Wolf Nation Called Me



Considering the crazy ways things seem to keep happening after we send the politicians from both political parties to Washington D.C., a new kind of candidate for President might not be a bad idea. Or, we could revive an old campaign.
Listen to the original Howdy Doody For President campaign songs..........

Howdy Doody For President

 

Spanish American Folk Music

A book published in 1917 containing 95 folk song melodies from across Spanish America, with both Spanish lyrics and English translations.


Scan of the original book, in PDF format prepared for easy printing on standard size paper.

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Price - $3.50

 

An interesting book for
amateur and professional luthiers...

Violins And Other Stringed Instruments
How to Make Them

A 1907 publication with instructions, numerous engravings and drawings, about how to make many stringed instruments. From the table of contents:

Scan of the original book, prepared as a PDF file for easy printing on standard size paper.

 

Materials and Tools for Violin Making
Making Violin Moulds
Violin Making .
Varnishing and Finishing Violins
Double Bass Violin, and a. Violoncello
Japanese One-String Violins
Mandolin Making
Guitar Making
Banjo Making
Dulcimer Making

 

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Price - $3.50

 

 

ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN SONG

"A Collection of Twenty-five Songs
by
REPRESENTATIVE AMERICAN COMPOSERS
Scored for Piano & Low Voice"

 19th & Early 20th Century Ameican Composers

A PDF file with scans of the original sheet music prepared for
easy printing on standard size paper.

BARTLETT, HOMER N.
Highland Mary. Scotch Song
CADMAN CHARLES WAKEFIELD
A Moonlight Song
CHADWICK, G. W.
In My Beloved's Eyes
COOMBS, C. WHTNEY

Her Rose. A Love-Song
DE KOVEN, REGINALD
Norman Cradle-Song
HADLEY, HENRY
Rose-Time
HARRIS, VICTOR
April _
HAWLEY, C. B.
The Nightingale and the Rose
HOMER, SYDNEY
Requiem
JOHNS, CLAYTON

I Love, and the World is Mine
LA FORGE, FRANK
Like the Rosebud
MACK, ALBERT A.
For Ever and a Day


MACDOWELL, EDWARD
The Clover
NEIDLINGER, W. H.
Serenade. ("The wind is whisp'ring")
NEVIN, ARTHUR
Auf Wiedersch'n
PARKER, HORATIO
Milkmaid's Song
ROGERS, JAMES H.
At Parting
ROGERS, WINTHROP L.
Let Miss Lindy Pass
SALTER, MARY TURNER
The Pine-Tree "
SHELLEY. HARRY ROWE
Love's Sorrow. Ballad
SMITH, WILSON G.
Entreaty. A Love-Song
THAYER, WILLIAM ARMOUR
My Laddie. A Scotch Love-Song
WARE, HARRIET
Joy of the Morning
WHITING, ARTHUR
"Yet ah, that spring should vanish"
WOODMAN, R. HUNTINGTON
Ashes of Roses

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Songs With Guitar
Songs arranged for guitar and voice by various
19th Century American guitarists


A PDF file with scans of the original sheet music prepared for
easy printing on standard size paper.

James Bland - Travelling Back To Alabama
E. Blessner - Annie Lawrie - A Scotch Ballad
Henry Chadwick - Tu Sandunga (What Enchantment)
H. Chadwick - Kitty Neil
H. Chadwick - The Old Pine Tree
W. L. Hayden - Come Back To Erin
Louis Trip - Beautiful Isle
W. M. Dressler - Forgive But Don't Forget
Steven Foster - My Old Kentucky Home - Good Night
G. J. Hubert Sanders - My Native Hills
Francis Weiland - Songs Of Love
Sep. Winner - Spring! Gentle Spring!
Max Zorer - The May Breezes

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8 pieces of music published in 19th Century America arranged for solo voice, chorus and solo guitar.

Interesting music arrangements for small choirs and small churches as well as larger organizations.

Scans of the original sheet music, prepared as a PDF file for easy printing on standard size paper.


Angels Wait Beside The Door
Come Holy Spirit
Cross & Crown
Father Pray With Me
God Bless Our Home
Little Church Around The Corner
Remember You In My Prayers
Talk About Your Moses

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Price - $3.00


Songs From The Green Hills of Vermont

A book published in 1919 containing 13 songs, "Tunes collected and piano accompaniments arranged. With historical notes." Tunes were transcribed from folk singers in a small town in the Green Hills of Vermont.

Scan of the original book prepared in PDF format for easy printing on standard size paper.

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Price - $3.50

 

 

 

 

Rince na h'Eireann

A 48 page book, published in 1907, giving simple and clear diagram instructions for Irish dances, and a list of the tunes to use with the dances.



We have scanned and prepared a PDF file of this entire book for easy and high quality printing on standard size paper.

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Price - $3.50





 

19th Century American Periodical Articles
About Caricature, Posters and
Master Engravers

Scans of the complete articles, including many high quality contemporary engravings. PDFs are all prepared for easy printing on standard size paper.

 

PDF 1
Contemporary American Caricature

PDF 2
Early Political Caricature in America

PDF 3
American Posters, Past and Present

 

 

 

 

 

PDFs 4 & 5
American Engravers - 1
American Engravers - 2

PDF files contain scanned images of some of the best engravers in the 19th Century American periodicals.



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Price - $4.00

 

 
 

Political Songs
in 19th Century America

Politics in America has always been lively since day one. In the 19th Century, when printing was growing in America it involved a lot of singing, a lot of song writing and sheet music. It also involved some great satire, humor and classic protest songs.
We have collected a few of these pieces of political music.

Political Songs

 

19th Century American
Periodical Articles About Music

Scans of the complete articles, including music notation examples and interesting engravings. PDFs are all prepared for easy printing on standard size paper.

 

PDF 1
Songs And Ballads Of The Revolution
On The Track Of The Arkansas Traveler

 

 

PDF 2
Negro Spirituals
Creole Slave Songs

PDF 3
The Dance In Place Congo
Origin Of The John Brown Song

 


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Price - $4.00



 


International Music
in 19th Century American Periodicals

Scans of the complete articles, including music notation examples. PDFs are all prepared for easy printing on standard size paper.

PDF-1
Chinese Music
Traditional Music of the Spanish Pyrenees
Traditional Music of the French Pyrenees
Holy Week in Seville

PDF-2
Some Japanese Melodies
Ballads and Ballad Music Illustrating Shakespeare
Folk Songs

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Price - $4.00

 


Native American Music A collection of 19th Century American periodical articles about Native American songs and music, including music notation of many songs and chants. Scans of the articles prepared for easy printing, in a PDF file.
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Price - $5.00

 

Unusual Music Patents

A large collection of some very unique and unusual music inventions & patents (with construction details) from early America. Scans of the original patents prepared for easy printing, in a PDF file.
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Price -$5.00

 


American Irish Songs - A collection of 15 sheet music songs for guitar and voice published in 19th Century America with Irish themes. Scans of the original sheet music prepared for easy printing, in a PDF file.
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Price - $6.00

 

100 Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes & Country Dances
for solo instrument

100 popular solos

 

The Music Of
Blind Tom

19th Century American "savant" genius pianist. You can download the original sheet music of compositions by the amazing Blind Tom.




Beer & Ale Sheet Music

Sheet music related to ale & beer

 

The Music Of 19th Century
African-American Composers

Download sheet
music of some of the early
African-American composers

 

 


Activist Songs
- A collection of 4 books of songs on themes of labor, fellowship, peace and socialism including the collections:
Peace Songs
Labor Reform Songster
Socialist Songs With Music
Songs Of The Fellowship

Scans of the articles prepared for easy printing, in a PDF file. After your credit card or Paypal payment of $7.00 is processed, you will quickly be sent a download link.


Price - $7.00

 

Sheet Music Published In
19th Century Texas

In 19th Century Texas, composers and music publishers were busy publishing all kinds of music, instrumental, choral, songs, you name it.


Music Published In
19th Century Texas

 

 

 

The Earth Only Endures
MP3 collections of
Native American Songs & Chants

 

2 American Animal Classics......

Scans of the original 19th Century sheet music prepared as PDFs in an easy to print standard size format.

 

The Grasshopper -
A Tragic Cantata

13 pages
For singing voice, recitation & piano

 

 

The Animal Quartet
14 pages
For Cat, Chicken,
Dog & Hog
(2 tenor, 2 bass voices)
and piano


 

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After your credit-card or Paypal payment is processed, you will be immediately emailed the download links.

2 American Animal Classics -$4.00

Contact us by e-mail if you have any questions.........

 

Unusual Magic Patents

A large collection of patents for magic, illusion, trick devices etc. (with construction details) from early America. Scans of the original patents prepared for easy printing, in a PDF file.
After your credit card or Paypal payment of $5.00 is processed, you will quickly be sent a download link.

 

Price - $5.00




The Early American X-Files

 

 

 

Santa Claus
A Christmas Cantata

A 48 page composition published in 1879 and conceived as a simple yet color way for singing and musical people of all ages to celebrate Christmas.

 

 

Ron Bankley, Canadian guitarist, poet, songwriter, recently passed away.

This page is our memorial for Ron....

 

The Last Song

 



A musical memorial for Canadian First Nations
activist, songwriter and filmmaker Willie Dunn.


 


Finally.... we have an early American tune with a history to play as we work to replace the rogues from both political parties at all levels of government and vote them out.........

The Rogue's March




Geronimo's Medicine Song

In the words of Geronimo -
"The song that I will sing is an old song, so old that none knows who made it. It has been handed down through generations and was taught to me when I was but a little lad. It is now my own song. It belongs to me. This is a holy song (medicine-song), and great is its power. The song tells how, as I sing, I go through the air to a holy place where Yusun (The Supreme Being) will give me power to do wonderful things. I am surrounded by little clouds, and as I go through the air I change, becoming spirit only."


Geronimo's Medicine Song

 

Music Magic


Projects using music & sound from a 19th Century book about magic.

Music Magic

 



Meet the CEO of Amaranth Publishing
and The Creator!

And learn who you should contact if you know of a
Golden Retriever that needs to be rescued or needs assistance.

 

The Music And Art Of William Sidney Mount

William Sidney Mount (1807-1868), was a man of many talents. As well as being a fine artist, he was also a musician, composer and collector of the folk music of early America. And if that is not enough to impress......, he also invented a type of steamboat paddle wheel, a unique two-hulled sailboat, a traveling painting studio on wheels and a hollow back violin, named the "Cradle of Harmony".

 


"What you have told us is all very good. It is indeed bad to eat apples. It is better to make them all into cider."
- Benjamin Franklin


(In- Remarks Concerning The Savages Of North America, reporting a Native American's response to the story of Adam & Eve.)

 


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