PDF Collections of Unique and Unusual
Music and Historical Articles
Published in 19th Century America

Each PDF file is scans of original articles published in 19th Century periodicals, or scans of sheet music published in 19th Century America. All scans are prepared for easy printing on 8.5x11 papers on any desktop printer.
Many products are one PDF book but in some cases there are multiple PDF files of individual pieces of sheet music in a "zip" archive.

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Mysteries
Periodical articles about mysterious subjects:
Relation Of Fairies To Religion
The Mythical Boat
The Magic Flight In Folklore
The Jewish Kabbala
Mystics Among The New England Hills
Zodiacal Symbolism
Price - $6.00

 

Bird Songs - A collection of many American 19th Century periodical articles about bird songs and includes music notation for many bird songs.

Price - $5.00

 

Sacred Flora - A collection of American periodical articles on the subject of the folklore and sacred meanings and uses of plants.
Price - $4.00

 

Visible Sound
Two 19th Century articles about fascinating experiments to create visible physical patterns using sound sources.

Price - $3.00

 

 

Violin solos (or woodwind)
A sheet music collection of solo instrumental music published in 19th Century America.
Price - $5.00

 

Ephrata - Interesting periodical article about the mysterious early America cloister or "Ephrata" with many woodcut illustrations.
Price - $3.00

 

Baseball Songs
2 PDF collections of many 19th & early 20th Century songs on the subject of baseball.
website about this collection

Price - 7.50

Sousa for the Guitar - What may be the earliest guitar transcriptions of many John Philip Sousa marches.

Price - $4.00


An amazing collection of some of the
Dumbest & Strangest
Songs Ever Published
website about this collection

Price - $4.00


Native American Music - A collection of American periodical articles about Native American songs and music, including music notation of many songs and chants.

Price - $5.00

 

Music composed by Nobody
In 19th Century America there were thousands of pieces of sheet music published. Many of these pieces of music were published using strange fake names. This PDF collection contains the following list of pieces:

That Horrible Fly - by A. Buzz (Voice & Keyboard)
Vampire Polka - by Four Eyes (Keyboard)
Song of the Season - by A Friend Of The Children (Voice & Keyboard)
The Pope & Sultan - Dedicated to A Church Without A Bishop and A State Without A King - by A Pilgrim (Voice & Keyboard)
The Wheelbarrow Polka - by A Barrel Apples (Keyboard)
Doctor Ironbeard - by Blackbeard (Voice & Keyboard)
It's Yankee Not English At All - Words by A Yankee, Music by Jove (Voice & Keyboard)
Everybody's Polka - Dedicated to Nobody - by Somebody (Keyboard)
Free Love Polka - Dedicated to Several Pretty Girls - by One of the Free Lovers (Keyboard)
Wide Awake Polka - by I Dunno (Keyboard)
Fast Mail - Grand Concert Gallop - by Per Lightning (Keyboard)
Serenade Catskill Katamiaul - by Moonlight (Keyboard)
Fifth Avenue Gallop - by Musicus (Keyboard)
Know Nothing Polka - Dedicated to Everybody - by Nobody (Keyboard)
Prize Baby's Polka - by One of 'em (Keyboard)
National Grange Quickstep - by A. Sickle (Keyboard)
Tell Me Darling - Words by Frank Sweet, music by Six Sharps (Voice & Piano)
Give the Sunshine of Your Heart - by Snowbird (Voice & Keyboard)
Yankee Doodle in Mexico - by Uncle Sam (Voice & Piano)
The Palace Waltz - by A Young American (Keyboard)
Mark Twain Waltz -by XYZ (Keyboard)

Price - $5.00

 


Unusual Music Patents

A sizeable collection of some very unique music patents from early America.
Price -$5.00

 


American Irish Songs - A collection of sheet music songs for guitar and voice published in 19th Century America with Irish themes.

Price - $6.00

Beer and Ale songs - A collection of published songs and music with beer and ale themes.
website about this collection

Price -$3.50

Political Songs
A collection of often very satirical and humorous songs about politics in 19th Century Americs. Includes:
Election Night
(or the musings of a politician’s wife)
Political Situations
March Along Democrats
Wake Oh Republicans Wake
Forward March Republicans
Wait Till The Votes Are Counted
Shall Women Vote?
Good Hard Cider (campaign song)
The Reason Why I Was Elected
The Soldier’s Vote
The Humbug Reform
Down With The Plumed Knight
I Wish I Was De Mayor
I’m The Governor’s Only Son
Wheelbarrow or Cider Polka

Price - $3.50

Masonic sheet music - An extensive collection of American Masonic sheet music.
website about this collection

Price - $6.00

 

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

Price - $7.00

 

For The Love of the Reel
A collection of many reels published in 19th Century America.

Price - 5.00

 

 

Music by African American Composers
A PDF book of selected pieces by African American composers of the 19th & early 20th century. Includes:
Anthem for Christmas - (Keyboard, Voice & Chorus) William Brady
Welcome to the Era March (Keyboard) Jacob Sawyer
Andante (Guitar) Justin Holland
The Pilgrim Overture (Keyboard) J.T. Douglas
Parisian Waltzes (Keyboard) H. F. Williams
Le Serment de L'Arabe - Dramatic Chant (Keyboard & Voice) - Edmund DeDe
La Capricieuse Waltz (Keyboard) Basil Barres
Au Clair de Lune (Keyboard) Lucien Lambert
Lauriett - Ballad (Keyboard & Voice) H. F. Williams
Les Clochettes -Fantasie Mazurka (Keyboard) - Sidney Lambert
Rays of Hope March (Keyboard) W. F. Craig
Scenes of Youth - Descriptive (Keyboard) F .E. Lewis
Mass for Three Voices - Gloria & Agnus Dei (Keyboard & 3 voice) - S. Snaer

Price - $3.50

 

Early Texas sheet music
A unique and extensive collection of scanned sheet music published in 19th Century Texas.
website about this collection

Price - 6.00

 


100 Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes & Country Dances for solo instrument
Price - $2.50

 

(more to come very soon)


Early American music,
unusual & unique music,
and ephemera collection.



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