PDF Collections of Unique
and Unusual Music and 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 downloaded as PDF files, but in a few cases there are multiple PDF files of individual pieces of sheet music in a "zip" archive.

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Mysteries
19th Century 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

 

Scans of two unique American articles published in the 1800s about hashish.....

1. A Hashish House In New York
The Curious Adventures Of A Individual Who
Indulged In A Few Pipefuls Of The Narcotic Hemp

2. Hasheesh And Hasheesh Eaters

Price - $2.50

The Mafiusi of Sicily

Scans of an historic 18 page article about the Mafia published in 1876

Price - $2.50

 


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

 

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



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.



Price - $4.00

 

 

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

Price - $3.00

 

Scans of 5 American articles from the 1800s about spirituality and religion prepared as easy to print PDF files.

1. Tao

2. Tao: The Way -
An Artists's Letter From Japan

3.Mystics Among The New England Hills

 

4. A Home Of The Silent Brotherhood
The Abbey of La Trappe in Kentucky
(includes some great engraved illustrations)

5. Was Christ A Buddhist?

Price - 4.00


 

Baseball Songs
2 PDF collections of many 19th & early 20th Century songs on the subject of baseball.
website about this collection
Price - 7.50


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.
You will quickly be sent the download link by email after your payment is processed.


Price - $3.50





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.

Our website about this composer
and the PDF collections offered





 


The Francis Hopkinson Songbook

Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration Of Independence is best known for his role as an ardent patriot during the American Revolution. Throughout his adult life, Hopkinson wrote poetry and satire on the politically derisive issues of the day. He penned a popular and humorous work on the 1787 Constitutional Convention. He was also an accomplished harpsichordist and composer. His work "My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free," set to the words of Thomas Parnell's "Love and Innocence," is the first extant secular song by a native American composer.

We now offer the sheet music of songs (for keyboard with lyrics) by Francis Hopkinson in PDF format, prepared for easy printing on standard paper.

The Francis Hopkinson Songbook - $3.50

Beneath A Weeping Willow's Shade
Come Fair Rosina
My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free
My Love Is Gone To Sea
A Toast
Whilst Through The Sharp Hawthorne
Rondo
Brother Soldiers All Hail
A Toast "To Washington" (with added flute
or violin part)

Our website about Francis Hopkinson and his
music and poetry with MP3 examples.

If you have any questions, you can contact us by e-mail.

 

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


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Price - $4.00
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Sousa for the Guitar - What may be the earliest guitar transcriptions of many John Philip Sousa marches.

Price - $4.00

 


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

 

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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2 American Animal Classics -$4.00

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For Dog Lovers.....

Scans of many original 19th Century American articles about dogs of all kinds. With some great art and engravings. Prepared as PDF files in an an easy to print standard size format.

Typical Dogs 1

Typical Dogs 2

Toy Dogs


 

Dogs Described And Illustrated

The Coon Dog

 

 

Sporting Dogs

To A Dog's Memory - poem

 

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Price -$5.00

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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.

After your payment is processed you will quickly be sent by email the download link.

Price - $3.50

If you have any questions, you can contact us by e-mail.





Reels For Band
8 Reels for Band
by J. H. Ross

Instrumentation included in this 19th Century American sheet music:
(Note- Obviously these parts could be substituted by other instruments)
Violin 1st, Violin 2nd, Viola, Cello, Basso, Piccolo, Clarinet 1st, Clarinet 2nd, Coronets, Horns, Trombone, Tuba, Drums



Price - $3.00





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.

Our w ebsite about this composer
and Wa-Wan Press and
the PDF collections offered.




 

The Music of Faries, Druids, Spirits (and more)

Throughout history, in every culture, there have been tales and legends about supernatural music, the music of fairies, spirits, music with powers to enchant, heal, charm, mystify and cause mischief.

The music notation making up this collection was gathered from many antique books that include notated examples of this music.

We have prepared this music notation as a PDF file.

Note: The music notation in this PDF is the basic melodies of these tunes as presented in the antique books and are of course perfect for interpretation and improvisation.

Included in the collection is:

Irish Fairy Songs
Irish Fairy Song
Irish Fairy Song
Irish Fairy Song
Music Heard Played By A Fairy

 



Shetland Fairy Tunes
Aith Rant
West Side Trows Reel
Winyadepla
A Fairy Reel
Hylta Dance (trowie tune from Fetlar)
VallaField

 

 

Banshee Wail 1 & 2

Druid Song

Bridget Cruise - 4 Settings

2 Swedish "Neck" Songs

 

 

3 Welsh Fairy Tunes

Songs from the "Shieling"
The Shieling Song
An Toman Cuilnn - Shieling Fairy Song

 


Random Celtic Fairy Tunes

(Said to have been learned from the Sidhe)
The Gold Ring
Pretty Maid Milking the Cow
Cutting Ferns
The Bright Dawn of Day
A Fairy Lullaby (Similar to the Scottish tune about the mythological "Dream Angus"We have a music page about this song)
Dawn Fairy Song

African Spirit Songs
Akele Wood Spirits
Ogbuka Wood Spirits
Asaba Forest Spirit
African Spirit Song
African Spirit Song 2

 


Fairy Music of Scotland
Water-Kelpie's Lullaby
A Fairy's Love Song
Sealwoman's Sea Joy
A Fairy Plaint
An Ancient Tune Used To Attract Seals
Crodh Chailein - Daoine-sith (Mound Dwellers) song

 

 


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Price - $4.00
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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


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


Price - $4.00

 

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

 


After your Paypal or Credit/Debit card payment is processed, you will quickly be emailed the download link for all 3 PDF files.

Price - $4.00

 

2 PDF collections of scans of articles about Ireland from original 19th Century American periodicals, with many high quality engravings. Prepared for easy printing on standard size paper.

 


PDF 1
Woman In Early Ireland
Fairies And Druids Of Ireland
The Old Poetic Guild Of Ireland
Poets And Poetry Of Ireland

 


PDF 2
Early Heroes Of Ireland
Irish Kings And Brehons
Pagan Ireland





Price - $4.00

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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



The Music Of The Ephrata Cloister



The Ephrata Cloister or Ephrata Community was a religious community made up of both men and women members, 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. 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 prepared a PDF file with 3 pieces of music from the Ephrata Cloister transcribed into standard notation and also a PDF file with scans of an original 16 page 19th Century periodical article about the Cloister containing many engravings.

Website about this collection

Price - $3.50

 

Some audio fun.....

The Language Of The Birds MP3 collection consists of 32 field recordings of bird songs adapted using 4 specially designed software programs and accurately slowed down and lowered in pitch so that the bird songs can be clearly heard. The audio is then prepared using various solo instruments, and occasionally groups of instruments where there is more than one bird in the recordings (for example - the sax ensemble performing the Canadian Geese flock landing on a lake gives a new meaning to "free jazz."

The Language of the Birds

 

 



 

19th Century Periodical Articles About Texas

Scans of historic articles about Texas in PDF format with excellent engravings of Texas images.

 



PDF 1 -

Glimpses of Texas 1
PDF 2 -
Glimpses of Texas2
PDF 3
Through Texas
PDF 4 -
The Presidents of Texas
A Stray Yankee in Texas
PDF 5 -
The New South - The City of Fort Worth
The Last Years of Sam Houston
PDF 6 -
San Antonio De Bexar
A Tale Of Texas Life
PDF 7
Texas (by ex-Senator Samuel Bell Maxey)


You can purchase and download the entire Texas article collection for $5.00 below. After your Paypal or Credit/Debit card payment is processed, you will quickly be emailed the download link for all 7 PDF files.

Price - $5.00




More interesting
historic Texas stuff



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




Rare Texas sheet music

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

Price - 6.00



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



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




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