Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Music through the Ages [November/December 2011]

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Music through
the Ages

 

Ludwig van Beethoven. (n.d.). from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004671942/

 

Collections:

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Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection

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Edison Sheet Music Collection

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California Gold: Northern California Folk Music From the Thirties

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Captian Pearl R. Nye: Life on the Ohio and Erie Canal

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Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip

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Hispanic Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande: The Juan B. Rael Collection

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William P. Gottlieb Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz

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Civil War Sheet Music Collection

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J. Fischer & Bro. Music Publishers Collection

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American Singing Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets

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Choice collections of music for the banjo

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Performing Arts Encyclopedia (includes Civil War Sheet Music, Jazz Photos by William P. Gottlieb, The March King: John Philip Sousa, Ragtime, and Song of America)

General Music:

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Music Education Book (fragment)

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Thomas Jefferson, March 3, 1788, Church Chime Music-Description

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Music by the "Contra-Band." [Pictorial envelope]

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Slave songs of the United States.

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Works Progress Administration Federal Music Project of New York City Theatre of Music Presenting chamber operas, symphony concerts, grand operas, [and] chamber music at popular prices.

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Interlochen, Michigan. National music camp where 300 or more young musicians study symphonic music for eight weeks each summer. Practice indoors on string instruments

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String quartet. Quartet seated playing instruments

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[Guarnerius violin and bow]

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[Members of the Bog Trotters Band seated playing or holding instruments, Galax, Va. Includes band leader, Doc Davis, with autoharp; Uncle Alex Dunford with fiddle; Crockett Ward with fiddle; Wade Ward with banjo; Fields Ward with guitar]

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Whaltes & Charters piano, [build 1803]

[Leonard Bernstein, half-length portrait, facing right, seated at piano, making annotations to musical score] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Al. Ravenna.

Classical:

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Ludwig van Beethoven - studied from the death mask [i.e. life mask]

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Beethoven / L. Balestrieri pinx Paris 1900 ; W. Leo Arndt sculps.

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Beethoven / L. Balestrieri pinx Paris ; W. Leo Arndt sculps.

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Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827

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Ludwig Van Beethoven, 1770-1827

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Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven, 177001827

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Ludwig van Beethoven

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Mozart / engraved by J. Thomson.

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Mozart at Vienna--He plays his opera Don Juan for the first time before an assembly of lords and artists

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W.A. Mozart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791

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Mozart

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Mozart rehearsing his XIIth mass.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750

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J.S. Bach

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Letter from Johannes Brahms, addressee unknown, 18 June 1882

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Johannes Brahms, frontispiece of Johannes Brahms, a biography by Hans Gal, to be published by Knopf

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Johannes Brahms

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Johannes Brahms

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Joseph Haydn

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Romance / by Joseph Haydn.

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Mass in B-flat, no. 16 / by Joseph Haydn.

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[Franz Liszt, 1811-1886; full, seated, playing piano duet with violinist Arena Sencrat (?)]

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Franz Liszt

Orchestra:

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Beck Orchestra

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Orchestra Concert, 1916

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Interior of Radio City Music Hall in New York City, showing audience, the Rockettes on stage, and the Music Hall Symphony Orchestra in the pit

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Chicago Orchestra, founded by Theodore Thomas, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Feb. 5, 1907

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Lennox Hill settlement orchestra

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American music festival - Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra - Frank Foti, conductor

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Personnel of National High School Orchestra, Interlochen, Mich., 1930

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Theodore Thomas and his orchestra at Steinway Hall, N.Y. / Bolles, fecit., Bklyn.

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Illinois symphony orchestra

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Illinois symphony orchestra

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Seattle - Baby Symphony Orchestra, Mary Louise Barbour, director. National Institute of Music & Arts / W.F. Goodrich, photography, Seattle.

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Seattle Baby Symphony Orchestra, National Institute of Music and Arts

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Fifth Symphony Concert, Greek Theatre, May 15, '06

Bands:

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[Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pa. Band posed at the bandstand]

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'Navassar Ladies Band' 'A'

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Greenbelt, Maryland. High school band in green uniforms giving a band concert on Memorial Day. Membership in the band is competitive, on the basis of talent. The band bought secondhand instruments and reconditioned them. It had made itself completely self-sufficient financially by giving benefit performances

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Marine Band concert on the White House grounds,July 16, 1921

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Washington, D.C. Listening to U.S. Army band play at a free concert in front of the Capitol

Buildings:

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New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Mass..

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Maguires Music Hall, Historic View, Pine Street, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

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School of music, Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Summerfield College, Music Building, Main and College Streets, Summerfield, Dallas County, AL

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Cincinnati music hall and expostition buildings

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Historic American Buildings Survey Alex Bush, Photographer, February20, 1936

South Elevation (front) of old music building - Eutaw Femail Academy, Main Street & Wilson Avenue (moved from original site), Eutaw, Greene County, AL

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[Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio].

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Music Hall, 154 West Fifty-seventh Street, New York, New York, NY

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[Music hall, Carnegie Library and music hall, Allegheny City, Pennyslvania]

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[Reading room, view toward the delivery room, Carnegie Library and Music Hall, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania]

John Philip Sousa:

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John Philip Sousa--Leader of U.S. Marine Band, 1880-1892--Headstone of Sousa's grave in Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C. / Defense Dept. photo (Marine Corps).

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John Philip Sousa--leader of U.S. Marine Band 1880-92. Sousa, in Navy uniform, marching at the head of his "Jackie" band during World War I, (1917-1919) / Defense Dept. photo (Marine Corps).

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Paris Exposition 1900 Sousa Band "Stars & Stripes forever"

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Sousa's band at the Grand Palace of Beautiful Arts, Paris Exposition, 1900

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Paris Exposition 1900--Sousa's band--"Stars & Stripes forever"

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Mr. Sousa's father and mother / Defense Dept. photo (Marine Corps).

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U.S. Marine Corps Band at Cape May, New Jersey, about 1891 - John Philip Sousa, leader / Defense Dept. photo (Marine Corps).

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Bandmaster Sousa

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[John Philip Sousa, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing front]

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[John Philip Sousa, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right]

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The United States Marine Band (John Philip Sousa, Leader), 1891

Blues:

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Statue of W.C. Handy, father of the blues (1873-1958) located in Wilson Park in Florence, Alabama

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[Ray Charles, half-length portrait]

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Ray Charles / Kunz.

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[Aretha Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait]

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[John Coltrane, head-and-shoulders portrait, holding saxophone]

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Memphis Music neon sign, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Jazz:

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Jazz Primary Source Set

Opera:

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D'Oyly Carte's Opera Co. in Utopia, limited Gilbert & Sullivan's new opera.

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[Chester Watson, Irene Jordan, Judith Raskin, and Fred Cushman appearing in the NBC Opera Company's production of Beethoven's opera "Fidelio"]

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[Bayonne Opera House (Opera House Hall), Ave C and West 26th St., Bayonne, New Jersey] / AFD 1935.

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[New Detroit Opera House (Grand Opera House), Randolph St. corner of Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan] / AFD 1924.

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[Old French opera house--Café de l'Opéra--Bourbon Street at Toulouse Street, New Orleans]

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The William J. Gilmore Opera Company, presenting Richard Stahl's Romantic Opera Comique, "The Seal King"; Palmer's Theatre

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[The Opera House, the inauguration of the opera, Paris, France]

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Broadway Theatre Opera Co. presenting the DeKoven & Smith's greatest success, The highwayman

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Grand Opera, the largest theatre in the world, cost six million dollars, Paris, France / photographed and published by B.W. Kilburn.

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Madama Butterfly Metropolitan Opera / / Larry Rivers.

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Performance of "The Flying Dutchman" Opera in Mobile, Alabama

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Historic Opera House, New Harmony, Indiana

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[Manhattan Opera House, New York, N.Y.]

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Du Bois Opera house programme. Elgin Illinois. Opening night! The opera house will be opened to the public for the first time on Tuesday evening, Nov. 1st, 1870, by a dramatic and musical entertainment ... Elgin, Ill. 1870.

Rock and Roll:

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio

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[Rev. John Oates (left) playing bass with a teenage rock and roll band aboard a railroad car while two girls dance]

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Screaming teenagers wave a crude sign as they welcome "The Beatles" - Britain's shaggy-haired rock n' roll singers - upon their arrival at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, February 7th

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Youngsters dancing on Dick Clark's American Bandstand

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It's that jailhouse rock by Elvis

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[Elvis Presley, full-length portrait, performing onstage]

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Ed Sullivan & the Beatles, who will return to our show in Sept., 1965

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[The Beatles performing on stage]