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Historic Sheet Music (1800-1922)
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Civil War Sheet Music
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The Aaron Copland Collection (ca. 1900-1990)
Music for the Nation
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Historic American Sheet Music (1850-1920)
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Related Web Sites
Thomas Hampson: The Library of Congress Presents: Music, Theater and Dance (program on PBS)
Hampsong (Thomas Hampson's Web site)
Browse essays and songs related to the American art song.
Parlor Songs 1800s-1920s
The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music, The Johns Hopkins University.
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, ca. 1790-1987
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Song of America: Celebrating 250 years of American Song
Song of America.net is a project of the Hampsong Foundation
Resources for Teachers (Song of America Tour)
Teacher's Institute on "Making a Statement through Song and Poetry."
Presentation on "Lyrical Legacy:400 Years of American Song and Poetry."
Lesson plans for song and poetry and other resources.
Selected Print Bibliography
Ammer, Christine. Unsung: A History of Women in American Music. Century Edition. Portland, Oregon: Amadeus Press, 2001.
Carman, Judith E., William K. Gaeddert, and Rita M. Resch. Art Song in the United States, 1759-1999: An Annotated Bibliography. 3d ed. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2001.
Carman, Judith Elaine. "The Song Cycle in the United States: 1900-1970, Part 1." NATS Bulletin 33, no. 1 (October 1976): 20-37.
________. "The Song Cycle in the United States: 1900-1970, Part 2." NATS Bulletin 33, no. 2 (December 1976): 6-19.
________. "The Song Cycle in the United States: 1900-1970, Part 3." NATS Bulletin 33, no. 3 (February 1977): 19-24.
________. "The Song Cycle in the United States: 1900-1970, Part 4." NATS Bulletin 33, no. 4 (May 1977): 10-17.
Chase, Gilbert. America's Music: From the Pilgrims to the Present. Rev. 3d ed. With a foreward by Richard Crawford. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1987.
Dickinson, Peter, and H. Wiley Hitchcock. "Art Song." In The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, vol. 1, ed. H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie, 74-77. London: Macmillan, 1986.
Espina, Noni. Repertoire for the Solo Voice: Volume 1. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1977.
Ewen, David. Great Men of American Popular Song. Rev. and enl. ed. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1972.
Friedberg, Ruth C. American Art Song and American Poetry. Vol. 1, America Comes of Age. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1981.
________. American Art Song and American Poetry. Vol. 2, Voices of Maturity. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1984.
________. American Art Song and American Poetry. Vol. 3, The Century Advances. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1987.
Hall, James Husst. The Art Song. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1953.
Howard, John Tasker. Our American Music: A Comprehensive History from 1620 to the Present. 4th ed. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1965.
Mellers, Wilfrid. Music in a New Found Land: Themes and Developments in the History of American Music. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
Nathan, Hans. "United States of America." In A History of Song, ed. Denis Stevens, 408-60. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1960.
Rorem, Ned. "The American Art Song: Dead or Alive?" Opera News 61, no. 2 (August 1996): 14-21, 30.
Southern, Eileen. The Music of Black Americans. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1971.
Tawa, Nicholas E. The Coming of Age of American Art Music: New England's Classical Romanticists. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1991.
________. Mainstream Music of Early Twentieth Century America: The Composers, Their Times, and Their Works. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1992.
Teat, Sue Ellen. "American Art Song and the Beginning Voice Student." NATS Bulletin 41, no. 5 (May/June 1985): 8-10.
Thorpe, Harry Colin. "Interpretative Studies in American Song." Musical Quarterly 15, no. 1 (January 1929): 88-116.
Upton, William Treat. Art-Song in America: A Study in the Development of American Music. Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1930.
________. "Aspects of the Modern Art-Song." Musical Quarterly 24, no. 1 (January 1938): 11-30.
________. "Our Musical Expatriates." Musical Quarterly 14, no. 1 (January 1928): 143-54.
________. "Some Recent Representative American Song-Composers." Musical Quarterly 11, no. 3 (July 1925): 383-417.
Villamil, Victoria Etnier. A Singer's Guide to the American Art Song: 1870-1980. With a foreword by Thomas Hampson. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1993.
Yerbury, Grace D. Song in America: From Early Times to About 1850. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1971.
Yestadt, Sister Marie. "Song Literature for the 70's: A Socio-Musical Approach." NATS Bulletin 29, no. 4 (May/June 1973): 22-27
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