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Sheet Music of the Week: The Midnight Whirl Edition

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The midnight whirl rag / Silvio Hein

2012 is almost upon us! The Music Division certainly had an exciting year with many accomplishments from digital projects such as the launch of the Music Treasures Consortium last February, to two successfully curated exhibits (Coast to Coast: The Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939 and I Love Lucy: An American Legend), to the continued production of Concerts from the Library of Congress, now in its 86th season. In the Muse enjoys having the opportunity to relay these updates and the many other events and projects that we work hard to produce – I can hardly wait to see what 2012 has in store!

And of course, I wish all of our readers a very happy New Year! No matter where you ring in the new year tomorrow night, consider taking a “midnight whirl” in honor of this week’s Sheet Music of the Week!


  1. I think this is great because this music is reminiscent of a time in Americas musical history which was inspiring to those of my generation and can be informative of the musical stylings to those who are younger. This music is being preserved for future generations to enjoy and enrich the musical culture of the Americans who created it. Respectfully, Sheron Denice Payne

    It might also be helpful to preserve and honor music made by Scott Joplin and the series called
    “Amos and Andy”so that the black American citizens can explore the emergence of Black American Contributions to this art form and culture.

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