With my own wedding approaching later this month, I join the ranks of summer brides with visions of flower arrangements dancing in my head. If there’s one aspect of the occasion that I took most seriously when I began planning the ceremony, it was definitely the music (naturally!). There are the traditional selections, of course: […]
Trevor Owens, Head of Digital Content Management at the Library of Congress, interviews Music Reference Specialist Melissa Wertheimer about her appraisal and selection methods for the forthcoming LC Commissioned Composers Web Archive.
Let’s explore digital collections, primary sources, and previous years’ blog content all about Independence Day!
Shares the history of baseball legend Addie Joss and the song “When the Naps are Playing Baseball.”
The following is a guest post by Claudia Morales, Music Division THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS and WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS PRESENT FREE SUMMER CONCERTS ON THE LAWN Thursday evenings at 7pm, July 11 through August 15 Bring your dancing moves because our Concert Series is going to make you swing! The Library of Congress and Washington […]
Takes an inside look at Disney scores in the Music Division of the Library of Congress to share the fascinating story of unused songs from the 1950 animated film Cinderella.
The following is a guest post from saxophonist Chris Potter, who participated in the Music Division’s Finding Strayhorn discussion panel on June 12, 2019. My visit to the Library of Congress fortunately coincided with the announcement that the Billy Strayhorn Music Manuscripts and Estate Papers are now available for the public to study. I was […]
Details the story behind how baseball’s most well-known song, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” came to be.
Part two of the Music Division’s introduction to the Summer 2019 interns, discussing their work for the Music Division and their own research projects conducted using Library of Congress collections.
He was only 36 when he died in Berlin in 1964, but the gifted, avant-garde innovator Eric Dolphy (June 20, 1928-June 29, 1964) helped change the landscape for jazz improvisers through his collaborations with John Coltrane, Gunther Schuller, Charles Mingus and his own projects. He was a multi-instrumentalist who found his distinctive voice on alto […]