On March 1, 2022, In the Muse published a blog post announcing a finding aid to the Music Division’s Florence B. Price Music Manuscripts. Although we are proud to enhance discoverability of the Library’s Florence Price manuscripts with the finding aid, the blog post contained some inaccurate information and lacked appropriate citations. After considering the concerns raised with the post, the […]
The Coronavirus Web Archive official landing page and press release came out on #WebArchiveWednesday, February 2, 2022. My first post in this series provides an overview of one of the major thematic areas within the Coronavirus Web Archive: financial relief efforts in the performing arts. Performing arts content is a significant part of the Coronavirus Web Archive numbering over 180 items.
Last month, the Music Division touted its first collaboration with the Library’s By the People crowd-sourcing transcription project with “Federal Theatre Project Playbills.” We’re now excited to announce a new lyric transcription campaign: “Women’s Suffrage in Sheet Music.” The public is invited to interact directly with a selection of historic sheet music created for and […]
The following is a guest post from Senior Concert Producer, Anne McLean. Series to Offer Virtual and In-Person Events, International Artists, World Premieres of Library of Congress Commissions The Library of Congress will present an exciting 22-event lineup of concerts, lectures, conversations with musicians and engaging educational programming in a packed spring season launching March […]
The music world lost a unique and significant voice with the passing of American composer George Crumb on Sunday, February 6, 2022. An innovative and positive force in music whose career spanned some seven decades, Crumb wrote music of great vision, depth and theatricality. The beauty of his music is perhaps matched by his calligraphy, […]
James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing” is one of the most significant hymns in American history. Read more about the genesis of the song and download sheet music published in 1900 and 1921.
First chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, founding chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, one-time owner of the Empire State Building, producer of more than 100 Broadway plays and musicals, recipient of Tony Awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a Knight Commander of the British Empire, Roger […]
Back in October 2021, my dear colleagues in the Music Division Concert Office asked me to film a short curator talk about our world famous Nicolò Paganini holdings. As I learned more about Maia Bang Hohn, whose widower Charles sold the materials to the Library, I realized that she is more than just a collector in a footnote. In this blog post, I share some of my findings that couldn’t make it into my brief video as well as reiterate some key ones that did.
The Music Division is proud to announce the launch of its first collaboration with By the People, a crowd-source transcription initiative from the Library of Congress. Today marks the start of Theater for the People: Federal Theatre Project playbills, a campaign to transcribe more than 7,750 pages of theater programs and fliers documenting productions from […]
The following is a blog post from first author Kaleena Black and co-author Claudia Morales. It was published on NAFME “Music Educators Journal”– September 2021 issue Kaleena Black is an Educational Resources Specialist at the Library of Congress. She can be reached at [email protected] Claudia Morales is a Concert Producer at the Library of Congress. She […]