Early American Sheet Music: Its Lure and Its Lore, 1768-1889

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War of 1812
(Hostilities 1812-1815)

BATTLE OF THE WABASH, THE. G. E. Blake. Philadelphia. [1814]

(See under "The Star Spangled Banner"--for the edition with the words of "Fort McHenry or The Star Spangled Banner" added.)

* DECATUR'S VICTORY. G. E. Blake. Philadelphia. [ca. 1812-1813]

A Favorite New Song. Written by W. Strickland. Price 25 Cents. 4 pp., p. 4 blank.

Illustration: Cannon marked U. S. on carriage, firing into cloud.

¶ The frigate United States, Commodore Stephen Decatur in command, defeated the British Frigate Macedonian on October 25, 1812.

ERIE AND CHAMPLAIN. J. A. & W. Geib. New York. [ca. 1818]

Or Champlain and Plattsburg. An Ode. Written by S. Woodworth for the Columbian--Society in Celebration of the Glorious 10th & 11th of Septembers. (There probably was an edition with an earlier Geib ad. dress.) 4 pp., pp. 1 and 4 blank.

¶ Commodore Perry defeated a British fleet on Lake Erie on September 10th and 11th, 1812.

HULL'S VICTORY. G. E. Blake. Philadelphia. [1812]

A New Patriotic Song. Sung with great applause by Mr. Hardinge, At The Philadelphia Theatre. Written by Joseph Hutton. Composed by John Bray. 4 pp., p. 4 blank.

Quotation:"At five minutes before six P.M. being alongside within half pistol shot, commenced a heavy fire from all our guns, double shotted with round and grape. The fire was kept up for 15 minutes when the mizen mast went by the board, and his main yard in the slings and the hull rigging and sails much torn to pieces; in 15 minutes more the main and fore masts went, on seeing this we ceased firing, so that in 30 minutes after we got fairly alongside the enemy she surrendered, and had not a spar standing." Captain Hull's dispatches. Constitution Capt. Hull, 54 guns 450 men 7 killed and 7 wounded. Guerriere Capt. Dacres, 49 guns 300 men, 15 killed 62 wounded 24 missing."

* HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY, THE. T. Birch. New York. [1824]

Written by S. Woodworth. as Sung in Character by Mr. Petrie with unbounded applause at Chatham Garden Theatre the Symphonies & Ac

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Early American Sheet Music: Its Lure and Its Lore, 1768-1889
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xii
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Overture to Words and Music xv
  • Introduction xvii
  • First Editions xxiii
  • Part I Classified Listing of Early American Sheet Music xxxi
  • Presidents of the United States (1789-1941) 1
  • Music of the American Revolution (hostilities 1775-1783) 7
  • Early Music (1788-1810) 11
  • Early Patriotic and Historical Items (not Connected with Any War) 15
  • Yankee Doodle (in Chronological Order) 17
  • Hail Columbia (president's March) 21
  • Adams and Liberty ("Anacreon" Tune) 23
  • Undeclared War with France (hostilities 1798-1800) 24
  • George Washington 26
  • War with Tripoli (hostilities 1801-1805) 28
  • Early Indian Items 29
  • Early Negro Songs 30
  • War of 1812 (hostilities 1812-1815) 32
  • Star Spangled Banner (foreword) 34
  • Prior Uses of the "Anacreon" Tune 35
  • Star Spangled Banner Editions (the Imprints Are Given Exactly as Printed, in Each Case) 36
  • Songsters Containing Star Spangled Banner 38
  • Home Sweet Home 39
  • Lafayette 42
  • Military Items 45
  • My Country 'tis of Thee (america) 46
  • Early Comic Songs 47
  • Illustrated Negro Minstrel Songs (of the "Jim Crow" Type) 51
  • Non-Illustrated Negro Minstrel Songs 54
  • Ship Items 55
  • New York City Items 58
  • Political Items 60
  • Tobacco Items 63
  • Temperance Items 65
  • Abolition Items 67
  • Skating Items 68
  • Railroad Items 70
  • Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean 72
  • Indian Items 74
  • Dance Items 76
  • Fire Items 78
  • Mexican War (hostilities 1846-1847) 81
  • Jenny Lind Items 83
  • Early California Imprints 84
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin 85
  • Music Stores (the Name of the Publisher Precedes Each Title) 87
  • Stephen C. Foster First Editions 92
  • Stephen C. Foster Confederate Editions (description Condensed) 96
  • Express Company Items 98
  • College Views (the Name of the College Precedes Each Title) 99
  • College Songs 101
  • Later Comic Items 103
  • Telegraph and Cable Item 104
  • Dixie 105
  • Abraham Lincoln 109
  • Maryland My Maryland 113
  • Civil War Items (hostilities 1861-1865) 115
  • Confederate Items 119
  • Money Items 125
  • Stamp Items 128
  • Oil Items 129
  • Croquet Items 130
  • Trapeze and Aerial Items 131
  • Velocipede Items 132
  • Telephone Item 133
  • Harrigan and Hart Items 134
  • Electricity Item 136
  • Typewriter Item 137
  • Portraits on Music 138
  • Famous Songs (description Condensed) 139
  • Songs of Literary Interest (description Condensed) 156
  • Part II Directory of Early American Music Publishers 164
  • Part III Lithographers and Artists Working on American Sheet Music Before 1870 *
  • Bibliography 258
  • Part IV Illustrations 260
  • Index *
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