The American Song Treasury: 100 Favorites (Dover Song Collections)

The American Song Treasury: 100 Favorites (Dover Song Collections)


"Besides innumerable reliable previous tunes working in our heads, [there's] a feeling of getting truly lived within the years [covered by way of] this book." — The overseas Musician
Music has continually performed a huge half in American existence — from the hymns sung in colonial days, to partisan songs that supported independence, and struggle songs that boosted morale. Immigration, westward flow and industrialization all helped give a contribution to America's musical files. This striking selection of a hundred all-time favourite songs deals an unbeatable mixture: the song and lyrics of recognized tunes in easy-to-sing keys, including both unique historical past info on each one tune. Assembled by means of famous composer, arranger and musical director Theodore Raph, this striking quantity spans three hundred years — from the haunting traces of Greensleeves to songs that reached new peaks of recognition within the Fifties (He's acquired the complete international in His Hand).
Perfect for celebration sing-alongs or for one's personal amusement, those beautiful songs all made prior his parades. Yankee Doodle used to be "on the charts" throughout the progressive battle; Clementine and Sweet Betsy from Pike have been commonly hummed, sung, whistled and performed within the mid-19th century. She'll Be Comin' around the Mountain and Wabash Cannonball heralded the period of transcontinental railroad building; and local songs comparable to My outdated Kentucky Home, On the Banks of the Wabash, and Home at the Range grew to become national favorites.
Easy-to-play piano accompaniments, guitar chords and entire lyrics make those wide-spread melodies perfect ice-breakers on picnics, boating tours, tenting journeys and a bunch of alternative staff actions. simply because they're within the public area, those tunes also are fascinating for pro and advertisement use. Singers, pianists, scholars, academics — songsters in any respect degrees of workmanship — can be extremely joyful with those musical moments from bygone eras.

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