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Centennial Sheet Music Collection

This listing of sheet music relating to the Centennial Exhibition is a selection from the Free Library of Philadelphia's extensive collection of vocal and piano sheets dating from the 18th century to the present. Very strong in Americana, it is one of the largest collections (over 250,000 items) in the country.


Agricultural grand march. By E. Mack. Philadelphia, 1875.

The American exposition waltz. By Johann Strauss. New York, Dodworth & Co, 1876.

America's great centennial song. Columbia's son. Words by Geo. Cooper. Music by J.P. Skelly. Brooklyn, Chas. W. Held, 1889.

At the Centennial galop. By Thomas F. Murphy. New York, G. P. Benjamin, 1876.

Bring out the flag, boys. By John Ford. Philadelphia, F.A. North & Co., 1876.

Calendar galop. By A. Typo. New York, Wm. A. Pond & Co., 1875.

Centennial fountain. Grand march. By E. Mack. Philadelphia, Lee & Walker, 1877.

Centennial grand march. By Harvey C. Pratt. Cleveland, S. Brainard's Sons, 1876.

Centennial hymn. Words by John G. Whittier. Music by John K. Paine. Philadelphia, J. E. Ditson & Co., 1876.

Centennial hymn: to the American people. Words by Wm. Fenimore. Music by W.P. Fenimore. Philadelphia, Louis Meyer, 1876.

The centennial is over. By Will Gaylord. Cleveland, A.J. Peck, 1877.

Centennial legion march. By J.S. Knight. n.p., G.D. Russell & Co., 1876.

Centennial march. By Henry B. Hart. Op. 51. New York, G. Schirmer, 1873.

Centennial march. By H. Maylath. New York, J.L. Peters, 1875.

Centennial national song. Words by M.I.W. Music by H. Weber. Nashville, Jesse French, 1875.

Centennial ode. By Julia M. Swift. n.p., n.d.

Centennial ode of welcome. Words by Col. Thomas C. MacDowell. Music by H.C. Orth. Philadelphia, F.A. North & Co., 1876.

Centennial ode. Song and chorus. Words by Samuel C. Upham. Music by Adam Geibel. Philadelphia, Wm. H. Boner & Co., 1875.

Centennial on the brain. Words by Arthur W. French. Music by Gomer Thomas. Boston, Oliver Ditson, 1876.

Centennial polka. By Fr. Baumfelder. Lith. By J.H. Bufford's Sons, Boston. Philadelphia, J.E. Ditson & Co, 1876.

The centennial polka. Composed by a descendant of a revolutionary officer. New York: Wm. A. Pond & Co., 1876.

Centennial promenade march. By P. deRoode. Philadelphia, W.H. Boner & Co., 1876.

Centennial song. Composed by Julia M. Swift. Philadelphia, A.H. Rosewig, 1876.

Centennial song. The old thirteen. New York, D. Sloan Holden, 1876.

Centennial song. To the heroes of '76. By Julia M. Swift. n.p., n.d.

Centennial waltzes. Composed and arranged by J. Jay Watson. New York, J.L. Peters, 1875.

The century bird. Song and chorus. Words by W.H. Woodhams. Music by J. Maurice Hubbard. Cleveland, S. Brainard's Sons, 1876.

Columbia's centennial greeting. A cantata. Poem by Samuel C. Upham. Philadelphia, S.C. Upham, 1876.

Columbia's grand march. 1776-1876. By Julius E. Miller, Op. 181. Baltimore, George Willig & Co., 1876.

Exposition march for piano. By H.G. Andres. New York, J.L. Peters, 1876.

The exposition medal grand march. By Adam Geibel. Op. 30. Philadelphia, J.M. Armstrong, 1876.

The flag that bears the stripes and stars. Words by Major G. Nelson Smith. Music by A.H. Rosewig. Philadelphia, A.H. Rosewig, 1876.

The flag that's waved a hundred years. Grand march. By E. Mack. Boston, John F. Perry, 1876.

Forever! A Centennial quartette. By S.C. Hanson. Cincinnati, John Church & Co., 1876.

Good-bye, Uncle Caleb. A centennial song. By Walter Kittredge. Philadelphia, F. A. North &Co., 1876.

Grand centennial march. By Ch. Zeuner. Boston, C. Bradlee, [1876.]

Grand centennial waltzes. By J. Jay Watson. New York, J.L. Peters, 1875.

Grand festival march. For the opening of the Centennial, commemorative of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America. Composed and dedicated to the Women's Centennial Committees, by Richard Wagner. Arranged for the piano by Theodore Thomas. Cincinnati, John Church & Co., 1876.

Grand international medley (potpourri internationale). For piano. By C.F. Blandner. Philadelphia, Louis Meyer, 1876.

The great centennial. A new view of the matter. By Howard Paul. Philadelphia, Lee & Walker, 1875.

Hand in hand. By Karl Reden. n.p., n.d.

Horticultural grand march. By E. Mack. Philadelphia, W. H. Boner & Co., 1876

A hundred years ago today. Solo and chorus. Words by R.H. Chittenden. Music by Theodore Moelling. New York, Wm. A. Pond, 1876.

Hymn for the first centennial of the American independence. By A. Carlos Gomes. London. n.p., n.d.

Marseillaise hymn. Arranged by E. Mack. Philadelphia, W.H. Boner & Co., 1876.

Memorial march. By E. Mack. Philadelphia, J.E. Ditson & Co., 1876.

The men of 76. Centennial song and chorus. Words by George Cooper. Music by Harrison Millard. Jersey City, W. H. Ewald & Bro., 1875.

The nation's grand centennial march. By Prof. Harry Schroeder. New York, Chas. A. Atkinson & Co., 1876.

Oh be patriotic. Song and chorus. By Arabella M. Root. New York, A.M. Root, 1876, 1877.

Old '76 medley. National and patriotic airs. Columbia's flag is waving a welcome to all. By W.D. Raphaelson. New York, J.L. Peters, 1876.

One hundred years ago. Words by D. Brainerd Williamson. Music by Carl Gartner. Philadelphia, Lee & Walker, 1873.

Our nation's medley. By Chas. D. Blake. Boston, White-Smith Music Publishing Co., 1876.

Song of "1876." Words by M.J. McGlynn. Music by John M. Loretz, Jr. Philadelphia, J.E. Ditson & Co., 1876.

The song of the car bell. By Carrie Bell. Lith. by A. Hoen & Co. Baltimore, George Willig & Co., 1876.

Souvenir de Philadelphie. Grand caprice centennial. By Henry Herz Andrews. New York, Thomas J. Hall, 1876.

The star-spangled banner. Variations. By C.F. Blandner. Philadelphia, Louis Meyer, 1876.

That Banner a Hundred Years Old. Words by B. Devere. Music by Eddie Fox. Cincinnati, F.W. Helmick, 1876.

The triumph of the nation's age. Song and chorus. Words by W.J. McGuire. Music by E. Mack. Philadelphia, G. Andre & Co., 1876.

The voice of the old bell. Words by Wellesley Bradshaw. Music by J. S. Thompson. Philadelphia, C.W. Alexander, 1876.

Washington's march. By Rud. Aronson. New York, Edward Aronson, 1876.

The wax lady at the centennial. Serio-comic song. By Eddie Fox. Philadelphia, Chas. F. Escher Jr., 1876.

 

 

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