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Alliance songster

Alliance songster
Date: Between 1890 and 1897
This Farmer's Alliance pamphlet includes populist political songs used to organize the farm community behind its political banner.


Alliance songster

Alliance songster
Creator: People's Party of Kansas
Date: 1890s
This incomplete songster of populist political songs advocates a change from the status quo and promotes the ideas of the Populist or People's Party. It is similar to item # 209682, which is the third edition of an Alliance Songster.


Bryan and Leedy Free Silver Flambeau Club song

Bryan and Leedy Free Silver Flambeau Club song
Creator: Van Voorhis, Harvey B.
Date: 1890s
This People's Party campaign song rallies the party for an upcoming political election. Song No. 4, composed by Maj. H.B. Van Voorhis.


Bryan and Leedy Free Silver Flambeau Club song

Bryan and Leedy Free Silver Flambeau Club song
Creator: Van Voorhis, Harvey B.
Date: 1890s
This People's Party campaign song rallies the party for an upcoming political election. Song No. 2, composed by Maj. H.B. Van Voorhis.


Campaign songs, as sung by the National Quartette

Campaign songs, as sung by the National Quartette
Date: 1892
This volume of campaign songs includes four pieces that vividly express the major beliefs of the Populist Party. The first song, "For Trampling on the Grass," criticizes the businessmen and bankers who were trampling on the rights of the common people. The second song, "The Republican's Lament," pokes fun at the Republicans who were no longer able to dominate the Populists now that "they have ceased to head our whippings, and have ceased to take our word." The third song, "The Wall Street Badge" describes how the government, according to the Populists, was now in the hands of Wall Street. The final song, "One of His Legs is Longer Than It Really Ought to Be," provides a comic perspective on some of the upcoming elections, including the race between Chester I. Long and "Sockless Jerry" Simpson.


Carmencita. Series of Mexican dances guitar solo

Carmencita. Series of Mexican dances guitar solo
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1896
Guitarist Henry Worrall published this series of solo guitar instrumentals with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas. The title page credits Worrall as the author of "Sebastopol" and other celebrated pieces for guitar. The dances include: 1. The Don, 2. The Donna, 3. Don Roberto, 4. Senora Petit, 5. Don Pasadena 6. Senora Puerto, 7. Senor Grazio, 8. Don Juan. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Celebrated violet waltz varied for the guitar

Celebrated violet waltz varied for the guitar
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1853
Guitarist Henry Worrall published his solo instrumental "Violet Waltz" with W.C. Peters & Sons of Cincinnati, Ohio. This copy comes from Worrall's personal collection. The many penciled notations included throughout this copy are presumed to be Worrall's. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Fantasia on Lucy Long

Fantasia on Lucy Long
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1866
A guitar instrumental by Henry Worrall is included here within a series of solo guitar pieces published by J.L. Peters & Bro. of St. Louis, Missouri. This copy of that collection includes only the "Fantasia on Lucy Long." In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Farewell, Alma Mater

Farewell, Alma Mater
Creator: Harding, Mable E.
Date: 1907
This sheet music titled Farewell, Alma Mater, was composed by Mable E. Harding. Harding was a member of the Harmony Class and Choral Society at Western University, Quindaro, Kansas, and was under the direction of Professor Robert G. Jackson. The cover contains photographs of Mable E. Harding as well as pictures of Ward Hall, Trades' Hall, and Stanley Hall. This instrumental piece won first prize at the Inter-State Literary Society of Kansas and the West, held at St. Joseph, Missouri, in December, 1906. Western University is considered one of the earliest African American schools established west of the Mississippi River. In the early 20th century, it was recognized nationally as one of the best music schools. Among its most famous alumni were several women who were influential music pioneers in the early 20th century, including Eva Jessye. The university closed in 1943 and all of the buildings were razed.


Floating gems, composed and arranged for the guitar by Henry Worrall

Floating gems, composed and arranged for the guitar by Henry Worrall
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1860
Henry Worrall published this instrumental composition for solo guitar with A.C. Peters & Bros, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1860. Worrall's Floating Gems included four individual pieces: 1. Storm Waltzes, 2. Medley of Airs, 3. Fantasia, On Lucy Long, 4. Two Songs Without Words. This edition includes only song number four. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Ho! For The Kansas Plains

Ho! For The Kansas Plains
Creator: Clark, James G.
Date: 1855
This is sheet music for a song about making Kansas a free state.


Industrial army songs, as sung by "the Mowhawks," of Second California Regiment, U.S. Industrial Army

Industrial army songs, as sung by "the Mowhawks," of Second California Regiment, U.S. Industrial Army
Creator: International Typographical Union
Date: 1894
These People's Party political songs are aimed at galvanizing the organizational efforts to unionize the farm community.


Medley of airs

Medley of airs
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1866
Several instrumental pieces by Henry Worrall are included here within a series of solo guitar pieces published by J.L. Peters & Bro. of St. Louis, Missouri. This copy of that collection includes only Worrall's "Medley of Airs" and is from his personal music collection. The medley includes the following songs: "Whal be King but Charlie," "Spanish Dance," "Gliding Jessy," "Fisher's Hornpipe," "Celebrated Spanish Serenade," and "Smith's West End Serenade." The title page includes the inscription "From Mama [Mary E. Harvey Worrall], March 9th, 1903, 715 Polk St, Topeka." In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


N. Clark Smith presents Miss Lillian Tooley

N. Clark Smith presents Miss Lillian Tooley
Creator: N. Clark Smith
Date: 1903
This is a program for Miss Lillian Tooley's elocution recital, held at the Anna Morgan Studio Fine Arts Building in Chicago, Illinois. The program lists the sheet music for "Babe, I'm Learnin' To Love You", and "The Tuskegee March Song". It also lists the monologues and songs that Miss Tooley was to perform.


Nocturne

Nocturne
Creator: Andrews, Clyde O.
Date: 1908
This sheet music titled Nocturne was composed by Clyde O. Andrews. He was a student in Harmony Class and the Choral Society at Western University, Quindaro, Kansas and was under the tutelage of Professor Robert G. Jackson, Director of the Music Department. This original composition won first place at the Inter-State Literary Society of Kansas and the West held at Lawrence, Kansas, December, 1907. The music cover contains photographs of Clyde O. Andrews; Ward Hall; Trades' Hall; and Stanley Hall. Western University is considered one of the earliest African American schools established west of the Mississippi River. In the early 20th century, it was recognized nationally as one of the best music schools. Among it's most famous alumni were several women who were influential music pioneers in the early 20th century, including Eva Jessye. The university closed in 1943 and all of the buildings were razed.


O Western U!

O Western U!
Creator: Ross, Albert
Date: 1906
This sheet music, titled O Western U!, a glee song, was composed for Western University, Quindaro, Kansas. The lyrics were written by Professor Albert Ross and the music composed by Professor Robert G. Jackson. The music cover contains photographs of Bishop Abraham Grant, D.D., President of Board of Trustees, Western University; William T. Vernon, A.M., D.D., President of Western University; Ward Hall; Trades' Hall and Stanley Hall. Western University is considered one of the earliest African American schools established west of the Mississippi River. In the early 20th century, it was recognized nationally as one of the best music schools. Among its most famous alumni were several women who were influential music pioneers in the early 20th century, including Eva Jessye. The university closed in 1943 and all of the buildings were razed.


Sebastopol. A descriptive fantaisie for the guitar, by Henry Worrall

Sebastopol. A descriptive fantaisie for the guitar, by Henry Worrall
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1860
Henry Worrall composed and arranged Sebastopol, a solo parlor guitar piece, and published it in 1860 with A.C. Peters & J.L. Peters, music publishers, Cincinnati, Ohio. The piece was very popular throughout the nineteenth century. Worrall intended the piece to be an imitation of a military bugle and band. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Sheet Music, Gov. Robinson's Polka

Sheet Music, Gov. Robinson's Polka
Creator: Whitney, Andrew
Date: 1856
This is a copy of sheet music for the "Gov. Robinson's Polka" as played by the Fitchburg, Massachusetts Cornet Band. It was written by Andrew Whitney and "respectfully dedicated to his friend," Kansas Territory governor Charles Robinson.


Songs used at the University of Kansas

Songs used at the University of Kansas
Creator: Graduate Magazine
Date: 1911
This is a compilation of songs used at the University of Kansas. Songs included are Crimson and Blue, Kansas Land, K.U. Victory Song, Mount Oread Farewell, and the Rock Chalk Song.


Spanish Fandango

Spanish Fandango
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1866
Guitarist Henry Worrall published his arrangement of the celebrated solo guitar instrumental "Spanish Fandango" about 1866 with J.L. Peters & Bros., music publisher, of St. Louis, Missouri. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Storm waltzes

Storm waltzes
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1866
Henry Worrall's solo guitar instrumental "Storm Waltzes" is included here within a series of pieces for solo guitar published by J.L. Peters & Bro. of St. Louis, Missouri. This copy of that collection includes only "Storm Waltzes." This piece contains several movements, including: "A Life on the Ocean Wave," "Waltz," and "Sturm Gallop." In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


The Kansas Call song

The Kansas Call song
Creator: Larcom, Lucy
Date: 1855
This sheet music is for a song about the struggles in the Kansas Territory. Lucy Larcon wrote the words, and E. Ives, Jr. composed the music.


The alliance and labor songster

The alliance and labor songster
Date: 1890
This collection of labor and comic songs was produced for the use of the grange, alliance, and debating clubs. These People's Party political rally and theme songs were to be used at gatherings prior to the 1890 national election.


The camp-fire song

The camp-fire song
Creator: Hornaday, William Temple, 1854-1937
Date: 1905
This is sheet music titled The Camp-Fire Song, words and music by William T. Hornaday (December 1, 1854 ? March 6, 1937). He was an American zoologist, conservationist, taxidermist, author, and composer. He served as the first director of the New York Zoological Park, known today as the Bronx Zoo, and he was a pioneer in the early wildlife conservation movement in the United States. Hornaday was married to Josephine Chamberlain, the sister of Mary Chamberlain Mitchell who lived in Wabaunsee, Kansas.


Whar de shot gun rules no mo'e

Whar de shot gun rules no mo'e
Creator: Smith, Frank J.
Date: 1880
This song sheet, which includes both the sheet music and lyrics, describes how black Southerners longed for safety and freedom but frequently lived in fear of the Ku Klux Klan and other white Southerners. According to the song, these black Southerners were heading to Kansas "whar de shot-gun rules no mo'e." The song was written by Frank J. Smith, "a native hoosier," and was published by R. R. Meredith and Sons in Chicago. It uses a black dialect that was common in nineteenth-century depictions of African Americans.


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