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- Texas State Song – Texas, Our Texas, hail the mighty State!
- Texas, Our Texas
- Texas State Song
- "Texas, Our Texas" Sheet Music by William J. Marsh
Texas State Song – Texas, Our Texas, hail the mighty State!
Scope and Contents of the Collection. Instrumental music, , undated,. Carrie Lederer Berger notebooks, before ,. Though the American music publishing industry exploded in the midth century, its roots stretch back to the s with the arrival of Alexander Reinagle from England.
While Reinagle was not the first composer to work in America, his importance is in being the first music publisher of significance in the young nation. Teaming with the Philadelphia-based engraver John Aitken, Reinagle published only a small number of pieces 16 between and ; while this output is miniscule when compared to the production of contemporaneous European music publishers, the fact that he was actively publishing music for sale to the public, as well as importing European music and acting as a music teacher and presumably selling music to his students , is significant.
Reinagle's earliest involvements with music publishing and dissemination also show the earliest stages of a so-called "Great Divide" in American music that has purportedly existed since the earliest days of independence. This divide refers to the differences encountered between two distinct types of music common in many musical cultures: composers' music and performers' music.
Composers' music is best described as that for which the composer's intentions are held as most important, with the performer's duty being to carry out those wishes, conveyed via the musical notation, with few or no alterations. Performers' music, on the other hand, placed the authority into the hands of the performers, with audience accessibility and enjoyment being paramount. This gave arrangers and performers a great deal of latitude to alter nearly any aspect of the music in order to better suit specific performances.
In fact, composers of performers' music often only provided a skeleton from which to start, writing under the assumption that musicians would make changes as necessary.
Reinagle himself composed both types of music: a piano sonata written in the late s that remained unpublished until an excellent exemplar of early American composers music , and a popular song called "America, Commerce, and Freedom," published in The piano sonata contains many performance directions from the composer, including tempo, articulation, and dynamic markings; only tasteful ornamentation is left to the performer.
The popular song, on the other hand, is much simpler, consisting of two lines of music. The upper line alternates between the vocal line and an instrumental part presumably the right hand of a keyboard part , while the bottom line consists of a simple bass line.
The piece as written is incredibly simple, and almost begs for elaboration. For example, one assumes the accompaniment was meant to be a keyboard, but one could add a cello or bass doubling the lower line, and the keyboard player could add harmonies implied by the motion of the vocal and bass lines. Or, an instrument such as a violin or flute, could double the vocal line, or even replace the voice on one verse. The "Great Divide" continued through the period represented by this collection, and in many ways persists to the present.
In the 19th century, there was often much overlap between the performers of both types of music meaning many musicians straddled the line between the two , and often composers' music was treated in the same easily rearranged manner as performers' music this was most notable in the case of opera, which was often reworked or rewritten for specific audiences and tastes.
As the century progressed, and particularly as the national economy recovered from the effects of the Civil War, the music publishing industry continued to grow. In the last decades of the 19th century into the first decades of the 20th century, new styles, most notably ragtime and jazz, proved to be popular both with live music audiences and home-based users of newly emerging radio technology. Both of these audiences were avid consumers of printed sheet music.
As before, composers continued to operate in both the serious and popular spheres, though the dividing lines between these two broad styles lines that have only since the s and s begun to blur and break down were becoming more strongly drawn.
George Gershwin was one Jazz Age composer of classical music who also found a great deal of success in composing Tin Pan Alley-style popular songs and musicals. This music directly influenced his art music, particularly Rhapsody in Blue and the tone poem An American in Paris ; even the more traditional Piano Concerto in F major shows the strong influence of jazz in his work.
Sheet music production began to drop off as recording technology became more widespread. Once consumers were able to purchase a recording of their favorite songs, they no longer needed to purchase sheet music versions of these songs for performance in their homes.
Sheet music was still produced, but in nowhere near the quantities as in its heyday in the s, s, and at the turn of the 20th century. Eventually, recorded music would come to occupy the place that sheet music once had in the lives of Americans. Despite this falling off in quantity and importance, the years during which the American sheet music industry was at its height represent one of the high points in the history of American public music.
Norton and Company, The Texas sheet music collection contains pieces of American sheet music including some duplicates covering over a century of American and Texan history, dating , and undated, bulk The vast majority of the items in the collection are printed sheet music, while the remainder is made up of music manuscripts or items found with the sheet music, such as letters, poems, or lyric sheets.
This collection demonstrates the breadth of the types of sheet music published in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and includes music on several topics, including the American Civil War, patriotism, love, war, politics, and religion. Furthermore, a significant number of the items are pieces of music pertaining directly to Texas; these pieces include manuscripts of songs written by citizens and submitted to politicians as gifts including songs about John Nance Garner, Miriam Amanda Ferguson, James Stephen Hogg, Pat Morris Neff, W.
Lee O'Daniel and William H. Taft , songs published by the composer or lyricist, and music relating to Texas politicians and history, including the Alamo.
Also, there are several examples of songs with lyrics pertaining to both the War for Texan Independence and the Mexican-American War, directly relating to Texas' history as both an independent republic and as a state. This collection would be of interest to researchers in a number of fields, including musicology, Texas history, and the history of popular culture.
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members. Under the Copyright Act of as amended in , unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies.
Researchers are responsible for complying with the Copyright Law. Due to age and condition, certain items may require assistance to view or may be unavailable for research until preservation measures have been undertaken.
The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the subjects covered by the collection. The listing is not exhaustive. Identify the item and cite the series , Texas sheet music collection.
Unknown accession information for main body of collection. The Carrie Lederer Berger notebooks were integrated into this collection on September 21, An accession number was assigned for control purposes on January 14, Repository Browse List.
Contact Us. Accessing Materials Described Here. The Texas sheet music collection is an artificial collection consisting of pieces of American sheet music including some duplicates dating from the midth to midth century.
The collection demonstrates the wide variety of popular sheet music published in the United States during this time. In addition to music of general interest as exemplars of broader American culture, there are works that more specifically pertain to Texas, including patriotic and political music associated with Texas as both a republic and a state.
This aspect of the collection includes several music manuscripts presumably given as gifts to Texas elected officials, and a two-volume bound collection of printed sheet music mostly American, but also German belonging to Caroline "Carrie" Lederer Berger , a resident of San Antonio.
These materials are written predominately in English, with some Spanish, German, French, and Italian included. Texas State Archives. Vocal music, , undated, 3. War songs, , 0. Patriotic songs, , undated, 0. Political songs, , 0. Sentimental songs, about , undated, 1. Religious songs, , 0. Songs from theatrical productions, , 0. Miscellaneous and uncategorized songs, , 0.
Instrumental music, , undated, 1. Music for piano solo, , undated, 1 cubic ft. Music for other instrumental combinations, , undated, 0. The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records. Frances G. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo. Natchez Trace Sheet Music Collection.
Texas Composers Collection, Friend, Kate, Music Collection, Venth, Carl, Papers, Historic American Sheet Music Collection. Digital Archive of Popular American Music. Historic Sheet Music Collection.
The Texas sheet music collection demonstrates the breadth of published sheet music in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with a significant portion relating to Texas.
Nearly all of the music in this series is for solo voice with piano accompaniment, dating and undated. The complexity of the accompaniment is widely variable, from simple chordal settings to fully worked-out accompaniments similar to those found in the Lieder of Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann There are a small number of works for two voices and piano as well as four-part choruses with and without keyboard accompaniment or with an optional piano accompaniment, usually doubling the voices.
Identify the item and the subseries , Vocal music, Texas sheet music collection. Compositions date from Identify the item , War songs, Vocal music, Texas sheet music collection. Richardson, about Though many of the pieces in the War songs subseries are by their very nature patriotic, there are other songs in the collection with a patriotic theme that are not associated with any armed conflict.
These pieces often employ sentimental language and imagery with the intent to arouse strong emotional attachment to the subject of the text, usually the United States or Texas both as a republic and a state. Many of these songs describe the geography or history of their subjects in positive and sentimental manners.
Notable in this subseries is a song composed by Governor W. Pieces date , and undated. Undated pieces are listed at the end of this subseries. Identify the item , Patriotic songs, Vocal music, Texas sheet music collection.
Texas, Our Texas
Piano Accompaniment sheet music. Organ Accompaniment sheet music. Composed by William J. Southern Music. Official state song of Texas. Performance part.
Texas State Song
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Scope and Contents of the Collection. Instrumental music, , undated,.
"Texas, Our Texas" Sheet Music by William J. Marsh
Jump to navigation. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright. The lyrics are:. Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty State!
Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev'ry test O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest. Quick Links. Browse sheet music by composer, instrument, form, or time period. Alaska's statehood in necessitated the only change that has been made in the lyrics—modifying the line "largest and grandest" to "boldest and grandest.
Translation: Choir sheet music. Choral, Secular, Octavo. Southern Music. Grade 4. Translation: William J. All hail the mighty State. Translation: Voice Solo sheet music.
Texas Sheet Music Collection:
Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas State Flag. I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible. If the pledge to the state flag is recited, each person who is present and: 1 not in uniform should: A face the state flag and stand at attention with the person's right hand over the heart; B if wearing a head covering that is easy to remove, remove that head covering with the right hand and hold it at the person's left shoulder, with the person's hand over the heart; and C recite the pledge; or. The pledge of allegiance to the state flag may be recited at any: 1 public or private meeting at which the pledge of allegiance to the United States flag is recited; and 2 state historical event or celebration. The pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States should be recited before the pledge of allegiance to the state flag if both are recited. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright.
The state song of Texas was adopted by the Forty-first Legislature after a statewide contest in The music was originally written in the music was composed by William J. Southern Music Company V Leave it blank if you wish to appear as "Anonymous". Marsh at jwpepper.
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