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World War I Sheet Music

Apr 4th 2017 @ Whittall Pavilion

Washington, DC
I Was There
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
12:00 PM
Whittall Pavilion
10 First Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20540
High Noon Curator Talk“World War I Sheet Music at the Library of Congress: America’s War, as Viewed by Publishers and the Public”Paul Fraunfelter, Music Division
American sheet music from the period of the First World War reflects the confidence and challenges of a new economic and industrial giant, suddenly thrust into a war it had previously resisted and eager to assert itself on the world stage. This discussion explores the historical and sociological perspectives of WWI classified (M1646) commercially & privately published, vanity press and manuscript songs, which are available online through the Library of Congress website ( in association with the Library of Congress exhibitions, “World War I: American Artists View the Great War” and "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I."
Daytime Event without ReservationsGeneral AdmissionRegistration is encouraged but not required—opens January 4, 2017—10am ET.
Seating is general admission and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is encouraged so that patrons can be contacted in the event of a cancellation or change of venue, and so that the staff can anticipate how many may be attending. Registration is NOT required, however, and patrons are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the scheduled start of the event for best seating options.
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Photo: "Veterans of the great World War," by Sam Habelow/arr. Joseph Soloman (Boston: Legion of Allied Veterans of the Great War, [1919]). World War I Sheet Music Collection, Library of Congress.
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