- Popular Songs
Intended for performance in the home by fans of popular music, these songs featured colorful covers
and mostly romantic themes and lyrics. Many were drawn from popular stage works of the day,
and many were written by the composers of New York's famous Tin Pan Alley.
- Art Songs
These songs were intended for performance by amateur and professional singers in a recital context,
and were generally published with understated or even plain covers and in more than one key. Most are
settings of poetry, but the
dividing line between popular songs and art songs is not distinct, and some pieces could be classified
- Piano Music
Most of this music was intended for performance by amateur pianists in the home, and includes rags,
waltzes, marches, and reveries. Our catalog also includes a few works intended for recital performance
or for use during a church service.
- Sacred Songs
Written to give singers an opportunity to perform solos and duets in a church setting,
these pieces often set verses adapted from the Bible but also drew on religious poetry.
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