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Band of the 8th New York State Militia. Arlington, June 1861. The over-the-shoulder brasses fully visible are: an E-flat tenor (left) and a four-valve E-flat bass tuba. See more band photos.

Selections from the Library of Congress

"Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway"
Words and music by Stephen Collins Foster. First edition: Baltimore: F.D. Benteen [1850].

"Captain Finch's Quickstep"
By Claudio Grafulla.

"Captain Shepherd's Quickstep"
By Claudio S. Grafulla.

"Door Latch Quickstep"
By George H. Goodwin.

"Free and easy"
A cornet medley arranged by David L. Downing (ca. 1861).

"General Taylor Storming Monterey"
By Simon Knaeble.

"The Heart Bow'd Down"
By Michael William Balfe (1808-70).

"The Herdsman's Mountain Song"
Words and music by Adolf Fredrik Lindblad.

"Hunters' Chorus, from The Rose of Erin"
By Sir Julius Benedict. Arranger unknown. From the engraved full score published by John F. Stratton, New York, 1868.

"Indiana Polka"
By Edmund Jaeger, arranged by J. Schatzman

"La Fontaine"
By Charles-Samuel Bovy Lysberg.

"Lilly Bell Quickstep"
By G.W.E. Friederich.
"O Summer Night from Don Pasquale"
By Gaetano Donizetti, 1843. Arranger unknown. From "Squire's Cornet Band Olio No. 2." Cincinnati: A. Squire, 1872.

"Old Memories"
Words and music by Stephen Collins Foster. First edition, New York: Firth, Pond & Co., 1853.

"The Moonbeam Waltzes"
By Henry Farmer, arranged by David L. Downing.

"Scots Wha Hae: Variations"
By Wm. Vincent Wallace. New York: Published by Wm. Hall & Son, 239 Broadway; London: R. Cocks & Co. [ca. 1854]

"Slow March: Midnight!"
By J.M. Noeren, arranged by J. Schatzman.

"Upon a Summer's Day"
Words and music by Adolf Fredrik Lindblad.

"Why, no one to love?"
Words and music by Stephen Collins Foster.

All selections from the Library of Congress

 

Links

Poetry and music of the War Between the States

The Civil War Music Site

Songs of the Civil War