In honor of the upcoming 4th of July Holiday, this week’s Featured Online Resource is the Patriotic Melodies Collection from the Library of Congress. This collection provides background information on many of the songs that are part of the American consciousness. The collection includes hymns, national songs, and other songs relevant to the American experience. Some songs included are America the Beautiful, My Country ‘Tis of Thee, and This Land is Your Land. Each entry contains information about the song, the sheet music, song sheets, and sound recordings. Many of the songs have multiple recordings. For example, America the Beautiful has recordings by the US Marine Band and the US Navy Band.
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