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"L stands for love of our country..."

Music for the 4th of July and any other day from the Libraries' collection of digitized sheet music

"L stands for love of country" is the beginning of the refrain from "Liberty," written by composer Ted S. Barron and published in 1916.  "Liberty" is one of 3042 pieces of digitized sheet music in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library's Historic American Sheet Music collection. This rich database of sheet music published in the United States between 1850 and 1920 is searchable and browsable in a variety of ways, and the site includes background information about the music itself as well as the social, cultural, and political events that shaped the songs and that are depicted in the pieces. Also included is technical information helpful to those considering or planning digital imaging projects.  Find "Liberty" and other sheet music at http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/sheetmusic/

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Posted 3 July 2007

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