World War I Sheet Music

9,670 Patriotic Songs Published in the United States, 1914–1920, with More Than 600 Covers Illustrated


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About the Book

This comprehensive listing catalogs the patriotic sheet music of World War I. The introductory text covers the sheet music publishing business of the time and describes how the music messages often paralleled Woodrow Wilson’s policies. Nearly 10,000 songs are included with complete bibliographical data: title, authors of the lyrics and music when available, value based on auction prices and collector knowledge, publisher, folio size and cover description. Each entry in the catalog is assigned a letter and number for easy identification in the indexes. The letter is the first letter of the title of the song and the number is its place in that alphabetical list. Titles are arranged alphabetically. Included are 613 photos of outstanding sheet music covers.

About the Author(s)

Bernard S. Parker is a retired college president. He lives in Ocala, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Bernard S. Parker
Format: softcover (7 x 10 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 953
Bibliographic Info: 613 photos, appendix, bibliography, indexes
Copyright Date: 2007
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2493-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1020-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Volume 1
Acknowledgments vii
Preface      1
World War I Sheet Music: A Brief History      3
Notes on the Publishers, Composers, and Artists of Tin Pan Alley      13
World War I Sheet Music (A1–N88)      19

Volume 2
World War I Sheet Music (O1–Z4)

Appendix: Music from Vanity Presses      825
Bibliography      891
Index to Vanity Presses      893
Index to the Catalog      905

Book Reviews & Awards

“major research work”—In The Groove Magazine.