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Early American Sacred Music at the Library of Congress

Digitized Sacred Music

The following scores, collections and sheet music materials are examples of early American sacred music that have been digitized by the Library's Music Division for study and performance. More digitized music can be found by limiting your search on the Library of Congress home page to "notated music" or by searching the digital music collections listed under each heading below.

Sacred Music Collections

The following collections of sacred music were digitized as a part either The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America or Books About Music Before 1800. Use the preceding links to explore those digital collections in full.

Sheet Music

The following pieces of sheet music were taken from the Early American Sheet Music digital collection—use the preceding link to explore that collection in full. To find sacred music published in the United States later in the nineteenth-century, search the broader digital collections Music for the Nation, American Sheet Music, 1820-1860, and Music for the Nation, American Sheet Music, 1870-1885.