Thursday, September 24, 2009

The church in the wildwood 'the little brown church in the vale'

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The church in the wildwood 'the little brown church in the vale' / Dr. Wm. S. Pitts ; [performed by] Apollo Quartet of Boston.

"The Church in the Wildwood" is a song that was written by Dr. William S. Pitts in 1857 following a coach ride that stopped in Bradford, Iowa.

During a stagecoach ride to visit his fiancée in Fredericksburg, Iowa, he stopped at Bradford. Dr. Pitts found particular beauty in the wooded valley of the Cedar River. While viewing the spot, Pitts envisioned a church building there. Returning home, he wrote "The Church in the Wildwood"

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the materials in the Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies.

Suggested credit line: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.

CREATED, PUBLISHED: Orange, N.J. : Edison, 1919. NOTES: Coupling date: 7/23/1918. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: male voices with organ. With (reverse side): Ninety and nine / Christine Miller.

SUBJECTS: Church music. Sacred quartets with organ. Sacred vocal music. Hymns.

RELATED NAMES: Performer: Apollo Quartet of Boston. MEDIUM: 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. CALL NUMBER: Edison Diamond Disc 80416-L. REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

DIGITAL ID: edrs 80416l

Of all his inventions, Thomas A. Edison was most fond of the phonograph. As a result of his work on two other inventions, the telegraph and the telephone, Edison happened upon a way to record sound on tinfoil-coated cylinders in 1877. Edison set aside this invention in 1878 to work on the incandescent light bulb.

Artist/Composer: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
Keywords: Church music; Hymns; Edison Companies; little brown church
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If I want to use lines from "Church in the Wildwood" in a book, would copyright still be involved?

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