Sheet Music Collection
Denver Public Library –WHG
This collection contains over 660 individual scores for a large variety of music for many different instruments and vocal parts. Dating from the 1890s into the 1960s, genres include cowboy ballads, movie theme songs, two-steps, foxtrots, polkas, tangos, waltzes, piano studies and rags, choral pieces, school marches, Christmas and religious music, Spanish, Mexican, Native American and Hawaiian songs, military and patriotic pieces, romantic classics and parlor music. Many titles are about Colorado and Denver, and many other western states are included.
Notable titles include “Four Pastorales – Music by Cecil Effinger, words by Thomas Hornsby Ferril,” “Colorado Volunteers March - By Oswald H. Richter,” “DeHarport's Practical Method for Tenor Banjo,” “Democratic Fun - A campaign cake walk by Robert Buechel,” “Fremont's Great Republican March,” “Hush My Little Coon,” “If I Had a Wagon, I Would Go To Colorado,” “National Farmers Union - A songbook of the Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America,” and “When the Columbines are Blooming in the Colorado Dells.”