sheet music (81 total)

There are over 120 pieces of sheet music in the Re-Envisioning Japan Research Collection about Japan, inspired by Japan, or with some other relationship to Japan. These range from selections from “The Mikado” (Gilbert and Sullivan, 1885) and “The Geisha” (Sydney Jones, 1896) to World War II anti-Japanese propaganda. They include several songs celebrating Japan’s military triumphs during the Russo-Japanese War. In the spring of 2015, 46 songs in the collection were specially recorded under the direction of Dr. Philip C. Carli. Dr. Carli is a familiar figure for silent film enthusiasts, renowned worldwide for his live piano accompaniments for silent film screenings and his original scores for silent films. For the vocals he assembled colleagues and graduate students at the Eastman School of Music, including soloists Isaac Wenger, Lulu Cossich, and Peter Doyle. When you access an object in this category, you will see a grey bar above the sheet music's cover if a recording is available. Click on the arrow to the left of the bar to play the recorded song: for example, see the item "In Old Japan (1917)." The songs themselves, as well as many of the colorful covers, are fascinating examples of the extent to which Japan and the Japanese were characterized by orientalist trends in 20th century popular culture in the U.S. well into the 1930s.
A Japanese Lantern (1931)
My Japanee (1908)
Fantana (1904)
The Jolly Juggler in Japan (Street Fair in Japan) 1928
Karama, A Japanese Romance (1904)
Ziegfeld Follies 1914 (Underneath the Japanese Moon)
In a Jinriksha (1914)
Japanese Fire Dance (1901)
Sayōnara, A Japanese Romance (1910)
Prince Fushimi's Song: A Soldier of Old Japan (1905)
Little Fighting Soldier Man (1905)
Sayonara, A Japanese Farewell (1923)
Kimona Girl (1904)
Cherry Blossoms (1904)
Poor Butterfly (1916)
Mimosa (Japanese Sérénade - Japanische Serenade, 1898)
A Japanese Sunset (1916)
The Mikado: Gems on Airs from Gilbert & Sullivan's Opera (1885)
I'll Never Say Goodbye Again (1944)
Die Geisha, Musik für Alle (1909)
Japanese Love Song (1900)
Battle Hymn Written by the Mikado of Japan and Sung by the Japanese Armies on the Battle Field (1904)
The Japskys (1904)
Lotus San (1908)
In Tokio, A Japanese Love Song (1904)
Yokohama Maid (1917)
A Japanese Fan Dance (1898)
You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1941)
Moon of Japan (1924)
Miss Cherry Blossom or A Maid of Tokyo (1917)
Japan's Triumphal March: Two Step (1904)
I Want to Go to Tokio (1914)
So Long Oolong (1920)
Ti-O-San (1920)
Japanese Sailor (1922)
Meet Me Where the Lanterns Glow (1909)
Karama (1904)
Poppies: A Japanese Serenade (1904)
The Mayor of Tokio (1905)
Johnny Zero (1943)
Madame Butterfly (1904)
Midnight in Japan (1916)
All O'The World a Home (1926)
When the Cherry Trees are Blooming in Japan (1918)
Chinatown My Chinatown (1910)
Cho Cho San (1921)
Glow Little Lantern of Love (1921)
In Japan with Mi Mo San (1915)
Japanette (1918)
In Old Japan (1917)
Japan and Uncle Sam (1945)
The Japanese Sandman (1920)
The Little Jap (1905)
My Rose of Old Japan (1919)
Poor Little Butterfly is a Fly Girl Now (1919)
Poppy-Time in Old Japan (1915)
Remember Pearl Harbor (1941)
Rose of Japan (1919)
So Long Oolong (1920)
Suki San (Where The Cherry Blossoms Fall) (1917)
That Tango Tokyo (1913)
Tea Leaves (1921)
In a Japanese Garden (1929)
Najimi (1929)
Lotus Bud (1910)
Little Japan (1904)
Japansy (1927)
Yama San (1902)
For the Flag of Old Japan (1904)
Yosan (1919)
Yosan, a Japanese Intermezzo Two Step (1904)
Hi-Lo (1920)
Japanese Moon (1922)
Mister Butterfly (1917)
Where the Lanterns Glow (1919)
Cherry Blossom (1917)
Yokohama Love (1919)
Japanese Brigade (1906)
Japanese Sandman Shimmy et Fox-Trot (1920)
Yokohama Charmer (1905)
My Princess of the Willow Tree