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 Fan Dance (1898)
A Japanese Lantern (1931)
A Japanese Sunset (1916)
All O'The World a Home (1926)
Battle Hymn Written by the Mikado of Japan and Sung by the Japanese Armies on the Battle Field (1904)
Cherry Blossom (1917)
Cherry Blossoms (1904)
Chinatown My Chinatown (1910)
Cho Cho San (1921)
Die Geisha, Musik für Alle (1909)
Fantana (1904)
For the Flag of Old Japan (1904)
Glow Little Lantern of Love (1921)
Hi-Lo (1920)
I Want to Go to Tokio (1914)
I'll Never Say Goodbye Again (1944)
In a Japanese Garden (1929)
In a Jinriksha (1914)
In Japan with Mi Mo San (1915)
In Old Japan (1917)
In Tokio, A Japanese Love Song (1904)
Japan and Uncle Sam (1945)
Japan's Triumphal March: Two Step (1904)
Japanese Brigade (1906)
Japanese Fire Dance (1901)
Japanese Love Song (1900)
Japanese Moon (1922)
Japanese Sailor (1922)
Japanese Sandman Shimmy et Fox-Trot (1920)
Japanette (1918)
Japansy (1927)
Johnny Zero (1943)
Karama (1904)
Karama, A Japanese Romance (1904)
Kimona Girl (1904)
Little Fighting Soldier Man (1905)
Little Japan (1904)
Lotus Bud (1910)
Lotus San (1908)
Madame Butterfly (1904)
Meet Me Where the Lanterns Glow (1909)
Midnight in Japan (1916)
Mimosa (Japanese Sérénade - Japanische Serenade, 1898)
Miss Cherry Blossom or A Maid of Tokyo (1917)
Mister Butterfly (1917)
Moon of Japan (1924)
My Japanee (1908)
My Princess of the Willow Tree
My Rose of Old Japan (1919)
Najimi (1929)
Poor Butterfly (1916)
Poor Little Butterfly is a Fly Girl Now (1919)
Poppies: A Japanese Serenade (1904)
Poppy-Time in Old Japan (1915)
Prince Fushimi's Song: A Soldier of Old Japan (1905)
Remember Pearl Harbor (1941)
Rose of Japan (1919)
Sayonara, A Japanese Farewell (1923)
Sayōnara, A Japanese Romance (1910)
So Long Oolong (1920)
So Long Oolong (1920)
Suki San (Where The Cherry Blossoms Fall) (1917)
Tea Leaves (1921)
That Tango Tokyo (1913)
The Japanese Sandman (1920)
The Japskys (1904)
The Jolly Juggler in Japan (Street Fair in Japan) 1928
The Little Jap (1905)
The Mayor of Tokio (1905)
The Mikado: Gems on Airs from Gilbert & Sullivan's Opera (1885)
Ti-O-San (1920)
When the Cherry Trees are Blooming in Japan (1918)
Where the Lanterns Glow (1919)
Yama San (1902)
Yokohama Charmer (1905)
Yokohama Love (1919)
Yokohama Maid (1917)
Yosan (1919)
Yosan, a Japanese Intermezzo Two Step (1904)
You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1941)
Ziegfeld Follies 1914 (Underneath the Japanese Moon)