A collection of some of the publications from the Centennial of Illinois from 1918. The collection mostly includes the libretti and music from the masques and pageants written in celebration of the event.
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Illinois Four page printed sheet music of a tune entitled, "Illinois". Words by C. H. Chamberlain. Three different versions-- "For Mixed Voices", harmonization by Adolf Weidig. "For Male Voices", as arranged and sung by the Imperial Quartet of Chicago. "For Female Voices", harmonization by Adolf Weidig.
Illinois. (By Thy Waters Gently Flowing): the Official State Song of Illinois Caption: The official state song Illinois, although written just prior to the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, was not so designated until June 30, 1925, by the Illinois State Legislature. The song was written by Charles H. Chamberlin, a veteran of the Civil War, wounded at Gaines Mill. The music, by Archiibald Johnson, was adapted from a popular song which he wrote several years earlier. The President called it "a song that will never die."A verse of the song is engraved on Chamberlin's tombstone in Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois. The bill which was made to make Illinois the official state song was introduced in the State Senate by Florence Fifer Bohner, daughter of Governor Joseph W. Fifer and our first woman Senator." Published for the Sesquicentennial, 1968.
Music of the Masque of Illinois. Scene I. Score and libretto for the pageant written for the Illinois centennial celebration, the Masque of Illinois. This record includes MP3 optically musically recognized renditions of the scores. Scene I.
Music of the Masque of Illinois. Scene II. Score and libretto for the pageant written for the Illinois centennial celebration, the Masque of Illinois. Scene II.
Music of the Masque of Illinois. Scene III. Score and libretto for the pageant written for the Illinois centennial celebration, the Masque of Illinois. Scene III.
The Centennial of the State of Illinois: Report of the Centennial Commission 222, xxiv, 223-489 p. illus., ports. 24 cm. Includes: "Documents": p. -444. "Publications Illinois Centennial Commission": p. 445.
The Illini Trail: A Pageant Play. Commemorating the Illinois Centennial 34,  p. 23 cm.
The Wonderful Story of Illinois: A Pageant Notes: "This pagaent is arranged in two masques and three episodes and is suitable for high schools and community celebrations."