"Waves Of The Danube" by Romanian composer/military bandleader Ion Ivanovici(1845-1902). Ivanovici wrote hundreds of waltzes & other pieces, but this is the one that survives, largely due to being the theme for the Al Jolson-Saul Chaplin sentimental standard, "The Anniversary Song."
"Be thou with me." Attributed to J.S. Bach, contained in the Notebook dedicated & presented to his wife Anna Magdalena Bach,(BWV 508),ca. 1725.
Words & Music by Tell Taylor, 1910. Taylor (1876-1937) was an Ohio-born vaudevillian & songwriter. A barbershop classic and multi-million bestseller from the beginning, legend has it that the song was written on the banks of the Blanchard River in NW Ohio in 1908.
Words & Music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond(1862-1946), million seller in 1901, later superseded by her 1910 multi-million seller, "A Perfect Day" (see Occasions/Friendship & Sympathy). Bond was the first woman in American songwriting to enjoy mass-market success.
Music by Leo Friedman, lyrics by Tennessee-born Beth Slater Whitson, 1910. The same pair wrote "Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland," both Americana standards.
1847 poem of British Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson(1809-1892) set to music in 1904 by his fellow countryman Roger Quilter(1877-1953). An Art Song standard recorded by virtually every major vocal recitalist of the 20th century including John McCormack, Paul Robeson and Kathleen Ferrier.