Does House Divided have any public domain music available?

A key part of any documentary is the audio component. The following files are part of House Divided’s music library. This post provides an overview of other sites where you can download public domain music.


House Divided’s Music Library

Right click on the link and select save as to download the mp3 file.


  • “Dixie Band” –  Download (Credit – Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project at UC Santa Barbara) )
  • “Dixie Fife” – Part 1 ; Part 2 (Credit – Cylinder

    Preservation and Digitization Project at UC Santa Barbara) )

  • “Free and Easy” – Part 1 ; Part 2 ; Part 3 ; Part 4 (Credit – Library of Congress)
  • “Lily Bell” – Download (Credit – Library of


  • “Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1 – II. Adagio” – Download (Credit –
  • “Sonata No. 2 non ‘Funeral March’, Op. 35 – III” – Download (Credit – Library of Congress)
  • “Sousa, Queen of the Sea” – Download (Credit – Library of Congress)
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  1. I have downloaded the songs for the Civil War era. I am making a documentary show for the battles that was fought before and during the Gettysburg 3 day battle. I just wanted to be sure that using this music will be fine for my production and selling later on? I will certainly give credit for your web site and allowing the use of these songs.
    Please reply and let me know for sure on using these songs free of any license required?
    Jack (JRD Productions)

  2. Yes, to the best of our knowledge, all music files posted at House Divided, or linked from here, are available in the public domain and do not require fees or licenses.

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