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Illinois Songs

University of Illinois School Songs

Scores

[scores are voice/piano unless otherwise indicated]

  • Fight, Illini! : the stadium song / music by Rose J. Oltusky ; words by Sampson Raphaelson
    M1959O47 F5
  • Fighting Illini song book / piano interpretations by Don Heitler ; transcriptions by Tom Prickett.
    M1958.I4 F54
  • Illini song book
    [see contents listed under the online version below]
    M1958.I4 I44
    M1958.I4 I441926
  • University of Illinois song book compiled by Willabelle Wilson and Louise Shipman.
    [see contents listed in the online version below]
    M1958 W54U53

Recordings

  • “Hitting hard!” University of Illinois Marching Illini
    Revised Entrance #3 (Illinois state song); Illinois loyalty; Oskee Wow Wow; Three in one: Pride of the Illini, Hail to the orange, March of the Illini; War chant
    CD M3324hi (Residence Halls Allen Hall CDs)
  • Marching Illini pass in review University of Illinois Marching Illini
    Revised entrance #3, Oskee wow wow, Three in one, Cadences/Illinois loyalty
    CDISC M1270U64 M2
  • Stadium vibrations University of Illinois Marching Illini
    Revised entrance #3 (Illinois state song),Three in one (chief’s music), Oskee wow wow, Illinois Loyalty
    DISC M1200U546 S78
  • The University of Illinois Marching Illini
    Revised entrance #3, Oskee wow wow, Three in one, Drum cadences/Illinois loyalty
    CDISC M1270U64 U6

Other Marching Illini Recordings can be found via the Marching Illini website.

Online

  •  Illini Songbook (voice and piano)
    Hail to the Orange
    We’re Loyal to You Illinois
    Oskee Wow Wow
    Cheer Illini
    For Good Old Illinois
    Fight Illini
    By the Rivers Gently Flowing
    The Girl of Illinois
    Illinois Medley
    (more)
  • University of Illinois Songbook (voice and piano)
    (selected contents)
    Alma Mater
    By Thy Rivers Gently Flowing. 20
    Cheer Illini 11
    For Good Old Illinois 40
    Girl of Illinois, The 22
    Grand Illinois 18
    Hail Illinois ! 64
    Have Courage, Illinois 45
    Illinois 21
    Illinois Holabaloo 62
    Illinois Pep. 50
    Illinois Seniors’ Greeting 60
    Illinois Sunset Song, The. 14
    Illinois, We Love You. 32
    Man from Illinois, The 92
    My Illinois. 20
    On Forever, Illinois 57
    Oskee-Wow-Wow. 8
    Our University 16
    Take me Back to Illinois 53
    Those Good Old Songs They Sing At Illinois 36
    Toast to the Orange and Blue, A 19
    University Anthem – 56
    We’re Loyal to You, Illinois 4

State Song

Illinois : by thy rivers gently flowing / music by Archibald Johnson ;  words by Charles H. Chamberlin
Designated as the official state song June 20, 1925, by the Illinois State Legislature.

Scores

  • Illinois; music by Archibald Johnson; words by Charles H. Chamberlin
    For voice and piano.
    M1658.I4 J632
    printable PDF versionThe Illinois state song is based on the melody of Archibald’s song “ Baby mine.”
  • Illinois : by thy rivers gently flowing
    Music by Archibald Johnson; arr. by Norman Luboff; words by Charles H. Chamberlin; new verses by Win Stracke.
    Versions for voice and piano, and for mixed chorus (SATB).
    M1658.I4 J63
  • Fifty songs–fifty states, a song for every state in the U.S.A.
    Compiled, arr. and edited by John W. Schaum.
    For voice and piano or organ.
    M32.8S32 F5

Recordings

[all except the Allen Hall copy and the MP3 are LPs]

  • On tour
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Varsity Men’s Glee Club.
    Choral version.
    DISC M1495U548 O5
  • “Hitting hard!”
    University of Illinois Marching Illini
    Band version.
    CD M3324hi (Residence Halls Allen Hall CDs)
  • Sounds of the Illini
    University of Illinois Bands
    Band version.
    DISC M1200U548 NO.67
  • Stadium vibrations
    University of Illinois Marching Illini
    Band version.
    DISC M1200U546 S78
  • Vocal recording (MP3): http://www.illinois.gov/facts/statesong.cfm

Lyrics and MP3 recording

Lyrics: https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/about/StateSong.aspx

Other Illinois Songs