AMERICAN MUSIC RECORDINGS ARCHIVE (AMRA)
To preserve American music from the past for the future
American Music Recordings Collection (AMRC)
Ameican Music Resource Editions (AMRE)
Essential American Recordings Survey (EARS)
Preserving American Music Series (PAMS)
Special Commemorative Releases
American Song History Survey
Center for American Music Preservation (CAMP)
Society for Earlier American Music (SEAM)
Lectures and Workshops
Your support is needed and essential to keep AMRA active.
Please help support this archive by ordering any of the AMRC CDs
AMRA is designed for those interested in American music used for classroom teaching, for research or personal listening enjoyment. Music lectures or workshops are also available.
American Music Recordings Archive (AMRA) was established to distribute and help preserve music from America's past and to reach a broader public.
The CDs or DVDs are intended for teachers, students, researchers, writers, and the general listening public.
The material has been compiled from over 50 years in a private collection and consists of LP albums, audio tapes, and CDs.
The music is available on CDs or DVD-ROMs for musicians, teachers, historians, researchers and interested listeners for a preparation fee and shipping charge.
If you are searching for a recording by an American composer or songwriter, write to AMRA for possible availability and the cost -- CLICK HERE
AMRA is affiliated with the New England Music Institute (NEMI) and also the support group, Society for Earlier American Music (SEAM).
Roger Lee Hall is a respected musicologist, composer, and music preservationist who is Director of both AMRA and NEMA.
He is also
Director of the Center for American Music Preservation (or CAMP).
CDs and multi-media DVDs from AMRA
are mentioned in the quarterly publication
of the Society for American Music (SAM)
in the following issues:
From the Bulletin of the Society for American Music (Vol. XLIII, No. 2, Spring 2017):
"For over four decades, Roger Lee Hall, currently Director of the Center for American Music Preservation,
has been researching, performing, and recording the music from two of the oldest choral traditions in the United States.
The Stoughton Musical Society was organized in 1786, and is now the oldest choral society.
This society has a long history of performing American choral music.
The United Society of Shakers is the oldest religious communal society, organized in 1787.
During their history, the Shakers composed over 10,000 tunes, mainly during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Both traditions are featured on a new multimedia DVD-ROM.
“Give Us This Day”–Two Historic American Choral Traditions (PineTree Multimedia, 2017) contains over 500 files and 100 audio examples
including interviews with Shaker sisters and many music examples.
Information about this DVD-ROM is available here."
Winter 2017 - The Bill Randle Chronicles DVD
Spring 2016 - New AMRC CD releases
Fall 2013 - Preserving American Music DVD Series
Spring 2013 - The Star Spangled Banner DVD
Winter 2013 - Glory, Hallelujah (Civil War DVD)
Winter, 2011 - Archive of American Music Recordings
A listing of Historical American music on CDs --
American Music Recordings Collection (AMRC) - CLICK HERE
To inquire about available recordings from AMRA or for general questions -- CLICK HERE
Special Commemorative Releases
Get your copy of this jazz song by Roger Hall, available for the first time in 50 years,
sung by Ethel Regan and at CD Baby!
Click the image below...
A collection of music from over 40 years --
"The Soho Serenade" is included on this GENTLE PEACE CD - CLICK HERE
A centennial celebration of a popular lyricist --
This CD contains eighteen songs by four-time Oscar-winning lyricist, Sammy Cahn (1913-1993).
It was recorded at a live concert in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2013, performed by a wonderful ensemble of singers with jazz combo.
This recording was made possible through a grant from
the American Music Recordings Archive in support of music preservation.
Read about this special commemorative CD at
It's Magic - A One Hundredth Birthday Celebration of Sammy Cahn
"High Hopes" - Sammy Cahn Centennial Tribute
American Song History Survey (ASHS) - 200 American Songs
From Colonial Times to Slavery Abolition, 1759-1859
From Civil War to Cold War, 1861-1961
For the complete list -- CLICK HERE