To preserve American music from the past for the future

About AMRA

American Music Recordings Collection (AMRC)

Special Releases

American Song History Survey

Center for American Music Preservation (CAMP)

Essential American Recordings Survey (EARS)

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



The American Music Recordings Archive (or AMRA) contains American classical, traditional folk, film music and popular music recordings, from the 17th to 20th centuries.

The recordings have been compiled for over 50 years in a private collection and consist 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 Bulletin" of the Society for American Music (SAM)
in the following issues:

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 Releases

Get your copy of this jazz song by Roger Hall, available for the first time, sung by Ethel Regan and at CD Baby!

Click the image below...

Ethel Regan: The Soho Serenade



"The Soho Serenade" is included on this 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

See also:

"High Hopes" - Sammy Cahn Centennial Tribute

















American Song History Survey (ASHS) - 200 American Songs



Volume 1: From Colonial Times to Slavery Abolition, 1759-1859

Volume 2: From Civil War to Cold War, 1861-1961

For the complete list -- CLICK HERE



































Center for American Music Preservation (CAMP)





Essential American Recordings Survey (EARS)


This is a survey of 200 representative recordings (150 CDs and 50 LPs)
from the 18th to 20th centuries and in the AMRA library.
To see the complete list,






Society for Earlier American Music (SEAM)

This is an online interest group to help distribute information about earlier American music,
especially sacred and secular vocal music








Lectures and Workshops

If you are looking for an enjoyable music lecture or workshop for your organization
or your students at an educational institution, presented by Roger Lee Hall,
see his list of

Lectures and Workshops














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