From the American Music Recordings Archive

 

 

 

Preserving American Music Series (PAMS)

These multimedia DVDs
feature music examples and video programs
plus articles and other information about American music topics.

This series is produced and edited by
Roger Lee Hall, AMRA Director

 

 

 

 

 

No. 1: Preserving Our Music Past

No. 2: A Shaker Musical Miscellany

No. 3: Preserving American Choral Music

No. 4: Earlier American Choral Composers - A Survey in Sound

No. 3: Singing New Englanders - From The Pilgrims to The Shakers

No. 4: Music Masters: Fifteen Film Composers

 

No. 4: Interviews with two 20th century composers


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAMS 1: Preserving Our Musical Past

DVD with 10 folders
with over 200 music examples and
historical information

 

 

 

PAMS 2: A Shaker Music Miscellany

DVD with 10 collections, over 200 music examples
and historical information about music of the Shakers

 


 

 

 

PAMS 3: Preserving American Choral Music -
Research and Recordings

A collection of historical information,
music examples and video programs
about
two of the oldest choral traditions in the USA:
music of the Shakers
and
The Stoughton Musical Society,
both begun in the 1780s.

 

 


 



 

The conversation with composer Aaron Copland took place at his home in Cortlandt, New York on 21 July 1980. In this conversation Aaron Copland speaks about many topics, including his ballet score for APPALACHIAN SPRING and his arrangements of the Shaker song, "Simple Gifts." Also discussed are his admiration for Leonard Bernstein, Natalie Boulanger, and Serge Koussevitsy. The interviewer was composer and musicologist, Roger Hall.

 



 

This interview with composer Virgil Thomson took place at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland on 18 April 1979. He speaks about film music in general and in particular his scores for two Depression Era documentary films for Pare Lorenz:

THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS (1936) and THE RIVER (1937).

Thomson mentions his folk hymn arrangements,
especially RESIGNATION ("My Shepherd will supply my need").
He also discusses his music for the Robert Flaherty's documentary film LOUISIANA STORY (1948), for which he received the first Pulitzer Prize for a film score. In addition, Thomson also talks about his score for his only feature film, THE GODDESS (1957).
The interviewer was composer and musicologist, Roger Hall.

Both these albums (AMRC 0005 and 0006 are included on this computer disc with additional information.

PAMS 4: Interviews with two
20th Century Composers


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