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Peaceful Rest

for

Peter (Pete) Seeger (1919-2014),
A Great American Song Preservationist

 

 

 

Mission Statement

Are you an independent researcher, teacher or student
involved with American music?

American Music Preservation.com is an informational web site devoted to providing accurate information about American music and news of recent research and publications.

Moderator for this AMP site is musicologist and composer, Roger Lee Hall.

Students or scholars doing research in music from 18th, 19th and 20th century American music are encouaged to submit items of interest (not press releases) to this website where they can be posted free of charge, subject to approval by the Moderator.

More information about submitting your research topics for placement on this website, click on this link to read the

Guidelines


The goals of American Music Preservation.com are these...

This year marks the special anniversaries of various events and they are commemorated with CD and DVD releases from PineTree Music and American Music Recordings Collection (AMRC) with these online links:

50th anniversary of a 1960s pop song (new release at CD Baby):

“The Soho Serenade”


100th anniversary of World War I:

 Voices of Rememebrance
Land of Our Hearts
Father and I Went Down to Camp – American War Songs: American Revolution to World War I
The Dark Night is Ending

 

150th anniversary of anti-war Civil War song:

“Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground”


200th anniversary of The War of 1812:
 
(“O Say, Can You Sing It?” and multi-meda DVD:
The Star Spangled Banner – Early Songs of Protest and Patriotism   


For any questions or comments, write to:

American Music Preservation

 

 

 

A List of American Music CDs
(available on this site)

Complete list of CDs at this link:

American Music Series CDs

 

 

 

America in Song 200

For listings of American song
in 2 volumes
Volume 1: 1759-1859
Volume 2: 1861-1961


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American Music Recordings Collection (AMRC)

A series of preservation CDs focusing on the areas covered on this site
and divided into these categories:

I. Composers and Compositions
II. Interviews with Composers
III. Songs and Choral Music
IV. Film Music

See the complete list at:

American Music Recordings Collection

 

 

American Vocal Music Series (AVMS)

A series of recordings focusing on the areas covered on this site
and divided into these categories:

I. Americana Collections
II. New England Collections
III. Prominent Presidents (Washington and Lincoln)
IV. Composer Celebrations

To see all the titles,

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ASCAP at 100

Photo: ASCAP's support of songwriters and composers doesn't end when great music outlasts those that create it. We asked Broadway singer Glory Crampton, the great-granddaughter of ASCAP charter member A. Baldwin Sloane, to reflect on what his legacy has meant to her and her family over the years: http://bit.ly/ABaldwinSloane #ASCAP100

Read about the centennial of this highly respected organization,
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers --

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Music by ASCAP composer, Roger Lee Hall --

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Composers in America - A Survey in Sound

Volume 1, 1759-1919

Composers include:

Supply Belcher, William Billings,
Dudley Buck, George Whitefield Chadwick,
Stephen Foster, Jacob French,
Henry Hadley, Francis Hopkinson,
Oliver Holden, Jeremiah Ingalls,
Charles E. Ives, Edwin A. Jones,
Daniel Read, Oliver Shaw
(60 audio tracks)

 

Vol. 2, 1919-1994

Composers include:

Aaron Copland, George Gershwin,
Roger Lee Hall, Bernard Herrmann,
Virgil Thomson, John Williams
(90 audio tracks)

 

 

Donation Disc

This music preservation site needs your support. Please consider making a donation with a credit card, payable to PineTree Productions, through safe and secure PayPal.

For a donation of $25 you will receive a CD covering the five areas on this site: American composers, New England music, Shaker music, Film music and Popular songs. This CD is titled:

American Music Preservation Sampler -- music from the 17th century to 20th century, featuring music by William Billings, Elder Joseph Brackett, Dudley Buck, George W. Chadwick, Aaron Copland, Sister Cecilia DeVere, Roger Lee Hall, Bernard Herrmann, Edwin A. Jones, Charles Ives, Johnny Mercer, and Max Steiner.

For a donation of $50 you will receive three items: the above CD, plus an additional CD, A Century of American Songs (1760s-1860s), and a booklet about Shaker music discoveries.

Free shipping included for both the $25 and $50 donations.

 

 



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AMP Donation CD

 

 

 

 

Essential American Recordings Survey (EARS)

This is a survey of 200 representative recordings (150 CDs and 50 LPs) of music composed or performed between 1759 and 1959.

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Multimedia Americana Music Series (MAMS)

 

 

Multimedia Heritage Music Series (Nos. 1-8)

Multimedia Film Music Series (Nos. 9-10)

Multimedia Popular Song Series (Nos 11-12)

Multimedia Songwriter Series (Nos. 13-14)

Preserving Our Musical Past (No. 15)

 

 

Early American Music Topics

 

"Millennial Praise" - Singing New Englanders:
From the Pilgrims to the Shakers

 

 

 

 


"OLD STOUGHTON":
Singing Meetings and Concerts
1762-1962
(oldest choral society in the USA)

 

 

19th centuryAmerican Music Topics


"GLORY, HALLELUJAH":
Songs and Hymns of the Civil War Era

 

 

 

“HOW BEAUTIFUL UPON THE MOUNTAINS”:
Music by E.A. Jones (1853-1911)

 

 

"Lincoln and Liberty":
Music From Abraham Lincoln's Era

 

 

The Musical Telephone:
A Romantic Narrative

(One act play based on Edward Bellamy's
19th century utopian novel, Looking Backward)

 

 

"Simple Gifts": Great American Folk Song

 

 

 

20th century American Music Topics

 "Blended Together":
Discoveries Along The Shaker Music Trail

 

"Following the Stars"
Music & Memories of Hopalong Cassidy

 

 

 

 

Film Music Master: A Tribute to Bernard Herrmann

 

 

"Shake, Rattle and Roll" -
Electric Elvis and Bill Randle

 

 

 

 

 


National Carry A Tune Week

This is a free annual online survey held every year near the birthday of William Billings (1746-1800), America's first important tune composer,
and sponsored by The Tune Lovers Society
.

The 14th Annual Carry A Tune Week event is:

October 5-11, 2014

The 15th Annual Carry A Tune Week event will be:

October 4-10, 2015

 

 

For complete details, click this links:

National Carry A Tune Week

 

National Carry A Tune Week is listed
in this popular annual directory:

Chase's Calendar of Events 2014
look under - Sunday, October 5



Click on these links to see the tunes chosen from past years:

13th Annual Week: October 6-12, 2013

12th Annual Week: October 7-13, 2012

1th Annual Week: October 2-8, 2011

10th Annual Week: October 3 - 9, 2010

9th Annual Week: October 4-10, 2009

8th Annual Week:  October 5 - 11, 2008

7th Annual Week:  October 7 - 13, 2007

6th Annual Week:  October 1 - 7, 2006

5th Annual Week:  October 2 - 8, 2005

4th Annual Week: October 3 -9, 2004

3rd Annual Week, October 6 - 12, 2003

2nd Annual Week, October 7 - 13, 2002

1st Annual Week, October 7 - 13, 2001

 

 

 

DVD Series

 

Preserving American Music (PAM)

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Material Available
on
American Music Preservation.com

 


 


Preserving Our Musical Past
(with hundreds of music examples)

 

Complete list of publications at

PineTree Press

 

 

 

Composers Born in Massachusetts before 1920

 

 

 

Shaker Music Broadsides

 

 

Distant Echoes:
Preserving Earlier American Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Resource Library

American Music Recordings Archive [AMRA]

 

 

 

AMP Topics

Because American music is so vast a subject, not all of it can be covered on this website. This is not intended to slight any other music, such as jazz, blues, gospel music or any other genre of music.

These five areas of music on American Music Preservation.com
were selected because it was felt they were more in need of preserving their heritage:

New England Music

Shaker Music

Classical Composers

Film Music

Popular Songs

 

 

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