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This is one of the largest informational online sites devoted to the preservation of American music, with hundreds of pages devoted to recordings and research. For the latest news, click the Announcements or News buttons on the left. Some subjects are familiar and others are less well known [see Music resources and Sample topics below]. To submit an item of interest and have it appear in any of the categories on this site, click on the Guidelines button in the left column.

















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This site is affialiated with a educational database
allowing you to listen to American songs.
For information, go to:
Music Online - American Song



Music Resources

American Music Recordings Archive (AMRA)


New England Music Archive (NEMA)


Shaker Music Archive (SMA)


Society for Earlier American Music (SEAM)




Commemorative CDs

"Celestial Praises"
A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals



"It's Magic"
A One Hundredth Birthday
Celebration of Sammy Cahn



"Father and I Went Down to Camp"-
American War Songs:
American Revolution to World War I




Multi-media DVDs

"Glory, Hallelujah" -
Songs and Hymns of the Civil War Era



"Simple Gifts"
Great American Folk Song



"The Star-Spangled Banner"
Early Songs of Protest and Patriotism





Sample topics on this site:

America's First Singing Contest
The Boston Peace Jubilees
Composers in America
Cowboy Songs Corral
"Creator God" - Hymn to the Environment

Film Music Review (online e-zine)
First American Song: "My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free"

"Land of Our Hearts"- In commemoration of World War I
Music, By George! A Tribute to George Gershwin
Music From The Eras of George Washington & Abraham Lincoln
"Peace" - Bicentennial of anti-war poem (1814)
The Simple Gifts of Shaker Music in America
Singing Stoughton (oldest choral society in the U.S.A.)

"The Soho Serenade" - The long journey of a pop song
"Tenting Tonight On The Old Camp Ground" - An Anti-War Civil War Song


Lists and Surveys


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Read about the centennial of this highly respected organization,

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: #ASCAP100

ASCAP at 100

Music by ASCAP composer, Roger Lee Hall,

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For other information relating to American music
see these links:

The International Center for American Music (ICAMUS)

The Society for American MusiC (SAM)


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