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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 highlights below ]. To submit an item of interest in any of the categories on this site, click on the Guidelines button.

















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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



American Music Recordings Archive (AMRA)




Multimedia DVD series: Preserving American Music


"Celestial Praises"
A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals


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

Civil War Songs and Hymns


Bicentennial of 1814 peace poem


"Simple Gifts"
Great American Folk Song




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


Film Music Review (online magazine)



Selected topics on this site:

American Music Recordings Collection (AMRC)
The Boston Peace Jubilees (1869-1889)
Celebrate America's Musical Heritage
Composers in America

Cowboy Songs Corral (CSC)

"Millennial Praise" - Singing in Earlier America
Music, By George! A Guide to George Gershwin

Music Lectures and Workshops
Music of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln Eras

PineTree Music (sheet music)
"Please Please Me" - Memories of the Early Beatles
Popular Songwriters and The Great American Songbook
"Shake, Rattle and Roll" - Elvis Presley and Bill Randle
The Simple Gifts of Shaker Music in America
Singing Stoughton (oldest choral society in the U.S.A.)
"When Johnny Comes Marching Home" - A Civil War Song Marches On

Lists and Surveys


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For other information relating to American music
see this organization,

The Society for American MusiC (SAM)

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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