Massachusetts music
Music from Stoughton
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Music in Massachusetts

 


[MAJESTY by William Billings, 1778]

 


 

 

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Composers born in Massachusetts
before 1920



Stoughton-born composer, Supply Belcher (1751-1836)

 

List of composers born in Massachusetts,
arranged alphabetically by city or town (click on the links for more):

Number of composers listed = 6o

--List compiled by Roger Lee Hall, musicologist and composer

 

For recordings of music by some of the composers listed above,
click on these links:

American Music Recordings Collection (AMRC)

The New England Harmony

Singing Stoughton
(home of America's oldest choral society)

 

 

 

 

 

Multimedia DVD:

"Millennial Praise" -
Singing new Englanders:
From The Pilgrims to The Shakers

 

 

 

Benjamin Franklin and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

The year 2006 marked the 300th anniversary
of the birth of Franklin (1706-1790)
and
the 250th anniversary
of the birth of Mozart (1756-1791)

Read more -- click here

 

 

 

First U.S. performances by...

Franz Joseph Haydn in Massachusetts

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Massachusetts

 

Felix Mendelssohn in Massachusetts

 

 

 

Additional Resources

 

New England Song Series No. 1:
BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC

New England Song Series No. 3:
JINGLE BELLS

New England Song Series No. 4:
SIMPLE GIFTS

New England Song Series No. 5:
SONG OF THE OLD FOLKS

New England Song Series No. 6:
FATHER AND I WENT DOWN TO CAMP

 

 

Read about early music from a Massachusetts town
with the oldest surviving choral society

click here

 

Are you interested in a music program for your organization or school? Then look at the list of

Music Lectures and Workshops

Read about early music in the United States at the

American Music Timeline - Part One: 1620-1818

American Music Timeline - Part Two: 1820-1920


 

 

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