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Composers born in Massachusetts before 1920



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

 

List of composers born in Massachusetts before 1920, 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

 

See also:

American Composers Series

 

 

 

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 New Englanders

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

 

 

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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