New England Music Archive (NEMA)
For the preservation and study
music composed and performed in earlier New England,
primarily 18th and 19th centuries.
For further information, contact Roger Hall, NEMA Director-- click here
A major collection of historic choral music
focusing on New England
by Roger Hall:
"Give Us This Day" -
Two Historic American Choral Traditions
Stoughton Music Heritage Series
The Boston Peace Jubilees
Both these music festivals were held in Boston. They were organized by bandleader,
Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore [shown in picture]. The 1869 festival was organized
to commemorate the end of the Civil War, and
U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant attended the opening ceremonies.
At the 1872 festival, one of the special invited guests was Johann Strauss Jr.
(The Waltz King) from Vienna.
There were thousands of musicians in the orchestra and chorus who participated
in these two "monster" music festivals.
Twenty years after the first Peace Jubilee there was a third event but it was much smaller in size.
Read more about all three events at
The Boston Peace Jubilees
New England Choral Archive
To hear sample music
Singing New Englanders:
From The Pilgrims to The Shakers
New England Music Series on CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs
This series offers an extensive amount of resource information for scholars, students,
and the general reader in areas often neglected.
Music From New England on AMRC CDs
Best of William Billings (AMRC 0001)
"Make A Joyful Noise" -
The New England Harmony (AMRC 0002)
"Praise Ye The Lord" -
Music by Six New England Composers (AMRC 0003)
"Great God of Nations"
E.A. Jones: His Life and Music (AMRC 0008)
"Celestial Praises" -
A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals
American Places - Musical Travels
"Song of Our Saviour" -
A Dramatic Cantata by E.A. Jones (AMRC 0029)
"Easter Concert" - Oratorio by E.A. Jones (AMRC 0030)
Early New England Choral Treasury:
Pilgrims, Puritans and Tunesmiths (AMRC 0031)
Music in Old New England, 1778-1878
New England Composers Series
No. 1: William Billings
No. 2: Supply Belcher
No. 3: Edwin Arthur Jones
No. 4: George Whitefield Chadwick
Composers Born in New England Before 1900
New England Music in Concerts
"Musick in Old Boston" Concert
"A Dedication Concert"
New England Song Series
Click on the links to read about each of the titles...
Song Series No. 1:
"BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC":
Origins of a Civil War Song
Song Series No. 2:
From Bohemia to Boston
Song Series No. 3:
One Horse Open Sleigh:
The Story of "JINGLE BELLS"
Song Series No. 4:
"SIMPLE GIFTS" -
Elder Joseph Brackett's Shaker Dance Song
Song Series No. 5:
"SONG OF THE OLD FOLKS":
Father Kemp and Auld Lang Syne
Song Series No. 6:
"FATHER AND I WENT DOWN TO CAM":
The Boston Yankee Doodle Ballad
This combo trio DVD
has over 200 files, 8 audio albums and 2 video programs
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NEW ENGLAND MUSIC SAMPLER DVD
See the available programs on New England music at
Lectures and Workshops
To contact the New England Music Archive -- click here