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New England Music Archive



 

The New England Music Archive (or NEMA) is a large private library of recordings, music books and
research materials intended to help preserve rare and historical vocal music from New England's past
.

The aim is to make available music and related historical information for educational use, for research, for performance,
and for recordings.

The NEMA Director is Roger Lee Hall, a musicologist and composer.

For questions or comments write to:

New England Music Archive

 

 

Contents

America's Oldest Choral Society

Singing New Englanders

Patrick Gilmore and the Boston Peace Jubilees

Massachusetts Composers

New England Heritage Music

New England Song Series

Shaker Music Preservation Series

Lectures and Workshops

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America's Oldest Choral Society

 

 

New publication!

"DEDICATION" - Singing in Stoughton, 1762-1987

 

 

 

 

Singing New Englanders

A multi-media collection with Listener's Guide, music and video program

"Millennial Praise" -
From The Pilgrims to The Shakers
(PTM 1027)

 

 

 

 

 

Great National Peace Jubilee
(1869)

World's Peace Jubilee
(1872)

 

 

Both these music festivals were held in Boston. They were organized by bandleader,
Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore [shown at left]. 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.

Read more at

The Boston Peace Jubilees

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Massachusetts Composers

Composers Born in Massachusetts before 1920

 

 

 

 

New England Heritage Music


1. "Land of Our Hearts" - A New England Miscellany

 

 

 

 

2. “Angel of Peace” – The Boston Peace Jubilees

 

 

 

3. "The Humble Heart" - Music of the New England Shakers

 

 

 



4. "Make A Joyful Noise" - The New England Harmony:
Supply Belcher, William Billings, Jacob French, Oliver Holden, Jeremiah Ingalls,Daniel Read

 

 



5. "Praise Ye The Lord" - Music by Oliver Shaw, Lowell Mason, Dudley Buck,
Edwin A. Jones, Charles E. Ives, George W. Chadwick

 

 


6. "OLD STOUGHTON" - Singing Meetings and Concerts, 1762-1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

New England Song Series (NESS)

No. 1:
BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC and JOHN BROWN
(Glory, Hallelujah)

No. 2:
GOIN' HOME:
From Bohemia to Boston

No. 3:
ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH
(Jingle Bells)

No. 4:
SIMPLE GIFTS
('Tis the gift to be simple)

No. 5:
SONG OF THE OLD FOLKS
(Auld Lang Syne)

No. 6:
FATHER AND I WENT DOWN TO CAMP
(Yankee Doodle)

 

 

 

Shaker Music Preservation Series

 

 

 

New England music programs listed at

Lectures and Workshops

 

 

Additional Links

American Music Timeline

 

 

 

America's First Singing Contest

 

 

Singing Stoughton

 

 

 

Preserving Our Musical Past
Deluxe DVD with over 200 music examples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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