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New England Music Archive



 

The New England Music Archive (or NEMA) is a large private library of recordings 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

Civil War Songs and Hymns

Patrick Gilmore and the Boston Peace Jubilees

Massachusetts Composers

Music From New England CDs

New England Music Series (CDs and DVDs)

New England Song Series

Lectures and Workshops

 

 

 

 

America's Oldest Choral Society

 

The Old Stoughton Musical Society,
founded in 1786

 

 

Civil War Music

"GLORY, HALLELUJAH" -
Songs and Hymns of the Civil War Era

 

 

 

 

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 festivals.

Read more at

The Boston Peace Jubilees

 

 


 

Massachusetts Composers

 

Composers Born in Massachusetts before 1920

 

 

 

 

Music From New England

Earlier New England Composers - A Survey in Sound


A collection of choral and chamber music
from the 18th to early 20th century
with a video program (PAMS 2)

Vol I: "Make A Joyful Noise" - The New England Harmony
Music by Supply Belcher, William Billings, Jacob French, Oliver Holden,
Jeremiah Ingalls, Daniel Read, Timothy Swan

Vol II: "Praise Ye The Lord" - New England Music Masters
Music by Oliver Shaw, Dudley Buck, Edwin A. Jones,
Charles E. Ives, Geogre W. Chadwick

To order, go to the AMP Store

 

 

More music:

"Chester" - Music in Old New England, 1778 - 1878

"New Bethlehem" - Christmas Music in New England

"A Dedication Concert"

"Musick in Old Boston" Concert

 

 

 

 

New England Music Series (NEMS)

 

1. CD-ROM: “Angel of Peace” – The Boston Peace Jubilees

 







2. DVD-ROM: “How Beautiful Upon The Mountains” – Music by E.A. Jones

 

 

3. DVD-ROM: "Millennial Praise" - Singing New Englanders:
From The Pilgrims to The Shakers

 

 

 



4. CD: "Praise Ye The Lord" - New England Music Masters:
Oliver Shaw, Dudley Buck, Edwin A. Jones, Charles E. Ives, George W. Chadwick

 

 



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

 

 

6. DVD-ROM: A New England Music Miscellany

 

 



7. DVD-ROM: “Old Stoughton”– Singing Meetings and Concerts, 1762-1962

 

 

8. DVD-ROM: "Peace" - Music From Stoughton (1787-1990)

 

 

 

 

9. DVD-ROM: "Simple Gifts": Great American Folk Song

 

 

New England Song Series (NESS)

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

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)

 

 

 

One of the largest collection of
New England music recordings


Preserving Our Musical Past
Deluxe DVD with over 200 music examples

 

 

Lectures and Workshops

 

New England music programs listed at

Lectures and Workshops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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