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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

Civil War Songs and Hymns

Patrick Gilmore and the Boston Peace Jubilees

Massachusetts Composers

New England Music Series

New England Song Series

Singing Stoughton

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 "monster" music festivals.

Read more at

The Boston Peace Jubilees

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Massachusetts Composers

Composers Born in Massachusetts before 1920

 

 

 

 

New England Music Series (NEMS)

 

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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)

 

 

Learn about the history of one of the oldest singing traditions in the USA at

Singing Stoughton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preserving Our Musical Past
Deluxe DVD with over 200 music examples

 

 

The Simplicity of Shaker Music

 

 

Lectures and Workshops

 

New England music programs listed at

Lectures and Workshops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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