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New England Music Archive

 

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

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

The NEMA Director is Roger Lee Hall.

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 Great National Peace Jubilee

Massachusetts Composers

New England Music CDs

New England Music DVDs

New England Music Series

Lectures and Workshops

Shaker music archive

 

 

 

America's Oldest Choral Society

 

The Old Stoughton Musical Society,
founded in 1786

 

 

Civil War Music

CD/DVD: "GLORY, HALLELUJAH" -
Songs and Hymns of the Civil War Era

 

 

 

Great National Peace Jubilee
(1869)

 

 

This five day music festival was organized by bandleader, Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore, to commemorate the end of the Civil War, and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant attended the opening ceremonies.

The Peace Jubilee featured a band and orchestra of about 1,000 musicians plus soloists and members from 103 choral groups totaling over 10,000 singers, with several huge cannons used as sound effects for some of the music. It was one of the first and best known "monster concerts"

Read more at

The Boston Peace Jubilees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




"Angel of Peace" -
The Boston Peace Jubilees

by Roger Lee Hall

Read about the commemorative hymn written for the National Peace Jubilee
in Boston in 1869 by Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. at this link:

"Angel of Peace" - The Boston Jubilees


 

Massachusetts Composers

 

Composers Born in Massachusetts before 1920

 

New England Composer Series No. 2:
George Whitefield Chadwick

 

New England Composer Series No. 1:
Edwin Arthur Jones

 

 

 

New England Song Series

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

No. 2:
GOIN' HOME
(Dvorak's Largo theme)

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)

 

New England Music CDs

 

The New England Harmony:
Six Early Composers: Billings, French, Read, Ingalls, Holden, Swan

Best of William Billings

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

"New Bethlehem" - Christmas Music in New England

"A Dedication Concert"

"Musick in Old Boston" Concert

Four New England Composers:
Dudley Buck, Edwin A. Jones, Charles E. Ives, George W. Chadwick

Gentle Words - A Shaker Music Sampler


 

 

New England Music DVDs

 

 

 

"MILLENNIAL PRAISE" -
Singing New Englanders:
From The Pilgrims to The Shakers

 

 

 

 

 




A New England Music Miscellany

 

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

 

 


 

Lectures and Workshops

 

New England music programs listed at

Lectures and Workshops

 

Music from early New England is listed on the

American Music Timeline

 

 

 

 

A collection of music books, articles, sheet music, and CDs
listed on this American Music Preservation site

Shaker music archive

 


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