This section features resource information about
some of the earliest vocal music
written or performed in the United States of America.
It includes information about the oldest choral society in the U.S.
best known Shaker song
from the oldest continuing relgious communal society in the U.S. Both were organized in the 1780s.
Music from early New England has been neglected for far too long and deserves to be heard once again.
All the items listed below were researched and written
Roger Lee Hall,
Director of the New England Music Archive.
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New England Music Series
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: Music by Five New England Composers:
Oliver Shaw, Dudley Buck, Edwin A. Jones, Charles E. Ives, George W. Chadwick
5. CD: "The Young Convert" - 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,
8. DVD-ROM: "Peace" - Music From Stoughton (1787-1990)
9. DVD-ROM: Preserving Our Musical Past
10. DVD: "Simple Gifts": Great American Folk Song
New England Song Series
No. 1: "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "John Brown"
No. 2: "GOIN' HOME" -
From Bohemia to Boston
No. 3: "One Horse Open Sleigh" -
The Story of "Jingle Bells"
No. 4: "Simple Gifts":
Elder Joseph Brackett's Shaker Song
No. 5: "Father and I Went Down to Camp" -
The Boston Yankee Doodle Ballad
No. 6: "Song of the Old Folks"
Father Kemp and Auld Lang Syne
New England Music in Concerts
"Musick in Old Boston" Festival
"A Dedication Concert"
Related AMP Links
American Vocal Music Series
New England Music Archive (NEMA)
New England Composer Series
Edwin A. Jones
New England Composer Series
George W. Chadwick
Shaker Music Archive
Singing New Englanders: From The Pilgrims to The Shakers
Society for Earlier American Music
Stoughton Music Series
The Star Spangled Banner - Early Songs of Protest and Patriotism
See the programs about New England music at
Lectures and Workshops
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