Music from early New England has been neglected for far too long and deserves to be heard once again.
This section features resource information about
some of the earliest vocal music
written or performed in the United States of America.
It includes information in two series: New England Heritage Music (NEHM) and New England Song Series (NESS).
Included is information about the oldest choral society in the U.S.,
The Stoughton Musical Society founded in 1786, and
best known Shaker song, "Simple Gifts,"
from the oldest continuing relgious communal society in the U.S. Both were organized in the 1780s.
All the items listed below were researched and written
musicologist, Roger Lee Hall,
Director of the New England Music Archive.
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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 Dudley Buck, Edwin A. Jones, Charles E. Ives, George W. Chadwick
6. "OLD STOUGHTON" - Singing Meetings and Concerts, 1762-1962
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" Concert
"A Dedication Concert"
Related AMP Links
New England Music Archive (NEMA)
New England Composer Series No. 1: William Billings
New England Composer Series No. 2: Supply Belcher
New England Composer Series
Edwin A. Jones
New England Composer Series
George W. Chadwick
New England Choral Sampler
Shaker Music Series
Singing New Englanders: From The Pilgrims to The Shakers
Stoughton Music Series
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