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In Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary
of the Civil War

"Glory, Hallelujah!"
Songs and Hymns of the Civil War
(multimedia CD with documents, image galleries and music)


With all the attention paid to the popular UK television series,
DOWTON ABBEY, here are several recommended CDs of music --

from the sinking of the Titanic (April 1912)
to American music from the World War I Era:


Titanic: Music As Heard on the Fateful Voyage

Titanic: Music As Heard on the Fateful Voyage




The Great War: An American Musical Fantasy

The Great War - An American Musical Fantasy



Over There! American Songs & Marches of the Great War 1914-18, Vol. 1

Over There! American Songs & Marches of the Great War 1914-18, Vol. 1



Classical Composers


See the list of CDs available at:

American Music Recordings Collection


Read the composer tributes at:



See the list of American composers who have been selected for the

Tunemaker Hall of Fame

Favorite American Composers Web Poll




Film Music


A few anniversary tributes


"Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive"
Johnny Mercer in Hollywood

Bernard Herrmann: A Centennial Tribute

"Moon River" -- Memories of Henry Mancini

"River Of No Return"
A Centennial Tribute to Ken Darby

THE TWILIGHT ZONE: 50th Anniversary Tribute


See the choices for

Best Film Music of 2011

Best Film Music of 2010

Best Film Music of 2009

Best Film Music of 2008

Best Film Music of 2007

Best Film Music of 2006


Learn more about

Film Composers and Soundtracks


For CD reviews and other news, go to this online e-zine:

Film Music Review


Read about the annual

Sammy Movie Music Awards


See the lists of

100 Essential Film Scores of the 20th Century

Top Ten Movie Song Favorites

Twenty Essential Movie Musicals



New England Music

Read the list of first performances in Massachusetts for the music of

Franz Joseph Haydn

Felix Mendelssohn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Two 19th century New England composers worth re-discovery:

George W. Chadwick

Edwin A. Jones


Hear rare music performed on this CD:

New England Choral Sampler

Read about the Boston Peace Jubilees and other topics at the

New England Music Archive [NEMA]

What is the oldest choral organization in the United States?

To find out, click on this link:

Singing Stoughton



Popular Songs

Select your tunes for

National Carry A Tune Week 2012


To see the survey lists from this annual event, click on these links:

National Carry A Tune Week 2011

National Carry A Tune Week 2010

National Carry A Tune Week 2009

National Carry A Tune Week 2008

National Carry A Tune Week 2007

National Carry A Tune Week 2006

National Carry A Tune Week 2005


See the list of over 1,000 songs at the

Survey of American Song (1759-1961)



The 1950s and 1960s were important years in American popular songs,
with the shift away from easy listening pop singers
and the emergence of rock n' roll and its best known superstar.
Read about his beginning career at

Early Elvis


How many songs from the 1950s do you know?
See the lists of

Song Hits 1956

Song Hits 1957

Song Hits 1958

Song Hits 1959

Song Hits 1960

Song Hits 1961

Song Hits 1962

A list of vintage songwriters and songs can be found at this link:

Popular Songwriters and The Great American Songbook

For information about popular western music and a special DVD, see

Cowboy Songs Corral



Shaker Music


Read about the music from America's oldest religious communal society at

Shaker Music History


Did you know that the most famous Shaker song, "Simple Gifts," was not a hymn?
Find out more at

Joseph Brackett's 'Simple Gifts'


For a list of recordings of original and arranged Shaker tunes, go here:

CD and DVD Releases


Read about the historic meeting when

Aaron Copland Meets the Shakers



See the CDs available at these links--

American Music On CDs

American Music Recordings Collection


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