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Music lectures and workshops
PineTree Music CDs and DVDs
Reference Guides (with accompanying music on CDR):
A Guide to Film Music: Songs and Scores (4th updated edition)
A Guide to George Gershwin (2nd updated edition)
A Guide to Shaker Music (6th updated edition)
New England Songster (1768 - 1988)
Remembering Radio: Great Songwriters and Singers
Music collections, CDs, DVDs, and other publications are available at the
PineTree Multimedia (PTM) Series
American Music Chronology
American Music Recordings Collections [AMRC]
American Vocal Music Series [AVMS]
Roger Lee Hall is the President of PINETREE MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTIONS and is available for music consulting, lecturing, workshops, festivals, and music commissions.
He has received letters announcing his listing in several prestigious directories published by Marquis Who's Who:
Who's Who in America
Who's Who in the World
Here is what was written in a letter to Mr. Hall:
Congratulations! Because of the reference value of your outstanding achievements, Marquis Who's Who has selected your biographical profile for inclusion in the 25th Silver Anniversary Edition of Who's Who in the World. This special anniversary edition will feature biographies of more than 50,000 of the most accomplished men and women from around the globe and across all fields of endeavor. It is a testament to your hard work and dedication to success that you have earned a place in Who's Who in the World. You should be proud of your achievements.
--Karen Chassie, Managing Editor
Mr. Hall is a musicologist, consultant, educator, lecturer, singer and ASCAP composer with over 35 years experience.
He has researched and written numerous magazine articles, monographs, music collections, CD reviews, and music guides.
In addition, he is a poet and playwright. One of his poems, "Melody in G," received a national merit award and was included in a poetry anthology.
Several of his one-act plays have dealt with historical subjects.
For additional information about his work, click on these links:
Saving Local Music
Here is a listing of Mr. Hall's many activities:
- Director, American Music Recordings Archive
- Director, New England Music Archive
- Director, Society for Earlier American Music
- Director, The Tune Lovers Society.
- Founder of National Carry A Tune Week
- Music consultant for the National Geographic Society, Paul Revere House, Rounder Records, Sampler Records, music festivals, seminars, special events.
- Managing Editor of the online magazine, Film Music Review.
- Former Historian, Vice-President, Music Director of the Old Stoughton Musical Society, founded in 1786 and now the oldest choral society in the U.S. Also Chairman of the OSMS Bicentennial Committee in 1986, planning special exhibits, concerts, preparing an 200th anniversary commemorative program.
- Preservation Project: Massachusetts Cultural Council funding for Music from Stoughton -- a community series of educational publications and videos for use in the public schools and for local residents.
- Chairman of the Stoughton Arts Council and member of the Massachusetts Arts Lottery Advisory Committee.
- Music teacher -- classical and popular music courses in colleges, adult education, and in workshops.
- ASCAP composer of over 100 works for voices and instruments.
- Author of many publications, including these guides: American Christmas music, Film Music, George Gershwin, Remembering Radio, Shaker Music.
- Cable TV Host and Producer for series of music programs.
- Radio Host for "IN THE MOOD"- a nightly program featuring popular music. Also radio producer of "Great American Songs" series.
- Lecturer, workshop leader, and singer in numerous music programs.
Selected Articles by Roger Hall:
- "Shaker Hymnody: An American Communal Tradition,"
JOURNAL OF CHURCH MUSIC, October 1975.
- "An Interview with Sir Michael Tippett,"
JOURNAL OF CHURCH MUSIC, April 1978.
- "Singing Stoughton,"JOURNAL OF CHURCH MUSIC, January 1980.
- "An Interview with Aaron Copland,"THE SHAKER MESSENGER,
Volume 2/Number 3 (Summer 1981).
- "William Billings of Boston,"JOURNAL OF CHURCH MUSIC, May 1983.
- "Early Performances of Bach and Handel in America"
JOURNAL OF CHURCH MUSIC, May 1985.
- "Aaron Copland's 'Simple Gifts'," THE SONNECK SOCIETY BULLETIN,
Vol XVI/ Number 3 (Fall 1990).
- "The Simple Gifts of Elder Joseph and Sister Mildred," SHAKERS WORLD, Volume 2/ Number 1 (June-July 1997).
- "Joseph Brackett's 'Simple Gifts'," THE SONNECK SOCIETY BULLETIN,
Vol XXII, Number 3 (Fall 1997).
- "The Simple Gifts of Shaker Music," SING OUT! - The Folk Song Magazine, Vol 43/Number 1 (Summer 1998).
- "50 Years of Elmer Bernstein Film Scores," SOUNDTRACK magazine,
Vol 20/ 76 (Summer 2001).
- "Bernard Herrmann: The Early Years," SOUNDTRACK magazine,
Vol 21/ 81 (Summer 2002).
- "Dimitri Tiomkin's Golden Decade," SOUNDTRACK magazine,
Vol 21/ 84 (Winter 2002).
- "Remembering Raksin," FILM SCORE MONTHLY magazine,
Volume 9/ 8 (September 2004).
- "Elmer's Magnificent 7" (Elmer Bernstein Tribute), FILM SCORE MONTHLY, Vol 9/ 9 (Oct 2004).
- "Hop-a-long Cassidy," FILMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE, Vol 42 (Fall 2005).
- "Hills of Old Wyoming" - Hopalong Cassidy Song Series No. 1 in HOPPY TALK, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Summer 2012)
- "Twilight on the Trail" - Hopalong Cassidy Song Series No. 2 in
HOPPY TALK, Vol. 19, No. 4 (Winter 2012)
For a list of music books and collections, see PineTree Press
and Shaker music books
Music lectures and workshops
To read the descriptions of programs for schools, colleges, historical societies, museums, companies, or other organizations, click on this link:
Lectures and Workshops
To obtain copies of concert music and interviews with composers and musicians, see
American Music Recordings Collection (AMRC)
Read about National Carry A Tune Week and the Tunemaker Hall of Fame at this link:
The Tune Lovers Society (TLS)
To contact Mr. Hall about music consulting work or to schedule an entertaining and informative concert, lecture or workshop, write to:
See the list of Roger Hall's music and books at