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Here is a selected list of music from the 17th to 19th centuries:

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICA SINGS, Vol. 1: The Founding Years, 1620 -1800
The Gregg Smith Singers
(Vox Box, 2 CDs CDX 5080, 1993)
Including earliest music published in America and songs composed
by the first American composers.

 

THE BIRTH OF LIBERTY:
MUSIC OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Seth McCoy, tenor; Sherrill Milnes, baritone; James Richman and Jon Spong, harpsichord; American Fife Ensemble; The Continental Harmony Singers, Neely Bruce, Conductor; The Liberty Tree Wind Players
(New World Records 80276-2, 1976)

EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS
Sister R. Mildred Barker and The Sabbathday Lake Shakers
(Rounder CD 0078, 1996)

THE GREAT SENTIMENTAL AGE: Songs by Foster, Ives, Hawthorne, Hanby and others
The Gregg Smith Singers, New York Vocal Arts Ensemble
(Vox Box 2 CDs CDX 5016, 1990)

HAIL TO THE CHIEF! American Political Marches, Songs
& Dirges of the 1800s.

The Chestnut Brass Company and Friends
(Sony Classical SFK 62485, 1996)

056. HOMESPUN AMERICA: Marches, Waltzes, Polkas & Serenades of the Manchester Cornet Band; Music for the Social Orchestra of the Manchester Quadrille Orchestra; Songs of 19 th Century Patriotism, Temperance & Abolition & Popular, Sentimental Tunes of the Hutchinson Family
Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger, Conductor
Eastman Chorale, Robert DeCormier, Conductor
(Vox Box, SVBX 5309, 3 LPs, 1976)

A LAND OF PURE DELIGHT:
William Billings, Anthems and Fuging Tunes

His Majestie’s Clerkes, Paul Hillier, Conductor
(harmonia mundi 907048, 1992/ reissue as:
EARLY AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC, Volume 1 HCX 3957048, 2001)

LOST MUSIC OF EARLY AMERICA: MUSIC OF THE MORAVIANS
Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman, Director;
Cynthia Sieden, Sharon Baker, sopranos
(Telarc CD-80482, 1998)

LOUIS MOREAU GOTTSCHALK:
THE BANJO & Other Creole Ballads, Cuban Dances, Etc.

Eugene List, piano
(Vanguard Classics OVC-4050, 1992/recorded in 1956)

LOUIS MOREAU GOTTSCHALK: THE UNION and other piano works
Leonard Pennario, piano
(Angel S-36077, 1974)

MACDOWELL, EDWARD: SUITE FOR LARGE ORCHESTRA, Op. 42; SUITE NO. 2 ("Indian"), Op. 48
Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson, conductor
(Mercury Golden Imports SRI 75026, n.d.)

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE: AMERICAN PSALMODY 1770-1840
The Oregon State University Choir, Ron Jeffers, Conductor
(New World Records 80255-2, 1978/ 1996)

MR. SOUSA: A UNIQUE SOUND PORTRAIT OF THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC Featuring the voices of John Philip Sousa, Helen Sousa Abert, Meredith Willson, Dr. Frank Simon, Frank Sullivan, written and narrated by Tony Thomas
(Delos Records DEL-25413, 1975)

NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICAN SACRED MUSIC:
From Fuging Tunes to Oratorio

Sung by The Isaiah Thomas Singers, David P. McKay, Director
Stephen Long, organist
(Folkways Records FTS 32381, 1980)

PAINE, JOHN KNOWLES: MASS IN D
Carmen Balthrop, soprano; Joy Blackett, contralto; Vinson Cole, tenor; John Cheek, bass; The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Gunther Schuller, conductor
(New World Records NW262-263, 1978)

RIVERS OF DELIGHT:
American Folk Hymns from the Sacred Harp Tradition

Word of Mouth Chorus, Larry Gordon, Leader
(Elektra/Nonesuch 9 71360-2, recorded in 1979)

SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR: First Recordings From Original Editions
Tony Randall, narrator; John Ater, tenor; Alan Baker, baritone; Bonnie Hamilton, soprano; The Harmoneion Singers; Lawrence Skrobacs, piano
(New World Records NW202-2, 1976)

STEPHEN FOSTER: THE SOCIAL ORCHESTRA
A Collection of Popular Melodies.
The Columbia Social Orchestra, Gregg Smith, Conductor
(Columbia M 32577, 1974).

STEPHEN FOSTER: SONGS
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Leslie Guinn, baritone;
Gilbert Kalish, piano & melodeon; Robert Sheldon, flute & keyed bugle; Sonya Monosoff, violin; Douglas Koeppe, piccolo & flute; James Weaver, piano; The Camerata Chorus of Washington
(Electra/ Nonesuch 9 7915802, 1987/recorded in 1972 and 1976)

THERE'S A GOOD TIME COMING: Songs of the Hutchinson Family, as performed at the Smithsonian Institution
Lucy Shelton, soprano; Patricia Deckert, alto; Jeffry Gall, countertenor; Frank Hoffmeister, tenor; David Evitts, bass; Marilyn McDonald, violin; Kenneth Slowik, cello; Howard Bass, guitar; ,James Weaver, piano, melodeon, musical director
The Smithsonian Collection N020, 1979

See the complete list of 200 recordings
on LPs and CDs with music from the 17th to 20th centuries
are in the Essential American Recordings Survey (EARS)

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AMP Links

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Classical Music

Francis Hopkinson and The First American Song

American Composers Web Poll

American Composers Series - Resources and Recordings

PineTree Music (sheet music)

PineTree Press (publications)


Film Composers and Soundtracks

Film Music Review (online magazine)

The Sammy Film Music Awards

Popular Songs

American Popular Music Survey --over 1,200 titles!

American Song History Series (1759-1959)

Cowboy Songs Corral

National Carry A Tune Week


100 Essential Songs of the 20th Century

Popular Songwriters and The Great American Songbook

Music in New England

Music in Massachusetts

New England Composer Series: William Billings

New England Composer Series: Edwin A. Jones

New England Composer Series:
George W. Chadwick

New England Music Archive

New England Harmony: Six Early Composers

New England Song Series No. 1:
BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC and JOHN BROWN Song

New England Song Series No. 2: GOIN' HOME

New England Song Series No. 3: JINGLE BELLS

New England Song Series No. 4: SIMPLE GIFTS

New England Song Series No. 5:
SONG OF THE OLD FOLKS

New England Song Series No. 6:
THE BOSTON YANKEE DOODLE BALLAD

Singing Stoughton and
the Oldest Choral Society in the U.S.A.

 

 

Other Web Resources

 


If you have a large online American music resource site
and would like to be listed here, subject to approval,
send your request for exchange to:

American Music Preservation

 

International Center For American Music -
Aloma Bardi, Founder/President

ICAMus - The International Center for American Music promotes knowledge and appreciation of American music and music making in the US. The Center maintains an inclusive orientation towards musical life in the United States, from its beginning to contemporary time. Significant attention is devoted to Early American Music. The Organization focuses on the study of musical sources, and on the unity and integration of research, teaching, performance, and experimentation.

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Society for American Music (Resources)

The mission of the Society for American Music (SAM) is to stimulate the appreciation, performance, creation and study of American musics of all eras and in all their diversity, including the full range of activities and institutions associated with these musics throughout the world.



Song of America - Thomas Hampson, Founder

We invite all lovers of song to explore connections between poetry and music, between history and culture, through the work of American composers and poets. Song of America is a database resource where you can listen to songs, learn more about them, read their lyrics, find scores, and link to relevant Web sites.

Society for Earlier American Music -
Roger Lee Hall, Founder/Director

The Society for Earlier American Music (SEAM) is an Internet interest group to help distribute information about rare American music from the past, especially sacred and secular vocal music. The emphasis is on 18th, 19th, and 20th century American music from 1770 to 1970.

 

 

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