American Music
Recordings Collection

A music preservation label of distinctive music
covering over three centuries








About AMRC


The American Music Recordings Collection (AMRC) is an independent music service on a small budget designed to provide recordings of historical American classical, folk and popular music for performance, research, teaching or listening enjoyment.

This entire collection of music has been compiled and edited under the direction of Album Producer, Roger Hall, who is a musicologist and award-winning composer.

No attempt is made to include every kind of American music since it is too vast an area to cover completely.

AMRC consists mainly of vocal music from early psalmody in the 17th century to classical, popular, and film music from the 20th century.

Many of the CDs have Premiere Recordings (indicated with + on the list below).

Because of the special preparations involved for these CDs, these conditions apply:

1. In the unlikely case of defects on a disc, it will be replaced at no extra charge after the disc has been returned.

2. No refund will be given except if a disc is defective and must be replaced.

It is recommended that you write before you order if you have any questions about these recordings
or wish to inquire about a possible recording not on this list.

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American Music Recordings Collection (AMRC)


American Paintings
American Music

The 19th century painting "Kindred Spirits" (1849) by Asher Brown Durand [shown at left] illustrates the blossoming of the Hudson River School of painters. That school has been written about and is well known.

However, it seems few writers or historians are aware of the beauties of American classical music which blossomed during the 19th century, with composers such as: Dudley Buck, George Whitefield Chadwick, Charles Ives, Amy Beach, Scott Joplin
and others.To help correct that oversight, there are AMRC CDs available from the 19th century and they are listed below -- click here





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Sample CD:

AMRC 0028

"The CD not only celebrates ragtime but a wide swath of historical, distinctly American material from a Cape Cod sea chantey to the cowboy laments...The recording is full of treasures." -- Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review

Complete List of 45 AMRC CDs

Updated January 2018

To assist in classroom teaching or
research projects, here are sample CDs with music from each century:

17th century
AMRC 0025 - "Auld Lang Syne" - Includes Psalm 100
AMRC 0038 - "Old Hundred" - Pilgrims, Puritans, Tunesmiths

18th century
AMRC 0001 - "Modern Music" - Best of William Billings
AMRC 0002 - "Make A Joyful Noise" - The New England Harmony
AMRC 0011 - "A Toast" - Music of George Washington's Time
AMRC 0015 - "My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free" - Francis Hopkinson Songs

19th century
AMRC 0003 - "Praise Ye The Lord" - Music by Six New England Composers
AMRC 0014 - "Glory, Hallelujah" - Songs and Hymns of the Civil War Era
AMRC 0026 - "Land of Our Hearts" - American Songs of War and Peace
AMRC 0029 - "Song of Our Saviour" - Cantata by Edwin Arthur Jones
AMRC 0037 - An Early American Music Top 20

20th century
AMRC 0004 - Memorial Music for C. T. Griffes, Samuel Barber and Randall Thompson
AMRC 0017 - "Celestial Praises" - A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals
AMRC 0019 - Aaron Copland on Film Music
AMRC 0028 - American Places - Musical Travels
AMRC 0043 - "I Got Rhythm" - George Gershwin Radio Tributes
New Release!

New Releases for 2018:


AMRC 0043 - "I Got Rhythm" - George Gershwin Radio Tributes

AMRC 0044 - "Brave America" - American History in Song, 1770-1876

AMRC 0045 - "The Star-Spangled Banner" - Early Songs of Protest and Patirotism

Previously Released CDs

Americana Collections:

+AMRC 0026: "Land of Our Hearts" - American Songs of War and Peace" (new revised version - 2017)

+AMRC 0028: American Places - Musical Travels

+AMRC 0032: "The Liberty Song" - From American Revolution to World War I

AMRC 0035: Music from Alexander Hamilton's Era #

+AMRC 0036: "We Gather Together" - Treasures of Earlier American Song#

+AMRC 0037: American Choral Sampler

+AMRC 0039: An Early American Music Top 20

18th, 19th and 20th century American Composers:

+AMRC 0002: "Make A Joyful Noise" - The New England Harmony (Six Composers) #

+AMRC 0003: "Praise Ye The Lord" - Music by Six New England Composers

AMRC 0004: Memorial Music for Charles T. Griffes, Samuel Barber, Randall Thompson

AMRC 0005: Conversation with Aaron Copland

AMRC 0006: Conversation with Virgil Thomson

+AMRC 0008: "Great God of Nations" - E.A. Jones: His Life and Music #

+AMRC 0040: Five American Women Composers: Amy Beach, Katherine K. Davis,
Ruth Crawford Seeger, Susan McPartland Parkhurst, Martha Jane Anderson

Choral and Solo Vocal Music:

+AMRC 0009: "Yankee Doodle" - An American Song Treasury

+AMRC 0011: "A Toast" - Music of George Washington's Time

+AMRC 0012: "Lincoln and Liberty" - Music From Abraham Lincoln's Era

AMRC 0013: "Swanee" - A Century of American Song, 1819-1919

+AMRC 0014: "Glory, Hallelujah"- Songs and Hymns of the Civil War Era

AMRC 0015: "My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free" - Songs by Francis Hopkinson


+AMRC 0023: "Creator God" - Hymns and Spirituals

+AMRC 0024: "Gentle Peace" - A Sampler of Songs and Instrumentals

+AMRC 0042: "Search Thou My Heart" - A Musical Life

Music on Radio and Television:

AMRC 0018: Film Music On Radio, 1982-1992

AMRC 0019: Aaron Copland on Film Music

AMRC 0020: Henry Mancini Radio Tributes

AMRC 0021: John Williams Radio Tributes

AMRC 0022 - Bernard Herrmann Radio Tributes

Music for Holidays:

+AMRC 0010: "New Bethlehem" - Christmas Music in New England

AMRC 0025: "Auld Lang Syne" - American Holiday Songs and Carols

+AMRC 0030: "Easter Concert" - An Oratorio by Edwin Arthur Jones (1890) #

+AMRC 0034: "Hail To The Joyous Day!" - Christmas Music in America

AMRC 0041: Christmas Music From The Movies

Music From New England:

+AMRC 0001: "Modern Music" - Best of William Billings #

+AMRC 0009: "Yankee Doodle" - New England Songster

+AMRC 0003: "Praise Ye The Lord" - Music by Six New England Composers #

+AMRC 0027: A Dedication Concert (1981) #

+AMRC 0029: "Song of Our Saviour" - A Cantata by Edwin Arthur Jones (1881) #

+AMRC 0031: Musick in Old Boston - Festival Concert for 350th Anniveristy of the City #

+AMRC 0038: "Old Hundred" - Pilgrims, Puritans, and a Pirate #

Music of the Shakers:

AMRC 0007: "Blended Together" - interviews with Shaker singers

+AMRC 0016: "Gentle Words" - A Shaker Music Sampler

+AMRC 0017: "Celestial Praises" - A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals

+AMRC 0033: "Simple Gifts" - A Shaker Song Revisited

+ = CDs with Premiere Recordings = 30

# = CDs co-produced with The Society For Earlier American Music = 12








in order of their release



Best of William Billings

20 Tracks (Total Playing Time = 70:45)

In memory of musicologist and organist, David P. McKay

1. Canon: Thus Saith The High The Lofty One (1770)
2. MAJESTY (1778)+
3. CHESTER (1778 & 1786+)
6. Interview with Roger Hall on WGBH
public radio in Boston (1985)
7. MODERN MUSIC (1781)
8. STOUGHTON (1770) - edited by Roger Hall+
9. CLAREMONT (1794)
13. Interview on WGBH radio with Roger Hall and David P. McKay (1986)
14. CHARITY ANTHEM (1794)+
15. SHARON (1778)+
16. CRUCIFIXION (1786)+
17. THE PLEASURES OF VARIETY+ - music by Roger Hall, 1980, text by William Billings $
18. DEDICATION - music by Roger Hall, 1986, text by William Billings
20. WGBH radio interview, 1986 and CHESTER (1778)

+ = Premiere recording

See also the book and music album titled:

MAJESTY - William Billings and The Stoughton Musical Society by Roger L. Hall (PineTree Press, 2000) -- click here


Another CD is also available:

The Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord ,
Music by William Billings

This choral work with spoken narration was compiled and edited by Leonard Van Camp
and features 15 Billings tunes in the two sections:

PART TWO - THE RESURRECTION (beginning scenes only)

The beautiful canon, WHEN JESUS WEPT, is used as a cantus firmus in Part One. The climactic chorus in Part One is the extremely moving Billings tune: CRUCIFIXION. Likewise, in Part Two, another highlight is the Billings tune: HOPKINTON.

This work was recorded on March 30, 1980 by two combined church choirs at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, North Easton, Massachusetts, accompanied by Kathy Sargent on harpsichord and the Easton String Quartet, all under the musical direction of Roger Hall. It includes Scriptural passages read by Rev. Charles Moline.

The CD contains the complete Part One scenes and the first two scenes of Part Two, recorded in live performance.

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AMRC No. 0002:

"Make A Joyful Noise" - The New England Harmony (25 tracks)

Music by six New England composers from the 18th century:
Supply Belcher, William Billings, Jacob French, Oliver Holden, Jeremiah Ingalls, and Daniel Read.
To see the complete list of titles on this CD -- click here.


Also available is this multi-media DVD with music and video program:

"Millennial Praise" - Singing New Englanders: From The Pilgrims to the Shakers


AMRC No. 0003

"Praise Ye The Lord" - Music by Six New England Composers

Music by six New England composers from the 19th and early 20th centuries with rarely heard music, including the 1872 Peace Jubilee hymn and the official U.S. Centennial Cantata by Dudley Buck; a Dartmouth College Glee Club chorus by Edwin Arthur Jones, a Dartmouth Class President in 1876; a rousing World War I era patriotic chorus finale by George Whitefield Chadwick; and two early choruses by Charles Ives -- all of them are First Recordings.

Twelve of them are premmiere recordings and all of them were recorded live in concerts by The Old Stoughton Musical Society Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists; Richard Hill, organist and Edward Wood, pianist; conducted by Earl Eyrich and Roger Hall. Click on the links to hear complete examples (for listening only).

+ = First Recording

I. Oliver Shaw (1779-1848)

1. Hymn for the New Year (1819)+
2. The Stoughton Waltz (1839)+


II. Lowell Mason (1792-1872)

3. Jerusalem, My Glorious Home (1849)+


III. Dudley Buck (1839-1909)

4. Festival Hymn (1872)+ -- words and music by Dudley Buck, composed for World's Peace Jubilee in Boston.

5. Centennial Meditation of Columbia (1876)+ -- a
cantata for the United States Centennial
based on a patriotic poem by Sidney Lanier - the complete piano-vocal score.




IV. Edwin A. Jones (1853-1911)

6. Organ: Prelude and Fugue in G minor (1878)+

7. Dartmouth Glee Club Chorus: "Praise Ye The Lord" (1874)+

8. Cantata Aria: "How Beautiful Upon The Mountains" from cantata, Song of Our Saviour (1881)+

9. Chorus: "The Lord is King" from the oratorio, Easter Concert (1890)+


V. George W. Chadwick (1854-1931)

10. Prelude: "The Star" from the cantata, Noel (1909)

11. Chorale: "How Lovely Shines The Morning Star" from Noel (1909)

12. Chorus: "Land of Our Hearts" (words: John Hall Ingham, 1918) - Finale (piano-vocal score)+




VI. Charles E. Ives (1874-1954)

13. Chorus: "Turn ye, Turn ye" (1890)+

14. Chorus and Bass Soloist: "Easter Carol" (1892)+

15. Soprano Soloist and Chorus: "The Collection" (1920)

+ = First Recording






AMRC No. 0004:

Memorial Music for Charles T. Griffes, Samuel Barber, Randall Thompson

12 tracks (Total Time = 51:48)

These performances are from concerts during the 1980s, paying tribute to three distinguished American composers:

I. Charles T. Griffes (1884-1920) -- 100th Anniversary of His Birth
(1984 concert)

--Two Sketches on American Indian Themes (1918-19) --
for string quartet

II. Samuel Barber (1910-1981) -- A Memorial Tribute
(1981 concert)

--Let Down The Bars, O Death (1942) -- for SATB chorus

III. Randall Thompson (1899-1984) -- In Memoriam
(1984 concert)

--Ode to the Virginian Voyage (1957) -- A cantata for SATB chorus and piano in seven movements -- composed for the 350th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607

--Farewell (1973) -- for SATB chorus




AMRC No. 0005:

A Conversation with Aaron Copland

30 tracks (Total Time = 63:55)

The conversation with composer Aaron Copland took place at his home in Cortlandt, New York on 21 July 1980.

The interviewer was composer and musicologist, Roger Hall.

In this conversation Aaron Copland speaks about many topics, including his ballet score for APPALACHIAN SPRING and his arrangements of the Shaker song, "Simple Gifts." Also discussed are his admiration for Leonard Bernstein, Natalie Boulanger, and Serge Koussevitsy.

See also:

Aaron Copland on Film Music (AMRC 0019)






AMRC No. 0006:

A Conversation with Virgil Thomson

16 tracks (Total Time = 44:16)

This interview with composer Virgil Thomson took place at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland on 18 April 1979.

The interviewer was composer and musicologist, Roger Hall.

Virgil Thomson speaks about film music in general and in particular his scores for two Depression Era documentary films for Pare Lorenz:


Thomson mentions his folk hymn arrangements, especially RESIGNATION ("My Shepherd will supply my need").

He also discusses his music for the Robert Flaherty's documentary film LOUISIANA STORY (1948), for which he received the first Pulitzer Prize for a film score.

In addition, Thomson also talks about his score for his only feature film, THE GODDESS (1957).

A portion of this audio interview is included as a Special Feature on the Naxos DVD with two 1930s documentary films:


A transcript from Roger Hall's conversation with Thomson is included in the book, A GUIDE TO FILM MUSIC.



AMRC No. 0007:


"Blended Together" - Interviews with The Shakers

Compiled and produced by Roger Lee Hall, this is a valuable collection of field recordings with interviews and singing by four Shaker sisters during the 1970s and 1980s.


















AMRC No. 0008:

"Great God of Nations!" - E.A. Jones: His Life and Music

Interview with two women who met Edwin Arthur Jones (1853-1911), a composer that respected 19th century Boston writer, Edward Everett Hale, called: "one modest man who knows the power of music." Along with the interview are 12 pieces of music by E.A. Jones, including excerpts from his majestic oratorio titled, EASTER CONCERT (1890). The music performed by soloists and chorus of the Old Stoughton Musical Society, with organ and piano accompaniment, Roger Hall and Earl Eyrich, conductors.

See also:

Musick in Old Boston Concert





"Ynakee Doodle" - A New England Songster

A collection of songs highlighting the years from the 1760s to 1870s with texts on CD-ROM.






AMRC No. 0010:

"New Bethlehem" - Christmas Music in New England

Twenty-four Christmas carols and hymns from New England composed between 1778 and 1988, and including highlights from a Christmas Eve radio program in 1992.

For see the CD description and track titles -- CLICK HERE




AMRC No. 0

. In Honor of the George Washington 250th Birthday Anniversary

CD titles (click links for listening examples):

1. +The Liberty Song -- words: John Dickinson, 1768/

2. +Father and I Went Down to Camp -- tune: YANKEE DOODLE

3. Chester-- words & music by William Billings, 1778

4. +Welcome, Mighty Chief, Once More --
music: "See the Conquering Hero Comes" by G. F. Handel

5. A Toast (for General George Washington) --Francis Hopkinson, 1778

6. Beneath a Weeping Willow's Shade -- Francis Hopkinson, 1788

7. My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free -- Francis Hopkinson, 1759

8. +Norah, Dear Norah -- William Shields, 1783
(Washington's favorite English opera)

9. +The Way-Worn Traveler -- Samuel Arnold, 1793

10. Excerpt from 1982 Concert Address by Roger Hall

11. Tenor Recitative & Chorus from THE CREATION
by Franz Joseph Haydn

12. +Thanksgiving -- music by William Billings, 1778

13. Ode to President George Washington, 1789

14. Excerpt from 1982 Concert Address by Roger Hall

15. New Jerusalem -- Jeremiah Ingalls, 1796

16. +The Dove -- Samuel Capen, 1805

17. +New Bethlehem -- Edward French, 1799

18. +Mount Vernon -- Oliver Holden, 1800

19. +Dedication -- words: William Billings, 1794/
music: Roger Hall, 1986

20.+The Grand Constitution - from the one act play
about the United States and Stoughton Musical Society's Constitutions in 1787

21. The Federal March (excerpt) -- Alexander Reinagle

22. +U.S. Constitution Ballad: The 'Vention Did In Boston Meet
tune: "Yankee Doodle," 1788

23. The Grand Constitution (finale of one act play, 1987)

24. +Ode to President George Washington (reprise) --
tune: "God Save The King"/ words: Samuel Low
(sung at the First U.S. Presidential Inauguration in New York City in 1789)

+ = Premiere Recording

"A Toast" -- Music of George Washington's Time

For the list of music titles, click this link for the DVD:

Music from the Eras of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln




AMRC No. 0012:

In Honor of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial

"Lincoln and Liberty" -- Music from Abraham Lincoln's Era

A collection of 19th century music heard during Abraham Lincoln's lifetime and just beyond, including ten Premiere Recordings, performed by various choruses and ensembles.

Click links for listening examples:

1. +The Star-Spangled Banner -- 1860 choral arrangement

2. Hail! Columbia -- words by Joseph Hopkinson/
music: The President's March by Philip Phile

3. Home! Sweet Home! -- words: John Howard Payne/
music: Henry R. Bishop, 1823

4. Emancipation Song: Get Off The Track --words: Jesse Hutchinson, 1844/
tune: Old Dan Tucker by Daniel D. Emmett

5. Gentle Annie -- words and music by Stephen C. Foster, 1856

6. Lincoln and Liberty --
words: William H. Burleigh/ tune: Rosin the Bow
(Lincoln's Campaign Song, 1860)

7. Hymn: +The Pure, The Bright, The Beautiful --
music by Stephen C. Foster, 1863

8. Hymn: +Over The River -- words: H.C./
music: Stephen C. Foster,1863

9. Hymn: +What Shall The Harvest Be? -- words: Emily Sullivan Oakey/
music: Stephen C. Foster, 1863

10. Hymn: +Choral Harp -- words: William R. Wallace/ music: Stephen C. Foster

11. Hymn: +Give Us This Day -- words & music by Stephen C. Foster, 1863

12. Dixie's Land (Dixie) --
Daniel Decatur Emmett, 1859

13. The Bonnie Blue Flag -- words: Harry McCarthy, 1861/
music: The Irish Jaunting Car

14. Go Down, Moses -- Afro-American spiritual
(sung when the Emancipation Proclamation was announced)

15. +A Prayer For The Captive -- Shaker pacifist hymn by Cecilia DeVere
(sung by the Shakers on the day of Lincoln's funeral)

16. +John Brown (aka: John Brown's Body, 1861) and
Battle Hymn of the Republic -- words by Julia Ward Howe, 1862 (original versions)

17. Cumberland Gap, 1862

18. We Are Coming, Father Abraam -- Stephen C. Foster, 1862

19. Lorena -- words: Rev. H.D.L. Webster/ music: J.P. Webster, 1857

20. All Quiet Along the Potomac -- words: Mrs. Ethel L. Beers/
music: W.H. Goodwin, 1861

21. When Johnny Comes Marching Home -- Patrick S. Gilmore, 1863

22. Weeping, Sad and Lonely (When This Cruel Is Over) --
words: Charles Carroll Sawyer/ music: Henry Tucker, 1862

23. *+Funeral March for Abraham Lincoln
music by Mrs. E.A. Parkhurst, 1865

24. Farewell Father, Friend and Guardian
words: L.M. Dawn/ music: George F. Root, 1865
(sung at Lincoln's funeral in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois)

+ = Premiere Recording

To read more about the new multi-media DVD-R with accompanying Listener's Guide and video program featuring performances of the rarely heard Civil War Era hymns by Stephen Foster, go to

Lincoln and Liberty









AMRC No. 0013:



"Swanee" - A Century of American Song (Popular, Folk and Classical), 1819-1919

Track titles:

1. "Hymn to the New Year" - Oliver Shaw, 1819
2. "The E-R-I-E" - folk ballad
3. "My Couintry 'Tis Of Thee (AMERICA) - Samuel F. Smith, 1831
4. "Simple Gifts" - Elder Joseph Brackett Jr., 1848
5. "Get Off The Track" - Jesse Hutchinson, 1844
6. " Dixie's Land (DIXIE) - Daniel D. Emmett, 1859
7. "John Brown" (1861) and "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1862)
8. "Go Down, Moses" - Negro spiritual, ca. 1862
9. "A Prayer for the Captive" - Sister Cecilia DeVere, 1862
10. "Willie Has Gone to the War" - Stepehen Foster, 1863
11. "Weeping Sad And Lonely (When This Cruel War Is Over)" - 1863
12. "Angel of Peace" - words: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., 1869
13. "Home on the Range: - ca. 1873
14. "Grandfather's Clock" - Henry C. Work, 1876
15. "How Beautiful Upon The Mountains" - Edwin A. Jones, 1881
16. "After The Ball" - Charles K. Harris,. 1892
17. "Waltz" - Charles E. Ives, 1894
18. George M. Cohan sings a medley of his songs:
"Give My Regards To Broadway"; "Yankee Doodle Dandy";
"You're A Grand Old Flag"; "Over There" (1906-1917)
19. "Song of the Marching Men" - Henry Hadley, 1919
20. "Swanee" - George Gershwin, 1919 (Gershwin piano roll)








AMRC No. 0014:

In commemoration of 150th Anniversary
of the Civil War


"Glory, Hallelujah" - Songs and Hymns of the Civil War Era

A commemorative DVD-ROM which includes a music album with the First Modern Day Recording of an early published version of "John Borwn (aka: John Brown's Body)" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic," plus First Recordings of hymns by Stepehen Foster from the Civil War Era.





"My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free" - Songs by Francis Hopkinson

Songs composed by America's first songwriter, Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791), including the first known American classical song in 1759 and songs Hopkinson dedicated to George Washington.









AMRC No. 0016:

Gentle Words: A Shaker Music Sampler

A selection of Shaker spirituals, sung by various artists and from field recordings by the Shakers. Also, an exclusive interview with composer Aaron Copland about his arrangements of the best known Shaker song, "Simple Gifts," which is included on the CD.


See also this multi-media DVD:

"Give Good Gifts" - Shaker Music in the 20th Century


AMRC No. 0017:

Celestial Praises - A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals

A generous selection of original Shaker spirituals and arrangements by two 20th century composers: Roger Lee Hall and Conrad Held. The performances by The Canterbury Singers also include instrumental accompaniments by two violins, recorder, piano and reed organ.



AMRC No. 0018:

Film Music On Radio. 1982-1992

A survey of film music played on two radio stations (WBET-AM and WGBH-FM) over a decade with film music historian, Roger Hall, who is also Managing Editor of Film Music Review (FMR). The selections on radio included movie songs from original soundtracks from the 1930s and 1940s; also film score selections from films from 1940s to 1990s like, THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER (Bernard Herrmann), and JFK (John Williams). Also, several of the early Sammy Film Music Awards were announced on WGBH-FM: "Music America" with Ron Della Chiesa.





AMRC No. 0019:



Aaron Copland on Film Music

16 tracks (Total playing time = 63:51)

Featuring a rare 1960s television program titled "Music for the Movies" with host Aaron Copland speaking about his film scores and including excerpts from THE CITY (1939), OUR TOWN (1940), SOMETHING WILD (1961). Note: This rare program was taped directly from a live telecast and not up to today's digital standards but is still very listenable.

See the transcript from an interview with Copland in this book:

"As Time Goes By" - A GUIDE TO FILM MUSIC: Songs and Scores


Lifetime Achievement Sammy Award in honor of Aaron Copland (1900-1990)



AMRC No. 0020:


Henry Mancini Radio Tributes

15 tracks (Total playing time = 67:11)

This CD includes a special radio tribute from 1989 by Roger Hall with some of his early music from television and movies, such as PETER GUNN and THE PINK PANTHER. Also included is a 1991 call-in radio program with Henry Mancini as the guest with some of his best known film music included.

See also:

"Moon River" - Memories of Henry Mancini




AMRC No. 0021:

John Williams Radio Tributes

10 tracks (Total playing time = 65:51)

In honor of his 80th birthday in 2012, this special CD contains film music by John Williams featured on radio, including a birthday tribute and several Sammy Awards for John Williams film music, announced by Roger Hall as a guest on WGBH radio in Boston.

Also included are the first two concerts John Williams conducted with the Boston Pops in 1979-1980 with music from SUPERMAN, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

See the birthday tribute at this link:

John Williams: 85th Birthday Tribute



AMRC No. 0022:


Bernard Herrmann Radio Tributes

22 tracks (Total playing time = 74:28)


Several radio tributes by film music historian and critic, Roger Hall, including a birthday tributes to Bernard Herrmann, and selections from Herrmann's early film scores.

See also the re-issued DVD-R prepared for the Herrmann Centennial in 2011:

Film Music Master: A Tribute to Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975)










These two CDs feature music by Roger Lee Hall, who is composer-in-residence for the American Music Recordings Collection. To see the list of his compositions available from PineTree Music --click here



AMRC No. 0023:


+Creator God - Hymns and Spirituals




AMRC No. 0024:


+Gentle Peace - A Sampler of Songs and Insturmentals


See the song "Peace" (Op. 21, No. 2) performed in a concert by a flute quartet on YouTube -- click here








# = co-produced with the
Society for Earlier American Music (SEAM)

+ = with Premiere Recordings


AMRC No. 0025:

"Auld Lang Syne" - American Holiday Songs and Carols

Two centuries of rare and familiar music for American holidays by William Billings, George Chadwick, Stephen Foster, E.A. Jones, Henry Hadley, Charles Ives, and other composers.





AMRC No. 0026:

"Land of Our Hearts" - American Songs of War and Peace
(New expanded edition)

Patriotic songs by William Billings, Stephen Foster, George Chadwick and other composers
from the American Revolution, The War of 1812, The Civil War and World War I.




AMRC No. 0027:


#+A Dedication Concert (1981)
A concert celebrating the centennial of Stoughton Town Hall
with the Old Stoughton Musical Society Chorus, conducted by Roger Hall

Read more about this special concert CD including First Recordings -- CLICK HERE








AMRC No. 0028:

+AMERICAN PLACES - Musical Travels
Margaret Ulmer, piano, with Eric Sosman, bass-baritone and narrator

A musical journey across regions of the United States of America
featuring folk song arrangements and original works
by American composers from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Read more about this enjoyable CD


AMRC No. 0029:


#+"Song of Our Saviour," Op. 16 (1881)
Cantata by Edwin Arthur Jones for Soloists, Chorus, Organ and Orchestra

Read about the World Premiere performance of this majestic cantata - CLICK HERE


AMRC No. 0030:

#+"Easter Concert," Op. 28 (1890) -
An Oratorio by Edwin Arhtur Jones

To read about two Premiere Performances of this oratorio
and hear music samples - CLICK HERE


AMRC No. 0031:

#+ "Musick in Old Boston" - 194th Annual Old Stoughton Musical Society Concert (1980)

Featuring music by William Billings, Dudley Buck, George W. Chadwick, Edwin A. Jones, William Selby and others. See the complete concert listing - CLICK HERE


AMRC No. 0032:

#+"The Liberty Song" -
From American Revolution to World War I

Read more about this CD -- CLICK HERE

AMRC No. 0033:

+Simple Gifts - A Shaker Song Revisited

Read about this computer disc with music, interviews, concert video clips and book about the Shaker song -- CLICK HERE

Book about the Shaker song plus audio and video clips on this DVD:

"Simple Gifts": Great American Folk Song

AMRC No. 0034:

+"Hail To The Joyous Day!" Christmas Music in America

Over one hour of American Christmas carols and songs covering over two centuries from the years 1778 to 1988. From the Colonial Era there are carols and hymns by William Billings, Daniel Read, Supply Belcher and Edward French. There are also familiar carols from the 19th century like: "Joy to the World" and
"O Little Town of Bethlehem," and less familiar ones like: "Heavenly Music" (Nelson Phillips) and
"A Christmas Carol" (Charles Ives). From the 20th century Era there are six Christmas carols by Roger Lee Hall composed between 1977 to 1988, including the title carol, "Hail To The Joyous Day!"
To order this festive CD -- CLICK HERE

See also this DVD-ROM with book, music albums and concert videos -- CLICK HERE

AMRC No. 0035:

+Music from Alexander Hamilton's Era

A collection of patriotic music, ballads, theater music, singing master tunes from the era of the important American patriot and politician, Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804). The album covers the Colonial and Federal periods, from 1775 to 1804 (Hamilton's death from a duel). It begins and ends with versions of the best known early American tune, "Yankee Doodle." It also includes the First Recording of the "Ode for President George Washington" from 1789.

AMRC No. 0036:

+"We Gather Together" - Treasures of Earlier American Song

See this survey of vocal music from the 17th to 19th centuries
with sample music for streaming -- CLICK HERE

New Releases for 2017

+AMRC 0037 - American Choral Sampler

+AMRC 0038 -"Old Hundred" - Pilgrims, Puritans and a Pirate

+AMRC 0039 - An Early American Music Top 20

+AMRC 0040 - Five American Women Composers:
Amy Beach, Katherine K. Davis, Susan Parkhurst, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Martha Jane Anderson

AMRC 0041 - Christmas Music From The Movies

+AMRC 0042 - "Search Thou My Heart" - A Musical Life

+ = with Premiere Recordings



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