"Auld Lang Syne" -
America Holiday Songs and Carols
(AMRC 0025)

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Historical music celebrating 12 American holidays,
performed by soloists and choruses
from live concerts and studio recordings.

The performers include:

The Canterbury Singers
The Immanuel Lutheran Church Choir
New England Conservatory Alumni Chorus
Old Stoughton Musical Society Chorus
The Sky Pilot Choir
The Union Confederacy

Click on the links below to hear sample music
(for streaming only)

+ = First Recording


New Year's Day -

1. +A NEW YEAR'S PRAYER -poem by Sister R. Mildred Barker/
music by Roger L. Hall

Martin Luther King Day

2. GO DOWN, MOSES - Spiritual, ca. 1862

Lincoln's Birthday

3. LINCON AND LIBERTY - 1860 Campaign Song

Washington's Birthday

4. +A TOAST (Tribute to George Washington by Francis Hopkinson, 1778)


5. +HOW BEAUTIFUL UPON THE MOUNTAINS - Edwin Arthur Jones, 1881

+EASTER CAROL (Charles E. Ives, 1892)

Memorial Day (Decoration Day)

7. +PEACE (Roger L. Hall, 1981)

Indepedence Day (Fourth of July)

8. YANKEE DOODLE (1776/arranged by William A. Fisher)

9. CHESTER (William Billings, 1778/1786)

Labor Day

10. THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER (lyrics: Francis Scott Key, 1814)

Veterans Day

11. +SONG OF THE MARCHING MEN (Henry K. Hadley, 1919)

Thanksgiving Day

12. +PILGRIM THANKSGIVING (reading from Of Plymoth Plantation,1620-1647) -
PSALM 100 (Ainsworth Psalter)

By this time harvest was come, and instead of famine now God gave them plenty, and the face of things was changed, to the rejoicing of the hearts of many, for which they blessed God. -- William Bradford, 1623

13. WE GATHER TOGETHER (Prayer of Thanksgiving, 1894)


14. CAROL (Supply Belcher, 1794)

15. +NEW BETHLEHEM (Edward French, 1799)

16. A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Charles E. Ives, 1894)

17. NOEL (Chorale - George W. Chadwick, 1909)

18. +SHEPHERDS CAROL (Roger L. Hall, 1978)

19. SILENT NIGHT (Original Austrian version, English translation by
Rev. John Freeman Young)

New Year's Eve

20. +SONG OF THE OLD FOLKS (tune: Auld Lang Syne) -
American version by Albert Laighton, 1855

Sung by the Old Stoughton Musical Society Chorus, Roger L. Hall, Conductor,
from their concert celebrating the 350th anniversary
of Boston, Massachusetts in 1980


Read the article about the early American "Auld Lang Syne" by Roger Hall
at this site -- We're History








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


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