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

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

The performers include:

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

Click on the underlined titles to hear sample music (for streaming only -
copyright: AMRC).

+ = First Recording


New Year's Day -

1. +A NEW YEAR'S PRAYER - poem: Sister R. Mildred Barker/
music: Roger Lee Hall, 2011

Martin Luther King Day

2. GO DOWN, MOSES - Old Negro Spiritual

Lincoln's Birthday

3. LINCON AND LIBERTY - 1860 Campaign Song

Washington's Birthday

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



+EASTER CAROL (Charles E. Ives, 1892)

Memorial Day (Decoration Day)

7. +COME, GENTLE PEACE (Roger 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. 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 (translated by Theodore Baker, 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 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 Hall, Conductor,
from their concert celebrating the 350th anniversary
of Boston, Massachusetts in 1980


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








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


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