Father Rober Kemp
Leader of the "Old Folks Concerts"


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


Music celebrating major American holidays,
performed by soloists and choruses
from live concerts and studio recordings.

The performers include:

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

Hear the sample music by clicking the links (for streaming only)

+ = First Recording

Sister R. Mildred Barker, 1897-1990
Photograph by Gail Hall, copyright 1983

New Year's Day -

1. +A NEW YEAR'S PRAYER -poem by Sister R. Mildred Barker, 1921/
music by Roger Lee Hall, 2012
To hear this title: click here

Martin Luther King Day

2. Go Down, Moses - Spiritual, ca. 1862- To hear this title: click here

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 Lee Hall, 1981)

Indepedence Day (Fourth of July)

8. YANKEE DOODLE - arranged by William A. Fisher -
To hear this title: click here

9. CHESTER - William Billings, 1778/1786

Labor Day

10. THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER - 19th century choral arrangement

Veterans Day

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

Thanksgiving Day

12. +PILGRIM THANKSGIVING (with reading from Of Plymoth Plantation,
) and PSALM 100 - To hear this title: click here

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. + SHEPHERD'S CAROL - arranged by Roger Lee Hall:
To hear this title: click here

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

New Year's Eve

To hear this title: click here
American version by Albert Laighton, 1855, for the
Old Folks Concerts

This song was sung in a concert celebrating the 350th anniversary
of Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, with the
Old Stoughton Musical Society Chorus, conducted by Roger Lee Hall


Read the article about the early American "Auld Lang Syne" by Roger Lee 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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