Essential American
Recordings Survey

(E.A.R.S.)
 

 

Part II: 1800 - 1859
(30 recordings)

 Compiled by Roger Lee Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 


SACRED MUSIC

 

031. THE AMERICAN VOCALIST:
Spirituals and Folk Hymns, 1850-1870

The Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen, Director
(Erato 2292-45818-2, 1992)


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

033. THE HAPPY JOURNEY: Early American Vocal Music, Volume II – Shaker Songs, New England Anthems, Folk Hymns, Fuging Tunes, Southern Spirituals .
The Western Wind
(Western Wind Records WW 1790/ recorded in 1984)

034. I AM THE ROSE OF SHARON: Early American Vocal Music, Volume 1 – New England Anthems & Southern Folk Hymns
The Western Wind
(Western Wind Records WW 1776/ recorded in 1973)

035. 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)

036. THE SHAPE NOTE ALBUM
The Tudor Choir, Doug Fullington, Director
(Loft LRCD 1042, 2001/ recorded in 1995)

037. SIMPLE GIFTS: Shaker Chants and Spirituals
The Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen, Director:
The Schola Cantorum of Boston, Frederick Jodry, Director
The Shaker Community of Sabbathday Lake, Maine
(Erato 4509-98491-2, 1995)

038. TRAV’LING HOME: American Spirituals 1770-1870
The Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen, Director;
The Schola Cantorum of Boston and Brown University Chamber Chorus, Frederick Jodry, Conductor
(Erato 0630-12711-2, 1996)


SONGS, SYMPHONY, PIANO AND BRASS MUSIC


039. FOSTER, STEPHEN: AMERICAN DREAMER
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Jay Unger, violin; Molly Mason, guitar;
David Alpher, piano
(Angel CDC 554621, 1992)


040. FOSTER, STEPHEN: FAVORITE SONGS
The Gregg Smith Singers, Gregg Smith, Director;
The New York Vocal Ensemble, Raymond Beegle, Director
(Vox Allegretto ACD 8167, 1994/ recorded in 1974)


041. FOSTER, STEPHEN: 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)

042. FRY, WILLIAM HENRY: SANTA CLAUS SYMPHONY and
OVERTURE TO MACBETH; NIAGARA SYMPHONY; THE BREAKING
HEART (World Premiere Recordings)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Tony Rowe, conductor. (Naxos 8.559057, 1999)

043. GOTTSCHALK, LOUIS MOREAU: THE BANJO & Other Creole Ballads, Cuban Dances, Etc.
Eugene List, piano
(Vanguard Classics OVC-4050, 1992/recorded in 1956)

044. GOTTSCHALK, LOUIS MOREAU: PIANO MUSIC
Cecile Licad, piano
( Naxos 8.559145, 2001)

045. JOHNSON, FRANCIS and His Contemporaries:
Early 19 th Century Black Composers

The Chestnut Brass Company and Friends.
(Musical Heritage Society 512532L, 1990)

 

POLITICAL AND PATRIOTIC MUSIC

046. BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM: Patriotic Songs
Robert Shaw Chorale and RCA Symphony Orchestra,
Robert Shaw, Conductor (recorded in 1962)
(BMG Classics 60814-2, 1991)

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

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

048. TIPPECANOE AND TYLER TOO: A Collection of American Political Marches,
Songs, and Dirges

The Chestnut Brass Company and Friends
(Newport Classics NPD 85548, 1992)

 

LP COLLECTIONS

 

049. THE AMERICAN BRASS BAND JOURNAL: Marches, Quick-Steps, Polkas, etc.
The Empire Brass Quintet and Friends
(Columbia M 34192)

050. THE CANTATA IN EARLY AMERICA
Sung by The Isaiah Thomas Singers, David P. McKay, Director;
Stephen Long, organist
(Folkways Records FTS 32382, 1982)

051. THE DAWNING OF MUSIC IN KENTUCKY by Anthony Philip Heinrich (“The Beethoven of Louisville”)
The American Music Group, Neely Bruce, Director and Piano Solo.
(Vanguard Records VSD-71178, 1973)

052. AN EVENING WITH HENRY RUSSELL
Clifford Jackson, baritone; William Bolcom, piano.
(Nonesuch H-71338, 1977)

053. THE FLOWERING OF VOCAL MUSIC IN AMERICA, Volume 2:
Benjamin Carr: THE LADY OF THE LAKE:
Oliver Shaw: THERE’S NOTHING TRUE BUT HEAVEN
George K. Jackson: THE DYING CHRISTIAN TO HIS SOUL

Various performers
(New World Records NW 231, 1978)

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


055. HARP OF JOY: Shaker Folk Spirituals and
New England Psalmody

Soloists and Chancel Choir of Plymouth Church, Shaker Heights, Ohio, John D. Herr, Director
(Music Heritage Society MHS 4070, 1979).

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)

057. 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)

058. POPULAR MUSIC IN JACKSONIAN AMERICA:
Music of the Stage and Concert Hall; Early Blackface Minstrelsy;
Songs of the Hutchinson Family; Sentimental Ballads;
Amateurs and Musical Societies; Shape-Note Singing

The Yankee Doodle Society, Joseph Byrd, Director
Musical Heritage Society MHS 834561, 3 LPs, 1982

059. 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

060. TWO EARLY AMERICAN MUSICAL PLAYS
John Bray: THE INDIAN PRICESS or La Belle Sauvage
Raynor Taylor: THE ETHIOP or The Child of The Desert

The Federal Music Society Opera Company, John Baldon, Conductor; Frederick R. Selch, President
(New World Records NW 232, 1978).

[End of Part II, 1800 - 1859]

 

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