Music Preservationist honored in Who's Who Directories
Roger Lee Hall, the distinguished American music preservationist and composer, has received this notice from
Marquis Who's Who®, the best known directories for distinguished work:
"Your outstanding record of achievement has earned you the coveted distinction of being included in an impressive 15 editions of Who's Who in America®."
He has received the high honor of being listed in two respected volumes:
Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World
Here is a listing of Mr. Hall's many activities:
- Director, American Music Recordings Archive
- Director, Center for American Music Preservation
- Director, New England Music Institute
- Director, Society for Earlier American Music
- Producer, National Carry A Tune Week
- Music consultant for the National Geographic Society, Paul Revere House, Rounder Records, Sampler Records, music festivals, seminars, special events.
- Founder and Managing Editor of the online magazine, Film Music Review.
- Former Historian, Vice-President, Music Director of the Old Stoughton Musical Society, founded in 1786 and now the oldest choral society in the U.S. Also Chairman of the OSMS Bicentennial Committee in 1986, planning special exhibits, concerts, preparing an 200th anniversary commemorative program.
- Preservation Project: Massachusetts Cultural Council funding for Music from Stoughton -- a community series of educational publications and videos for use in the public schools and for local residents.
- Chairman of the Stoughton Arts Council and member of the Massachusetts Arts Lottery Advisory Committee.
- Music teacher -- classical and popular music courses in colleges, adult education, and in workshops.
- ASCAP composer with over 100 works for voices and instruments.
- Author of many publications, including guides to: American Christmas music, Film Music, George Gershwin, Remembering Radio, Shaker Music.
- Cable TV Host and Producer for series of local music programs.
- Radio Host for "IN THE MOOD"- a nightly program featuring popular music. Also radio producer of the "Great American Songs" series.
- Lecturer and workshop leader for
Music Lectures and Workshops
See the list of his available music topics
He taught for 18 years at Stonehill College and in the Brookline Adult & Community Education Program, where he taught hundreds of young students and seniors.
Some of the courses he taught include these:
- A Listener's Guide to Music
- Great Composers (J.S. Bach, Handel, Mozart)
- The Genius of George Gershwin
- Music in the Movies
- Masters of the American Song
In addition to his composing (ASCAP composer) and teaching, he has been a musicologist, lecturer, radio host, cable TV producer, and film music critic.
News items about Mr. Halls music career:
Read the Boston Globe newspaper article
about Mr. Hall's extensive music activities,
For the list of his books and music collections,
Read more about his musical activities at his Official Site -- CLICK HERE
Come, gentle peace, with smiling ray,
Beam on our land a cloudless day,
Beneath thy influence serene,
The oliver wears immortal green.
Come. gentle peace, resume thy reign,
With all thy virtues in thy train,
And then Columbia's soil shall grow
As verdant Paradise below.
-- Esther Talbot, Stoughton, MA, 1814
He set this anti-war poem written during the War of 1812 to music
and it is available on this CD,
GENTLE PEACE: A Sampler of Songs and Instrumentals
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