Co-sponsored by

The New England Music Institute


A Major Collection of Historic American Choral Music!

Did you know that two of the oldest American singing traditions
began in the 18th century?

Learn about them on a new DVD-ROM.

Both of them still exist today in New England:

--The Old Stoughton Musical Society, Stoughton, Massachusetts

--The United Society of Shakers, Sabbathday Lake, Maine


Research collected and edited
by the prolific American music preservationist,
Roger Lee Hall

The DVD-ROM contains a massive digitized collection:
with 500 files in 50 folders,
including historical music publications,
sheet music, concert program illustrations, and more.

Bonus features on the DVD-ROM:

-- over 175 audio files with interviews and music examples.

--videos of cable television programs and concert highlights.


There are many premiere recordings of music on the DVD,
including the title hymn from the Civil War era:
"Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread"
words and music by Stephen C. Foster, 1863

These are the main folders on the DVD-ROM:

  • Biographical information

  • Picture galleries -- sheet music, concert programs and more

  • Recordings -- music albums

    01"Old Stoughton Musical Society Sampler" -
    music by William Billings, Jacob French, Stephen Foster, Charles Ives,
    E.A. Jones and other composers.

    Music ex: "Stoughton" music by William Billings, 1770
    text by Isaac Watts/ edited by Roger Lee Hall
    To listen to this music -- click here

    02 - "Musick in Old Boston" (1980)

    03 - "A Dedication Concert" (1981)

    03 "Simple Gifts of Shaker Music - A Recorded Legacy" -
    in-person interviews with Sister Mildred Barker and composer, Aaron Copland,
    and song arrangements by George and Gerry Armstrong, Bob Beers, Judy Collins,
    Aaron Copland, Bill Crofut, and Roger Lee Hall.

    Music ex: "Celestial Praises" - Shaker hymn, Canterbury, NH, 1841
    edited and arranged by Roger Lee Hall
    To listen to this arrangement -- click here


    This hymn is also included on this CD:

    Celestial Praises (AMRC 0017)

  • Research -- historical publications

    01 - The Stoughton Musical Society (organized in 1786)
    (renamed The Old Stoughton Musical Society in 1908) -
    --E.A. Jones: His Life and Music
    --Music in Stoughton: A Brief Survey
    --Singing Stoughton
    --Ten Town Tunes: Music in Stoughton, 1770-1990
    --The Stoughton Songster

    02 - The United Society of Shakers (first organized community in 1787)
    [aka: The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing]
    --"Blended Together" - Discoveries Along The Shaker Music Trail
    --"Gentle Words" - Shaker Music in the 20th Century
    --"May We Ever Be United" - Music of the North Union Shakers
    --"Mount Zion" - A Western Shaker Music Sampler
    --"Simple Gifts" - Elder Joseph Brackett's Shaker Dance Song

  • Videos --

    --"A Stoughton Musicfest" (cable television program)
    --"Celestial Praises - Celebration of Shaker Spirituals" (concert highlights)



This educational DVD-ROM
is ideal for musicians, historians,
classroom teachers, media reporters,
and general interest.

Get your copy now at a special introductory price!


"Give Us This Day" -
Two Historic American Choral Music Traditions
Compiled and Edited by Roger Lee Hall

(PTM 1054)

To order this informative DVD-ROM,
playable on any computer or compatible device,
go to
American Music Research Editions No. 12 at the

AMP Store



Other related multimedia publications
compiled and edited by Roger Lee Hall:

PTM 1012: The New England Harmony (CD-ROM)

PTM 1014: "Chester" -
Music in Old New England, 1778-1878 (CD-ROM)

PTM 1016: "Angel of Peace" -
The Boston Peace Jubilees (CD-ROM)

PTM 1018: "Great God of Nations" -
Music by E.A. Jones(CD-ROM)

PTM 1029: "Millennial Praise" - Singing New Englanders:
From The Pilgrims to The Shakers (DVD-ROM)

PTM 1031: A New England Choral Sampler (CD-ROM)

PTM 1035:"Give Good Gifts" -
Shaker Music in the 20th Century (DVD-ROM)

PTM 1044: "Song of the Old Folks" -
Father Kemp and The Old Folks Concerts (CD-ROM)

PTM 1051: "Dedication" -
Singing in Stoughton, 1762-1992 (DVD-ROM)

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