Welcome to the many sounds of American music!


This site is operated through the Center for American Music preservation (CAMP) and contains information
about historical American music in need of preservation.

No attempt is made to cover all genres of American music since it is too vast an area to cover everything.

The focus is on vocal music and covers over 300 years.

There is a need to preserve music from earlier America. Will you help in this effort?

These are the goals:


Please look over the information below with links to many of the topics
and pass along this site link to your friends and colleagues.

American Music Preservation (AMP) includes historical information and also CDs and DVDs
intended for performances, research writing, classroom teaching, or personal enjoyment.



These publications make great holiday gifts for any music lover!

DVD-R: Book with music examples and video clips


CD: "Hail To The Joyous Day" - Christmas Music in America



CD: "NEW BETHLEHEM" - Christmas Music in New England




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Please note:
American Music Preservation does not provide any visual discs (Films, VCD or Bu-ray)
to companies in other countries.

All DVDs listed are computer discs which contain historical information,
music examples (mp3 or wav files), images, and some releases also have video clips or programs.








Most of the information on this site was written and edited by Roger Lee Hall,
a prolific American Music Preservationist and ASCAP composer.

He is Album Producer for the CD series -- American Music Recordings Collection (AMRC)

His compositions are available exclusively at -- PineTree Music

For a list of his American Music Research Editions -- click here

He has produced over 50 CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs for PineTree Multimedia-- click here

For the list of his music lectures and workshops -- click here

Read more about his many musical activities -- click here


Anniversary Tributes

20th anniversary edition of A GUIDE TO FILM MUSIC



In honor of the 150th birthday of Amy Beach

AMRC 0040: Five American Women Composers





These are the main topics covered on this AMP site:

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There are many musical treasures waiting to be discovered from America's past and in need of preservation.

You can help in the preservation efforts on this site by purchasing any publications
listed on this site, or by writing with an offer for financial support in this worthwhile preservation effort.

To contact PineTree Productions about your support -- CLICK HERE

You can help support this informational website by making a donation by credit card for 25 US dollars or more at the bottom of this page.
































American Classical Composers


American Composers Series (18th -20th centuries)













A Tribute to Aaron Copland -
Dean of American Composers




Music in Earlier New England

William Billings - Father of American Choral Music


New England Composers







Singing New Englanders - From The Pilgrims to The Shakers




Singing Stoughton




Music of the Shakers

Music of the American Shakers - Resources and Recordings




"Give Good Gifts": Shaker Music in the 20th Century



"The Humble Heart": A Forty Year Survey of Shaker Music



"Simple Gifts" - Great American Folk Song


Music from Films


Film Music Review (FMR)



Bernard Herrmann 1941: Two film score classics



The Sammy Film Music Awards


Popular Music and Songwriters


A Centennial Tribute To Sammy Cahn


"It's Easy To Remember" - A Tribute to Bing Crosby



"All The Way" - A Centennial Remembrance of Frank Sinatra





Music, By George! - A George Gershwin Tribute



"Following the Stars" - Music & Memories of Hopalong Cassidy



The Bill Randle Chronicles - From Electric Elvis to The Shakers







Music Resources


Preserving Our Musical Past



Shaker Music Preservation Series


Society for Earlier American Music (SEAM)







Music Archives and Surveys


American Music Recordings Archive (AMRA)


America's Top 200 - A History in Songs


American Music Timeline -
Part I: 1620-1818
Part II: 1820-1920



Essential American Recordings Survey, 1759-1959





New England Music Institute

New England Music Institute


















Composer-in-Residence for American Music Preservation.com


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Music by Roger Lee Hall is available exclusively from

PineTree Music











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This site is owned and operated by PineTree Productions -
an educational service providing publications and recordings.
There are three divisions:

PineTree Press - music books and booklets

PineTree Music - sheet music and CDs

PineTree Multimedia - computer discs
with ME (Multimedia Edition) books and bonus audio and video features




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For those interested in information about music from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries,
you can join the

Society for Earlier American Music (or SEAM)




For additional information relating to American music
see these recommended sites:



ICAMUS the international center for american music

The International Center for American Music (ICAMus)


SAM Home

The Society for American Music (SAM)
















































































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