Now celebrating its 12th year online


Welcome to the sounds of American music!


This site is operated through the resources of 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 four goals:


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

Donations to help sustain this site are needed and much appreciated.

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

We are grateful for any donations to help support the Center for American Music Preservation and this website.

Donations have been received in honor of these names:

Gregory Erickson

Earl Eyrich

David P. McKay

You can help support this informational website by making a donation by credit card for $25 or more and
adding a name to honor. To make your donation -- click here

CDs and DVDs

Here are a few of the recent titles...


AMRC CD: "Brave America" - American History in Song, 1770-1876



AMRC CD: Five American Women Composers



AMRC CD: "I Got Rhythm" - George Gershwin Radio Tributes



PineTree Multimedia DVD:
"Give Us This Day" -
Two Historic American Choral Music Traditions

PineTree Multimedia DVD:
"Invitation to Zion" - A Shaker Music Guide





See the complete listing of American Music Recordings Collection CDs -- click here



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All the books, CDs, and DVDs listed on this site are for sale through safe and secure PayPal.

Please help keep this site Online by ordering any titles at the Store --
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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 the list of his music lectures and workshops -- click here












Read about his first singing experience as a young cadet -- click here








100th anniversary of the World War I patriotic chorus by George W. Chadwick

CD: "Land of Our Hearts" - American Songs of War and Peace


Leonard Bernstein: The Total Musician



75th anniversary of the film and score

Tribute article at Film Music Review


Piano composition: "Variations on an Original Theme" (Op. 1a)


These are the main topics covered on this AMP site:

Other topics on this page:

















































American Classical Composers


Earlier American Choral Composers - A Survey in Sound













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 - Civil War to Cold War


Songs and Hymns of the Civil War Era


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



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

American Music Recordings Archive (AMRA)

New England Music Archive

Music Surveys

America's Top 200 - A History in Songs, 1759-1959


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






















Composer-in-Residence for American Music


Read more about these and other CDs,



Music by Roger Lee Hall is available exclusively from

PineTree Music











More Information

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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