Welcome to the sounds of American music!


This is the largest site providing information about American music in need of preservation.

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

We need to help preserve music from earlier America. Will you help in this effort?

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

The site includes historical information and music collections on CDs and DVDs.

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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



See the tunes selected for National Carry A Tune Week -- click here


A few of the CDs available from this site with Premiere Recordings...


AMRC CD 0017: Celestial Praises: A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals


AMRC CD 0026: Land of Our Hearts:
American Songs of War and Peace (American Revolution to World War I)
Read the rave comments about it

AMRC CD 0028: AMERICAN PLACES - Musical Travels


In honor of the 150th birthday of Amy Beach

AMRC 0040: Five American Women Composers


See the complete list of AMRC CDs -- click here



New publications for 2017:


"The Best Choice" - A Sampling of American Communal Hymns


"Blended Together" - Interviews with The Shakers


"Give Us This Day" - Two Historic Choral Music Traditions








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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 cable television programs.






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 New England

New England Choral Archive


New England Composers



19th Century Peace Jubilees




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 Songs and Songwriters



"High Hopes":
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




The Bill Randle Chronicles - From Electric Elvis to The Shakers



Cowboy Songs Corral





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 Choral Archive (NECA)



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,
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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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