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This is one of the largest informational online sites devoted to the preservation of American music, with hundreds of pages devoted to recordings and research. For the latest news, click the Announcements or News buttons on the left. See Music resources / Commemorative CDs/ Multi-media DVDs/ Sample topics/ and Lists and Surveys below. To submit items in any of the categories on this site, click on the Guidelines button in the left column. See the list of publications from PineTree Press.

















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The American Music Recordings Archive is affialiated
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allowing you to listen to American music.
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Music Resources


Multimedia Americana Music Series






National Carry A Tune Week


New England Music Archive (NEMA)


Shaker Music Archive (SMA)




Commemorative CDs

"Celestial Praises"
A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals



"It's Magic"
A One Hundredth Birthday
Celebration of Sammy Cahn




Multimedia CDs and DVDs

Singing Meetings and Concerts, 1762-1962



"Simple Gifts"
Great American Folk Song



"The Star-Spangled Banner"
Early Songs of Protest and Patriotism




Online e-zine

Film Music Review



Sample topics on this site

America's First Singing Contest

Composers in America
Cowboy Songs Corral
"Gentle Peace" - A Composer's Remembrance
"Glory, Hallelujah" - Songs and Hymns of the Civil War Era
A musical commemoration of World War I
Music, By George! A Tribute to George Gershwin
O Say, Can You Sing It? - Bicentennial of "The Star Spangled Banner"
"Millennial Praise" - From The Pilgrims to The Shakers
"Peace" - song based on 1814 anti-war poem
Singing Stoughton - one of the oldest music traditions in the USA

"The Soho Serenade" - The long journey of a 1960s pop song
"Tenting Tonight On The Old Camp Ground" - A Civil War Song
Shaker Song Discoveries: "Gentle Words" and "Love is Little"


Lists and Surveys

100 Essential Songs of the 20th Century
100 Essential Film Scores of the 20th Century

American Music Recordings Collection (AMRC)
American Music Series on CDs and DVDs
American Song History (ASH)

American Vocal Music Series (AVMS)
Essential American Recordings Survey (EARS)

Preserving American Music Series (PAMS)
Sammy Film Music Awards (SFMA)

Society for Earlier American Music (SEAM)

Acceptance Mark
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Music by ASCAP composer, Roger Lee Hall,

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Two CDs with his music:

"Gentle Peace" and "Creator God"


Read about the centennial of this highly respected organization,

Photo: ASCAP's support of songwriters and composers doesn't end when great music outlasts those that create it. We asked Broadway singer Glory Crampton, the great-granddaughter of ASCAP charter member A. Baldwin Sloane, to reflect on what his legacy has meant to her and her family over the years: #ASCAP100

ASCAP at 100



For other information relating to American music
see these links:

The International Center for American Music (ICAMUS)

The Society for American MusiC (SAM)


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