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
All AMRC CDs are now On Sale for a limited time -- click here
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 -- click here
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
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:
Other topics on this page:
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
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
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
Recordings Survey, 1759-1959
New England Music Institute
New England Music Institute
Composer-in-Residence for American Music Preservation.com
Read more about these and other CDs,
Music by Roger Lee Hall is available exclusively from