From the Center for American Music Preservation


Shaker Music Preservation Archive

Color print showing a Shaker round dance
with a chorus of singers in the middle








An Important Resource!

This deluxe multi-media collection, compiled by Shaker music scholar Roger Lee Hall from many years of research, is available on a DVD playable on your computer with Microsoft Word and Real Player or compatible software.

It is essential for any library or archive with Shaker materials, and useful for those writing a scholarly paper, article, book, planning a concert performance, or producing a recording.

The DVD-R contains a massive amount of information from 10 separate music collections, including over 500 files and hundreds of music examples, plus sheet music of Shaker songs and hymns and image galleries, a few video clips, and additional background material. For list of contents -- click here



Special price for this Deluxe DVD!

If you were to order these music collections separately it would cost over $200.
But for a limited time you can receive them all on this multi-media
DVD with sheet music, image galleries, many music examples and video programs,
for only $79.95, payable to PineTree Productions,
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A Shaker Music Miscellany





Shaker Song Series

Shaker songs and hymns
which appeared in The Shaker Messenger magazine



Shaker Music History


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



"The Humble Heart"
A Forty year Survey of Shaker Music




"Invitation to Zion"
A Shaker Music Guide


"May We Ever Be United" -
Music of the North Union, Ohio Shakers

See also: "On the landing of Mother Ann in America"



"Simple Gifts"
Great American Folk Song






Shaker Music CDs


"Celestial Praises" - A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals




"Gentle Words" - A Shaker Music Sampler











"Joy of Angels" and "Love is Little"
(Sampler Records)

Singing by the Shakers


"Blended Together" - Interviews with The Shakers





This collection of 40 Shaker spirituals sung by The United Society of Shakers, Sabbathday Lake, Maine. Many of the spirituals are sung by Sister R. Mildred Barker, the foremost Shaker singer of her time. The spirituals include laboring songs, gift songs, prayer songs, a hymn and anthem and several interviews with Sister Mildred Barker. Extensive notes and texts for all the music are provided by Daniel W. Patterson.



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Early Shaker Spirituals




This 2 CD set includes 40 Shaker spirituals sung by the Shakers from Canterbury, New Hampshire and Sabbathday Lake, Maine. It includes a history of Shaker music narrated by Sister R. Mildred Barker and Sister Lillian Phelps. There are also interviews with Sister R. Mildred Barker, Eldress Bertha Lindsay, and Sister Lillian Phelps.

The interviews were done in 1960 by William (Bill) Randle, and in 1972 and 1980 by Roger Hall, who has written the extensive notes for this unique historical collection.

The set also has an attractive 72 page illustrated booklet with examples of Shaker music and the words to all 40 Shaker spirituals plus a bibliography and discography.


You can order the 2 CD set from at this link:

Let Zion Move: Music of the Shakers


Simple Gifts: Shaker Chants and Spirituals

Simple Gifts
Shaker Chants and Spirituals


The Golden Harvest

The Golden Harvest
More Shaker Chants and Spirituals




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