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THE COLONIAL MUSIC INSTITUTE
conducts and promotes research and educational outreach in the fields of early American music & dance. This website contains:
free on-line databases & other resource materials for students, teachers and fellow scholars
books, DVDs and audio recordings for sale at retail
(music & dance, colonial era through 1812)
the performance schedule of David & Ginger Hildebrand, plus booking and contact information [here is brief a summary of their 34-year joint career]
Here is David's academic c.v. click here
Recently discovered, "A New Song" tells of a celebratory ball or "rout" at the Governor's Mansion in Annapolis. Probably written in early 1783 (and quite satirical), the song is performed at the Brice House by David & Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute, with narration by historian Glenn Campbell (click to watch video)
Recordings of Isaiah Thomas ballads on American Antiquarian Society website - (click to go to index).
And something else of interest: BBC radio program (click here to listen) on the "Star-Spangled Banner" - David is interviewed from 6:55 to 8:40, introducing Jose Feliciano; includes interview with the living brother of Jimi Hendrix