This recording includes songs and instrumental tunes familiar to our first President. Thoroughly researched and performed on reproduction instrumen...View full details
The Colonial Music Institute at Mount Vernon
We are proud to announce the gifting of the Colonial Music Institute to Mount Vernon!
Founded in 1999 by the late Kate Van Winkle Keller and husband Robert M. Keller, in conjunction with David and Ginger Hildebrand, the Colonial Music Institute (CMI) is grounded upon primary research enlightened by interdisciplinary scholarship. This organization has for more than 20 years published leading edge scholarly music and dance books, and also authentically informed sound recordings made to the highest standards. CMI has promoted and encouraged the understanding of early American history through music and dance, including publications like George Washington: Music for the First President.
This new section of the Shops at Mount Vernon's online store features these publications -- thousands of copies of books and CDs, just donated by the surviving founder of CMI along with the rights to keep these titles in print in perpetuity. The entire proceeds of sales will go directly to further the Mount Vernon Ladies' Associations' mission to preserve and educate about George Washington and his broader world.
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By Kate Van Winkle Keller. ISBN 1-877984-24-8. Copyright 1999. Softcover with 32 pages. Kate Van Winkle Keller writes about music that George Wash...View full details
The Book contains 31 longways dances; two cotillions; music with chords; 20 diagrams of steps and figures; quotes and illustrations from period sou...View full details
Over five years of extensive research into the music and instruments of 18th-century Annapolis went into the making of this recording. The selectio...View full details
Companion book to recording by David & Ginger Hildebrand and Julianne Baird. Period reproduction instruments including Franklin's glass harmoni...View full details
Recording by David & Ginger Hildebrand and Julianne Baird. Period reproduction instruments including Franklin's glass harmonica are featured on...View full details
Rigorously researched, the music and lyrics herein bring life to the issues, thoughts, and stories of this critical period of American history—auth...View full details
Written into a personal notebook by an officer in George Washington’s Army, each song, including a "Song Compos’d by an American Officer at West Po...View full details
The Richmond Assemblies were founded soon after the seat of Virginia's government moved from Williamsburg to Richmond in 1780. Government officials...View full details
This is a collection made by Joseph Merrill of Topsham, Maine around 1795. He copied from a small booklet filled with country dances that had been ...View full details
by Kate Van Winkle Keller & George A Fogg. Dance instructions and music with chords. 18th-century dance techniques. Period illustrations; 44 pa...View full details
by Kate Van Winkle Keller, Sandy Hook, CT: The Hendrickson Group, 3rd edition, 1997. ISBN 1-877984-14-0. 48 pages This study was first presented a...View full details