Discover the life of William G. Hammond, organist, choirmaster, and composer, and his life in Newport and beyond.
Read the story of City Drummer Benjamin Lawton’s Revolutionary War service in his own words!
Explore music composed in Newport during the Great War.
Learn about the Germania Musical Society, one of the most popular musical groups in 1850s Newport and beyond!
In this post we take a look at some court martials at Fort Adams and then some musician deaths and an attempted murder by a member of an Artillery Band.
Joseph S. Peckham, a Newport resident, and member of the first bands at the Naval Training Station, was also a prolific composer. Explore his works!
Explore the life of Octavia Jeter, born into a musical Newport Family!
Explore the contents and history surrounding a book of music bound for George Wetmore, owner of Chateau-sur-Mer in Newport.
Explore the incredible history behind this music donated by a local family!
Why We Do This! Our goal has always been to find music written in or about Newport. In our search through newspapers from the 19th century we were able toContinue reading “Why We Do This!”