is a series of medleys of music popular in North America and the United States throughout the first century and a half of its history, spanning the years from mid-1700s through the 1920s.
The purpose of these suites is to preserve for modern concert band players and audiences these tunes that were popular during different eras of the history of America. Some of the tunes in the earlier suites date from before the United States became a nation, and many of them were popular in areas that were not (or were not yet) a state in the Union.
Regardless, these timeless melodies are all a part of our history, and they should be heard and preserved for future generations. The American Frontier Suites series brings to both players and audiences alike a tremendously entertaining way to experience, preserve, and honor our musical history.
Each medley in the series is comprised of four to six tunes from the particular era depicted in the title of that particular suite. For example, in Suite #1, "The Revolutionaries," we have "The Girl I left Behind Me," "Free America," "Yankee Doodle," and two more tunes, all very popular in revolutionary-war-era America.
As of early 2016, there are nine volumes of these suites available; we have plans for more than 20 volumes when the series is complete.
Help your musicians learn about and preserve this historic music, and bring this musical history to your audiences. Add these American Frontier Suites to your library today.
The links below are to the suites we have available for purchase on this site now. If you would like information about the other suites - which will be coming soon - please use our CONTACT US page to ask about them.
Below is a list of all suites that will be posted here, along with the tunes included in each suite.