Music for Celebrating LaFayette

Welcome to the American Friends of Lafayette Music Resources page!

Here you will find links to musical works which are appropriate for your celebration of the Lafayette bicentennial. They date mostly from the time he spent touring the United States, in 1824/1825, but also include related music from Revolutionary times to the 20th century. These musical compositions are tagged according to instrumentation, making it easy for you to locate music suitable for a variety of ensembles. We have also included our curated list of talented musical performers who can bring to life this wonderful music. Please note that while the downloading of our music scores is free, you will need to negotiate performing fees directly with the professional musicians on our roster. We wish you much success with your musical celebration of Lafayette’s return to America!

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to find a roster of musicians you can hire to perform the musical works featured here.

— David Hildebrand, Ph.D. Chair, Lafayette 200 Music Committee
with especial thanks to members Thomas Carroll, Jari Villanueva, Dom Giardino, and John Burkhalter
& also heartfelt thanks to Claire Bellecci and Jason Gay at Mellen Street Creative for exceptional web design services



AFL Musician Roster 

Welcome to the American Friends of Lafayette’s curated list of talented musicians specializing in period music from the time Lafayette spent in the United States. Whether you’re planning a historical reenactment, a themed event, or simply seeking to add a touch of authenticity to your special occasion, our roster of performers is at your service. From stirring Revolutionary War tunes to elegant melodies from the early years of American independence, our musicians will transport you back in time with their authentic renditions. 


New England

Arpeggione Ensemble

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Instrumentation: Chamber Music (mixed period wind and string instruments)
Period Instruments: Yes
Point of Contact: Thomas Carroll
Contact Information: arpeggione.ensemble@gmail.com; (978) 500-7766
Website: www.arpeggione-ensemble.com 
Performance Samples: https://youtu.be/BU9ysCxn0d8?si=hZsWF12c8eVaFRed; https://youtu.be/j7bbSrbJK-Q?si=0bl3Tcs7vmWf–xc; https://youtu.be/cmmdUnEGR1k?si=AH175HvYuCRJz0Xw 


Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums (MCV)

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Instrumentation: Fife and Drum (keyless 10-hole fifes, rope tension snare drums, and rope tension bass drums)
Period Instruments: Yes
Point of Contact: George March
Contact Information: contact@mcvfifesanddrums.org; (978) 501-0849

Website: https://www.mcvfifesanddrums.org/
Performance Samples: https://youtu.be/BU9ysCxn0d8?si=hZsWF12c8eVaFRed; https://youtu.be/j7bbSrbJK-Q?si=0bl3Tcs7vmWf–xc; https://youtu.be/cmmdUnEGR1k?si=AH175HvYuCRJz0Xw 

Mid-Atlantic

Anne and Ridley Enslow

Location: Hoboken, NJ

Instrumentation: Violin, hammered dulcimer, and vocals

Period Instruments: Yes

Point of Contact: Ridley Enslow

Contact Information: menslow@aol.com; (201) 222-7756

Website: www.enslowmusic.com


New Jersey Fifes and Drums

Location: Trenton, NJ

Instrumentation: Fife and Drum (17×17 Rope Tensioned Drums / Calf Heads and Healy Bb Fifes) 

Period Instruments: Yes

Point of Contact: Stephen Edward Hudak

Contact Information: stickshu@gmail.com; (609) 323-7453 

Website: www.njfifesanddrums.com


The New York Baroque Dance Company

Location: New York, NY

Instrumentation: Historical Dance Company 

Period Instruments: n/a

Point of Contact: Julia Bengtsson

Contact Information: juliadance@hotmail.se;  (646) 460-4946 

Website: https://nybaroquedance.org/

Performance Samples: https://youtu.be/bCh86_mpiuY?si=k2-nvJOVmppY4iwA; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz5c7bWTaT0 


Soundofpage

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Instrumentation: Voice, piano, and band (drums, bass, keyboard, hammond organ) 

Period Instruments: No

Point of Contact: Steven Page

Contact Information: Bookstevenpage@gmail.com; (215) 287-6588
Website:https://www.facebook.com/soundofpage

Capital Region and Southeastern

The 369th Experience

Location: Washington, D.C.

Instrumentation: Marching Band (1 drum major, 2 banner carriers, 2 piccolos, 6 clarinets, 4 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophone, 18 trumpets, 6 French horns, 6 trombones, 4 baritones, 5 sousaphones, and 12 percussion) 

Period Instruments: No

Point of Contact: Stephany B. Neal

Contact Information: sbnealintl@aol.com; (301) 741-7890

Website: www.369experience

Performance Samples: https://www.youtube.com/live/WY5zdYnshac?si=I5bOgedioupK27pf; https://www.youtube.com/live/QzmgAwu4MOc?si=B4U1PMj_YYPBHUS7; https://youtu.be/kcRHx4JH-JM 


Patricia Garcia Gil

Location: Greensboro, NC

Instrumentation: Piano 

Period Instruments: Yes

Point of Contact: Patricia Garcia Gil

Contact Information: garciagilpatricia@gmail.com; (336) 681-3061

Website: https://www.patriciagarciagil.com/

Performance Samples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcWalB4FHAQ&t=609s; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb6oH9ZtbUw; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmmo3l0vj00 


David Hildebrand/David & Ginger Hildebrand

Location: Severna Park, MD

Instrumentation: Mixed-Instrumentation Duo (parlor guitar, piano when available, violin, hammered dulcimer, and alto & baritone voices) 

Period Instruments: Yes

Point of Contact: David Hildebrand, Ph.D.

Contact Information: davidcolonialmusic@gmail.com; (410) 852-3476

Website: mountvernon.org/hildebrand

Performance Samples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps1MC82U4T0; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grHsLBYd6fk&t=5s; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mmSi9aB8e8&t=54s 


Music of the Regiment

Location: Williamsburg and Springfield, VA

Instrumentation: Period-Instrument Wind Band (mixed historical woodwinds, brass, and percussion) 

Period Instruments: Yes

Point of Contact: Dominic Giardino

Contact Information: musicoftheregiment@gmail.com; (305) 433-1569

Website: www.musicoftheregiment.com 

Midwest

Kendra Ward and Bob Bence

Location: Bidwell, OH

Instrumentation: Hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, guitar, and vocals

Period Instruments: Yes

Point of Contact: Kendra Ward

Contact Information: upcreek@dulcimertimes.com;  (740) 208-8124

Website: https://dulcimertimes.com

Performance Samples: https://youtu.be/4TeOIFETpeQ; https://youtu.be/O-J69YDUF2k; https://youtu.be/28eT7_kR2Bk?si=JEb7noURnQkL9cZn 

Apply to Join Our Roster of Musicians

If you’re a musician passionate about bringing history to life through music, we invite you to join our esteemed roster. Simply fill out our information form using the link below, and become part of our mission to preserve and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Lafayette’s era.