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WPA Concerts

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was established by executive order of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on May 6, 1935. The WPA was a work relief program that provided jobs for many individuals who had become unemployed during the Depression. Update: additional recordings

31 old time radio show recordings
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"Manhattan Concert Band"



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WPAThe Works Progress Administration (WPA) was established by executive order of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on May 6, 1935. The WPA was a work relief program that provided jobs for many individuals who had become unemployed during the Depression.

WPA Band ConcertSeveral projects were administered directly by the federal government, including the Art, Music, Theatre, and Writers' projects. The majority of WPA spending went toward the creation and preservation of the nation's infrastructure.

This collection contains some rare symphonic orchestra music by the Federal Music Project during the late 1930s - early 1940s.

For more WPA fascinating recordings, see also: Former Slave Interviews.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    31 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 26 min
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      31 shows - total playtime 7 hours 26 minutes
      1. WPA 1939 01 Saxophone Sextette of Boston.mp3
      2. WPA 1939 02 Manhattan Concert Band.mp3
      3. WPA 1939 06 New York Civic Orchestra.mp3
      4. WPA 1939 10 New York Festival Orchestra.mp3
      5. WPA 1939 11 New York Festival Orchestra.mp3
      6. WPA 1939 12 Forum String Quartette of New York.mp3
      7. WPA 193x 010 LA Grand Opera Group 1937.mp3
      8. WPA 193x 06 Federal Music Project Chamber Orch 1937.mp3
      9. WPA 193x 26 Manhattan Concert Band.mp3
      10. WPA 193x 34 Knickerbocker Little Symphony.mp3
      11. WPA 193x 35 Manhattan Concert Band.mp3
      12. WPA 193x 37 New York Civic Orchestra.mp3
      13. WPA 193x 38 New York State Symphonic Band.mp3
      14. WPA 193x 39 Knickerbocker Little Symphony.mp3
      15. WPA 193x 46 Commonwealth Symphony Chorus Of Boston 1938.mp3
      16. WPA 193x 49 Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles.mp3
      17. WPA 193x 53 Forum String Quartet Of Boston 1938.mp3
      18. WPA 193x 59 New York State Symphonic Band.mp3
      19. WPA 193x 65 Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.mp3
      20. WPA 193x 74 Manhattan Concert Band.mp3
      21. WPA 193x 75 New York Civic Orchestra.mp3
      22. WPA 193x 79 Manhattan Concert Band.mp3
      23. WPA 1941 01 New York City Symphony.mp3
      24. WPA 1941 17 US Navy Band.mp3
      25. WPA 1941 51 US Army Band.mp3
      26. WPA 1942 10 Illinois Symphony Orchestra.mp3
      27. WPA 1942 11 Southern California Symphony.mp3
      28. WPA 1942 16 US Navy Band.mp3
      29. WPA 1942 30 Southern California Symphony.mp3
      30. WPA 1942 37 Southern California Symphony.mp3
      31. WPA 1942 44 Southern California Symphony.mp3
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    31 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 26 min
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      31 shows - total playtime 7 hours 26 minutes
      1. WPA 1939 01 Saxophone Sextette of Boston.mp3
      2. WPA 1939 02 Manhattan Concert Band.mp3
      3. WPA 1939 06 New York Civic Orchestra.mp3
      4. WPA 1939 10 New York Festival Orchestra.mp3
      5. WPA 1939 11 New York Festival Orchestra.mp3
      6. WPA 1939 12 Forum String Quartette of New York.mp3
      7. WPA 193x 010 LA Grand Opera Group 1937.mp3
      8. WPA 193x 06 Federal Music Project Chamber Orch 1937.mp3
      9. WPA 193x 26 Manhattan Concert Band.mp3
      10. WPA 193x 34 Knickerbocker Little Symphony.mp3
      11. WPA 193x 35 Manhattan Concert Band.mp3
      12. WPA 193x 37 New York Civic Orchestra.mp3
      13. WPA 193x 38 New York State Symphonic Band.mp3
      14. WPA 193x 39 Knickerbocker Little Symphony.mp3
      15. WPA 193x 46 Commonwealth Symphony Chorus Of Boston 1938.mp3
      16. WPA 193x 49 Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles.mp3
      17. WPA 193x 53 Forum String Quartet Of Boston 1938.mp3
      18. WPA 193x 59 New York State Symphonic Band.mp3
      19. WPA 193x 65 Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.mp3
      20. WPA 193x 74 Manhattan Concert Band.mp3
      21. WPA 193x 75 New York Civic Orchestra.mp3
      22. WPA 193x 79 Manhattan Concert Band.mp3
      23. WPA 1941 01 New York City Symphony.mp3
      24. WPA 1941 17 US Navy Band.mp3
      25. WPA 1941 51 US Army Band.mp3
      26. WPA 1942 10 Illinois Symphony Orchestra.mp3
      27. WPA 1942 11 Southern California Symphony.mp3
      28. WPA 1942 16 US Navy Band.mp3
      29. WPA 1942 30 Southern California Symphony.mp3
      30. WPA 1942 37 Southern California Symphony.mp3
      31. WPA 1942 44 Southern California Symphony.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    31 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 7 hours, 26 min

    Disc A001

    1. WPA 1939 01 Saxophone Sextette of Boston
    2. WPA 1939 02 Manhattan Concert Band
    3. WPA 1939 06 New York Civic Orchestra
    4. WPA 1939 10 New York Festival Orchestra

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    Disc A002

    1. WPA 1939 11 New York Festival Orchestra
    2. WPA 1939 12 Forum String Quartette of New York
    3. WPA 193x 010 LA Grand Opera Group 1937
    4. WPA 193x 06 Federal Music Project Chamber Orch 1937

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    Disc A003

    1. WPA 193x 26 Manhattan Concert Band
    2. WPA 193x 34 Knickerbocker Little Symphony
    3. WPA 193x 35 Manhattan Concert Band
    4. WPA 193x 37 New York Civic Orchestra

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    Disc A004

    1. WPA 193x 38 New York State Symphonic Band
    2. WPA 193x 39 Knickerbocker Little Symphony
    3. WPA 193x 46 Commonwealth Symphony Chorus Of Boston 1938
    4. WPA 193x 49 Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles

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    Disc A005

    1. WPA 193x 53 Forum String Quartet Of Boston 1938
    2. WPA 193x 59 New York State Symphonic Band
    3. WPA 193x 65 Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra
    4. WPA 193x 74 Manhattan Concert Band

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    Disc A006

    1. WPA 193x 75 New York Civic Orchestra
    2. WPA 193x 79 Manhattan Concert Band
    3. WPA 1941 01 New York City Symphony
    4. WPA 1941 17 US Navy Band

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    Disc A007

    1. WPA 1941 51 US Army Band
    2. WPA 1942 10 Illinois Symphony Orchestra
    3. WPA 1942 11 Southern California Symphony
    4. WPA 1942 16 US Navy Band

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    Disc A008

    1. WPA 1942 30 Southern California Symphony
    2. WPA 1942 37 Southern California Symphony
    3. WPA 1942 44 Southern California Symphony

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