Music of the New World

October 8, 1942 to July 30, 1945
133 episodes known to exist
Music of the New World was a radio show which ran from October 8, 1942 to July 30, 1945.
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Dates
Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
October 8, 1942 - July 1, 1943
Music of the New World
36
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2
July 8, 1943 - August 12, 1943
Music of the New World
6
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3
October 7, 1943 - July 6, 1944
Music of the New World
39
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4
July 13, 1944 - August 10, 1944
Music of the New World
4
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5
August 17, 1944 - October 5, 1944
Music of the New World
8
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6
October 12, 1944 - July 5, 1945
Music of the New World
39
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7
July 30, 1945 - July 30, 1945
Music of the New World
1
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Music of the New World
October 8, 1942 - July 1, 1943
36 episodes known to exist
Music: Frank Black Orchestra
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 8, 1942 
First American Music 
Incomplete-Part 2 only 
12:57 

 
October 15, 1942 
European Music Comes to America 
 
29:45 

 
October 22, 1942 
Huguenots 
 
29:52 

 
October 29, 1942 
Music Takes Root in the Colonies 
One disc was badly damaged - missing about 5 minutes of material. 
23:29 

 
November 5, 1942 
Netherlands Contribution 
 
29:39 

 
November 12, 1942 
Pilgrims and Puritans 
 
29:26 

 
November 19, 1942 
Music of the Vice Regal Period 
Incomplete-Part 2 only 
12:58 

 
November 26, 1942 
Music of the Singing School 
 
30:00 

 
December 3, 1942 
Music of the Provincial Capitols 
 
30:00 

 
10 
December 10, 1942 
Music of the Minority Sects 
 
30:00 

 
11 
December 17, 1942 
Music of the Early Thirties 
 
30:00 

 
12 
January 7, 1943 
Music of the American Scene 1750-1850 
Programs of 12-24-42 and 12-31-43 Preempted for Christmas and New Year's specials. 
30:00 

 
13 
January 14, 1943 
Songs of the American Revolution 
Incomplete-Part 2 only 
15:00 

 
14 
January 21, 1943 
Struggle For Freedom of the Peoples of South America 
 
30:00 

 
15 
January 28, 1943 
Topical Songs of the United States From 1800 to 1850 
 
29:49 

 
16 
February 4, 1943 
Romanticism and Sentimentality 
 
30:00 

 
17 
February 18, 1943 
Songs of the Grand Opera 
Program of 2-11-43 Preempted 
30:00 

 
18 
February 25, 1943 
Zarzuela 
Broadcast via shortwave from Mexico 
30:00 

 
19 
March 4, 1943 
Songs of the Minstrels 
Ray Charles, Alan Holt. 
30:00 

 
20 
March 11, 1943 
Rise of the Virtuoso in 19th Century America 
 
30:00 

 
21 
March 18, 1943 
Songs of the Seven Seas 
 
30:00 

 
22 
March 25, 1943 
Nationalism Arisen 1835-1900 
 
30:00 

 
23 
April 1, 1943 
Expanding Frontier 
 
30:00 

 
24 
April 8, 1943 
Turbulent Years in the Americas 
 
30:00 

 
25 
April 15, 1943 
Music of the American Negro 
 
30:00 

 
26 
April 22, 1943 
Anglo-American Folk Music 
 
30:00 

 
27 
April 29, 1943 
Salute to the Past 
Bidu Sayao 
30:00 

 
28 
May 6, 1943 
Modern Orchestras 
 
30:00 

 
29 
May 13, 1943 
Orchestra in Latin America 
 
30:00 

 
30 
May 20, 1943 
Indian Influence 
 
30:00 

 
31 
May 27, 1943 
Band Music 
 
30:00 

 
32 
June 3, 1943 
Music of Canada 
 
30:00 

 
33 
June 10, 1943 
The Ragtime Era 
Incomplete-Part 2 only 
30:00 

 
34 
June 17, 1943 
Operettas and Musical Comedies 
 
30:00 

 
35 
June 24, 1943 
Present Day Music in Latin America 
 
30:00 

 
36 
July 1, 1943 
Modern Americana 
 
29:34 

 
Music of the New World
Also known as MUSIC OF THE NEW WORLD
July 8, 1943 - August 12, 1943
6 episodes known to exist
Music: Joseph Stopak - NBC Symphony Orchestra
Announcer: Charles F. McCarthy
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
37 
July 8, 1943 
The Fighting Americans 
 
29:56 

 
38 
July 15, 1943 
Salute to the Army 
 
30:00 

 
39 
July 22, 1943 
Salute to the Navy 
 
30:00 

 
40 
July 29, 1943 
Salute to the Marine Corps 
 
30:00 

 
41 
August 5, 1943 
Salute to the Coast Guard and Merchant Marines 
 
30:00 

 
42 
August 12, 1943 
Salute to the Army Air Forces 
 
29:59 

 
Music of the New World
Also known as MUSIC OF THE NEW WORLD
October 7, 1943 - July 6, 1944
39 episodes known to exist
Music: Frank Black Orchestra
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
43 
October 7, 1943 
Caribbean Crossroads - the Music of Cuba 
Incomplete-Part 2 only 
14:07 

 
44 
October 14, 1943 
Brazil, Musical Heritage 
 
30:00 

 
45 
October 21, 1943 
Music of Mexico 
 
30:00 

 
46 
October 28, 1943 
Pilgrims and Pioneers 
 
30:00 

 
47 
November 4, 1943 
French Canadian Folk Music 
 
30:00 

 
48 
November 11, 1943 
Real of the Incas 
 
30:00 

 
49 
November 18, 1943 
Chile Town 
 
30:00 

 
50 
November 25, 1943 
Music of the Gauchos 
 
30:00 

 
51 
December 2, 1943 
Changing Frontier 
 
30:00 

 
52 
December 9, 1943 
Land of the Vanished Cities 
 
30:00 

 
53 
December 16, 1943 
Brazilian Gold 
 
30:00 

 
54 
December 23, 1943 
Christmas Folkways 
 
30:00 

 
55 
January 6, 1944 
Earth and It's Riches 
Program of 12-30-43 Preempted for New Year's Special 
29:54 

 
56 
January 13, 1944 
Rivers of America 
Hubie Ledbetter (Leadbelly), Phil Dewey, Henri Nosco, Nan Merriman 
29:59 

 
57 
January 20, 1944 
Streets and Marketplaces 
 
29:54 

 
58 
January 27, 1944 
Ways of the Sea 
 
30:00 

 
59 
February 3, 1944 
Cowboys and Vaqueros 
 
29:59 

 
60 
February 10, 1944 
Barracks and Battlefields 
 
30:00 

 
61 
February 17, 1944 
Smoke and Steel 
 
30:00 

 
62 
February 24, 1944 
Spanish Main 
 
30:00 

 
63 
March 2, 1944 
Land of the Bayou 
 
30:00 

 
64 
March 9, 1944 
Grand Canyon Country 
 
30:00 

 
65 
March 16, 1944 
California Missions 
 
30:00 

 
66 
March 23, 1944 
Old Camp Ground 
 
30:00 

 
67 
March 30, 1944 
Appalachian Highlands 
 
30:00 

 
68 
April 6, 1944 
New England 
 
30:00 

 
69 
April 13, 1944 
Anglo-Canadian Music 
 
30:00 

 
70 
April 20, 1944 
American Folk Heroes 
 
30:00 

 
71 
April 27, 1944 
Mexican Panorama 
 
30:00 

 
72 
May 4, 1944 
Tepee and Long House 
 
30:00 

 
73 
May 11, 1944 
Music Critic Circle Award 
Special One-hour broadcast honoring the Music Critics Award. Broadcast in place of "Music of the New World." Incomplete, missing part 5 of 5. 
60:00 

 
74 
May 18, 1944 
Out of Africa 
 
30:00 

 
75 
May 25, 1944 
Fiesta 
 
30:00 

 
76 
June 1, 1944 
Burnt Cork and Canvas Top 
 
30:00 

 
77 
June 8, 1944 
Ballots and Ballads 
Nan Merriman, Earl Wild 
28:22 

 
78 
June 15, 1944 
Carnival 
 
30:00 

 
79 
June 22, 1944 
Folk Roots of Jazz 
 
30:00 

 
80 
June 29, 1944 
Sidewalks of New York 
 
29:39 

 
81 
July 6, 1944 
America's Meet 
 
29:53 

 
Music of the New World
Also known as MUSIC OF THE NEW WORLD
July 13, 1944 - August 10, 1944
4 episodes known to exist
Music: Frank Black Orchestra
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
82 
July 13, 1944 
Early Americana 
Program 1 
29:59 

 
83 
July 27, 1944 
Folk Songs of the Americas 
Program 2 
29:48 

 
84 
August 3, 1944 
Toward the 20th Century 
Program 3 
29:49 

 
85 
August 10, 1944 
Our Contemporaries 
Program 4 
29:55 

 
Music of the New World
Also known as MUSIC OF THE NEW WORLD
August 17, 1944 - October 5, 1944
8 episodes known to exist
Music: John Bodet and the CBC Symphony Orchestrae
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
86 
August 17, 1944 
Canadian Music in Wartime Part 1 
Program 1 Incomplete-first 30 minutes of a 45 minute program only. 
28:56 

 
87 
August 24, 1944 
Canadian Music in Wartime Part 2 
Program 2 
30:00 

 
88 
August 31, 1944 
Canadian Music in Wartime Part 3 
Program 3 
30:00 

 
89 
September 7, 1944 
Canadian Music in Wartime Part 4 
Program 4 
30:00 

 
90 
September 14, 1944 
Canadian Music in Wartime Part 5 
Program 5 
29:17 

 
91 
September 21, 1944 
Canadian Music in Wartime Part 6 
Program 6 
30:00 

 
92 
September 28, 1944 
Canadian Music in Wartime Part 7 
Program 7 
30:00 

 
93 
October 5, 1944 
Canadian Music in Wartime Part 8 
Program 8 
30:00 

 
Music of the New World
Also known as MUSIC OF THE NEW WORLD
October 12, 1944 - July 5, 1945
39 episodes known to exist
Announcer: Ben Grauer
Music: Henri Nosco and The NBC Symphony Orchestra
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
94 
October 12, 1944 
Mexico City Before the Twentieth Century 
Program 1 
30:00 

 
95 
October 19, 1944 
Music in Williamsburg 
Program 2 
30:00 

 
96 
October 26, 1944 
Lima, Peru 
Program 3 
30:00 

 
97 
November 2, 1944 
Havana, Cuba 
Program 4 
30:00 

 
98 
November 9, 1944 
Music of Old Boston 
Program 5 
30:00 

 
99 
November 16, 1944 
Charleston, South Carolina 
Program 6 No ending credits. 
28:09 

 
100 
November 23, 1944 
Memphis 
Program 7 
30:00 

 
101 
November 30, 1944 
New York; the Early Years 
Program 8 Incomplete-Part 2 only 
16:31 

 
102 
December 7, 1944 
Music in Montreal 
This is a program inserted between program 8 and program 9. There is no program number assigned to this program, not sure why, other than it take place in Canada rather then America. 
28:38 

 
103 
December 14, 1944 
Rio De Janeiro; Colony and Empire 
Program 9 
29:12 

 
104 
December 21, 1944 
Philadelphia, the Early Years 
Program 10 
30:00 

 
105 
December 28, 1944 
Holidays 
Program 11 
30:00 

 
106 
January 4, 1945 
Santiago De Chilo 
Program 12 
30:00 

 
107 
January 11, 1945 
Baltimore 
Program 13 
30:00 

 
108 
January 18, 1945 
Cuzco and Ovito 
Program 14 
29:56 

 
109 
January 25, 1945 
New Orleans 
Program 15 
30:00 

 
110 
February 1, 1945 
Caribbean Cities 
Program 16 
30:00 

 
111 
February 8, 1945 
New York; the Middle Period 
Program 17 
30:00 

 
112 
February 15, 1945 
Bogota, Columbia 
Program 18 
30:00 

 
113 
February 22, 1945 
San Francisco 
Program 19 
30:00 

 
114 
March 1, 1945 
Buenos Aires 
Program 20 
30:00 

 
115 
March 8, 1945 
Cincinnati, Ohio 
Program 21 
30:00 

 
116 
March 15, 1945 
Provincial Cities of Mexico 
Program 22 
30:00 

 
117 
March 22, 1945 
Boston: the Early Period 
Program 23 
30:00 

 
118 
March 29, 1945 
Philadelphia, the Middle Years 
Program 24 
30:00 

 
119 
April 5, 1945 
St. Louis, Missouri 
Program 25 
29:58 

 
120 
April 12, 1945 
Vieja and San Carlo 
Program 26 
30:00 

 
121 
April 19, 1945 
Rochester, New York 
Program 27 
29:52 

 
122 
April 26, 1945 
Philadelphia; the Modern Period 
Program 28 
30:00 

 
123 
May 3, 1945 
Montevideo 
Program 29 
30:00 

 
124 
May 10, 1945 
Toronto 
Program 30 
30:00 

 
125 
May 17, 1945 
Music in Chicago 
Program 31 
30:00 

 
126 
May 24, 1945 
Los Angeles 
Program 32 
30:00 

 
127 
May 31, 1945 
Baia and Jon Paulo 
Program 33 
30:00 

 
128 
June 7, 1945 
Mexico City 
Program 34 
30:00 

 
129 
June 14, 1945 
Washington, Dc 
Program 35 
30:00 

 
130 
June 21, 1945 
Rio De Janeiro 
Program 36 
30:00 

 
131 
June 28, 1945 
Boston; the Modern Period 
Program 37 
29:52 

 
132 
July 5, 1945 
New York; the Modern Metropolis 
Program 38 
29:49 

 
Music of the New World
July 30, 1945 - July 30, 1945
1 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
July 30, 1945 
Music of Latin America 
Broadcast in Spanish 
30:00 

 
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