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Music Collections

The music performed by the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra draws from an amazing collection of historic orchestral scores, totalling over 15,000 selections. These collections, saved and preserved by PRSO director Andrew Greene, form the basis for our concert, silent film, and virtual programs. Read below to learn more about some of the many selections preserved in our library.

Peacherine's library includes music from the following collections:

The John S. Maddox Collection (Gallatin, TN)

The Arthur O. Newberry Collection (Rochester, NY)

The Fred G. Bauer Collection (Rochester, NY)

The Eastman Theater (Rochester, NY)

The Regent Theater (Rochester, NY)

The Arthur C. Ziegler Collection (Chicago, IL)

The Palm Leaf Ragtime Orchestra (Los Angeles, CA)

The Silver Cornet Ragtime Orchestra (Los Angeles, CA)

Orchestration Examples


A wide variety of musical styles are represented in PRSO's collection of antique orchestral arrangements. From popular numbers by George Gershwin, to the music of Scott Joplin, and forgotten composers of the early 20th century. During PRSO concerts and in our recordings, you'll find examples of music being performed for the first time in over a century. 

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