The Etude Volume 21, Nos. 7-12

The Etude Volume 21, Nos. 7-12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...who is shown his own imperfections by the contact with better singers will probably seek a teacher to further his knowledge. Almost any community is large enough to support a choral society. I have known of towns of 700 or 800 inhabitants that had good choral results from choruses numbering thirty or forty people. On the other hand it would not be hard to find cities of over 100,000 inhabitants in which there are no serious and permanent choruses. Which of the two would you say was the musical community'! Choral music is the outgrowth of somehody's sacrifice. "Before a town arrives at the point of having a good chorus perhaps several conductors have laid themselves on the altar of the muse, and many hours and days have been given to practice that seemed to be futile. But the day finally comes when the people realize the value of choral music and do not have to be compelled to come in. While any town may have a chorus, it is not many that may have an orchestra worthy of the name. But the orchestral interest is growing in this country, and the city of 75,000 or 100,000 that does not support some sort of a symphony orchestra is "not in it" with others. A symphony orchestra is not generally a paying proposition, but it is a necessary element of a musical city; and it can be kept going if there are enough interested amateurs and business men that will back it up with a guarantee fund. Naturally, out of all this there will grow a dissatisfaction with poor music in the churches, and the result will be shown in a better grade of music, enlarged choirs, better soloists, and bigger organs. This in turn will react on the community at large, for the church may be one of the most satisfactory musical educators. Notice I...show more

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  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785886
  • 9781236785886