The Improvement Era Volume 2

The Improvement Era Volume 2

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...do you know, John, that there is danger in getting letters from such sources? There is danger of contagion; you should be very careful." "Gad, man, I take good care of that; I never answer any of them."-OUR WORK. TRAINING YOUNG MEN TO SING. More and more of late years have our missionaries felt the need of more practical musical training. Those who have cultivated this gift have found it of unmeasurable benefit to them in their labors. And those who have neglected it have had many causes for deep regret. Prof. Stephens, who is in receipt of scores of letters from his "boys" in the missionary field, quotes us a few expressions, as follows: "Never have I been refused entertainment where I have been able to sing one of our songs; nor ever afterward failed to get a welcome to return to the same place." Another says, "If we but have a chance to sing, the bitterness of opposition seems at once to melt; and our message is respectfully listened to." Another, "Our singing makes us hosts of friends," etc. Presiding Elders of various missions too have testified to the great benefit of good singing. Apostle Taylor and Elder Kimball being especially enthusiastic advocates of it. All this and numerous inquiries from brethren in charge of music in the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associations in various stakes have caused Director Stephens to give the matter much thought and study. The result of which he has of late been experimenting upon with splendid success. He first wrote a letter to the presiding authorities of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associations of the Salt Lake Stake, offering to train a number of young men from each Association (any number not over...show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 608g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236975812
  • 9781236975812