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The National Music of America. 63
tainments were given there. Other concerts took place frequently in Brattle Street, where a "Music Hall" existed.
In the early concerts music was combined with dancing, for not only were there occa­sional fancy dances given in the programme, but the concert was frequently followed by a ball, both entertainments being given at a single admission. The following from the Boston Chronicle of November 1, 1768, speaks for itself:
" This is to acquaint the Gentlemen and Ladies
that a
CONCERT, of MUSIC
will be performed
On Monday, the 21st inst., at Six o'Clock in the
Evening, at the Music Hall in Brattle-Street, opposite
Dr. Cooper's Meeting-House. After the concert is
over, the Gentlemen and Ladies may have a Ball till
Eleven o'clock."
The tickets were one shilling and sixpence sterling, not an exorbitant price. We are sorry to see the connection between music and dancing carried so far that the organist
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