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The Sources & Factors Influential In Forming America's Music.

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Progress of Choral Music — Lowell Mason — The Handel and Haydn Society— Other American Choral Societies — The Beginnings of Orchestral Music — Gottlieb Graupner — The Academy of Music — The Harvard Musical Association and Its Work — The Germania Orchestra — The Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the opening chapters of this work we traced the beginnings of psalmody in New England, regarding that school of music as the seed whence the greater part of the American harvest came. Conditions have changed in recent days, and a worthy school of American composers has arisen, no longer copying the Sternhold and Hopkins, or the Ravenscroft style of composition, but draw­ing its sustenance from the best German teaching, and from the influence of the entire modern school of European music. Yet there
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