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Events in
Local Music
~ Mrs. Franceslca Kaspar Lawsor
ctfi singers of this city, and one wl
give a recital last Thursday evenii
Mary, at Williamsburg, Va. This
and is said to be the oldest college
son is now spending a weekend as i
of West Point, Va.
Before leaving Washington, M
the musical editor of The Herald, s]
ton which takes place every summc
will better their conditions elsewhei
'"This practice." remarked Mr?.' *
1-awson. "remind* me of the children
who sought Ions and far for
th? Blue Bird only to return home"
to.' find that the happiness the/1
longed for was within their own
I have often marked the coins
away of many capable musicians.
who. I suppose, felt that 1
tt^ii opportunities to fame and tortile
would be m?re easily found
outside of this city. I presume
they imagined that their field of
usefulness was too narrow in Washington.
Some of those I have In
mind have gone as ffer as the shores t
of* the Pacific. And It is a question j
In** my mind whether or not they j
hAve found that for which they J
"In the meantime," continued Mrs.
I j??son, 'the capable musicians who
hd.*e remained in Washington have
become among the most successful
soloists and teachers to be found
anywhere. It would be an easy
matter for me to name music
teachers in this city who are busy
from early to late. In fact, 1 am
t^Jd that prospective pupils experiea^c
difficulty in finding a place on
tl)f>r schedules. From a financial ;
standpoint many of them are par- j
tlcularly well favored. Several of
our soloists, both vocal and instrumental.
have about all they can
do to keep up with their out-oftown
engagements, and you never
hear them complain that they 'will
be' compelled to leave this little
tato-n.' "
Mrs. Lawson pointed out that,
while It. Is naturally true that the
number of opportunities is greater j
In a crowded metropolis than in a j
smaller city, yet this condition is
counterbalanced by the unquestionable
truth that the number of applicants
for each position is correspondingly
"The moral of what I have just j
said, if there is one," added the j
speaker, "is that the thorough musi- j
cian can find as sure a reward for (
his or her talents in Washington as j
can be secured in any other city of i
this country."
Miss Zelda L. Miller presented her
piano pupils in an entertaining recital
at Mount Pleasant Congregational
Church on Wednesday evening.
Miss Anna Isora Bingaman's
pupils were heard in a piano recital
on Saturday evening. Among
those participating in the program
were: Helen Manning. Martha Louise
Evans, Ella Sanburn, Florence Caswell,
Evelyn Banks, Catherine Lamon.
Doris Graybill, Catherine Maginnis,
Florence Wainwright. Vivian
Ward, Dorothy Linder. Thelma Halley,
Hilda Shomo, Bernice Alfias,
and Harriet Hine.
Berffice Alfias and Florence Wainwright
received gold medals for application
and progress, and a prize
was awarded to Alyeene Wallace for
having memorized the greatest,
number of Kohler studies during
the year.
The music for this morning's
service at Mount Pleasant Congre- j
gational Church will be given by;
Herman Fakler, bass, and Claude
Robeson, organist. The numbers
are as follows: Organ prelude. |
"Melodie." (Paderewski); bass solo.
"Teach Mc to Pray," (Jewett). and
organ postlude. "Toccatta." (Dubois):
At the Church of the Covenant a
special musical service will be.
given tonight by Miss Mary Beis-'
ser. contralto; Miss Estella Thomas,j
violinist; Richard Lorleberg. 'cellist:,
William R. Schmucker, precentor,!
and Claude Robeson, organist. The !
preliminary musical* service begins
at 7:45 and the regular service at |
8 -o'clock. The program follows:
Organ prelude. "Intermezzo," i
(Steane): trios for violin, 'cello and
organ, "Love Song," (Flegier). and
"Stabat Mater." (Rossini); violin
solo, "Berceuse," (Tschetschulin);
contialto solos, "The Lord Is Long
Suffering," (Tarry), and "O Lord,
I Thou Hast Searched Me Out." (Bennett):
organ postlude. "Fanfare,"
The Whitecroft Piano School presented
its final pupils' recital on!
Monday and Tuesday evenings at
1407 Massachusetts avenue. Those
participating on Monday were Dor- j
othy Howard, Ralph Harries. Sarah t
R^T. Anna Stoll. Elizabeth Parker. I
Betty Asher. Burnetta Derrick. Reba i
Will. Mary Rattle. Mildred Trotter.
Laurence Williams. Anna Arnold.
Louise Dyar. Helen Williams, Virginia
Bigelow, Dorothy Shoemaker.
Richard Gore, Miss Jelllman and
Mlm Bender. OtiaTuesday the program
was given by the following
persons: Miss Bender. Dorothy
Smith. Elizabeth Morris. Hortense
McBride. Ralph Williams. Elsie
Rupp. Enid Williams. Frances
James, Anna Stoll. Eurnetta Derrick.
Virginia Bigelow. Laurence.
Williams, Mildred Mercler, Helen
Williams. Rose Emily Walker.
Richard Gore and Miss Jelliman.
Prof, anl Mrs. H. Clay Murray
presented their | upils in a recital
on'the evenings of June 21, 22, 24. 28
and 29 at Masonic Temple, northeast.
They were assisted by the followIn*
soloists: Miss Lulu Hager, Miss
Elizabeth Guernsey, W. H. Murray.
Miss Lydla Huntet ai;d Mis? Beva
^Fish. Diplomas and gold, medals
were awarded to Miss Lula E. Hagar.
Miss Bertha G. Padgett, Miss
Marie EL Duehllng. John L Voegler
mnf) Chart** C. Read. The presentations
were made by Dr. I. w.
Bobst. of Philadelphia. A drive for
Casuaty Hospital had Its place in
*hor? intermisrlors. end the sura
o.' J!)fi was collected In the five
nichts. Miss Florence Glranard was
The accompanist for the series of
recital? Th# pre gram Tor the llv?
evenings was unusual In that 1<6
numbers were licted for the re?
K?llth B Athey. crganlst and director
of the choir of Hamline M.
E. Church, has arranged the follow
in*- program for today's services:
Morning?Organ. "Intel mes_*o"
iHolllns): ou&rtet, "Hear, O
Lord" (Watson): iffertory duet, soprano
and alto, "How Sweet the
.Vain* of Jesus Souvds" (Brown);
- organ. "Mart-he Ftnliflca'e" (Lemmens)
Evening?Otgan. "Idyl."*
(Merkcl). and "At Evening" (Buck);
quartet. "In Meiry. Lord, Remem,
ber Me" (Frc.v); effertory quartet.'
"Tht Shadows of the Evening
k? 1
the Wi
>. . .
:al Activities
i, one of the most successful con10
is gaining a national reputation,
ig at the College of William and
institution was founded in J683,
in the United States. Mrs. Lawthe
guest of Mrs. H. Lane Cooke,
Irs. Law Son in conversation with
poke of the exodus from Washing:r,
of musicians who imagine they
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' v>* ? jj^L
Harris A Ml|.
Madclriit ? ? tuekaM Lasard.
A wonderfully talented twelv?year-old
pianist. This little girl,
who made her public debut at
the age of four years, inherited
her musical ability from her
mother, Mme. Marie von Unschuld,
who is so well known
as a pianist and aa. an instructor.
Sir Harry Sings .a New
Song for the
Sir Harry Lauder returns with a
new song?"I Think I'll Get Wed in
the Summer"?on a Victor record.
This is the tale of a seaside lover
who meets a lass named Nellie. The
song is full of quaint fancis and
equally quaint and natural rhymes.
It has a typical Lauderian rhythm
?the'kind that sets the audience
rocking from side to side. The song
tells of the wooing and wedding
preparations and of Nellie's dower.
As the last strains of the song
cease there is heard a curious
sound similar to the Scottish "Yum,
"Pari siamo" JKv'e Are Kqual) is
most delightfully sung by Zanelli.
This is the outburst of Kigoletto,
the hunchback jester, in Verdi's
great op^ra. Rigoietto. who has
been roundly berated and cursed by
the aged Count Monterone. broods
over this episode. Sparafucile, a
bravo, who ts engaged for a nefarious
purpose, arrives, converses,
and passes on. Rigoietto curses his
own fate and means of livelihood in
the monologue "Pari siamo." It is
superbly delivered by Zanelli, to
whose powerful voice, clear enunciation
and dramatic intensity it is
so well adapted. The climax is
beautiful beyond words when Rigoietto
^recalls iis lovely daughter,
Giida. who is to meet such a noble
and yet dreadful end.
"The Barefoot Trail" is a memory
song?a grateful gift from one ol
the most consummate of ballad
singers, John McCormack. It tells
of the wanderings of a small boy
"with freckled nose" and a goldenhaired
little girl like a fragrant
wild flower. After youth has Mssed
and age has come?these wHiderings
are reconstructed from merqory.
The song has an easy, flowing,
catchy theme. McCormack
sings it with his usual and perfect
artistry. There Is an interlude tot
the violin?in which the refrain ol
of the song is taken up and repeated.
The Toice, however, returns
and brings the song to a close.
Sophie Braslau sings "Greatest
Miracle of A11" on a new Vlctoi
record just out. In a curious
rocking rhythm and a melody built
on the aboriginal negro scale, from
which It never departs except foi
purposes of modulation. It tells ol
the miracles of the Lord who made
the Red Sea to part and Israel tc
pass dryshod; who made the whale
to swallow and yield up Jonah?and
yet who never achieved a greater
miracle perhaps than to infuse life
into the body of a little black child
The song is borne along with rich
sombre harmonies touched off here
and there with the mimicking notes
of stiver bells and Its second refrain
is hummed.
Fallowing the example of Sing
Sing and other prlrcne where modern
methods *>f treating the Inmates
have hcer. vi'-pted. the prison authorities
cf West Virginia have Introduced
weekly sing* in the Slate
penitentiary at Mot'mlsvllle.
The rervlce vas Inaugurated by
ths slxteen-pincc orchestra of the
Whltaker-Glessrcr Ccmpany, which
held a spec;al concert in the institution
for the beeflt of the prisoners.
The wcrk thus bogun ha#
been taken up by I?rof. Elmer G.
Hotlsle. who will conduct weekly
sings throughout the summer. Prof.
Hoelsls was bead of the musicai
department a? the Paris Island Marine
Training Station during th<
greater part of the war.
Hours" (Matthews), with Incident*
tenor solo; organ. "Festival Po?tlode"
(Kroeijer). The quurtet li
composed of Morten Greene, apprano;
Mrs. John Humplrey. alto; Clarence
Lewis, tenor; end IrVing Town
send. bass.
-X ...
>rld of h
\ ??????
Interview With M. Philips
Who Talks on Music
In America. V.
' In
upper Seventh street Is a muili
tore kept by Mr. M. Philips. He ii
a man deeply concerned In' the ad
vancement of mutlc for the Amerl'
can people. His wrltliji on musica
subjects hare been published It
numerous periodicals and are always
In demand. The other morn
inx, in conversation with the Musi
cal Editor of The Herald. Mr. Phil
Ips said:
"The day has come when we shal
comprehend, in the bustle of life 01
I this topsy-tyrvey system of the dfcy
! the function of Intelligence?the ini
telllgenco that >flilds up clvllisa
lion. When we Ink Into the liistorj
| of the Greeks, the Romans, an<
ether nations and peoples, we fln?
treasures of that noble work tha
still guides us in the' thirst foi
knowledge and wisdom.
"As In the past." continued Mr
Philips, "we are overlooking the in
spiration which music brings to us
no matter if In distress or in happl
i ness. Wo borrow all this fron
, abroad. The Teutonic and Orlenta
| music has interested, to a certaii
extent, only a minority St our peo
pie. We could be carried no furt/iei
than to forgetfulness of our musii
)>y describing nature to us ant
sceneries that are far away fron
our vision, and are of strange peoplai
ar.d nations. Thus we forget th<
beauty of our own. All the deslri
of 'art' will come closer as we be
come atVtined to the rhythm In th<
harmony of our own life. There Ii
no other expression of rhythm thai
Mr. Philips mentioned severs
| compositions that Illustrated hi
I thought along this line, and spok<
I of that old favorite, "Listen to th<
Mocking Bird," regarding which h<
"What can be more beautiful thai
the sounds of the birds we see. th<
flowers, the trees In their natui'a
colors bending their leafy heads t<
I the breeses of the wind. We hea
jtheir solemn whisper under the blui
sky in accompaniment with th
mocking bird. You become a chil<
, of nature; you wish to run; to climl
| to the tops of trees in search of tha
nightingale which inspires us t<
imitate it. In our maturer yean
when we are taking, a rest aftei
our daily toil we think all abou
, i this. We see this beauty of our owi
Iwith much brighter colors, and wltl
i more expression than ever before.
"In the hours of 'vision' the musii
| will give the power to the imagina
j tion and will bring us back to thi
reality of things of the past. 'Mj
|Old Kentucky Home.' that genuin!
American song presents a longlni
for the old days gone by?the dayi
of simplicity, of devotion, of th<
struggles for freedom. We see ii
1 the vision the prairies, the corn
fields 'with their golden headi
stretching in the distance like ;
webbing of natural richness in color
We see the country roads troddei
i by the mules?a scene impossibli
i today in the crowded cities. An<
agaii> it awakens In us the desire t<
be with nature.'
"Now has come the time when thi
| national spirit will not be merel:
| stirred by a football or basebal
| game. We see the spiritual rays o
I a more intelligent America. Wit!
I more pride we look Into a deepe
I life, with music in poetry that wll
lead us towards our mentality. W
divulge In minor things?of pris
fighting and other unworthy act
, of brutality." stated Mr. Philips
( "and let go the real beauty of ou
nation. Our painters and sculptor:
| have been forgotten. The scenerie
of nature that have been drawn b'
| our own artists, and the songs tha
I have been sung by our own poeti
have been put away on the dust;
shelves of forgetfulness.
"We are hunting for princei
lords, dukes and many other in
dulgences except the fundamental
and essentials for our new genera
( tions as a survival of the fittest
But the horizon is getting clearer am
brighter; the air more refreshing
the winds and birds are singing.
Mr. Philips Is a great admirer o
Longfellow. As the visitor wa
, j^about to leave, Mr. Philips added, at
I a sort of benediction on his ex
1(pression of his thoughts of music
. | the following lines from that poet
I "And the night shall be filled wltl
lj And the cares that Infest the da'
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs
And as silently steal away."
' The spectacular feature of the re
ecn? International Conference o
I Ifotary clubs at Atlantic City'wa
; j the enormous an-.oirnt of music i:
| one form or ncother which the del
| ('gates brought with them at grea
expense from their homes. Betwee
| twenty-flve and thirty bands, or
> chestras and glee clubs accompanie
tho Rotarlans from distant part
1 of the United States. Two band
' came from Canada., '
"When it is understood that th
[ Rntarians expended enormous sum
of money to bring their own musl
1 with them one begins to realise th
Importance of music in the minds o
1 these men." ssld C. M. Tremalm
' director of the National Bureau fo
1 the Advancement of Music, who wa
' in Atlantic City at the time of th
conference. 'It Is another evldenc
of the rapid srresd of the demo
cratic music increment Such
( demonstration woul?? have been 1m
J possible ten years ago."
The Uta.h dele-ration brought
glee club of twet.ty-one metnbei
' y.500 miles to the conference, an
there were hand# from Texas an
' other distant 8u.tes. Concerts wer
given on the Steel Pier by the Beth
' leheem Steel Bard of 110 piece:
! 'might to Atl&ntffc City by th
Bethlehem Rotoriar.s.
[j . Opera Siafers Return. ;
After making a conspicuous sue
, cess in recitals at Queen's Hal
, London, four of America's fbremoi
singers of opera and concert ha^
; returned home. They are Mab<
Garrison, soprano of the Metropoll
| tan Opera; Sophie Braslau, cor
tralto; Reinald Werrenrath. bar:
' tone; and Lambert Murphy, tenor.
Cnthm Appelated Head.
. Announcement Is made that Fred
I erick Shepard Converse, the we
known comporcr, w'U next reaso
becoma head of the department ?i
; theory at the New England Cor
servatory of Muric. The late Loul
C. Elsnn conducted these classes fc
more than forty yeara.
tfusic Terse
X >-v "
I \ I ' ^ *
George H. Hube,
An Important acquisition to the '
j musical circles of Washington was 1
s made recently when Qeorge H. *
j Hubert was appointed general sales 0
a manager of the Arthur Jordan ^
Piano Company. Mr. Hubert ac- "
quired his thorough knowledge of *
muhical affairs in its many and 1
varied channels through the years J
spent^with Wanamaker in New ?
' York. Lyon & Healy. of Chicago. 1
and with Sherman, Clay & Co., of *
' Tacoma. Wash. The other day. in "
conversation with the musical edl- 1
r tor of The Herald, Mr. Hubert st>oke 1
' of a plan he had In mind l9 assist c
* in the revolutionizing of the edu- 4
i cational moving pictures containing
a consistent story with a genuine 1
s moral to It. This movement must I
- be made simultaneously throughout a
s the entire world in every town, city t
f and hamlet, and the interest main- c
s tained by parents and others who t
[ are interested in the welfare of i
s children. While the pictures wilt a
t be the attraction and serve as an t
? educational feature for the children, r
. good music will be the real motive t
b and power behind with which to i
i mold the finer sensibilities and na- t
.. tures. a
n ? ???
e ~?
; Digest of A>\
f' The returning musicians with the | ?
^ New York Symphony Orchesttn | *
frilled to ariive in New York in r
ll'.me to enjoy the celebration planned S
B j by the mayor end a committee of
e;c!ty officials. The Olympic, on
s i which the orehrstra returned from i
i I its successful European t(.ur, was t
r'?elsyed so lorg in quarantine that n
BIs-.11. plans for their lecepticn were s
. disarranged. I
t An effort is being made to raise ?
5 funoa to aid the unfortunates in I
Y Austrli by the American Relief t
Committee for Suffererr. in Austria. '
i, Vienna, which gave to the world
- the music of Mtsart. Schubert. Bees
thiven. Strauss ar.d I>ehar. la de- t
- scribed as being or the brink of c
:. musical ruin. It Is staged that mu- 1
i sicians are numbered among the c
:l most desperately i-oor of the strlck"I
?n capital by the Blue Danube,
f Their income has been reduced to J
s practically nothing by the tre- t
8 mendous depreciation of the cur- ]
- rency: they are totally unfitted for
! manual labor; the canty govern:
ment ration Is lrsufficlent to main- j
1 tain health: and. in short, their j
only recourse is to the merciful |
f compassion of strangers. t
The Aborn Opera Company opened j
its season at Olympic Park. Newark, ,
with "Robiln Hood." Last Monday t
they b?)gan the v eek with "The j
> Firefly." t
Miss Anna Flt?iu, American so- i
" prano. was heard as soloist at the ?
^ New York Stadium lest Sunday 1
d (
8 Patients of the Ohio Hospital for
S Epileptics at Gallipolis have bee
come so enthusiastic over the Jaax J
8 music furnished at the weekly ,
? dances that difficulty is experienced (
,f !n d'sperslog the dar.cers. The mu?.
sic serves not enly to amuse the
r innmtes. but, according to Dr. CJ. Q- '
* Klneon. the superintendent, it aids
? In relieving their suffering.
e After eight years of Instruction
- under J. 'B LeMls. the music in- i
a spcctor, many musicians have bc^n 1
* developed and two complete bands t
have been formed. Particular fond 1
a nes* is shown to band -music and 1
* several concert* are given weekly.
d In the various rooms of the hosd
pltsl there are tm?lve pianos, thit- i
? *y-fve phonographs rnd more than i
' 100 string ind wintf Instruments. 1
' Among th* pat'w.ts in the ln
ration is a blltd tran who until
ne was taught to play the cornet 1
was extremely melancholy. Now, i
with the levelopn>? i?t of unusual I
musical ability and a memory that 1
1, !s described us "uncanuy." he la one
it of the :nost optimistic.
e "Diverting the patients' minds
si Croii their affllct'.on by keeping
I- them busy Is as good a treatment
i- as can be given them," said Dr.
I- >Clneon. "Music Is especially good. .
a* It ! a subject that nearly all
of them, can become interested In." ,
1; | !
n Dariaf My nd Aagast aa- !
,r > tku for Ait pa?t shoaM ba ra
;;j. eeiTed by the Musical Edfcar aat
,r J later tkaa 2 a'dack Tkanday.
ily Told
mgm^J.' " <-' ' ' HI
8IP^**v ^ "'
.* j : >v ^ ' ' jj
.^i'* ^ |
rt Plans # ;
CA/W Training
"If this movement is carried on
or a portod of fifty years in an
Jtruistic and co-operative spirit I
lave the utmost faith that the mind
,t the child today will be gradually
leveloped into a kinder and Into
i finer feeling for others when
treat and important questions are
o be settled . The world can never
rosper until we have as our priniple
a kindly thought for our felow
man. or at least the inclination
0 try and see the other side of the j
mention, and I believe music will |
>e, If not the main factor in devel- j
iplng this character or disposition. ,
ine of the most important Influ- .
nces that can be brought to bear.
"In other words." continued Mr.
-fubert "the child mind brought up
n an atmosphere of good music for
1 period of two or three generaions
will so attract everyone as to
ompel therri to become interested
n this movement. Such a change
vlll bring complete co-operation
md will also develop the child unit
it comes to a position where it
nust decide Important questions, at |
rhich time the musical Influences j
vlll temper its Judgment to the
nore humane and kindlier deci- j
1usic News J
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light. Other soloists for th? rant j
reek were: Marc.lla Craft. Win- |
Jfred Byrd. Rafael.. Diss. Barbara j
Jaurel and Greek Evans.
Salt Lake City is proud of Will- j
am Lynn, who has just returned to |
lis home In that city from Boston. ^
where he has been pursuing his
tudies. Mr. Lynn is an oboe and ;
English born soloist and he ha* j
ust completed flfty-six weeks- of
ontinuous playing in Boston. Dur- j
rg his stay in the Boston Cnnserva- 1
ory of Music he won nearly 11,000
n scholarships.
The Toledo 8ymphony Society j
las been organised for the purpose i
if directing the activities of the :
Toledo Symphony Orchestra, which j
onsists of S7 pieces.
It is announced that a profit of j
17,000 was made at the recent fes- j
Jval given by the Cincinnati May j
festival Association.
The statement is made that the
Department of Community Music. ,
traded by Arthur Nevln at Kansas
University, has been abolished by
he State Board of Administration.
Economy and failure of the delartment
to attain the results deilred."
were given a4 the reasons,
'or the abolishment. Musical Artierca
says that Nevln is a successful
jomposer as well as an excellent
:eacher and musician, and that, due
apparently to petty Jealousies, a
-r>nstant fight was wafd on the
Department of Community Music.
Fortune Oallo has Issued a preliminary
prospectus of the season
>f grand opera at popular prices to
>e given at the Manhattan Opera
House during the four weeks beginning
Labc Day.
The National Concert Managers'
Association will hold its annual
-neeting in Chicago at the Edgewater
Beach Hotel on July 12
and IS.
Ansa Pavlowa and her ballet
rusae will begin a limited American
tour in October.
The coming season will mark the
seventeenth year of the Flonsaley
Quartet 'as a permanent organiaalon.
and the fourteenth consecutive
public season in America under one
The twenty-fifth annual commencement
of the University School
>f Music, at Ann Arbor. Mich., was
held last month.
Announcement la made that
courses in music will be offered
students of the University of Virginia
for the first time, beginning
next fall.
Vaaa Prihoda, the young Bohemian
violinist, will make his first
American tour, beginning in November.
The. Symphony Society of New
fork announces that Walter Damrosch
and the New York Symphony
Orchestra will be heard next season
In this city foi^ten concerts, five to
be given la the afternoon at the
S'ationali Theater, and five evening
concerts at the Washington Fine
Arts Society.
Juan Manen. the distinguished
Spanish violinist, v til arrive la
Hirerlca m October.
j for Those
Rare Collection at Museum 11
Described by Magazine
. Writer.
The National Museum at Washing (
ton contain* a most complete col- f
lection of American keyboard in- 0
truments showing chances of style o
that tell those who will take the b
trouble to observe, the secrets of b
success and failure in relation to h
mr national prcgTess. writes Will- ti
law Laurel Harris tn a recent num- c
ber of Good Furniture Magazine.
For the moat part these precious e
souvenirs of a great Industry's de- jb
velopment, ngw to be seen in the j?
Washington museum, are different H
types of pianos that were made dur- j t
ing the early part of the nineteenth |
century, when the foundations of I
our period of tremendous commer- i
cial expansion were laid. The larg- i
est and most valuable part of this B
collection was gathered by Hugo ''
Worch. The collector being a prac- *
t^al musicikn and a dealer in "
pianos, enjoyed exceptional facili- a
ties for picking up and studying the
different types of old-fashioned instruments
presentlng%>ractlcally the *
history of keyboard construction t
from the last decades of the eigh- *
teenth century to our own time.
Another'advantage this collection r
offers" the student is that the in
struments shown are in excellent r
condition. Mr. Worch, being a prac- g
tical piano man, employed skilled s
piano repairers and saw to it that t
every instrument in the collection v
was carefully restored under his 1
supervision and this watchful care "
of the physical condition of his r
gifts la being continued. The in- ^
teror mechanism of these numerous ! I
and variously constructed pianos, i
accordingly, lays bare the entire j
history of American genius as ap- t
plied to keyboard construction, and s
makes clear the technique of the t
piano trade in America.
List of Columbia Records I
Shows Many Popular
In addition to the Columbia records
already reyiewed in The Her- t
aid. the list for July shows many ^
more entertaining numbers, among a
which are "Rose of Washington ,
Square," which made its debut in
New York's Ziegfeld Midnight c
Frolic, and ac* ieved instantaneous t
success. Henry Burr has now made t
a record of this widely popular song
so that the whole country can hear f
It. The coupling is an expressive '
waltx song "Tired of Me." sung br a
Lewis James. Two more songs on
a single record this month are ,
"Shadows." sung by Campbell and {
Burr, and "Sunshine Rose." sung by I
Lewis James. The pretty lyrics of ;
these two ballads reflect the light j
and shades of the music, George I.
Meader, tenor, a recent recruit to j
the ranks of those who sing for 1 a
Columbia Records, sustains the : c
reputation he has established on j ,
the operatic and concert stage with j
"Ages and Ages" and "Sing Me to : j
Sleep." ,
"nie Peerless Quartette sings !,
"Hfts of Days Gone By" in two .,
parts, a medley of most of the pop- j
ular songs which have made Harxy j <
Von Tiller's reputation, and also ],
that delightful bit of Irish melody j
"There's a Typical Tipperary Over ! (
Here." The latter is coupled with ',
"That Old Irish Mother of Mine." a ,
song of Hibernian sentiment sung i
by Charles Harrison. ' j j
The lilting, alliterative lyrics or ,
Frank Crumit's two new songs ,
"Oh! By Jingo" and "So Long. ,
Oolong (How Long You Gonna '
Gone?)" will go far toward estab-j,
iishing their popularity. ,
Harry C. Browne, his banjo, and!
the Peerless Quartette get some j
| original effects out of the two dia- j
lect songs "Raxors In the Air" and '
"Hi. Jenny. Ho. Jenny Johnson." .|
The Columbia Orchestra contrib- I
I utes four Interesting schottisches!
| developed from th(> dance rhythms!
I in Scotland during the Seventeenth S
i Century. They are "First Whisper." |
of Love." "Dear One Far Away." |
^"Carrots" and "She's Such a Love."
Cal Stewart, better known as
"Uncle Josh," has made two comic
talking records this month. "Ticklish
Reuben" and "I Laughed at the
Wrong Time" are both signals for
the right time to laugh.
"Alice. Where Art Thou?" and
"Song Without Words" are two ,
whistling solos by Sybil Sanderson'
Fagan which demonstrate all that
ca? be done in that line with the aid
of two Angers and two lips.
Two violin solos by Eddy Brown
are "My Isle of Golden Dreams." a
melody to which thousands are
waltxing today, and "On Miami
Shore.'" This popular music played
by a maestro has proved truly popular.
Adam Galbel, the widely known
blind composer, is still deriving a,
small regular royalty on tne sales of (
his first musical composition written
forty-eight years ago. While he
was a student In the musical department
of the Pennsylvania Institution
fcr the Blind he wrote a
piano composition which he named
"Evening Bells." He sent It to the
Oliver Dltson Company, of Boston,
which is said to be the oldest music
house In the country. It was returned
with the explanation that It
was "unavailable." For two years
the composer continued to send It to
oth?r publishing houses, but it always
came back classed as "unavailable."
"That wcrd got on my nerves."
said Dr. Gelbel. "In later years I
myself have received many manu- j
scripts from young musicians, and i
If I must reject them I never tell the i
writers they are unavailable." I
say I am sorry I have to return
At last Louis Mycr. of Ptiiladel- |
phia, agreed to publish the composl- j
tlon, giving th* composer seventyflve
copies, but no cash. It appear- |
ed ia 1874 and had a good sale. The
composition is still published by the ;
Oliver Dltson Company- I
: Musicalli
Gossip From th
Homer L. Kltt, secretary and n
reasurer of the Arthur Jordan *
'lano Company, is enjoying a vaca- \(
Ion which will take him as tar as s
lie Pacific Coast and which' he ex- k
ects will last about si* weeks. ?
J. C. Conllff. Washington repre- n
entative of Charles M. Stieff, Inc., r
as been appointed State commit- P
loner for the District of Columbia
d represent the National Bureau "
or the Advancement of Music. One ..
f the strongest factors in the work t
f popularizing music which has j.
een undertaken by this bureau has e
een the music memory contest ]
rhich. since its initiation in 191C, ?
as bee* held in more than sixty \
owns and cities throughout the t
Washington music dealers are not t
nthusiastic over a plan announced s
y one sheet music publisher. The s
hortage of paper is becoming a 1
erious menace to the music pub- r
ishing trade, so one publisher, to li
onserve paper, has just issued an e
dition of two popular songs which p
re printed back to back on the t
ame sheet of paper. This gives the s
ublisher the two song hits for a
bout the same price as one. Local "
ealers will watch the outcome with ii
great deal of interest. *
McHugh & L&wson, in G street, j
rho are agents for th<? Pathe rec- a
rds and phonographs, -say that all | t
he quatntness and novelty thatjc
aade "The Vamp" so popular are c
epeated in good measure, with i
norc added, in this remarxable ! |
Mystery", song, which must be (
anked among the biggest of the >
genuine popular song hits of the 7
eason. There's a distinct sugges- j Y
ion of weirdness in the music, r
^hich assuredly possesses that qual- r
ty rather vaguely described as {
something different." "Mystery" t
nakes a really distinctive and in- g
'iting recording, especially when j
t's sung as Patricola sings it. It is ^
n odd songs of this caliber that this j
>opular and versatile comedienne; s
sxcels. One of the best comedy I j
ongs written in a long while is on , o
he other side, and Patricola once
fiSIMMEf i;
? t
^ew York Players Will Re- a
ceive Substantial J
Raise. t
At this writing, It appears that ^
he threatened strike of the New i
fork musicians has been called off 1
md an agreement reached. Accord- i f
ng to the settlement terms musi
ians playing in two a day or big I
ime vaudeville houses and small (
ime houses where the admission j
ee is more than 25 cents will re- f
:eive from July X $56 a week for
l ^even-day week. The same ap- | *
(lies to burlesque theaters. The <
forking hours were cut in the big j
ind small time vaudeville theaters (
md burlesque houses from six and ,
i half hours to six and a quarter ,
lours. This was a concession ,
rranted by the managers. The mu- j
licians in big and small time the- ; ,
iters and burlesque had been re- j j
seiving $40 a week. They were de- 1
nandine approximately $68 a week :
n big and small time houses and
jurlesque. The $6S included pay for
-ehearsals and double pay for Sun- |
lay and a 50 per cent increase flat j
Hfr the $40 received." The demand i
'or rehearsal pay and extra time for j
Sunday was refused by the man-j'
igers. J I
In first-class picture houses musi- j
ians formerly receiving $50 a week |
were granted $70 a week for seven I
lays. In the musical comedy houses 1 i
the musicians received their full I
50 per cent demanded. Musicians | I
now receiving $38 a week in musiral
remedy theaters will receive, ac- j
cording to the new scale, $36 a week. I
In the dramatic houses musicians;
formerly receiving $30 a week re- ;1
ceive $45 a week. Musicians in both j
these classes are to receive pay for '<
the first two rehearsals (formerly |
given free) at the rate of $2 an ;
hour for the first hour and 50 cents
for every 1$. minutes over the hour, j
The Brand opera musicians' wase.(
scale is to be up for settlement later.
Musicians now playing seven performances
in grand opera are getting
$72 a wek. Thy are asking
$80. In Chicago a 75 per cent increase
has been demanded.
Store Chorus Gives Concert.
The annual June program of the
Strawbridge & Clothier chorus was j
given on Wednesday evening at Wil- j
low Grove Park. Philadelphia, with
the Victor Herbert Orchestra and j
three excellent soloists assisting. An j
exceptional program of music was
presented. ^Under direction of
Dr. Herbert Tily, the chorus sang as
the first part of the program the
final scene from 'The Crusaders." j
by Gade, and "In Music's Praise." j
by Hadley.
Federation Presents Opera.
On Wednesday evening the Italian |
Lyric Federation presented Verdi's l
"Othello" at the Academy of Music, j
Philadelphia, with Nicola Zerola.
tenor. *
1 Guaranteed
1 Felt Ukulele
1 Extra Set of
1 Instruction E
J. Edgar Rol
1306 G. St. N
Colombia Grafonolas and
Music and All Musical In
/ Inclined <
e Music Stores
lore proves a cure for the blue*.
lary is a homely !tn, and can't
ompare, it letmi, with all the other
>vely girls mentioned in . thla
prlghtly >onc, and jret It's only
lary that can ret the boys around
er. They loye her not for her
harms?frankly, she has none?but
Imply because?ah, but that's the
lystery. It would be a shame to
eveal It here. Let Patrlcola exlain
it. She does it so well!
The Bong Shop finds that Its best
ellers are "La Veeda." "Hold He."
nd "Hiawatha's Melody of Love."
Hold Me" has Just been purchased
y Jerome H. Remlck St Co. from
Iherman, Clay & Company, the larK*
st music publishers In the West.
This ballad fox-trot has met with
wonderful success In the West. I
rhlch. It is predicted, will be more ]
han duplicated In the East. J
W. P. Van Wlckle, president of
he Van Wickle Piano Company,
ays that an education in music Is
10 easy to acquire today that there
s no real excuse for musical Iglorance.
The Q. R. 8. story rolls
tave facilitated things to such an
xtent that we need not secure the
>ersonal services of music masters
o get the full appreciation of mule.
The story rolls have elevated
.nd made the player piano of much
nore value in the home, and will
leip one to familiarize themselves
"1th the music of old masters.
It was in "Lucia." several years
go. that Evelyn Scotney, then a
alented but obscure soprano, made
onservative Boston critics, after
>ne evening's performance, ac:nowledge
her a prima donna of
jare vocal attainments. The coloraura
test of all tests is the famous
Mad Scene" from "Lucia." Donletti
was somewhat merciless when
>e composed such an aria, deeiglated
to exploit the flexibility and
ange of the soprano voice rather
han to continue the dramatic acion
of the opera. That it can be
lung with both case and brilliancy
^velyn Scotney has shown in this I
'eautlful recording, which lsadazz- 1
ing example of pure coloratura
inging. The record is one of manv
nteresting Aeollan-Vocallon rec>rds
issued ihis month.
? H. E. Stewart, manager of the
Cdison phonograph department of
he Gibson Company In G street. In
peaking of recent Etilson records
ays: "Whistling women were regarded
by old-fashioned people as
omething anomalous in nature, but
hat was before Sibyl Sanderson
'aganfenade her name as a wnistler
>n one disc she whistles three comtositions
? the Rubinstein Melody
n F." the Moszkowskl 'Serenata
ind the Nevin 'Narcissus.*
"If you are looking for religious
nusic of high order," suggested
Ir. Stewart, "nothing could be finer
han 'Heaven Is My Home.' sung by
Thomas Chalmers, the Metropolitan
arytone. Sir Arthur Sullivan, It
rill be remembered, wrote the
nusic of this great hymn. *Shal!
Ve Meet?*, another fine old hymn
s combined with It, sung by
"ernon Archibald and Lewis JamesMany
persons like lullabies, and
or those the Homestead Trio' sine
Dixie Lullaby.' with its haunting
lumming charms."
Mr. Stewart mentioned other rec>rds
which lie considers of special
nterest. one of them being wher.
un. fast and furious, is afforded by
'A Matrimonial Mix-up." a negro
iketch done by Billy Golden and Joe
lughes, and "Hlppity Hop." a comic
lescriptive song, rendered by the
Premier Quartet. Three purely tnitrumental
numbers include a
valtz, "Sweet and Low," rendered
>y the Tuxedo Dance Orchestra; a
Tiarch, "Heads Up," by Conway's
Sand, and "Love's Message," aprety.
whimsical selection by Sodero's
Sand. .
Have You
Got These II w
Three New W
"Hold Me"
"La Veeda"
Melody of Love"
They're the greatest hits of
the season. Cone in and hear
them played.
Song & Gift Shop
Ninth and D Sts. N. W.
Ukulele $6.50
Bag 1*25
Strings. .30
look ... .75
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