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TTTE WASHINGTON TBEES. SUNDAY. OCTOgER, 28; ,3.917.
1 r r - . MUSIC i 1857 ' Mil7 For 60 years Us naai8."Droop" has bwn associated with that of getaway. & tip musical circles ot Washington- Thfraa agome'nt ot each house) has passed troa father to sons, and la both tastaaeea'the high Quality ot merchandise aai haslaess Integrity are belnx maintained. , We Fulfill Our Prosusts RV K." m&&x-- a CAPITAL IN LEAD Why U. S. Troops Sing On Their Way to the Trenches Style "T" aeraay, SSSO ttjU H Hftfeff&ar Br AS1SICCENTEB MASQUE PROPOSED J. MacB. An. unprecedented season of music 1 promised to Washington for tie coming winter. To the stranger within our "rates 'a resume of the plana of the many local organizations may prove of Interact. To the atrang-er bt he sojdler or civilian the musicians of the Ni tional Capital are preparing to ex tend an boapltable welcome, trust' lac that through their mualc and their art-aplrlt they may fill art need In the Uvea of many who are laboring- here for the"protectlon of onr-country. It la a sersonal and warm touch with the better thlng-a of our civic life that the musicians of Wash lng-ton wish to offer, so that the (eeker after auch an environment may find it through them. The list of professional 'concerts a! ready numbers fifty. To this can be added the several concerts given by each of the many choral cjubs dur ing" the season, these bringing so lolata of Importance. Aside from the concerts, however. It la In the re hearsala. In the general activities and intercourse of the clubs that the greatest enjoyment Is offered. It Is rumored, 'oo, that the new community Christmas Masque by Fercy VacKaye. with music by Ar thur FarweU, may be brought out In Washington. If this can be accom plished, as It, -undoubtedly, should be. It will be a great forward step in the community achievements of the Capital of thete United Stales. The Evergreen Tree" is the title of this Christmas Masque, It la de signed as a form of celebration that will be practical from a community singing standpoint and one that also, by It theme and treatment. Is es pecially adapted for use In army camps. "The Evergreen Tree" Is a radical departure from the traditional masque. 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AH, over the country in the) various cantonments and training stations, Uncle Sam's boys are being taught to sing. dominates instead of being Incidental. The central character Is disclosed as no other than the Santa Claus of childhood, and the dramatlo narrative emphasizes the vital child spirit of humanity ?and Its power to otcrcome the opposing forces of hatred and au tocratlo might. -This Christmas- masque promises to be a solution of the problem that is facing many cities that of furnish ing a form of celebration which will unite the people of the city and the men of the training camps In an ap-' proprlate observation of Tuletlda. Another Christmas celebration In the making is the annual Christmas concert of the Motet Choral Society a chorus of about 100 mixed voices under the direction of Otto Torney Simon. The purpose of the concert is to symbollte Christinas and Peace, and the Christmas chorales will be sung around the lighted Christmas tree. The program Is In three parts the Church the People, and last the Child. The church will be represent ed bv two motets, one of the Roman and one of the Greek church. -Vfour Russian folk songs will typiry me People, while for the Child will be given three choruses' from "The Mes siah, "A Rose In Blooming," Ty Praetorlus, and as a close the solemn, lovely and simple "Holy Night." Recently Installed In their sew home, the Elizabeth Somers house at Eleventh and M streets northwest, the choral club of the Toung Wom en's Christian Association sent a rally number of about 100 girls to the first rehearsal of the chorus under lira. Blair, with Wis Julia Hugglns at the piano. And then there are 4he women's choruses. The Rubinstein Club under Mrs. A. M. Blair, with Claude Robeson at the piano, la already preparinglts first program. This chorus of about 100 voices will sing the Liza Lehmann "Endj-mlon." to the Longfellow poem, as the major number of this concert. Dorothy Johnson Baseler, harpist, is the soloist and four choruses with harp accompaniment will be aung. The camp idea aeema to pervade the spirit af the Monday Morning Music Club also a women's chorus and under their new director, Herndon Morsell, plans are being made to give monthly concerts at the campa near Washington. Edgar Priest, director ot the club last year, has given up this work to devote himself to Gov ernment service. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! From Washington's Foremost Music House The Arthur Jordan Piano Co. Announces to the Washington Public the Addition of the Full Line of Victrolas And Victor Records A complete stock of brand new machines fresh from the factoiy, compris ing all the new styles in every wood and finish, from which to make your selection, with.a matchless after service. 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This chorus Is under the auspices of the Citizens Association of. tbapark. and the plan. la to use old--sonrs and patriotic songs, meeting for this rec reation once each month until June, when a big outdoor affair Is to be held, assisted by two local bands that of the Seventh Day Adventlsts and one from the BUse School, That is the right community spirit open for all, maintained by all! For the Inaugural evening, tomor row. Dr. Hamlin Cogswell, director of music of the Washington public schools, will attend with a Washing ton community orchestra. of thirty five members. Dr. Cogswell will di rect, but the local leader is James Dyre. The soloists are Mrs. Ivy Her rlott Shade, soprano, and Dr. A. O. Penny, baritone. A "war chorus" has been formed. This Is all for patriotic purposes to Instill spirit Into the Liberty loan drives to lend impetus and cheer where national gatherings may need them. Composed entirely of men, this chorus Is under the direction of Otto Torney Simon, with eCorge W Davis as chairman of the organization They issued a rally call for recruits on last Wednesday evening at the T. M. C. A. promising "no dues and few rehearsals." Children cannot very v. ell choose their parents nor parents their chil dren, but both can exercise consider able control over their musical environment. TAFT MAKES PLEA Fi DRNEWNATIQNA L iM.Fiu.'l -J Ex-President Taft. .professor of In ternational law at Tale, who -was the chief' speaker at the dinner, of .the Yale alumni 'of New Haven' at Me morial hall, Tale University,, In re ferrlng to "The Star-Spangled Ban ner" a' our national, antheni, made a plea for a. new national anthem. He said: "" '. . We.are''deaI!ng,w!th preparedness now, military, and so forth,' and, I am very much.-InterestedV.ln The Star Spangled' Banner," Just "sang-, because If we are going to be "prepared 'for War, we certainly need to" be - pre pared with; a proper national 'hymn. I .presume .jnyjrrelatlon wlth thlr'xta tlonal anthem Js a prejudiced ope. I HkedXlt well .enough hefitVx wejnt to the Philippines. Of course I could not sing It all the way through, and did not know all the verses, but when we went to the Philippines we thought It necessary to Instruct the Filipinos- tn-the air of the nat!6nal anthem. "They played It on all occasions, and it was deemed necessary that everybody should stand up and take off his hat. In order that the Filipinos might learn good manners In that re gard. The Filipinos love music and ceremony and with a great many bands playing It on every occasion- three or four bands, one starting right after the other it grew to be a most trying situation and I became familiar with a discord brought about by the force of the tunes that the Philippines bands were quite willing to bring home to us. i "Why can't we have an anthem that somebody can sing? Why can't we have one that does not remind us of the warjof I842, In which we did not particularly distinguish ourselves? why can't we have eomethlne- brnarf. er in scope? It seems to me we ought to have an anthem of our own. You know the song you have Just sung was originally a German national anthem. Why should we not have the departments of music and English collaborate that we might have a Droner national anthem? T .nw.t It Is certainly strange that some of I that as one branch of nrenarrin.a tn the most sanitary homes have lnde- which we might lead, as wc are lead cent rags called music littered all lng In our artillery regiment." A. T. over meir parlors in .Musical America. 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In the happy da a now so long ago, a large chateau What was this relic of the old world upon nrflch the trench tools or the new had struck? Burled treasure Yes. The wooden box grew larger and larger till It revealed itself as a grand piano. And Immediately German shells or no, some one must needs try It. It was sorely battered, but It sounded. A grand piano u.hich sounded was a prize which the British soldier bru tal mercenar of an unmusical people was not KOlng to sacrifice for all the shells In Kurope That piano must not be moved The trench for mation must be altered to make room for It, and altered It was And. ten derly propped upon two legs of Ita own and a third built up of mud, the piano held the field A pianist was railed for, and under the whistling and screaming and crashing of the German shells, the piano showed what It could do. The trenches all about were packed with soldiers. In vain the company of ficers warned them of snipers. In sisted on their taking shelter beneath the parapet Stand up and listen they would And the company officers themselies were Just as bad. In Its palmy days the piano may have had Its triumphs Its rapt audiences. In the calm of the chateau, but this was its apogee. And when the time came for the battalion to be relieved noth ing would satisfy the men but the piano must go with them. Now, with a new third leg of wood. It dwells In honor In a. safer, drier place some where behind the lints. It is for this reason that we must have song In the training camps, time for the men to sing and picked men to lead them. Many of the army heads are concerned only In putting arms Into the hands of the new American soldier and tke knowledge of how to use them Into his head. But this equip ment Is not sufficient. If we fail to give the soldier the great spiritual aset f song we hate failed to pro tide him with that Intangible equip ment which wrings victory out of de feat and which feeds as nothing le can do, the hidden springs of loyalty and courage and determination- If there were as many chamber music circles In our homes as there are bridge partler, what a generation of music lovers we should become! i jsflHft &01 fenarberPiarrOleislTwe and G Streets, fej Our Reputation is backed by the reputation of the mu8icalin8trumentsforwhichwe are exclusive representatives in this city. Naturally there must be a substantial founda tion for our reputation for reliability--and that foundation is the reputation of the manufacturers for whose reliable musical instruments we are ex clusive renresentatives in this city. N Entire BaUdlag Deveted X Bale. We are exclusive representatives in Washington for The Aeolian Com pany of New York, the largest manufacturers of musical instruments in the world. 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