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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1918. -TT TV'V A?WL SBBSTVev SBBBr I KtyM ' sew U2&S.-XTSM m LA u " "i snP VHs COMMUNITY SINGS AROUSEEEADING fll. In the Home: 'Nu H A ftssB-tssW I ssi miSL.Tc I Aa, r-i3 KJ lesBBBSSSSSSBP , vKEADDJCf, Pa Sept. 5. Picbably lsocity in then Ti. at Is so awake as regard commnnitT singing ar this "TeBEsylvanla, Dutch" capital. The pteeszesslre, Beading Herald for sev jfceral weeks has issued editorials on Jommunlty singing and has bewailed jnho fact that less musical centers f "than this has produced successful ' "sing-songs." Jj It took some-Tittle time to arouse poor musical folk, probably because of the Tery strong German element in Ala l. . ... i una wlj nau county, nowever, mins Lhavo chanced and the rrusicians have organized and now ire axe en joying community singing; every evening. A powerful Liberty chorns has been organized and we also have volun teer instrumentalists from all our local orchestras and bands. Several of the nearby county towns have besought their services and two or three evenings a week they are taken by automobile to these locali ties, and at all times they Mr the, hearts and voices o the different com munities. Until lately, all forms of entertainment on the Sabbath have been forbidden by the local authori ties, but they have opened wide the doors to our community singing, so that each Sunday evening we nave an audience of from 10,000 to 15,000 j assemoie on me lamous renn com mon and they sing, and sin, until darkness and tired throats call a halt. LIBERTY CHORUSES GROW IN NUMBER A bulging; war chest will help znake short war. Help bnlge It. Bay War Savings Stamps. 1 V I SPECIALISTS IN PLAVM HMttUi o-j-.UemOLL&c By J. MaeB, Liberty choruses are to be nation wide. The Council of National De fense at Washington has under way a program for the development of the work .of liberty choruses all over the United States that are only now beginning to be organized. - This work is under direction of the State coun cils of national defense and the State divisions of the Woman's Committee of the Council. These, State councils of defense, are the official war emergency organiza tions in every State of the Union: therefore the bringing together, under that singing formed Vasfuntotvs AEOLIAN HALL'Twlfth and G Streets Steinwau and Weber Pianola Tllg Acohaii-lbcalior" The Melochord Player Piano $525 Terms May be Arranged This handsome Player-Piano, bearing our' trade-mark name "MELOCHORD" is built exclusivelyfor us by the Aeolian Com pany, of New York, manufacturers of the world famed Pianola Pianos. 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Its Splendid Tone, its per fect Action, and its attractive case possess a magnetic influ- ence that are irresistibly at tractive. - E. F. DROOP & SONS CO. 4 yff O. Steinway Pianos 1 OUU VJ Ot. Player-Pianos ea9 I j-fjrjts?WseBBSSSBBBBBBBSSsTti such a head, of the music organiza tions of thfe country to better serve the nation's need will mean much to the future cause of music in the Unit ed States. Only last July, a meeting wa called here in Washington by the State councils section of the Council of Na , tlonal Defense to discuss the matter ' of an organized .music-spirit In the 1 States, as an auxiliary to the country's j war program. It was virtually the launching of this nation-wide liberty chorus idea. Those who attended the meeting I were Mr. Stevens, of the Connecticut State Council: Mr. Braun, of the Pennsylvania State Council; Jlr. Ban- mcr, Mr. Dykema, and Miss Grun- dagc, of the Commission on Training Camp Activities; W. K. Brice, of the New York Community Chorus, and j Mr. Baylor, representing Mr. Hoxle, In the work on the extension of music through the- War Camp Community bervice In Philadelphia. I Long Discussion. Discussion of the subject lasted for two hours and a half, with the result that Immediate steps were taken to reach the State music directors, where such existed, and to stimulate the I other States to arrange for the organ!- ' ..lln ... .. ..... I ... .I.I.I.J. The results thus far tabulated for the furtherance of this movement are interesting. Those in charge of the matter at the Council of National De fense desire to make plain, however, that the Idea has in no way been the "discovery" of this office, nor has the plan originated here. What the Wash ington office is putting out. to the States, is a large co-ordinated pro gram to enlist the already perfected war organizations of every State In th'is new movement for national defense. Having the State and also the coun ty council machine upon which to call, they wish to utilize it to 'put acri'ss, for war purpose, this vital unifying influence of music For, ss an offici.U of the Council nf National Defend said: "Wc regard singinir as ine of the greatest of socializing influences. It ties communities together as noth ing else will." The War Camp Community Service has been doing this work by holding large "community singi" In thosa cities around which the camps of the being ready to help patriotic meet ings, etc. They have found that singing tones-up" a meeting of this sort. Then, too, the "Sing" attracts a broader audience, bringing the whole families together to hear one mem ber of that family take part In tome special feature of the program. The event becomes a nucleus for the uniting of all factions In a town, who might otherwise not feel prompt ed to attend a lecture on the many sublects that are lust now vital to the winning ot the war. An educa tional talk Is broader In Its reach before such an audience. Wisconsin first developed its community- choruses under Mr. Dykema. J Now Mr. Gorden Is in charge there. una reporx rrom inim oww .-. there are now 130 musical organiza tions there: another more recent statement puts the number at 180. Idaho has a State musical direc tor. Liberty choruses -were being organized there last spring, with a view to helping the speaking cam paigns. At the Idaho war confer ence at Boise, a representative of the Council of National Defense, who went from the office here, brough: back the report that th'e difference in meetings where there was a musi cal organization was- something ex traordinary. One could feel the "pull together," aa he put It: there was more spirit In the assembly. Scores ef OrgaaUatloas. Pennsylvania now has scores of or ganizations for music In connection with the State council of national defense. . Oregon. has published a song book of Its own. . Florida has a State music director, under the women's committee of the Council of National Defense. New Jersey also has a Stite mnslc director, Kentuekr. while It has no regular organization for music aa yet, reports pan ot ujc i programs of the sixty county war conferences held in the State during August. "Many choruses are organized al ready In Missouri. Tennessee has held Its first com- ftnunlty sing. Massachusetts Is interested ana is at work. The chief function of a State music director Is largely executive. He Is to pick out leaders for the various choruses, preferring for this r.le peo ple who have real leadership, people with dynamic personalities' who can hold the chorus together. Ke then tabulates the results of the choruses throughout the State and follows up the work of the separate organiza tions. In the plan of the Council of Na tional Defense, It Is desired so to present the Import of the liberty chorus Idea that the units will not be a moment's "flare-up," out will become a stable music development of the States and therefore ot the nation. SEAHLE TEACHERS LOSE THEIR STUDIOS SEATTLE, Sept 5. Music In Seattle has received a great setback by the leasing of the Fischer studio building for a term of twenty years to a well known hotel and apartment house man. The building is to be remodeled and used as an apartment bouse. The building Was erected five years ago at a cost of $223,000, especially tn accommodate the musicians of the city, and the tragedy of the situation Is that the sixty or more teachers of voice, piano, and volIu occupying the building are practically homeless. Only one other, building in the city. Chlckering Hall.- is given over to mu sic studios, and this building is en tirely filled. ' There Is no building in Seattle at present which can accommodate them,. .mfh'.F. Inml.it thti. .n.Ml.r , "" """" 1"""" v...!..-,.. .. ".-., .,.. .-- i,h . k-i.- -. .1,. -.. . be Impossible to have a building con camp song leaders to brlns to the peo-'..: . , ., . ,.. xr,ii. pie something of the song spirit that is carrying "our boys" on to victory. The Council of Defense now hopes for true team play as has already been developed In at least one city between these two forces. It Is to communities outside the reach of th camp song leaders that the Council of National Defense Is mainly directing It attention. The Council of National Defence thinks It "better for a Liberty chorus to make a crowd sing than to make it applaud." It makes the people them selves a part of the patriotic event, and every one takes a more personal Interest in the thing he has some defi nite share in. It's human nature! Connecticut First State. What is already being done In the States illustrates best to what na tional service these Liberty choruses may be dedicated. Connecticut, according to records here In Washington, was the first State to have community singing or ganized under the State council. Con necticut began but a year atro, so one may now see how young this move ment is. Connecticut has a town organization in every town, called a "war bureau." The Liberty choruses are designed to co-operate with this branch of the nation's- preparedness, structed for them. The eld Holyoke building, which housed the music teachers of the city for many years and was popularly known aa "The Madhouse," la not available, as it is now a loft building. Doubtless many musicians will leave the city unless something Is done to relieve the situation. WIFE MAKES GRENADES SPRINGFIELD, 111., Sept. 8. While her husband, Robert Hawk, 'a train ing in a technical school at Indian apolis for service with the Ameri can forces abroad, Mrs. Hawk Is working In a munition factory In In dianapolis testing hand grenades to be used by the Americans. Hawk was formerly employed on the State Register as a llnotyplit. Several efforts to enter the tervlce proved fruitless because of hi light weight. xAfter reaching camp sev eral times and being sent back for some causa be was finally accepted for training at the Indianapolis army school. Tant to Start Soraetklaajf Well, Secure Some 'War Sarins Staaipal tkVy win Sorely Speed tae War's Sue reaafnl Sobeldenee. There's a Big Demand for These New September Victor Records (Come in before the supply is exhausted.) i 3 Wonderful Red Seal Records : 64785 Dear Old Pal of Mine JJcCormack $1.00 74541 Barber of Seville Galli-Curci $1.50 87294 Over There Caruso .... $2.00 -IO4TT J Oh, Lady! Lady! (One-step) ItytU Isinbad (Medley. Fox Trot) toto? jBluin' the Blues (Fox Trot) 1B4Cs5 1 Sensation Rap (One-step) iO4Qf (When We Meet in the Sweet Bye-and-Byo lt - A Rainbow from the U. S. A. 45153 35677 j France, We Have Not Forgotten You 111 Pray for Yoa Gems from "The Rainbow Girl" tGcms from "Rock-a-Bye Baby 5,000 Ollrr Victor Ileennin for Tear SrJeffan. Records Shipped ny i-areei rwi sale UeUreryiGi f 85c f 85c 85c f$1.00 f$1.35 oaranteed. Van Wickle Piano Co. Successor to the F. G. SMITH PIANO CO. andTiay05 1217 F Street Phone Main 747 MUSIC SHOULD BEGIN AT HOME Music like charity shouIdbegJn at home, and home music In turn Is the foundation of community music This Is the conclusion reached by Dr. Thomas Tapper, the music lecturer and editor, after a careful study of family and community music, with all .their possibilities and limitations. He beleves that only so much of community music can be called real as involves active participation by the community residents in the pro duction of music Mere listening to a chorus or orchestra, no matter how well backed financially hy the local people, cannot come under that head. True community music Is always beneficial, awakening as it does great masses of people to their artistic pos sibilities, their power to give pleas ure to others, and tho Joy of learning how to express themselves better and better. Ifew Blood Seeeary "let the community chorus often tends to become Institutional, hide bound, and unprogresslvc The conv munlty orchestra all too frequently becomes static In membership. The reason is," says Dr. Tapper, "that these organizations are not able to rely sufficiently on an ever-renewing crop of young enthusiasts with tastes and talents developed at home" Home Is the place, he emphasizes, where Individual skill Is attained and where the power Is acquired by singers and players for taking effect ive part In a community chorus or a community orchestra. ' The stream of community music, therefore, can flow steady and strong and "get somewhere" only when con stantly fed by innumerable tributaries of family music Develop!; Kamlly Music. Dr. Tapper's chief contention, as he outlines his views, is that every family should understand what music possibilities it possesses To begin with In nearly every home there is a musical instrument of some sort, and there are always present the Blnglmj voices of the members of the household. The question Is, then, how to get the best result from the materials at hand. Here Dr. Tapper offers a number of suggestions. .He advises, for In stance, a more careful selection of phonograph records and player-piano rolls, and Insists that lists should be drawn up of the best, as has been done often In the case of books. Tak ing up the question of providing the children of the house with a rich musical foundation for later enjoy ment, he shows that this necessitates training In the art-of listening. En semble playing by the members of the family, the making up of pro grams for birthdays and holidays, the study of the stories of great com posers and their works as part of the family lorc all these and many other topics be discusses: and each, he points out. Is an Important ele ment In the soil from which good community music will naturally spring. Stamp of Approval. Uncle Sam Is very, very serious and has even issued a bulletin about It. The Issuance of this bulletin places the Federal Government's stamp of approval on the community music movement which Is sweeping the country, and shows that the Wash ington authorities are lined up be hind the theory. "Let the natfon sing, and It will become united and victorious." GOTTLIEB IS NAMED TO CAMP UPTON NEW YOItK, Sept S. Jacques L. Gottlieb, director of the East Side House Settlement Music School, has been appointed an accredited repre sentative of the Jewish Welfare Board. U. S. Army and Navy. Mr. Gottlieb will soon assume his du ties as recreational secretary at Camp Upton. N. Y.. where he will oo oper ate with the Y. M. a A., the Knights of Columbus, the Fosdlck Commis sion, the Red Cross, and other au thorized agencies in camps and can tonments. Mr. Gottlieb has been affiliated with the East Side House Settlement Music School since January, 1014, and will terminate his connections wltn that Institution at the close of the summer session. May 10. Mr. Gottlieb will be glad to hear from musical and dramtlc artists who can find time to perform at Camp Up ton or. elsewhero for the troops. They should address Jacques L. Gott lieb, care of J. W. B., Camp Upton. N. Y or care of National Headquar ters, Jewish Welfare Board. 149 Fifth avenue. New York city. SAVINGS STAMPS ADM T TO CONCERT SEATTLE, Wash, Sept. 5. A unique method of raising war funds was ad opted by the committee having charge of the meeting at ;he Moore Theater. No admission was chai thrift stamps sold at the door en titled one to a seat and a war sav ing stamp to a reserved seat. The announcement that the soloist would be Theo Karle, now Theo Karle John ston, of the United States army, filled the auditorium and IS.000 was real ized from the sale of stamps. Camp Lewis is to have eight mili tary bands, including five bands for tho Thirteenth Division, one for the First Infantry, one for the Forty fourth Infantry, and the Depot Bri gade band, the latter organization having fifty members. Newly drafted musicians coming to the camp are F. G. Hally, cornet soloist, and F. W. Warnake, Instructor of music in the Oakland, CaL. public schools. STRA CCIARI LIKE ROLE OF "BARBER" Rlccardo Straeclart, who will give his conception of the title role In Rossini's "Barb'er of Seville" on the forthcoming tour of the Chicago Opera Company, on which occasion the Roslna will be sung by Mme. Calll-Curcl, 'looks upon this role as the one which has given him most pleasure and brought him more hon ors than any other In this repertoire of some fifty operas. It Is with great pride that-Mr. Stracclarl, in a recent interview, stated that It was quite true that In 1915 he was selected by the man agement of La Scala. in Milan, to sing the Figaro In the "Barber of Seville," when La Scala gave four special gala performances of this opera in honor of the centenary of Rossini's masterpiece. Out of all the baritones available, Stracclarl was chosen. Instead of four perform ances, as announced, he sang the role In rapid succession sixteen times. In the audience at the opening .per formance was the famous ToscanlnL. The conductor was Maestro Mancln elll, who, addressing the baritone after the first act, remarked: "You have made me forget all my .best reminiscences of the 'Barber.'" MINNEAPOLIS BAND IN ENCORE SEASON MINNEAPOLIS. Sept. 5. So success ful .has. been the season of concerts by the Minneapolis Municipal Band, Jo seph Sainton conductor, at Lake Har riet, that a supplementary season is being given. This is Mr. Sainton's, fourth season's engagement. The immediate following created at the first has been sustain ed with increasing enthusiasm on the part of the people throughout the entire period. Even now many regrets are heard at the approach of the end of the summer and the attending close of its municipal band season. Mr. Sainton's crisp, decislvo beat and many attributes of a fine musical In telligence led his men in an effective performance of a program including Sousa'a march. "The Bride-Elect" and "Stars and Stripes Forever," Thur man's suite. "Americana," selections from Victor Herbert's "The Red Mill.' Suppe's overture. "Poet and Peasant,' Czibulka's "Love's Dream After the Ball." selections from Emerleh Kal man's "Sari," and Offenbach's over ture, "Orpheus." SHUMANN-H'S GARDENER IS SLAIN i LOS ANGELES, Sept 5. MmcSchu-mann-Hclnk Is very much affected over the death on her Grostmont es tate of the gardener, Wllhelm Best horn, who disappeared some time ago. When his shoes and other articles "of apparel were found on the place care ful search was made and finally his body was found where it hid been buried by his murderer. On Mmc Schumann-Heinle's return she was greatly agitated over the loss of her employe, who had made a beautiful place of her Grossmont grounds. She declares that she never again will live at the place and will offer It for sale. She has offered a reward of 300 for the apprehension.of one Lester Lee, a Korean, who Is suspected of the crime, and who has disappeared. Since the murder, it has been dis covered that paste substitute has been placed In a ring left in the contralto's rooms, substituted for a valuable dia mond. This, too, is laid at Lee's door. If he has not escaped Into Mexico, whlcn Is only a few miles from Gross mont and he had several days' start the police probably will cap ture him. POLITICIAN END3 LIFE. TAMPA, Fla, Sept. t G. B. Rey nolds, sixty-two. prominent In Florida Republican circles, and for eight years postmaster here under Presi dent MeKInley. committed sui cide in riant Park. Reynolds was born In Buc; rus. Ohio. He came to Florida from Ohio forty-six years ago. Band Concert T tonight at t:jo o'clock at Mc Millan FABK BT THE JtARTNB BAND. WALTER r. SMITH. Second Leader. March. "The rath ot Olory".. .Woods Orortnr. "Raymond" Thomas Mosaic "Tho Viceroy" Herbert Trombone Solo, "Colesto Aids".. .Verdi Musician It E. dark. Novolty. "Indlanola" Henry Waltz, "My Qneen" Coota Medlar. "Songs of the Old reiki" .Lake Grand March, The London Scot tish" , Hatees "Tho. Star-Spanclcd Banner." GLEN ECHO OPEN SUNDAY In response to hundreds of wrtk ten and oral requests from patrons ei Glen Echo Park. Manager Schlois hat proponed the day of the closlnr J the popular resort from Saturday night until Sunday night All UM amusements will he In full opera. Uon on the closing day with the ceptlon ot the dancing pavilion. 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