The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, August 03, 1901, Page 4, Image 4

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pod, a man whom we should ell delight
to honor, a change carao over the spirit
ot this work; and as he was perhaps the
beet educated musician ot his day, and,
by no moand an unimportant fact in
this connection, universally regarded as
such, his influence on musical education
was deep and lasting. He did much
for church music, more lhan many ot
our modern church musicians, who de
liberately dbes by the rich literature of
sacred music in favor of the sentimental
elusions of many or our modern writers
and brilliant arrangements of selections
that, admirable on the operatic stage,
are entirely out of place in the church.
He inspired in the younger man a desire
to etudy with foreign masters, and as a
teacher, composer and performer he
must over bo regarded as one of the
great forces in the development of music
in America.
"On a higher artistic plane comes next
in sequence the Festival. This has
much to commend it, but is open to cer
tain objections. If the Festival is an
annual, biennial or triennial musical, so
called, "feast," to be followed by musi
cal dyepepsia or semi starvation, it has
no reason for existence and is to be de
plored. If it is part of a well developed
plan of musical education and an inci
dent in the program of the year rather
than a whole year's offering, many rea
sons may be urged in its favor. In a
well considered festival program works
of varying.Bcb.ools may be placed in such
a relationship to each other as to be, in
the best sense, educational. The enthu
siasm of numbers is no small factor in
its favor. By combining concerts it is
possible to engage artists and organiza
tions which would bo beyond the reach
of the average concert institute, were
the three, four or tive concerts of the
festival distributed over as many weeks
or months. Where the festival is not
merely a big thing, but a good thing,
it is to be welcomed. The two Peace
Jubilees attracted attention because
they came at a stage of our musical de
velopment when just this encourage
ment was needed, but more especially
because they appealed to that expan
siveness which was at that time even
more than now so characteristic of us.
We did not have Filipino problems to ap
peal to our imaginations. But the in
lluence they exerted on choral music
in this country was very great.
"Before this time choral societies ex
isted in many of the larger cities as weil
as in a few smaller towns and villages,
but the wonderful growth of interest in
this branch of music dates from this en
terprise. The colleges of New England
were foremost in the first half of the
last century in efforts to arouse an in
terest in the best mueic Dartmouth
college was first in that field, closely fol
lowed by Harvard. The Pierian Sodality
in the latter institution developed into
the Harvard Musical association. This
organization established chamber music
concerts, founded a musical library, and,
later, created an orchestra which, after
an honorable career, became the nucleus
of that incomparable Boston Symphony
orchestra. In New York choral and in
strumental concerts came into vogue at
a much earlier date than in New Eng
land, and in the domain of church mu
sic she was also pre-eminent. This was
largely due to the influence of the Epis
copal church, for in Old Trinity, the
leading church in the city, the music
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was under the charge of cathedral
trained organists, who brought with
them the traditions of the Church of
England. Many of the churcheB in New
England looked upon the organ as a
most sinful instrument and its use as a
means of grace was discountenanced.
But this prejudice soon disappeared, and
today we witness the paradox that, as a
rule, the churches whose objections were
the most strenuouB are those in which
today music occupies a position some
times entirely out of proportion to its
real service in worship, and those who
made at first 'a wry face" are now the
oneB who "eagerly embrace." The last
quarter of a century has witnessed the
application of another decidedly Ameri
can principle, viz: that "in union there
is strength," and associations like the
".VluBic Teachers' National Association,"
the various state organizations of like
nature, the "College of Musicians," the
"Manuscript Society," etc., have flour
ished. Besides these, during the past
few years the rise of musical clubs and
federations is of interest. Of all these
organizations little but good can be said.
Carping critics may rail at them; self
seeking men may utilize them for self
aggrandizement; mediocrity may here
find an arena for the display of plati
tudes, but in Epite ot all that may be
urged against such associations they are
signs of a healthy interest in art and in
dications of a desire to improve methods
and throw off abuses."
A conspicuous figure in the records of
the civil war is Major Arabella Macob
ber Reynolds, the only woman ever com
missioned regularly in the United States
army. Major Reynolds, who has Been
more of the horrors of war than many
veterans, is now living in Santa Barbara,
and is president of the Woman's Parlia
ment of Southern California.
When the The Cosmopolitan, in its
April number, published an essay, at
once clever and philosophic, on "The
Ideal Wife," a demand was created for a
paper on "The Ideal Husband" by the
same author Lavinia Hart. The Au
gust Cosmopolitan contains an essay on
this subject on which few people agree
which is certain not only to prove
widely interesting, but to cause lively
discussion. In the same number Mrs.
Van Rensselaer Cruger (Juliet Gordon)
tells the story of the life of the French
wife with all its tragic commonplace
narrowness. "The woman of email
capacity puts up with, and, perhaps,
does much toward maintaining present
conditions," says the author, "but there
are women of brains who die at an early
age ot no disease known to doctors, but
simply from utter weakness."
The fourteenth Annual Educational
Number of The Outlook contains half a
dozen or more notable articles relating
to educational topics. It is fullv illus
trated, and the illustrations are espec
ially rich in large and striking photo
graphs of distinguished educators.
Among the contents may be mentioned:
"Progress in Education." an editorial
survey of the educational history of the
year; "The End in Education," two arti
cles, by President Hadley of Vale, and
Lyman Abbott; "Western State Univer
sities," by President A. S. Draper of the
University ot Illinois; "Education in the
South," by President E. A. Alderman of
Tulane University; "Daniel C. Gilman,"
by President G. Stanley Hall ot Clark
University; and "The Yale Bicentenary,"
by Arthur Reed Kimball. (S3 a year.
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