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Divine Songs

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Divine Songs is written by Isaac Watts. The Honour you have done me in learning by heart so large a number of the Hymns I have publish'd, perhaps has been of some use towards these greater Improvements.

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Critical & Historical Essays

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Critical & Historical Essays is written by Edward MacDowell. Darwin's theory that music had its origin "in the sounds made by the half-human progenitors of man during the season of courtship" seems for many reasons to be inadequate and untenable.

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Cowboy Songs

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Cowboy Songs is written by Various Authors. That the cowboy was brave has come to be axiomatic. If his life of isolation made him taciturn, it at the same time created a spirit of hospitality, primitive and hearty as that found in the mead-halls of Beowulf.

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The Child-Voice in Singing

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The Child-Voice in Singing is written by Francis E. Howard. In former times the culture of the singing-voice was conducted upon purely empirical grounds. Teachers followed a few good rules which had been logically evolved from the experience of many schools of singing.

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Cavalier Songs and Ballads

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Cavalier Songs and Ballads is written by Charles Mackay. The Cavalier Ballads of England, like the Jacobite Ballads of England and Scotland at a later period, are mines of wealth for the student of the history and social manners of our ancestors.

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Caruso and Tetrazzini

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Caruso and Tetrazzini is written by Enrico Caruso. The singer must have some knowledge of his or her anatomical structure, particularly the structure of the throat, mouth and face, with its resonant cavities, which are so necessary for the right production of the voice.

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A Book of Operas

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A Book of Operas is written by Henry Edward Krehbiel. The history of what is popularly called Italian opera begins in the United States with a performance of Rossini's lyrical comedy "Il Barbiere di Siviglia"; it may, therefore, fittingly take the first place in these operatic studies.

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Old English Ballads

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Old English Ballads is written by George Wharton Edwards. The fact that unwritten songs and stories still exist in great numbers among remote country-folk of our own time, and that additions are still made to them, help us to understand the probable origin of our own popular ballads.

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The Baby's Bouquet

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The Baby's Bouquet is written by Walter Crane. Widewidewenne heisst meine Trut-henne, Ehrenwerth heisst mein Pferd, Gute-Muh heisst meine Kuh; Widewidewenne heisst meine Trut-henne.

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Autobiographical Reminiscences

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Autobiographical Reminiscences is written by Charles Gounod. The simple, sensible words, and the gentle and persuasive kindness which marked their quiet utterance, made such an impression on me, that I do not think I ever offended again by negligence.

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