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Table of Contents

Music of the Church and Chancel

New American Symphonist

Duty—Honor—Country: A Story of Music at West Point—Its Great Choir—Its Grand Organ—Its Famous Band

Our Nervous Pupils

In Everything Give Thanks: Thanksgiving 1942

Making Practice Painless

Background for Opera (interview with Bruno Walter)

Profitable Piano Practice (interview with Edward Kilenyi)

Challenge for Younger Organists

Keyboard Mechanics from a Virtuoso's Standpoint (interview with José Iturbi)

How to Improve Orchestral Playing (interview with Frank J. Black)

Nine Brothers Make a Choir

Amusing Musical Episodes

Progress with the Boy Choir

How Analysis Helps Piano Study

Master Lesson on Chopin's Prelude in A Major

Technic of the Month—Technistories for Boys and Girls

Musical Flares

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Theodore Presser Company mail order, organ music, piano music


Composition | Music | Music Pedagogy | Music Performance


Monthly departmental articles (e.g. Violin Questions, Band and Orchestra Department, etc.) have been omitted from the Table of Contents as well as monthly miscellany (e.g. World of Music, New Records, etc.). For a detailed index of articles, see Dr. Pam Dennis’s An Index to Articles Published in The Etude Magazine, 1883-1957 Part 1 and Part 2 (published by A-R Editions and the Music Library Association). An index to the musical scores included in each issue may be found in Dr. Douglas Bomberger’s An Index to Music Published in The Etude Magazine, 1883–1957 (also published by the Music Library Association).

Volume 60, Number 11 (November 1942)
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