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Table of Contents

Secret of a Merry Christmas

What the World War Did for Music in Europe (interview with Granville Bantock)

Mistaken Idea

Amaryllis and Louis XIII

Dr. Damrosch on Musical Tolerance

Night Before Christmas. A Musical Playlet

Let Us Give the Piece a Rub


Story of Major Bowes and His Amateur Hour: A Million Dollar Idea Carried Out by a Million Dollar Personality

How to Make Money by Teaching the Piano, Part 3

Billings' Best

Old Familiar Carols Game

Music Is My Hobby!: The Engaging Story of How Successful Business and Professional Men and Women Avoid Life Monotony and Insure Against a Dull and Profitless Old Age by Taking Up Music Study

Threshold of Music: Foreign Notes—And Chords That Are Not Chords, Part 2

Earl King of Schubert as Transcribed for Piano by Franz Liszt—A Master Lesson

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Christmas issue, Christmas music, Dudley Buck centenary, World War II and music, European music


Composition | Ethnomusicology | Music | Music Education | Musicology | Music Pedagogy | Music Performance | Music Practice | Music Theory


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 57, Number 12 (December 1939)
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