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Table of Contents

Promissory Notes

Light That Shineth in Darkness

Carols for the Feast of Christmas

Music as an Avocation (interview with Mrs. Vincent Astor)

Bill of Musical Rights

Christmas Music in the Little Town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Unusual Customs in the Bustling Industrial City that Make Music a Religion, and Religion, Music

Radio Staff Pianist: What It Takes, and What He Makes

What Is Behind the Popular Song (interview with Eddie Cantor)

For Unto Us a Child Is Born: The Story of Handel's The Messiah

Musician Decorates for Christmas

Christ Reigns To-Day: A Hymn of Christian Faith

Quick Work! Remarkable Feats in Composition

Legato Pedaling

There Is No Open Sesame (interview with Lawrence Tibbett)

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Christmas issue, manger scene, Bethlehem, Verna Shaffer


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 58, Number 12 (December 1940)
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