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Table of Contents

So This Is Our Christmas! (editorial)

Musical Dates of the Pre-Christian Period

Christmas Crib: The World-wide Adoption of the Holy Scene in the Manger

Secret of Song Speech (interview with Conrad Thibault)

Story of Christmas: As Told by the Titles of Christmas Carols and Songs

Wit and Humor of Musicians (Part Two)

What Hotels Mean to Music

Music Study Promotes Happy Homes: A Psychologist Discovers Notable Facts

Fiddler in the Sky

Spinet Rules in the 1947 Piano Field (Pictures)

Unknown Liszt Portrait

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Christmas issue, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Church of Holy Trinity, Philadelphia


Composition | Ethnomusicology | Fine Arts | History | Liturgy and Worship | 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 64, Number 12 (December 1946)
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