John Briggs



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Table of Contents

Christmas Gifts for the Music Lover

Story of Notation: Byzantine Neumes, Jewish Cantillation Signs and a 10th-Century Monk's Clever Idea Contributed to the Evolution of the System We Know Today

I Want a Christmas Story

Albert Schweitzer Was My Teacher (interview with Lucie Chenevert Lawson)

How to Write a Song (interview with Sigmund Romberg)

Student Recital . . . 1950 Style

Christmas Music in Mexico

Technique and Musicianship

It's Easy to Read Music

Master Lesson on Chopin

Mazurkas in F Major and G Sharp Minor

How Many Christmas Songs Do You Know?

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Christmas issue


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 68, Number 12 (December 1950)
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