Music in New York -- The Boston Symphony Orchestra -- Other Great American Orchestras -- The Chicago Orchestra -- The Great Peace Jubilee -- Keller's "American Hymn" -- Musical Conditions of the Present -- The American National Hymn of the Future -- Conclusion.
IN approaching the end of our subject, a retrospect may well be allowed: beginning with square-cut psalmody, with a proscription of secular music, with a most primitive orchestra, in a little more than a century America has become, at least in its chief cities, a field for the best music that the world can afford, and if the public taste is not yet on a par with the culture of European art-centres, at least there have been giant strides toward that desideratum. This has been chiefly due to four causes: the advances
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Publication information: Book title: The National Music of America and Its Sources. Contributors: Louis C. Elson - Author. Publisher: L C Page. Place of publication: Boston. Publication year: 1900. Page number: 296.