The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

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The editor offers these citations of works by and about Alton Augustus Adams, Sr., as guidance for further reading and research. The list reflects the state of knowledge about Adams’s activities as of the publication of these memoirs and should not be considered definitive.


WRITINGS BY ALTON AUGUSTUS ADAMS, SR.

November 1, 1915. “Mendelssohn’s Oratorio ‘St. Paul’ and the Rev. J. E. Weiss.” The Herald (St. Croix) 1:1, p. 1.

November 8, 1915. “Is Music Strong beyond Its Power to Please? What Is There of Absolute Use in Music? I. Music a Human Necessity, or a Needless Accomplishment?” The Herald (St. Croix) 1:7, p. 3.

November 13, 1915. “Origin of the Banjo.” Music in The Herald (St. Croix) 1:12, p. 3.

November 20, 1915. “The Negro and Music: Harry T. Burleigh, Renowned Negro Baritonist.” The Herald (St. Croix) 1:18, p. 3.

November 24, 1915. “Negro Folk-Songs.” The Herald (St. Croix) 1:20, p. 3.

December 4, 1915. “The Value of Music Theory to the Music Student.” The Herald (St. Croix) 1:30, p. 3.

December 23, 1915. “Samuel Coleridge-Taylor—An Appreciation.” The Herald (St. Croix) 1:6, pp. 2–3 (reprint of article from The Dominant).

March 1916. “The Band.” Jacobs’ Band Monthly 1:3, pp. 68–69.

March 1916. “The Flute.” Metronome, p. 47.

April 1916. “The Band.” Jacobs’ Band Monthly 1:4, pp. 67–68, 70–71.

May 1916. [Untitled columnist’s introduction.] The Band, Jacobs’ Band Monthly 1:5, pp. 56, 58–60.

June 1916. “On Organizing a Band/Studies in Rhythm.” The Band, Jacobs’ Band Monthly 1:6, pp. 70–77.

July 1916. “Tune and Tone Practice/Studies in Rhythm.” The Band, Jacobs’ Band Monthly 1:7, pp. 79–82.

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