I HAVE KNOWN Sigmund Spaeth for a long time. We have appeared on the air together and exchanged musical stories and reminiscences at Dutch Treat Club luncheons and the recent Elkhart Centennial of the band instrument industry. He has written and spoken critically and understandingly about my music, and I have followed with interest and admiration his various activities in behalf of the art in general.
It is therefore a real pleasure to contribute a brief Foreword to this important book covering Sigmund Spaeth "Fifty Years with Music." It contains some of his best thoughts, expressed in that delightfully clear style for which he is famous, and also a considerable amount of significant new material, never before available in book form, or in some cases even in print.
I am glad that Dr. Spaeth included such a variety of highlights from his earlier books, particularly those that are no longer in circulation; for this array of wisdom admirably