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A hundred years of music in America : an account of musical effort in America : during the past century including popular music and singing schools, church music, musical conventions and festivals, orchestral, operatic and oratorio music : improvements in musical instruments : popular and higher music education : creative activity, and the beginning of a national school of musical composition : a full and reliable summary of American musical effort as displayed in the personal history of artists, composers and educators, musical inventors and journalists, with upwards of two hundred full page portraits of the most distunguished workers, together with historical and biographical sketches of important personalities