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Perkins "Class and Choir" by H.S. Perkins - 1879

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This antique book by Henry Southwick Perkins (1833 - 1914) brother of William Perkins, Henry in­her­it­ed mu­sic­al tal­ent from his par­ents: his fa­ther was a not­ed sing­ing teach­er, and his mo­ther an ex­cel­lent vo­cal­ist. He re­ceived his first mu­sic­al train­ing from his fa­ther, and at­tend­ed some of the best li­ter­ary schools in his youth. His for­mal mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion be­gan in 1857, when he en­tered the Bos­ton Mu­sic School, where he grad­u­at­ed in 1861. For over 20 years, he de­vot­ed con­sid­er­a­ble time to con­duct­ing mu­sic fes­ti­vals and con­ven­tions through­out Amer­i­ca, from Maine to Cal­i­for­nia, and in teach­ing in “nor­mal” mu­sic schools in New York, Ohio, In­di­a­na, Wis­con­sin, Io­wa, Col­o­ra­do, Kan­sas, and Tex­as. He al­so served as Pro­fess­or of Mu­sic at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Io­wa (1867-1869); prin­ci­pal of the Io­wa Acad­e­my of Mu­sic, Io­wa Ci­ty, for five years; and prin­ci­pal at the Kan­sas Nor­mal Mu­sic School for five con­se­cu­tive sum­mers. He al­so com­posed vo­cal mu­sic for choirs, Sun­day school, pub­lic schools, chor­al so­ci­e­ties, con­ven­tions and fes­ti­vals. He helped or­ganize the Mu­sic Teach­ers’ Na­tion­al As­so­ci­a­tion in in 1876, and served in near­ly ev­ery of­fi­cial ca­pa­ci­ty in that or­gan­i­za­tion be­tween 1887 and 1897. He al­so or­gan­ized the Il­li­nois Mu­sic Teach­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion in 1886, and served as its pre­si­dent for 10 years. He set­tled in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, in 1872, and was a not­ed mu­sic cri­tic for the pa­pers there. In 1891, he es­tab­lished the Chi­ca­go Na­tio­nal Coll­ege of Mu­sic. This book is for the use of singing classes, choirs, musical institutes, seminaries, academies, conventions, etc., combined in 249 pages. It contains a very full and complete elementary course; a large collection of glees, and part songs for male, female and mixed voices; hymn tunes, chants, responses, invocations, anthems, choruses, etc. It measures 9 1/2" x 6 7/8". The binding is weak with some loose pages, but none are missing. There is wear to the cover due to age but fully intact. The original owner wrote their name in pencil on inside cover. A great display piece or addition to any collection.

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