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ACADEMY OF MUSIC acquire adapted ANNUAL REPORT attainment attention BELA HUNTING BENJAMIN F BENJAMIN PERKINS Boston Academy branch of education Cambridgeport character Chauncey Hall School choir church music circumstances Committee common schools concerts considered CORRESPONDING SECRETARY course cultivation DANIEL NOYES DAVID GREENE desirable devoted E. A. Andrews early effect efforts ELIOT exercise exertions favorable feeling GEORGE GEORGE WILLIAM GORDON give given gratifying HENRY SCHMIDT important improvement increased instrumental interest introduced introduction of music JACOB ABBOTT JONAS CHICKERING juvenile classes knowledge of music labors lectures Lowell Mason means ment mind moral MOSES GRANT Mount Vernon musical taste object Odeon orchestra past Pastor persons pleasure practice PRESIDENT principles produce professors proficiency progress public performances public schools pupils reason RECORDING SECRETARY regard respectfully result sacred music SAMUEL singing songs style success taught teaching THEOPHILUS PARSONS thing tion vocal music Webb WILLIAM
Page 37 - To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language ; for his gayer hours She has a voice of gladness, and a smile And eloquence of beauty, and she glides Into his darker musings, with a mild And healing sympathy, that steals away Their sharpness, ere he is aware.
Page 17 - Christ. 1 WHEN shall the voice of singing Flow joyfully along ? When hill and valley, ringing With one triumphant song, Proclaim the contest ended, And him, who once was slain, Again to earth descended, In righteousness to reign ? 2 Then from the craggy mountains The sacred shout shall fly ; And shady vales and fountains Shall echo the reply : High tower and lowly dwelling Shall send the chorus round, All hallelujah swelling In one eternal sound.
Page 40 - Reports have been much sought after, and read with avidity. The works which they have put forth for the promotion of the art, have met with a ready sale. Inquiries have been made respecting the mode of our operations, from various quarters. Letters have been received from persons in Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Ohio, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, besides many...
Page 13 - ... that any very positive and splendid results from the introduction of vocal music into the Hawes School, cannot yet be reasonably expected, so short has been the time since the first lesson was given, and so interrupted have the lessons been. Still, however, enough has, in our estimation, been already accomplished, to warrant the belief of the great utility of vocal music as a branch of public instruction. One thing has been made evident, that the musical ear is more common than has been generally...
Page 13 - A song introduced in the middle of the session, has been invariable followed with excellent effect. It is a relief to the wearisomeness of constant study. It excites the listless, and calms the turbulent and uneasy. It seems to renerve the mind, and prepare all for more vigorous intellectual action.