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contents Prelude 1 chapter one Drawing Rooms,Taverns,Churches,andTobacco Fields: Music in Early Maryland 3 Overture: Toil and the Music to Lighten It 4 / Complete Gentlemen and Agreeable Women 6/PlayingbyHeart 11/PlayingMusicforaLiving 14/APassionforTheater 16 / Dance and Dance Music 21 / Liturgical Music 24 / Music and Independence 32 chapter two Something for Everyone: Maryland Music from Independence to the 1850s 37 From Cathedral to Camp Meeting 38 / Baltimore Theater at the Dawn of the New Republic 42 / Dancing 45 / Effusion: Societies of Gentlemen 47 / Musical Entrepreneurship 48 / Parlor Music: Songs of Sentiment and More 51 / Sheet Music and Civics Lessons 53 / Music to Work By 58 / Off Hours 62 / Classical Taste 64 / Piano Making and Musical Instruction 67 / Musically German 68 / Celebrity Singers and the Clamor for Opera 69 / Popular Song and Racial Prejudice 72 chapter three Intermission:The Sounds of CivilWar 74 Home of the Brave 74 / Parlor to Patriotism 76 / My Maryland 78 / Maryland Sings for the South 78 / Maryland’s Songs for Union 81 / Music Encamped 83 / Music of the Maryland US Colored Troops 84 / Sotto Voce: Music in a Divided City 85 chapter four Toward Union and Concord 89 A New Birth of Music 90 / The Enchanted Flute 97 / Out on the Town 101 / Chambers, Beer Gardens, and Festivals Fortissimo 104 / Sturm und Drang at the Peabody 107 / Baltimore Builds the Lyric 111 / Prelude to an Orchestra 115 vi Contents chapter five My Maryland 118 Resuscitating the Conservatory; Envisioning an Orchestra 119 / Great War, Popular Fears 123/Ain’tMisbehavin’ 127/AmericanRhapsody 130/ThePennsylvaniaAvenue Rag: Jazz in Black Baltimore 133 / Leaving Home for Harlem 137 / Pleasures of the Pit Orchestra 142 / Summertime 144 chapter six MusicalAirs,Aired Music 147 Best Out-of-Town Feed 150 / Depression 152 / Amateur Hour: H. L. Mencken and the Saturday Night Club 157 / “Straight Americanese” from East Baltimore 161 / Home, Home on the Shore 162 / Music on the Home Front 164 / War Work: Rebuilding the Peabody and the Symphony 170 / The Baltimore Civic Opera in Peace and War 175 / Overture to Equality 178 / Once More, with Feeling 179 Coda 183 Notes 187   Index 203 Color illustrations appear following page 88 musical maryland This page intentionally left blank ...


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