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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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