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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 28, 1907)

McDonald, C. P.
Song and music,   pp. 14-15

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September 28, 1907.
SO     N    GTPublishers are Busy With Many                   All Along the Line There Is
SOJN        G         Notable Musical Productions        L/      Great Activity in the Field of        .I
S T NOIt ANGELO       CAlIJENDO    has
had a remarkable career and his
musical genius has been a part of
his nature since earliest boyhood. He
was born in a small Italian village not
far from  Naples, and when only ten
years of age displayed such marked
musical talent thathis parents sent him
te a famlouls Italian conservatory, where
lie received a thorough musical training.
Soon after he took up his study of
music he displayed his aptitude by com-
posing a Hymn of Praise for piano,' or-
gan and band. which was highly lauded
both by his instructors and other well-
making   the  mueilnlifIed  popularity oef
this splendid mucdsi-ecI organization.
The Mexican National Military Band,
Oneofthe leading features of the James-
town expositione, secileteere by the Mex-
icall government ces a nessage of good
will aced friendship of the Mexican peo-
leto theepeoplie of the United States. is
conming to Chicago. Therorugh the influ-
ence and good oflices of Jose Monterola,
millitary commissioner general of the re-
public of Mexico to the Jamestown expo-
sition, President Diaz has given special
Permission for the government Iecand to
pla y at the National Dairy Show, wich
is to be held at lite Union stockyards,
Chicago, October 1o to 1D.
Ewing's Zouave Boy's Band, of twenty-
five juvenile musicians, who also do a
neat and xwell trained drill, have just fin-
ished a veiy seeucssful two weeks' een-
agemeent at White City, Louisville. Ky.
The act is deciddly new and novel.
Perhaps this would be as good a time
as any to call the attention of the pro-
fession to the fact that "Dreaming" and
'Love Me and the 'orld Is Mine" are
Egbert Van Alstyne, of the song writ-
ing team of Williams and Van Alstyne.
who have given us a thousand anil con
for himself. Then he again seIl olt andi
wentec lecck wite Recaick. 'Iece  li wsent
to xvcrk for  remer Ten lie was em-
11loyed by P'. J. Howley. Then-?
On the 22nd of this month Anton Nel es
discarded  that strawN  hat.  However,
there is another sumemer coming.
Jack Drislane says lie is addicted to
attacks of the blues. This is probably
accounted for by the fact that lee has
blue blood in his veins.
Iast Sunday   was Adam's birthday.
Over 6,000 years since ie was among us,
and we did not write a commenoration of
the event.
*  *  *
The  American   Tuberculosis  League
says there are germs in raw milk. There
are very few song writers alarmed by the
President Castro of Venezuela will give
up his job and go to Switzerland.    In
looking around for his successor, Morris
Silver appears to be about the only man
we cane spare right now.
Is Albert Gumble responsible for the
telegraphers' strike?
An ex-convit recently advertised for a
widow who was willing to share his meal
known Italian musicians to whose atten-
titan the ork of this boy prodigy had
been broughet.
After leaving the conservatory he was
compelled to join tie armey by te  e il-
itary lawss, as lice was tice oldest of a
larege family. H-e inmmediately entered
the Regimental band of his division and
after becoming horn soloist, was ad-
vanced to the position of assistant lead-
er, anc honor seldom secured by enlisted
men. Thus ie became instructor of ti'
new men wico joined lice band and ir
wsas not long beforeie wasorcesrtineg
all of the music played by tice organc-
ization. When his terem of enelistente
eripired he was offered the directorship
if he would re-enlist, but believing iec
had a broader future in othcer fields, lic
declined. ie decided to come to Amcer-
ica and after spending some tine in
South America in musical endeavor, le
returned to Italy for a short time.
Tour Has Been Prosperous.
Since the opening of the season at
White City, Chicago, the tour of Cali-
endo's Venetian band has been one long,
uninterrupted success and unbroken so-
ries of sensational achievements. Fron
Chicago to Carnival Park, Kansas City,
Kan., the band scored an immediate hit,
which is attested by the eagerness with
which the management secured a return
engagement following the appearance of
Caliendo at East End Park, Memphis,
Tenn., and Forest Park liighlands, St.
The excellence of the programs, the
splendid work of the band and adapta-
oility to the popular inclination, and
many other skilfully observed require-
meents have drawn the en thcusiastic coam-
mendation and full 1edorsemect of tihe
niusical critics andxvwriters for rice pre ss,
the  managers    wherever  they   have
played, and the patrons who have given
every evidence of being hugely satisfied.
At the conclusiot of ce first egage-
mont at Eansas City, Caliendo was sur-
prised by a visit from a delegation of
prominent citizens, and one of the lead-
ing lawyers of the city presented him
with a simple but handsome medal from
the citizens of nhat city, More recently
at Oneica anotheer big sucecess wsas
scored, and Callendo's Venetian band
may readily be described as one of the
most complete, successful and well or-
ganized concert bodies in rice country
this season.
Manager Wood's Good Work.
As a band manager George S. Wood,
of rie executive staff of le Colonial the-
ater. Chicago, has proven quite a sec-
cess. The band has encountered no diffi-
culties of any kind, has played without
interruption at profitable engagements
from  the beginning of the season, al-
though absolutely unknown at the out-
set, and the bookings were secured prac-
tically on the recommendation of Mr.
Wood alone, who assumed the responsi-
bility, after hearing the rehearsals acnd ob-
serving the work of organization by Sig.
Caliendo, of assuring the managers of
the worth and genuine strength of his
A clever stroke of executive policy was
the engagement of Mr. Charles N. Rich-
ards, one of Frohlman's best men, as
manager of the band en tour, and a
constant line of suggestions from the
home office has undoubtedly aided in
very satisfaCtor    In Viena, said he,
I fiund t t tih' lighttes o101 1 olerati
ccusic is beecomicng better know~  Il ever
the continent; evcn London is adepting
much of it. Notwsithstanding this fact,
I closed some vey         i      tmpoernt ''crace
in \'enati fore erie house, aced areniged.
among other things, for the production
of DeKoven's Highwayman, and      othe
Americn oleI'acl in the near ncture
\l, I beoughctbackwth me-egal's fa-
mous pantomime The Red Shoes. hay.
ing the production and all other rights.
This ballet ran a year in Londo. and
also was produeced in Vienna. lierun
Milan and Budapest. I have an option
also oen several others of :t similar
A   mcatter  which  received i large
amount of Mr. Witmark's attention was
the question of copyright, and his work
in behalf of publishing houses. ;uthors
and composers, it is said, will undoublt-
edly be of lasting benefit. In the prin-
cipal cities that le visited lee studied the
question,-in Berlin with Professor Oste-
reich, and in London with Honorable T,
P. O'Connor, who made many friends in
New   York on the occasion of his last
visit to the United States.
While ic London Mr. Witmark was en-
tertained by Honorable T. P. OConnor
at the House of Parliament and b'y Con-
sul-General Robert Wynne.
Notes from the Witmarks.
Miss Mary Ann Brown, who does not
depend upon a faneciful name for lopu-
eriy, is emakieg a good recod atevery
eegagement. 11er list of Wirmark songs
is one that, comebind with the voice and
iersonality of tie singer, never fails to
nake each   performance a   noteworthy
Oe. She is using "It Was Pesuasion,"
"I'd Rather be Like Paw," and "You'll
Have to Get Off and Walk."
Alice Banta, since her first apparance
in vaudeville. has gone steadily fwvard,
so that she is booked from one ,,ason to
the next. "Love Dreams," "The Door of
Hope" "My Dear," 'As Long a the
Wiorld Rolls Gee," and ''I'd Live or I'd
Die for You," are bringing hr many en-
GertrrdeFiskeleas recently pleased her
aedie   i withe   ne acw songs 'I'd Live
sir I'd Dee for Yor.'"As ILong ;is the
World   Rolls On," and "The Door of
Horn's Band Organized.
Horn's Cleicago Military band of forty
pieces, a new organeizatione in this city.
lenssprung into existencetrogheteef-
forts of tleose two hutstling meusicians,
Messrs. Charles S. Horn and Sherman
TVilcox, bote ofw hom are well known i
local meusical circles.
As a cornet virtuoso Mr. Horn is a new
star in the musical firmament: his range
and execution ace said to be mearvelous
and critics pronouce hiee   to be the
"coing man."  His solos  with local
goi thcices in' the song line, is now a
Ietsident'cc  ef  C ioni go.
Acc'omepanied by his lride., Van hit the
Mindy City last Thursday and has decid-
ed to remain with us. Next spring ie
will build his own home in one of the de-
uightful seebeerice fecr whicli Cihicago is
notec.  I  cs h<irdhi  sv ais  e tobile
.shipped froi New York. Welcome, old
scout, thrice velcome.
re mtitheer nkncn Verdi opera lean
recenetly been runearte ic Milanc. Thec
work beloegs to the early reati'e period
of the Italian composer, hoe   es,leo w
ever, not to have intended the wocrk for
publieation, is it was found in a chest,
te corte'nts ofwhicl, according C oVer-
di's direcions, sycce wvortheless and to be
burned after his death. His wish seemed
not to have been fulfilled and the dis-
covery of the valuale manuscript pro-
mises to be of great interest to the musi-
cal world.
*  *  *
One of the most curious pianos ever
manufactured was made to the order of
the late Emperor of Morocco. It hall to
be made in parts, each small enough to
be carried by a slave, as his highness ab-
soclutely refused to tIriSt them to the care
of his camels, which formed the oIy oit-
er available means of transport.
This instrument was an exceedingly
costly affair, being manufactured princi-
inlly of orris and tulip woods, inlaid wits
unpolished jacaranda parqiutry and dec-
orated with scroll work of pure gold. The
actual sum paid for it was $15,000.
*  *  *
What a roving disposition that man W.
C. Polla is possessed of. Six years ago
lie was connected with the Victor Krem-
Cr company. He left Kremer and em-
birked in businesss for himself. Then he
sold his catalogue and went to work for
Remick. Then le went in business again
ticket witi  m iiacfor the rest of her natu-
rat days. Herecceived over fifty favorable
re'plis, accompanied   by  photographs.
There are a few bachelors in our publish-
ing ranks who might profit by this ex-
I understood Leo Feist has a verv ac-
live and able representative in Chicago.
Won't some kindly disposed person en-
ligiten us as to who ie is?
Since that proclamation by President
Roosevelt, that the straw lat season does
not close until September 22d, Anton
Nelles has been very jubilant,
Ace antitoxic has beene discovered thrd
willkill alny kind of geros ie tiree icic-
utes, Whynot use it on some of our as-
pirineg song writers?
Can't somebody induce Leo Feist to
settle this two-cent fare agitation once
and for all?
Horatio Peabody-a pretty name, is it
not? He ought to be in Congress.
Witmark Back from Europe.
Isidore iVitmark, vlo recently returned
from Europe where le transacted ia lirge
voluene  of business, is greatly pleased
wsith the results-both as to productions
and songs l( placed on the other side, as
well as with the novelties ie brought
back wyith him.
IHis itinerary covered Hamburg, Ber-
sn, Leitsicu Dresden, Prage, Vienna,
Salshcurg, Muncich., Nrrcbrcrg, Fr'ankfort.
a trip up the Rhine, Cologne, Dusseldorf,
Aix-Ic-Chappelle. Paris and London. In
all his journeyings business ecessarily
occupied  his first attention, but when
time permitted, a historic spot or sub-
j:ct of interest was indulged in.
Mr. Vitmark states that business mat-
ters in all the cities he visited proved
hands in thi  ity' ha  arouseed great en-
thusiasm. is ie phis the e    chcee rinici
and rapid compositions writtcI f,'r 1ii
chosen icestrument with great     rilliancy
and dashe. His sostenuto powers are said
to be reiarkaile      As a director Mr
Hornc is xxch kneowne eec Chcicago aced ti'
The band cc inelr the management Of
Sherman Vilcox, formerly leader of the
Light Guard Band of the Third Regi-
nient Illinois National Guards. acd later
cornist with 1Villiam   Foote's minstrels.
h'le eband is now  in the field for Is-
cal ibusiness, and next season wvil fill
elates until Oct. 1. Its offices are at 94
Dearborn stret.
Notes from Gus Edwards.
Wis. A. Brady is preparing to put the
well known comedian. Al Leech Out In
a. musical piece entitled "Happy Days,"
the entire music of which is fromt the
pen of that popular and versatile cOrn-
poser. Gus Edwards.
"Hip! Hip! Hooray!" or "A        College
Yell in Two Shouts," which is to be the

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