Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 28, 1907)
McDonald, C. P.
Song and music, pp. 14-15
THE SHOW WORLD 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- BY C. P. McDONALD 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 Iits. 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 statement. 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 SHERMAN WILCOX 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. Louis. 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 band, 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 character." 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 SIGNOR ANGELO CALIENDO. 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- ample. 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 CHARLES S. HORN 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' inlity. 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 14