The Musical Messenger

The Musical Messenger was an American musical journal that was founded in 1872 by John C. Freund and published until 1918. It was a highly respected publication that covered a broad range of topics related to music, including news, performance reviews, critical essays, and musicological research.Image:the-musical-messenger-sample-cover

The publication had a strong focus on sacred music and was particularly influential in promoting choral music. Its pages featured articles on hymnody, anthems, cantatas, and other music for use in worship services.

The Musical Messenger counted many prominent musicians and musicologists among its contributors and readership. Notable contributors included Antonín Dvořák, Sir Hubert Parry, and Harry T. Burleigh.

The publication was also known for its advocacy and promotion of American music. It championed works by American composers, and frequently published articles and reviews related to the subject.

The Musical Messenger ceased publication in 1918, but its legacy lives on. The journal was highly regarded for its contributions to American music scholarship and for its role in promoting American choral music.{{Categories}}

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