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Music and some highly musical people: containing brief chapters on I. A description of music. II. The music of nature. III. A glance at the history of music. IV. The power, beauty, and uses of music. Following which are given sketches of the lives of rem

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Published by Boston : Lee and Shepard ; New York :Charles T. Dillingham
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Jeff Crompton
Dec 23, 2012 Jeff Crompton rated it it was ok
I gave up on this one halfway through - it was just too boring and poorly written to finish. I had been interested in reading Trotter's book for years, since the meat of the 1878 book is a series of sketches of 19th-century African-American musicians, making it one of the first books about black music in America.

But the writing is so florid and non-specific that it's meaningless, and most of the biographical sketches are filled with endless quotes from newspaper articles praising the subjects.
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