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Thread #69315   Message #1191781
Posted By: masato sakurai
22-May-04 - 09:26 PM
Thread Name: School Songbook Index PermaThread
Subject: RE: School Songbook Index PermaThread
Q, according to John Alfred Nietz's Old Textbooks [online at Historic Pittsburgh] (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1961, pp. 345-46), the first two textbooks were Augustus Peabody's The Child's Song Book, published in Boston in 1830; and Lowell Mason and E. Ives, Jr.'s The Juvenile Lyre, submitted for copyright in 1831, but published in 1832. Incidentally, "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was first set to music (but not the presently know melody) in The Juvenile Lyre (James J. Fuld, The Book of World-Famous Music, 5th ed., 2000, p. 355).