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Raoul F. Camus

1901 , and 1903 , and a world tour, 1910–11 . The typical Sousa program usually listed nine compositions, ranging from his own suites, selections, and marches, to novelty numbers and solos, to orchestral transcriptions and opera arias and the most recent contemporary music such as selections from Parsifal a decade before its Metropolitan Opera premiere. His printed programs are deceiving, however: after each listed title Sousa would normally add one or two encores, so that a program with nine selections might actually contain as many as 30. The encores were always


Charles K. Wolfe

revised by Gregory N. Reish

of bluegrass into a versatile and eclectic idiom. Bibliography D. Rhodes : “The Stability and Versatility of the Seldom Scene,” Bluegrass Unlimited , 15/1 (1980), 14–19 P. Parsons : “The Seldom Scene: All This and Fun, Too,” Bluegrass Unlimited , 29/6 (1994), 16–29 B. Weintraub : “The Seldom Scene: Still Picking After All These Years,” Bluegrass Unlimited , 38/4 (2003), 28–32 External references The editorially selected link below is provided by our partner Alexander Street Press (ASP) and requires a subscription to their site


Karen Ahlquist

Mendelssohn, Weber, and later Brahms composed Männerchöre, and Silcher arranged songs by Schubert for this medium. Opera choruses-even full productions-were performed, as were mixed-chorus works, for which Damenchöre were established. Männerchöre proliferated in the USA up to World War I, when their numbers declined in response to anti-German sentiment. Several of the oldest Männerchöre are active today, however some are mixed choruses and others remain all male. Bibliography T. Albrecht : “The Music Libraries of the German Singing Societies in