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ALEXANDER HENNEMAN TRIOLOGUES figure A DELIGHTFUL COMBINATION OF Picture, Word AND Music UNIQUE AND NOVEL ENTERTAINING ELEVATING EDUCATING Address: SECRETARY Henneman College of Music HENNEMAN HALL, ST. LOUIS, MO. ANNOUNCEMENT MR. HENNEMAN comes to you not merely as an entertaining speaker but as a scholarly man and trained musician. His general education was received in the St. Louis University and his musical education, from the age of eight years, has embraced a preliminary training Portable Mystery Stage in Piano, Cello and Harmony, followed by three years in Europe, where he graduated from the Royal Academy at Munich in Piano, Cello, Composition and Conducting. After four year's teaching in America he returned to Europe for two and a half years during which he studied higher piano work in Berlin and Munich, Vocal in Paris and Italy, Composition with Victor Gluth of Munich. He taught classes in Vocal and Piano in Munich and was accompanist to Mon. Sbriglia of Paris. Among his other masters were Rheinberger, Thuille, Bussmeyer, Werner, von Riehl, Abel, Felix Schmidt and Richards. As a musical correspondent on German and English papers, and in researches in the Museums and Galleries of London, Berlin, Munich, Florence, Rome, and Paris, he prepared himself for these triologues . Since returning to America he has been actively and professionally engaged as pianist, singer, teacher, conductor, lecturer and author. His 101 MASTER EXERCISES FOR ALL VOICES is one of the recognized text books on the voice that is used in the best schools of this country as well as in Berlin, Paris and London. WHEN MUSIC WAS YOUNG This Triologue, in which church music is eliminated entirely, is in the form of a story of Music from its infancy. The musical selections are ancient and modern, the latter exemplifying some device or idea in music already known or practiced among the Ancients. In this manner the crude and simple melodies and chants of olden days and savage people are set in opposition with stirring modern pieces and songs. Man's most primitive efforts are shown. Nature's music is explained. You see the Savage and hear his music, from that you pass to the Semi-barbarians, then to the music in the days when Babylon was in her glory. You see pictures of Epyptian and Assyrian temples and instruments as well as those of the Israelite, the Greek and the Roman. Their music is illustrated by songs and instrumental numbers. Sacred and profane dances are depicted in picture and music along with the selections from modern operas. These are accompanied by beautifully colored illustrations of the scenes. Chinese orchestras, instruments and music are shown and many other novel things — some illustrated songs among them — show how music became the divine art of today. The hearer is carried from serious to light, from solemn to humorous, from antiquity to the present, from the sublime to the ridiculous — and we must admit there is ridiculous music — by means of story, picture, song and instrumedal music. Sacred Play — Thibet, China MR. HENNEMAN has met the demand for a subject that is both entertaining and educating, and the Triologues SACRED MUSIC and WHEN MUSIC WAS YOUNG have been constructed and reconstructed with this end in view. SACRED MUSIC This Triologue, given more than 100 times, a fourth of which have been return dates, transports the hearers to far off distant and ancient lands and by the use of a dissolving lantern and instrumental and vocal selections acquaints them with the customs, liturgy, songs and ceremonies of the most ancient and modern religious cults. More than one hundred dissolving views — the greatest part of which are beautifully colored, show temples, tombs, theatres and structures of the past and present. The ceremonies, music, customs and laws of Ancients and Moderns pass in review before the hearer in Pictures, Words and Music. Confusing technical terms are avoided and the whole matter is enlivened by witticisms, anecdotes, and humorous touches; interspersed with instrumental and vocal examples that enliven the subject and keep the listener interested. The two cuts on this page will serve to show the contrast in the subject, which is scarcely expected under the title Sacred Music. There are plenty of opportunities Organ — Year 921 for humor and Mr. Henneman wastes none of them, at the same time retaining the seriousness of the purpose of the Triologue. In this, as in the Triologue When Music was Young , Mr. Henneman has endeavored to give something that is entertaining and yet educating. As an evidence that he has succeeded he asks at least a hurried perusal of a few pre s notices and personal letters on the last page of this circular. Triologue, in Dreparation: Nations—Their Scenes and Melodies. Office of the President, St. Louis University. MR. ALEXANDER HENNEMAN, ST. LOUIS . Dear Sir: I hear that you have had calls to repeat your Illustrated Triologue, Sacred Music , delivered last winter in the Young Men's Sodality Lecture Course. I, myself, found the Triologue entertaining, informing and elevating. With the best wishes for your success, I remain, Yours respectfully, (Signed) W. BANKS ROGERS , S. J., Pres. St. Louis University. Mr. Henneman had a full house. He was enthusiastically appreciated. His Triologue Sacred Music covered a field usually considered rather dry, but Mr. Henneman made the subject entertaining. The pictures were very enjoyable. Musical illustrations were equally attractive, but the charm of the evening was in the speaker himself, whose pleasing personality, thorough acquaintance with his subject, and fund of bright funny stories, together with his occasional witticisms kept the audience interested and wide awake. We predict a rapidly growing success for him; and congratulate the St. Louis Y. W. C. A. in securing him on their first course of lectures. St. Louis. Christian Womanhood. Your Triologue, When Music was Young , delivered on March 19th, has been unanimously pronounced a very great success. The house was crowded to its capacity. The people were more than pleased — they were delighted and have been asking for your other Triologue which I expect you to give before the coming Summer. I am, very sincerely yours, (Signed) REV. P. A. KRIER , Pastor, St. Joseph's Church. Mr. Alexander Henneman presented his stereopticon and musically illustrated Triologue When Music Was Young under the auspieces of the Ladies Society. Everybody enjoyed an interesting and entertaining evening. We recommend Mr. Henneman very highly and feel sure that wherever he presents one of his illustrated Triologues on Music, it will be greatly enjoyed and appreciated. (Signed) MRS. LENA SCHARLOTT , Pres. By order: Ladies Society Independent Prot. Ev. Church. One of the most interesting lectures of the winter series of the Young Womens Christian Association was delivered last night to an audience that packed the auditorium, by Alexander Henneman on Sacred Music. He was repeatedly applauded for the witticisms dispersed throughout his triologue, which proved as entertaining as it was instructive. St. Louis Republic. In the same hall Alexander Henneman has only lately had a phenomenal success with his Triologue, Sacred Music . Mississippi-Blätter. Alexander Henneman delivered a Triologue on Sacred Music at the St. Louis University. The subject was treated exhaustively from the time of David and Solomon to the present day, by playing, singing and illustrating music chosen from the different periods depicting the gradual development of Sacred Music. Mr. Henneman used the stereopticon freely and by enlivening the matter with appropriate witticisms, anecdotes and musical extracts, held his audience interested to the end. Musical Leader and Concert Goer. Alexander Henneman presented his Triologue When Music Was Young at Troy, Mo. before a large audience. He will fill a return engagement about May 15th. St. Louis Republic. When Music Was Young , an illustrated Triologue, was presented by Alexander Henneman at St. Joseph's Hall. The particularly characteristic value of this triologue was found in the number of fine piano selections which served as musical illustrations on the subject. In the vocal field the old English folk-song, Drink to me only with Thine Eyes , sung with exquisite tenderness, among others of its kind, pleased immensely. 100 Stereopticon pictures, many of extreme beauty, and an endless fund of humor and anecdote gave spice to the whole. Mr. Henneman proved to be a master in elucidating his subject and holding the attention of the audience that filled the hall, seats, standing room and all. He was interrupted repeatedly with applause and laughter, and the audience left with the assurance of having had an entertaining and instructive evening. Amerika. A highly interesting, instructive and at the same time entertaining evening was given by Mr. Alexander Hennemann in his novel Triologue on Sacred Music at Goller Hall. It was a decidedly successful presentation in which pictorial and musical illustrations, such as have been rarely given, developed the subject in a clear and lucid manner. Mr. Henneman in a most fascinating manner held his audience interested to the end. Amerika. Nov. 13th. 1907. At Sodality Hall last Monday night Alexander Henneman presented his Stereopticon Triologue, When Music Was Young . Besides the stereopticon pictures many piano and vocal selections, ancient and modern, were given. Mr. Henneman has been requested to present another triologue for next year's course. St. Louis World. I greatly enjoyed Prof. Henneman's Triologue, When Music Was Young . As an archaeologist and historian I was especially pleased. To our Music Department it was particularly helpful and inspiring; as an entertainment I know nothing better on the platform. The public can hardly find more excellencies combined. We shall arrange to have Prof. Henneman again. Dr. Allen H. Godbey, Dean of Morrisville College, Morrisville, Mo. Mr. Alexander Henneman uses the Mason & Hamlin Diano, Bollman Bros., Agts., St. Louis.
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