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And There I Stood with My Piccolo

And There I Stood with My Piccolo

Copyright Date: 1975
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 256
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    And There I Stood with My Piccolo
    Book Description:

    And There I Stood with My Piccolo, originally published in 1948, is a zesty and colorful memoir of composer Meredith Willson’s early years—from growing up in Mason City, Iowa, to playing the flute with John Philip Sousa’s band and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, to a successful career in composing for radio and motion pictures in Hollywood.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-7077-2
    Subjects: Music

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-10)
  2. And There I Stood With My Piccolo
    (pp. 11-255)

    1. NEW YORK TALK WAS A HECK OF A shock to me. So were mountains. You can read about things all your life and still be completely unprepared for what they actually turn out to be. At any rate, I certainly wasn’t prepared for Pennsylvania, all full of mountains like what I saw out of the Pullman window that morning, and I can still hear the Western Union kids that swarmed over the train as we pulled into Manhattan Transfer. “Teleegrams to all pernts,” with a metallic zing that sounded like a straight mute in a two-dollar trumpet.

    Sounds stay...

  3. Back Matter
    (pp. 256-256)