The History of American Music by Louis Charles Elson

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .

Written in English

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  • Music,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • Music/Songbooks

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Number of Pages428
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Open LibraryOL8463187M
ISBN 101417959614
ISBN 109781417959617

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