Edward Baxter Perry, the blind pianist, has written a book for music lovers and teachers entitled Descriptive Analyses of Piano Works, aesthetic as opposed to structural analysis of the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Saint-Saens and others.
Stories of Standard Teaching Pieces is another of his books.
Miss Emily Hallowell has made musicians her debtors by transcribing many songs of the Southern negro as she heard them, and publishing them under the name of Calhoun Songs.
Olive Dame Campbell has made a like important contribution to literature and music by writing out words and tunes of old ballads as they are sung in the Southern mountains by the descendants of the English, Scotch and Irish who settled there.
Tufts College has been another strong intellectual force in Medford.
Charles Tufts of Somerville, who inherited Walnut Hill, then a barren tract, said he meant some day to set a light on it. His words have proved true, for the college set on the hill he gave for th