John Tasker Howard

John Tasker Howard (November 30, 1890 – November 20, 1964) was an early American music historian, radio host, writer, lecturer, and composer. His Our American Music, published in 1931, was an early general history of music in the United States.

Howard was the curator in the Music Division of the New York Public Library from 1940 to 1956.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 30, 1890 (Brooklyn), Died November 20, 1964 (West Orange)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia CO27429 10-in. approximately 1940 Beautiful dreamer John Carter ; James Quillian Tenor vocal solo, with piano arranger  


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