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ISME Website ISME History Standing Committee IHME Homepage JOSEPH MAINZER (1801-1851) - SINGING FOR THE MILLION   Joseph Mainzer was born at Tier in Germany and was educated at Trier Cathedral. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1826 and went to Brussels before going to Britain where he lived at Edinburgh and then Manchester. His best known publications were Singing for the Million and Music and Education.  A biography of Mainzer may be accessed in Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 35 via WikiSource.  Extracts from Mainzerís Singing of the Milion Music are availble online       as well as extracts from Music and Education  Both these books are available as reprints in the Cambridge Library Collection - Music.                            Mainzer teaching a choral class ISME Website ISME History Standing Committee IHME Homepage Copyright © 2014 History Standing Committee, International Society for Music Education (ISME)
References Stefan Manz (2012) Joseph Mainzer (1801–1851) and the Popularisation of Choral Singing in Britain, Immigrants & Minorities, 30:2-3, 152- 170, DOI: 10.1080/02619288.2010.502707 Southcott, J. (2019). Egalitarian Music Education in the Nineteenth Century: Joseph Mainzer and Singing for the Million. Journal of Historical Research in Music Education,  https://doi.org/10.1177/1536600619848104