Music Department Acclaims Davison Upon 70th Birthday

A secretly prepared volume of original musical essays will be published some time this spring as the gift of the Music Department to its "grand old man," Archibald T. Davison '05, James Edward Ditson Professor of Music, in honor of his 70th birthday.

The volume, "Essays in Music," was prepared for publication earlier this month, but was delayed. Davison, who will retire next year after 45 years of teaching in the department, was presented with the title page and table of contents on his birthday.

It was written by Davison's associates in the department and other well-known experts. Among the 36 contributors are G. Wallace Woodworth '24, professor of Music, Walter Piston '24, Walter W. Naumberg Professor of Music, and Willard L. Sperry, retired dean of the Divinity School.