John Sylvanus Thompson (1889 Williamstown, Pennsylvania – 1963 Tucson, Arizona), was an American pianist, with a mysterious existence with very little to none of a biography left to tell his story. The pages provided to you, by Hystoria, proves that Mr. Thompson was indeed a different type of fellow.
Please do pay attention to song #6 on page #12 “The Scissors Grinder” – Accidentals: Always Be Careful to observe accidentals.
Dibble, Cameron Shawn. John Sylvanus Thompson: Pianist, Pedagogue, Composer. D.M.A. paper, Kansas, MO.: University of Missouri, 1992, 261 p. UM 9224624. To the knowledge of the author, there are no biographies of John Thompson in existence, except the short background sketches given, for example, in the 1927 Duo-Art Catalog, published by the Aeolian Company, and the profiles of Thompson printed in his published music. – The Pianist’s Bookshelf: A Practical Guide to Books, Videos, and Other Resources
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