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John Weeks Moore (11 April 1807 in Andover, New Hampshire – 1889) was an editor of musical publications.



He was a son of Jacob Bailey Moore. He was educated at Concord High School and Plymouth Academy, became a printer, and was connected with several journals. In 1834 he established the first musical newspaper in New Hampshire, and he afterward edited The World of Music, a quarto, The Musical Library, a folio, and the Daily News.


  • Vocal and Instrumental Instructor (Bellows Falls, Vt., 1843)
  • Sacred Minstrel (1848)
  • Complete Encyclopædia of Music, Elementary, Technical, Historical, Biographical, Vocal, and Instrumental (1854)
  • American Collection of Instrumental Music (1856)
  • Star Collection of Instrumental Music (1858)
  • Appendix to Encyclopedia of Instrumental Music (Manchester, N. H., 1858)
  • Musical Record (5 vols., 1867–70)
  • Songs and Song-Writers of America (200 numbers, 1859–80)
  • Historical, Biographical, and Miscellaneous Gatherings relative to Printers, Printing, Publishing of Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and other Literary Productions from 1820 to 1886 (1886), a second volume was in preparation in 1888



  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWilson, J. G.; Fiske, J., eds. (1900). "Moore, Jacob Bailey" . Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.

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