This collection of essays reflects Wm. A. Little's broad interest in two fields - German studies and music. Literary-critical essays include contributions by Reinhold Grimm on the political novella, Karl Guthke on 400 years of intellectual thought about extraterrestrial life, and Frank Ryder on the political and psychological aspects of Schiller's «Kabale und Liebe». Musical contributions include Larry Todd on Mendelssohn, Patricia Stanley on Albert Schweitzer and Antonia Brico, and David Gehrenbeck on Renaissance motets. Finally, pieces by Robt. Spaethling on Mozart's letters, Regine Otto on Herder and music, J. Michael Cooper on «tableaux vivants» in 19th-century Germany, and John Reynolds on Gellert's hymns investigate connections between literature and music, an interest which became the cornerstone of Little's distinguished career.