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NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.

CHAPPEIL AND CO.'S NEW MUSICAL ALBUMS.

In volumes, beautifully bound in various coloured cloths, with gold
letters and gilt edges, price 4s. each.

CHAFFELL'S ENGLISH BALLAD ALBUM,

Containing 36 Songs by Balfe, Wallace, Barker, Glover, Linley, Lover,
Walter Maynard, and other popular Composers, all with Pianoforte
Accompaniments.

Price 4s. bound and gilt edges.

In this Album will be found many of the most popular Ballads of these
favourite composers.

CHAPPELL'S FIRST ALBUM DE DANSE

For the Pianoforte ; containing 10 sets Quadrilles, 50 Valses, 40
Polkas, chiefly by Charles D'Albert.

Price 4s. bound, with gilt edges.

CHAPPELL'S SECOND ALBUM DE DANSE

For the Pianoforte j containing Quadrilles, Valses, Polkas, Galops,
Schottiscbes, Yarsovianas, Polkas, Mazurkas, Kedowas, and French
Country Dances.

Price 4s. bound, with gilt edges.

B The two Albums de Danse comprise a complete collection of

all Music requisite for the Ball-room.

CHAPPELL'S CHRISTY MINSTREL ALBUM,

Containing 52 Songs, with Choruses and Pianoforte Accompaniment.

H.B. This collection alone contains various popular Songs, including

"I'm leaving thee in sorrow, Annie,"" Friends of my Youth," "I'm
returning to thee, Annie," " Rosalie," &c.

Price 4s. bound, with gilt edges.

CHAPPELL'S SACRED VOCAL ALBUM

Contains 36 Songs and Duets, by Handel, Barnett, Glover, the Hon.
Mrs. Norton, Smart, Abt, Moore, Marcello, &c.

Price 4s. bound, with gilt edges.

CHAPPELL'S ITALIAN SONG BOOK,

Containing 32 Italian and German Songs, by Verdi, Mozart, Flotow,
Schubert, &c, all with English as well as the original Words, and
Pianoforte Accompaniments.

Price 4s. bound, with gilt edges.

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CRAMER, BEALE, & WOOD,

NEW DANCE MUSIC.

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AS SOLOS AND DUETS. 4s.

TITLE.

WITH BRILLIANTLY ILLUSTRATED

Composed and Arranged by GEORGE CROAL on the
following Popular Airs, selected from W. Chappell's
"Popular Music of the Olden Time "—

"Fairies haste!" "The dusky Night rides down the Sky," "The Oak
and the Ash," "Farewell, Manchester!" "There was a jolly Miller
once," "The Spring is coming," "Come, lasses and lads," "Come, here's
to Robin Hood I" "May he who wears a sulky face," "Early one morn-
ing," and " The Bailiff's daughter."

OLD ENGLISH LANCERS.

4s.

Arranged by CHARLES COOTE on Airs, selected from
W. Chappell's "Popular Music of the Olden Time "—

"A Soldier should be jolly," "Once I loved a maiden fair," "0 list
to me, my only love!" "The Vicar of Bray," "The Bailiff's daughter,"
"Joan to the Maypole," "To the Maypole haste away," and " Amid the
new-mown hay."

SIMON BOGGANEGRA

(Illustrated Title). Arranged by CHARLES COOTE from
Verdi's Opera, and contains the following Airs—

"Letizia di carole," "Figlia 'a tal nome palpito," "Parla in tuo cor
Tirgine," " Dimmi perehe inquest' e remo," "Doge il popol f acclama."

THE LASS OF.GOWRIE.

88.'

(Illustrated Title). Arranged from the following Scotch
Airs by H. S. ROBERTS—

"March of the Cameron Men," "Lasso' Gowrie," "Highland Laddie,"
"There's nae Luck," March from " Bob Boy."

WAIHE

THE PRAIRIE FLOWER (Illustrated by Bran-

dard). 4s. By GERALD STANLEY, Composer of the
"Woodland Whisper."

THE FLOWER OF THE VALLEY (Illustrated

Title). 4b. By PROCIDA BUCALOSSI.

SWEET VIOLETS (Illustrated Title). 4s. By

PROCLDA BUCALOS8L

MERRIE ENGLAND (Illustrated Title). 4s.

By PROCLDA BUCALOSSI.

P(DlLKA§o

CAROLINE POLKA (Illustrated Title). 3s. On

Favourite Nigger Melodies. By C. COOTE.

GIPSY POLKA MAZURKA (Illustrated Title).

3s. By PROCIDA BUCALOSSL

The AMBER WITCH POLKA (Illustrated Title).

3s. By CHARLES D'ALBERT.

CROWN OF ROSES POLKA (Illustrated Title).

3s. By PROCIDA BUCALOSSI.

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MADAME NITA NORRIE and MR. JOHN WILSON hntiiiu RETURNED from their Tour through the Provinces, are open to Engagements for CONCKRT8, Sec.

All Communications to be addressed, care of Mr. Korrie, Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, \V.

MR. DAVID LAMBERT (Bass Vocalist) will Sing at Uxbridge Haydn's CREATION, January 15; Bury (Suffolk), 17th; Bury (Lancashire), 28; and Barnard Castle, 31st, &c.

Communications for Engagements to be addressed 15 Adelaide Square, Windsor, Berks.

MISS ROSE HERSEE will sing H. Hersee's new Song,
"A DAY TOO LATE," at the City Hal), Olaigow, January 11 ; Town Hall,
Newcastle, January Iftj Queen's Rooms, Glasgow, January 17th, and Town Hall,
Godalming, January 28.
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Service to commence at Half-past Seven o'clock, Mr. Albert Dawes, the Organist and Choir-Master, will preside, and display the beauties of this superb instrument.

A Collection will be made after the Service.

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THE MUSIC FROM

HOWARD GLOVER'S

NEW OPERETTA,

"ONCE TOO OFTEN,"

Will be Published on the 17th of January, by
.DUNCAN DAVISON & CO., 2U Regent Street, W.

"ALICE, WHERE ART THOU?"

46 A LICE, Where Art Thou?" Romance; sung by

Signor Qardoni, and written by Wellington Guernsey, Music by J. Ascher. "Mr. Ascher, whose fame as a writer of pianoforte music is European, has proved himself in * Alice, where art thou ? * as consummate an artist as a vocal writer as he is renowned us a composer for the pianoforte. The melody is graceful, flowing, and original, full of thernost original feeling and thought. It has been sung by Sims Reeves, Gardonl, Mr, Ten nan t, Mr Perron, Mr. Tedder, Mr. Melchor Winter, and all the leading tenors of the day. Two editions of this romance have been printed—one in B flat for ladies' voices, and the other in D flat for tenors. Altogether, we have seldom met with a composition embodying all the elements of popularity In so great a degree aa M. A scher's romance or ' Alice, who art thou?' and one that must, on Its merits alone, become the moat popular song of the present day."—(Irish Timet.)

In tlm Press,

"ALICE," transcribed for the Pianoforte by J. Ascher.
ditto ditto by Bernhoff.

JLondon: Duncan Davison and Co.v 244 Regent Street, W.

Just Published, Price 4s.,

J? MILE BERGER'S NEW PIANO SOLO, 2J "LES ECHOS DE LONDRES."

This new fantasia was composed expressly for M. Ole Bull, Herr Formes, Mr. and Mrs. Tennant, and Miss Anna Whitty's provincial tour. It has been played by Mr. Emlle Bcrger (as well as the transcription of Ferrari's popular serenade " Vicni, Vieni") every where with the greatest success, and has invariably been encored.

"The introduction of the two popular melodies,' Gentle Annie and * Dixy's Land,' was a happy Idea of Mr. Berger. The audience were delighted, and the applause was so great that the talented pianist was obliged to return to the platform ana repeat the fautasta, to the great delight of the audience."—Sheffield Paper.

London: Duncan Davison and^Co. 244;Regent Street, W.

TTERR REICHARDT'S NEW SONG,

LA. "ARE THEY MEANT BUT TO DECEIVE ME T*

Maiurka-Polonoise.
The Poetry adapted by JOHN OXENFORD.
Price 2s. Gd.

Sung At the Crystal Palace Concerts by HERR REICHARDT, with immense success.

The Timet says: " Herr Reichardt, the German tenor, whose pure, classical style and fervid expression—still remembered. In spite of two years' absence—were displayed with the utmost effect In a characteristic song from his own pen, entitled 'Are they meant but to deceive me?' which exhibited more than one touch worthy the composer of that deservedly popular romance,1 Thou art so near and yet so far.'

London : Published by Duncan Davison and Co. 244 Regent street, W.

BLUMENTHAL'S new Compositions for the PIANOFORTE,"The days that are no more," Madame Sainton's popular song, transcribed, price 3s., and " Un petit Cadeau," Bluette, 3s.

London: Duncan Davison and Co. 244 Regent Street, W.

T S. BACH'S "PASSIONS-MUSIK" (according to

19 • the text of St. Matthew). Vocal Score, with Pianoforte Accompaniment, und the Editorship of Professor STERNDALE BENNETT. Now published for the first time in England. The English text adapted by Miss H. F. H. Johnston.

Subscribers to this work are respectfully informed that it will be ready for delivery by the middle of February. Subscription, One Guinea, Price to Non-Subscribers, One Guinea and a half. Subscribers' names received until the 1st of February. Tho Chorus parts, 5s. each, will also be ready.

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LOCKE'S MACBETH.—SIXPENCE.—Published this Day, Boosey and Sons' complete Edition of Locke's Music to MACBETH, in Vocal Score, with Pianoforte accompaniment. Price Sixpence.

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will be sent Free of Charge to any part of the World.

MUSICAL DIRECTORY, REGISTRY, and ALMANACK for 1862. Jost Published. Contents: — 36S Miniature Musical Biographics ; the Addresses of Musical Professors, &c, throughout the Kingdom ; the

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? Long Ago " — Musical Sketch for the Pianoforte — Virginia Gabriel (Ewer and Co.).

Also pleasing and well-written, quaint and pretty in the bargain, inscribed to that clever and rising pianist, Miss Caroline Molique, and with the additional recommendation of owing nothing to Mendelsshon.

"Christmas Bells"—Song, words by JoriN Oxenford, music by Niels W/ Gade (Ewer and Co.).

The words of this Christmas song may best speak for themselves:—

"Christ came to earth upon this day,
That sin might be forgiven,
And in an humble manger lay.

The holy Lord of heaven.
The guiding star above Him shone,
And shepherds hitfl'd the Holy One.

Hallelujah, praise our Lord!

"Arise, my soul, no longer mourn,
Rejoice in thy salvation j
In David's city One is born,

Who brings as consolation.
Betake thee to that Infant mild,
Thyself in innocence a child.

Hallelujah, praise our Lord!"—

And, although we cannot say of Herr Gade (as of Miss Gabriel) that in this, or indeed in any instance he has afforded us of his talent as a composer, he owes nothing to Mendelssohn, he has matched the neat perfection, if not sustained the originality (see for example the ninth bar, "Only Lord of Heaven"), the poet with whom we find him associated. In short, the thing is altogether faultless.

"Patrick's Adieu," — " The Lily of the Valley"—words by E. A. E., music by Jules Schmidt (Hopwood & Crew).

"Patrick's Adieu" has a taste of the old Irish melody about it, especially in the minor part; but Herr Schmidt should avoid such progressions as the following :—

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"Hope"—a Pastoral,—words by Shenstone, music by W. Abbott, Op. 62 (Metzler and Co.).

Mr. Abbott's "Op. 62 " is as bucolic as the words of the old English poet to which it is married,—we will not add, ,and marred by the marriage. "Op. 62 " has this peculiarity —that, in the symphony, the pedal is to be footed and unfooted alternately, at the beginning and at the end of evey chord respectively. It has this peculiarity. We can find no peculiarity in Mr. Abbott's " Op. 62 " but this peculiarity. Shenstone's words will be recognised in the opening quatrain :—

"My banks they are furnished with bees,
Whose murmurs invite one to sleep j
My grottoes are shaded with trees,

And my hills are white over with sheep."

"Magdalena"—by Peter The Venerable, translated by the Rev. Alexander Ross—music by C. G. H.; "Magdalena"— transcribed for the pianoforte—- by Thecla Badarzewska (Oetzmann & Co.).

"Pone luctum, Magdalena." The Rev. Mr.Ross, who has ably and scholarly translated this hymn to the Magdalen, might have rendered his purchasers a further good turn by telling them something in a foot note of Peter the Venerable, who, while flourishing A.d. 1092, wrote this hymn to the Magdalen ■— " Cantum sacrum antiquum," — as Jules Janin or Mr. Bridgeman might post put. , The music of C. G. H., in a word, is harmonious, impressive and beautiful; and, while — " simplex munditiis," ns Mr. Bridgeman or Jules Janin might interput—it soars without striving, and engages the sympathies of all alive to the charm of devotional melody without effort. It is some time since we have received so interesting a work for review.

The pianoforte transcription of Thecla Badarzewska (" composer of the celebrated ' La Priere Exaucee'"—as the title page informs us) is clever, well-written, showy and effective.

"Guitare"—Polonaise-bolero, pour piano—W Kruger,

(Ewer and Co.). We're in luck with this batch of " music for review;" for though Herr Kriiger cannot lay any great claim to origina, lity either of ideas or of construction, he may fairly command acknowledgment for musician-like, handling of his materials. Indeed, we should be puzzled to lay our index on a single weak bar.

Mdnicii.— For about six months, no concerts of any importance were given here, and now they are following each other with unusual rapidity. On the 11th inst., the Musikalische Acadcmie began their Subscription Concerts, in the Royal Odeon, with Beethoven's Symphony in C minor, performed in a manner worthy of the reputation already achieved by, the members of the orchestra. Of the other pieces in the programme Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, played by Herr Walther, was the most applauded. He was called forward three times. The vocal selection consisted of the grand scene from Otello, sung by Miles. Stehle, Eicliheim, and Herr Heinrich; Herr Tombo undertaking the harp accompaniment. There were about 2000 persons present, the King, Queen, and Prince Luitpold being among the number. A few days subsequently Faubel gave B Soiree at the Museum, when the principal feature was Hummel's Quintet in E flat major ; M. Mortier de Fontaine attempting the pianoforte part from memory. Shortly afterwards, the Philharmonic Association gave their second Matineo in the Royal Odeon. The most important piece in the programme was Mozart's Pianoforte Quartet in G minor. If report speaks truth, the members of the Musikalische Academic intend giving—in addition to their four Subscription Concerts—a Grand Concert, at which they will perform Herr Franz Lachner's Sturmesmythe, which was so successful at the Vocal Festival in Nuremberg. M. Gounod's Faust is to be produced on the 28th inst, in honour of the birthday of his Majesty Maximilian IL

MUSIC AT BERLIN. (From our own Correspondent.') A Performance of Fidelio which I heard, or, as our French friends say, at which "I assisted," a few evenings since, demands some notice. Mad. Kiister was most especially good in the part of the heroine, so good, indeed, as to throw all tho artists aronnd her in the shade, though they are far from bad. The cast was the same as it has been for a considerable period, with the exception of Herr Krause, who assumed the character of Rocco, formerly sustained by the veteran, Herr Zschiesche. The part of the jailor — an old, true-hearted, and somewhat simple-minded fellow — is drawn with such sharp lines by the composer, that its distinguishing features cannot very well fail to be correctly grasped by an artist of moderate perceptive powers. The tinge of thorough, bluff honesty which Herr Kraasc imparted to his singing was thoroughly appropriate. Herrcn Kriiger and Bost, Florestan and the Minister respectively, played and sang very creditably. Herr Taubert conducted in a manner which proved that he had a due appreciation of the music. There was only one thing for which I could not praise him, and that was the rapidity with which, in several instances, he took the tempo. This tended to weaken the effect of some of the numbers, such for example as the duet in A minor, after the " melodrama." The time of the duet in G major, as well as of the concluding movement, was, on the other hand, all that could be desired.

After being connected with it for at least twenty years, Mad. Herreuburg-Tuczek has at length bid adieu to, the Royal Opera House. The farewell benefit accorded her at the Royal command was a most brilliant affair, though, of course, tinged with a certain degree of sadness and regret on the part of the fair artist herself and of the public, at the idea of parting. As the well-known song has it: " Scheiilcn, ach! Scheiden 1 Scheiden thut Well '."

As I informed you in my last letter, she selected Mozart's Nozze di Figaro for the occasion, Susanna being one of her favourite characters. The house was crammed to the ceiling, and the audience overwhelmed the fair artist with every possible manifestation of their kindly sentiments towards her. She was applauded vociferously after every separate piece, and called on at the end of each act. At the conclusion of the opera she spoke a few words—almost inaudible from emotion— begging the public to think of her sometimes after she had left them and retired for ever into private life. As a mark of respect, all her former colleagues lent their aid to render the performance a model one, so that even the smallest character was sustained by an artist of celebrity. Mile. Lucca undertook the part of the page, Clierubin, for the first time, singing and acting it with such dash and spirit that she was applauded to the echo, and encored in one of her airs. Mad. Kiister was the Countess, and Herr Krause "il barbicrc."

A monster concert has been given, by Royal command, in the Victoria Theatre, under the direction of Herr Wieprecht, the principal performers being the members of the military bands here. The house presented a most imposing spectacle, the space before the curtain being filled by a fashionable and elegant audience, while the stage was occupied by a compact mass of executants. Shortly after seven o'clock, the members of the Court made their appearance, the King and Queen being at their head. Immediately afterwards, a roll on the drums, at first very faint, but increasing gradually till the sound became almost overpowering, announced that the concert had begun. This was followed by Mendelssohn's magnificent " Wedding March " (transposed to E flat major). Then came a number of choruses and part-songs, which have been so often given that the audience were pretty well as intimate with them as the singers themselves. The great and engrossing attraction of the evening was the Grand March composed by Meyerbeer for the Coronation of the King,'and performed, on that occasion, at Kiinigsbcrg, as all the readers of the Musical Would must remember. It was admirably rendered by the combined infantry and cavalry bands present, and excited the enthusiasm of the audience to a tremendous pitch.

The programme of the first Domchor-Soiroc consisted of choruses and motets by composers of sacred music, from Palestrina down to Neithardt. They were all given a capella, in the usual masterly style, under the direction of the present director, Herr M. D. von Herzberg. The execution of some of them was absolutely perfection itself. The instrumentalist on the occasion was Herr Leo Lion (a pleonastic name, as it strikes me; why not Herr Leo, pur et simple; or Herr Lion, ditto; or Herr Leo Lowe; or Herr Leo Leon; or must the gentleman absolutely have two names equivalent to each other, to denote that, like Coleman's hero, he is two single gentlemen rolled into one j or, on the Incus a non lucendo principle, is he thus bi-appellate, thus duonomous, to suggest that, though he repeats himself in his name, he will not repeat himself in his works; or—— but no; I will pursue this interest

ing subject no further, at present; I feel I am becoming bewildered, as I consider it. I will discuss it in a pamphlet devoted solely to it. I will bother myself no more now), as I observed, the instrumentalist on the occasion was Herr Leo Lion ; a pupil, as I have been informed, of Dreyschock. His instrument is, of course, the pianoforte. He is a debutant, whom I never heard before. But why does he call himself Herr Leo

—be still, my heart! On the whole, he was successful, and has

every reason to be satisfied with his reception. He played two pieces: Mendelssohn's Fugue in F minor, and J. S. Bach's well-known Gavotte. His rendering of the first was confused and hurried; but he performed the last in a manner which reminded mo umnistakeably of his master. This young aspirant for artistic fame promises well, and, if he would

not entitle himself Herr but no more of that.

The second of Herr Radeckc's Subscription Concerts was distinguished by three most interesting works, new to the majority of the Berlin audience, although one is a century old. I allude to Bach's "Suite for Stringed Instruments and Flute," a peculiar composition, thoroughly steeped in the taste of the time when it was written, and, consequently, of historical value. An eminent musical critic here says: "It is perfectly charming to hear this stern old gentleman, whose speciality was sacred music, strike up a merry secular tunc, and to be conducted by him into the ball-room of the tie-wig period, where he leads the steps and figures as well as any one in the world. We behold the Polonaise, Courante, Sarabandc, Chaconne nnd Menuct succeed each other as joyously as in an album of Dance-music. It was reserved for Papa Haydn to give this confused medley a definite stamp, and, out of the turmoil of the ' Suite,' to create the Symphony, with its forms which i will last for all time. In Bach, we have the Symphony in mice ; in Haydn, the dear, coaxing, merrily-laughing child j in Mozart, the handsome youth, and, in Beethoven, the energetic man, with sturdy well-knit frame." The second novelty was Joachim's Violin Concerto, "in Ungarischer Wcisc." It was excellently performed by Herr Laub, who carried out the slightest intentions of the composer with laudable fidelity, and overcome the overwhelming difficulties with which the maestro has interspersed the score, as though they were mere child's play. The concert was brought to a close by Perfall's solos and choruses to the well-known fairy story of Undine. The subject has been treated, more or less successfully, by a great number of composers. Perfali's version is not a great work, but it contains many beauties, and is a very respectable specimen of moderate talent. It was well performed. The chorus was fresh, steady and correct, and the orchestra tolerably satisfactory, while the solos, sung by Mad. Cash, Herrcn Seyffart and Miillcr went with remarkable smoothness.

Before concluding, I have one or two remarks to make concerning my last letter. I have just received the number containing it. I cannot tell you what a depressing effect it has had on me—how many long cherished illusions it has dispelled for ever. I once believed my manuscript was not more than justifiably intelligible. I once fondly fancied j that London compositors could make out anything; that, if needs were, I they were capable of deciphering a medical prescription, or unravelling the Chinese hieroglyphics on the tea-chests in the grocers'shops. Alas! ! how rudely have I been undeceived! My lost letter was swarming | with typographical errors, which sometimes completely obscured, and, in no instance, improved the sense of what I wrote. Thus, at 1. 29 of the second column, p. 804, I am made to say "alia podrida," instead of '* olla podrida.'' I! who pride myself de que puedo hablar y encribir la | lengua custellana 1 A little further on, at 1. 43, "dicbische" is transj formed into "diebeschc," while at 1. 36 of the first column, p. SOS, j "awarded " is made to do duty for "rewarded." I am very particular j about my punctuation; indeed, the number of commas, semicolons, colons, 'and full-stops, in which I indulge, is enormous. I own I am averse to employing these signs indiscriminately, as such a system tends slightly to obscure the meaning of what one writes, and, therefore, I strongly object to the full stop instead of a comma after the word "chronicling," at I. 56 of the same column and page. At 1. 69, "destined periods," instead of "distinct periods," is somewhat calculated to puzzle the readers of the Musical Would. At 1. 2 of the second column, of the same page, I find "Carneval," while, at 1. 22, "Paris Kios" are by no means as correct as " Paris Kids." Proceeding a little further to 1. M, I find " Weldvoglein," which I cannot allow to be a good substitute for " Wald-viiglein," nor can say I experienced any very ecstatic delight at beholding "Hen- von Hiilscn" figuring away, at 1. 6 from the bottom, as " Herr von HiilsenAae/," the addition to his name having been made at the expense of the auxiliary "had," which is omitted. I thought every one was acquainted with the late Joseph Hume's favourite expression: "the sum bottle," but it appears I was wrong; otherwise at 1. 28, column 1, p. 806, " the sum totele" would not stare me in the face, But I am not angry; I am only sad, for one of the articles of my faith has been mercilessly proved false. I once placed implicit confidence in

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