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broke so brightly on the public gaze, Miss Robertine Henderson. Both popular “cantata,” The Muy Queen, performed entire, occupied nearly ladies gave songs by Mr. Walter Macfarren; the former, “ The Water the whole of the first part, and was in most instances well done. Miss Lady," and the latter, “ A widow bird sat mourning for her love," and Robertine Henderson-the young soprano, whosc performances at other “ Welcome Spring." The songs are gems of the poetico-sentimental public concerts have recently called most attention to the Academy, as style, and could hardly have been recommended by more genuine

an institution where solid instruction in the vocal art may be obtained expression or sweeter voices.

-sang the part of the May Queen ; Miss E. B. Hall, a very promising St. James's HALL.-A Grand Military Concert, for the benefit of “ mezzo-soprano,” that of the Queen of England ; the supposititious the French Charitable Association, was given on Saturday evening at the Robin Hood and the “Lover” being respectively assigned to Mr. above hall, under the patronage of the Emperor of the French, the Rudkin and Mr. Wilbye Cooper. After the cantata Mr. Walstein Ambassador of France, the Countess of Hainault, and a long list of played the first movement of a pianoforte concerto from his own pen English fashionables. The principal performers were the bands of the well written, well scored for the orchestra, and, in spite of its want of Gendarmeric and Zouares of the French Imperial Guard, whose playing originality, showing that he progresscs cven more steadily as a comwon admiration from all present. The first-named band, among other poser than as a performer. The sccond part of the concert comprised things of lesser note, executed the overtures to Guillaume Tell and Zampa three instrumental displays, all more or less commendable - Menin a masterly style, both of which were loudly applauded, and the latter delssohn's Andante and Rondo in B minor, by Miss Augusta Ball ; a encored. The Zouaves' Band played a Marche Militaire by Hemmerlé, fantasia for violoncello (Franchomme), by Mr. H. Harper-son of Mr. and the march from the Seraglio, with great effect. The two bands in Charles Harper, the eminent horn.player ; and the Adagio and Rondo conjunction performed as finale “ God Save the Queen” and “Partant from Becthoven's pianoforte concerto in E flat, by Miss A. Zimmermann, pour la Syrie.” Mlles. Ida Gilliess and Georgi supplied some vocal pieces, whose improvement is as remarkable as it is solid, and who at the EXETER HALL.—The friends and patrons of the Metropolitan Frec

present moment is decidedly one of the pupils from whom grcat things Drinking Fountain Association-certainly one of the most admirable

| may be with most reason expected. There was also much to gratify in social movements of the day-must have been thoroughly satisfied with

the vocal exhibitions, although we cannot but think they were too the concert got up in its behalf on Wednesday night, since, judging

exclusively devoted to Italian music. Mr. Henry Smart's graceful duet, from the high terms of admission and the concourse assembled, there

“ Not in our grief”-very nicely given by Misses MÓDonald and Upton must have been a large receipt. The concert was given under the most

-was pleasant to hear amid so much exotic music, which, lowever distinguished patronage, and most of the lady patronesses, we under

excellent in its way, should not, in an English Academy, be allowed to

interfere with the legitimate influence of the sterling English models stand, were present. Indeed, a more brilliant array of rank and fashion has seldom congregated together in Exeter Hall. The success in the

which happily exist. In the prayer from La Sonnambula (Ah non main must be attributed to the committee, who, with their zealous and

credea ") Miss Armytage won “golden opinions ;" and these were

fully borne out by her subsequent performance in the “soprano" solos indefatigable chairman and treasurer, Samuel Gurney, Esq., left no

of Mendelssohn's Lorelei, which, generally speaking, was somewhat stone unturned in this, as in other instances, to advance the interests of the association. With such an acting body and such a chairman,

beyond the resources at disposal of the conductor, Mr. Lucas. Miss

Tayler, too, afforded real satisfaction in an air from Donizetti's Tasso. patronised and supported in the highest quarters, there can be no doubt

The other pieces were “ Parto," from Mozart's Tilo, well sung by Miss of the result of the new movement. Viewed morally and physically, the establishment of drinking fountains is of inestimable value, and

Robertine Henderson (clarinet, Mr. A. Williams); “O mio Fernando "

(La Favoritu), by Miss E. llall ; and “Convien partir" (La Figlia del everybody is concerned in their support. The concert was in every way excellent. Rossini's Stabat Mater,

Reyyimento), by Miss Hulbert. After all, it must be admitted that the

music of Handel and Mozart is likely to be a more useful exercise for performed by a band and chorus numbering more than 500, and conducted by Mr. Bencdict, with Mlle. Titiens, Mlle. Vestvali, Mr.

the students, a safer guide to their early studics, and a surer road to Sims Reeves, and Mr. Santley as solo vocalists, was the principal

proficiency than that of any of the modern Italian masters--Rossini feature in the programme. It was finely executed, and received with

himself only partially excepted. rapturous applausc. The singing of Mlle. Titiens, Mr. Reeves, and

At the end of the concert “ prize medals” were distributed by the

Duke of Leinster, who, “with his own hands,” hung them round the Mr. Santley could not be surpassed. Mlle. Vestvali made her first

necks of their intended recipients. Why this ceremony should have appearance in the sacred concert-room in London. She is but little known in England, but has achieved no inconsiderable reputation on

been performed in public, and why especially by his Grace the Duke of

Leinster, was not explained ; nor was any information vouchsafed with the Continent. Mllc. Vestvali's voice is an unusually deep and powerful

respect to the individual achievements on account of which the contralto, somewhat coarse in quality, but occasionally very telling in

medals had been awarded. Miss Armytago was one of t!:c four thus forcible passages. She sings with a great deal of expression, which

honoured; but who were the others we were unable to lcarn. sometimes verges on the extravagant, as was exhibited in the beautiful

A petiair“ Fac ut portem.” but which, nevertheless, met with a favourable

tion, very numerously signed-by foreign as well as native musicians

bas been laid, wo understand, before the Chancellor of the Exchequer, reception. Perhaps finer singing of the airs “Cujus animam ” (Mr.

soliciting, on the grounds stated at length and in detail, a Government Reeves), “ Pro peccatis ” (Mr. Santley), and the “Inflammatus” chorus (Mlle. Titiens and choir), as far as the female voice was concerned, has

grant in favour of the Royal Academy of Music. Without discussing not been heard. Except that a slight unsteadiness was perceptible in

the nature of the assistance asked for, or the reasons adduced in support

of the demand, we have no hesitation in saying that, considering the the unaccompanied solo and chorus — no fault certainly of the solo | singer, Mr. Santley -- the choir was entitled to high praisc. The band |

wide-spread influence now exercised by music among all classes of could hardly be improved.

the community, it has claims on the attention of our legislators which From the miscellaneous selection we may take the cavatina “ Come

cannot be fairly ignored. Nevertheless, and in spite of Mr. Gladstone's per me screno,” from Sonnambula, sung perfectly and beautifully by

gracious reception of the two gentlemen appointed to represent the Mlle. Lancia; the selection from the Lily of Killarney, given by Mlle.

institution and enforce the argument of the petition, we are of opinion Lancia, Mr. Tennant, and Mr. Santley; a new ballad by Mr. Howard

that it would be a better course if some independent member of Parlia. Glover, “ They offer rank to me," composed expressly for Mlle. Titiens,

ment could be persuaded to bring the suliject before the House. Several and sung by her; the same composer's ballad, “ He may smile on many,"

gentlemen might be pointed out who, we are disposed to think, would by Mr. Sims Reeves, both applauded to the echo, and the singers re

not be unwilling to undertake the task. Government has quite enough

on its hands; and the Chancellor of the Exchequer is probably just called, as worthy of especial notice. There was also in the miscellaneous part a performance on two pianofortes of Ascher's duo on William Tell,

now in a more than usually cconomical mood with regard to all matters executed by the composer and Mr. Bencdict; and a solo on the same in

except those of immediate political importance.

· P.S.- With regard to the Prize Medals, the subjoined letter, addressed strument by Herr Ascher. The band played the overturesto Der Freischutz and the Lily of Killarney and the grand march from the Prophete.

to The Times, appeared in Tuesday's impression :

Sir,-Observing in your notice in this day's impression of the prize A few more of these entertainments, so organised, so carried out, so supported, and with the like object in view, would be desirable. Mr.

concert of the Royal Academy of Music that, except that of Miss Gurney and his committee have set a good example; but all committees

Armytage, you could not learn the names of the students to whom the have not such valuable ground to work upon as the Metropolitan Free

Duke of Leinster declared the prize medals to have been awarded, I Drinking Fountain Association.

beg to inform you that these were Miss Emily Pitt, bronze medal ; Henry Robert Eyeres, silver medal; aud John Heywood, bronze medal;

and that these prizes were all for general progress during the past year. ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC.

I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient servant, THE third concert given by the students in the Hanover Square Rooms Royal Academy of Music, July 14th. J. Gimson, Secretary. was in many respects interesting. Professor Sterndale Bennett's very

THE MENTAL HISTORY OF POETRY.

that never reveal themselves except to minds cut off from all the By Joseph GODDARD.

soft and instinctive sympathies of life — spurred into preternatural

activity -- bared into incarnate liberty, and left altogether to breathe " To search through all I felt or saw,

isolated and divested life — to fulfill existence The springs of life, the depths of awe,

in the mystic heights And reach the law within the law."

and depths and awful darknesses of nature. This is, doubtless, a Tennyson.

morbid condition; but it is one which has the property of often arriving Continued from page 430.

at the perception of deep, vital, and naked truth. . The mind, in this The latter process is the history of the production of all that carnest

state, is enwrapped in that preternatural sensitiveness which enables it to and passionate Poetic effluence, springing from another source altogether

perceive things hidden to the minds of others, even as the eye or ear, to that which has been defined as the main and fundamental one both in certain abnormal conditions, has a scope of action far finer, more of Poetry and Art generally. It is the history of that solemn and extended, and more penetrating than these organs possess in their pathetic modulation in the Puerical strain of the world, which has for its natural and ordinary state. These considerations may help to explain inspiration-Disappointment-Regret-Vacancy-Despair. Wherever the frequently remarked peculiarity of there being almost always some any of these conditions exist there is a sinking-a diminution of tone “morbid ” tendency in great ininds. in the physical nature. There is consequently a proportionate increase in the vigoar of mental life. Not that upon any physiological principle

(To be continued.) weakness of body necessitates power of mind; but there is always, according to the constitution of man, a determination on the part of the objective, sensational and physical faculties to evolve all the life and the

Letters to the Editor. vital energy in his nature in a greater ratio than the faculties of the mind. Whatever then in ordinary cases lowers the physical condition, brings the relative energy of mind and body into more even proportion;

THE PRIZE QUARTETS. and thus, as it relieves the mind from the partial congestion of inordinate animal health, appears to endow it with increased power, pliability,

SIR,Will you allow me to point out a capital joke in your number and perspicuity. Even up to this point, in the existence of the above of June 28th. The umpires in the late Quartet trial are there made mentioned conditions, there is a step in the direction of mental demon- | to say, “ We award your first prize to Quartet No. 19, because ". . stration, and thus though very vaguely—of Poetry. But the following

. . . “it is not

the richest, nor the most original in ideas." remarkable moral instinct, operating in man under the dispensation of

To be sure, the above any form of woe, brings' sorrow and song into complete proximity;

blank is filled by the following instructive information:-“ Of all you for there is a general and intuitive tendency in the breast of man,

have submitted to us, this best fulfils the specialities of Quartet writing under the smart of misfortune, especially when of a moral nature, t)

and best carries out the principles of musical design, though”seek out some general principle under which his particular grief is a

I think, after a considerable amount of consideration, I may venture form of application. It will always be found that disappointed minds

to say that I feel sure this was not for a moment intended as a jocular have a disposition to generalise. This results from the endeavour of the perpetration, funny as it is, that the prize was withheld from the author nature to merge its misfortunes with the grand and general action of of the richest and most original Quartet. My humble idea of a comsome high and unswerving law. This accomplished, the heart bows

The heart bows | poser who writes the richest and most original music is that he must be before an influence alike inevitable and imposing; the imagination is

out-and-out superior to the first prize-holder, notwithstanding the kindled; the moral existence expands and the spirit rises. This is

specialities and principles of musical design as above quoted. Rich the process through which the nature of man morally surmounts its

and original! A wonderful compliment, I call it, when given by such afflictions.

men as the umpires! Intinitely greater than the praise bestowed on It is a moral process of reconciliation. By its instrumentality the

the first prize ! - neutralising, in fact, the honour of being elected baffled hope, the shattered sympathy, from the position of being one of

champion! Can you inform me, Mr. Editor, how many of the umpires the unnoticeable fragments of rain, strewing the moral highway of life,

were raised in the Emerald Isle ? becomes suddenly the testimony, the witness of some sublime law in the

As I was present at the performance of the two prize Quartets, and dispensation of the world. This is the history of a vast amount of the

| listened very attentively, and with great pleasure to them, I am in a profound and solemn philosophy which has exuded from the mind of position to say that they are both charming compositions, and, for my man. Often has the loss of a small portion of emotional life led to the

own part, I feit my Quartet was fairly beaten; but the umpires say there inheritance of a glorious mental existence ; in the same way that, as

was a richer and more original Quartet than the prize ones, and this did historians describe, the loss of some freedum in their native land con

not get a prize. A very funny joke indeed! ducted the Pilgrim Fathers to the enjoyment of a replete liberty in a

Rod. A. Mus. new and greater world.

In many cases of emotional sorrow leading to mental energy-of emotional death conducing to mental life of the affliction of the heart ICARLO MINASI'S NEW DANCE MUSIC. —

“ The Spirit of the Night,” Redowa, handsomely illustrated. 36. resulting in the developement and expansion (which is the joy) of the

* Valse de Grâce," dedicated to W. H. Holmes, Esq. ...

... 30 mind, where the intellect is not sufficiently profound to connect a petty

London : DUNCAN DAVISON & Co., 244 Regent Street, W. grief with some grand principle in the moral system of life, then this same vague seeking for consolation to the heart, through the calm power

) R I A N 'S N E W S O N G S.of the mind, induces the latter to discover, if not the first cause of its

• When twilight wakes the star," 2s. 6d. sorrow in the grand field of morality, at least some likeness of it in the

“Self deception " (Se bat betrug), 2s. beauty and sublimity of Nature. Hence many a striking simile. Hence

London : DUNCAN DAVISON & C., 244 Regent Street, W. much earnest Poetry, all proceeding from a very unpoetical sourcedisappointment-and springing into existence quite independently of the general and fundamental conditions of Poetry and Art.

SIGNOR GARD ON I’S Popular Songs,

" Alice" (Qual inclita Stella in cielo sereu), by ASCHER. 3s. The above are the inner conditions attending that pensive and

" SI TU SAVAIS” (dedicated to Tom Huhler, Esq), by BALFE, 38. mournful issue of Poetry termed the hopeless school.” The above is

London : DUNCAN DAVISON & Co., 241 Regent Street, W. the mental process which unfolds the Poetry of all those writers who

" Are murtured into Poetry by wrong ;”. who

ARIE D'ANNETTA'S NEW DANCE MUSIC "Learn in suffering what they teach in song,"

(Characteristically Illustrated).

" What Next Quadrilles " (Robin's Last), with cornet accompaniment But where the circumstances favourable for the production of this

"The Spirit Rapping Polka," dedicated to all spirit-rappers' mediums

the order of poetic plaint happen to coexist beside those general and legiti

London : DONCAN DAVISON & Co., 244 Regent Street, W. mate poetic conditions which have been previously defined in this enquiry, then the lyric off-pring is extremely grand, striking, and pro. found. Tnis is exemplified in many passages in the work of Byron and

NEW SONGS BY J. P KNIGHT. - Composer of the American Poe. It has been much the custom of late years to

“She wore a wreach of roses ” and “Say, what shall my song be to uight?" blink the profound truths evolved by orders of mind, by branding

s.d.

"Sleep and the past,” Canzonet. Sung by Mile. Ida Gilliese ... ... 3 O them with the epithet“ morbid," and, accordingly, avoiding them. " Let lite be bright.” Balind, Poetry by Harriet POWER

... 30 Such truths may be called, and may be, "morbid;" but truths they still "The voice of Dreams." Song, Poetry by the Rev. HAMILTON Dicker ... 3 O remain, and cannot be controverted. The fact is, there are many truths

London : DUNCAN DAVISON & Co., 244 Regent Street, W.

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THE VOICE AND SINGING.

BY
ADOLFO FER R A R I.

THE AIRS, BALLADS, FANTASIAS, QUADRILLES,

WALTZES, &c. IN THE OPERETTA OF ONCE TOO OFTEN »

COMPOSED BY HOWARD GLOVER.

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“The Solemin Words his Lips“have spoken.” Grand Air. Surg by mirë. ***

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Od. second edition, carefully revised, and enriched with a number of additional exercises

JENNY BAUR

4s. 6d. which greatly increase its value.

“ The Love you're sligh Ballad. Sung by Mlle. JENNY BAUR ...

2s. 6d. "Since its first publication this book has met with general acceptance, and is now "Stratagem is Woman's Power." Ballat. Sung by Miss EMMA Heywood 2s. 6d. used as a vademecum by many of the most eminent and intelligent vocal instructors

" Love is a gentle Thing." Ballad. Sung by Miss EMMA Heywood

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"A Young and Artless Maiden." both in the metropolis and the provinces. We say vocal instructors, because it is only

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"There', Truth in Woman still." Romance. Sung by Herr RRICHARDT 29. 60. to instructors that works of this class can be of material use. Singing is not an art " The Monks were Jolly Boys." Ballad. Sung by Herr FORMES

2s. Od. which can be learned by solitary study with the help of books, and those who are self “In my Chateau of Pompernik." Aria Buffa. Sung by Herr FORMES

35. Oj. taught (as it is called) are always badly taught. But a good treatise, in which the principles and rules of the art, founded on reason and experience, are clearly expressed, is of infinite value, first to instructors, in assisting them to adopt a rational and efficient

FANTASIAS, QUADRILLES AND WALTZES. method of teaching, and next to pupils themselves, in constantly reminding them of, and enabling them to protit by, the lessons of their master. In both these way's Signor Brinley Richards' Fantasia, on " Once too O ten "...

. Od Ferrari's work has been found pre-eminently useful.

Emile Berger's Fantasia, on " Once too Often" ... "The foundation of singing is the formation of the voice. A bad voice cannot be

* Fontainbleau Quadrille," by Strauss. (Handsomely Illustrated in Colours.) 48. Od

“La Belle Blanche Waltz," ditto ... ... ... ditto . .. ... 4s. Od made a good one; but the most mediocre voice may be made a source of pleasure both

" Mr. Glover's operetta is a decided, and, what is better, a legitimate, hit. The to its possessor and to others. Accordingly, ample dissertations on the formation of

songs before us have already attained a well-merited popularity. The monks were the voice abound in our treatises on singing. But it unfortunately happens that these

jolly boys” is as racy as the best of the old English dicties, harmonised with equal dissertations are more calculated to perplex than to enlighten the reader. We could quaintness and skill, and thoroughly well suited to the voice of Herr Formes. "The refer to well-known works lig professors of singing of great and fashionable name, in

love you've slighted still is true' (for Mlle. Jenny Baur) has a melody of charming

freshness. Not less a model ballad in its way is A young and artless maiden' (for which the rules for the formation of the voice are propounded with such a parade of

llerr Reichardt), which sets out with an elegantly melodious phrase. Perhaps more to science, and with descriptions of the vocal organs so minute and so full of Greek

our liking, however, than any of the foregoing, excellent and genuine as they are, is anatomical terms, that no unlearned reader can possibly understand them. Signor Love is a gentle thing' (for Miss Emma Harwood), which enters the more refined Ferrari (as he tells us) was brought up to the medical profession before, following the

regions of the ballad-school, and attains an expression as true as it is graceful. The

opening holds out a promise which the sequel entirely fuláls." - Musical IVorld. bent of his inclination, he betook himself to the study of music. But this circumstance,

London : DUNCAN Davison & Co., 244 Regent Street, W. while it made bim acquainted with the physical construction of the human organs of sound, has not led him into the common error of displaying superfluous learning. We have not a word about the glottis' or the trachæa,' but we have a broad principle

MEYERBEER. distinctly enunciated, and intelligible to everybody.

"Signor Ferrari's principle is of the simplest kind. Everyone,' he says, 'who can speak may sing. The only difference between speaking and singing is, that in speaking we strike the sound impulsively and immediately leave it, whereas in singing we have

MHE FOLLOWING COMPOSITIONS, by this eminent to sustain the sound with the same form of articulation with which we struck it impulsiv-ly.' It is on this principle that Signor Ferrari's practical rules for the

Composer, are published by DUNCAN DAVISON & co.:formation and cultivation of the voice are based. To give the pupil a sufficient control of the breath for the utterance of prolonged sounds - to soften the harshness and increase the strength and equality of the natural tones of the voice, without ever " Here on the mountain," with Clarionet obbligato ... forcing it these are the objects of the scales and exercises on sustained sounds, which

Violin or Violoncello in lieu of Clarionet, each must be practised under the careful superintendence of the teacher, whose assistance

~ Near to thee," with Violoncello obbligato ...

" The Fischermaiden " . Signor Ferrari always holds to be indispensable.

The Lord's Prayer for Four Voices, with Organ ad lit " Signor Ferrari makes an observation which, as far as we are aware, is new. It is

Separate Vocal parts, each evidently well founded, and of great importance. Owing to the want of attention to “ This house to love is hols." Serenade for Eight Voices ... the tone in which children speak, they acquire bad habits, and contract a habitual tone

Separate Vocal parts, each ... which is mistaken for their natural voice. It is a result of this neglect, he says, that

"Aspiration," for Bass, Solo, and Chorus of 3 Sopranos, 2 Tenors, and I Bass 'the young ladies of the present day speak in a subdued, muffled tone, or what may

PIANOFORTE. be called a demi-falsetto, in consequence of which very few natural voices are heard.' Hence a young lady, when she begins to sing, frequently continues to use this habitual Royal Wedding March (Quatrième Marche aux flambeaux). Composed for the tone. The result is,' says Signor Ferrari, that not only does she never sing well, marriage of the Princess Royal of England with Prince Frederick William

of Prussia

... 5 0 but soon begins to sing out of tune, and Gnally loses her voice, and in too many

Ditto, as a duet instances injures her chest. Indeed,' he adds, I have no hesitation in saying that

Published by DUNCAN DAVISON & Co., 244 Regent Street, W. hundreds of young ladies bring upon themselves serious chest affections from a bad habit of speaking and singing.' Signor Ferrari afterwards s may be cured by making the pupil read or recite passages in a deep tone, as though TARANTELLA, by WALTER MACFARREN, played by the engaged in earnest conversation ; and he adds, I cannot advise too strongly the

Composer with distinguished success, is published, price 4s., by Duncan Davia greatest attention to the free and natural developement of the lower tones of the voice. N & Co., 244 Regent Street, W. It is to the stability of the voice what a deep foundation is to the building of a house.' " Signor Ferrari deprerates, as fatal errors, the custom of practising songs or sol.

NEW SONG BY EDWARD L A N D. feggio with florid passages before the voice is sufficiently cultivated. He is os opinion that young ladies ought to begin the study of singing at thirteen or fourteen, and not,

“ MINE, LOVE? YES OR NO." Price 3s. Sung by Mr. Walter BOLTON

with great success. Is published by DUNCAN DAVISON & Co., 244 Regent Street, W. as is generally done, at seventeen or eighteen, by which time singers. In regard to the important question how long the pupil ought to practice, he observes that this will depend on the acquisition of a proper method. The more a

SCHE R'S New Solo, “ALICE," Played by the pupil practises with an improper intonation the worse ; but once able to sing with a

- Composer with such distinguished Success, is published, price 4s., by DUNCAN natural tone, he may practice two, three, or more hours a day without danger. All Davison & Co., 244 Regent Street, W. Signor Ferrari's precepts are of the same sound and rational character.

"The exercises, embracing the scales, and all the various passages which belong to modern melody, are sufficiently copious and admirably adapted to their purpose. In MRADLE SONG, by REICHARDT.-"Good Night” the original publication these exercises were confined to the soprano, or the corre. (Cradle Song), sung by Herr RBICHARDT, and always rapturously encored, is sponding male voice, the tenor. But in this new an 1 revised edition a number of published, price 35., by DUNCAN DAVI-ON & Co., 244 Regent Street, w. exercises are added for contralto or barytone voices - a very great addition to the value of the work." - Illustrated Neu 8, April 5.

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... 70 ... .. . * 18. Finale. "Mine, at last."

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VOL. 40-No. 30

SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1862

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Ad. Unstamped 5d. Stamped

M A ZEPPA (CANTATA),

MLLE. GEORGI will sing “PENSA ALLA

PATRIA" (Rossini), and “BY THE SAD SEA WAVES" (Benedict), at

Mr. Leonard Walker's Concert, August ll.
BY
M. W. BALFE,

MR. SWIFT will sing BALFE's admired new Song, “SI

11 TU SAVAIS," at Mr. Leonard Walker's Concert, August 11. PERFORMED AT ÚR. SIMS REEVES' GRAND CONCERT, EXETER HALL.

MR. GEORGE PERREN will sing Ascher's popular

M Song, "ALICE, WHERE ART THOU?" at Mr. Leonard* Walker's Teresa ... MAD. LEMMENS-SHERRINGTON.

Concert, Hanover Square Rooms, Monday Evening, August 11. Nita ...

MISS PALMER. Mazeppa

MR. SIMS REEVES. Count

... MR, SANTLEY. CHORUS.

THE MISSES HILES will sing the Duet for Soprano

1 and Contralto, “ O GLORIOUS AGE OF CHIVALRY," from Mr. HOWARD Glover's popular Operetta of “Once too Osten," at Mr. Leonard Walker's Concert,

August 11.
OVERTURE.
No. 1.-Chorus.
2.-Chorus. Female Voices.

M R . EMILE BERGER will play his popular Solo, 3.- Recitative and Air--" Oh! she was fair." - The Count and Chorus.

M "LES ECHOS DE LONDRES,” at Mr. Leonard 'Walker's Concert, 4.-Air_“I dream'd I had a bow'r.”- Teresa. 5.-Duet-"My faithful Nita." - Teresa and Nita.

August II. 6.-Recitative and Air-" She walks in queen-like grace."- Mazeppa. 7.--Chorus. 8.-Diet_"Ah! why that face so full of care?"..Teresa and Mazeppa. MR. ALBERT DAWES will play his new Solo, 9.--Bailad-" Teresa ! we no more shall mcet."- Mazeppa. 10.-Trio_" Oh! spare him."-- Teresa, Nita and Count.

“AULD LANG SYNE," on Cadby's Piano, under the Easiern Dome of u._Recitative and Song-"Despair attend his footsteps."-Count.

the luternational Exhibition, on Monday next at Two o'clock. 12.- Instrumeutal-Solo ( Mazeppa) and Chorus. 13.-“ Long live Mazeppa.” Chorus.

MR. FREDERIC ARCHER (formerly Organist of the CRAMER, BEALE & Wood, 203 Regent Street.

Royal Panopticon, and at present Organist of St. Peter's Church, Notting Hill, Christchurch, Kensington Park, and the International Exhibition) is desirous of

RECEIVING A YOUNG GENTLEMAN into his house to reside and pursue bis LXETER HALL, WEDNESDAY next, July 30. musical studies. To one capable of accompanying a plain service Mr. Archer can

Under the immediate patronage of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of offer unusual advantages, and would at the same time be happy to accept partially Cambridge, Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburgh-Strelitz, Her reciprocal terms.-8 Lansdowne Road North, Kensington Park, W. Royal Highness the Princess Mary of Cambridge, the Viscountess Falmouth, Countess Grey, Dowager Lady Radstock, Lady Charles Wellesley, Lady Grey, Lady Becher. Mrs. Tait (London House), Miss Burdett Coutts, the Lady Mayoress, Mrs. PRECENTOR WANTED for South College Street William Gladstone.

I United Presbyterian Church. Production of a NEW ORATORIO, by Joseph RODOLPH SCHACIINER, in BEHALF Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of Music, and be qualified to instruct of the BRITISH COLUMBIAN FEMALE EMIGRATION SOCIETY.

the congregation in Psalmody, and to conduct a choir. Salary £50. Applications. The Committee of the above Society beg to announce that a New Oratorio will be with testimonials of character and qualifications, to be lodged with Mr. ALEXANDER produced at Exeter Hall, on WEDNESDAY EVENING next, July 30, entitled

Thomson, o Newington Terrace, on or before the 1st September next. ISRAEL'S RETURN FROM BABYLON, in Four Parts-1. Captivity: 2. Edinburgh, 19th July, 1862. Deliverance; 3. Reconciliation and Return to Zion; 4. Promise and Song of Praise. Composed by Joseph RUDOLPH SCHACUNER. Principal vocal parts by Mile. TITIENS, Mad. LAURA BAXTER, Mr. W. Wriss, and Mr. Sims Reeves, with a Chorus of 500 ENGLISH OPERA ASSOCIATION (LIMITED). Voices (members of the National Choral Society), and a Band ot the most eminent

U Persons intending to become Shareholders, and who have not yet sent in an professors. • Conductor: Mr. ALFRED MELLON.

Application for Shares, are requested to do so forth with.

Forms of Application and Prospectuses may be obtained at the Company's Office, Reserved and numbered seats, 213. ; west gallery and side seats (area), 10s. 6d, ; l 69 Regent Street, and all the principal Musicsellers in Town and Country. unreserved seats, 58.-which may be obtained at Mr. MITCHELL's Royal Library, 33

MARTIN CAWOOD, Secretary, Old Bond Street; and at all the principal libraries and music warehouses.

ARTICLED MUSIC PUPIL.–Dr. MONK, Cathedral.
A York, has a vacancy in his house for a Pupil. Age about 5.

DUEEN'S CONCERT ROOMS, HANOVER

SQUARE-Mr. LEONARD WALKER has the honour to announce that his FIRST CONCERT will take place at the above Rooms on Monday evening, August Ilth, to commence at Eight o'clock precisely.

Vocalists: Mad. GORDON, 'Miss ALICE Dopp, Mile,' GEORGI, the Misses Hiles. Mlle. MONTEBELLA, Miss LAMARTINE; Mr. WILBYE COOPER, Mr. Swift, Mr. GEORGE PENREN, Mr. CHARLES FABIAN, Signor CIABATTA, and Mr. LEONARD WALKER.

Instrumentalists: Pianoforte-Herr EMILE BERGER and Master. Fox; Harp-Herr
OBERTHUR; Flute - Mr. B. WELLS.

Conductors : Mr. Aguilar and Herr EMILE BERGER.
Stalls, 78.; reserved seats, 5s. ; unreserved seats, 2s. 6d. Tickets to be had at the
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WALKER, 5 Newman Strect, Oxford Street.

THE MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY

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On January 1, 1862, Capital, from Premiums alone, £403,165.

Income upwards of £18,000. Assurances £1,634,755.
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No. 30

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