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"The Formation and Cultivation of the Voice for Singing.'

« The great and deserved success of this work has brought it, in no long time, to a second edition, carefully revised, and enriched with a number of additional exercises which greatly increase its value."- Illustrated News, April 5.

“Oh! Glorious Age of Chivalry.” Duet. Sung by Mlle. JENNY Baur and Miss EMMA HEYWOOD

... 4s. Od. “The Solemn Words his Lips" have spoken.” Grand Äir. Sung by mile. JENNY BAUR ...

48. bo. " The Love you've slighted." Ballad, Sung by Mlle. JENNY BAUR...

2s.6d. Stratagem is Woman's Power." Ballad, Sung by Miss EMMA HEYWOOD 28. 60. "Love is a gentle Thing." Ballad. Sung by Miss EMMA HEYWOOD

2s. 6d. "A Young and Artless Maiden.” Romanee. Sung by Hert REICHARDT 2s. 6d. “ There's Truth in Woman still." Romance. Sung by Herr REICHARDT 28. 6d. " The Monks were Jolly Boys.". Ballad. Sung by Herr FORMES

?s. Od. “In my Chateau of Pompernik," Aria Buffa. Sung by Herr FORMES 3s. Ou.

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FANTASIAS, QUADRILLES AND WALTZES. Brinley Richards' Fantasia, on “ Once too often "... ......... .. ... 48. Od. Emile Berger's Fantasia, on " Once too Often" . “ Fontainbleau Quadrille," by Strauss. (Handsomely Illustrated in Colours) 48. Od. « La Belle Blanche Waltz,” ditto .. ...

** * ... 4s. Od. " Mr. Glover's operetta is a decided, and what is better, a legitimate, hit.' The songs before us have already attained a well-merited popularity. "The monks were jolly boys' is as racy as the best of the old English ditties, harmonised with equal quaintness and skill, and thoroughly well suited to the voice of Herr Formes. "The 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 Herr Reichardt), which sets out with an elegantly melodious phrase. Perhaps more to our liking, however, than any of the foregoing, excellent and genuine as they are, is

Love is a gentle thing (for Miss Emma Heywood), which enters the more refined regions of the ballad-school, and attain's an expression as true as it is graceful. The opening holds out a promise which the sequel entirely fulfils." -Musical World.

London : Duncan DAVISON & Co., 244 Regent Street, w...

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MEYERBEER

EW SONGS BY M. W. BALF “Si tu savais comme je t'aime" w The Banner of St. George” (Defence and not Defiance) . “ I'm not iu love, remember".

23. 60. « Oh ! take me to thy heart again "

2s. 60. “If I could chonge as others change"

28. 6d. Fresh as a Rose

3s. “I love you" ... “ Mary” ... ..

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

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NEW PIANOFORTE MUSIC BY BLUMENTHAL.

« The days that are no more" (Transcription) .
Un petit Cadeau" (Bluette) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3s,

London: Duncan Davison & Co., 244 Regent Street, w.

THE FOLLOWING COMPOSITIONS, by this eminent 1 Composer, are published by DUNCAN DAVISON & CO.:

VOCAL. “ Here on the mountain," with Clarionet obbligato ...

Violin or Violoncello in lieu of Clarionet, each “ Near to thee," with Violoncello obbligato .... " The Fischermaiden" . The Lord's Prayer for Four Voices, with Organ ad lib.

Separate Vocal Parts, each “This house to love is holy." Serenade for Eight Voices ...

Separate Vocal parts, each Aspiration,” for Bass, Solo, and Chorus of 3 Sopranos, 2 Tenors, and I Bass

PIANOFORTE. Royal Wedding March (Quatrième Marche aux flambeaux). Composed for the marriage of the Princess Royal of England with Prince Frederick William of Prussia Ditto, as a duet

... ... 100 Published by DUNCAN DAVISON & Co., 244 Regent Street, W.

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NEW PIANOFORTE MUSIC BY ASCHER.

“ Alice” (Transcription, by J. Ascher) ... ... ... ...
Ditto Transcription facile, par Bernhoff) ... .. .. 38.

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

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-EW SONGS BY EDWARD LA N D.

"My gentle Elodie" (Sung by Mr. SANTLEY) ... .. ... ... 35. " Mine love ! yes or no ?" ... ... .. .. ... ... ... 38.

London : DUNCAN DAVISON & Co., 241 Regent Street, W.

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NEW PIANO MUSIC, by G. W. HAMMOND.

Romance in G major, price 2s.

Second Romance (in A flat), price 2s.
" IDYLLE," dedicated to the Lady MARY WINDSOR CLIVE, price 3s.

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

TARANTELLA, by WALTER MACFARREN, played by the

Composer with distinguished success, is published, price 48., by DUNCAN DAVI. son & Co., 244 Regent Street, W...

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!, AOT I. 1. Overture. 2. Duet. “Sir ! my sister's reputation.” Tenor and Barytone .. 3. Song. “Merry little Maud.". Tenor . ... .. ... 4. Duet. “ See your lover at your feet.”. Sopranos ... ... ... 5. Duet. “Is that what all lovers say?" Soprano and Tenor 6. Trio. “Whoe'er would trust." Sopranos and Barytone ... 7. Song. "'Tis gone! the Hope that once did beam." Soprano 8. Song. “Hurrah I for the Chase." Barytone . . on 9. Finale. “ Farewell, for ever."

ACT II. 10. Serenade. “As I lay under the Linden Tree.” Tenor ... ... ... 2 11. Ballad. “Love's brightest dream." Soprano ... ... 12. Quartet. “Ah! I fear he sees resemblance." Soprano, Tenor, and Barytones 13. Song." The Belle or Ballingarry.” Soprano ... ... *** 14. Duet. " Which is mine, the hand or flower?" Soprano and Tenor 15. Song. “How oft unkindly thus we chide." Barytone 16. Trio. “Hold ! you wish to fight, I see.” Soprano, Tenor, and Barytone ... 17. Ballad. “Sweet Maiden, mine !" Tenor ... ... .. . ... ... 18. Finale. “Mine, at last."

No. 1.-Overture

2.-In the third year ... ... ... Recit -Contralto.
3.-How doth the city sit solitary Recit. Acct.- Contralto.
4.-Judah is gone into captivity ... Chorus.
3.- In the second year ... ...

Recit.-Bass.
6. There is not a man ... ... Chorus.
7.-Then Daniel spake and said ... Recit.-Tenor.
8.-But there is a God in heaven ... Air.— Tenor.
9.-Then was the secret revealed Recit.-Soprano.
10.--Blessed be the name of God

Air.- Soprano. 11.-He revealeth the deep and secret

things ... ... ... ... Chorus. 12.—Nebuchadnezzar the King made an

image ... ... ... ... Recit.- Soprano. 13.-Confounded be all they

... Air.- Soprano. 14.-Their idols are silver and gold ... Chorus. 15.—.For Thou, Lord, wilt give Thy blessings Air.—Contralto. 16.-Wherefore at that time ... ... Recit.-Bass. 17.—These men, O King ... ... Chorus. 18.-Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage ... Recit. Acct.-Bass. 19.-And who is that God ? ... ... Air.-Bass. 20.—Hath God forgotten to be gracious ? Air.—Soprano. 21.-Our God whom we serve ... ... Trio.-T. T. B. 22.—They that wait upon the Lord ... Chorus. 23.–Then was Nebuchadnezzar ... ... Recit. Acct.-Bass. 24.—How great are His signs ... ... Air.- Bass. 25.-Blessed art Thou ... ... ... Double Chorus. 26.-Belshazzar the King made a great

feast ... ... ... ... Recit.— Tenor. 27. They drank wine ... ... ... Chorus. 28.-In the same hour ... ... ... Recit. Acct.-Contralto. 29.-Lo! this is the man

Air.-Contralto. 30.-Then Daniel answered and said ... Recit. Acct.- Tenor. 31.—March of the Medes and Persians ... 32. In that night

Recit.-Bass. 33.--How art thou fallen

... Quartet.-S.C.T. B. 34.-The Lord hath broken

Chorus. 35.—My mouth shall speak

Air.-Bass. 36.—For He is the living God

Chorus. 37.-In all the things ...

Air.-Contralto. 38.-For we have sinned ...

Chorus. 39.Yet deliver us not up

Air.--Tenor. 40.- To whom Thou hast spoken

Chorus. 41.-Behold, the days come

Recit.- Soprano. 42.-0 ye angels ...

Air.- Soprano. 43.- all ye powers ...

Chorus 44.-Rejoice ye with Jerusalem ... Air. --Tenor. 45.-O give thanks

Double Chorus.

Pianoforte and other Arrangements in the Press.

THALBERG'S NEW COMPOSITIONS. MELODIES OF SCHUBERT-Transcribed for the

Pianoforte.
No. l. Die Taüschung.

2. Der Neugierige.
3. Die Post.

Complete, Price 48. “ Home, sweet Home !" Fantasia .. ... ... ... ... ... ... 30 “ Last rose of Summer." do. ...

**. * .. 40 As performed by M. TAALBERG, at his Concerts, with great success.

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LBERG'S SONG.–“WITHIN THE CONVENT GARDEN," with German and English Words.

Price 2s. .

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and DECEMBER, 1862.

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(Her first appearance in the Provinces these three years),
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(or the Grand Imperial Opera, Berlin),

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MR. SIMS REEVES will sing Howard Glover's very

I popular song, “SHE MAY SMILE ON MANY, SHE WILL LOVE BUT
ONE," at the approaching Gloucester Festival.

MILLE. TITIENS will sing Howard Glover's new song, 11 " THEY OFFER RANK TO ME,” at the Gloucester Musical Festival, 1862.

VINCHESTER CATHEDRAL.-A TENOR

V SINGER, who is also qualified to act as ASSISTANT to the Organist in
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M R. J. VON JOEL will play his Waltz, “THE 11 SILVER CORD," at the laternational Exhibition THIS DAY, in the German Court.

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College, Durham, July 23, 1862.

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one. Lindpaintner's music --- written in Spohr's style is sometimes

happy and characteristic, but deficient in originality, and certainly not (From our own Correspondent.)

to be compared with the poem it is intended to illustrate. The My chronique musicale, properly so-called, will not be very long this orchestra, under the direction of Herr Hauptner, performed its task, not week, for the simple reason that I have not much to offer you in the at all an easy one, by the way, with excellent judgement and gratifyway of news. However, I will do the best I can, and no one, as far as ing success. I know, can well do more. The first fact to be recorded is the appear Brendel's Musik-Zeitung has just found a mare's nest of colossal proporance of the liliputian violinists, Julie and Juliette Delepierre, at the tions. Herr Gustav Schmidt announced a new opera, entitled La Réole. Victoria Theatre. Without going into a detailed account of their At this the publication in question was exceedingly irate, asserting that a performances, I may observe that they were greatly applauded, and French title was unsuited for a German opera. It went on to say, also, vociferously summoned at the conclusion of the entertainment to bow, that La Réole was simply nonsense; a typographical error for L'Auréole, or rather curtsey, their thanks. For myself, however, the sight was not or La Créole. Alas for the infallibility of Brendel's Musik- Zeitung ! a pleasing one. I do not like infant prodigies, and when I saw these La Réole " is the name of a town on the Garonne, in the department two little children standing before the astonished and excited audience, of the Gironde, and, as the story is laid there, the opera has been called with scarcely a smile upon their tiny faces, and a “ plentiful lack” of by the composer La Réole. I would strongly recommend that a animation in their large, lustreless eyes, I could not help asking myself gazeteer be forthwith added to the paste, scissors, and other editorial the question, What must they have gone through; to what severe and accessaries in the editor's room of Brendel's Musik- Zeitung. exhausting training must they have been subjected ; how must they Concerning the movements of musical artists, I may mention that have been isolated and cut off from all the usual sports and pastimes of Herr Poorten, a violinist, has arrived from St. Petersburg, where, childhood-nay, almost infancy-to be enabled to attain such a degree according to report, he is highly esteemed as an executant and comof skill ? The subject, to my mind, at least, is a sad one, well adapted poser. Herr Th. Kullack has gone to drink the waters at Reichenhall, to the moralisings of any modern “melancholy Jacques.”

| and Herr Wieprecht has proceeded to Kissengen. Mlle. Artot is paying All Berlin has gone mad about the Japanese Ambassadors, who a visit to her family at Brussels ; Mad. Bürde-Ney, stopping with her have been fêted, lionised, and caressed to within an inch of their lives, sister at Linz. Herr Paul Taglioni, of the Royal Opera House, goes as that is, unless they are blessed with such superhuman constitutions as ballet-master, during the next carnival season, to La Scala, Milan. I not to feel that pleasure may sometimes be attended with fatigue. have already told you that my chronique musicale would not be very Among other entertainments got up for their especial behoof, by Roval long this week. The proof is in your bands. J'ai tout dit. command, was a monster military concert, at the above theatre. Both

VALE. the buildings — the so-called summer and winter theatres - were flung into one, so as to form a single immense hall, in which the different bands were heard to the greatest advantage. All the pieces, performed

PARIS. with admirable dash and precision, were warmly applauded. The performances of the warrior musicians were varied by the execution of

~ (From our own Correspondent.) * Le Carnaval de Venise," played by the little Delepierres. The gardens The Parisians themselves appear to be getting gradually tired of the attached to the establishment were gaily decorated, and illuminated like eternal repetition of the same round of operas, and it may actually be poor old Vauxhall on extraordinary occasions in days of yore, by I do affirmed that the musical public is progressing towards something better, not know how many thousand additional lamps, the interesting strangers if only because they are returning with pleasure to the productions of expressing their satisfaction with an amount of demonstrative eagerness the good old school, and by degrees getting over their ravenous hunger contrasting strangely with the stoical placidity which, I hear, was the for novelty, and nothing but novelty. Whether the fashion or custom prominent characteristic of their demeanour in London. At Kroll's, of introducing classical instrumental works at concerts and matinées-also, a grand concert, followed by tableaux vivants, which appeared to

whether the Conservatory Concerts, and, still more, the Symphony please them mightily, was given for their delectation. Determined not | Performances of Pasdeloup, are evoking a taste for operatic music of to be behind hand in politeness, and actuated slightly by the knowledge sterling worth, is something I will not positively assert, but it seems as that the public is sure to follow wherever the Japanese go, the manage if such was the fact. At the Grand Opera, for instance, they have gone ment of the Friedrich-Wilhelmstädtisches Theatre gave them a concert back to Halévy's Juive, and are rehearsing Auber's Muette, which is to and a grand display of fireworks. The programme comprised, among be revived with everything new. At the Opéra Comique they have other things, Offenbach's Orpheus, the libretto being considerably | even taken up Pergolesi's Servante Maitresse, and Grétry's Azor et abridged, and, moreover, translated into English for the benefit, I was Zémire. They are, moreover, giving Le Maçon and Haydée, besides informed, of the illustrious foreigners, though how it could benefit them preparing Boiëldieu's Jean de Paris, in which the tenor Warnotz will I am at a loss to discover, as I do not think they know much more of make his first appearance. A little later La Dame Blanche will follow, English than of German; they are certainly far better acquainted with with Achard as George Brown, as Roger has now retired, and intends High Dutch than either. The sisters Delepierre, who did not prove a living on his income, which he thinks of increasing considerably by the pecuniary success at the Victoria Theatre, have moved to this establish- sale of his château and park, with its Halévy, Mozart, and Rossini ment. I hope they may be more fortunate in their new quarters, but I Alleys, its Meyerbeer, Adam, and Rossini “Places," &c. &c. have no very firm faith in the realisation of my hope.

In the way of novelty, there will be Hector Berlioz's Béatrice et Mad. Rettich, the celebrated tragic actress, or, to use the word now Bénédict, the general rehearsal of which has already taken place in the in fashion, tragédienne, from the Imperial Burg-Theater, Vienna, has | Théâtre Lyrique, and greatly pleased an audience specially invited. But been declaiming Schiller's ballad, “Hero und Leander,” with a musical | is it a novelty for Paris ?-that is the question. The opera was to be accompaniinent by Lindpaintner. I am not at all astonished that a given in Baden-Baden on the 11th inst. Berlioz will have no resource musician should be worked up by his admiration for a production like left but to send his Trojans as well to Baden-Baden, if he wishes to see “Hero und Leander ” to illustrate it musically, but, at the same time, it produced, But even this would be attended with difficulties, as M. I m

must frankly avow my opinion that a mixed composition of this class Benazet is said to patronise “Greeks" more than Trojans.. --declamation and accompanying music-possesses no vitality, because į Rossini has taken up his abode in his new villa at Passy, near Paris. it is surrounded by insurmountable drawbacks in the way of execution. The villa is situated close to the railway station, and it is reported that In the first place, the harmony of the whole is materially affected by the old maestro, whose ears are so frequently stunned by the noise of the circumstance that, at stated intervals, the progress of the poem is the locomotives, has just composed a piece in which he introduces, with suspended, in order that the musical composer may have an opportunity incomparable humour, the whizzing, fizzing, squeaking, creaking, groanof colouring, and imparting greater force of expression to the words of ing and moaning of the engines; the ringing of the bells; the hallooing the poct. Pauses thus intervene, which cut up the poem and have a of the conductors, and, in a word, the infernal hubbub which characprejudicial effect upon the dramatic interest. Such phrases are probably terises all railway stations. This looks like him, for he is fond of a painful to the audience, who follow the declamation with breathless eager- joke. But he is far more serious than many persons believe. Whenness, and yearn for the catastrophe. Besides this, every speaking voice ever an artist talks with him about music, he displays great warmth of becomes powerless, when, as in the present instance, in the description | heart, and great enthusiasm for the masters of his art, especially for the of the tempest, it attempts to dominate over the orchestra playing immortal Mozart. The readers of the MUSICAL WORLD may, perhaps, fortissimo; it is like a Jew's harp trying to drown the swelling and remember the dialogues between Rossini and Ferdinand Hiller, published majestic tones of the organ at the Crystal Palace ; the words are two or three years ago in this paper. In these interesting dialogues, generally lost, while the music, with its merely general forms of expres- mention is made of the talented singing-master, Piermarini, whom sion, is incapable of supplying their absence. Thus the effect of the Rossini values very highly. As a mark of his respect the latter sent whole is merely a kind of half-and-half, and, by no means, satisfactory Piermarini a portrait of Mozart, under which he had written in a bold

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