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artistic developement, of all organic creations, that it presents the ceaseless blending of variety in unity, of the finite in the infinite. The most striking and appreciable pieces (of this larger kind) to the audience were the brilliant Toccata, repeated by request, and the Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, during which all faces brightened as with a sense of something glorious.
But probably the gentler pieces, in which a tune or melody is treated and illustrated, not in strict fugue form, but not less contrapuntally in spirit, sank the most deeply into the hearts of the listeners. The graceful and poetic movement from the Trio Sonata (two manuals and pedal) was warmly applauded. The Choral Variation (played before) in quartet form, with beautiful blending of stops, and the melody with its blissful trill sung on a reed solo stop, lost none of its warm, comforting, religious charm by repetition. The similar variations on the choral, Am Wasserfluisen Babylons, was found only less beautiful. In the space reserved for the organist's own Concert Variations, the organ played him a bad trick, a pedal valve now and then "ciphering," or refusing to close, so that one of the bigger tone spirits refused to be laid, and hummed on like a big factory wheel distressingly. This broke up the continuity of the thing somewhat. Still he managed to play through his variations to the general Satisfaction, pleasing musicians by the tasteful invention and contrapuntal skill which be displayed, especially in treating so refractory a theme as the "Star-spangled banner," working it up with great power at the end. We trust there will be more organ concerts—more of this unique character, appealing not to the various tastes of the greatest number, but to their own proper audience, which will surely grow with opportunity. Others have perfect right to do other things, to mako the organ imitate an orchestra, and what not, and they have their reward; but let him who can and will, do this thing.—Dwight's Musical Journal.
The Late Prince Consort As A Composer. — Alluding to the preparations for the Great Exhibition, a weekly journal of literature and art made the following remarks:—" If we may venture upon a hint which, if carried out, will be likely to prove a real gain to the ceremony, as well as a lively gratification to the Queen, we would remind the Royal Commissioners that among the many and varied accomplishments of the late Prince Consort was a proficiency in musical composition. Comparatively few may be aware of this fact, but in the musical world it is known that the Prince composed a "Te Deum " and a "Jubilate" of uncommon merit, that those pieces were engraved for his own use, and that copie3 are preserved by Her Majesty. What better or fitter tribute could be rendered to the memory of the Prince than the performance of these pieces? They are known to be in the highest degree creditable to him, and bear not merely traces of sound knowledge of the theory of music, bnt a happy method of developing it. Surely this is worth consideration."
Adelina Path— The two theatres are not content to play on the same day; they play the same pieces at the same time, and while Mile. Trebelli is applauded at Her Majesty's, Mile. Patti transports the public of Covent Garden in the same role of Hosina. What can one say about this marvellous young girl, which has not been already said? The charm and the enchantment are not to be analysed. When then will you hear this wonder in Paris? And why must it be that the capital of the arts should so often be the last to know or to sanction the great talents? Jenny Lind had reached a celebrity without precedent, and her career now is terminated, without Paris having ever heard a single note of her. Mendelssohn was a great composer, and yet Paris has asked nothing of him, and it was necessary that he should die in order to become famous there. To-day Adelina Patti sings, and you do not hear her! Explain this problem he who can. Since the arrival of the young artist, Covent Garden theatre, instead of three times, has played regularly four times a week, and for next week Mr. Gye announces five representations. I cannot quit Mile. Patti without speaking of the magnificent reprise of Don Giovanni, in which she fills the part of Zerlina. It is in her hands, or in her throat, a wholly new part ; one never has heard it before, and one never will hear after her the "Vorrei e non vorrei."—Rivue et Gazette Musicale.
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"Now the shades grow deeper ■* - J. Ox
*' The echo song** ------
H That handsome volunteer" Sung by Mis* E Stanley "The days that are no mora" Tennyson "Persevere" (The career of Havelock) - J. Oxenford "When I was young - - - - - D. Ryan
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Where is the sea?"
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'* Oh 1 I would wend with thee" -
"To-morrow" R. S. Gowenlock
"Lord hear us, we implore thee" (La Juive) J. Oxenford
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"The merry lark '* (a lament) - - ReY. C. Kingsley
M The pathway along the green fields;*'- •
"Weep not, my gentle Mary" M. A. D.
John Ellison Ditto Rev. W. Evans and cultiva)-
- Mrs. Gent W. W. Caialet
- Ann Riakey
Morley, H. K.
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"The dewdrop and the t "Fare thee well" "Weeds and flowers" ".The Christmas rose" "The harp of Wales '* "The blind man and summer" 41 The Suliote war song" - •
"Thou art so near, and yet so far" * Are they'meant but to deceive me?"
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Charles Mackay Ditto
- C. Warfield
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- Isabella Hampton - Lord Byron
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Old England's star is gleaming" Music breathes In everything
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'My ain Donald *
"The woodland flower"
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HERB JOSEPH HERMANNS (Primo Basso of Her Majesty's Theatre).
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