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tore" and "La Traviata." Chappell's Edition of Rossini's “Stabat Chappell's 100 Dances (principally D'Al. Mater," do.
bert's). Second Violin and Biss Part Chappell's 100 Dances (Second Series). to Ditto. Chappell's Favourite Airs in the “ Queen Chappell's 100 Operatic Airs.
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THE RING AND THE KEEPER.
do KEEPER, TAKE THIS RUBY RING. Duet ... ... WHEN I BADE GOOD-BYE TO PHEBE. The popular Song from G.
LINLEY's successful Cantata, “ The Jolly Beggars," in A and C ... ... 2 THE JOLLY BEGGARS' QUADRILLE, by Coote. Illustrated in colors... 40 HATTON'S NEW SONG, "CHILDREN." Words by LONGFELLOW. Sung • by Miss Palmer with the greatest success ... ... ... ... ... ... 26
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Hood.” Chappell's 100 Dances (Second Series). Chappell's Favourite Airs in “ Lurline" Chappell's Favourite Airs in the “ Queen and " Victorine."
Topaze," and in the " Rose of Castile." Chappell's Favourite Airs in “ Il TrovaChappell's 100 Sacred Songs, Anthems, tore" and " La Traviata." Psalms, and Hymns.
Chappell's 100 Dances (principally D'AlChappell's 100 Irish Airs.
bert's). Chappell's 100 Scotch Airs.
Chappell's 100 Operatic Airs. Chappell's 100 Christy Minstrel Melodies. | Chappell's 100 Popular Songs.
Chappell's 10j Christy Minstrel Melodies. Chappell's 100 Scotch Melodies.
THÁLBERG'S NEW COMPOSITIONS. MELODIES OF SCHUBERT.-Transcribed for the
Pianoforte. No. 1. Die Tauschung ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 0 2. Der Neugierige
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Hood.” Chappell's Airs from “Un Ballo in Chappell's Favourite Airs in “ Lurline" Maschera."
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Topaze," and in the “ Rose of Castile." Chappell's 100 Christy Minstrel Melodies. Chappell's 100 Sacred Songs, Anthems, Chappell's Twenty-five Duets for tro Psalms, and Hymns.
LBERG'S SONG.-“ WITHIN THE CONVENT GARDEN," with German and English Words.
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« The Spirit Rapping Polka," dedicated to all spirit-rappers' mediums.. MR. FREDERICK PENNA will give his first Enter. "The Llewellyn Waltz,” dedicated to Mr. Backwell, B.M. 3rd R.W.M. W tainment on “DIBDIN AND HIS SONGS," at the London Mechanics'
London: DUNCAN DAVISON & Co., 244 Regent Street, W. Institution, on Wednesday evening next. In Part II. he will sing ballads composed expressly for him by JOHN BARNETT and ALFRED MELLOx, and Madame PENNĂ will perform Solos by OSBORNE and De Vos.
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“ The Song of May" ...
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"Are they meant but to deceive me?" business habits, literary ability, good address, and a disposition to make these generally
"The Golden Stars" useful, might be required.
“Thou art so noar and yet so far," as a VOCÄZ DUET Good references. Salary moderate. 674 St. Paul's Road, Camden Town,
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"ONCE TOO OFTEN.”
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DREAM DANCE. For the Pianoforte. By EMANUEL TSI TU SAVAIS. Romance. Composée par M. W. AGUILAR. 38.
D BALF8. 39. ANTASIA ON AIRS FROM HOWARD GLOVER'S
| RELOVED ONE, NAME THE DAY. Ballad. The T OPERETTA, "ONCE TOO OFTEN." By Evile BERGKR. 39.
D Words by Joan LAMB, Esq. The Musio by ALFRED MELLOX. 28. 6d. MARANTELLA FOR THE PIANOFORTE.
MEMORY. Song. The Poetry by Desmond Ryan, 1 By WALTER MACFARRBN. 48. London: DUNCAX DavisOX & Co.
The Music by ALEXANDER REICHARDT. 3$. " These are three morceaur de salon of the most elegant description. Mr.
AST THOU NO TEAR FOR ME? Ballad. The AGUILAR'S Dream Dance' is a gracelul and imaginative movement, which would make a charming accompaniment to a dance of sylphs or fairies in & ballet. Mr. II Words by M. Deigh, The Music by Ciro Pixsuri. 38. Berger has selected as the themes of his fantasia the two most favourite airs, . There's truth in woman still,' and · A young and artless maiden,' in Mr. Howard Glover's CLEEP AND THE PAST. Canzonet. The Poetry pretty operetta; working them, by adling a short introduction, and a brilliant coda in
by HARBIET POWER. The Music by J. P. KNIGHT. 35. tempo di valsa, into a masterly and animated pianoforte picoe, in which the vocal melodies are embellished by a rich and varied accompaniinent. Mr. Macfarren's Tarantella is of course in the time and measure of this Neapolitan dance, and pre
MY GENTLE ELODIE. Romanza. The Poetry by serves the rapidity of its breathless whirl. While, however, it is thus conventional
Mrs. CLAWFORD. Tho Musio by EDWARD LAND. 3s, in its form, it is new and original in its details. There occurs, in particular, in the midst of it, a deliciously soft and flowing melody, played with the left hand, as if an
London : Duncax Davison and Co. the violoncello or bassoon, with a light and airy accompaniment in the upper part which contrasts beautifully with the impetuous current of the rest of the movement."
" The above are a few of the prettiest vocal pieces that have appeared during the The Press.
past publishing season. They are all by well-known and popular composers, of whose talents they are agreeable specimens. Balfe's French romance is in his hap.
piest vein. Our countrynian has successfully contended with the Parisian composers THE AIRS, BALLADS, FANTASIAS, QUADRILLES,
on their own ground-witness the reception of bis fine operas, Les Quatre Fils Aymon WALTZES, &c. IN THE OPERA OF
and Le Puits d'Amour, at the Opéra Comique; and in the little song before us he shows how entirely he is at home in the French style. It is tender and passionate, with that infusion of graceful lightness and gaiety which gives the French poetry and
music of this class their peculiar charm. Signor Gardoni has sung it in public with COMPOSED BY HOWARD GLOVER.
delicious effect; but it by no incans requires the aid of such a singer to make it
charming. Mr. Alfred Mellon's ballad is worthy of that able and eminent musician. Performed with the greatest success at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
The melody is simple and natural, without being trite or commonplace; and the
whole composition shows that new and striking effects of inodulation and harmony s. d.
may be produced without setting at defiance (as is too often done) the established "Oh! Glorious Age of Chivalry." Duet. For Soprano and Contralto
principles and rules of art.-Few vocal pieces of the present time have obtained greater "The Solemn Words his Lips have spoken." Grand Air. For Soprano ...
popularity than Herr Reichardt's song, “ Thou art so near," not only in English, 1 « The Love you're slighted still is true.". Ballad. Sung by Mile, Jeyyy Back
but (by means of its German and French versions) all over the Continent. His des " Stratagem is Woman's Power." Ballad. Sung by Miss EMMA HEYWOOD...
2 6 production, . Memory,' is of a similar character, and bids fair to have a similar suc“Loro is a gentle Thing." Ballad. Sung by Miss EMA HEYWOOD
coss. Mr. Desinond Ryan's verses are elegant, and Reichardt has united there to a " A young and artless Maiden." Romance. Sung by Herr REICHARDT ... 26
melody at onco pure, simple, and expressive. Signor Pinsuti's ballad, Hast thou " There's Truth in Woman still." Romance. Sung by Herr REICHARDT
no tear for me?' has been recommended to the attention of the public by the pleasing "The Monks were jolly Boys." Ballad. Sung by Herr FORMES
performance of Mr. Tennant, for whom it was written, and by whom it has been sung "In my Chateau of Pompernik." Aria Butku. Sung by Ilerr FORMES
at many of the best concerts of the season. Signor Pinsuti, an Italian, has produced an air of Italian grace and beauty, while he has entirely avoided the faults into which
foreign composers so often fall in setting English words to music. The melody not FANTASIAS, QUADRILLES AND WALTZES.
only expresses the sentiment conveyed by the poetry, but does not present a single Brinley Richards' Fantasia, on “ Once too Olten". ... ... ... ... 4 0
misplaced eniphasis or accent--a most important requisite in yocal music. Mr. Emilo Berger's Fantasia, ou “Once too Often" .
3 0 Knight's canzonct is melodious, flowing, and extremely well fitted for a mezzo-soprano ** Fontainbleau Quadrille," by Strauss. (Handsomely Illustrated in Colours) 4 0 or contralto voice. There is a law in one place which dims the clcarness of the * La Bolle Blanche Waltz," ditto ...
harinony. Iu bar 8, page 2, G flat in the melody is accompanied by E natural in the
bass, creating a diminished third (or tenth)-an interval very rarely allowed, and London : DUNCAY DAVISON & Co. 244 Regent Street, W.
not, we think, in the present case. There is much that is masterly in Mr. Land's
romanza, and Mr. Santley, for whom it was composed, has sung it with deserved sucMEYERBEER.
cess. We could have wished it had been a little less elaborate ; that the flow of the miclody had been less disturbed by extraneous modulation; and that the pianoforto
accompaniment had been lighter and less loaded with notes. It is a fine song, THE FOLLOWING COMPOSITIONS (Copyrights), noveriieless, and not unworthy of the author's well-merited reputation." -The Pres. I by this eminent Composer, are published by DUNCAN DAVISON & CO.:VOCAL.
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(The Formation and Cultivation of the Voice for Singing). " The Fishermaiden" ... ... ... ... .. ... ... i o
i BY PIANOFORTE. Royal Wedding March. Composed for the marriage of the Princess Royal
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OPERATIC RECITALS for the PIANOFORTE,
1. "Fieyschütz," dedicated to Miss Catherine M. Preil.
"Noma," dedicated to Miss Katherine Greenhill THE HARP OF WALES. Ballad. Composed by
4. " Norma," dedicated to the pupils of Miss Gilbertson 1BRISLEY RICHARDS, sung with such distinguished success at the CARNARVON
5. “Oberon," dedicated to Miss Parkes FESTIVAL, by Mr. Lawis Tuomay, is published, pricc 3s. by
6. “Martha," dedicated to Miss Frances Gurney ... DUSCAX DAVISOX & Co. 244 Regent Street, W.
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THE VOICE AND SINGING
:: GLOUCESTER MUSICAL FESTIVAL.
the sovereign and his nobles were not as well or as comfortably (From our oren Reporter.)
housed as the ordinary scullion wench of the present day, when skilled
GLOUCESTER, TUESDAY. labour must have been scarce, roads of the worst description, and The one hundred and thirty ninth meeting of the Three Choirs of the conveyance of material a matter of the utmost difficulty; yet, in Worcester, Hereford, and Gloucester, in this year celebrated at the the face of all these obstacles, arose those sublime monuments of last named town, the “Caer Gloew," or " bright city" of the inventive art and persevering industry, results of the brainwork of ancient Britons, the great military station “Glevum," or "Glebon," men whose names in most instances are to us unknown, and whoso of the Románs under the Emperor Claudius, the "fayre citye" of minds must have been as much in advance of their age as the mediæval times. As a rule our old cathedral towns are all more loftiest peak of the Alps exceeds in height the tiniest mole-hill, or less interesting, and neither in the historical association nor Curious, too, it is, and by no means flattering to more modern days, archæological attraction is Gloucester at all deficient, having played to pursue this train of thought a little farther and to reflect that by no means an unimportant part in the annals of our country. Here despite this being a so-called age of progress, the “march of it was that Athelstan met his death in 940, the Danes destroying intellect," the “giant strides of civilization," electric telegraphs, the place some half century later: here Edward the Confessor held steam engines, railroads, social science congresses (we might go on his court in 1031, as did also the Norman invader in 1083 and multiplying instances), we seem incapable of producing anything 1804. Parliaments again were frequently held here in the reigns original in the shape of a building with the slightest pretension of Richard II. and Henry IV., and the futile attempts of Charles I. to beauty, either of outline or detail, but are forced to resort to raise the seige of Gloucester undoubtedly struck the most severe to Grecian or Gothic-Gothic or Grecian--for our models? Is & blow to the falling fortunes of that ill fated monarch, whose son new church erected ? Lo it is “Early English,” “Pointed," or some (one of the most illustrious examples of a negative to the proverb one or other of the varieties that delight the hearts of the Ecclesiothat "experience makes fools wise') marked his sense of the logical Society. Is it a town hall to be built ? Straightway arises proceeding by commanding the razing of the city walls as one of a more or less garbled version of one or other of the temples of the earliest deeds of the restoration; but subsequently, in considera- antiquity, in which was celebrated worship of a very different kind tion of a money payment of £679 4s. 6d., extended the liberties, to that which is bowed down to under the title of the worshipful rights, and franchises of the city, by the charter under which the the Mayor and Corporation. Perhaps, after all, it is wiser to consolę Corporation now acts. Unlike most Episcopal cities, Gloucester ourselves that it is so, for it may be better to copy a good model unites the business with the cathedral element, and although not than attempt originality with such terrible results as are evidenced ranking as a first-class port, yet enjoys a very fair share of the at South Kensington, where that monstrous fabric rears, no, eommerce of the wet, having a considerable trade in corn and depresses its head like some huge railway shed or magnified horse timber, conveyed from the channel by means of a canal of some repository, crushed by the incubus of two exaggerated glass sixteen miles in length, uninterrupted by a single lock, to the umbrellas. But enough of this discursive ramble, and let us turn docks, which form no inconsiderable feature in the town. More- our attention in the direction of the business which has brought us over, Gloucester enjoys the advantage of a central railroad position, here, and consider somewhat of the festival prospects. the Great Western, Midland and South Wales lines all forming! So far as we can learn at present, everything, with one exceptheir junction here, this being the point where the great battle of tion, is couleur de rose; and the year '62 it is expected may be the “ break of gauge” met with its most powerful illustration, marked with a white stone; or, in other words, be set down as a and had immortality conferred upon it by the pen of Thackeray, “surplus” year in the records of the meetings. The exception to whose description of the agony of “Jeames” and “Mary Hann" which we allude is the recent death of the venerable Dean of at the loss of the “babby" on their way to Cheltenham is not Gloucester - an event which necessarily throws somewhat of a likely to be forgotten by the attentive readers of Punch. But, after shadow of gloom over the proceedings, although not to an extent all, the most interesting spot is the Cathedral, of which, by the way, calculated to injure the success of the festival, as the Dean was a there is a most beautiful little model in the International Exhibition, passive rather than an active promoter of its objects. At the last close by the large clock model of Lincoln Minster. The Monastery meeting a loss had just taken place of much more import to the of St. Peter is said to have been founded by the first Christian festival, by the demise of Mr. Thomas Turner, who, for fifty years, King of Mercia, about 680, although, of course, no portion of the had shown the warmest interest, and, neither in purse nor person, original building exists, the oldest parts consisting of the crypt and had ever spared his exertions to sustain these pleasant and useful aisles of the choir, dating from about 1058. There are few eccle- gatherings. It must be borne in mind that the primary object of siastical edifices that present so great a variety of styles as this these triennial music meetings is for the exercise of that virtue Cathedral Church, as may be well understood from the fact of a which " covereth a multitude of sins;" and that such charity, unperiod of 400 years being consumed in its erection, under various fortunately, is just now much amply needed, is but too clearly abbots. Hence it might be concluded that there must necessarily instanced by the fact that the present number of applicants conbe an incongruity in its parts, and want of harmony as a whole, but sists of more than eighteen orphans and fourteen widows of the such is not the case, for we know of no building that in every sense clergy; while the necessity of future support is no less strongly is more pleasing to the eye at the first glance, or that will bear a shown by the circumstance of there being in 'three dioceses, no detailed inspection more satisfactorily. Architects, it is true, might less than one hundred and forty-seven benefices having an income find technical objections, but, fortunately, we are not all of us | below one hundred pounds per annum—a pitiful pittance, indeed, architects, and the general opinion is that Gloucester Cathedral on which a clergyman is to maintain himself, and possibly a wife may be fairly considered as "a thing of beauty and a joy for ever.” | | and family, in a state of respectability, and answer the many calls To the reflective mind the contemplation of these grand old gothic that are always being made on the country parson. As the propiles opens up a curious field for speculation. Designed, planned, ceeds of the sale of tickets is usually more than absorbed by the and executed by the monks, whose ideas on mundane subjects were expenses of the festival, the charity has mainly to depend upon the supposed to be of a most limited order, at a time when kings could collections made at the doors, which we are glad to observe have, barely read or write, and such a word as education was scarcely of late years, been steadily on the increase, as we find that, while known, when the manners of the people were of the rudest, when I in 1841 the sum of £642 was the whole amount subscribed, in
1839 these figures were nearly doubled, little short of £1,150 liberality of the Rev. Murray Browne,' at whose expense it was baving been then collected; while at Worcester, the succeeding | undertaken: year, if we remember rightly, no less than £1,300 found its way to Nearly the whole of the south aisle windows have been filled in with the succour of the widows and orphans; the funds of the charity stained glass, and the north side will, in all probability, be similarly enabling its distributors to average twenty pounds to each widow, I treated, the example being set in the first instance by the family of and fifteen pounds to each orphan. Of the Gloucester festivals, the Rev. Dr. Evans, for many years one of the most enthusiastic from 1790, we have a pretty accurate record, and find that, of the supporters of the music meetings, a window to that gentleman's twenty-four meetings which took place from that year to 1859, memory being put in the cloisters some seven years since. The most only six, or just one-fourth, have shown a surplus ; and that the recent addition has been the entire restoration of the east window, at deficit (which is made up by the stewards) in 1832 exhibited once the largest and one of the most peculiar in England, occupying £1,400, and in 1841, £1,547 on the wrong side of the balance the entire space over the altar, there being no wall of any kind, sheet-such loss in each instance having to be made good by half a but simply this enormous constructure of glass, with its light dozen stewards. By this time the policy of increasing the number and elegant mullions, and graceful tracery, forming one of the of stewards must have become apparent; for, in 1844 there were most imposing sights imaginable. At a cost of something like eight, which number has gone on augmenting until now we find, £2,000, of which the stone work absorbed more than two-thirds, at this meeting, no less than fifty-four noblemen and gentlemen this vast surface has been presented to us in as nearly as possible coming forward as guarantees, so that in the event of a deficit, its original state, the glass being fortunately in a wonderfully per. the sum divided among so large a number would hardly be appre- fect condition, considering its extreme age and the thick encrustaciably felt. Moreover, there is such an amount of confidence tion of ages of dirt. Gloucester deserves no small share of the generated, that many are found who are willing to accept the credit in the matter of these restorations, which are carried on office of steward for each succeeding festival-an additional ad solely out of a special perpetual fund, producing more than £1,000 vantage in the shape of the knowledge and business experience a year, this sum having been created out of the capitular revenues gained year after year, and the continued interest in all that con- by the able administration of the treasurer, the Rev. Dr. Jeune, cerns the well-doing of the meetings.
who is also Canon of the Cathedral, and to whom the Gloucestrians The present list is headed by the High Sheriff of the county, Sir are further indebted for most of the exterior improvements already G. S. Jenkinson, Bart., the Earl of Coventry, the Earl of Ellen- hinted at, and all this performed without their being called upon borough, Lord de Saumarez, Lord Fitzhardinge, Sir Martin Craw to subscribe a single shilling, an example not unworthy of imitation ley, Sir Lionel Duvell, Sir George Prevost, Sir Wm. Codrington, in a certain large edifice which looms grandly over the metropolisSir John Seymour, &c., &c.; and includes the names of many to quote the playful and original inuendo, not a hundred miles from county gentlemen of considerable local influence. Moreover, His St. Paul's. Grace the Duke of Beaufort is President, while the Lord-I Like everything else in this world, the festivals have had great Lieutenants of the three counties, and the Bishops of the three
opposition to contend with, and at one time a notable evangelical dioceses, officiate as Vice-Presidents of the meeting. Under such
parson, then resident in the neighbouring town of Cheltenham, auspices, then, it is not surprising to hear that the sale of tickets
used regularly to hold forth from the pulpit, denouncing in 10 has been unusually brisk, and that the plan of the reserved seats,
measured terms what he was pleased to consider the desecration of both for morning and evening performances, exhibits a goodly God's house. One grave and not unreasonable objection was the array of places marked off as sold ; the Messiah day, as usual,
suspension of the regular daily worship, a difficulty which was met carrying off the majority, and the Elijah coming next in order. by holding full choral service with the united lay clerks every
Yesterday was devoted to rehearsals, Mendelssohn's Hymn of morning at 8 o'clock, a course which the present festival wisely Praise and Judas M ccabeus being gone through at the cathedral maintains. This morning, however, the proceedings are somew bat in the morning, wb' .e in the evening, at the Shire Hall, Mr. Bene- different, the service commencing at half-past 10 instead of the dict's Undine, Verdi's Cantata, and Dr. Sterndale Bennett's Ex- earlier hour, and being followed by an oratorio at half.past 1, hibition Ode were respectively tried with the band and chorus. proceeding which we cannot think otherwise than an entire mistake, The three choirs make no pretension to “monster” gatherings, and that our opinion is not an unfdunded one, the poor attendance wisely limiting the total number of the singers and players to three
| at the Creation has fully exemplified. True, the Cathedral was hundred, a force quite sufficient to give full effect to the oratorios, l well filled at the service, to which, of course, there was no charge whose power is nowhere so fully felt as in these cathedrals, and for admission, although places were kept for those who had taken more than sufficient for the Shire Hall (where the secular music is tickets for the oratorios, but equally true was it that numbers or given), the orchestral space being largely absorbed by a large and reserved seats, each representing a loss of fifteen shillings, were ellnot very handsome organ.
| tirely empty during the performance of Hadyn's best known work. Within the last few years several important improvements to the The prayers were intoned by the Rev. C. Clark, Precentor of the cathedral have taken place; the removal of sundry buildings on Cathedral; the first lesson being read by the Rev. Canon Harvey, the north side, planting the grounds, opening a thoroughfare round and the second by the Rev. C. J. Crawley, one of the minor canona. the east end, the rebuilding of the bishop's palace, and restorations The Lord Bishop of the diocese preached the sermon, taking the at various points being amongst the most conspicuous of the ex- text from the 5th chapter of the Revelations, the 11th to the 14th ternal features. Nor has the interior been neglected. The massive verses :-"And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels pillars of the noble Norman nave, which for many years were dis- l round about the throne, and the beasts, and the elders : and guised in thick coats of whitewash, to which time had superadded number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thou: a no less thick coat of dirt, have been cleansed of their disreputable sands of thousands ; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lam covering, the stone work redressed, and the whole coming out that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and fresh and distinct as when it first left the mason's chisel. A magni- strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creatur ficent window over the western entrance of the building (of which | which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the carta, and we gave a full description at the time of its erection) serves at once such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I say as a memorial to the virtues of the late Bishop Monk, and the | Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power be unto Hin that