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This may be the place to mention that a detailed analysis of Salle Ventadour, seeing the immense competition at unfair odds the music will appear under the usual head of "Reviews.”

to which he is subjected. Not only do the Grand Opéra and the We cannot conclude without a strong word of eulogy to Mr. Opéra Comique receive large subventions from the government, Beverley, whose scenic displays in the Etoile du Nord are among but the lessees have both houses rent free, and now the Opéra is the finest efforts of his pencil; and to Mr. A. Harris, whose managed by a paid agent, all risk being borne by the Imperial superintendance of the mise-en-scène contributed no little to its Government of France. What chance therefore can private success."

| enterprise expect against such tremendous competition, and who The Huguenots will be given to-night, when Grisi and Mario can furnish a purse so long as that of one of the greatest powers make their last appearance this season. After all, the great of Europe? Notwithstanding these very obvious cousiderations, prima donna has not, it seems, made up her mind to retire from another Italian, M. Calzado, nothing deterred by the fate of his public life for ever. Perhaps the enthusiasm she has once again countrymen, has determined on trying his chance, and has been created may have something to do with the matter ; or, perhaps, | accepted as lessee for the ensuing season." . Grigi stands in the same position as a great minister who lately A process of the greatest interest to all musicians who may retired from office-she has tendered her resignation to the desire to give concerts in Paris has just terminated. M. Strauss, public, and is only waiting for a competent successor. If this director of the masked balls held at the Opéra during the past be true, we are likely to hear Grisi for a long time to come. season, and who has nothing but his pame in common with the Tant mieux.

celebrated but defunct maestro of Vienna, had been in the habit The Etoile du Nord is to be played on Monday, for the fifth of borrowing the ideas of others, which he dressed up, sometimes time (Lablache's last appearance), and on Tuesday, the Prophète, in the form of quadrilles (as gipsies " disguise" other peoples' for the first.

children), and sometimes transferred to waltzes, etc., which he

published in his own name. The society of dramatic authors, PARIS.

who had acquired the copyright in the libretti of certain operas

so dealt with by M. Strauss, accordingly summoned him before the (From our own Correspondent.)

“ Tribunal Correctional de la Seine,” for having without their perNot only is there no novelty in the musical world of Paris, mission appropriated to the purposes of his quadrilles certain airs but there is no prospect of a change before the middle of August. of operas in which they had a copyright interest. The tribunal, At the Grand-Opéra Les Vépres Siciliennes alternates with the however, dismissed their complaint, on the grounds—Ist. That Prophète, and the receipts average 11,000 francs a night during public balls could not be compared with concerts, seeing that each of the six evenings of the week the establishinent is opened. music was but an accessory; 2nd. That the author of the words Such a continued success is unprecedented in the history of the of an opera cannot object to a performance purely instrumental Académie Impériale de Musique, since by no process of cramming of the airs taken from that opera. Nothing daunted by this can the house be made to contain 12,000 francs. The Opéra- decision, the society at once appealed, and the superior court has Comique is likewise reaping a rich harvest, Jenny Bell, Haydée, now delivered its judgment, completely reversing it. The court and L'Etoile du Nord, represented by Mesdlles. Caroline Ditprez declared that the execution in a theatre, converted for the oceaand Lefebre, and Mdme. Ugalde, filling the theatre to the roof sion into a ball-room, of airs taken from an opera, and even of every night. In addition to the fête at Versailles, which the simple songs, must be assimilated to a dramatic performance, and Emperor will offer to your Queen on her first visit to Paris, and that artiolo 428 of the penal code, wbioh was intended to guawhich will transcend in magnificence even those of Louis rantee the rights of authors against any performance of their Quatorze, there will be superb balls at the Tuileries and Hotel de works without their consent, was applicable to this case; that it Ville, and three dramatic representations are now being organised mattered not whether the performance objected to was but in her honour. The first will be at the Grand-Opéra, and will partial, or even if it extended only to one air ; that article 428 consist of Santa Chiara, the work of her brother-in-law, the was applicable even though the entire work was not performed; Duke of Saxe-Gotha; the second will be Haydée, at the Opéra and that a modification of the time of a musical composition in Comique; and the third will take place at the Théâtre Français, applying it to the exigences of dance music, could not be allowed to assist at which Malle. Rachel will return for one night, after to deprive an author of his rights. The court also decided, fulfilling her engagement in London. Never has Malle. Rachel that the participation of the musician and the author of the produced a more profound impression on the theatrical public of libretto in composing an opera, constituted a common proParis than in the performances she has lately given at the perty therein for the benefit of one as well as the other, Théâtre Français. She has been roused to action and energy by and thence it required the consent of both in order to the success of Mad. Ristori; she has determined on giving proof dispose of the music or any of the airs, the death of one that, as a tragedian, she is unapproached and unapproachable, in no way interfering with the rights of the other. Consequently and the verdict of the public has been unanimous and decisive. the Court condemned M. Strauss to pay to the Dramatic Authors' · Even the Feuilletoniste of the Indépendance Belge, who with Society, by way of damages, fifty francs for each ball held at the such forcible feebleness expends each week his petty store of Opéra during last season, and ordered him to pay the costs. stale jokes and vapid criticism in sneering at English manners The Marriage d'Olympe has been performed at the Vaudeville, his knowledge of which is on a par with his familiarity with where it will probably hold its place for some time to come, most your language, and the latter may be measured by his spelling people being led away by their curiosity to see a play of which the word “shocking,” which he used parenthetically last week, everyone talks. Few of M. Augier's friends congratulate him on shoking"--and in denying any merit to the dramatic talents of a success mainly due to this motive which carries crowds to see Mesdlles. Rachel or Cruvelli. Even this gentleman now admits how such an author treats such a subject. But that the author that his “ disputes with her will not prevent his rendering of La Cigüe, Gabrielle, and Le Gendre de M. Poirier has made a justice to her talents, and that this is due to her as a compen descent on the ladder of dramatic fame admits of no doubt. Can sation”(mark the word)—“for his somewhat intractable frank a man touch pitch and not be defiled? The Emperor was present ness." Madlle. Rachel may well reply in the words of Napoleon at the first performance, as was also the Prince Napoleon ; 'the in 1797, when the Austrian commissioners offered to recognise Ministers of State, Foreign Affairs, Public Instruction, and the the French Republic: “The Republic is like the sun, which Interior, were likewise to be seen. M. Auber represented the shines with its own light; the blind alone cannot see it.”' Rachel composers, MM. Merimel, Scribe, and Alfred de Vigny, the most assuredly shines with her own light, and her genius is not Academy, for which M. Augier has more than once been prelikely to receive an accession of splendour even from the “ com posed with indifferent success. Mesdlles. Rachel, Constance from pensation" so generously offered to her.

a passage in whose life it was thought M. Augier had largely Colonel Ragani retires from the direction of the Italian Opéra, borrowed-and Alice Théric did duty for the actresses, and every having, like his predecessors, Ronconi, Corti, and Lumley, lost journalist of note might be seen within the walls of the Vaudea large sum of money in the vain attempt at success. But, in | ville. truth, there is little chance of any lessee making money at the The action of the piece commences at Berlin, where Malle. . Olympe Tavernier, with a longing common to her class, desires Geneviève, and Felix was, as usual in these dramas, the honest to marry and obtain a footing in the world. She discovers a man par excellence, sneering at the world and its follies, unpitybooby of good family, whom she dupes and inveigles, and

| ing to weakness, and unmoved by vice. M. Hepri de Puygiron makes her his wife. In order to avoid meeting with old acquaintances whose recognition might be

MEYERBEER AND THE BIRMINGHAM disagreeable in her new sphere, Olympe announces her death through the medium of the newspapers ; so Olympe est morte,

FESTIVAL vive la Comtesse de Puygiron. She proceeds with her husband to So long ago as the month of April, 1851, the Committee of the Spa, where she encounters an old friend in the person of a Birmingham Festival requested Meyerbeer to compose an lorette, who, tapping her on the shoulder with the familiarity Oratorio for the Festival of the following year. In his answer accorded to old friendship, whispers in her ear, after the masked he said. ball fashion, “ Je te connais, beau masque.” The countess dis- , "I feel myself the more honoured by this step on your part, as I dainfully eyes her from head to foot, but it is to no purpose, for know from the voice of fame how much the Musical Festivals of she has forgotten to hide a mole on' her neck, and she is fairly Birmingham have always been distinguished, as well by the excellence caught.

of their musical execution as by the great masters called upon to proHowever she quits Spa, married, a countess, bearing one of duce new works for them. It is therefore with the most profound the most renowned names in France, with £4000 a-year, and in regret that I find myself forced to decline your flattering offer; baring due course she obtains admission into the circles of the great | already accepted many engogements for new musical works which I am world in Paris. The Marquis de Puygiron, uncle to the husband, to deliver at fixed times, it would be impossible for me at present to diplomatist and ambassador, who had conceived some suspicions with respect to a union kept secret from him, and who had not Immediately after the last Festival, the Committee-regarding been enchanted at first sight of the lady, softens, mollifies, and Meyerbeer (since Mendelssohn is dead, and Spohr has ceased to presses her to his heart, when he learns she is the daughter of a write) as the greatest composer of the time, and knowing the Vendean royalist, who has sealed his principles with his blood. vast and comprehensive character of his genius-renewed their She is therefore gladly welcomed to the domestic circle of her endeavours to obtain from him a great sacred work for the husband, and surrounded with affection, respect, and esteem. Festival about to take place. With this view Mr. Mason wrote But she pines and wearies, disgusted with the quiet of a life to him in the end of the year 1852, but (owing apparently to which has no charms for her, and longing for the excitement of Meyerbeer's numerous occupations, and his changes of residence) the Bal Mabille, the theatres, or the petits soupers at the received no answer to his letters. Having resolved to seek an Maison Dorée, where no one, apparently, ever goes to bed all interview with him, Mr. Mason requested Madame Viardot to the year round.

give him a personal introduction, and also to use her great Accordingly she becomes pettish and intriguing, annoying her influence with Meyerbeer in furtherance of the object which the husband in a thousand ways, and awakening his suspicions by Committee had so much at heart. This led to a correspondence accepting a necklace from one of her admirers. She then, with that accomplished lady which is not without interest. On during her husband's absence, calls her friends from Paris to the 13th of December, 1852, Madame Viardot wrote to Mr. the country house of the uncle, and there in company with | Mason. Montrigaud, one of her old lovers, and a bevy of fair frail ones, “I have seen M. Meyerbeer yesterday, and we have spoken holds high orgy, getting drunk in a scene inspired by the about the Oratorin Ha hage of you not to tako tho trouble to look for success of that of the Dame aux Camélias; not content with this, a libretto for him. He is himself in search of one, and says that nobody she endeavours to debauch the mind of Henri's cousin, the can do that for him, because he knows the sort of subject allowed to be granddaughter of the old Marquis, and at length the bandage put into music, and he alone knows the new form he wishes to give to it. falls from her husband's eyes. He consults his uncle, who

He begs me to add that as soon as he shall have found a libretto of his hastens from Berlin, at which court he is ambassador of France,

own convenience he will send it you to meet with your approbation. and he, disgusted at the manner in which his fainily name has

I have discharged my message with the most scrupulous fidelity. It is been dragged through the mire, draws a pistol from his pocket

much better, I think too, to let M. Meyerbeer choose his own libretto, and kills his niece-upon the stage the first night, but since then

because it is sure to be good and quite new, and, when once settled, behind the scenes, to spare the feeling of the lorettes, by whom

will have more chance of being composed.”

In 1853 Mr. Mason had a personal interview with Meyerbeer, the theatre is frequented. Here then is the sketch of a new drama of the courtesan

without any definite result ; and he afterwards received a letter school-Filles de Marbre, Dames aux Camélias, Baronnes du Demi

from Madame Viardot, dated the 12th of October, in which she monde, Lorettes éméritées, or by whatever name they are called,

says: these plays are but the same theme with variations. Take a “I have at last scen Meyerbeer in Paris, and I communicate to you courtesan whose mind is degraded as her person : strip her of the only answer I could get from him about the Oratorio affair. - My her brutal nature, her vicious habits, her depraved tastes, her great

her greatest desire,' he says, 'is to write a work for the next Birmingham degraded propensities, her debased, ignorant, and gangrened

Festival; but having several other things of importance to work at now, mind-supply her with generous sentiments, noble aspirations,

it is impossible for me to take any resolution now and give any promise unselfish desires, and some affections—surround her with a halo

whatever. My grand Opera is to come out in the same year as the

Birmingham Festival, 1855, and it is still far from being finished. of interest—let her suffer from failing health, and a love she is

The only thing I can give my word for is, to look for a subject of the unable to requite--and you have the receipt for some modern

Oratorio, and if possible to write it. I will bring it myself to England, heroine. M. Augier may say that

and ask for no other remuneration than the pleasure of knowing that “ Vice is a monster of such hideous mien,

it will be well performed. To give myself greater facility of finding a That to be hated needs but to be seen,"

subject to my convenience, I will choose it short, so as to fill the second but it is to be found that this is not the case with vice as

part of a morning performance, I shall require no particular singer,

since I know that you are engaged. You will be the centre of the represented on the stage, and the recollection of the orgy

whole work, and any good soprano, tenor, and bass will do. Present endures long after the moral has subsided into forgetfulness,

my respects to Mr. Mason, to wliom I ought to have written at the · The actors were excellent, and nothing could exceed the way end of last June, but indeed I was poorly. Since then I have received in which the piece was put on the stage. Malle. Fargueil, the none of his letters, and finally, I found that my answer was too awkMarco of the Filles de Marbre, was Olympe, and played her part ward to be written. I preferred to wait until I could explain all my with a decency, tact, and moderation, which softened down all reasons to you.'— These are Meyerbeer's own words, with the only the more repulsive features of the character. Lagrange, as the difference that they were uttered in good French, and that I have husband, was natural; foolish at the outset, when under the translated them into bad Euglish.” influence of his wife's charms, dignified in the end when his still anxious, however, to accomplish an object deemed so reason had asserted its right. Mdlle. St. Marc made a charming desirable, Mr. Mason again visited Paris last year, when he was accompanied by another gentleman of the Committee, Mr. W.J. ITALY.-At Milan the only theatre now open is the Rè, at Beale. They had an interview with Meyerbeer, but could obtain which Rossini's Gazza Lada was produced last week, with' as no promise from him, though he expressed a wish that “un petit much success as could be expected from the artistes who played coin” should be kept for him at the Festival. Though, however, in it. The Gazzetta Musicale laments the want of serious study the Committee have been unsuccessful in their efforts to procure on the part of modern singers in Italy, a state of things for a work from him at this time, they have the best grounded hopes which we ourselves have expressed regret over and over again, of obtaining one at a later period. We have the satisfaction of a regret which has been fully borne out by the majority of the being able to state, that Meyerbeer, since his arrival in London, new comers who have appeared from time to time on the boards has expressed his earnest and anxious desire to write an Oratorio of our own theatres. The next opera will be Cenerentola, which expressly for Birmingham, and has positively promised to be will be followed by Signor Muzio's Claudia. On Saturday the present during the approaching Festival, with the view of Theatre de' Felodramatici closed its doors with the Ariele of making himself well acquainted with the manner in which our Signor Leoni, which seemed to have achieved a fair amount of great meetings are conducted, and with the orchestra, the chorus, popularity. the principal vocalists, the Hall, and all the musical resources | At Lucca a new opera, entitled Carlo di Viana, by Signor of the place. We are sure that his desire to produce a work for | Angeloni, has been produced with great success—although the us will be stimulated by his knowledge, from actual observation, execution is described as having been very inferior. A new of the magnificent manner in which it will be executed. And, opera has also been given at Trieste, by Signor Mazzo, which to every lover of music, the presence among us of a man of such was well received. world-wide celebrity will be a source of the greatest curiosity At Venice, Meyerbeer's opera Profeta has met with the and interest. We shall now, in pursuance of our plan, give some most enthusiastic reception. It was produced on the 11th inst. particulars of his life and splendid career.-(From Aris's The parts were filled by Signore Sanchioli and Carozzi, Signori Birmingham Gazette.)

Negrini and Nanni, the execution was excellent, and the de

corations splendid. -The Italian papers say that Mr. Balfe is “LORD JOHN RUSSELL"-says our thin-shanked contemporary,

expected at Bologna, where he intends staying for some time. Punch-"is in treaty with Dr. Wagner to compose some Music THE MOVEMENT IN C. (DIVISION).-We see Mr. Hullah has just of the Future for his Reform Bill.” (Given :-This joke-to find published a “Treatise on the Stave.” We suppose it is dedicated to out its meaning En. M. W.)

the Police in consequence of the striking and very superior powers of ITALIAN OPERA AT LIVERPOOL.-A series of five operatic per

execution they have lately displayed with the Stave.-Punch. formances, by subscription, is announced to be given at the

WIESBADEN.—Mad. Stradiot-Mende has appeared with success in Theatre Royal, Liverpool, on the evenings of the 14th, 15th,

Fidelio. 16th, 17th, and 18th of August. The company, selected from the Covent Garden troupe, is as follows :-Mesdames Bosio,

ADVERTISEMENTS. Viardot, and Marai, and Signors Tamberlik, Gardoni, Graziani, Tagliafico, and Polonini. Mr. Alfred Mellon will be the conductor, and Mr. Harris director of the mise-en-scène. The operas M R. AND MADAME R. SIDNEY PRATTEN, Prowill be Il Trovatore, Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Giovanni, Il

- fessors of the Flute, Guitar, and Concertina, 131B, Oxford-street; whero Barbiore, with colootions from Otello and Masaniello

their Coucertina Classes are held, and where all their compositions may be had for

tho above instruments. TONBRIDGE.—The organ in the parish church, originally built by Samuel Green, in 1788, has been rebuilt by Messrs. Gray and MISS BLANCHE CAPILL-(Voice, Contralto), Davison. It is now a fine instrument, and has the advantage of

. 47, Alfred-street, River-terrace, Islington, equal temperament. On Sunday last it was opened by Mr.

where letters respecting pupils or engagements may be addressed. Gilbert (who presided) before one of the most numerous congre

MUSICIANS.— Wanted, under most advantageous congations ever seen in Tonbridge parish church. A choir of 27 M ditions, One Hundred Brass Instrument Players, to join a Military Band voices performed, amongst other church music, the following in Her Majesty's Service. It is absolutely necessary that the men be either anthens_“In Jewry," Clarke ; "In that day,” Gilbert; and

Germans, or speak the German language. Parties introducing musicians will be

liberally compensated. Apply to Boosey and Sons, 28, Holles-street, Oxford. “ Blessed be thou," Kent.

street, daily, between the hours of 10 and 4. THE OPERA BANK OF ENGLAND.—The Morning Chronicle says :"The Italian Opera House in the Haymarket has been named as the

MUSIC TRADE.-WANTED in a Wholesale London probable locale of the new West End Branch of the Bank of England.”

N1 House, a respectable young man who has a knowledge of the general If, by some magical process of digging and “prospecting,” all the

business, must write algood hanıl, as he will assist in keeping the books in the

absence of the principal; he will be required to take part in the management. precious metal buried in the Opera House might be once again pro. References required. Adress: A. B., care of Metzler and Co., 37, Great Marlduced, there would be ready money enough, and to spare, for all the

borough-street, London. purposes of the branch bank, without any supply from the city trunk. Punch.

TO MILITARY BANDS.-Wanted, various Performers A SOIRÉE MUSICALE was given on Friday week, at the residence

1 for a permanent engagernent in THE BRIGHTON ROYAL PAVILION

BAND, now forming under the auspices of His Worship the Mayor, (Lieutenant. of Henry Greville, Esq., under the superintendance of Signor Schira, Colonel Fawcett) and a responsible committee. Applications for appointments to who presided at the pianoforte. The vocalists were Madame Bosio, be addressed to A. J. Oury, Musical Director, No. 1, Old-Steyne, Brighton. Madame Sartoris, Madame Didée, The Misses McAlpine, Signor Mario, Signor Ciabatta, and Mr. Tennant. Among the more admired morceaux

mo ORGANISTS.-Twenty-four Sketches for the Church were the aria “Vieille sur eux;" from the Etoile du Nord, sung by 1 and Chamber Organ, composed by Edmund T. Chipp. Price 158. Persons Madame Bosio, a romanza sung by Signor Oiabatta, and a very pretty

desirous of becoming subscribers to this work are requested to forward their

names to the Author, at the Royal Panopticon, Leicester-square, by the 15th of duet by Signor Schira, “Sul sentier” nicely sung by the Misses August, as on that day the subscription list will be closed. McAlpine. Among the company present, were the Duchess and the Princess Mary of Cambridge, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Mecklen.

mo CLERGYMEN and ORGANISTS.-A Young Man, burg-Strelitz, the Duchess of Wellington, the Marquis and Marchioness

1 who has been educated in a Cathedral, and whose present engagement is of Ăylesbury, the Earl and Countess of Wilton, and a host of fashion

only on Sundays, desires to obtain an appointment in a Choir where there is a able amateurs, to whom the concert appeared to give entire satisfaction. daily choral service. He possesses a powerful bass voice and a thorough knowJENA.- A sacred concert was given on the 26th ult., in the Stadt.

ledge of music ; and, having studied under some of the first masters, can give

instructions on the Violin and Violoncello. Permanency being the object sought, kirche, under the direction of Dr. Franz Liszt; the principal feature

and the Advertiser baving some private means, the terms would be moderate being a mass, for men's voices, with obbligato organ accompaniments, The highest testimonials can be offered as to character and ca pability. Address composed by that apostle of the “Future” art. At a dinner given to

A.G.B., Messrs. Brooke, Stationers, Lincoln. Dr. Liszt by the Liedertafel, he was presented with a Latin diploma, making him an honorary member of that institution. Dr. Gille, also, PRIVATE INSTRUCTION IN THE ART OF presented him with a handsome båton, on which were engraved the

1 POETICAL ELOCUTION, as adapted to the several purposes of Speaking, following words : “ Dem Piloten Franz Liszt, zum 26 Juni, 1855."

Reading, and Singing. By the Rev. Hugh Hutton, M.A. Select Classes for the

study of the elder English Poets, and the practice of General Elocution, -Address Liszt should henceforth discourse of Wagnerism in Latin,

No. 2, Provost-road, Haverstock-bill.

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CDME. ANNA THILLON, AUGUSTUS BRAHAM,

L FARQUHARSON, RICHARDSON, GEORGE CASE. The above popular artistes will make a tour in the provinces in September next. Applications respecting engagements should be addressed to Mr. George Case, at Messrs. Boosey and Sons, 28, Holles-street, London. LEREFORD MUSICAL FESTIVAL will be held in

1. the Cathedral and Shire Hall, on August 21st and three following days, for the benefit of the Widows and Orphans of the Clergy of the Dioceses of Hereford, Gloucester, and Worcester. Under the especial patronage of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen. Principal Vocalists-Madame Grisi, Madame Clara Novello, Madame Weiss, Miss Dolby, Miss Moss, Mr. Sims Reeves, Signor Mario, Mr. Montem Smith, Mr. H. Barnby, and Mr. Weiss.-Programmes forwarded on application to Mr. G. Townshend Smith, Conductor. NLD CHORISTERS' GATHERING.-First Annual

Meeting, July 30th, 1855. Programme for the day. The performing

members to meet in the Jerusalem Chamber, Cloisters, Westminster Abbey, at CORNET-A-PISTONS,

half-past 9 o'clock. The Service in the Abbey to commence at 10. Mr. Turle will

preside at the organ. The meeting to proceed from Westminster Bridge, MiddlePATENTED BY

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bridge Railway Station for the Crystal Palace at 12. 50. The members to assemble

at the Crystal Fountain at a quarter to 4, and then proceed to dinner. Mr. Goss, GUARDS.

has kindly consented to take the chair at 4 o'clock precisely.

EDWARD J. HOPKINS. Chairman of Committee. This celebrated instrument, made from a new model, resembling the French Horn, is in the greatest favour with all the professors and amateurs of the Cornet DIRMINGHAM MUSICAL FESTIVAL, in Aid of the in England. It produces a beautiful clear and powerful tone, and greatly facilitates the execution of the most brilliant music. Price Seven Guineas in case ;

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Principal vocalists:-Mad. Grisi, Malle. Angiolina Bosio, Mad.
Rudersdorff, and Mad. Castellan, Miss Dolby, and Mad. Viardot Garcia; Signor
Mario, Signor Gardoni, Herr Reichardt, and Mr. Sims Reeves, Signor Lablache,
Mr. Weiss, and Herr Formes. Organist, Mr. Stimpson. Conductor, Mr. Costa.

Outline of the Performances :
Tuesday Morning.-Elijah, Mendelssohn.
Wednesday Morning.-Eli, an Oratorio composed expressly for this Festival, the
words written by. W. Barthomolew-Costa.

Thursday Morning.-Messiah, Händel.

Friday Morning. - The Mount of Olives, Beethoven; the Requiem, Mozart; A

Selection from Israel in Egypt, Händel. announce that the Rotary Model which has been so much admired in their

Tuesday Evening.-Grand Concert, comprising Overture, Ruy Bias-MendelsCORNET-A-PISTONS--uniting as it does such beauty of appearance with great sohn; Cantata, Leonora-Macfarren ; Overture, Der Freischutz-Weber; Selections freedom and richness of tono-is pow applied also to their ALT-HORNS IN B

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and ease to the perforiner. Prospectus and testimonials on application to John greater despatch in the execution of orders than perbaps any other firm. THE SCALE OF PRICES IS FRAMED AS LOW AS POSSIBLE FOR

Hudson, Manufacturer, 3, Rathbone-place. FIRST-RATE INSTRUMENTS.

BOOSEY AND SONS can supply inferior Instruments of French and German DIANOFORTES.—To all who desire a First-rate Piano manufacture considerably under the prices even of Boosé's, but these they do not

1 at a moderate price. Messrs. Lambert & Co., lately removed from recommend, and are quite convinced that the best are, in the end, the cheapest.

Percy

street to 314, Oxford-street, near Hanover-square, beg to call particular attention Among those that have gained C. Boosé such a high reputation, they may

to their new Patent Repeater Check Action Pianofortes, enumerate their

ing the bracing, which they warrant not t) give way in any climate. For purity COCOA AND BOXWOOD CLARIONETS,

of tone, easy and elastic touch, and durability, Messrs. L. and Co. have no

hesitation in asserting that their Pianofortes stand unrivalled. They bave received With or without Rings;

most numerous and flattering testimonies to this effect, from purchasers, both at THE ROTARY MODEL CORNET-A. PISTONS,

home and abroad, and they feel confident that their instruments have only to be

tried to be appreciated. Mr. Lambert gained a prize for his Patent Cottage Piano With both the Cylinder and Valve Action ;

at the Great Exbibition, and is the sole inventor of the Check Action. -Pianos ALT-HORNS IN B FLAT AND E FLAT ON THE SAME MODEL; taken in exchange, tuned, repaired, regulated, and lent on hire. Lists may be

had on application.
VALVE TRUMPETS AND VALVE TROMBONES
ON VARIOUS MODELS ;

FLUTES, by RUDALL and ROSE; a great variety, at
EUPHONIONS AND BOMBARDONS

T very moderate prices. Also, a Boehm Flute, by the same makers, to be With Four Cylinders, or Four Valves, for One Hand;

SOLD, a bargain. Apply to Robert Cocks and Co., New Burlington-street, where CYLINDER & VALVE FRENCH HORNS, BASSOONS, OPHICLEIDES,

may be seen a large assortment of Pianofortes, Violins, Harps, Machine Organs,

&c. &c. AND THEIR WELL-KNOWN

Several first-rate Violins, Tenors, Violoncellos, and Double Basses at very BASS BRASS DRUMS.

moderate prices. Violins, &c., at prices to suit all purchasers. Price Lists gratis, and postage free.

PIANOS for SALE, -Several brilliant-toned Pianos, la little used, are to be sold BANDMASTERS.

on extremcly reasonable terms. May be inspected at Robert Cocks and Co.'s Mr. BoosE's register only contains men of established talent and character. He extensive warehouses, 6, New Burlington-street, London. holds himself responsible for the ability of any he recommends. REGIMENTS

N.B. A List gratis, and postage free. applying are requested to state full particulars as to salary, &c., also what instrument they wish the master to be a proficient upon, and whether they prefer a GERMAN or an ENGLISHMAN.

PANK OF DEPOSIT, No. 3, Pall Mall East, London.

Established A.D. 1844. Parties desirous of INVESTING MONEY are reNO Commission charged to or received from either the regiment or

quested to examine the Plan of this Institution, by which a high rate of interest party engaged.

may be obtained with perfect security. The interest is payable, in January and London: Boogey and Sons, Military Musical Instrument Manufacturers, and July, at the Head Office in London; and may also be received at the various Music Publishers to Her Majesty's Army and Navy, the Honou

branches, or through country bankers, without delay or expense. Peter Morrison, Company's Service, the Most Noble the Governor-General of India, their Excellen Managing Director. Prospectuses and Forms for opening accounts sent free on cies the Governors of Bombay and Madras, &c., &c., 28, Holles-street, London, application,

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SUITED FOR THE COLONIES, - PUBLISHED BY BOOSEY AND SONS,

28, HOLLES STREET, LONDON.

MHE CONCERTINA, Manufactured by GEORGE CASE

1 exclusively for Boosey and Sons. The Concertina possesses considerable compass-having a greater range than the flute, and (excepting the very highest notes, only used in very difficult and elaborate compositions) tbe same as the violin. Its tones are pure, sweet, and brilliant. It has great power of expression and execution; and is capable of producing a gradual increase and decrease of tone, not to be surpassed, and rarely equalled, on any other instrument. The capacity to play any music written for the violin, flute, or other musical instrument (if within its compass), with the ability to play music that cannot be attempted on any other instrument-enabling the performer to produce harmonies of two, three, four, or more parts, or, in fact, any combination of notes. These

are the characteristic features of this elegant invention. From its intonation being NEW MUSIC FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO. always correct (unless when not in repair, which is seldom the case, if judiciously

N Boosey's Répertoire for Violin and Piano, arranged by F. Dosen and others. used), the tone easy to produce, and the keys lying entirely under the command Now ready :-Rigoletto, in three Nos., 3s. each ; Ernani, threo Nos., 3s. cach;

of the fingers, it can be learned with much greater facility than other instruments. Linda di Chamouni, three Nos., 3s. each ; Sonnambula, six Nos., 3s, each.

On this account it is particularly valuable to the amateur. The concertina may bo

used as a substitute for the violin or flute; and from its being the only portablo NEW VIOLIN SOLOS.-Boosey's Violin Journal, con instrument having a sustained or continued sound, which conventionalisin allows

te ladies, its value is materially increased. From these facts, and the facility of its 1 taining 250 popular operas, songs, dances, &c. In a handsome volume,

acquirement, amateurs are enabled to take a part in concerted music of the highest price 129., or in 10 Nos., 18, 6d. cach.

order, which they would otherwise never have an opportunity of doing. Tonor and NEW MUSIC FOR CORNET AND PIANO. bass concertinas are likewise manufactured, upon which any music written for the

viola or violoncello may be performed. They are frequently cornbined, and in 11 Boosey's Répertoire for Cornet and Piano, arranged by Stanton Jonos, &c. Rigoletto, in three Nos., 3s. each; Ernani, three Nos., 3s, each ;

quartets, septets, or even in larger numbers, they produce a beautiful effect; and,

with music expressly arranged for them, a brilliant result is produced, which canLinda, three Nos., 39. each; Sonnambula, six Nos., 38. each, &c.

not be surpassed by any equal number of other instruments. The best concertina NEW CORNET SOLOS.- Boosey's Cornopean Journal, by Case is manufactured in ebony, with plated studs, price 12 guineas, with rose. W

wood case. contains 275 favourite Melodies from Operas, with Songs and Dances.

All have double action and the Also at 10, 8, 6, and 4 guineas each.

full complement of notes. Case's Concertina Instructions is 10s. 6dOrders from Price 16s. in an ornamental volume, or 10 Nos., 2s. each.

any part of the world forwarded to Boosey and Sons, 28, Holles-street, London, will NEW CORNOPEAN TUTOR.-Just published, receive immediate attention. IV BOOSEY'S UNIVERSAL CORNOPEAN TUTOR, edited by Stanton Jones,

TERDINAND PRAEGER'S “Elfenmährchen” (Fairy containing the elements of music, with copious iustructions in the art of playing the Cornet-à. Pistons, followed by a number of progressive lessons, popular solos,

T Tale), as performed by the composer at all his concerts on the Continent, duets, &c. Price 6s. handsomely bouud. The largest and cheapest work pub- the celebrated Gewandhaus Concerts at Leipzig, &c.-Published at Cramer, Beale, lished for this instrument.

and Co.'s, Regent-street. MHE CONCERTINA MISCELLANY, edited by

VALUABLE MUSIC FOR SALE.- A large quantity 1 George Case. Subscription 21s. per annum. A number is issued the 1st of the month. Price to non-subscribers, 2s. 6d. Already published :-No. 1. Fan

V of accompaniments to Operas, aud Oratorios, arranged from the full score taisie sur Masauiello (Concertina and Piano), Auber; No. 2, Selection from the

for an Orchestre de Salon, or first and second violin, viola, flute, violoncello, and Creation (Concertina and Piano Concertante), Haydn; No. 3. Selection from

contra-basso; well worthy the attention of amateurs for their private musical Lucia di Lammermoor (Concertina Solo), Donizetti; No. 4. Fantaisie on Irish Airs

parties, and of directors of classical chamber concerts. The collection consists of (Concertina and Piano). National; No. 5. Selection of French Airs (Conccrtina 300G pages of beautiful and correct manuscript, in 20 vols., half-boundand com. and Piano), National ; No. 6. Fantaisie on Guillaume Tell (Concertina and Piano

prises Häudel's Alexander's Feast and Dettingen Te Deum, Haydn's Seasons, Concert), Rossini.

Haeser's Triumph of Faith, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn's Elijah and

St. Paul. Mozart's Zauberflöte, Becthoven's Fidelio, Mendelssohn's Midsummer NEW CONCERTINA TUTOR.-CASE'S INSTRUC Night's Dream, Weber's Euryauthe, and selections from the works of Auber, Balfo. NY TIONS for PERFORMING on the CONCERTINA, composed, compiled,

Bellini, Bishop, Calcott, &c. Also a number of Full Orchestral Scores to be and arranged by Geo. Caso. 108. 6d.

disposed of. Apply to Mr. W. L. Robinson, Westgate, Wakefield. NEW MUSIC FOR FLUTE AND PIANO.-Boosky's ORCHESTRA.- Violin, Violoncello, Clarionet, Oboe, 1 REPERTOIR.. By J. CLINTON and W. FORDE 22 Numbers are ready,

Flageolet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, &e. Messrs. Booneys' extensive stock including Verdi's Rigoletto (2 Nos.). 4s. each ; Romeo and Juliet (1 No.), 43.; l of classical music, imported from the Continent, for the above instruments, 18 to be Königsberg Polka, and Electric Galop (1 No.), 38.; Ernani (3 Nos.) 3s, eich;

disposed of at a greatly reduced rato. A priced catalogue is just ready for Sis Linda (3 Nos.), 3s, each ; Sonnambula (6 Nos.), Ss. each; I Puritani (3 Nos.)

penice, free by post. 28, Holles-street. Bs. cách. NEW FLUTE SOLOS.-Boosey's Flute Journal, com

ACRED MUSIC.-FULL SCORE AND PIANOTV prising 250 operas, songs, and dances. Price 123. handsomely bound, or 10

FORTE SCORE.--Messrs. Boosey and Sons' extensive stock of valuable Nos., 1s. 6d. each.

foreign music of this class, is to be disposed of at greatly reduced prices. A cata.

logne free for six stamps. 28, Holles-street. July 1st. NEW FLUTE INSTRUCTOR.-Just ready, price 6s.

VIOLIN QUARTETS.-The splendid stock of Violin (in cloth cover, gilt letters,) BOOSEY'S UNIVERSAL FLUTE PRECEPTOR, by John Clinton; containing the olements of Music, and a complete

Quartets iinported by Messrs. Boosey and Sons, is to be disposed of at a course of Instruction in the art of playing the Flute, with a long series of Exer

greatly reduced rate. A complete catalogue, free by post, for six stamps. cises, Studies, and Popular Melodies, forming at once, the CHEAPEST AND

Boosey and Sons, 28, Holles-street. MOST COMPLETE WORK OF THE KIND EVER PUBLISHED.

MUSIC FOR INDIA AND THE COLONIES, NEW VIOLONCELLO SCHOOL.-ROMBERG (B.)

1 Mes-rs. Boosey and Sons beg to inform the residents in India and the Complete theoretical and practical school for tho Violoncello, illustrated by British Colonies, that the new Colonial Postal arrangements will enable them to figures representing the manner in which the violoncello should be arranged in receive supplies of new music from the publishers in London, direct, at a very order to facilitate the performance, and a portrait of the author, in boards, 30s. moderate expense. The postage is 6d. per every eight ounces of printed matter,

which is ordinarily about the weight of 10s. worth of new music in sheets. All NEW PIANOFORTE METHOD.-MARSCHAN'S

orders forwarded through Messrs. Boosey and Sons, in wbich the selection of tho PIANOFORTE HAND-BOOK, a new, complete, and cheap school for music is left to them, will receive their best attention, Asmall surplus should learning the elements of music, and acquiring a masterly execution on the Piano always be remitted for postage, and if the amount is not fully expended, the forte. It contains the theory of music, all the Scales in both modes, and 91 balance will be made up in music. 28, Holles-street, July 1st, 1855. Exercisos, Studies, and Pieces.-Price 10s. 6d., in a large book. NEW SINGING METHOD.-THE UNIVERSAL NEW PIANOFORTE MUSIC, by W. VINCENT TY SINGING METHOD-a complete practical system for developing the voice

WALLACE-I Know that my Redeemer liveth, from Händel, 3s.; Old on the true Italian Principles : containing Exercises, Solfeggi, &c., by the most Hundreth Psalm, 4s.; Woodland Murmurs, 2s. ; Beila Figlia dell' Amore, 28. 6d.; Eminent Masters; with infallible rules for producing correct Expression, puro Rondoletto Scherzoso, 2s. ; Haydn's Surprise, 3s.; With Verdure Clad, 2s, 6d.; LA Intonation, and clear Pronunciation. Edited by JOHN WASS. 69.

Donna c Mobile, 29. 60.; Vesper Hymn, 38. : Fading Away, 38.; II Sostenuto, 39.;

Opera Fantasias ou Airs from La Sonnambula, Der Freischutz, and 12 others, 3s. NEW MUSIC FOR ORCHESTRA. Boosey's Orchestral each; 12 Scotch Airs, 3s. each; 12 Irish Airs, 38. each; and 24 New Scales and Journal contains 42 of the most popular modern dances, as performed at

Preludes, 4s.- London: ROBERT COCKS and Co., New Burlington-street, Puball the balls, theatres, and casinor, in London. Price 5s, each for full orchestra,

lishers to her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria and to bis Imperial Majesty and 3s. 6d. each for septett. A catalogue to be had, postage fre, from Boosey

Napoleon III. and Sons. NEW MUSIC FOR MILITARY BAND.-Boosé's | Published by Joan BooSEY, of 27, Notting Hill-square, in the parish of KensingMilitary Journal (for Reed Band) is published on the 15th of each month,

tou, at the office of BOONEY & SONS, 28, Holles-street. Sold also by REED, 15. and contains every new Opera, with Dance Music and Songs. Price 15s. each

John-street, Great Portland-strect; ALLEN, Warwick-Jane; VICKERS, Holy wellnumber, or £6 68. per annum. A List of Contents on application.

street; KEITII, PROWSE, & Co., 48, Cheapside; G. SCHEURMANN, 86, Nowgate

street; HARRY MAY, 11. Holborn-bars. Agents for Scotland, PATERSON & NEW MUSIC FOR BRASS BAND.-Boosé's Brass Sons, Edinburgh; for Ireland, H. BUSSELL, Dubliu; and all Music-sellers.

Band Journal (for a Band of any sizo) is published every Month, price 78. | Printed by WilliAM SPENCER JOHNSON, “Nassau Steam Pross,” 60, St. Martin's each number, or €3 3s. per aunum. It includes Dance Music, Marches, Songs, lane, in the Parish of St. Martin's in tho Fields, in the County of Middlcses, and Operatic Melodies. A List of Contents on applicatlon,

Saturday, July 28, 1855.

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