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second horn. I went off at once to the person whose substitute I wished to be, and, borrowing his instrument, set about practising. After dinner, my pupils went out for a walk; I, however, resumed my practising, and, despite the pain I felt in my lips, 1 could not be easy until I was capable of playing correctly the horn-part in the overture—which, it is true, was very easy —and the occasional music to be executed in the course of the evening.

Thus prepared, I, with my pupils, joined the other musicians, each bearing his instrument under his arm, and we reached our places without difficulty. We found the room, in which the Btage had been erected, brilliantly lighted up, and already filled by the numerous suite of the sovereigns. The places reserved for Napoleon and his guests were quite close to the orchestra. Being such a newly-fledged cornist, I confided the task of conducting the orchestra to the most capable of my pupils, and placed myself under his guidance. Very shortly after we bad tuned our instruments, the august personages appeared and the overture commenced. The orchestra formed a long line turned towards the stage, and the musicians were strictly prohibited from looking round at the princely visitors, to gratify their curiosity. As I'had been informed of this beforehand, I had taken with me a little looking-glass, by the help of which I was enabled to examine at my ease the arbitrators of the destinies of Europe, directly the overture was over. I was, however, soon so much captivated by the admirable acting of the tragedians, that I abandoned my looking-glass to my pupils, and devoted all my attention to the stage. But the pain 1 felt in my lips increased each time I had to play between the acts ; and, at the conclusion of the performance, my lips were so swollen and discoloured that I could scarcely sup. Even the next day, on my return home, my young wife was not a little surprised at beholding me thus with lips like a negro's; and I augmented her consternation by informing her they were reduced to that state in consequence of kissing the pretty girls of Erfurt. She laughed heartily at me, however, when she heard the story of how I learned the horn.

Musiciams Ohly MusiciAHS.—" It is worth notice," sayB the ScoUman, "l' that excellence in poetry, painting, and sculpture, and other artistic pursuits, has been found compatible with high ability in political performance and the whole range of human business. Rubens, Michael Angelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Milton, Dante, Petrarch, Goethe, Hugo, Lamartine, were mixed np with the conduct of the world's affairs, but a mere musician was never known to excel in aught beyond the gamut." [Our contemporary perhaps intends "a mere Scotch musi•" otherwise, he is completely in error.—Ed.]

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THE HIGHLAND ECHO, by W. H. Holmes, for the pianoforte, price 3s.. is published bv Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regsntstreet, W , where may be obtained W. H. Holmes's Selections for the drawingroom, of Pianoforte Works bv eminent composers. No. 1, "Inspiration," by Wolff; No. 3, "Gaiety,'* by Handel. Price la. each.

LES ETOILES ET LETJR LANGAGE, by Georgians Holmes, an elegant Nocturne, for the pianoforte, price 3s., is published by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, If.

LA CHASSE, by L. Guenee, Morceau Caxacterislique, for the pianoforte, is published, price 3s., by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, W.

CAPRICE BOHEME, by R. Lindley, is published, for the pianoforte, price 4s., by Duncan Davison and Co., 241, Regent-street, W.

NEW GALOP, "The Reindeer Galop," by Louis Diehl, is just published, for the pianoforte, beautifully illustrated in colours, price 3s., by Duncan Davison ana Co., 244, R«-gent->treet, W , where may bo obtained, price 2s., "Tet ere I s- ek a distant shore,** composed by L. Diehl, and sung with great success by Mr. Os rge Perren.

NEW FANTASIA, "Bella Adorata," by Jules Brissao (on two favourito Italian airaX is just published, for the pianoforte, price 8s., by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street. W., where the following compositions for the pianoforte, by Jules Brissac, may be obtained, "Bella Figlia" (Rigoletto) price 2s. Od., and "Quando ie acre" (Lulsa Mille ), price 8s.

NEW SONG, 'The Suliote War Song," by Brinley Richards, sung with distinguished success by Mr. Santley, is published, price 3'., by D ncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, W , wtiero the fallowing compositions of Mr Bnnlev Richards may be obtained, "The bltn<i n an and summer," sung by Miss Palmer, price 2a 6d.; ''The harp of Wales," sung by Mr. Sims Reeves; and " BUM," romance for the pianoforte, price 2s.

NEW.SONG, "The Dew-drop and the Rose," by G. A. Osborne, is published, price 2s 6d, by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, W., where "Pauline,'* Nocturne, for the pianoforte, by Q. A. Osborne, may be obtained, price 3b.

NEW SONG, "Sympathy/' by E. Aguilar, poetry by Ellis Boll, is just published, price 2s., by Duucan Davison -and Co., 244, Regent-street, W., wh re "Sunset Glow," Reverie, for the pianoforte, by E. Aguilar, may bo obtained, priea 3*.

NEW SONG, "I would I were a butterfly/* by A. Schloeaser, is just published, price 2s. 6d.t by Duncan Davison aud Co., 244, Regent-street, W.

NEW SONG, "Flowers! lovely flowers" by Charles HcKorkoll, isjust published, )>rice 2s. 6d., by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street. WT, where may be obtained "Souvenir de Gluck" (Armide), 3a., and "La, Joyeuse," Souvenir des Chumps Ely sees, 3s.. composed for the pianoforte by C. McKorkell.

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EW SONG, "Fare thee well," by Dr. James Pech, is

just published, price 2s. 6d., by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regentstreet, w,, where the following com positions by Dr. James Pech may be obtained:— "Weeds and flowers," Bong, for voice and piano, price 2s. 6d.; *4 The bridal morn," four-part song, for soprano, alto or contralto, tenor, and bass, sung by the Vocal Association, prico 2s. in score; aud *'Introduction and fugue," for the organ, price 3s.

NEW ITALIAN SONG, "II Sogno," by Signor GMonreal. is just published, for mezzo-soprano or baritone, price 2s. 6d., by Duncau Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, W., where may be obtained "Ab, possail ciel arriderc," terzetto, for soprano, tenore, e baritone, and "La Divina melodia," Nocturne, for tho pianoforte, price 3s., composed by Signor Monreal.

NEW SONG, "Wert thou mine," by Frank Mori, composed expressly for, and auug by Mr. Sims Beeves with the greatest success, is published, price 2s. 0d.t by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regentstreet, W.

NEW SONG, "Leonora," by Elizabeth Stirling, is published, price 2s., by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Kegent-strect, W.

NEW FOUR-PART SONGS, by G. A. Macfarren, for two tenors and two basses. No. 1, "The fairies' even song," price 2s.; No, 2, "Tho world's festivals," price 3s.; No. 3, "The arrow aud the song," price 2s. The above have l-eon Ming with great success by Mr. Henry Leslie's Choir, Mr. Benedict's Vocal Association, and the Polyhymnian Choir. Loudon: Published by Duncan Davison and Co., 344, Regent-street, W., where may be obtained tho following vocal compositions of Mr. Q. A. Macfarren, "Paquita," price 2d. 6d., and "The thoughts of youth,'* poetry by Longfellow, price 2s.

NEW SONG, "The stepping-stones," by Henry Baker, poetry bv Charles Siickay, Esq., is published, price 2s., by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Kegent-sti eet, W.

NEW SONGS by Maurice Cobham, "Awake, little pilgrim," poetry by the Rev. D. T. K. Drummond, price 2s. (id., and ''Look on tlie brightest Hide," price 2s. 6d. London: Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, W., where may be obtained "The Glory of Scotland," favourite national airs, for the pianoforte, arranged by Maurice Cobhau), prico 8s.

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DANCE MUSIC BY FREDERIC PERRY.

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The Rt. Andrew'sQuadrillo, dedicated to Miss Baron >

The **ardour Mazurka Lord Arun'dell .. .. ..4

The Vancouver Quadrille „ T. B. Chilty, Esq S

The Valentia Polka ,, George Griffiths, Esq S

The Augusta Mazurka ,, Miss C. A. Thistlewayte .. ..3

The Avondale Schottische ,, ., Mi»B Barton-i. i •• ' •

The Helena Polkas „ The Misses Xorthey.. .. .. S •

Te Pauline Values „ The Misses Warner SO

The Castelion Polka ,, M.ss Funuy Hutchinson .. .. I 0

The Cotham Polka „ Miss Mary Lorymer ..SO

Tlie Promenade Polkas ,, Miss Klrwan 2 0

The Salopian Quadrilles i„„ Miss Brown. .. ,. .. • 41

Addison, Hollier and Lucas, 210, Regent-street, London.

LURLINE.—The following are the favourite pieces in WALLACE'S ucw and successful Opera, LURLINE;—" Under a spreading coral," "Take this cup of sparkling wine, "Flow on, oh, silver Rhine," "When the night winds," "Sweet Spirit, hear my prayer," sung by Miss Pyne; "Gentle troubadour," sung by Miss Pilling; Our barque in moouught beaming," * Sweet form that on my dreamy gaze," *'The chimes of home." aung by Mr. Harrison; "A Father's love,' "Love transient possiou," sunjr by Mr. Sautley.

Cramer, Beale, and Co ., 201, Regent-street.

T URLINK—WALLACE'S NEW GRAND OPERA

-I J for the Pianoforte, a- Solos and Duett, by W. H. Calcott; also Fantasias and Rondos from "LurliDd" by Will u:u, Favarger, Osborne, aud other eminent oomposera. Valses and Quaurillea from "LurTine-'

Cram or, Beale, and Co., 201, Regent-street.

CHARLES LUDERS' COMPOSITIONS.

FOR THE PIANOFORTE.

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SIX ROMANCES ANGLAISES, On. 27 f 0

LA CAPR1CIEUSE, Grand Valse, Op. 31 .. i t

LA DANSE DBS SORC1EBE3. Op. 35 3 •

GALOP, Compost pour le Roi de Prusse, Op. 84 ..SO

LA TARENTRLLE, Op, 41 ;Dedieo a Ferdinand Praeger) .. .. I .. S O LE CORSAIRE, Op. 42, Milodie historique (Dediee a Edouard Roeckel) .. a 0

VOICE AND PIANOFORTE.

I/EMIGRE IRLANDAIB. Ballad, translated fiom the English poem or

Lady Duflorin by the Chevalier de Cbatolain. Suug by Miss Dolby .. SO

LONDON: DUNCAN DAVISON, 244. REGENT-STREET.

JUST PUBLISHED.—Eight Ballads by Adolfo Ferrari, price 2s. each :— No. 1. '*8WEET DAY8 OF YOUTH."

2. "LONG YEARS OF CARE."

3. "WHEN MID THE FESTIVE SCENES WE MEET."

4. "BREAK NOT BY HEEDLESS WORD THE SPELL/' for contralto or

barytone. 6. u SWEET HOPE."

6. "REMEMBRANCE."

7. "GRATITUDE."

8. "I LOVE THE OAK." for contralto or barytone.

London: Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regcnt-Btreet, W., Where may be obtained Two Chamber Tri as for soprano, mezzo-soprano and contralto: "Come, sisters, let us dance and sing," 2*. 6d. "Com**, fairies, come, the stars shine bright," 2s. 6d. Three Italian Songs: '■Vieni. Vieni,M serenade, 2s.; "L* onda cho mormon, romance, 2s. Od.; "Ah, se placer mi vuoi,H romance, 2a,

"These ballads are beautiful compositions, thoroughly English in their styles character. The words, always selected with literary taste, are set to r the utmost attontion, not only to sentiment and expression, but to all t of accent and of prosody."

"The two trios, which aro for female voices, and calculated for the a lady-singers who arc now found in every social circle, aro among the most t drawing-room music that wo have heard for a long time."—Spectator.

"Signor Ferrari's " Eight Ballads" are, without exception, charming. _ purely vocal, and they nave this precious quality—that the melody, la i_ instance, enables the singer to give the clearest una most expressive utterance to everv word and syllable of the poetry. Where all arc so good we find it difficult to pick out any of them for special notice; we may say, however, that the greatest impression ou us has boon made by "Sweet days of youth," with its rich accompaniment; by "Swe t hope," with its graceful and expressive simplicity; and by "Long years of care," with Its great tenderness.

"The two chamber trios aro both on fairy subjects, and are charmingly light and delicate. They are for fem.uo voices; and (rracefully warbled by three sweetvi>iced damsel*, are truly fairy music. Of the Italian Songs it is sufficient t« say, that '* Vient. Vieni," a serenade, with elegant verses, by the accomplish oil Signor Maggioni, posscss-is nil the feature* which we have attempted to describe as characterising Ferrari's music."—Illuttrated A'nc*.

"rriHOTT ART SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR."—

X Reverie, for tho pianoforte, on the above popular Song, by R. Andrews, is published, price 2a, by Duncau Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street.

Published by John Booskv, of Castlubar-hill, in the parish of Ealing, in the County of Middlesex, at the office of Booset It Sons, 28, Holies-street.

Printed by William Spkncer Johnson, "Nassau Steam Press," 00, St. Martin'* lama, in the Parish of St Martin-iu-thc-Ficlds, in the County c Saturday, March 10,1890.

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UNDER THE MOST DISTINGUISHED PATRONAGE OE

HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY THE QUEEN, H.R.H. THE PRINCE CONSORT, I ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE PRINCESSES AND PRINCES OF THE ROYAL FAMILY, The Moat Worshipful the Grand Master of Ireland, His Grace thoDUKE of LEINSTER, And Several other Dittinffuuhed Preematont; His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the EARL of EGLINTON and WINTON, The LORD BISHOP OF MANCHRSTE The Right Worshipful the MAYOR OF MANi IVIE MACKIE. Esq. His Worship the Mayor of Salford, W. HARVEY, Esq. SIR FREDERICK GORE OH8ELEY, Bart., Director of Music at the University of Oxford. And many of the Nobility, Oentry, Clergy, and distinguished Familitt 0/ the Empire,

DR. MARK'S

GREAT NATIONAL ENTERPRISE

Organised in 1848, and developed at THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC BRIDGE STREET. MANCHESTER, established by him expressly as a Great National Institution to facilitate tho Encouragement and Promotion of NATIVE MUSICAL TALENT, and the GENERAL ADVANCEMENT OF MUSIC AMONG THE RISING GENERATION, upon hla new ana effective system, ftlio.»«.. Xoaftn School for the training of masters to conduct Conservatoires or lluaio to be established throughout the United Kingdom, for Little Children, the whole comprising an entirely new scheme of NATIONAL EDUCATION, by blending music with general instruction, so that the study of mu*ic shall become a branch of education in the humblest of schools of this country. To illustrate and to rouse an interest in every town and city for these institutions, Dr. Mark travels with a number of his pupils occasionally through the country—giving lectures, and introducing bis highly approved and pleasing Musical Entertainment, entitled DR MARK AND HIS LITTLE MEN. who number upwardB of Thirty Instrumentalists, and a most Efficient Chorus, the whole forming a most unique and complete Juvenile Orchestra, composed of LITTLE ENGLISH. IRISH. SCOTCH AND WELCH BOYS. FROM FIVE TO SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE, who iilay Operatic Selections, Solos, Marches, Quadrilles, Galops. Ac, and sing Songs &nd Choruses in a most effective manner, and to whom Dr. Mark gives a gratuitous General and Musical Education. APPOINTMENTS OF MASTERS AND ARRANGEMENTS OF CLASSES IN THE ABOVE INSTITUTION.

Principal of the Royal College of Music; Director, Composer, awl)

Conductor; Lecturer to both Private and Public, Theoretical >Dr. Mark.
. and Practical Instrumental and Vocal Classes )

Master of the General Educational Department :\ „ r
Writing, Reading, Arithmetic, Grammar, Dictation, I ./t».
Hjatwy. Geography. Practical Geometry, and Book- j Araiatant Teaohers.

'PRACTICAL ASSISTANT TEACHERS.
Organ '.. .. Mr. Barer.

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v-iin ShJST";

Violoncello, Double Bass, and Viol. {m?"t. Donotm^

note. Piccolo, Oboe, and Clarionet 81?. Cortbsi.

Cornet and other Brosn Instruments Mr. H. Russell.

Concertina(Gcrmau aud English) Mr. Eldbr.

Vooal CUsses { Me"r"-EPt°TMt ,nd

Br. Mark has also made provision for tho Orphans of the Mimical Profession possessing musical talent, who will find the above institution a nappy home, and receive a most effective general and musical education,. board, and clothing, free of all expense.

Little Boys, from five to nine years of age, apprenticed for three, five, or seven jfeara by paying a moderate entrance fee to cover the expenses of instrument and

Twelve appointments ready for Masters. For Prospectuses, apply direct to the Royal College of Music, BrMge-Btreet, Manchester.

Dr. Mark U also open to Engagements with his Little Men.

Dr. MARK begs to invite the Parents and Friends, and all those interested in hia Enterprise and in the Education of the YouthB of this country to visit his establishment. Visiting hours:—From Nine to Eleven, a.m., and Two and roar. p.m. Saturdays and Sundays excepted.

ST. JAMES'S HALL,

REGENT-STREET AND PICCADILLY.

MONDAY POPULAR CONCERTS.

THE SIXTEENTH CONCERT OF THE SEASON,
MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 86th, 1860,

THE INSTRUMENTAL PIECES BY

BEETHOVEN.

PROGRAMME.
PART I.

GRAND SEPTET, in E flat major. Op. 20 Beethoven.

For Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, Violoncello,
and Contra Bass.
Herr Becker, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Lazarus, Mr. C. Harper,
Mr. Chisholm, Mr. Severn, and Signor Pitttti.
(By unanimous desire.)

SONG.
SONG

SONATA, in E major, Op. 109, for Pianoforte Solo
(First time.)
Miss Arabella Goddard.
PART It

TRIO, in E flat, for Violin, Viola, and Violoncello..

(First time.)
Merr Becker, Mr. Doyle, and Signor Piatti.

SONG.
BONG.

GRAND SONATA, in A (Op. 47* for Pianoforte and

Violin, dedicated to Kreurzcr Beethoven.

Miss Arabella Goddard and Herr Becker.

CONDUCTOR— Mr. BENEDICT.

Sofa Stalls, 2s.; Balcony, 3s. ; Unreserved Scats, Is.—Tickets to be had of '. Austin, at the Hall. 28, Piccadilly; Messrs. Cramer and Co., Hammond. Addis and Co.. Schott and Co., E*er and Co., Simpson, Caiter, and Oetzmann and Co., Regent -street; Brooks, 24, Old Cavendish-street; Bradbcrry's London Crystal Palace, Ox ford-street; Duff and Co., 06, Oxford-stre t; Prowse, Hauway-street; Wyldo, Great Hall, Hungerford Market; Chidley, 195, High Holboru ; Purday, 60, St, Paul's Ciuuch-yard; Keith, Prowse, and Co.. 4S. Chcapside; Turn el. 19, Comhill; Cook aud Co., 0, Fiusbury-place. eouth; Humfrees, 4, Old Church, street, Pttddington-green ; Mitchell, Leader and Co., Olhvier, Campbell, and Willis, Bond-street; and Chappell and Co., 60, New Bond-street

ST. JAMES'S HALL.—On Wednesday evening, March 28, the Vocal Association (President, the Right Hon. the Earl of Dudley). Conductors—Mr. Benedict and Mr. C. E. Horsley. Artist-—Madame Sainton-Dolby, Miss Fanny Rowland: pianoforte, Miss Eleanor Waid; violin, Hons. Saiuton. Madrigals and part songs by the choir, under the direction of M. Benedict, Tickets, Is., 8s., and 5s.. at the Hall.

MISS LAURA BAXTER has the honour to announce that her Grand Vocal and Instrumental Concert will take place, at St. James's Hall, on the 15th of May. Under the immediate patronage of The Marquis of Lansdowue, The Right Honorable The Earl Mount Edgeumbe, The Countess Mount Edgeumbe, The Lady Brownlow, Viscount Valletort, M.P., The Lady Katherino Valletort, &c. Communications respecting the Coneert, Lessons, &c, to be addressed to Miss Laura Baxter'B residence, 155, Albany-stret;, Regent's Park. N.W.

MR. AGUILAR'S SECOND SOIREE will take place at 17, Westbonrne-square, W , on Saturday, March 24, nt Half past Eight, when he will be assisted by Miss Lindo and Mr. Henry Holmes.—Programme. Sonata in G (Op. 29. No. 1),*Beethoven; Songs, Itossiuiand Beethoven; Vatiatious in A, Mozatt; Solos, Violiu, Tartini and Coreili; Volkslied and caprice in E (Op. 33, No. 2). Mendelssohn; Song, Schubert; Grand Sonata in A minor. Piano and Violin, Beethoven; Rondo brlilant, Weber. Ticket, 5s.; Triple admission, 10s. 6d.; at the principal music warehouses.

MADAME CLARA NOVELLO'S FAREWELL— MADAME CLARA NOVELLO respectfully acquaints her friends and the public that she will revisit England lu the autumn to sing at a few Oratorios and Concerts in London and tho provinces, being hor last appcarancos in public. Communications lrom Musical Societies to be addressed to Cramer and Co., 201, Regent-street.

MASTER HORTON CLARIDGE ALLISON (Pupil of M -. W. H. Holme*), bona to announce that at the firat of his Pianoforte Performances, which will take p'aco at WillU's Rooms, King-strcot, St James's, on Tuesday, Mari-h 27ih, to commence at three o'clock precisely, he will have the honor of playing a selection from the work8 of the f< blowing composers:—S. Bach, Hand i, Haydn, BeethoTen, Mosart, Mendelisohn, Chopin, Hera. Master H. 0. Aldsou will be assisted by the following cmtnont artistes. Vocalists: Miss Hansford, Mias Fanny Rowland: Mr. Allan Irving. Instrumentalists: Mr. H. Blagrove, Mr. R. Blagrove, Mr. Aylward. Accompanyiat, Mr. Hammond. Tickets, for tho series, One Guinea; for a single performance, 10s. 6d.; to ha had of Master H. C. Allison, 143, Marylobonoroad, N.W. All seals reserved. The pianoforte used at the above performances will be by Messrs. Broadwoodand Sons.

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MISS MARGARET Mo A L PIN E (Contralto), reques a that lcttors respecting- engagements for Oratorios, Concerts, and Pupils, bo addressed to her rasidvt.ee, OS, JJurtou-cresccut, New-read.

MISS ELLEN LYON, Vocalist (Soprano). Letters respecting all public and pi Wato «ug»gotnout0 to bo addiuated 36, Chjirlesstroct, Berners-sticct, W.

MDLLE. MARTE WIECK, Pianist.—Letters respecting engagements for concerts and lessons i<> be addressed, 14, Leinster-square, Hyde-park, W.

MISS EMILY GRESHAM, Soprano. — Letters respectinff engagements for oratorios and concerts, to be addresaed, 20, Alfredterr.tce. Queen i-road, B.ivs water, W.

WT. BMGGS (Bass).—Communications relative to • engagements for oratorios or concerts, to bo addressed, "Cathedral Choir, Worcester."

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MADEMOISELLE ANTONIA SPEYER begs to

-ltx announce her return to town for tho season. All letters to be directed to

7, Belgravc-sticet south, S.W.

rpHE LONDON CONCERT SEASON.—Mr. C. M.

J- Sum; respectfully infoi ma Musical Professor* that he continues to undertake the arrangement of Concerts, Soirees, Matinees, as well as Programmes and Books of Words, at very moderate charges. Address, 105, W;trd<>ur-strcet, Oxfor i-strcet.

CONSERVATORY AT COLOGNE—Under the direction of Capollmelstcr FERDINAND HILLER.—Beginning of the next term, the 2nd April. For particulars or tiny information, apply to ti e Secretary of tho Conservatory, 85, Marzellenstrasao, Cologne.

•TTIHE ARION" (Eight-Part-Choir).—The member* of

X this Society will meet until further notice every Thursday evening, at 8 o'clock, at 13, Berners-strcet, Oxford-street. Conductor, Mr. ALFRED GILBERT.

F. F. REILLY, Hon. Sec. Persons desirous of joining the choir are requested to address the Secretary.

MEYEKBEER'S DINORAH AND STERNDALE BENNETT'S MAY QUEEN, are sung nightly at the CANTERBURY HALL. CONCERTS. Comic vocalists—Messrs. George Hodsoii (the Irish comedian and mimioX W. J. Critchfieid and E. W. Mackney. Several interesting pictures are added to the Fino Arts Gallery. The suite of Halls have been re-decorated and beautified, and constitute one of the most unique and brilliant sights of the metropolis.

ST. MARK'S, MYDDLETON-SQUARE.—An Organist is required for the above church. Candidates (capable of conducting a choir) are requested to forward testimonials etc., to Mr. H. Johnson, Churchwarden, 36, Amwell-street, E.G., on or before Wea&esday, the 21at lost. Salary,

■£T40 per annum.

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WANTED, A GOOD TUNER—-For particulars, address, M. N., care Of Messrs. Boosey and Son. ,

WANTED, immediately, a Pupil in a Musical Establishment, where ho will liftvo an opportunity of acquiring a thorough

knowledge of the profession in all its branches. Apply to Hcrr Wlnzcr, Newcastle, Staffordshire.

IMPORTANT.—To be disposed of, immediately, a wellestablished Music Practice, Including New Organ at good salary, lu a Town of Upwards of 40,000 Inhabitants, and surrounded by largo populations. The Advertiser is about to leave the kingdom. Apply, by letter only, to the care of Messrs. Addison and Co., 210, Rogeut-strcet, Loudon, W.

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TWO EVENING SERVICES IN A MAJOR: Oantate and Dens, Hagnlftcate, an I Nunc Dimittls, with Organ Accomitanimetit, Composed by E. Bunnctt, Mus. Boo., Cantab.. Assistant Organist of Norwich Cathedral. Price (to Subscribers) 8s. Subscriber's names will be received by the Author, Upper Close, Norwich, and by the Publishers, Messrs. Cocks and Co., Now Burlington-street, London, W.

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REVIEWS.

n A set of Four-part Songs, for voices "—composed by Henry Smart (Cramer, Beale and Chappell). Oue of these —" Cradle-song* (No. 3)—has been heard at the concerts of Mr. Henry Leslie's Choir, where it was unanimously extolled as one of the most attractive things of its kind—as one, in short, df its accomplished composer's very best, and therefore worthy any amount of praise. The voices, as managed here by Mr. Smart, are a match for the orchestra itself, as a vehicle for what is somewhat affectedly denominated " colour-music." Never did sweeter " Lullaby" soothe bai.y to repose. The Other three are as good in their way; "What are the Joys of Spring?" (No. 4) charms by its freshness as it enlivens by its vigour; "Morning" (No 1) has a genial touch of Mendelssohn iu its melody and harmony, without, however, being in the slightest degree a plagiarism; while "Hymn to Cynthia? is of a more elaborate but by no means less agreeable texture. All four songs are models of vocal writing, and welcome additions to the repertory of English part-music. . . I .

"'L'Awiso' canzone per' mezzo soprano"—Giulio Regondi (Wessel and Co.)—is the composition of a thorough musician, graceful, melodious, and expressive.

"Voice of t/ie summer wind, tender and low"—written by T. Douglas, composed by G. A. Macfarren,(Cramer,Beale, and Chappell.)—This really charming ballad may be apostrophised in precisely similar terms, with the additional acknowledgment that it possesses, what the other can hardly lay claim to witjli equal justice, viz.—clwracter.

"'Never, my cliild, forget to pray' sacred song"—byFrederick ScntK.ni Clark, (.vh^hut on.I w.ulJ «»lott

unqualified praise, as a composition marked alike by taste and correctness, but that, at the end of each verse, occurs a section of a phrase, neither more nor less than a plagiarism from Sterndale Bennett's second Impromptu (in the same key too—E major).

In " lRita' mazurka for the pianoforte "—by W. Seymour Smith, (Addison, Hollier, and Lucas)—we have neat writing, the true mazurka accent, everything, in short, but originality, in which particular it is wholly deficient. Every phrase, or section of a phrase, seems as familiar as '' God save the Queen," —or even "King," which is still older.

For "mazurka" read "nocturne," and for the attributes of "mazurka" substitute the attributes of "nocturne," and precisely identical criticism will suit "' Liebe wold,' reverie for the pumoforte" (Addison, Hollier, and Lucas), by the same composer. Mr. W, Seymour Smith certainly composes well, and fluently; but his ideas are by no means new.

"The Harp and the Poet" romance—by J. Mc Ewan (Cramer, Beale, and Co.)—is neither tmmeritorious nor inexpressive; but the bare fifth iu the progression of harmony to the words, "The wind before it woos" (bar 1), is unworthy of the rest, and the whole is scarcely good enough for such a beautiful little bit of poetry as that of Mr. T. Powell, versemafeer for the occasion. Let our readers judge :— Tho \vind, before it woos Iho hnrp, .." Is but tlic wild and lunelcssair;

Tet as it passes through the chords,

Changes to music rare.
And so the poet's soul converts

The common tilings that round him lie
Into a gentlo Voice of song—

Divinest harmony.
The Harp and Poet fram'd alike

By God, as His interpreters,
I o breathe aloud the silent thought
Of ov'ry breath that stirs.

"' Ye Banks and Braes, Scotch Melody,'for the pianoforte' —by Brinley Richards (R. Mills)—is one of those moderately easy and very effective arrangements of popular airs, as short fantasias, for which its composer maintains a just renown. Though within reach of performers of modest attainments, it is not for that the less showy and brilliant.

"Hail, hail tb thee t beautiful spring"—words by J. C. Prince, music by J. Diirrner (R. Mills)—like all the late Mr. Diirrner produced, is interesting, and shows the taste and knowledge of a well-tutored musician. There is also an original turn about it, t.he words being set in a manner not likely to have suggested itself to an ordinary composer.

"The Young Pilgrim"—--written by Mrs. Veitch, composed by T. M. Mudie (R Mills)—is another capital song, declamatory in style, after the manner in which Longfellow's "Excelsior" has been rendered more than once in music, but perfectly original notwithstanding, and highly expressive, to boot. Apart from these considerations, too, "The Young Pilgrim" is a composition in which the hand of an accomplished musician is everywhere apparent.

"' A short and easy Morning Service,' 'Te Deum' and 'Jubilate,'" with accompaniment for organ or pianoforte— by Ch. Fr. Hauptmann (Ewer and Co.)—is exactly what it is stated to be in the words on the title-page, neithetf more nor less. On the other hand, the worthy organist of St. Mary's, Tenby, may be especially complimented on the correctness and parity of his harmony.

"My Love wants no jewels" (" Mein Lieb braucht nicht Perlen")—Song, composed by Bernhard Althaus (Ewer and Co.)—is an elegant, unexceptionably-written commonjilaea—- . —w • ~—- .

If every composition of the same character was as spirited, rhythmical and unaffected as the "Grand triumphal March," for the pianoforte, by T. M. Mudie (R. Mills), we should hail tho announcement of each "successive hew one wjth greater glee; but unhappily that is not the case, and Mr. Mudie must be ticketed with forming an honourable and vigorous exception to a general rule of dulness. His march, indeed, is all that a inarch should be— more than which it is needless to say in praise of it.

"Thou art gone" (■' l)u bist fern")—song, composed by Bernard Althaus (Ewer and Co.)—is less commonplace thati "Mein Lieb braucht nicht Perlen" by the same composer (noticed above), but hardly more original in its general physiognomy. It is well written, like its companion.

Hamburgh.—At the 125th Philharmonic Concert, Herr Joachim plaved two pieces—Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D major, ami Tiirtini's " Devil's Sonata." Iu comparison with the mighty blade that'Herr Joachim wields, in the Raise of a violin bow, all the Lauterbnchs and RuppoMis draw mere toy-swords out of their sheaths Moreover, to the greatest power, Heir Joachim unites the sweetest gentleness. The appluusc at the conclusion of his performance seemed as if it would never cease. —German Paper.

Bergamo.—Our travelling correspondent in Lombardy informs us, that Mad. Guerrabella appeared at Bergamo with immense success in. Pacini's Stella di Napoli, and that the favour with which that opera was received was entirely due to her singing and to her admirable acting, especially in the last act. The soprano part in the Stella is extremely difficult, and in some passages the singer has to sustain B, C, and even D above the line. After the cavatina, Mad. Guerrabella was recalled several times, and she was forced to re-appear again and again in the course of the opera, at the conclusion of which she was accompanied homo by a large body of enthusiastic amateurs, and serenaded.

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