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"the Worth Of Aet Appeabs Host Eminent In Music, Since It Bequtbes No Material, No stEject-matter, Whose Effect Must

BE DEDUCTED. It IS WHOLLY FOBM AMD POWEE, AND IT RAISES AND ENNOBLES WHATEVER IT EXFBESSES."—GSthe.

SUBSCRIPTION:—Stamped for Postage, 20s. per annum—Payable in advance, by Cash or Post Office Order, to B00SEY & SONS, 28, Holies Street, Cavendish Square.

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UNDER THE MOST DISTINGUISHED PATHONAOK OF

HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY THE QUEEN, H.R.H. THE PRINCE CONSORT, THEIR fcOYAL HIGHNESSES THE PRINCESSES AND TRINCES OP THE ROYAL, FAMILY, The Most Worshipful the Grand Master of Irolaud, His Grace the DUKE of LEINSTER, And Several other DistiiiQuislud Freemasons; His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the EARL of EGLINTON and WINTON, The LORD BISHOP OK MANCHESTER. The Right Worshipful the MAYOR OF MANCHESTER, IVIE MACK1E. Eso, His Worship the Mayor of Salforcl, W. HARVEY, Esq. SIR FREDERICK GORE OUSELEY, Hart., Director of Music at the University of Oxford. Aid many of the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, and distinguished Families of the Empire

DR. MARK'S

GREAT NATIONAL ENTERPRISE

Organised in 1S48, and developed at THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC BRIDGE STREET, MANCHESTER, established by him expressly LU a Gre.it Xitkmal Institution to facilitate the Encouragement and Promotion of NATIVE MUSICAL TALENT, and tlio GENERAL ADVANCEMENT OF MUSIC AMONG THE RISING GENERATION, upon his new and effective system, ai»o as a Xoemal School for the training of masters to conduct Conservatoihes Of Music to be established throughout the United Kingdom, for Little 6nmiy, the whole comprising an entirely new Bchcmo of NATIONAL EDUCATION, by blending music with general instruction, so that the study of music shall become a branch of education in the humblest of schools of this eoantry. To illustrate and to rouse an Interest in every town and city for theso institutions, Dr. Mark travels with a number of his pupils occasionally through tho country—giving lectures, and introducing bis highly approved and pleasing "Entertainment, entitled DR. MARK AND HIS LITTLE MEN, who ■ upwards of Thirty Instrumentalists, and a most Efficient Chorus, the "forming a most uniquo and complete Juvenile Orchestra, composed o( LITTLE ENGLISH. IRISH. SCOTCH AND WELCH BOYS, FROM FIVE TO SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE, who play Operatic Selections, Solos, Marches, Quadrilles, Galops. Ac., and sing Songs and Choruses in a most effective manner, acd to whom Dr. Mark pivea a gratuitous General and Musical Education. APPOINTMENTS OF MASTERS AND ARRANGEMENTS OF CLASSES IN THE ABOVE INSTITUTION. Principal of the Royal Collcgo of Music; Director, Composer, and \

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

Master of the General Educational Departments M pnwlfTt
"Writing, Reading. Arithmetic. Grammar, Dictation, ( nd Two
History, Geography. Practical Geometry, and Book- Assiataut Tj;lcbcrs.
keeping .. .. ., . .. /

PRACTICAL ASSISTANT TEACHERS.
Organ Mr. Baker.

«—*

V5-xi;„ I Mods Roouier.

V101xa}Mr. Beakd.

Violoncello, Double Bass, and Viola { ^g«««.«.

Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, and Clarionet Sig. Cobtesi.

Cornet and other Brass Instruments .. .. .. Mr. H. Russell.

Coticertina(Germau aud English) Mr. Elder.

Vocal Classes { Mcsara"EI^I-L aiu3

Dr. Mabk has also made provision for the Orphans of the Musical Profession pwseasing musical talent, who will find the above institution a nappy homo, and nasi-ee a most effective general and musical education, board, and clothing, free cf »il expense.

Little Boys, from five to nine years of age, apprenticed for three, five, or seven r**rs by paying a moderate entrance fee to cover the expenses ol instrument and >«fcs=

Twelve appointments ready for Masters. For rrospectuses, apply direct to the Royal College of Music, Bridge-street, ■sttdbaatar.

I>r. Scabs is also open to Engagements with his Little Men.

It. MARK begs to invite the Parents and Friends, aud all those interested in a* Enterprise and in the Education of the Youths of this country to visit his -■' -li-haient. Visiting hours:—From Nine to Eleven, a.m., "and Two and ?33r, p.m. Saturdays and Sundays excepted.

V. R.

FIRST GLASGOW MUSICAL FESTIVAL,

Undeb The Special Patronage Oe HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY THE QUEEN, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE CONSORT, AND NOBLEMEN AND GENTLEMEN. (.-Is previously advertised.)

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The GLASGOW CHORAL UNION heir leave to announce the completion of the general arrangements for the celobratiou of the FIRST GLASGOW MUSICAL FESTIVAL, on a scale suited to the maguitudo of the undertaking, and fitted to mark the institution, in Scotland, of Great Musical Festivals, similar to thusa established, aud prosecuted with so much success, in England.

ARTISTES.— Principal Vocalists.
Soprano—Madame CLARA NOVELLO and Miss WHITHAM.
Contralto—Miss DOLBY and Mrs. LOCKEY.
Tenor—Mr. SIMS REEVES and Mr. LOCKEY.
Bass—Mr. WEISS and Mr. WINN.

The BAND will be superior to any which has hitherto appeared in Scotland. The Artistes aro Sixty in number—selected exclusively from the

LONDON PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY, And cmbraco many of the most Eminent Instrumentalists in Europe.

The CHORUS will consist of the GLASGOW CHORAL UNION, numbering Four Hundred Voices.

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LAURENT'S SECOND GRAND WINTER BALL, at St. Jamcs'R Halt — M. HENUt LAURENT has the honour to announce, that in consequence of tho distinguished success which attended his grand Christmas ball, ho Uiia, at the request of numerous porsotw of distinction, made arrangement.*! to give a SECOND GRAND WINTER BALL, at St. James's Hall, Tuesday, January :il, on tho same scale of magnificence which afforded so much satisfaction on the last occasion. Tho hall will present tho appoaranco ol a beautiful winter garden, being decorated with flowers, plants, and sculpture, arranged by Mr. Hurwitz. The orchestra will be complete in every department, and will perform a variety of novelties composed for the occasion. Conductor—M. 1-iureut. The supper will bo under tho ontire management of Mr. Donald, tho celebrated restaurateur of St. James's Hall. Bail tickets for gentlemen, 10s Gd.; ladies, 7s.; supper tickets, 7s.; to be had of Mr. Austin, St. James's Hall, Piccadilly, and of tho principal musicscllers.

MISS EMILY GRESHAM, Soprano.—Letters repecting engagements for oratorios and concerts, to be addressed, 20, Alfredterrace, Queen's-road, Bayswator. W.

THE BENEVOLENT.—The lamented death of the

ite Mr. William Appleby, Tor thirty years the faithful and devoted servant find foreman to Messrs. Davis and Phillips, of 25, Berwick-street, Music-printers, calls for tbo sympathy of thos« benevolent friends and the public, who may be kindly disposed to aid by their contributions in support of his two female orphan children, left totally unprovided for, and in repayment of the funeral expenses Incurred. Tho loss of his wife and t wo other or their children in one week, after a long and serious illness, attendant with heavy medical, funeral, nud family expenses during sickness, so reduced his means and crushed his spirit., that eventually his health sunk, under the heavy load of his troubles and afflction, until he died, in the very prime of his mauhood, leaving two fumalo orphan children destituto, for whom the goncrous support of his friends and the public is earnestly solicited, in endeavouring to raise a sufficient fund, to be placed in a Savings' Bank, in tho charge of competent trustees, for their future benefit and support. Contributions thankfully received by Messrs. Davis and Phillips, 25, Berwickstreet. Music-printers; W. Lovell Phillips, Esq., 67, Oakley-square; Mr. W. Alston, 7, Sutherland-place, Ecclcston-squaro ;H Mrs. Davis, 67, Oakley-square; W. Edwin Alston, Esq., Union Bank of London, City; and by such other ladies and gentlemen who may kindly feci an interest in endeavouring to obtain the

TO CONCERT AND SOIREE COMMITTEES.

IV/riSS EMMA HEYWOOD, who appeared at the Choral

-LTX. Union Concerts on New Tear's Day last, is open to (engagements. She will bo In Glasgow on the 14th Instant. Letters addressed to her, care of J. Muir, Wood and Co.t 42, Buchanan-street, will meet with immediate attention.

MDLLE. MARIE WJECK, Tiunist (sister to Madame Clara SchumannX hep, to announce that she is in Town for the Season, Letters respecting engagements and pupils to be addressed to M, Leinster-squarc. Hyde-park, W.

GLEES AND MADRIGALS.—EGYPTIAN HALL, PICCADILLY, (DUDLEY GALLERY). Change of Programmo Mr. Mitchell has the pleasure to announce, that the Entertainment of Glees, Madrigals, and Old English Ditties, by the London Glee and Madrigal Union, under the direction of Mr. Land, with illustrative remarks by T. Oliphant, Esq., having been received with distinguished favour and approbation, will be continued every evening during the ensuing week, at half-past eight; (except Wednesday evening the 18th instant) and on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, at half-past two. Reserved seats, Ss.; unreserved, 2s. A few fautcuils. 5s. each, which maybe secured at Mr. Mitchell's Royal Library, 33, Old Bond-street, W.

WANTED, immediately, a Pupil in a Musical Establishment where he will have an opportunity of acquiring a thorough knowledge of the profession in all its branches. Apply to Horr Wiuzer, Newcastle, Staffordshire.

MEYERBEER'S D1NORAH AND STERNDALE BENNETT'S MAY QUEEN, are sung nightly at the CANTERBURY HALL. CONCERTS. Comic vocalists—Messrs. George Hodsou (the Irish comedian and mimic), W. J. Critchfield, and E. W. Mackney. Several interesting pictures arc added to the Fine Arts Gallery. The suite of Halls have been re-decorated and beautified, and constitute one of tho most unique and brilliant sights of the metropolis.

THE Committee of the former pupils of Mrs. BARCLAY, daughter of the late comedian, John Fawcctt, in acknowledging with thanks the kind liberality of those friends who have already contributed to the fund for purchasing an annuity for this deserving lady, desires to make it known that the subscription list must shortly be closed, they therefore hope that all who desire to testify their sympathy for this respected lady by subscribing to the fund will kindly forward their donations to Mrs. 0. Webb, :i6. Green-street, Park-lane, and Messrs. Hatchard, Piccadilly. Total amount received, jfe'250.

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HE BAY OF DUBLIN QUADRILLES, on Irish

Melodies by Wellington Guernsey, as performed by the bauds of the Coldstream Guards, Royal Artillery, &c, has become oue of the must popular of the day. Price 3s. Beware of spurious imitations. Loudun: Bi cwcrandCo.

FERRARI'S WORK ON THE VOICE AND SINGING, price 8s., may be had at his residence, Devonshire-iodgo, Portland-road, Portland-place, and at all the principal music-sellers.

"Of all the treatises on the cultivation of the voice that have appeared for many years, it is the most sou»iblo, conciso, and useful."—Daily Ntwt.

"There is more sense in this work than wu find in nine out of ton pul of a similar kind."—AtktniPum. "Hen; a really scnsiblo work."—MvMco.l fTortV.

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Analytical Programmes by

DESMOND RTAN, ESQ. Accompanyist—HERR Emile Beroer. Organist—K. T. CHIPP, Mus. Bac, Cantab. Librarian—MR. Godfrkt Rodwell. Treasurer—Mr. JOSEPH BRAIIAM.

CONDUCTORS: M. JULES BENEDICT & DR. JAMES PECH.

In presenting this prospectus, the projectors of this Association deem It worthy of remark: that a great want is felt by a countless number of amateurs possessing musical knowledge and capability of a society which would afford them ample opportunity of acquiring, at a moderate cost, a complotc knowledge of the beauty and grandeur of the choicest and recognized orchestral compositions of this and previous periods.

The object of this Association is to bring together the amateur instrumentalists

aud perfoi

of London and its suburbs, for the practice

9 of oratorios, masses.

cantatas, symphonies, operatic selections, aud overtures, including compositions but little known to the general public, with other chef-d'oeuvrea of the great nd aud chorus c

masters, suitable for baud and chorus conjointly or separately.

It is proposed to establish, for the benefit of the amateur de. rehearsals, on every Saturday Evening, at Eight o'clock, at St. James' Regent-street, commencing this evening, January 7th, 1830; and th&t, during the season, concerts shall be given at one of the large theatres or concert

rooms, with the important assistance of the honorary professional i and iu conjunction with the chorus, as soon as the necessary proficiency is attained.

In the professional department there are still vacaucies for honorary members for the following instruments:—Four first violins, one second violin, and two violas.

All communications to be addressed to the Honorary Secretary of the London Orchestral Association. St. James's Hall, (ticketoffice)Piccadilly W.

H. J. BRAIIAM, Hon. Sec

"T^HE ARION" (Eight-Part-Choir).—The members of

X this Society will moat until farther notice every Thursday evcninor, at 8 o'clock, at 13, Berners-street, Oxford-street. Conductor, Mr. ALFRED GILBERT.

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

MISS ARABELLA GODDARD'S SOLOS.

LEOPOLD DE METER'S TROVATORE, as performed by Miss Goddard at the

Bradford Festival, 5s.
BENEDICT'S TWO NEW FANTAISIES:

ERIN, on Irish Airs .. .. 4 0 | CALEDONIA, on Scotch Airs .. 4 0

Composed expressly for Miss Goddard, and performed by hor throughout

England, Ireland, and Scotland. SE PLUS ULRA. by WfELFFL.—A new edition of this celebrated Sonata as

performed by Miss Goddard, with a very interesting Introduction by J. W.

Davison, Esq., containing an account of the Composer's Life and Con positions,

Price 5s.

THALBERG'S THREE FANTASIAS ou "Home Sweet Home." "Tho Last Rose oi Summer," and " Lillie Dale," in one boot (large size), prioo 2s. 6d. Boosey and Sons, Holies-street, London.

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NEW PIANOFORTE MUSIC.

s. d.

Adolpho Ries—Fantasia on Rigoletto .. 3 0

,, Fantasia on Linda di Chamouni 36

„ Fantasia on Der Froischutz 30

„ Fantasia on II Don Giovanni 3 0

,, Fantasia on German Airs 2 6

Jules Brissac's Fantasia on Les Huguenots 3 0

„ Fantasia on Lc Prophete SO

,, Fantasia on Martha' 30

„ Fantasia on Lucia di Lammermoor ..30

,, Fantasia on L' Etoilo du Nord 4 0

„ Fantasia on La Tmviata 3 0

London: DUFF & HODGSON, 66, Oxford Btroet.

BALFE'S NEW AND CHARMING COMPOSITIONS.
"SO LONG AS MY DAUGHTER LOVES ME." Price 2s.
"I AM THE SPIRIT OF LIGHT." Price 2s. Cd.
"THREADS OF GOLD." Prioe 2s.
"ONE SMILE FROM THEE." Prico 2s.
"I'M LEAVING HAME, MY WILLIE." Price 2s.
'* SUNSET" (words by Ellison). Price 2s.
London: Addison, Hollier, and Lucas, 210, Regent-street.

"f\ THE JOY OF TRULY LOVING. Sung by Sims

V-f Reeves. From "The Dream," a Serenata, composed by M. Costa. Prioe 2s. Original key, E flat; transposed key, C. London: Addison, Hollier, and Lucas, 210, Regent-street.

HENRY FARMER'S highly successful Ballad, "THE LUCKY STARS." Sung by MisB Mascall, in Mr. J. E. Carpenter's popular entertainment. Price 2s.

"WINNING THE GLOVES," and "THE LOVER OF

VV SEVENTY-TWO." By the author of "The Wishing Gate." Mr. J. E. Carpenter has, in these, produced two comic ballads that will rival that far-famed song in popularity. The music by Charles Glover. Price 2s.

"T LOVE TO SING." Edward L. Hime's much admired

-1- Song, sung by Miss Mary Mascall, in Mr. J. E. Carpenter's new entertainment, and invariably encored; also his now ballad, '• I FORGIVE HIM," sung in the same. Price 2s. each.

CHARLES W. GLOVER'S NEW DUETS.—" Music's Mission." "The Return of The Flowers," ," To tbe fields, to the fields," and "Night and Day." Price 3s. each.

"PATRIMONY," or «MR. AND MRS. BROWN."

Xtx Comic duet, tho great hit of tho season; and "COURTSHIP," comic duet, sung by Miss Mascall and tho author. Words by J. E. Carpenter. Music by Charles Glover. Prico 2s. fid. each.

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

BLACK NET DRESSES, for Evening Wear, made after patterns of the latest mode, but not expensive.

THE LONDON GENERAL MOURNING WAREHOUSE,

247, 249, and 261, Regent-street.
JAY'S.

BLACK FRANCOIS I«- HEAD DRESSES, Gold and
Velvet. Messrs. JAY have just imported a case of these novelties.
THE LONDON GENERAL MOURNING WAREHOUSE.
247, 249, and 251. Regent-street.
JAY'S.

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LACK FRENCH MANTLES.—Messrs. JAY respect

fully announce that they have a few of this season's pattern mantles left on hand, which they are now selling considerably under cost price.

THE LONDON GENERAL MOURNING WAREHOUSE,
247, 246, and 251, Regent-street.
JAYS.

JAY'S MOURNING WAREHOUSE.—The proprietors respectfully announce that tbe London General Mourning Warehouse offers advantages both to families of the highest distinction, and to those of limited means. Appointments for Ladies Mourning attire of every requisite quality, and suited to any grade or condition of society, may be had. and made up If required, on the most reasonable terms, and the shortest notice, at

THE LONDON GENERAL MOURNING WAREHOUSE,
247, 249, and 261, Regent-street.

OO OS. WHEATSTONE'S o-OCTAVE HARMO

oU\) U NIUM (New Patent) has double pedals, with soft, agreeable quality

f>0 OS. WHEATSTONE'S PATENT CONCER

oDO O TINA, 3J Octaves (48 Keys), rosewood. Wheetstone and Co., Inventors, 20, Conduit-street, Regent-stoeot.

BOOSEY’S

CHRISTY'S MINSTRELS

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THE MUSICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON CONVER

I SAZIONE.-XOTICE.-The First Conversazione of the present season will be lield at St. Janies's Hall, on Wednesday evening next, the 18th inst., at halfpast eight o'clock. Feilows, Associates, Lady Associates, and Nominated Annual Subscribers (escorts to Lady Associates) are alone privileged to attend. No person will be admitted without a ticket for 1860. Tickets are not transferable, except to tho Five Concerts of the Society. The Annual Subscription of Members is now payable at Messrs, Cramer and Co.'s, 201, Regeut-street, W., and should be paid

A L BU MS. on or before the 1st February. N.B. Entrance in Regent-street.

CONTAINING TWENTY FOUR SONGS,
CHARLES SALAMAN, Hon, Sec., 36, Baker-street, Portman-square.
St. James's Hall, 28, Piccadilly, W.

In two books, price 2s. 6d. cach, or complete in an elegant volumc, cloth and

gold, 7s. 6d. DANCE MUSIC BY FREDERIC PERRY.

s. d. The St. Andrew's Quadrille, dedicated to Miss Baron .

30
BOOK Ist.

BOOK 2nd.
The Wardour Mazurka,

Lord Arundell Tive Vancouver Quadrille,

"GENTLE JENNY GRAY." T. B. Chilty. Esq.

"KISS ME QUICK." The Valentia:Polka George Grifliths, Esq.

"THE MOCKING BIRD.”

“WILLIE, WE HAVE MISSED YOU." | The Augusta Mazurka.

"THE GREENWOOD DELL." Miss C. A. Thistlethwayle

2

“HOOP DE DOODEN DO."

6 The Avondale Schottischio

“ELLEN BAYNE."
"HAZEL DELL."
Miss Barron .. ..
The Helena l'olkies

The Misses Northey
3 0

“DO THEY MISS ME AT HOME."

“ WEARE COMING, SISTER MARY." The Pauline Valses

“SEEING NELLY HOME."
The Misses Warner ..
"RING DE BANJO."

"GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM." The Castellon Polka

Miss Fanny Hutchinson

2

“HARD TIMES."

0
Miss Mary Lorymer
The Cothau Polka

2 0
"GOOD NEWS FROM HOME."

“MAGGIE BY MY SIDE.” The Promenado Polkas

“ LET ME KISS HIM FOR HIS Miss Kirwan..

" WAIT FOR THE WAGGON."

20
Addison, Hollier and Lucas, 210, Regent-street, London.

MOTHER."
“ COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES."
" BEAUTIFUL STAR."

“EULALIE."
"TOLL THE BELL."

“I'M OFF TO CHARLESTOWN." 'T HAVE ALWAYS A WELCOME FOR THEE.”

“MINNIE MOORE." New Ballad, by Laugton Williama. "One of the sweetest ballads of the day,"-Revicu. Price 2s. Free for stamps. W. Williams and Co., 221, Totten

BOOSEY & SONS, 24 and 28, Holles-street, London. ivam Court-road, London.

SUNG WITH EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS BY MR. SIMS REEVES. “ ['FFIE SUNSHINE.” New Ballad, by Langton W Williams. Sung by Miss Poole, with the greatest success. Beutifully

"MARGARET TA," illustrated. Price 2s, 6d. Free for stamps. W. Williams and Co., 221, Tottenham C. urt-road, London.

BALLAD, MUSIC.--A NEW CATALOGUE OF DRAWING

THE POETRY BY 1 ROOM MUSIC, for the Pianoforte and Voice, just issued, may be had, gratis and postage true, by addressing as under.

G. P. MORRIS, Esq. NOTE.---This Catalogue, intended for the drawing-room table, embraces a choice selection of the most elegant and fashionable vovelties recently published.

COMPOSED BY THE most infallible and expeditious Guide to a knowledge

· M. W. BALFE. 1 of music and pianoforte playing is HAMILTON'S MODERN INSTRUCTIONS for the PIANOFORTE. 242nd Edition. Price 4s.

When I was in my teens, M USIC.-Professors and the Retail Trade are (in conse

I loved dear Margaretta, quchce of important alterations in terms) invited to apply for ROBERT

I know not what it means, COCKS AND CO.'S NEW CIRCULAR OF TERMS. A Card must accompany

I cannot now forget her. such application.

That vision of the past

My head is ever crazing,

Yet when I saw her last, London : Robert Cycks and Co., New Burlington-st:cet, Regent-street, W.,

I could not speak for gazing. Publishers to Her Majesty'.

Queen of rural maids,

My dark-eyed Margaretta, MEYERBEER'S “SIIEPHERD'S SONG (Des Schäfers

The heart the mind upbraids, 11 Liel), suug by Mr. Sims Recves, at the Monday Popular Concerts (with

That struggles to forget her. clarionct obbligato) is published, pricc 4s. (extra violin or violoncello, in lieu of

My love I know will seem clariouet. 1. each), by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, London, W.

A wayward, boyish folly ;
But, ah; it was a dream

Most swect, most mclancholy.
TAURENTS CHRISTMAS WAITS COMIC QUAD-

Were mine the world's domain, R ILLEillustrated in colours by Brandard. Price 3s. Boosey and Sons,

To me 'twere fortune better Holles-street.

To be a boy again,

And dieam of Margaretta.

Oh ! mem'ry of the past, TAURENT'S MISTLETOE POLKA. Illustrated in

Why linger to regret her? U colours. Price 85. Booscy and Sons, -IIolles-street.

My first love was my last,

And that is Margaretta.
T AURENT'S DONNA JULIA VALSE. Illustrated

Price 28. 6d.
U in colours. Price 43. Boosey and Sons, Holles-street.
TAURENT'S BELOVED STAR WALTZ (companion

Boosey and Sons, Holles Street.
U to the Maud Valse). Illustrated in colours. Price 4s. Booscy and Sons,
Holles-street.

THE JUVENILE PIANOFORTE ALBUM. Twelve

1 Pieces for Pianoforto, bound, with Illustrations. Price 58. Boosey and Sons, MADAME OURY'S CHRISTY'S MINSTRELS'

Holles-street. 11 GRAND GALOP DI BRAVURA. Prico 3s. Boosey and Sons, Hollesstreet.

PALFE'S ALBUM FOR 1860, price One Guinea,

D superbly bound and illustrated, containing 14 entirely new Songs, Duets,

| &c. Boosey and Sons, Holles-street. THE SERPENTINE QUADRILLE, by Burckhardt,

1 splendidly illustrated by Brandard, in colours, with a comical view of DALFES NELLY GRAY. by BRINLEY RICHARDS. skating on the Serpentine, Hyde-park. Price 38. This popular quadrille is founded on the following favourite airs :

D Just published, price 3s., Balfe's celebrated Song, Nelly Gray, arranged for Who shall be fairest?

the Pianoforte by Brinley Richards. Order Balfe's. Boosey and Sons, HollesCome into the garden, Maud.

street.
Neily Gray.
Phoebe dearest.
Tho green trees.

" HAIL THE SUNSHINE, WARM AND LOVELY." The Village Blacksmith, &c., &c.

Il Song. The poetry by Richard Neal. Published this day. Price 2s. BOOSEY AND SONS, Holles-street,

| Booscy and Sons, Musical Library, ?8, Holles-street.

REVIEWS.

"Les Arquebusiers;" "La Fandango;" "Brise MytUrieuse;" "Hymne d la Vierge ;" "Air de Danse;" "La Ronde des ChcJiettes f pour pianopar Felix Godefroid—Ops. 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, and 87—(Cramer, Beale, and Chappell). Mozart and Beethoven used to make six elaborately-contrived quartets stand for a single opus. M. Felix Godefroid (the Belgian Parish Alvars) here allows six little bagatelles to pass for six opera. Not much lamp oil, or sweat of the brow, can have been wasted on them. N'importe; these six bagatelles have the merit of being original as well as pretty. They are not hashes, concocted of the leavings of the Opera, nor glasses of punch mixed from the rinsings of Meyerbeer's bottles, Such as they are, they belong exclusively to M. Godefroid. Though all of them are comparatively easy, not one of them is, in a strictly musical sense, uninteresting. Besides being well composed, there is a certain freshness of thought about every one of them which alone would render them acceptable. Les Arquebusiers is a spirited march, with a thought timidly stolen from Auber—at the top of page 3. La Fandango, less new in its allure, while styled Danse Peruvienne, is so Spanish in character as to yield presumptive evidence, were presumptive evidence needed, that the Spaniards had set foot in Peru. Brise Myste'rieuse is styled a caprice, the "caprice" seeming to be involved in the following direction :—

"Ce morceau doit Hie &\6ca\.€ tres leg&rement, et conttamtnent avec lapedale eonrde,"

which, as we have no great faith in a perpetual employment of the deaf pedal, and as the caprice is attractive enough without having recourse to any such expedient, we recommend the player to disregard, if not wholly, at any rate in part. Hymne a la Vierge is in some respects the best morceau of the six; nevertheless, the following progression is objectionable (we have transposed it an octave higher):—

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The Air de Danse is a tolerably happy (but not so happy as we should have expected from M. Godefroid) imitation of the ordinary theatrical pas de—no matter how many—of which Rossini, Auber, and Meyerbeer have produced the most faultless and genial examples. The Ronde des Clochettes —of course in B minor, with F sharp for the clochettes—■ though not .by any means so good as the rondo from Paganini's famous concerto, is, for a piece of such moderate difficulty, both brilliant and effective. In conclusion, though not quite so sterling as some pieces of similar pretensions from the same pen which were reviewed about two years since in these columns, these new compositions of M. Godefroid are so much superior to the ordinary run of such trifles that they may be conscientiously recommended to masters and students.

"Psalmodia, simplex et selecta"—" consisting of a very choice selection of psalm-tunes, adapted for four voices, with an accompaniment for piano; interspersed with numerous interludes and preludes, attached to each tune respectively, and a double set of words In Large Print" (Tallant and Allen). The preface appears to us the most valuable feature of this compilation. That others are not of the same mind, however, may be gathered from the following advertisement (puff?) which the publishers have printed on the back of the cover :—

"The following critical remarks on Psalmodia have reached the author through the medium, and great kindness, of the printer. They are of the most disinterested nature, and were never intended to meet the public eye, having been elicited spontaneously, from the pen of a gentleman (who is utterly unknown to the author, except by name and reputation) on his perusing a copy of the prospectus prior to its publication :—

"■ I may be mistaken, but I fancy this work must become a popular one. The whole arrangement, which is at once novel, interesting, and useful, strikes mo as being 'jtul the thing that it wanted.' An organist, or pianist, has before liim (or her), the tune itself, a prelude, and interludes, (containing, in my humble opinion, really lovely bits of harmony), and, on the opposite page, two sets of words in most unmistakeable characters. So excellent an arrangement has certainly never come under my notice before. The truth is, I could look upon this book as upon a pet child of my own, in which I should havo much hope of a line career.

Regents Park:"

We also "may be mistaken " (who among mortals is infallible ?); but surely the following prelude would not be lightly put forth (even "through the medium and great kindness of the printer") by ever so spontaneous and disinterested a gentleman, as either a "lovely bit of harmony," or as "just the thing that is wanted :"—

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If so, we own that Psalmodia, simplex et selecta, would not be "a pet child of ours," nor could we reasonably predict for it "a fine career."

In "selections," from Dinorah, Martlia, and SataneUa, M. Emile Bcrgor has culled, with great industry, all the flowers of tune from each opera, and arranged them in so familiar a manner as to come within reach of even the most amateur-aspirant to honours as a drawing-room pianist. M. Berger has not missed a single favourite bit; so that each of his selections may fairly be likened to a Christmas pudding gorged with sweets, the most luxurious pudding of the three being unquestionably the Dinorah, which is so full of plums and spices of all kinds that you can scarcely believe that it has been made up of anything else.

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