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expressing themselves, 701. Norwich Fes-

tival, 590. Novello, Madame Clara, 604,

749. Operas and Librettos, 588,604. Opera

Competition and Singers ( Revue des Theatres),

414. Opera House, the new one in Paris,

415. Pantagruel, Panurge, &c., 45, 93,

125, 141, 157, 175, 189, 205, 222, 237, 253,

270, 285, 302, 318. Philharmonic Society,

252, 684, 702, 764. Pianoforte Composers

and Pianoforte Music, 509. Piccolomini

Testimonial, The, 254, 272. Punch and the

Technical Terms in Music, 654. Religious

Tinge and Light Literature, 46. Hies,

Schmidt, Marschner, Reissigerjand Kufferath,

526. Robson, Mr. F., 399. Rossini's Se-

miramide at the Paris Opera, 412. Rousseau,

Jean-Jacques, 623. Royal Italian Opera

Prospectus for 1860, 221. Russians at

Home, The, 413. Sacred Harmonic Society,

767. Saturday Review and Le Due Job, 62.

Scotchman, The, 732. Scraps from Abroad,
716. Season of Song, The, 190. Singers'
Salaries, 541. Smith, Mr. E. T., and his
English and Italian Operas, 814. Smith,
Albert, reappearance at the Egyptian Hall, 28.
Smith, Albert, Death of, 334. Society forjthe
Encouragement of the Fine Arts, 76,350. So-
eietyfor the Relief of Literary Menin Russia,
382. Summer is icumen, 174. The lowest
thing ever done in Music, 110. The Opera in
France, 573. The Sonata, 572. The Art
of Music, 636. The two English Opera
Houses, 637. Theatrical Licenses, 717.
Tomaschck, Worsichek and Berger, 557.
Vienna Opera, The, 781. What has become
of the Ballet, 814. Wright, Mr. Edward,
Death of, 9. Yates (the late Mrs.), 590.

Leeds Musical Festival (for 1861), 592, 610
Liberator and Leveller, The. (Illustrated Times),
627

Lind (Jenny), 6S6*

Lola-Montez, 483, 505, 546

London Concert Season (Hiederrheinische Mu-

sih-Zeitung), 601

Ixmdon Glee and Madrigal Union, 823

London Royal Yacht Club, The, 111
Longfellow and Mr. G. B. Allen, 531
Lumley, Eliza, 514

Macfhrren's Robin Hood, 665, 686, 703,714

Mark, Dr., College of Music, 447

Mathematical Theory of the Minor Scale, 539

Mathews, Mrs., "Friend for the Fireside," 296

Marchesio, the Sisters, 704, 786

Mayhew, Horace, a Letter to, 777, 809

Mendelssohn, A., Letter of, 104

Mendelssohn's, Elijah, at the Crystal Palace,
327

Mendelssohn and Beethoven's Symphony in C

Minor, 329

Meyer, Leopold De, 320

Meyerbeer, 490, 594, 650, 671, 690, 704,

713

Molique's Abraham (Morning Post), 623, 685

Molique, Herr, the Norwich Festival, 762,

769

Mozart (by Otto Jahn), 80, 91,107, 210,225,

359

Mozart (by Otto Jahn) from the Morning Post
775, 808)

Mozart's Don Giovanni nt the It alien?, Paris,
162

Mozart's Impresario, 554

Mozart Child and Man, 112,178, 194,258,306,

321, 339, 353, 369. 411

Mozart and Jeliotte the Singer, 329

[Musical Pitch (Alhenaum), 609

'Musical doings in London ( Vienna Recentionen),

553

Music at St. Helliers, Jersey, 515

Music in France (Athenanm), 609

Music in the South Seas (Dwight), 499

Music in Germany, 610

Musical Festival in Durham, 139

Music and Mystery (Punch), 23

Music and Theatres in Paris, 22,43,59,72, 90,

121, 144, 160, 172, 209, 219, 243, 267, 299,

375, 391, 423, 439, 455, 471, 487, 509, 519,

535, 552, 568, 590, 602, 619, 647, 680, 712,

743, 759, 807

Music at Brussels, 344, 625

Music in Russia, 440

Musical Society of London, 363, 430

Music and Devotion, 465

Music and the Drama at Sydney, 466

Music by Kingsley, 547

My Church, 522

New Arrivals, 335

NewjSchool of Dancing Music (Haydn, Wilson),
777

New Theatre at Leeds, 573

Norfolk and Norwich Musical Festival, 171

461, 507, 538, 554, 562, 575, 615, 631
Nourrit (Adolphe). Letters to F. Hiller, 648
Novello, Madame Clara, 265, 281, 328, 363,

376, 442, 263, 673, 674, 746

Of the Relation and Progression of Chord, 699

Opening of the new Harmonium, Malew, 79

Operatic Music in Germany, 578

Opera at Crystal Palace (Punch), 363

Opera Comique, the History of (le Menestrel),

543,607, 663,719,729,759

Orpheonists (The French) in London,'155, 272,

386, 400, 415, 416, 335, 443, 450

Organs and Organ Players (Punch), 778

Organ (The) York, 577

Organ (The) by Joseph Regnier, 510, 600, 744

Organ and Organists —Churches and Clergy-

men, 491

Organ (The definition and description of the),
407

Organ Reed Stops, 345

Organ at St. Mark's Church, Kennington, 128

Organ at York Minster, 218

Organ at Godmanchester Parish Church 379

Organ at Manchester Cathedral, 242, 249, 815

Organ at St. Paul's Cathedral, 311

Organ at Mel lor Church, 314

Organ at All Saints, Bolton, 314

Organ at Parish Church, Stoke-upon-Trent,314

Organ at St. Michael, Cornhill, 361

Organ at Cottingham, 402

Organ at Brunswick Chapel, 432

Organ at St. Paul's, Dublin, 514

Organ at St. Ignatius, Manchester, 770

Organ for a Chamber, with German and Eng-
lish scales of pedals, 232

Organist Election, Town Hall, Leeds, 78, 273,
335, 363, 433.

Organist Election, St, Mary's, Aldermanbury,
127

Organist Election, Thirsk, 296
Organist Election, Christ Church, Marylebonc,
379

Ousely, Sir Gore, in Yorkshire, 104

Paine, Mr. John K., 475

Partant pour la Sjrie, 626

Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Howard, Entertainment,
41, 255

Philharmonic Society Meeting, 224.

Phillips, Lovell, Death of, 207
Phillips, Henry, 431
PoETiir:—

Address on behalf of the Family of Robert
Brough, 479. A Warning to Lovers. 58.

A Musical Instrument, 459. Albert Smith,
432. Anglo-French Alliance, The, 75.
Blind Fiddler, The, 10. Blind Fiddler,
Death of the, 43. Happy Swallow, 384.
Lines for Music, 496. Love-sick Sol cured
by a Cloud, 168. Marietta Alboni, 384.
Mechanic, The, to his Sweetheart, 560.
Poetry p. Prose, 627. Prologue to The
Enchanted Isle, 480. Parody on "Sweet
love, good night," 618. Trinummus of
Plautus, 818

Provincial :—

Armagh, 815. Bamsbury, 159, Bath, 24.

Belfast, 64, 96, 218, 272, 283, 402, 673, 706,

721. Berkhampstead, 723. Birkenhead,

160. Birmingham, 11, 65, 219, 257, 339,

Bradford, 632. Brighton, 104, 753, 782, 801.

Bristol, 24. Bury (Lancashire), 12. Cam-

bridge, 385. Chatham, 283. Colchester, 12.

Cork, 739. Deptford, 654. Dover, 168.

Dublin, 43, 79, 129, 160, 283,298, 419, 721,

738. Dundee, 105. Durham, 140, 682,

Edinburgh, 25, 129, 170, 187, 218, 815.

Epping, 578. Exeter, 281, 802. Falkirk,

257. tilasgow, 12. Gloucester, 160, 802.

Grantham, 547. Greenwich, 79. Hor-

bury, 513. Hull, 682. Ipswich, 754.

Kiddermin ter, 235. Leeds, 105, 203, 218,

235, 513, 531, 642, 704, 754. Leicester, 79,

203, 683. Liverpool, 48, 128,160,257,282,

513,619. Maidstone, 129, 283,824. Man-

chester, 11,24, 235, 353, 610, 673,682, 754.

Newcastle, 718. Norwich, 64. Oxford,

170. Peckham, 672, 722. Peterborough,

235. Penrhyn, 769. Plymouth, 546, 704.

Richmond (Surrey), 353. Ryde, 12, 673.
Scarborough, 451, 483. Shrewsbury, 75.
Swansea, 331. Tunbridge, 25. Wakefield,
64. Windsor, 12, 24, 112,782,783. Wood-
ford, 298. Worcester, 12, 738. York, 129,
546

Poole, Miss, 778

Forpora and Carrarelli, 435

Price's, Captain Morton, Entertainment, 769.'

Potter Testimonial, 47, 396, 424

Presentation to Rev. Dr. Miller, Belfast, 611

Professional Singing in Churches, 544, 570

Punch and the new Musical Pitch, 671

Public Exhibition of the "Apollo and Marsyas"

at Milan, 225

Ranoe, Miss Kate, 611
Raphael's "Apolloand Marsyas," 416
Reade and more than Reade, 593"
Reed's, Mr. and Mrs. German, Entertainment,
363

Reeves, Mr. Sims, 811

Reviews : — A'Beckett, Mrs. Gilbert, 87.

Althaus, B. 167. Allen, G. B., 344. An-

derson, W. 567. Andrews, Mrs. Holman,

232. Atkins, B. K., 215. Avery, Ellen,

295. Balfe, 3, 55, 88, 151. Barry, C. A.,

311. Beddoe, Alfred, 535. Benedict, Jules,

471. Berger, Emile, 21. Berger, Francesco,

263, 567. Boosey's Musical Cabinet, 711.

Borschitzky, J. F., 535. Burckhardt, C, 423.

Callcott, 55. Campana, F., 151. Chater,

W., 119. Chopin, 199. Clark, F. Scotson,

167, 247, 263. Cobham, M., 215. Doran,

Dr., 55. Dussek, 183. Enderssohn, M.,

87. Forbes, G., 215. Gabriel, Virginia, 55.

Gear, Handel, 231. Godefroid, Felix, 21.

Gollmich, A., 247. Grenier, J. de, 231.

Guernsey, Wellington, 567. Hatton, J. L.,

87, 215, 263. Hauptmann, C. F., 87, 167;

Heller, Stephen, 551, 670, 695. Henniker,

H. F., 247. Hills, W. (Songs of Beet-

hoven) 71. Hoist, M. Von, 311. Hul-

lah's "Singer's Library," 295. Julien's
last Waltz, 305. Kiko, M., 295. Lacy,

Rophino, 232. Lcftwich, H. T., 55.

Linley, G., 231, 535. Loder, E. J. (The

Night Dancers), 727. Loder, E. J„ 151.

Lubech, E., 343. Luders, C, 567. Luti,

W. Meyer, 343. Macfarren, G. A., 167,

232, 695. Malmene, W., 535. M'Ewan,

J , 167. Meyerbeer, 210. Minasi, Antonio,

695. Moore's National Airs, 3, 87. Morgan,

W., 232. Mudie, T. M., 167, 695. Mc

Korkell, C, 344. Noorden, P. Van, 231.

Nordmann, R., 215. Orpheon, The, 87.

Osborne, G. A., 151. Ould, Edwin, 535.

Psalmodia, Simplex et Selecta, 21. Raikes,

279. Randegger, A., 215, 264. lUe, An-

ton, 567. Regondi, Giulip, 167. Richard-

son, J. E., 87. Richards, Brinley, 167, 247.

[tobinson, Joseph, 232, 343. Ross, R„ 87,

343. Rubinstein, A., 247, Sampson, Mrs.,
231. Schlb'sser, A., 344. Schulthes, . Smart,
Henry, 103, 167, 215. Smith, W. Seymour,
167. Sudlow, W., 344. Taylor, Bianchi,
55. Wallace, W. V., Lurline, 135. Walker,
W., 232. Weisbecker, C, 535. Woelfl, 183.

Reltstab, Herr, Funeral of, 803,

Reynolds, Sir Joshua, 547

Ritter, Theodore, at the Philharmonic ( Times),

400

Rome, Philharmonic Society, 824

Rossini and his Imitators, 530

Rossini's Semiramide, by Me>y, 472, .505

Rossini's Last, 667

Royal Society of Musicians. 152

Royal Academy of Music Scholarship, 811

Rubinstein, A., 335, 351

Sacred Harmonic Society Annual Meeting, 64

Sainton, M. and Madame, at Toulouse, 568

Schrccder, Devrient, Death of Madame, 330

Schubert and the " Revivals," 460

Scraps from Abroad, 496

Smith, Albert, 9, 384.

Smith, E. T., and his management, 494

Society for the Encouragement of the Fine

Arts, 5, 283

Some Heresy from a True Believer, 547
Spark, Mr. W., and Sir Gore Ousely*s Testi-
monial, 562

Spohr's Letters, 120, 177, 249

Spohr and the Violin, 811

Spohr, how he learnt the Horn, 162

Spohr, Passages from his Life, 233

Spontini, 527

Stabat Mater, Sedebat Fater^PuncA), 427

Strauss, Herr, the Violinist, 400

Stage and Pulpit, 745

Stanley, Miss E., Entertainment, 703

Strong Prejudice, (Haydn Wilson) 433
Stuntz, J. II., Death of, 456
Sullivan, Arthur Seymour, 434

Testimonial to Mr. A. Finlayson (B-iad-
wood's), 26

The Philosophy of Music (by Joseph God-
dard), 791

The Enterprising Impresario, 777, 792, 808.

823

The Concert Season, 520
The largest Concert Speculator in Brighton,
71S

The Nine o'clock Bell, 498

The Yankee Opera in difficulties, 681

Theatricals at Windsor Castle, 25, 49

Theatricals at Campden House, 169

Theatres :— .

Adelphi.—It's an 111 Wind that Blows Nobody

Good, 382. Family Secret, The, 383. Janet

Pride, 561. Bluebeard, from a new point of

Hue, 828

Astley'f Mazeppa, 577

Bijou Theatre (Her Majesty's.—Amateur Per-

formance, 689. French Playa, 719, 747

Covent Garden.—" Romance," 78. Marriage of

Georgette, 768. Lurline, 127, 641. Bianca,

784. Close of the Season, 190. Dinorah,

672. Crown Diamonds, 687. Trovatore, 688.

Rose of Castille, 719. Night Dancers, 735.

Bluebeard, 828

Dniry Lane.—A Story of the,'45,736. Maritana

(Conductor, Dr. James Pech), 241. Benefit

of the Family of Robert Brough, 489. Mr.

and Mrs. Mathews' Engagement, 688, 769.

Peter Wilkina, 828

Haymarhct.—Love Chase, 688. Lion Slayer,

752. Queen Ladybird, 828

Her Majesty's.—Almina, 273, 287. Barbiere,

320, 383, 392. Don Giovanni, 287, 296,

351, 392, 673. Ernani, 362. Fleur des

Champs, 240. Favorita, 240, 477. Hugue-

nots, 362, 705. Lucia, 392, 477. Lucrczia

Borgia, 273, 287, 338, 687. Matrimonio

Segreto, 410. Marta, 240, 752. Norma,

296. Oberon, 426, 477. Otello, 255, 287

Prova d'un Opera Seria, 392. Rigoletto'

.320,339. Scintilla, 320. Semiramide, 338,'

351. Traviata, 255, 273. Trovatore, 255,

338, 655. Last nights of the Season, 446,

461. Robin Hood, 655, 672, 799. Resume

of the Season (1860), 488. English Opera

Prospectus, 642. Christmas Pantomine, 827

Lyceum—.Pioneers of America, 688. Pets of

the Parterre, 719. Handy Andy, 769. Se-

cret of a Life, 737. Chrystabelle, 828

Olympic.—Uncle Zachary, 382. Savage as a

Bear, 627. Home for a Holiday, 753. Daddy

Hardaore, 799. Timour the Tartar, 828

Princess't..— Garibaldian Excursionists, 752.

Corsican Brothers, 799. Robinson Crusoe.

828

Pavilion.—The Opera Season, 560, 594

Royal Italia* Opera. Barbiere, 297, 337.

Dinorah, 240, 297. Don Giovanni, 321,

337. Favorita, 273, 288. Fidclio, 256,

273. Fra Diavolo, 288. Gazza Ladra,

337, 351. Huguen^ - 362, 411. Lucrezia

Borgia, 427. Martha, 392, 411. Norma,

411. Orfeo e Eurydice, 411, 427. Pro-

phete, 467, 478-. Puritani, 383. Rigoletto,

477. Trovatore, 296. Resume' of the Sea-

son (1860), 504

ft. Jamci's.—La Tenlation, 3S3. Fortunio,

560. Hamlet, 577. Still Waters Run Deep,

752. Smack for Smack, 768. The Loves

of Diana and Endymion, 818

Strand.—The Miller and his Men, 383. Hit

Him, he has no Friends, 627. Did I Dream

It, 752

Theatricals in New York, 562
Theory of Harmonies, by W. W. Parkinson,
408

Thomas, Mr. Harold, 48

Tinney, Death of Mr., 747

Titiens and Alboni in Semiramide, 431

Tonic Sol-fa Association,Letter to Mr. Bowley,

353

Toujours Grisi, 547

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Uniform Musical Pitch, 529
Unmusical Poets, 363

VandenhofT, Miss, Death of, 531
Viardot, Madame, 431
Vivicr and Alboni, 363

Wagner, Herr Richard, in Paris, 48, 73, 670
Wagner, Herr Richard, Tannhauser, in Vienna,

107, 609

Wagner, Herr Richard, 706

Wallace, W. V., 499, 512

Ward, Lord, v. Lumley, 103

Weiss, Mr. W. H., 811

West Middlesex Rifle Corps, and their band,

111

Whitty, Miss Anna, 496, 810

Worcester Musical Festival, 466, 498, 554,

583, 599, 656
What is Buffo Singing? 386

York Organ, The, 577

Zingarclli, 483.

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In the profess onal department tbcro aro still vacancies ibr honorary members ^ ti,c foilv-'-u--: instruments:—Four first violins, one second violin, and two

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REVIEWS.

"Christmas comes but once a year"—a jovial song—words by John Oxenford, Esq., music by M. W. Balfe. (Boosey and Sons).—A right "merrie carol," most appropriately designated a "jovial song," written in good homely vernacular of the olden stamp, with an exhilarating burthen at the end that might have been indited in the days of Queen Bess. The wordsare full of "Christmas," as the reader will own when he has devoured them with the same relish as ourselves: Christmas cones but onoe a year,

Thus our fathers sung;
With their noisy, jovial cheer

Vaulted ceilings rung.
Boar's head and wassail bowl,

And lovmg mistletoe,
Joy'd the hearty Briton's soul <

In winters long ago.
Christmas comes but once a year,
Hang the holly tree;
Thus our grandfather's sung,
When England was yonng,
And so sing we!
Wassail bowls no longer flow,

Bristly boars hare fled,
Still the loving mistletoe

Bangles over head.
Deeply our fathers quafTd,
When daintily we sip j
But like them we hail the draught

From beauty's rosy lip.
Christmas comes but once a year,
Hang the holly tree;
Thus our grandfathers sung,
When old England was young,
And so Bing we!
Christmas comes but once a year,

Brief his joyous reign!
Shall we all assemble here,

When he comes again?
Some rise while others fall,

As moments swiftly flow,
Yet • living thing to all

Will be the mistletoe!
Christmas cornea but once a year,
Hang the holly tree!
Thus our grandfathers sung,
When old England was young,
And so sing we!"

By such suggestive lyrics could Mr. Balfe fail to be inspired? The melody, in fact, smacks of the mistletoe and holly, and is as merry as a" Cricket on the Hearth." The whole song is a perfect "Christmas Carol."

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HANDEL'S "HERCULES."

(Edition of the German Handel Society, II. 1.*)

When, last spring, the day came round on which, one hundred years previously, George Frederick Handel died, all classes of the German nation were penetrated with anxious fears as to the fate the future might have in store for them. Not that, on this account, they were forgetful of the debt of gratitude they owed the great master ;—that they were not, the statue now erected in his native town of Halle bears witness—or that the day was passed over without being duly celebrated. No! from countless throats resounded those tunes which he has bequeathed, like some rich legacy, to us. But men's spirits were bad, their attention was distracted, and the festive sounds, as a necessary consequence, died away only half heard. We have not yet made the legacy, left us by Handel, so entirely our own as to know how to extract from it the utmost profit in every phase of life;—as to know how to derive from it the purest, noblest enjoyment in days of calm, as well as manly strength, combined with confidence, whatever may turn up, at periods of painful uncertainty.

Meanwhile, though, the project of publishing all Handel's creations, and thus naturalising them in the hearts of the people, has progressed bravely. The latter numbers of the work published by the Handel Society have proved beyond a doubt that the future of this worthy monument is assured. On the publication of the first volume, containing the oratorio of Susanna, a practised pen directed public attention to the importance of the undertaking as a whole, and threw out some hints for the conception and rendering of the above work, previously quite unknown to us. The other works for the first year were:—a volume of pianoforte music, part of which was already known in Germany, through an edition published by Peters, Leipsic, and the public performances of artists of repute; and, in addition to this, the pastoral of Acis and Galatea, into which Chrysander enters at length, at the end of the first volume of his Biography of Handel.

A third oratorical work—Hercules was issued, as the first instalment of the series for the second year, a few weeks since. There is hardly any other so well calculated to gain fresh ground for Handel's genius. If we look around the circle of those works of Handel, which are more or less known, we shall find none immediately near which, on account of the mere subject, this powerful Hercules can be placed. This fact affords a proof of the master's boldness, while the manner in which a subject so foreign to our usual train of thoughts is inspired with musical life, and made evident to us, serves the more to dissipate both prejudice and ignorance, and to establish the universal character of Handel's art. The work treats of the return of Hercules to his home, from the destruction of GSchalia, of his wretched end, through Dejanira's jealousy, and of his exaltation into the blessed sphere of the gods. The author of the text—according to the short remarks affixed by Chrysander to the score— a clergyman of the name of Thomas Broughton, found, in the Trachinim of Sophocles, a classical model for his task, which, from its nature, requires to be treated with reverential devotion. He had, however, evidently so' identified himself with this antique subject that, in his hands, the figures of the heroic world were moulded into a new ensemble, perfectly in keeping with the requirements of the story, and, at the same time, adapted in a manner hardly to be surpassed to the purposes of the composer. If, on the one hand,. the merit of the author appears less great than it otherwise would, because he drew his inspiration from a source which furnished him with more than the mere subject, it must, on the other hand, gain considerably in our eyes, when we remember the numerous versions with which we have been favoured of classical models for so-called musical purposes. There is a natural means of satisfying every want, and that musical art which, from its want of character, has lost the art of musical characterisation, would scarcely dare to complain—and, indeed, would never seriously do so—of the barren infertility of the sister

* From the Hiederrheinische Musik-Zeiivng.

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