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expressing themselves, 701. Norwich Fes-
Scotchman, The, 732. Scraps from Abroad,
Leeds Musical Festival (for 1861), 592, 610
Lind (Jenny), 6S6*
Lola-Montez, 483, 505, 546
London Concert Season (Hiederrheinische Mu-
London Royal Yacht Club, The, 111
Mendelssohn's, Elijah, at the Crystal Palace,
Mozart (by Otto Jahn) from the Morning Post
Mozart's Don Giovanni nt the It alien?, Paris,
New Arrivals, 335
NewjSchool of Dancing Music (Haydn, Wilson),
Norfolk and Norwich Musical Festival, 171
461, 507, 538, 554, 562, 575, 615, 631
376, 442, 263, 673, 674, 746
Organ (The definition and description of the),
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-
Organist Election, Town Hall, Leeds, 78, 273,
Organist Election, St, Mary's, Aldermanbury,
Organist Election, Thirsk, 296
Ousely, Sir Gore, in Yorkshire, 104
Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Howard, Entertainment,
Phillips, Lovell, Death of, 207
Address on behalf of the Family of Robert
A Musical Instrument, 459. Albert Smith,
Richmond (Surrey), 353. Ryde, 12, 673.
Ranoe, Miss Kate, 611
343. Rubinstein, A., 247, Sampson, Mrs.,
Rubinstein, A., 335, 351
Some Heresy from a True Believer, 547
Stanley, Miss E., Entertainment, 703
Strong Prejudice, (Haydn Wilson) 433
Testimonial to Mr. A. Finlayson (B-iad-
The Philosophy of Music (by Joseph God-
The Concert Season, 520
Theatricals in New York, 562
Thomas, Mr. Harold, 48
Tinney, Death of Mr., 747
Titiens and Alboni in Semiramide, 431
Tonic Sol-fa Association,Letter to Mr. Bowley,
Uniform Musical Pitch, 529
VandenhofT, Miss, Death of, 531
Wagner, Herr Richard, in Paris, 48, 73, 670
Whitty, Miss Anna, 496, 810
Worcester Musical Festival, 466, 498, 554,
583, 599, 656
York Organ, The, 577
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MEYERBEER'S DINORAH AND STERNDALE BENNETT'S MAY QUEEN, are sung nightly at the CANTERBURY HALL. CONCERTS. Comic vocalists—Messrs. George Hodson (tho Irish comedian and mimic), W. J. Critchfield, and E. W. Mackney. Several interesting pictures are added to the Pine 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 contrib "d to the fund for purchasing an annuity for this deserving lady, desires to mak known that the subscription list must shortly be closed, they therefore hope 'all who desire to testify their sympathy for this respected lady by subscri .ig to the fund will kindly forward their donations to Mrs. O. Webb, 36. Green-s' ,*eet, Park-lane, and Messrs. Hatchard, Piccadilly. Total amount received, x 250.
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"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;
Vaulted ceilings rung.
And lovmg mistletoe,
In winters long ago.
Bristly boars hare fled,
Bangles over head.
From beauty's rosy lip.
Brief his joyous reign!
When he comes again?
As moments swiftly flow,
Will be the mistletoe!
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."
"Moore's National Airs" with symphonies and accompaniments for the pianoforte, edited by Charles William Glover—No. 8. (Addison, Hollier, and Lucas.)
The present number of this edition (the "People's ") contains twelve songs, two or three of which, it will be seen, attained great popularity in their day. The set comprises "Those Evening Bells," "When Love was a Child," "See the dawn from Heav'n k breaking," "Oh! come to me when daylight seta," "Oh! days of youth and joy long clouded," "WhoU bay my Love-knots," "Farewell, Theresa," "Bring the bright garlands hither," "Go now, and dream o'er that joy in thy slumbers," "When thro' the PiaJSetta," "Oh, no! not even when first we lovM," and "The Bashful Lover." The work will be completed in ten numbers, so that the purchaser, for ten shillings, will become possessor of the entire collection of "Moore's National Melodies," which, if inferior in point of interest and merit to the "Irish Melodies," are at all events deserving of a place in every lady's Canterbury.
(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.