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'Welcome, Heavonly Peace," Four-part Song .. Frank Mori.

'The Bud is on the Bough," Four-part Song—(Malo Voices) Frank Mori.

'And were they not tho Happy Days?" Four-part Song „ Frank Mori.

'Beauty is dead," Four-part Song Frank Mori.

'Who shall bo Fairostt" Four-part Bong Frank Mori.

'O sparo my Tender Flowers," Four-part Song .. .. Frank Mori.

'Ripe Strawberries," Five-part Song J. L. Hatton.

'Smile, 0 Heaven, upon the Day," Chorus (Satanella) ,. M. W. Balfe.

'Saucta Maria," Chorus (Dinorah) Moycrbocr.

"A Legond of tho Rhino," Part Song (Male Voicos).. .. HenvySmart.

'The Hostoss's Daughter," Part Song (Male Voices) .. Henry Smart.

'The Rover," Part Song (Male Voices) Henry Smart.

'Tho Throo Wishes," Part Song J. Pcch.

'O'er tho calm and Sparkling Waters," Chorus (Lcs VOprcs) Verdi.

'Lowly we do bend before Thee," Quartet (Dinorah) .. Meyerbeer.

'A Capstan Chorus," Chorus (Male Voioes) Henry Smart.

"Tho Return from the Tavern," Chorus (Dinorah) .. .. Meyerbeer.

'Good Night," Quartet (Martha) Flotow,

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CHOPIN'S MAZURKAS, Edited by J. W. Davison. Published this day, price 8s., music size, CHOPIN'S MAZURKAS FOR PIANOFORTE, complete with Portrait and Biographical Critical Preface by J. W. Davison. This edition is very beautifully engraved, and printed on the best paper.

Boosey and Sons, Holies-street.

DUSSEK AND WOELFL, Edited by J. W. Davison, Published this day, in 1 vol., price 4s., music size, uniform with Chopin, Dussek's Plus Ultra and Woel&'s Ne Plus Ultra Sonatas for Pianoforte (as performed by Miss Arabella Goddard), with a Biography of each Author, and a critical account of thou- works, by J. W. Davison.

Boosey and Sons, Hollos-street.

"JANET'S CHOICE," by Claribel.—Boosey and Sons

tl beg to announce that this popular Song (as sungby Madame Sainton-Dolby) is now ready for delivery.

Boosey and Sons, Holies-street,

BRINLEY RICHARDS' "RIFLEMEN FORM MARCH," performed by tho Band of tho Royal Horso Guards. Arranged for Pianoforte by Brinley Richards, prico 2s. fld.

Boosey and Sons, Holies-street.

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FOR THE ORGAN.—SANTA MARIA and MARCIA RELIQIOSO.—The celebrated Coro and Marcia in Meyerbeer's Opera DINORAH, arranged from the full score for the organ, with Pedal Obbligato by J. T. Stone, price 3a. Boosey and Sons, Holies-street.

MEYERBEER'S NEW WORK—" ASPIRATION"— CANTIQUE. (Short Anthem.') The words from the original latin of Thomas a Kempis, "De imitationo Christi." Composed for SIX VOICES (throo sopranos, two tenors, and bass), with Recitatives for a BASS SOLO, and Organ for Harmonium) accompaniment ad libitum, by GIACOMO MEYERBEER, Price, in score, 4s. Loudon: Duncan Davison and Co., 24.4, Regent-street, where Meyerbeer's setting of the Lord's Prayer, for four voices, 3s., and the Serenade, for eight voices, "This house to love is holy," 4b,, may be obtained.

CZERNYS ETUDE DE LA VELOCITE; Boosey's Cheap Edition, in three parts, Is. each. Czcrny's 50 Exercises (from tho set of 101), price Is. Bertinrs 25 Studies (Op. 20), in two books. Is. each. Boosey's Shilling Pianoforte Tutor, 36 pages. All music size, Post-free. Boosey and Sous Holies-street.


Vj MASS and ROSSINI'S STABAT MATER, arranged in tho most effective manner for tho Pianoforte, by Henry Smart, price 3s. each, complete, or handsomely bound, Ss. each. Boosey and Sons, Holies-street.

NEW SONG FOR THE VOLUNTEERS.—" The Good Old Days," Patriotic soug, composed by J. L. Hatton, price 2s. 6d. Published this day by Boosey and Sons, Holies-street.

TO VOLUNTEER RIFLE CORPS.—Boosey and Sons' military band instruments, reed and brass, as well as bugles, drums and fifes, have been used and approved of by almost every regiment in tho service, at * as and abroad. Those regiments that contemplate the formation of a band. Invited to apply to tho firm, who will be happy to recommend them competent ,dmasters, and render any further assistance that may bo required.—Boosey

and Sons, Holies-street, London,

CASE'S PATENT CONCERTINAS, as used by Blgnor Regondl and Mr. George Case, are remarkable for their superior tone, and being; less liable to get out of tune than any other English Concertinas. Prices from four to twelve guineas each. Manufactured by Boosoy and Sons, Holies-street.

EVANS'S ENGLISH HARMONIUMS.—Full particulars of these unrivalled instruments to be had of the manufacturers, Boosey and Sons, 24 and 28, Holies-street, London. Manufactories at Wells-street and Davies-strcet.

Published by John Boosey, of Caatlebar-hill, in the Parish of Ealing, in the County of Middlesex, at the office of Booskv & Sons, 28, Hollos-rtreot.

Printed by William Spencer Johnson, *' Nassau Steam Press," 60, St. Martin'slane, In the Parish of St. Martin-in-thc-Fields, in tho County of Middlesex.— Saturday, May 12, 1880.


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HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY THE QUEEN, H.R.H. THE PRINCE CONSORT, THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE PRINCESSES AND PRINCES OP Tni; ROYAL FAMILY. The Most Worshipful the Grand Master of Ireland, His Grace the DUKE of LEINSTER, And Several other Distinguished Freemasons; His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, tho EARL of EGLINTON and WINTON, Tho LORD BISHOP OF MANCHF.STER, The Right Worshipful the MAYOR OP MANCHESTER, IVIE MACK1E, Esq. His Worship the Mayor of a-Uford, W. HARVEY, Esq. SIR FREDERICK GORE OU8ELEY, Dart., Director of Music at the University of Oxford. And many of the KobUit!/, Oentry, Clergy, and distinguislied Families oj the Empire.



Organised in 1848, and developed at THE ROYAL COLLEGE OP MUSIC BRIDGE STREET, MANCHESTER, established by him expressly as a Great National Institution to facilitate tho Encouragement and Promotion of NATIVE MUSICAL TALENT, and tho GENERAL ADVANCEMENT OF MUSIC AMONG THE RISING GENERATION, upon his new and effective system, also as a Normal School for tho training of masters to conduct Conservatoires Op Music to be established throughout tho United Kingdom, for Little Children, tho whole comprising an entirely new schemo of NATIONAL EDUCATION, by blending music with general instruction, so that tho study of music shall become a branch of education in tho humblest of schools of this country. To illustrate and to rouse an interest in evory town and city for these institutions, Dr. Mark travels with a number of his pupils occasionally through the country—giving lectures, and introducing his highly approved and pleasing Musical Entertainment, entitled DR. MARK AND HIS LITTLE MEN, who number upwards of Thirty Instrumentalists, and a most Efficient Chorus, tho whole forming a most uniquo and complete Juvenile Orchestra, composed of LITTLE ENGLISH, IRISH. SCOTCH AND WELCH BOYS, PROM 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, 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 Collego of Music ; Director, Composer, and}

Conductor; Lecturer to both Private aud Public, Theoretical [•Dr. Mark.

and Practical Instrumental and Vocal Classes .. .. .,) Master of tho General Educational Department:; «»_ p0WELL

Writing, Reading, Arithmetic, Grammar, Dictation, f an 1 Two

History, Geography, Practical Geometry, and Book- j ABsi3taut TcachcrB.

keeping ..J

Organ' Mr. Baker.

"rto {grE8TM

Violin {MrTM'

Violoncello, Double Bass, and Viola { M?f5f. Dsotm!*

Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, and Clarionet Hi?. Cortesi.

Cornet andothcr Brass Instruments Mr. II. Russell.

Concertina (Gorman and English) Mr. Elder.

Vocal Classes { Me83r8-EPI.^BI'L Bnd

Dr. Mark luis also made provision for the Orphans of the Mimical Profession possessing musical talent, who will find the abovo institution a happy home, and receive a most effectivo general and musical education,. board, and clothing, free of all expense.

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

Twolve appointments ready for Masters. For Prospectuses, apply direct to the Royal College of Music, Bridge-street, Manchester.

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

Dr. MARK begs to invite'the Pareuts and Friends, and all thoso interested in his Enterprise and in tho Education of the Youths of this country to visit his establishment. Visiting hours:—From Nino to Eleven, a.m., and Two and Four, p.m. Saturdays and Sundays excepted.





Tho Programmowill bo selected from the works of



QUARTET, in D minor Mozart.

M. Sainton, Ilerr Goffrie, Mr. Doyle, aud Bignor Piatti.
(First time.)

SONG, "Tho Bell Ringer," W.V.Wallace.

Mr. Santley.

SONG, *' Del miser sol' tunico o Dd J," (Sleep song—

Masaniello) Aubor.

Mr. Sims Reeves.
SONATA, iu C sharp minor (oil !7, No. 1), "Moonlight,"

for Pianoforte alouo Beethoven.

Herr Ernest LUbeck.
(His first appcarauco at the Monday Popular Concorts.)

QUARTET, in F minor. No. U

M. Sainton, Herr Goffrie, Mr. Doyle, and Signer Piatti.
(First time at tho Monday Popular Concerts.)

BONO, "La Gitain Gondola,"

Mr. Sims Reeves.

BONG, "Rough wind that meanest loud," J. W. Davison.

Mr. Santley.

TRIO, No. 2. in C minor Mendelssohn.

Hon' Ernest LUbeck, M. Saintou, and Bignor Piatti.


Stills, 5s.; Balcony, 3s. ; Unreserved Scats, Is.

TULLIEN'S LAST WALTZ.—Boosey and Sons have

•J published by authority of Madamo Jullion, tho last Waltz composed by tho late M. Jullicn, and which will bo found to exceed in beauty any of his most eolebrated compositions, Boosey and Soils, Hollos-strcct.

LES NOCES DE JEANNETTE. By Victor Masse". Tho music of this popular Operetta will be ready in a few days. Copyright of Boosey and Sons, Holles-etrcet.


-LA WINTER (tcnore), and Mr. B


BENJAMIN WELLS (flautist), beg to announce that thoir GRAND EVENING VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT will take place on the 28th of May at the above rooms. Artists:—Madame Weiss, MissMahlah Homor, MUs Chipperfield, and Madame Sainton-Dolby; Mr. Weiss, and Mr. Melohor Winter; Harmonium, Mr. Scotson Clark, aud Flute, Mr. Benjamin Wells, who will perform on Carte's silver cylinder flute, on which lie had the honour of playing before tho Queen and tho Prince Consort. Conductor, Herr Wilholtu Ganz. Stalls, 7s. 6d, ; Reserved scats, 5s.; Unreservod, 2s.; and Orchestra, Is. Tickets to be bad of Messrs. Cramer and Co.; Cbappells; Boosey; Keith, Prowse and Co.; and also of Mr. Benjamin Wells, 23, and Mr Melchor Winter, 17, St. JameB's squaro, Nottiug-hill, W.

MR BENEDICT'S ANNUAL MORNING CONCERT AT HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE, is fixed for Monday 18th June,under tho immediate patronage of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen; H.R.H. the Prince Consort; H.R.H. tho Duchess of Kent; aud H.R.H. the Duchess of Cambridge. Tho programu;e will be on tho same scale of former years ; early application for tho few remaining stalls and boxes is respectfully solicited nt Messrs. Chnppell; Messrs. Leader and Cock, New Bond-street; Messrs. Cramer, Beale, and Co.; Hammond's, late Jullien, Regent-street; Mr. Ollivier's and Mr. Mitchell's, Old Bond-street; Mr. Austen's Ticket-offlco, St. James's Hall Piccadilly; and Mr. Benedict's, 2, Manchostor-square, W.


ORCHESTRAL UNION.—MR. ALFRED MELLON begs to umouuoe that ho will return to London about the middle of Juno, when lio will bo open to any engagements for tho Baud of tho Orchostral Union, which bo has reconstructed. Principal Artistes—M M. Sainton, H. Hill. W. Watson, E. Payton, Doyle, Trust. G. Collins, Aylward, Howell, senr, White, P. S. Pratten, Barret, Lazarus, T. Owen, Hausser, C. Harper, Btaiiden, T. Harper, Stanton Jones, W. Wintorbottora, Cioffi, Hughes, and F. C. Horion, Applications respecting engagements to be inadc to Mi*. George Dolby, 3, Hiude-street, Mauchester-square, \V,

MISS FANNY CORFIELD (Pupil of Professor Sterndale Bennett) will give a Matinee Musicalo, at 14, Montague-place, Bryanston-squaro (by kind pet mission of Mr?, Chapman), to-diy, the 19th of Hay, when sho will be assisted by the following eminent artists: Violin, M. Sainton; Violoncello, M. Paquc; Vocalists, Madame Sainton-Dolby and Mr. Rcdfearn. Singlo Tickets, half-a-guinoa; family tickets to admit three, ono guinea. To be harTof Miss. F. Corfield, 29, Burton Street, Eatjn-squarc, and of Messrs. Leader, and Cock, C3, Now Bond-street.

MISS HELEN McLEOD will give her First Soiree Musicalo unrler distinguished piitronago, at tha [Iauovor-sqiian; Rooms, on the Evening of theSth June, fit Bigbt o'clock. Furthor particulars will bo duly announced. Tickors may be procured at the principal miiFicsullcrs; or at Mis* Helen McLood's residence 28, Acacia-road, St. JohnVwood, wlioro all commuuications reapecting engagements and lessons arc to be addressed.


X respectfully announce that tho THIRD CONCERT will tako place at tho Hanover-square Rooms, on MONDAYEVENING next, tho 21st of May. Programme: —-Overture Boherflo, Song with Clurtie, Nottumo, March, and final Chorus—"A Midsummer Night's Dream,*' Mendelssohn ; Concerto Violin, IIerr KOmpel, Spohr; Overture "Anacreon," Chcrubiiii; Sinfonii in F, No. 8, Beethoven; Overture, "Zoubdl iKite." Mozart. Vocal perf irrncrs—Madame Rieder, v iss Augus'a Thomson, and Mdlle. Jenny Meyer. Conductor, Professor Sterndalo Bcnnott. Tu begin at eight o'clock. Subscription for the season, £3 3s. ; siuglo tickets, 15s.—Subscriptions received, and tickets iBsuod. by Messrs. Add son, HoUlcr and Lucas, 210, Regent-s'reot.

MR. HAROLD THOMAS'S Matinee Musicale, on Monday, June 4th, will take place at Collnrd's New Pianoforte and Concert Rooms, 16, Lower Grosvouor-streot, W., commencing at 7 o'clock. Artiats : Miss Augusta Thomson, MUs Poolo, Mr. Wilbye Cooper, Mr. gmtluv, Messrs. Henry and.Richard Blagrove, Signor Puzzi, Mr. Ijizarus, Mr. Li ndsuy Bloper, Mr. "W. G. C us bis, and Mr. Harold Thomas. Professor Btemdale Bennett lias kindly consented to accompany a selection from his Cantata, "Tho Mity-Queen," Tickets, half-aguinea each; or Family tickets (to admit thrc*X one guinea; at tho music warehouses, and of Mr. Harold Thomas, 87, Maddox-stroot, W.

MR. BRINLE\f RICHARDS has the honour to announce that his ANNUAL CONCERT will tike place at tho St. James's Hall, on Friday evening, Juno 8th. Full particulars will bo duly announced. 4, Torrington-strcet, Russell-square.

HERR BERNHARD MOLIQUE begs to announce that his Concert will take place on Friday evening tho 26th of May, at tho Hanovcr-squaro Rooms. Artists—Madame Cathorino Hayes, Mdlle. Anna Molique, Bignor Piatti, Mr. Sautloy, M. Doprut, and Herr Molique. Conductors— Messrs. Benedict and Cuslns. Reserved seats. 10s. 6d. each; tickets, 7«. Gd. each: to bo lmd of Herr Molique, 30, Harrington-square, and at tlie principal musicsellers.

HERR C. OBERTHUR lias the honour to announce that his MORNING CONCERT will take place on Saturday, tho 26th of May, at Wilia's Rooms. Vocalists : Miss Lindo, Madlle, Behrons, Miss Wilkinson, Herr Mengis, and Herr Mfiller. Instrumentalists: Miss Arabella Goddard, Miss L. Viola Trust, Mr. Trust, Signor Regondi, HorrRies, and Horr Lidel. Conductors: Mr. Aguilar, Herr W. Gauz, and Herr A. Ries. Tickets, 10s. and 7s. 6d., at the principal music shops, and of Herr ObcrthUr. 14, Cottage-r^ad, Wcstbourueterrace North, W.

HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE.—MR. BENEDICTS ANNUAL MORNING CONCERT. AT HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE, is fixed for Monday, 18th June, under tho immediate patronago of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Que n; H.RH. the Prince Consort; H.R.U. tho Duchess of Kent ; and H.R.Q. tlie Duchess of Cambridge. The Concert will by on the same scale of formrr yearn The full programme will bj ready oti the 1-t Juno. Early application for tho few remaining stalls and boxes is respectfully solicited at Messi s. Chappol I; Messrs. Loader and Cock, New Bond-stroot; Messrs. Cramer. Jieale, and Co.; Hammond'B, lato Jullien, Regent-street; Mr. Ollivior's and Mr, Mitchell's, Old Bond-street; Mr. Austin's, ticket-office, St. James1 cUHy; and Mr. Benedict's, ll, Manchostor-square, W.

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MISS LEFFLER'S GRAND CONCERT at St. James's Hall, on Tuesdav evening, Juno 5, at 8 o'clock. Vocalists—Madnmo Leinmeus Sherrington, Miss Augusta Thomson, Miss Poole, Miss Susanna Cole, Miss Rose Hersco, Miss Leffltr, Madamo Weiss; Mr. Weiss, Mr. Santley, Mr. Brandon, Mr. A. Baildon, Mr. John Morgan, and Mr. Sims Reeves. Pianoforte—Miss Arabella Goddard. Violin—Mdlle. Sophie Humler. Harp—Mr. Ellis Roberts. Harmonium— Mr. Scotson Clark. And Distin's Vontil Horn Union. Conductors—Mr, W. G. Cusins, Mr. J. G. Callcott, Mr. Sidney Naylor, Mr. Kingsbury, and Mr. J. L. Hatton. Sofa stalls, 5s. ; balcouy, 3s.; area, 2s.; gallery and orchestra. Is. Maybe obtained of Miss Lome-, 71, Ox for. 1-st root; Mr. Austin, St. James's Hall, 28, Piccadilly; Keith, Prowaa, and Co.. 4S, Chcapsido ; Messrs. Cramer, and Co., and Addison and Co., Rogont-slreet; Da Ties S Library, 35, Porti nan-place, Maida-hlll; F. B. Garty, Esq., 4, Elizabeth-placo, North Brixton; and Chappell and Co , 50, New Bond-street.

MR. W. G. CPSINS'S GRANDE MATINfiE MUSICALE, at Willis's Rooms, Saturday, June 2, at Half-past Two. Artistes— Madame Rieder. Miss Mcssent, Miss Lascellcs, and Madamo Sainton-Dolby, M. Jules Lefort, tlie Orpheus Glee Union, Mr. H. Blagrovc. M. Paquo, Mr. J. Thomas, Herr Engel, Mr. Harold Thomas, and Mr. W. G. Cumins. Stalls, 10s. 6d. each, to be obtained only of Mr. W G. Cusins, 53, Manchester-street, Mauehestersquare, W. Tickets, 7s., to bo had at the principal music warehouse?.


-L CERTS.—St. James's Hall,—On Monday evening, May 28, the programme will, by particular desire, be selocted from the works of Italian composers. Pianoforte, Miss Arabella Goddard; violin, Herr Becker; violoncello, Signor Piaiti. Vocalists—Mdlle. Pure pa. Mdlle. Laura Baxter, Mr. Tennant, and Mr. Santley. Conductor—Nr. BENEDICT. Full particulars may be obtained at Chapptll audio's. 50, New Bond-street.

MEYERBEER'S NEW WORK—« ASPIRATION"— CANTIQUE. (Short Anthem.) Tho words from tho original Latin of Thomas a Kempis, "De imitationo Christi." Composed for SIX VOICES (three sopranos, two tenors, and bass), with Recitatives for a BASS SOLO, and Organ (or Harmonium) accompaniment ad libitum, by GIACOMO MEYERBEER. Price, in score, 4s. London: Duncan Davison and Co,, 214, Regent-street, where Meyerbeer's setting of the Lord's Prayer, for four voices, 3s , and the Serenade, for eight voices, '* This house to love is holy," 4s., may be obtained.


_L Miss J. Wells, Miss Eyles, Mr. Baxter, Mr. W. Gumming?, Mr. Land, and Mr. Lawler, respectftdly announce that arrangements havo .been made to resume their successful Entertainment", on Wednesday next, at the Royal Gallery of Illustration, Regent-street, to bo continued every Wednesday and Friday afternoons, at 3, aud on Saturday evenings at 8.15. Conductor, Mr. Loud, Literary Illustrator, Mr. T. Oliphaut., Tickets at Mitcholl's Royal Library, Old Bondstreet. _

HERR ENGEL begs to announce Lis Annual Grand Matinee Musicalo, which will take place in the last week <,f June. Full particulars will bo duly announced. 10, Bentinck-stroct, Manchester-square, W.


\J Road.—Lessee, Mr. C. Morton.—Everv Evening.—C. H. Gounod's Op FAUST—Faust, Mr. Honry Herbert; Meptilstopheles, Mr. C. Bernard; Sio Mrs Anderson: Marguerite, MUs Russel. Conductor, Joughmans—and selections from Dinorab, Trovatoro, aud Macbeth. Several interesting pictures have been added to tho Fine Arts Gallery. The suite of halls havo been re-decorated and beautified, and constitute one of the most unique and brilliant sights of the metropolis,

"rpHE ARION" (Eight-Part-Choir).—Tlie members of

-L this Society will meet until further notice every Thursday oveninir, at 8 o'clock, ut 13, Burners-street, Oxford-street. Conductor, Mr. ALFRED* GILBERT.

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

MADAME CICELY NOTT will return to London from Germany at the end of this month. All letters and inquiries respecting engagements to be addressed to No. 1, Osbornc-terrace, Claphaui-road, S.

ATONSIEUR JULES LEFORT has arrived in town for

XvX the season. Monsieur Lefort expressly begs to ask his friends and pupils to direct any engagements for Parties, Concerts, or Lessons, to his own address, 17, Old Cavendish-street, W. ; or to the care of Herr Engel, 10, Bentinck-street, Manchester-square.

PIANOFORTE AND MUSIC BUSINESS to be disposed of In tlio Country. Address S. S. Coleman, Organ IJullders, 29, Miuorics,


ORGANIST WANTED for Highnam Church, Two and a-half miles from Gloucester, ono possessing at least some independent means of his own will be preferred. He must be a really good musician, thoroughly capable of playing well a fiuo organ, an 1 of instructing tho choir, to which ho will be bound to pay much attention, and to give it his interest heartily; he must be a good churchman aud should bo a married man. Salary jt35 with bouse partly furnished, and an excellent garden, rent free. Tlie Villago Choral Society also generally pay £h a-year for lessons. Address to T. Gambior Parry, Esq., Uighnamcourt, Gloucester.

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mir, und set -ze dich nio-der wir Ko - sea Hand in Hand, komm zu mir, und set-ze dich nio - der, wlr Ko ■ son Hand iu Hand.

M. Meyerbeer as follows :—

Du Bchou-oa Fitch - or - mad chen, trei • bo den Kahn airs Land, Komm zu mir setz' dich nio - der wtr ko - sen Hand In Hand.

Which is the freshest, simplest and most genuine, our readers will not take long, we think, to decide. Mr. Barry has set the passage, "Leg' an mein Herz dein Kopfchen," beautifully—something, indeed, after tho manner of Schubert. No. 1—" Nachtreise" ("night-journey")—words by Uhland—has a plaintive melody, from which (as from the harmony) the style of Schubert again peeps out. The alteration of melody and harmony in the last verse, is both happy and ingenious. No. 2—" Ich hab im Traum geweinet,' (poet not named), is charming from first to last—charming aUke in harmony and expression. No. 3—"Des knabeii BergUed" (poet not named)—is even more striking, the most original, perhaps, of the series; unless, perhaps, exception be made in favour of No. 4—"Du hist urie eine Blume" (poet unnamed), one feature of which is of the two-four and six-eight measures. There are some exquisite points in this little song; and, among others, the entire progression to the words—" Betend das Gott dich erhalte so rein und schtin und hold." A passage near the end is well worth quoting ;—


No. 5—" Lebewohl" (poet unnamed)—although strongly tinged with tho Mendel&sohnian feeling, is lovely from end to end; but as really every bar is more or loss worthy praise, wo must abandon any idea of quoting examples. It is long since we have seen so much to admire iu a new set of songs.

"The Worcestershire Rijks' March "—-for the pianoforte—Matthias *on Holst (Booscy and Sons)—is inscribed to the " Volunteer Corps of tho City and County." Why did not HeiT von Hoist begin (while about it) thus :—

The reminiscence of the so-called clock-movement, in ono of Haydn's symphonies, would, by the addition of the four semiquavers in bar 2, have been still more frank and genuine. The best part of this march is the trio, iu the dominant— pages 4 and 5.

"La Nadiejda, polka gracieim "—for the pianoforte— Matthias Von Holst (Cramer and Co., Boosey and Sons, and Miljs). This is an extremely graceful and well-written piece from end to end, and none the worse for the tendency it occasionally exhibits to Spohrish harmony. There is ono passage, however, occuring several times, which we cannot admire:—

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The present Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's are deserving of the highest commendation for the praiseworthy efforts they aro making to embellish and furnish the interior of the cathedral church, and thus in some measure repair, not only the omissions and shortcomings of the niggard, arbitrary, and obstructive building commissioners, but the utter neglect of successive deans and chapters through the century and a half that has intervened, in allowing (whilst having vast funds at their disposal, uncontrolled by any other body), the noble edifice to continue tho mere shell it has done up to this day. But to decorate the interior of St. Paul's in a manner suitable to the character of tho edifice and becoming to its position as the Metropolitan Cathedral of the British Isles—and subscription the only source of the wherewith to do it—no small task is before them, and I say God-speed to their purpose.

In a former paper {Musical World, December 17th), I mentioned tho circumstance of the gratifying announcement that the old organ had been made one of tho earliest matters of solicitude by the chapter, a thousand pounds—or perhops fifteen hundred pounds—of their already subscribed funds having been resolved to be expended in renewals of certain worn out portions of old Father Smith's work, and augmenting the powers of tbo instrument by tho addition of much other now. But the samo announcement conveyed tho intelligence that tho recently oft-repeated cause, Architects versus Cathedral Organ Screens, had also been argued here, and decision given on the plaintiff's side, consequent on which verdict the organ is, after all, to be sacrificed by being cleared away from its own admirable position, and stuck up in a placo out of sight, where, from tho massy dead walls with which it will be hemmed in, it can produce but very poor effect—in the body of the Cathedral at least—however glorious an instrument Mr. Hill's work may leave it.

The screen still stands in its place, though the organ is taken down off it. And it would seem there exists in the chapter some hesitation as to the adherence to their verdict. There is also some talk of their getting another organ expressly for serving the dome and services.' In the interim of this unsettlement of purpose, I would call attention to the circumstance of an old "proposal" for an organ for St. Paul's, which seems to me particularly Apropos to the present time.

The choir of St. Paul's was the first portion of the edifice that was finished; this was opened some ten years before the main building was completed. The first service was on the day of thanksgiving for the peace of Eyswick, December 2, 1697, and the present organ—the most celebrated work of the celebrated "Old Father Smith"—was in its place, and used on that occasion. When afterwards the building of the main edifice was drawing towards a finish, and the body of tho cathedral thrown open, it was intended that there should be a second organ in the church, and which was to stand in a loft on the parcloso of the morning chapel (a little-known sanctuary in St. Paul's occupying the north-west angle of the building, approached by the north aisle, and in size about one-third that of the ohoir), and an organ was made for the purpose also by Father Smith, but from some cause or other the design was not carried out, and the instrument went to Trinity Church, Hull, where it still is.* It would appear that Reuntus Harris, better known as "Reno' Harris"—perhaps the most original genius in the organ-making line that over practised the art in this country, contemporary with, and ultimately the rival of the aforesaid Father Smith, was a candidate for employment on this occasion. His proposition was to construct an instrument for St. Paul's that should in appearance be on a scale in keeping with the vast and glorious building itself, and of power sufficient to resound throughout the whole of the cathedral. Some particulars of the circumstance is handed down to us by a paper iu tho Spectator of the time (No. 552) by Mr. Steele, purporting to be a "recommendation of a proposal by Renatus Harris, organ builder," wherein are these words :—"The ambition of the artificer is to erect an organ in St. Paul's Cathedral over the west door, at tho entrance into the body of the churoh, which in art and magnificence shall transcend any work of the kind ever before invented. The proposal in perspicuous language sets forth the honour and advantage such a performance would be to the British nomo, as well that it would apply the power of sounds in a manner more amazingly forcible than perhaps has yet been known, and, I am sure, to an end much more worthy. Had the vast sums which have been laid out upon operas without skill or conduct, and to no other purpose but to suspend or Titiato our understandings, been disposed this way, we should now, perhaps, have an engine so formed as to strike the minds of half tho people at once in a place of worship with a forgetfulness of present care and calamity, and a hope of endless rapture, joy and hallelujah hereafter."

Rene" Harris, doubtless, had in view a 32-fect organ—at tho period a thing wholly unknown in England; and the expressions made use of in "the recommendation" would seem also to imply that something in the way of our modern tuba work was contemplated. But 32-fect organs have since that epoch become common, not only on the Continent, but in England also: hence a work that is at this day to "transcend any work of that kind ever before invented"—realising the spirit of Rone" Harris's proposal—must be constructed on the 64-feet scale— such scale never having been (practically, at least) attempted.

It occurred to me that there was much in this "proposal" that renders a revival of the project at this time worthy of serious consideration, and tho objeot of the following is an endeavour to show that the measure is practicable, and, accomplished, would be useful, and "P"H"

* Trinity Church, Kingston-upon-Hull, is the high church of that seaport. It is a largo crucifixion structuro with massive tower rising from the intersection of the cross, and is a genuine example of the decorated Btyle of early English architecture. The organ above referred to was set up in the Church in 1808, in a fino carved oak caso of four front towers, same design as the beautiful instrument of Whitehall Chapel. All the fluework of Father Smith still remains. The reeds (very fine ones) were by George England nbout fifty years ago. At a recent repair of the instrument considerable alterations were made in it, and at the same time tho original beautiful oak case was removed, and a paltry deal ono of mock Gothic design substituted. The old case is now in tho church of Scnlcotes in that town, where it encloses anew organ.

The great cathedrals of tho Continent are generally supplied with at least two organs,* one for the accompaniment of the ordinary services of the choir, and the other a larger one (usually situated at the west end of the nave) for use on special occasions only. This is just how it should be at St. Paul's j and what a grand position the western end of the nave there presents for the erection of an extraordinary work of the kind! How a loft may be erected for the reception of an organ, at a height of eighteen feet from the floor of the church (that is obtaining three feet more of headway for passage underneath than is under the old screon through which the choir is entered), having a clear height thence to the vaulting of tho nave of seventy feet sufficient for taking the pipe of the 64-feet register. Nor need the erection interfere with the light of the great west window, for such an arrangement in the "planting" of the pipes in the interior of the instrument might be observed—tho design of the exterior case being made to partake in its form of the samo—as would not only allow of the view of all the chief existing architectural features of the building being preBervod, but also of the great window being seen through the structure of tho organ. A successful example of which arrangement exists in that grandest of all organ works, the abbey church of Weingarten in Germany. And this provision in the form of the case would at the samo time neutralise the effect of an apparent shortening of the nave of the church which the advance of the body of the instrument, some thirty feet as its length, might be supposed to cause to the detriment of the symmetrical proportions of this limb of the church. An organ of the magnitude here implied, set in a case of artistic form, with florid adornment in keeping with the architecture of the building, presenting a front of towers composed in gigantic diapasons with intervening tiers of buffets tastefully worked in smaller pipes, would form a termination of the vista of tho interior of the cathedral westward, grand and imposing, ornamenting and furnishing a part of the great church, now a mero wilderness. Iu order to economise 6pace, the mechanism connected with tho wind—of which steam, or perhaps the hydraulic apparatus should be the motive power—might all be placed in the vaults beneath the church, the pillars supporting the organ-loft to servo also for the wind trunks.

There are at least two annual music-meetings held at St. Paul's, each of really national character, viz., tho Musical Festival of the Society of the Sons of the Clergy, and the annual gathering of the children of the London Parochial Schools, to both of which such an instrument would necessarily be an invaluable acquisition. The Musical Festival of tho Sons of the Clergy, of 1855, was given on a greatly augmented 6cale in that year, in celebration of the second centenary anniversary of the institution of the society.

I attended that performance, and observing that "old Father Smith," in order to bear up in the "tutti" against a chorus of the two hundred voices engaged on that occasion, had to be reinforced by the aid of a dozen or more of trumpets, trombones, and drums; and it occurring to me at the Bame time that monster exhibitions in the musical way had become established as the inoro publicly favoured performances of the day, I was forcibly reminded of this "proposal" of Rent Harris's, of a century and-a-half ago. And now that the subject of embellishing and furnishing the interior of St. Paul's is being considered, the advisability of embracing iu that work Harris's "proposal," carried out in its integrity, is commended to notice as offering to supply at once a great want and a magnificent ornament. Although the old organ, with its pending improvements, may prove—as I doubt not it will—everything that can be desired for the use of the ordinary cathedral services, yet its powers will still be wholly inadequate to the requirements of the occasions above referred to, and this ekeing out an insufficient organ by appending thereto a number of trombones, trumpets, and drums, is a makeshift unseemly and out of oharacter.

I think the majesty of the organ is degraded by the intrusion of such auxiliaries in church service. Without presuming a word in depreciation of the use of these and kindred instruments in the orchestral accompaniment of voices, I maintain that organ and voices alone, in ohurch, are far more improssive.f

A choral service sung by such a choir as was collected on the occasion of tho 1855 anniversary—the choral establishments of St. Paul's; tho Chapel Royal, Westminster Abbey j St. Goorge's, Windsor; aud somo

* St. Peter's, Rome, has four organs. Seville Cathedral seven, two of which are very large ones. St. Anthony's, Padua, four. Breslau Cathedral three, all very large.

t In the opinion hero expressed regarding the intrusion of instruments of secular character on tho organ in church Bervice, I am supported by Mr. Mason, no mean authority.—See Mason's Essays on Church Mmic, pp. 71, 82.

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