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known piece, as is the custom at London concerts in the "season." Mr. Sims Reeves sang Mendelssohn's "Hunter's Song;" also the new ballad " I love you," which, both through its own merits, and by virtue of the great tenor's inimitable singing, has become one of the most popular songs of the day, and on this occasion, as on every other, was tumultuously encored. Mad. Lemmens-Sherrington displayed her brilliant vocalisation in Adolphe Adam's "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman," and Mile. Artfit exhibited her admirable talent in Handel's "Verdi Prati" and Rossini's "Non piu mesta." Mad. Sainton-Dolby, moreover, showed her artistic versatility in Gluck's "Che faro," and the very pretty ballad "The Skipper and his Boy." The English Glee and Madrigal Union sang Elliott's glee, " Come see what pleasure," and Mr. J. L. Hatton's four-part song, "The homeward watch." The hall was attended by an elegant and fashionable assembly.

Apsley House. — The Duke of Wellington entertained at dinner on the 29th ult., officers of the " Victoria Rifles," of which volunteer regiment His Grace is Colonel. In the course of the evening a selection of vocal music was performed in the Waterloo Gallery, under the direction of Mr. Land, by the members of the London Glee and Madrigal Union, Miss J. Wells, Miss Eyles, Mr. Baxter, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Land, and Mr. Lawler.

Koial Subrey Gardens.— The first of Mr. Balfe's series of three concerts attracted an audience that filled the enormous music hall of the Surrey Gardens in every part, and overflowed into the surrounding grounds. The attractions were sufficient to justify this large attendance, for the programme was, with one exception, devoted exclusively to Mr. Balfe's own music; and the vocal part was supported by Mile. Parepa, Mad. Weiss, Mad. Laura Baxter, the Misses Brougham, Mr. Weiss, Mr. Kelly, Mr. Perren, and Mr. Sims Reeves. Mile. Parepa, in the melodious song from Satanella, "The Power of Love," was encored, and the effect was much enhanced by her distinct articulation. The clever trio, "Vorrei parlar," from Falstaff; the laughing trio from The Rose of CastiUe, sung by the Misses Brougham and Mr. Perren, and encored; the ballad, "In this old chair my father sat," Maid of Honour, sung by Mr. Perren, and also encored; and the song called "The Two Locks of Hair," given by Mr. Wei9s with true dramatic expression, were all more or less worthy of notice. Mr. Sims Reeves was, of course, the "lion" of the evening, and on his appearance received the lion's share of applause. He sang the new ballad "1 love you " — Mr. Balfe's latest production, and which promises to be as popular as any of his former compositions— with such expression that an enthusiastic encore was the result. Mr. Reeves instantly complied. His next piece, a new song, entitled "The British Volunteer," composed by Signor Alary expressly for tliis occasion, was also redemanded; but no sooner had Mr. Reeves commenced the song a second time than a scene took place, alike disgraceful to the audience and creditable to the vocalist. After Mr. Reeves had for some time vainly endeavoured to make himself heard, he. bowed and retired. The Misses Brougham them appeared, but were also compelled to retire, fhe disturbance continued some minutes, when Mr. Reeves again ascended the platform, and was received with deafening applause. -Vo sooner, however, were the first notes uttered of Signor Alary's "Volunteer" than the tumult again began, and the singer was again compelled to retreat. Mr. Balfe, after some time, succeeded in obtaining a hearing, and asked the audience what they wanted. Amid the indiscriminate shouts that followed, disjointed words fere at times audible, supposed to have reference to certain songs which our great tenor has made popular, and the audience wished to hear, although they had not come to a decision as to which of tiem was to be sung. Mr. Balfe now said that Signor Alary, whose song they had encored, was in the hall; but all to no purpose. Mr. Reeves again appealed, and was again received ''nthnsiastically, but had no sooner, for the third time, recited the opening lines,

"Let others long for sleek repose,
I'm never happy when at rest —"

than the disgraceful scene was resumed. To cut the Gordian knot, Mr. Balfe then announced that Mr. Sims Reeves would sing his last song, and, as if to shew his superiority to his audience, the great tenor gave "Then you'll remember me," with infinite pathos

and effect. The audience were unconscionable enough to raise another cry of "encore," and Mr. Sims Reeves, with the utmost good humour, unhesitatingly acceded to the unreasonable demand, and repeated the last verse. We cannot contrast too strongly the extreme forbearance, the imperturbable good nature, and the willingness of Mr. Sims Reeves to make any concession, short of offering an insult to a brother musician, by singing another song as an encore to his composition; in other words, the thoroughly gentlemanlike behaviour of the vocalist, and the obstinate, deliberate, selfish cruelty —the intense vulgarity, in fact — that distinguishes a portion of the Surrey Gardens audience. The only reproach that could possibly be made to Mr. Reeves is that he showed almost too great solicitude to flatter the caprices of a turbulent minority. It is really time that such disturbances should cease. It is scandalous that Mr. Sims Reeves can never sing on the other side of the river without subjecting himself to persecution of this kind; and in the interest of art we protest against our greatest English singer injuring his voice for the mere purpose of gratifying unreasoning selfishness. We trust that for the future Mr. Reeves will not submit to such dictation, but refuse to sing more than the number of times that his name is mentioned in the programme. We feel sure that Ije will be supported by all well-judging persons.

Signor Billetta's Matinee took place at Cainpden House, Kensington, on Tuesday week. Fortunately the day was fine, and the aristocratic visitors were afforded an opportunity of varying the agretnens of the concert by a promenade in the beautiful pleasure grounds. Mesds. Borghi-Mamo, Lemmens-Sherrington, Rieder, and Lemaire; M. Depret, Signors Neri-Baraldi, Solieri, Cimino, Dragone, and Mr. Patey, were the singers. The special features in the performances were a romanza by Broga, sung to perfection by Mad. Borghi-Mamo, and unanimously encored; the "Shadow song," from Ditiorah, by Mad. Sherrington; and a very pleasing duet of Signor Billetta's composition, sung by the same lady and Signor Solieri; the "Pappataci" trio from the Italiana in Algeri, by Signors Solieri and Cimino, and Mr. Patey; and Signor Billetta's song, "Lettre au bon Dieu," by M. Depret.

Here Louis Enoel's Annual Matinee, which was given at 13 Gloucester Place, Portman Square, on the 29th ult., was a brilliant affair, highly patronised, fashionably attended, with a capital selection, performed by unexceptionable artists. Ilerr Engel, one of the most admirable players ever heard in this or any other country on the harmonium, an instrument fast rising into fashion and repute, chose for his solos a fantasia on Don Pasquale, a fantasia on Irish and Scotch airs, and Garibaldis March, all his own composition, the last a " palpable hit." The ease and finish of his playing on an instrument almost as refractory as an organ are indeed remarkable, and none but a performer on the harmonium can estimate such talent at its true value. Herr Becker on the violin, and Messrs. Blumenthal and Ritter on the piano, gave pieces of their own composition. A new song, "Comment est ce arrive," written by Herr Engel, was given by that admirable artist, M. Jules Lefort, with great effect, and is likely, from the graceful character of the melody, to become very popular. Three of the choruses from the repertory of the Orpheonistes, which produced the most effect at the Crystal Palace, were performed, viz., "Les Enfants de Paris," "La Retraite," and "The Recruit." Vocal pieces were also contributed by Mad. Lemmens-Sherrington, Mile. Parepa, and Signor Solieri.

Mr. John Thomas's Concert was given at the Hanover Square Rooms, on Monday, the 2nd inst. It opened with the "Meditation on a prelude of Sebastian Bach," by Gounod, a piece well adapted to exhibit the thorough mastery which Mr. Thomas has acquired over the harp. He was ably supported by Herr Becker on the violin, and Herr Engel on the harmonium. A descriptive piece composed by himself, entitled "Winter, ending with a Hymn," is extremely ingenious, and was received with loud applause. Two pieces, the first his own composition, entitled "La Meditation," and described as a "Rapsodie," followed by Alver's " Danse des Fees," were eminently successful. His other contributions were "L'Esperance," designated as a Mazurka; a "Grand Studio," entitled " Imitazione del Mandolino ■' ; "March of the Men of Harlech," his own composition; and Handel's "Harmonious Blacksmith." Herr Ernst Lubeck executed two pieces of his own on the pianoforte. The singers were Mile. Artdt, Miss Augusta Thomson, M. Depret, and M. Jules Lefort.

Mlle. FtHOLi's Matinee Musicals was given on Monday, the 2nd inst. Mcsdames C. Hayes and Rieder, Signori Oliva, Fortuna, Delle Sedic, and Solieri, assisted as vocalists, and Signor Pezze and Signor Regondi as instrumentalists. Mile. Finoli possesses great talent, which has been improved and refined by education. Her fine, real mezzo voce was heard to perfection in one of Rossini's brilliant airs. Mad. Rieder astonished all with her flute-like variations, and was encored unanimously. The matinee was held in Messrs. Collards' new rooms, and was well attended. Mile. Finoli, who is a person of superior birth, has many friends among the upper classes of English society, and is largely patronised by amateurs and connoisseurs of rank.

Mr. And Mad.r. Sidney Pratten's Matinee Musicale, given under the most distinguished patronage, on Thursday, June 21, at Messrs. Collards' new concert room, was a very elegant aft'air, and attracted a large crowd of fashionables. The vocalists were Mad. Rieder, Miss Augusta Thomson, Mad. Louisa Vinning, Miss Palmer, M. Depret, and Mr. Santley; the instrumentalists — Mr. W. G. Cusins'(pianoforte), Mud. Pratten (guitar), and Messrs. Pratten and Rockstro (flutes). The concert commenced with a novelty in the shape of a quintet for flute, violin, two altos, and violoncello, by Kuhlau, which received every justice at the hands of Messrs. Pratten, Willy, Webb, Hann, and Pettit. The remaining instrumental performances consisted of solos on the flute and guitar by Mr. and Mad. Pratten, and on the pianoforte by Mr. W. G. Cusins. Mr. Pratten—one of our most eminent professors of the instrument, and, as wc need scarcely inform our readers, first flute of the Royal Italian Opera band—played two fantasias of his own composition, one on Marie Stuart, the other on the Trovatore, both with the greatest success, usinghis New Perfected Flute with the old system of fingering. Mr. Pratten's splendid tone and brilliant execution excited universal admiration. Mad. Pratten—one of the mo6t accomplished guitar players in the country—having sprained her left hand a few days previously, could only introduce one piece in consequence, and that with so much distress as to make it painful to look at the fair artist playing. In her performance, nevertheless, of a "serenade" and " Lord Raglan's March," both by C. J. Pratten, she exhibited those admirable qualities of execution and style which place her in the very foremost rank of legitimate guitarists. Of the vocal music the most eflective performances were the grand air from the Etoile du Nord, for soprano and two flutes, sung by Mad. Rieder, with Messrs. Pratten and Rockstro as accompanists, and the trio from Spohr's Zemira ed Azor, "Senn' fugge l'ombra intorno," by Mad. Rieder, Misses Augusta Thomson and Palmer. We may mention, too, a new Italian canzone, "O tu'l plu bel sospir," written by Mr. Sidney Pratten—a graceful and melodious composition —given by Miss Augusta Thomson. Mr. Santley introduced the romance from Dinorah, "O live, or let me die;" and M. Depret—who although he is not a Duprez, is, nevertheless, a good tenor—sang some couplets by Clapisson, andaromanza by Schubert; and, to conclude, Miss Palmer gave Mr. Hatton's song, "The Sailor's Wife ;" and Mad. Louisa Vinning sang "Vedrai carino," and the Scotch ballad, "Within a mile of Edinbro'."

F The Orpheonistes In The Cattle Market.—On Thursday a Court of Common Council was held in the Guildhall, the Lord Mayor presiding. There was a large attendance of members. Mr. J. Stewart moved "that it be referred to the Markets Improvement Committee to consider whether it is expedient to return the sum of £350, which has been paid into the Chamber for the occupation, during a fortnight, of the two hotels at the Metropolitan Cattle Market by the Orpheonistes of France." He did not, he said, attach any blame to the committee in any way, as they had never treated with the Orphdonistes direct in any way; but, under all the circumstances, ne thought it would be a graceful compliment to return the money. Mr. Deputy Holt seconded the motion, which gave rise to a desultory discussion, in the course of which it was explained, on the part of the committee, that they had treated the whole alfair as one of speculation, between M. Delaporte and hU agents, on the one hand, and

the Crystal Palace Company on the other; and it was represented that the money, even il returned, would not reach the hands of the ill-treated Orpheonistes themselves. It was also stated that in addition to the rent of £3S0, it had been agreed that the Orphtonistes, or their managers, should insure the hotels, and pay any taxes that might be demanded owing to their occupation, and it appeared further that the entire expense connected with that occupation exceeded £1,300, no less a sum than £500 having been paid to various army contractors for the hire of the wretehed straw beds, &c, with which they lately were supplied. It was further stated that the Crystal Palace Company had guaranteed a sum of £5,000 towards the expenses incurred by the Orpheonistes, and ultimately an amendment in favour of the "previous question" was carried by a large majority. So the motion was lost.

Baden-baden.—The season has been inaugurated this year by a political prelude, which, it is said, is merely the precursor of a European Concert, the programme of which was determined here. Let us hope that, in the performance, there will be no discords or unexpected modulations, and that the future which is in store for us does not resemble the "Music of the Future," but that of Palestrina, pure and serene, and, despite all its richness, never overstepping the bounds of perfect harmony. The musical season began with a concert, to be followed by a great many more, at which, as during all preceding seasons, we shall have the most celebrated artists of Paris. It is very true that the programme of a musical concert is not to be compared to the peculiar concert we mentioned above; still it is attended by difficulties of its own, which the public, and, unfortunately, even the artists themselves, do not sufficiently take into consideration. What would you say of an opera libretto, in which several airs or several duets followed each other? You would say, and very justly, that it was badly arranged; for one of the first conditions of a good book is variety. Again, the composer who should write several pieces of an opera in the same key, in the same tune, and of the same character, would run the risk of your accusing him of a want of discernnieiit and an ignorance of effect 1 Well, the very same thing holds good of a programme; several slow pieces in succession; two bravura airs, one after the other, or three pieces in the same key, may render a concert monotonous, not to say an absolute bore, though all this has nothing to do with the first concert given here. A fragment of Hummel's celebrated Septet opened the proceedings, and was capitally played by MM. Alexander Billet, Rucquoy, Doerschel, Stenebriiggen, Grodvolle, Cosmann, and Hartoiann. M. Cosmann gave some pieces on the violoncello; Gleichaut, a violinist of the school of Vieuxtemps, whom he resembles especially in quality of tone, played a " reverie" and a fantasia by his master. Alexander Billet, the favourite pianist of the Nice public, besides executing with remarkable vigour and correctness his part in the septet, made quite a sensation in a brilliant and sparkling roiulo of Weber. Mile. Sanchioli introduced "Una voce and a cavatina from La Donna del Lugo. This lady might be reminded, however, of the maxim of Button—" Style makes the men, or at least of the golden truth, that style makes the artist.

The third and fourth concerts were superb, thanks more particularly to M. Laub, the violinist, who shines especially as an interpreter of classical music, though this in no way prevents his placing with equal success such difficult pieces as Ernst's Otello, Herr Laub performed, with Mile. Caussemille and M. Cosminu, fragments from one of Beethoven's trios, for piano, violin, and violoncello, and Mile. Caussemille the variations and faialt from Beethoven's sonata dedicated to Kreutzer. Mile. Caussemille has made great progress during the last two years ; neatness, elegance and feeling being among; the valuable qualities she has attained. A violinist of the name of Didio, previously unknown to us, did not meet with a very flattering reception. His play is monotonous, and, moreover, he chose pieces ill suited to his talent. In the vocal department we have not been lucky. Up to this moment, the only singer worth naming has been a young Hungarian, Mile. Litschner, who, in 1859, carried off the first prize at toe Paris Conservatory, and sang last winter at Marseilles.

Arnheim.—A grand music festival is to take place at Amlieiin (Holland), on the 9th, 10th, and 11th August, the more interesting from the fact of its being given by the famous society Maatscheppi, which, on such occasions (happening once every six or seven years) invariably distinguishes itself. The programme looks very promising. In addition to Handel's Samson, we find Ferdinand Hiller's Lorelei, Caenen's Elie, the overture and choruses of Van Eijken's Lucifer, Mendelssohn's Lobgesang, a new symphony by Verhulst, and Beethoven's No. 7 (in A major). The last day is set apart for a concert, in which many renowned artists will take part.

St. James's Hall.—The new concert-hall in Regent Street (St. James's Hall) is magnificent; we have nothing like it in Paris. Situated in the finest epiarter of London, in the midst of amusements and business, it is capable of accommodating more than 2000 persons, comfortably seated in sofa-stalls (a luxurious refinement previously unknown), or in spacious, well-ventilated galleries. In the evening it is splendidly lighted by a system of start which hang from the ceiling, like comets with flaming tresses, and appear to glisten in a firmament of gold and azure. This superb edifice is the result of the intelligent and bold spirit of enterprise which distinguishes Mr. Chappell, one of the first music-publishers in England, or rather in Europe, to whom the arts are already deeply indebted. There is a grand concert of religious and classical music every Monday at St. James's Hall. The works of Handel, Mendelssohn, and S. Bach, as well as the last inspirations of Beethoven, and all the great masterpieces of the German school, are played to perfection by the first artists of the day: Miss Goddard, the classical pianist, par excellence; Sainton, the admirable violinist; Piatti; and the most famous virtuosi who reside in London, or merely visit it during the season. The hall is never empty. Twenty-seven of these Monday Concerts have alreadybeen given, and yet it is no easy matter to obtain seats. Attached to the Hall is a large restaurant (for it would not do to forget the material and substantial part of the business), and the rent of it is 50,000 francs a year.—F. A. Fiorentino.

ScAHBORorjoH.—Tuesday evening's concert at the Music Hall was rendered interesting by the engagement of Miss Susanna Cole, a much and deservedly admired metropolitan vocalist, occasionally one of the musical attractions at the Crystal Palace. This young lndy possesses a most charming voice of good compass, with perfect i ntouation, and she has moreover the happy auxiliary of a graceful and appropriate manner. .She sang the " Di Piacer of Rossini wit h a fluency and taste that made the old song new again; and in her selection from the opera of Lurline, she was equally at home. Her rendering of Meyerbeer's "Robert, toi que j'aime," shewed her ability in another line; and the pretty ballad by Macfarren, "The beating of my own heart," was given with a simplicity of feeling combined with expression that rivetted the attention of her audience. Every song was re-demanded."— Scarborough Gazette.

Mr. Bi Okstone's Benefit Address, delivered at the Haymarket Theatre, on Wednesday evening, July 11th :—

"Ladies and Gentlemen,—According to custom on these occasions, I appear before you, not only to give an account of my stewardship, but to touch upon various topics connected with this theatre, and which I thinfc may interest you ; but when I begin to consider my various topics, I find that I have very few to touch upon, and therefore feel like the celebrated needy knife-grinder who had no story to tell, or his cousin the well-known New Zealandcr, but with no dramatic ruins io contemplate. The volunteer movement has already been well and deservedly expatiated on by the press ; the exploits of Garibaldi are not exactly suitable themes for the address of a theatrical manager; snd although the recent state of the weather might afford me a very fruitful subject, yet we only talk abont the weather when we have really r.othing else to say ; and I do not think you would be particularly interested if I were to discuss the question of church rates. Still, there is one gratifying subject that I can dwell upon, and that is the constant success which Attends this theatre. Whatever may be the cause of ?:ich success—whether it may bo the skill and enterprise of the management, the good character of the house, the popularity of the actors, or the talent of the authors, it will not become me to assert. I can only •«-'iy that wc are always successful here, and I am quito satisfied with k owing that pleasant fact; while to prove this, ladies and gentlemen, I have but to inform you that our last long season, which we brought to a close in July, 1838, extended to ono thousand four hundred and twenty-eight nights ; that after a short recess for repairs we commenced the present season on the 7th of September in the same year, and have continued, ope a ever since, this being its five hundred and sixtieth

night. During this time we have produced some of the most popular comedies of the day — The Contested Election and The Overland Route by Tom Taylor j Everybody's Friend by Sterling Coyne; The Family Secret and Does he Love Me? by Mr. Falconer; all of whom are again at work for the Haymarket. Other comedies, by well-tried authors, have also been produced ; and these, with many representations of the standard drama, of new and old farces, with Christmas pantomimes, Easter pieces, and ballets, and all supported by an unrivalled company of performers, and received with approbation by you, have achieved that genuine success of which I hopo I may be allowed to boast. And now, ladies and gentlemen, for want of any particular topic on which to discourse, I will endeavour to explain one thing to you, and that is a manager's benefit. The question has often been put to me, some saying, ' What do you mean by taking a benefit —isn't it your benefit every night?' I believe there are a few managers in town and country who would say, ' Decidedly not.' But a manager's benefit may be thus explained :—He pays throughout the year large sums of money to his tradespeople, to his gas company, timber merchant, ropemaker, draper, ironmonger, basket-worker, upholsterer, cabinet-maker, stationer, printer, modeller, tailor, milliner, dyer, hairdresser, and many other tradespeople that I cannot just now remember—though I shall recollect them when their bills come in. These tradespeople mako the manager some return "by patronising his night. Then there are his personal friends, to whom he occasionally gives an order or a private box; they think it but right and proper to be paying parties on such an occasion :—then there are the manager's unknown friends amongst the public, and I am happy to see, by the attendance of to-night, that this manager numbers many such. They also flock on these occasions to prove their regard, and to hear what the manager has to say for himself. Sometimes members of the dramatic profession will show their unanimity by patronising a brother or n sister performer, and I feel much gratified by informing you that to-night a celebrated brother actor—attached to this theatre—has not only taken a box, but has paid for it handsomely. This combination secures a good house nnd a good sum for the manager's pocket. Then why should he refuse to tako it? Who ever refuses to take money? I am sure you will believe me when I tell you in confidence, that from the politician to the player, it is an objection that I never know insisted on. With respect to tho future, ladies and gentlemen, every exertion will bo made to sustain the high character of this theatre. New comedies and many other novelties arc in preparation. There will again be a pantomime at Christmas—a fairy tale at Easter; recruits will be enlisted to strengthen onr corps, and as I am now making arrangements extending to this time next year, there is every probability of the doors of this establishment remaining open for many a merry month to come; while, with the one hundred nnd thirty thousand volunteers belonging to the country, added to the thousands of volunteers who throughout the year march in hero at pit, box, and gallery, I think I may feel assured that not only England, but the Haymarket Theatre, is quite safe. Now, ladies and gentlemen, iu thanking you for the brdliant assembly of this evening, I bid you farewell, but only until to-morrow, and beg to say that, during our recess of twenty hours, we shall be diligently occupied in sleeping, dining, and reading the newspapers. We shall be quito ready to face our audience again at the "ringing in " of the overture at seven o'clock to-morrow night.

The most telling points of the speech were received with vehement expressions of approval, and Mr. Buckstone retired in the midst of a perfect ovation. The performances concluded with the amusing farce of The Happiest Day of My Life.

The Actress And The Dressmaker.—Tho director of the Ambign Theatre, M. do Chilly, recently engaged Mile. Suzanne Lagier, tho actress, at 20f. a night, to play the part of tho Heine liacchanale, in the drama of Le Juif-Errant, which drama is now being performed at his house. A few days back a dressmaker, named Bayol, put in an opposition to the payment of the salary to the extent of 500f. due to her from the actress for goods supplied. Hut Mile. Lagier notified in due legal form to tho director that if ho did not pay her every night 20f. before the curtain rose, she would not go on the stage. Under these circumstances, he cited both the claimants before the Civil Tribunal, to have it decided what ho was to do, and the case was heard on Saturday. The actress represented that she absolutely needed the 20f. a day to maintain herself, while the dressmaker insisted that her debt should be paid, but Bhe offered to take it in instalments of 5f. a day; the director, on his side, prayed that the actress should be made to execute her engagement with him. Tho Tribunal decided that of the 20f. a day, the dressmaker should have 5f., and tho actress 15f. j also that the latter should continue to perform under pain of paying the director 20f. a day for the space of ono month, after which tiuio the Court would give a further decision.

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CHURCH ORGANS.—Forster and Andrews, Organ Builders, Hull, have a number of SECOND-HAND ORGANS for sale, which tht-y have taken in exchange, built by Bevlngton, the late J. C. Bishop, Lincoln, Parsons, Bryceson, Holdich, &c—For price and particulars, apply to Forster and Andrews, Organ Builders, Hull.

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THE FORSAKEN. Ballad. Composed expressly for Mad. Catherine Haves, by VIRGINIA GABRIEL. Price 3s.-C. Lonsdslt, 26 Old Bond Street.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN," for Four Male Voices as sun* by the Choir of 3000 FRENCH ORPHEONISTS, at the F*trt«"rn in the Crystal Palace, Sydenham, arranged especially for them by Camille Di Vow, it published in score, price Gd., by Duncan Davison and Co. 244 Regent Street, W.

WILBYE COOPER'S NEW SONG, «The Meadow Gate," composed expressly for him by George B. Allen, is now published, price 2s. 6d. by Duncan Davison and Co. 244 Hegent Street, W.

ELLIOT GALER'S NEW SONGS, composed expressly for him by \V. Meybk Lutz, are just published, viz.:—" Under the LiodeQ Tree'* and " Merry little Maud," price 2s. Gd. each, by Duncan Davison and Co. ill Regent street, W.

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IMS REEVES'S newest and most popular Ballad il

"I love YOU," composed expressly for him by Balfe. *' 1 love you" was tar.$ by Mr. Beeves, and enthusiastically encored, at Mr. G. W. Martin's Concert, Exrtrt Hall, Mr. Lindsay Sluuer's and Miss Susannah Cole's Concerts, St. James's Hail, awl will be sung at Mr. Banc's Benefit Concert at the Royal Surrey Gardens, and at lis Crystal Palace Concerts. London, published, price 3s., by Duncan Davison & Co.. 21t Regent Street, W.

MEYERBEER'S FOURTH MARCIIE AUX FLAMBEAUX (" Royal Wedding March "), composed in honour of the Mamas/of tho 1'rincess Royal oi Kngland with Prince Frederick William of Prussia, which «m played with such immense effect by the Band of the Guides at the Fete oi th* Orpticonlstes at the Crystal Palace, is published for the Pianoforte, price 4s., by Duncan Davison & Co., 244 Regent Street, Loudon, W.

BRINLEY RICHARDS' "Harp of Wales," sung by Mr. Sims Rt-BVts, at St. James's Hall, and enthusiastically encored, if pubtiibfd. price 2s. Gd. by Duncan Davison and Co. 214. Regent Street, \V., where " The Sulwtt War Song.'* sung by Mr. Santlev, price 3*., "Ethel," Romance for the Pimofcrtf, 2s., and the " Leopold" Mazurka, 2s.f by Jjium.lv Richards, may be obtained.

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Printed by Olosei Amuw Sfottiswoode, of No. 10 Little New8trcet, in the Parish of St. Bride, in the City of London, at No. 5 New-street Square, in tie said Parish. Published iy Jon* Boojkt, at tie Office of Booakt *.8o»s, 29 Holies Street.-Saturday, July 14, 1800.

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'TUE WOBTH OF Abt APPBABS MOST EMINENT IN MUSIC, 8WCE IT REQUIRES NO MATERIAL, MO SUBJECT-MATTER, WHOSE EFFECT 1IU8T BE DEDUCTED: IT 18 WHOLLS FORM AKD FOWEB, AND IT RAISES AND ENNOBLES 'WI1ATEYEB IT EXPRESSES"—Gtith*

SUBSCRIPTION—Stamped for Postage—20s. PER ANNUM Payable in advance by Cash or Post-Office Order to B00SEY & SONS, 28 Holies Street, Cavendish Square, London, W.

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INITaUHBNTALIST.

Miss Arabella Goddard. The Choir of the Vocal Association, consisting- of Two Hundred Voices,

t Under the direction of Mr. Benedict. The Orchestra will Include the principal Members of tlie Bands of Her Majesty's Theatre and the Royal Italian Opera,

AMD THE

Soloists of the late M. Julllen's Orchestra.

The Band of the Grenadier Guards

(By kind permission of Col. Lambert), under the direction of Mr. D. Godfeey.

The Band of the Coldstream Guards

(Bykind permission of Col. LordF. Paulett, C.B.), under the direction or Mr. Goupbet.

The Band of the rusiller Guards

(By kind permission of CoL Ridley), under the direction of Mr. Cbas. Godpsit, Jon.

CONDUCTORS.

MR. ALFRED MELLON (Conductor of the Orchestral Union), DR. JAMBS PECK, MR. EM1LE BERGER, and M. BENEDICT. The Programme will include

JULLIEN'S CELEBRATED BRITISH ARMY QUADRILLES, ENGLISH QUADRILLES

AND

JULLIEN'S LAST WALTZ

(First time of Performance). Admission — One Shilling. Dress Circle, 3s.; Second Circle, 3s.; Gal. la. extra.

Places can be secured at Messrs. Chappells', SO New Bond Street; Mr. Sams', I St. James'a Street; Messrs. Keith and Prowse's, 48 Cheapalde-, and Pigott'a, Kenningtnn Common. Concert commence at Half-put Six.

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ONDEE THU MOST DISTINGUISHED PATRONAOE OP

HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY THE QUEEN, H.R.H. THE PRINCE CONSORT, THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE PRINCESSES AND PRINCES OF THE ROYAL FAMILY, The Most Worshipful the Grand Maiter of Ireland, His Grace the DUKE of LEINSTER, And several other Distinguished Freemasons; His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the EARL of EGLINTON and WIN I ON, The LORD BISHOP OF MANCHESTER. The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Manchester. 1 VIE MACKIE, Esq.

His Worship the Mayor of Salford. W. HARVEY, Esq. SIR FREDERICK GORE OUSELEY, Bart., Director of Music at the University of Oxford. And many of the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, and Distinguished Families of the Enifin:

DR. MARK'S

GREAT NATIONAL ENTERPRISE

Organised In 1848, and developed at THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC, BUIDGE STREET, MANCHESTER, established by him expressly as a Great National Institution to facllita'e the Encouragement and Promotion of NATIVE MUSICAL TALENT, and the GENERAL ADVANCEMENT OF MUSIC AMONG THE RISING GENERATION, upon his new and effective system, also M a Normal School, for the training of masters to conduct Cons»hvatoire8 or Music to he established throughout the United Kingdom, for Little Children, the whole comprising an entirely new scheme of NATIONAL EDUCATION, by blending music with general instruction, so that the study of music shall become a branch of education in the humblest of schools of this country. To illustrate and to rouse an Interest in every town and city for these institutions, Dr. Mark travels with

liions, Dr.

a number of bis 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 it Efficient Chorus, the whole forming a most unique and complete Juvenile mestra, composed of LITTLE ENGLISH. IRISH. SCOTCH AND WELCH YS. FROM FIVE TO SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE, who play Operatic Selects, Solos, Marches, Quadrilles, Galops, &c, and ling Songs and Choruses in a moat ctive manner, and to whom Dr. Mark gives a gratuitous General and Musical

upwards of Thirty

most Efficient Chorus, the whole forming a most unique and complete Juvenile Orchestra, composed of LITTLE ENGLISH. IRISH. SCOTCH AND WELCH BOYS,'■■ -' ''

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effective i
Education.

APPOINTMENTS OF MASTERS AND ARRANGEMENTS OF CLASSES IN
THE ABOVE INSTITUTION.
Principal of the Royal 'College of Music; Director, Composer, and )
Conductor; Lecturer to both Private and Public, Theoretical \ Dr. Mark.

and Practical Instrumental and Vocal Classes j

Master of the General Educational Department;) M p.,,..K1, Writing, Reading, Arithmetic, Grammar, Dictation, M »„h T^Jn History, Geography, Practical Geometry, and Book- ( Z Aidfc£X Teachers, keeping I

PRACTICAL ASSISTANT TEACHERS.

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