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She had to be lifted on to the platform, and when there, paternal encouragement had to be given to her before she would begin. The audience could not be anything else than sympathetic, and the little lady, on her second essay, got off into 'La donna e 'mobile' in sparkling style. She sang it most correctly, and even somewhat artistically. The latter quality was, however, more apparent in 'Di quell' amor,' from La Traviata, her second song, which she sang immedia'ely after the first. During this performance her imitations (we hope the word will be forgiven; it is the most correct one occurring to us) of the usual attitudes adopted by stage and platform singers drew forth loud laughter and applause. When she retired, the audience would fain have further tested her musical attainments, bnt she declined the honour with an orthodox curtsey, thus still further increasing the good opinions she had gained. Her voice has that beautiful freshness only found in a firstclass child's voice, and the simple efforts of which possess an inexpressible power of charming the ear, even when one would turn uninterested from the laboured roulades of a prima donna. Mixed opinions are held as to the advisability of introducing children in this way at such a tender age; but, apart from this, the appearance of Carlottina Badia on the present occasion seemed to give unmixed gratification to the audience."
There is also a glowing eulogium in the Brighton Gazette, so that the success of the " phenomenon" can hardly be doubted.— The Caledonian Mercury informs us that Mr. Howard Glover's cantata, Tarn (JShunter, has been produced at the Popular Concerts, given at the Music Hull, Edinburgh, with eminent success, in spite of a very indifferent performance. As its reception, according to the writer, "is likely to ensure its repetition at an early period," it is to be hoped a little more pains will be taken with the rehearsals. The nationality of the Scotch should be enlisted in the cause. The tenor music, writ! en especially for Mr. Sims Reeves, does not appear to have fallen into inefficient hands in Mr. Kennedy, whose singing and acting (?) are much praised. At the Saturday Evening Concerts, the sixpenny public was last week tested with Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, a classical overture, and a fugue on the organ, with most satisfactory results. The audience were most attentive and reverend, and applauded with discrimination. That the "lando' cakes" was also the " land of song" we never doubted.—The first concert of the Birmingham Musical Union is thus alluded to in the Birmingham Journal:— The first concert of the present series took place at Dec's Hotel, and was well calculated to maintain the prestige of these enjoyable gatherings. The attendance was numerous, although scarcely attaining the average of previous years. The performers were Miss Armstrong (vocalist), Messrs. H. and G. Hayward (violins), Mr. R. Blagrove (viola), Signor Piatti (violoncello), and Messrs. Duchemin and Flavell (pianists). The vocal selections, consisting of Blumenthal's song, "The Orphan," and Weber's "When the thorn," were rendered by Miss Armstrong with characteristic sweetness, but a perceptible deficiency of expressive power. Mr. Duchemin played one of Heller's " Wanderstunden," and a capriccio by the same master, on a theme of Schubert, and Signor Piatti a violoncello fantasia on popular airs. Both gentlemen experienced a hearty reception. The selection embrnced Beethoven's instrumental quartet, No. 3 (Op. 18), executed by Messrs. H. and G. Hayward, R. Blagrove, and Signor Piatti; Mozart's quartet, No. 2, in E flat, pianoforte and strings, and Mendelssohn's second grand trio, for pianoforte and strings, (Op. 66), by Messrs. Duchemin, Hayward, and Signor Piatti, may be described as the most remarkable performance of the concert—Devonshire has been more than musical of late. Miss Arabella Goddard and the English Glee and Madrigal Society have been delighting the amateurs of Devonport, Torquay, Plymouth, and Exeter with a series of concerts (two at Exeter), all of which were well attended; all of which went off brilliantly, and as a specimen of the style of which on each successive occasion the following programme may suffice:—
Parti. — Quintet, "Come see what pleasures" (Elliott), by the Union. Glee (four voices), " Discord, dire Kilter" (S. Webbe), by the Union. Song, "The voice that we love" (S. Glover), Mrs. Lockey. Pianoforte Solo, "Grand Sonata" in F Major, No. 2, Op. 10 (Beethoven), Miss Arabella Goddard. Quintet, "Blest pair of Sirens" (S. Smith), by the Union. Four Part Song, "The hunt is up" (Hatton), by the Union. Recitative and Air, "Genevieve" (Hatton), Mr. Montem Smith. Pianoforte Solo, " Songs without words," by par
ticular desire (Mendelssohn), Miss Arabella Goddard. Quintet, "To my lute" (R. Cooke), by the Union.
Part II. — Quintet, " Blow, gentle gales" (Bishop), by the Union. Song, "True love" (Macfarren), Miss Banks. Quintet, "Mark'd you her eye " (Spofforth), by the Union. Song, "The maid I love" (J. L. Hatton), Mr. lackey. Pianoforte Solo, Grand Fantasia, on the Quartet from II Ri(;oletto, first time of performance (Listz), Miss A. Goddard. Duet, " The exile's home" (Romagnesi), Mr. and Mrs. Lockey. Glee (four voices), "Hero in cool grot" (Mornington), by the Union. Song, "The blacksmith's son" (Hatton), Mr. Winn. Glee (four voices), "Lo, the day's champion " (Bishop), by the Union. Catch (three voices), "Ah! how Sophia" (Dr. Cullcott), by the Union.
Mr. Ashe was, as usual, the entrepreneur, and on Monday evening, at the first concert (of which the foregoing was the programme), a crowded and fashionable audience was attracted to the Royal Public Rooms, Exeter, which presented, according to the Exeter Western Times, a brilliant appearance. The following is an extract from the article published by that paper:—
The vocalists included Mrs. Lockey, Miss Banks, Mr. Wilbye Cooper, Mr. Montem Smith, Mr. Winn, and Mr. Foster, but the greatest attraction, and sole instrumentalist, was Miss Arabella Goddard, the first of English pianisles. Mr. Lockey was also to have been present, but was prevented by illness, and Mr. Wilbye Cooper was his substitute. The first two glees were warmly applauded, Mrs. Lockey sang Glover's song very sweetly, and the correct style, and clear enunciation of this charming vocalist must have been mo-t pleasing to the refined ear. Mi-s Arabella Goddard, on entering, met with a cordial greeting, and her pianoforte solo was a wonderful piece of execution. The quintet was rendered by the Union with thrilling effect, and met with an encore which was readily conceded. Mr. Hatton's "The hunt is up," ns given briskly, and with effect The same composer's ballad of" Genevieve" was a perfect success in the hands of Mr. Montem Smith for whom it was expressly composed. Miss Arabella Goddard riveted the feelings of her audience on Mendelssohn's expressive "Songs without words," which were wnrmly applauded. The glee "To my lute " was given with exquisite sweetness by the " Union." The quintet " Blow gentle gales," met with a spontaneous encore. Misj Banks, who possesses a delightful soprano voice, gave Macfarren's exquisite '• True love" with great taste and feeling. The glec, *• Mark'd you her eye," was the least succcs lul in the programme. Mr. Lockey being absent, the song set down for him was passed over, and Miss Arabella Goddard performed her grand fantasia (Liszt's Rigoletto') with matchless power, ease, and delicacy of touch. Tlic rapidity and brilliancy of execution created a furor, and an encore was inevitable. The pianiste returned and treated the audience to the ever favourite "Home, sweet home," by Thalbcrg, which was loudly applauded. Mr. Wilbye Cooper, who gave a song in lieu of Mr. Lockey, and Mrs. Lockey and Mr. M. Smith in "The exile's homo," and the Union in •' Here in cool grot," were all received with much applause, while "The blacksmith's son," by Mr. Winn, sung with great spirit, received an encore. The concert cosed with " God save the Queen," by the Union. The performers arrived at Exeter by the down express on the South-Western Railway, and had bad an uncomfortable journey. Owing to the overflow at Coombe Water, the train was delayed a couple of hours, and did not reach Exeter till six o'clock, just two hours before the commencement of the concert. On Friday there were two concerts at Exeter, one in the morning at half-past one, and the second in the evening. Both were well attended, and we trust that the testilt may induce Mr. Ashe to treat the city and neighbourhood to n repetition of such admirable concerts iu due season. It may be remarked that a more classical tone was given to some of the concei ts by the introduction alternately of Beethoven's admirable sonatas in C sharp minor (Moonlight), and in F major (Op. 10). played to perfection by Miss Arabella Goddard, and thoroughly appreciated* by the nudience.
A correspondent from Gloucester sends us an account of the first concert of the Philharmonic Society, which is far too long for insertion. The programme indicated a feebleness on the part of toe directors not easy to be accounted for. The performance of the first movement only of a symphony is a bad example set by an important institution. Miss Clari Fraser, the solo vocalist, acquitted herself admirably, singing "Vedrai carino," " Where tie bee sucks," and the ballad from I.urline, "Sweet spirit, hear mj prayer," in her most charming manner. Our correspondent writes warmly of the young lady's efforts, and says she was the real attraction of the concert.
Herb Becker.—Our readers are doubtless aware that, in consequence of an unfortunate and vexatious accident, we are deprived for a time of the presence of one of our most welcome musical guests, the excellent violinist, Herr Becker. This accomplished artist has been unfortunately suffering so severely from the effects of this accident (the snapping of a string, which struck, though not, it is apprehended, seriously injured, one eye) as to have been prevented from ful611ing several public engagements, and to render it prudent for him to abstain from playing altogether for a while. He has therefore left England for the purpose of spending a short time at his residence in Strasbourg, and reckons upon returning to London towards the end of January.
Funeral Of Rellstab, The Critic.—Berlin, December 2. —The funeral of Ludwig Rellstab, who was well known in the literary and artistic world, took place yesterday, and was attended by a vast number of eminent men, representing the arts and sciences and literature. The deceased was not less renowned for his ability as a musical critic than for the various services he had rendered society by his exertions to promote useful works, and especially for the part he took in the question as to how Prussia might be best furnished with a railway system some years since. Among the mourners at the funeral, science was represented by Professor Bockh ; art, by the General Musical Director, M. Meyerbeer; the public institutes, by the Intendant-General von Hulfen ; the press, by the chief editors of two of the Berlin papers; and there was besides a great concourse of public men and officials of all grades. The procession was of immense length, and comprised the members of several choral societies and the bands of a dragoon regiment and of the Cuirassiers of the Guard, who at intervals along the route sang and played solemn music, and again at the interment, which took place at St. Peter's Cemetery.
CHRISTMAS DANCE MUSIC.
Illustrated by Bhandard and Packer, in Colours, published by
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'TWAS HE MY ONLY THOUGHT. Ballad. 'Sung by Miss Louisa Pyne
"In vain I strove
ONE, TWO, THREE. Song from the Minuet Scene. Sung by Miss Tiiiklwall . • .
FROM MY CHILDHOOD DIDST THOU PRAY. Duettino. Sung by Miss Louisa Pyne and Mr.
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%* The Concerted and other remaining portion of the Vocal Mxmc is nearly ready.
The Overture, arranged as a Duet by the Composer. 6 0
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Laurent's Bianca Quadrille. Illustrated by Brandard 4 O
Laurent's Bianca Vnlse. Illustrated by Brandard . 4 0
Laurent's Bianca Polka. Illustrated in Colours . 3 O
Laurent's Bianca Galop. Illustrated in Colours . 3 0
Beginners on the Pianoforte) . . . each 1 0
*»* Numerous AiTangements for Pianoforte and other Instruments are in hand, and mil be published immediately.
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rToffeiston that he affords opportunities of introducing them to the public by perfuming at his concert!.
Orphans of the musical profession, and poor children possessing musical talent, are admitted free, and receive a general and musical education, together with board, lodging, and clothing, until Ihe age of fourteen years, when they are cither apprenticed to a trade or trained for the profession.
Little Boys, from five to nine years of age, apprenticed for three, five, or seven rears by paying a moderate entrance fee to cover the expenses of Instrument and books.
MISS HELEN HOGARTH (Teacher of Singin. to inform her pupils and the public that she has RETURNED t the season, and has removed from Weymouth Street to No. 71 Great Russell Bloomsbury Square.
SIGNOR and MAD. FERRARI pupils and friends the; hare REMOVED to 32 Park, w!
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FLUTE, GUITAR, and CONCERTINA.—LESSONS by Mr. and Mad. R. SIDNEY PRATTEN, at 24 Holies Street. Cavendish Square, \V., where may be had the whole of their publications for the above 1: ments, consisting of nearly 300 Pieces, vocal and instrumental.
pANTERBURY HALL CONCERTS.—This Evening,
C. H. Gounod's Opera, FAUST, and selections from 11 Dinorah," " Trovatore," "Macbeth," &c. After which, the ETHIOPIANS, consisting of Seventeen performers, organised expressly for this establishment, for the performance of Vocal and Instrumental Music, Comic and Sentimental, with Negro Delineations, Anecdotes, &c», in addition to the usual entertainment. The Fine Arts Gallery Is open from Eleven a.m. till Twelve p.m.
BUCKLEYS* SERENADERS.—CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.—St James's Hall, Piccadilly—Crowded houses every performance. Every ^evening at 8, and Two Day Performances on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons at 3. Tickets may be secured at Austin's Ticket Office, 28 Piccadilly, from 10 till 5. Stalls, 3s.; area, 2s.; gallery, Is. No bonnets are allowed in the; Stalls. Books of the Words, 6d. each. Change of Programme. "The most unique and varied entertainment In London."
T. JAMES'S HALL.—A TESTIMONIAL CONCERT
for Mr. HULLAH, under the patronago of the Right Honourable the EARL of CARLISLE, K.G., Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, the Right Honourable W. K. GLADSTONE, M.P., Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the " Hultah Testimonial" Committee will be given by the Members of the first division of Mr. Henken's Choral Association, on Monday Evening, the 31st December, at which eminent artists will assist. I .Communications to be addressed to the Hon. Secretary to Council,
A. L. BAXTER, 2 Cumberland Villas, Stoke Nevrington.
REAK I BREAK! BREAK 1 A Song —words by
Altrf.d Tbnnvson, Esq., Music by E. Bunnett, Mus. Bac. Price 2a. Gd. London: Leader & Cock, C3 New Bond Street. "The well-known and beautiful stanzas of the poet-laureate, which will at once be suggested by the thrice reiterated '* Break," have frequently been set, with more or less felicity, but not often with such real and unaffected expression as by Mr. Bunnett, who, In the present instance, shows himself worthy to be a bachelor of the same university where Sterndale Bennett holds the rank of professor."—Mtuical World.
WALLWORTH'S ART OF SINGING. Second Editfon, just out, full music size, price 7s. A new and modern method for cultivating the Voice, and for gaining a perfect vocalisation—a practical work—Contains 3o pages of music. With a true method for acquiring the Shake, now for the first time introduced in a Singing Tutor. By T. A. WALLWORTH, Professor of Staging at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Published by A. W. Hammond (late Julllen), 214, Regent Street; and irmy also be had of the Author at his residence, 81, Park Street, Grosvenor Square, W., where pupils arc also received.
EVANS' COTTAGE HARMONIUM at 6/. 6s., in a French Polished Pine Case, has the full compass Five Octaves, and a soft,
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Boosey & Sons, Manufacturers, 24, Holies Street, London.
EVANS' HARMONIUM, at 10/. 10s„ is in a handsome French Polished Oak Case, and possesses that rich organ-like quality of tone to peculiar to all Evans' Instruments.
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EVANS' ENGLISH HARMONIUMS.—An Illustrated Catalogue of the whole of these well-known Instruments, with one and two Rows or Keys, the Percussion Action and Pedals, at prices ranging from £6 6*. to 147. —May now he h
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lO The above new Schotttsh by the popular compoier of " A Summer's Day,' is just published, for the piano, price 2s. (Orchestral parts, 3;.), by Duncan Davison &
Co., 244 Regent Street. W. i
w,aANTA LUCIA," by Eugene Moniot. The above
tO popular Neapolitan melody, specially arranged (without octaves), for young pianists, by Eugene Moniot (composer of "A Summer's Day") is just published, price Is., by Duncan Davison « Co., 244 Regent Street, W.
F. HARVEY'S NEW PIECES for the PIANO
• FORTE. i. d.
** Cupid's Repose" (Melody) „M ... ... — ••• * 0
•Tenser k mot" (Reverie) 3 0
London: Duncan Davison & Co., 244 Regent Street, W.
"Mr. Harvey's compositions are marked by a decided originality of character. A delightful flow or thoughtful melody pervades all his works. Mr. Harvey, as a writer of music for drawing-room performance, Is justly becoming one of the most popular of the day,'*— Globe.
« rpHK LAST ROSE OF SUMMER," as a Piano Duet,
-1- arranged with variations by Mrs. Mounsey Bartholomew, is just published, price 3s., by Duncan Davison St Co., 244 Regent Street, W.
N.B. The above piece will be found suitable for pupils, moderately advanced. Mrs, Mounsey Bartholomew's acknowledged experience in tuition is a guarantee of the excellence of the above arrangement for that purpose.
NEW SONG—" That Handsome Volunteer," sung by Mis» Emma Stanley In her popular entertainment of the "Seven Ages of Woman," composed especially for her by Emile Berger, is published, price 8s. fad., by Duncan Davison & Co., 244 Regent Street, W. (Sung also with distinguished success, and invariably encored, by Miss Catharine Lucottc, in her original entertainment, (with Captain Morton Price) at the Prince of Wales's Hall, Regent Street.)
J^ALFE'S NEWEST and most POPULAR SONGS.
*' I love you " (Sung by Sims Reeves) ... 3 0
*' Fresh as a RoseM (Ditto) 3 0
** If I could change as others change " (Sung by Laura Baxter)... ... 2 6
"I'm not In love, remember" (Sung by Miss rarepa) « % 6
*' Oh 1 take me to thy heart again " (Sung by Miss Poole) 3 0
Published by Duncan Davison St Co., 244 Regent Street, W.; where " I love you" may be obtained, transcribed for the Pianoforte by Emilc Berger, price 3s.
"flOOD NIGHT," (Cradle Song—Wii ~
VIT posed by Alrxander Rricharpt, price 2s. 6d. I
The day, pretty darling, draws near to its close, t
With freedom from sorrow, dear child, you are blest,
Kind angels preserve you, my darling, good night.
Ah I happy is he who can slumber like you,
Be ever, dear child, to your innocence true.
The righteous are watched by the spirits of light,'
Who guard them while sleeping, my darling, good night.
*• Few songs of modern days hare achieved a more decided or better merited success than Herr Reichardt's charming lied, "Thou art so near and yet so far," which has for the last two years been the delight of all concert-goers and drawing-room vocalists of more than ordinary pretensions. Messrs. Duncan Davison and Co. have just published a new composition, from the same original and elegant pen, entitled *' Good Night " (a cradle song). The words are exquisitely simple and unaffected, being the address of a mother to her sleeping babe; and It is out justice to Herr Reichardt to say that he has wedded an exquisite domestic poem to a most graceful, unaffected melody, which breathe* the very spirit of maternal tenderness. The song, which Is written for a tenor voice—the composer being, as our readers know, one of the first of living German vocalists—is In the key of F major ; and to amateurs of taste we can cordially recommend " The Cradle Song11 as a composition worthy of their attention.'*—Liverpool JtftfiV.
Composed by Lovell Phillips.
ASONG FOR THE SEASON.
„ The Christmas Rose t The Christmas Rose 1
'Mid wintry frost and snow it blows;
This flower Is like the joys that shine,
"VTEW HARP MUSIC by C. Oberthur, « Thou art
JLl so near and yet so far." Reichardt's popular sonit transcribed for the Harp by C. Oberthur, is just published, price 3s., by Duncan Davison ft Co., 241 Regent 8tr«W, W.
WEISS'S NEW SONG —"THE KNIGHTS
VIGIL." (Poetry by J. P. Douglas.) Composed and sung by Mr. W. H.
The custom of watching armour In church wa a religious duty imposed upon knights who used to consume whole nights in prayer to some saint whom they chose as their patron.
Sir Neville spurr'd his gallant grey,
He doffed his armour, whose fcir sheeu
In hours when bright remembrance came
The gift was fondly cherished yet.
Sir Neville kept his vigil lone,
In many a land on fields of fame,
Fighting for love and chivalry.
The above popular and romantic ballad, now being sung everywhere greatest success by Mr. Wetss, is just published, beautifully illustrated, pr Duncan Davison St Co., 244 Regent Street, W.
NEW BALLAD. —"IN A LEAFY GARDEN," by Geo Roe Loder. Sung with great success by Mr. Richard Sbymousl, is jost published, price 2s. 6d.
In a leafy garden, 'ncath the evening star,
Night hath many voices, none to him so dear
"IV/T-A-Y." — New Duettino for equal Voices, by Henry
JJ-L Smart, Is just published, price 2s. Cd.
I hall thee, May, *
'Tis sweet to tread
The chosen bed |
And hear the song
Which floats along
Then while I live *