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BOOSEY AND SONS' NEW CATALOGUES.

Boosey and Sons beg to announce that they have just published a New and General Catalogue of their Publications; also, a New Non-Copyright Catalogue, and a Catdogue of Cheap Editions and Bound Works. These Catalogues, with Boosey and Sons' new Prospectus of Trade Terms, will enable the Trade and Profession to see at a glance the discount allowed on all Messrs. Boosey's publications.

Holies-street, 20 Jan., 1860.

LAURENT'S UNRIVALLED WALTZES.

*,* The average »ale of the following Waltzos is from 4,000 to 20,000 each set.

a. d.

Sicilian Vespers Waltz (Illustrated in colours) .,40

Donna Julia Walt? „ ..40

Beloved Star Waltz (on "Thou art so near" by Beicbardt) „ ..4 0

Dinorah WalU „ ..4 0

Satanelia Waltz „ ..40

Lord LoveU's Waltz (Illustrated) ..3 0

Christy a Minstrels' Waltz „ ..80

Summer Bloom Waltz „ ..30

Boosey and Sons, Holies-street.

LAURENT'S BELOVED STAR VALSE (companion to the Maud Valae). Illustrated in colours. Price 4s. From the Liverpool Mail;—M Reichardt's beautiful Lied ('Beloved EyV), deservedly one of the most charming and popular songs of the day, has been transformed by Mr. Laurent into a most suave and well-marked waltz, which we m - y naturally hope to find in scores of ball programmes this and succeeding winters," Boosey and Son's, Holies-street.

THE SERPENTINE QUADRILLE, by Burchardt, on tho most popular melodies of the day, with a comic illustration of skating on the Serpentine, in colours by Brandard. Price 3s. From the Liverpool Mail:— 'The Serpentine Quadrillo' (which is, by the way, illustrated with much humour and spirit), contains some two dozen of the most popular airs of the day, and so a-lmirably have they been blended that the result is a melange which will at on'co set feet in motion and call up most pleasant remuiisci'noes, for though the ear is tickled every few minutes with a new —or rather old—tune, the whole of the quadrille ia emiuently dansante."— Boosey and Sons, Holloa-stroot.

MEYERBEER'S "SHEPHERD'S SONG (Des Schiifers

clarionet o\A>Yigato) is published, price 4s. (extra violin or violoncello, in lieu of alariouet. Is- each), by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, London, W,

"qiHE ARION" (Eight-Part-Choir).—The members of

JL this Society will meet until further notico every Thursday evonintr, at 8 o'clock, at 13, Berners-street, Oxford-street. Conductor, Mr. ALFRED

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

NEW SACRED SONG, "Awake, little Pilgrim." Composed by Maurice Cobham; the poetry by the Rev. D. T. K. Drummond. Price 2a. 0d

Awake, little pilgrim, the day is at hand,

The rays of the morning appear on the land;

O, haste with thy burden to life's narrow gate,

Ere the night shadows falling proclaim thee too lato.

Knock, little pilgrim, It shall not be vain.
Thy feeble entreaties admittance shall gain;
Thy Saviour is waiting to bid thee God speed,
He turns none away from his door in their need.
London: Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, W.

MEYERBEER'S Setting of the "Lord's Prayer," for four voices (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass), is published, with English and Latin text, in score, 3s., separate vocal parts, 6d. each, by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, W.

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BACHIANA, Preludes and Fugues, by John Sebastian Bach (not included in the 48 preludes and fugues), as played at all the classical concerts, in six numbers, each 2s. London: Duncan Davison and Co.. 244, Begent-street, W.

T^HE HARMONIOUS BLACKSMITH. Composed by

J- Handel for the Pianoforte from his suite de pieces in E major. The only correct edition, as played at all the classical concerts, Is published, price 2s., [by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-streot, W.

NEW SONG FOR CHRISTMAS.—«THE CHRISTMAS ROSE." By Lovell Phillips. Beautifully illustrated. Price 2s. 6d.

"The Christmas Rose! Tho Christmas
'Mid wintry frost and snow it blows;
And opes its portala pure and fair,
When winds have swept the gay parterre.
Just like a true and constant friend,
Whose faith no storms of life can bend;
Not the mere friend of summer day,
But arm when joy hath passed away.

This flower is like the joys that shine,

In sorrow's hour and life's decline,

Wh n youth hath passed and pleasure flown.

And sod the spirit sighs alone;

Then marvel not that thus I twine

My thoughts around this gift of thine.

And muso on hopes and joys that last.

And bloom through life's most piercing blast."

"As graceful and vocal a song as we have met with for a long World.—London: Duncan Davison, 244, Regent-street, W.

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Just published, in post 8vo., cloth,

ACOLLECTION OF WORDS OF 2,270 ANTHEMS, with 4S2 Biographical Accounts of Authors, &a. By B. St. J. B. Joule, Esq., Follow of the Genealogical and Historical Society of Great Britain, and Honorary Organist of St. Pc er's Church, Manchester. Price 8s 8d. The Author will bo happy to make arrangements for the supply of a number of copies to any cathedral, or other church, either in cloth or sho ots.

DONALD DUNCAN'S
PURE SCOTCH MALT WHISKIES,

ABE CHEAPER, MORE WHOLESOME, AND FAB SUPERIOB TO THE
FINEST FRENCH BRANDY.

ROYAL BALMORAL, a very fine, mild, and mellow spirit .. 16s. per Gallon. THE PRINCE'S USQUEBEAUGH, a much admired and) 10 _

delicious spirit j " IBS' uo

DONALD DUNCAN'S Celebrated Registered DD. Whiskey ) „ D

of extraordinary quality and age .. .. J"

Two gallons of either of the above sent to any part, or sample forwarded for 12 postage stamps. Terms cash. 4, Burleigh-stree£ Strand, W.C.

JUST PUBLISHED.—Eight Ballads by Adolfo Ferrari,

*J price 2s. oach :—

No. 1. "SWEET DAYS OF YOUTH."

2. "LONG YEARS OF CARE."

3. "WHEN MID THE FESTIVE SCENES WE MEET.1

4. "BREAK NOT BY HEEDLESS WORD THE SPELL," for contralto or

barytone. 6. "SWEET HOPE."

6. "REMEMBRANCE."

7. "GRATITUDE."

8. "I LOVE THE OAK," for contralto or barytone.

London: Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, W., Where may be obtained Two Chamber Trios for soprano, mezzo-soprano, and contralto: "Come sisters, let us danceandBing,"2s. 0d. "Come, fairies, come, the stars shine bright," 2s. 6d. Three Italian Songs: "Vieni, Vieni," serenade, 2a.; "L' onda che mormora, romance, 2s. 6d.; "Ah, so piacer mi vuol," romance, 2a.

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BRINLEY RICHARDS'S "BLIND MAN AND SUMMER." 8'ing by ML-s Palmer. Price 2s. M. Loudon: Duucau Davison uud Co., 244, Regenc-street, W.

REICHARDTS "THOTT ART SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR," sung by tho Composer, with the most distinguished success la published, price 3s., by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, W.

REICHARDTS "ARE THEY MEANT BUT TO DECEIVE ME," sung with the greatest (c at by the composer is published, prion 2s. 6.1., b, Duncan Davison audCo., 244, Regent-street, W,

"T WOULD I WERE A BUTTERFLY." The New

JL Song composed by ADOLPH SCHLOESSER. now singing with tlie

Seatest success by 3&idame Lemmens Sherrington, is published, price 2s. 6d.. by uucan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, London, W.

great mhed,

price 2s (s.purate vocal parts, 6d. each), by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regentstreet, W.

"THE FAIRY'S EVEN SONG," New Four-Part-Song,

J- for Hale Voices (two tenors and two basses) sung with (Treat success by the Pnlyhyninian Chilr, is published, prico 2*. (sepanito vocal parts, ftd. each), by Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, W.

BLUETTES CLAS8IQUES, Selected from the Works of the great Pi moforte composers. s. d.

So. 1. DU88EK.—"Ilpostore Alpigiano," Air Variee .. ..8 0

2. STEIBELT.—• Papajeno" (&uberflOte) 2 6

3. .. "Monostatos" „ SO

4. DUSSEK.—"Lachasse" .. (In the Press) ..8 0 "They are quite simple, easy to execute and to understand, and yet tlie most

i-Ushed performer and tue most refii

_1 tue most refined amateur will find them delightful to play."—Daily Una.—Londou: Duncan Davison and Co., 244, Regent-street, W,

BALFE'S NEW SONGS.

"OH! TAKE ME TO THY HEART AGAIN!"

Poetry by Jessica Rankin.
Price 23.

Oh! take me to tliy heart again!

I never more will jjrieve thee :|
All joya are fled ana hope is dead

If I iudeed must leave thee.
F' >rgive the wild and angry words

This wayward heart hath spoken;
I did not 'lream those cherished chords

bo lightly could be broken.

Oh I take me to thy heart again.

I think how very sad and lone

This life would be without thee;
For all the joys my heart hath known

Are closely twined around thee.
Oh ! teach roe to -ub luo the pride

That wounded thee so blindiy;
And be once more the gentle guide

Who smiled on me so kindly.

Then take me to thy heart again.

"I'M NOT IN LOVE, REMEMBER."

Poetry by Jessica Rankin.

Price 2s.

Prithee tell me, gentle air.
Why my heart is full of care.

And why no pleasures charm mo?
It is not Love torments me so:
I acorn the wily urchin's bow.

His arrows cannot harm rot!

I try to alng—my voice is sad!
I sleep I but then 'tit just as bad—

Such gloomy things 1 dream on t
Can you not tell? nor you t nor you t
Oh then I know n<>t what to do

To charm away the demon.

I sometimes think, if " I knots who"
Were hero, he'd tell me wiwt to do.

To bid the demon slumber!
Could I but h ar his voice again,
I'm ture 'twould cheer my heart—but then'
"I'm not in love, remember 1"

I'm not in love, remember.
London: Duncan Davison, & Co., 241, Regent-street, W

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1MINBNT IN JlTSIC, SINCE IT REQUIRES NO MATERIAL, NO StiBJECT-MATTEB, WHOSE EFFECT MUST

AND ENNOBLES WHATEVER IT EXPRESSES."—Oothe.

SUBSCRIPTION:—Stamped for Postage, 20s. per annum—Payable in advance, by Cash or Post Office Order, to BOOSEY & SONS, 28, Holies Street, Cavendish Square.

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I PATBOHAGE OT

HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY THE QUEEN, H.R.H. THE PRINCE CONSORT, THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE PRINCESSES AND PRINCES OP THE ROYAL FAMILY, The Most Worshipful the Grand Master of Ireland, His Grace the DUKE of LEINSTER, And Several other Distinguished Freemason*; His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, tbe EARL of EGLINTON and WTNTON, The LORD BISHOP OF MANCHESTER. The Right Worshipful the MAYOR OF MANCHESTEP., I VIE MACK IE. Esq. His Worship the Mnyor of Salford, W. HARVEY, Esq. SIR FREDERICK GORE OUSELEY, Bart., Director of Music at the University of Oxford. Jui nan) of the Mobility, Gentry, Clergy, and distinguished Families of the Empir'

DR. MARKS

GREAT NATIONAL ENTERPRISE

Organised in 1848, and developed at THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC BRIDGE STREET, MANCHESTER, established by him expressly as a Great Ntfion.il Institution to facilitate tbo Encouragement and Promotion of NATIVE MUSICAL TALENT, and the GENERAL ADVANCEMENT OP MUSIC AMONG THE RISING GENERATION, upon his new and effective system, also as a Normal School* for the training of masters to conduct CoNseRTAToiBKS Of Music to be 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 tho study of mu>ic shall become a branch of education in the humblest of schools of this romitry. To illustrate and to rouse an interest in every town and city for these institntions. 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," the whole forrainc a most unique and complete Juvenile Orchestra, composed of UTTLE ENGLISH, IRISH. SCOTCH AND WELCH BOYS. FROM 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 College of Music; Director, Composer, nnd \

Conductor; Lecturer to both Private and Public, Theoretical >Dr. Mark.

and Practical Instrumental and Vocal Classes )

Master of the General Educational Department :\ M_ p„,„_,T

Writing,Reading, Arithmetic, Grammar, Dictation, ( ndTVo

£SS °*°irap y' Practlcal <*»n«tryf and Book- j AMhtont Teachcrs.

"PRACTICAL ASSISTANT TEACHERS.

, Mr. Baker.

(Hcrr Siemers.

* (Mr. Elder.
j Mons Roguiek.

'1 Mr. Beard.

j Mon«. Vnttncnon*

* { Mr. T. Dokovak.
, Si?. Cortmi.
. Mr. H. Russell.
. Mr. Elder.

(Messrs. Powell and '\ Elder.

Dr. Mark has also made provision for the Orphans of tho Musical Profession possessing musical talent, who wilt find the above institution a happy home, and receive a most effective general and musical education, board, and clothing, freo of all expense.

Little Boys, from five to nine years of age, apprenticed for three, five, or feven i by paying a moderate entrance fee to cover the cxpouses of'

Organ ,

Pianoforte

Violin ..

Violoncello, Double Bas3, and Viola

Ylute, Piccolo. Oboe, and Clarionet Cornet and other Brass Instruments Concertina (German and English)

Vocal Classes

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MONSIEUR SAINTON will return to London on the 10th March. 2, Hinde-street, Manchester-square, 10th February, 1860.

MADAME SAINTON-DOLBY will return to town on the 10th March. 2, Hinde-street, Manchester-square, W . 10th February, 1860.

ST. JAMES'S HALL.—NEW PHILHARMONIC CONCERT, Monday evening, Feb. 20th; and Public Rehearsal, To-morrow (Saturday) afternoou, Feb. ISth. Conductor, Dr. WYLDE. To commeuce at 8 o'clock. Programme :—Part I. Overture, Abencerngen—Cherubiui; aria, Signor Bolletti—Mozart; concerto in B. minor, violin and orchestra: violin, Mr. H. Blagrove—Spohr; chorus. Ruins of Athens—Beethoven; air with chorus, "Calm is the glassy ocean," Idomeueo, Mdlle. Parepa—Mozart; symphony in B. flat, adagio, allegro, andante, minuetto, finale—Beeihoven. Part II, Concerto in G. minor, pianoforte and orchestra, Mdlle. Mario Wieck—Mendelssohn; aria, Signor Belletti—Rossini; fantasia, violoncello, Signor Piatti—Piatti; madrigal, M In going to my lonely bed "—Edwardes, A.D. 1560; aria, Mdlle. Parepa —Rossini; overture—Weber. The subscription lor five grand concerts and five public rehearsals is £2 2s. for a reserved sofa stall. Tickets at popular prices, viz. :—For the concert on Monday evening, Feb. 20, area andgallery. Is.; balcony. 2s., 3s., 5s., and 7s. ; area stalls, 5s.; sofa stall*, 10s. 6d. 'Tickets for the public rohearsal on Saturday afternoon, Feh. 18 :—Area and gallery, Is.; balcony 3s.; area stalls. 5s. Messrs. Cramer and Co., 201, Regent-street, Chappell and Co., 50, New Bond-street; Keith, Prowse, and Co., 48, Cheapside; and at the hall.

ST. JAMES'S HALL.—THE VOCAL ASSO
HON.—Wednesday, Fob. 15th, at 8. Mdlle. Tarepa, Mdlle. Mr
and Choir of 200 voices. Mdlle. Parepa will sing "The Shadow
"Dlnorah," the u Laughing Song," from "Kauou Lescaut," and
Mendelssohn's Psalm "Hear my Prayer." New Pare-songs by tho Choir.
Conductor—M. BENEDICT. Tickets, Is., 3s.; sofa, and balcony stalls, 5a. each.

CRYSTAL PA LACK—A GRAND CONCERT will bo given on Saturday next, the 18th February, at which Madllo. Piocolominl will make her first appearance on her return to England. Tho Vocalist * will include Signor Belart, Signor Aldighicri. Signor Gilardoni, and Mad He. Piccolomini. The Crystal Palace Orchestra considerably increased tor this occasion, will bo conducted by Signor Arditl and M. Manns.

Admission by Season Tickets (now on sale at 10s. fkL each, available to the 30th April, I860); or on payment of Haifa-Crown; children under 12 Oue Shilling. Reserved seats, Halt-a-Crown extra. Tickets at the Crystal Palace, and 2, Exeter Hall. Open at Teu. Concert at Three,

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MYDDLETON HALL, ISLINGTON—NORTH LONDON MONDAY POPULAR CONCERTS. Second of the series. Monday Monday evening- next, the 13th Feb.. 1860. Artists: Mad. Louisa Vinning, Mdlle. Vaneri. Miss Fanny Reeves, Mis3 Messent, Mr. Allan Irving, J. G. Patey, aud Elliot G.der, Viotti Collins. Medom Collins, J. D. Drnviai (harpist), R. Glenn Wesley. Conductor, Mr. Frank Mori. Admission one shilling and two shillings.

MEYERBEER'S DINORAH AND STE&NDALE BENNETT'S MAY QUEEN, are sung nightly at the CANTERBURY HALL CONCERTS. Comic vocalists—Messrs. Oeorge Hodson (thty xrish comedian and mimic), W. J. Critchneid and E. W. Mackney. Several interesting pictures are added to the Fine Arts Gallery. The suite of HaUs havo been re-decorated and beautified, and constitute one of the most unique and brilliant sights of the metropolis.

THE BAY OF DUBLIN QUADRILLES, on Irish Melodies by Wellington Guernsey, as performed by the bands of the Coldstroum Guards, Royal Artillery, Ac, has become one of the most [KipuUr of the day Price 3s. Beware of spurious imitations. London: Brewer and Co,

rno VOLUNTEER RIFLE CORPS.—Boosey and Sons

X military band instruments, reed and brass, as well as bugles, drums and fifes, liavo beer, u-ed and approved, of by almost every regiment iu the service. At home and abroad. Thoso regiments that contemplate the formation uf a band, are invited to apply to the firm, who will be happy to recommend them, corapt^cnt bandmasteie, aud render any further assistance that m;vy be requ »ud Sons, Hollcs-strect, Loudon.

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VIOLONCELLI.

Geo. Collins—Principal.
Horatio Chipp.
W. F. Heed.
W. Aylward.
Henry Ooodban.
J. R. Gough.
R. Reed.

CONTRA BAS8I.

Messrs.

J. Howoll—Principal.

F. S. Pratteu.

G. Mount.
Charles White.

J. C. F. Beresford
C. J. Harper.

FLiT/TI.

Messrs.
R. S. Prattcn.
R. S. Rockstro.

OBOI.

Messrs.
— Barrett.
W. Crosier.

OXABINETTI.

Mc3srs.
J. A. Oweni
Joseph Riddle.

FAGOTTI.

Messrs.
John P. Hutch ins.
Ilcnry Smith.

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Analytical Programmes by

DESMOND RYAN, ESQ. Accompanyist—HERR EMILE BEBGER. Organist—B- T. CHIPP, Mus. Bac, Cantab. Librarian—MR. GODFREY RODWELL. Treasurer—Mr. Joseph Braham. ,

CONDUCTORS: M. JULES BENEDICT & DR. JAMES PECH.

Tn presenting this prospectus, the projectors of this Association deem it worthy t>r remark that a irreat want is felt by a countless number of amateurs possessing musical 1< nowl^lg'1 and capability of a society which would afford them ample opportunity of acrjnirimr. at a moderato cost, a complete knowledge of the beauty nndgr i'ideurof the choicest and recrnfiiized oichcstr.il compositions .of this and previous periods.

Tim object of this Association Is to bring together the amateur instrumentalists of Lon'ton and its suburbs, for th-; practice and performance of oratorios, masses, (MUtatas, symphonies, operatic selections, and overtures, including compositions but little lsnown to tho general public, with other chcf-d'ceuvrca of the great masters, suitable for band and chorus conjolutly or separately.

For the benefit of the amateur department, weekly rehearsals will be held on overy Saturday Evening, at Eight o'clock, at the Architectural Gallery, 0. Conduit-street, Regent-street, and during the season, concorts will be irivon at one of the largo theatres or concert-rooms, with the important a.si-tanco of the honorary professional mombers, and in conjunction with tbn chorus, as soon as the necessary proficiency is attained.

In trie profess onal department there arc still vacancies for honorary members ttv the following instruments:—Fvur first violins, one second violin, and two violas.

All communications to be addressed to the Honorary Secretary of the London Orcliestral Association, 9, Conduit-stroct, Regent-street, W.

H. J, BRAHAM, Hon. Sec

GLEES, MADRIGALS, AND BALLADS.—Egyptian Hall, (Dudley Gallery.)—Final arrangements in compliance with very numerous applications, these much admirod performances of Glees, Madrigals, and Old English Ditties, will be continued for one week longer, and will be given every morning at half-past two; and on Tuesday and Friday evening at quarter past eight, when the present series must positively terminate. Tlie programmes will include favourite compositions of Sir Henry Bishop. Glees, MaarigaU and Partsongs of an early period, Catch, Haydn's Humourous Serenade, renowned Old English Ballads by Miss Eyles, and the celebrated Scottish Dialogue Ballad "Iluntingtower." Conductor, Mr. Land. Literary Illustrator, T. Olipliant, Esq. Reserved seats, 3s. ; unreserved seats. 2s. ; a few taiiteuils, 5s. each, which may bo secured at Mr. Mitchell's Royal Library, ;i3, Old Bond-street, W,

ST. MARTIN'S HALL.—GOUNOD'S GRAND MASS and BEETHOVEN'S CHORAL SYMPHONY, Wednesday, Feb. 15. at 5, under the direction of Mr. JOHN HULLAH. Principal vocalists—Miss Banks, Miss Palmer, Mr. Wilbyo Cooper, Mr. Thomas. Tickets, la, 2s. 6d., <"'

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TMPORTANT.—To be disposed of, immediately, a well

A established Music Practice, including New Organ at good salary, in a Town of upwards of 40,000 inhabitants, and surrounded by lar^c populations. The Advertiser is about to leave the kingdom. Apply, by letter only, to tho care of Messrs. Addison and Co.,-210, Rogcut-strcor, London, v7.

WANTED, immediately, a Pupil in a Musical Establishment, where he will have an opportunity of acquiring a tb'Tongh knowledse of tho profession in all its branches. Apply to Herr Winzer, Newcastle, Staffordshire.

THE ARION" (Eight-Part-Choir).—The members of this Society will meet until further notice every Thursday ovonlmr. at 8 o'clock, at 13, Bcrncrs-strcet, Oxford-strcot. Conductor. Mr, ALFRED GILBERT.

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

JUST PUBLISHED.—" There's nothing like a freshening

O breeze," new song by Alberto Rnndcgger. composed lor and sung with the greatest success by Mr. Thomas, when on his last tour, and always e Boosey and Sons, 28, Holies-street.

REVIEWS.

"' Moore's National Airs,' with symplionies, and accompanimenis for the pianoforte, edited by Charles William GloverPeoples Edition, No. 9," (Longman, and Co.)—contains ten of the least familiar of the tunes to which the Irish bard wedded poetry. Several of them are attractive; among others "Hear me but once," set for two voices, a pretty quaint French air, "My harp is one unchanging theine," a Swedish air of some character, "Early sounds the castanet" (Spanish of course), and " Then iare thee well" to an English tune tliat will doubtless be recognised by Mr. William Chappell. One or two of the melodies we cannot but believe to be spurious—such (to name one example) as the so-called Hindostanee Air,—" Hark, I hear a spirit sing," arranged for three voices.

"' The Orplteon,' a collection of tongs and choruses in two, t/tree, ami four parts, carefully selected for the use of tdiools, families, and choral satisf ies"—(Ewer and Co.)—may be recommended Rs a useful and well-varied compilation, exactly fitted for the object to which it professes to be dedicated, and for the most part made up of materials likely to improve and invigorate, rather than (as too often is the case) enfeeble and debase the taste of those who assemble together for the performance of vocal part music, as an agreeable and, at the same time, sensible means of recreation.

"A Morning and Evening Catliedrcd Service"—by R.R Ross, (J, A. Noyello)—is creditable to the oomposor (President of the Manchester Madrigal Society—who has inscribed his work to the High Master of the Free Grammar School, and Rector of St. Peter's Church, the Rev. Nicholas Qermon, M.A.). To meet with any very novel feature in new settings to music of our Cathedral service, we hardly expect in these times. The question is, on one hand, what now can be done with it, if the old-established forms must be preserved: and on the other, ought these old-established forms, under any circumstances to be tampered with, much more superseded 1 Perhaps, some day, genius may decide. At present we may compliment Mr. Ross for having accomplished his task quite as well as the majority of his predecessors.

"1A short and easy Morning Service'—' Te DeunC and 'Jubilate'with accompaniment for organ or pianoforte"— by Charles Frederick Hauptmann (Ewer and Co.)—may be politely dismissed with a reference to the foregoing observations The organist of St. Mary's, Tenby, writes smoothly and correctly, but can lay no more legitimate claim to originality than his respectable Manchester contemporary.

"'Stella Matutina'melodic Religieuse pour piano"—by Wilhem Schulthes, Op. 27 (Ewer and Co.)—like all Herr Schulthes commits to the hands of the engraver, is Cleveland carefully worked out; but we cannot help thinking that the cadenza in octaves (page 5—" precipitato") is somewhat precipitate, if not absolutely profane; while the general treatment to which the theme is submitted in pages 6 and 7, if not positively irreligious, leaves the "religious melody" taiU suit peu deooUetee.

"'Ave Maria'for '■memo-soprano' or 'baritone,' with]rianofartt or organ accompaniment" — by Wilhelm Schulthes (Ewer and Co.)—ds devotional in tone, appropriately (that is gravely) melodious, and harmonised with the composer's accustomed taste; but why not G flat, instead of F sharp in the last chord of the following J —

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What conceivable system can defend an F sharp and a C flat occurring in one and the same harmony'!

"Dear Old England," a patriotic song—words by Mrs. Valentine Roberts, music by Mrs. Gilbert A'Beckett (Leader and Cocks)—is a genial song on all accounts, the poetry being vigorous and the music unaffected. All "patriotic " songs should emulate these qualities, instead (as is so frequently the case) of dealing "'alternately in twaddle, bombast, and maudlin sentimentality.

"The Rifleman s March"—by J. E. Richardson (Aylward, Salisbury)—is dedicated "by jiermission" (by w/wse permission we are not told) to the officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates of the 1st Wiltshire Rifle Volunteers. It is a march of considerable spirit.

"/ told thee, Sweetheart"—poetry by John Ellison, music by M. Enderssohn (Schott and Co.)—is a ballad in which expression is attained and dulness avoided in an equally remarkable degree, both by poet and musician.

"L'Eglantine," waltz for the pianoforte—by Martin H. Hodges (Henry Keller, Clifton*)—is dedicated by the composer to "his pupils," who can hardly fail to be charmed by its wholly unpretending and at the same time attractive qualities.

« The Bird of Song "—written by W. S. Passmore» composed by J. L. Hatton (Boosey and Sons)—will remind many of the late Sir Henry Bishop, of whose earlier manner it is an admirable copy.' Although, in his jtoetry, Mr. W. S. Passmore apostrophises the lark, Mr. Hatton's song l>ears no resemblance whatever to Bishop's once famous "Lo, here the gentle lark," nor is there a flute obbligato part to suggest that this was in the more recent composer's mind when, in the attitude of creation, he threatened the paper with ink. Nevertheless there is a Bishop-feeling about the whole, which, as it is eminently welcome, will not be detrimental to the popularity probably awaiting the "Bird of Song"—a piece of which Mr. Hatton hiis no reason to be ashamed, and to which his admirers will point with a certain degree of exultation. Far better, however, in all respects, because far more original—and as a natural consequence, far more genuine—is "It was fifty years ago "—composed and dedicated to John Boosey (same publisher)—one of the genial and racy musical settings of Professor Longfellow's genial and racy poetry with which we are acquainted. Who doe* not know the poem which begins with the following simple and exquisite stanzas'! :—

"It was fifty years ago,

Id the pleasant month of May,
In the beautiful Pays de Vaud,
(Pronounce Veati)
A child in its cradle lay.

"And nature, the old nurse,

Took tho child Upon her knee,
Saying, ' Here is a story-book
'Xhy father has written for thee.'

* Beethoren-hotnc, Triangle.

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