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well, and was well received; Mr. George Tedder was encored in two songs; and Mr. Archer displayed promise as a pianist.
Liverpool.—Mr. Thomas's Saturday Morning Concerts progress. As the summer advances, Mr. Thomas evidently expects a larger share of public patronage; and from next week he intends to give a concert every iTiday night, in addition. He will thus address himself to a larger circle; and we trust he may meet with the success his spirit and talent so well merit. He has done much for music in Liverpool.
Worcester. — The usual weekly concert of the Madrigal Union was given at the Natural History Boom, on Monday evening. A selection from the Messiah was performed, followed by a miscellaneous selection of madrigals and glees. The attendance was but limited. Mr. Cooper and Mrs. Evans were the vocalists.
MISS BLANCHE CAPILL (Pupil of Louis Leo—Voice, Mezzo-Soprano), Professor of Music and Singing, 47, Alfred-street, Riverterr;ico, Islington, where letters respecting pupils or engagements may be addressed.
MR. and MADAME E. SIDNEY PRATTEN beg to announce that they have removed to 131b, Oxford-street.
MR LAND begs to announce his Removal to 12, HindeBtreet, Manchester-square.
MR. and MRS. ALFRED GILBERT and MISS COLE beg to announce that their First Performance of Classical Chamber Music will take place at the Willis' Rooms, on Monday, May 7th, at Half-past Eight o'clock. Subscriptions to the series of three, One Guinea. Triple ticket, One Guinea. Subscribers extra tickets, Seven Shillings each. To be obtained of Mr. Alfred Gilbert, 13, Bcrners-strcet, Oxford-street,
TO COUNTRY PROFESSORS.—An Associate and Professor of the Royal Academy of Music, who has been several years engaged at the Philharmonic Societies, Royal Italian Opera, <tc. and who baa a moderate practice as a Teacher of the Piano and Harmony, is desirous (on account of ill health) to remove into the country, and would bo glad to purchase a connection or a partnership, or to exchange connections on reciprocal terms.—Address E, at the office of this paper.
CHURCH ORGAN FOR SALE—A BARGAIN.— In first-rate condition and in every respect equal to new, one of GRAY AND DAVIDSON'S CELEBRATED PATENTS of extensive compass; exceeding brilliant, powerful, and sweet quality of tone, having four stops and three barrels, with thirty psalms, hymns, and chants. Enclosed in handsome Gothic case, gilt pipes in front. Can be seen and heard, and further particulars obtained, at MR. JOHN SMITH'S ORGAN MANUFACTORY, 23, KING SQUARE, BRISTOL.
ISS DOLBY AND MR. LINDSAY SLOPER
beg to announce that their Annual Grand Concert will take place at St. Martin's Hall, Long Acre, on Wednesday evening, June 13. Full particulars will be duly announced.
THE CHORAL SCHOOL, under the Direction of Mr. FREDERICK KINGSBURY—This School is established for the especial purpose of training Amateurs in CHORAL EFFECTS. Prospectuses may be obtained of tho Director (to whom all applications should be made), 18, Cecil-street, Strand; and at the music-sollors.
MUSICAL UNION.—H. R. H. Prince Albert, Patron. Tuesday, April 17th; Half-put Three. Willis's Rooms.—Quartet, B flat No. 78, Haydu; Trio, In D, Op. 76, Beethoven; Quintet, G minor, Mozart: Piano Solos. Mendelssohn and Taubert. Executants—Ernst. Cooper, Hill, Goffrie, Pi.ttti, aud Pauer. Visitor's admission, half-a-guineo each, to be had of Cramer and Co., Chappell and Co., and Ollivior, Bond-street. Seats reserved only for Presidents and Committee. All particulars to be obtained of J. Ella, Director.
MEETINGS FOR AMATEUR CHORAL PRACTICE, conducted by Miss DOLBY and Mr. LINDSAY SLOPER —SECOND
SERIES. 1853.—These Meetings have for object the Practice of Vocal Concerted Music ol the highest order. Terms for sixteen meetings (including tho use of music), two guineas.—Prospectuses may be had at all the principal libraries aud ni i sic warehouses; of Miss Dolby, 2, Hi tide-a tree t, M inches tor-square; and of Mr. Lindsay Sloner. 7, South wick-place. Hyde-park-square.
MRS. JOHN MACFARREN has the honour to announce ths> her TWO ANNUAL MATINKES of PIANOFORTE MUSIC will take place at the New Beethoven Rooms, Saturdays, May 19 and June Id, when she will be assisted by M. Sainton, Signor Platti, and other distinguished artists. Double subscriptions, £1 Is. ; single ticket*, 7«., to be had at Bbors's Library, Old Bond-street, and of Mrs. John Maofafren, 40, Stanhope-street, Gloucester-gate, Begent's-park.
THE DIRECTORS have the honour to announce that MADAME GASSIER, who in consequence of her engagements in Paris did not arrive in London until yesterday (Friday, the 13th), will malae her first aupearance on Monday evening next. — First night of the Season, Monday, April 16th, 1855.—Hot Majesty's servants will perform (in Italian) Bellini's LA SONNAMBCLA. II Con'e Rodolplio, Signer Gassier; Alessio, Signor Pierim; Nuta^y, Signor Bardlnl; aud El vino, Signor Bettini; Theresa, Miss Payne; Lia i, Mdlle. Martini; an i Amina, MADAME GASSIER. To conclude with a grand BALLET DIVERTISSEMENT. Trices of admission—Stalls, 7s.; Dress Circle, 5s. ; Upper Boxes, 3s.; Pit, 2s.; Galleries la,; Private Boxes, One, Two, Three, and Four Guineas each. The doors will opt-n at half-past Seven, and the Opera will commence at Eight precisely. Places and Private Boxes may be secur<d at the Box-office, which is open daily from Inn until Six, also at all the principal Musicsell en* and Librarians.
IR HENRY BISHOP'S VOCAL MUSIC—The
Second and Last Evening Concert at Exeter Hall will take place on Monday next, April 16th, commencing at Eight o'cl'tck. The Aftemoou Concerts will be resumed at the Hanover-square Rooms, on Saturday next. April 21st, commencing at Half-past Three, and terminating at Five "'clock. Sir Henry Bishop will preside at tuc Piano. Tickets at Mitchell's Royal Library, 88. Old Bond-street, and the Principal Libraries, also at Messrs Keith and Prowse, Chcapside.
rpHE LONDON ORCHESTRA. — Conductor, Mr.
A Frank Mori; Leader, Mr. Thiblwall. Including Messrs. Barret, Lazarus, Baumann, Clinton, Lovell Phillips, Prospere, Mount, Mann, Cioffi, Zeiss,Tolbecque, Nadaud, Chipp, Ac. For terms apply to Mr. A. Guest, 1, Kingston Russell-place, Oakley-square, Camden-town, or Messrs. Cramer, Beale, and Co., 201, Regent-street.
NEW PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY, Exeter Hall.— On Wednesday, April 25, tho THIRD GRAND PERFORMANCE will take place, under tho Immediate patronage of HER MOST GRACIOCS MAJESTY THE QUEEN, in aid of the funds of the Hospital for Consumption, Brompton. Programme—Beethoven's Grand Choral Symphony, Mendelssohn's Pianoforte Concerto in G minor. Overtures from the works of Cherubini, Mondelssohn, Spohr, Ac Vocalists—Mad. Clara Novello, Miss Corelli, and Signor Belletti. PianoforteMaster John Barnetr. Chorus of 800 voices. Conductor—Dr. Wylde. Stall Tickets, numbered, £1 Is.; West Gallery, 10s. 6d.; may be had at Mo>sra. Cramer, Beale, and Co. and at the Hospital.
R. WM. STERNDALE BENNETT respectfully an
nounces that the THIRD and LAST of his PERFORM ANCBS of CLASSICAL PIANOFORTE MUSICwilltakeplacoat the Hanover-square Rooms, on Tuesday evening. May 1, to commence at half-past 8. Ticket", 10s. 6d. (to subscribers, 7s.}; Family Tickets, to admit three, 21s.; to be had of Mr. W. S. Bennett, IS, Russellplace, Fitzroy-square; of Messrs. Leader and Cock, 63, New Bond-street; and of the principal music-sellers.
THE CHEAPEST CONCERTINA—Messrs. Boosey and Sons beg to state that Case's Four-Guinea Concertina is sold at a trifle above the cost price, for tho express purpose of superseding the worthless instrument called the German Coucertina, which, from having but half the proper number of notes, is thoroughly useless in a musical senec. Case's Four-Guinea Concertina has double action aud full compass, and is a perfect concert instrument. A Post Office Order for Four Guineas will ensure the delivery of one in any part of England. Case's Concertinas may also be had of every quality and price, from £4 4s. to £12 18s. each. Instruments exchanged and let ou hire. Boosey and Sons' Musical Instrument Warehouse, 28, Holies-street.
GOTHIC HARPS, Double-action, with every improve* ment on Brard's principle, warranted for any period, from 30 Guineas. H. Haarnack, Harp Maker, 35, Bernera-street, Oxford-street. Harps repaired, redecorated, strung, and regulated at moderate prices. N.B.—32 years experience in Harps.
PIANOFORTES.—J. Marsh & Co., Pianoforte Manufacturers beg to inform their friends in the Trade they have given up their Ware-rooms, inNewBond-xtreet, and taken the premises, IS, Stora-street, Bedfordsquare, near the Manufactory, to encble them to give their undivided attention to the Manufacturing Department. Letters to be addressed 13, Storo-strcct, Bedford-square.
TMPROVED SYSTEM OP PENMANSHIP, by Mr.
X Marter, at the Writing Institution, 93, Farringdou-street, Fleet-street, City.— Persons of any age (however bad their writing) can, by taking Fiight Lessons, speedily acquire an expeditious and well-formed style of Penmanship, adapted either to business, professional pursuits, or private correspondence., at Is. 6a. per Lesson, or tho Course of Bight Lessons for 10s. 6d. Arithmetic and Book-keeping practically taught in all its branches. Short-hand taught in a few lessons. Separate Rooms for Ladies. Prospectuses to be had at the Institution.
ALBINOLO'S OINTMENT having been forwarded by the Army Medical Board to the Hospital at Scutari, tho Proprietor of this invaluable discovery having been severely wounded, and cured with this ointment 48 years ago, at tho Kittle of Jena, will present every soldier going to the seat of war with a box to dress his wounds or sores, as a token of sympathy for his sufferings.—Apply, 29, Marylebone-street, Regent-street.
In Pots, duty included. Is. ljd., 2s. 9d.. 4s. 6U, lis., 22s., and 38s.
On the 22nd Novemlxnr, I delivered eight large tin boxes, containing together 200lbs., to Dr. Andrew Smith, Director to tho Army Medical Board, to send them to the Army in the Crimea.
HOLLOWAY'S PILLS a sure remedy for Indigestion, Bile, and disordered Stomachs.—Mr. Patrick O'Brien, of Newtownards, had frequent attacks of bile aud indigestion, particularly after indulging freely in the luxuries of the table. His appetite was good, but his digestion weak, which obliged him to have recourse to medicine as oft-changed as told, for he seldom obtained more than temporary relief, relapsing again into the same unpleasantness. Holloway's Pills were recommended to him after all, and it is quite astonishing to see the benefit he has derived from them, as he can now eat Indiscriminately, without fear of suffering from his former ailments.—Sold by all Vendors of Medicine, and at Professor Holloway's Establishment, 244, Strand, London ; and 80, Maiden-lane, New York.
EATING'S 0.0 UGH LOZENGES.—
A CERTAIN REMEDY for disorders of the Pulmonary Organs—in difficulty of Breathing—in Redundancy of Phlegm—in Incipient Consumption (of which Cough js the most positive indication), they are of unerring efficacy. In Asthma, aud in Winter Cough, they have never been known to fail.
Heating's Cough Lozenges are free from every deleterious ingredient; they may, therefore, be taken at all times, by the most delicate female and by the youngest child; while the Public Speaker and the Professional Singer will find them invaluable in allaying the hoarseness and irritation incidental to vocal exertion, aud consequently a powerful auxiliary in the production of melodious enunciation.
Prepared and sold in boxes, Is. lid., and tins. '2s. yd., 4s 6d.t and 10s. Gd. each, by Thomas Keating, Chemist, etc, No, 79, St. Paul's Churchyard, London.
The Testimonials of their efficacy are too numerous for publication.
IMPORTANT TO SINGERS AND PUBLIC BPEAKSR3.
St Paul's Cathedral, 30th Nov., 1849. Sir,—I have much pleasure in recommending your Lozenges to those who may be distressed with hoarseness. They have afforded me relief on several occasions when scarcely able to sing from the effects of Catarrh. I think they would be very useful to Clergymen, Barristers, and Public Orators.
I am, Sir, yours faithfully, To Mr. Keating. Thomas Francis, Vicar Choral.
ELEGANT PERSONAL REQUISITES. — ROWLANDS' MACASSAR OIL is a,delightfully fragrant and transparent preparation for the hair; and as' an invigofator and beautifier beyond all precedent. In dressing the hair nothing can equal its effect, rendering it so admirably soft that it will lie in any direction, and imparting a transcendent lustre. Price 3s. 6d. 7s ; Family Bottles (equal to four smallX 10s. 6d. ; and double that size, 21s.— ROWLANDS' KALYDOR, For The Skin And Complexion, is unequalled for its rare and inestimable qualities. The radiant bloom it imparts to the cheek; the softness and delicacy which it induces of the hands and arms; its capability of soothing irritations, and'removing'cutaneous defects, discolo rations, and all unsightly appearances, render it indispensable to every toilet. Price 4s. 6d. and 8s. 64. per bottle.—ROWLANDS' ODONTO, Or Pearl Dentifrice, prepared from Oriental Herbs with unusual care. This unique compound will be found of inestimable value in preserving aud beautifying the teeth, strengthening the gums, and in giving sweetness and perfume to the breath. Pi ice 2s. 9d. per box. Sold by A. ROWLAND and SONS, 20, Hat ton-garden, London, and by Chemists and Perfumers. Beware of Spurious Imitations 11?
CORNET AND P1AN0F0ETE,
THE MOST POPULAR MODERN OPERAS,
Come per me sereno; and Cara Campagna .. ..
Vi ravviso ; and, Tu non &ai
Tutto e sciolto; and. Ah perche non ., ..
Prendi 1' anel t i douo
Ah foaco cielo; and. Ah non giungo
Bon geloso; and, Tutto e gioja
Cara luoghi; and, O luce di quest' anima
E la voce, and, Ah consolarmi
Ah bel destiu : and, Dt tu pene
Ernani, Ernani, involami .. .. ,. .,
Solingo errante; Infetice; Viva Augutto, etc.
Three celebrated Song*
Second Selection of ditto
Introduction ; Questa o quella; Tutto; Ballata, etc E U Boi; Caro nomo; Zitti, Zitti; Deh non parla .. Parmi rckr; La Donna e mobile; Bella Figlia .. II rival aalvar tu Dei; and, Suoni la tromba Qui la voce aua soave; Vlen diletto e in ciel la tuna Ate, n cara amor. Tolora; Son Vergin Vezzoea .. ,*.T» bt maimed. Boofley and Sana, 28, Holies-street, Oxford-street
NEW PIANOFORTE MUSIC, by W. Vincent Wallace :—I knpw that my Redeemer liveth. from Handel, 3s.; Old Hundredth Psalm, 4s ; With Verdure Clad, 2s. Gd.; La Donna e Mobile, 2s. 6d.; Vesper Hymn, 3s.; Fading Away, Ss. ; H Sostenuto, 3s. ; Opera Fantasias on Airs from Sonnambula, Der FreischUtz, and twelve others, 3s. each; Twelve Scotch Airs, each Ss.; Twelve Irish Airs, 3s. each; and Twenty-four New Scales and Preludes, 4s. London: Robert Cocks and Co., Publishers to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria and to His Imperial Majesty Napoleon III.
NEW CONCERTINA MUSIC—" The Concertina Miscellany," a new periodical of popular music for the Concertina Solo, and Concertina and Pianoforte, conducted by George Case. The number for this month (No. 4) contains a Fantalsie on Irish Airs, Concertina and Piano. No 1 contained a Fautaisie on Auber's Masaniello, Concertina aud Piano. No. 2, a selection from the Creation, Concertina and Piano Ooncertante. No. 3, a selection from Lucia di Lammermoor, Concertina Solo. Subscription per annum, Sis, * or, postage-free, 27s. Boosey and Sons, 28, Holies-street.
Depot for Case's celebrated Four Guinea Concertinas.
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WITH ITALIAN WOBDS.
FRENCH EDITIONS IN 8vo.
IMPORTED AND SOLD BY BOOSEY AND SONS, 28, HOLLES-STREET.
LES HUGUENOTS. Price 20s.
ROBERT LE DIABLE. Price 20s.
GUILLAUME TELL. Price 20s.
IL TROVATORE. Price 12s.
RIGOLETTO. Price 12s.
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR. Price 10s.
I PURITANI. Price 8a
LUCREZIA BORGIA. Price 10s.
NORMA. Price 10s.
FIFTY OTHER OPERAS IN A SIMILAR FORM. "XTERDI'S IL TROVATORE—Boosey and Sons have
V published the following cheap and attractive editions of IL TROVATORE, THE COPYRIGHT OF WHICH WAS ASSIGNED TO THEM BY THE COMPOSER The entire opera, unabridged and unaltered, with Italian words, 21s. A pianoforte adaptation of all the favourite airs, by Nordmann, in two book », 2s. each, or complete, 4s. (usually 10s.) The eight most popular songs (transjiosed), price Is. oach ; and the whole of the vocal music, in the original keys, with recitatives, etc., at the usual prices. Other editions are in the press. Boosey aud Sons, 28, Holies-street.
TO LEADERS OF BANDS, &c—Boosey & Sons publish this day an edition of the Zcrllna Polka, for Orchestra. The want of a good arrangement of this composition, and the express wish of a number of subscribers, have induced the publishers to include this in their Orchestral Journal. Price for full band, 5s. Septet, 3s. 8d. Boosey and Sons, 28, Holies-street.
JUST PUBLISHED.—Vocal Exercises, dedicated by special permission to H.S.H. the Princess Ada, of Hohenlohe Langenburg, by Elizabeth Masson, to be had of Miss Maasou, No. M, Upper Norton-street, Portland-place, London, and at all tlie principal music-sellers, price 15s.
NEW GALOP.—Published this day, Sweet Waters of Europe Galop. Composed and arranged for the Pianoforte, by William Delany. Price 2s. Published for the Author, by Boosey and Sous, 28, Holiesstreet.
SCORE OF MOZARrS DON GIOVANNI IN HIS OWN HANDWRITING.—Mr. PAUER has been directed to sell a collection of Autograph Scores of Mozart, consisting of Don Giovanni; Quintet for Stringed Instruments in 0 major; Sonata in F for Pianoforte and Violin; Variations in G major for Piano a 4 mains; Sonata in F for Piano; Quartet in F for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Violoncello; March in D for Full Band, etc., etc. Apply by Letter to Mr, PAUER, 82, Alfred-place West, Thurloe-square, London.
CHARLES MACKAY.—Six Original Compositions.—
1. When first my fancy censed to roam. Song. Price 2s.
2. Believe if you can „ _,
3. The fisherman and his wife .. .. Glee. „ 2a.
4. Dudley Castle .. . .. .. Song. „ 2s.
5. Oh 1 say fond heart ,, (, 2a.
0. Tbe rose's errand ,. ., 2s.
The kindred feelings of poetry and music are joined by Mr Mackay in theso lyrics, as he has written both the words and the melodies. They are effective drawing-room songs, familiar, yet pleasing, and graceful in character. "Believe if you can" is light, sparkling, and very effective; "The rose's errand," an expressive and touching ballad; and "The fisherman and his wife," a glee far three voices, is excellently harmonised, and one of the best specimens of glee writing that we have seen for some time.—News o/ the World.—Boosey aud Sons, 28, Holies-street.
LES ETOILES FILANTES, Caprice pour le Piano, composed by A Quidant price 3s.—" Les Etoiles Filantes is an idea on the piano of the sensation one feels when gazing on a beautiful starlit aky, and ends with a very clever imitation of meteors or shooting stars. This caprice is highly poetical, and the couclusion is very novel and effective."—Critic. —Boosey aud Sons, 28, Holies-street.
BEETHOVEN'S ADIEU.—One of the last and most beautiful compositions of this great composer, for piano 2s. As a song, the words by Sir Francis Knowles, price 2s. OU.—Boosey and Sons, 28, Holies-street.
LA VARSOVIANA, danced every evening at the Argyll Rooms. Composed by Henri Laurent. Price 2s. Boosey and Sons, 28, Holies-street.
OPHELIA WALTZ, by Albert Wagner. Pianoforte 4s. Boosey and Sons, 28. Holies-street.
0 FLUTE PLAYERS.—Boosey And Sons publish
this day "La Sonuambula" arranged for the Flute by J. Clinton, forming No. 1, of Boosey's standard Foreign Operas for Flute Solo, price 2s. 6d. Norma and Lucia di Lammermoor will be ready in a few days. Boosey aud Sons, 28, Holiesstreet.
NEW SONG—Published this day, "The Hour is nigh." The poetry by Desmond Ryan, Esq., Composed by R. Hacking, Jun. Price 2s. Boosey and Sons, 28, Holies-street, Oxford-street.
GOLLMICK'S CHANSON A BOIRE, for the Pianoforte, price 3s.
OPINIONS OF THE PKESS.
"Hear Gollmick is, we fancy, a very promising composer. His 'Chanson a Boire' is lively md original, full of taruo Dacchiuxal spirit yet tree from coarseness and common -place; while he has not attempted t > prove his theoretical knowledge of hi* art by making his 'Chanson' almost impossible to be played, except by a Lizst or a Thai berg. We shall look for further compositions from Herr Gollmick with interest."—Liverpool Mail.
"'Chanson a Boire,' by Gollmick. This is a very sweet m-rwau for the pianoforte. The melody is beautifully led all through, it carrying fancy, feeling, and fingers a'l along with it."—Eliza Cook's Journal.
"80 far as what is termed 'character' is concerned, the 'Chanson a Boire' (also in E fiat) has more chance of enlisting the popular oar, and acquiring general favour, than any of its companions. The second motive, in A flat, is charming and well developed. The whole is easy and fluent, and admirably suited to players of moderate capacity, who prefer something new and fresh to the eternal fantasias and airs with variations, under which the shelves of music publishers have been groaning for the last quarter of a ceutury."—Musical Worla\ Boosey aud Sons, 28, Holies-street.
GOLLMICKS EUROPA, GALOP DE CONCERT, for the Pianoforte. Second edition, price 2s.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
"'Burop*' is an animated galop in B flat, with a florid and effective episode in the subdominant, easy to play and agreeable to listen to."—Musical World.
"' Europa.Galop,' by Gollmick, is a sterling aud spirited composition. Some of the movements are excellent, and, liko most of this talented composer's works, the Europe. Galop blends sound practice with harmonious construction. The combination of smoothness aud power In it must satisfy musician and dancer at once."—Eliza Cook's Journal.
*- In no modern music have we met with such a happy and spontaneous idea as the tbemc of the 'Europa Galop.' It is of that pleasantly exciting kind that one listens to over and over again without tiring."—Critic.
"In no modern musique di bravura havo we met with anything to compare to the 'Europa' for happy melody, brilliancy, and finish. There is a perfect unity aud decided individuality about it, bearing evidence of true genius in the author."— lady's Ntu-spaptr.
'• Our musical readers will be acquainted with the galop de concert, entitled 'Europa,' which has had a wide reputation."—Morning AdvtrtMr, Boosey and Sons, 28, Holies-street.
GJOLLMICK'S Six German VOLKSLIEDER, trail* scribed for the Pianoforte, Six numbers, price 2s. 01. These pieces are partlculitrly recommended to the attention of professors, amateurs, and students. The want of novel and .pleasing music for the pianoforte renders them very attractive at the present time. Boosey and Sons, 28, Holies-street.
GOLLMICK'S BELISARIO, Grand Duet for the pianoforte, performed frequently in public and always encored. A popular edition, with all the brilliant effects, but moderately difficult, price fts. Boosey and Sons, 28, Holies-street
GOLLMICK'S GRANDE MARCHE HEROIQUE, performed at Case's Concert, Exelor Hall. April 11th. Pianoforte, price 3s.; orchestra, 5s.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
"The ' Marcho Herolquo ' ia bold aud vigorous, with a charming motivo for its principal subject."—Critic,
1' Equal praise'must be awarded to the 'Mar. 1 10 Heroique,' a bold and spontaneous theme, followed by a delicious trio."— lad/i Newipapcr.
"The ' Marcho Heroiqu'j' is an admirable composition. It affords capital practice for those who wish to acquire a fiue octave hand, and should be given to all earnest students."—.Blua Coot; Journal,
Boosey and Sons, 28, Holies-street.
NEW PIANOFORTE MUSIC,
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SUBSCRIPTION:—Stamped for Postage, 20s. per annum—Payable in advance, by Cash or Poit Office Order, to BOOSEY & SONS, 28, Holies Street, Cavendish Square.
HER MAJESTY'S PRIVATE BAND.
Sir,—After the offer you have made of your columns being open to myself, or any aggrieved party, I need not make any apology for troubling you.
From the false reports which Mr. Anderson is spreading about (much to my disadvantage), I think it right that the musical public should know as much of the nature of the cause of my dismissal from Her Majesty's Private Band as may be gleaned from the following letters.
The endeavour on the part of Mr. Anderson to rest the harshness of the treatment I have received wholly on Colonel Phipps, is a mean attempt to evade the censure which justly belongs to himself; and, although he may be clever enough to escape in the world the odium of the action, from its comparative secretness, still / have had too many proofs of his vindictiveness to doubt his present intention to ruin me in the eyes of the Court and the world. With the former he possibly has succeeded, but I trust the public is not so influenced. Leaving, therefore, my cause with the hope of an impartial judgment, I am, Sir, your obliged servant,
April 19th, 1855. Edmund Chipp.
August 26th, 1854.
Dear Sib,—I have now been a member of her Majesty's Private Band upwards of ten yeari, and at the time I entered it, there was a promise made by you that the salary then granted me of £100 per annum, should in course of time be raised to the same amount as enjoyed by the other members, viz., £130.
I now feel, from the time I have been in her Majesty's service, and from the zealous and punctual manner in which I have ever endeavoured to attend to the duties required of me, that I ought to remind you of a promise, which possibly, from the lapse of time and your numerous engagements, you may have forgotten.
When I first became a member of her Majesty's Private Band, I was but young, and without ties, and the salary, although moderate, was then adequate. Now, however, having a family to educate and provide for in life, the case is very different.
I have had several offers of settling in the country; but up to the present time I have declined them, as I prefer, if my position is made such as I consider I am entitled to, remaining in London.
Knowing that your influence is such that you can further the request of one in whose welfare you have often professed to feel an interest, I am, dear Sir,
To (J. F. Anderson, Esq. Edmund Chipp.
; - ■ . 2.
Osborne, September 9th, 1854. Dear Sib,—In acknowledging the receipt of your letter, I must confess myself much surprised at its contents, and the tone of the document altogether. And you must excuse me if I tell you candidly that I do not consider that I offered you a very moderate salary of £100 per annum, because you were young; on tho contrary, I know that I engaged you on a very liberal salary. The terms I gave you wore very handsome; and you were only too anxious to obtain the appointment,
and your father expressed himself most grateful to me for having got you the situation.
I cannot enter further into this matter till we meet at Windsor (if we do meet there) than to request that you will not for one moment hesitate to accept one, or any, of the "frequent appointments of settling in the country" whenever such may occur, ns I can only repeat that which I have eery often expressed to you—viz., that I shall only be too happy to see you better yourself, and that your resignation of the appointments you now hold as Musician to Her Majesty will be immediately accepted, when anything more advantageous to your interest may be offered to you. With kind regards,
Believe me, dear Sir, yours very truly.
To E. Chipp, Esq. (i. F. Anderson.
October 7th, 1854.
Dear Sib,—When I first received your note I considered it best to do as you wished, and leave the discussion of its contents until our arrival at Windsor, but upon further reflection I do not see why I should not express (prior to that interview) how muoh I feel hurt and surprised at the manner in which you have treated a request, which I neither consider unreasonable nor without claim.
You certainly spared no pains to wound my feelings, but in no respect have you replied to the main purport of my note. You seem to misconstrue my words in more ways than one:—for instance, I never in my former note intimated that I was not glad when I received (nearly eleven years since) the appointment; on the contrary, having been in the Royal service the greater part of my life (I entered the Chapel Royal before I was eight years old), I very naturally feel some predilection for it, but I cannot be content to remain only in the position I occupied in my twenty-first year; there would be no progression in that; and I think you must acknowledge that the spur to labour is the hope of advancement.
You seem to throw a doubt upon my having had offers to settle in the country, but I should have no trouble to prove tho truth of my words.
I am not one to take a mean advantage, unless it is forced upon mo, therefore I shall be at Windsor as usual, and then I trust we shall come to some more satisfactory settlement, as / do not consider the salary I at present receive so "very liberal."
I am, dear Sir, yours respectfully,
To G. F. Anderson, Esq. Edmund Chipp.
April 13th, 1855.
Sib,—In justice to myself, and with all due respect to you, I consider I should be wanting in a proper spirit of honourablo pride, if I refrained from addressing a letter of explanation to you, ou the subject of my late abrupt dismissal from Iler Majesty's service.
My character being seriously affected, I feel that I must not noglect anything which may be the means of eradicating from your mind the idea that I have acted in a manner unworthy of the estimation with which I have been hitherto regarded, by all with whom I have been connected, or that I have, knowingly, behaved unbecomingly to Her Majesty.
It is quite necessary, to the proper understand' of the wholo affair, that I should bring before your notice, letters wh; • lave passed between Mr. Anderson and myself, the first of which is d August 26th, 1854. You will, by that note, perceive that there was no -omise mado when I first entered Her Majesty's Private Band, how • r Mr. Anderson may now deny it.
You will, I think, hardly wonder that Mr. A derson's reply to tha£ note called forth another from me. Here the latter rested for som* weeks, but during an interview with Mr. Ande ton at Windsor Castle. in October, at which, when he discovered that possessed no iu'ilten proof ot his promise, ho denied bo had made it. Only now discovering
the Fbiend I had to deal with, I felt how wrong I had been to trust to more words.
In January the letter signed "Truth" appeared in the Musical World. Mr. Anderson accused me of being the writer—an accusation, which, being innocent, I strongly denied, and he appeared to believe me. In a few days, however, I found he was asserting to others that he was convinced it was my production, and then thought proper to confirm this assertion by contemptuously returning a trifling present I had made him some years before. I immediately wrote to the Editor of the paper, asking him to deny my having written the letter in question. This may have been an act of indiscretion, but my word being doubted by Mr. Anderson, who ought to have been aware from his long knowledge of myself and parents, that I was incapable of au untruth, I felt that I had no other course open but to appeal to the Kditor of the paper to confirm my denial of the authorship of the letter in question.
I must beg further to trouble you with a short statement of two other instances in which I conceive myself greatly aggrieved by Mr. Anderson's conduct. In the summer of 1847, at Mr. Anderson's request, I acted as deputy organist to Her Majesty's Private Chapel, and after I had continued in that capacity some little time, Mr. Anderson enquired what salary I received as organist at Mr. Montgomery's Chapel. I replied £40 per annum. Mr. A. then enquired whether I should be satisfied with the same sum at Her Majesty's Private Chapel, to which I at once acceded; whereupon Mr. A. distinctly promised me the appointment; but afterwards, without the slightest reason or explanation, procured the appointment of Mr. Cusins, his own nephew, to the situation. Again, at Mr. Anderson's request, I prepared the design, which was afterwards adopted, for the new organ for the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle, for which design I believe Mr. A. took credit as his own, and never either acknowledged my assistance, or even asked me to inspect it when erected.
When I left Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, St. James's, where I had been upwards of eight years, I received presents of money and a book from the Bishop of London; and testimonials of good conduct from Mr. Hawes, master of the choristers; Dr. Heath, Sub-Dean, Chapel Royal; and the Rev. J. V. Povah. I have had many more since from men of position and eminence, among them the Honourable and Rev. 0. L. Courtenay, who had known me as doing duty both in the band and Private Chapel.
I have stated these circumstances fully, not with any view of seeking to be reinstated in a situation which I could never again hold under Mr. Anderson, after what has transpired, but solely with a wish to clear myself from any imputations of improper or disloyal conduct. Trusting, Sir, I have succeeded in this object, I have the honour to be,
Your obedient Servant,
To Col. the Honourable C. B. Phipps.
Sib,—I think it right to forward you a copy of a letter which I have sent to Col. Phipps, fully explaining the circumstances which led, through you, to my dismissal from the Private Band.
The act for which I havo ostensibly been deprived of my position in the Royal Service, viz., the publication of a letter in my own exoneration was, as you are well aware, a course forced upon me by your own ungentlemanly conduct.
Under no circumstances whatever could I again hold office under a man who has forfeited his word and all title to respect; and my only object in writing to you now is in order to shew you that I am fully aware of the motives under which you have acted all through.
In order that my character may stand right with the public as well as with my private friends, I shall publish the whole circumstances under which I have been dismissed from H.M. Service, and leavo the public to judge upon whom the odium ought to fall. Yours,
To G. F. Anderson, Esq. Edmund Chjit.
THE IMPERIAL VISIT. To the Editor of the Musical World. Sib,—In the programme of entertainments provided for the occasion of the visit to England of their Imperial Majesties the Emperor and Empress of the French, one is surprised at the total absence of all that is English (as far as art is concerned) in the means adopted to amuse tho guests of Royalty during their short sojourn. It will be urged, that the non-existence of an English Opera Company of adequate importance, enforces the necessity of a performance being given by the lioyal Italians; that the fact of the German band at the Crystal Palace being already embodied, compels tho directors to avail themselves of
the same. These excuses may or may not be very plausible, by way of argument -, but most unquestionably would it hare Been more satisfactory to the nation, and more complimentary to those for whose amusement the performances are intended, had native artists been employed instead of those who, being strangers in this country, cannot be supposed to participate in the feeling which induces the Euglish as a nation to welcome the representative of the French.
Moreover, consider the anomaly of the additional verses to the National Anthem (written for the occasion in honour of the august visitors) being sung by foreigners! It may be said, there was not time to provide any other performances. The excuse would, however, be futile, seeing there would be no obstacle to an English musical entertainment being organised either at tho Crystal Palace or Coveut Garden Theatre. I am not adverse to tho cordial reception always accorded to foreign artists by this country; for from it: let artists and real genius be supported and encouraged wherever they may present themselves; but, on an occasion like the present, some effort should surely be made by those in whose power it lies to protect and endeavour to uphold native talent, and not allow it to bo superseded by those who cannot be as much (if, in fact, they are at all) interested in the national proceedings of the moment. I will merely add 'that, should our Queen visit France, the means omployed to celebrate the event will place those of which our Government has availed itself in sad contradistinction.
I am, Sir, yours obediently,
April 17, 1865. D. B.
A BOMANTIC OPBBA, IN TBBBB ACTS, ST
BCENE III. During tho following hues, the swan with the skiff comes right up to the bank. LoujcKoaiN, leaning on his sword, is standing in tho -skirt, in a suit of silvur armour, with his helmet on his head, his shield slung on his bock, and a small horn at his side.
At.t, The Men And Women. (Turning towards the front, in a state of the greatest amazement.) A wonder, a wonder, a wonder! Ah! an unheard-of wonder, never witnessed before! We greet thee, we greet thee, Heaven-sent hero! (elba has turned round, and,perceiving L< Hbngbin, uttered a loud cry of delight. Fbiedbich looks on Lohengbin in silence. Obtbud, who, during the whole trial, has preserved a haughty bearing, is seized with deadly fear on beholding Lohengbin and the swan, and, during the following scene, gazes fixedly upon the stranger. As Lohengbin prepares to leave the skiff", the loud rejoicing of the people is changed into the most attentive silence.)
LouENGiiix. ( With one foot still in the skiff, and bowing to the Swan.) Now besthanked, my beloved swan! retire up the broad stream again; return once more to our happiness! Therefore let our service be truly performed! Farewell, farewell, my dear swan. (The Swan turns the skiff round, and swims back up the stream; Lohengbin looks after it pensively for a short time.)
The Men And Women. (Greatly moved, and in the softest whisper.) What a sweet and blissful terror seizes on us! What a propitious power holds us spell-bound! How handsome and majestic is he who has brought such a wonder to the land!
Lohengbin. (Who has advanced slowly and solemnly into the foreground, bowing to the King.) Hail, King Henry! May God stand full of blessings near thy sword! Thy name, great and glorious, shall never fade from the earth.
King. Thanks! If I rightly guess the power that lias brought thee to this land, thou comest sent from Heaven!
Lohengbin. (Advancing still further into the middle.) I am sent to fight for a maiden accused of a heavy crime; at present, let me see if I have met with her! Speak, then, Elsa von Brabant! If I was appointed thy champion, will thou, without fear and terror, trust thyself to my protection?
Elba. (Who, since she beheld Lohengbin, has stood motionless as if under the influence of some sweet spell, with her eyes fixed upon him, as if aroused by his address, and overcome by feelings of joy, sinks at his feet.) My hero! my saviour 1 Take me! I give thee all that I am!
Lohengbin. If I conquer for thee in the combat, wilt thou take mo for thy husband P
Elba. As I lie here before thy feet, do I freely give thee body and soul.
Lohengbin. Elsa, if I am to bear the name of thy husband; if I am to defend thy land and people for thee; if nothing is ever to tear me