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derate proficiency-not absolute be- | 4. “ The Birks of Invermay," a ginners--and under an arrangement Scotch Song, arranged for the sufficiently complete to convey a very | Harp or Piano - forte, by S. good idea of the peculiar and inter- Webbe. Pr. 1s. 60.-(W. Eaveesting character of the music. Mr. staff, Great Russell-street, BloomsPurkis's divertimento (10) may be bury.) considered as a continuation of his ! 5.“ Tak' your auld cloak," a Scotch Operatic Fantasias and Divertimen-| Song, arranged as abore, by the tos, which have been noticed in our same. Pr. Is. 60.-(W. Earcformer reports in terms of decided staff.) approbation; and his “ Preciosa” | 1. Mr. Nightingale's composition forms no exception in our good opi- i consists of a recitative and air from nion. Four or five of the tunes are Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered, and is neatly brought into successive con- stated to have been sung by Mr. nection, under some changes of key, Braham, and also by Mr. Pyne: it scarcely avoidable in the present is a composition of considerable excase. The flute part is essential. tent, partaking both of the nature
11, 12, 13, 14, are further Frey | of a cantata and bravura. The reschütz-effusions, of which there real. citativo is appropriate and impresly seems to be no end, in doors, out sive: the air itself is conceived in a of doors, at the theatres, and in the martial style, energetic and striking; shops. Our worthy friend, the “ Jae- it reminded us here and there of ger Chorus," is here once more in “ The Soldier tird,” to which, howduplicate-bless him!—and another ever, we should prefer it, as more dear acquaintance, the “ Bridemaid's varied in expression, and of stronger Chorus," also craves twofold notice. harmonic colouring. We observe How do they do, the pretty dears? some striking transitions and moduAs well as can be expected for the lations; and the accompaniments, as purpose they come for. Mr. Poole's well as the instrumental interludes, and Mr. Rimbault's books will afford are active and appropriate. pleasant recreation to pupils not yet 2. Mr. Wordsworth's ballad, witharrived at any marked degree of skill. out deviating froin the usual tenor of This class is the most numerous, and these compositions, presents a flowing it is right they should be attended to. I and pleasing melody ; its latter part VOCAL.
is the most pointed, owing in part to 1. Recitative, “ Soon as the rising an appropriate employment of the morn,” and Air, “ Now man to extreme sixth. man," composed by J. C. Night-| 3. “ The Strawberry-Girl" of Mr.
ingale. Pr. 23.—(Monro and May.) | Bryan is equally entitled to com2. “I pledge you, dear Fanny, a mendation for its regularity and the
heart void of guile;" a Ballad, smooth progress of its melody. Its written by H. Barker, Esq. com interest would have been enhanced posed by W. A. Wordsworth. Pr. | by an accompaniment independent
Is. 60.-(Monro and May.) of the voice, which latter merely 3. “ The Strawberry-Girl,” Ballad, follows the treble part of the piano
composed by S. Bryan. Pr. Is. 6d. forte. --Monro and May.)
4 and 5. The two Scotch songs, “ The Birks of Invermay" and“ Tak' || tricate as to execution, are nevertheyour auld cloak," are stated to have less calculated for players of somebeen expressly arranged for Miss what higher attainments. The inPaton, who sang and accompanied troduction to the polacca from Tanthem on the harp. For the first of credi is very tasteful; and the polacthem, both as to melody and arrange- ca itself, what with appropriate amment, we cannot profess any great plification and some interesting pas. partiality; the style is obsolete, and | sages and modulations, deserves the the harmonies occasionally rather | attention of the amateur. In the hard. The second, although neither imitative fantasia, No.3, Mr. B. has of modern date, is not only more introduced that well-known Spanish attractive in general, but derives a serenade,“ Wake, dearest, wake," certain degree of interest from the besides several other favourite vocal ancient character of its truly Cale- motivos. In the treatment of these, donian melody.
there is a degree of originality and HARP-MUSIC.
gracefulness, and a selectness of har1. Amusement pour les Dames, Re-monic colouring, which shew not on. cueil periodique de Pièces choi- || ly the hand of a master, but a state sies pour la Harpe, non publiées of mind quite in cue for a composiauparavant en Angleterre. No. 3. tion of this description. Pr. 4s.-(Cocks and Co.)
VIOLONCELLO. 2. The admired Polacca from the A complete Treatise on the Violon
Opera of " Il Tancredi,” arrang- cello, including, besides the necesed as a Rondo for the Harp, by sary Preliminary Instructions, the N. C. Bochsa. Pr. 3s. 6d. || Art of Bowing; with easy Les(Goulding and Co.)
sons and Exercises in all the Keys, 3. Imitative Fantasia for the Harp, properly fingered; the whole writ
in a new style, by N. C. Bochsa. ten, selected, and composed by F. Pr. 3s. 60.-(Goulding and Co.) W. Crouch, of the King's Thea
1. The third number of Messrs. tre, Haymarket. Pr. 125.-(ChapCocks and Co.'s “ Recueil perio pell and Co.) dique” contains three pieces from Although the violoncello is but a “ Der Freyschütz;” viz. the Echo | theoretical acquaintance of ours, we Waltz, the Echo Song, and the Jae- feel fully justified in accompanying ger Chorus; a waltz made from mate- the treatise of Mr. Crouch with our rials in Rossini's “ Mosé in Egitto,” | most strenuous recommendation; and and Haydn's “ God save the Empe- || we hail its appearance as a confirmaror," with some variations. All these tion of the opinion expressed on pieces are arranged in a pleasing former occasions, as to the increasing manner, and with due regard to the estimation and cultivation bestowed capabilities and effect of the harp; upon so essential and beautiful an and, with the exception of the vari instrument. After some very senations, the whole may be compassed sible and judicious introductory reby performers of moderate profici- || marks on the character and the caency.
pabilities of the violoncello, Mr. C. 2 and 3. Mr. Bochsa's two books enters upon his didactic course, which, above-mentioned, without being in. |besides a variety of general element