When the Convent Bells Are Ringing. Song

Walter Maynard, Longfellow, Walter Maynard, Edward Legge
1871 The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular  
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more » ... e is much-indeed too much patched effect so oftell to be found in the compositions of variety in the harmony, and some good eSects are gained those who paint words rather thall ideas. Abstractedly by enharmonic changes. there i8 much to admirs in many of the varied passages with which this descriptive piece abounds, but i; is a NVILLI MORLET. relief when we come to the peaceful melody, with the zZe VillaSe Eatisal. A Descriptive P;ece yor the ulldulating arpeggio accompaniment which concludeS Pianofbrte. By Brinley Etichards. the song. Ax eff8ctive little sketch, the characteristics of which are sufficiently indicated by the title. A bright and @tlgtttAl orreF#ontente tuneful dance commences the piece, and this is succeeded by similarly light and gracefill movements. represelltillg OR ANIST ' the Village Band, the E3estival Waltz and the Alaypole G S SALARIES. Dance. All these subjects are simple in the extreme to THE EDITOR OF 1EE MUSI(,AL TI}IES. but an-artistic ieeling pervades the whole, and lifts the SIR,-Will you give me space to reply to the railillg composition abos-e the level of the ordinary descriptive accusation made by 4; Clericus" against Organist,s ill music writtell for your)g players. AVe can scarcely doubt general alld Country Organists in particular 9 Firstly, as that the c; Village Festival" will ellliven many drawing-to the Organists' salalies. 4 Clericus" iLl eSect says: rooms during the Christmas vacation. Organists are paid tor the tinwe they are engaged in Boat Song, for P;ano, by Wi11iam Charles Levey. church work in an equal ratio to the payment they receive WE know not why this piece is sent for review, for thelr time when engaed in teaGhing. Is that considering that for years it has been familiar to us as a so ? E5rom a calculatior1 I have made I fild that my composition weil adapted for teaching, and one uloreover duty required of llle at least 272 attelldances duritlg the to be fou1zd in the portfolios of numerou3 little studellts yeart of an average duration of an hour and a halt each ome for the holidays As our opinion is solicited, how-attendance, exclusive of time spent in cOpyillg, vS3c., for ever, we can con6cientiously affirm tllat, although slight the choir. Tile 6tipend was £30. 'the services choralin structure it is an exceedingly elegant trifle, written two arlthems evely Sunday. Now £30 for these attelldwith the 6kill of a practi6ed musician, and well calculated ances will give 2S. 21d. and a smaller fractioll eacll to please even a critical domestic audience. The principal attendance. Surely that cannot bc in an equal ratio to theme has much character; and the second subJect in the what an average teacher gets for the same tilue t for while relative minor, with an effective accompaniment of serai-I was making olle attendance at church I could have quavers in the iIlner part is luelodious and applopriate. taken tllree pupils at rtly own residence, which at thelow We commend the.s; Boat Song" to the attention of all fee of ls. 6d. perlessoll would have yielded 4S. Gd. So who are yet unacquainted with it. far theil the assertion ot 4-Clericus " is IlOt supported t+yfigures; but the basis on w11ich he would found llis scale ot remuneration is bad, if not inconsistent. Let us see HIBIE AND SOX, LIVERPOOL; AXD HUTCHINGS AND I<OMER how h;s theory work3. I ollly get Ts. tSd. for giving a LONDON. 1e6son on oIae of 13eethovens Sollatas7 therebre I larn WAzen the Cotavent Bells are rfrlging. Song. amply paid if I play that same sonata to the public iOls Rzzin in Sumszer. Song. Words by Longfellow. 7s.s;d. ! Secondly,astoposition-Whatisit? ErequeIltly jllirle only. Song. AVords by 13dward l.egge. the ullenviable position of a shuttlecock thrown fronl the She Secs Oiver. Song. AVords by Longfellow. clergy to the churchwalden, and frons the churchwarden Composed by Walter tIaynard. to the clergy. As an Organist of some years' e2mperience I TEts batch of songs by a writer well known as a have no recollection that my position ever l)rought me successful composer of vocal music, will be welcoule to half-a-dozen pupils; Oll the contrary, my experiellef3 is singers who ciesire something more than a maudlin that the tnost pro3perous teacher is he who has llO church melody with an arpeggio accompaniment. They are all work to do. Thirdly, as to the soluntaries country treated in a thoroughly :n:1usicialllike manner; alld, al-Organists play. Admitting " Clericus" to ba right7 isnot though we like the lea3t ambitious the best, we doubt his assertion but a reiteration of the complaint? 1'he whether our opinioll will he shared 1)s th.e majority of Orgalsist is paid so badly that a musician fillds it lnore listeners. The theme of No. l is scarcely religious, but profitable to study pianoforte playing than orgall playilag. it is efictive, and will be certain to please. The contrast In fact he gets Illore for one eveniL1g's attendaIlce at a tof the ; parlante " phrases with the pretty melody which concert or a quadrille party than he does for a mollth's forms the leading idea of the sorlg will, we think, make cilurch worl; but I do not admit that COUlltiwy Orgallists the composition a favourite with vocalists, even if cylwical possess so few qualifieations as " Clerics " asserts. I-Iere critics should grumble in a corller. 44 Rain in Summer 7 iS a Specimell ot
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