Sweetly sound the Sabbath Bells ("Quel Bonheur.") Two-Part Song [review-book]

1868 The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular  
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Various errors had long passed current in the Sonatas and other works of Beethoven-+rong notes, deficiencies or superfluitie,s, and other points of' inaccuracy which it might soon llave become irupossible to settle authoritatively l)ut tor the spirited under-talSing of the great Leipzig firm, who have spared neither cost nor trotlble in pre)aring an edition of the works of Beethoven, which worthily enshaines the grandest musical productions, and is an hoziour alike to (}erulan enterprise as to German art. Every doubtful point has leen settled by comparison and research illtO authority, under the comlined knowledge and judgment of a committee whose names include among others, those of Herren Reinecke Richter, David, Nottebohm, 13agge, Jahn and the late Alovitz Hauptlllann; a.lld the whole of Beethoven s works, thus purified i'rom error, are now coulprised in a series of tsvellty-four divi3ions; tlle engraving and printing of xYhich ale remarkable for beauty and clearness eveIl in tllese days of improvenlent in such externals. By this adllliral)le edition of' Beethoven, tIessrs. Breitkopf alld Hartel will be associated xvith the name of the compo,ser as Baskerville was with the iInportant works s^hich issueri fronl his press; and wit,h greater reason, since the GelIllan ulusical pululication is f'ully as be<autiful as the English productions referre3cl to, with the advantage over them of being correct. Tlle small edition nosv under notice is a reproductiol) of the solo sonatas, with the advant,age of' the corrections of the latger edition, including al.so the six sonatas only recently added to the former collection of thirtv-two. The first three of' these (Nos. 33 34, 3a) have an interest as leillg kllonvn to 1)e the productions of' Beethoven in his eleventh year. Small as these olu1llles are f'rom the 1leatnes3 of the ellgzaving, the l)rightlless of tilt3 ink, and tlle goodness of the papel, they ar e a, availalule for performance as they are useful br ready reference * and their sortalilit,y alld handy form render them xvell wortll the fEn shillilog3 char,ged for tllern, e+7en to those rho already possess larg,er aIld ulore expensive editions. Tlle eclition of CIlo?in's Polonaises and AValtzes ilS siluilaa in form and clleapness to the publication previous;ly referred to. By means of these beautiful little editions, a wllole libtaly of great compositions can be carliecl about in a corner of a portmanteau. L.X3IBORN COCIR7 A:DDISON, AND CO. So many elementary works on tnusic are merely copied frozn tlleir precleces30rS that it is quite refreshing to find any one contailling the result, of original thought, even +hen the masims laid donvn do not coincide withthe conxrentional rules +shich are protected by their age. " Singinsg Tutors" are drugs in the market; but the real diiliculty is to ltnow one i'ronl the other. Whel) therefore, +se meet, as in the present installce, rith a morlv oll the subject written orith an arrowed object, we are bound to believe that the author has something to say, and are disposed, ill consequence, to treat the book with an additional amount of respect. SIrs. Maefalmen writes so sensibly that we coInTtlend her observations to the notice of all ssho nish to ground themsels es in the difficult art of' coupling the intelligible pronuntiatioll of a language +s-ith th& notes produced. Protessional vocalists, as +sell as amateurs, are so prone to disregard this important braIlch of their study that xve often question whether the majority of singing masters, ill their anxiety to develop a firse voice, do not ignore t,he matter altogetherX expectirg that the posser ot' speakingthe+sord or svllable to the llote lvill corlle by itself. We quite agree witil Mrs. Maefarren that " it i.s a S )iom u} !, O G/od, the Life and Lig1zt. Both composed l)y T. M. Mudie. HERE are two chamber anthems, arrallged for three equal +70ices, bya composer whose norks, mre can affirlrL from our o^n experience, desere to le better knoss-n. Of tllese two CONlpOSitiOllS we infinitely prefer the firste which is truly sacred in feeling, and so quietly harmonized and carefullsY XTritten ill all the parts, as to be thoroughly within the reach of even moderate singers. 111 1Ne). S thele are. frequent passages for tlvo voices, an effect for which the word,s are admirahlv suited. Vocalists search ing for really good and unostentatious religious lilUSiC, ^-ill find these chamber anthems well worth attentioIl. BOOSEX-AND CO. The Co?trabandista. THE new number of hIessrs. Boosevns 4' Standard Operas for Voice and Pianoforte " collsists of Mr. Arthur Sullivan's clever comic opera, produced at St. George's Halls some sis weeks sil ce, as noticed in our number fOF January. Among other pieces which are likely to become favourites are the songs, "Let others seek," " OnLy the laight Brind," ' B7ake, gentle maiden,^"-My love. we'lL meet again," and the capital buSo song, " From rock to rock." These, with the whole of the other nine pieces of the opera, are here issued in a convenient quarto size for four shillings. W. WILLIA}IS AND CO. Grand RriumpAcrt ARrch, Composed by N. Heins. A hold March, rhich we should think +N-ould be eSective with a goodmilitars leand. There are fe^r Marches save those left us by menwhoare known forbetterthingsy THE MUSICAL TIZIES.-MARCE 1, ].868.
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