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having only a single signature of i, do too is very agreeable, and well fats and sharps for this twofold sub- put together: some of its passages, stitution-cliff, might easily be re- however, are not unfamiliar to our medied. From what lias been stat- | memory. ed, it will be admitted, that Mr. No. VIII, composed by the late W's invention has the advantage Mr. Gildon, likewise consists of an of great simplicity and adequacy; allegretto, “quasi Siciliana," ir and, what we value much, the pitch G major, and a rondo in G minor. of the notes is not liable to error, i Both are highly interesting and as is the case, in other contrivances. | tasteful. In the rondo, especially, We therefore do not hesitate to the opportunity afforded by the pronounce bis double cliff perfectly minor key for scientific elaborapracticable,--and eligible, if it is tion, has not been lost; and this absolutely necessary to provide posthumous relic of Mr. Gildon's such remedies to help ignorance labour, adds to our regret at the and indolence; and, in this re- loss, which the musical public has. spect, his judicious prefatory ob- || sustained by his early death a few servations are much to the pur- | montiis ago. Although not bred pose. But when we consider, that to music, a natural talent and stuall the musie already published with dy soon enabled him to become an tenor cliffs, would require adap- able player and agreeable musical tation for the use of what Mr. W. composer; and to this accomplishcalls tenella ingenia (soft heads), or ment, at first acquired for amusebe as much a dead letter to them ment only, he was, in the latter as the music to be published in the years of his life, compelled to reproper old clie's, we should vote sort for a livelihood, after a checkfor giving no grace. Learn your ered train of untoward vicissitudes. alphabet, or hold your tongue alto- We understand, that he has left gether.
a widow in distress, and that a subLes petits Bijour, consisting of fa-scription is open at Messrs. Gould
vourite Airs, Dances, and Rondos | ing and Co.'s, Mr. Preston's, Mr. for the Piano-Forte, composed by Birchall's, and Messrs. Clementi the most celebraled Professors. No. and Co.'s, with a view to relieve her VII. Pr. 2s.
present necessitous situation, and Ditto, Ditto, No. VIII. Pr. 2s. to assist in establishing her in some
The first of the two above-men- | business for her future .support. tioned numbers of Messrs. Gould- | More it would not become us to ing and Co.'s periodical publica- say, to interest our musical readers tion, contains a Siciliana and ron- in behalf of an unfortunate female, do in three sharps, composed by the widow of one who probably has Mr. Holder. The Siciliana is real-libeguiled many an hour of theirs ly an elegant: little movement, | by the productions of his pleasing which cannot fail to please; but harmonic muse. what the direction, “con espressivo | A Cossack Military Divertimento, larghetto," means, we are not Ita- for the Piano-Forte or Harp, comlian enough to make out. The ron- posed and dedicated to Lady Anne : Kenedy, by Veronica Cianchet-11 "L'Amour est un Enfant trompeur,"
tini, Sister to the late J. L. Dus- with eight Variations for the Piasek. Pr. 2s.
no-Forte, respectfully dedicated to The introduction, in Eb minor, Miss Ogle, by J. Mugnié. Pr. 35. attraets our attention by its solemn There is a graceful simplicity gloom, and forms a proper contrast in the harmony of the very theme with the lively theme of the suc- of this air, whichi at once fixes the ceeding allegro in the same key || value of this composition ;-50 neat, (major). The episodical portions so apt, that it really seems as if and modulations are respectable, the melody could not properly exand the harmonies appropriate. ist without the very accompaniWe cannot say, that the composi- ment Mr. M. has assigned to it. tion lies convenient to the fingers Every one of the variations - posof a piano-forte-player; and rather sesses a marked character. Thus apprehend, from its general cha- the first ingratiates itself by the racter, that it was preferably in- smoothi progress of its semiquavers ; tended for the larp.
the second, by the elegant effect of “ Fast into the Ilaves," the celebrated the crossed-hand touches; and in
grand Storm-Scena, in Recitative the third, the theme is cast into and Air, sung by Mr. Bellamy; the quick action by well linked demiWords selected from Dr. Hurdis semiquaver passages. Var. 4 meand Skenstone; the Music composed, rits particular praise, as exhibiting and arranged for the Voice (in the the subject under a most tasteful treble Cleft) and Piano-Forte only, cantilena ; and No. 5 is conspicuby Henry R. Bishop. Pr. 3s. ous by its well contrived bass pas
This is an elaborate performance, | sages. Var. 6 is likewise strongly in which Mr. B. has given the most bassed, but its principal beauty is ample range to his partiality of 'derived from the inimitable chroproducing striking effects by means matic touches observable in the of unexpected harmonic combina- harmony. No. 7. (a march), and rions. The introduction to the re- No. 8 (a walz), bespeak the vereitativo is very select, the recitativo satility of Mr. Mugnie's classie itself impressive, and the interlo- imagination. Altogether, this is an eutory instrumental repletions are excellent production, which canboldly varied. Of the largo in three not be too strongly recommended flats, p. 4, the two first bars appear to the advanced scholar. to us awkward; the storm passages | A Portuguese Air, with six Variaare awfully picturesque; but we tions for the Piano-Forte, and think the aria, “Stern monarch," Accompaniment for the Flute Ohtoo plain and not sufficiently melo- ligato, composed and dedicated to dious. In the concluding allegro, P. Palmer, Esq. by his Friend, we observe a great aim at effect; J. Jay, Mus. Doe. Pr. 35. 6d. many scientific transitions take us A superficial glance at this pubby surprise; and the conclusion, p. lication proves, that it is the off8, partaking largely of the same spring of skill direeted by studicharacter, is wound up with great ous care. The theme is as neat as skill and brilliancy.
it is fit for the purpose of variation,
and the alternate imitations of flute | the benefit which the practitionet and piano-forte in the second part will derive from the attentive study are very meritorious. Among the l of the solo before us, on an instruseveral variations, No.3, especially ment we know from experience to in the second part, is equally con- | be so difficult, as to be subdued only spicuous by the responsive parts by great labour and perseverance. assigned to the flute. The con- The Madrid March of Victory and struction of No. 6 is no less inter- Wellington Waltz for the Pianoesting on the same account. A Forte, composed by F. Rimbault. coda, in slow movement, has been Pr. 2s. appended, and here, still more than Both the march and the waltz in any other part, a high degree of the theme of which is borrowed) contrivance is observable; but it are in a pleasing style, and the harrequires a steady tiineist to do jus- mony is, in general, correct and tice to the author's intention, in effective. That this is not the case regard to the effect of the flute throughout, a glance at bar 35, p. 3, intercalations, which are set with bar 38, p. 4, bar 11, p. 5, will shew. great nicety of measure.
The structure too of l. 1, p. 4, we A Solo for the Violin, with an Ac- deem unsatisfactory. Excepting a
companiment for the Violoncello, few inattentions of the kind, this and Thorough- Bass for the Piano- publication has our approbation ; Forte, composed by J. F. Erskine. and being extreinely easy, it may Op. 1. Pr. 7s. 6d.
be recommended to beginners and Although a solo, a little more moderate players, whose ear will connection between some of the be gratified, while their fingers acphrases and periods would have quire improvement. been desirable. While we allow Se vuol ballare, a favourite Air, ourselves this observation, we, at with Variations for the Pianothe same time, feel bound to bear Torte and Flute Accompaniment, witness to two meritorious fea- by W. A. Mozart. Pr. ls. 6d. tures in this voluminous publica- The theme of these variations is tion. The greatest attention has taken from Mozart's celebrated cobeen paid to the character of the mic air in Figaro. The anonymous instrument, in the many diversified author has done justice to his oriand effective passages interspersed ginal: the variations are conceived every where; and the harmony of in a fanciful and diversified style; the accompaniment is such as to the two staves are well filled with convince us of the author's profi- harmony, responses, crossed-hand ciency in counterpoint, a merit passages, &c. so that rather an exwhich, unfortunately, is not always perienced player is required for concomitant with executive skill. ll their due execution. In the 2d We are the more happy in paying | line of the theme we observe a dethis tribute of approbation, as the viation from the harmony of the publication appears to be a maiden original, which is any thing but an essay; and we pledge ourselves to improvement.
AGRICULTURAL REPORT. VEGETATION has not, for many
Oats have belled abundantly years, been so perfect, prolific, and strong on the stem, and promise a productive, or assumed so fruitful tull crop. an appearance. It is not only one Bcans, peas, and the whole of species that abounds in luxuriant the leguminous tribe, are very profoliage, but the whole vegetable ductive, being long on the kid, and kingdom has arrived to greater per- containing fewer abortive seeds fection, and has suffered less from than are found in a common season. the destroying depredators, the in-The whole plant has never suffered šect tribes, which have either been less from that numerous and voraannihilated by atmospheric affec- cious family of winged insects that tions, or rendered inactive by the ra- revel on the sweet exudations from pid and luxuriant growth of plants. infant plants.
Wheat has, as the flag denoted From the above cause, the whole last month, thrown out a large ear, of the brassica species are in a more thick set with clevels, and lias gone perfect and luxuriant state than we finely off the bloom.
have witnessed in a common season. Barley promises well upon warm The fallows for turnips are in a soils, having thrown out a long ear, foul and backward state, except on a few spots where water The bay harvest bas generally has hung on them too long, for the commenced, and the crops of grass wantof that greatest of all improve- of eyery kind are most abundant. ments, land-draining.
PLATE 2.--DESIGN FOR A LIBRARY, The observations contained in contrast with the more retired parts, the Repository of last month, are which would be lighted only by the applicable to the present design, rays passing from this opening, and which represents a library of a more variously subdued by refraction elevated and richer character, on a and by colour. A chinney-glass similar ground plan.
should be opposite to the opening,
, This view exhibits the window, which would reflect the objects side, and the end of the room, and contained in the bay, and also the more fully displays the effect of coloured windows and landscape the arclies and the diversity of form, beyond them. of light, and of shadow. The win- In the corners of the center dows, which may be of stained glass, compartment are disposed marble form a bay of considerable magni- altars and bronze candelabra. On tude, in which the sofas and the the pedestals of the cases are rangreading-table may be placed. This ed the busts of persons who have spot would become a very cheerful been eminent in science, arts, or portion of the room, and derive an literature; a tribute of respect to effect of superior brilliance, by a them, merited by their labours of No. LV. Vol. X.
study and research, and by an en- || polished life with the severer atdeavour to render their attainments tainments of learning ; the gloom beneficial to 'mankind; a tribute of seclusion is banished from its useful to ourselves, as it encourages walls, and its means are aided by the advancement of moral intellect, the charms of beauty and the fulfilment of those great i «To raise the genius, and 10 mend the heart." purposes for which it is subjected to our government.
In the present design is conRecesses are forined in the
tained a contrivance to secure the
pedestal to receive the seats, which, books from injury, which is easily by this arrangement, leave the area applied, and adds to the decoraof the apartment free and unin- tion: the plate is, however, too cumbered, and add a more splendid small to adınit of a graphic illuseffect to the cases themselves. tration. It is a drapery of silk,
Thevery high persection to which suspended within side and at the the art of book-binding has arrived, top of the case by a spring roller, and the fashion for adopting such in the manner of a blind, and is embellishments, has given great made to draw to the bottom of the importance to the library, which case, where spring-locks are placed has become a room of usual resort,
to receive the means for confining and also forms an object of female it; they are connected at the side cultivation in no less degree than by grooves, and thus become as the drawing-room. The fascina- protecting as doors would be, withtions of female society have added out their weight or inconvenience, taste to the energies of study, and have blended the gracefulness of
RETROSPECT OF POLITICS.
NORTIT OF EUROPE.
the Saxon king had scarcely any As we anticipated in our last, the other choice left. battle of Lützen was immediately On the 10th May, the Elbe bridge, followed by the accession of the at Dresden, was rendered fit for the cabinet of Saxony to the cause of passage of troops, and another Bonaparte. The old king returned bridge constructed in the vicinity. to his capital on the 12th May, to The French advanced guard crossdo homage to the French ruler; ed, under a heavy fire from the the fortress of Torgau opened its opposite side, and the allies congates to the corps under Ney; nay, tinued their retreat in the direction the 10 or 12,000 Saxons, who had of Bautzen; or Budissin; since, remained neutral in that town dur- with the debouches of Torgau and ing the presence of the Russians, i Wittenberg in the power of the were joined to the French' army, enemy, it would have been useless and put under the orders of Reg- to dispute the river at other points. nier, their former · Gallic' com- From the 10th to the 20th, the al. mander. As matters then stood, | lied rear-guard had several more or