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MISCELLANEOUS 1. Part Songs, for three and four Female Voices, selected mostly from a
Collection by S. Miller, and translated by FANNY Malone Ray-
16mo, pp. 160. 2. Oliver's Collection of Hymn and Psalm Tunes, Sentences, Anthems, and
Chants: a National Lyre, for use in the Church, Family, or Singing
School. By HENRY K. OLIVER. Half quarto, pp. 320. 3. The Sacred Star, or Union Collection of Church Music; Psalm-Tunes,
Anthems, Sentences, and Chants, for the use of Choirs, Singing Schools,
LEONARD MARSHALL. Half quarto, pp. 384. 4. The Union Star, a Collection of Operatic Choruses, Glees, Quartettes,
&c., for the use of Conventions, Schools, Clubs, and the Social Circle. Edited by B. F. BAKËR and W.O. PERKINS. Half quarto, pp. 112. Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co.
These four works present an excellent variety. They are suitable for alınost every gradation of progress, from that of the young beginner to that of the accomplished scientific singer and instrumental performer; and each possesses features more or less novel, such, at least, as are not to be found in the same combination in any other work designed for a similar purpose.
“Part Songs" is admirably calculated for the object for which it is intended. We know no other publication so suitable, in all particulars, for the school-room and private family; and we venture to predict that wherever two, three, or four young ladies are practising music together, they will find this an important aid-a veritable boon. Though not what is generally called an elementary work, all the earlier pieces are at once simple and attractive--precisely of a character to encourage the student, whose taste is not yet formed, or who is hesitating as to whether the practice of music possesses, after all, such charms as are attributed to it by its enthusiastic votaries. The songs have been selected with judgment and taste, and include several of the best lyrics which Europe and America can boast.
We are also presented with a fine variety of operatic pieces-some of them perfect gems. Among the many composers whose best morceaux the fair translator brings before us, are Fischer, Muhling, Weber, Schneider, and Glaser; and the four-part translated songs are such as “The Singer's Welcome,” by Nageli, “ Christmas Song,” by Reichardt, “ Al] Things Renewed," by Fischer, &c. The volume is neatly and accurately printed; indeed, it is such, in every respect, as may be confidently recoinmended.
“Oliver's Collection” is designed for a more advanced class of students. As its title implies, it is suited for choirs and the home circle; not for schools, except for the higher classes--those who no longer need an “elementary department.' The anthems and chants which it contains include some of the best sung, and the most popular. The music of the former is by composers like Reisiger, Mendelssohn, Zeuner, &c. Among the chants are the Benedic anima mea, Bonum est confiteri, Jubilate, &c.
“The Sacred Star” is suitable for choirs, schools and conventions; but, having the advantage of an elaborate treatise on the Elements of Vocal Music, it may be used with much success by beginners. It is well calculated for those who, though having a good taste for music, and are anxions to make progress in it, cannot afford the aid of a teacher. It embraces a large variety of anthems, chants, dirges, &c., &c. , In short, so far as we can pretend to judge, it is a work that claims the attention of every teacher, parent and guardian who is capable of forming any opinion as to what constitutes a good music book of the class indicated.
" The Union Star" is a work of another kind. In this there are no anthems or chants, though there is some of the music which may undoubtedly be called sacred.. This is true, for example, of “See the God of Love descending,” by Stevenson, “Sabbath Bell,” by B. F. Baker, &c. But the work consists mainly of famous songs and operatic pieces, such as the Marseilles Hymn, the Last Rose of Summer, the Star Spangled Banner, Hail Columbia, the Storm King comes forth, from “Ernani,” the Phantom Chorus, froni " La Sonnambula,” the Fishermen's. Glee, by Stevenson, My Sighs shall on the Balmy Breeze, from “ Lucia,” &c., &c. For our own part, we readily admit that if, in order to form an opinion of works like these, which would be worth anything, it were necessary either to perform on some instrument with ability, or to sing with skill and taste, we should not attempt it. But, fortunately, this no more follows than that none are qualified to form a judgment of poetry but those who are poets themselves, or none qualified to criticise a piece of sculpture or a painting but those who are sculptors or painters, as the case may be. At all events, no music books, which it has been our privilege to examine for some time, have so forcibly reminded us of Pindar's Ode to Music:
« Prelude sweet to festive pleasures ;
Leading the choral bands, thy love's preamble rings."
Daisy,” &c. 8vo, pp. 287. Boston: Walker, Wise & Co. 1861.
There is many a true lyrical gem in this volume. Nor is it composed exclusively of hymns, or what are known as such ; it embraces every variety of moral and religious poetry. Although most of the pieces are
the effusions of the American muse, they are mingled with such foreiga morceaux as Mary Howitt's “Summer Woods," 'Wordsworth’s “Kitten and Falling Leaves,” Fredrika Bremer's "Swedish Mother's Hymn,” Mrs. Hemans “ Coeur de Lion at the Bier of his Father," "Barry Cornwall's “Sick Child,” Leigh Hunt's “Angel in the House,” &c., besides a large variety of songs from the German. We are sure that many a father, as well as mother, will thank the fair compiler, during the approaching holidays, for the excellent taste and judgment she has evinced in her selections. The publishers have done', their part creditably-rendering the casket worthy of the gems which it holds, for the volume is beautifully printed on fine tinted paper, and tastefully bound. As a gift book for children, it is, certainly, the best we have seen this season.
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Boston: Brown & Taggard. Tales of a Grandfather. By Sir Walter Scott. 6 vols. 16.no, Boston:
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165. Boston: Walker, Wise & Co. Das Goldene Alter der Deutschen Poesie. Von Moriz Rapp. Tübingen. The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English
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9. A Vindication of the Celts, from Ancient Authorities ; with Observations on Mr. Pinkerton's Hypothesis, concerning the Origin of the European Nations, in his Modern Geo
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