The Musical Magazine, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Otis, Broaders and Company, 1842 - Music
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Page 246 - Jacob selah lift up your heads O ye gates and be ye lifted up ye everlasting doors and the King of glory shall come in...
Page 187 - All this fires my soul, and, provided I am not disturbed, my subject enlarges itself, becomes methodized and defined, and the whole, though it be long, stands almost complete and finished in my mind, so that I can survey it, like a fine picture or a beautiful statue, at a glance. Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, but I hear them, as it were, all at once. What a delight this is I cannot tell!
Page 242 - He gave his back to the smiters : and his cheeks to them that plucked off the hair. He hid not his face : from shame and spitting.
Page 278 - I also heard the men themselves, that they sang with a loud voice, saying, " Blessing, honour, and glory, and power be to Him that sitteth upon the throne, and to the Lamb, for ever and ever.
Page 46 - I inquired into the truth ; and, while a man was playing on the trump marine, made my observations on a cat, a dog, a horse, an ass, a hind, cows, small birds, and a cock and hens, who were in a yard, under a window on which I was leaning. I did not perceive that the cat was the least affected, and I even judged, by her air, that she would have given all the instruments in the world for a mouse, sleeping in the sun all the time ; the horse...
Page 187 - You say, you should like to know my way of composing, and what method I follow in writing works of some extent. I can really say no more on this subject than the following ; for I myself know no more about it, and cannot account for it. When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer say, travelling in a carriage, or walking...
Page 187 - Mozart's, and different from that of other people. For I really do not study or aim at any originality ; I should in fact not be able to describe in what mine consists, though I think it quite natural that persons who have really an individual appearance of their own, are also differently organised from others, both externally and internally. At least I know that I have not constituted myself, either one way or the other.
Page 31 - Farinelli sang one of his best airs, which so overcame Philip that he desired he might be brought into his presence, when he promised to grant him any reasonable request he might make. The performer, in the most respectful manner, then begged of the King to allow himself to be shaved and attended by his domestics, to which Philip consented. Farinelli continued to sing to him daily until a perfect cure was effected. The story of Tartini is rather curious : in a moment of musical enthusiasm he...
Page 159 - Could a greater curse fall upon this country than that the sons of the intelligent, and enlightened, and virtuous men who achieved our independence and secured our freedom, should become less intelligent, less enlightened, and less virtuous than their sires? That these valleys and plains, instead of teeming with a race burning with the love of freedom, and ever ready and able to vindicate their rights, should be filled by a people supine and ignorant, the fitting tools of demagogues and tyrants?...
Page 186 - Good God ! how sad all this makes me, and then again how angry and savage, and it is in such a state of mind that I do things which ought not to be done. You see, my dear good friend, so it is, and not as stupid or vile wretches (Lumpen) may have told you. Let this, however, go a cassa del diavolo.

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