The Musical World, Volume 68

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J. Alfredo Novello, 1888 - Music
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Page 385 - My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts ; but why this should have caused the atrophy of that part of the brain alone on which the higher tastes depend, I cannot conceive.
Page 385 - There is no such thing as such fulfilment on this earth. Some happy talent, and some fortunate opportunity, may form the two sides of the ladder on which some men mount, but the rounds of that ladder must be made of stuff to stand wear and tear; and there is no substitute for thorough-going, ardent, and sincere earnestness.
Page 385 - I suppose, have thus suffered; and if I had to live my life again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week; for perhaps the parts of my brain now atrophied would thus have been kept active through use.
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Page 385 - My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.
Page 126 - The queen, .^Eneas, and the Tyrian court Shall to the shady woods, for sylvan game, resort. There, while the huntsmen pitch their toils around, And cheerful horns from side to side resound, A pitchy cloud shall cover all the plain With hail, and thunder, and tempestuous rain ; The fearful train shall take their speedy flight, Dispers'd, and all involv'd in gloomy night; One cave a grateful shelter shall afford To the fair princess and the Trojan lord. I will myself the bridal bed prepare, If you,...
Page 307 - O happy place ! When shall I be, My God, with Thee, to see Thy face ? The patriarchs of old There from their travels cease : The prophets there behold Their longed-for Prince of peace.
Page 29 - In 1757 Avison joined John Garth, organist of Durham, in editing an edition of Marcello's Psalms, adapted to English words. He prefixed to the first volume a Ufe of Marcello, and some introductory remarks. As a composer, Avison is known, if at all, by his concertos. Of these he published five sets for a full band of stringed instruments, some quartets and trios, and two sets of sonatas for the harpsichord and two violins — a species of composition little known in England until his time. The once...
Page 325 - Heathcote moved that the Bill be read a second time that day six months. He said that Cambridge University afforded no analogous case, as the degree of Master of Arts conferred no seat in the Cambridge Senate until a test was signed showing the Master of Arts to be a member of the Established Church. The Bill was supported by Mr. Goschen, Mr. Neate, Mr. Buxton, and some of the leading...
Page 307 - Hymns, such as we know them, are a sort of composition which I do not at all admire. I freely say so now, as I have often said it before. I regret their prevalence and popularity amongst us. Taking man in his totality and in the long run, bad music and bad poetry, to whatever good and useful purposes a man may often manage to turn them, are in themselves mischievous and deteriorating to him. Somewhere and somehow, and at some time or other, he has to pay a penalty and to suffer a loss for taking...

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