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and fifty performers, made up of the three regiments of Household Cavalry, three regiments of Foot Guards and the Royal Artillery, conducted in turn by their various bandmasters:
March, " Le Prophete " .......
.. Meyerbeer
Overture, " Fest " .........
.. Leutner
Overture, " Maritana " .......
.. Wallace
Overture, "Camp of Silesia"
.. Meyerbeer
Overture, "Euryanthe" ......
.. Weber
" Ne touchez pas a la Reine "
.. Boisselot
Selection, " Les Huguenots"
.. Meyerbeer
Selection, "Lucia di Lammermoor"
.. Donizetti
Selection, "Nino" .........
.. Verdi
March, "Norma" .........
.. Bellini
Quick Step ............
.. Boose
Waltz ...............
.. Karl Buller
Waltz ...............
. D'Albert
" Quadrille of all Nations " ......
... Labitzky
The " Times," commenting on the concert, said : " The execution of these pieces was so admirable, the ensemble so good, and the energy and decision of the conductors so remarkable, that the unequivocal satis­faction of the auditors was not to be wondered at. We only regretted that with such splendid means so little of real musical importance was effected. The overture to ' Euryanthe' alone among the fourteen pieces pre­sented was worthy of consideration as an artistic per­formance. Our military bands have reached a very high degree of perfection in regard to the mere talent of execution; but in other respects they have done little or nothing to assist the progress of the art. If the bandmasters who train them so zealously and well would endeavour to instil into them some notion of
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