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256                 MUSIC OF THE Waters.
This is also performed at a launch, or indeed on any grand occasion. It is the great song of the Russian Navy, and its majestic chords and inspiriting martial style are very familiar on Russian shipboard. The effect of this song of praise on the water must be very grand ; for the Russian chanting is of great repute, and the sublimity of the sacred music of this country exceeds that of almost any other.
The singular peculiarities of the double-bass voice which supports the chords of the chants of the national worship, together with the players of the horn-bands' automatons of

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