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tion Nobles of Italy and Musical Traditions Patronage of Music—Italy's Lack of Great Composers outside Opera Scantiness of Imagination—The Enervating Influences of the Southerners Folk-songs—Descriptive Music—The Sici­lies—Monte verde's "Orfeo"—The Bagpipe—On Handel, J. S. Bach. Beethoven and Rossini's Borrowing of Sicilian National Airs—Sacred Lauds and Secular Madrigals— Gastoldi—Bay of Naples and the Lagoons of Venice—The Tarantella- Street Ditties—Triple Rhythm an Italian Characteristic—France—General Characteristics—A Nation of Song-writers—Vocal Peculiarities—Un nolo Francese Kameau, Boieldieu, Herold, Auber and Halevy—Musette or Drone Bass—Dance and Dancing—Bourre, Brattle, Bonde, Gavotte, etc.—Comic Opera Music of France— Ditties of Wine and War, of Political Satire or Popular Tumult—Rouget de Lisle—On the Origin of " La Marseil­laise"—French Claim to our National Anthem ... ... 72
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MUSIC FROM THE NORTH.
A Domain Largely Pervaded by the Fantastic Element Some General Considerations—Vigour of the Song Melody of the North—Russia—Double-bass Voices—Sacred Music— Players on the Horn-bands—Melodious Voices—Sweden— An Eminently Musical People—Dancing Measures—Polska —A Fiddle—On Decoration in Music—Herdsmen's Songs of Norway—Mountain Tunes—Poland—-Early Beginnings —An Ancient Hymn Tune and Polish Canticle—An Old Christmas Tune—Chopin—Musical Instruments and Musical Schools in Poland—Number of Executants—The National Music of Bohemia—Distinctness and Originality—Military Bands and Dance Orchestras—The Harp and Organ-Austrian Waltzes—The Northerns bred Waltzers—German Music—Mozart, Beethoven, Spohr, Weber—Characteristics Sabastian Bach The German Language a Drawback to their Song Writing On Voices—Luther's Psalm Book— Growth of Part-songs Weber a Distinctive National Composer Theodore Korner           ............132







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