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Music from the East.
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If the relationship between the two last speci­mens be admitted, their coincidence and variation furnish another example of that transformation of musical phrases, among untutored singers and in­expert players, which is never to be lost sight of by the student of national music.
The almost universal monotony and coarseness of the singing voices, if so they may be called, of the Orientals, seems accompanied by inability on their part to appreciate beauty of vocal tone in others. This has been again and again curiously manifested during the visits which Eastern personages of opu­lence and cultivation have paid to Europe. When the Persian princes were in England, some quarter of a century since, they took small pleasure in the opera and its singers (howbeit enchanted wTith the







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