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the forms adverted to, to totally original account in the Turkish chorus of ' Die Entftuhning.'
Ex. II.
Recollect again, how a later, less scrupulous, less correct, but more brilliantly gifted writer, Signor Rossini, could combine the bald vocal phrases of Turkish music and the imperious clang and thump of its instruments in the vigorous chorus from his ' Siege de Corinthc.'
Let me digress for a moment. I have not used the epithets applied to Signor Rossini, as'amadman flings about fire,' but from a feeling which has 1 grown with my growth, and strengthened with my strength'—formerly an instinct, now a deliberate conviction. I hold that since Handel, there has been no musician deserving the epithet so completely as the composer of 'II Barbiere,' 'La Donna del Lago/ the third act of 'Otello,' the tomb-scene of ' Semiramide,' the greater portion of ' Moise,' and 'Guillaume Tell' One might say without strain or conceit, and with express reference to this subject of mine, that there is as much of heather in his Scottish

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