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6o                Is! at wind Music of the World.
natural personages, kings on their entrance, were solemnly announced by the sounds of a sort of clarion; but that he has found no trace of anything racy, original, or distinctive—reserving such music as derives its origin from the dance.
This fact becomes doubly curious if the wild music (so to say) of the country is considered. Some of the old vocal melodies of the Peninsula bear distinct traces of their lawless Oriental origin : as, for instance, the following, in which the symphonic burthen is perfectly easy to detach from the words :
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