The National Music Of The World

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found in our language. There is, however, a certain analogous irregularity in 'Charmant Gabnelle,' where a six-bar phrase, twice repeated, is followed by a five-bar one, also reiterated. Books have been published on the matter; but on the extreme caution with which I conceive tradition should be accepted, when at variance with conviction resulting from comparison, I have no need to dwell.
I regret to be compelled to deny myself the in­dulgence of further speculations on the peculiar qualities of French music; earnestly calling atten­tion to it as a subject far too much slighted, and, whether it be viewed in connection with manners, with other arts, or with other nationalities, a subject
full of matter, curious, interesting, and replete with instruction.

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