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162 National Music of the World.
and habits, while others have embellished the c and turned the other to account. I may name and type of the latter class, Labitsky : a man of humble origin, but who rose to very great proficiency as instrumental player, and whose dance-music has European reputation beside that of Strauss a Lanner. I am assured by those who should knc that the themes of many of the waltzes so effec tively arranged and combined by him are natior tunes. It is to be observed that the harp plays important part in the Bohemian music touched one of Tubal Cain's two primitive instruments, the organ, being the other.
My attention was drawn to this subject by a most interesting monograph, by Dr. Marnel, of Carlsberg published in a local journal of the place many years ago : one of the many scattered productions which because of their form, are too apt to be overlook and forgotten; the collection of which would be important value to the historian and philosopher who studies music in connection with climate
customs, and forms of society.
The South German waltz is one of the most char-acteristic musical possessions of South German perhaps the only one concerning which critics ai