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" This Book is composed mostly of Music new to the American public, und embraces every variety of metre now in use, with numerous Sentences, Chants, Motets, and Anthems, suited to particular occasions.". Salem Observer
(Extract of a Letter from Rev. M K. Cross, of Palme; Mass.) “I am free to acknowledge that I have been very highly gratified with the musical taste and talent exhibited by the authors. It seems to me that a larger proportion than is usual in books of this kind, will be found suitable and edifying for common choirs and congregations. The selection of words, set to the Music, is very chaste, and well adapted to lovotional purposes; which gives an additional interest to the work. I am happy to learn that it is soon to be introduced in our own congregation."
M. K. CROSS
THE OPERA CHORUS BOOK, Consisting of Trios, Quartets, Quintets, Solos, and Choruses, selected and arranged from the most popular Operas of Von Weber, Rossini, Meyerbeer, Bellini, Benedict, Donizetti, Mercadante, Auber, Balfe, Verdi, and Bishop. By EDWARD L. WHITE and JOHN E. GOULD. [We select the following from numerous Notices of this Work
“SALEM, NOVEMBER 1st, 1847. “ MR. B. B. MUSSEY - DEAR SIR-I have examined the new publica. tion which has lately come from your press, called the 'OPERA Chorus Book,' and do not hesitate to commend its design and execution. Tho Selections are well made and well arranged, and are, almost all of them, gems of high musical value. The field from which they were gathered, has not, until now, been explored. It is rich in fruits, and it is to be hoped, that such success may attend this first gathering, as to induce the reapers again to try the sickle.” Your friend and servant,
H. K. OLIVER. "On every page there is evidence of much patience, care, and industry, on the part of the Editors, and we question if among all the volumes of Secular Music that have been published in this country, there will be found one that has more real claims to the admiration of the musical public than this. The Work abounds in those delicious gems of the Opera, any one of which is beautiful enough to tempt our readers to the purchase of the whole collection.” — Boston Daily Whig.
(From Thomas Power, Esq.]
“Boston, Dec. 29TH, 1847. “GerTLEMEN, Having examined, with some care, the “OPERA CHORU8 Book,' of which you are the publishers, I cheerfully give you my opinion of its particular merits. As the study and practice of
Secular Part Music has been pursued with increaso, zeal and success, within a few years, it has been a leading object to find accessible advaned works of a good character. The practice of the old standard Glees, however excellent, has lost its novelty, and some of its interest. A bigher grade of compositions has been required ; and the graceful and charming choruses of the modern Opera have given an increasing desire for that class of compositions.
“ In selecting from the standard works of the day, a knowledge of the requirements of performers, and a good judgment as to what shall meet these requirements, were imperative. The collection of the OPERA CHORUS Book has been made with good discretion, combining what is in advance of the current standard, and, at the same time, affording to social parties, for which it seems to be particularly prepared, the easy mcans of studying gems of some of the best masters.
“ Whatever motive of ambition or interest suggested the idea of this Collection, the Book is exactly what is wanted at this time; and it will be taken as a favor to the musical public, inasmuch as it cannot fail to be a great acquisition for practice, and a means of creating a better taste. A book got at with such good properties, cannot fail to be well received.”
THE TYROLIEN LYRE, A Glee Book, consisting of easy pieces, arranged mostly for Soprano Alto, Tenor, and Bass Voices, with and without Piano Forte A .companiments, comprising a complete collection of Solos, Duets, Trios, Quartets, Quintets, Choruses, &c., for the use of Societies, Schools, Clubs, Choirs, and the Social Circle. By EDWARD L. WHITE and John E. GOULD.
The sale which this work has already met, is evidence that its merits are well known to the public; but we extract the following from “ The World of Music:" 'It contains many subjects from different popular Operas, very beautifully elaborated, among which we recognize many gems of melody from Rossini, Auber, Bellini, Balfe, &c. Also somo sterling Glee compositions from Bishop, Spofforth, Danby, &c., and a large number of those Tyrolien melodies which Malibran and the “Rainer Family' used to electrify their hearers. The Work will not only be a pleasant social companion, but will be found extremely useful for Choirs, Schools, &c.”
" It is a large and well executed volume of two hundred and thirty pages, containing easy pieces, arranged mostly for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Voices, with and without Piano-Forte Accompaniments, comprising a complete Collection of Solos, Duets, Trios, Quartets Quintets, Choruses, &c. The names of EDWARD L. White and JOIN E. Gould, by whom the Music is composed, selected, and arranged, is a sufficient recommendation of its excellence.”. Olive Branch
A Collection of Secular Melodies, consisting of Songs, Glees, Rounds, Catches, &c., including many of the most popular Pieces of the day; arranged and harmonized for Four Voices. By EDWARD L. WHITE.
THE BOSTON MELODEON, VOL. II. A Collection of Secular Melodies, consisting of Songs, Glees, Rounds, Catches, &c., including many of the most popular pieces of the day, arranged and harmonized for four voices, vol. 2, by E L. WHITE.
The above Books have been before the public some two years, during which time, more than 23,000 of them have been sold, and their reputation is too well known to require any commendation.
THE WREATH OF SCHOOL SONGS, Consisting of Songs, Hymns, and Chants, with appropriate Music, designed for the use of Common Schools, Seminaries, &c. To which ire added the Elements of Vocal Music, arranged according to che Pestalozzian System of Instruction; with numerous Exercises, intended to supersede (in part) the necessity of the Black-board. By EDWARD L. WHITE and John E. GOULD.
“ This work is just the thing for Schools, Juvenile Concerts, &c.; consisting of Songs, Hymns, and Chants, with appropriate Music, designed for the use of Common Schools, Seminaries, &c., to which is prefixed the elements of Vocal Music. In many of the Public Schools out of the city, as well as in, Music has recently constituted a part of the studies of the pupils. This we are glad to see, as many advantages may be derived from such a course. And the experiments, as yet, have proved quite satisfactory. For such purposes, we have seen no better work than the · WREATH OF School Songs.' - Olive Branch.
“ WREATH OF School Songs.". ." The above is the title of a New Music Book, just from the press, and is peculiarly calculated to interest the young singer and make him acquainted with the Elements of Music." - Eastern Mail.
“ It is a charming little volume, and we recommend it to all who have families.” — Signal..
BAKER'S ELEMENTARY MUSIC BOOK,
Comprising a variety of Songs, Hymns, Chants, &c. Designed for the use of Public and Private Schools. By BENJAMIN F. BAKER.
" This little Work is designed for Children, as its title indicates. MR. BAKER is an accomplished and successful Teacher of Music in our Public Schools; and his experience in teaching Children to sing, has enabled him to prepare a work adapted to their wants. The introductory part is simple and comprehensive; and, in the hands of a good teacher, cannot fail to lead the learner to a thorough knowledge of the science of Music. The Songs are for the most part lively and interesting, containing just and moral sentiments; and the Music is admirably adapted to them. We commend it to the attention of all those interested in school education.". Atlas.
- “ The Book is prepared with knowledge and judgme and is admi. rably adapted to the purposes for which it is designed; and our Committee, wisely regarding the interest of our Children, have authorized its use in those Schools of which MR. BAKER has the care.” — Mercantile Journal.
“We have examined this work, and do not hesitate to recommend it to all who are desirous of obtaining a useful book. The Elements of Music are arranged in the most natural and convenient order for the use of Singing Schools and Private Classes. After a few Introductory Remarks, the Scale is introduced to the learner, and explained in the sluthor's peculiarly plain and happy style. Next in order is the Staff, Clefs, Notes, Rests, &c. The whole work is regularly laid out in the niost comprehensive form, illustrated with appropriate Remarks and Examples. The Examples on the transposition of the scale, are the most plain and the easiest for the pupil to understand of any we have
The Book also contains about one hundred and twenty pages of Music, designed for the use of Public and Private Schools.' Teachers of Music will find this a very useful text-book, as it will enable them to go through with the Elementary department of instruction in one half of the time which it usually requires." World of, Music.
THE SABBATH SCHOOL LUTE;
A Selection of Hymns and appropriate Melodies, adapted to the wants of Sabbath Schools and Social Meetings. By E. L. WHITE and J. E. GOULD, authors of the “Modern Harp,” “ Tyrolien Lyre,” “Wreath of School Songs,” “Opera Chorus Book," &c., &c.
Ilitchcock's Bookkeeping.– A New Method of teaching the Art of Bookkeeping, by J. Irvin HITCHCOCK.
Hitchcock's Key.- A Key to Hitchcock's Method of Book keeping.
French Spoken. - A New System of Teaching French, by EDWARD CHURCH.
Cutter's Physiology.- Anatomy and Physiology, designed for Academies and Families, by CALVIN CUTTER, M.D., with over 200 Engravings.
Cutter's First Book.– First Book on Anatomy and Physiology, by Calvin CUTTER, M.D., with 84 Engravings.
Colburn's Sequel. - Arithmetic, upon the inductive method of Instruction, being a Sequel to Intellectual Arithmetic, by WARREN COL• BURN, A.M.
Boyer's French Dictionary: - Boyer's French Dictionary, comprising all the Improvements of the latest Paris and London editions, with a large number of useful Words and Phrases, selected from the modern dictionaries of Baiste, Mailly, Catineau, and others, with the pronunciation of each word, according to the dictionary of the Abbe Tardy : to which are prefixed Rules for the Pronunciation of French Vowels, Diphthongs, and final Consonants, with a table of French Verbs, &c.
Sherwin's Algebra. – An Elementary Treatise on Algebra, for the use of Students in High Schools and Colleges, by Thomas SHERWIN, A.M.
Sherwin's Key. — A Key to the Elementary Treatise on Alge bra, by THOMAS SHERWIN, A.M. Worcester's Dictionary, in 1 vol. 8vo. Webster's Dictionary, complete, unabridged, crown quarto. F. A. Adams's Arithmetic and Key.
Just Published, a new edition of Alger's Pronouncing Bible, in 1 vol. octavo.
“ This is an invaluable edition of the Bible, and should be in every family where there are children.”