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CRUISE OF THE MISSIONARY BARQUE JOHN WILLIAMS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
CRUISE OF. THE MISSIONARY BARQUE JOHN WILLIAMS. -v: The . :?' London * ' Missionary. Soojety 's ' barquo John .Williams, whioh returned to. Port Jackson on, Jan. 5 from her usual periodical oruise among the islands: of tho. South Paoifio, has- been activolv eneaeod since. Maroh. in connection with,! 'mission .work. . in, '. the.' :S6oiety. Heryey, Sanioan, Union, Gilboit. and /Ellioo groups,' as well as the , outlying islands, under the , care . of - the , London . Missionary Society. Captain Turpie reports that the past /year has been, a disastrous one to shipping in tho South Pacific. Apart from destruction wrought by tho hurricane at Samba, he states that moro'wrocks have oecurrod and more wreckage has been Been drifting about the. islands than at any, other time during the last 34 years. ' Some of tho wrecks ..have.- hot yot been identified, noithor has', anything been, hoard . of ? ': thoir orows. 'Ono of the wrecks riot idontifie'd was ashoro on an island of tho Gilbert group....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
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NOTES ON HANDEL'S MESSIAH. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
?: '-NOTES. QJ? HANDEL'S. MESSIAH. : ? Although .Tho, Messiah is probably among English- 'speaking', people tho moat popular and boat, known1 oratorio,' it is surprising how little ij, generally/ kriowA .concerning -'its ..history and traditions. Handel's influence on ? music in England was great and enduring, and such records of The Messiah as have been bequeathed to'jis1' by musicians-contemporary with the great composer rii list undoubtedly be considered to possess the utmost value and interest.- It was comm'cnccd and completed .within. the remark a'bly'.'shorf space of 24- days, and first pbrforined: i«i Dublin, for the benefit of three charitable institutions. Its first performance iu Kngland. took place . on the 13th of April, 1743, ati/Corent Garden Theatre, -'and from this Occasion dates tli'e custom of 'rising 'while the - Hallelujah Chorus is porformed.- .'George' 'the Second, who was present, set tho example, followed by the entire audience, and over since the tradition h...
TONIC SOLFA.—ITS HISTORY AND CLAIMS TO RECOGNITION. VI. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
TONIC SOLFA.r- ITS HISTORY AND CLAIMS TO RECOGNITION. VI. 'We have already referred to the establish ment 'of the Tonic Solfa College as the crowning of the late Mr. Curwen's labors on behalf of popular music toaohing, and some, further parti culars as* to its constitution and working will bo interesting. . *'...' ' ? ,- 'The institution was incorporated in Juno, 1875, but it had been in existence as a voluntary association for somo years, and its organisation had beon most carefully elaborated by Mr. Cur won. The council, with whom the adminis tration of its affairs rests, had been imitated from that of Anderson's College, Glasgow. It was divided into several classes, corresponding with the occupations of tho members — teachd'rs of music, clorkn, ministers of religion, school masters, merchants. Only a certain num ber in oaoh class could be elected. In reply to a question, 'What is the college?' Mr. Curwen answered as follows : — ' Tho col logo is a society of earnest men who desir...
MADAME SCHUMANN. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
MADAME SCHUMANN. ,- Madamo Clara Josephine Sohumann, tho wife of, tho groat %composor, Robert Sohumann, and 'tho most distinguished classical ;pianista of the day, was born in Loipsio, on tho, 13th of Soptoni-; bor, 1819. Hor father was Frcderiok Wieck, an eminent teaohor of the pianoforte, under whoso guidance the phenomenal musical talent of his daughter .received ?early ^and judicious develop ment; phabling^^herrto^.-tiiake-'a'iLJpublic appear anco 'at'^Ke agej)f 9..- It is'Vaid that even at that early period she was able to play tho .con certos of Mozart artdJHjmmel by heart. Mdllc. Wieok gave her firsVooricert on tho 8th Novom ber, 1830, when tittLeJ more than 11, ploying brilliant compositions bjjjltalkbrenncr and Herz, then popular compbsers| besides some variations composed by herself. ;| Two years lator tho young, pianist ^appeared at tho Leipsio Gewandhaus oonoSrtiiH'i'&nd from this timo seems to have r,:givqrV, attention to a moro serious styleRofi'music, as conte...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. M.K.— Thogavottoand liourroo aroboth hi com mon time, anil havo about tho snino tumpo. Tho distinction botwuon thorn in Mint tho pavotto com nioneos on tho hocoiuI beat of tho bar and tho bouroe on tho third. ' A Stuhknt.— Tho boat dictionaries of musical terms aro ono by Htahior mul Uarrott, and a more ruouutly published one by Niuuka, a .translation from tho Gorman. Tho Kdltor cannot bo rospouslblo for tho roturn of manuscripts forwarded to him. and roconnnonds (hat a copy of tho MS should bo kopt,
RULES AND THEIR EXCEPTIONS. MELODIC RULES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
KULES AND THEIR EXCEPTIONS. i'i *v MELODIC' RULES. Melody is undoubtedly, the primitive form of musio, and its further -development has been obtained by means of combined melodies. The earliest form of suoh.cqmjbination, when roducod to rule, is what.is -known as countorpoint, or note against note ;-and tho critical ear of persons endowed with musical- sensibility gradually evolved a code of Titles that becamo accoptod as a standard for the guidanco of future oom posers. Melody is .composed of intervals, — ? distancos of sound which(jtho oar recognises in tho same way as the eye doesdistances in tho position of objeots, and those:di8tanoes are moro or loss agreeable to tile ear according as they aro what are termed consonant or dissonant. Tho consonant intervals ; are I thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, unisons and, octaves, these being sub divided into perfect and imperfect consonances, the lattor including thirds and sixths and tho former the remainder. ..-Perfect oonsonanocs aro s...
NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
NEW SOUTH WALES. Mr. H. . M. Robinson, of Sydney, has boon awardod tho £50 promium offered by the Rail way Commissioners for tho best design for a railway institute Mr. James R. Price, with Van Tassel Bros., American aqronauts, made a successful para chuto descent, from a height of 8000 feet, at Bondi on' Saturday. ' Tho Minister of Education has decided to erect workshops ' in connection with a number of. public schools for the purpose of imparting technical eduoation to boys. A splondid supply of artesian wator, esti mated at 724,000 gal. in 24 hours, has been struck at Nocoleche, on the Paroo, at a depth of 1227 feet. This is the. third successful bore at Nocoleohe. Two young girls named Milly Morley and. Essio Scott wore drowned at Nymagee on 3rd Jan. while bathing. Two other children, in trying to rescue - their companions, .barely ' escapod with their lives. A sad drowning fatality occurred at Mount Macquario near Garcoar on Jan 2., Three little girls, two named Arthur, aged 9...
QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
QUEENSLAND. Tho Brisbane corporation rates collootod last yoar amounted to £27,515, of which £25,442 woro goneral rates. The output of gold .from Queensland last year -vaa 737,823 ojs., ngaluat 481,643 oss. tho provioua year. Queensland thus ranlw as the premier gold producing colony. A statement issued by the Bulloo marsupial board, of money expended in that district on rabbit extermination, shows the average cost per rabbit to be a trifle over 20s. A meeting of graziers and others interested in the establisnment of an extract of beef works at Normanton was held on 15th Jan. A subcom mittee was appointed to obtain information and prepare a prospectus, tho proposed capital being £10,000. A boat containing W. F. N. Clayton and F. W. Smith, school toaoherM, and Patrick Rooney, a lad, upset in Kcppol Bay on 2nd Jan. The two former started to swim ashore, but Rooney clung to the boat, and was eventually washed ashore The others wore never again seen. On the 29th, December a young man, n...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. An inmate of tho Parkside Lunatic Asylum, named Elizabeth Phillips, committed suicide by drinking a dose of crude carbolic acid, which she «tole from the storeroom. Mr. J. G. Knight, of Port Darwin, has boon appointed Government resident of tho Northern Territory in placo of Mr. J. L. . Parsons, resigned, and he will act temporarily till a per manent appointment is made. The South Australian Forest Department during tho winter months planted 800,000 young trees, 700,000 of which are thriving ; 2,000,000 trees will be raised altogether, and of these 800,000 will be availablo for free distribu tion to farmers and others.
TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
? TASMANIA. . Tho omigration roturns show arrivals far tho past - quartbr to exceed departures by 2636 porsons. ' ._ '~ . The Governor, Sir R. Hamilton, has received a communication from Admiral Scott that the Orlando and -otlior war vossols will probably-' arrive at Hobart in February, and wilf proceed thonco to Melbourne and Sydney. The gross receipts from the submarmccttblo for December amount to £1238 9s.* represent ing 8048 messages. The returns for December of the previous year were £948 14-s. l£k]., representing 6388 messages. The press massage* for December last total £131 12s. 3d. A differenoo of opinion between tho Govern ment and the Hobart Benevolent Society has culminated in the committee throwing up their charge, which they havo far many years ad ministered. The Government desires that tho sooiety should be registered under the act, and the committee objoot. The Rev. Dr. William Nicholson, aged 96, died oh 2nd Jan. He was the father of tio Scotch Church in Tasmania, ha...
MRS. BROWN-POTTER. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
MRS. BROWN-POTTER. We present herewith a portrait of Mrs. Brown-Potter, the American actress, who is to make hor first appearance in Australia this month, at the Princess's Theatre, Molbourne. According to a favorable critic : ' She has intel ligence of more than com in on kind, and true dramatic fire. She is young, sho rs beautiful, and she impresses by her intensity. Born of an old Southern family, she is ladylikoand supremoly graceful. She is of medium height, sho is lithe, and with her red-brown hair, regular feature*1, and deep, lustrous, 'dark eyes:— which light up wonderfully under the display of the various emotions— she forms a striking stago picture She is entirely unconventional in her acting ; her style is free and unfettered. She made hor first appoaranoo in London at the Haymarket Theatre, oa 29th Maroh, 1887, as Anne Silvester, in Man and Wife. Even thon^ although she. evidontly lacked experience, sho showed great aptitude for the stage. She subsequently was seen to f...
THE ORCHESTRA. NO. V. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
THE ORCHESTRA; . ... Nb.-V.. : We will now devote a short space to the study of' tho mechanioal aspect of tho orchestra. Mechanism, in its plainest .meaning, hasnntui ally as much to do with the production of musical sounds as the brain of the composer hns to do with the music he writes, although the more that pure mechanism is kept con cealed in the actual performance of music the moro of tho character of inspiration is revealed. .Still the mere machinery of musical instruments must be as porfectly adjusted and as critically regulated, as the interior of a chronometer or the parts of a steam engine. Nor does this statcmont despoil music in the slightest degree of its romance and poetry, seeing thnt tho body of the most intolloctunl . and spiritual minded man is only kept in a state of life arid activity by tho internal motion of « somewhat simply constructed pump. And although it is by no moans neoesaary to remember, but perhaps obviously judicious to forgot it, still there is no c...
MUSIC [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
EuffcjUHH'HE most important ovont in tho MM nfl ' rhuHioal world since Christmas is the jgBJS return of Mr. Snntloy, who has. KfSaul j gjvon several concoits, including three performances of oratorio. These concerts have boon on an unprecedented scale of excellence, and must undoubtedly be considered as ..marking ail epoch in the musical history of Molbourno. ? . ? ? . . Two important musical oven ts aro announced as likely to occur in the early part of the year, first the advent of Mr. W. T. Bost, the greatest English organist of. the day, who after fulfilling his engagement in Sydney to give reoitals on tho i.ow Centennial organ is to bo -invited to perform in Melbourne ; and the second tho announced intention of Sir Charles and Lady Hallo to pny a .professional visit to Australia. It is ot present expected that tho lastnamed distinguished artists will' leave : England about tho commencement of April. Tho simultaneous presence amoug us of such renowned musicians as Sir Charles nnd...
EUROPEAN ITEMS. LONDON, 13th December, 1889. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 February 1890
'EUROPEAN ITEMS. ' \ LFllOM OUK COHHKSl'ONDENT.] , ??? i ; London, 13th December, 1889.. During this season we have beon beou very badly ojf in the department of otatorio. One by one thb big choral societies of London have dropped 'out of tlio running.' The Sacred Harmonic Society ended a struggling existence 18 months ago, and now the Novollo Choir has been disbanded, leaving only the Bach Choir (an. amateur. body established to. perform works of,.a' particular class),' and the Royal Choral Society as representative ''institutions of tlio first rank.! There aro, of. courso, 'plenty of suburban choral societies doiiig good work, but thpir proceedings do not interest the* general bo!dy of amateurs, and indeed the Royal Choral Society, 'whoso concerts take place 'in the Royal Albert Hall,. is virtually the -sole important institution, whose performances attract large lnasscs^ot oratorio lovers. ' Its season opened on thoi'3Oth'v6f.^0.otober, with Berlioz's Faust, which, as|-uauai, dre...