The Musical Standard; A Newspaper for Musicians, Professional and Amateur Volume 1

The Musical Standard; A Newspaper for Musicians, Professional and Amateur Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ... than to either of her other accomplishments. And yet "Grub Street" palms off upon her, errors in her favourite pursuit as great as though her astronomy were made to place Sirius amongst the satellites of Jupiter, or Astrakan in a pass of the Himalayan chain. Alas! while the celestial and terrestrial enormities would be at once detected, the musical outrages would pass for gospel--of course, supposing they emanated from the establishment of either great A, B, or C. We have no idea that these latter thriving gentlemen will amend their ways--far from it--we believe it to be much more likely that, as "Nigger Songs" multiply, ' the young men behind their counters will appear with blackened faces, ochred lips, and woolly wigs, than that they will forego their gains for anything really good and classical. It is evident, then, that the educated classes must work out their own emancipation from such humiliating bondage, which done, the consequences may very likely prove disastrous to A, B, and C, but at the same time result in the advent of a better class of caterers for the musical public, who will regret the ignominious extinction of the "Grub Street" publishers. We beg to call the particular attention of all our readers to the fact of our having reprinted the FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD Nos. of Thb Musical Standard. In a short time the reprint of No. 4 will also be ready, enabling our subscribers to complete their sets. MUSICAL REMINISCENCES OF CHRIST'S HOSPITAL. A SKETCH BY AN "OLD BLUE." It is now about a quarter of a century ago, that we walked the streets of London bare-headed, and clad in the admirable blue tunic and yellow stocking which proclaim the wearer to belong to the " Religious, Royal, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 712g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981928
  • 9781236981929