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"CHAPERONES." Swansea Musician Analyses "Atticus"' Music. Mr. Donald Lott's Appreciative Criticism. In co-nnvx-tlon with the fovtlid ming pro- duction of "ICIhiaperones," tlhle new light < per- etfct. by Mr. (J. A. McLaren ("Atotiouis"), the following interacting letter from Mr. DOIIHIIU1 W. Ixrtt, the well-known' Swaints«n musiicreui, has been received by us:—"Mir. MeLareni, with .,Ill piodijicer.s of ait founts, whettiier large or small, has tliv.it rJituraH anxious fee'liiaig us to the reception of his work by the public, u>nd he most kindly, at my suggest:! .n, calkd ami played oven :hÚ;. opeiieitto "Uhaperi'.sies." I wux, therefore, enuioHed to he':ur itlhe music calmly mid apart from !tb\.>, excitement of a. first production, litiiocgh wiltih the disad- vantage of not having all the voice ) 'arts, aaid I nLw venture to ru_ ad' a. few imipreM iors. Many would doubtless expect to fluid the music too imitative of other sltyles, filer Mr. MoLcuvn''s vtMttuircs 'iu iliwt paKi'dakw ioranch tiiitenit.xinmtuk't. To suidiL it- miiglht bo wvll Axiid, ««iii eaiip'ha.tiicailly—iach ,■< r.io.t the case. His muBic of distinctly of the En^lihih sityl^—tCicstyle M'i3<:dli, «!«.••■! •many native eo-mii! S'H3 (yiyung ones especially) Uiiiak it wv.ll to avoid. ■ >Mir. McLarcim's miuc-ib. is of til;e n.ef.odivitas iLiIiccO of SiUnndtvie acid Edward Gcffir.i:i, wiiliout any pi' uian-ism of their pers: ;ul tij I Its. The tin- troductioa has a very piquaiil: vpuniing of cha,rnuing iL«.h:es le.idiaig to tine th&n.rs of the Duett (No. III.) with a rosump- tion of the opening subject, and is interesting, the form being clear and concise. The mit. and ballad for tenor should prove a warm favourite, Mr. McLaren has here happily shown his real style, and the quaintness of the old world atmosphere is admirably de- picted in the ballad, which yet shows C011- mjndable modern touches harmonically." After touching upon the Glee "Youth's a time of Roses," a.nd the "ambitious" duett, both of which Mr. Lott refrains from criti- cizing in detail, owing to the absence cf the voice parts, but both of which he considers "melodious" and "excellent," the writer refers to the Patter Song "with its very taking lyrics," and concludes wit-hs tying "that Mr. McLaren's bright and engaging music will meet with an enthusiastic reception is all assured fact, not only on its own strong merits, but also by !C.hôOI1 of the artistes who will be responsible for its interpretation next Monday." 1 1 1 Such an appreciation is naturally greatly valued by the author-composer, and gives nn added fillip to the first performance at St. Gabriel's Hall, on the 28th inst.

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