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NODIADAU CERDDOROL. Gan Peter Edwards, Mus. Bac. (Pedr (Alaw). Adolygiad.—Rhaid yr wythnos hon alw sylw at ddarnau anfonwyd i'rI swyddfa hon i'w hadolygu, a chan mai darnau Saesneg ydynt, goddefer i mi wneyd nodiadau arnynt yn yr iaith hono. Messrs. Fischer & Brother, New York, are the publishers of four Part songs, for mixed voices, 'by Arthur Hinton, a London Professor of Music. They are entitled (a) "I dare not," words by Robert Herrick (1591- 1674); Ob) "Cherry Ripe," words again by Herrick; (c) "Sleep," words by John Fletcher (1579-1625); (d) "The Message," words by Thomas Hey- wood (1575-16,5,0). (A) So we have here the thoughts of writers of the sixteenth and seven- teenth centuries clothed in twentieth century musical garb. The Composer gives evidence of great skill in the manipulation of his material. In (a) we have a part song written mostly in the Madrigal style—there being sus- tained interest in the melodies throughout. It is a clever piece; at times daring in harmonic combina- tions, but the composer gets the effects desired, and really produces a very vivid tone picture. In addition to a sustained interest by virtue of rich harmony, we have different move- ments in new Keys. This is, a telling piece of music, well worth learning. (B) We are all familiar with the words of "Cherry Ripe," as also with the pretty, yet simple, music associ- ated with them. At first sight, it would seem a pity to disturb the old familiar setting of the words, but, ag Tennyson says, the old order changes and must, forsooth, give place to the new. Say what you will, the old "Cherry Ripe" music was (as Dickens would say) "as near to nature as possible." One selling cherries would —if doing so in song—just offer them in that way. Here, however, the music is more elaborate and intricate. There is more art, more striving after effect, and the effect is obtained more perhaps by the way of art than of nature. (C) "Sleep" is, as its title suggests, a reposeful piece of music on the whole; but the varied thoughts of the poet always receive adequate musical treatment-even though some of the harmonies, or dissonances we should say, are startingly daring. But the Composer knows well what he wants, and gf.õts it. As a whole, this also is a clever piece of music. (D) This piece, entitled "The Message" appeals principally by reason of pretty melody. It is the most captivating one of the four, and can be strongly recommended. Indeed each of the pieces above referred to is well worth study and practice. Our Welsh Choral Societies should get acquainted with this Composer. He has a good, deal that is new to tell them in Music. J. Pryce Hughes.—Ymddangosodd darlun o'r cerddor hwn yn ddiweddar yn y "Drych." Cefais lythyr oddi- wrtho yn hysbysu mai hen ysgrif oed,d odditan y darlun; un ymddangosodd yn y "Cerddor" flynyddau yn ol. Felly, deallir nad ydoedd yn gwbl bwrpasol i'r amgylchiad o'i arwisgiad fel "Fellow." Dymunaf longyfarch Mr. Hughes ar ei lwyddiant yn cyraedd y radd uwchaf all Coleg y Sol-ffa ei rhoddi. Bydded iddo hir oes i wasan- aethu'r gan yn yr Hen WIad. Y mae swn a swyn ei fiwsig wedl cyraedd yr ochr hon i'r Werydd. Aed led-led y byd!

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