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THE

F A MI L Y

M IN S T R E L:

A MUSICAL AND LITERARY JOURNAL.

EMBRACING

OF

ON

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES EMINENT MUSICAL MEN; ESSAYS VOCAL STYLE, CHURCH MUSIC, &c.;-FACTS SHEWING THE IMPORTANCE OF
MUSICAL INSTRUCTION IN COMMON AND SUNDAY SCHOOL8;--PHYSIOLOGICAL INQUIRIES INTO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HUMAN VOICE,
EAR, &c. ;-WITH DIRECTIONS FOR THEIR CULTIVATION;-ELEMENTS OF MUSICAL ELOCUTION, SIMPLIFIED AND ADAPTED
FOR PCBLIC AND PRIVATE USE;--HINTS TO PARENTS IN GIVING THEIR CHILDREN A MUSICAL EDUCATION;
RECORDS THE TRANSACTIONS OF MUSICAL SOCIETIES, &c.;- ANECDOTES OF MUSIC, WITH
ACCOUNTS OF ITS EFFECTS;-SELECT POETRY, -SACRED, MORAL, AND DEVOTIONAL;-

ELEGANT AND USEFUL LITERATURE, &c., &c.

OF

ALSO

A CHOICE SELECTION

OF

VOCAL AND INSTRUMENT AL MUSIC:

ARRANGED, CENERALLY, FOR ONE, TWO, TIIREE, FOUR AND FIVE VOICES, WITH AN ACCOMPANIMENT ;

OR FOR ONE, TWO, OR TIIREE INSTRUMENTS.

THE WHOLE

DESIGNED FOR THE PARLOR AND THE CHURCII, AND FOR SCHOOLS AND MUSICAL SOCIETIES.

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MUSICAL ARTICLES.
Music, children should be taught

3 New York Academy of Sacred Music
Academy of Music, Boston, 20, 29, 85, 92, 100,

Chinese
49, 67

108, 130, 140, 151
116, 158, 163
Christianizing

20

Handel and Haydn Society 69
Cincinnati 53, 85
Church, abuses of. 9, 18, 26, 51, 83,

102, 151
of Sacred Music, N. Y. 77, 108,

137, 149

Handel and Haydn Union
130, 140, 151
importance of cultivating 75 Society

151, 164, 186
Accordian, (Mr. Chadwick's)

180
influence of

35

Institute of Sacred Music 77
Address to Theatricals

132

in the country, its diffi-
An Inquiry into the elementary constitu-

culties and defects 106, 149, 171, 178
Obeo or Hauboy

34
tion of the Human Voice, or Speech

Dr. Franklin's letter on.
Odeon, the Boston

116

42
as a Masical Science 65, 73, 81, 89, 97,105,

effect of, on the Cossacks

addross on opening the
56

150, 163
113, 121, 129, 137, 146, 161, 169, 177, 185

Old Hundred, the authorship contested 50
on elephants

180
Ame, (Dr.) biographical sketch of . 33

Opera, gross extravagance of the . 28
on a wolf

4
Articulation, bad

10
general view of the state of

Ophicleide, or keyed serpent .
66

19
indistinct 19, 35, 36, 59

Greek
Oratorios, origin of .

44

45
musical
98, 105

Leigh Richmond's opinion of 179
Bagpipes, Scotch

Organ, the
Hebrew
115
60, 102

25, 34
Bassoon

Organs of Speech
hints concerning its performance 44
34

150

Ornithological singing school
Bells, music of
Horn

72
44

83

Onslow, (Geo.) notice of the works of 66
Blind, education of the

60, 74, 140
in common schools

3, 74
Boston Academy of Music 20, 29, 85, 92, 100,

67
Owen's (Rev. Mr.) remarks on music
in Sunday schools .

85
116, 158, 163
introduction to a brief history of 9
Paid Choirs, remarks on

171
Boston Odeon

116, 158, 163
in Switzerland

25 Paradis, Theresa, the blind performer on
Brown's (Mr.) Address on Church Music 68

love of, by sheep

128
the Piano-forte

74
medical

58

Parrots, their musical powers
Chinese Music .

107
49, 67
of bells

44

Piano-forte
Church Choirs, paid

34
171
of the blind

self-acting'.
60, 74

19
the modern vs. the ancient 33

of Nature

25 Premium for original anthems 124, 151
Music, abuses of 9, 18, 26, 51, 83, of the Spheres

107
Prizes for musical compositions

93
137, 157
Addresses on

Pronunciation, indistinct

56, 93
68, 69

59
on a correct taste in

18 Psalmody, a divine institution
Influence of

35

ordinance of the Prussian govern-
Circular of the N. Y. H. & H. U. S. 187

Remarks on the choir singing in some of
Clarionet

3
34
ment in relation to

the churches at Albany

151
Composer, what constitutes a .

99
power of

25, 72 Review of a Guide to instruction on the
Corno di Bassetto

sacred, efforts in behalf of .

61, 130
Piano-forte

90
in schools

74
Concerts, Musical, 29. 45, 53, 61, 77, 85, 93, 108

American Harp

37
Scotch .

67
130, 180

American Musical Journal 132

should be redeemed from profane
Double Bass
34

Dyer's Anthems, &c.

53
to sacred purposes.

145
Evening Melodies

12
English Horn

34
should be taught to all

3
Mother's Nursery Songs

12
Enharmonic Organ

37
simplicity in

164

Musical Magazine
Enunciation, bad

10
teachers of

11
National Church Harmony

179
Evening Melodies, review of

12
the dialect of heaven

166

Scale, the modern
Family Singing.

3, 20, 64, 180
the language of emotion

25
Simplicity in music

164
German Flute

34
the mind's medicine

22 Singers,
Singers, character and duties of

ll
thoughts on
Handel, biographical sketch of
17

11
Vocal, important hints concerning 42 Singing, a duty

why there are no more

27
Handel and Haydn Society, (N. Y.) 69, 151

lecture on .

28
Union Society' 164, 186

a universal language

91
Haydn, Anecdote of .

Musical Academy, (N. Y.)

77
conducive to health

92
81, 89

Addresses
biographical sketch of

devotional
67, 68

20
115
Highlanders, the Bagpipes of

Anniversary

60
in families.

3, 20, 64, 180
83
Horn Music in Russia

Articulation.

98, 105
School, prayer for

27
Chambers of the Greeks and Ro-

what constitutes good

11
Horn, the
34
116 Sing, propriety of learning to

179
33
Instruments, Musical

Conventions

29, 45, 67 learning to, a scriptural duty 10
propriety of using in divine
Concerts, 29, 45, 53, 60, 77, 85, 93, '108 Song, sacred

123, 131, 139
worship
11
130, 180 Songs, national

42
41
Jew's Harp, the
Leigh Richmond's opi- Sound, philosophy of

53, 57
nion of
179 Sounds, mysterious

76
Lyre, the .
45

84 Sunday Concerts

93, 132
Marseilles Hymn, origin of

59
Education, influence of 114, 138, 162,

Operas
Medical Music .
58
170, 178 Teachers, qualifications of

11
Mother's Nursery Songs, review of 12

examination at Cincinnati . 151, 164 Testimonials in favor of the Minstrel 69, 76
Music, a Christian's duty concerning

52
Journal, American
132

172, 180
a Christian's recreation

28
Instruments
Theatricals, address to

132
a Fragment

169
Literature
53 Trombone and Trumpet

34
among the common people of Ger.

Magazine

60, 76
Viola, Violin, and Violincello

34
many

9
powers of parrots

107
Vocal music, lecture on

28
an old book of

4
puffing

4

important hints concerning 42
as a branch of instruction in com-

revolution in Switzerland 123, 131

Voice, human, rules for preserving the 19
mon schools
Societies 12, 21, 29, 37, 45, 53, 61, 77

its elementary constitu-
at midnight
145, 152

85, 93, 124, 151, 180

tion, 65, 73, 81, 89, 97, 105, 113, 121, 129,
at the West

172

137, 146, 161, 169, 177, 186
character of, to be used for sacred National Airs.

164
11

42 | Yankee Doodle, origin of .
purposes

Songs

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