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THE

F A MI L Y

M IN S T R E L:

A MUSICAL AND LIT E R A R Y JOURNAL.

EMBRACING

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF EMINENT MUSICAL MEN ;-ESSAYS ON VOCAL STYLE, CHURCH MUSIC, &c. ;-FACTS SHEWING THE IMPORTANCE OF
MUSICAL INSTRUCTION IN COMMON AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS;-PHYSIOLOGICAL INQUIRIES INTO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HUMAN VOICE,
EAR, &c.;-WITH DIRECTIONS FOR THEIR CULTIVATION;-ELEMENTS OF MUSICAL ELOCUTION, SIMPLIFIED AND ADAPTED
FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE USE;-HINTS TO PARENTS IN GIVING THEIR CHILDREN A MUSICAL EDUCATION;-
RECORDS OF 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.

ALSO

A CHOICE SELECTION

OR

VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC:

ARRANGED, CENERALLY, FOR ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR AND FIVE VOICES, WITH AN ACCOMPANIMENT; OR FOR ONE, TWO, OR THREE INSTRUMENTS.

THE WHOLE

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

VOL I.

CONDUCTED BY

CHARLES DINGLE Y.

AUTHOR OF "THE PRACTICAL AND INTELLECTUAL SINGING BOOK."

NEW YORK:
PUBLISHED BY JAMES DE VOE, 104, BEEKMAN STREET, CORNER OF PEARL STREET,

1836.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

FROM
T4L 3 T OF
EVERT JAlvi

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'igno SAW

20-210

INDEX.

Page.

MUSICAL ARTICLES.
Academy of Music, Boston, 20,29,85,92,100,

116, 158, 163

""Cincinnati . . 53,85

of Sacred Music, N. Y. . 77, 108,
130, 140, 151

Accordian, (Mr. Chadwick's) .... 180

Address to Theatricals 132

An Inquiry into the elementary constitu-
tion of the Human Voice, or Speech
as a Musical Science 65,73,81,89,97,105,
113, 121, 129, 137, 146 161, 169, 177, 185
Arm-, (Dr.) biographical sketch of . . . 33

Articulation, bad 10

"indistinct ... 19, 35, 36, 59

"musical 98, 105

Bagpipes, Scotch 115

Bassoon 34

Bells, music of 44

Blind, education of the . . . 60, 74, 140
Boston Academy of Music 20, 29, 85,92,100.

116,158, 163

Boston Odeon 116 158,163

Brown's (Mr.) Address on Church Music 68

Chinese Music 49, 67

Church Choirs, paid 171

""the modern vs. the ancient 33
"Music, abuses of 9, 18, 26, 51, 83,

137, 157

""Addresses on ... 68,69

""Influence of 35

Circular of the N. Y. H. 4. H. U. S. . . 187

Clarionet 34

Composer, what constitutes a 99

Corno di Bassetto 34

Concerts, Musical, 29.45,53, 61, 77, 85, 93,108

130, 180

Double Bass 34

English Horn 34

Enharmonic Organ 37

Enunciation, bad 10

Evening Melodies, review of 12

Family Singing 3, 20, 64, 180

German Flute 34

Handel, biographical sketch of .... 17
Handel and Haydn Society, (N. Y.) . 69,151

""Union Society 164, 186
Haydn, Aneedote of 56

"biographical sketch of . . . 81, 89

Highlanders, the Bagpipes of 115

Horn Music in Russia 83

Horn, the 34

Instruments, Musical 33

"propriety of using in divine

worship 11

Jew's Harp, the 41

Lyre, the 45

Marseilles Hymn, origin of 59

Medical Music 68

Mother's Nursery Songs, review of . . 12

Music, a Christian's duty concerning . . 52

"a Christian's recreation .... 28

"a Fragment 169

"among the common people of Ger-
many 9

"an old book of 4

"as a branch of instruction in com-
mon schools 3, 74

"at midnight 145, 152

"at the West 77

"character of, to be used for sacred

purposes 11

Page.

Music, children should be taught ... 3

"Chinese 49,67

"Christianizing 20

"Church, abuses of. 9, 18, 26, 51, 83,

137, 149

"" importance of cultivating 75

""influence of 35

"" in the country, its diffi-
culties and defects 106,149,171,178

"Dr. Franklin's letter on .... 42

"eflect of, on the Cossacks ... 56

- " on elephants .... 180

"" on a wolf 4

"general view of the state of . . 66

"Greek 45

"hath power 127

"Hebrew 60, 102

"hints concerning its performance 44

"Horn 83

"in common schools .... 3, 74

"In Sunday schools 85

"introduction to a brief history of 9

"in Switzerland 25

"love of, by sheep 128

"medical 58

"of bells 44

"of the blind 60, 74

"of Nature 25

"of the Spheres 107

"on 56, 93

"on a correct taste in 18

"ordinance of the Prussian govern-
ment in relation to ... . 3

"power of 25, 72

"sapred, efforts in behalf of . . 61,130

""in schools 74

"Scotch 67

"should be redeemed from profane

to sacred purposes 145

*' should be taught to all ... . 3

"simplicity in 164

"teachers of 11

"the dialect of heaven .... 166

"the language of emotion ... 25

"the mind's medicine 25

"thoughts on 4

"Vocal, important hints concerning 42

"lecture on 28

Musical Academv, (N. Y.) ..... 77

"Addresses 67, 68

"Anniversary 60

"Articulation 98, 105

"Chambers of the Greeks and Ro-
mans . . . . 116

"Conventions 29, 45, 67

Concerts, 29,45,53,61, 77, 85, 93, 108
130, 180

'< "Leigh Richmond's opi-
nion of 179

', ear 84

"Education, influence of 114, 138, 162,

170, 178

"examination at Cincinnati. 151, 164

"Journal, American 132

"Instruments 33

"Literature °3

MagaziD* 60, 76

"powers of parrots 107

"puffing *

"revolution in Switzerland . 123, 131

Societies 12, 21, 29, 37, 45, 53, 61, 77
85, 93, 124, 151, 180

National Air* 172

42

New York Academy of Sacred Music . 77
108, 130, 140, 151
""Handel and Haydn Society 69

102, 151

""Handel and Haydn Union

Society 151, 164, 186

""Institute of Sacred Music . 77

Obeo or Hauthoy 34

Odeon, the Boston 116

"addr-as on opening the . . 150, 163
Old Hundred, the authorship contested . 50
Opera, gross extravagance of the ... 28

Ophicleide, or keyed serpent 19

Oratorios, origin of 44

"Leigh Richmond's opinion of 179

Organ, the 25, 34

Organs of Speech 150

Ornithological singing school .... 72
Onslow, (Geo.) notice of the works of . 66
Owen's (Rev. Mr.) remarks on music . 67

Paid Choirs, remarks on 171

Paradis, Theresa, the blind performer on

the Piano-forte . 74

Parrots, their musical powers .... 107

Piano-forte 34

"self-acting' 19

Premium for original anthems . . 124, 151
Prizes for musical compositions ... 93

Pronunciation, indistinct 59

Psalmody, a divine institution .... 9

Remarks on the choir singing in some of

the churches at Albany 151

Review of a Guide to instruction on the

Piano-forte 90

"American Harp 31

"American Musical Journal . 139
"Dyer's Anthems, &c. ... 53
"Evening Melodies .... 12
"Mother's Nursery Songs . . 13
"Musical Magazine . . . 60,7fi
"National Church Harmony . 173

Scale, the modern 43

Simplicity in music 1641

Singers, character and duties of ... 11
"why there are no more ... 11

Singing, a duty 97

"a universal language .... 91
"conducive to health .... 99

"devotional 20

in families . . . . 3, 20, 64, 180

"School, prayer for 27

"what constitutes good .... 11
Sing, propriety of learning to ... . 179
"learning to, a scriptural duty . . 10
Song, sacred ...... 123, 131, 137

Songs, national 42

Sound, philosophy of 53, 57

Sounds, mysterious 76

Sunday Concerts 93, 139

Operas 45, 132

Teachers, qualifications of 11

Testimonials in favor of the Minstrel 69, 76

172, 180

Theatricals, address to 139

Trombone and Trumpet 34

Viola, Violin, and Violincello .... 34
Vocal music, lecture on 28

""important hints concerning 49
Voice, human, rules for preserving the . 19

""its elementary constitu-
tion, 65, 73, 81, 89, 97, 105, 113, 191, 129,
137, 146, 161, 169, 177, 185
Yankee Doodle, origin of 164

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