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New Patents....Public Funds. abut against each other, and to support whose chord or span is 236 feet, its versed any incumbent structure, by means of fine or height 34 feet, and its breadth 32 wrought-iron bars, and wrought or cast- feet, consisting of six ribs. Of this woniron braces affixed to their fides, and derful and beautiful structure, we propose paffing horizontally between ribs composed to give an engraved representation in our of the said cast-iron blocks. The inven- next Magazine. tion, consequently, consists in applying [Our readers are desired to observe, that, in iron, or other metallic compositions, to the

our notice of this bridge, in page 541 of the last purpose of constructing arches, upon the Magazine, the figures in our representation of a same principle as stone is now employed, block of cast-iron, used as an arch-stone, ought by a subdivision into blocks easily portable,

to have been five feet deep by three feet wide at

top. The representation could not fail, howanswering to the keystones of a common

ever, to illustrate the principle of Mr. Burdon's arch, which being brought to bear on invention.] each other, gives them all the firmness of

COFFINS. the solid stone-arch, whilk, by the great MR. GABRIEL AUGhrie, of Cheapvacuities in the blocks, and their respec- fide, filed a patent, on the 20th of July, tive distances in their lateral position, the for making coffins in such manner that arch becomes infinitely lighter than that of they cannot be cut, bruke, or by any ftone, and, by the tenacity of the metal,

means opened, thereby preventing the the parts are so intimately connected, that stealing of dead bodies. He constručts his the accurate calculation of the extrados coffins of any kind of wood. The sides and intrados, fo necessary in stone-arches without faw-curfs. He then fastens, by of magnitude, is rendered of much less

means of screws, nails, or rivets, in the consequence. The block of cast-iron is infide, flat plates, and angle plates made five feet in depth, four inches in thick- of steel, iron, or other metal, by which nefs, having three arms, and making the sides and bottom are firmly bound toa part of a circle or ellipsis: the middle gether. The top' is fastened down by arm is two feet in length, and the other

means of several double springs, which let two are in proportion. On each side of and fasten themselves into metal boxes the arms are grooves (4 of an inch deep, fixed at the top of the sides; and, also, by and three inches broad) for the purpose means of screws of a particular construcof receiving malleable or bar-iron; and in tion, which pass into and through plates each arm are two bolt-holes. The blocks of iron that are affixed to the upper edge being united with each other in ribs, and of the sides, and to the circumference of the the ribs connected and supported laterally lid. The particular construction of the by hollow tubes fix feet long, and four screws is in the head of them, which is inches in diameter, the whole becomes formed of oppositive bevels, fome of two one mass, having the property of key- and others of four bevels, and, therefore, stones cramped together.

can only be turned one way, and no in. The blocks and tubes above specified, strument can take hold of them so as to have been used in the construction of the turn them back again ; they are, mureover, arch of the great bridge lately erected by to be screwed into fockets, with their heads Mr. Burdon across the river Wear, at below the surface of the lid, and the hole Wearmouth, near Sunderland. The arch filled with wood the same as the coffin, of that bridge is a segment of a circle,

PUBLIC F U N D S.

Stock Exchange, September 24, 1796. TH HERE has been considerable Auctua- present to 821-the next day rose to 84–

tion in the price of Stocks, since our and are this day (2 4th) at 843. laft. They fell with alarming rapidity 4 PER CENT. CONS. fhut. till the retreat of Jourdan was announced 3 PER CENT. CONs, on the 26th of on the 7th. This circumstance had suf- last month, were at 574-fell to 6th of ficient infuence to raise the consols 2į per present to 543-rose the next day to 57— ceni. Since that period, however, they and are this day (24th) at 57. have been wavering, and appear now to OMNIUM, 11 per cent. discount. be again on the decline.

5 PER CENT. EXCHEQUER BILLS, BANK STOCK, shut.

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REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS. [To our Musical readers, we have the pleasure to announce a new arrangement for critiques and

observations on the harmonic art ; and to inform them, that in future all new compositions of importance, sufficient for our notice, will be treated of, and such remarks given on their se. veral merits and defects, as will enable the practitioner to purchase with judgment, and furnish our country subscribers with the means of choosing for themselves, though distant from the scene of publication. We were not without the wish to increase the value of our Magazine, at its commencement, with materials of this kind; but we experienced some difficulty in discovering a correspondent wholly qualified to do justice to such a department; to execute

it on the liberal and scientific plan on which we had conceived it. BANNIAN Day, as performed with universal mous works of the late Dr. Arne, and

applaufe at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. other first-rate matters, which they have The Music by S. Arnold, Muf. D. Organist and already purchased." But the circumComposer to his Majesty. 8s. Longman and Co. Itance to be added to these, and which

Bannian Dayis an opera, which, through- gives an absolute novelty of character', as out, is itrongly featured with the style of well as of title to the work, is, that notits ingenious composer, and scarcely in withstanding the price of the numbers is any respect inferior to his best produc- almost fifty per cent. under the common tions. The overture, which consists of charge for the same quantity of music, the two movements, is fpirited, pleasing, and publithers engage to furnish every subfamiliar, and, as here adapted for the scriber with an “ elegant and brilliantpiano-forte, forms an excellent exercise toned piano-forte, in all respects equal for that instrument. “ Hope ftill greces to their specimen inftrunient, which is far me," sung by Miss Leak, is a beautiful superior to 'many instruments sold at melody, partaking of the rondo in its con- twenty-five guineas." struction ; and “In my Club-Room 10

The fix numbers already out, are fa great," sung by Mr. Fawcett, is replere judiciously selected, and to correctly with characteristic humour. With“ Polly printed, that the only possible difference asks, can you deny," sung by Mrs. Bland, of opinion in the public mind respecting we are particularly pleased. An affects them, seems to us to be, that some pracing tenderness pervades the whole air, țitioners who have been used to the which is happily heightened by the large-sized paper, may think the pages change of the time at the line, “ It is too small, while others may conceive them not to be proudly deckt.” “ o listen neater, and more convenient for perthen, and filent' feel,” sung by Miss formance. Lcak, is an air of the same description ; Three Sonatas for the Piano-Forte or Harpand brings us to the finale, the burden fichord, with an Ac:ompaniment to the first for or theme of which is so novel and exhi

a Violoncello Obligato ; to the secondi for a Ger. larating, as to produce a happy close to man-flute, and to the third for a Violin, comthis very agrecablc opera.

posed by Gcorge Surr. 75. 6d. Op. 1. Culliford. The Piano-Forte Magazine, or Complete and Mr. Surr, who gives the present work Elegant Library of Ancient and Modern Music, as his harmonic debut, has, considered as with elegant Piano-Fortes, gratis. Harrison and

a young compler, produced in it traits of Co. Paternoster row; each number, 2s 6d. genius and of future scientific excellence.

Of all the numerous plans of theļe Dawning talents, as we conceive, carry popular and multifarious publishers, we with them indisputable claims to criticdo not recollect any that have been fo favour, and wherever we discover them, striking in their novelty, and so compre- we hall uniformly hold out a fostering hensive in their view and utility, as that hand. of their present undertaking. This The first lonata, which opens with work, which comes out in weekly num- a movement in common time, Allegro con bers, fix of which have already made Spirito, is conceived with boldness and made their appearance, is to comprize fpirit throughout that first movement; five thousand pages of music, vocal and the second in , displays considerable taste inftrumental, selected from the great and feeling; and the third, a rondo in ?, masters of all ages and nations, besides, is pleasing in its subject, and conducted fuch " new and capital productions as

with much address. The accompania may yet appear." We are also told in ment for the violoncello, appears to be the proposals, that Mcssrs. Harrison and written with a thorough knowledge of Co. will in roluce fome “ choice posthu. the instrument, and is employed in many

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655 parts to great effect, particularly in the Whitefield and Wesley, in order to ravish seventh, eighth, and ninth bars; from the ears of their elect and inspired conthe twenty-fourth to the thirtieth, from gregations, were frequently compelled to the forty-fifth to the fifty-second, in the avail themselves of the devil's tunes.first part of the first movement, and in The twelve hymns of Mr. Hering (althe bars answering to them in the second though no striking exception to this genepart. The second fonata, though not ral observation) in a few places, políels a without evident marks of ingenuity, is tolerable combination of parts, and some less excellent in its general style than the passages not destitute of melody. We first, and contains fome passages not per- ought to do Mr. Hering the justice to fectly correct. The accompanin:ent in obierve, that his compolitions, with their the second bar of the first movement, little defects, are excelled but by very few fhould, like that of the first bar, have of the same kind, and that, therefore, been in the harmony of the fundamental those who are devotedly attached te note, viz. F, D, B, F, not G, D, B, G; hymns, will do well to purchase them. and in the seventh bar, we have two

Ten Volontaries, or Pieces, for the Organ, in consecutive oflaves between the bass and

an easy and familiar style, for the practice of juthe upper part. The second movement is venile performers, equally adapted for the church more masterly, and with the sprightliness or chamber organ, with directions for the use and novelty of the third, a rondo in , we of the itops, by Foras Blewiti. 7s.6d. Culliford. are much pleased. The first movement of the third fonata, is lively and spirited, Work, oblerves, very jully, upon the

Mr. Blewitt, in his preface to this but yet, we must say, fomewhat vapid. The second, a minuet, & vivace, is fowa scarcity of organ inufic, fufficiently famiing and natural in its subject, and hap- and its usual deficiency in directions for

liar for the practice of juvenile performers, pily relieved by the trio in the forarb of the proper uise of the jips, which are fre: the original key, and the concluding rondo is greatly, though not entirely, novel in quently entirely omitted. The want of its subject.

these directions are certainly, to use his

own words, “ very embarralling to young Twelve Hymns, in Four Parts, the words performers, who may often be liable to from Lady Huntingdon's Collection, by John ufe improper fiops, and from their want Frederic Hering. 5s. Pretion and Son.

of experience how to blend and. unite The author of theft hymns informs us, them properly, must destroy the effect of that they “ are designed as well for pub- the best music ever composed for the lic as private use, and are equally adapted organ." for congregations or musical societies, and The plan on which these volontaries for a single voice, accompanied on the are offered to the public is, we inust alorgan or piano-forte.”

low, well calculated to answer their proHe also begs leave to suggest, that feffed purpose ; proper directions for the he flatters himself, they may be found frops are prefixed to each piece, and some peculiariy useful to young practitioners general and useful information for the in thorough bass, afier they have attained management of them, as to their variathe first principles of that art; especially tions and mixture. where the air is to be retained, and the With respect to the compositions themharmony to be added under it. In this felves, we are much picaled, after an view, he submits them to the judgment attentive investigation, to be able to give of musical professors, and folicits their a recommendatory account of them. patronage and recommendation.”

They are, for the moit part, given in a It is a circumstance worthy of remark, style which evinces a thorough acquaintthat there are fewer good compositions of ance with the instrument for which he the present description, than of any other writes, as well as of a practical knowwhatsoever; but whether the composers ledge of what is proper to put into the of hymns are not inspired by the subject hands of young performers. In a work of 'them, or by the style in which rhym- of this kind, we do not look for much ing poets generally acquit themselves; or science; yet there are some few passages, whether musicians of genius are not very which serve as hints that Mr. Blewitt prompt to employ their time in such ex- is a theoretic musician, whilst he has ércises ; however this may be, the musi- given us many others which prove his cal art has never lavished its “concord of liveliness of fancy, and ability of arsweet sounds” upon hymns; and even rangement. In a word, abating fome

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few puerilties, these volontaries are term the constitutional course of his gefar above mediocrity, and not unfre- nius. The compositions of the late Dr. quently remind us of the beauties of Worgan, as well as of several living Stanley. We cannot dismiss them with masters, whom we could name, will serve out observing, that there are several er- as instances of the fact; whilst those of rata of the press, which, in a future Arne, and Dr. Boyce, afford happy exedition, we hope to see corrected. ceptions. Four Sonatas for the Pedal Harp. The three

The first fonata confifts of two movefirst with an Accompaniment for the violin. ments, the latter of which, an aria con The last with an Accompaniment for the piano- variazione, is a palpable imitation of the forte, by G. G. Ferrari. 6s. Op: 16. F. Linley, favourite and popular air of Haydn, in No. 45, Holborn.

A, and conducted through four variaThe first fonata of this fet, commences tions, with much taste and management. with a movement in Andantino, and to The second piece, which opens with an a gery engaging melody, adds a moving excellent Adagio in , contains

a cele bafs, in fe miquavers, which happily ac- brated Air by Afioli, adapted as a roncords with the fimplicity of the style. do,” the added variations to which, by The second movement, a rondo in 4 Alle- Mr. Haigh, are elaborate and elegant. gro Molto, is smooth and familiar in its The third sonata has for its second movefubject, and agreeably relieved. The ment, a March à la Militaire, in which fecond piece opens with a pastoral move- we find much characteristic style, while ment in , with which, for its easy and the third and concluding movement, natural How of air, we are much pleased, which is a superstructure raised on the as we also are with the succecding rondo, basis of the old and popular air, "O the 'where we discover a happy sprightliness Roast Beef of Old England," is variegated of fancy, aided by the judgment of a and worked into an excellent exercise for anoster. The third and fourth composi- the piano-forte. tions we can speak of together, because, A Slow March and . Quick March, for a though not direaly similar in their cast, military band, harp, or piano-forte, both they are equally excellent; the former humbly dedicated, by W.W. Jones, to the earl being as conspicuous for its elegance, as of Radnor; by H. B. Schroeder.- Each price is, the latter for its novelty and animation. Longman and Broderip. The first and fourth of these pieces are These marches, which form separate fo constructed, that they may be per- articles, and which are printed in score, formed on thc pedal harp, or piano-forte, with a distinct part for the piano-forte, or and will have a good effect on either. harp, poffeís much merit. Their style is

With Mr. Ferrari's style of composi- truly martial, and the former is as con. tion in general, we profess ourselves to spicuous for its dignified folemnity, as be admirers, and by no means oui-step the the latter for its vigour and animation. bounds of justice, when we say that the Mrs. Hamilton's elegant Strathspey, adapted, merit of his prefent work, prominent as with a new Bafs and Variations, for the pianoit may be, is but in conformity to that Forte, by Thomas C fiellow, Organist of Bedgenius which his formir productions ford Chapel. is. 6d. Longman and Broderip. prove him to pofless.

This little air, by the addition of Mr. A Second Set of Three Sonatas for the Piano.

Costellow's variations, forms an excellent Forte or Harpsichord. Comoed, and humbly lesson for the instrument for which it is dedicated (by permission) to Dr. Haydn, by composed. They are conceived with T. Haigh. Op. jo.

7s. 6d. Culliford. taste, and succeed each other with that Mr. Haigh, in his present publication, progressive difficulty of execution, which offers to us much that is to be praised, adds much both to the effect and utility and some things from which we cannot of this species of music. entirely withhold our disapprobation. The Sympathizing Sigh, composed by J. The natural character of his music is Ambrose. Price is.

E. Riley, Strand. obviously Engli1h, and if he were not The Sympathizing Sigh is a pleasing tempted to an imitation of exotic beauties, air, and not without confiderable merit he wvuld no doubt give a fairer and more in the important quality of expression. It ample play to his imagination. This has an Accompaniment, for the pianoerrir, indeed, we have long lamented forte, which is both easy of execution, in our countrymen, and have had the and improving to the effećt. pain of seeing many an Erglish musician

Publishers of new Musical Pieccs, are of talent, fpoiled by a diversion from

quested io transmit copies of the same is early as what, perhaps, we may not improperly pollible.

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