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NEW MUSIC

From Wliitoombe and Tombs we have a copy of a sacred song by Air Arthur Lilly, associate of tho Royal College of Organists, ami formerly assistant organist at tho cathedral in Christchurch. It is issued as opus 1, No. 1, of ‘Songs from llio Psalms,’ and is a setting to music of the -16 th Psalm, or rather a paraphrase thereof. Air Lilly has gone to the. richest fount for his words, and has given them a medium of expression which is not unworthy of tho subject. It may be that anyone who casually sits at, the, piano £tid strums over the music may not catch its meaning nor see its depth. Wo suggest that the organ is the instrument for this piece, and that it calls for serious examination beforehand. Tried that way, Air Lilly's composition is dignified and in (lie appropriately confident tone, and it also has marks of originality. We commend it to the notice fit' thoughtful music-lovers. The march song ’ Good-bye, Alaoriland,’ woids and music by Raymond Hope, is issued by the same publishers. It has more body and contains more thought than many of tho new patriotic songs, and is easy to sing and plav. Aloreover, the song is very nicely print isl. Hermann Lohrs song ‘ f Dream of a Garden of Sunshine,’ previously incorporated with a pnnlication called ‘ Songs of the Southern Isles,’ is now published separately. Hero we have a love song of a good typo, but it calls for skilful and expressive treatment.

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NEW MUSIC, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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NEW MUSIC Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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