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and songs, and an opera : Die Nachbaru,
given at Leipsic, 1875. Mendel ; Riemann.

Eduard), born at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields,
London, June 21, 1786, died in Boston,
Mass., Oct. 1, 1849. Dramatic composer,
son and pupil of Karl Friedrich Horn
(1762-1830) ; taught singing by Rauzzini.
He appeared as a singer in English opera
in 1809, and the following year composed
and produced an opera, The Magic Bride ;
studied singing under Thomas Welsh and
reappeared iu 1814, when his connection
with the theatres as composer and singer
lasted many years. In 1833 he went to
America, introduced several English operas
at the Park Theatre, New York, aud after-
wards became an importer and publisher of
music. During his stay he gave also an
oratorio, The Remission of Sin. He re-
turned to England in 1843, gave his ora-

torio, renamed Satan, in London in 1845 ;
he became musical director of the Princess's
Theatre, returned to America in 1847,
and in 1847-48 conducted the Handel and
Haydn Society, Boston. Works Operas :
The Magic Bride, London, 1810 ; Tricks
upon Travellers, 1810 ; The Bee Hive, 1811 ;
The Boarding House, 1811 ; Rich and Poor,
1812 ; The Devil's Bridge, 1812 ; Godol-
phin, the Lion of the North, 1813; The
Ninth Statue, 1814 ; The Woodman's Hut,
1814 ; Charles the Bold, 1815 ; The Persian
Hunters, 1817 ; The Election, 1817 ; The
Wizard, 1817 ; Dirce, 1821 ; Philandering,
1824; The Death Fetch, 1826; Peveril
of the Peak, 1826 ; Pay to my order, 1827 ;
Honest Frauds, 1830 ; Lalla Rookh, given
at Dublin about 1820 ; Annette, given in
London ; Nourjahad ; M. P. Oratorios : The
Remission of Sin, and Daniel's Prediction ;
Christmas Bells, cantata ; Set of canzonets.
Songs for The Merry Wives of Windsor,
1823 ; Many songs, ballads, and glees. Of
his songs, Cherry Ripe, I know a bank, and
I've been roaming, still survive. Grove ;
Fetis ; do., Supplement, ii. 4 ; Ireland,
Records of the New York Stage, 542.

HORN, HEINRICH, born of German
parentage in Paris, 1789, died (?). Vir-
tuoso on the harp, pupil of J. B. Mayer in
London, whither he went at the age of ten,
and where he began to appear in concerts
in 1805. From 1808 he studied under
Jean Elouis, with whom he travelled for
four years in Scotland and Ireland, and then
settled in London, to teach his instrument.
Works : 15 airs aud preludes for the harp ;
Many rondos, variations, etc., for do. ;
Method for do. Fetis ; Mendel.

jurist, aud amateur composer, living in
Dresden in 1664-81. He composed several
instrumental and vocal works, in collections
which appeared in five separate parts, pub-
lished under the title of Parergon musicum
(Leipsic, 1664). Other similar collections,
published in 1677, contained courantes,
allemaudes, etc., for five instruments. He



published also Arias and Canzonetti, with
accompaniment of five violins or flutes and
basso contiuuo (Frankfort, 1678). Men-
del ; Gerber ; Schilling ; Fetis ; Walther.

Nordhausen, Saxony, April 13, 1762, died
at Windsor, England, Aug. 5, 1830. Or-
ganist, pupil of SchrOter at Nordhausen ;
went when twenty years old to London,
where he gave lessons and became music-
master in ordinary to Queen Charlotte and
the princesses, which position he hold until
1811. In 1823 he succeeded William Sex-
ton as organist of St. George's Chapel,
Windsor. Works: sonatas for pianoforte,
violin, and bass ; 12 sonatas for pianoforte
and flute ; 12 military divertimentos ; 12
themes with variations for pianoforte, vio-
lin, and violoncello. He was author of a
Treatise on Thorough-Bass, and with Sam-
uel Wesley edited an English edition of
S 1'iistian Bach's Wohltemperirte Clavier
1 1, .11. Ion, 1810). Mendel ; Grove ; Fetis.
in Copenhagen, Dec.
17, IS 11, still living,
1889. Sou and pupil
of Johan Ole Emil
Horneman, and pupil
at the Leipsic Conser-
vatorium in 1857-60.
He has been, since
1M7'J, head of a Con-
servatory of Music in
Copenhagen. Works :
Aladin, overture for orchestra ; Heldenleben,
do. ; Caprices for pianoforte ; Miniatur-
Bilder for do., op. 20 ; Songs, etc.

at Copenhagen, 1809, died there, May 29,
1870. Vocal composer, whose songs be-
came extremely popular in Denmark. His
Tappere Landsoldat acquired the impor-
tance of a national melody in the Schleswig-
Holstein campaign of 1864, and was widely
known even abroad.

Stuttgart in 1833, still living, 1889. Dra-

matic composer, pupil at the Conservato-
rium of Leipsic in 1850. T ived iu Southern
Germany and Switzerland He was a P-
poiuted professor at the C(> nservatorium of
Munich in 1873. He has com P sed oper-
ettas and ballets, which ^ vere successfully
produced at the court tlW tres of tutt g a rt
and Munich, and has pub Usbed pianoforte
music and songs. Mendel'

HORR, PETER, bom at Kleinsteinheim,

near Hanau, July 13, 180'' dled ( ? )' Pl '
auist, pupil of Vollweiler at Offenbach ; set-
tled at Frankfort iu 1828, a nd has composed
very useful instructive worP for Fforte
published a practical meih^ for do " wblcb
became widely known, and arranged many
classical works very skilful 1 ? for pianoforte,
four hands. Mendel.

in London, Dec. 15, 182 1 > dled m Xew
York, March 2, 1876. Pia' mst > son and r u '
pil of Dr. William Horsl 6 ? ' studied the
pianoforte under Moschel 68 ' aud ^ Men '
delssohn's advice went to Cassel to stlul y
under Hauptmaun ; he li ved a fterwards in
Leipsic and enjoyed the fpendship and in-

struction of Mendelssohn:

On his return

to England he became OT S amst of St.
John's, Notting Hill, and P^uced several
oratorios, David, Joseph, Gldeon > m the
succeeding years, besides S m antbem for tbe
consecration of Fail-field C jhllrch > Llv erpool
(1854) ; music for MiltoP' 3 Comus ' man y
pieces for pianoforte, soil's- ^- ln !868
he went to Australia, wher e he wrote an ode -
Euterpe, for soli, choru^ and O1 ' cl 'estra,
which was given at the op< emn S of th eTown
Hall, Melbourne, in 1870. Soon aftenrarfa
he removed to the Unite' 1 States ' ~ Grove '
Fctis ; do., Supplement, "' 4 ' I

HORSLEY, WILLIAM- born in Londo .
Nov. 15, 1774, died ther 6 ' June 12 ' 1858 '
He was articled, when six teen ' to Theodore
Smith, pianist; became or anist of E1 y
Chapel, Holborn, and late 1 ' <swtant organist

to Dr. Callcott at the

for Female


Orphans. In 1800 he g r * d ted Mus. Bac.



Works: When

at Oxford, in 1802 succeeded Callcott as
organist at the Asylum, and in 1812 be-
came organist also
at Belgrave Chapel, ^

Halkiii Street, Gros-
v e n o r Place. In
1837 he was chosen
organist of the
Charter House, still
retaining his other
positions. Mendels-
sohn began in 1829
a friendship with the
family, which be-
came intimate and lasting.
Israel came out of Egypt, anthem, written
about 1800 ; 5 collections of Glees ; Collec-
tion of 40 Canons ; Collection of Psalm
Tunes with Interludes, 1828 ; Sonatas and
other pieces for the pianoforte ; Many single
glees, By Celia's arbour, Mine be the cot,
O Nightingale, etc. He was author of " An
Explanation of the Major and Minor Scales."'
Grove, i. 753 ; Moore, 439 ; Mendel, v.
30G ; Fetis, iv. 370.

born in the second half of the 18th cen-
tury, died at Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 12,
1843. Organist, pupil of Jose Maseras.
and in composition of Audrevi and Queralt ;
was organist successively of several churches
at Barcelona, and famous for his talent of
improvising. He composed for the organ
and for the voice with organ accompani-
ment. Fetis, Supplement, ii. 4.

HOETENSE (Eugenie de Beauharnais),
Queen of Holland, Duchess of Saint-Leu,
born in Paris, April 10, 1783, died at Viry,
Oct. 5, 1837. Vocal composer, pupil of
Plantade ; her romance Parlant pour la
Syrie came into vogue about 1810, and has
been very popular in France since 1852.
A collection of her melodies and romances
was published in Paris, 1856. Fetis.

born at Triesch, Moravia, Dec. 6, 1798,
died at Peuzing, near Vienna, Sept. 9, 1860.
Pianist, first instructed by his father, an

organist, then in Vienna pupil of Moscheles
on the pianoforte, and of Emanuel Forster
in thorough-bass and harmony ; first ap-
peared in public in 1819. He settled in
Vienna and devoted himself to composition.
Works : Grand concerto for pianoforte ;
Music for llaupach's drama, Der Mtiller und
seiu Kind, and for Grillparzer's Des Meeres
und der Liebe Welleu ; Masses ; Fantasias
on operas, and other music for pianoforte.
Mendel ; Wurzbach ; Fetis ; Schilling.

1756, died in Berlin, Oct. 25, 1805. Dra-
matic composer, private secretary in 1780-
95, to Prince Heiurich of Prussia, at Eheius-
berg, for whose private theatre he com-
posed the following French operas : Titus,
1781 ; Les Peruviens, 1782 ; Pertharite,
1783 ; Soliman, 1785 ; Antigone, 1787 ;
Oreste, 1789 ; Le serrurier, Le maitre de
musique, Anacreou, 1791 ; Le jugement de
Paris, Olynipie, 1792 ; Pagamin de Mo-
negue, 1793; Alexaudre, Alzire, 1794. Fu-
tis ; Gerber.

HOSA, THOMAS, born at Melnik, Bo-
hemia, in the first half of the 18th century,
died at Brussels, May 16, 1786. Virtuoso
on the horn ; with his brother Georg, who
was equally proficient, he made extensive
concert tours, on which they acquired fame
and a considerable fortune. At Brussels
they entered the service of Duke Charles
of Lorraine. He composed several con-
certos and duos for his instrument. Georg
(died in Brussels, 1766) left no composi-
tions. Wurzbach.

ra cornique in one act, text by Saint-Aignan,
music by Cherubini, represented at the The-
atre Feydeau, Paris, July 25, 1798. It is
Cherubim's 117th opera, and is chiefly re-
membered for the trio, " Que faire, 6 ciel ! "
The overture is gay, but not one of his
best. The introduction is written some-
what in the style of Spohr. Published by
Breitkopf & Hartel.

HOTTETEREE (Hoteterre, Hauteterre),
LOUIS, called Le Eomain, from having lived



in Rome, the best flute player of the close
of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th
centuries. The son of Henri Hotteterre
(died, 1G83), a wind-instrument maker, he
became a member of the king's baud, and
served as first flute at the courts of Louis
XTV. and Louis XV. He composed a great
deal for his instrument, and wrote several
theoretical works, principally interesting
now as part of the history of music in
France. His " Principes de la flilte," etc.
(Paris, 1699), and " L'art de preluder sur
la flute," etc. (ib., 1712), passed through
several editions. His brother Nicolas (died
in Paris, 1695), was bassoonist of the royal
orchestra in 1668, and one of the twelve
oboists of the Grande Ecurie. He left in
MS. a book of dance music in six parts.
IVtis ; Mendel ; Gerber ; Riemanu.

HOVEN, JOHANN (pseudonym of Bar-
on Vesque von Piittlingen), born at Castle
Opole, Galicia, July 23, 180:5, died in Vi-
enna, Oct. 29, 1883. Dramatic composer,
pupil in Vienna of Leidesdorf, Moscheles,
and Worzischek on the pianoforte, of Vogel
and Ciccimara in singing, and of Sechter
in composition. He was intimate with
Schubert, greatly influenced musical life in
Vienna, where he conducted the music fes-
tivals in the imperial winter Manege, and
took active part iu the reorganization of
the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, threat-
ened with dissolution by the disorders of
1848. He became its vice-president, and
director of the Couservatoriuni founded by
it. His songs, especially those on Heine's
poems, rank very highly, and were com-
mended by such men as Schumann, Berlioz,
Anibros, and Hanslick. Grand gold medal
of Austria for art and science, besides other
Austrian and foreign decorations. Works
Operas : Elena, ossia la donna del lago,
given in Vienna, 1830; Turandot, ib., 1SIW ;
Johanna d'Arc, ib., 1840 ; Liebeszauber, ib.,
1845 ; Eiu Abenteuer Karls H., ib., 1850 ;
Der lustige Rath, Lips Tullian, oder die
Ente, both in Weimar, 1852-56 (under
Liszt's direction) ; Burg Thaya, not given ;

Overture to Burg Thaya, for full orchestra ;
Festlied, for solo, chorus, and orchestra,
Vienna, 1843 ; Chor der Waftenschmiede,
for do. ; 2 masses, besides graduals and
oft'ertories ; Quartet for strings ; Sonatas,
dances, marches, variations, etc., for piano-
forte ; 15 four-part songs for male voices,
op. 20, 45, 49 ; Duets, op. 12, 13, 29,
53 ; Balladen, Romauzeu, Lieder, etc., op.
6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14-18, 21-28, 30-44, 46-48,
51, 52, 54-57, Die Heimkehr (on 28 poems
from Heine's Reisebilder), and others with-
out opus number. Album zum Besten
nothleidender Kiinstler, etc. (Vienna, 1851),
136 ; Gassner, Univ. Lex. der Toukiinst,
866 ; Hanslick, Gesch. d. Cone, in Wien,
367, 379 ; N. fr. Presse, Oct. 30, Nov. 27,
1883 ; Sonntagsbliitter (Vienna, 1843), 669
(1846), 1224 (1847), Beilage, 450 ; Wiener
Allgem. Theat. Zeitg. (1851), 841 ; Wurz-
bach ; Johaun Vesque von Piittlingen (J. Ho-
ven), Eine Lebeusskizze, etc. (Vienna, 1887).

HOWARD, SAMUEL, born in London
in 1710, died there, July 13, 1782. He was
chorister of the Chapel Royal, and studied
under Pepusch ; organist of St. Clement
Danes and St. Bride's, Fleet Street ; Mus.
Doc., Cambridge, 1769. Works : Music for
the Amorous Goddess, or Harlequin Mar-
ried, opera, Drury Lane, 1744 ; Cantatas ;
Sonatas and concertos ; This is the day, an-
them (published, 1792), and other anthems.
Many of his songs are in contemporary col-
lections. The psalm tunes Howard and St.
Bride's are by him. Grove.

aria for soprano, in G minor, with accom-
paniment of violins in unison, and continue,
in Handel's The Hexaiah, No. 36.

HOWGILL, WILLIAM, English organ-
ist of the 18th century. He was organist
at Whitehaven in 1794, and afterwards in
London. He published organ voluntaries,
psalms, and anthems. Grove ; Fetis.

GERS, see Wie lieblich sind die Boteu.

HOYLAND, JOHN, born in Sheffield,
; England, in 1783, died at Louth, Liucolu-



shire, Jan. 18, 1827. Organist, pupil of
William Mather, organist of St. James's
Church, Sheffield, whom he succeeded in
1808. In 1818 he removed to Louth, where
he became organist of the parish church.
He composed anthems and other sacred
music, besides songs and pianoforte music.
Grove ; Fetis.

HOYOUL, BAUDOUIN, born at Braine-
le-Comte, Belgium, about 1540. Contra-
puntist, was in the service of the Duke of
Wiirternberg. He published a book of mo-
tets (Nuremberg, 1587), in which he desig-
nates the place of his birth. Fetis ; Mendel,
Ergiinz., 162 ; Gerber.

HRABE, JOSEPH, born at Bubensch,
near Prague, in 1816, died at Prague, March
19, 1870. Virtuoso on the double-bass, pu-
pil of Hause at the Conservatoriuin, Prague,
where he was appointed professor of his in-
strument in 1845, only two years after hav-
ing completed his studies. He educated a
large number of eminent pupils, and com-
posed concertos, variations, fantasias, etc.,
besides excellent methods and etudes for
his instrument. Mendel.

HRAZEK, Pater IRENAUS, born at
Schan, Bohemia, in 1725, died at Kenkers,
ib., April 13, 1777. Virtuoso on the viola
d' amore ; studied in Prague. He entered j
the Johannesorden, travelled through Ger-
many and Italy as its inspector, and played
in concerts for its benefit. His sonatas for
the viola d' amore were much prized by ama-
teurs of that class of music. Fetis.

HRIMALY, ADALBERT, born at Pilsen,
Bohemia, July 30, 1842, still living, 1889.
Violinist, pupil of Milduer, became con-
ductor of the orchestra at Gothenburg in
1861, at the National Theatre in Prague in !
1868, at the German theatre there in 1873,
and at Czeruowitz, Bukowina, in 1875. His
opera, The Enchanted Prince (1871), is a
standard piece in the repertory of the Na-
tional Theatre, Prague. Riemann.

HUBANS, CHARLES, born in France
about 1820, still living, 1889. Oboist, chef
d'orchestre of the Cirque d'Hiver, subse-

quently of the Concerts de Paris, where he
succeeded Musard fils. He became director
at the Alcazar, finally at the Bouffes Parisiens,
and Folies-Bergere. Works: Le tour de
moulinet, operetta, Bouffes Parisieus, 1874 ;
La belle Lina, opera-bouffe, Athenee, 1875 ;
Les deux loups de mer, saynete (interlude),
Casino d'Enghien, 1876 ; Rien qu'uu jour,
opt'ra - comique, Fantaisies Parisieunes,
Brussels, 1876 ; Tin amour dans le dos,
Helo'ise et Abeilard, Ravigore et Collodium,
Prisouuier par amour, Une fausse Gelatine,
Les griguotteuses, etc., operettas played
at divers cafes-concerts ; Airs for the vaude-
ville Les femmes qui font des scenes ; Ro-
mances and chausounettes. Fetis, Supple-
ment, ii. 5.

HUBENE, LOUIS, born at Bruges, con-
temporary. Dramatic composer, pupil of
Berget, his uncle, who had studied under
Cherubim. He became communal bell-
player and organist of one of the principal
churches in his native city. Besides church
music and many pianoforte pieces, he has
composed the Flemish operas : Baudewyn
van Constantinople!), given at Bruges, 1853 ;
W 7 illem Beukels ; Bertha of maed en Hel-
dendaed. Fetis, Supplement, ii. 5.

HUBER, FELIX, born at Berne, Feb.
23, 1810, still living, 1889. Vocal composer,
published a collection of the mountain songs
of Switzerland, 6 Schweizer-Lieder ; Lieder
fiir eidgenossische Krieger ; Lieder fur
Schweizer Jiiugliuge, etc. (Berne). Futis.

HUBER, HANS, born at Schrmewerd,
Switzerland, June 28, 1852, still living, 1889,
at Basel. Dramatic composer, pupil at the
Leipsic Conservatorium, 1870-74, of Richter,
Reinecke, and Wenzel ; taught music pri-
vately for two years at Wesserling, then at
the Music School in Thaun, Alsace, and later
at the Music School of Basel. Works : Pan-
dora, cantata for soli, chorus, and orchestra,
op. 66 ; AussOhnung, do. for male chorus
and orchestra ; Lustspiel-Ouvertiire, op. 50 ;
Tell Symphonie, op. G3 ; Sommerniichte,
serenade, op. 87 ; RiJmischer Karneval, for
orchestra ; Concerto for pianoforte, op. 36 ;



do. for violin, op. 40 ; Trios, op. 30, G5 ;
Trio-Phautasie, op. 84 ; Suite for pianoforte
anil violin, op. 82 ; do. for pianoforte and
violoncello, op. 89 ; Sonatas for violin, op.
18, 42, 67 ; Sonata for violoncello, op. 33 ;
Sonatas and suites for 2 and 4 hands,
fugues, etc., for pianoforte ; Songs and cho-
ruses. In manuscript : Florestan, fairy op-
era ; 3 string quartets ; Das wohltemperirte
Klavier, for 4 hands, etc. Rieuiann.

HUBER, JOSEPH, born at Sigmaringen,
April 17, 1837, died at Stuttgart, April 23,
1886. Dramatic composer, pupil at Stern's
Conservatoriuni in Berlin of Leopold Gaiiz
on the violin, and of Mars in harmony and
composition ; later pupil of Eduard Singer
and Peter Cornelius iu Weimar. He be-
came a violinist in the orchestra of the
Prince of Hechingeu at Lowenberg, and in
1864 was made Couzerttueister of the Eu-
terpe orchestra, Leipsic, whence he went
to Stuttgart as violinist in the Royal orches-
tra in 1805. Besides two operas, Die Rose
von Libanon, 1870, and Irene, he composed
four symphonies, iu one movement, many
songs, and instrumental music. Mendel;

HUBER, KARL, born at Varjas. Hun-
gary. July 1, 1828, died at Pesth, Dec. 20,
1885. Dramatic composer, and violinist,
professor of violin at the Conservatorium
and Kapellmeister at the National Theatre
iu Pesth. Works Operas : Szekler Girls,
1858; Jolly Fellows; The King's Kiss,
1875. Riemann.

HUBERTI, (irsTU'K LKOX, born iu
Brussels, April 14, 1843, still living, 1889.
Pupil at the Brussels Conservatoire, where
he won the second prize, 1863, for his can-
tata Paul et Virginie, and the Grand Prix
de Rome, 1865, for his cantata La fille de
Jephte. Since then his compositions have
been purely Flemish in character, as he is
one of the upholders of the modern Flem-
ish school. Works : De laatste Zonnestral,
Flemish oratorio ; Willem van Oranje's
dood, cantata for chorus, baritone solo, and
orchestra ; In de gaarde, Couzertstiick ;

Maerlant's zang, for male chorus ; Serenade,
s'avonds als ik slapen ga ; chorus for chil-
dren's voices ; Suite for orchestra ; Concerto
for pianoforte ; Songs. Fetis, Supplement,
ii. 6 ; Gregoir, Documents, i. 42 ; Viotta.

HUCBALD (Hugbaldus, Ubaldus, Uchu-
baldus), born about 840, died at Saint-
Amaud, June 25 or Oct. 21, 930, or June 20,
932. He studied music at the monastery of
Saint-Amand, near To urn ay, with his uncle
Milo, who became jealous of his musical
ability and drove him away. He retired to
Nevers, where he opened a school and
taught music ; studied at Saint-Germain
d'Auxerre about 860 ; succeeded his uncle at
Saint-Amandin 872; and having educated pu-
pils capable of replacing him, went to Saiut-
Bertin in 883, to direct a similar school.
Called to establish again the old church
schools at Rheims about 893, he returned to
Saiut-Amaud in 900, and never again left
it. His work on harmony is remarkable as
being the earliest iu which rules are illus-
trated by practical examples. Works : Liber
Ubaldi peritissimi musici de harmonica in-
stitutioue ; Alia musica ; Hucbaldi Mouachi
Eluoueusis Musica Enchiriadis. Ambros,
ii. 122 ; Fetis ; Gerber ; Mendel ; Schilling.

HUGH-CASS, - , French dramatic
composer, contemporary. He was chef
d'orchestre of the Casino at Marseilles iu
is.V',, and of the theatre at Toulon iu 1874.
Works : La croix de Jeannette, opera- co-
mique, given at Marseilles, Grand Theatre,
1865 ; La roude de nuit, operetta, ib., Alca-
zar, 1872 ; Le legataire de Grenade, lyrical
drama, Toulon, 1874 ; Une revue a Trc-
piguy-les-Oursins, sayuete burlesque. Fe-
tis, Supplement, ii. 8.

HUGOT, A., suruamed le Jeuue, born in
Paris in 1761, died there, Sept. 18, 1803.
Flute player, pupil of Atys. He was first
flute at the Theatre des Bouffous Italiens in
1789, afterwards of the Opera Comique, at
the Feydeau, and professor at the Conserva-
toire at its formation. He was distinguished
by his finished flute playing at the Concerts
Feydeau in 1796-97. Commissioned by



the Conservatoire to prepare a method for
the flute, he died before the work was fin-
ished ; it was completed on his plan by Wun-
derlich, and was published in their joint
names as " Methode de flute adoptee, etc.,
par le Conservatoire de Musique " (Paris,
1S04). It was translated into German, and
has been published also in short abridge-
ments in Leipsic, Bonn, Mainz, and Vienna.
Works : C concertos for flute ; 6 trios for 2
flutes and bass, op. 6 ; 6 duos for flutes, op.
1 ; do., op. 2 ; do., op. 4 ; do., op. 7 ; do.,
op. 9 ; 24 duos faciles ; 6 sonatas for flute ;
do. for flute and bass, op. 12 ; Variations
for flute, op. 5. Fetis ; Mendel.

HUGUENOTS, LES, grand opera in five
acts, text by Scribe and Emile Deschamps,
music by Meyerbeer, first represented at
the Acadeniie Royale de Musique, Paris,
Feb. 29, 1836. The action takes place in
1572, in Touraiue and Paris. The first act

Giuseppe Mario.

begins with a chorus of revellers, "Bonheur,
de la table," in the salon of the Comte de
Nevers, among whom are the Huguenots
Kaoul de Nangis and his servant Marcel.
A page, Urbain, enters, sent by Marguerite
de Valois, to invite Kaoul to her chateau,
where, to reconcile the two religious fac-
tions, she offers him the hand of Valentine,
daughter of the Comte de Saint-Bris, a

Catholic. Raoul consents ; but, reco<miz-


ing Valentine as one whom he had rescued
from insult, and whom he believes to love
another, rejects her, and is challenged by
Saiut-Bris. Valentine is then commanded
to marry the Comte de Nevers. While in
the chapel at prayer she overhears the plot
to assassinate Raoul, and tells Marcel, who,
with a baud of Huguenots, rescues his mas-
ter. The combat about to follow is sup-
pressed by Marguerite. Raoul discovers
that Valentine loves him, and before her
marriage seeks a last interview, which is
interrupted by the entrance of De Nevers,
Saint-Bris, and other Catholic noblemen.
Valentine hides Raoul behind the tapestries,
where he hears the plan for the slaughter
of the Huguenots on St. Bartholomew's
Eve, and witnesses the blessing of the
swords. Raoul joins his party and, during
the festivities given at the marriage of Mar-
guerite with the King of Navarre, warns his
friends. He then goes to a chapel to
which the Huguenots have fled, and finds

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