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Performers at Mr Hawes's Concert,
FRIDAY, APRIL 29th, 1825.
Miss STEPHENS, Miss PATON,
Miss CAWSE, Miss H. CAWSE,
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Twelve Altos, Twelve Tenors, Fourteen Basses,
NOV 21 196 Mr. TERRAIL,
Leader of the Band, Mr. MORI.
"APR 27 1917). Fr. Parkman Jenna
Will perform on the Grand Piano Forte Ries's Variations to the
Composed by CARL MARIA VON WEBER.
The Overture to DER FREYSCHUTZ is most appreciated when performed with the subsequent pieces of the Opera, as it consists of various subjects, beautifully interwoven from the different Songs in the two first Acts of the piece.
On the rising of the Curtain, RODOLPH, (a Huntsman) has just fired his rifle, and missed the target: during the Symphony, KILLIAN, a Villager, fires, and hits the mark-the Villagers and Huntsmen join in Chorus.
INTRODUCTION and CHORUS.
Victoria, let fame to the master be given,
Seek far or near
During the performance of the March, KILLIAN is invested with a Star, and Bouquet of flowers-a rural procession takes place.
SONG, (Killian,) Mr. TERRAIL,
Why, good people, are you gazing?
Doff your hats, I'm king to-day,
How this star and flow'rs adorn me!
Never mind, I will not slight thee,
Grant to others, something, pray,
While this Song and Chorus are performing, the Villagers are laughing
and taunting RODOLPH at his failure."
Danced by the Villagers in honour of KILLIAN's success-beautifully concluded as the Dancers are retiring in the distance.
BALLAD, (Agnes,) Miss PATON.
Dost thou such emotion prove?
Fear his truth, or doubt his love?
Be thy wild emotion o'er;
Is the love which meets return-
E'er the matchless blessing spurn?
Since each anxious dread is o'er;
This Song is sung on the first appearance of AGNES, the Daughter of KUNO, Ranger of the Forest.
GRAND SCENA, (Rodolph,) Mr. BRAHAM.
Ob! I can bear my fate no longer!
E'en hope is banish'd from my soul;
Joy was wont with me to stray,
Made each bird and beast my prey.
Cloth'd in beauty's heavenly light.
And left the power of chance to know;
Now, methinks, beside her lattice,
Does fate rule blindly? Aid me Heav'n!
During the performance of this Scena, ZAMIEL, the Forest Spirit, is seen in the background, who by his Magic power is torturing the mind of RoDOLPH with the fears of failure at the Meeting on the Morrow for the Trial Shot-on which depend his prospects as to the Rangership of the Forest, and the hand of AGNES.
Wine's the soul of joy below;
Love's the soul of joy below:
Life is darken'd o'er with woe,
Love and wine give life below:
CASPAR sings this Song, to persuade RODOLPH to drink, and thereby accomplish his object of securing his attendance at the Incantation, and casting of the magic balls, in the Wolf's Glen at midnight.