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��published in Paris ; and finally the ' Supplement et Complement ' to the ' Biographic Universelle des Musiciens ' of Fe'tis, a work of great exten and industry, and containing a mass of new names and information (2 vols. 8vo, Paris 1878-80). [G.C.]
POWELL, WALTER, born at Oxford in 1697 was on July 1 , 1 704 admitted a chorister ol Magdalen College. In 1714 he was appointed a clerk in the same college. On April 16, 1718 he was elected Yeoman Bedell of Divinity and on Jan. 26, 1732 Esquire Bedell of the same faculty He was also a member of the choirs of Christ Church and St. John's Colleges. In July 1733 he sang in the oratorios given by Handel during his visit to Oxford, and later in the year at the Meeting of the Three Choirs at Gloucester. He is said, but erroneously, to have been afterwards appointed a gentleman of the Chapel Royal. His voice (countertenor) and singing were greatly ad- mired. He died Nov. 6, 1 744, and was buried at St. Peter's in the East, Oxford. [W.H.H.]
PRACTICAL HARMONY, INTRODUCTION TO. The title of a treatise, and collection of pieces by masters of different schools, edited and arranged by Muzio dementi, in 4 volumes, oblong quarto. The original title is ' dementi's Selection of Practical Harmony, for the Organ or Piano Forte ; containing Voluntaries, Fugues, Canons and other Ingenious Pieces. By the most eminent composers. To which is prefixed an Epitome of Counterpoint by the Editor. (Here follow 5 lines from Paradise Lost, Bk. xi). London printed by dementi, Banger, Hyde, Collard & Davis, No. 26 Cheapside.' The price of each volume was one guinea. Vols. i and 2 alone are in the British Museum. The following is a complete catalogue of the contents.
��Vol. I. Treatise on Harmony and Coun
terpoint by Clement!. Kirnberger. 2 Voluntaries In F 4 Fugues, in C# minor, A minor, Bb, and D minor Gavotte in D minor. Fugue in D. Prelude and Fugue in G. Fugue and Polonaise in Eb. Fugue and Polonaise In F minor and maj or. Pre- lude and Fugue in C. A set of Canons by C. P. E. Bach Fasch,Turini,Padre Martini and A. da Vallerano. Caresano. Double Fugue in 0. Perti, Antonio. Fugue in D. Bach, C. P. E. Canon in G. Haydn, Joseph. Minuet and Trio
in E minor.
Bach, C. P. E. Two minuets. Handel. Fugue in B minor. Porpora. 6 Fugues, in A, G, D,
Bb, G minor and C. Albrechtsberger. 9 Fugues, in B minor, E, A minor, F, C, E b, C, A minor, and A. Telemann. Fughetta in D. Eberlin, J. E. 5 Voluntaries and Fugues, in D minor, A minor, E minor, C, and F. Umstatt. Voluntary and Fugue
in G minor.
Marpurg. Prelude and Fugue in G. Mozart. Fugue in D minor from the Bequiem, arranged by Clementi.
Bach, C. P. E. 2 Voluntaries and Fugues, in A and D minor. Fantasia and Fugue in G
��minor. Voluntary and Fugue
In F minor. Bach, Ernest. Fantasia and
Fugue in F. Bach, Joh. Seb. Organ Fantasia
In G, arranged. Suite (5th
French) in G.
Albrechtsberger. 6 Fugues, in G, B minor, G, G minor, D, and D minor.
Eberlin. 4 Voluntaries and Fugues, in G minor, D, G, and B minor.
Mozart. Fantasia in F minor, ar- ranged.
Bach, C. P. E. Fantasia and Fugue in C minor. Fantasia in C. Voluntary and Fugue in C minor. Organ Sonata InBb.
Bach, Joh. Seb. Toccata and Fugue in D minor.
Handel. 11 Fugues, in G minor, C minor, Bb, A minor, G, B minor, G minor, F# minor, D minor, F, and F minor.
Padre Martini. 4 Sonatas, in F minor, G minor, A and E minor.
Scarlatti, A. Fugue in F minor.
Scarlatti, D . 2 Fugues in D minor and G minor (the ' Cat's Fugue').
Frescobaldl. 2Canzone in G minor and G. 3 Fugues, in D minor, G minor, and E minor. Can- zona in F. Corrente In V minor. Toccata in F.
Bach, W. F. Fugue and Capriccio in D minor. 2 Polonaises in F. Fugue in D. Adagio in B minor. Vivace in D. Polonaise in D. Fugue and Polonaise in C. 2 Fugues, in C minor and Bb. 2 Polon- aises in Bb and G minor. Fugue and Polonaise in Eb. Fugue and Polonaise in E minor. Polonaise in E. Fugue and Polonaise in F minor. Fugue and Polon- aise in C minor.
Bach, C. P. E. Fantasia in C minor. Fugue in C minor for organ [by J. 8. Bach, wrongly attributed to C.P.E. Bach]. Rondo in C minor, Fantasia in C. Fugue in C minor on the name ' Bach.' Allegro in C. Andantino in C minor. Presto in C minor. Allegro in C. Sonata in F, and Sinfonia in F.
��Bach. J. C. F. Fugue in C minor.
Rondo in C. Minuet in C.
Polonaise in G. Sonata in C. Bach, J. Christoph (third son of
J. 8. Bach). 2 Sonatas, in E
and C minor. Bach, J. S. 2 Fugues, in A minor
Padre Martini. 9 Sonatas-in B minor, B minor, D, D minor, Bb. G, C minor, C and F.
Albrechtsberger. 21 Fugues in F, F minor, G, G minor. A and A minor; (these preceded by ' Cadenzas or Preludes ') in D, A, E, E minor, G, Bb and C ; (these with Preludes) in D minor, E minor, G, A minor, B minor ; (the rest without Preludes) inD minor ' Christus resurrexit,' in 'Alleluja,' inC ' Alleluja' ' Ite Missa est.'
PRAEGER, FERDINAND CHRISTIAN WILHELM, son of Heinrich Aloys Praeger, violinist, com- poser, and capellmeister, was born at Leipzig, Jan. 22, 1815. His musical gifts developed them- selves very early ; at nine he played the cello with ability, but was diverted from that instru- ment to the piano by the advice of Hummel. At sixteen he established himself as teacher at the Hague, meanwhile strenuously maintaining his practice of the piano, violin, and composition. In 1834 he settled in London, where he still re- sides, a well-known and much esteemed teacher. But though living in London Mr. Praeger has not broken his connexion with the Continent : he is still correspondent of the ' Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik,' a post for which he was selected by Schu- mann himself in 1842. In Jan. 1851 he gave a recital in Paris of his own compositions with success ; in 1 85 2 he played at the Gewandhaus, Leipzig, and at Berlin, Hamburg, etc. ; and later, in 1867, a new PF. trio of his was selected by the United German Musicians, and performed at their festival at Meiningen. He has always been an enthusiast for Wagner, and it was partly owing to his endeavours that Wagner was engaged to con- duct the Philharmonic Concerts in 1855. He is beloved by his numerous pupils, and a concert of his compositions was organised by them in his honour, on July 10, 1879, in London. An over- ture from his pen entitled 'Abellino' was played at the New Philharmonic Concerts of May 24, 1854, and July 4, 1855 (under Lindpaintner and Berlioz) ; and a Symphonic Prelude to Manfred at the Crystal Palace, April 17, 1880. A selec-
- ion of his best pieces is published in 2 vols.
.mder the title of the Praeger Album ' (Kahnt, Leipzig). [G.]
PR^NESTINUS. The Latinised form of the name of the great Italian composer, derived from he town of Prseneste, one of the most ancient
- ities of Italy, and now called Palestrina.
Johannes Petrus Aloisius Praenestinus ' answers o the Italian 'Giovanni Pier Luigi da Pales- rina.' [G.]
PR^TORIUS, or PRATORIUS. The
assumed surname of more than one family of