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POWER OF MUSIC.

hunter's horn, the distressed bayings of his dogs, and the solemn chanting of the monks; it rose again, with a jubilant ring, and mingled itself with the country songs and dances of the peasants assembled in the convent hall to cheer up the rescued huntsman while he ate his supper. The instruments imitated all these sounds with a marvelous exactness. More than one man started to raise his umbrella when the storm burst forth and the sheets of mimic rain came driving by; it was hardly possible to keep from putting your hand to your hat when the fierce wind began to rage and shriek; and it

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A NON-CLASSICAL STYLE.!

was not possible to refrain from starting when those sudden and charmingly real thundercrashes were let loose.

I suppose the Fremersberg is very low-grade music; I