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��SPARK.

��of Music at Dublin in 1861. In 1869 he started the ' Organists' Quarterly Journal ' (Novellos), which has now reached its 58th number. It was followed by the Practical Choir-master (Metzler), and in 1881 by a readable and exhaustive bio- graphy of Henry Smart (Reeves, 8vo.). He has also published three Cantatas, various anthems, services, glees, and other compositions, besides editing a large number of organ-pieces by Batiste, the French organist. [G.]

SPAUN, JOSEPH, FREIHERB VON, musical amateur, renowned for his great affection for Schubert; born at Linz, Nov. n, 1788, of a family originally Swabian, but settled in Austria. Joseph, the second child of Franz von Spaun, Syndicus of Upper Austria, attended the Latin school, passed through a course of philosophy, in 1806 entered the Imperial Stadt-Convict at Vienna, and began to study law. Music was diligently pursued in his new sphere, and Spaun heartily joined, playing the violin, and, as the oldest boy, conducting the pupils' little band. On one occasion he became aware of a small boy in spectacles, who stood behind him playing his part like a master. This was Schubert, who, after he had got over his first shyness, attached himself devotedly to Spaun and confided to him his delight in composing, and his want of music- paper. This want Spauu supplied, and thus secured Schubert's lifelong gratitude. [See vol. iii. p. 320.] In September 1809 Spaun entered the Govern- ment service, and in 1811 was placed in the Lottery department; in 1839 became Regier- ungsrath, and in 1841 Hofrath ; in 1859 was en- nobled and received the freedom of the city of Vienna, and in 1861 retired. He died Nov. 25, 1865, at his daughter's house at Linz, and, in accordance with his own wish, was buried in the churchyard of Traunkirchen (near Gmunden) where he spent his summers and had a villa. The whole of his official life, except two short breaks at Linz in 1818 and Lemberg in 1825, was passed in Vienna, where he married Fanny von Roner in 1818. He had five children, of whom one son, Joseph, was killed at the battle of Novara.

The list of Spaun' s friends includes many inter- esting names, especially the poets Theodor Korner (whose acquaintance he made in 1813, shortly before Korner's death), Mayerhofer, Grillparzer, Franz von Schober (died at Dresden, Sept. 1 3, 1 88 2 ) , and the gifted painter Moritz von Schwind all except Korner closely connected with Schubert's life. After his attachment to Spaun had become confirmed, Schubert always first showed him his new songs, and asked his opinion. Spaun also endeavoured to help him by introductions to musical people. Tn this way Schubert made the acquaintance of Witteczek, the ministerial coun- cillor, who became one of his most devoted ad- herents, and made a collection of Schubert's works, which he took every pains to render com- plete, and which has furnished materials for all the biographies and catalogues of Schubert. This he left to Spaun, stipulating that on his death it should pass to the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde,

��SPECIMENS, CROTCH'S.

in whose archives it may now be seen a monu- ment of painstaking devotion. The collection contains a replica by Rieder himself, dated 1840, of his portrait of Schubert taken in 1825 ; about 65 vols. printed or MS. containing all Schubert's vocal, and part of his instrumental works; a thematic list of the songs from 1811 to 1828; biographical notices, poems, critiques ; a list of the 8 1 poets set by him from ^Eschylus to Zettler (including Spaun himself as author of the 'J tingling und der Tod') ; the MSS. bought by Landsberg of Rome from Ferdinand Schubert in 1840 ; several parcels of articles, letters, notices, extracts from newspapers, poems on Schubert, concert-bills and programmes ; and 14 pieces in Schubert's own hand. [C.F.P.]

SPECIMENS, CROTCH'S. 'Specimens of various styles of music referred to in a Course of Lectures read at Oxford and London, and adapted to keyed instruments by W. Crotch, Mus. Doc., Prof. Mus. Oxon.' This title is sufficiently explanatory. The lectures were de- livered in 1800-4 and 1820. [See CROTCH.] The work is in 3 vols., with a preface to each, and full indexes. Its contents are as follow :

��Symphony to Sommi Del. Handel

��Do., Jealousy.

��Do.

��Fart of Overture to Ifigenle. Gluck. Scotch edition. ' Its open the door.'

��Moses and the Children of Israel

Handel.

How excellent (opening). Do. Who is like unto Thee. Do.

��He rebuked, and He led them. Do. The Forlorn Quee

��Menuet in Berenice. Do. Sonata for Harpsichord (D).

Scarlatti. Sanctus. O. Gibbons.

��My Dear stay with me.

The Maid of the Valley. Allegretto, F (Symphony). Haydn. The Pretty Girl milking the Cows.

If the Cat had Gold. JEWISH Music. Slow. Allegretto. Slow.

Allo. moderate. Allo. moderate*.

��IBIBH MUSIC.

Cry of Connaught.

Allegro.

Strachen Variga.

Slow.

Slow.

Allegretto.

The Humours of Listivalc.

Slow.

Slow.

Slaunt Rl Plullb.

Drimen Duff.

Curri Koun Dilish,

Da mihi manum.

The Dangling of the Irish Beams.

Coohee na flnga.

Lento e Affett uoso.

Alleyn a roon.

Old Lango Lee.

Gramachree Molly.

Savournadeligh Shelah Oh.

Another edition.

Irish Trevalln.

Another edition (called Locha-

ber).

Nobe's Maggot.

The Sheep Shearers, or Next oars. Stepney Cakes and Ale. The Irish Lady. Boyne Water.

Corn Riggs, or My Nanny 0. If to a Foreign Clime you go. The Foxes sleep. The Brown Thorn, The Summer is coming. Kitty Tyrrel. The Beardless Boy. The Fair-hair-d Child. The Ugly Tailor.

��Lore in Secret. Open the door softly.

��The Parting of Friends. Castle O'Neil. The Harvest Moon. John McEyre of the Glen.

��The Snowy-breasted Pearl. Dermot O'Drwd.

��Pittatoughty. or, Where hae been aday, bonny Laddie.

The Highway to Dublin.

Matthew Briggs.

Captain O'Kain.

Simon Brodie.

Green Goose Fair, or, I am sleep- ing.

Dermot.

The Fairy Queen. Carolan.

The Jointure. Do.

SCOTCH Music.

Wet is this night and cold.

Highland Air and Chorus, Luinig.

The Fisherman's Song for attract- ing the Seals.

Slow.

The Mermaid Song.

Slow.

Ossian's soliloquy on the death of all his cotemporary Heroes.

Slow.

Moderate.

A Tune of the Western Isles.

Western Isle Dance.

Slow.

Allegro Moderate.

The Broom of Cowdenltnows.

Another edition of the same tuna.

A third edition.

_ wish my love were in a mire.

For our long biding here.

Love is the cause of my mourning.

Old Sir Simon the King.

The Lass of Patie's Mill.

Another edition.

A Trip to the Jubilee, or, Edin- burgh Castle.

Jack on the Green.

A Trip to Marrow Bone (Maryle- bone).

Washington's March, 1665.

The Sutors of Selkirk.

Roslin Castle.

Allegro, 6-8.

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