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ANDRÉ.
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ARTÔT.

ANDRÉ. P. 66 a, l. 43, for 12 read 16. Insert that Joh. Baptist André died Dec. 9, 1882, and that his brother Julius died Apr. 17, 1880.

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ANDREOLI, Gugliegimo. Add day of death, Mar. 13.

ANDROT, Albert Auguste, was born at Paris in 1781, and admitted into the Conservatoire in his fifteenth year. In 1799 he obtained a prize for his exercises in harmony, and four years afterwards, having gained the Prix de Rome for his 'Alcyone,' he was sent to that city to study under Guglielmi. During the first year of his residence in Rome he made such progress that his master commissioned him to write a requiem and another sacred composition. The latter, performed during Passion Week, excited so much admiration, that he was engaged to compose an opera for the autumn. He had scarcely completed the last scene when nature sank under the arduous labour, and the composer died on August 19, 1804. In the following October a De Profundis of his composition was performed in his memory at the church of San Lorenzo in Lucinia.

A short notice of this composer is to be found in the 'Dict. of Musicians' (1827). The above is taken from 'The British Minstrel.'

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ANFOSSI. For date of birth read 1736, and add date of death, Feb. 1797. See also Curioso Indiscreto.

ANIMATO. Add a reference to Mendelssohn's letters to Mrs. Voigt, published in Macmillan's Magazine for June 1871, p. 129.

ANNA BOLENA. Line 2, for 1822 read Dec. 26, 1830. Line 3, for Sept. read July 8.

ANTEGNATI of Brescia. This family were amongst the earliest famous organ-builders in Italy in the 15th and 16th centuries. At the latter period they had already built more than 400 instruments.

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ANTHEM. See also Cathedral Music; and in p. 71 b, l. 22 from bottom, for 1663 read 1662; pp. 72 and 73, omit the names of Wesley and Goss from the list of living composers.

APPLICATIO. See Spitta's Bach, i. 600 (English translation ii. 39 and iii. 385).

APPOGGIATURA. In example 37, for 2-4 as the time-signature, read 3-4.

APRILE, Giuseppe. Paloschi calls him a contralto singer, and gives the date of his birth as Oct. 29, 1732, and that of his death as 1814.

ARCADELT. See also ii. 188, where the beginning of 'Il bianco e dolce cigno' is given.

ARCHER, Frederick, born June 16, 1838, at Oxford; in early life was chorister at All Saints, Margaret Street, London; his musical education was received in London and Leipzig. He next became organist of Merton College, Oxford, and in 1873 was appointed to the Alexandra Palace. During the last engagement, on March 4, 1876, he played the pianoforte part of Gade's 'Spring Fantasia' on its first performance in England. On the resignation of Mr. Weist Hill he became conductor of that establishment, which post he held until 1880. He was also Conductor (1878–80) of the Glasgow select choir, and director of a provincial opera company. In 1881 he became organist at the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher's church at Brooklyn, U.S.A., which post he still holds, or held until quite recently. Mr. Archer is an excellent organist, and has composed several works for that instrument, pianoforte pieces, songs, etc., besides two works, 'The Organ,' a theoretical and practical treatise (Novello & Co.), and 'The College Organist' (Weekes & Co.). He was for some time the editor of the 'Key Note.'

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ARDITI, Luigi. Paloschi gives July 22, 1822, as the date of his birth.

ARETINO, Guido. See Guido in Appendix.

ARNE, Michael. P. 84 a, l. 3 from end of article, for 1712 read 1782. (Corrected in later editions.) Correct the date of his death to Jan. 14, 1786.

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ARNE, T. A. P. 84 a, l. 3, omit the words 'or May 28 (the precise date cannot be ascertained).' For the opera of 'Rosamond' see Clayton. P. 84 b, l. i, for In 1734 read On Dec. 19, 1733; l. 20, for Aug. 14 read Aug. 1. Add to list of works, 'The Trip to Portsmouth,' 'Reffley Spring' (1772), and music to Mason's tragedy of 'Elfrida.'

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ARNOLD, Samuel. P. 86 a, l. 12, for purchased read took a lease of. L. 19 from bottom, for about this time read in 1787. L. 4 from bottom, after 'decline' insert 'he retained the post until the termination of the Academy's existence in 1792.' L. 2 from bottom, for three read four. To list of works add 'The Gipsies,' 'The Agreeable Surprise,' 'Cambro Britons' (1798), and the oratorio 'The Widow of Shunam,' 1801; and compare p. 444 a.

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ARRANGEMENT. P. 89, l. 35, for there is only one read there are six; and add to note 1 a reference to Eng. trans, i. 412.

ARTARIA. Line 4 of article, for Commersee read Lake of Como. (Corrected in late editions.)

ARTAXERXES. Line 3, omit 'probably.'

ARTÔT, Alexandre Joseph, born Jan. 25, 1815, at Brussels, was the son of Maurice Artôt[1] (1772–1829) first horn-player at the theatre there, by his wife Theresa Eva, daughter of Adam and cousin of Ferdinand Ries. He received instruction in music and on the violin from the former, and at the age of seven played at the theatre a concerto of Viotti. He received further instruc-

  1. His real surname was Montagny or Montaguey, but he adopted professional the name Artôt instead, which name was retained by all his family.