'Organ-blower, Essayist, and Historiographer.' He died early in June, 1772, and was buried on the 10th of the month.
COUSSEMAKER, C. E. H. dr. Line 20, for 10 read 12.
COVENT GARDEN THEATRE. P. 413 a, l. 16, for 1862 read 1856. (Corrected in late editions.) Line 19, for 1862 read 1861.
COWARD, James, born in London, Jan. 25, 1824, entered the choir of Westminster Abbey at an early age. He was given the appointment of organist at the parish church, Lambeth; and at the opening of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham he received a similar appointment there, which he retained until his death. He held various church appointments in addition to this, being at one time or another organist of St. George's, Bloomsbury, and St. Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge. He was conductor of the Western Madrigal Society from 1864 to 1872, and directed also the Abbey and City Glee Clubs for some time before his death, which took place at his house in Lupus Street, Jan. 22, 1880. He was for some time organist to the Sacred Harmonic Society, and the Grand Lodge of Freemasons. Although best known by his brilliant transcriptions for the organ of operatic melodies, etc., his published works show him to have possessed considerable musical knowledge and artistic feeling. They include an anthem, 'O Lord, correct me'; 'Sing unto God,' a canon four in two; two other canons; Ten Glees; 'Ten Glees and a madrigal,' published 1871; besides many pieces for pianoforte, organ, etc. He had a remarkable power of improvisation, which however, was often turned to account in order to accompany the performances of acrobats and similar exhibitions.
COWEN, F. H. To the list of his works add the oratorio of 'St. Ursula' (Norwich, 1881), and the cantata 'The Sleeping Beauty' (Birmingham, 1885); an orchestral suite, 'The Language of Flowers,' and a 'Scandinavian' symphony (No. 3). A 'Welsh' symphony (No. 4) was played at the Philharmonic in 1884, and a fifth, in F, written for the Cambridge University Musical Society, was performed there, and subsequently at a Richter concert, in 1887. An oratorio entitled 'Ruth,' the words by Joseph Bennett, was given at the Worcester Festival of the same year. In 1888 he was appointed conductor of the Philharmonic Society, and was given the post of musical director of the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition.
CRAMER. P. 413 b, l. 20, omit the words or the next. Line 26, add that Franz or François Cramer was appointed Master of the King's music on the death of Christian Kramer in 1834. Line 29, after Johann Baptist, add the eldest son. Add that J. B. Cramer's first appearance took place in 1781. Line 42, for 1774 read 1784.
CREATION, THE. Line 10 of article, for 29 read 2.
CREED. Line 12, omit the words but in later revisions the word 'sung' has been removed.
CRESCENTINI, Girolamo. Line 2 of article, for in read Feb. 2. Last line but one, for in read April 24.
CREYGHTON, Rev. B. Last two lines, correct date of death to Feb. 17, 1733, and for age read 94.
CRISTOFORI. Line 13 of article, for in 1651 read probably May 4, 1655 (the date given by Paloschi). Line 16, for Florence read Padua. P. 418, paragraph 3, add that a second instrument by Cristofori was exhibited at the Festival of 1876, and at the Trocadéro, Paris, 1878, by the Signori Krauss of Florence. The date of it is 1726; the action is the same as in that belonging to the Signora Martelli, but with the advantage of possessing the original light hammers. The touch is good and very facile. P. 418 a, l. 9 from bottom, for in read Jan. 27.
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CROCE, Giovanni. Line 6 of article, for in read in August.
CROCIATO IN EGITTO. Line 4 of article, for June 30 read July 23.
CROFT, William, Mus. D. Correct date of birth to 1678; he was baptized on Dec. 30 in that year. P. 419 b, l. 15, for 1703 read, 1702, and for 1704 read 1703.
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CROSDILL, John. Line 17 of article, for In 77 he succeeded Peter Gillier read In 78 he succeded Nares.
CROSS, Thomas. See London Violin Makers, vol. ii. p. 164 b.
CROSSE, John. Add date of birth, July 7, 1786, and correct date of death to Oct. 20, 1833.
CROTCH, W. P. 420 b, l. 16, for the spring of 1780 read Oct. 1779. Line 19 from bottom, for About 1820, etc., read He lectured at the Royal Institution in 1804, 5 and 7, and again from 1820 onwards.
CROUCH, MRS. A. M. Line 8, for in the winter of read on Nov. 11. Line 3 from end of article, for About 1800 read In 1801, and add that on May 14 of that year she appeared as Celia in 'As You Like It,' for Kelly's benefit.
CRWTH. Line 7 of article should run:—about 609, by Venantius Fortunatus, Bishop, etc. (Corrected in late editions.)
CUDMORE, Richard. Correct date of death to Dec. 29, 1840.
CUI, Cesar Antonovitch, born Jan. 6, 1835, at Wilna, was educated at the School of Engineering in St. Petersburg, where he ultimately became Professor of Fortification, and published several books on the art of war. He received a thorough musical education from Moniuszko and Balakirew, and from 1864 to 1868 contributed musical articles to one of the St. Petersburg papers, in which he warmly advocated the cause of modern music, and in particular of Schumann, Berlioz, and Liszt. In 1878–9 he contributed a series of articles entitled 'La Musique en Russie' to the Paris 'Revue et Gazette musicale.' Of his four operas, 'Der Gefangene im Kaukasus,' 'Der Sohn des Mandarins,' 'William Ratcliff,'