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rights of the publishing department include all manner of works, from full scores of modern operas to popular instruction books.

[ A. J. H. ]

MEYERBEER, G. P. 324b, l. 26, for' 1861 read 1862.

MICROLOGUS. For corrections see OBNI THOPAECUS in Appendix.

MIGNON. Ope'ra Comique in three acts words by MM. Carre* and Barbier, founded on

  • Wilhelm Meister'; music by Ambroiae Thomas Produced at the Ope'ra Comique, Paris, Nov. 17 1866, and in London, at Drury Lane, July 5 1870. [M/

MIKADO, THE. Comic opera in two acts, words by W. S. Gilbert, music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. Produced at the Savoy Theatre, March 14, 1885. [M.]

MILAN. For corrections to lines 1 8-2 1 of article see GAFORI, in Appendix, vol. iv. p. 643.

MILANOLLO, THE SISTERS. Add date o: birth of Teresa, Aug. 28, and of Maria, June 19. The day of the latter's death is Oct. ai.

MINOR. See also DAT, vol. i. p. 436 a, and HELMHOLTZ, vol. i. p. 725.

MISERERE. P. 3366, 1. 18 from bottom, add after the word Geminiani (t. e. Alfieri), and see vol. iii. 523 a, note i.

MISSA DE ANGELIS. The name generally given to a very beautiful Plain-Chaunt Mass, in Mode XIII, prescribed in the Ratisbon Gradual, for use 'In Festis Solemnibus,' and appended to the Mechlin Gradual, as a ' Missa ad libitum.' Judging from the internal evidence afforded by the freedom of its phrasing, and the Mode in which it is written, the Missa de Angelis would seem to be by no means the oldest Mass of this class now in use: its antiquity is, however, great enough to have obliterated all trace of its history, and even of the origin of the name by which it is now generally designated, and under which it is perhaps more frequently sung than any other Mass of its kind, both in its original form, and in the English translation used at S. Alban's, Holborn, S. Mary's, Paddington, and other London Churches in which Gregorian Services are encouraged.

The number of the older Masses to which allusion has been made is very small. The Ordinarium Missse in the Ratisbon Gradual, published under the authority of the Congregation of Rites, contains: the * Missa in Tempore Paschali ' in Modes VII and VIII; a very fine 'Missa in Duplicibus,' beginning in Mode I, and another in Mode VIII; a * Missa Beatae Marias' beginning in Mode I, and another in Mode VTII; the ' Missa in Dominicis,' in Mode I and II; the 'Missse in Festis Semiduplicibus ' and * In Festis Simplicibus,' both begining in Mode VIII; the well-known 'Missa pro Defunctis,' beginning in Mode I, and including the famous 'Dies irse' in Modes I and II; and some smaller Masses, sung in Advent, and Lent, during Octaves, and on Ferial Days. The Mechlin Gradual also gives



��another ' Missa ad libitum ' in Mode XIII, and yet another in Modes VII and VIII.

Some editions of the Paris Gradual add to these a spurious 'Missa Regia,' professedly in Mode I, but really in the modern key of D minor, composed by Dumont, Maitre de Chapelle to Louis XIV, in acknowledged imitation of the older unisonous Masses, but in utter ignorance of the principles upon which they are constructed, and without a trace of appreciation of their true style or sentiment. This Mass was once very popular in France, and much sung in the Paris Churches; but since the revival of the taste for pure Ecclesiastical Music, it has wisely been discarded in favour of the older Masses which it was intended to displace. [W.S.R.]

MISSA PAPAE MARCELLI. Line 3 of article, for 1567 read 1569.

MIZLER, L. C. At end of article add a reference to the English edition of Spitta's 'Bach,' vol. iii. 22-25.


    • 343 ^> en< i f second paragraph, for POLYPHONIC Music read POLYPHONIA.

MOLINARA, LA. Add that the air 'Nel cor piu non mi sento ' is known in England as 4 Hope told a flattering tale.'

MOLIQUE, B. P. 351 b, bottom line, for 1849 read 1840. P. 352 a, 1. 10 from end of article, add day of death, May 10. Line 7 from end, for a Piciuoforte Trio read two Pianoforte Trios.

MONDAY, JOSEPH. See VOWLES, in Appendix.


additions see SATURDAY POPULAR CONCERTS, and add that the loooth concert took place on Monday, April 4, 1887.

MONIUSZKO, STANISLAUS. Correct date of birth to 1820. P. 353 5, 1. 2, for 1858 read 1846, and add date of production of ' Der Paria,' 1869, and that he wrote numerous operettas, etc. Last "me, for in read June 4.

MORALT. Add date of birth of Johann. Baptist, Jan. 10.

MORDENT. Example 4. It should be men ioned that many excellent authorities consider

t right to play this passage without the acci lental, t. e. using A, not Afl, as the auxiliary

ote of the mordent. See Spitta's ' Bach,' English

edition, i. 403, note 89. Example 7, the last

note but one should be D, not B. The sentence

>etween examples 8 and 9 should be compared

with the article TREATMENT OP THE ORGAN.

MORIANI, NAPOLEONE. Line 2 of article, for about 1806 read March 10, 1808. Add day f death, March 4.


rom bottom, add date of 'Raoul de Crequi,'

811, of 4 La Capricciosa pentita,' 1813, and the

Passion,' 1812. P. 367 a, 1. 19, add date of 'II

Sacrifizio d'Abramo,' 1817. Line 39, add 'Lao �� �