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NOTES BY THE WAY.
��Mrs. Maria Garrett.
��1901, July 13. 1896, March 31st (Marquis of Salisbury).
Madame MADAME LOUISA BODDA-PYNE.
Louisa Bodda .. _ , , ,
Pyne. In consideration of her eminence as a singer and 01 her
services to English opera. 70Z."
Born 1832; pupil of Sir George Smart; first appearance 1842 (' Men and Women of the Time ').
Madame Bodda-Pyne died March 20th, 1904.
1896, March 31st (Marquis of Salisbury). LadyBarnby. LADY BARNEY.
" In recognition of the services of her late husband, Sir Joseph Barnby, as a choral conductor and composer of choral music. 70Z."
" The most gifted member of a musical family " (Athenceum, February 1st, 1896).
1897, June 2nd (Marquis of Salisbury). MRS. MARIA GARRETT.
" In recognition of the merits of her husband, the late Dr. George Garrett, as a composer of Church music. 50Z."
Dr. George Garrett (1834-97), organist and composer of an oratorio ' The Shunammite,' various cantatas, and much Church music, a branch to which he specially devoted himself. Organist of Madras Cathedral 1854-6.
1899, June 14th (Marquis of Salisbury). MRS. MARY ELLEN ROBINSON.
" In consideration of the services rendered to music in Ireland by her late husband, Mr. Joseph Robinson, and of her inadequate means of support. 40Z."
Joseph Robinson, born 1816. In 1834 he founded the Antient Society at Dublin, of which he was conductor for twenty-nine years. Mendelssohn's ' Elijah" was performed there the year after its production at Birmingham. It was for Robinson that Mendelssohn scored his ' Hear my Prayer,' which originally had only organ accompaniment. From 1837 to 1847 he was conductor of the University Choral Society. He wrote songs and anthems, and arranged Irish melodies.
1854, January 3rd (Earl of Aberdeen). Miss W. EUPHEMIA SIMPSON (now SMITH).
" Daughter of the late Mr. James Simpson. In consideration of his eminent services in the cause of education and the distressed