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time in England of the trumpet and oboi d'amore parts as written by Bach. The whole forces were directed by Mr. Otto Goldschmidt, who shortly afterwards resigned the post of conductor, and, declining re-election, was succeeded by Dr. C. Villiers Stanford. In the same year Lord Coleridge retired from the office of president, and Lord Monteagle was elected to succeed him. At the end of this year Mr. Prendergast resigned the office of secretary and librarian, and the work was undertaken by Mr. Morton Latham as honorary secretary, Mr. Coleridge resigning the office which he had held since the commencement. Many members left the choir after the great performance in 1885, but new members were not long in filling the vacancies, and the numbers are now higher than at any previous time. (The only performance in England of the B minor Mass which has not been given by the Bach Choir was the fine production at the Leeds Festival of 1886 under the direction of Sir Arthur Sullivan.)

Subjoined is a list of the principal works which have been introduced to London through the agency of the Bach Choir. Many of these have been specially published for the society in the Bach Choir Magazine.

  J. S. Bach. Mass in B minor; Missa Brevis in A; Cantata, 'Ein' feste Burg'; Chorus, 'Now shall the Grace'; Sanctus in D; Do. in C.
  Berlioz. Te Deum.
  Bruch. 'Odysseus.'
  Cherubini. Mass in D.
  Gade. 'Comala.'
  Kiel. 'The Star of Bethlehem.'
  Palestrina. Missa Papae Marcelli; Missa 'Assumpta est Maria.'
  C. H. H. Parry. 'Prometheus unbound'; 'Blest Pair of Sirens.'
  Purcell. Anthem, 'Jehovah, quam multi.'
  Spohr. Ps. xxlii.

Motets and shorter Works.

  Anerio. 'Alleluia.'
  J. C. Bach. 'Lieber Herr Gott.'
  Sterndale Bennett. 'In Thee, O Lord.'
  Brahms. 'Es ist das Heil.'
  Eccard. 'When to the temple Mary came.'
  Goss (finished by Sullivan). 'The God of Jeshurun.'
  Mendelssohn. 'Tu es Petrus.'
  Palestrina. 'Adoramus Te.'
  Vittoria. 'O quam gloriosum.' and 'Jesu dulcis.'

[ M. L. ]

BACH-GESELLSCHAFT. The list of the contents of the edition of Bach's works is continued in the article Kirchen-Cantaten, vol. ii. 60 b. The following volumes have been issued since the date there mentioned:—

1875. Twenty-fifth Year.

(Issued in 1878.)

Clavier Works. Vol.4.

The Art of Fugue.

Organ Works.

6 Chorales.
18 Chorales.

1876. Twenty-sixth Year.

(Issued in 1878.)

Church Cantatas. Vol. 13.

121. Christum wir sollen loben schon.
122. Das neugebor' ne Kindelein.
123. Liebster Immanuel.
124. Meinem Jesum lass' ich nicht.
125. Mit Fried' und Freud'.
126. Erhalt' uns Herr.
127. Herr Jesu Christ.
128. Auf Christi Himmelfahrt.
129. Gelobet sei der Herr.
130. Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir.

1877. Twenty-seventh Year.

(Issued in 1879.)

Chamber Music. Vol. 6.

6 Sonatas for Violin.
6 Suites for Violoncello.

Thematic Index to the Church Cantatas, Nos. 1–120.

1878. Twenty-eighth Year.

(Issued in 1881.)

Church Cantatas. Vol. 14.

131. Aus der Tiefe.
132. Bereitet die Wege,
133. Ich freue mich in dir.
134. Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum.
135. Ach, Herr, mich armen Sünder.
136. Erforsche mich.
137. Lobe den Herren.
138. Warum betrüb'st du dich.
139. Wohl dem, der slch auf seinen Gott.
140. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme.

1879. Twenty-ninth Year.

(Issued in 1881.)

Chamber Music. Vocal.

Was mir behagt.
Non sa che sia dolore.
O holder Tag.
Höchsterwunschtes Frendenfest.
Schwiegt stille.
Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet.

(With appendix.)

1880. Thirtieth Year.

(Issued in 1884.)

Church Cantatas. Vol. 15.

141. Das ist je gewisslich wahr.
142. Uns ist ein Kind.
143. Lobe den Herrn.
144. Nimm was dein ist.
145. So du mit deinem Munde.
146. Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal.
147. Herz und Mund und That.
148. Bringet dem Herrn Ehre.
149. Man singet mit Freuden.
150. Nach dir, Herr.

1881. Thirty-first Year.

(Issued in 1885.)

Orchestral Works.

4 Overtures (Suites).
Symphony in F.
Musikalisches Opfer.
2 Concertos for 3 Claviers.

1882. Thirty-second Year.

(Issued in 1886.)

Church Cantatas. Vol. 16.

151. Süsser Trost.
152. Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn.
153. Schau', lieber Gott.
154. Mein liebster Jesu.
155. Mein Gott, wie lang'.
156. Ich steh' mit einem Fuss.
157. Ich lasse dich nicht. (Duet.)
158. Der Friede sei mit dir.
159. Sehet, wir geh'n hinauf.
160. Ich weiss, das mein Erlöser.

[App. p.819
"Vol. XXXIV. 1884.
Kammermusik fur Gesang.
Serenata, 'Durchlauchster Leopold.'
Cantata, 'Schwingt freudig euch empor,' and 'Die Freude regt sich.' (Two versions of the same work.)
Dramma, (Die Wahl des Hercules) 'Lasst uns sorgen.'
Dramma, 'Tenet ihr Pauken.'
Cantata gratulatoria, and 'Preise dein Glucke'(appx.)
Dramma, 'Angenehmes Wiederau.'
Dramma, 'Auf, schmetternde Töne.'

Vol. XXXV. 1885.
Church cantatas.
171. Gott wie dein Name.
172. Erschallet, ihr Lieder.
173. Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut.
174. Ich liebe den Höchsten.
175. Er rufet seinen Schafen.
176. Es 1st ein trotzig und verzagt Ding.
177. Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ.
178. Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält
179. Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht.
180. Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele."]

BACHE, Walter, born at Birmingham June 19, 1842, a younger brother of Francis Edward Bache. He studied the pianoforte and theory under James Stimpson, organist of the Birmingham Town Hall. In Aug. 1858 he went to Leipzig, where he studied under Plaidy, Moscheles, Hauptmann and Richter. After a short stay in Milan and Florence, he went in the summer of 1862 to Rome, where for three years he received regular lessons from Liszt. In May 1865 Mr. Bache came to London, where he subsequently resided, with the exception of a short stay in Florence in 1871, where he had lessons from Hans von Bülow. Mr. Bache was chiefly known by his unflinching advocacy of Liszt's claims to be recognised as a composer of the first rank. For several years he gave orchestral and vocal concerts, at which he brought forward the following important works of his master, many of which had not been heard in London before:—Symphonische Dichtungen: Les Préludes, Orpheus, Tasso, Festklänge, Mazeppa; 'Von Fels zum Meer' march, Rhapsodie Hongroise, No. 4; 'The Legend of St. Elizabeth'; Psalm xiii.; Reapers' Chorus (Prometheus); 'Loreley;' 'Jeanne d'Arc'; Faust Symphony; Piano Concertos, nos. 1 and 2, and Fantasie über Ungarische Volksmelodien. During Liszt's visit to England in the spring of 1886 Mr. Bache gave a memorable reception at the Grosvenor Gallery on April 8, when the master played the finale of Schubert's 'Divertissement à la Hongroise,' and his own Hungarian Rhapsody in A minor. Mr. Bache was mainly instrumental in founding the Liszt Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was a professor of the piano. He died March 26, 1888.

[ W. B. S. ]

BACHELOR. For additions see Degrees, in Appendix.

BACK, vol. i. p. 121, l. 3 from bottom. For maple, read sycamore or hairwood. (Corrected in later editions.)

BACKFALL. See Agrémens, vol. i. p. 43 b.

BACON, R. M. See vol. i. p. 288. In l. 17 of article, for 1826 read 1829, and in the last line but one, for Nov. 2 read Nov. 27.

BADIALI. In the last two lines of article, for where he died about the year 1870, read He