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mittee, and one of the directors of the Bojal Academy of Music. By the solicitation of the majority of the residents at Cambridge, he be- came a candidate for the vacant Professorship of Music in that University. An opposition was threatened by Dr. Wylde, Gresham Professor of Music, but the day before the election he withdrew, and Mr. Macfarren was unani- mously elected on March 16, 1876, and created a Doctor of Music in the following month. He has since been created M.A. of Cambridge, and Mus. D. of Oxford. By a grace of the Senate the stipend att£U2hed to the Professorship was raised to J8200 per annum, and he annually delivers a course of lectures on music, in addition to examining candidates for degrees. During his occupation of the Chair of Music, a Board of Musical Studies has been established in the Univer- sity, and two other musicians, who are changed yearly, have been associated with the Professor in examinations. He was knighted by the Queen at Windsor, May 24, 1883. Sir G. Macfarren has com- posed "The Devil's Opera," first I>erformed at the Lyceum, in 1888 ; "Emblematical Tribute, at Drury Lane, on the Queen's marriage, in 1841; "Don Quixote," at Drury Lane, in 1846; "King Charles II.," at the Princess's, in 1849; "Sleeper Awakened," at Her Ma- jesty's, in 1850; "Robin Hood," at Her Majesty's, in 1860; "Preya's Gift," at Covent Garden, in 1863, on the Prince of Wales's marriage ; "Jessy Lea," at the Gallery of Illus- tration, in 1863 ; " She Stoops to Con- quer," at Covent Garden, in 1864 ; " Soldier's Legacy," at the Gallery of Illustration, in 1864 ; and " Helvel- lyn," at Covent Garden, in 1864; the oratorios of " St. John the Bap- tist," at Bristol Festival, 1873; " The Resurrection," at the Birming- ham Festival, 1876; and " Joseph," at the Leeds Festival, 1877; overtures to " Merchant of Venice," " Romeo

and Juliet," " Chevy Chase," "Don Carlos," and "Hamlet;" IdyU in memory of Sir Stemdale Bennett ; symphonies ; sonatas for organ, for pianoforte, and for pianoforte and flute ; trio for pianoforte, violin, and violoncello ; quartets for bowed instruments ; and quintet for piano- forte, violin, viola, violoncello, and double bass; cantatas — "Lenora," in 1851; "May-day," in 1856; " Christmas," in 1859 ; and " Songs in a Cornfield," in 1868; "Out- ward Bound," in 1872; and "The Lady of the Lake," in 1877 ; songs from Tennyson's "Idylls," Lane's " Arabian Nights," and Kingsley's Poems; and "Shakspere Songs" (Lyrics from the Plays, for four voices), 1860-4 ; some hundreds of songs, duets, &c., and music for several dramatic pieces; "Cathe- dral Service" in E flat, 1863; "Introits for the Holy Days and Seasons of the English Church," in 1866 ; several anthems, tunes in the "Anglican Hymn Book," and other collections ; also other church music. He has written analyses of oratorios, &c., for the Sacred Har- monic Society, in 1853-7; and of orchestral works for the Philhar- monic, in 1869-80 ; the lives of musicians in the " Imperial Dic- tionary of Universal Biography;" "Rudiments of Harmony," 1860 (9th edition, 1882) ; " Six Lectures on Harmony," 1867 (3rd edition, 1882) ; " Counterpoint : a Course of Practical Study," 1879 (4th edition, 1882). He has lectured at the Royal Institution, London Institu- tion, &c. He has arranged "Old English Ditties," 2 vols., 1857-80; "Moore's Irish Melodies/' 1859; and "Scottish Ditties," 1860-81.

MACGREGOR, John, was born at Grave send, Jan. 24, 1825, and is eldest son of the late General Sir Duncan MacGregor, K.C.B. A few weeks after his birth, his father, then Major MacGregor, embarked with his wife and son and regi- ment, on board the Kent, the East Indiaman, which afterwards took

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