16 SEPTEMBER 1876, Page 22

Meditation. Par Ch. Gonnod. (Goddard and Co.)--Thie piece, coming

from the pen of the composer of " Faust," will do little, we think, in making his name more popular. From beginning to end it is more or leas weak and unsatisfactory. Being written in the key of D flat, it is, indeed, strange that the composer should choose the chord of G as a com- mencement. The piece, although containing a few redeeming points, is, to our mind, far below the standard of M. Gounod's other productions.