16 SEPTEMBER 1876, Page 22

Tarantella. By W. Blakely. (Howard and Co.)—A brilliant and satisfactory

piece, without the drawback of unnecessary difficulties,. which so often abound in this style of music. Mr. Blakely would do- well to adopt a more sound and artistic style of writing. We should like to see that his master, Dr. Spark (to whom this piece is dedi- cated), had given him something beyond the power of writing Taran- tellas, of which we have so many.