2 OCTOBER 1852, Page 10

At the St. James ' s Theatre, there has been during the

week a band of musicians, who, under the name of " Organophonists," have brought to a considerable degree of perfection the art of imitating with voices alone a complete instrumental orchestra. They execute with much precision; and the devices by which they attain the peculiar sound of stringed and metallic instruments are highly ingenious, though not always conducive to personal beauty. The " Organophonic Band" has come hither at rather an unmusical season; but its stay in London will be short, and there is a prospect in the provinces, where the " extras " of art always find a ready reception when they come marked with the metropolitan stamp.