5 FEBRUARY 1831, Page 19

"Lord of all being ;" a Song. The words by

MONTGOMERY ; the Music by S. MATTHEWS, Mus. Bac. Cantab.

There is much to admire in this song : its poetry is brought out with considerable vigour, and its general structure-is highly creditable to Mr. MATTHEWS'S musical acquirements. He has chiefly failed in his accom- paniment. The monotony of the accompaniment to the first movement might have been relieved with advantage, and in the pin allegro it should have been more wrought up. The cantabile movements are more judi- ciously arranged, and display some combinations at once pleasing and skilful.