15 SEPTEMBER 1855, Page 13


SIR—I cannot think that "A Constant Reader" has been a constant at- tendant at the Kensington Gardens on a Sunday, or he would have known that the body of the programme always consists of selections from the classic masters, and not of trivial polkas or quadrilles. He would also have dis- covered that sacred music performed by a band of such numbers would as much improve the morals of the audience as the Bible read imperfectly in Hebrew. Is he aware that a band is not one-twentieth the numbers of the Exeter Hall performers ?

But why have Sunday playing at all ? Would "A Constant Reader," who Admires such a practice, like to play himself, on the "day of rest," secular or tOth. September 1865.