As is shown by the two or three vocal works of his that I have seen, Gleason is less successful as a melodist than as a harmonist.
The explanation and reconciliation of these is the work of the harmonist.
It must suffice to indicate the general principle by which the harmonist must be guided.
There are few if any of Weber's melodies which are notable for creative power, and as a harmonist he was lamentably weak.
While writing, I hear good music by well-trained voices, with the harmonist accompaniment.
I will therefore trace the harmonist Society from its outset in Germany to this place.