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A Little Victorian Music

Before the phonograph, before television, before radio (and needless to say, long before iPods and Mp3), if one wanted music in one's home, one had to make it oneself. Hence, magazines often published music for voice and instruments - especially piano. If you'd like to hear the sound of the Victorian era, just play one of these on your piano or keyboard!


NEW MUSIC

The Year's New Music...
Between 1881 and the mid-1890's, The Girl's Own Paper ran a regular feature on "new music" -- information and reviews of the latest sheet music available in stores. In the later 1890's the series became less frequent and shorter (just as the magazine's publication of sheet music also decreased).
1881 · 1882 · 1883 · 1884 · 1885 · 1886 · 1887 · 1888 · 1889 · 1890 · 1891 · 1892 · 1894 · 1895 · 1898 · 1900 · 1902

SHEET MUSIC - The Girl's Own Paper

1882
The Tie of Golden Thread - words and music by Mrs. Tom Taylor
The Tryst - words by W. Davies, music by Mary Carmichael

1883
Afternoon in February - words by Longfellow, music by Mrs. Tom Taylor
All in Vain (ballad) - words by Edward Oxenford, music by Franz Abt
Andante for Violin and Pianoforte - music by Arthur Bunnett
Evening Clouds - music by Edwin Lott
Her Only Child - words by Fred Weatherly, music by Louisa Gray
Lessons of the Gorses - words by Elizabeth Browning, music by Alice Mary Smith
Love Having Once Flown - words by Sir Philip Sydney, music by C.A. Macirone
The Merry Harvest Time (for three voices)
The Slumber Song - words by Maggie MacDonald, music by G. Feldstein
The Spirit of Mine Eyes - music by John Gledhill
Spring - words by Sydney Grey, music by Cotsford Dick
Time at the Ferry - words by Jetty Vogel, music by Lady Benedict
Village Bells - words and music by Charles Bassett

1884
Andante Scherzoso for the Pianoforte - music by Myles Foster
The Blackbird and the Choir - words by Alice King, music by Edwin Lott
The Lord is My Shepherd - by C.E. Rawstorne
Lucy - words by Wordsworth, music by Myles Foster
Old Times - words by Edward Oxenford, music by Franz Abt
The Rose and the Dewdrop - words by Edwin Arnold, music by C.A. Macirone
Sketch for the Pianoforte - by Arthur Carnall
The Streamlet - words by M.A. Stodart, music by the Rev. R.F. Dale
True Love Never Dies - words by William Gaspey, music by Annie Nash

1885
Come Home Again - words from an old manuscript; music by C.A. Macirone
The Fairies: Scherzo for the Pianofort - by Ernst Pauer
For Old Sake's Sake - words by Marion Helen Burnside, music by Lady William Lennox
Love Is Ours - words by H. Barrington, music by Louisa Bodda-Pyne
Merrie England - music by C.A. Macirone
Minuet and Trio from a Suite for Orchestra - by Myles Foster
My Love Is Dead - words by P.B. Marston, music by Mary Carmichael
A Norwegian Melody - by Edvard Grieg
Old Songs - words by Anne Beale, music by Suchet Champion
Tendresse - music by William MacFarren
The Valley's Queen - words by F.B. Doveton, music by Elizabeth Philp
A Wish - words and music by Mrs. Tom Taylor

1886
Afternoon in February - words by Longfellow, music by E. Silas
Berceuse - music by Cecile Hartog
Evening - music by Gordon Saunders
A Little Mazourka (in memory of Chopin) - music by Myles Foster
Mona Spinning - words by Alice Cary, music by Mary Carmichael
My Little Knight - words by Astley Baldwin, music by Elizabeth Philp
Oh Yes, Oh Yes, Oh Yes (part song for mixed voices) - words from Roxberghe Ballads, 1500; music by C.A. Macirone
Rise Up, My Love - words from "The Song of Solomon," music by The Countess of Munster
Stay, Fleeting Hour - words by Edward Oxenford, music by Franz Abt
A Widow Bird Sate Mourning - words by Shelley, music by Maude Valerie White

1887
Berceuse - music by J.W. Hinton
The Birds (duet) - words by Coleridge, music by C.A. Macirone
The Blossom - words by William Blake, music by Mary Carmichael
The Day of Rest - words and music by Cotsford Dick
Hail to the Chief! (boat-song) - words by Sir Walter Scott, music by Mrs. Tom Taylor
Lo! The Herald - words by Edward Oxenford, music by Franz Abt (GOP 1887)
Love's Summer Dream - words by G.W. Gilbart Smith, music by Lady William Lennox
Romance, for Violin and Pianoforte - music by Prof. Sir. G.A. MacFarren
Rondino in G for Pianoforte - music by C.A. Macirone
The Thistle: A Flower Ballad - words by the Earl Lytton, music by C.A. Macirone

1888
Evensong: Duet for Girls' Voices - words from an old proverb; music by C.A. Macirone
Gavotte - music by H.A.J. Campbell
The Gladness of Nature - words by Cullen Bryant; music by C.A. Macirone (GOP 1888)
The Lady I Love - words by Frederic Locker, Esq., music by the Countess of Munster
Leal - words by Charles Rowe, music by Suchet Champion
Nocturne - music by H.A.J. Campbell
The Rainy Day - words by Longfellow, music by Ethel Harraden
Reverie, for the Harmonium or American Organ - music by J.W. Hinton
Romance, for Violin and Pianoforte - music by G.A. MacFarren
To Chloris - words by Robert Burns, music by George Bennett
The Wondrous Cross - words by Dr. Watts, music by Myles Foster

1889
The Better Light - words by Mrs. Payne-Smith, music by the Rev. W.J. Foxell
A Blossom that Never Dies - words by Caroline Radford, music by Cecile S. Hartog
The Burden of the Wind - words by Lady Elliot, music by Ernst Helmer
Good Night! (A Serenade) - words by Sarah Doudney, music by Myles Foster
Mazurka in C Minor - music by Ethel Boyce
Old Memories - words by Arthur Burchett, music by Charles Vincent
Prelude - music by H.A.J. Campbell
Sunday Song - music by C.A. Macirone
Those Silv'ry Sounds - words by Gertrude Harraden, music by Ethel Harraden
Oh, Why Not Be Happy? - words by Victor Hugo, music by A.C. MacKenzie
Withered Flowers - words from the German of W. Muller, music by H.A.J. Campbell

1890
Allegro - music by H.A.J. Campbell
Cradle Song - words from Blake's "Songs of Innocence," music by Mrs. Tom Taylor
The Exiles - words by Dora Gillespie, music by Suchet Champion
Faithful - words by Mary Cowden Clark, music by C.A. Macirone
Mary Morison - words by Robert Burns, music by George Bennett
My Love Is Near! - words by Mabel Parsons, music by Rosalind Frances Ellicott
A Retrospect - music by Myles Foster
Romance, for Violin with Pianoforte Accompaniment - music by Myles Foster
Shine Out, Stars - words by T. Moore, music by R. Thorley Brown
The Songs of Tyrol - by the Rev. John Kelly
Sorrow - music by Fanny Petrie
See! The Swallows Circle O'er Us - words by Edward Oxenford, music by Franz Abt
Three "Album Leaves" - music by Myles Foster

1891
Allegretto Giojoso for the Pianoforte or American Organ - music by Myles Foster
Andante Pastorale, for the Pianoforte or American Organ - music by Myles Foster
Blest as the Immortal Gods - words by Sappho, music by C.A. Macirone
Edelweiss (dedicated to Madame Schumann) - music by Natalie Janotha
An Idyl - words and music by the Countess of Munster
Mille Amities - music by George Bennett
Minuet and Musette - music by H.A.J. Campbell
The Out-Bound Bark - words by Albert Drinkwater, music by Gordon Saunders
Summer Song - music by Cecile Hartog
Think Upon Me - words from Neh. V. 19, music by C.A. Macirone
With the Tide: Holiday Duet for the Pianoforte - music by Myles Foster

1892
Antiphon: Daylight Fades Away - words by George MacDonald, music by C.A. Macirone
Aubade - music by H.A.J. Campbell
Crusaders' March, for the Harmonium or American Organ - music by Myles Foster
Elegy, for the Harmonium or American Organ - music by Myles Foster
Under the Greenwood Tree - words by William Shakespeare, music by Myles Foster
Love and Laughter - words by Arthur Butler, music by C.H.H. Parry
Meditation, for the Harmonium or American Organ - music by Myles Foster
Romance, for Violin and Pianoforte - music by J.T. Field
Romance - music by Clara Schumann
Under the Waves: A Pianoforte Piece - music by H.A.J. Campbell

1894
A Little While Ago - words by Sarah Doudney, music by Charles Banks
Be Strong! - words by Adelaide Anne Proctor, music by Myles Foster
Changes - words by Lady Lindsay of Balcarres, music by Hamish MacCunn
French and Swiss Rounds
In Autumn Days - words by E. Matheson, music by Charles Banks
Mazourka in E Minor - dedicated to HH Princess Marceline Czartoryska, by Natalie Janotha
Vocal Studies for Girls

1895
Andante, for the Pianoforte - music by H.R.H. The Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse
The Blue-Eyed Maiden's Song - words by The Earl of Beaconsfield, music by H.R.H. Princess Beatrice
Eventide - words by Adelina Fermi, music by Charles Banks
Since I Was Young - words by May Probyn, music by Theodore Marzials
Song - words by Barham, music by Frank Barat
Sweet and Low - music by Tennyson, music by Lady Tennyson, arranged by Natalie Janotha
Tuning Up - words by Charles Peters, music by Natalie Janotha

1896
Albumblatt - music by E. Humperdinck
Barcarolle (from "The Mountain Scenes") - dedicated to Madame Schumann, by Natalie Janotha
Golden Bright on Hill and Valley: An Easter Carol - words by Florence Hoare, music by Myles Foster
The Green Cavalier's Song - words by The Earl of Beaconsfield, music by H.R.H. Princess Henry of Battenberg (Princess Beatrice)
Mazurka - music by Lady Thompson
One Foot Up, and One Foot Down (marching tune) - words from old nursery rhyme, music by C.A. Macirone
Postlude, for Pianoforte or American Organ - music by Myles Foster
Sunset: A Lullaby - words and music by Ruth Cove

1897
Father of Love: Hymn for a Wedding - words by Henry Hamilton, music by Myles Foster
Longing - words by Mathew Arnold, music by Ethel Watson
The Old Refrain: Lines on the Death of a Chorister - words by Edward Medland White, music by the Rev. L. Meadows White
Retrospection - words by Charlotte Elliott, music by H.R.H. Princess Beatrice
A Song in a Dream - words by N. Breton, music by C. Villiers Stanford
Weep No More - words by John Fletcher (1647), music by William Hayman Cummings

1898
Adagio Ma Non Troppo - music by Myles Foster
Allegro con Moto Agitato - music by Myles Foster
Chorale, for the Pianoforte or American Organ - music by Myles Foster
The Sea-Boy's Song - words by the Rev. H.C. Shuttleworth, music by Sir George C. Martin

1899
The Fairy Governess: A Musical Story - words and music by Herbert Harraden
I Need Some Music - words by Norman Gale, music by Thomas Ely
Nocturne, for Pianoforte - music by Matthew Hale

1900
Away to the Woodland Green (two-part song) - words by H.G.F. Taylor, music by H.A.J. Campbell
Because You Love Me - words by E.M. Dunaway, music by E.L. Earle
Impromptu, for Pianoforte - music by Albert Ketelbey
The Invitation - words by Charles Peters, music by Myles Foster
The Vain Lament - by Hortense, Queen of Holland

1902
Two Little, Tiny Wings - words by Coleridge, music by E. Markham Lee
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