A Century Of Ballads 1810-1910, Their Composers & Singers

With Some Introductory Chapters On Old Ballads And Ballad Makers - online book.

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PRESENT-DAY WOMEN COMPOSERS 323
The Anvil, words by Weatherly, Flower land, The Ride (a duet scena); and of the more light-hearted and frivolous order, The Fables of Jane. Two sacred songs, " Salve" and "In peaceful slumbering," may also be numbered among this composer's popular successes.
Marie Home's music shows distinct traces here and there of the influence of her French descent, her father, Charles Desanges, having been the
composer of several operas which were performed at Milan. This inherent lightness of touch was very apparent in some additional numbers com­posed for The Belle of Brittany and The Persian Princess, one of her songs in the latter, " Moon Blossom," as sung by Ruth Vincent, being the most popular number in the piece.
Of Emilie Clarke's many successful songs none has exceeded " Sincerity," of which she wrote both words and music, in popularity. This is yet
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