- The Rise of the Woman Ballad Composer
- Elizabeth Stirling passes the 'exercise' for the Mus. Bac. at Oxford but was refused the degree
- Violins for men, pianos for women
- Images of women in drawing-room ballads
- Music in the Era of Queen Victoria
Women composers and lyricists
- Claribel [Charlotte Alington Barnard, née Pye] (1830-69)
- Eliza Cook (1818-89)
- Dolores — or Elizabeth — Dickson (1819—78)
- Virginia Gabriel (1825—77)
- Edward German
- Maria Lindsay (Mrs. J. Worthington Bliss)
- Caroline Norton (1808-77)
- Alice Mary Smith (1839-84)
- Dame Ethel Smyth
- Maude Valerie White
- Julia Wolf
Citron, Marcia J. Gender and the Musical Canon Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Hyde, Derek. Newfound Voices: Women in 19th-century English Music. 3rd ed. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998; originally pub. Canterbury: Tritone.
Koza, Julia E. 'Music and the Feminine Sphere: Images of Women as Musicians in Godey's Lady's Book, 1830-1877', The Musical Quarterly 75.2 (1991): 103-129.
Leppert, Richard. Music and Image: Domesticity, Ideology and Socio-cultural Formation in Eighteenth-Century England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
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