Click on arrow to hear the song performed by Derek B. Scott, Professor of Critical Musicology, University of Leeds. Professor Scott comments this piano solo brings an element of flashy display to the Victorian "at home" gathering, although playing the piano was generally regarded as no more than a polite and undemanding feminine accomplishment. This recording was made in the Caledonian Club, Edinburgh, during the Fringe Festival of 1981.


Scott, Derek B. The Singing Bourgeois: Songs of the Victorian Drawing Room and Parlour. 2nd ed. Aldershot, Hampshire; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2001.

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