Victoriana: Music, Verse And Recollections From Th
Davies, Timothy; Wynn, Dellith; Laycock, Tim; Not Applicable, na; Skeaping, Lucie; Burnett, Richard; Lucena, Gef; Mellstock Band, The; Duddridge, Peter; Williams, Kenneth; Broadside Band, The; Mellstock Choir, The; Sneak's Noyse; Blake, Dorothy; Turner, Andy; Ellis, Vivien
This new release features music, verse and recollections from the time of Queen Victoria from Kenneth Williams, Miss Dorothy Blake’s personal account of life with the Queen at Osborne House, The Broadside Band, Richard Burnett & many more with a detailed 32 page booklet with numerous quotations from Queen Victoria’s journals, Mendelssohn letter and other historical background information. Queen Victoria’s love and appreciation of the arts was shared by Prince Albert who was also a talented player on piano and organ and a fine singer and composer. In fact it was this shared love of music that was the initial attraction, with the Queen saying “… he sang to me some of his own compositions, which are beautiful, and he has a very fine voice. I also sang for him.” They enjoyed playing piano duets together and accompanying as the other sang and they would take their sheet music with them on all their travels.