- Feb 14 2023
Flower of the Month – February
Tuesday 14th FebruaryFlower of the Month
February “St Valentine’s Day”
from “Songs of the Months”
published by A J Novello
In nature the flower of the month is of course the Primrose symbolizing virtue and modesty!
Recordings of the Songs of the Months will be released online each month,
beginning on February 14th 2023, and ending on Jan 1st 2024.
The composer of each of the 12 songs is Eliza Flower (1803 – 1846), who set poetry provided by her close knit circle of literary friends, mainly women, including her sister Sarah Flower Adams. The result is an eclectic mix of songs which vere from romantic to dramatic harmony and from simple beauty to lively humour.
The short editorial introduction explains that each song appeared throughout 1834 in the Monthly Repository – a publication associated with South Place Chapel where Flower’s life and work was based.