Jan 01 2024

Flower of the Month – January 2024

January 1st 2024
Flower of the Month
January A Chime for the New Year

 from “Songs of the Months”
published by A J Novello
December 1834


In nature the flower of the month is the crocus representing renewal and good cheer

YouTube Recordings of the Songs of the Months will be released online each month throughout 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 veer 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.


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