In December 1834, A J Novello published a volume of songs by Eliza Flower (1803–1846) entitled Songs of the Months. 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.
During 2023 we are also serializing the songs – releasing recordings of them monthly, beginning on February 14th 2023, and ending on Jan 1st 2024.
Flower of the Month is part of our Eliza Flower Project for 2023. Please go to the main page to find out more and to her Minerva Scientifica Profile for information on her life.
The title page of Songs of the Months describes the volume as
A Musical Garland
and addresses us as………
……………………………Children of the year,
We move in swift tho’ never wearying march,
Each richly gifted with a precious dower
Of differing beauty. Listen as we pass
Marking our pace by Music.