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Elvira Walter (1827-1852): Songs with piano, 1845

MS. Horsley c. 8

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Autograph score, iv + 94 pages.

Elvira Walter married John Calcott Horsley in 1846. Each song has 'EW' indicated as the composer. The piano introductions to some songs have not been written, although space is allowed for them.

(pp. 1-4) 'Absence'. Begins: 'Tis not the loss of love's assurance. Words by Thomas Campbell.

(pp. 4-7) 'To Inez'. Begins: Nay smile not at my sullen brow. Words by Lord Byron.

(pp. 8-10) 'The more we live'. Words by Thomas Campbell.

(pp. 11-14) 'A dirge'. Begins: Now is done thy long day's work. Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

(pp. 15-17) 'Orianna'. Begins: In the yew-wood black as night. Words by Tennyson.

(pp. 18-21) 'Song should breathe'. Words by Barry Cornwall.

(pp. 22-24) 'Invocation'. Begins: O Père qu'adore mon père. Words by Lamartine.

(pp. 25-26) 'Prière pour les morts'. Begins: Lorsque la lune étend son ombre. Words by 'Dr. M--'.

(pp. 27-31) 'Oh dis moi jeune fille'. Words unattributed.

(pp. 32-34) 'A deep & a mighty shadow'. Words by Barry Cornwall.

(pp. 35-37) 'In the time of Charlemagne'. Words by Barry Cornwall.

(pp. 38-44) 'Break etc. etc.' Begins: Break, break, break, on the cold gray stones. Words by Tennyson.

(pp. 45-50) 'And will he not come again'. Words by William Shakespeare.

(pp. 52-55) 'Isaiah XII chap: I-II verses'. Begins: O Lord I will praise Thee.

(pp. 56-61) 'XXIII Psalm, 4 first verses'. Begins: The Lord is my shepherd.

(pp. 62-79) 'Le chant du piqueur' Begins: Ohé Ohé Ohé, l'heure sonne en chasse'. Words unattributed. 'Aout 1845'.


  • 1845


98 pages

Language of Materials

  • English
  • French


MS. Horsley c. 8

Physical Facet

'Elvira Walter 1845' written in the centre of printed t.p. vignette. Binding: half calf with marbled paper covered boards.


Folio (300 × 235 mm)

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom