Repertoire for “Downton Abbey’ concerts

Reading through an old copy of Quilter’s “Love’s Philosophy” the other day uncovered 2 interesting Boosey & Hawkes volumes  “… of some of the more successful drawing-room ballads which flourished in the years up to the First World War…” A-ha. “Downton Abbey” concert repertoire. They are:

Then we saw a book about the Boosey & Hawkes company. Turns out the over 100-year old enterprise has had an exciting and checkered history, which makes excellent reading… Boosey & Hawkes The Publishing Story by Helen Wallace.

Never  know what’ll turn up in old sheet music, do you?

 

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