Hugh Reginald Haweis - 1856
from My Musical Life, pages 65-6:
A delicious little song, "Birds in the Branches," of German origin, made a great impression on me when sung by a Miss CHAPMAN a very handsome, pale, refined-looking girl daughter of MR. CHAPMAN of the Overend and Gurney Bank. They lived in Brunswick Square, and I met this young lady on an average twice a week at musical parties, and late and early she sang very deliciously and dreamily, "Birds in the Branches". The poor girl married a fashionable baronet in the neighbourhood, and died shortly afterwards.
Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 65-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437727565787 accessed: 8 August, 2022
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|Birds in the Branches||performed by Miss Chapman|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|