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.   

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Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 65-6. accessed: 16 June, 2024


Hugh Reginald Haweis
Cleric, Writer

Listening to

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Birds in the Branches performed by Miss Chapman

Experience Information

Date/Time 1856
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:46:06 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:34:58 +0100