Dirges and Sad Ditties from Jane Austen's Music Collection [concert program]

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This concert is part of the Immortal Austen Conference (Adelaide: July 2017). Hosted by Immortal Austen Conference and Flinders University.

Nicola Hardie-Beveridge and Gillian Dooley (sopranos)
Alistair Knight (piano)
Christopher Rawlinson (violin)
With special guest pianist Kirstine Moffat (NZ)

Jane Austen was a devoted amateur musician – her niece Caroline said she started every day with music. A large collection of the music she played and sang survives, some printed but some copied by hand into her own manuscript books. We have devised a program of songs and piano pieces from this collection, including laments for lost lovers and doomed queens, bracing songs about soldiers and sailors, and a dramatic ballad about the dying revenge of a spurned maiden.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017


  • Jane Austen
  • music
  • sheet music
  • conferences


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    Dooley, G., 2023

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