These are works of scholarship by people other than ourselves that we  admire, and that are in conversation with the core concerns of the Club. 

Monographs & Edited Collections

Mark W. Booth, The Experience of Songs (Yale UP, 1981)

Kate Bowan and Paul Pickering, Sounds of Liberty: Music, Radicalism and Reform in the Anglophone World, 1790–1914 (Manchester UP, 2017)

Karen Henson, Opera Acts: Singers and Performance in the Late Nineteenth Century (Cambridge UP, 2015)

Karen Henson (ed.), Technology and the Diva: Sopranos, Opera and Media from Romanticism to the Digital Age (Cambridge UP, 2016)

Eckhard John and David Robb, Songs for a Revolution: The 1848 Protest Song Tradition in Germany (Boydell & Brewer, 2020)

Derek Scott, The Singing Bourgeois: Songs of the Victorian Drawing Room and Parlour (1989/reprint. Routledge, 2001)

Articles and Special Issues

Katie Barclay, “Singing, Performance, and Lower-Class Masculinity in the Dublin Magistrates’ Court, 1820–1850,” Journal of Social History vol. 47, 2014, pp. 746–68.

Paul Charosh, “Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song,” American Music vol. 15, 1997, pp. 459–92.

Phil Eva, “Home Sweet Home? The ‘Culture of Exile’ in Mid- Victorian Popular Song,” Popular Music, vol. 16, 1997, pp. 131–50.

Vic Gammon, “‘Not Appreciated in Worthing?’ Class Expression and Popular Song Texts in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Britain,” Popular Music, vol. 4, Performers and Audiences, 1984, pp. 5–24.

Anindita Ghosh, “Singing in a New World: Street Songs and Urban Experience in Colonial Calcutta,” History Workshop Journal, vol. 76, 2013, pp. 111–36.

Breandán Ó Madagáin, “Functions of Irish Song in the Nineteenth Century,” Béaloideas vol. 53, 1985, pp. 130–216.

Christopher A. Reynolds, “Documenting the Zenith of Women Song Composers: A Database of Songs Published in the United States and the British Commonwealth, ca. 1890-1930,” Notes vol. 69, no. 4, 2013, pp. 671-28.

Useful Websites

Bodleian Broadside Archive:

Christopher A. Reynolds Collection of Women’s Song

Mainly Norfolk:

Vaughan WIlliams Memorial Library: