AMY WOODFORDE-FINDEN

1860 --- March 1919

This ia all I know of this composer.

Amy Woodforde-Finden ( Amelia Ward) was born in 1860 she was from a large family of 9 children, when her father was killed, her mother moved the family to London.

It is around this time that Amy displayed a skill for composition, her first works she published as Amy Ward but her composition made little impact on the listening public.

Amy was 34 before she married a Lieutenant-Colonel Woodforde-Finden, a soldier and surgeon , they lived in India for several years, it was during this time that she wrote and published “The Lover in Damascus” and “Kashmiri Song” published around 1902 by Boosey & Co. The popularity of Kashmiri Song and The Lover in Damascus kept her in the hearts of her audience.

In the years that followed the success of Kashmiri Song, Amy composed On Jhelum River, The Pagoda of Flowers and Stars of the Desert.

In 1916 Amy suffered a great lost of her husband .

Amy only lived for another three years, she died March 1919. It is said that she died composing at the piano.

I have the original Boosey & Co sheet music of Four Indian Love Lyrics published in 1903 and this version reprinted in 1913 which I intend to turn into midi files, the first of which is below, I hope you enjoy as this is the first one I have done in over 10 years.

R.Steven Ritchie

Last Updated on 25th March 2015
By Steven

And now for the Music

This is the fourth piece called "Till I wake" from the Four Indian Love Lyrics. Sequencer R.Steven Ritchie

This is the Third piece called "Kashmin Song" from the Four Indian Love Lyrics. Sequencer R.Steven Ritchie

This is the second piece called "Less Than the Dust" from the Four Indian Love Lyrics. Sequencer R.Steven Ritchie

This is the first piece called "The Temple Bells" from the Four Indian Love Lyrics. Sequencer R.Steven Ritchie

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