Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Romance for Aeola, Concertina or Violin

The ICA Library is a unique collection of music specially written or arranged for the concertina. Most of the published music dates from the mid to late 19th Century and provides an interesting history of the style of playing from that era and the group of musicians who were the first to promote and popularise the instrument. When a piece of music, “A Romance for Aeola, Concertina or Violin” by Clementine Ward came up for sale recently I was intrigued to learn more about the composer.

Clementine Ward’s Romance

Played and recorded by Chris van de Kuilen, piano and Pauline de Snoo, Concertina, 15-09-2014

The library already held two pieces of music by a John C. Ward, arrangements of Chopin’s Nocturne in E flat and a Medley Overture of English tunes, and I wondered if there was any connection with Clementine. A brief search on the internet revealed there was – Clementine was the daughter of John Charles.

The music was published in Concertina World 459, September 2014

Concertina World #459 – September 2014


1 Parade’s End
2 Index
3 Editorial
4 AGM and reports from officers ICA
9 AGM 18 October details
12 Connie and Conrad visit Hawkwood
15 cd review by Peter Dyson
16 cd review by Paul Walker
18 Internet Video Jukebox
19 My University Course
22 Obituary Ron Marks
23 Douce’s Free Reed Instrument Patent
26 WCCP weekend October 2014
28 Jody Kruskal workshop 15 November
30 For Sale


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