Mounsey, Elizabeth 8.oct.1819-3.oct.1905 England, London Soho - London Shoreditch
organist, pianist, guitarist, concertina player, developed considerable musical ability at a very early age, 1833-1834 appeared as guitarist in public, June 1834 aged 14 she competed for the post of organist of St Peter's Church in Cornhill, she obtained the post by a large majority of votes and testimonials 'fully compentent to undertake parochial duty at any church or chapel' by Samuel Wesley, Thomas Adams, James Turle, Vincent Novello, Dr. Carnaby, Dr. Essex and others, she held the post until 1882 but continued to play the organ regularly until 1896, the Hill organ at St Peter's was also a favourite instrument of Mendelssohn on his visits to London, 1842 she became member of the Philharmonic Society, 1880-1891 as teacher of music with sister Ann and 2 servants residing at 58 Brunswick Place, City Road, the house where she lived for 83 years (1822-1905) ; sister of composer Ann Sheppard Mounsey Bartholomew ; she never married

Title Parts

[] To the honeysuckle. Song. 1854
the words from "Flowers and their kindred thoughts" by M. A. Bacon

[] Sacred Harmony. A Collection of psalm & hymn tunes, chants, &c. The words selected from a volume by the Rev. W. J. Hall. With original interludes to each tune newly arranged for the organ or piano forte
edited and composed in conjunction with her sister, Ann Mounsey
pub T. E. Purday, London 1860

[] Hymns of Prayer and Praise
edited and composed in conjunction with her sister, Ann Mounsey
pub Brewer & Co., London 1868
A presentation copy with an inscription dated December 1868 was presented to Queen Victoria

[] Forget me not (Vergiss mein nicht)
music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with accompaniment for the guitar by Elizabeth Mounsey
pub Johanning, London

[] Spohr's Cradle song
music Louis Spohr, words translated by William Bartholomew, arr Ann S. Mounsey, with guitar accompaniment by Elizabeth Mounsey
pub T. E. Purday, London 1845

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