Three seemingly ‘ordinary’ early-20th century music scores. But behind their ordinariness lies a tale of love and loss to rival even the most dramatic Victorian fiction. I found the scores in our collection over a period of time, firstly through cataloguing, then actively looking to see if there were any others. What is special about them is that they belonged Anna Charlier, later Anna Hawtrey after her marriage. But who was she?
I found three of Anna Charlier’s music scores a few years ago, when I was doing some re-cataloguing of stock.
But, you may well ask, who is Anna Charlier and why do we have some of her piano scores?