Ethel R. Harraden

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Ethel Rosalie Harraden (Mrs. Frank Glover) (b. 1857 d. 1917) was an English pianist, composer and music critic. She was born in Islington, Middlesex, England, in 1857,[1] the daughter of Samuel Harraden, a London/Calcutta agent, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. After completing her studies, she worked as a pianist and composer. She married Frank Glover and settled in Leamington Spa. Harraden became interested in composing for the stage, sometimes collaborating with her brother Herbert Harraden.[2] She reviewed for the Leamington Spa Courier, a newspaper owned by her husband.[3] She died in 1917 at age sixty at Leamington Spa, England.[4]


Harraden composed mostly ballads and stage music. Selected works include:

  • Two Melodies
  • I go to prove my soul (Text: Robert Browning) (c. 1884)
  • The rainy day (Text: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
  • Pearl, cantata
  • His Last Chance, operetta (1890)
  • The Lady in Pink, operetta (1891)
  • The Taboo, opera fantastie (1895)[5]


  1. ^ "Ethel R. HARRADEN". Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Scowcroft, Philip L. Philip's book 'British Light Music Composers'. ISBN 0-903413-88-4. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Facts, Rumors and Remarks. The Musical Times. 1 June 1893. JSTOR 3363272. 
  4. ^ Obit. The Musical Times. 1 February 1917. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 4 October 2010. 

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