Oliveria Louisa Prescott (3 September 1843 – 1919) was an English writer and composer.
Oliveria Prescott was born in London, the daughter of Frederick Joseph Prescott and Elizabeth Oliveria Russell. She studied with Lindsay Sloper and then at the Royal Academy of Music under George Alexander Macfarren. She became Macfarren's amenuensis.
Prescott composed several overtures, a piano concerto, shorter orchestral pieces, vocal and choral works and two symphonies.
Selected works include:
- Carrigraphuga, The Castle of the Fairies, musical comedy in three acts (1914), words by S. Phillips
- Concert Finale, pianoforte duet (1878)
- "A Border Ballad", four-part song (1844), words by Francis William Bourdillon
- Lord Ullin's Daughter, choral ballad (1869), after Lord Ullin's Daughter by Thomas Campbell
- "Song of Waterspirits" four-part song (1874), words by E. Evans
- The Righteous Life for Evermore, anthem for four voices (1876)
- "The Ballad of Young John and his True Sweetheart", part song (1878)
- "The Douglas Raid", four-part song (1883), words by J. Stewart
- "The Huntsman", four-part song (1883), words by J. Stewart
- "Equestrian Courtship", part song (1885), words by T. Hood
- "Say Not, the Struggle Nought Availeth", part song (1885), words by A. H. Clough
- "There Is for Every Day a Bliss" (1873), words by J. W. H.
- "Ask Me No More", with violincello obbligato (1874), after The Princess by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
- "Cheero!", marching song for whistlers and singing (1915), words by S. Phillips
- Brown, James Duff; Stratton, Stephen Samuel (1897). British musical biography: a dictionary of musical artists, authors and composers, born in Britain and its colonies. Birmingham: Chadfield. p. 327. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
- Elson, Arthur (1903). Woman's work in music: Being an account of her influence on the Art, in Ancient as well as Modern Times. Boston: The Page Company. p. 54.
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