Violets was written in 1927. It is a setting of a poem by George Meredith (1828-1909), and has been arranged here for High Voice with Piano accompaniment.
Muriel Herbert (1897-1984) was a British composer, pianist and singer. She studied at the Royal College of Music, where she met Charles Stanford and Roger Quilter. She wrote many songs for Voice and Piano in her early life, as well as some instrumental and orchestral works, but stopped composing after her husband left her in 1939. Her works were largely unappreciated until twenty years after her death, but they have now, quite rightly, been the subject of a keen and enthusiastic revival with a growing fan base.