1. See "Maria Hester Reynolds Park" by musicologist Deborah Hayes at http://spot.colorado.edu/~hayesd/MHPark.html
2. Tolley, Thomas. “Haydn, The Engraver Thomas Park, and Maria Hester Park’s ‘Little Sonat’.” Music and Letters 82 (2001), 421–31
3. Women Composers: Music Through the Ages, edited by Sylvia Glickman and Martha Schleifer (12 vols; New York: G. K. Hall/Macmillan, 1995– ), vol. 5, pp. 108–21.
4. Somfai, Laszlo. The Keyboard Sonatas of Joseph Haydn : Instruments and Performance Practice, Genres and Styles. New York: U of Chicago, 2010.
5. Modern urtext editions of Maria Hester Reynolds Park's music are available through the following publishing firms: Vivace Press and Hildegard Publishing Company.
6. While this recording is unique in using an historic square piano, those interested in listening to three excellent interpretations of Maria Hester Park's music performed upon harpsichord or the modern grand piano should seek out compact disc recordings by Barbara Harbach (harpsichord), and Nancy Fierro and Betty Ann Miller (piano). I would especially like to thank Dr. Harbach, an expert in the music of Mrs. Park, for her encouragement of my recording project.
7. Those interested in the engravings of Thomas Park will find several fine examples of his work online by visiting the website for the Yale Center for British Art at http://britishart.yale.edu
Portrait of Joseph Haydn by Thomas Hardy (1792)
Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire by Sir Joshua Reynolds,
c. 1775, The Devonshire Collection