The volume is compiled of the Duke and Duchess's personal copies. Several pieces are inscribed and signed by their composers: Ti saluto! by Mounsey Bartholomew; The Last Milestone by Henry Pontet; One Here, One Yonder by Annette Casson; and The Claremont and Claremont Valses by J.M. Falshaw (both Falshaw pieces inscribed without signature).
There are also manuscript copies of Gounod's Marche Nuptiale, which includes at the end God Save the Queen, and Theodor Adam's Man lebt nur einmal.
Finally, there are several songs to commemorate the passing of the Duke, who suffered an untimely death at age 30 in 1884: Where the Weary are at Rest, a Tribute to the Memory of H.R.H. Prince Leopold by John d'Esté; Lament, on the Death of His Royal Highness The Late Duke of Albany by Lillie Albrecht; and Not Dead but Sleeping by W. S. Bricknell.