Sheet Music

  • # 26697


    Songs of the Empire for Little Folks

    London : J. & J. Colman, n.d. [c. 1900 – 1910]. Duodecimo, chromolithographed wrappers (some light spotting), staple-bound, 16 pp., illustrated. A charming and ephemeral advertising publication for Colman’s Mustard containing songs and illustrations from the British Empire. Two pages feature Australia, showing a sing-a-long with gold miners and a vignette of Parliament House, Melbourne, …

  • # 26665

    HORNE, H. E.; TREHARNE, Herbert F.; HELLEMANN, Christian

    Ode for Australia’s 150th Anniversary. (Presentation copy for Francis Crosslé)

    / words by H.E. Horne ; music by Herbert F. Treharne and Christian Hellemann. Cover: “Schools’ concert, Town Hall, Sydney, 8th, 9th & 10th March, 1938”. Royal octavo (240 x 180 mm), original printed wrappers, staple bound, a presentation copy inscribed on the upper wrapper by the author H. E. Horne and composer Herbert F. …

  • # 26342

    HUGO, Victor (1802-1885) (words); LABARRE, T. (Théodore) (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC; TAHITI] La fille d’Otaïti : romance.

    Paroles de Victor Hugo. Musique et acct. de piano de T. Labarre. Prix 2 f. Paris : E. Troupenas et Cie., [1835]. Folio (330 x 250 mm), disbound bifolium, 4 pp (including wrappers), front with a lithographed illustration by Formentin et Cie. depicting a Tahitian woman seducing a European man, calligraphic title in different fonts …

  • # 26137

    COPE, Walter D. (composer); CLARKE, J. R. (publisher)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Eucalypti waltzes.

    [Cover title]. Also titled: “Eucalyptus” waltzes. / Composed by Walter D. Cope. Sydney : J. R. Clarke, 67 Pitt Street (Late 317 George Street), [1879?]. Folio (365 x 275 mm), disbound, original covers featuring a lithographed design of a bush scene with gum trees by F. Halsted (covers detached and with some light staining), 7 …

  • # 26140

    GOERGS, Karl Wilhelm

    [SHEET MUSIC; SOUDAN CONTINGENT] The Harp of the Southern Cross : Australia’s message.

    / by Karl Wilhelm Goergs. Author of Echoes of Australia &c. Cover: “For the Patriotic Fund”. Sydney : [K.W. Goergs?], 1885. Folio (345 x 250 mm), disbound, decorative covers featuring a diagram of the Southern Cross with the date March 3rd, 1885 (closely trimmed at top and bottom edges), [2] pp music notation (arrangement for …

  • # 26147

    THURIAN, Aldus (words); GRAHAM, Ev. (Eva Violet) (music); BECK, Jim (arranger)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Lips of thine (from Bunyips & Bushland). Ballad.

    / Words by Aldus Thurian. Music by Ev. Graham. [Cover title]. Townsville : A. Thurian (?) (T. Willmett &​ Sons, printer), [c.1945]. Quarto, original decorative wrappers (chipped at top corner), [2] pp music notation (arrangement for voice and piano), contents clean. Scarce musical setting of a poem by Townsville poet Aldus Thurian, taken from his …

  • # 26145

    FRANCIS, Skipper

    [SHEET MUSIC] For auld lang syne! Australia will be there.

    / Written, composed and sung with phenomenal success by Skipper Francis (The Bristol Channel Swimmer) to whom the Full Theatrical Performing Rights are Secured and Reserved. / Australia’s Battle Song. The Accepted March Song of the Australian Expeditionary Forces. Melbourne : Dinsdale’s Pty. Ltd. [c.1917]. Folio, pictorial wrapers (some edge wear) featuring vignette portrait of …

  • # 26021

    WILLIAMS, Billy (1877-1915); HALL, Fred (arranger); Various composers

    [SHEET MUSIC] Billy Williams song album. (Includes “I met her at St. Kilda”)

    Melbourne : Stanley Mullen, [circa 1910]. Large quarto (310 x 250 mm), pictorial wrappers with photographic portrait of Billy Williams (small mark at centre of upper wrapper), staple bound, 20 pp music notation, all piano and voice arrangements by Fred Hall for numerous compositions by various composers, including Williams’ signature tune I met her at St. …

  • # 24261

    RENTOUL, Annie R. / PETERSON, Georgette / Ida Rentoul OUTHWAITE (illustrator)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Australian songs for young and old. (Rare casebound edition)

    George Robertson & Co., [1907]. First edition. Oblong quarto, illustrated linen, deluxe silk imitation papered endpapers, pp. 32, all edges gilt. illustrated With frontispiece and eight full page illustrations by Outhwaite. Published to coincide with the 1907 ‘First Australian Exhibition of Women’s Work’ with printed dedication to Lady Northcote. The very rare casebound first edition, …

  • # 25134

    LITTLE, Marsh (composer)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Mother Waratah

    Cover: Sung by Queenie Paul / Composed by Marsh Little / Successfully introduced into Fullers’ brilliant Australian pantomime “The Bunyip”. Sydney : W. H. Paling & Co. Ltd.., [c.1916]. Folio, original illustrated covers featuring the striking red and green “Bunyip” from the stage production, and cartouche portraits of the play’s producer Nat Phillips, author Ella Airlie, …

  • # 25132

    LEWS, Sam M. & YOUNG, Victor (words); FIORITO, Ted (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Laugh! clown! laugh!

    : song with ukulele arrangement /​ lyric by Lewis and Young ; music by Ted Fiorito. Sydney : D. Davis & Co. Ltd., [1928]. Folio, original illustrated covers (light foxing, wet stamp of Rockhampton music seller Wm. Munro & Co. to front), [4] pp, music notation (arrangement for piano and ukulele), contents clean; a good …

  • # 25133

    DUBIN, Al; RATH, Fred; GARREN, Jos. J.

    [SHEET MUSIC] Just a girl that men forget : waltz ballad

    Sydney : D. Davis & Co. Ltd., [c.1923]. Folio, original illustrated covers (stitch holes from old old binding along spine), [3] pp, music notation (arrangement for piano), contents clean; a good copy. The sheet music for Just a girl that men forget was first issued by New York publisher Jack Mills in 1923. The Australian edition …

  • # 25787

    TRAKL, Georg (1887-1914); OLSEN, John; McAULEY, James; HARWOOD, Gwen; SITSKY, Larry

    Music in the Mirabell Garden

    Hobart : New Albion Press, 1982. First edition. Two volumes, quarto, publisher’s orange cloth with gilt lettering over boards and title label in slipcase; viii, 48, v, 93 pp; slipcase with a few light marks, but internally pristine, a fine set. One of 330 numbered copies, signed by Harwood, Olsen, Sitsky and Winter. Translation from …

  • # 24262

    LEE, E. Markham; OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul

    [SHEET MUSIC]. Robin Hood suite for piano

    Melbourne : Allan & Co., 1941. Imperial Edition No. 489. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, pp. 16, a clean copy. Scarce. Not in Muir.

  • # 23602

    O'HAGAN, Jack (1898-1987) (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] The Snake Gully swagger

    / words and music by Jack O’Hagan. Cover: Full instructions for the steps for this dance on back page. Featured in “Dad and Dave” the popular radio serial. Melbourne : Allan & Co., 1939. Large quarto (305 x 240 mm), illustrated cover with label of Melbourne music shop Sutton’s, 5 pp, music notation (arrangement for …

  • # 23599

    STEVENS, Vernon T. (words & music); GORMAN, Frank W., Rev. (performer)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Back to home sweet home

    / Words & music by Vernon T. Stevens. Cover: Sung by Rev. Frank W. Gorman (The Singing Parson) at Fuller’s Vaudeville Theatres. Melbourne : L.F. Collin Pty. Ltd., [c.1920]. Series: Collin’s popular sixpenny edition. Folio, front cover with photographic portrait of Frank Gorman and original owner’s name ‘Vera Bangs’ (light foxing and edge tears), 3 …