Sheet Music

  • # 27356

    BECHTER, Karl

    [SHEET MUSIC] Jolly darkies : piano duet

    Melbourne : Allan & Co. Pty. Ltd., [1915?]. Publisher’s number ‘B.837’. Folio, illustrated wrappers depicting a scene of African-American plantation workers dancing, clapping, singing and playing the banjo (upper wrapper with wet stamp of Ballarat music seller Suttons and early ownership signature, lower wrapper with later owner’s name), 5 pp, music notation; short paper splits …

  • # 27513


    Adelaide Philharmonic Society’s Concert. Thursday, June 26, 1873. Haydn’s oratorio, “The Creation”, part 1. Mendelssohn’s oratorio, “Elijah”, part 1.

    Adelaide : Published by S. Marshall, Music Seller, &c., Rundle St., … Printed by Webb, Vardon, & Pritchard, King Wm. St., 1873. Octavo (215 x 135 mm), original printed yellow wrappers (light staining, bottom corners dog-eared), stitched; 10 pp; contains the libretto for each work; lower wrapper with illustrated advertisement for S. Marshall; a good …

  • # 27509

    BOOTHBY, Guy (1867-1905); SHARP, Cecil (1859-1924); [GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ADELAIDE]

    The lyric of “Dimple’s lovers” : an original operetta in one act / by Guy Boothby and Cecil Sharp.

    At head of title: Government House, Adelaide. Adelaide : Government House, 1890. Octavo (205 x 130 mm), original printed buff wrappers (top corner a little dog-eared), stapled; 10 pp; a very good copy; loosely enclosed – presumably as issued – is the souvenir of the concert given at Government House, Adelaide on 12 August 1890 …

  • # 27507


    The Flower Queen : a tonic sol-fa cantata by G. F. Root, Esq. : Given in aid of the Blind and Deaf and Dumb Asylum, by Alexander Clarke, Esq., and the children of the Grote Street Model School.

    [Cover title]. Adelaide : Printed at The Advertiser and Chronicle Offices, 1880. Duodecimo (155 x 100 mm), original printed green wrappers, stitched, pp 16; contains the complete libretto for this work, including printed synopsis and “Personifications” (list of characters) on inside upper wrapper; two marginal annotations in pencil noting the surnames of soloists; a fine …

  • # 27515


    Adelaide Philharmonic Society’s Concert. Thursday, December 24, 1871. Handel’s “Messiah”.

    Adelaide : Printed at The Advertiser and Chronicle Offices, 1871. Octavo (212 x 135 mm), original printed blue wrappers, stitched; 11 pp; contains the libretto for Handel’s Messiah; lower wrapper light creasing, else a fine copy. Rare. Trove locates no copies.

  • # 27514


    Adelaide Philharmonic Society’s Concert. Thursday, March 20, 1873. Handel’s ode, “Alexander’s Feast”.

    Adelaide : Published by S. Marshall, Music Seller, &c., Rundle St., … Printed at The Advertiser Office, King Wm. St., 1873. Octavo (208 x 133 mm), original printed pink wrappers, stitched; 8 pp; contains the complete libretto for George Frideric Handel’s Alexander’s Feast; lower wrapper with advertisement for S. Marshall; a very good copy. Rare. …

  • # 27508

    LECOCQ, Charles (1832-1918); [THEATRE ROYAL, ADELAIDE]

    Lecocq’s opera bouffe in 3 acts of “La Fille de Madame Angot”, as performed by The Soldene Opera Company, under the management of Mr. C. A. Chizzola.

    At head of title: The opera libretto. Adelaide : Printed at The Advertiser Office, King Wm. Street, 1878. Small octavo (175 x 120 mm), original printed green wrappers, stitched, pp 40; contains the complete libretto for this work; a fine copy. Rare programme produced for the series of concerts given at Adelaide’s Theatre Royal in …

  • # 27506


    Adelaide Amateur Musical Union. President: His Excellency the Governor. Libretto. The Merrie men of Sherwood Forest; or, Forest days in the olden time. A pastoral cantata.

    [Cover title]. Adelaide: J. Williams, printer, 54 King William Street, [1874]. Small octavo (180 x 115 mm), original printed brown wrappers, stitched, pp [2], 10; a fine copy. This rare survivor was produced for the Adelaide Amateur Musical Society’s second-ever concert, given at White’s Rooms on the evening of 21 July 1874. The second half …

  • # 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. …