Sheet Music

  • # 16492

    PROUTIERE, Réné

    [CRIMEAN WAR] Manuscript compiled by a French cotton merchant and soldier, 1852-54.

    Unbound manuscript in ink on laid paper, large octavo (200 x 150 mm), original stitching, first page with owner’s inscription ‘Cahier de coton de 1852 et 1853. Monsieur Proutière Réné, soldat au 35eme de ligne 1er Bataillon 4ème Compagnie, à Inkermann (Crimée) armée D’orient Inkermann’; [9] pages of accounts relating to the purchase and sale of …

  • # 16396

    HAVEZ, Jean

    [SHEET MUSIC] Everybody works but father

    Melbourne and Sydney : Stanley Mullen, [1905]. Folio, pictorial front cover inscribed ‘Mr. Roland Thomas’; [5] pp of music notion, including advertisements for compositions on verso of front and rear covers; rear cover with publisher’s advertisement; a good copy. A copy is held in the National Library of Australia.  

  • # 16400

    KAUFMAN, Leo (lyrics); PORCELAIN, Maurice (score)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Won’t you be my little butterfly?

    Melbourne : Allan & Co, [circa 1910s]. Folio, pictorial front cover, [3] pp of music notation; rear cover with publisher’s advertisement; a fine copy. A copy is held in the National Library of Australia.

  • # 16404

    LAMB, Arthur J (lyrics); PETRIE, H. W. (score)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Victor and vanquished : song for bass or baritone

    Sydney and Brisbane : D. Davois & Co, [circa 1901]. Folio, front cover inscribed ‘R. Thomas’, [4] pp of music notation, including an advertisement for a composition to verso of front cover; rear cover with publisher’s advertisement; a fine copy. A copy is held in the National Library of Australia.

  • # 16394

    CASTLING, Harry; MURPHY, C. W.

    [SHEET MUSIC] The girl in the clogs and shawl

    Melbourne and Sydney : Stanley Mullen, pp. 5; pictorial front cover, rear cover with publisher’s advertisement; a good copy. A copy is held in the National Library of Australia.

  • # 16401

    MURPHY, C. W; LIPTON, Dan

    [SHEET MUSIC] Jones!

    Melbourne : Allan’s, [1910]. Folio, pictorial front cover, [6] pp of music notation, including an advertisement for a composition to verso of front cover; rear cover with publisher’s advertisement; a fine copy. A copy is held in the National Library of Australia.

  • # 16399

    WESTON, R. P; BARNES, F. J; SCOTT, Maurice

    [SHEET MUSIC] Miss O’Hara in her emerald tiara

    Melbourne and Sydney : Stanley Mullen, [1910]. Folio, purple front cover inscribed ‘Roland Thomas’; pp. 7; 5 pages of music notation, rear cover with publisher’s advertisement; a good copy. A copy is held in the National Library of Australia.

  • # 16392

    WILLIAMS, Harry (lyrics); VAN ALSTYNE, Egbert (score)

    [SHEET MUSIC] I’m afraid to come home in the dark

    Melbourne and Sydney : Stanley Mullen, [1908]. Folio, pictorial front cover inscribed ‘Mr Roland Thomas’, [6] pp of music notation, including two shorter compositions inside front and rear covers; rear cover with publisher’s advertisement; a good copy. Copies are held in the National Library of Australia and the State Library of New South Wales.  

  • # 16402

    STANTON, Frank; BURTCH, Roy

    [SHEET MUSIC] The organ and the choir

    Melbourne : E. W. Cole, [1909]. Folio, pictorial front cover, [4] pp of music notation; rear cover with publisher’s advertisement; a very good copy. A copy is held in the State Library of New South Wales.

  • # 16395

    MURPHY, C. W; LIPTON, Dan

    [SHEET MUSIC] Oh! oh! Antonio

    Melbourne and Sydney : Stanley Mullen, [1908]. Folio, pictorial front cover inscribed ‘Mr. Roland Thomas’; [3] pp of music notation, rear cover with publisher’s advertisement; a good copy. Copies are held in the National Library of Australia and the State Library of NSW.

  • # 16393

    BROWN, A. S. (lyrics); AYER, N. D. (score)

    [SHEET MUSIC] If you talk in your sleep

    Melbourne and Sydney : Stanley Mullen, [1911]. Folio, pictorial front cover; [4] pp of music notation; rear cover with publisher’s advertisement; a good copy. Copies are held in the National Library of Australia, the State Library of New South Wales and the Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne.

  • # 16406

    BRYAN, Alfred (lyrics); SNYDER, Ted (score)

    [SHEET MUSIC] It’s the pretty things you say

    Sydney : D. Davis & Co, [1908]. Folio, pictorial front cover inscribed ‘Roland Thomas, Port Melbourne’, [4] pp of music notation; rear cover with publisher’s advertisement for another composition; a very fine copy. A copy is held in the National Library of Australia.

  • # 16403

    RAMSAY, Don (lyrics and score)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Whirling over the ball-room floor

    Sydney : W. J. Deane & Son; Boston : Walter Jacobs, [1909].  Folio, pictorial front cover inscribed ‘R. Thomas’, [3] pp of music notation; rear cover with publisher’s advertisement; a very fine copy. A copy is held in the National Library of Australia.

  • # 16398

    NORWORTH, Jack (lyrics); BAYES-NORWORTH, Nora (score)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Shine on, harvest moon

    Melbourne and Sydney : Stanley Mullen, [1908]. Folio, pictorial front cover signed ‘R. Thomas’; [3] pp of music notation, rear cover with publisher’s advertisement; a good copy. A copy is held in the National Library of Australia.

  • # 16231

    NOLAN, Sidney (1917-1992); BRITTEN, Benjamin (1913 - 1976)

    Children’s Crusade. Kinderkreuzzug. Op. 82. A Ballad for children’s voices and orchestra

    Music by Benjamin Britten. Words by Bertolt Brecht. Illustrations by Sidney Nolan. A limited edition facsimile of the composer’s manuscript. London: Faber Music Limited, 1973. Folio,  half-crushed morocco over papered boards (small scuff to head of spine), 36pp. with twelve high quality plates by Nolan, facsimile of Britten’s handwritten score with pasted on additions, original …

  • # 15843

    MASSINA, A.H.

    Up-to-date song book : number 11

    Melbourne : A.H. Messina & Co., [1901]. Duodecimo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 48 pp (all lyrics to popular songs – no music notation); flecking to edges, else a very good copy. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of Victoria; Monash University Library)

  • # 14447

    Anon.

    A massive Spanish manuscript choir book in Latin

    An early eighteenth century Spanish Graduale Romanum, or Roman Gradual (the second of two volumes), with thick wooden boards and iron fittings, containing music and text for the proprium missal (proper of the mass), including a Peruvian credo and with an index to both volumes at the end arranged mostly alphabetically under five headings for the introits, graduals, …

  • # 15441

    NEWINGTON, Joseph W. (composer); SMITH, Frank B. (lyricist)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Two little wanderers : duet

    Sung by Miss Dorothy Leigh & Miss Bertha Gordon in William Anderson’s Pantomime “The Babes in the Wood”. Melbourne : Stanley Mullen, [c.1910]. Quarto, publisher’s illustrated wrappers with inset portrait of Bertha Gordon and Dorothy Leigh, original ownership inscription of ‘Roland Thomas, Esq.’, 3 pp of music notation; a fine copy. A single copy recorded in Australian collections …

  • # 15627

    MARSH, S[tephen] H[ale] (1805 1888)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Dr. Leichhardt’s March, for the piano, composed on the successful termination of his Expedition, after having traversed a distance of nearly 3000 miles through a portion of Australia, hitherto untrodden by civilized man, by his friend, S. H. March. 

    London : T. Boosey & Co., [circa 1846]. Folio, lithographed title page [verso blank] with a scene of the expedition drawn by W. Boosey, slip cancel “for the piano” replacing “for the harp” (as in other copies); pp [1 blank], 2-5, [1 blank]; four leaves in total; occasional foxing, paper spine; a very good copy of this …

  • # 15798

    BLOCKLEY, John (composer); NORTON, Caroline Sheridan

    [SHEET MUSIC] Love not : a ballad /​ the music composed by J. Blockley ; the poetry selected from The soorows of Rosalie, written by The Honble. Mrs Norton.

    Sydney : G. Hudson & Co., 377 Pitt Street North, [1849, or earlier]. Folio, disbound, with later paper spine, engraved cover with calligraphic lettering in a variety of fonts, 5 pp of music notation; a very good copy. A scarce Sydney sheet music imprint from the pre-gold rush period. Only two copies of this edition are recorded in Australian …

  • # 15439

    McHUGH, Hugh (composer); DESMOND, Dan (lyricist)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Sons of the Shamrock (Irish patriotic song)

    Sydney : D. Davis & Co., [c.1905]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers with shamrock motif, original ownership inscription of ‘Mr. Roland Thomas’, and wet stamp of ‘Miss M.R. Walden, music seller, Eastern Market, Melourne’; [5] pp of music notation; a fine copy. A single copy held in Australian collections (National Library of Australia).

  • # 15626

    CHERRY, J. W. (John William), 1824-1869; LAKE, J.W.; DEGOTARDI, Johann Nepomuk, 1823-1882.

    [SHEET MUSIC] Shells of ocean /​ words by J.W. Lake ; music by J.W. Cherry.

    Sydney : Woolcott and Clarke, [1853 or 1854]. Folio, disbound, original illustrated wrappers lithographed by John Degotardi (old paper reinforcement to original stitching and small closed tear at fore-edge), 6 pp of engraved music notation for voice and piano; page 2 has a publisher’s advertisement at the head of the music; internally very clean, a good example. …

  • # 14529

    CLARKE, Marcus (1846-1881); KEILEY, Henry

    [SHEET MUSIC; MARCUS CLARKE] Alfred the Great : a dramatic & musical fancy

    / written and arranged by Marcus Clarke and Henry Keiley. Cover: Academy of Music … First produced by Joseph Aarons Esqr. Proprietor, 24th of December 1878. Musical Director Mr. Alfred Plumpton. Melbourne : Nicholson &​ Ascherberg, [1879?]. Folio, original wrappers (detached) lithographed by Troedel & Co.; lower wrapper and inside wrappers with advertisements; pp 1-12 …

  • # 14641

    CAGE, John Milton, Jr. (1912-1992)

    [JOHN CAGE] Cartridge music : also duet for cymbal and piano duet, trio, etc.

    New York : Henmar Press : Sole selling agent, C.F. Peters Corp., [1965] ©1960. Series: Edition Peters, no. 6703. Quarto, original printed portfolio with Peters' advertisements for other John Cage musical scores to recto and verso of rear cover; printed inner wrappers with full page of composer's instructions for performance of the various compositions, and …

  • # 14498

    GORDON, Gladys

    [SHEET MUSIC] Light & shade patrol : for pianoforte

    Sydney : Nicholson &​ Co., 1913. “Op. 56” (caption). Folio, illustrated wrappers (mild foxing, split along spine), 6 pp of music notation; internally clean. One of the most striking Australian-themed sheet music covers from the Federation period we have seen. The illustration is signed at lower right 'W. George'. The composer, Gladys Gordon, also performed …

  • # 14171

    COOK, Eliza and RUSSELL, Henry

    The English Emigrant

    London, Musical Bouquet. Company, c. 1855. Folio, sheet music, 6 pp. disbound,  a couple of short edge tears, lithograph illustration on front panel (probably by Alfred Ashley) of the emigrant lamenting at his departure from home, insert illustrations of shearing a sheep and mining for gold in his new adopted country. Henry Russell (1812-1900) and …

  • # 13969

    REBER, Carl

    [SHEET MUSIC] The emigrant ship : a musical voyage

    London : Bayley & Ferguson, 2 Great Marlborough St., W. (incorporating F. Leadbeater & Son, Manchester) ; Glasgow, 54 Queen Street, [between 1890 and 1900]. Cover: Dedicated to Messrs Ismay. Imrie &​ Co. Folio, publisher's pictorial wrappers (re-stapled); 11 pages of music notation (arrangement for piano); rear wrapper is a “specimen page” with the first section …

  • # 13247

    BEVAN, Will A. (words); RACHE, Bert (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Dreaming of you

    Melbourne, Bendigo & Geelong : Allan & Co., [1908]. Cover: “Sung with great success by Lottie Kay and Walter Whyte.” Series: Allan's popular 6d. edition, no. 211. Folio, publisher's illustrated wrappers, upper wrapper with vignette portraits of Lottie Kay and Bert Rache, original owner's signature of “Roland Thomas Esq.”, wet stamp of music seller “Miss …

  • # 13240

    ALLAN & CO.

    [SHEET MUSIC] Allan’s Melbourne musical magazine no. 11.

    Melbourne : Allan & Co., [c.1901].Quarto, opublisher's illustrated wrappers, 30 pp, music notation, a fine copy. 1. Why did they sell Killarney? 2. Somebody loves me 3. Bye-and-bye you will forget me 4. March! March! or blue bonnets 5. Songbirds are singing of you 6. In the valley where the old Ohio flows 7. Castles …

  • # 13239

    ALBERT'S MUSIC STORE

    [SHEET MUSIC] Albert’s American annual. No. 4

    Sydney : Albert's Music Store, [1906]. (Note that the front cover also bears the imprint of E.W. Cole, Melbourne). Quarto, publisher's illustrated wrappers, full page colour advertisements for Albert's on lower wrapper and inside wrappers, [41] pp, music notation; a fine copy. 1. I'm trying hard to forget you /​ Chas. K. Harris 2. Barney …

  • # 13258

    GADE, Jacob (music); MAY, Winifred (words)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Jealousy : founded on the famous tango

    Sydney : Chappell &​ Co., 1926. Quarto, publisher's wrappers (lightly foxed) with original owner's signature and date “G. Thomas 1927”, [4] pp music notation, arrangement for voice and piano; a good copy. A single copy of this edition is recorded in Australian collections (University of Western Sydney).

  • # 12730

    MUIR, Lewis F. (music); GILBERT, Louis Wolfe (words)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Waiting for the Robert E. Lee

    Cover: Featured by Marie Eaton, Fred Leslie & Rupert Darrell. Sydney : Albert &​ Son, [c.1912]. Folio, cloth backed illustrated wrappers with original ownership inscription of Roland Thomas and label and blind stamp of Melbourne, Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong music seller Sutton's, [4] pp, musical score for voice and piano; a fine copy. Copies are …

  • # 12729

    WEEKES, Ralph (music); TAYLOR, Harry (words)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Mary Carey : (eyes of Irish blue)

    Sydney : W.J. Deane &​ Son, c1908. Folio, illustrated wrappers with original ownership inscription of Roland Thomas and stamp of Melbourne music seller Dinsdale, [3] pp, musical score for voice and piano; a fine copy.  A single copy is recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia).

  • # 12558

    CARROLL, Harry (music); MACDONALD, Ballard (words)

    [SHEET MUSIC] I’m a married man

    Cover: Introduced in George Marlow's brilliant Adelphi success “Under two flags”. Sydney : Albert's, [c.1910]. Folio, publisher's pictorial wrappers with vignette portrait of Australian performer Wilton Welch, 5 pp of musical notation (arrangement for solo voices, chorus and piano), lower wrapper with publisher's advertisements; a fine copy. Two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National …

  • # 12556

    CAMPBELL, Hal (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] The girl up there

    Cover: Featured with enormous success by Stella Gastelle in J.C. Williamson's pantomime Hack & Jill. Sydney : Albert's, [c.1910]. Folio, publisher's pictorial wrappers with vignette portrait of Australian performer Stella Gastelle, contemporary ownership signature of Roland Thomas and music seller's stamp of Dinsdale, Melbourne, [3] pp of musical notation (arrangement for piano and voice), lower …

  • # 12015

    BREAU, Louis; LUZ, Ernst

    [SHEET MUSIC] Zenda / by Louis Breau &​ Ernst Luz

    Cover: “The sensational hit from Rex Ingram's Prisoner of Zenda. Featured throughout Australia in conjunction with the filming of the Metro Film, The Prisoner of Zenda”. Melbourne : L.F. Collin, [1922]. Folio, illustrated wrappers, 5 pp of musical notation, a near fine copy.  Copies are recorded in two Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library …

  • # 11900

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (illustrator)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Musical nursery rhymes picture book

    Cover: To sing and play with the watcher-bird. Melbourne : Murfett, 1945. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, 16 pp, 8 full-page colour illustrations by Outhwaite, a very good copy. Muir 5610.

  • # 10853

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (illustrator)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Musical nursery rhymes picture book

    Cover: To sing and play with the watcher-bird. Melbourne : Murfett, 1945. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (corners worn), 16 pp, 8 full-page colour illustrations by Outhwaite, a good copy. Muir 5610.

  • # 10418

    TOPLIFF, R[obert], 1793-1868

    [SHEET MUSIC] The King of Otaheite’s tea party : new comic medley

    Sung by Mr. Topliff, in his lectures on the “Rise &​ progress of music” / written and arranged by R. Topliff. London : Harry May, [c.1840]. Folio, cover with engraved illustration, blind stamp of Cockram, Music Seller to the Queen, Bristol and contemporary presentation inscription in upper margin, 8 pp of engraved musical notation with lyrics (an …

  • # 10263

    BRETON, Charles

    [SHEET MUSIC] Happy youth : pour piano / par Charles Breton

    [Cover title]. Melbourne : Allan & Co. Pty. Ltd., [1916]. 'A. &​ Co.1653'. Folio, illustrated front cover, the design featuring three girls plating beneath a tree, 6 pp of musical notation, inside covers and rear cover with additional music by Jules Bernard, Gabriel Morel and E.L. Durand, a very good copy. Copies are recorded in …

  • # 10965

    [SHEET MUSIC]  The Vagabond King : a musical dramatization of Justin Huntly McCarthy’s great play,

    “If I were King”. Sydney : J. Albert & Son, [c.1928]. “Copyright 1926”. Quarto, pictorial wrappers (price sticker residue upper right), 12 pp, for piano. A very clean copy.

  • # 9835

    HULL, Florence (composer); WINTER, W. (lyrics)

    [SHEET MUSIC] A sprig of boronia (a relic) : words by W. Winter ; music by Florence Hull.

    Cover: Sung by Paul Dufault. Melbourne ; Sydney : F.M. Kenny, [1916]. Folio, front cover with chromolithographic illustration (spine with old paper reinforcement), [4] pp musical notation, including two other pieces by Hull, Winter and Forget-me-not, rear cover with advertisement for more Florence Hull sheet music, 'Some Songs Composed by Florence Hull of Tasmania … …

  • # 9710

    MARSH, Henry (composer); ANGAS, George French, 1822 - 1886 (illustrator)

    [SHEET MUSIC] The Chusan waltz

    Cover: Dedicated to Captain Henry Down and the officers of the Peninsular and Oriental Navigation Company's Steam Ship Chusan by Henry Marsh, Sydney. Sydney : Published by H. Marsh & Co. at the Sydney Pianoforte and Music Ware Rooms, 490 1/2 George Street, [c.1852]. Folio, front cover with a bichrome lithograph of the Chusan by …

  • # 9707

    EVANS, Geo. T. (arranger)

    [SHEET MUSIC] I’m waiting my darling for thee

    Cover: Sung by Mr Arthur Romer. Melbourne : Nicholson & Ascherberg, [1875]. Folio, lithographed cover by Charles Troedel of Collins Street, printed in green, original owner's inscription Mary G. Connell July 11th 1875 at upper right and blind stamp of bookseller Walch of Launceston at upper left, 3 pp of musical notation, a very good …

  • # 9700

    LACOSTE, Leona (pseud.) [BURNS, Felix, 1864-1920]

    [SHEET MUSIC] Heliotrope valse

    Cover: By special arrangement with Francis, Day & Hunter, London. Melbourne : Allan & Co., [c.1905]. Folio, illustrated cover with inset portrait of a young woman, contemporary cloth backing, 6 pp of musdical notationrear cover with music for Within the law waltz by Gustave Leon, a very good copy.  The prolific Scottish composer Felix Burns …

  • # 9709

    WHITE, Charles A. (music); SMITH, Dexter (lyrics)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Put me in my little bed

    Cover: As sung by Mr. Hallam of Weston & La Feuillade's Minstrels. Melbourne : W. H. Glen of Collins Street., [c.1870]. Folio, front cover with lithograph of a young girl praying beside her bed by Charles Troedel of Collins Street (mild foxing to front and rear covers), 2 pp musical notation (scattered foxing). This noted song …

  • # 9708

    JORDAN, Julian

    [SHEET MUSIC] The song that reached my heart

    Melbourne : Allan & Co. [c.1890]. Folio, front cover with sepia lithograph of Miss Grace Pedley (who sang the song in the Burlesque of Ruy Blas) by Charles Troedel of Collins Street (small loss at upper right, top margins of all pages have been trimmed), [5] pp of musical notation (short tears to fore-edges, but clean). …

  • # 9702

    NATHAN, Isaac 1792-1864 (composer); KENNEY, James 1780-1849 (lyrics)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Why are you wandering here I pray? : the popular ballad

    Cover: Sung in Sweethearts & Wives, written by James Kenney Esqr. / the music by J. Nathan. London : Brewer & Co. [mid 1850s]. 'New edition'. Folio, the cover illustrated with an unsigned colour lithograph, with wet stamp of the music seller Field of Bath, 5 pp, musical notation, a very good copy. The English composer …

  • # 9698

    FOX, Frank H.

    [SHEET MUSIC] If I could meet the fellow that started ragtime

    Cover: Introduced in George Willoghby's Ltd. Gorgeous Presentation Aladdin Pantomime. Sydney : Alberts, 1914. Folio, illustrated cover by A. Morrow showing the unnamed female lead of the pantomime Aladdin (small burn mark to front), 3 pp of musical notation, a very good copy.  Produced by Lester Brown and with musical direction by Wynne Jones, this Sydney …

  • # 9697

    SMITH, Robert B. (lyrics); STROMBERG, John (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Come down ma evening’ star

    Melbourne : Allan & Co., [1902]. 'Published under licence from M. Witmark New York'. Folio, illustrated cover with inset portrait of the Australian singer Florence Young (front cover detached), 3 pp of musical notation, first page with wet stamp of S. Marshall & Sons, 52 Rundle St., Adelaide, internally clean and sound. Originally a song …