Sheet Music

  • # 23592

    WERDEN, W.L. [Evelyn DELL?] (words); GLADDISH, Frederick E. (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] He was only a private – that’s all.

    At head of title: Dedicated to Albert Jacka, V.C. Sydney : Albert & Son, [1915]. Series: Albert’s 6d pops, 386. Folio (350 x 270 mm), cover with photographic portrait of Albert Jacka (by Darge, Melbourne), 5 pp, music notation (arrangement for voice and piano); a very good, clean copy. This sheet music was reviewed in the …

  • # 23942


    [SHEET MUSIC] Australian Aboriginal songs : melodies, rhythm and words truly and authentically Aboriginal.

    / Collected and translated by H.O. Lethbridge, accompaniments arranged by Arthur S. Loam. Melbourne : Allan & Co., 1937. “Imperial edition, no. 420”. Large quarto, illustrated wrappers (some light foxing), 15 pp of music notation (arrangements for voice and piano); a good copy. Song titles: Maranoa lullaby; Bingo corroborees; Warrego lament; Bangee rang an-an-ah; Jabbin, …

  • # 23716

    AARONS, Emanuel (arranger); HURLEY, Frank (field recordings)

    Pearls and savages : a cycle of Papuan melodies

    Sydney : Paling, 1921. “Royal edition, no. 99”. Quarto (310 x 240 mm), original printed green wrappers (scattered stains, short paper split at tail of spine), 15 pp, music notation (arrangement for piano), five pieces of music each preceded by a contextual paragraph, with photographic illustrations, including portraits of Hurley and Aarons, and line drawings; …

  • # 23207

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

    [SHEET MUSIC] After the dawn : waltz ballad.

    Melbourne : Allan & Co., [1926]. Quarto, pictorial wrappers (disbound), 3 pp music notation (arrangement for voice and piano), plus music for Josie and What can I say after I say I’m sorry? ; a good copy. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (Monash; NLA; SLQ; SLV; UM).

  • # 23206

    FREED, Arthur and BURTNETT, Earl (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] After every party.

    Cover: “The Season’s Greatest Waltz Melody … This Song includes Special Ukulele Accompaniment”. Sydney : J. Albert & Son, c1922. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, [4] pp music notation (arrangement for voice, piano and ukulele); a good copy. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; Inner West …

  • # 23205

    LUMSDAINE, Jack (words); PRIOR, Will (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Bella-donna : The new Spanish six-eight fox-trot.

    Cover: “With Bishaw Tozer ukulele arrangement”. Sydney : J. Albert & Son, c1927. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, [5] pp music notation (arrangement for voice, piano and ukulele); a very good copy. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Victoria)

  • # 23001

    SLATER, Joe (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Kitchener : march song & chorus.

    Cover: A triumphant, ever-welcome hit … Featured by the top singers of the vaudeville stage. Sydney : Albert & Son, [1909]. Folio, illustrated front cover with portrait of Kitchener, original owner’s inscription of ‘Mr. Roland Thomas 1909’, 3 pp of music notation (arrangement for voice and piano); in fine condition. John Joseph “Joe” Slater (1872-1926) was an Australian composer …

  • # 23010

    ARMSTRONG, Tom (words & music)


    Cover: The Great Musical Success in J.C. Williamson’s Ltd. Brilliant Pantomime The House That Jack Built, produced by Charles A. Wenman / Sung by Constance Cayley. At head of title: Also sung by Miss Phyllis Porter. Sydney : Albert & Son, [1916]. Folio, illustrated front cover with half-length portrait of Constance Cayley in AIF uniform, [3] …

  • # 22678

    RATTRAY, Alan M. (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC; SYDNEY] Jack tar : nautical march song, and chorus.

    Cover: “Artistically portrayed with grand success by Post Mason”. Sydney : D. Davis & Co., [1906]. Folio, original wrappers, the front featuring a striking black-and-white design of a sailor in front of a Sydney Harbour backdrop, wet stamp of Melbourne music seller Sutton’s at bottom edge, lower wrapper with music for ‘A Nigger’s Paradise’ and …

  • # 22641

    Hamonika Gakufu [ハーモニカ楽譜]

    Tokyo : Shochiku Kinema: Bikuta, etc., Showa 3-6 [1928-31]. Two Japanese music scores for the harmonica, offset-printed covers stunningly designed in an early Showa style by notable illustrators, pamphlets measuring 26.3x19cm, each pp. 4  (including wrappers), light edgewear and soiling, overall very good. . A nice pair with covers representative of art deco design popular in Japan during the …

  • # 22638


    [RELIGION] The Gideon lamp and pitcher songs

    / composed and compiled by P.P. Bilhorn under the auspices of the National Organization for the Christian Commercial Traveling Men and all Christian workers. Melbourne; Ballarat; Bendigo; Geelong : Sutton’s, [circa 1910]. Octavo, original cloth backed illustrated wrappers, stapled, 95 pp, music notation throughout (arrangements for voice and piano); a good copy. Two copies are recorded …

  • # 22283

    GORDON, Adam Lindsay (1833-1870) (words); FURLONG, W.R.

    [SHEET MUSIC] Uphold the sports of our land (in utrumque paratus).

    Melbourne : W.R. Furlong, [1920]. Folio, original wrappers, 3 pp, lyrics printed as text on p 1, music notation pp 2-3 (arrangement for voice and piano); a fine copy. The moral of colonial balladeer Adam Lindsay Gordon’s poem, set to music by W.R. Furlong, is that when we play sport we should learn to give …

  • # 22278

    ST. ROQUE, Lorelei

    [SHEET MUSIC] Valse Australis

    Cover: Dedicated to Young Australians. Melbourne, Sydney : Australian Music Publishing Company, [c.1901]. Folio, illustrated front cover, the design featuring gum leaves, a map of Australia and the Southern Cross, printed in blue and gold by Reporter Print of Box Hill, Melbourne (light marks and small loss at upper right corner), 4 pp of music notation …

  • # 22398

    HATES, Henry T. (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] For the term of his natural life

    Cover: Specially written & featured in association with the presentation of the Union Master world production “For the Term of His Natural Life”. Melbourne : Allan & Co., [1927]. Folio, illustrated wrappers, front with original music seller’s stamp (C. Gregory, Lithgow) and first owner’s name (G. Manton-Hall), wrappers with wear at edges and a tiny …

  • # 22285

    RENTOUL, Annie R.; PETERSON, Georgette; OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul

    More Australian songs for young and old

    More Australian songs for young and old. Melbourne: George Robertson & Company, [1913]. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers (white out to upper wrapper, repeated verso, bookplate), 36 pp., illustrated.  Muir 6349.

  • # 22284

    RENTOUL, Annie R.; PETERSON, Georgette; OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul

    Bush songs of Australia for young and old.

    Words by Annie R. Rentoul. Music by Georgette Peterson. Illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Melbourne : George Robertson & Co., n.d. [c. 1910]. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers (signed in the image I.S.R.O.), upper wrapper with previous owner’s name erased with white our, repeated verso, bookplate, presentation inscription dated 1919, pp. 36, numerous full page plates …