Sheet Music

  • # 27894

    WESLEY COLLEGE

    Wesley College songs

    Eighth edition, 1945. Melbourne : Wesley College, 1945. Eighth edition. Small quarto, gilt-decorated purple cloth (worn, upper hinge broke, prefaces to earlier editions by L. A. Adamson and H. Stewart, pp. 152, a couple of leaves detached, sheet music and songs. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. A worn copy of a scarce early …

  • # 28481

    MASSINA, A.H.

    Up-to-date song book : number 8

    Melbourne : A.H. Massina & Co., [August, 1901]. Duodecimo (165 x 105 mm), original illustrated wrappers featuring a caricature of a minstrel in blackface (scattered foxing along spine), staple bound, 48 pp (all lyrics to popular songs – no music notation); clean throughout, a very good copy. One of a series of popular song booklets …

  • # 28210

    STEELE, J. A. (James A.)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Leaves from an Austral garden

    : for piano / by J. A. Steele. Melbourne ; Adelaide ; Bendigo : Allan & Co. Pty. Ltd., 1946. “Imperial edition, no. 594”. Folio (305 x 240 mm), pictorial covers (a couple of spots of silverfishing), 11 pp music notation; very pale damp stain at top corners, else contents very clean, a good copy. …

  • # 28296

    SINGER Dolph; DREYER, Dave; STEIGER, Jimmy

    [SHEET MUSIC] Two little, true little, blue little eyes!

    Cover: By Dolph Singer, Dave Dreyer & Jimmy Steiger … Sung by Floie Allan in the J. C. Williamson Ltd., Musical Comedy Success “Castles in the Air” produced by Frederick J. Blackman … With Bishaw Tozer ukulele arrangement”. Sydney : J. Albert & Son, [1927]. Folio (315 x 240 mm), pictorial wrappers featuring a Clara Bow-type …

  • # 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; MARSHALL, Samuel (publisher)

    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

    ROOT, G. F. (1820-1895) {GROTE STREET MODEL SCHOOL, ADELAIDE]

    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

    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; MARSHALL, Samuel (publisher)

    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

    BIRCH, W. H. (1826-1888); ADELAIDE AMATEUR MUSICAL UNION.

    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 …

  • # 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 …