Sheet Music

  • # 34976

    RUSSELL, Henry (1812-1900) (music); CARTER, Harry Lee (words)

    [SHEET MUSIC; GOLD RUSH] Pull away cheerily! (The Gold Digger’s song.)

     / written and sung by Harry Lee Carter in his entertainment of “The Two Lands of Gold”. Also sung by George Henry Russell, in Mr. Payne’s popular entertainment, “A Night in the Lands of Gold.” Music composed by Henry Russell. London : Musical Bouquet Office ; J. Allen, [1855]. Series: Musical Bouquet ; no. 691-692. …

  • # 34694

    BERGER, Henry (Henri) (1844-1929)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Mele Hawaii

    Honolulu, HI : The Hawaiian News Co. (vendors J. H. Soper or The Hawaiian News Co.), [1884-1888]. Folio, 350 x 270 mm, original deluxe binding of azure velvet over limp boards, the front with title lettered in gilt-metal appliqué (this binding unknown to Forbes), patterned pastedowns and endpapers; recto of first blank with a significant ownership inscription, …

  • # 34606

    BEYER, Ferdinand (1803-1864)

    [SHEET MUSIC; MARQUESAS] Gesang von der Insel Nukahiwa / Chant de Nukahiva

    Mainz : bei B. Schott’s Söhnen ; Brüssel : bei Gebrüder Schott ; London : bei Schott & Cie., [1855?]. Series: Vaterlandslieder / Chants patriotiques / Für das Pianoforte bearbeitet von Ferd. Beyer. No. 45. Folio (330 x 260 mm), bifolium (detached), [4] pages, the front with title and imprint and a colour design featuring a French tricolour …

  • # 34251

    HALL, Fred (words and music); TISDALE, Clarence (performer)

    [SHEET MUSIC; FISK JUBILEE SINGERS] Laugh and the world laughs with you : song

    Cover: “Sung by Clarence Tisdale”. Melbourne : Allan & Co., [c.1908]. Series: Allan’s Popular Sixpenny Edition, no. 200. Folio (350 x 250 mm), illustrated cover with inset portrait of African-American tenor Clarence Tisdale by Talma Studios and vignette portrait of Fred Hall, original owner’s name ‘Roland Thomas’ and wet stamp of Melbourne music seller Miss …

  • # 34302

    Various.

    [SHEET MUSIC; MELBOURNE] Seventy-six negro spirituals and plantation songs.

    Series: The Australian Music Books, no. 43. Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Bendigo : Allan & Co., Ltd., [August, 1929]. Folio (330 x 250 mm), original lithographed pictorial wrappers with a beautiful design of native ferns and palms and a vignette view of Melbourne from the southern end of Princes Bridge (old tape reinforcement along spine), pp …

  • # 34238

    YELLEN, Jack (words); AGER, Milton (1893-1979) (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] In your green hat

    Words by Jack Yellen / Music by Milton Ager. Ukulele arrangement by May Singhi Breen. Cover: Featured with great success by Miss Lila Rayne. Sydney : D. Davis & Co. Ltd., [1926]. Folio (310 x 240 mm), pictorial wrappers with inset portrait of Australian singer Lila Rayne, [3] pp music notation (arrangement for voice, piano …

  • # 34252

    GODFREY, Fred, D'ALBERT, Fred and MOORE, J. Chas. (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] There’s a girl in Berlin

    Cover: “The latest London pantomime hit” / “Sung by The Two Bells”. Melbourne : Allan & Co., [c.1909]. Series: Allan’s Popular Sixpenny Edition, no. 310. Folio (350 x 250 mm), illustrated cover with inset portrait of vaudeville performers The Two Bells; [3] pp of music notation; a superb copy. Impresario Harry Rickards first brought the …

  • # 34246

    Various.

    [SHEET MUSIC; MELBOURNE] Allan’s Australian music books no. 5

    Cover: No. 5 Popular Songs (Second Series). Melbourne : Allan & Co. Ltd., The Block, Collins Street, [between 1890 and 1899]. Folio (360 x 260 mm), original lithographed pictorial wrappers with a beautiful design of native ferns and palms and a vignette view of Melbourne from the southern end of Princes Bridge (the wrappers are …

  • # 15302

    RICHARD, Mrs. Timothy

    Paper on Chinese music

     / by Mrs. Timothy Richard. Read before the China branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Shanghai, November, 1898. (Illustrated, vocally and instrumentally, by natives and foreigners). Repeated (by request) before the Shanghai Literary and Debating Society January 4th, 1899. Shanghai : Presbyterian Mission Press, 1923. Fourth edition. Octavo, printed wrappers (old tape marks to head …

  • # 33303

    LEE, E. Markham; OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (illustrator)

    [SHEET MUSIC]. Robin Hood suite for piano

    Melbourne : Allan & Co., 1941. Imperial Edition No. 489. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (corners a little dog-eared, upper wrapper with short tear at top left corner), staple bound, pp. 16, contents clean. Scarce. Not in Muir.

  • # 33302

    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, 5 pp music notation; a good, clean copy. Trove locates only one copy of this piano duet edition (NLA). An earlier piano solo edition was published by …

  • # 32940

    NORMAN, Karyl [performer and lyricist]; WEBER, Edwin J. [music]; BERRY, Hyatt (lyrics)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Nobody lied (when they said that I cried over you)

    New York : Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1922. Sheet music, cover illustration of Karyl Norman (aka George Francis Peduzzi) ‘The Creole Fashion Plate’ in full drag, pp. 6, a fine copy. ‘Karyl Norman’ (1897 – 1947) was born in Baltimore, leaving home at the age of 16 and performing vaudeville on the west coast …

  • # 32936

    NORMAN, Karyl [performer]; DONALDSON, Walter [music]; KAHN, Gus (lyrics)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Beside a babbling brook

    New York : Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1923. Sheet music, cover illustration of Karyl Norman (aka George Francis Peduzzi) ‘The Creole Fashion Plate’, pp. 6, a fine copy. ‘Karyl Norman’ (1897 – 1947) was born in Baltimore, leaving home at the age of 16 and performing vaudeville on the west coast of the United …

  • # 32644

    WALTERS, Howard Arnold (words); STERNE, Laurie Annette (music); QUEENSLAND COUNTRY WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION

    [SHEET MUSIC] My creed.

    / The words by Howard Arnold Walters. The music by Laurie Annette Sterne. Dedicated to Ruth B. Fairfax, State President of the Queensland Country Women’s Association, May 1931. At head of title: “I would be Friend to All – The Foe – The Friendless”. Brisbane : The Read Press Pty. Ltd., Ann St., Valley [for …

  • # 32603

    NORMAN, Karyl [performer] WEBER, Edwin J. [music]

    [SHEET MUSIC] I’m through (shedding tears over you)

    New York : Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1922. Sheet music, cover illustration of Karyl Norman (aka George Francis Peduzzi) ‘The Creole Fashion Plate’ dressed in drag, pp. 6, a fine copy. ‘Karyl Norman’ (1897 – 1947) was born in Baltimore, leaving home at the age of 16 and performing vaudeville on the west coast …

  • # 32555

    DREYER, Anne (1905-2001) (words); WOOD, Robin (music); HOWDEN, Marjorie (1911-1988) (illustrator)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Anne Dreyer’s Aboriginal songs for you and me.

    Melbourne : Davis & Co., 1954. Large quarto (310 x 240 mm), pictorial wrappers with a colourful front cover design by Marjorie Howden (a tiny amount of pale foxing), staple bound; pp 21, with music notation for 10 songs (arrangements for voice and piano), each song accompanied by a full-page b/w line-drawn illustration by Howden; …