Sheet Music

  • # 18845

    McBEATH, Neil (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Make for old Canberra in the morning : fox-trot.

    Cover: ‘”Hullo, Australia” / Song dictated to Sydney. Exhibition broadcasting success. Unique radio experiment’. Dunedin, N.Z. : Neil McBeath, [1925]. Quarto, pictorial wrappers (original owner’s name to front), [3] pp of music notation, arrangement for voice and piano; a few short edge tears, but a good copy. The printed notice on the front cover explains that …

  • # 18696

    WILLIAMS, W.R. (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] I’d love to live in loveland with a girl like you

    Cover: “Featured with immense success by Maude Terry in J.C. Williamson’s spectacular pantomime “Forty Thieves””. Sydney : Albert & Son, [c.1912]. Folio, pictorial wrappers with cloth backstrip, portrait of Maude Terry to front (original owner’s inscription ‘Roland Thomas, Port Melbourne’ and label and wet stamp of Turner’s Music Stores, Melbourne), [4] pp of music notation, arrangement …

  • # 18695

    ARMSTRONG, Tom (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Just as the church bells chime

    Cover: “Sets of American lantern slides may be obtained for this song”. Melbourne : A.M. Dinsdale, [c.1910]. “Dinsdale’s Popular 6d. edition, no. 147”. Folio, pictorial wrappers, [4] pp of music notation, advertisment on rear wrapper for ‘Dinsdale’s List of Popular Music Successes’; a fine copy. A single copy is recorded in Australian collections.

  • # 18693

    MORLEY, Arthur (words); CAMERON, Rodger (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] I am the demon king

    Cover: “Sung by Charles Howard in J.C. Williamson’s pantomime “Humpty Dumpty””. Melbourne, Bendigo & Geelong : Allan & Co., [c.1909]. One shilling edition. Folio, pictorial wrappers with vignette portrait of Charles Howard (original owner’s inscription of Mr. R. Thomas to front), 3 pp music notation, arrangement for voice and piano; rear cover with music for …

  • # 18682

    ZOO, T. Z.

    Songs of Cathay. An anthology of songs current in various parts of China among her people.

    Shanghai : Kwang Hsueh Publishing House, 1931. 5th impression. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. 58; with music notation and lyrics.

  • # 18776

    BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770-1827; [HESS, Julia Myra, Dame, 1890-1965]

    [SHEET MUSIC] Ludwig van Beethoven : Sonatas for the piano. Book 1. (Myra Hess’ copy)

    Revised and fingered by Dr. Hans von Bülow and Dr. Sigmund Lebert. Translations by Dr. Theodore Baker. With a biographical sketch of the composer by Theodore Baker. In two books. Book 1: 17 sonatas. New York : G. Schirmer, Inc., 1923. Quarto, in a custom binding for the celebrated British pianist Dame Myra Hess, of …

  • # 18428

    GILBERT, M. [Gabriel] (c. 1620 - 1680)

    Cinquante pseaumes de David,

    mis en vers François. Amsterdam : Abraham Wolfgang, 1681. Seconde édition, reveue & corrigée sur les mémoires de l’auteur après sa mort & augmentee du decalogue & du Cantique de Simeon. Duodecimo, full polished calf, ruled in gilt, spine with gilt-lettered morocco title label and Royal armorial crest, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers with owner’s label Wekerlin, …

  • # 18552

    LESLIE, Edgar (words); PIANTADOSI, Al (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Won’t you even say hello?

    Cover: “Sung artistically by Manuel Romain on Edison Record no. 10118”. Sydney : D. Davis & Co., [1908]. “Davis’ Popular Sixpenny Edition”. Folio, pictorial wrappers (original owner’s inscription of Mr. Roland Thomas, Port Melbourne, to front), 3 pp musical notation, arrangement for voice and piano; rear cover with music for Beautiful Eyes by Whiting, de …

  • # 18551

    ROSE, Edward (words); MILLS, Kerry (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] I’m tired of living without you

    Sydney : J. Albert & Son, [1908]. “Albert’s 6d pops, 263”. Folio, pictorial wrappers (original owner’s inscription of Mr. Roland Thomas to front), [4] pp musical notation for voice and piano, wet stamp of Melbourne music seller A.M. Dinsdale to upper margin of second page; rear cover with advertisement for “Albert’s sixpenny songs and music”; …

  • # 18550

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

    [SHEET MUSIC] Hush! Here comes the dream man

    At head of title: “Fanny Powers’ Greatest Artistic Success”. Melbourne : A.M. Dinsdale, [c.1910]. Cover: “Dinsdale’s Popular sixpenny edition, no. 195”. Folio, illustrated wrappers with vignette portrait of Miss Fanny Powers, [3] pp of music notation, [2] pp advertisments; advertisement for ‘Dinsdale’s Catalogue of Popular 6d Music’; a fine copy. Copies are recorded in two Australian …

  • # 18536

    MORNEMENT, Ina (music); TAYLOR, Bronnie (words); OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (illustrator)

    The puddin’ & the pixie : 12 songs for children.

    Cover title: The puddin’ and the pixie : and other songs. Melbourne: Allan & Co., 1949. ‘Imperial edition No. 521’. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, upper wrapper with design by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and printed price of 3/- (some silverfishing to bottom corner), lower wrapper with advertisements for Allan & Co. song books for children; 20 pp., …

  • # 18162


    The bold privateer

    Philadelphia : Thomas M. Scroggy, c. 1860. Broadside, 170 x 107 mm (printed area), decorative border, four stanza ditty sung to the tune of ‘Adieu sweet lovely Nancy’, fine.

  • # 17777

    HILL, Alfred, 1869-1960 (arranger)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Waiata Maori : (Maori songs) collected and arranged by Alfred Hill

    Dunedin, N.Z. : John McIndoe, [copyright 1917]. “Ninth Edition”. Folio, colour illustrated front cover (original Australian owner’s inscription, small loss at top corner); [8] pp of music notation (arrangements for voice and piano); a good copy. The composer Alfred Hill was Melbourne-born, New Zealand-raised and Leipzig-trained. Although his professional career as composer and teacher was …

  • # 17778

    LITTLE, Jack A. (composer and lyricist); BUTLAND, Will. H. (arranger)

    [SHEET MUSIC] The Wreck : a bass or baritone song

    Cover: ‘Mr. Peter Dawson’s great English success, as featured by him on the Zonophone Record’. Sydney : W.J. Deane & Son, [1910]. Folio, colour illustrated front cover (original owner’s silk spine and wet stamp ‘Marshall S. Campbell’); [3] pp of music notation (arrangements for voice and piano); all leaves with edge tears, first leaf of …

  • # 17899

    CATLOW, Edward J. (composer); CATLOW, Augusta M. (lyricist)

    [SHEET MUSIC] The tender moonlight : original colonial song with pianoforte accompaniment.

    /​ words by Augusta M. Catlow ; music by Edward J. Catlow. Adelaide : printed and published by Walter C. Sims and Joseph Elliott, 1869. Series: Musical supplement to the Adelaide miscellany ; no. 10. Cover: “April 22, 1869”. Folio, letter press printed, [2] pp music notation, rear cover with advertisements for Adelaide businesses; scattered pale foxing, …

  • # 16801

    RAILTON, Bruce (composer); NEIVEL, Esme (lyrics)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Home

    Melbourne : Allan &​ Co., c1923.. Folio, non-illustrated front cover, rear cover with advertisement for Peter Dawson’s ballad ‘Little Mother’; [3] pp of musical notation (arrangement for voice and piano); a very good copy. A sentimental song of the Great War, about Australian “diggers” in the trenches, longing for home. Copies are recorded in two …