# 27506


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.

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[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 of the programme comprised a performance of English composer W. H. Birch’s operetta in three acts, The Merrie men of Sherwood Forest; the first half included performances of works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. The South Australian Advertiser published a preview of the performance earlier that day, and advised subscribers to the Union that they were in for a musical treat.

Rare. Appears completely unrecorded.