# 40032

PLOCK, A. (composer); TROEDEL, Charles (lithographer); NICHOLSON, J. C. W. (publisher)

[SHEET MUSIC] Plock’s Little Footsteps galop

$190.00 AUD

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Melbourne : J. C. W. Nicholson, [1874]. Folio (345 x 250 mm), disbound, pictorial wrappers with a striking front cover design lithographed by Charles Troedel; 5 pp music notation (arrangement for piano); scattered foxing, else a fine copy.

Published in Melbourne in July 1874 by Nicholson, Plock’s Little Footsteps galop was described by one newspaper of the time as being ‘the adaptation of a well-known air to dancing purposes’ (Ballarat Star, 14 July 1874). Melbourne orchestra leader and composer Herr Adolph Plock was the arranger.

The sheet music was available from the publisher’s shop in Collins Street East, and also from the Ballarat music seller J. Harrison, at 137 Sturt Street. The Ballarat Star reviewer (ibid.) opined that the music was ‘tastefully printed’: small wonder, as it was designed and lithographed by the experienced and talented Charles Troedel, Nicholson’s long-term collaborator.

A scarce and beautifully lithographed piece of Melbourne sheet music.

Trove locates two copies in Australian collections (NLA; SLV)

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