# 9710

MARSH, Henry (composer); ANGAS, George French, 1822 - 1886 (illustrator)

[SHEET MUSIC] The Chusan waltz

$880.00 AUD

Cover: Dedicated to Captain Henry Down and the officers of the Peninsular and Oriental Navigation Company’s Steam Ship Chusan by Henry Marsh, Sydney. Sydney : Published by H. Marsh & Co. at the Sydney Pianoforte and Music Ware Rooms, 490 1/2 George Street, [c.1852]. Folio, front cover with a bichrome lithograph of the Chusan by the important colonial artist George French Angas (front cover detached, some browning and foxing to front and rear), 4 pp of musical notation, internally clean and fresh. Rare.

The composer and publisher Henry Marsh arrived in Australia in 1850 and established the firm of Marsh & Co in 1852. His composition The Chusan Waltz celebrated the maiden voyage of the first P. & O. steamship to operate as a regular mail ship between England and Australia.

Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; Australian National Maritime Museum).