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A chronological checklist of Australian colonial musical works 1841-1845

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


THIS PAGE IS ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION


To cite this:

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "A chronological checklist of Australian colonial musical works 1841-1845", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist1841-1845.php; accessed 29 March 2017


Summary

This chronological checklist page, covering the years 1841-45, is intended to include all original Australia colonial musical works, significant arrangements, and musical editions specifically aimed at colonial audiences, documented or extant from the five years in question.

It tables musical works by Australian resident composers, in print and manuscript, lost and still existing, as well as new songs written by colonial songwriter/lyricists to existing imported tunes, and targetted colonial editions such as, for instance, popular songsters, musical albums, and hymnbooks. Also tabled are a small number of musical works composed specifically for Australian sale and use, by composers who never visited the colonies.

Not included in this page, however, are colonial manuscript copies or printed editions of the general run of imported musical works by composers or arrangers who never visited Australia, for example, local editions of internationally popular songs like Henry Bishop's Home, sweet home, or instrument music like George Osborne's waltz La plui de perles.

Where a digitised copy or electronic bibliographic record of a piece of music exists, it is live-linked to the title.

Like everything in Australharmony, the page is a work-in-progress, made available now for the use and information of interested others, but always subject to updates, corrections, and improvements.


Please contact me if you have, or know of, other relevant information, and which you are willing to share.


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1841-01-01 (first performed)

Wollongong, NSW


ANONYMOUS (music composed)


A favourite quadrille, newly named Advance Illawarra

? LOST MS; or perhaps an extant printed local or imported work retitled/repurposed


"ADVANCE ILLAWARRA", Australasian Chronicle (9 January 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31730412

ADAVNCE ILLAWARRA. Wollongong, 4th January, 1840. - The members of St. Patrick's Total Abstinence Society of Illawarra held their first quarterly meeting on the first of the new year, in Mr. O'Connor's ball-room, which was neatly fitted up for that purpose. About six o'clock in the evening the members of the society might be seen in the different roads leading into the town, wending their way with smiling faces towards the place of meeting. A little before eight we found a numerous assemblage of teetotallers, male and female, all dressed in their best, the hand playing appropriate airs at intervals. About half-past eight the party sat down to supper. A copious supply of nature's purest beverage graced the board. After the cloth had been removed and seats ranged, dancing commenced, the band playing a favourite quadrille newly named "Advance lllawarra." The night was spent in social conviviality until about four o'clock, when the meeting broke up, and all our teetotallers returned to their respective homes, pouring numberless blessings on our worthy president, the Rev. J. Rigney, who has broken the chain of drunkenness and banished from our fertile Illawarra that fiend, that great head and chief of all manner of vices, Mr. Alcohol - never more to return! Indeed, there were no broken heads or emaciated faces when the company parted.

Farewell, landlord and landlady;
Farewell, brandy, wine, and sherry;
Farewell, horrors and blue devils;
Farewell, dens of midnight revels;
Farewell, pockets that were empty;
Farewell, landlord, you've had plenty.
- Subscriber.




1841-01-27 (first advertised)

1841-02-03 (first performed)

Melbourne, NSW (VIC)


GAUTROT, Joseph (music composed)


Septette - air russe (Russian air) with variations

For pianoforte, two violins, two flutes, violoncello, and double bass

LOST MS


[Advertisement], Port Philip Gazette (27 January 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225009771 

AMATEUR CONCERT (FOR BENEVOLENT PURPOSES) To be held on WEDNESDAY Evening the 3rd of February next, at the Caledonian Hotel, Londsdale-street ... Septette - Air Russe (with variations for all the instruments, composed and dedicated to the Melbourne Amateur Society, by Monsieur Gautrot) Gautrot ...

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (9 August 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736811 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette (16 August 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2557136

ROYAL HOTEL. UNDER THE PATRONGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY SIR MAURICE O'CONNELL, K.C.B. Wednesday 17th August, 1842. MONSIEUR and MADAME GAUTROT ... 5. Russian Air, with variations, a Sestett [sic] for Piano-forte, two Violins, two Flutes, Violoncello, and Double Bass, composed by by Mons Gautrot ...

"M. GAUTROT'S CONCERT", Australasian Chronicle (18 August 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736909 

M. GAUTROT'S CONCERT. - This concert went off last night in good style. Among the principal performances were a beautiful instrumental septett, composed, we believe, for the occasion by M. Gautrot ...

Garryowen, The chronicles of early Melbourne (1888), 1, 487

http://hdl.handle.net/1959.9/202350

http://arrow.latrobe.edu.au/store/3/4/4/7/9/public/B12604185V1pages453-496.pdf 





1841-02-12 (first advertised in Australia)

1842-02-10 (first performed in Australia)

Sydney, NSW


MARSH, Stephen Hale (music composed)


The queen of merry England


The king of merry England, a new national song, sung with unbounded applause by Miss E. Paton, Mr. Sinclair, Mr. G. Barker, Mr. Franks & Mr. C. Purday, the words by R. Gilfillan esqr (extracted from the Dublin magazine & review), composed & most respectfully dedicated to his most gracious majesty king William the fourth by S. H. A. Marsh, second edition

(London: Chappell, Mori, Lavenu's, n.d. [1835])

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-168447738 (DIGITISED)

[Review], The Literary Gazette (27 December 1834), 870

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=_OtGAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA870 

[Review of second edition], The Lady's Magazine (March 1835), 172

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=wUcFAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA172


The queen of merrie England, national song [altered edition of the above]

(London: Chappell, n.d. [1838])

"WEEKLY LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS", The Musical World (19 April 1838), 269

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=HvAqAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA269 



[Advertisement], Free Press and Commercial Journal (6 February 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228246427 

National Song, "The Queen of merry England," with full Orchestral Accompaniments - Marsh ... Mr. Bushelle

"BUSHELLE'S CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (12 February 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12867783

Marsh's song (sadly miscalled National) "the Queen of Merry England," is a very wretched production, and we were sorry to see Mr. Bushelle wasting so much good singing on so poor a composition. No singing could make it even passable, and if our musical Queen have no better musical tributes than this in her favour, she will assuredly not have her memory handed down to posterity in song. We have no wish ever to bear it again.

Though this performance predates Marsh's arrival in Sydney, the copy of the work used in the February 1841 concert may have been introduced here by his sister, Maria Prout, perhaps already anticipating Marsh's arrival early in 1842.





1841-03-27 (first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


DUNCAN, William Augustine (music selected, edited, and arranged)


The sacred minstrel no. 1

The sacred minstrel, being a collection of approved hymns, arranged and adapted to the choicest movements of the most celebrated composers, and most respectfully inscribed to the Right Rev. Dr. Polding, by W. A. Duncan

(1 Veni creator spiritus [Mozart]; 2 Lucis creator optime [Gluck]; 3 Stabat mater [Pergolesi]; 4 A hymn for Easter [Haydn]; 5 O salutaris hostia)

([Sydney: W. Nicholas, 1841])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (27 March 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31731282

This day is published, price 3s. (to be continued monthly) No. I of THE SACRED MINSTREL, being a collection of APPROVED HYMNS, arranged and adapted to the choicest movements of THE MOST CELEBRATED COMPOSERS, and most respectfully inscribed to the Right Rev. Dr. Polding, by W. A. Duncan. *.* This work was undertaken at the express request of His lordship, for the use of families, schools, and country chapels; and, as only a very limited edition has been printed, immediate application will be necessary to secure copies. Published by W. Nicholas, Bridge-street; and to be had at the Australasian Chronicle Office, and of the Music and Booksellers.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (30 March 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12868457

"NEW PUBLICATIONS", Australasian Chronicle (30 March 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31731328


The sacred minstrel no. 2

The sacred minstrel no. II, being a collection of approved hymns ...

(1 Morning hymn [Haydn]; Vexilla regis [Cramer]; Before the closing of the day; 4 Easter hymn [Mozart]; 5 Lauda Sion [Gluck])

[Sydney: W. Nicholas, 1841]

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (8 April 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31731402

"NEW PUBLICATION: THE SACRED MINSTREL NO. II", Australasian Chronicle (10 April 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31731426


NICHOLAS, William (publisher)

POLDING, John Bede (dedicatee)


According to the April advertisements, the series was "to be continued monthly"; no further numbers were advertised, but see [Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (23 June 1842), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736313

No copies of the above 1841 prints have been identified. However, several similar arrangements by Duncan of short liturgical items set to the music of the classical masters (Mozart, Gluck, Haydn, Webbe, &c.) survive entered by him as manuscript additions on unprinted pages of his bound copy of the printed series A selection of the most favorite motetts, hymns, solos, duetts, &c. (London: Novello, n.d. [? 1860]), now in the Veech Library, Sydney


The sacred minstrel (manuscript arrangements)

William Augustine Duncan, manuscript additions to printed bound volume

A selection of the most favorite motetts, hymns, solos, duetts, &c. (London: Novello, n.d.); Veech Library, Sydney

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/37707424

Manuscript items are:

(MS) Tantum ergo - Novello.
(MS) Kyrie eleison, arr. from Mozart by W. A. Duncan.
(MS) O Jesu mi, arr. by W. A. Duncan from G. B. Bury.
(MS) Tantum ergo - Winter.
(MS) Come holy ghost - Webbe jun.
(MS) Psallite deo nostro, arr. by W. A. Duncan from Haydn.
(MS) O filii.
(MS) Lucis creator optime - Mozart (incomplete)
(MS) Veni creator spiritus - Haydn (incomplete)
(MS) Domine - Novello (incomplete)
(MS) Stabat mater - Winter (incomplete)
(MS) Salve regina - V. Novello.
(MS) Ave verum - Webbe jun.





1841-04-03 (first advertised)

1841-04-12 (first performed)

Melbourne, NSW (VIC)


GAUTROT, Joseph (music composed)


Overture À la Melbourne


[Advertisement], Port Philip Gazette (3 April 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225008068 

THE ROYAL PAVILION SALOON WILL open on MONDAY EVENING April 12, with a VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT. Programme. PART I: Opening Chorus - "God save the Queen" - By the whole company; Overture - "A la Melbourne" - Monsieur Gautrot and Band ...

See Brisbane 1991 (Entertaining Australia), 36





1841-04-29 (first advertised in Australia)

1841-05-06 (first published in Australia)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)



Published musical works of Isaac Nathan to 1841


[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (29 April 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31731578 

NEW MUSIC. Just landed from England, and on 6th May will be published in Sydney, and to be had of the author, at his residence, Ada Cottage, Prince's-street,
NATHAN'S HEBREW MELODIES, complete in four parts, 15s. each the poetry written expressly for the work by the late Lord Byron - newly arranged, harmonized, and revised, interspersed with original anecdote, critical remarks, and conversations of the noble poet, by the composer; including several (MS.) poems from the pen of his lordship never before published.
The following pieces from the work may be had singly:
"The harp the monarch minstrel swept"
"We sate down and wept"
"The Vision of Belshazzar"
"Fame, wisdom, love, and power"
"The destruction of Sennacherib"
"I speak not - I trace not - I breathe not thy name"
"In the valley of waters"
"When coldness wraps this suffering clay"
"A spirit passed before me"
"They say that hope is happiness"
"Were my bosom as false as thou deem'st it to be"
"Warriors and chiefs"
"She walks in beauty"
"Herod's lament"
"Thy days are done"
"On Jordan's banks"
"The wild gazelle"
"From the last hill"
"Sun of the sleepless"
"My soul is dark"
"Weep for those"
"Jephtha's daughter"
"Francisca"
"Saul"
"I saw thee weep"
"It is the hour"
"If that high world."
Also may be had of the Author, Parts I and 2 of his "MUSURGIA VOCALIS," an essay on the history and theory of music, and on the qualities, capabilities, and management of the human voice
His LIFE OF MALIBRAN
"The nameless grave"
"This rose to calm my brother's cares"
"Malibran's Farewell"
"When we two parted"
"What a lover should be"
"Why are you wand'ring here, I pray"
"Bright be the place of thy soul"
"How sad to live"
"This faint resemblance."
The following pieces have pianoforte and full orchestra accompaniments.
"When I roved a young highlander"
"Beauty's bower"
"Infant love."
The poetry of the following is from the pen of Lady Caroline Lamb.
"Weep for what thou'st lost, love"
"Amidst the flowers rich and gay"
"After many a well fought day"
"Sing not for others"
"Thou wouldst not do as I have done"
"Sir Henry de Vaux"
And all his latest publications.


[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (8 May 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31731662 

NEW MUSIC. THIS day is published, and to be had of the Author, at his residence, Ada Cottage, Prince's-street,
NATHAN'S HEBREW MELODIES, complete in four parts, 15s. each, the poetry written expressly for the work by the late Lord Byron - newly arranged, harmonized, and revised, interspersed with original anecdote, critical remarks, and conversations of the noble poet, by the composer- ; including several (MS.) poems from the pen of his lordship never before published.
The following pieces from the work may be had singly:
"The harp the monarch minstrel swept"
"We sate down and wept"
"The Vision of Belshazzar"
"Fame, wisdom, love, and power" "The destruction of Sennacherib"
"I speak not - I trace not - I breathe not thy name"
"In the valley of waters"
"When coldness wraps this suffering clay"
"A spirit passed before me"
"They say that hope is happiness"
"Were my bosom as false as thou deem'st it to be"
"Warriors and chiefs"
"She walks in beauty"
"Herod's lament"
"Thy days are done"
"On Jordan's banks"
"The wild gazelle"
"Front the last hill"
"Sun of the sleepless"
"My soul is dark"
"Weep for those"
"Jephtha's daughter"
"Francisca"
"Saul"
"I saw thee weep"
"It is the hour"
"If that high world."
Also may be had of the Author, Parts 1 and 2 of his "MUSURGIA VOCALIS," an essay on the history and theory of music, and on the qualities, capabilities, and management of the human voice
His LIFE OF MALIBRAN
" he nameless grave"
"This rose to calm my brother's cares"
"Malibran's Farewell"
"When we two parted"
"What a lover should be"
"Why are you wand'ring here, I pray"
Ditto, arranged with variations for the pianoforte
"Bright be the place of thy soul"
"How sad to live"
"This faint resemblance"
"Little fly"
The following pieces have pianoforte and full orchestral accomplishments [sic].
"When I roved a young highlander"
"Beauty's bower"
"Infant love"
"The lady bird"
"Long live our monarch"
The poetry of the following is from the pen of Lady Caroline Lamb. "Weep for what thou'st lost, love"
"Amidst the flowers rich and gay"
"After many a well fought day"
"Sing not for others"
"Thou wouldst not do what I have done"
"Sir Henry de Vaux"
The whole of his "Music" in the operas of "The Illustrious Stranger," "Sweethearts and Wives," "The Alcaid," &c., as performed at Drury-lane and the Haymarket Theatres
And all his latest publications.


The first advertised Australian performances of a large selection from the above list took place in Nathan's Sydney concert on 4 August 1841

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (4 August 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12870383


Nathan family copies of some pre-1841 prints, at State Library of New South Wales, ZMLMSS 5981/4-7, 4 albums of bound sheet music

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemdetailpaged.aspx?itemid=120128 


Nathan advertised the greater part of his personal musical library for sale in June 1862; largely consisting of works by others, the published list also itemised copies of Nathan's own pre- and post-1841 publications (transcribed below), probably including unsold residue of his 1841 list

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 June 1862), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13229816 

On THURSDAY, June 12th, at 11 o'clock. At 230, George-street, the Old Bank of Australasia. To the Musical and Learned Public of New South Wales. MESSRS. WALTER BRADLEY and CO. have been instructed by I. Nathan, Esq., to submit to public competition, on THURSDAY, June 12th, at 11 o'clock, The following most valuable, curious, and rare editions of standard works (the collection of upwards of fifty years), after which will offered a large selection of songs, &c, many of which were expressly written by Lord Byron, for his friend, Mr. Nathan, and set to music by the latter: -

[Various classical and other philosophical and theoretical works by others, including John Locke, John Milton, Flavius Josephus, Plutarch, Cicero, Thomas Morley] ...

Nathan - Southern Euphrosyne: moral and religious interesting original oriental Tales; notes, anecdotes, observations, and arguments from Erudite and Divine writers; true account of the aboriginal musical scale in reference to the affinity of its intonation to that of the ancient Greeks, illustrated by several native melodies, cooeys, &c, to modern rhythm, harmonized for one to one-and-twenty voices, and may be sung by a single voice or in full chorus.

Nathan - History of Music, and its effects on the mind.

Lord Byron - "Hebrew Melodies" (48 in number) complete in 4 volumes, and all set to music by Nathan, with notes, anecdotes, interesting conversations, and observations made by the noble poet.

Nathan - Three Lectures of the 30 delivered by him at the old Sydney College, on the origins of notes and scales of music. Instructions, illustrated by daily exercises, for framing, cultivating, and strengthening the various tones in the human voice, from the first rudiments to the most delicate masterly climax of singing, as regards intonation, rhythm, flexibility, and correct expression.

[Various musical theoretical works, and musical scores, by others]

Nathan - Opera, "Merry Freaks in Troublous Times," composed in this colony, and sent off to England for representation at Covent Garden Theatre.

Nathan - Opera, "Alcaide."

Nathan - Choice selections from above 200 of his songs, &c. Many of these songs are out of print. Among these are several with full orchestral parts, stated by Jordan in the LITERARY GAZETTE (and admitted by all professors of Science) to be "a perfect study for all musical theorists in Europe."

Nathan - Variations for the pianoforte on "Why are You wandering here, I pray?" ....

[Editorial note], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 June 1862), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13230011 

WE are requested by Messrs. Walter. Bradley and Co., to direct attention to their sale of the antiquarian and musical library of I. Nathan, Esq., comprising rare editions of historical, biographical, and lyrical compositions, by eminent, ancient, and modern authors, to take place at their rooms, 329, George-street, this day, Thursday, 12th June, at 11 o'clock precisely. For detailed particulars see last Saturday's Herald. - ADV.



1841-05-22 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


"R. D. C."


Song written for May 24, 1841

TUNE - "Scots wha hae wi' Wallace bled"


"Original Poetry", Australasian Chronicle (22 May 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31731803 

O a' ye sons frae Caledon,
Hibernia, and Albion,
Come join wi' me a' in a song -
God save Victoria.
On this her happy natal day,
That she in peace and comfort may
Long reign, let a' her subjects pray -
God bless Victoria ... [3 more stanzas] ...





1841-06-05 (work first advertised)

1841-06-15 (publication first advertised)

1841-06-30 (work first performed)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)

DUNCAN, William Augustine (words)


Long live Victoria


First performance (30 June 1841)

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (5 June 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31731940

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette (8 June 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2553546

"ORATORIO", The Sydney Herald (2 July 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28651702

... The New National Melody (Nathan,) which we noticed in the Herald a short time ago, as composed for the occasion, displays to great advantage the genius of the composer, and his thorough knowledge of the science, as well as of the powers of the human voice. We observed that he "pairs off" (if we may use the expression) the fulness of the harmony to avoid false progressions of consecutive fifths, while the true progressions in filling up the parts are above all praise. It is altogether a fine piece ...

"The Oratorio", The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (2 July 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32189723 



First edition (June 1841)

Long live Victoria; a new national air, sung by Mrs. Bushelle, at the oratorio in the cathedral of Sydney, words by W. A. Duncan, esq., composed, and most respectfully inscribed to his excellency sir George Gipps, by I. Nathan

(Sydney: Published for the proprietor by F. Ellard, George Street, n.d. [1841])

Titlepage [0] and 4 pages of music [1-4], title on 1: "Long live the queen"


2 copies at State Library of New South Wales

[1] SLNSW ALMA, DSM/Q784.4/N, not digitised (but see NLA photocopy below)

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA71116922040002626 

[2] William J. Palmer, owner bound album of sheet music (bound c. 1850s), MLMSS 6132, 9-12 (4 pages, lacks titlepage), not digitised

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=113550

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:ADLIB110071750 

Photocopies (from 2 complete originals, sources unidentified) at National Library of Australia, digitised

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-178649851 (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179708072 (DIGITISED)


[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (15 June 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31732032 

"REVIEW: LONG LIVE VICTORIA", The Sydney Herald (19 June 1841), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12869718

"Original Poetry: NEW NATIONAL MELODY", Australasian Chronicle (24 June 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31732115

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 August 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12408146

Later advertisement for the series of "Australian Melodies"



Second edition (November 1861)

Long live Victoria! a national anthem for voice and chorus, with full orchestral accompaniments, poetry by W. A. Duncan, esq., composed and most respectfully inscribed to the representative of our gracious queen, his excellency the right honorable sir John Young, bart., K.C.B,. G.C.M.G., captain-general and governor-in-chief of New South Wales, and vice-admiral of the same, &c., &c., &c., by I. Nathan ...

(Sydney: Published for the composer by J. R. Clarke, 356, George Street, n.d. [1861])

Titlepage (1), 7 pages music (2-8), set by Nathan himself in moveable type


2 copies at the National Library of Australia; N copy inscribed by the composer, digitised

http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an6426622 (DIGITISED)

2 copies at the State Library of New South Wales, neither digitised

[1] MLMSS 6334/1

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:ADLIB110083471 

[2] MLMSS 5937/2

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:ADLIB110050810 


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 November 1861), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13062450


The music of this work is essentially that of a much earlier "new national air", Long live our monarch, for William IV, published in London c. 1830, also, as in the 1861 Sydney edition, "with full orchestra accompaniments"; thanks to Dr. Graham Pont (2010) for this information.

Long live our Monarch King William the fourth, a new national air for voice and chorus, with full orchestral accompaniments, poetry by H. W. Montague, music by I. Nathan (London: n.p.. n.d. [1830])

Copy at State Library of New South Wales, ZMLMSS 5981/4, 161-166 [5 pages, lacks titlepage], not digitised

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemdetailpaged.aspx?itemid=120128 

Copy at British Library, Music Collections H.1678.(7.) [004549126], not digitised; and see also Legge, "Nathan, Isaac", Dictionary of national biography 1885-1900, 40

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Nathan,_Isaac_(DNB00)

... In the music catalogue of the British Museum no less than twelve pages are devoted to Nathan's compositions and literary works, all of which savour strongly of the dilettante. Of those not hitherto mentioned the best are: 1. A national song, "God save the Regent," poem by J. J. Stockdale (London, fol. 1818). 2. "Long live our Monarch," for solo, chorus, and orchestra (London, fol. 1830).


BUSHELLE, Eliza (solo vocalist, first performance)

ELLARD, Francis (publisher 1841 edition)

GIPPS, George (dedicatee of 1841 edition, governor of NSW)

CLARKE, Jacob Richard (publisher 1861 edition)

YOUNG, John (dedicatee of 1861 edition, governor of NSW)


Modern edition and orchestral arrangement, manuscript, by Richard Divall, c. 2000; digitised

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-176915913 (DIGITISED)


See also

http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/C724369 





1841-06-24 (first advertised)

1841-06-30 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)


A new overture, composed for the occasion

LOST MS


[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (24 June 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31732116

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (30 June 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12869906

"THE ORATORIO", Australasian Chronicle (3 July 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31732191 

[Review written by the editor, W. A. Duncan] ... PART II Was opened by a new overture composed by Mr. Nathan for the occasion. We were absent during the performance of this piece, and can only say that we saw a portion of the score during its progress, which looked well, and that we found every one well pleased with its performance ...


In the early advertisements for the 30 June oratorio, the second part of the program was to open with a "symphony" by Mozart ([Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (5 June 1841), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31731940). The possibility should perhaps be considered that the music of this 1841 overture is not lost, but that it formed the basis of either the overture to Merry freaks in troublous times, or that to Don John of Austria, both of which are extant.


The unspecified "overture" by Nathan advertised for his concert on 9 July 1842 turned out to be that to The illustrious stranger:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (2 July 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875995 

"Mr. Nathan's Concert", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (12 July 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556974 





1841-07-15 (first advertised)

1841-07-26 (first performed)

Melbourne, NSW (VIC)


GAUTROT, Joseph (music arranged, composed)


Waltz

Waltz (by amateurs) on two violins, flute, clarionet, violincello, bassoon, trombone, two cornets, double bass, arranged by M. Gautrot

LOST MS


Military march

Military march (full orchestra) Gautrot

LOST MS


[Advertisement], Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (15 July 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226510758 




1841-07-18 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music improvised)


An extemporaneous voluntary

Played by Isaac Nathan on the organ of St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, after the evening service, Sunday 18 July 1841

LOST


"ST. MARY'S ORGAN", Australasian Chronicle (20 July 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31732353

[written by the editor, W. A. Duncan] ST. MARY'S ORGAN. - It has been justly remarked that genuine talent is as free from envy as ignorant pretension is full of it. The following anecdote bears testimony to the justice of this remark. On Sunday evening Mr. Nathan, who presided at the organ at St. Mary's, played an extemporaneous voluntary, as is usual after the service. The composer, in the enthusiastic reeling of the moment, modulated from one key to the other by the diminished 7th, introducing the chord of the 9th, with its various accompanying harmonies, and seemed in the full glory of forgetfulness when he was reminded by one of his daughters that the people would not leave while he continued playing; upon which he replied "are they not gone?" and instantly jumped up and closed the instrument. Mr. Deane and his eldest son, both musicians of considerable talent, and also, we believe, organists, who were attracted by the performance to remain, with about a hundred other persons who listened to the voluntary, on seeing Mr. Nathan pass through the entrance of the church, caught hold of his hand, and exclaimed, "O, Mr. Nathan, I have been delighted; I never heard the organ played till this evening." It is well known that extemporaneous performances on the organ, though they cannot be always strictly confined "within the rules," have a much more powerful effect than ordinary compositions. The late Mr. S. Wesley used to produce the most astonishing effects by this kind of voluntaries.





1841-07-26 (first published)

Melbourne, NSW (VIC)


UDNY, John (music composed and words written)


A national song for Australia Felix

Written and composed by John Udny, M. D.

WORDS ONLY SURVIVE; LOST MS, ? music


"A NATIONAL SONG, FOR AUSTRALIA FELIX", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (26 July 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226510232 

Dark over the face of Nature sublime!
Reign'd tyranny, warfare, and every crime;
The world a desert - no oasis green
A peace-loving soul on its surface had seen;
Then mercy above a mandate sent forth
An Eden to form - a refuge for worth.
From the ocean it came, with halo so bright,
Want, strife, and oppression were lost in its sight.
[Chorus] First isle of the sea - brightest gem of the earth
In thee every virtue and joy shall have birth.
A land of the just, the brave, and the free,
Australia the happy thou ever shalt be ... [3 more stanzas] ...


On Udny, who had just arrived as superintendent surgeon on the immigrant ship George Fuffe, see:

"Shipping Intelligence", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (26 July 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226510229 

"PORT PHILLIP", The Courier (13 August 1841), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2955842 

See also work that Udny was said to have authored:

Twenty years experience in Australia: being the evidence of disinterested and respectable residents and travellers in those colonies, as to their present state and future prospects; the whole demonstrating the superior and extraordinary advantages of emigration to New South Wales, alike to men of capital and the labouring classes (London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1839)

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=98wNAAAAQAAJ (DIGITISED)

http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/107632 (DIGITISED)


The first three of four stanzas of the song were most notably republished, with only very minor differences, by A. B. (Banjo) Paterson in The old bush songs, composed and sung in the bushranging, digging, and overlanding days (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1905), 59-60

https://archive.org/stream/oldbushsongscomp00pateuoft#page/59/mode/2up (DIGITISED)

On it, see also J. S. Manifold, Who wrote the ballads? (1964), 142.





1841-09-10 (first noticed)

1841-09-15 (first performed)

1845-03-25 (publication advertised)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed; arranged)


'Tis true that all the world must live

A new Australian glee (original 1841 version)

LOST MS


"NATHAN'S NEW AUSTRALIAN GLEE", The Sydney Herald (10 September 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12871057

We have much pleasure in mentioning that our talented and scientific musical composer, Mr. Nathan, has written a new glee, in the humourous style, for the Cecilian concert, on the 15th inst., in compliment to his Excellency the Governor and Lady Gipps, who are to honour the concert by their presence. As we shall then have an opportunity of giving our opinion of the music we shall, for the present, content ourselves by publishing the words

'Tis true that all the world must live;
But fortune frowns on some, -
They too may thrive, if they contrive
Most prosperous fools to hum.
Who lives by his wits
Must mind his hits,
The rich and poor to hum.

For humbug is a thriving trade,
And flattery an estate,
Whose crops are sure,
Whose rents secure,
Without paying tax or rate.
Then live by your wits,
And mind your hits,
To hum the rich and great.


Humbug

Reconstructed version of the above, published March 1845


Humbug, executed by amateurs, composed and inscribed to all professors of the art by I. Nathan

(Sydney: W. Moffit, Pitt-street, 1845)

6 pages of music (1-6), set in moveable type by Nathan himself


Copy at the National Library of Australia, digitised

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165981301 (DIGITISED)


[Advertisement], The Australian (25 March 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37156729

THIS DAY IS PUBLISHED, by William Moffitt, Pitt-street, price Two Shillings, "HUMBUG," Executed by Amateurs, composed and inscribed to all professors of the art, by I. NATHAN.

"NEW MUSIC", The Weekly Register (29 March 1845), 147

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228135424 

"MUSIC AND THE THEATRE", The Atlas (29 March 1845), 211

http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/1440365x/18450329/00010018/7-8.pdf

"MUSIC AND MUSICIANS", The Atlas (5 April 1845), 223

http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/1440365x/18450405/00010019/7-8.pdf

NO HUMBUG. We have received the following letter from Mr. Nathan in reply to our observations on his Song and Glee of "Humbug;" which we feel pleasure in laying before our readers: - ... Shortly after my arrival in this Colony - on His Excellency the Governor's visit to witness the performance of a Concert given by the Cicilian [sic] Society, I was, at few hours notice applied to, to write a glee for the occasion ... the words of which were written some years before I left England for an Opera intended for representation at Drury Lane Theatre. The glee was sung at the Cicilian Concert, and gave satisfaction; some person, however, took a particular fancy to the music, who ... walked off with the M.S. the only copy then committed to paper. From that time up to a very recent period, I had not sufficient courage to make the attempt to re-set the words; when I did bring myself to the task, I had the good fortune to recollect the original music as is now laid before the public - as it is now laid before the public ... J. NATHAN, 105, Hunter-street, March 28, 1845.

"THE AUSTRALIAN HARMONIC CLUB", The Weekly Register (14 June 1845), 287

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228134014

"THE AUSTRALIAN HARMONIC CLUB", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 June 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12880280


Cecilian Society (first performance, dedicatee)

Australian Harmonic Club (1845 performances)

MOFFIT, William (publisher)




1841-09-18 (first advertised)

1841-09-22 (first performed)


LEGGATT, Thomas (music arranged and orchestrated)


Molly Carew [Samuel Lover]

"The Characteristic Irish Ballad with Orchestral Accompaniments by Mr. Leggatt"

Original song by Samuel Lover; arrangement LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (18 September 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2554493

"BUSHELLE'S CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (24 September 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12871293 

We have little more left to report, except that Mrs. Clancy sang "Tell me my heart," very sweetly and prettily; that Mr. Bushelle did not excel in "Molly Carew," and appeared to be becoming very hoarse in "Miei rampolli," and finally gave it up in the second verse of "Groves of Blarney," to our great disappointment ...

"BUSHELLE'S CONCERT", Sydney Free Press (25 September 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226358212 

... Mr. Bushelle was himself in his new Irish ballad "Molly Carew," which he sang with the peculiar humour that has made so great a favourite of the "Groves of Blarney." We were sorry to observe towards the conclusion, that Mr. Bushelle was suffering so severely from hoarseness, produced by over exertion, as to be obliged to request the indulgence of the audience, for omitting part of his last song. The orchestral department was admirably conducted by Mr. Leggatt, and led by Mr. S. W. Wallace ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (28 September 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12871368 


BUSHELLE, John (solo vocalist, first performance)

LOVER, Samuel (composer, England)


Source song, from the burletta The beau ideal, Olympic Theatre, London, 1835

Molly Carew, characteristic national ballad by Samuel Lover

(London: J. Duff, n.d. [1835])

See [Advertisement], The Literary Gazette, and Journal of the Belles Lettres (14 November 1835), 735

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=VuVGAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA735 

Copies at the National Library of Australia, and Sydney Living Museums, not digitised

ttp://trove.nla.gov.au/version/6642892

[Words only] The ballad poetry of Ireland edited by Charles Gavan Duffy, fifth edition (Dublin: James Duffy, 1845), 153-56

https://archive.org/stream/balladpoetryire00unkngoog#page/n160/mode/2up (DIGITISED)


DISAMBIGUATION:

Molly Carew, Australian composer and songwriter, born Wagga Wagga, NSW, 1887; died Surrey, England, 1953





1841-10-02 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


"Timothy Twig" (words)


The song of an immigrant cad

WORDS ONLY; NO TUNE INDICATED, ? "Yankee Doodle"


"ORIGINAL POETRY", The Omnibus and Sydney Spectator (2 October 1841), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228064388 

Some folks who with conceit are mad,
My boldness may reprove Sirs;
Yet for a Buss, to do the Cad,
It takes a knowing Cove Sirs;
And though they laugh, and sneer, 'its true,
Vile's I the Vay am hauling;
They can't deny but I pursue,
A Wery lib'ral calling ...

...

And so to Sydney I am come,
To follow my profession;
The people call me a new Chum
The term they give a fresh 'un.
A place the letters got for me,
Which I brought out at parting,
In the new Conveyance Company
Just on the eve of starting.

[Nine stanzas in all]


For an early US MS version (c.1830s; not c.1795 as per the catalogue record) of the tune of Yankee Doodle, see image page 31 of the following

http://www.themorgan.org/music/manuscript/285318 (DIGITISED)




1841-10-16 (first advertised Australia)

1841-10-27 (first advertised performance Australia)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)


Drink, drink, and a fig for all sorrow

Song (Zeppo) and chorus, act 3 scene 3, in The king's fool; or, the old man's curse, a play by J. G. Milligan [after Victor Hugo's Le roi s'amuse], London, 1833

NO COPY OF MUSIC IDENTIFIED


Words only: The king's fool, or, The old man's curse, an historic play in three acts by J. G. Milligan ... the music by MM. Nathan and Wade (London: John Miller, 1833), 53-54

https://archive.org/stream/kingsfooloroldma00millrich#page/52/mode/2up (DIGITISED)

[Advertisement], The national standard, of literature, science, music 36/2 (31 August 1833), 139, 156

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=TnUPAAAAQAAJ&pg=RA1-PA139 


Drink and a fig for all sorrow

"A new composition"; "Song" and "glee to the same words composed for the Sydney Harmonic Club"

LOST MS


[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (16 October 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31733144 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (16 October 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12871705 

"NEW MUSIC", Australasian Chronicle (21 October 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31733170

NEW MUSIC. - Among the pieces selected for the forthcoming concert is the favourite bass solo "Drink, and a fig for all sorrow," originally forming part of the opera of the "King's Fool," which was the joint production of Messrs. Nathan and Wade. The solo, which is a bold Beethoven looking composition, is in the key of D, and is followed, after a short symphony containing some skilful modulation, by an original glee for six voices, in the key of E flat, composed for the Sydney Harmonic Society. The following are the words, which, we must take leave to say, however, derive their chief merit from the excellent music to which they are set:

Drink, drink, and a fig for all sorrow,
We'll frighten blue devils away;
Who cares if we all hang tomorrow,
Provided we're joyous today.

The king by his archers surrounded
Can't keep the grim foe from his hall
When once his shrill trumpet is sounded,
The boldest must answer the call.

Then push round the cup and be merry,
Brave boys, only once we can die;
And 'tis time when we step in death's ferry
To bid our bright flagons good bye.

"NATHAN'S GRAND CONCERT", Australasian Chronicle (28 October 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31733245

We shall briefly notice the leading features of this concert, which went off last evening with great eclat. The new glee, "Drink, drink," is decidedly good, and was well sung ...

"Mr. Nathan's Concert", The Sydney Gazette (30 October 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2554858

... "Drink and a fig for sorrow," a new composition of Mr. Nathan's followed. It was sung by Griffiths with much spirit. It would be unfair to criticise this gentleman's singing, as we would that of Phillips, Ransford, or Seguin on the English stage - but we must allow him a considerable degree of merit. He decidedly improves, and sang correctly in time and tune. His terminating cadence was introduced with very good taste and effect. The song as a composition, pleased us much. We know no bass solo of modern production to compare with it. The air is bold - much in Shield's style - while the accompaniment is full and effective á la Mozart, but our readers must hear in order to appreciate it. The glee to the same words, (composed for the Sydney Harmonic Club,) was rich in melody and harmony, and gave us great delight - it was well sung by Messrs. Griffiths, Worgan, Allen, &c. &c.


Australian Harmonic Club (dedicatee)

GRIFFITH, William (bass vocalist)

ALLEN, Mr. (vocalist)

WORGAN, George William (tenor vocalist)


There were also Sydney and Adelaide performances of Milligan's play, both under the title The king's fool, and as Triboulet, the king's jester; or the bell of Notre Dame; see:

"SOUTH AUSTRALIA ... QUEEN'S THEATRE", Sydney Free Press (12 March 1842), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226358429 

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 May 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12887015 

THIS EVENING ... To conclude with the favourite Drama of TRIBOULET THE KING'S JESTER; OR, THE BELL OF NOTRE DAME ... Chérubin, Mr. J. Howson, who will introduce the celebrated romance, "They mourn me dead" ... Zeppa, Mr. F. Howson, with the original song of "Drink, drink, and a fig for all sorrow," composed and arranged by I. Nathan ... Diana of Poicters, Mrs. Ximenes, with the original song "A pretty bird was moping," composed and arranged by I. Nathan ... Zerlina, Mrs. Wallace, with the original song, "Good traveller do not pass my gate," composed and arranged by I. Nathan ...

The three songs by Nathan from The king's fool; and "They mourn me dead", by Rodwell, from The bottle imp, see:

https://archive.org/details/theymournmedeadi00rodw 

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 September 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12905260

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 October 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12906683 

THIS EVENING, OCTOBER 1, Will be produced, a Drama, entitled The KING'S FOOL! OR, AN OLD MAN'S CURSE. With the original music, by I. Nathan, Esq. ...





1841-10-15 (musical setting first noticed)

1841-10-27 (first performed)

1842-01-?? (first published)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)

DUNLOP, Eliza Hamilton (words)


The Aboriginal mother


The Aboriginal mother, an Australian melody respectfully inscribed to lady Gipps, the poetry by Mrs. E. H. Dunlop, the music by I. Nathan

(Sydney: Published for the Composer, Ada Cottage, Prince Street, n.d. [1842])

Titlepage [1], and 4 pages of music [2-5]


Copy at National Library of Australia, without titlepage

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-168748169 (DIGITISED)

Photocopy of unidentified exemplar (? State Library of New South Wales) at National Library of Australia, with titlepage complete

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179698795 (DIGITISED)


First performance (27 October 1841)

"THE ABORIGINAL MOTHER", The Sydney Herald (15 October 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12871688

The words of Hamilton's "song" were reproduced in full in four Sydney newspapers prior to the 27 October concert; originally written in response to the Myall Creek Massacre of 10 June 1838, it first appeared in print in December that year

"Original Poetry. SONG OF AN EXILE (No. 4.) THE ABORIGINAL MOTHER (FROM MYALL'S CREEK)", The Australian (13 December 1838), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36861275 

For the original circumstances, see also "THE ABORIGINAL MOTHER", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (29 October 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226510582 

And for political reaction to the 1841 reprintings of the poem in Sydney:

"THE ABORIGINAL MOTHER", The Sydney Herald (29 November 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12872517 

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (16 October 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31733144 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (16 October 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12871705 

ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE. Programme of MR. NATHAN'S GRAND VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT (first of the series), to take place on WEDNESDAY, the 27th October, 1841 ... Song - The Aboriginal Mother, a new Colonial composition, the words written by Mrs. Dunlop, Nathan ...

"NATHAN'S CONCERT", Australasian Chronicle (16 October 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31733140 

We are now enabled to lay the programme of this concert before our readers, which, for originality, variety, and taste in the selection, offers to be the best musical treat we have yet had in the colony. Mr. Nathan has written complete orchestral parts for all the songs, which comprise some of the best works of Rossini, Peer, and Bishop, and in addition to these we have not less than three original compositions, one of which, "the Aboriginal Mother," we have carefully examined, and consider equal to any thing that Mr. Nathan has yet written.

"NATHAN"S GRAND CONCERT", Australasian Chronicle (28 October 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31733245 

... Of the "Aboriginal Mother," given on this occasion for the first time, we have already expressed our opinion, and have only to add that it was sung by Miss Rosetta Nathan with great feeling. We shall be glad to hear it again; it will decidedly gain new favour by a better acquaintance ...

"CONCERT", The Australian (30 October 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36849358 

... Next in point of excellence was, Bid me discourse, The Aboriginal Mother, and the Australian Anthem, Long Live Victoria. The first was sweetly sung, and encored. Miss Rosetta, though evidently wanting a due share of confidence, imparted to the Aboriginal Mother a peculiar degree of pathos - indeed, her very tremulousness harmonised most happily with the subject ...

"Mr. Nathan's Concert", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (30 October 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2554858 

"Original Correspondence", Sydney Free Press (30 October 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226356914 

"MR. NATHAN'S CONCERT", Sydney Free Press (30 October 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226356910 

"MR. NATHAN'S CONCERT", The Colonial Observer (4 November 1841), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226359780 


Printed edition (January 1842; ? April 1842)

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (20 January 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2555555

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Herald (22 January 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12873433

"NEW MUSIC", Australasian Chronicle (22 January 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31734813

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (28 April 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31735736 

This day is published, by T. Rolfe, 4, Hunter-street, THE EAGLE CHIEF and THE ABORIGINAL MOTHER, Australian Melodies. Nos. I and 2: Poet, Mrs. Dunlop; Composer, I. Nathan ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 August 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12408146


GIPPS, Elizbeth (dedicatee, wife of governor George Gipps of NSW)

ROLFE, Thomas (? publisher)




1841-10-23 (arrival)

1841-10-30 (first published)

Geelong, Port Phillip District, NSW (VIC)


ANONYMOUS (words)


Song

("originally intended to have been presented by the deputation at Geelong as a Petition to his excellency Sir George Gipps")

[TUNE - "The bells of St. Petersburgh"]


"A SONG", Port Philip Gazette (30 October 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225008990 

A Bonded Store! a Bonded Store!
Corio asks, nor wants for more:
Nobody's pocket will feel the sore;
Oh! grant Corio a Bonded Store.

... [Four more stanzas] ...


"GEELONG", Port Philip Gazette (30 October 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225008985 

This day brought the Aphrasia to our shores, gaily decorated with flags, and making her way through the waters of the beautiful bay, with his Excellency Sir George Gipps on board. His approach was the signal for the inhabitants to leave their habitations aud assemble on the brow of the hill, or hasten to the jetty, to give the Governor the heartiest reception in their power. A gunpowder salute was out of the compass of means, seeing that no warlike machine beyond the calibre of a musket has found its way to our peaceful shores. A flourish of trumpets was found wanting; but Captain Fyans made a good show with his police, and, some how or other mustered a trumpeter amongst them, who thrilled out the National Anthem, heard for the first time at Geelong, as Sir George stepped ashore ...


Though a tune is not indicated, the words are clearly a parody of Thomas Moore's "Those evening bells", as set to the tune "The bells of St. Petersburgh" by John Stevenson; for a closely contemporary colonial edition, see:

Those evening bells, words by T. Moore, esqr.; arranged by Sir J. Stevenson (Sydney: F. Ellard, n.d. [1840s])

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166656102 (DIGITISED)




1841-11-04 (first noticed Australia)

1843-10-00 (2-act version first advertised in Australia)

Sydney, NSW


1861-07-24 (3 act-version first performed)

Melbourne, VIC


MARSH, Stephen Hale (music composed)

SEARLE, Edward (? author of the lyrics, ? England, c. 1838, unidentified)


The gentleman in black (1843 version)

Opera in 2 acts [? lyrics by Edward Searle], c.1838-43

LOST MS; all that certainly survives of the 2-act version of the opera is the following 1843 printed list of numbers. In most cases, their likely texts can also be reconstructed from the 1861 printed libretto of the 3-act version (see below), where the lyrics are attributed to the otherwise unidentied "Edward Searle" (almost certainly a homelander, not a colonist); however, apart from the sung numbers, it is impossible to know how much of the 1861 libretto was already extant in the early 1840s.

ACT 1
Introductory chorus: "Come be busy, work away"
Chorus: "How shall we this thing arrange"
Song (Tenor): "The blissful dreams"
Song (Bass): "I'm a merchant and a dealer"
Duet (Tenor & Bass).
Scena: "One instant stay"
Aria: "Though my doom may be sad"
Recitative and Aria (Adèle): "Sad thoughts of other days"
Song (Fanchon): "Hark the convent bells are ringing"
Duet (Adèle & Fanchon): "How enchanting"
Chorus of Gamblers
Castanet dance and grotesque waltz
Cantata (Adèle): "Cease, oh! cease that madd'ning strain"
Quartette (Adèle, Maxwell, Comte, and Gentleman in Black)

ACT 2
Song (Gent. in Black): "Tho' by day" ending with chorus.
Aria di Cantabile (clarinet obligato; Maxwell): "When first I pressed thee to my heart"
Ballad: "Though by thee perchance forgotten"
Terzetto Canone (Adèle, Maxwell & Gentleman in Black): "Again I see those heavenly charms"
Song: "The deep, deep mine"
March of National Guards, with chorus of ditto: "Up, up with the standard, the bright tricolor"
Song (Fanchon): "I fain would make one observation"
Grand Scena (Adèle): "Enclosed within these dungeon walls"
Finale, Chorus of the People: "Hurra! hurra! The day is ours"


The gentleman in black (Marsh)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+gentleman+in+black+(Marsh) (TROVE public tag)


Marsh, selected correspondence, 1838-40, reproduced in "THE GENTLEMAN IN BLACK", The Age (31 July 1861), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154899230 

From Sir Henry Bishop, Musical Director of Drury Lane Theatre, London, to J. S. Prout: 4 Albion street, Hyde Park, November 27th, 1848. Sir, - In answer to your note, I beg to say that the dialogue of the opera you mention, namely, "The Gentleman in Black," is now in the hands of Mr. Bunn, accompanied by a very favourable recommendation of the music of it by Mr. Marsh from myself. I remain truly yours, HENRY R. BISHOP.

From Thomas Cooke, Esq., Musical Director of Covent Garden Theatre, London, to S. H. Marsh: 92 Great Portland Street, May 13, 1840. Dear Sir, - It gives me great pleasure to bear testimony to the great merit of the music you set to the opera of the "Gentleman in Black," still thinking, as I expressed to you when I first heard that music, that it possesses very considerable effects, and such as - were the drama to which it has been attached remodelled - must go far to insure the success of the piece. The overture is highly dramatic, and with an efficient band would, I am certain, be most brilliant. - Wishing you every success, I am, my dear Sir, very truly yours, T. COOKE.

From J. A. Hamilton, Esq., author of various Treatises on Music, to S. H. Marsh: 48 Greek street, Soho, London, May 24, 1840. Dear Sir, - I learn with much regret that you are about to leave England for another hemisphere. In the land of promise to which you are hastening you will, I doubt not, easily find an opportunity of bringing before the public your charming opera of the "Gentleman in Black" - a composition which, for originality of ideas, richness and purity of harmony, delightful flow of melody, and effective splendour of its choruses and concerted pieces, has I think, seldom been surpassed in this country or any other. Once fairly heard, this magnificent work will assuredly command for you the reputation of an ingenious and original composer of dramatic music. Trusting that you will occasionally favour me with a line to assure me of your health and prosperity, I remain, my dear Sir, your very obedient servant, J. A. HAMILTON.

[Advertisement], Dublin Evening Packet and Correspondent (17 April 1841), 1

UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE LORD LIEUTENANT ... MR. MARSH HAS the honor to announce that his GRAND SOIREE MUSICALE will take place AT THE ROTUNDA On TUESDAY, the 20th of APRIL, 1841 ...
PROGRAMME ... PART II ... TERZETTO - First Time - Miss [Catherine] Hayes, Mr. [Joseph Philip] Knight, and Signor [Antonio] Sapio ...

"MR. MARSH'S CONCERT", Dublin Evening Packet and Correspondent (24 April 1841), 3

... In our previous notice we dwelt with some stress on the delightful effect imparted to the song, "The parent's gift," by the newly-conceived and well-executed accompaniments for three violoncellos. We have since discovered that this unique composition is the production of Mr. Marsh, as also the charming terzetto, which was given in the second act [part 2], and which reflects the highest credit on his taste and skill ...

"MUSIC", The Sydney Herald (4 November 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12872072

MUSIC. - Our musical readers will be pleased to hear that we may soon expect the arrival of Mrs. Prout's brother, Mr. Marsh, well known at home both as a musical composer and performer, more particularly on the harp. Mr. Marsh has been giving a series of concerts in England and Ireland; and, in Dublin Patriot of the 24th of April last, we find the following remarks: "In our previous notice, we dwelt with some stress on the delightful effect imparted to the song, "The Parent's Gift," by the newly-concaved and well executed accompaniments for three violincellos. We have since discovered that this unique composition is the production of Mr. Marsh, as also the charming terzetto, (from his own Opera the Gentleman in Black) which was given in in the second act, and which reflect the highest credit on his taste and skill ...

"A Catalogue of the Musical Compositions of Mr. Marsh", Arden's Sydney Magazine of Politics and General Literature 1/2 (October 1843), supplement [folded sheet insert]

http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/1329962x/18431000/s0010002/1-5.pdf

[source of list of numbers of 2-act version above]; also advertises, for the harp:

Fantasia on Favourite Valse Grotesque, from his Opera of "The Gentleman in Black."


The gentleman in black (1861 version)

Opera in 3 acts; lyrics by Edward Searle

? LOST MS (see below)

Opera libretto: first original opera produced in Australia, entitles, The gentleman in black, composed by S. H. Marsh, poetry by Edward Searle, esq., as given by Lyster's Grand Opera Company (conductor - A. Reiff, jun.) with entirely new scenery by Mr. J. Hennings

(Melbourne: Printed at the "Punch" Office, 72 Collins Street East, 1861

Copy at the British Library; digitised by Google

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=vNNZAAAAcAAJ (DIGITISED)

Copy at the State Library of New South Wales, not digitised

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA21122186770002626 


[Advertisement], The Argus (24 July 1861), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5702279 

"THEATRE ROYAL", The Argus (25 July 1861), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5702350 

"THE NEWS OF THE DAY", The Age (25 July 1861), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154899374 


Full documentation of the 1861 3-act version to follow later.

In 1955 the Sydney historian of colonial music, James Lincoln Hall, reported that a set of 37 orchestral parts for The gentleman in black was still in the possession of Marsh's youngest daughter in New York. Surviving correspondence between Hall and Marian Maud Tracy [also Maud Marion Tracy] (born Melbourne, VIC, 1872; BDM VIC 1872/18877) reveals that, as of 1954-55, Mrs. Tracy, herself a retired music teacher, still also had an Erard harp that had belonged to her father, an early photograph of Marsh directing a performance with 7 harps, and a "day book" in which Marsh recorded his pupils' lessons. According to Mrs. Tracy's letters to Hall, she was in negotiation with the National Library of Australia's New York representative, Ira D. Raymond, further to the library acquiring her father's musical effects. But after late 1955, the correspondence from Mrs. Tracy ceased. Neither Marsh's harp nor papers were ever accessioned by the National Library of Australia, and, if they have survived another 60 years, their whereabouts remains a mystery today. After inquiries to other members of the Marsh family in the USA (2012-15), however, I did obtain a copy of one item, the photograph (reproduced in biographical register entry MARSH, Stephen Hale).


James Lincoln Hall papers, c.1950-55, State Library of New South Wales, MLMSS 1602; including correspondence with Mrs. M. Tracy re her father Stephen Hale Alonzo Marsh

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:ADLIB110319694 

James L. Hall, "New light on Stephen Hale Marsh", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 April 1955), 11

... recently I had the accidental good fortune to correspond with his sole and surviving daughter, Mrs. Maud Marion Marsh Tracy, who is living in New York, and from her I have discovered many interesting facts about her father ... Sebastian Erard, who invented the double-action harp about 1810, was so delighted with young Marsh's playing on one of his famous harps that he presented it to him. His daughter still has it ... Most of his compositions were destroyed in the San Francisco fire and earthquake. However, his opera (with 37 orchestral parts), Dr. Leichhardt's March and many others - as well as his day book of Australian pupils - are still in his daughter's possession. She told me that the National Library, Canberra, had asked her to deposit them in its collection, and I understand she intend to do so.




1841-11-04 (published)


ANONYMOUS (words)


Those auction bells, those Sydney bells

Tune - The bells of St. Petersburgh


"Colonial Melodies", The Sydney Gazette (4 November 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2554898

Colonial Melodies. No. 1.

THOSE AUCTION BELLS,

WRITTEN BY ONE POET MORE.

AIR - the Bells of St. Petersburgh.

Those auction bells! those Sydney bells!
How sad a tale their ringing tells
Of folks "hard up" ah, who that feels
Can listen calmly to their peals.

Those cashy times are passed away!
When creditable folks were gay,
And billing coo-e-ing beaux and belles
Long but for home and home's Bow bells.

Going!--going!--going!--gone!
Far gone indeed our hopes, and flown
Our peace,--for bailiffs walk our dells
Oh! could we but repeal those bells!

Those auction bells! those auction bells!
Och shun them--they're "inviting knells"
Which call to ruin's knock-down blow
They cry distress--their food is woe!

"THOSE AUCTION BELLS", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 December 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12425899 


Musical concordances (1840s-50s):

A selection of Irish melodies with symphonies and accompaniments by sir John Stevenson mus.doc. and characteristic words by Thomas Moore esqr.; Those evening bells, words by T. Moore esqr., arranged by sir J. Stevenson

(Sydney: F. Ellard, music seller, George Street, n.d.)

Copy at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166656102 (DIGITISED)

There were also at least two other Sydney editions, from Francis Ellard's original plates

(Sydney: G. Hudson, n.d.)

Copy at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165706734 (DIGITISED)

(Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, n.d. [c.1855)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-169679634 (DIGITISED)


"THE EVENING BELLS", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (6 September 1830), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2202435 

"SELECT POETRY", The Sydney Herald (16 May 1833), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12846817 

THE JIG-OH SLEEVES! THOSE GIGOT SLEEVES! Parody on "Those Evening Bells" ...

"THE SABBATH BILL", The Sydney Herald (19 June 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12869725 

... The bill before the Council, as introduced by the Governor, is moulded on this general principle. It proposes to suppress a practice which directly interferes with the peace of the neighbourhood. This Sabbath shooting has become a Sabbath nuisance, and as such ought to be put down by force of law. So - did such things exist - ought the din of traffic in our streets, the rattling of carts, the crying of articles for sale, the ringing of auction bells, and the knocking of hammers. So also ought noisy or tumultuous sports, whether dog-fighting, cock-fighting, or man-fighting. Whatever has a direct and manifest tendency to disturb the public peace, and to break in upon the composure of men's minds, or to ruffle the spell-bound repose of the Day of Rest, ought to be denounced and grappled with as a common enemy ...

"VARIETIES", The Sun and New South Wales Independent Press (18 February 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228130792 

"NIGHT AUCTION BELLS", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 October 1843), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12414990




1841-12-24 (published)


ANONYMOUS


Bad times

Tune - Hard times


Not a real song, perhaps, but an imaginary one that satirically captures the well-attested practice of colonial amateur singers composing topical "new songs" to "old tunes"; informal "harmonic clubs" usually met in public houses, and were ideally as much geared to social "harmony" (including drinking, smoking, and gaming) as to singing. Neither does the named tune exist, nor do the words fit Stephen Foster's song Hard times come again no more, which had not yet been written, let alone reached Australia in 1841.


"GOULBURN", The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (24 December 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32191820 

GOULBURN. DECEMBER 17TH, 1841.

Queer weather - cold mornings, noses and eyes rather watery; blistering hot mid-day - chilly evenings; occasionally thunder storms - little rain - quite refreshing, very! hay "all right" - wool ditto - begin now to hit out" on wheat &c. good, very. Chaps " wont" come from Sydney, on " go-a head" game - want wool eh? - a "bob per lb. eh? - "no go, my darlints" - no joke. Gemmen at Goulburn Mills, buy wheat at 2s. 6d. per bushel - grind away - fine flour - sack it - pop it on dray - off to Sydney - sell it cheap - beat hollow Sydney millers - capital, ain't it? " MUGS" up here, all sorts of colours - "big wigs of a purple hue at price of stock and wool - very; little " wigs," extra blue at price of wheat; shabby " wigs" "gooseberry" tinge when dunned for "blunt" - dirty wigs, can't pay "barber" for shaving - and to crown all, the " empty-grants" are as jolly, and as lazy as "sand-boys" - Amateur of Harmonic Club (! ! !) make a song - name "Bad Times," tune "Hard Times" - quote a bit - viz:

Pity the sorrows of us poor settlers,
Who 'gainst adversity have been wrestless;
       These many years.
Who have striven, strove and strive for some time past,
But now find they go "to wall at last;".
       With many tears.
               &c. &c. &c.



1842



1842-01-02 (first advertised)

1842-01-04 (performed)

Melbourne, NSW (VIC)


GAUTROT, Joseph (music composed)


Andante varie, on one string of the violin

"Recollections of my friends in Australia Felix"

LOST MS


[Advertisement], Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (3 January 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226511225 

"THE CONCERT", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (6 January 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226511144 

[Advertisement], The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian and Australian Advertiser (2 February 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232482315 





1842-02-05 (publication first advertised)

1842-05-27 (first advertised performance)


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed

DUNLOP, Eliza Hamilton (words)


The eagle chief


The eagle chief, an Australian melody, respectfully inscribed to lady O'Connell, the poetry by Mrs. E. H. Dunlop - the music by I. Nathan

(Sydney: Isaac Nathan, Ada Cottage, Prince Street, n.d., [1842])

Titlepage (0), 8 pages music (1-8)


Copy at National Library of Australia (missing titlepage)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-168748626 (DIGITISED)

Copy at State Library of New South Wales (with titlepage), not digitised

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:ADLIB110050810 


Printed edition

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (5 February 1842),3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31734935 

"MUSIC", The Sydney Herald (15 April 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28651792 

MUSIC. - Mr. Nathan has just published a piece of Music called the Eagle Chief, upon which we shall take an early opportunity of making a few critical remarks.

"NEW MUSIC", Australasian Chronicle (16 April 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31735630

NEW MUSIC. - Mr. Nathan has just published a very pretty song and chorus, entitled " The Eagle Chief". The words are by Mrs. Dunlop, and the work is dedicated to Lady O'Connell. The subject (partly from a popular French air) is light and pleasing, and the harmony is very skilfully distributed in the vocal score.

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Gazette (16 April 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556255

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Herald (18 April 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12874750

"THE EAGLE CHIEF", The Australian (19 April 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37113741 

"NEW MUSIC", The New South Wales Examiner (20 April 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228247845 

"Original Poetry. THE EAGLE CHIEF - BY MRS. DUNLOP", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (21 April 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556288 

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (28 April 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31735736 

This day is published, by T. Rolfe, 4, Hunter-street, THE EAGLE CHIEF and THE ABORIGINAL MOTHER, Australian Melodies. Nos. I and 2: Poet, Mrs. Dunlop; Composer, I. Nathan ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette (7 May 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556439


First advertised performance

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (24 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556557 

"MR. NATHAN'S CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (30 May 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875453 

"ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE", The Australian (31 May 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37115169 


O'CONNELL, Lady (Mary) (patron, dedicatee)

ROLFE, Thomas (? publisher)


See also:

"ORIGINAL POETRY", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 April 1844), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12409847 




1842-02-14 (before)

At sea, between London, England (2 October 1841) via Cork (26 October), and Sydney, NSW (14 February 1842)


MARSH, Stephen Hale (music improvised, composed)

TAIT, Alfred John (1814-1845) (words, dedicatee Paget quadrilles)


Improvisation on the harp

During a storm at sea, on the Edward Paget

LOST


Ludwig Leichhardt, letter to C. Shlmalfuss, 21 October 1847; in M. Aurousseau (ed.), The letters of F. W. Ludwig Leichhardt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1968), vol. 3, 960 (English translation 965)

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=UkSE97E1VSQC&pg=PA960 (PREVIEW)

... Niemals hat Musik einen so tiefen Eindruck auf mich gemacht als während meiner Seereise von England nach Sydney. Es war eine wilde Nacht und dumpf brauset das Meer unter dem Kiele des vorwärts strebenden Schiffes. Ich hatte dem unbestimmten Getöse lange zu gelauscht und trat nun plötzlich in die Kajüte Hrn. Marsh's meines Reisegefährten, der ein großer Meister auf der Harfe war und auf diesem Instrumente fantasirte, als ich eintrat. Die geregelten Töne nach dem wirren dunkeln Gebräuse des Windes nd der Wellen bewegten mich so heftig nd doch so angenehm freudig, daß mir die Thränen in den Augen traten ... Und wie nach hoffnungslosen Sehnen ...

The poem quoted, Schiller, "Die Macht des Gesanges", last stanza Und wie nach hoffnungslosen Sehnen

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=UkSE97E1VSQC&pg=PA965 (PREVIEW)

... I've been re-reading Schiller's poems. What mastery of language, and how he stands out for his nobility of feeling. I've never been so deeply moved by music as I once was during my passage from England to Sydney. It was on a stormy night, and the waves were pounding and foaming under the very keel of the vessel as she strained onward. I had been listening intently to the confused uproar for a long time when I suddenly got up and stepped into Mr. Marsh's cabin. He was one of my fellow passengers, and a gifted harpist. And there he was, improvising on the harp. The measured sounds, after the rushing and roaring disorder of the wind and the waves out there in the dark, moved me with such strength and reassurance as to bring tears to my eyes. I had the same feelings when I read Schiller again. With what instinctive, clairvoyant understanding he was able to interpret situations in which his own life could never have placed him:

Even as a child after pining
For the sweet absent mother, hears
Her voice, and round her neck entwining
Young arms, vents all his soul in tears;
So, by harsh custom far estranged,
Along the glad and guileless track
To childhood's happy home unchanged,
The sweet song wafts the wanderer back.


Cantata 'Ere yet I left my father land

"Composed on the voyage to Sydney"

LOST MS


Chorus of emigrants - The voyager's evening song

Words: Capt. A. J. Tait; "composed on the voyage to Sydney"

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (7 March 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12874063

GRAND SOIREE MUSICALE. MRS. J. S. PROUT ... MARCH 9, 1842 ... PART II ... 2. Quartetto, "The Voyager's Evening Song," Mrs. Bushelle, Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Daniels, and Mr. Bushelle; the words by Captain Tait, and the music composed on the voyage by Mr. Marsh .. .. Marsh.

"CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (11 March 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12874132

... The quartette of the Voyagers' Evening Song, also written by Captain Tait and composed by Mr. Marsh, was rather a dull affair, it had however the merit of being short ...

"A Catalogue of the Musical Compositions of Mr. Marsh", Arden's Sydney Magazine of Politics and General Literature 1/2 (October 1843), supplement [folded sheet insert]

http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/1329962x/18431000/s0010002/1-5.pdf

Those few sailing first class like Marsh and Leichhardt notwithstanding, the vast majority of passenger on the Edward Paget were bounty emigrants; a testimonial they gave to captain Tait on arrival suggests that their trip was made a pleasant one. It is entirely possible that Marsh actually composed this for performance by the emigrants while on board.



The parting hour


The parting hour, ballad, the words by Capt. A. J. Tait, the music composed on board the "Sir Edward Paget", on her voyage to Sydney, and dedicated to Mrs. A. J. Tait, by S. H. Marsh

(Sydney: Published by F. Ellard, George Street, n.d. [1842])

Titlepage (0) and 6 pages music (1-6)


Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165939133 (DIGITISED)


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (7 March 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12874063

GRAND SOIREE MUSICALE. MRS. J. S. PROUT ... MARCH 9, 1842 ... PART I ... 6 -New Ballad, "The Parting Hour," the music composed on board the Sic Edward Paget, by Mr. Marsh, on the voyage to Sydney; the poetry by Captain A. J. Tait .. .. MARSH

"CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (11 March 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12874132

... The ballad of The Parting Hour, written by Captain Tait, on board the Sir Edward Paget, and set to music by Mr. Marsh during the voyage, is a pleasing melody; it was sung by Mr. Marsh, for whom an apology was made on account of illness; but we imagine that when in health he has a good tenor voice, which was a desideratum in our musical corps ...


Although no advertisement has been found for Ellard's printed edition, a date of early 1842, probably before Tait and his ship left Sydney, is likely.



The Paget quadrilles


The Paget quadrilles, composed on board the Sir Edward Paget, on her voyage to Sydney, dedicated to Captn. A. J. Tait by S. H. Marsh

(Sydney: F. Ellard, n.d. [1842])

Titlepage with engraving of ship by Edward Winstanley (0), 5 pages of music


Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-168143532 (DIGITISED)


Although no advertisement has been found for Ellard's printed edition, a date of early 1842, probably before Tait and his ship left Sydney, is likely.


LEICHHARDT, Ludwig (reporter)

ELLARD, Francis (publisher)

TAIT, Susannah (WILLIAMS) (1814-1845) (dedicatee, The parting hour)

WINSTANLEY, Edward (artist, cover Paget Quadrilles)


Edward Winstanley, son of William Winstanley (c1788-1842), scene painter at Sydney theatre (recently deceased) and brother of actor-singer Anne Ximenes and actor Eliza O'Flaherty; see "Edward Winstanley", DAAO: https://www.daao.org.au/bio/edward-winstanley 




1842-02-24 (? first performance)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS [ ? STUBBS, Thomas ] (music composed)

ANONYMOUS (words)


God Save the Queen (Sydney I.O.O.F version)


The Australian Waltz

The toast to "The Currency Lads and Lasses" was answered by the air "The Australian Waltz"


[EDITORIAL], The Australian (21 December 1827), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37072708 

[Advertisement], The Australian (16 January 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36855681 

"AUSTRALIAN GRAND LODGE OF THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS", The Australian (26 February 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36850226

On Thursday last the brethren of this very highly respectable Lodge dined together at the Royal Hotel, to celebrate their Sixth Anniversary of the establishment of the Order in New South Wales ...

After the first toast "the Queen." the following version of "God save the Queen", (altered by a brother for the occasion,) was sung by Brother Worgan, the brethren joining in chorus.

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen!,
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,,
God save the Queen!

Hail! glorious Sol divine!
May'st thou ne'er cease to shine
Over this land.
Emblem of every good,
Giver of light and food,
By Odd Fellows understood,
With heart-in-hand.

Come, then, ye sons of light,
In joyous song unite,
God save the Queen!
Long may Victoria reign,
Queen of the azure main,
Odd Fellows shout the strain,
God save the Queen!

The following toasts were afterwards drank: - ...

12. "Currency Lads and Lasses." Air - The Australian Waltz ...

"AUSTRALIAN GRAND LODGE OF THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS", The Australian (1 March 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37113900

On Friday last the Brethren of the above assembled at their Lodge Room (Brother Smith's "Saracen's Head Inn," King- street) to celebrate the Seventh Anniversary of the establishment of the Order into Australia ... A very excellent band attended, the principal performers being Messrs. Gibbs, Gautrot, O'Flaherty, &c. The following toasts were drank:- ...

"The Currency Lads and Lasses" - Australian Waltz ...

"HUNTER RIVER SOCIETY", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (22 March 1843), 1 Supplement

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article659346 

The dinner of this society ... was given on Thursday evening, the 16th March ...

Mr. FOSTER said he had an important toast to propose: " Success to the growers of wool, the staple export of the colony" ... The toast was drank with three times three, the band playing an Australian waltz.


Possibly Thomas Stubbs's Australian jubilee waltz





1842-03-01 (first advertised)

1842-03-03 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


HOWSON, John (music composed, sung)


When I was in that happy place

"SONG ... composed [and sung] by Mr. J. Howson"

LOST MS


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (1 March 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8752471

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (12 April 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8752561 





1842-03-17 (first performance)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (music composed, arranged)


Advance Australia (toast air)

LOST MS; or unidentified


"ST. PATRICK'S DAY", Australasian Chronicle (19 March 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31735350 

Thursday last being the festival of St. Patrick, in whose honor the Catholics of Sydney had determined upon having a procession in the morning, and a dinner in the evening ... At seven o'clock about a hundred and thirty gentlemen sat down in the old court house to a substantial and excellent dinner ... After the removal of the cloth ... Mr. NATHAN then said he had the honour to propose the health of a race of men who stood paramount as far as personal appearance was concerned; the claims to talent in every art and science which they already evinced, whensoever they had enjoyed opportunities of displaying it, placed them on a level with any other nation; and when they should have established amongst them those educational institutions which he hoped shortly to see spring up he was convinced that they would be second to none in all respects. He would give "The Natives of Australia." Cheers. Air, "Advance Australia."

"ST. PATRICK'S DINNER", Australasian Chronicle (18 March 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31739210 

... Mr. Edward M'Encroe in a somewhat lengthy speech, which we have not space to report, proposed the Natives of Australia, which was drunk with all the honours; air, "Advance Australia." ...


Band of the 28th Regiment (performers)

NATHAN, Isaac (toast proposed)




Before 1842-03-19 (see next entry)

Sydney, NSW


ELLARD, Frederick (music arranged)


Woodland call, arranged by Frederick Ellard

For pianoforte


Woodland call, arranged by Fred[eric]k Ellard, in

The child's friend, a series of familiar melodies written expressly to lessen the difficulties and to facilitate the progress of the young pupil, the smallest hand may perform them through without omission of notes

(Sydney: F. Ellard, n.d. [1842?])

4 pages music (1-4)


ELLARD, Francis (publisher)


Copy at State Library of New South Wales, Q780.4/Mu4 [not yet in electronic catalogue], not digitised

Photocopy of SLNSW copy, National Library of Australia, digitised

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179506519 (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179506519/view?partId=nla.obj-179506850#page/n3/mode/1up 


Based upon The woodland call, ballad, adapted to a popular air sung by Mrs Keeley at the Theatre Royal Adelphi in the romance of Jack Sheppard, composed by G. Herbert Rodwell (original edition by D'Almaine, London, n.d. [Jack Shepherd opened in November 1839, so probably no later than early 1840]; Czerny also arranged it as a piano solo, in La jeunesse musicale, op. 635 no. 7, also published by D'Almaine;

See Ellard edition: The woodland call, ballad, adapted to a popular air sung by Mrs Keeley at the Theatre Royal Adelphi in the romance of Jack Sheppard, composed by G. Herbert Rodwell (Sydney: F. Ellard, n.d.)

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?itemID=918166&acmsid=0 (DIGITISED)

And see also the much simpler piano arrangement, later published in Sydney by George Hudson

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165698930/view?partId=nla.obj-165699166#page/n2/mode/1up (DIGITISED)





1842-03-19 (publication first noticed)

Sydney, NSW


ELLARD, Frederick (music composed


Swisse air with variations (1842)

For pianoforte

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Swisse+air+with+variations (TROVE public tag)


Swisse air with variations for the piano forte by Fredrick Ellard, op. 1

(Sydney: Published at F. Ellard's Music Saloon, George Street, [John] Carmichael, sc., n.d. [1842])


ELLARD, Francis (publisher)


Copy at State Library of New South Wales; Q780.4/Mu4 [not yet in electronic catalogue], not digitised

Photocopy of SLNSW copy at National Library of Australia, digitised

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179503880 (DIGITISED)


"MUSIC", The Sydney Gazette (19 March 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556033

[News], The Australian (19 March 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36850153

"MUSIC", The Sydney Herald (5 April 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12874536


Based on the popular arrangement the song; see Francis Ellard's own edition, based on the London edition print based on the London edition:

'Twere vain to tell thee all I feel, Der Abschied, a celebrated Swiss air, as sung by Madame Stockhausen, and also by Madame Vestris, the words by J. Augustine Wade, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano forte or harp dedicated to Mlle. Thadea de Zeltner, by F. Stockhausen

(Sydney: F. Ellard, n.d.), copy at National Library of Australia, cover inscribed: "With F[rancis] Ellard's compliments to William Woolcott."

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-168537270 (DIGITISED)





1842-03-23 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words)


Autobiography; or, The lucky Jew

"An excellent New Song for the Meridian of Sydney"

WORDS ONLY; NO TUNE INDICATED


"ORIGINAL POETRY", The Colonial Observer (23 March 1842), 196

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226361499 

A Cockney am I, and the cast of my eye
Will tell you I'm also a Jew;
Of my birth-place I'm vain - 'twas Rosemary-lane,
Where old clothes are turned into new.

... [eleven more stanzas] ...




1842-04-02 (publication date)

1842-04-04 (first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


DUNCAN, William Augustine (music arranged; published)


Adoro te devote

For chorus (S.A.T.B.) and organ or pianoforte


The hymn of S. Thomas, Adoro te devote, adapted to the music of Rossini's sublime prayer in "Moisè" and arranged with an accompaniment for the Organ or Pianoforte, by W. A. Duncan

([Sydney]: [Chronicle Office], [2 April 1842])

6 pages


Copy at the State Library of New South Wales (Mitchell Sheet Music MUSIC FILE/ROS), not digitised

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/200321822 

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA21119405050002626 


"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Herald (4 April 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12874514

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (5 April 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31735517

"NEW MUSIC", Australasian Chronicle (5 April 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31735508

"MUSIC", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (5 April 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556163

"NEW MUSIC - JUST PUBLISHED: ADORO TE DEVOTE", The Australian (5 April 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36849731

"NEW MUSIC", The New South Wales Examiner (20 April 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228247845 


? Later performances:

"SYDNEY PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 July 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12971591

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 March 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13020550 





1842-04-16 (first advertised; first performed)

Sydney, NSW


SIMMONS, Joseph (songwriter, singer)


From Dublin I set out

An original Irish song, "From Dublin I set out," by Mr. Simmons [Written by himself]

LOST MS, words; music, no tune indicated


[Advertisement], Sydney Free Press (16 April 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226358243 

[Advertisement], Sydney Free Press (19 April 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226358894 

[Advertisement], The New South Wales Examiner (12 August 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228247682 

[Advertisement], The New South Wales Examiner (15 August 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228247694 





1842-05-04 (first advertised, first performed)

1842-05-10 (publication of songs first advertised)

1842-05-19 (publication of wordbook first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


NAGEL, Charles (music composed; words)


The Mock Catalani in Little Puddleton

"Musical Burletta"; "Musical Extravaganza"; first performance billed as The sham Catalani


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Mock+Catalani (TROVE user tag)


Performances:

1842, 4 May, Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney

1842, 7 May, Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney

1842, 10 May, Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney

1842, 24 May, Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney

1842, 2 June, Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney

1842, 7 June, Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney

1842, 14 June, Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney

1842, 25 July, Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney

1843, 29 May, Royal City Theatre, Sydney

1844, 26 February, Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney

1844, 27 February, Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney

1844, 19 April, Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney

1846, 9 September, Queen's Theatre Royal, Melbourne


[Advertisement], The New South Wales Examiner (4 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228247009 

First Night of the New Musical Burletta, called "THE SHAM CATALANI. This Evening, May 4, 1842. The Public is respectfully informed that the Performances will commence with an entirely new Burletta, written by a Colonial Amateur, produced under the special license of the Honourable the Colonial Secretary, written expressly for this Theatre, and entitled THE SHAM CATALANI IN LITTLE PUDDLETON.

Dobbs (the Mayor of Little Puddleton) .. Mr. Fenton
William (the Sham Catalani) .. Mr. Simmons
CAPTAIN O'LEARY (his first appearance this season) .. MR. FALCHON
Tibbs (Poet Laureate of Little Puddleton) .. Mr. Simes
Spritsail .. Mr. Grove
John .. Mr. Lee
Beadle .. Mr. Meredith
Town Crier .. Mr. Collins
Fanny .. Mrs. S. W. Wallace
Polly .. Mrs. Ximenes
Attendants, Soldiers, Citizens, Lame Sexton, &c.

In the course of the Piece the following Songs, &c.
Original, "The sensitive Plant," Mrs. Wallace.
Duet, "Dear Maid," Mrs. Wallace and Mr. Simmons.
Song, "The Widow Malone," Mr. Falchon.
Song, "Oh men what silly things you are," Mrs. Ximenes.
Original, Song and Chorus, " Catalani."
Original, "The pretty Bark Hut in the Bush," Mrs. Ximenes.
Original, "'Twas but a Dream," Mrs. Wallace.
Original, Song and Chorus, "Wellington," Mr. Falchon.
Song, Mrs. Ximenes.
Original, "Mock Italian Aria," Mr. Simmons.
Grand Finale, Original.

"THEATRRICALS", The Sydney Herald (5 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875009 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette (7 May 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556440

"Theatricals", The Sydney Gazette (12 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556469

"Theatrical Examiner", The New South Wales Examiner (11 May 1842), [3]

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228247300 

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (10 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31735875

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (19 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875245: "This day is published ... All the Songs"

"NEW MUSIC", Australasian Chronicle (12 May 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31735901

"CHARLES NAGEL, ESQ. AND THE MOCK CATALANI", Australasian Chronicle (21 May 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31735982


For revivals at the City Theatre in May-June 1843, and at the Royal Victoria in February 1844 ("for the first time these three years" [i.e. at this theatre]), and in Melbourne in September 1846:

[Advertisement]: "ROYAL CITY THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 May 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12427124

The Evening's Entertainments will conclude with the justly celebrated and highly laughable and musical Burletta, written by C. Nagle, Esq., with new Songs, &c., composed for this occasion, called THE MOCK CATALANI IN LITTLE PUDDLETON: Dobbs (a retired slop-seller, Mayor of Little Puddleton, a patron of music and the fine arts), Mr. Fenton; William, (teacher of music and languages, afterwards the Mock Calalani) Mr. Simmons; Ensign and Commandant O'Leary, Mr. HAMBLETON, his first appearance in that character; Tibbs (poet laureat, and master of ceremonies), Mr. Meredith; Spritsail (a retired Naval Officer), Mr. Fennell; John (servant to Dobbs, afterwards Signor Allfunsquallini), Mr. Lee; Beadle of Little Puddleton, Mr. Riley; Fanny (daughter of Dobbs), Mrs. Wallace; Polly, Mrs Ximenes; Soldiers, Citizens, Children, Town Crier, Sexton, &c., by the rest of the Company.

In the course of the Piece, the following Songs, Duets, Chorusses, &c., &c.:-
Song, "A sensitive Plant," Mrs. Wallace;
Duet, "Dear Maid by every Hope," Mr. Simmons and Mrs. Wallace;
Song, "With my Brogue and my Blarney and bothering Ways," Mr. Hambleton;
Song, "Maid of Castile," Mrs. Wallace, composed expressly for her by C. Nagle, Esq.;
Song, "Little Girls and Boys," Mrs. Ximenes, composed for the occasion by C. Nagle, Esq.;
Song and Chorus, "Receive great Empress of all Song," Mr. Meredith;
Song, "Pretty Bark hut," Mrs. Ximenes;
Song, "T'was but a Dream," Mrs. Wallace;
Song and Full Chorus, "Wellington," Mr. Hambleton;
Song, "Meet me in the Willow Glen," Mrs. Ximenes;
Mock Italian Bravura, "De Pigs vas in the Stye," Mr. Simmons;
Grand Finale, Verse and Chorus, by the whole Vocal Strength of the Company.

"THEATRICALS", The Australian (2 June 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37115286

... considerable dissatisfaction has been expressed in various circles at the omission of the new songs, written expressly for the occasion, by Captain Nagel, and which were announced in Monday's bills ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 February 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12412310

... To conclude with, for the first time these three years, and by permission of the author, Charles Nagel, Esq., the Musical Extravaganza of the MOCK CATALANI.

William, teacher of music and languages .. .. Mr. Simmons
Fanny .. .. Mrs. Bushelle
Polly .. .. Mrs. S. W. Wallace, her first appearance in that character.

PROGRAMME OF MUSIC.
Song - Sensitive plant, Mrs. Bushelle
Duet - Dear maid, Mr. Simmons and Mrs. Bushelle
Duet - Near to the willow, Mrs. Bushelle and Mrs. Wallace
Song - Oh! I could love him (from The maid of Artois), Mrs. Bushelle
Song and chorus - Receive, great empress, Mr. Torning
Song - How pleasant to chat, Mrs. Wallace
Song - It was but a dream, Mrs. Bushelle
Song - Wellington, Mr. Deering
Song - A boat on some fairy land, Mrs. Wallace
Song - Sweetly o'er my senses stealing, Mrs. Wallace
Grand extravaganza - De pigs vas in de sty-ah, Mr. Simmons
Grand finale and chorus, by the characters.

[Advertisement], Port Philip Gazette and Settler's Journal (9 September 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225064174 


Published word book:

The mock Catalani, in Little Puddleton: a musical burletta in one act ... Charles Nagel

(Sydney: James Tegg, 1842)

Copy at British Library, General Reference Collection 1344.k.8

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=0KdfAAAAcAAJ (DIGITISED)


"To the Editor", The Australian (19 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37113414 

... the Burletta will be published, in the course of a few days, at Mr. Tegg's.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (6 June 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875571 

"LITERATURE", Australasian Chronicle (9 June 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736177



Published songs:

A sensitive plant

(aria; words) from The Mock Catalani

([Sydney: T. Rolfe, Junr., 1842])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


It was but a dream

(song) from The Mock Catalani

([Sydney: T. Rolfe, Junr, 1842])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


The pretty bark hut in the bush

The pretty bark hut in the bush, aria, sung in the new burletta entitled The mock Catalani, as performed at the Royal Victoria Theatre, words and music by Chas. Nagel esqre.

(Sydney: T. Rolfe, Junr., Regent Terrace, Hunter Street, n.d. [1842])

Titlepage, 3 pages music (1-3), 1 page words for verses 2-4 (4)

Photocopy (of unidentified exemplar) at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179695684 (DIGITISED)


Wellington

(song) from The Mock Catalani

([Sydney: T. Rolfe, Junr, 1842])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[Advertisement], The Australian (10 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37116981 

"NEW MUSIC", Australasian Chronicle (14 May 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31735908

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (6 June 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875568 

THE following Songs in the Musical Burletta, "The Mock Catalani," may be had at Rolfe's Music and Musical Instrument Warehouse, No. 4, Regent Terrace, Hunter-street, "The sensitive Plant," "The pretty Bark-hut in the Bush," "It was but a Dream," and "Wellington."


Clay Djubal, "The sham Catalani in Little Puddleton", Australian Variety Theatre

https://ozvta.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/15-phd-appendix-c-1842-1899-1532013.pdf (page 121)

"The mock Catalani in Little Puddleton", AustLit

http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/C383981 




1842-05-18 ("3rd" melange first advertised Australia)

1842-05-24 (other melange first advertised)

1842-05-27 (other melange first advertised performance)

1842-06-02 ("3rd" melange first advertised performance Australia)

Sydney, NSW


MARSH, Stephen Hale (music composed, arranged)


Third grand melange for the harp

Introducing "Vivi tu" [Donizetti], a March from Fidelio [Beethoven], barcarolle "Oh che in cielo" [as sung by Ivanoff], and the favourite duet from Donizetti's opera of Belisario

LOST MS


Grand melange on the harp

Introducing "Farewell to the Mountain," [Barnett] "Ah come Nascondere," [Rossini], and [Marsh's] National Air, "Queen of merry England"

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (18 May 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875241

SUBSCRIPTION CHAMBER CONCERTS ... On THURSDAY, 2nd June ... Mr. Marsh will perform, on the Harp, his third GRAND MELANGE, introducing VIVI TU, a MARCH of Beethoven, Ivanhoff's celebrated nong of OH CHE IN CIELO, and the favourite Duet from Donizetti's opera of BELISARIO; also SELECTIONS from some of the most favourite Operas and Composers for the Harp and Pianoforte.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (24 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556557 

... MR. NATHAN, A GRAND SELECTION OF VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC ... On FRIDAY Evening, 27tn May, 1842 ... Solo Harp - A Grand Melange, introducing "Farewell to the Mountain," "Oh como Nascondere" and his National Air, "Queen of merry England" - Mr. Marsh. - Marsh.

"MR. NATHAN'S CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (30 May 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875453

... Mr. Marsh's grand melange upon the harp was effective, and well played, - his harmonics were particularly sweet and exact, and the several airs were introduced with much judgment, and performed with exquisite taste.

"ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE: CONCERT. To the Editor", The Australian (31 May 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37115169

... "Mr. Marsh's Melange on the harp, was a treat of its kind. This gentleman's performance was easy and graceful, and his execution, together with the tone produced, proved him to be a perfect master of his instrument. He is decidedly an acquisition amongst us, and it is to be hoped that his talents will meet the reward which they so richly merit in this colony ...

"A Catalogue of the Musical Compositions of Mr. Marsh", Arden's Sydney Magazine of Politics and General Literature 1/2 (October 1843), supplement [folded sheet insert]

http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/1329962x/18431000/s0010002/1-5.pdf 

1st Grand Melange for the Harp, introducing subjects from Le Bayadere, "Farewell to the Mountain," & c.
2nd ditto, the most favourite airs from Balfe's Opera of the Siege of Rochelle.
3rd ditto, favourite airs, from Bellini's Opera of Beatrice de Tenda.
4th ditto, Vivi tu, The March from Fidelio and Barcarolle, from Marino Faleiro.

The Court Gazette of June 9th, 1838, remarks - At Straus's concert on Tuesday last, we had the good fortune to hear Mr. Marsh on the Harp ... he delighted his audience in a fantasia of his own composition upon Vivi tu, and if we remember rightly, the March from Fidelio; after which he introduced the favourite barcarolle from Marino Faleiro, all of which he treated in a most masterly manner - in truth, we never heard the Harp to such perfection.

5th Grand Melange. The subjects taken from Bunting's collection of Irish airs, and performed by Mr. Marsh at his Concert in the Rotunda, Dublin, in March, 1841.


The above 3rd [? 4th] melange had also appeared previously on an August ? 1841 concert program at Galway, Ireland, only shortly before Marsh sailed for Sydney:

"CONCERT BILL EXTRAORDINARY", The Musical World 16 (1841), 211

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=OhAtAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA211





1842-05-24 (first advertised)

1842-05-27 (first advertised performance)

1842-07-02 (publication first noticed)

Sydney, NSW


INDIGENOUS (traditional)

NATHAN, Isaac (music arranged)


Koorinda braia


For full details, go to main entry in checklist of indigenous songs:

Koorinda braia


[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (24 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556557 

"NEW MUSIC", Australasian Chronicle (2 July 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736395


LILEY, Thomas (lithographic printer)

ROBINSON, J. W. (music drawn)




1842-05-24 (performance first advertised)

1842-05-27 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)

DUNLOP, Eliza Hamilton (words)


Mable Macmahon


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Mable+Macmahon (TROVE public tag)


Mable Macmahon, an Australian melody, respectfully dedicated to Roger Therry, Esq., attorney general, written by Mrs. E. H. Dunlop, composed by I. Nathan

(Sydney: Published for the composer, Ada Cottage, Prince Street, n.d. [1842])

Titlepage (0) and 4 pages of music (1-4)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/16497075 


Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-174926460 (DIGITISED)

Copies at the State Library of New South Wales, not digitised

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:ADLIB110071750 

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:ADLIB110050810 


Performances:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (24 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556557 

... MR. NATHAN, A GRAND SELECTION OF VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC ... On FRIDAY Evening, 27tn May, 1842 ... Mable Macmahon -song - A new Australian Melody, by Mrs. Dunlop, inscribed to Roger Therry, Esq. the Attorney-General - A Young Lady - Nathan.

"ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. CONCERT. To the editor", The Australian (31 May 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37115169 

... A second new Australian melody by Mrs. Dunlop was sung by a young lady ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (4 July 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12876006


Printed edition:

"NEW MUSIC", Australasian Chronicle (21 July 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736598 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 August 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12408146

"MR. NATHAN AND HIS AIRS IN AUSTRALIA", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (18 August 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2557151 


THERRY, Roger (dedicatee)

LILEY, Thomas (lithographic printer)

ROBINSON, J. W. (music drawn)


As for Koorinda braia, the music was drawn by J. W. Robinson, who signed the last page (bottom left), "I. W. Robinson, Script." (Nathan's Star of the south is in the same hand, though it is not signed); the item printed lithographically by Thomas Liley [Thomas Lilly]

On Liley, see: http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Thomas+Liley (TROVE public tag); also: "NEWS AND RUMOURS OF THE DAY", Sydney Free Press (14 June 1842), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226356848; "COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS. THURSDAY, AUGUST 11", Australasian Chronicle (16 August 1842), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736897 




1842-05-05 (capriccio first advertised)

1842-05-24 (cavatina first advertised)

1842-05-27 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed, improvised, arranged)


An extemporaneous capriccio

"modulating in the Major and Minor modes through thirty different keys" [sic]



Cavatina , Lungi dal caro bene [Sarti]

Cavatina ... With the original ornaments, as expressly written by Mr. Nathan for Madame Malibran [sung by] Miss R. Nathan [composed by] Sarti [from Giulio Sabrino]


[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette (24 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556557

... MR. NATHAN, A GRAND SELECTION OF VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC ... On FRIDAY Evening, 27tn May, 1842 ...


The above is perhaps virtually identical with the Nathan item later advertised for publication in 1852

Lungi dal caro bene, sung by Mr. Palmer, as newly harmonised, corrected and revised with appropriate symphonies and accompaniments and with variations composed expressly for his extraordinary soprano voice by I. Nathan

(London : Cramer and Beale; Sydney : Kern and Mader, n.d. [1852])

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166016969 

"MUSICAL NEWS", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (20 March 1852), 3 supplement

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59774293 

"MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 March 1852), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12935283

"ST. MARY'S CHORAL SOCIETY", Freeman's Journal (28 May 1853), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114836710 


On the dedicatee of the 1852 print, see W. J. Palmer

For an unembellished source of the Sarti, see, The music library volume 4 (London: Charles Knight & Co., 1837), 101-03: https://books.google.com.au/books?id=TL8bAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA101 

On Maria Malibran, see Isaac Nathan, Memoirs of Madame Malibran de Beriot (London: John Thomas, 1836): https://books.google.com.au/books?id=K9VZAAAAcAAJ 




1842-05-26 (publication first noticed Kyrie)

1842-06-09 (anticipated publication announced, Gloria and vespers)

Sydney, NSW


DUNCAN, William Augustine (music arranged)


Kyrie eleison (from Graun)


Kyrie eleison, adapted to a morceau in A minor of Karl Heinrich Graun, and arranged for four voices and chorus, with an accompaniment for the organ or pianoforte, by W. A. Duncan

(Sydney: For the editor, n.d. [1842])

Titlepage [1], editor's comment [2], 3 pages of music [3-5], all unpaginated


Copy at State Library of New South Wales, inscribed by Duncan (c.1850s): "Miss Flora Harris, with the Editor's respects"

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?itemID=852717&acmsid=0 (DIGITISED)



Mass; Gloria in excelsis deo from Mozart; Vespers service

? ([Sydney: W. A. Duncan, 1842])

NO COPIES IDENTIFIED; perhaps none of these advertised prints ever appeared


[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (5 April 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31735517

... If this arrangement [Adoro te devote] be approved of, it will be followed by a Mass and a Vespers Service, the former selected from various classical composers, and arranged so as to combine real beauty with that facility of execution which is necessary to adapt it for small choirs.

"CORRESPONDENTS", The Australian (26 May 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37116817

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Herald (30 May 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875453

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (9 June 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736168

SACRED MUSIC. Just published, price 1s. 6d., KYRIE ELEISON, arranged from C. H. Graun, by W. A. Duncan.

"A beautiful largo movement in A minor, and so well adapted to the words that we know of no Kyrie for the Roman service in which the idea of supplication is so well maintained throughout. It is all solemnity and plaintiveness, and abounds with beauty of melody and harmonic combination." - Herald.

"A second specimen of Mr. Duncan's musical taste has been ushered from the press; an adaptation from the German composer Graun to a portion of the Roman Catholic liturgy. It maintains, both in point of typography and scientific arrangement, the high character of its predecessor. * * * Regarding both merely as essays in musical composition, we cordially award to the enterprise and musical talent of Mr. Duncan their deserved meed of praise." - Observer.

*.* In the press, "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" from Mozart, with an easy compressed accompaniment. Also, a complete Vespers Service. Chronicle Office, June 7, 1386.

"KYRIE ELEISON ...", The Australian (14 June 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37116138 

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (23 June 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736313

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (9 July 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736464 





1842-06-02 (first advertised Australia)

Sydney, NSW


MARSH, Stephen Hale (music composed)


The spirit of music


Spirit of music, a cantata, poetry by Mrs. George Trevelyan, and the music composed by S. H. A. Marsh

([London: Chappell, 1837])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[Advertisement], Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser (19 July 1837), 2

[Morning concerts with Ole Bull and Mlle Ostergaard, at Lyme, Sidmouth, Exeter, Dawlish, and Teignmouth ... Mr. MARSH, the celebrated Pianist and Harpist, will perform on one of Erard's new Patent Harps, GRAND MELANGE, introducing the most-favourite Airs from modern Operas, and a brilliant Fantasia, the Piano Forte. He will also sing his new Cantata, "Spirit of Music" ...

[Review], Bristol Mercury (16 September 1837), 4

S. H. A. Marsh's Grand Sacred Cantata, Spirit of Music, Recollections of Devonshire, Les Favourites Quadrilles and Les Souvenir de la Valse. London: Chappell, New Bond-street, and Wessel & Co., Frith-street. We congratulate Mr. Marsh upon the success which has attended his pen in the production of these truly musical compositions. The Cantata, Spirit of Music, soars far above the common-place productions with which the musical world is daily inundated; its melody is so highly characteristic, its accompaniment so rich, full, and harmonious, that we will dare to predict for it a fame which shall endure when many slighter compositions of the day are forgotten ...

"REVIEW: Spirit of Music. A Cantata. Poetry by Mrs. George Trevelyan, and the music composed by S. H. A. March [sic]", The Musical World (6 October 1837), 60

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=EgkVAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA60

"MR. MARSH'S CONCERT", Dublin Monitor (24 April 1841), 2

[20 April, Rotunda, with Catherine Hayes] ... the grand melange on the harp was particularly effective. Miss Hayes introduced a grand cantata, entitled "The Spirit of Music," composed by Mr. Marsh. It was loudly and very deservedly applauded.

[Advertisement], The Australian (2 June 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37116326

The advertisement names the pianist Rosalie Deane as performer; Marsh himself probably sang

"A Catalogue of the Musical Compositions of Mr. Marsh", Arden's Sydney Magazine of Politics and General Literature 1/2 (October 1843), supplement [folded sheet insert]

http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/1329962x/18431000/s0010002/1-5.pdf

"COMMERCIAL READING ROOMS AND LIBRARY LECTURES", The Australian (22 May 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37119462 

Mr. Marsh's very interesting Lectures on Music were delivered on Wednesday and Friday evenings of the past week to overflowing houses; among the various illustrations which he gave in his Lecture of Wednesday, were an early composition of his own, consisting of an introduction, rhema and variations; his cantata "Spirit of Music" ...





1842-06-24 (first advertised)

1842-06-27 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


SIMMONS, Joseph (songwriter, singer)


The wonderful powers of brandy and salt

A new comic song, by Mr. Simmons, called The wonderful powers of brandy and salt, written by himself.

LOST MS, words; no borrowed tune indicated


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (24 June 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875843 

[Advertisement], The New South Wales Examiner (25 June 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228247729 


For the context, see:

"BRANDY AND SALT", The Australian (21 April 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37116879 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (14 June 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875647 

[Advertisement], Sydney Free Press (21 June 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226358968 

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (24 September 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66016954 




1842-07-06 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words)


The fine new Sydney taxing bill

Air - The Old English Gentleman; "I'll sing you a fine new song, made by a cunning pate ..."


"SONG", The Australian (6 July 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37118399

SONG. AIR - The Old English Gentleman.

I'll sing you a fine new song, made by a cunning pate,
Of a famous Corporation Bill, endowed with no estate;
Which gave the citizens the power to vote and pay the rate,
And a Mayor and Common Councillors to tax - "by way of trate,"
Like a fine new Sydney taxing Bill, all of Sir George's time.

Words of 4 more verses follow ...


Music concordance:

The old English gentleman, sung by Mr. H. Phillips, Mr. Bedford, and Mr. Purday (London: C. H. Purday, 24 Great Marlborough Street, n.d.)

http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/catalog/levy:048.056b (DIGITISED)


Satirical song on the Corporation Bill founding the City of Sydney, promulagted by the governor George Gipps; see for instance:

"PUBLIC MEETING AGAINST THE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION BILL", The New South Wales Examiner (1 June 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228247469 





1842-08-02 (first advertised)

1842-08-04 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


WALLACE, Spencer Wellington (music composed, arranged)

KNOWLES, Conrad (words)


Salathiel, or The Jewish chieftain

[Salathiel, or The wandering Jew]

The new and original music by Mr. S. W. Wallace

LOST MS


Word book:

Salathiel, or, The Jewish chieftain: a drama in three acts by C. Knowles, performed at the Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney (for the first time) for the benefit of Mrs Knowles, August 4th, 1842

(Sydney: Printed by T. Trood, 10, King street east, 1842)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/9575463 

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/26652415 


Copy at State Library of Victoria

http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/246980 (DIGITISED)


Music. - MUZA examines every portion of the stage to discover the intruder, until at last he goes off, still searching (Word book, 10)

Song, ZOE (Music by Mr. S. W. Wallace), Softly while the fountains play (Word book, 11)

Music. - A Ballet is performed ... (Word book, 11)

Music. - RUHAMAH retires from the apartment slowly and noiselessly; BOABDIL remains for a moment wrapped in thought (Word book, 14)

Music. BOABDIL descends the steps and enters the vault (Word book, 23)

Music. - As if by magic, he [RUHA] causes a small flame to rise from the tripod, - the music from piano becomes fortissimo. A gong sounds - one loud chord of music. - The Jew cries Behold! The scene draws back, and discovers a vault beneath a Moslem church. - A skeleton stands upon a pedestal, holding in the right hand a white banner, in the left a sceptre. The skeleton is clothed in a handsome robe; - music changes to piano (Word book, 24)

ACT II ... Trumpets (Word book, 25)

Music. - RUHAMAH kisses SALOME's forehead, and passes her to the Prince, who leads her off (Word book, 27)

Song, SALOME (Music by Mr. S. W. Wallace), My native land, sweet native land (Word book, 30)

Trumpets ... Trumpets ... Music. - HERNANDO attacks him ... (Word book, 34)

Trumpets and drums ... (Word book, 35)

SCENE III. The gates of Granada ... Slow march played ... (Word book, 40)

Chorus, or Lament, Granada's towers, farewell, farewell! ... The march is resumed (Word book, 41)

SCENE the Last. Interior of the chapel of a convent ... Solemn Music (word book, 43)

Music. - Three or four rush on him and stab him: he falls ... He dies. A picture is formed, and the curtain falls to slow Music (Word book, 44)


[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (2 August 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736718

"DRAMATIC LITERATURE", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 August 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12414704 

"MRS. KNOWLES' BENEFIT", The Australian (5 August 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37118355 

"Theatricals", The Sydney Gazette (11 August 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2557104

"LITERARY NOTICES", Australasian Chronicle (5 November 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31737764 

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (12 November 1842),1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31737847

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (25 February 1843), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31738968


JONES, Matilda (vocalist, ZOE)

KNOWLES, Harriet (vocalist, SALOME) = Harriet JONES




1842-08-02 (first advertised)

1842-08-04 (first performed)


LEGGATT, Thomas (music arranged)


The death of Nelson [Braham]

The celebrated Song ... arranged for a full Orchestra, by Mr. Leggatt

LOST MS


[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (2 August 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736718


KNOWLES, Harriet (vocalist) = Harriet JONES


Original song (published vocal score)

Nelson, the celebrated recitative and air, as performed in the comic opera of The Americans, at the Theatre Royal Lyceum, written by T. J. Arnold esqr., composed & sung by Mr. Braham (London: Goulding, D'Almaine, Potter & Co., 20 Soho Square, n.d. [? 1811])

https://jscholarship.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/20405 (DIGITISED)





1842-08-09 (publication first noticed)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)

DUNLOP, Eliza Hamilton (words)


Star of the south

Australian melodies No. 5

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-decade=184&q=&l-publictag=Star+of+the+south (TROVE public tag)


Star of the south, an Australian national melody, written by Mrs. E. H. Dunlop, the music composed and as a small token of grateful recollection of the hospitality experienced on his first landing in Australia Felix, respectfully inscribed to his honor Mr. La Trobe, and the inhabitants of the district, by I. Nathan

(Sydney: Printed by Thos. Liley, Litho. &c. &c., Brougham Place, n.d. [1842])

Titlepage (1) and 7 pages of music (2-8); from music as copied by J. W. Robinson [but unsigned]


Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166000165 (DIGITISED)

Photocopy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-178650426 (DIGITISED)

Copy at the State Library of New South Wales, not digitised

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:ADLIB110083471 


"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 August 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12419051/1521485

"NEW MUSIC", Australasian Chronicle (11 August 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736838

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (25 August 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2557204 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 August 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12408146

"MR. NATHAN AND HIS AIRS IN AUSTRALIA", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (18 August 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2557151 

"SEMI-WEEKLY ABSTRACT", Port Philip Gazette (27 August 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225010020 

"THE STAR OF THE SOUTH. To the Editor", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 August 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12426027 


LA TROBE, Charles (dedicatee)


Nathan and his family spent almost two months in Melbourne early in 1841, en route to Sydney. Nathan almost certainly knew La Trobe's father, the eminent musician Christian La Trobe (1758-1836), most famously editor of a six-volume Selection of sacred music (1806-26).





1842-08-16 (first advertised, ? first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


HOWSON, John (music composed)


A new pas seul

"(The Music Composed by Mr. J. Howson) by Signor Carandini"

LOST MS


"THE THEATRE", Colonial Times (16 August 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8752900 

... Signor Carandini danced the Pas Seul with his usual ability, but it was rather too bad to encore him, as yet scarcely recovered from a severe illness.

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (16 August 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8752912 

[Advertisement], The Courier (19 August 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2953879

[Advertisement], The Courier (26 August 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2953843


CARANDINI, Jerome (dancer)





1842-10-10 (first published)

Melbourne, NSW (VIC)


ANONYMOUS


The jolly settler

WORDS ONLY; NO TUNE INDICATED


"Original Poetry. THE SETTLER", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (10 October 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226511433 

[Advertisement], Port Philip Gazette (4 May 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224810752 

"THE THEATRE", Port Philip Gazette (11 May 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224813042 

... A number of songs followed the ballet, and Mrs. Murray sang her popular song of "The Jolly Settler" en costume, with considerable effect, and received a boisterous encore ...





1842-10-18 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words)


Broome and Bungaree

("Song ... TUNE - Trotting horse [= "Captain Starkie"])


"SONG. BROOME AND BUNGAREE", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 October 1842), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12423567 

Come all, who're fond of manly sport, and listen whilst I sing, -
Old times are coming back again, - I chaunt about the ring.
British Science still we have, so if you'll list to me,
I'll tell ye ail about the fight 'twixt Broome and Bungaree.

... [eleven more stanzas]


"THE TROTTING HORSE", Sporting Magazine: Or, Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of the Turf (September 1823), 316

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=T74CAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA318 


GORRICK, John (Isaac) (subject)


"ENGLISH EXTRACTS. THE GREAT FIGHT BETWEEN BROOME AND BUNGAREE", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 September 1842), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12411207 

This contest, which has excited such interest in the sporting world, was decided or Tuesday in favour of Broome ... His opponent, an Australian, named Bungaree, is also a man of great strength, and, for a foreigner, possesses much knowledge of sparring and the tactics of the ring ... Bungaree's real name is Gorrick: he was born on the banks of the Hawkesbury.





1842-10-28 (publication first noticed)

Sydney, NSW

DEANE, John junior (music composed)


What is love?

Ballad; "a maiden composition, by Mr. J. Deane"


What is love? a ballad, by John Deane, jun.

([Sydney: Francis Ellard, 1842])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 October 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12408241

"NEW MUSIC", Australasian Chronicle (29 October 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31737690

"NEWS AND RUMOURS", The Colonial Observer (29 October 1842), 572

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226360769 

[Advertisement], The Courier [Hobart] (18 November 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2953525


ELLARD, Francis (publisher)




1842-12-08 (publication first noticed)

Sydney, NSW


WORGAN, George William (music composed)


How sweet those tuneful bells


How sweet those tuneful bells, a cantata written & composed by G. W. Worgan, organist of St. Mary's, respectfully dedicated to the very reverend F. Murphy

(Sydney: F. Ellard, George Street, n.d. [1842])

Titlepage (0), 5 pages music (1-5); titlepage engraving signed [John Black] "Carmichael Sc."


Copy at State Library of Queensland, not digitised; copy signed (? or signature stamped) by composer

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/8773540


"NEW MUSIC", Australasian Chronicle (6 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31738123

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12425033


ELLARD, Francis (publisher)

MURPHY, Francis (dedicatee)

CARMICHAEL, John Black (cover engraver)


Worgan's only known surviving work, composed in aid of the bell appeal at St. Mary's; bishop Polding duly returned from Europe with a peal of bells in 1843.

"ARRIVAL OF A FAMILY OF 'NOTE'", Australasian Chronicle (20 September 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31741085 





1842-12-16 (publication first noticed)

Sydney, NSW


ELLARD, Frederick (music composed)


The Sydney Corporation quadrilles


The Sydney Corporation quadrilles, dedicated by permission to Mrs. John Hosking, composed by Frederick Ellard

(Sydney: Published by F. Ellard, music seller, George Street, n.d. [1842])

Titlepage (0), 5 pages music (1-5); titlepage engraving signed [John Black] "Carmichael Sc."


Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165404774 (DIGITISED)


"NEW MUSIC", The Australian (16 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37117194

[W. A. Duncan], "NEW PUBLICATIONS", Australasian Chronicle (17 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31738259

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 December 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12423196 

Ellard also took out advertising space in the Herald to print his letter to Duncan, see below]

[Frederick Ellard], "To the Editor", Australasian Chronicle (22 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31738297

Includes reply from the editor, W. A. Duncan

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 December 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12420511


ELLARD, Francis (publisher)

HOSKING, Martha (Mrs. John HOSKING) (dedicatee, first mayoress of Sydney)

CARMICHAEL, John Black (cover engraver)




1842-12-16 (first advertised and performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


HOWSON, John (music composed)


A new characteristic Venetian furlana

"The Music composed by Mr. J. Howson"

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Courier (9 September 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2953789 

[Advertisement], The Courier (16 December 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2953432

"THEATRICAL REGISTER", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (10 May 1842), 226

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228136011 

... At the conclusion of the play Signor Carandini and Madame Louise danced the "Furlana," a "Venetian characteristic dance" - so called in the programme - if we mistake not we have seen this identical "Furlana" under different cognomens; it was however encored, and so we dismiss the "Venetian characteristic (?) dance." We perceive amongst the late arrivals the Messrs. Howson from Hobart Town, and as report speaks favourably of their musical talents and more particularly of their vocal powers, we anticipate some good operas, or at least some concerts, during the winter season.


CARANDINI, Jerome (dancer)

YOUNG, Emma (dancer) = Emma ROGERS




1842-12-21 (first performed)

1842-12-22 (first noticed)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)

DUNCAN, William Augustine (words)


Australia the wide and the free!


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Australia+the+wide+and+the+free (TROVE public tag)


Australia the wide and the free! a national song written by W. A. Duncan, esqr., as sung at the great Civic Dinner, December 21st, 1842, composed and respectfully inscribed to the right worshipful John Hosking, mayor of Sydney, by I. Nathan

(Sydney: published by the composer, Elizabeth St. Sth.; T. Bluett, lithographer, Brougham Place, n.d. [1843])

Titlepage (0), ? 3 pages music (1-3)


Copy at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165977791 (DIGITISED)

Copy at the State Library of New South Wales, not digitised

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:ADLIB110050810 


"CORPORATION SONG", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12412345 

"THE MAYOR'S DINNER", Australasian Chronicle (22 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31738318

"THE MAYOR'S BANQUET", The Australian (23 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37118118

"NEW PUBLICATIONS", Australasian Chronicle (31 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31738426

"THE CIVIC SONG", The Australian (2 January 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37114961

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 January 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12417181


HOSKING, John (dedicatee, first mayor of Sydney)




1842-12-27 (performed)

1842-12-29 (first noticed)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS


Australian air

LOST MS; or UNIDENTIFIED


"MASONIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12420773

The members of the Leinster Marine Lodge of Australia, No. 266 on the registry of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, and the Lodge of Australia, No. 548 on the registry of the Grand Lodge of England, met together at noon, at the Masonic Hall, York-street, for general business, and re-assembled at six, p.m., and dined in open lodge. Brother Leworthy, W.M. of Lodge 266, presided on the occasion, when the following toasts were drunk and responded to by a private band, which was in attendance ... Australia, the Land we live in - Australian Air ...




1843



1843

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (VARIOUS) (music composed, arranged)

ELLARD, Francis (publisher)


11 national country dances (named for "ladies of Sydney")


No. 4 of F. Ellard's National country dances for 1843

(Sydney: published by F. Ellard, music seller, George Street, [1843])

4 pages music (1-4)

9 dances named after ladies of Sydney

1 Lady Gipps; 2 Lady Franklin; 3 Lady O'Connell; 4 Lady Wilmot; 5 Lady Dowling; 6 Lady Forbes; 7 Lady Mitchel[l]; 8 Mrs. E. D. Thompson; 9 Mrs. Riddell


Copy at State Library of New South Wales, Q786.4/Mu3; not in online catalogue, not digitised

Photocopy at National Library of Australia, not digitised

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/171071612 


No. 5 of F. Ellard's National country dances

(Sydney: published by F. Ellard, music seller, George Street, n.d. [? 1844])

No. 10 Mrs. Burton; No. 11 Mrs. Stephens


Copy at State Library of New South Wales, Q786.4/Mu3 (not in online catalogue)

Photocopy at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179506161 (DIGITISED)


These have usually been attributed to "Frederick Ellard", and it is indeed possible that some or all of these 11 items were arranged, or composed, in Sydney by Francis and/or Frederick Ellard; more likely, however, is they were imported dance settings, renamed for local identities.

Modern edition and recording

The Australian ladies, a collection of national country dances by Frederick Ellard [sic], ed. and orch. by Richard Divall; National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-176907434 (DIGITISED)

The Australian Ladies - Ellard's national country dances. Nos 1-4, 6, 8 & 11; Australia unite! the road to federation; State Orchestra of Victoria, Richard Divall; ABC Classics, 2009

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/11199902 



For a similar later collection (1854), see Woolcott and Clarke's Ladies of Sydney Waltzes ("selected from the elected from the Shower of Diamonds [Rowbotham], Wild Flowers [Jullien], Fairest of the Fair [d'Albert], and Faust [d'Albert] Waltzes").





1843-01-11 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words)


Election songs, No. 1, The government-man at fault; or, Three cheers for Dr. Osborne

NO TUNE INDICATED


"ELECTION SONGS", The Colonial Observer (11 January 1843), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226360512 





1843-01-19 (publication first noticed)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music arranged)

DUNLOP, Eliza Hamilton (words)


The Aboriginal father


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+Aboriginal+Father (TROVE public tag)


For fuller documentation, see entry in Checklist of Indigenous songs:

The Aboriginal father


The Aboriginal father, a native song of the Maneroo Tribe ... versified from the original words ... by Mrs. E. H. Dunlop, the melody, as sung by the Aborigines, put into rhythm & harmonized with appropriate Symphonies & accompaniments, respectfully inscribed to the lady mayoress, by I. Nathan

(Sydney: [I Nathan], Elizabeth Street; T. Bluett, Litho[grapher], Brougham Place, n.d. [1843])

Titlepage (1), 3 pages music (3); [Australian melodies] "No. 7"


Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19363034

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165998456 (DIGITISED)


A treatment of the same melody as, and sourced directly from, A song of the women of the Menero tribe, as published by John Lhotsky in 1834.


"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 January 1843), 2

:

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12411279

"NEW PUBLICATION", Australasian Chronicle (19 January 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31738598

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 January 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12417181


HOSKING, Martha (Mrs. John HOSKING) (dedicatee, first mayoress of Sydney)

BLUETT, Thomas (lithographer)





1843-01-26 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (music composed)


Australian grand march

LOST MS; or unidentified

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?l-publictag=Australian+grand+march (TROVE public tag)


"THE FIFTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COLONY", The Australian (27 January 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37116858

"THE DINNER", Australasian Chronicle (28 January 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31738687

"THE DINNER", The Colonial Observer (28 January 1842), 778

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226361540 





1843-01-26 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


STUBBS, Thomas (music composed)


Corporation Waltz

LOST MS

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?l-publictag=Corporation+waltz (TROVE public tag)


"THE FIFTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COLONY", The Australian (27 January 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37116858

"THE DINNER", Australasian Chronicle (28 January 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31738687

"THE DINNER", The Colonial Observer (28 January 1842), 778

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226361540 

"ANNIVERSARY DINNER", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 January 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12409506

Captain O'CONNELL said, the toast I have now to propose is one that was not last year on our list. Since then Sydney has been promoted to the dignity of a city, and to its inhabitants has been entrusted the management of its municipal affairs ... "The Right Worshipful the Mayor." Corporation Waltz, composed expressly for the occasion, by Mr. Thomas Stubbs ...

"WARD DINNER TO COUNCILLOR BROWN", The Australian (22 November 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37155106 





1843-02-02 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words)


The king of the cannibal islands

"Oh! have you heard the news of late ..."


"TO CORRESPONDENTS", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (21 January 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article658219 

"Original Poetry", Australasian Chronicle (2 February 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31738744

"PUBLIC DINNERS -PUBLIC JOURNALISTS, AND PUBLIC MEN", The Sun and New South Wales Independent Press (4 February 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228130755 

Mr. Wentworth - better known now by the distinguished title of "King of the Cannibal Islands," since the publication of the clever parody upon him in the Chronicle of Thursday morning ...

? "ELECTION DINNER", The Maitland Mercury (4 March 1843), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article658950

... The whole of the toasts having been gone through, Mr. Griffin was called upon to sing the new song of "The King of the Cannibal Islands," which he did amidst great applause ...

"DINNER OF MR. SCOTT'S FRIENDS AT NEWCASTLE", The Maitland Mercury (20 May 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article660299


GRIFFIN, Benjamin Pitt (singer, ? possible author of the parody)

WENTWORTH, William Charles (subject of parody)


Other early colonial mentions and treatments of the source song:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?l-publictag=King+of+the+cannibal+islands (TROVE public tag)




1843-02-15 (? first performed)

Liverpool, NSW


ANONYMOUS ("A voter for 'True Blue'") (words)


Election song

"Composed on the occasion of the visit of W. Bowman, Esq. J.P., to address the electors of Liverpool ... Liverpool, February 15, 1843"

NO TUNE INDICATED


"ELECTION SONG", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 February 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12412719





1843-02-28 (first advertised)

1843-03-08 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


LEGGATT, Thomas (music arranged)


Together let us range the fields

"Duet, Clarionet and Tenor [viola], [Boyce] arranged by T. Leggatt" (performed by Leggatt and Gautrot)

LOST MS


GAUTROT, Joseph (music arranged)


Solo: Andante, thema - Paganini - with variations

"Arranged by Gautrot for one string [played by] Mons. Gautrot"

? LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 February 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12416434 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 March 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12410786 

[Advertisement], The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian and Australian Advertiser (20 October 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232481940 

[Advertisement], The Courier (12 April 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951205 

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (19 February 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66270995 





1843-03-11 (first advertised)

1843-03-13 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


DEERING, Henry (words, ? music)


A Conversation between the South Head and the statue of Governor Bourke

"A new and original Chaunt, [? written and sung by] Mr. Deering"

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 March 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12411086

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 March 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28650883  





1843-03-04 (first notice)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)

NAGEL, Charles (words; libretto)


Merry freaks in troublous times


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB, WHICH WILL BE REFORMATED AND EXPANDED SHORTLY


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Merry+freaks+in+troublous+times (TROVE public tag)


Merry freaks in troublous times ("An Historical Operatic Drama in Two Acts, by Charles Nagel; the music composed by I. Nathan") (vocal score; 2 numbers full orchestral)

(See separately preserved and printed numbers below)

Sydney: I. Nathan, [? 1851]


"NEWS AND RUMOURS OF THE WEEK", The Sun and New South Wales Independent Press (4 March 1843), 3 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228130876 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 July 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12422491

"COLONIAL LITERATURE", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 September 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12418559

"LITERARY REGISTER: Merry Freaks in Troublous Times", The Weekly Register 1/9 (23 September, 1843), 132

http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/14402548/18430923/00010009/9-12.pdf

133-34

http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/14402548/18430923/00010009/13-16.pdf

"MUSICAL REGISTER: The New Opera", The Weekly Register 1/12 (14 October 1843), 171

http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/14402548/18431014/00010012/1-4.pdf

[Advertisement]: "AUSTRALIAN PHILHARMONIC CONCERTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 May 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12417311

"THE PHILHARMONIC CONCERTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 May 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12418529


Overture (MS clarinet part)

SL-NSW, MLMSS 7932


Sweet smiles and bright eyes ("Song-King Charles, from the historical operatic drama of Merry Freaks in Troublous Times")

Sydney: W. Baker, Hibernian Press, 1845

[Advertisement], "MUSIC. JUST PUBLISHED", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 July 1845), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12880758; "ANOTHER TUNE", The Australian (10 July 1845), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37156994; The Weekly Register (12 July 1845), 15: http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/14402548/18450712/00050103/1-4.pdf; and advertisement (19 July 1845), 36: http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/14402548/18450719/00050104/13-13.pdf


Oh, for the Olden Time ("Song-King Charles, from the historical operatic drama of Merry Freaks in Troublous Times")

Sydney: W. Baker, Hibernian Press, 1845

[Advertisement]: "Just published", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 July 1845), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12881014; "NEW MUSIC", The Weekly Register (26 July 1845), 45-46: http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/14402548/18450726/00050105/9-12.pdf; "NEW MUSIC: Oh! For the Olden Time", The Australian (14 August 1845), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37156354


God save the Queen ("from the Opera of Merry Freaks in Troublous Times")


It is a stubborn fact that the most beautiful melody ever composed may be entirely destroyed by performing it with an unclassical bass ... A striking instance of this fact occurs in the Opera of Merry Freaks in Troublous Times, composed in this colony (Sydney), in the plot of which King Charles II., quits England for the Continent. On his departure, God Save the King is performed, during the slow falling of the curtain; but to express the lament of the Loyalists at losing their beloved Monarch, the composer has given his own bass, which admits of harmony in the minor mode from beginning to end ... (Nathan, Lectures, 7)


BAKER, William




1843-03-24 (first advertised)

1843-03-27 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


GIBBS, John (music composed, arranged)


A new set of Irish quadrilles

"Composed for this occasion, introducing the airs of Captain Casey, St. Patrick was a gentleman, and Morgiana in Ireland, &c. &c."

LOST MS


The lord of the manor

"The comic opera ... the whole of the music arranged and partly composed by Mr. Gibbs

"Hark! hark! the merry peal" (duet); "Our sex is capricious" (song), both "composed by Mr. Gibbs"

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 March 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12421450


The lord of the manor, a comic opera: as it is performed at the Theatre Royal Drury-Lane, with a preface by the author [John Burgoyne (1722-1792); original music by William Jackson "of Exeter" (1730-1803)] (London: printed for T. Evans, 1781)

http://name.umdl.umich.edu/004807124.0001.000 

(Dublin: H. Chamberlaine, 1781)

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=-xFEAQAAMAAJ (DIGITISED)





1843-04-01 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words)


Corporation song

Tune - "The groves of Blarney" [The last rose of summer]


"CORPORATION SONG", The Satirist and Sporting Chronicle (1 April 1843), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228065399 


The words are very loosely fitted to the popular tune, with much cramming of words and syllables




1843-04-13 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


DUNLOP, Eliza Hamilton (words)


The Irish volunteers


The Irish volunteers, dedicated to captain M. C. O'Connell, H. M. 28th Regt., the poetry by Mrs. E. H. Dunlop; the music composed by a professor in Dublin, in 1780

? ([? Sydney: ?, 1843])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


"NEW MUSIC: AN IRISH MELODY", Australasian Chronicle (13 April 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31739492 [prints words]

Music concordance:

"March of the Irish volunteers" (? originally printed in Dublin, by John Lee, 1782); in Thomas Moody, A history of Ireland: from its first settlement to the present time ... interspersed with a great number of Irish melodies ... (Boston: Published by the author, 1845), 852

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=_exVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA852 





1843-04-16 (date of dedicatory letter, publication)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


LOCH, John Dickson (editor and arranger)


A collection of psalms and tunes for the use of St. George's Church, Hobart Town


A collection of psalms and tunes for the morning and evening service of each Sunday in the year and each day in the month, arranged for the use of St. George's Church, Hobart Town

(Hobart Town: Elliston, printer, 1843)

76 pages; music and words; dedicatory letter dated "Feast of Easter [16 April], A.D. 1843"; last page of music: "Litho. by Thomas Isaacs Hobart Town"


Copy at State Library of New South Wales, not digitised

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/50880145 

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA21118437120002626 


ELLISTON, William Gore (printer)

ISAACS, Thomas (music lithographer)


Contains no Australian musical compositions; a local selection and edition of standard British metrical psalm tunes and chants




1843-04-21 (? first advertised)

1843-04-24 (? first performed)

Sydney, NSW


COPPIN, George (new words)


Billy Barlow's visit to Sydney


Billy Barlow's visit to Sydney; Billy Barlow, the favorite comic song, as sung by Mr. Coppin, at the Royal Victoria Theatre, arranged for the piano forte, with the original and encore verses;

(Sydney: Published by Thomas Rolfe, music-seller, 26, Pitt Street, 1843)

Titlepage, 1 page music ("Billy Barlow, arranged by George Coppin"), 1 page words of additional verses


Copy at State Library of New South Wales

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11170153

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?itemID=852867&acmsid=0 (DIGITISED)

Photocopy (of the above) at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179488869 (DIGITISED)


"THEATRICALS", The Australian (17 March 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37117784 

"Advertising", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 April 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12415451 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 April 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12421789

... Mr. Coppin will line an entire new version of BILLY BARLOW! ...


The first documented colonial performance of a Billy Barlow song was that advertised to be given by (? the pseudonymous) Mr. Munyard at Launceston on 18 August 1838

[Advertisement], Launceston Advertiser (16 August 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84754911 

See also this later account of Coppin's performance as Billy Barlow in Adelaide:

"LOCAL NEWS", South Australian (7 November 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71627572 

The Stewards of the races and a large number of ladies and gentlemen attended the Queen's Theatre, last evening, when Mr. Coppin performed in "The King's Gardener," and "Hercules King of Clubs." It is hardly necessary to say that in both he was highly amusing. The other characters were well sustained by Miss Lazar, Opie, Lambert, &c. We must not omit to mention the duet by the young lady just named and Mrs. Richards, "I know a bank whereon the wild thyme grows" which was well executed, and received with much applause. But the great attraction of the evening was "Billy Billow," before whose appearance on the stage, the house, which had been moderately full before, became crowded. He touched, as usual, on every passing subject; - the Governor's trip to the Darling; the sale of the Grecian's cargo; the Races; the Theatre at the Port; Mr. Austin's attack on the Germans, with a word or two about Luther; and finally, the new Constitution, with an intimation that he might himself consent, with suitable colleagues, to stand for Adelaide. But Billy Barlow will not be a nominee member:
"To sit and to nod for Yoong, Smillie, & Co.
Would not suit the complexion of Billy Barlow."

This was the most decided hit of the evening, and was followed by a round of applause.


Bibliography: Anderson and Edwards 1956, 9-12

http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/182190 (DIGITISED)




1843-05-05 (? first published)

Sydney, NSW


"Rigdum Funnidas" (PSEUDONYM) (words)


The muscle of Merton

A new song, tune - "Hey for a Lass wi a tocher", Ballinamona ora


The muscle of Merton, here he is, a new song inscribed to the electors of Durham by Rigdum Funnidas, esqr.

([? Sydney], [?], n.d. [1843])

2 pages music, 1 page of extra lyrics


Copy at State Library of New South Wales, not digitised)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/171452347

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA21112700330002626 

Photocopy (of the above) at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179769674 (DIGITISED)


[Words only] "THE MUSCLE OF MERTON", The Australian (5 May 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37114223


The words of the source ballad were attributed to and published by Robert Burns, themselves a parody and sung to the tune of Ballinamona ora;

For the source ballad, see:

A collection of modern and ancient Scottish ballads, tales, and songs, with explanatory notes and observations by John Gilchrist, vol. 2 (Edinburgh: W. Blackwood, 1815), 194

http://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/pageturner.cfm?id=87727062 (DIGITISED)

For another setting of the source tune to its original words, see:

The Irish volunteers (London: John Welker, n.d.)

http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/catalog/levy:014.026 (DIGTISED)


Rigdum Funnidos [recte] is a character in:

Henry Carey, Chrononhotonthologos, the most tragical tragedy that ever was tragedized ... (London: W. Oxlade, 1734)

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=BF9gAAAAcAAJ (DIGITISED)


On the candidates for election in the seat of Durham, see:

"COLONIAL POLITICS. THE COUNTY OF DURHAM", The Colonial Observer (25 March 1843), 905

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226360505 

"NEWS FROM THE INTERIOR. DURHAM ELECTION", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 April 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12413610 

"COUNTRY NEWS. DURHAM ELECTION", The Australian (3 April 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37117465 




1843-05-27 (first advertised and first performed)

Sydney, NSW


SIMMONS, Joseph (words)


An extemporaneous song in the character of Billy Barlow

"Mr J. Simmons will, for the first time in this Colony, sing an extemporaneous Song, in the character of 'Billy Barlow', after the manner of Mr. Conquest, the original"

WORDS LOST; music perhaps similar to that for Coppin's Billy Barlow's visit to Sydney, as above


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 May 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12412302


In competition with Coppin, Simmons, at the Royal City Theatre, was advertising his performance as being in the manner of Benjamin Oliver Conquest (1805-1872), as see, for instance, http://www.elta-project.org/browse.html?recordId=1157




1843-05-31 (first performed)

1843-06-03 (first reported)


GRIFFIN, Benjamin Pitt (words; singer, songwriter)


The registration

LOST MS, words; no tune indicated


"ELECTION SUPPER", The Maitland Mercury (3 June 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article660579

... After the cloth was removed, several appropriate toasts were drank and speeches delivered ; and a number of songs were sang by Messrs. Hart, Harrington, Cashwell, and Griffin, the latter of whom sang a new song entitled "The Registration," which, was loudly applauded and encored.





1843-06-13 (first advertised, performed)

Sydney, NSW


SIMMONS, Joseph (words; singer, songwriter)


An extemporaneous song upon the election

LOST, words; no tune indicated


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 June 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12424264

... An Extemporaneous Comic Song, upon various local subjects, Electioneering, &c., by Mr. Simmons ... At the end of the farce, Mr. Simmons will sing an extemporaneous Song upon various subjects before the house.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 June 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12420194





1843-06-23 (first performed)

1843-07-01 (first reported)

Newcastle, NSW


WENTWORTH, Major D'Arcy (Australia 1793-1861) (words)


Election song

"The Major sung an appropriate song composed by himself"

LOST MS, words; tune not indicated


"THE ELECTION", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (1 July 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article660841 

"THE ELECTION", The Australian (5 July 1843), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37114713


The song was almost certainly new words to an existing tune; the Wentworths, among the most influential citizens of New South Wales, can hardly be described as especially musical; nevertheless, on D'Acry Wentworth, junior, politician and songwriter, brother of W. C. Wentworth, see: "FUNERAL OF THE LATE MAJOR WENTWORTH", The Courier (16 August 1861), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4600513





1843-07-11 (first advertised)

1843-07-12 (? or 14) (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


HOWSON, Frank (music selected and part composed)


Pas de deux

"The Music selected and part composed by Mr. F. Howson"

LOST MS


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (11 July 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8753736

[Advertisement], The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian and Australian Advertiser (14 July 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232481632 


CARANDINI, Jerome (dancer)

HOWSON, Emma (Mrs. Frank HOWSON) (dancer)



1843-07-11 (first advertised)

1843-07-17 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


HOWSON, John (music arranged)


The fairy lake; or, The magic veil

"A new grand romantic opera, in three acts" [libretto; Charles Selby] "the music by Auber, Herold, Boieldieu, Marschner, and Rossini: the whole arranged by Mr. John Howson"

LOST MS, arrangement

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+fairy+lake+(Howson) (TROVE public tag)


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (11 July 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8753736

[Advertisement], The Courier (14 July 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2952444

"MR. JOHN HOWSON'S BENEFIT", The Courier (14 July 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2952448


Revivals, Hobart and Sydney, 1845:

"VICTORIA THEATRE", Colonial Times (18 February 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756181

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 May 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12879782 

"THEATRICAL REGISTER", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (31 May 1845), 261

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228134632 


Howson's pastichio was based on Charles Selby's and Alexander Lee's The fairy lake; or, The magic veil: a romantic musical burletta, in three acts (London: Duncombe, 1839), in turn based on Auber's opera Lac de fées; it had opened at Drury Lane in May 1839; see [Editorial], The Musical World (16 May 1839), 33: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=IQkVAAAAQAAJ&pg=RA1-PA33; also: "NEW STRAND THEATRE", The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (1 November 1839), 4 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32166109 





1843-07-18 (publication first advertised, first series)

1843-11-07 (publication first advertised, second series)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


HOWSON, John (music composed)


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Tasmanian+waltzes (TROVE public tag)


Tasmanian waltzes [first series]


Tasmanian waltzes, by John Howson

(Hobart Town: Printed For the author by J. A. Thomson, n.d. [1843]

Titlepage, 6 pages music (Introduction, waltzes nos. 1-5), lithographed


Copy at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-181796488 (DIGITISED)


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (18 July 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8753754

[Advertisement], The Courier (11 August 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2952319 


Tasmanian waltzes, second series


Tasmanian Waltzes, second series

([Hobart]: [?], [1843])

[? Titlepage], 7 pages music (Introduction, waltzes nos. 1-5), lithographed


Copy (without titlepage) at State Library of Tasmania

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11442917 (DIGITISED)


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (7 November 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754187

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (21 November 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754245


[Advertisement], The Courier (2 February 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951487 

Monsieur and Madame GAUTROT'S FAREWELL BENEFIT Will take place on TUESDAY, the 6th instant ... Set of favourite Waltzes, composed and executed by Mr. J. Howson

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 December 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12923231 




1843-07-21 (publication first advertised)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


ANONYMOUS (editor, compiler)


The psalmist


"SACRED MUSIC. Will be published in a few days, Part No. 1 ... being a collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, arranged for general Congregational Worship"

([? Hobart: Sold by Rolwegan and Tegg, 1843])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[Advertisement], The Courier (21 July 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2952410

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (8 August 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8753811





1843-08-26 (first noticed)

1843-08-28 (first performed)

1843-09-02 (first published)

Maitland, NSW


GRIFFIN, Benjamin Pitt (words)


Billy Barlow in Australia

"Written expressly for the occasion by a gentleman in Maitland"


Words: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article661765

Setting of the tune (Coppin, Sydney, 1843): http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?itemID=852867&acmsid=0

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Billy+Barlow+in+Australia (TROVE public tag)


[Offprint sheet edition]

Billy Barlow in Australia, an original song, written by a gentleman of Maitland, as sung at the amateur performances for the benefit of the Maitland Benevolent Society

([Maitland: Mercury Office, 1843])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (26 August 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article661688

"THEATRICALS", The Maitland Mercury (2 September 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article661771

"AMATEUR THEATRICALS", The Maitland Mercury (2 September 1843), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article661765

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (19 September 1843), 2s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article661944

[Advertisement], The Australian (26 October 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37113559

... first time in this City, the Maitland version of "BILLY BARLOW," [sung] by MR. COPPIN"

"DINNER TO R. WINDEYER, ESQ., M.C.", The Maitland Mercury (23 March 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article665315

"BILLY BARLOW IN AUSTRALIA", South Australian (2 July 1844), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71629433

"BILLY BARLOW IN AUSTRALIA", The Cornwall Chronicle (17 March 1849), 442

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65980190

"AN ORIGINAL SONG", The Maitland Mercury (24 December 1892), 5s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19018006


Richard Howitt, Impressions of Australia Felix, during four years' residence in that colony (London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1845), 249-51

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=o0NCAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA249 (DIGITISED)

https://archive.org/stream/impressionsaust00howigoog#page/n275/mode/2up (DIGITISED)

J. C. Byrne, Twelve years' wanderings in the British colonies, from 1835 to 1847 (London: Richard Bentley, 1848), volume 1, 197-99

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=FMMRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA197 (DIGITISED)

https://archive.org/stream/twelveyearswand01byrngoog#page/n212/mode/2up (DIGITISED)


Billy Barlow, the newest and most popular verses as sung by Mr. Sam. Cowell, at Canterbury Hall, by Mr. Toole, &c., to which is now added, Billy Barlow's emigration to Australia, showing how he got there and how he got settled, fifth edition, with extra verses

(London: Davidson, n.d. [c.1850s])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19986201

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-181792536 (DIGITISED)





1843-09-15 (first published)

Adelaide, SA


"MERCATOR" (words)


The reaping machine

"An Excellent New Song"

No tune indicated


"THE REAPING MACHINE", Southern Australian (15 September 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71617954


For context, see:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?l-decade=184&l-year=1843&q="reaping+machine"&l-state=South+Australia&l-month=9 




1843-05-24 (? first performance, waltzes)

1843-10-01 (first advertised)

1843-10-11 (performance, fantasia, waltzes)

Sydney, NSW

1847/48 (first published, waltzes)

London, England


MARSH, Stephen Hale (music composed)


Fantasia - harp (Marsh)

LOST MS


The new waltzes

"Composed by Mr. Marsh for the Military Band of the 80th Regiment"

LOST MS


The Australian valse

The Australian valse, composed for the opening of the Government House, Sydney, and dedicated to Miss Norton of Elswick, by S. H. Marsh

(London: T. Boosey & Co., n.d. [1847/48])

"Australian Valse Brillante, Op. 58 ... composed for the opening of the Government House, Sydney")

[2] London: T. Boosey, [1847/48]

Titlepage (0) with view of Government House from Farm Cove by John Skinner Prout; 9 pages of music, page 1 headed "Australian valse brillante, op. 58"


Copy at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165472921 (DIGITISED)


"A Catalogue of the Musical Compositions of Mr. Marsh", Arden's Sydney Magazine of Politics and General Literature 1/2 (October 1843), supplement [folded sheet insert]

http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/1329962x/18431000/s0010002/1-5.pdf

[Advertisement], The Australian (7 October 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37114873 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 October 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12409678

Though the belated first notices of the new waltzes date from October 1843, new Government House had been "thrown open" in May 1843, so the opening later referred to in the printed edition may have been the annual Queen's Birthday Ball, held there for the first time on 24 May; "THE NEW GOVERNMENT HOUSE", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 May 1843), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12424524; "THE QUEEN'S BIRTH-DAY", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 May 1843), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12424511


Band of the 80th Regiment (dedicatees, performers)

NORTON, Miss (dedicatee) (Jane Augusta [PRIDDLE] (1828-1883), eldest daughter of James NORTON)




1843-10-14 (first advertised)

1843-10-18 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


MARSH, Stephen Hale (arranged)


Overture to Auber's Les diamants de la Couronne

"[Arranged] for thirteen performers on five new grand pianofortes and three harps"

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (2 September 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article661789 

MR. MARSH begs to announce his having received by the Florentia [13 August] ... a large quantity of the newest and most popular MUSIC of every description, amongst which is "Auber's new Grand Opera, Les Diamants de la Couronne," arranged in various ways ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Record (14 October 1843), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228141503 

... AUBER'S NEW OVERTURE TO THE OPERA Of Les Diamants de la Couronne, for thirteen performers on five new grand pianofortes and three harps, which great novelty he is enabled to offer by the extreme kindness and assistance of some of his Pupils ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 October 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12426119

"MR. MARSH'S CONCERT", The Australian (19 October 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37117661 

"MR. MARSH'S CONCERT", The Sydney Record (21 October 1843), 20

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228141362 

"MUSICAL REGISTER", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (21 October 1843), 196

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228134530 





1843-10-17 (first performance)

1843-10-21 (first notice)

Singleton, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words) (? Benjamin Pitt GRIFFIN)


Jim Crow in Singleton

"A new song ... sung by the author"

LOST MS, words; tune, probably as below


"SINGELTON. AMATEUR PERFORMANCE", The Maitland Mercury (21 October 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article662686


Tune probably as below:

"No. 4. Jim Crow", in No. 1 of F. Ellard's national country dances for 1843 (Sydney: F. Ellard, 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179504787 (DIGITISED)





1843-10-24 (first advertised)

1844-07-01 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


NAGEL, Charles (words)


Shaksperi conglommorofunnidogammoniae


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Shaksperi+conglommorofunnidogammoniae (TROVE public tag)


Shaksperi conglommorofunnidogammoniae, a musical extravaganza in one act by Charles Nagel

(Sydney: W. A. Duncan, 1843)


Copy at the State Library of Victoria

(DIGITISED)



1 Duet - Macbeth and Othello (TUNE - Merrily danced the Quaker) Good Macbeth

2 Song - Shylock (TUNE - My love is like the red, red rose) My stake shall be Jack Falstaff's nose

3 Song - Ophelia (TUNE - Norah Creina) In my dairy when I bide

4 Duet - Macbeth and Richard  (TUNE - Rumti iddity, pig bow wow) Look to yourself, you mendacious Scot

5 Song - Anne Page (TUNE - A frog he would a wooing go) How I'm plagued with lovers two

6 Song - Ghost (TUNE - Saint Patrick was a Gentleman) In Connemara I was born

7 Song and Chorus - Shallow and Constables (TUNE - Heigho, my uncle Ben) Her upon my judgement seat

8 Music plays "Oh! dear, what can the matter be"

9 Duet - Ophelia and Anne (TUNE - Here's to the Maiden of Bashful Fifteen) In me, mistress Anne, you behold now a Queen

10 Fight to the tune of a Gavotte

11 Ghost rises to the tune of "Paddy Carey"

11 Finale - Omnes (TUNE - Yankee Doodle) When around us here we see


"COLONIAL LITERTURE", The Australian (24 October 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37117775

[Advertisement], The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (4 November 1843), 230

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228135259 

"THEATRICALS", The Australian (1 July 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37124947

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Australian (3 July 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37126745

[Advertisement], The Australian (6 July 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37125102

"VICTORIA THEATRE. MR. NESBITT'S BENEFIT", Colonial Times (4 February 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756090 





1843-10-27 (first advertised)

1843-10-30 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


GAUTROT, Joseph (arranged)


The Chinese quadrilles

[By Joseph Binns Hart (1794-1844), published London, 1841]

"Just arrived, arranged by Monsieur Gautrot"

LOST MS, arr.


[Advertisement], The Courier (27 October 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951958

[Advertisement], The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian and Australian Advertiser (26 January 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23248227 


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Chinese+quadrilles (TROVE public tag)





1843-11-25 (first noticed)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (? edited) (? George Swinnerton YARNTON)


The Australian psalmist

([? Sydney: W. Baker, 1843/44])


"ERRATUM", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 November 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12408309

ERRATUM. In our notice of "The Australian Psalmist," in Saturday's Herald, we stated the price at one shilling per number, instead of one and sixpence.


Probably the same as:

"A selection of Psalm tunes, chiefly in use amongst Presbyterian congregations and families ... number 1"

([Sydney: W. Baker, 1844])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


"SACRED MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 February 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12426781

Mr. Baker has just published in a very neat form the first number of a selection of Psalm tunes, chiefly in use amongst Presbyterian congregations and families. Anything tending to diffuse a taste for music among the community should be encouraged, and therefore we recommend this publication to the notice of the public. The price is only one penny a tune, including music and words.

"LITHOGRAPHY", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (3 February 1844), 411

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228134096

Mr. Baker, zealous to gratify all tastes, has published two works of a very dissimilar character. The first is a book of Psalm Tunes for the Presbyterian church, which is neatly executed, and contains some of the finest of the old melodies, arranged for three voices. The harmony in some instances is also very fine, but in others (p. 2 for example) naked fifths and other absurdities occur in gross profusion. The second work is a portrait of the murderer Knatchbull, drawn by Rodius ...


BAKER, William (lithographer, printer)


See also: "THE AUSTRALIAN PSALMIST", Freeman's Journal (27 September 1856), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115562274 





1843-12-05 (first advertised)

1843-12-06 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


GAUTROT, Joseph (music composed)


New overture

"An entirely new overture, composed expressly for this occasion, with variations for all the instruments"

LOST MS


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (5 December 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754285 

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (19 December 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754328




1844




1844-02-13 (first advertised)

1844-02-15 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


DULY, George Frederick (music selected and arranged)

YOUNG, Charles (produced, choreographed)


The maid of Perth; or, The rival lovers

"An entirely new Comic Scotch Ballet, the music selected and arranged for the orchestra by Mr. G. F. Duly"

LOST MS; sources contents unknown; scenario ? after Walter Scott


Subsequent performances:

Hobart, 22 February 1844

Launceston, 10 June 1844

Launceston, 18 July 1844

Hobart, 24 February 1845

Melbourne, 30 June 1845

Melbourne, 12 July 1845

Melbourne, 27 September 1845

Hobart, 23 October 1845

Launceston, 12 November 1846

Hobart, 30 November 1846

Duly's music not billed in 3 Melbourne performances by the Tasmanian company, for which apparently he was not himself present, but it seems likely that the same performance materials were used; for still later possible performances of the ballet, until as late as 1858, see:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+maid+of+Perth+(ballet) (TROVE public tag)


[Advertisement] Colonial Times (13 February 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754537

"THE THEATRE", The Courier (16 February 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951445 

"THE THEATRE", Colonial Times (20 February 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754584 

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (20 February 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754575 

[Advertisement], Launceston Advertiser (7 June 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84772902

... the very favourite and laughable Ballet, entitled THE MAID OF PERTH; OR, THE Rival Lovers, as produced at the Victoria Theatre Hobart Town, under the direction of Mr. Young. In the course of the Ballet the following Dances: -
Scotch pas de Deux, Mrs. Rogers & Mr. G. F. Duly
Comic Dance, Mr. Young.
Highland Fling, Mrs. Rogers and Mr. G. F. Duly.
Highland Fling, by the whole of the characters.
The Music arranged and Adapted by Mr. G. Duly.

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (22 February 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756218 

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (27 June 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226347776 

[Advertisement], Port Philip Gazette (12 July 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224810965 

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (27 September 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226347219 

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (21 October 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8757522 

Advertised, for the first time, with a full list of characters

[Advertisement], Launceston Advertiser (9 November 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84769926 


On a previous treatment of Walter Scott's scenario, see:

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (10 January 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2196994 


See also The fair maid of Perth overture, by the Scots military band master James Waddell (1797-1879), as, for example, performed by Duly's father's band at Hobart Theatre in 1846

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (20 February 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12857418 

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (13 March 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8758265 





1844-03-12 (first advertised)

1844-03-15 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


DULY, George Frederick (music selected and arranged)


Pas de trois

"The music arranged by Mr. G. F. Duly"

LOST MS; source contents unknown


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (12 March 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754667 

... (for the first time) an entirely NEW MYTHOLOGICAL BALLET. During the Ballet will be introduced an Entirely New PAS DE TROIS, MRS. ROGERS, MR. YOUNG, & SIGNOR CARANDINI. The Music arranged by Mr. G. F. Duly.

[Advertisement], The Courier (15 March 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951315


CARANDINI, Jerome (dancer)

ROGERS, Emma (dancer)

YOUNG, Charles (dancer)





1844-03-12 (first advertised)

1844-03-15 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


HOWSON, Francis senr. (music arranged, ? orchestrated)


Kate Kearney; or, The fairy of the lakes of Killarney

"The whole of the Music arranged by Mr. Francis Howson, Senior"

LOST MS, arrangement, ? orchestration


Other early performances:

Launceston, 8 July 1844

Hobart, 12 August 1844

See also:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Kate+Kearney+(opera) (TROVE public tag)


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (12 March 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754667 

Advertisement], The Courier (15 March 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951315

"VICTORIA THEATRE", The Courier (22 March 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951254 

The debut of Mrs. Carandini, in the opera of Kate Kearney last Friday evening, on the occasion of Signor Carandini's benefit, was very successful ...


CARANDINI, Marie (soprano vocalist, first performance)

CLARKE, Anne Theresa (soprano vocalist, 2nd and 3rd performances)


Probably based on William Collier's Kate Kearney, or, The fairy of the lakes, a musical romance in two acts (London: Samuel French, 1836) with the original music by G. Alexander Lee; the Howson family, among others involved in the early Australian productions, continued performing this work, plausibly with some of the 1844 musical arrangements, in Australia into the 1860s, and thereafter in America. One of the next to take over the play's musical production for the Hobart company was George Frederick Duly in 1845:

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (13 May 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756757

"THE THEATRE", Colonial Times (17 May 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756787

... the music was arranged with great care and skill by Mr. G. F. Duly ...





1844-03-17 (publication first noticed)

1844-11-06 (first advertised performance)

Sydney, NSW


CLEARY, William (music composed; words)


My lov'd my happy home


My lov'd, my happy home, an original ballad the word and music composed and by permission most respectfully dedicated to Mrs. Colonel Despard 99th Lanarkshire Regiment, by William Cleary

(Sydney: Hudson & Co., n.d. [1844])

Titlepage, 4 pages music


Copy at the State Library of New South Wales, not digitised

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/191157868 

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA21102514880002626 

Photocopy (? of the above) at the National Library of Australia, not digitised

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/29650202


"LITERARY REGISTER: NEW MUSIC", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (17 August 1844), 85

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228136264 

[Advertisement], The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (17 August 1844), 88

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228136252 

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 August 1844), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12422515

[Advertisement], The Australian (31 October 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37124042

"MUSIC", The Courier (31 January 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2966883 

[Advertisement], The Courier (14 April 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2966237


HUDSON, George (publisher)

DESPARD, Anne (Mrs. Henry DESPARD) (dedicatee)





1844-03-19 (published and first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


GAUTROT, Joseph (music composed)

THERRY, John Joseph (words)


Josephian hymn


Josephian hymn (on prayer and divine love), words by the Revd. J. J. Therry, music arranged by Monsr. Gautrot, and respectfully inscribed to the Most Reverend Count Polding, archbishop of Sydney and metropolitan of Australasia, festival of St. Joseph, 1844

(Hobart: T. Bluett, Lithog., Liverpool Street, Hobart Town, 1844)

Titlepage, 4 pages of music


Photocopy (of unidentified original) at Veech Library, Sydney, reproduced with full documentation on dedicated page:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/gautrot-joseph.php 


See also:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Josephian+Hymn (TROVE public tag)


BLUETT, Thomas (publisher)

POLDING, John Bede (dedicatee)





1844-03-22 (first advertised)

1844-03-26 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


SIMMONS, Joseph (songwriter, singer)


What has become of Sydney!

Mr. Simmons will endeavor to explain WHAT HAS BECOME OF SYDNEY! (Written by himself)

MS LOST, words; no tune indicated


[Advertisement], The Australian (22 March 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37121812 

[Advertisement], The Australian (26 June 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37119270 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (18 September 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12419959 





1844-03-26 (? first performed)

Adelaide, SA


ANDREWS, Edward William ("E. W. A.") (words)


A new song for Odd Fellows

"Hope Lodge, March 26th, 1844"

Words only; no tune indicated


"COLONIAL LITERATURE", South Australian Register (24 April 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73842752


A merchant in the 1840s, and later a journalist and newspaper editor, as "E. W. A" Andrews was a regular contributor to early issues of The South Australian Oddfellows Magazine, see also:

"THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ODD FELLOWS' MAGAZINE, VOL.1, NO.6 [Review]", Southern Australian (18 October 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71630360 





1844-04-02 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)


Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord

"The music composed expressly by him"

LOST MS


A new hallelujah chorus

"Composed expressly for the occasion by Mr. Nathan"

LOST MS


"CONSECRATION OF THE NEW SYDNEY SYNAGOGUE", The Australian (3 April 1844), 2-3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37118533

"OPENING OF THE SYNAGOGUE", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (6 April 1844), 519

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228134383 


For more documentation on the consecration, see below




1844-04-02 (first performed)

1844-09-17 (publication first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


ANDERSON, James Henri (music arranged)


The lays of the Hebrews


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Lays+of+the+Hebrews (TROVE public tag)


The lays of the Hebrews, a selection of Hebrew melodies as sung at the consecration of the Sydney Synagogue, dedicated to Sir Moses Montefiore, Knight F.R.S., arranged for the piano forte by J. H. Anderson, professor of music Sydney

(Sydney: Published at F. Ellard's Music Saloon, George Street, n.d. [1844])

Titlepage (0; engraved "J. Carmichael, Sc."), 4 pages music (1-4)


1. Psalm 91 [by Matthew Moss (England 1795-1868)

... during each circuit, one of the following Psalms was chaunted by the Reader and Congregation: Psalm xci, "Dwelling in the secret place of the most high, &c. [A pleasing and gracefully flowing strain in D major, common time, composed in England by Mr. Moss.]

2. Psalm 24 [Matthew Moss])

Psalm xxiv. A Psalm of David. "The earth and the fullness thereof" [Arranged by Mr. Moss in G, common time, verse and chorus; the solo parts expressively sung by Mr. Anderson, a pupil of Cipriani Potter, of the Royal Academy of Music, who recently arrived here]

3. Awake! Awake!

4. Come my beloved


Copy at the State Library of New South Wales

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/28484322 

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA2195997230002626 

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?itemID=846678&acmsid=0 (DIGITISED)

Photocopy (of the above) at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179399982 (DIGITISED)


"CONSECRATION OF THE NEW SYDNEY SYNAGOGUE", The Australian (3 April 1844), 2-3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37118533

"OPENING OF THE SYNAGOGUE", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (6 April 1844), 519

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228134383 

"ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE: HEBREW MELODIES: To the Editor", The Australian (19 August 1844), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37120411

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 September 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12418309

"LITERARY NOTICES", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (Sydney, NSW : 1843 - 1845), 21 September, p. 148

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228135834

"THE LAYS OF THE HEBREWS", The Australian (23 September 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37119610

"ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. THE BAND. To the editor", The Australian (8 October 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37125713 

"LECTURE ON MUSIC", The Cornwall Chronicle (3 September 1845), 125-26

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66268260

[Advertisement]: "CATALOGUE OF MUSIC AT GROCOTT'S", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 August 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12920685


ELLARD, Francis (publisher, engraver)


Order of service arranged for the consecration of the New Sydney Synagogue, "House of Israel", "Beth Yisrael", York street, city of Sydney, New South Wales, on Tuesday, April 2nd, (13th day of Nissan, 5604.): = Seder Ḥanukat ha-bayit shel Ḳahal Ḳadosh bet hakneset ha-hadash "Bet Yisrael"

(Sydney: Synagogue Beth Yisrael, 1844)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/48988103 





1844-04-11 (written)

1844-04-18 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words)


The Gathering

WORDS only; no tune indicated


"ORIGINAL POETRY", The Colonial Observer (18 April 1844), 20

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226466696 

"THE GATHERING", The Melbourne Weekly Courier (25 May 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228064168 

I sing not of love, and I sing not of arms -
Of Currency lasses, or war's loud alarms;
But I sing of the Gathering that lately befel,
In oppression's despite, at the Royal Hotel ...


[Editorial] "DEPASTURING LICENSES", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 April 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12423646 





1844-04-19 (first advertised)

1844-04-25 (first performed)

1844-04-30 (second performance)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


DEANE, John Philip (music composed, arranged)


Trio on "Home, sweet home" and "Hey, the bonnie breast knots"

"Trio - Two violins and violoncello, in which will be introduced the favourite airs, " Home sweet home," and " Hey the bonnie breast knots," and which will be performed by three juvenile Tasmanians - Mast. C. Deane, Mast. H. Deane, and Mast. A. Deane.


[Advertisement], The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian and Australian Advertiser (19 April 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232482556 

[Advertisement], The Courier (26 April 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951144

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", Colonial Times (7 May 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754858 


Trio in which will be performed several favourite airs

(for Two Violins and Violoncello)


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (14 May 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754873





1844-04-23 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


"S. P. H." (words)

NATHAN, Isaac (music composed; unauthorised borrowing)


Song of the Aborigines

AIR - "TAMBOURGI"


"ORIGINAL POETRY", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 April 1844), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12409847 


This scurrilous satire, by a regular contributor of occasional poetry to the Sydney press, was in part aimed at the "Australian melodies" of Isaac Nathan (whose melody is borrowed) and Eliza Hamilton Dunlop


Tambourgi! Tambourgi! sung by Mr. Braham at the oratorios, Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, poet Lord Byron, composer I. Nathan (London: H. Falkner, n.d.)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179705688 (DIGITISED)





1844-04-27 (first advertised)

1844-05-06 (first performed)

Maitland, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words) [ ? Benjamin Pitt GRIFFIN ]


An old hand's chaunt

"The oldest hand upon the Hunter River, written by a gentleman of the company for the occasion"

(AIR - "The Literary Dustman")


[Words] "AN OLD HAND'S CHAUNT", The Maitland Mercury (18 May 1844), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article666822

"AN OLD HAND'S CHAUNT", Morning Chronicle (8 June 1844), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31742950

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=An+old+hand's+chaunt (TROVE public tag)


For the music, see, for instance:

The literary dustman, a comic song, written and sung by Mr. Glindon, the accompaniments arranged by J. T. Craven (US edition: Philadelphia: Osbourn's Music Saloon, n.d.)

http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/catalog/levy:047.111 (DIGITISED)


[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (27 April 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article666611

"AMATEUR THEATRICALS", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (11 May 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article666762 

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (1 June 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article667027

"AMATEUR THEATRICALS", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (8 June 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article667151 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 October 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12410388 

"HUNTER'S RIVER SETTLER'S SONG", Bell's Life in Sydney (1 February 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59763392

"THE DINNER TO CAPTAIN PATTISON", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (17 November 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article698506 





1844-04-30 (written)

1844-05-09 (published)

Sydney, NSW


"J. B. L." (words)


Song of a Polish exile

AIR - "My lodging is on the cold ground"


"ORIGINAL POETRY", The Colonial Observer (9 May 1844), 42

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226466569 





1844-05-27 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


GEOGHEGAN, Edward (words)


The currency lass or, My native girl

Play with 14 songs, original lyrics to old tunes


THE ENTRY IS A STUB


[Advertisement], The Australian (27 May 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37118944

"NEW COLONIAL PLAY", The Australian (30 May 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37120018


See modern edition, with music: Roger Covell (ed.), The currency lass, or, My native girl: a musical play in two acts (Sydney: Currency Press, 1976)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/45227811





1844-05-10 (first advertised)

1844-05-14 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


GAUTROT, Joseph (music composed)

GAUTROT, Madame (words)


Hymn

Hymn - Words by Madame Gautrot - [music by] M. Gautrot.

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Courier (10 May 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951088





1844-05-15 and 17 (performances)

Sydney, NSW


MARSH, Stephen Hale (music composed)


Introduction, thema and variations

("an early composition of his own")

Copy at the State Library of New South Wales, not digitised

Thema, with an introduction and variations for the piano forte by S. H. A. Marsh (London: For the author by Chappell & Co., [1824])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/204937277 

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA21125618320002626 


A new fantasia on the harp

("in which he introduced the favorite airs of Love Not, and Billy Barlow")

LOST MS


The whale of the southern sea

("a new song ... composed expressly for the occasion")

LOST MS


Overture to The gentleman in black

LOST MS


Fantasia for harp on The last rose of summer

LOST MS


"COMMERCIAL READING ROOMS AND LIBRARY LECTURES", The Australian (22 May 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37119462

[Advertisement], The Australian (29 July 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37122370

Love not and Billy Barlow (his new arrangement for the harp)


See these local editions of the originals:

Love not, written by the honble. Mrs. Norton, the music composed by John Blockley esqr. (Sydney: F. Ellard, n.d.)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166055229 (DIGITISED)

Billy Barlow's visit to Sydney; Billy Barlow, the favorite comic song, as sung by Mr. Coppin, at the Royal Victoria Theatre, arranged for the piano forte, with the original and encore verses (Sydney: Published by Thomas Rolfe, music-seller, 26, Pitt Street, 1843)

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?itemID=852867&acmsid=0 (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179488869 (DIGITISED)





1844-06-01


KENTISH, Nathaniel Lipscomb (words)


The new country; or, Xploration

AIR - "The coronation"


"NEW COUNTRY", Launceston Examiner (1 June 1844), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36236889

"REPORT ON THE COUNTRY LYING BETWEEN THE RIVERS MEANDER AND EMU [by N. L. Kentish]", The Cornwall Chronicle (26 January 1846), 73-74

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66270854

... a song which graphically as humourously, adds to the description of the "life and adventures" of the Explorer of the Western Interior ... of "life in the bush" from the pen of some wag of his party, who is said to have picked it up in a place of less euphonious than suspicious, though appropriate nomenclature - The Devil's Glen.





1844-07-09 (first advertised)

1844-07-11 (first performed)

1848 (first published in The southern Euphrosyne)

Sydney, NSW


INDIGENOUS (Ngarigu, Monaro area, southern NSW) (words and melody)

NATHAN, Isaac (music arranged)


Wargoonda minyarrah


See full details in the Checklist of Indigenous songs with music:

checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#010-Wargoonda


[Advertisement], The Australian (9 July 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37123781 





1844-11-14 (first published)

Windsor, NSW


"DELTA" (words)


The fine old Sydney gentleman

("I'll sing you a fine new song ... " [ AIR - "The fine old English gentleman"]


"THE FINE OLD SYDNEY GENTLEMAN", Hawkesbury Courier and Agricultural and General Advertiser (14 November 1844), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66378031


The fine old English gentleman, a song of the olden time as sung & arranged by Henry Russell ... (US edition: New York, Wm. A. Pond & Co., n.d.)

http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/catalog/levy:048.056a (DIGITISED)




1844-11-14 (first advertised

1844-11-21 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


DULY, George Frederick (music composed)


What care I, tho' fortune frowns

Ballad; for Madame Gautrot

LOST MS


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (16 November 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8755645





1844-11-14 (first advertised

1844-11-21 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


GAUTROT, Joseph (music composed)


Solo - Air and variations

(violin, "composed expressly for this occasion")

LOST MS


Aria Nel cor non piu mi sento [Paisiello] with variations

("composed by Mons. Gautrot for Mad. Gautrot")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (16 November 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8755645

[Advertisement], The Courier (15 April 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2948912 





1844-11-21


ANONYMOUS


The bushman's song

For the "Hawkesbury Courier" (Hurrah! for the bush, the boundless bush)

WORDS ONLY, no tune indicated, but probably "Hurrah for the road"


"The Bushman's Song", Hawkesbury Courier (21 November 1844), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66378044


Hurrah for the road, as sung by Mr. J. Collins, in the operatic drama of Paul Clifford (US edition: New York: Wm. Vanderbreek, n.d.)

https://www.loc.gov/item/sm1852.510500 




1844-11-23 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS

SKINNER, George (publican, entertainer)


Skinner's saloon

Skinner's Saloon ("Dull spirits, when dead, 'tis but justice to bury") "an original copy of verses to a favourite old tune - Derry Down"


Words in an advertisement for Sydney publican George Skinner's Saloon

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 November 1844), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12410232

Probably a variant of the English major-key melody Derry Down, as later given in Chappell's Popular music of the olden time (1859), volume 2, 677

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=mzhNAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA677





1844-12-17 (first advertised)

1845-01-01 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


BURN, David (words)


Original songs and choruses in Sydney delivered; or, the princely buccaneer


Sydney delivered; or, the princely buccaneer, a steamy-nautical entire piratical, lyrical, satirical, operatical, terpsichorical serio-comical, comico-tragical, burlesque, burletta, spectacle, of intense local interest, wide and ramified diversity, and universally absorbing and imposing whimsicality, by Tasso Australasiatticus

(Sydney: Statham and Forster, 1845)


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Sydney+delivered+(Burn) (TROVE public tag)


Copy at Harvard University Library

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ZpgQAAAAYAAJ (DIGITISED)

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011609841 (DIGITISED)


[Advertisement], The Australian (17 December 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37119211

"SYDNEY DELIVERED: OR, THE PRINCELY BUCCANEER", The Australian (16 January 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37155723  

"REVIEW", The Australian (22 January 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37156837 


This play was published and reviewed, but not performed at the time





1844-12-20 (written)

Maitland, NSW


GRIFFIN, Benjamin Pitt (words)


Barney O'Keefe in Australia

"Mr. O'Keefe's Adventures in Australia; AIR - "Larry O'Gaff"; "Warrah, 20th December, 1844"


"MR. O'KEEFE'S ADVENTURES IN AUSTRALIA. Air. Larry O'Gaff", The Maitland Mercury (4 January 1845), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article671050

"SINGLETON", The Maitland Mercury (1 March 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article671980

"AMATEUR THEATRICALS [Maitland]", Sydney Chronicle (23 May 1848), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31756759

"AMATEUR THEATRICALS", The Maitland Mercury (16 December 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article707024

The tune, also "Lary O'Gaff"; a later US edition of a setting of it:

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/sm1885.08223 (DIGITISED)





1844-12-27 (first performance)

Perth, WA


BURGH, Henry (music composed, ? words)


A masonic glee

"An original glee for four equal voices, written for the occasion by Brother Henry Burgh, who presided at the piano. This very able production was beautifully sung by the brethren."

LOST MS


"FREEMASONRY", The Perth Gazette (28 December 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article645557

"MEETING OF FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS IN PERTH", Inquirer (1 January 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65583565

... The usual Masonic toasts were given, and cordially responded to, accompanied by some excellent songs and glees, performed by several of the Brethren, and appropriate to the sentiment of each; among the rest, a Masonic glee, composed expressly for this occasion by Brother Henry Burgh, and which is acknowledged on all hands to be a composition of very great musical merit. A very beautifully executed copy of this glee was presented to Brother Hutt, and as it is unquestionably worthy of publication in any part of the world, we look to have the pleasure of some day seeing it in print, when we are sure it will become a universal favourite among the brethren.

"WESTERN AUSTRALIA", Freemason's Quarterly Magazine (30 September 1845), 369

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=gvIDAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA369


1845






1845-02-01 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


"A Hawkesbury boy" (words)


A new song to a queer tune by a Hawkesbury boy

WORDS ONLY, NO TUNE INDICATED


"A NEW SONG TO A QUEER TUNE", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (1 February 1845), 54

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228135807 





1845-02-15 (first advertised)

1845-02-17 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


HOWSON, John (music composed, arranged)


In one of Jersey's peaceful vales

(song; "composed by Mr. John Howson"; "in the very celebrated domestic drama ... of Blanche of Jersey; or, Filial affection")

LOST MS; words survive separately


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (15 February 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756163


For the words of the song in Blanche of Jersey [the original music composed by John Barnett], see Blanche of Jersey, a musical romance in two acts, first performed at the Theatre Royal, English Opera House, August 9, 1837, by R. B. Peake ... (London: Chapman and Hall, [1839]), 15

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=SoIVAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA15





1845-02-15 (first advertised)

1845-02-17 (first performed)

1845-09-06 (publication first noticed)

Sydney, NSW


GIBBS, Eliza (soprano vocalist, ? music composed)

BURN, David (words, additional verses)


The grand fancy ball

("A new comic song ... by Mrs. Gibbs")

[The grand fancy ball ... by Mrs. Gibbs, with the encore verses by Mr. D. Burn]

([Sydney: William Baker, 1845]

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


Performances (selection only):

[Advertisement], The Australian (15 February 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37157750

An entirely new Comic Song, "The Grand Fancy Ball," by Mrs. Gibbs ...

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Australian (1 March 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37155395 

... Song, "The Grand Fancy Ball," by Mrs. Gibbs. For the second time in this Colony ...

[Advertisement], The Australian (11 March 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37155315 

... Song, "The Grand Fancy Ball," Mrs. Gibbs, with additional verses written for the occasion ...

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 September 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12881992

"THE CONCERT", Hawkesbury Courier (25 December 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66379005

... 2nd song, I'll be no submissive Wife, Mrs. Gibbs. One of this lady's favorite songs. We need only say it produced a rapturous encore, when, instead, Mrs. G. sang The Fancy Ball. We believe this is her composition. We congratulate her both as composer and singer; in our community it gave much delight.

"WINDSOR", The Australian (27 December 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37154644


Publication:

"Domestic", The Atlas (6 September 1845), 491

http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/1440365x/18450906/00010041/11-12.pdf

We beg to acknowledge the receipt of a song entitled THE GRAND FANCY BALL, published by Mr. Baker, of King-street ...

"THE GRAND FANCY BALL", The Australian (11 Sepetmber 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37159722

This song, in which Mrs. Gibbs has created so great a sensation at the Victoria, has been published by Baker, with the humorous encore verses, "written expressly for her", by Mr. D. Burn, a Member of the Dramatic Authors' Society. The melody is so well known by all playgoers, that comment would be superfluous.


BAKER, William (printer, publisher)


The mayor of Sydney had given his first grand fancy ball on 21 August 1844. When she first introduced this song at the theatre in February, Eliza Gibbs may also have had in mind two smaller but more recent "grand fancy balls" mounted the previous by Jane Williamson [Madame Veilburn]), and that on 29 January as a benefit for the young pianist singer and dancer, Sophia Maria Forsythe. Eliza Gibbs and her husband had previously helped support the talents of the young lady, a (? former) pupil of Maria Hinckesman. There is no clear evidence to suggest any link between the Gibbs-Burn song, and Hinckeman's A dream of the mayor's fancy ball (see 1847 belowO, except that both were published by Baker.





1845-02-19 (written, published)

Geelong, Port Phillip District NSW (VIC)


"A. B. C." (words)


A new song

("Written for the benefit of whom it may concern; Corio, oh! Corio, how shall I sing of thee ... ; Corio-street, Geelong, 19th Feb., 1845")

WORDS ONLY, NO TUNE INDICATED


"A NEW SONG", Geelong Advertiser (19 February 1845), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92674917





1845-02-24 (first noticed)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)

DENT, J. W. (words)


A good black gin


A good black gin, an Australian melody, inscribed with great deference and profound respect, to the loyal subjects of his late most gracious, highly accomplished, and revered, antipodal majesty, king Bungaree; poet, Lieut. J. W. Dent, R.N.; composer, I. Nathan

(Sydney: Published by W. Baker, Pitt-street, Sydney, 1845)

4 pages music; typeset by Nathan; "Printed by E. Alcock, City Printing Office, Hunter-Street, Sydney"


Copy at the State Library of New South Wales, not digitised

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/20837032 

Copy at the University of New South Wales

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/15607824 


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 February 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12877634

"NEW SONG", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 February 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12877635





1845-02-20 (first performed)

Singleton, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words)


Billy Barlow at Singleton

(Song; "detailing the disasters of the real Hunter River Billy")

WORDS LOST; TUNE "Billy Barlow"


"SINGLETON", The Maitland Mercury (1 March 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article671980

Probably another version of Benjamin Pitt Griffin's "Billy Barlow in Australia"; see also "AN ORIGINAL SONG", The Maitland Mercury (24 December 1892), 5s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19018006





1845-02-22 (no. 2 published)

1845-03-01 (no. 3 published)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words) = Robert LOWE


Song of the squatters (no. 2)

"The commissioner bet me a pony - I won ..."

WORDS ONLY; NO TUNE INDICATED


"SONGS OF THE SQUATTERS (No. 2)", The Atlas (22 February 1845), 149

https://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/1440365x/18450222/00010013/5-6.pdf 

"SONG OF THE SQUATTERS (From the Atlas)", Geelong Advertiser (5 March 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92673968

Samuel Sydney, The three colonies of Australia: New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia (London: Ingram, Cooke & Company, 1853), 161-62

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=VUFCAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA161 

Lord Sherbrooke, Poems of a life (London: Kegan Paul, Trench , & Co., 1885), "Songs of the squatters no. 2", 99-101

https://archive.org/stream/poemsalife00shergoog#page/n114/mode/2up 

"SONG OF THE SQUATTER", The Queenslander (27 October 1894), 788

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20721669




Songs of the squatters (no. 3)

("The Gum has no shade, / And the Wattle no fruit ...")

WORDS ONLY; NO TUNE INDICATED


"SONGS OF THE SQUATTERS (No. 3)", The Atlas (1 March 1845), 161

https://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/1440365x/18450301/00010014/5-6.pdf 

"SONG OF THE SQUATTERS. The gum has no shade", South Australian (28 March 1845), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71601036 

"The Bushman to his bride", in Gallops and gossips in the bush of Australia; or, Passages in the life of Alfred Barnard (1854), 33

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=kMQBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA33

Lord Sherbrooke, Poems of a life (London: Kegan Paul, Trench , & Co., 1885), "Songs of the squatters no. 3", 102-104

https://archive.org/stream/poemsalife00shergoog#page/n118/mode/2up 





1845-03-01 (first advertised)

1845-05-27

1845-06-17

1845-11-08

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


GAUTROT, Joseph (music composed, arranged, performed)


Violin solo, on one string, on the air Rendez moi ma patrie [Herold]

LOST ? MS


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (1 March 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756262 

"MR. J. HOWSON'S CONCERT", Colonial Times (11 March 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756325


Grand new air with variations

("for the Violin by Gautrot")

LOST ? MS


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (27 May 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756853


Le plaisir des dames, variations on one string

("Dedicated to the Ladies, and composed for this occasion")

LOST ? MS


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (17 June 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2948206


Grand solo violin sur des airs de la Vestale de Spontini

("avec trois variations sur une corde, une sur deux cordes, et une sur quartres cordes")

LOST ? MS


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (8 November 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2946976





1845-03-11 (first advertised)

1845-03-13 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


GIBBS, John (? music composed)


Solo, violin

"Introducing the celebrated airs, The groves of Blarney, and Molly Bawn, on one string only (the fourth)"

LOST ? MS


[Advertisement], The Australian (11 March 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37155315 





1845-03-15 (first performed)

1845-03-19 (first performed)

Maitland, NSW


DEANE, John Philip (composed, arranged)


Trio on The last rose of summer and Garryowen

(for 2 Violins and Violoncello)

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (15 March 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article672416


Trio on The Portuguese hymn [Adeste fidelis]

(for 2 Violins and Violoncello)

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (18 March 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article672476


1845-09-17 (performed)

Sydney, NSW


Trio (juvenile)

(for 2 Violins and Violoncello)

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 September 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12882167

"MUSIC", The Australian (20 September 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37154507 





1845-04-01 (first advertised)

1845-04-03 (first performed)

1845-04-05 (publication first advertised)


GEOGHEGAN, Edward (words, ? music composed)

JONES, Matilda (Mrs. John CRANE) (words written for)


Australia, the land of my birth


Australia, the land of my birth, expressly for, and dedicated to, Mrs. Crane (late Miss Jones), sung by that lady with unbounded applause at the Royal Victoria Theatre, on Thursday, 3rd April, 1845

([Sydney: Albert Mason, 1845])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED (at price 1d, almost certainly words only; no tune indicated)


[Advertisement], The Australian (1 April 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37155810

[Advertisement], The Australian (3 April 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37155151  

[Advertisement], The Star and Working Man's Guardian (5 April 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228132807 

[Advertisement], Parramatta Chronicle and Cumberland General Advertiser (5 April 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228248826


Intended to have been the original "Currency lass" of Geoghegan's play, Matilda Jones was indeed born in New South Wales.

See also the later song (1864) of the same title (words unattributed) with music by Marmaduke Henry Wilson

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/7037567 




1845-05-03 (republished)

Sydney, NSW

Melbourne, NSW (VIC) (original)


ANONYMOUS (words)


Song - The Penton-Villains"

(AIR - "The fine old English Gentleman"; "I am a Squatter Gentleman and servants I engages ...")


"PORT PHILLIP", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (26 April 1845), 201

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228135445 


On the so-called "Penton-Villains", see:

"Domestic Intelligence", The Melbourne Weekly Courier (28 February 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228063433 





1845-05-03 (first advertised)

1845-07-29 (first published, "Hail to thee")

1845-09-05 (first performed, "Hail to thee")

Sydney, NSW


MARSH, Stephen Hale (music composed)

RAE, John (words)


God of our father land

(words: John Rae; [? Op. 59])

([Sydney: ? , 1845])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED; ADVERTISED ONLY, PROBABLY NEVER PRINTED; LOST MS


Hail to thee, mighty one


Hail to thee mighty one! song of Australia, and chorus, composed by S. H. Marsh, the poetry by John Rae, A.M., op. 60

(Sydney: Engraved and printed by H. C. Jervis, n.d. [1845])

7 pages music (1-7)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Hail+to+thee+mighty+one (TROVE public tag)


Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/17604610 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-168446021 (DIGITISED)


Words of both first published:

"THE MAYOR'S FANCY BALL: CANTO THE FOURTH ... XXII", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 April 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12878857 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 May 1845), 1:

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12879208

IN A FEW DAYS WILL BE PUBLISHED, HAIL TO THEE, MIGHTY ONE! AND GOD OF OUR FATHER LAND: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SONGS. With Music, composed by S. H. Marsh.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 July 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12881175

THIS DAY IS PUBLISHED, PRICE 2s. 6d., THE NATIONAL SONG OF AUSTRALIA, Hail to thee, mighty one! The words by John Rae, A.M.; the Music composed by S. H. Marsh. To be had at Ellard's Music Saloon, George-street; Messrs. Kern and Co., Hunter-street; and of the Engraver and Printer, H. C. Jervis, Pitt-street.

"MUSICAL EXAMINER", The Examiner (16 August 1845), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228062562 

"AUSTRALIAN HARMONIC CLUB", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 September 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12882155 


A second edition of the above (London, c.1847/48), with slightly altered first line/title:


Hail to Victoria! queen of the ocean


Hail to Victoria! queen of the ocean, composed in Australia, and performed there as the national Australian anthem, and dedicated to its inhabitants by S. H. Marsh, esqr., the words by John Rae, esqr., Town Clerk, Sydney

(London: T. Boosey & Co., n.d. [1847/48])

Titlepage (0), 7 pages music (1-7)


Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22141919 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165474043 (DIGITISED)

Photocopy (of the above) at the National Library of Australia

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/171071847 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179659396 (DIGITISED)


"THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM", The Argus (22 May 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4765785

Hannah Villiers Boyd, A voice from Australia: an inquiry into the probability of New Holland being connected with the prophecies relating to new Jerusalem and the spiritual temple (Sydney: Robert Barr, 1851), 31

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=SAIDAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA31


JERVIS, Harry Cooper (engraver and printer, 1845)





1845-05-06 (first published)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


ANONYMOUS (words)


The British flag

(ORIGINAL SONG ... Dedicated (without permission) to Lieutenant Colonel Elliott, of the Queen's Own Light Infantry, and all British Red and Blue Jackets. Tune - "Yankee Doodle")


"ORIGINAL SONG", Colonial Times (6 May 1845), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756717 





1845-06-10 (first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music arranged)


Alice Brand [James Hook]

("Glee and chorus ... arranged for three voices by Mr. Nathan")

LOST MS, arrangement


Here in cool grot [Mornington]

("Glee ... four voices, arranged by Mr. Nathan for full orchestral and piano accompaniment")

LOST MS, arrangement, orchestration


"AUSTRALIAN HARMONIC CLUB", The Australian (10 June 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37158434

For the originals, see:

Alice Brand, a favorite ballad from The lady of the lake composed by Mr. Hook (US edition: New York: Mrs. Bradish, n.d.)

http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/catalog/levy:108.018 (DIGITISED)

"Here in cool grot and mossy cell, for four voices, earl of Mornington", The Musical Times 1 (1848), supplements 16-18

https://archive.org/details/jstor-3370246 





1845-07-08 (first performed)

1847-04-28 (first published)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


REICHENBERG, Joseph (music arranged)

Ancient Hebrew melodies


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Ancient+Hebrew+melodies (TROVE public tag)


Ancient Hebrew melodies sung at the consecration of the Synagogue, Argyle Street, Hobart-Town V.D.L. dedicated to Mrs Louis Nathan, harmonized and arranged for the pianoforte by J. Reichenberg

(Hobart-Town: Thomas Browne, lithographic printer, n.d. [1847])

Titlepage (1), 13 pages music (3-15)


(1 How goodly are thy tents; 2 Come let us sing unto the Lord; 3 Blessed be he who cometh in the name of the Lord; 4 Thanks to thee O Lord; 5 Thine, O Lord is the greatness; 6 His glory is above all the earth; 7 Ascribe unto the Lord; 8 Praise God in His sanctuary)


Copy at the State Library of Tasmania

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/48072112 

https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/all/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:945363/one 

https://stors.tas.gov.au/AUTAS001131821845 (DIGITISED) [whole album]


The impending publication by subscription of a set pf 9 "Hebrew melodies" was announced at the end of July 1845:

[Advertisement], The Courier (30 July 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2947838

Hebrew melodies. To be published shortly, if a sufficient number of subscribers will patronise them, NINE HEBREW MELODIES, As sung by the Jewish choir, with accompaniments, at the opening of the Synagogue, at Hobart Town, on the 4th July, 1845. The whole arranged, and harmonised for the pianoforte, by J. Reichenberg. Price 8s. Persons intending to become subscribers will please to give their names to Mr. J. Reichenberg, 25, Davey street; or to Mr. S. A. Tegg, Bookseller, Elizabeth street.


However, the print, ultimately of 8 numbers, did not appear until April 1847:

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (23 April 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8760496 

JUST PUBLISHED, At T. Browne's Stationery and Lithographic Printing Establishment, 54, LIVERPOOL-STREET, ANCIENT HEBREW MELODIES, sung at the Consecration of the Synagogue, Argyle-street, Hobart Town. Arranged and Harmonised by J. Reichenberg. Price - Six shillings.

"LITHOGRAPHY-HEBREW MELODIES", Colonial Times (23 April 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8760488

"NEW MUSIC", The Courier (28 April 1847), 2:

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2972015


Order of service at the dedication of the synagogue, Argyle Street, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, on Friday, the 4th July, a.m., 5605-1845 (Hobart Town: Printed by E. & M. Wolfe, 1845)

http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/200619 (DIGITISED)

"OPENING OF THE SYNAGOGUE ARGYLE STREET", The Observer (8 July 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62134999 

[Editorial], Colonial Times (8 July 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756909 

"OPENING AND DEDICATION OF THE JEWS' SYNAGOGUE", The Courier (9 July 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2947988 

"THE SYNAGOGUE", Colonial Times (11 July 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756924

"THE SYNAGOGUE", The Observer (15 July 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62135058 

In our last a paragraph was omitted in which we sought to do justice to some whose names were not mentioned with that praise which was due to them for the part they performed in the opening service at tho Synagogue. The music we learn was brought to this colony by Mr. Simeon, whose melodious voice was so much admired in company with the voice of Messrs. Edward Isaacs, Henry Nathan, David Allen, and Isaac Solomons. The vocal attraction at the Synagogue is likely to draw many visitors from time to time, whose interest is not likely to stop with that gratification, or benefit be confined to the hearing of the ear.

"THE SYNAGOGUE", Colonial Times (11 July 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756924 


NATHAN, Harriette (Mrs. Louis NATHAN) (dedicatee)

BROWNE, Thomas (publisher, printer, lithographer)





1845-07-12 (republished)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words)

COHEN, S. J. (publisher)


The mayor's tea party

AIR - "The king of the cannibal islands"

"Colonial Melodies No. 2. By the author of Billy Barlow; ... from the cigar wrapper of Mr. S. J. Cohen, tobacconist, of 99, King-street, Sydney"


"COLONIAL MELODIES - NO. 2", The Maitland Mercury (12 July 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article674510

No doubt you read, the other day,
"The Fancy Ball," by Mr. Rae:
So now a stave I'll sing or say
About the Mayor's Tea Party.
His Worship doesn't dance, you see
With jigs and reels he don't agree;
But yet, inclin'd to have a spree,
He ask'd the citizens to Tea!
French rolls by bushels, stale and new,
With rounds of beef a score or two,
And Garry Owen's best sky-blue,
Were at the Mayor's Tea Party!
Hokee Pokee--black and green--
Ham and chicken--fat and lean--
Oh! such a spree was never seen
As at the Mayor's Tea Party!
... [ 3 more stanzas]


On the source song and tune, King of the cannibal islands, see:

Anthony Bennett, "Rivals unravelled: a broadside song and dance", Folk Music Journal 6/4 (1993), 420-45

http://www.jstor.org/stable/4522436 (PAYWALL)


ALLEN, George (mayor of Sydney)

RAE, John (town clerk, author of The mayor's fancy ball, in 4 cantos, April 1845)


The first mayoral grand fancy ball was held in Sydney on 21 August 1844, under the auspices of the then incumbent James Robert Wilshire. When Wilshire was succeeded as mayor by a strict Wesleyan, George Allen, it became clear that a second annual ball would not be held in 1845. Rather Allen gave his support to a Teetotal concert, at the Royal Victoria Theatre on 20 June, the subject of this lampoon song.


"MAYOR'S FANCY DRESS BALL", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 August 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12420001 


For John Rae's The mayor's fancy ball (in 4 cantos), April 1845), see:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+mayor's+fancy+ball+(Rae) (TROVE public tag)


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 June 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12880387 

"THE MAYOR'S PARTY", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 June 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12880456 

"THE MAYOR'S FESTIVAL. TO THE EDITOR", The Sentinel (25 June 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22646298 




1845-07-18 (first published)

Adelaide, SA


ANONYMOUS


The bushman

("sung a few months ago, with unbounded applause, at a three-days' pic-nic, attended by about forty ladies and gentlemen, the elite of one of the southern districts")

WORDS ONLY; NO TUNE INDICATED


"Original Poetry", South Australian (18 July 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71602149





1845-08-05 (first published)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


ANONYMOUS (words)


Song - Governor Gipps

(AIR - Derry Down; "Governor Gipps is a terrible man ...")


"SONG - GOVERNOR GIPPS", The Observer (5 August 1845), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62135285 





1845-08-09 (publication first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


NAGEL, Charles (words, music composed)


The banner of old England


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+banner+of+old+England+(Nagel) (TROVE public tag)


Song, The banner of old England, dedicated to the Blue and Red Jackets of the Fighting School, by an Australian emigrant old soldier

(Sydney: Published for the author by G. Hudson, 1845)

Titlepage (with pictorial engraving, "When gallic cock was trampled low 'neath British lion's tread, New Zealand 1845 Tahiti", signed "J. Carmichael, Sc., Kent Street North"


Copy at the State Library of New South Wales, not digitised

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/156931602

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA21102514880002626 

Also copy at SL-NSW (Q786.4/Mu3); not yet in electronic catalogue


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 August 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12881433

"NEW MUSIC", Morning Chronicle (9 August 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31746095

"NEW MUSIC", The Weekly Register (9 August 1845), 62

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228134250

"MUSICAL EXAMINER", The Examiner (9 August 1845), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228062536 

"THE BANNER OF OLD ENGLAND", The Australian (30 August 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37157906


HUDSON, George (publisher)





1845-09-02 (music first published)

1845-09-15 (first documented performance)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed

LYND, Robert (words)


Leichhardt's grave


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Leichhardt's+grave (TROVE public tag)


Leichhardt's grave; an elegiac ode, on the scarcely doubtful fate of the amiable and talented Naturalist - Leichhardt - whose life there is too much reason to fear has been sacrificed in the cause of science, whilst endeavouring to effect an overland route to Port Essington; poet Robert Lynd, esq., composer I. Nathan, esq.

(Sydney: W. Baker, Hibernian Press, King-street east, 1845)

6 pages music (1-6), typeset by Nathan


Copies at the National Library of Australia

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/25405803 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165997773 (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179700922 (DIGITISED)

Copies ay the State Library of New South Wales, not digitised

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA21112059180002626 (print)

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:ADLIB110083471 (print)

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:ADLIB110050810 (microfilm)


Words first published:

"ADDRESSED TO THE PARTY PROCEED[ING] ON THE TRACK OF DR. LEICHHARDT. By R. LYND, Esq.", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 July 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12880636


Music published:

[Advertisement], "THIS DAY IS PUBLISHED", The Australian (2 September 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37156685

"DR. LEICHHARDT", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (2 August 1845), 51

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228136319

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 September 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28649928

"MUSICAL EXAMINER", The Examiner (6 September 1845), 37

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228062763 

"Leichhardt's Grave", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (6 September 1845), 111:

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228136143 

"LEICHHARDT'S GRAVE", The Australian (9 September 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37159772

"REVIEW: NEW MUSIC: LEICHHARDT'S GRAVE", The Australian (20 September 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37154504


Music first performed:

"SCHOOL OF ARTS", The Australian (16 September 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37158084

"MUSICAL EXAMINER", The Examiner (20 September 1845), 53

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228062718 


See also reviews reproduced in Nathan, Lectures (1846)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165990583/view?partId=nla.obj-165996533#page/n54/mode/1up 


"LEICHARDT'S LAST HOME CORRESPONDENCE", The Argus (13 September 1865), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5769161

Nathan's 2 Leichhardt songs were also reported in Germany, in a review of Leichhardt's published journal, in Gelehrte Anzeigen 80 (21 April 1848), cols 644, 645:

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=QrUPAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA256 


LEICHHARDT, Ludwig (subject)

BAKER, William


On the context:

C. Pemberton Hodgson, "LEICHARDT'S GRAVE", The Australian (14 October 1845), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37159343 





1845-09-02 (first noticed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


ANONYMOUS (? editor, authors)


Tasmanian Total Abstinence song book

([? Hobart Town, ?, 1845]

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


"NEW TOTAL ABSTINENCE PUBLICATION", The Observer (2 September 1945), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62135593 





1845-09-04 and after (first performed)

Windsor and Richmond, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words)

ANONYMOUS (tune, air)

TUCKERMAN, Stephen (d. Windsor, 1875)


Hawkesbury agricultural songs


Song of Australia

("Sung with unbounded applause by Mr. STEPHEN TUCKERMAN, at the Agricultural Dinner on the 4th Sept. AIR - "WHAT YOU WILL"

(While sparkles the goblet, and round flies the bowl ... chorus: O flourish, Australia, Australia advance)

WORDS ONLY; no tune specified ("What you will")


"PENRITH AND HAWKESBURY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY'S SHOW OF CATTLE, &c., &c., &c., AT CLARENDON, THIS DAY", Hawkesbury Courier and Agricultural and General Advertiser (4 September 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66378758

"SONG OF AUSTRALIA", Hawkesbury Courier (30 October 1845), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66378868


The farmer's song

(Let the mighty and great ... chorus: I shear my own fleece, and I wear it)

WORDS ONLY; no tune specified ("What you will")


"PENRITH AND HAWKESBURY AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION", Hawkesbury Courier (25 September 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66378807


The farmer's delight "Harvest home"

("A New Air, COMPOSED by an individual residing at North Richmond, and approved by a competent Musical Professor in Windsor. Manuscript Copies of the above - (Price 6d. EACH,) - can be obtained at the Office of this Paper; or at Mr. Joseph Poole's, Proprietor of the Richmond Coach, Richmond")

LOST MS; possibly a tune composed to one or other of the above


[News], Hawkesbury Courier (18 December 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66378998

We are requested by the composer of the new air "The Farmer's Delight, Harvest Home," who, we understand, is an industrious struggling man, to call public attention to his advertisement in this day's Courier. This composition has been approved of for its correctness and pleasing style by a celebrated musical professor, and, we would recommend those Ladies and Gentlemen who are lovers of music, to patronise this first attempt of a struggling individual. The price is moderate.

[Advertisement], Hawkesbury Courier (18 December 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66379000




1845-09-15 (first advertised)

1845-09-17 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


BUSHELLE, Eliza (music composed)


The gondolier's song

("composed by Mrs. Bushelle")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 September 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12882167

"MUSICAL EXAMINER", The Examiner (20 September 1845), 53

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228062718 

Mr. Deane's Concert on Wednesday evening at the Royal Hotel, was very fashionably and numerously attended. Mrs. Bushelle was the main attraction of the evening, and sung several of her most admired songs with much effect.





1845-09-15 (first advertised)

1845-09-17 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


DEANE, John (junior) (music arranged and orchestrated)


King Death [Neukomm]

("with full orchestral accompaniments, arranged by Mr. J. Deane" [junior])


The last man [Callcott]

("the orchestral accompaniments by Mr. J. Deane" [junior])


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 September 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12882167


The sources:

King Death, with his coal black wine (Neukomm)

NO DIGITISED SOURCE INDENTIFIED (2016)

The last man (Callcott)

http://imslp.org/wiki/Special:ReverseLookup/441243 




1845-09-17 (publication first noticed)


STUBBS, Thomas (music composed)

NATHAN, Isaac (music arranged)


Lady O'Connell's waltz


Lady O'Connell's waltz, composed and most respectfully dedicated to her ladyship, by her ladyship's very humble servant, T. Stubbs

(Sydney: engraved, printed & published H. C. Jervis, Pitt St. N., n.d. [1845])

Titlepage, 2 pages music


http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/37498906 

Copy at State Library of New South Wales

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?itemID=917483&acmsid=0 (DIGITISED)

Photocopy of unidentified exemplar at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179809834 (DIGITISED)


"NEW MUSIC", Morning Chronicle (17 September 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31746343

"LADY O'CONNEL'S WALTZ", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (20 September 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59766187 

"NEW MUSIC: Lady O'Connell's Waltz, by Thomas Stubbs. Sydney, 1845", The Weekly Register (20 September 1845), 135

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228135855 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 September 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12882357

[Letter] "To the Editors", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 September 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12882346

To the Editors of the Sydney Morning Herald. GENTLEMEN, - In your kind notice of my composition of Lady O'Connell's Waltz: the merit of its arrangement is due to the kindness of Mr. Nathan, the Waltz or Melody alone being that of Your very humble, And very obliged servant. THOMAS STUBBS. September 22.

"LADY O'CONNEL'S WALTZ", The Sentinel (24 September 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226465718 

"LADY O'CONNELL'S WALTZ", The Australian (25 September 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37155091 

"SYDNEY ... NEW MUSIC", Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate (4 October 1845), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article94444068 

"SYDNEY ... NEW MUSIC", The Cornwall Chronicle (11 October 1845), 233

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66269228 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (31 August 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12920685 


JERVIS, Harry Cooper (engraved, printed, published)

O'CONNELL, Mary (patron, dedicatee)


Modern edition, orchestrated, by Richard Divall, c. 2000; MS at National Library of Australia

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/46844455 





1845-09-29 (first advertised, first performed)

1845-11-29 (publication first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)

BURN, David (words)


Sir Wilfred


Sir Wilfred, the much admired romance, sung by Mrs. Ximenes, in the very successful tragic play produced at the Victoria Theatre, Sydney, entitled "The queen's love"; author David Burn, esq.; composer I. Nathan, esq.

(Sydney: Published by W. Baker, 101, King-street, n.d. [1845])

6 pages music (1-6), typeset by Nathan


http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/8817258 

Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165999029 (DIGITISED)


"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 September 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12882472

ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE. This EVENING, SEPTEMBER 29, WILL be produced, with new scenery, dresses, decorations, and music, the new Historical Tragic Play, in 6 Acts, from the pen of David Burn, Esq., (Member of the Dramatic Authors' Society,) entitled THE QUEEN'S LOVE, Preceded by a Prologue, written for the occasion, and to be spoken by Mrs. O'Flaherty ... In the course of the Piece, Mrs. Ximenes will sing an olden Romance, called Sir Wilfred he mounted his War-steed true. The Melody and Orchestral Accompaniments written and arranged expressly for the Tragedy, by J. Nathan, Esq.

[Advertisement], The Australian (2 October 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37157882 

[Advertisement], The Australian (4 October 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37156288 

"THEATRICALS", The Australian (4 October 1845), 3 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37156290

"THE DRAMA", The Atlas (4 October 1845), 535

http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/1440365x/18451004/00010045/7-8.pdf

"THE THEATRICAL EXAMINER", The Examiner (4 October 1845), 68-69

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228062581 

"THEATRICAL REGISTER", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (4 October 1845), 166

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228134745 


Publication:

[Advertisement], The Australian (29 November 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37154100

See also reviews reproduced in Nathan, Lectures (1846)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165990583/view?partId=nla.obj-165996533#page/n55/mode/1up 


The words originally published:

David Burn, Plays and fugutive pieces in verse, vol. 1 (Hobart Town: William Pratt, S. A. Tegg, 1842), 12

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ov4kAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA12


BAKER, William (publisher)

XIMENES, Anne = Anne WINSTANLEY (composed for)





1845-10-11 (publication first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)


The lord's prayer


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+lord's+prayer+(Nathan) (TROVE public tag)


The lord's prayer, composed for one or four voices and respectfully inscribed to the right reverend William Grant Broughton, D.D., lord bishop of Australia by I. Nathan

(Sydney: Published by W. Baker, Hibernian Press, King-street, 1845

4 pages music (1-4), typeset by Nathan

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/16497174 


Copies at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165999706 (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-178649398 (DIGITISED)

Copies at the State Library of New South Wales

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA21102639010002626 

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA21112059180002626 


[Advertisement], The Australian (11 October 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37156780

"THE LORD'S PRAYER", The Australian (11 October 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37156786

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 October 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12882794

"NEW MUSIC", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (18 October 1845), 191

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228135533 

"REVIEW", The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848), 23 October, p. 3. , viewed 12 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37155755

'MUSICAL EXAMINER.', The Examiner (Sydney, NSW : 1845), 25 October, p. 93. , viewed 12 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228062690


See also reviews reproduced in Nathan, Lectures (1846)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165990583/view?partId=nla.obj-165996533#page/n55/mode/1up 


BAKER, William (publisher)

BROUGHTON, William Grant (dedicatee)





1848-07-31 (Packer's first public appearance)

1845-10-18 (second appearance)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


PACKER, Charles Sandys (music composed)


Duo concertante for violin and piano forte

LOST MS


Overture to Sadak and Kalasrade


Trio, "O'er the far mountain", from Sadak and Kalasrade


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Sadak+and+Kalasrade+(Packer) (TROVE public tag)


"SOIREE MUSICALE", The Courier (2 August 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2947804 

... We had marly forgotten to mention the trio, Sadak and Kalasrade, by Madame Gautrot, Mrs. Hill, and Mr. Packer; it was admirably sung, and met its due share of approbation ...

"CHAMBER CONCERT", The Courier (18 October 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2947156

... The variations on the march, from "I Puritani," by Mr. Packer [? Henri Herz], the overture, "Sadak and Kalasrade," and the "Duo concertante," by Messrs. Russell and Packer [? Pecker], received particular attention. "My Boyhood's Home," sang by Packer [Rooke] was encored. Indisposition preventing Mr. Leffler from taking his part in a glee, "Madeline," by Mr. Packer [Nelson], was substituted, and received with its former favour ...

[Advertisement], The Courier (2 February 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2969927

"THE CONCERTS", Colonial Times (2 May 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8762761 

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (9 February 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8764398 


Original performance materials for the 1835 London premiere of Sadak and Kalasrade are extant at London, British Library, sufficient to reconstruct most of the music of the opera; see Additional MSS 36575 (422 folios; piano score, acts 1 and 2, fols. 1-230; various vocal partbooks, fols. 231-422); Add. MSS 36576 (341 folios, orchestral parts, winds, brass, harp, &.); ADD. MSS 36577 (449 folios, orchestral parts, strings); ADD. MSS. 33811 (240 folios, overture, orchestral parts)

For the libretto:

Sadak and Kalasrade; or, The waters of oblivion, a romantic opera in two acts by Mary Russell Mitford ... first performed at the New Theatre Royal, Lyceum and English Opera House, on Monday, April 20, 1835, the whole of the music composed by Mr. Packer of the Royal Academy

(London: Printed for the proprietor by S. G. Fairbrother, 1835)

http://access.bl.uk/item/pdf/lsidyv3493c28e (DIGITISED)

Modern online edition of the above at the University of Virginia Library:

http://xtf.lib.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=chadwyck_evd/uvaGenText/tei/chevd_V3.0062.xml

As later published in the author's collected works, see:

Mary Russell Mitford, The dramatic works, vol. 2 (London: Hurst and Blackett, 1854), 1-45

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=oANMAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA1


On the premiere, Lyceum and English Opera House, London, 20 April 1835, see:

"THEATRICALS", Figaro in London (26 April 1834), 69-70

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=jnVIAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA69 

"THEATRICALS", Figaro in London (2 May 1834), 76

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=jnVIAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA76 

"ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE, The Musical Library: Monthly Supplement (May 1835), 48

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=SuMPAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA48 





1845-11-01

1845-11-06 (song first performed)

Sydney, NSW


GIBBS, John (music arranged, ? composed)

GIBBS, Eliza (ballet written by)


The rose of Cashmere; or, Ebe Bacar, the diamond merchant

("Ballet Divertisement, written by Mrs. Gibbs, and the Music by Mr. Gibbs")

LOST MS


In christian lands [? Domenico Corri]

("an entirely new song arranged for the occasion by Mr. Gibbs")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Australian (1 November 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37157017

[Advertisement], The Australian (4 November 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37158576

After which, Mrs. Douglass, (pupil of Mrs. Gibbs) will have the honor to sing an entirely new Song, "In Christian Lands," the Music arranged for the occasion by Mr. Gibbs.

[Advertisement], The Australian (22 November 1845), 2 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37155110


Never kiss and tell, written by Mr. Cherry, composed by D. Corri [ In christian land ...] (US edition: Baltimore: Carr's Music Store, n.d.)

http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/catalog/levy:038.162 (DIGITISED)


DOUGLASS, Mrs. (vocalist)





1845-12-03 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


MARSH, Stephen (music composed


Grand military overture

("first performance ... Military Band and full Orchestra")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (29 November 1845), 264

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228135003 





1845-12-16 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


GAUTROT, Joseph (music composed)


Grand septuor

(for Three Violins, Viola, Violoncello, Flute, and Contra Basse)

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Courier (13 December 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2946671 

"MONSIEUR AND MADAME GAUTROT'S CONCERT", The Courier (20 December 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2946605 

... in the septett, an accident, which the infirmities of the aged leader prevented him from remedying in time, threw some of the followers of the chase off the scent, and prevented them, even after clearing a number of the bars, from being in at the death. Only one or two out of the seven gained that proud distinction. It was, however, seen at once that such a result was neither owing to want of attention nor of skill, but was purely accidental ...





c.1845 (mid 1840s)

NSW


INDIGENOUS

TOWNSEND, Joseph Phipps (music transcribed, arranged)


An Aboriginal chant (Malayah)


See main entry in Checklist of Indigenous songs

checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#012




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