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A chronological checklist of Australian colonial musical works 1846-1850

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 1841-1850", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist1841-1850.php; accessed 23 August 2017


Summary

This chronological checklist page, covering the years 1846-50, 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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1846-01-17 (first advertised)

1846-01-26 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed; ? words)


The currency lasses


The currency lasses; a song; inscribed with the utmost devotion and respect to the fair sex of Australia; words by *****, esq., music composed by I. Nathan, esq. 1846, the 58th anniversary of the colony

(Sydney: Published by W. Ford, Lower George-street, 1846)

4 pages music (1-4), typeset by Nathan


Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/16497029 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-174920912 (DIGITISED)


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 January 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12884742


FORD, William (publisher)





1846-02-14 (written by)

Melbourne, NSW (VIC)


HARRISON, John (words)


Separation

TUNE - "Betsy Baker" [? = Yankee Doodle]


"Select Poetry", The Argus (30 October 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4771964

In Australasia there did dwell
A mother and a daughter;
The lass all others did excel,
And many lovers sought her.
She was fair and lovely to the eye,
The wonder of each nation!
For golden wings she'd surely,
Had she but separation.
Tol de rol, &c. &c.... [3 more stanzas] ...

"Original Poetry", Williamstown Chronicle (30 June 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article68569827

"SEPARATION", Bendigo Advertiser (7 July 1883), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88517885


"THE LANG-SEPARATION DINNER", The Port Phillip Patriot and Morning Advertiser (13 February 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226315597 

"GRAND SEPARATION BANQUET", The Melbourne Courier (13 February 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226363604 

"DINNER TO DR LANG", Geelong Advertiser (14 February 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article94443554


The tune "Betsy Baker" was apparently sometimes taken to be that of "Yankee Doodle"; but see this US MS source (c.1830s; not c.1795 as per the catalogue record) which contains both:

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




1846-03-26 (performance)

Launceston, VDL (TAS)


ANDERSON, James Henri



Solos and choruses

("the greater part composed by Mr. Anderson"; opening of the Launceston Synagogue)


"CONSECRATION OF THE NEW SYNAGOGUE", Launceston Examiner (26 March 1846), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36244260

"CONSECRATION OF THE NEW SYNAGOGUE, ST. JOHN STREET", The Cornwall Chronicle (28 March 1846), 241

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66269536

"THE JEWS. OPENING OF THE SYNAGOGUE AT LAUNCESTON", Launceston Advertiser (2 April 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84769007


Anderson is credited on the cover of the printed order of service: "THE MUSIC COMPOSED EXPRESSLY FOR THE OCCASION BY MR. ANDERSON", and later "I.H. Anderson" is also listed as "honorary secretary" of the Launceston congregation; see:


Order of service performed at the consecration of the new synagogue, St. John Street, Launceston, Van Diemen's Land, on 5606-1846

(Sydney: printed by E. &​ M. Wolfe, 1846)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/24067940 





1846-03-27 (words first published)

1846-05-02 (Nathan's setting first advertised)

1846-05-25 (? lost anonymous setting first performed)

1846-05-27 (Nathan's setting publication first noticed)

1846-10-23 (Nathan's setting first advertised performance)

Sydney, NSW


SILVESTER, Edward Kennedy (words)

NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)

ANONYMOUS ("gentleman amateur") (music composed)


Words:

"STANZAS", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 March 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12886171


There are two extant musical settings of E. K. Silvester's celebratory stanza's on Leichhardt's return.Stephen Hale Marsh's slightly later setting is listed separately below. With Isaac Nathan's setting here is listed a possible third setting, now lost, by an anonymous "amateur", advertised for performance at the Royal Victoria Theatre on 25 May 1846, the Queen's Birthday. Notably, this otherwise unreported work is described as being scored for SATB soloists and full chorus, whereas Nathan's and Marsh's published settings are both for solo voice.



Verses upon Leichhardt's return

("set to music, by a gentleman amateur, expressly for this theatre")

LOST MS


"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 May 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12887427

QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY ... THIS EVENING ... The management has much pleasure in announcing that the beautiful verses of E. K. S., upon Leichhardt's return, set to music, (by a gentleman amateur) expressly for this theatre, will be sung upon the occasion, the solo parts by Mesdames Stirling and Wallace, and Messrs. F. and J. Howson, assisted by a full chorus.



Leichhardt's return


Thy greeting home again; a paean on Leichhardt's return from Port Essington; poet: A. K. Silvester, Esq.; composer: I. Nathan, esq.

(Sydney: Published by Wm. Ford, George Street, n.d. [1846])

8 pages music (1-8), typeset by Nathan; in errors gives author's initials as "A. K.", correctly "E. K."

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/16497347 


Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-181790689 (DIGITISED)

Copies at the State Library of New South Wales

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA21112059180002626 

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA21102514880002626 



[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 May 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12886935

LEICHHARDTS RETURN. ARRANGEMENTS having been entered into for the immediate publication of the Music set by Mr. Nathan to those beautiful Stanzas which appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on Dr. Leichhardt's return from Port Essington, Mr. Ford has the honour to make known to the public that the Song is preparing for the press, and may shortly be obtained. 554, George-street.

[Advertisement], The Australian (26 May 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37157338

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 June 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12888122

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 June 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12888158

"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE: DR. LEICHHARDT'S LECTURES", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 August 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12898405

[Advertisement], The Australian (27 October 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37132894

See also reviews reproduced in Nathan, Lectures (1846)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165990583/view?partId=nla.obj-165996533#page/n55/mode/1up 


FORD, William (publisher)

LEICHHARDT, Ludwig (dedicatee)


[Later facsimile edition of original 1846 print]: "THY GREETING HOME AGAIN", Australian Town and Country Journal (21 January 1888), 33

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71093560


"THE LATE MR. E. K. SILVESTER", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 December 1863), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13086183





1846-05-27 (written before)

Port Macquarie, NSW


GRAY, Maria and Bessie (words written)


The stockman's last bed

("a parody on the popular song, Last Whistle written by the two daughters of Colonel Grey [sic], 1846")


See also:

"The Stockman's Last Bed, arranged by Stephen Marsh", The Illustrated Melbourne Post (25 August 1865), 128

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179658234 (DIGITISED)


For full details see main page:

gray-maria-and-bessie-and-the-stockmans-last-bed.php




1846-06-15 (first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


DUDEMAINE, Florentine (music composed)


Le pittoresque quadrille


Le pittoresque quadrille pour le piano forte par Madame Dudemaine, respectfully dedicated to Mrs. Bland

(Sydney: Published by F. Ellard Music Seller & Musical Instrument Maker, George Street, n.d. [1846])

Titlepage (0), 5 pages music (1-5)


Copy at the State Library of New South Wales

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/36730731 

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?itemID=852752&acmsid=0 (DIGITISED)

Photocopy (of the above) at the National Library of Australia

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/171071599 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179499015 (DIGITISED)


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 June 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12887816

JUST PUBLISHED, THE PITTORESQUE QUADRILLES. Composed and arranged for the Pianoforte by Madame Dudemaine, To be had at her residence, 24, Park-street; or at Mr. Ellard's, George-street.


ELLARD, Francis (publisher, engraver)

SMEATHMAN, Eliza (Mrs. William BLAND) (dedicatee)





1846-06-11 (performance)

Singleton, NSW


ANONYMOUS ("laureat") (words, ? music)


Sydney Avertising [sic] (A new song, composed by the laureat)

WORDS AND MUSIC LOST


"SINGLETON", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (17 June 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article682226

... A new song, composed by the laureat, called "Sydney Avertising," excited considerable merriment ...


"SINGLETON", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (9 May 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article681039 

... The poet laureat of Patrick's Plains will sing an original song on this happy occasion, setting forth the beauty and strength of action in unity, and the benefits of knowledge and literature.




1846-07-24 (first advertised)

1846-07-27 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


DULY, George Frederick (music composed)


Conrad the corsair; or, The pacha's bridal

("the celebrated Opera ... the whole of the Music composed by Mr. G. F. Duly")

LOST MS


"THE THEATRE", Colonial Times (24 July 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8758987

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (24 July 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8758992


For full documentation, see Duly family main page:

duly-family.php#Conrad




1846-07-27 (first advertised)

1846-07-29 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


GAUTROT, Joseph (music composed)


Solo for violin

("dedicated to his friend Mr. S. W. Wallace, by Gautrot")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 July 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12888714


WALLACE, Spencer Wellington (dedicatee)





1846-08-12 (first performed, ode)

Sydney, NSW


MARSH, Stephen (music composed)

SILVESTER, Edward Kennedy (words)


The traveller's return (Ode to Leichhardt)


The traveller's return, song with an accompaniment for the harp or piano-forte, composed on the occasion of Dr. Leichhardt's return to Sydney

(London: T. Boosey and Co., n.d. [1847/48])

Titlepage (0), 9 pages music (1-9); titlepage has a quotation from J. D. Lang's Cooksland, dating the print to after that book's appearance in London during 1847l on (1): "written by A. K. Sylvester" [recte "E. K. Silvester.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19990692 


Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166240164 (DIGITISED)

Words (as also set by Isaac Nathan):

"STANZAS", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 March 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12886171



Dr. Leichhardt's march (2 versions)


Dr. Leichhardt's march, for the harp, composed on the successful termination of his expedition, after having traversed a distance of nearly 3000 miles through a portion of Australia hitherto untrodden by civilized man, by his Friend, S. H. Marsh

(London: T. Boosey & Co., n.d. [1847/48])

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

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19990705 


Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166241284 (DIGITISED)



Dr. Leichhardt's march. for the piano, composed on the successful termination of his expedition, after having traversed a distance of nearly 3000 miles through a portion of Australia hitherto untrodden by civilized man, by his Friend, S. H. Marsh

(London: T. Boosey & Co., n.d. [1847/48])

Titlepage (0), 4 pages of music (1-4); titlepage same as that for above, with printed strip "for the piano" pasted on above "for the harp"; the music of the piano version is newly set, and differs in many small details from the harp version above

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/23164617 


Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-181624445 


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 August 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12889028

... 4. Ode to Leichhardt, the poetry by Mr. E. K. Silvester, composed by Mr. Marsh ...

Ludwig Leichhardt, letter to C. Shlmalfuss (19 August 1846), in M. Aurousseau (ed.), The letters of F. W. Ludwig Leichhardt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1968), vol. 3, 895-96 (translation 899)

Two more pieces have been composed [for me], and one of them, for the harp, by Mr. Marsh, is very good ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (31 August 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12895665

... 3. March and Ode to Dr. Leichhardt (by particular desire), for the Harp, composed by Mr. Marsh ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 March 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30939842

Marsh left Sydney for India in 1846, and was in London during 1847 and 1848, returning to Sydney with his brother Henry in 1849. Presumably while there he arranged for Boosey to publish the two versions of the march, and its companion ode, as well as second (English) edition of his 1845 Australian anthem, Hail to Victoria! queen of the ocean (see 1845-05-03 above); the latter must have been in print in London by around the end of 1848, as it was noticed in Melbourne the following May: see "THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM", The Argus (22 May 1849), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4765785





1846-08-31 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


MARSH, Stephen Hale (music composed, arranged)


Souvenir de Sydney

(Fantasia for harp)

LOST MS; ? IMPROVISATION


[Advertisement], The Australian (29 August 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37154208 

"MR. MARSH'S FAREWELL CONCERT", The Australian (3 September 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37159283 

... Mr. Marsh has left us a delightful souvenir in his exquisite treatment of the "Last Rose of Summer," interwoven with a series of well conceived variations. The peculiar delicacy of this gentleman's touch, and the purity of tone which he evokes from his instrumont, combined with the musical feeling with which the player is evidently embued, leave us reason to apprehend that it will be very long before the chasm in the professional orbit, created by Mr. Marsh's departure, can be satisfactorily filled up. To particularize would be superfluous. Otherwise, we should but be gratifying our own inclination, and doing justice to Mr. Marsh himself, to dwell upon the various airs which in his Souvenirs of Sydney he so happily introduced, and in such enumeration, our ancient friend "Billy Barlow" would not hold a subordinate position! In our desire to be brief, however, we must not appear indifferent to the excellence of Mr. Marsh's "Australian National Song," nor to the manner in which it was performed. If this gentleman have his Souvenirs of Sydney, he has in this choice morceau also bequeathed to us a lasting souvenir of himself.

"MR. MARSH'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 September 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12899675

For Marsh's farewell concert; he had previously devised and performed fantasia variations on both The last rose of summer and Billy Barlow, and this farewell "souvenir" plausibly combined some or all of these previous "works".


After his return to Sydney, Marsh also later labeled his Ferrolana polka, Op. 63 (1851), as a "Souvenir de Sydney"; see:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22562348 





1846-12-09 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


ELLARD, Frederick (music composed, araranged)

WALLACE, Spencer Wellington (music arranged)


I think of thee

("Ballad from the German of Goethe's Ich gedenke deiner")


I think of thee, composed by Frederic Ellard, from the German of Göthe

([Sydney: F. Ellard, ? 1846, early 1847])

Undocumented and previously unreported printed edition; copy at Historic Houses Trust of NSW, 4 page (1-4), lacks titlepage and final page (5)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/246898833 


Reminiscences of Maritana

("by S. W. Wallace and F. Ellard")


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 December 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12894821 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 December 1846), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12897282




1847




1847-01-25 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


GIBBS, John (music arranged)


An entirely new set of polka quadrilles

("arranged for this orchestra by Mr. Gibbs")

UNIDENTIFIED ORIGINALS; LOST MS ARRANGEMENT, ORCHESTRATION


"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 January 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12891941





1847-02-23 (first performed)

Adelaide, SA


WITTON, Henry James (music composed)


My gallant bark

("Song ... H. J. Witton")

LOST MS


Heki's address to his country the evening before he was attacked by the British Forces

("Song ... Written and composed by H. J. Witton")

LOST MS


The New Zealand chieftains' battle song (Heki and Kawita)

("Duett ... H. J. Witton")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], South Australian Register (17 February 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48543003

[Advertisement], South Australian (12 March 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71607535 

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (13 March 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48543447

"MR. HORNCASTLE'S CONCERT", South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register (20 March 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article195934721 

... With regard to Mr. Witton's Battle Songs, we think that artist is guilty of the greatest injustice to his own productions when he attempts to sing them himself, being unfortunately destitute of the physical requisites for embodying conceptions of no trifling merit. In the duet particularly, his own voice was scarcely heard, while that of Mr. Horncastle and the spirited accompaniment of Mrs. Murray, sufficiently manifested the musical talent of the composer ...


See also, as a possible text:

"HEKI'S WAR SONG", Launceston Examiner (16 July 1845), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36240555 

HEKI'S WAR SONG", The Melbourne Courier (5 September 1845), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226364220 




1847-03-09 (first published)

Melbourne, Port Phillip District, NSW (VIC)


"Little Benjamin" (words)


Song of the notable twenty-one

("What glorious prospects now appear ...")

WORDS ONLY; NO TUNE INDICATED


"To the Editor", The Melbourne Argus (9 March 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4761107

SIR -I do not know whether you are aware that after the dispatch of business, the hole und corner petition having been first sent afloat for signatures, the twenty-one ordered Cowell to bring in two bottles of "Page's" best, and drank "Welcome lo Pollution." One of their number, "Little Benjamin," gave the following song - but as it was given with closed doors, the precise plan of the performance could not be ascertained, it was distinctly heard, however, from the outside, that Mr. Edward Curr took the base part:

SONG OF THE NOTABLE TWENTY-ONE.

What glorious prospects now nppear,
To ull the squatter hand;
With stations at ten pounds a year,
And convicts at command.

... [11 stanzas in all]


On the issue in question:

"To the Editor", The Port Phillip Patriot and Morning Advertiser (3 March 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226352421 




1847-03-12 (first performed)

Melbourne, Port Phillip District, NSW (VIC)


ANONYMOUS (music composed)


The Melbourne quickstep

LOST MS


"The Teetotal Band", The Melbourne Argus (23 March 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4761212

The band which has recently been formed in connexion with the Australia Felix Total Abstinence Society, and which appears to have attracted some notice, played for the first time before the public on Friday evening, March 12 ... The following are some of the tunes played on the occasion, viz. - Calcutta, Rosseau's Dream, Melbourne Quickstep, Green grow the Rashes, Birks of Invermay, Roy's Wife, Temperance Quickstep, and the National Anthem ... in a manner that reflects the highest credit both upon the members and upon the leader, Mr. Thompson.





1847-04-30 (first noticed)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)

MONTEFIORE, Jacob Levi (libretto)


Don John of Austria

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Don+John+of+Austria+(Nathan) (TROVE public tag)

Don John of Austria, opera; composer's autograph, MS vocal score; State Library of New South Wales

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=402355 (DIGITISED)

Don John of Austria, opera; photocopy of author's autograph, MS libretto; National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-178658277 (DIGITISED)


This was Nathan's second colonial opera, though, as he advertised "the first ever written and produced in the colony of New South Wales", it was first performed at Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney, 3 May 1847; other performances, 4, 5, 8, 11, and 17 (Nathan's benefit, which also included The illustrious stranger with Nathan's music for several songs


1847-05-03, Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney (first performance)

1847-05-04 (second performance)

1847-05-05 (third performance)

1847-05-08 (fourth performance)

1847-05-11 (fifth performance)

1847-05-17 (sixth and final performance)


"NEW OPERA", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 April 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12897337

"THEATRICALS", Sydney Chronicle (1 May 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31751772

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 May 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12900105

"THE THEATRE", The Australian (4 May 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37129418

"DON JOHN OF AUSTRIA", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 May 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12897423


Published excerpts:

At the end of the overture in The Southern Euphrosyne (page 21), see below, Nathan advertised "In the Press, the whole of the Music from DON JOHN"; however, including the overture, only 5 items from it were printed. They all appeared in The southern Euphrosyne (1848), and as separate offprints individually paginated, probably also in 1848; however, only the overture was advertised separately:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 November 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12892185

THE OVERTURE TO NATHAN'S NEW OPERA DON JOHN OF AUSTRIA. THE SOUTHERN EUPHROSYNE, AND LADY'S MAGAZINE, will be ready for circulation the 1st of January, 1848 ... the publishers, Messrs. W. and F. Ford ..."


Overture

"Overture to Don John of Austria, Nathan", in The southern Euphrosyne

(Sydney: W. and F. Ford for I. Nathan, [1848]), 15-21

7 pages music (15-21), piano score

Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166023361/view?partId=nla.obj-166026016#page/n24/mode/1up (DIGITISED)

[Offprint]

([Sydney: W. and F. Ford, 1848])

7 pages music (1-7), from same type as above, offprint, repaginated

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19363725 

Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166021500 (DIGITISED)


The visions of youth (Don John)

The visions of youth, in which is introduced, as an obligato accompaniment, the celebrated air from "Sweethearts and wives", "Why are you wandering here, I pray", sung by Mr. F. Howson, at the Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney, in the opera of Don John of Austria (the first opera ever written and produced in the Colony of New South Wales), composed by I. Nathan

In The southern Euphrosyne, 65-71

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166023361/view?partId=nla.obj-166031519#page/n74/mode/1up (DIGITISED)

[Offprint]

(Sydney: Published by W. and F. Ford, n.d. [1848])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19363664 

Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166018565 (DIGITISED)


I dare not say how much I love (Philip II)

I dare not say how much I love, sung by Mr. J. Howson, at the Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney, in the opera of Don John of Austria ... composed by I. Nathan

In The southern Euphrosyne, 73-79

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166023361/view?partId=nla.obj-166032397#page/n82/mode/1up (DIGITISED)

[Offprint]

(Sydney: Published by W. and F. Ford, n.d. [1848])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/15065616 

Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166019352 (DIGITISED)


Canst thou bid the hand its cunning forget (Agnes)

Canst thou bid the hand its cunning forget, sung by Mrs. Guerin, at the Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney, in the opera of Don John of Austria ... composed by I. Nathan

In The southern Euphrosyne, 81-87

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166023361/view?partId=nla.obj-166033271#page/n90/mode/1up (DIGITISED)

[Offprint]

(Sydney: Published by W. and F. Ford, n.d. [1848])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19363710 

Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166020717 (DIGITISED)


I'll go to sleep (Don Quixado)

I'll go to sleep, sung by Mr. W. Griffiths, at the Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney, in the opera of Don John of Austria ... composed by I. Nathan

In The southern Euphrosyne, 89-93

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166023361/view?partId=nla.obj-166034154#page/n98/mode/1up (DIGITISED)

[Offprint]

(Sydney: Published by W. and F. Ford, n.d. [1848])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19363693 

Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166020148 (DIGITISED)




1847-05-01 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words)


The king of the cannibal islands

([new local version; TUNE - The king of the cannibal islands])


"GALLERY OF COMICALITIES", Bell's Life in Sydney (1 May 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59766329

Oh! have you heard the news of late
About a mighty King so great,
If you have not 'tis in my pate,
The King of the Cannibal Islands.
He was so tall near six feet nil,
His Palace built upon CHURCH-HILL,
Contained a bank with empty till
And his name was Bengewingeweet
Flibeedee, flobeedee, buskeeneet
Whom a lot of savages swore they'd eat
The King of the Cannibal Islands.
Hokee pokee wongee fum
Puttee po Hebrides Kirsop cum,
Tongaree, wongaree ching ring wum
The King of the Cannibal Islands.

... [several stanzas]


BOYD, Benjamin (subject)


On the immediate issue in question:

"IMMIGRATION FROM POLYNESIA", Sydney Chronicle (28 April 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31751728 


See also, another satirical song:

"A NEW HEBRIDEAN SONG", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (6 November 1847), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59766797 





1847-05-05 (first performed)

Glen Osmond, SA


ANONYMOUS (words, ? tune)


German song for the Governor

("the German miners who were present struck up a song in that language, composed expressly for the occasion, and in praise of his Excellency")

LOST MS


"THE PEOPLES' MEETING AT GLEN OSMOND, TO OPPOSE THE MASTERS' AND SERVANTS' ACT", South Australian Register (8 May 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48543168





1847-05-22 (first published)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words)


A new song by Ben Rough

("neatly arranged to an old tune by J. Gresham, Esq., of Todies Hall, Warrigal's Flats")

WORDS ONLY; NO TUNE INDICATED [ = Kelvin Grove ]


"A NEW SONG", Bell's Life in Sydney (22 May 1847), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59768053

Again to Murrumbidgee, my dearest Bobby O,
For my heart is full of woe, my dearest Bobby O.
Yes, I'll e'en take your advice,
And be off in a trice,
Here "I'm black-balled," so nice, my dearest lassie O.

... [13 stanzas in all]





1847-06-03 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


GIBBS, John (music composed, arranged)

TORNING, Andrew (scenario, choreography)


Le pont neuf; or, Mad as a March hare

("Comic Ballet Of Action ... The music by Mr. Gibbs. The ballet by Mr. Torning")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 June 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12897449

To conclude with the Comic Ballet of Action, LE PONT NEUF; or, MAD AS A MARCH HARE. The music by Mr Gibbs. The ballet by Mr. Torning.
Bertrand (the lover), Signor Carandini.
Pierrot, Mr Torning.
Beau (the dandy lover), Mr J. Howson, who has kindly consented to play the part on this occasion.
Drummer Boy, Mr. Maxwell.
Villagers, &c.
Jeanette, Madame Torning.
Dame Gerule, Mr. Riley.
A Pas de Deux, Madame Torning and Signor Carandini
Pas Comique, Mr. Torning.
Mock Minuet, Mr. J. Howson.
May-pole Dance, by the whole of the characters.


A slightly earlier (? source) ballet of the same title in Hobart:

[Advertisement], The Courier (14 April 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2972148 




1847-06-18 (first published)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


"M. B." (words)


Saturday night (a sea-song)

("Composed at Sea, on board the Royal Saxon, during her voyage to Sydney")

WORDS ONLY; NO TUNE INDICATED


"Saturday Night", Colonial Times (18 June 1847), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8760798

'Tis Saturday night, the sailor's delight,
They drink to their sweethearts and wives;
When each calls to mind the loves left behind,
More dear to the tars than their lives!

... [8 stanzas in all] ...

Sandy Bay, June 14, 1847


On the arrival of the Royal Saxon, see:

"ARRIVALS", Sydney Chronicle (27 January 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31750882





1847-06-28 (first performed)

1847-07-14 (date of ball)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words)


The mayor's fancy ball

("Comic Song ... Written expressly for this occasion, by a Gentleman of known literary attainments, [sung] by Mrs. Gibbs")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Australian (26 June 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37130017


GIBBS, Eliza (singer)


A possible copy of the words:

"SELECT POETRY", The Port Phillip Patriot and Morning Advertiser (4 August 1847), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226513900


For more on the ball, see below





1847-07-10 (date of publication)

1847-07-14 (date of ball)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (words)

HINCKESMAN, Maria (music composed, ? arranged)


A dream of the mayor's fancy ball


"A dream of the mayor's fancy ball, composed by M. T. Hinckesmann [sic], W. Baker, lithographer"

in Heads of the people: an illustrated journal of literature, whims, and oddities (10 July 1847) (Sydney: William Baker), plate facing page 106

Single page, lithograph; with cartoon above music, inscribed "W. Baker, Lithographer"

Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/24095762 


On the ball, see:

"THE MAYOR'S FANCY BALL", The Australian (17 July 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37132110

"THE MAYOR'S FANCY BALL", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (17 July 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59766314 


BAKER, William (lithographer, publisher)




1847-09-29 (first noticed)

Sydney, NSW


HOWSON, John (music composed)


The bride's farewell to her mother


The bride's farewell to her mother, ballad sung by Madame Carandini with great applause at the Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney, composed by Mr. John Howson

(Sydney: Published for the Composer by J. T. Grocott, n.d. [1848])

Titlepage, "J. Carmichael, Sc." (0), 5 pages music (1-5)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/7503328 

Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166655407 (DIGITISED)


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 September 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12898597 

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (2 October 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59764543

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 October 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12896689

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 December 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12889363

IN THE PRESS, AND WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE 1ST JANUARY, 1848 ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 November 1848), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12911150 


CARANDINI, Marie (dedicatee)

GROCOTT, James Turner (publisher)

CARMICHAEL, John (engraver, titlepage)




1847-11-01 (advertised)

Sydney, NSW


HORNCASTLE, Frederick William (music composed)


Manuscripts and printed music manuscripts, chiefly of his own composition

("Mr. Horncastle wishes to dispose of ...")

LOST MSS, PRINTS


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 November 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12892185





1847-11-16 (first advertised)

Melbourne, Port Philip District, NSW (VIC)


WALLACE, William Vincent (music composed)


Introduction, et finale a'la fuga

("Dédie à Monsieur Frederick Ellard, par son cousin W. V. Wallace")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Melbourne Argus (16 November 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4762618


ELLARD, Frederick (dedicatee)




1847-12-06 (first performed)

Brisbane, Moreton Bay district, NSW (QLD)


WILKES, William Charles (words)


The merry boys of Brisbane

(TUNE - Loudon's Bonny Woods and Braes)


Nehemiah Bartley, Opals and agates; or, Scenes under the Southern Cross and the Magelhans (Brisbane: Gordon and Gotch, 1892), 158-59

https://archive.org/stream/opalsandagateso00bartgoog#page/n186/mode/2up

Cares we have, many
But we care not for any
While our pockets bear a penny,
We're the merry boys of Brisbane ...


First sung by Thomas Dowse on 6 December 1847 at the opening of the Loyal Brisbane Lodge of Odd Fellows, and written for the occasion by William Wilkes

"MORETON BAY. ODD FELLOWSHIP", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 December 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12908124

"OLD TIMES. THE SETTLEMENT", The Queenslander (21 August 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20325390

"EARLY SOCIAL LIFE. MUSIC, DRAMA, AND SOCIETY", The Brisbane Courier (28 July 1924), 39 (Queensland's Centenary)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20749458 





1847-12-27 (manuscript dated)

1849-03-09 (first performed)

Melbourne, Port Phillip district, NSW (VIC)


McLAUGHLIN, James Ruthven (words)


Songs in Arabin; or, Adventures of a colonist


Arabin; or, Adventures of a colonist; a drama in three acts freely dramatized from Mr. McCombie's recent popular work

MS, State Library of New South Wales (manuscript inscribed by "read EDT [Edward Deas Thomson] 27 Decr. 1847"; performed as "... Adventures of a settler"; see Fortheringham 2006, 96-190:


Song, TEDDY O'HARA (act 1 scene 1): [no tune indicated, but see below]; They may talk ov their cities ... [sic "ov"]

Fotheringham 119; an earlier version, Port Phillip Gazette (8 June 1844), 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224809745

sung by Larry Donahoo in McLaughlin's play Reichstadt; or, The broken heart

Song, TEDDY (act 1 scene 1): AIR - Billy O'Rourke; Ere I began this thravellin' plan ...

Fotheringham 124-25; tune, Billy O'Rourke ma bouchal; see: http://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/pageturner.cfm?id=91342248 

TEDDY's Song [reprise] (act 1 scene 4): AIR - "Dear creatures, &c"; They may talk ov their cities ...

Fotheringham 136-37

Song, MISS WALLER (act 2 scene 4): AIR - "The harp that once through Tara's halls"; Can I forget the hours of bliss ...

Fotheringham 149

Song, ARABIN (act 2 scene 4): The Australian maid, AIR - "Now hope, now fear my bosom swelling"; Strike to the fair Australian flower ...

Fotheringham 153-54; tune, recte "With hope and fear my bosom swelling" (act 1 scene 1), from John Barnett's opera The mountain sylph (vocal score, London, 1834)

WARREN WARREN's Song, and CHORUS (act 2 scene 5): [no tune indicated]; Merri jig, me sing ...

Fotheringham 155-56; previously published as "ABORIGINAL SONG", Port Philip Gazette (23 March 1844), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224809937

and see also, "ABORIGINAL SONGS. No. 2", Port Philip Gazette (18 May 1844), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224811252 

CAPTAIN THOMSON's Song (act 3 scene 1) [no tune indicated]; Hey for the happy Settler's life ...

Fotheringham 165-66; see also "SONG (From a forthcoming new Australian Drama)", Port Phillip Herald (10 August 1847)

Song/duet, A VOICE, MARIAN (act 3 scene 3) [flute plays, no tune indicated] Light as the zephyr flies ... [ "...from the Italian of Metastastio"]

Fotheringham 172-73

Song, MARIAN (act 3 scene 4): [no tune indicated] The harp of the wilderness; Harp of the wilderness! ...

Fotheringham 176-177); first appeared as "Rosalie's Song ... by A Port Phillip Bushman", Port Phillip Herald (26 March 1843), 4; also Port Phillip Gazette (22 June 1844), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224811680 


"THE QUEEN'S THEATRE", Port Philip Gazette and Settler's Journal (7 March 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223157129 

On Friday evening [9 March] ... the performance will be "Arabin," a melodrama, founded upon the well-known work of Arabin, and dramatized by J. R. M., which was licensed by E. Deas Thomson, Esq., when in Melbourne and has been reserved for the visit of the Governor, who is expected to patronize the Theatre. Several songs have been contributed by the author of Arabin, and will be sung by Mrs. Chester and others ...

"THE THEATRE", The Argus (9 March 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4768319 

We hear that this establishment closes this evening, with a perfectly novel and original entertainment, for the Benefit of Mr Smith. The performance consists principally of a Dramatised version of the exciting tale of Arabin by the talented Mr. McCombie. It is to be interspersed with Songs written by that gentleman, to music no doubt composed by the same universal Genius. The author is also to deliver a Prologue of his own composition. In short, it is a perfect McCombie triumph, and we strongly recommend an attendance to such of our readers as relish a bit of fun.


McCROMBIE, Thomas (author of the novel on which the play was based)






1848




1848-01-01 (published)

Sydney, NSW


HILL, Arthur Silvester (music composed)


The Australian grand waltzes


The Australian grand waltzes, composed and arranged for the piano forte, and by permission most humbly and respectfully dedicated to the right honorable Lady Mary Fitz Roy, by Arthur S. Hill, 99th Regiment

(Sydney: Published by G. Hudson, n.d. [1848])

Titlepage(0) with vignette of Government House, Sydney; "Drawn on stone by J. Allan, Lithogr., 2 Hunter Street, Sydney"; 8 pages of music (1-8)


Copy at State Library of New South Wales, not digitised

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:EEA:SLNSW_ALMA2193598330002626 

Photocopy (of the above) at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179564999 (DIGITISED)


[Advertisement], Sydney Chronicle (1 January 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31754931

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 January 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12892339





1848-01-01 (date of publication)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed, arranged)


The southern Euphrosyne


The southern Euphrosyne and Australian miscellany, containing oriental moral tales, original anecdote, poetry and music, an historical sketch, with examples of the native Aboriginal melodies, put inot modern rhythm, and harmonized as solos, quartettes, &c, together with several other original vocal pieces, arranged to a piano-forte accompaniment by the editor and sole proprietor, I. Nathan

(Sydney: [W. and F. Ford for] I. Nathan, n.d. [1848])


Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166023361 (digitised)

Copy at Bodeleian Library, Oxford

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=ziwieom4lBQC 

[Advertisement]: I, The Sydney Morning Herald (1 November 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12892185

IN THE PRESS, AND WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE 1ST JANUARY, 1848 ...


Musical contents (only those items not listed separately elsewhere)


An anthem, psalm 117, arranged with accompaniment, from a work printed above 200 years ago (pages 8-14)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166023361/view?partId=nla.obj-166025242#page/n17/mode/1up (DIGITISED)


The kooee; the vraious kooees set for the voice, with piano-forte accompaniment (102-04)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166023361/view?partId=nla.obj-166035583#page/n111/mode/1up (DIGITISED)


Ah! Wy-a booka - the turtle song (115-18)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166023361/view?partId=nla.obj-166036357#page/n124/mode/1up (DIGITISEDI

Dital dital baloonai - a native battle song (119-26)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166023361/view?partId=nla.obj-166037453#page/n128/mode/1up (DIGITISED)


Ah! Warin-ee, Ah Warin-e, - a native lament ("song of lamentation")

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166023361/view?partId=nla.obj-166036795#page/n122/mode/1up (DIGITISED)

WORDS AND MUSIC NOT GIVEN; described only ("our limited fount of music type, will not at present allow us to lay [it] before the public")


See main entry on Ah! wy-a booka and Dital dital baloonai:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#013




1847-10-04 (? first performed)

Sydney, NSW


ANONYMOUS (? words, music)

BRANAGAN, Mr. (? words, music)


The cries of Sydney

("Original Comic Song The Sydney Cries")

LOST


"TEETOTAL FESTIVAL", Sydney Chronicle (5 October 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31753658

A musical festival was held at St. Patrick's Hall yesterday evening ... Of the songs, "umbrella courtship" and the "cries of Sydney" were decidedly the favourites, and drew forth rounds of applause.

"GRAND MUSIC FESTIVAL", Sydney Chronicle (6 January 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31755025

"TEETOTAL FESTIVAL", Sydney Chronicle (11 January 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31755087

"ST. PATRICK'S TOTAL ABSTINENCE SOCIETY", Sydney Chronicle (25 April 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31756407

[Advertisement], Sydney Chronicle (12 August 1848), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31757236 





1848-02-22 (performed)

Singleton, NSW


GOODALL, Richard Wright (singer)


When you are out in the bush

(Song - Mr. Goodall)

LOST MS


"SINGLETON. MR. DONALDSON'S VISIT", The Maitland Mercury (26 February 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article713172

"BUSH YARNS", Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (22 August 1908), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article149868260 





1848-03-10 (publication first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


DANIELL, Jonah A. (music composed)


La militaire quadrilles


La militaire quadrilles, selected from the airs of various nations Harmonized and arranged for the piano forte and most respectfully dedicated by permission to the lady of his excellency major general Wynyard, C.B., commander of her majesty's forces in New South Wales by J. Daniell

(Rushcutter's Bay: Author, n.d. [1848])

Titlepage (0), "Wilson, York St.", 5 pages music (1-5)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/171071590 


Copy at State Library of New South Wales (Q786.4/Mu4)

Photocopy (of the above) at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179494672 (DIGITISED)


"MUSICAL", The Australian (10 March 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37132531

[Advertisement], The Australian (10 March 1848), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37132527





1848-04-01 (dated)

Boston Bay, SA


"BOSTONIAN"


Edward John Eyre, be it known to all, is my illustrious name

("A new song ... Shields, Boston Bay, April 1")

WORDS ONLY; NO TUNE INDICATED


"A NEW SONG", South Australian (4 April 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71610923


The unidentified "Bostonian" contibuted poems and letters to the press on several occasions during the 1840s; see, for instance, this principled refutation of an attack on the missionary C. W. Schürmann:

"THE PORT LINCOLN BLACKS. [To the editors]", South Australian Register (22 August 1846), 4:

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27453551 




1848-05-12 (1 first published)

1848-08-16 (2 first published)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


"PHAX" (words)


The queen's birthday

(By "PHAX", Intended to be sung throughout the Colony on the 24th May in each succeeding year)

WORDS ONLY; NO TUNE INDICATED


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (12 May 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8762824 

Hail! four-and-twentieth of May, Queen Victoria's Birth-day; Long life to her, shout great and small, For guns will be fired. And lamps be admired, And at Government Cottage a ball. Bacchus, banners, and bands, Tacks, tarpauling, and tar; So Britons hold up your hands, The Queen for ever, hurrah! Singing - Cannon-ball, bomb-shell, and gunpowder.

... [4 more stanzas]


The government ball

("BY PHAX; AIR - The legacy)


"ORIGINAL POETRY", The Courier (16 August 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2968366 

THE time's fust approaching for fun and frivolity,
The bright smiling eye and the young dimpled face;
The music and dancing, the supper and jollity, Which at the Government Ball is sure to take place. The Ninety-ninthe band will be there in attendance, And music divine that evening will play, So that all the blue devils they quickly will send hence, If they show their ill looks at this party so gay. Fol de dol lol, &c.

... [3 more stanzas]


GILBERT, Edward Thornton (? alias, subject)


"Legacy", Edinburgh repository of music ... volume 1 (Edinburgh: Printed & sold by J. Sutherland, [1818]), 36

http://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/pageturner.cfm?id=87776649 




1848-05-29 (first advertised)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


PACKER, Charles Sandys (music composed)


May day

("Pastoral Ballad")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Courier (29 April 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2969239

MUSIC HALL. PROGRAMME OF CHARLES S. PACKER'S May Day Concert ...

,

May day

([Sydney: W. J. Johnson, 1854])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 January 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12951589

NEW MUSIC. Charles S. Packer's beautiful Ballad, May Day, published this day",



1848-07-15 (first advertised)

Launceston, VDL (TAS)


STIER, Charles William Ferdinand (music composed)


Overture

("By W. Stier")

("Composed by Mr. STEER, Band-master of H. M. 11th Regiment")

LOST MS or MSS


Rondeau militaire

(By W. Stier)

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (15 July 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65978707

"GRAND CONCERT", The Cornwall Chronicle (28 June 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65980937

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 November 1848), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12911150






1848-07-29 (performed)

Maitland, NSW


GOODALL, Richard Wright (words)


Life in the bush (song)

LOST MS


Humorous song on the election

(to the tune of "Scots wha hae wi'Wallace bled")

LOST M, words


"THE ELECTIONS. ELECTION FOR THE BOROUGHS. THE POLLING DAY", The Maitland Mercury (2 August 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article710458

The Chairman proposed the toast of "Prosperity to Australia." Drunk with long and continued cheering ... Mr. Goodall gave a song, " Life in the Bush" ...

The Chairman said he had now to propose the toast of the evening ... Mr. Goodall said he had met the other day in a newspaper a line of an old Scotch song, and on the spur of the moment he had thrown together a few lines relative to the election, which he would sing with their permission. Mr. G. then sung, with capital effect, a humourous song, celebrating the return of Mr. Nichols, to the tune of "Scots wha hae wi'Wallace bled," and was loudly cheered throughout.

"THE DINNER", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (18 May 1861), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18681932 


NICHOLS, George Robert (subject, election song)





1848-08-05 (first published)

Bathurst, NSW


"TIMOTHY TICKLER" (words)


A new song

(TUNE - Aiken drum)


"A NEW SONG", Bathurst Advocate (5 August 1848), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62045433

As once I sauntered by the beach,
I heard an oyster make a speech,
Which charmed all within its reach,-
Three calves and one old cow.
And all the dogs in our town,
In our town, in our town,
And all the dogs in our town,
Cry bow, wow, wow.

... [3 more stanzas]


"Aiken drum", in Edinburgh repository of music ... vol. 1 (Edinburgh: J. Sutherland, n.d. [1818]), 98

https://archive.org/stream/edinburghreposit00rugg#page/n109/mode/2up 




1848-10-07 (first published)

Goulburn, NSW


"M. E." (words)


Squatter's song

NO TUNE INDICATED


"SQUATTERS' SONG", The Goulburn Herald (7 October 1848), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article101730633

To the verdant plains of Fleecemeree,
Our joys are bounded, but our souls are free,
Far as the limits are, our cattle roam,
Survey our flocks, and then behold our home.

... [4 more stanzas]





1848-10-25 (first published)

Adelaide, SA


"W. B." (words)


A new song to an old tune

[ TUNE - A fine old English gentleman ]


"A NEW SONG TO AN OLD TUNE", South Australian Register (25 October 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48726153

I'll sing you a new sonsg made by a youthful pate,
Of the Burra Burra Shareholders who had a fine estate,
Which to them came by luck, not aim, most wondrous to relate;
And little men unknown till then right suddenly grew great
As Burra Burra shareholders, lords of the Monster Mine.

... [6 more stanzas]





1848-11-01 (first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


GAUTROT, Joseph (music composed)


Fantasia

(for violin; "composed by Monsieur Gautrot")

LOST MS


Aria and variations

("composed by Monsieur Gautrot [sung by] Madame Gautrot")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 November 1848), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12911150





1848-11-06 (first advertised, performed)

Sydney, NSW


HYDES, John Proctor (words, ? tune)


Changes of Sydney; or, Billy Hogg's lament for his old haunts

LOST MS


"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 November 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12906061

First night of a new local comic song, "Changes of Sydney; or, Billy Hogg's Lament for his old Haunts," by Mr. Hydes; being a review of the Heads - the Sow and Pigs - Pinchgut - the Circular Wharf - the Custom House - Dawes' Battery - the Flag-staff - Goat Island - Old Government House - the Commissariat Stores - the old Gaol - the Supreme Court - Fort Macquarie - Benny Long's Point - Billy Blue Done Brown - the Market - the Treasury - the Light Horse Barracks - the Provost Marshall's - the Sydney Post Office-Bells - Life in Sydney Printing Office - Russell's Iron Foundry, George-street - concluding with Billy's Wish for another and more important change.





1848-11-11 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


HAMBLETON, John (words, ? music)


Advance Australia, or Sydney as it was, and is

("An entire new Song, written by himself"; "an entirely new Local Comic Song")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], Bell's Life in Sydney (11 November 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59767796

To be followed by an entirely new Local Comic Song, "Advance Australia, or Sydney as it was, and is," Mr. Hambleton.

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 November 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12910851

An entire new Song (written by himself,) Mr. Hambleton





1840-12-04 (advertised first performnace postponed)

1848-12-18 (first performance)

1849-01-04 (second performance)

Sydney, NSW


HOWSON, John (music composed)


The Corsair; or Conrad and Medora

("New Grand Opera"; "the whole of the music composed by Mr. J. Howson"; libretto: Edward FitzBall)

LOST MS; original libretto and song lyrics survive


http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+corsair+(Howson) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


[Advertisement]: "Royal Victoria Theatre", Bell's Life in Sydney (2 December 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59765645

"THE DRAMA", Bell's Life in Sydney (2 December 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59765662

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 December 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12908287

"THE DRAMA", Bell's Life in Sydney (16 December 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59767379

"THE DRAMA", Bell's Life in Sydney (23 December 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59766029

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 January 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12903334





1848-12-09 (first published)

Bathurst, NSW


ANONYMOUS


A new song

("Written in the heat of the Dog Days, and dedicated to all who choose to sing it, by the Author")

WORDS ONLY; NO TUNE INDICATED


"A NEW SONG", Bathurst Advocate (9 December 1848), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62045148

Let us sing the song of freedom,
Which our fathers, fearless sung
And brave friends wheneer we need 'em,
Will appear, a dauntless throng!
When the song of freedom pours,
How impotent and vain,
In the most despotic powers,
To arrest the glowing strain.

... [2 more stanzas]





1849





1849 (year of publication)

Melbourne, Port Phillip District, NSW (VIC)


NEWHAM, Daniel (edited)


A selection of psalms and hymns for public worship


http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/5743751 


A selection of psalms and hymns for public worship

([Melbourne: s.n, 1849])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22454729 


A selection of psalms and hymns for public worship

(Melbourne: Lucas Brothers, printers, n.d. [? 1851])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/6677318 


But compare the dating of the first edition to 1849, see:

"THE LATE ROBBERY AT MACK'S HOTEL", Geelong Advertiser (11 April 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91457910 

"EPISCOPAL", The Melbourne Argus (30 June 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4764147 

The Rev. Mr. Wilson [James Yelverton Wilson], the English Episcopal clergyman at Portland has refused to use in the Church service the collection of Psalms brought out by the Bishop of Melbourne, and now generally used throughout the Diocese, unless ordered to do so by his Diocesan which his Lordship has declined doing.




c.1849 (estimated)

Sydney, NSW


DAVIS, Charles Henry (music composed)


Simple masses

Christus factus est pro nobis obediens usque ad mortem and Miserere (in the Tenebrae service)

Juravit dominus (motet)

LOST MSS


These musical works by Curtis are mentioned in an article by his former Sydney Benedictine colleague, Henry (J. H. B.) Curtis, in the Catholic magazine Austral light (February 1902) and in the Downwside review (july 1902) [UK], reproduced in Henry Norbert Birt's Benedictine pioneers in Australia, volume 2 (London: Herbert & Daniel, 1911), and O'Farrell, Documents; the section on Davis's musical activity, Birt, 207-14

https://archive.org/stream/BenedictinePioneersInAustraliaV2#page/n201/mode/2up 


See also:

"FUNERAL OF BISHOP DAVIS", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 May 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12957587





By 1849 (date)


INDIGENOUS


SALVADO, Rosendo (transcribed, arranged)


Maquielo: cancion de caile de los Australianos occidentales

(Maquielo - Dance Song of the West Australians; arranged for pianoforte)

In Rosendo Salvado, Memorias historicas sobre la Australia: y particularmente acerca la mision Benedictina de Nueva Nursia y los usos y costumbres de los salvajes (Barcelona: Impr. de los Herederos de la V. Pla, 1853), unnumbered page after 314

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=z_YaZIk1YLQC&pg=PA314 (DIGITISED)


Go to main entry on this item:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#014 


Salvado's first period in Australia, which began in 1846, ended on 9 January 1849, when he sailed for Europe to raise money for his missionary endeavours; the music does not appear in the original Italian edition (1851, 1852) of his memoirs.





1849-01-08 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


PACKER, Charles S. (music composed, arranged, extemporised)


National recollections

("Extemporaneous Performance on the Eolophon")

Souvenirs de l'opera Français

("Extemporaneous Performance on the Eolophon")

IMPROVISED; LOST


[Advertisement], The Britannia and Trades' Advocate (4 January 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226531600 

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (5 January 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8764194

"PACKER'S CONCERT", The Courier (10 January 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2967082

PACKER'S CONCERT was well attended last Monday evening. The songs of" King Frederick's Camp" and the "Forbidden Door" were sung with exquisite taste and feeling by Mr. Packer, and met an encore. Mr. Packer's extemporaneous performances on the Eolophon were listened to with marked attention.





1849-01-07 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


ANONYMOUS (music composed)


Tasmanian polka

("Military band ... the excellent band of H.M. 96th Regiment")


[Advertisement], The Britannia and Trades' Advocate (4 January 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226531600 

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (7 January 1848), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8762068


IMBERG, Julius Samuel (concert organiser)

Band of the 96th Regiment (performers)




1849-01-10 (first performed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


IMBERG, Julius Samuel (? music composed, arranged)


Tableaux vivants

("With Music expressly composed for the occasion")

LOST MS


National song of Van Diemen's Land

("Grand Chorus ... By all the performers"; ? composed Imberg)

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Courier (10 January 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2967098

"HERR IMBERG'S CONCERT", Hobarton Guardian, or, True Friend of Tasmania (13 January 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163503687 





1849-02-03 (date of publication)

Sydney, NSW


DEANE, John Philip (? music composed)


Who is that knocking at the door?

(... one I heard of late, which was composed by Mr. Deen, of Sydney, entitled "Who is that knocking at the door" ...)

LOST MS; OR, MORE LIKELY, NEVER EXISTED


"Kitty Cucumber's Tour through, the Colonies", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (3 February 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59768455 





1849-03-20 (probably first performed)

1850-09-21 (pubication first noticed)

Melbourne, NSW (VIC)


ANDERSON, James Henri (music composed)


The Fitzroy quadrilles


The Fitzroy quadrilles for the piano forte, composed and dedicated by permission to his excellency Sir Charles A. Fitzroy, K.C.B., in honor of his visit to Melbourne, by J. H. Anderson, of the Royal Academy, professor of music

(Sydney: Published by J. T. Grocott, 486, George Street, n.d. [? 1850])

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

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/21819818 

Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165198879 (DIGITISED)


"MUSICAL WORLD", The Melbourne Daily News (31 March 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226471685 

During his Excellency's visit to Melbourne, Mr. Anderson composed and dedicated by permission, to His Excellency a set of quadrilles called the Fitzroy Quadrilles, in honour of His Excellency's visit to Port Phillip. The above are in course of publication in Sydney.

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (21 September 1850), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36267035

Just published ...

"Fitzroy quadrilles, composed by J. H. Anderson", The Cornwall Chronicle (21 September 1850), 621

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65975316

"FITZ ROY QUADRILLES", Launceston Examiner (25 September 1850), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36267077

We have to acknowledge the receipt of a set of quadrilles with the above title; composed by Mr. J. H. Anderson, and dedicated by permission to his Excellency Sir Charles A. Fitz Roy. The melodies are pleasing, and the harmonies, though both simple and easy of performance, are yet full and complete. We hope the composer may be rewarded by a ready sale.

"THE FITZROY QUADRILLES", The Courier (21 December 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2961634

[Advertisement], The Courier (21 December 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2961628



FITZROY, Charles (dedicatee)

GROCOTT, James Turner (publisher)


Anderson, who was based in Melbourne at the time of the 1849 governor's visit, probably composed the quadrilles for the ball held in Fitzroy's honour, at the Royal Hotel, on 20 March 1849. Though said at the time to be "in course of publication in Sydney", the edition appears to have been delayed well into 1850, by which time Anderson had returned to Launceston. There is no record of their publication in the Sydney or Melbourne press, but Anderson presumably advertised the quadrilles in Launceston as soon as he received them from Grocott in Sydney, thus a printing date in Sydney in August or early September 1850 is likely.




1849-04-27 (1 first published)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


"PHAX" (words)


Sir Charles Fitzroy's visit to Tasmania

("A new song by PHAX ... AIR - The king of the cannibal islands)


"A NEW SONG", Colonial Times (27 April 1849), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8764845

When Governor Fitzroy did come to enjoy
Society which is so charming here,
To see different places and likewise the races,
He felt strongly inclined for touring it's clear.
So thinking just so, away he did go
To visit the Launceston people,
But quickly came back and was here in a crack,
Like Doctor who raced for the steeple.
No flags to admire and no guns to fire,
All his splendor in a nasty fog was hid;
No rows no riot, no cheering all quiet,
For Sir Charles came to Hobart incog, he did.

... [3 more stanzas]


And see all this "letter" from "Emma Krankie":

"To the Editor", Colonial Times (3 July 1849), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8765222

By the bye, a young gentleman wrote some lines in my album about California, which are as follows; the air is "The King of the Cannibal Islands:"

Four friends with me one day did dine,
Who talked much about the golden mine,
Till at last we all five did incline
For a trip to California.
So with picks, and spades, and bags to hold
All we could find of the beautiful gold,
Which was to be ought to Hobart and sold,
We started for California ...





1849-05-09 (published)

Adelaide, SA


"FOGGY DEW" (words)


When my old hat was new

(A new song to an old air [When my old hat was new]; "Last time I was in Adelaide"


"WHEN MY OLD HAT WAS NEW", South Australian Register (9 May 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50245025





1849-06-14 (performed)

Launceston, VDL (TAS)


MOSSMAN, Samuel Felix (words and music)


Come let us round the bushfire form

REPORT ONLY; LOST MS, words and music


"MECHANICS' INSTITUTE", Launceston Examiner (16 June 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36257662

The lecturer gave a specimen of his own composition, both of words and music, which was loudly applauded. The song commenced: "Come let us round the bushfire form".)





1849-06-18 (performed)

Sydney, NSW


GIBBS, John (music composed)


We two are wandering Savoyards

("The Wandering Savoyards"; "comic duet composed by Mr. Gibbs, Mrs. Guerin and Mr. F. Howson")

LOST MS


"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 June 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12903597

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 May 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12917774



GUERIN, Theodosia (vocalist)

HOWSON, Frank (vocalist)




1849-06-19 (published)

1849-06-22 (published)

Melbourne, NSW (VIC)


ANONYMOUS (words)


Address to the Californian adventurers

("A new song, written in the spirit of prophecy, and sung to the tune of "There will ne'er be peace, until Jemmy comes hame")

("Reflect, ere you venture, adventurers bold ..."


"Select Poetry", The Argus (19 June 1849), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4773868


"B. R." (words)


Answer to a new song

("Written in the spirit of prophecy, and sung to the tune of There will never be peace till Jemmy comes hame)

("Thou ill-omened prophet, thou shortsighted seer ...")


"Original Poetry", The Argus (22 June 1849), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4770237

[Robert Burns], "There'll never be peace till Jamie come hame", The Scot's musical museum ... vol. 4 (Edinburgh: James Johnson &. Co., n.d. [c.1800]), 326

http://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/pageturner.cfm?id=87798328 (DIGITISED)





1849-06-20 (publication of no. 1 first noticed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


HENSLOWE, Francis Hartwell (music composed)


Songs of Zion nos. 1-4

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/9855226 


Songs of Zion no. 1, Psalm XIX, Thy glory, Lord, the heavens declare, dedicated to Mrs. Edward Prentis Henslowe, the words by James Montgomery, the music by Francis Hartwell Henslowe

(Hobart Town, V.D.L.: Printed by Thos. Browne, 31 Macquarie Street, n.d. [1849])

2 pages music (1-2)

Copy at State Library of Tasmania

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11444041 (DIGITISED)


Songs of Zion no. 2, Psalm 39, Lord, let me know mine end, dedicated to Mrs. Eden, the words by James Montgomery, the music by Francis Hartwell Henslowe

(Hobart Town, V.D.L.: Printed by Thos. Browne, 31 Macquarie Street, n.d. [1849])

4 pages music (un-numbered)

Copy at State Library of Tasmania

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11444064 (DIGITISED)


Songs of Zion no. 3, Psalm 43, Judge me Lord in righteousness, dedicated to Miss Mary Louisa Boyle, the words by James Montgomery, the music by Francis Hartwell Henslowe

(Hobart Town, V.D.L.: Printed by Thos. Browne, 31 Macquarie Street, n.d. [1850])

4 pages music (1-4)

Copy at State Library of Tasmania

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11444073 (DIGITISED)


Songs of Zion no. 4, Psalm 130, Out of the depths of woe, dedicated to Mrs Francis Hartwell Henslowe, the words by James Montgomery, the music by Francis Hartwell Henslowe

(Hobart Town, V.D.L.: Printed by Thos. Browne, 31 Macquarie Street, n.d. [1850]

4 pages music (1-4)

Copy at State Library of Tasmania

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11444082 (DIGITISED)


"NEW MUSIC", Launceston Examiner (20 June 1849), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36257711

"NEW MUSIC - SONGS OF ZION, No 1", The Courier (23 June 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2965672

"MUSIC", Launceston Examiner (8 August 1849), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36258095 

"NEW MUSIC", The Courier (8 August 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2965319

[Advertisement]:, The Courier (1 September 1849), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2965112

Just published, NEW MUSIC by F. H. HENSLOWE, Esq., WHERE IS THY HOME?, and Nos. 1 and 2 of THE SONGS OF ZION"

"NEW MUSIC", Hobarton Guardian, or, True Friend of Tasmania (9 November 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article173058378 

"Sacred Music", The Cornwall Chronicle (21 November 1850), 824

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65574518 

"MUSIC", The Courier (3 July 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2958805 

In a small paragraph the Illustrated London News classes the Clerk of the Van Diemen's Land Council's productions, "The Songs of Zion," among some of the best compositions of the day. The following is the notice: - "Songs of Zion; by F. H. Henslowe, Hobart Town. God is gone up with a merry voice; by Dr. Croft, Lonsdale. The Songs of the Soul; by Dr. Gauntlett, D'Almaine. Francis Hartwell Henslowe, of Hobart Town, is the composer of the Songs of Zion, the words taken from the Scripture, by James Montgomery. There is a truly devotional feeling pervading these sacred melodies. Dr. Gauntlett's new accompaniment to Dr. Croft's well known anthem ... " (etc.)

"TASMANIAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO PARIS [EXHIBITION], 1855", The Courier (27 September 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2491196 

The Music by Mr. F. H. Henslowe ... Campbelltown Waltz, Where is Thy Home? Songs of Sion, No 1, 2, 3, 4. Northdown. Bridal Polka.


For the source of texts, see:

Songs of Zion; being imitations of psalms by James Montgomery (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1822)

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=yF4VAAAAQAAJ 




1849-07-14 (first noticed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


HENSLOWE, Francis Hartwell (music composed)


Where is thy home?


Where is thy home? words from The rectory of Valehead, by the Revd. Robert Wilson Evans, M. A., composed and dedicated to the Hon. Mrs. Sping Rice by Francis Hartwell Henslow, Esqre.

(Hobart Town, V.D.L: Printed by T. Browne, 31 Macquarie St., n.d. [1849])

4 pages music (un-numbered)

Copy at the State Library of Tasmania

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11443080 (DIGITISED)


"COLONIAL MUSIC", Launceston Examiner (14 July 1849), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36257893

"MUSIC", The Courier (4 August 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2965362

"MUSIC", Colonial Times (7 August 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8765440 

[Advertisement], The Courier (1 September 1849), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page638680

"TASMANIAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARIS EXHIBITION. NO. III", The Courier (25 November 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2241803 

"TASMANIAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO PARIS [EXHIBITION], 1855", The Courier (27 September 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2491196 


For the source of text, see:

Robert Wilson Evans, The rectory of Valehead (London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1831), 93-94

https://archive.org/stream/rectoryofvalehe00evan#page/93/mode/2up (DIGITISED)




1849-10-04 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


SKINNER, George (words)


A new song to an old tune

(Sung by Mr. Skinner at the Licensed Victuallers' Dinner, on Thursday, October 4th)

("There's a good time coming, boys ...")


"FIRST ANNIVERSARY DINNER OF THE LICENSED VICTUALLERS SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 October 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12913272

"A New Song to an old Tune", Bell's Life in Sydney (6 October 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59769604

Words based on an original song, "There's a good time coming", by Charles Mackay, to music by Henry Russell

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/204452846 





1849-11-16 (published)

Perth, WA


ANONYMOUS (words)


The convicts are coming

("A New Song ... Tune: The Campbells are Coming")


"A New Song", The Perth Gazette (16 November 1849), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3171090



"The Campbells are coming, the song, the Syms. & Accomps. all new in 1828 ...", The select melodies of Scotland, interspersed with those of Ireland and Wales united to the songs of Robt. Burns, Sir Walter Scott Bart. and other distinguished poets; with symphonies & accompaniments for the piano forte by Pleyel, Kozeluch, Haydn & Beethoven, the whole composed for & collected by George Thomson, F. A. S. E ... vol. 2 (London: Printed and sold by Preston, n.d. [? 1829]), 18

http://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/pageturner.cfm?id=94648892 (DIGITISED)




1849 (? December 1849)

1850-01-05 (publication first noticed)

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)


HENSLOWE, Francis Hartwell (music composed)


The Campbell-Town waltzes


The Campbell-Town waltzes, dedicated to the ladies of the district

([Hobart Town] Tasmania: Thomas Browne, Lithographic Printer, Hobart Town, 1849)

Titlepage (0) and 7 pages music (1-7); music unattributed except for composers's monogram initials "FHH" printed on 0

(1 Green-hill; 2 Rockford; 3 Egleston; 4 Streans Hall; [5] Polka Rockford; [6] Polka Syndal)

Copy at the State Library of Tasmania; inscribed (0): "To Eliza Richards, from the composer, Nov. 1851"

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11443622 (DIGITISED)

Copy at the State Library of New South Wales

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?itemID=847229&acmsid=0 (DIGITISED)


"NEW MUSIC", The Courier (5 January 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2963942

THE CAMPBELL-TOWN WALTZES", Hobarton Guardian, or, True Friend of Tasmania (5 January 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article173056702 

"LOCAL", The Cornwall Chronicle (5 January 1850), 17

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6597693 

"NEW MUSIC", Colonial Times (8 January 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8766377 

"TASMANIAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARIS EXHIBITION. NO. III", The Courier (25 November 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2241803 




1850





1850-01-28 (first advertisement)

1850-01-30 (first performance)

Sydney, NSW


SIGMONT, William Abercrombie (music composed)


Fantasia on an Hungarian air

German air with brilliant variations for the pianoforte

Overture to The red cross banner

Song The red cross banner

Brilliant waltzes

LOST MSS

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 January 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12915296


Overture to The red cross banner

German air with brilliant variations for the pianoforte

Zigueuner waltzes

LOST MSS

[Advertisement], ENTERTAINMENT", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 March 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12916534



Oh! stay sweet warbling woodlard stay (song)

LOST MS

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 March 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12916803 


The red cross banner

("a patriotic Ode, the music by Mr. Sigmont, consisting of an Overture, a triumphal march, a double chorus, and four other chorusses; three solos and a duet")

LOST MS

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 April 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12917293




1850-01-30


MEGSON, Joseph


I knew him in his childhood (song; words: Mr. Reynolds)


[Advertisement], The Argus (30 January 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4765351






1850-03-26 (first advertised)

1850-04-01 (first performed)

Adelaide, SA


ANONYMOUS (music composed)


My adopted land

("Ballad ... Manuscript")

REPORT ONLY; MUSIC LOST, WORDS LOST (but see below)


[Advertisement], South Australian Register (26 March 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38444228

"THE CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT", Adelaide Times (3 April 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207115309 

... A manuscript ballad, entitled, "My Adopted Land," was given by Mrs. Murray, but both music and words, the latter especially, were rubbish.


MURRAY, Georgiana (? vocalist, pianist)


? words: "MY ADOPTED LAND", Adelaide Observer (12 August 1843), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article158917324 




1850-05-04 (first advertised)

1850-05-06 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


GAUTROT, Joseph (music composed)


A new grand overture

("by a Double Orchestra, composed expressly for this occasion by MONSIEUR GAUTROT")

REPORT ONLY; LOST MS


[Advertisement]: "Royal Victoria Theatre", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 May 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12917664





1850-05-22 (first published)

Adelaide, SA


BRAY, Tom Cox (words)


The cheapest in South Australia

(A song; Air - The king of the cannibal islands)


[Advertisement], South Australian Register (22 May 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38451182



Tom Cox Bray was father of the politician and SA premier John Cox Bray




1850-05-24 (Birthnight Ball)

1850-05-30 (first noticed)

Melbourne, NSW (VIC)


REED, Thomas (music composed)


Port Phillip galop

Yarra Yarra polka

LOST MSS


"MELBOURNE: HER MAJESTY'S BIRTHDAY", Geelong Advertiser (30 May 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article93139206

[At the ball] ... The best music of the best composers Musard, Bishop, Strauss, Jullien, Labetzey, Koenig, selected and played under the able superintendance of Mr. Reed, who composed two exquisite pieces for the occasion, the "Port Phillip Galop", and the "Yarra Yarra Polka".



Fantasia [on] operatic airs (Italian)

(selected and arranged expressly for this concert by T. Reed; solos - Cornopean, Mr. Greenwood; Flute, Mr. Smith; Violencello, Mr. Lord; Violin, Mr. Reed)

Pasticcio, introducing the Yarra Yarra schottische and Port Phillip aerial galop

(written for and performed at the recent Royal Birthnight Ball) by T. Reed

LOST MSS


[Advertisement], The Argus (30 May 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4765371

The program also included the Plantagenet polka by Reed's London-based composer son, T. German Reed.


See also Yarra Yarra schottische [Anonymous]

[Advertisement], The Argus (7 September 1857), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7138292 





1850-06-03 (first performed)


HOWSON, Henry (music orchestrated and arranged)


The two Figaros

(opera; "the Music selected from the Operas of The barber of Seville, and The marriage of Figaro, arranged for the Orchestra by Mr. Henry Howson")

LOST MS


Further performances:

1850-06-04

1850-06-08

1850-06-18


[Advertisement], Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (1 June 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59770726 

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 June 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12918392


See the play script:

The two Figaros, a musical comedy, in two acts, by J. R. Planche ... as performed at the Royal Olympic Theatre (London: Chapman and Hall, n.d. [?1837])

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




1850-06-07 (first performed, also 21 June)

1850-06-28 (publication first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


STANLEY, William (music composed)


Tell him I love him yet


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 June 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12918412 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 June 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12918940 


Tell him I love him yet, ballad, the music by William Stanley, sung by Miss Sara Flower with much applause at the Sydney concerts

(Sydney: Printed and published for Mr. Stanley by J. T. Grocott ... 486, George Street, n.d. [1850])

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

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22562389 

Copy at the National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-181784586 (DIGITISED)


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 June 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12919100

Also performed as Tell her I love her yet, see:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 December 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12923231

Second edition:

([Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1853])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED; but almost certainly from the same plates as Grocott above


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 November 1853), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12950119

JUST PUBLISHED ... A new edition of Mr. Stanley's favourite song, "Tell him I love him yet," price 2s. 6d. ... WOOLCOTT AND CLARKE ...


FLOWER, Sara (? dedicatee, vocalist)




1850-06-17 (first advertised)

Adelaide, SA


ELLARD, Frederick (music composed)


Südaustralischer Galop

("compose et dedié à M. François Dutton, par F. Ellard")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], South Australian Register (17 June 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38443834

"CONCERT", Adelaide Times (21 June 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207116713 

... The servilely dedicated "Sudaustralischer Galop," was executed well by Mr. Ellard, but the composition itself is void of any attraction, being only a mass of ill-arranged and badly blended scraps from other pieces, without any original part of its own; and the "Dedie a M. F. D." were enough in itself to render it not only unpopular but insignificant...


DUTTON, Francis (dedicatee)




1850-06-25 (first advertised)

1850-06-27 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


HOWSON, John (music composed)


Angry words

(ballad, "composed expressly for Miss Sara Flower")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 June 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12919016



FLOWER, Sara (dedicatee, vocalist)




1850-06-25 (first performed)

Port Adelaide, SA


CRANZ, August Friedrich (music composed)


The Barnett galop

("composed and played by Herr Cranz")


LOST MS

"LOCAL INETTLIGENCE", South Australian Register (27 June 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38446018

On Tuesday last, Mr. Wallace gave what he advertised as a concert, in the large room built by Mr. Barnett for the Jerusalem Coffee-house at the Port. There were about a hundred ladies and gentlemen present, including Capt. Young, Mr. Paxton, and several other gentlemen from town. Mr. Waliace had evidently taken no trouble whatever to please the Portonians; indeed, he seems to have held them in very low estimation; as the only instrument he provided was his violin, on which he played one scientific piece, and five German gentlemen sang a few songs beautifully, and performed a few brilliant pieces on the piano (a magnificent instrument lent by Mr. Laurie for the occasion), one of which was particularly applauded and encored, namely, the Barnett Galop, composed and played by Herr Cranz; and this was all the entertainment ...


BARNETT, Joe (patron, dedicatee)




1850-06-27 (first performed)

Adelaide, SA


LANCELOTT, Francis (words and music composed)


We've sever'd ourselves from our friends and home

MUSIC LOST; or unidentified tune


"ANTI-DRAY TAX LEAGUE", South Australian Register (28 June 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38441107 

The adjourned meeting of delegates was held yesterday (Thursday) at the "White Horse," Currie street ... ... in the interim, a gentleman named Lancelott entered and presented the worthy Chairman, Alexander Anderson, Esq., with a song set to music, and dedicated to him. It met with a warm reception from the Leaguers present - so cordial indeed as to induce the author to announce his intention of having it published. The words are as follow :-

We've sever'd ourselves from our friends and home,
And far over the ocean we've come, my boys!
To reap from our toil, on this sunny soil,
A better reward than at home my boys!
But sorrow clouds Hope's sunny face;
Our autocratic rulers base
Have tax«d our roads, and taxed our drays,
And coward slave is he who pays.

Then down with the road and the dray-tax, too,
And show to the minions of tyranny,
Bold Britons are we, who dare to be free,
And die for our rights and liberty ... (2 more stanzas)


Printed edition (words and ? music)

([Adelaide: Charles Platts, 1850])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[Advertisement], South Australian (2 July 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71626600

ANTI-ROAD, AND DRAY TAX SONG. JUST published, at Platts's, price one shilling, the patriotic Song, "We've severed ourselves from our friends and home." The words and music by F. Lancelott. PLATTS'S Book and Music Warehouses.


ANDERSON, Alexander (dedicatee)




1850-06-29 (first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


READING, James W. (editor)

WATERLAND, Blythe (alias of Henry BURTON) (editor)


Songs of the serenaders


Songs of the serenaders, sung nightly by them, with great applause, before his excellency Sir Charles Augustus Fitz Roy, the hon. Mrs. Keith Stewart, and the elite of the aristocracy of New South Wales, part 1

(Sydney: Printed at Trood's Printing Office, n.d. [1850])

Words only; 12 pages

Copy at State Library of New South Wales

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/168255424

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:BJM:SLNSW_ALMA21109700720002626 


[Advertisement], The Goulburn Herald (29 June 1850), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article101730833

NOTICE -No. 1, of SONGS of the SERENADERS just published by Messrs. Waterland and Reading, may be had at the door, price 1s. each.

[Advertisement], The Courier (14 August 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2962286

No. 1 of "Songs of the Serenaders," containing 12 Ethiopian Melodies, just published by Messrs. Waterland and Reading, and may be had at the door.




1850-07-08 (first performed)

Melbourne, NSW (VIC)


MEGSON, Joseph (music composed)

BELFIELD, Francis (words)


New song

("Written by Mr. Belfield, and the music composed by Mr. Megson, [sung by] Mr. Young")

Comic song

("Written and to be sung by Mr. Belfield")


LOST MSS


[Advertisement], "QUEEN'S THEATRE", The Argus (4 July 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4774626


YOUNG, Charles (vocalist)




1850-08-05

Sydney, NSW


STANLEY, William (music composed)


The bride's farewell

(ballad ... composed by Wm. Stanley [sung by] Madame Carandini)

March

"Pianoforte, (composed by Wm. Stanley when only twelve years of age)"

LOST MSS


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 August 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12920019 

MR. STANLEY'S GRAND CONCERT OF VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, IN THE SALOON OF THE ROYAL HOTEL, ON FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 9th, 1850 ... Ballad "Tell him I love him yet", Stanley .... Miss S. Flower
March. Pianoforte, (composed by Wm. Stanley when only twelve years of age) ... Mr. Stanley ...
Ballad. "The Bride's Farewell," composed by Wm. Stanley ... Madame Carandini ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 May 1855), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968835





1850-08-27 (first performed)

Adelaide, SA


MOORE, Andrew (music composed)

COPPIN, Frederick (music composed)


South Australian polka

("composed and arranged by Mr. Moore for this occasion; cedicated to Osmond Gilles, Esq.")


The bushman's cooey schottische

("also composed and arranged by Mr. Moore for this occasion")


The Auction Mart Tavern quadrilles

("arranged for the occasion by Mr. F. Coppin, introducing the following celebrated airs: Free-and-Easy, Rogue's March, All round my Hat, Oh 'tis Love, The Young May Moon, Dere's some one in de House, Miss Dinah, Sich a Gittin up Stairs, Billy Barlow, and We won't go Home till Morning)


LOST MSS


[Advertisement], South Australian (19 August 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71626962

"ASSEMBLY BALL", Adelaide Times (28 August 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207118477 

The third of Mr Coppin's Assembly Balls took place last evening at the Exchange. The room was crowded, and the principal attraction consisted in several pieces of music being produced under the direction of Mr. Moore. The first piece was the South Australian Polka, dedicated to O. Gilles, Esq. We cannot say more in its praise than it is worthy of that gentleman's musical taste ... The Bushman's Scotish and the Auction Mart Tavern Quadrilles were loudly applauded. We must congratulate Mr. Coppin for securing the services of Mr Moore, whose musical talent established the evening's amusement, not only to those devoted to Terpsichore, but to those who have Julian [Jullien] fresh in their memory. The next Ball will be under the patronage of the Masons.

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (15 October 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38447962

... Schottische, "The Bushman's Cooey ..."

[News], South Australian Register (16 October 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38451299

... We regret we cannot speak in terms equally eulogistic of Mr. Moore's original pieces, although the "Bushman's Cooey" was favourably received ...


GILLES, Osmond (dedicatee)




1850-08-29 (first performed)

Launceston, VDL (TAS)


MEGSON, Joseph (music composed)


Quadrille The prince of Wales

("Vocal Finale composed by J. Megson")


[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (24 August 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36266851 

"CONCERT", Launceston Examiner (31 August 1850), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36266905

... The Ethioplian and Prince of Wales quadrilles were much admired: a vocal finale to the latter, composed by Mr. Megson, was rapturously received, and repeated at the general desire ...

"Concert of the Amateur's Horticultural Society", The Cornwall Chronicle (31 August 1850), 572

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65975394 

The Overtures from "Gazza Ladra" and "Fra Diavolo" were quite enchanting; the "Prince of Wales" Quadrille, with vocal finale composed by Mr. Megson was encored twice and deservedly so. It is but justice however to say that the vocal part of the performances was far inferior, indeed to the instrumental: the voices wanted compass to fill the room, even in the glees ...

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (11 September 1850), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36267006


From the documented references, it seems clear that the original quadrille to which Megson added a newly-composed vocal finale was selected from one of the several different imported sets of "prince of Wales quadrilles" in colonial circulation around 1850; a London edition of one of these, without cover, is bound at the beginning of this album in the State Library of Tasmania

https://stors.tas.gov.au/AUTAS001131821845 




1850-09-19

MOORE, Andrew

Falling Leaves (song) ("Composed and dedicated to Mrs. Henry Marsh"; "As sung by Miss Sara Flower")

Sydney: H. Marsh & A. Moore, [1851]

[News], South Australian Register (19 September 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38443238

[Advertisement], "MR. HENRY MARSH'S GRAND ANNUAL CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 December 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12932864

[Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC-Just Published", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 January 1852), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31734345





1850-09-09 (first advertised performance)

Bathurst, NSW


BROWN, J. (music composed)

MARSDEN, William (music composed)


Polka

(Composed by J. Brown)

LOST MS


Waltz

(Composed by Mr. W. Marsden)

LOST MS


[Advertisement], Bathurst Free Press (7 September 1850), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62215232


FIRST MONTHLY CONCERT AT MR. MINEHAN'S LARGE ROOM, CROOKED BILLET, DURHAM-STREET. THE Musicians and Singers of the above Establishment beg to inform the gentry of Bathurst and its vicinity, that by the kind permission of Mr. Minehan, they intend giving a MONTHLY CONCERT, the first of which will take place on MONDAY NEXT, SEPTEMBER 9, 1850 ...


It appears that the concert may not have gone ahead as advertised, due to licensing regulations. Once permission had been obtained, it was readvertised for 30 September, and indeed went ahead, though whether or not with the same program is unknown.

[Advertisement], Bathurst Free Press (28 September 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62214815 

"BATHURST SERENADERS", Bathurst Free Press (12 October 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62215100 

A miscellaneous concert ... took place at Mr. Minehan's music room, on Monday night week. Several of the sentimental songs were very creditably gone through, and the solos on the violin, by Mr. Brown, were exquisitely performed ... The attendance was thin owing in part to the high rate of charges.




1850-09-20 (first performance)

1850-10-01 (publication first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


MARSH, Henry (music composed; publisher)


The Australian polka

(also The Australian national polka)


The Australian polka for the pianoforte, composed for the Citizens' Return Fancy Dress Ball by Henry Marsh

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/16446074 

[1] Sydney: Henry Marsh, 1850

[Advertisement], NEW POLKA. IN A FEW DAYS WILL BE PUBLISHED THE AUSTRALIAN POLKA", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 October 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12921445

NEW POLKA. IN A FEW DAYS WILL BE PUBLISHED THE AUSTRALIAN POLKA ...

Marsh also directed a performance, billed as Grand Australian Polka, for military band "with vocal accompaniments", at Sara Flower and Maria Carandini's November concert.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 November 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12922280

For the Citizens' Return Fancy Dress Ball, on 20 September 1850

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 September 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12920733


HILL, Mary Ann (Mrs. George Hill, lady mayoress of Sydney, dedicatee)


Later editions:

[2] The Australian Polka (5th edn)
[2] [Sydney: Henry Marsh, 1852]
NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[3] The Australian Polka (6th edn); ("The Australian National Polka (6th edn))
[3] [Sydney: Henry Marsh, 1853]
NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[4] The Australian National Polka  (7th edn) (title on first page of music: "The Australian Polka")
[4] Sydney: H. Marsh, [185-?]


[5] The Australian National Polka

[5] [Sydney: J. R. Clarke, after 1858, as No 7 of Clarke's "Colonial Polkas"] NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[2] [Advertisement]: "JUST PUBLISHED ... the Fifth Edition of the AUSTRALIAN POLKA", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 July 1852), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12938091

[3] Sixth edition: [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 March 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12944052 [as "Australian Polka"]

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 April 1853), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12944815 [as "Australian National Polka"]





1850-10-07 (date publication first advertised)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music composed)

NAGEL, Charles (words)


Loyalty ("A National Paean, Respectfully inscribed to His Excellency, Sir Charles Augustus Fitz Roy [... ] Governor-in-chief of New South Wales and its dependencies") (words: I. Nathan)

([Sydney]: [? Kern and Mader], [1850])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/16495348 


[Advertisement]: "LOYALTY", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 October 1850), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12921579

See also: "ABSURDITY, SERVILITY, AND INSOLENCE. ", Empire (3 July 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60036095

The music, and words slightly reworked, are those of the Chorus of Cavaliers (Act 2 Scene 1) of Merry Freaks in Troublous Times (1843) 





1850-10-07 (earliest date of composition)

1850-11-11 (Separation publicly proclaimed in Melbourne)

Melbourne, VIC


KENTISH, Nathaniel Lipscomb (words)


Hem-migration

[Air - The coronation]

Words, in Nathaniel Lipscomb Kentish, The question of questions ... The land and water question in Victoria (Melbourne: J. J. Blundell, 1855), 50-52

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=CnsBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA50


Separation

(A thoroughly Colonial Anthem, with CHORUS to be sung by every man, woman and child in Victoria ... Air: The Coronation) ("God bless Old England's much-loved Queen")

Words, in Kentish, The question of questions, 53-55

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=CnsBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA53


Commemoration national anthem: Victorian-Australian

(Air - "Rule Britannia" ("When Britain first at heaven's command"; "October 7, 1850")

Words in Kentish, The question of questions, 80-82

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=CnsBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA80


Commemoration Victorian-Australian anthem

("God save old England's Queen, Long Live Australia's Queen ...")

Words in Kentish, The question of questions, 82-84

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=CnsBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA82


Separation of the colony of Victoria from New South Wales was first legislated in July 1850, but public celebrations were delayed until news of royal assent was received in Melbourne, from Britain, on 11 November 1850. As Kentish noted, the ensuing public celebrations included the openind of Princes' Bridge.




1850-10-15


HUENERBEIN, August Christian


Waltz The Victoria


[Advertisement], South Australian Register (15 October 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38447962

[News], South Australian Register (16 October 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38451299

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (29 October 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38439165



1850-10-29


HUENERBEIN, August


March Adelaide ("Grand March")


[Advertisement], South Australian Register (29 October 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38439165

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (12 March 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38445644



1850-11-26


HUENERBEIN, August


Duet for 2 clarinets


Galop Sonnambula


[Advertisement], South Australian Register (26 November 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38435397







1850-10-15


MOORE, Andrew


Sentimentality versus Reality (Song; "sung by Miss Lazar" [future Mrs. Moore])


[Advertisement], South Australian Register (15 October 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38447962

[News], South Australian Register (16 October 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38451299





1850-10-29


CHAPMAN, William (senior)


Theme with variations (solo on cornet à piston )


[Advertisement], South Australian Register (29 October 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38439165





1850-11-07 (first performed)

Launceston, VDL (TAS)


KNIGHT, Troy (music and/or words composed)


The fire fly

("Ballad ... Written and sung by Troy Knight")

LOST MS


[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (6 November 1850), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36267413




1850-11-08 (first published)

Melbourne, VIC


"BENJAMIN FARRE" (words)


Fashionable intelligence

("A Separation Song; Air - Bow, wow, wow)

(Ye gentlemen and ladies fair, of famed Melbourne city ... )


"Original Poetry", The Argus (8 November 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4767089


For a recent edition of the tune, see:

Hamilton's universal tune-book, a collection of the melodies of all nations, adapted for the violin, flute, clarionett, etc., edited by James Manson ... vol. 2 (Glasgow: W. Hamilton, 1846)

https://archive.org/stream/bub_man_0d3e53b425fd9604ed8120afba639d35#page/n81/mode/2up (DIGITISED)


For another homeland British parody on Bow, wow, wow, published the previous month in the Sydney press, and mentioning the forthcoming 1851 Great Exhibition, and hoping still for the return the of the ill-fated arctic expedition of former VDL lieutenant governor John Franklin, see:

"Song of Good Wishes", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (19 October 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59771366 




1850-11-13


MOORE, Andrew


An Australian Air


"MR. MOORE'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (13 November 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38445076





1850-11-20 (first advertised)

Melbourne, VIC


REED, Thomas (music and words composed)


The song of Victoria

("Written and Composed with Original Music, by Thomas Reed")


([Melbourne: [? T. Reed], Harrison, 1850])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[Advertisement], The Argus (20 November 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4767785

T. REED'S MUSICAL REPOSITORY ... Just Published ...

"A NEW VERSION OF AN OLD JOKE", Geelong Advertiser (5 December 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91916821 

The Victoria Colonist has the following in its editorial columns: - "Song of Victoria. This reminds us of our neglect in not acknowledging the receipt of a copy of the 'Song of Victoria,' from the composer. We could not do it justice, for, alas we are not musical, and we entrusted the critique upon it to a gentleman of our establishmrent who is ...". We are glad to learn that a gentleman amateur, to whom the Colonist lent the song, speaks highly of it.

"LAST NIGHT'S CONCERT", The Melbourne Daily News (10 January 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226517556 

... The entertainments concluded with Mr. Reed's "Song of Victoria," which realized our previous remarks in his favor. The chorus, a feature in the song, was not successfully performed - a principal cause being the want of strength. Altogether the concert was not equal to the last, nor was Mrs. Testar in as good voice as usual.

"HAM'S ILLUSTRATED AUSTRALIAN MAGAZINE", The Courier (11 February 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2961347

... The pieces of Poetry are not numerous. All are generally tolerable, some are of a higher exeellence. Music too, is recorded here, separation having brought out the Song of Victoria and the Separation Polka ...




1850-11-25 (first published)

Geelong, VIC


ANONYMOUS (words)


Song in reference to Separation

(Air - When first I went to sea)

(Our freedom's won and let us all / Rejoice we've gained the day ...)


"THEATRE ROYAL", Geelong Advertiser (25 November 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91916660





1850-11-26


CRABBE [?]


March Adelaide


[Advertisement], South Australian Register (26 November 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38435397

but see Huenerbein's march of the same title above 





[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 December 1850), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12923169

Refrain - Sydney Gals, J. P. Hydes




1850-12-11 (first performed)

Sydney, NSW


STANLEY, William (music composed)

Grand march (pianoforte)

LOST MS


WALLER, James (music composed)

Britain (song)

LOST MS


MARSH, Stephen Hale (music composed)

I drink to thee (song)

("Published in London and just received")

[London: ? T. Boosey ?, between 1847 and 1850]

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 December 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12923231

LAST MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT. MESSRS. STANLEY AND WALLER'S Last Musical Entertainment, School of Arts, This Evening, Wednesday, 11th December. PROGRAMME. First Part. (Consisting entirely of productions by colonial Composers): Grand March - Pianoforte, Stanley; Song - I drink to thee (published in London and just received), S. H. A. Marsh; Tasmanian Waltzes - Pianoforte, J. Howson; Song - Love, thy timid whispering tongue, Nathan; Song - the Queen of merry England (published in London and just received), S. H. A. Marsh; Song - Tell her I love her yet, Stanley; Overture - Don John of Austria, Nathan; Song - Britain, Waller ...

This was perhaps the first time ever that an advertised mixed concert program consisted of a whole half of compositions by colonial composers.

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (14 December 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59771689 

... There were three deserved encores for Mr. Waller; and much applause given to Mr. Stanley ... A song by S. H. A. Marsh (published in London, and just arrived) "I drink to thee," received no applause, and will never (by this arrival) rival our esteemed Professor's melodious contrast, "Love, thy timid whispering tongue," which is Nathan all over; and another exertion, (by S. Marsh, and imported under the same crotchet) "The Queen of Merry England," - must have left all its applause short-shipped, for it obtained none here ...


Waller's lost song "Britain" was later joined by his other surviving patriotic song Australia (1863)

Stanley composed several other marches, including his Volunteer quick march (1861), and Sydney Exhibition grand march (1879) For other extant works performed:

The queen of merry England (Marsh) [music as for The king of merry England]

Tasmanian waltzes (Howson)

Love, thy timid whispering tongue (Nathan)

Tell him I love him yet (Stanley), main entry see this page above




1850-11-28 (first performed)

Melbourne, VIC


WILKIE, Joseph (music composed)

The Separation polka

[Melbourne: Joseph Wilkie, 1850]

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


ANONYMOUS (? music composed)

Separation quick march

LOST MS


Polka reportedly first performed at the Separation Ball, Melbourne

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", The Melbourne Daily News (26 November 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226520529 

Musical Promenade, Western Hill, Tuesday, November 20th, 1850 ... Hallelujah chorus ... Handel; Separation Polka ... J. Wilkie, Collins-street; ... Separation Quick March ...

[Advertisement], The Melbourne Daily News (3 December 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226517615 

"LAST NIGHT'S CONCERT", The Melbourne Daily News (6 December 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226520315 

... Mr. Wilkie's Separation Polka exhibited nothing very new, but has been put together in a marked and spirited manner ...

[Advertisement], The Melbourne Daily News (9 December 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226518102 

Just published ...

"PORT PHILLIP", Colonial Times (24 December 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8768442

"HAM'S ILLUSTRATED AUSTRALIAN MAGAZINE", The Courier (11 February 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2961347

Godfrey Charles Mundy, Our antipodes, or, residence and rambles in the Australasian colonies, with a glimpse of the goldfields, volume 3 (2nd edn; London: Richard Bentley, 1852), 283

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=u3VCAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA283





c.1850 (dated to Separation)

Melbourne, NSW/VIC


HOOPER, Frank (music composed

ARNOLD, W. J. D. (words)


Hark to the strains that triumphant are swelling ("a patriotic song on the separation of Port Phillip from New South Wales; written by W. J. D. Arnold, respectfully dedicated to His Excellency Charles Joseph La Trobe, esq., Governor of Victoria;  the music composed by Frank Hooper")

Melbourne: Edward Arnold, [c.1850]

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/17734667 




c.1850 (tentatively dated)

Sydney, NSW


NATHAN, Isaac (music)

MITCHELL, Thomas Livingstone (words)


The meeting of the east and west


The meeting of the east and west, poetry by Sir T. Livingstone Mitchell, composer I. Nathan

([? Sydney]: [?], [? 1850-52])

Incomplete copy (pages 1 and 2 only, 3 missing) at State Library of New South Wales; Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, papers, A 295-2 (Photocopy: CYA 295-2); ML MSS 5937/2

https://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=ADLIB110050810&context=L&vid=SLNSW&search_scope=EEA&tab=default_tab&lang=en_US (catalogue record)


Modern edition and reconstructed completion, Richard Divall (ed.), Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU), Australian Music Series, MDA032

http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/music-archive/nathan-the-meeting-of-the-east-and-the-west (DIGITISED)


"STANZAS FOR MUSIC: THE MEETING OF THE EAST AND WEST; OR THE MARCH OF CHRISTIAN MAN", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 December 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12923576

See also note on Marsh's Mitchell setting below.




c.1850 (tentatively dated)

Sydney, NSW


MARSH, Stephen Hale (music, ? arranged)

MITCHELL, Thomas Livingstone (words)


The spell that beams in woman's eye


The spell that beams in woman's eye, words by Sir T. Livingston Mitchell, music arranged by S. H. Marsh

([? Sydney]: [?], [? 1850-52])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/30019497 

Copy at State Library of New South Wales; Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, papers, A 295-2 (Photocopy: CYA 295-2)

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemdetailpaged.aspx?itemid=825680 (catalogue record)

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?itemID=917015&acmsid=0 (DIGITISED)

Photocopy of the above at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179658368 (DIGITISED)


Modern edition, Richard Divall (ed.), Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU), Australian Music Series, MDA031

http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/music-archive/marsh-the-spell-that-beams-in-womans-eye (DIGITISED)

Orchestral arrangement, Richard Divall (arr.), MS score, c.2000

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-176904010 (DIGITISED)


Tentatively dated c.1850 as for Nathan's song above; the song was lithographed freehand, probably by an amateur rather than a professional, and the similar format suggests it was issued, and perhaps commissioned, to form a pair with Nathan's Mitchell setting above; elsewhere, the song has been dated to early 1852 at the latest, the result of "an arrangement ... whereby Mitchell was to supply the words for a melody composed by Marsh" (William C. Foster, Sir Thomas Livingston Mitchell and his world 1792-1855: Surveyor General of New South Wales 1828-1855 (Sydney: The Institute of Surveyors, 1985), 447).





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