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A chronological checklist of Australian colonial musical works 1851-1855

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 1851-1855", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist1851-1855.php; accessed 29 March 2017


Summary

This chronological checklist page, covering the years 1851-55, 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.

Update schedule (January 2017)

This checklist page, covering the calendar years 1851 to 1855 inclusive, was largely built in 2014, and is now due for additions, updates, and corrections to bring it into line with earlier checklist pages recently updated:

1826-30; 1831-35; 1836-40; 1841-45; and 1846-50

One particular problem, for which I apologise, is the significant number live links that no longer work.

This problem mainly affects sheet music items digitised by the State Library of Tasmania.

When and wherever possible, they will be repaired and replaced with persistent links.



COLOUR KEY = Music not extant In some cases words extant    
  = Music extant Or recoverable from other sources
  = Curator's commentary, further notes
Date (earliest documentation; if composed overseas earliest Australian documentation) Composer, arranger, transcriber, orchestrator, songwriter, librettist, lyricist, editor, collector, recorder Title (and details)

Hyperlinks to digitised copy or electronic catalogue record of selected exemplar(s); this table does not list all accessible copies
Publication and preservation details if published or MS extant

For unpublished non-extant items this column will usually be empty
Supporting newspaper and other documentation

Other notes

1851

       
1851 HENDERSON, John Macdonald (words) When day brings its labour at last to a close (song)   Words: John Henderson, Excursions and adventures in New South Wales ... Vol. 1 (London: W. Shoberl 1851), 50:  http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ZRJFAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA50
1851 LINGER, Carl
 
Hymne, "Oh Lord who is as thee" (for Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Basso and Orchester composed by Carles Linger, 1851)   "VOCAL MUSIC BY CARL LINGER", The Advertiser (27 February 1936), 19: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35411694; article also mentions pre-Australian works by Linger
Early 1850s NATHAN, Isaac
 
Long live our gracious Queen Sydney: Kern and Mader, [between 1850 and 1853] Before the expiry of Kern and Mader's partnership, see: [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 June 1853), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946477
1851-01-20 LINGER, Carl
 
Instrumental Quartette (played by "Messrs. [S.W.] Wallace, Osborne, Heinerbein [sic], and Mater")   [Advertisement]: "GRAND CONCERT OF GEORGE FISCHER", South Australian Register (20 January 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38436850
1851-01-25 IMBERG, Julius
 
[1] Tasmanian Quadrilles ("respectfully dedicated to Lady Denison")

[2] Tasmanian Quadrilles ("dedicated to Lady Denison, just re-published")
[1] [Hobart ?: Thomas Browne, for J. S. Imberg, 1851]

[2] [2nd edn, Sydney: Henry Marsh, 1855]
[1] [Advertisement]: "JUST PUBLISHED", Launceston Examiner (25 January 1851), 6: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36259431; "MR. IMBERG'S QUADRILLES", Colonial Times (28 January 1851), 2:  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8768636; "TASMANIAN QUADRILLES", The Courier (1 February 1851), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2961407 [2] "TASMANIAN QUADRILLES", Launceston Examiner (19 April 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36292363; "THE TASMANIAN QUADRILLE", The Argus (1 August 1856), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7134125; "THE TASMANIAN QUADRILLE", The Argus (6 August 1856), 6:  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7134395
1851-01-28 MOORE, Andrew
 
Jeanette and Jeannott; or, The Conscript and His Bride ("musical petite drama"; "operetta"; "The overture, and new music, composed and arranged by Mr. Moore")   [Advertisement]: "Royal Victoria Theatre", South Australian Register (28 January 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38445242; "JEANNETTE AND JEANNOTT", South Australian Register (3 February 1851), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38450282:

"This piece, which may be justly termed the South Australian Opera, performed for the first time on Thursday last, was received with unanimous approbation and applause, and pronounced to be the most successful attempt ever made in the Australian Colonies."  
1851-02-10 GIBBS, John   Grand New Mexican Dance   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 February 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12924691
1851-03-05 GIBBS, John
Air with Variations (violin)   [Advertisement]: "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 March 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28646126
1851-03-12 HUENERBEIN, August Christian
Solo for Tuba basso on a Theme from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni   [Advertisement], South Australian Register (12 March 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38445644
1851-03-22 ROGERS, George Herbert
 
The Cries of Sydney ("Comic Song The Sydney Cries")   [Advertisement], Bell's Life in Sydney (22 March 1851), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59772238; "THE DRAMA. THE BENEFIT SEASON", Bell's Life in Sydney (29 March 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59772256; "Royal Victoria Theatre", Bell's Life in Sydney (12 April 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59772350
1851-03-28 BENNETT, George
 
South Australian Anthem ("Let all our cares and griefs be drowned") ("composed expressly for the occasion by Mr. George Bennett ... the intrinsic merit of the music exciting very general admiration")   Words only survive: "OLD COLONISTS' FESTIVAL", South Australian Register (28 March 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38449615; "CONCERT AT GAWLEER TOWN", South Australian Register (26 April 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38435731
1851-03-29 ANONYMOUS

[? BENNETT, George ]
Old Colonists' Song   "ANNIVERSARY DINNER OF THE OLD COLONISTS", South Australian Register (29 March 1852), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38459726; [Advertisement]: "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", South Australian Register (10 April 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38436664; "CONCERT AT GAWLEER TOWN", South Australian Register (26 April 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38435731
1851-04-07 DEL SARTE, Camille
Le Chant Beni des Oiseaux   [Advertisement]: "GRAND EVENING CONCERT", South Australian Register (7 April 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38450697
1851-04-28 MARSH, Stephen
The Ferrolana Polka ("Op. 63") ("Souvenir de Sydney; Composed and dedicated to Brigadier Quesada, and The Officers of Her Catholic [Spanish] Majesty's Corvette Ferrolana") ("Introduction and Coda must be left out when played for dancing") Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, [1851] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 April 1851), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12926639; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 July 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12928775; probably composed for a social function during the ship's visit to Sydney in March-May, see "DINNER TO THE SPANISH OFFICERS", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 April 1851), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12926174; "THE SPANISH BALL", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 April 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12926655; a report of the 1853 Mayor's Fancy Dress Ball lists some of the dance music performed, including the Ferrolana Polka, the Marian, FitzRoy, Australian, ... "and (best of all) the Nugget Quadrilles, Polka and Galopes", "THE MAYOR OF SYDNEY'S FANCY DRESS BALL", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 July 1853), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12947156
1851-04-30 ANONYMOUS Adelaide Polka ("old favourite")    "KOORINGA CONCERTS", South Australian Register (30 April 1851), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38452078; see also William Storrie, Letters frae Saunders McTavish to his guid-brither in the kintra (Glasgow: William Collins, 1874), 47: http://archive.org/details/lettersfraesaun00storgoog ("In music  there's the Kapunda Schottische and the Adelaide Polka") 
1851-05-10 MARSH, Henry
[1] The Birth-Day Polka  ("composed in honor of Her Majesty's birthday")

[2] The Birthday Polka

(Introduction-Polka-Galop)
[1] Sydney: H. Marsh, [1851]

[2] [Sydney: J. R. Clarke, after 1858, as No 11 of Clarke's "Colonial Polkas"]
Composed for the Queen's Birthday Ball, 1851; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 May 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12926962: "Now in the Press ... THE BIRTH-DAY POLKA, composed expressly for the Ball to be given at Government House, in honour of Her Majesty's Birthday, on Friday, the 23rd instant, and dedicated to the Hon. Mrs. Keith Stewart."
1851-05-17 MARSH, Henry
 
The Military Polka ("dedicated to Colonel Bloomfield and the Officers of Her Majesty's 11th Regiment") [Sydney: H. Marsh, 1851] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 May 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12927161
1851-05-22 STANLEY, William
 
The Sydney Polka ("Composed and respectfully dedicated to the Ladies of Sydney") Sydney: (For the Author) By H. Marsh, [1851] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 May 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12927294; "NEW POLKA. Just Published", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 July 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31734220
1851-06-02 MOORE, Andrew
 
Harlequin Fat and Harlequin Bat; or the Queen Bee and the Fairy Hive (a new comic Pantomime ... The new Music composed and arranged by Mr. Moore)   [Advertisement], South Australian Register (2 June 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38435334;  [Advertisement], South Australian Register (9 June 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38441916; "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", South Australian (13 June 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71687089
1851-06-12 HEMY, Henry F.
 
The Victoria Quadrilles ("composed and dedicated to His Excellency Sir Charles Joseph La Trobe [...] by Henry F. Hemy")   "MECHANICS' INSTITUTION MUSIC CLASS", The Argus (12 June 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4778465
1851-06-12 THRELKELD, Lancelot E. (words) An Australian Anthem (Tune - "Rule Britannia") ("When Britain first cast off her band / Of outcast on a foreign shore")   "AN AUSTRALIAN ANTHEM", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 June 1851), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12927864; L. E. Threlkeld, An Australian anthem ([?: ?, ?]): http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22018547
1851-06-14 ANONYMOUS A New Song on the Times ("The golden days are coming, boys") ("written expressly for this occasion by a gentleman of East Maitland")   Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (14 June 1851), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article682511

See also a setting of a song with the same first line by Joseph Summers, "DR. SUMMERS' NEW SONG", The West Australian (25 February 1898), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3195834
1851-06-21 MARSH, Henry
 
The Ophir Polka ("for the Pianoforte") [Sydney: H. Marsh, 1851]

NO COPY IDENTIFIED
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 June 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12928082
1851-07-01 LEVEY, Montague
[1] The Montague Polka ("Dedicated to the Ladies of Sydney")

[2] The Montague Polka ("Dedicated to the Ladies of Sydney")
[1] [Sydney]: [?], [1851]

[2] Sydney: G. Hudson, [185-?]
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 July 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31734161; "POLKIANA", Empire (1 August 1851), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60122255 
1851-07-12 MEYMOTT, Frederick William [1] Oh! never doubt I love thee ("New song, by F. W. Meymott, Esq.")

[2] Oh, never doubt I love thee ("words by the countess of Blessington")
[1] [Sydney: Henry Marsh, 1851]
NO COPY IDENTIFIED

[2] London, [1854]; in The Melodist No 12. [Copy at British Library, Music Collections H.1254.(38.) [004525819]]
[Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC. Published this week", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 July 1851), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12928551
1851-07-29 IMBERG, Julius Samuel Welcome to the Spring Polka ("Composed and dedicated to the ladies of Tasmania") Hobart: T. Isaacs, Lith., [1851] "NEW POLKA", Colonial Times (29 July 1851), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8769663; [Advertisement], The Courier (30 July 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2960493
1851-08-02 EMANUEL, Abraham (arr.)  The Casino Polka [? by Jullien, or Koenig] ("Arrainged [sic] by A. Emanuel. Dedicated to the patrons of his fashionable weekly entertainment at the Royal Hotel") Sydney: Kern & Mader, [1851] [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 August 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12929140
1851-08-05 STANLEY, William   Grand March (for pianoforte; "composed when only 12 years of age")   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 August 1850), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12920019
1851-08-23 MARSH, Stephen
 
The Ophir Schottische ("for the Pianoforte, Composed and dedicated to Miss Barney") Sydney: [Composer], [1851] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 August 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12929705; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 October 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12931421; "THE OPHIR SCHOTTISCHE", Bell's Life in Sydney (25 October  1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59773376; [Advertisement]: "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 November 1851), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12932065
1851-10-27 WALLACE, Spencer Wellington
Solo for Violin ("written expressly by Mr. S. W. Wallace for his Pupil, Master R. White")   [Advertisement]: "MR. FREDERIC ELLARD", South Australian Register (27 October 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38436394

The pupil was Richard Baxter White
1851-11-07 STIER, Charles William Ferdinand
 
Merry Old England Quadrilles ("Arranged, and in part composed, for His Excellency the Governor-General's Costume Ball")

(1 Whilst with village maids I stray; 2 Sweet Anne Page; 3 I've kissed and I've prattled; 4 When the rosy morn appearing; 5 ' Twas merry in the hall)
Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, [1851] [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 November 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12931874

The Costume Ball was held at Government House, Sydney, on 30 October 1851, with Steir's band of the 11th Regiment ("including stringed imstruments") supplying the music, see "COSTUME BALL AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 November 1851), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12931768 
    Fitz  Roy Schottisch ("Composed for the same occasion [the Governor-General's Costume Ball], and dedicated to the Honorable Mrs. Keith Stewart") Sydney: For the composer by H. Marsh, [1851]  
    The Native Flower Polka ("Dedicated to the Ladies of New South Wales") Sydney: For the composer by H. Marsh, [1851]  
1851-11-13 HEMY, Henry F.
 
Hemy's Melbourne Polkas ("Just out ... price 3s")   [2 advertisements], The Argus (13 November 1851), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4781647
1851-11-24 MOORE, Andrew
 
Australian Air Varie (for solo violin)   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 November 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12932316; "MR. A. MOORE'S SOIREE MUSICALE", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 November 1851), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12932389; and see also "MR. MOORE'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (13 November 1850), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38445076
1851-12-16 MOORE, Andrew
 
These odious diggings (comic song/scena; "A Letter about those odious Gold Diggings. As sung by Mr. John Howson") [words only survive] [Sydney: H. Marsh & A. Moore, 1852] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 December 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12932864; "Mr. HENRY MARSH'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 December 1851), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12933035 [prints full text]; [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC-Just Published", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 January 1852), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31734345; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 January 1852), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12933996
    Grand Gallop ("for 12 pianofortes arranged for this occasion by Mr. Andrew Moore")   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 December 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12932864; John Shaw, A tramp to the diggings: being notes of a ramble in Australia and New Zealand in 1852 (London: Richard Bentley, 1852), 202: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=rcMNAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA202
    La Coquette (for solo violin)   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 December 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12932864
    Capriccio Arpeggio (for solo violin)   As above
1851-12-17 HOWSON, Frank The Fisherman (descriptive song ... composed by Mr. F. Howson [sung by] Miss Sara Flower)   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 December 1851), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12932893

1852

       
1852-01-06 KENTISH, Nathaniel Lipscomb (words) [1] Mount Alexander gold-diggers' song ("Chorus by all the diggers in full costume")

[2] Mount Alexander Gold Digger's Song (Golden Point Diggings, January 6th, 1852)
 [1] [?]: [?], [? 1852] [2] Nathaniel Lipscomb Kentish, The question of questions ... The land and water question in Victoria (Melbourne: J. J. Blundell, 1855), 82: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=CnsBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA82
1852-03-20 NATHAN, Isaac (arr.)
 
Lungi dal caro bene ([from Sarti's Giulio Sabrino] "Sung by MR. PALMER, As newly harmonised, corrected and revised, with appropriate symphonies and accompaniments; and with VARIATIONS composed expressly for his extraordinary soprano voice by I. NATHAN") Sydney: Kern & Mader, [1853] For Wiliam J. Palmer; see "MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 March 1852), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12935283; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 April 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12944888; [Advertisement]: "St. Mary's Choral Society", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 May 1853), 1s: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12945950; despite the printed title disclaimer, this is plausibly identical with the item Nathan advertised for performance in 1842; [Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette (24 May 1842), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556557: "Cavatina, Lungi dal Caro Bene-With the original ornaments, as expressly written by Mr. Nathan for Madame Malibran [sung by] Miss R. Nathan-[composed by] Sarti"
1852-03-22 DEL SARTE, Camille
 
The Juvenile Ball Quadrilles ("Mons. del Sarte's first Australian composition ... can be obtained at Mr. Wilkie's") [Melbourne: ?, 1852] [Advertisement], The Argus (22 March 1852), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4783922; probably composed for Lady Denison's Juvenile Ball, Hobart, at which music was supplied by "the Chamber Band of the 99th Regiment"; see "LADY DENISON'S ANNUAL BALL", Launceston Examiner (7 January 1852), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36262179
    The Faded Rose ("his first composition in Port Phillip")   [Advertisement], The Argus (22 March 1852), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4783922
1852-03-23 MOORE, Andrew
 
King David's Lamentation on the Death of His Son Absolom   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 March 1852), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12935330
1852-05-12 GIBBS, John

GRIFFITHS, J. G. (words)
A Cantata, appropriate to the first Anniversary of the Gold Discovery in New South Wales (words: Mr. [J. G.] Griffiths)   [Advertisement]: "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 May 1852), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12936709; "MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 May 1852), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12936703
1852-06-07 MARSH, Stephen
Kathleen O'More with variations for the Harp ("composed by S. H. MARSH") [Unidentified edition, probably London, T. Boosey] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 June 1852), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12937376
1852-06-26 PACKER, Charles S.
A new Ballet of Action and a Favourite Overture ("Composer and Director of the Music")   [Advertisement], The Courier (26 June 1852), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2958837
1852-07-02 HOWSON, John

GRIFFITHS, J. G. (words)
The Lost One (new ballad; words: J. G. Griffiths; for Maria Carandini)   [Advertisement]: "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 July 1852), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12938052
1852-07-14 HOWSON, Francis (senior)  The Port Phillip Widows (the song of the Port Phillip Widows, music composed and arranged by Mr. F. Howson Sen.)   "Olympic", The Cornwall Chronicle (14 July 1852), 443: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65579617; [Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (24 July 1852), 469: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65578390
1852-07-24 MOORE, Andrew
 
New Ballad (Madame Sara Flower, written expressly for her by A. Moore)   "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", Empire (24 July 1852), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60130750
1852-08-12 MARSH, Henry
 
[1] The Chusan Waltz ("as played at the Ball on the 26th instant, and dedicated to Captain Henry Down, and the Officers of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Steam Ship Chusan")

[2] The Chusan Waltz

[3] The Chusan Waltz
[1] Sydney: H. Marsh, [1852] (cover illustration of the Chusan by G. F. Angas)

[2] Sydney: H. Marsh, [185-?]

[3] Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, [185-?]
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 August 1852), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12939149; [Advertisement]: "NEW DANCE MUSIC FOR THE BALL ON THE 26TH INSTANT. IN THE PRESS, And will be published in the 27th instant", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 August 1852), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12939494; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 August 1852), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12939579
1852-08-12 MARSH, Henry
 
The Australian Galop ("a companion to [The Chusan Waltz] dedicated to the Australian Royal Mail Company") [Sydney: H. Marsh, 1852] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 August 1852), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12939149; [Advertisement]: "NEW DANCE MUSIC FOR THE BALL ON THE 26TH INSTANT. IN THE PRESS, And will be published in the 27th instant", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 August 1852), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12939494
1852-08-14 MARSH, Henry
 
[1] The Nugget Schottische  ("dedicated to his friend, C. W. F. Stier" [master of the band of the 11th Regiment])

[2] The Nugget Schottische
[1] Sydney: Henry Marsh, [1852]

[2] Sydney: Henry Marsh, printed by Allan & Wigley, [? 1855/6]
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 August 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12939196; [Advertisement]: "NEW DANCE MUSIC FOR THE BALL ON THE 26TH INSTANT. IN THE PRESS, And will be published in the 27th instant", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 August 1852), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12939494; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 August 1852), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12939579; "GOLD ANNIVERSARY DINNER", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 February 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12943643; a report of the 1853 Mayor's Fancy Dress Ball lists some of the dance music performed, including "and (best of all) the Nugget Quadrilles, Polka and Galopes", "THE MAYOR OF SYDNEY'S FANCY DRESS BALL", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 July 1853), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12947156
1852-08-23 JOHNSON, William J.
 
1] The Chusan Polka ("Performed by the band of Her Majesty's XIth Regiment, at the Ball given in honor of the arrival of the first Steam Ship [Chusan] from Great Britain ... and published at the request of his friends")

[2] The Chusan Polka (2nd edn)
[1] Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1852]

[2] [Sydney: W. J. Johnson, 1854]:
NO COPY IDENTIFIED
[1] [Advertisement]: "IN THE PRESS, And will be published in the 27th instant", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 August 1852), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12939453; "STEAM FORTY  YEARS AGO", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 August 1909), 7: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15092335

[2] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 February 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12958481
1852-10-02 MARSH, Henry
 
The Galop for Gold ("dedicated to everybody") Sydney: Henry Marsh, 1852 (cover: "October 19th 1852"; illustration by G.F. Angas) [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 October 1852), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12940441; [Advertisement]: "THE GALOP FOR GOLD: PUBLISHED THIS DAY", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 October 1852), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12940874
1852-11-01 NELSON, Sidney
Madoline ("New Song"; words: Edward J. Gill; "As sung by Mr. John Gregg, at Mr. Winterbottom's Concerts") Sydney: H. Marsh, [1853] [Advertisement]: "THE NELSON FAMILY", The Argus (1 November 1852), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4787858; [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS ... In the Press", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 July 1853), supplement 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12947424
The Pilot (Fear not but trust in providence; song; words: Haynes Bailey) (The far fumed song of " the Pilot," sung by the composer himself) Several English editions, 1830s and 1840s [Advertisement]: "THE NELSON FAMILY", The Argus (1 November 1852), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4787858; "MR NELSON'S CONCERT", The Argus (2 November 1852), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4787896; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 May 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968835

Song dates from before 1835; English editions advertised for sale in Australia, e.g. [Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (17 June 1848), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3712537; see also 
1852-11-04 ANONYMOUS Song of the South Australian Digger (By the author of the Old Colonists' Song)   Words: "ORIGINAL POETRY: SONG OF THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIGGER", Adelaide Morning Chronicle (4 November 1852), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66450043
1852-11-26 DANIELL, Jonah A.
The Great Britain Polka ("Composed by Mr. J. A. DANIELL, and dedicated by special permission, to Captain Matthews and the Officers or the Great Britain, steam-ship") [Sydney: Henry Marsh, 1852] [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC. Just published", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 November 1852), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12941869; "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 December 1852), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12942131: "composed by Mr. J. A. Daniell, and arranged for the Orchestra by Mr. Gibbs"
1852-11-26 ELLARD, Frederic
[1] The Great Britain Polka ("Composed by Mr. F. ELLARD, in honor of the first arrival of the Great Britain Steamship, in the harbour of Port Jackson; embellished with a superb illustration of the steamer, drawn by Mr. F. GARLING; engraved on wood in the first style of art, by WALTER MASON; and most respectfully dedicated to CAPTAIN and Mrs. MATTHEWS, by the publishers WOOLCOTT AND CLARKE")

[2] The Great Britain Polka
[1] Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, [1852]

[2] [Sydney: J. R. Clarke, after 1858] [as No.5 of Clarke's "Colonial Polkas"]
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 November 1852), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12941869
1852-11-26 MARSH, Stephen
The Great Britain Quadrilles ("composed for the Pianoforte by S. H. Marsh") [Sydney: Henry Marsh, 1852] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 November 1852), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12941869: "IN THE COURSE OF PUBLICATION. The Great Britain Quadrilles"
1852-12-10 NELSON, Sidney
The Sporting Gent (a new musical vaudeville, written expressly for the Nelson Family; incidental music by S. Nelson)

(List of numbers 1852: Duet: Oh, what a state of fear; Song: Woman rules you still; Duet: Let us be united; Song: I'm a gent; Finale: If our friends wish us well, we're content)

(List of numbers 1855: Duet: What's the matter; Song: Woman rules you still; Duet: Let us be united; Song: I've a secret; Finale: If our friends wish us well)
  [Advertisement], The Argus (10 December 1852), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4788418; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 April 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968589; [Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (6 November 1858), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38993901
1852-12-22 HOWSON, John
The Christmas Present Polka Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, [1852] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 December 1852), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12942456
1852-12-22 ANONYMOUS The New Year's Gift Schottische   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 December 1852), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12942456

A unique title, though possibly not an Australian composition; some catalogues incorrectly give Francis Ellard, the engraver, as composer
1852-12-22 ANONYMOUS The Great Britain Galop Sydney: ?, [1852]

Copy at Sydney, National Maritime Museum
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 December 1852), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12942456

Copy (? cover only): http://collections.anmm.gov.au/en/objects/details/45154
1852-12-24 ANONYMOUS Goulburn Polka [? Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1852]

NO COPY IDENTIFIED
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 December 1852), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12942533; [Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (8 November 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article695068; [Advertisement], Empire (20 October 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60167241

See also Goulburn Polka by W. R. Riley 1855-06-23

1853

       
1853 ANONYMOUS (ed.) A selection of hymns from the book of psalms and hymns in general use in the Church of England in South Australia Adelaide: Printed by Henry Hussey, 1853  
1853 ANONYMOUS Song of an Unsuccessful Digger (Tune-"The Bonnet so blue") (From London I straight took my way, / To Australia my fortune to make) (Old Forest Creek, 1853)   "Poetry-Original and Select", Williamstown Chronicle (13 October 1860), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article68570108
By 1853 CHAUNCY, Philip (transcr.) Chant  of the Aboriginal of at Swan River ("a line of one of their chants")   R. Brough Smythe, The Aborigines of Victoria (1878), vol. 2, 266: http://archive.org/stream/aboriginesvicto00smytgoog
1853-01-07 STRONG, George
The Escort Polka ("a new composition, entitled The Gold Escort Polka") Sydney: G. Hudson, [1853] "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 January 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12942722
1853-01-11 NELSON, Sidney
The Ladies' Prerogative ("new farce"; libretto: W. M. Akhurst)   [Advertisement]: "NEW FARCE", The Argus (11 January 1853), 7: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4788837; [Advertisement], The Argus (20 January 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4789100
1853-01-12 MARSH, Henry
The Bridal Waltz  ("The Bride's Waltz") ("respectfully dedicated to Mrs. Ward, by Henry Marsh") Sydney: H. Marsh, [1853] For Mrs. John Ward (Anne Therry, daughter of the Chief Justice of NSW), her wedding in January; "MARRIED", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 January 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12942818; [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS ... In the course of publication", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 January 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12942850 later in California, Marsh composed and published the Sharon-Hesketh Bridal Waltz (San Francisco: Henry Marsh, 1881)
1853-01-13 MARSH, Henry
[1] The Anniversary Polka  ("Dedicated to the Committee of Management of the [65th] Anniversary Regatta" [26 January 1853])

[2] The Anniversary Polka
[1] Sydney: Henry Marsh, [1853] (cover illustration: G.F. Angas)


[2] [Sydney: J. R. Clarke, after 1858] [as No 8 of Clarke's "Colonial Polkas"]
[Advertisement]: "NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS ... In the course of publication", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 January 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12942850
1853-01-18 NELSON, Sidney

AKHURST, William M. (words)
Love and Experience ("an entirely new musical vaudeville, founded on the French of. Balzac"; libretto: W. M. Akhurst)   [Advertisement], The Argus (18 January 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4789010
1853-02-04 NELSON, Sidney


NELSON, Alfred (words)
Don Leander, or Woman's Wit (musical entertainment, words: Alfred Nelson)   [Advertisement], The Argus (4 February 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4789523; "THE NELSON FAMILY", Colonial Times (12 November 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8774838

With list of numbers: [Advertisement], South Australian Register (14 July 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48549183 
1853-02-04 RAINER, John Cragin
A Burlesque Scene of the ITALIAN OPERA (Aranged by Rainer)   [Advertisement], The Argus (4 February 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4789523 [includes list of characters, synopsis, and list of musical numbers]
1853-02-05 DEANE, Edward S.
The Electro-Biological Schottische ("composed by E.S. Deane" [dedicated to Mr. Daly]) Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1853] [Advertisement]: "NEW POLKA AND SCHOTTISCHE, In the Press, and will be published on Tuesday, the 8th instant", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 February 1853), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28643732
1853-02-05 HARWOOD, Charles W.
The Biological Polka (advertisement: "composed by C. W. Harwood, and dedicated to Mr. Daly") (cover: "dedicated to Mr. Daly, composed by W. C. Harwood") Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1853] [Advertisement]: "NEW POLKA AND SCHOTTISCHE, In the Press, and will be published on Tuesday, the 8th instant", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 February 1853), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28643732
1853-02-07 "G." (words) The Foreign Digger's Song (Though Wentworth may bluster, and Thomson look glum) (Bathurst, February 7, 1863)   "THE FOREIGN DIGGER'S SONG", Empire  (Sydney12 February 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60138222
1853-02-16 WALLER, James
 
Victoria (Song ... written and composed, by Mr. Waller, on the occasion of his recent visit to Port Phillip, and dedicated to the Mayor of Melbourne)   [Advertisement], Empire (16 February 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60132329
1853-02-26 FIDDES, Harriett
 
Childhood (duet; the Words by Sir Walter Scott, the Music composed by Mrs. Harriet Fiddes)   [Advertisement], The Argus (26 February 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4790149
1853-02-28 ANONYMOUS Life in the Bush (song)   "EAST TORRENS AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY", South Australian Register (28 February 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38454621; "DINNER TO G. M. WATERHOUSE", South Australian Register (21 May 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38455379

A song of this title (or A Life in the Bush) later attributed to [Stephen] Glover
1853-02-28 HOWARD, Charles V. De Nigger Rivals (operatic burlesque) (with synopsis of scenery, music, incidents)   [Advertisement], Empire (28 February 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60130429
1853-03-05 REID, Mr. The Jolly old Digger (an entirely new Comic Song, written for the Coal Hole)   [Advertisement], The Argus (5 March 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4790379
1853-03-05 WILSON, Mr. Canvas Town (new comic song)   [Advertisement], The Argus (5 March 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4790379
1853-03-05 ST. ALBIN, Mr. The post Office (new comic song) [also "The Melbourne Post Office"] "Joe Brown," "New Chum," "Fetch a Rushlight" (his highly popular local comic songs)   [Advertisement], The Argus (5 March 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4790379; [Advertisement], The Argus (17 March 1853), 12:  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4790755
1853-03-12 ANONYMOUS The Man Hunt (The Song Of The Gold Commissioners) (Hurrah! hurrah! He's started)   "Original Poetry. THE MAN HUNT. THE SONG OF THE GOLD COMMISSIONERS", The Goulburn Herald (12 March 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article101735801; "SELECT POETRY", The Argus (1 April 1853), 9: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4791196
1853-03-17 LABERNE, Mr. Emigratin' to Australia (New Song on Australian Emigration)   [Advertisement], The Argus (17 March 1853), 12:  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4790755; [Advertisement], The Argus (19 March 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4790830
1853-03-31 LINGER, Carl (arr.)
 
God Save the Queen ("Solo, Quartette, and Chorus, written expressly for this Concert")   [Advertisement]: "MADAME M. CRANZ'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (31 March 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38459801; "MADAME CRANZ'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (15 April 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38455697:  "The evening's amusements were concluded with a new version of the National Anthem, written expressly for this concert. We were not surprised to perceive that few Englishmen attempted to join in the parody. Those who have long learned to venerate the beautifully simple strains of God Save the Queen, could only regard as a sort of profanation any attempt to embellish so bright a gem of our national genius with adornments foreign to the melody and the harmony of that spirit-stirring anthem ..."
1853-04-01 YRIGOYTI, Francis de Dig! Dig! Dig! ("Song composed & dedicated to all merry gold diggers") London: Jewell & Letchford, [1853] Yrigoyti never visited Australia; however, his song was "Composed & dedicated to all merry gold diggers "; "This song may serve to shed a gleam of satisfaction to our Australian friends", "we hope it may find its way to Geelong"; "New Music", The Ladies' Companion and Monthly Magazine 3 (1 April 1853), 222: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=H0QFAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA222; "CHARACTERISTIC MUSIC", The Courier (1 June 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2247000; the title also appears in a long list of music for sale from Robert Blair,  [Advertisement], "MUSIC", The Maitland Mercury (6 April 1858), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18649997
1853-04-07 NATHAN, Isaac
Angels ever bright and fair ("from Handel's Theodora; sung by Mr. Palmer, at St. Mary's Choral Society; as arranged with variations &c., expressly for his extraordinary soprano voice ​by I. Nathan") Sydney: Kern & Mader, [1853] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 April 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12944888; [Advertisement]: "ST . MARY'S CHORAL SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 August 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12947841
    The Names of Christ ("[words] by James B. Laughton, Esq.; composed as a soprano solo and arranged likewise as a sestetto expressly for St. James' and St. Mary's Choral Societies by I. Nathan") Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1853] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 April 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12944888

See also a broadside copy of Laughton's text at SL-NSW: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/8324145; Charles Packer's The Names of Christ sets a different text by Samuel Elyard
1853-04-12 LINGER, Carl
 
Vocal Quartette, Die Nelken und die Rosen   [Advertisement]: "MADAME M. CRANZ'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (12 April 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38456646
1853-04-16 LABERNE, Mr. The Deluded Em'grant (comic song);

Gold must be a curious thing;

The persevering Gold Digger
  [Advertisement], The Argus (16 April 1853), 12: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4791713

Note this later song text: "The Persevering Gold-digger", The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times (19 October 1894), 6: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58882656 
1853-04-16 DAWSON, Mr. All there (New Colonial Song); [untitled] (A New Colonial Song)   [Advertisement], The Argus (16 April 1853), 12: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4791713
1853-04-23 BONNINGTON, Charles
 
The Georgina Polka ("dedicated to Miss Richmond of Nelson, New Zealand") [Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1853] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 April 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12945299: "NEW PÜBLICATION. In a few days, The Georgiana Polka, by M. C. Bonnington")
1853-04-23 PACKER, Charles S.
Little Nell (A Ballad) (words: Charlotte Young)

[1857] ("sung with enthusiastic applause by Madame Anna Bishop, to whom it is dedicated by her friend and fellow student, the composer Charles S. Packer")
Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1857] [Advertisement]: "CORNWALL ASSEMBLY ROOMS", Launceston Examiner (23 April 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36268871; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 December 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12954327;  [Advertisement]: "PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 August 1857), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12999828: "NEW BALLAD, Little Nell ... the music by Charles Packer, [sung by] Madame Anna Bishop"; [Advertisement]: "JUST PUBLISHED", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 September 1857), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13000056; for US edition, see "NEW MUSIC FOR JUNE", Dwight's Journal of Music (27 June 1863), 23: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=02UPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR23
1853-05-07 TURNER, Mr. Medley ("composed for the occasion, comprising several popular melodies")   [Advertisement]: "MELOPHONIC CONCERT ROOM", The Courier (7 May 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240831
1853-05-18 MURPHY, Miss See Love's web around thee weaving ("A New Song"; words: J. D. Merewether) Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1853] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (18 May 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12945897; [Advertisement], The Courier (22 July 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2243125: "NEW SONG ... The Poetry By the Rev. J. D. Merewether, B.A, The Music composed and dedicated to Mrs. Alfred Stephen, by Miss Murphy"
1853-05-24 PRINZ, Herr German Quadrille   [Advertisement], The Argus (24 May 1853), 12: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4792882
1853-05-26 WINTERBOTTOM, John
Vale of my Childhood (song; composed expressly)   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 May 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946140
    [1] Presentation Polka ("MR. WINTERBOTTOM has the honour to announce his intention of presenting each Lady in the Reserved Stalls with a new Polka, beautifully illustrated by Walter Mason, Esq.")

[2] Presentation Polka
[1] [Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1853]

[2] [Sydney: J. R. Clarke, after 1858] [as No.12 of Clarke's "Colonial Polkas"]
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 May 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946140; [Advertisement]: "WINTERBOTTOM'S PRESENTATION POLKA", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 May 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946209; "WINTERBOTTOM'S MONSTER CONCERT", Bell's Life in Sydney (28 May 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59757204
1853-05-30 ANONYMOUS

[ ? WINTERBOTTOM, John ]
Homebush Race Galop (new galop, "The Homebush Races"; "Homebush Galop") (first time [Winterbottom's Promenade Concerts])

(Description :-No. 1. Departure for the Downs - "With Spirits Gay I mount the Hos." No. 2. The Course- the Grand Stand- the Saddling. No. 3 The Start -the Race - Out of Sight - the Winning Post - Triumph of Cossack.)
  [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 May 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946256; [Advertisement], Empire (30 May 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61324669

See also the Homebush Galop by Stephen H. Marsh [1856-05-24]
1853-05-31 LAVENU, Lewis Henry
The Hellespont Polka ("composed and dedicated to Captain Watts and the officers of the screw steamship Hellespont") [Sydney: Henry Marsh, 1853] [Advertisement], "NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 May 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946298; [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 July 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946985
1853-05-31 WINTERBOTTOM, John
Ladies of Scotland Polka ("new polka ... composed expressly for the Scotch Festival")   [Advertisement]: "ROYAL HOTEL SCOTTISH FESTIVAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 May 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946298
1853-05-31 JACOBS, Coleman Fantasia (for the piano)   [Advertisement]: "ROYAL HOTEL SCOTTISH FESTIVAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 May 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946298
1853-05-31 GREGG, John
Will o' the Wisp ("song ... composed expressly for the occasion")   [Advertisement]: "ROYAL HOTEL SCOTTISH FESTIVAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 May 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946298
1853-06-01 YRIGOYTI, Francis de The Great Nugget Polka London: Jewel & Letchford, [1853] "THE GREAT NUGGET POLKA", The Ladies' Companion and Monthly Magazine 3 (1 June 1853), 330: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=H0QFAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA330; [Advertisement]: "THE GREAT NUGGET POLKA, embellished with a veritable nugget ... WOOLCOTT and CLARKE", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 May 1854), 6: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12952065.; "CHARACTERISTIC MUSIC", The Courier (1 June 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2247000
1853-06-01 GIBBS, John
The Bachelors' Polka ("composed expressly")   "BACHELORS' BALL", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 June 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946398
1853-06-14 SOU-ALLE, Ali-Ben [1] Australia Waltz

[2] Valse L'Australienne
  [1] [Advertisement], The Argus (14 June 1853), 12: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4793512

[2] [Advertisement], The Argus (30 July 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4795134; [Advertisement], The Argus (4 August 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4795329
1853-06-15 NELSON, Sidney

AKHURST, William M. (words)
Quite Colonial (a musical farce written especially for the Nelson family by an "Adelaide amateur"; words: W. M. Akhurst; music: S. Nelson)

 
  "THE NELSON FAMILY", South Australian Register (15 June 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38459684; [Advertisement], South Australian Register (7 July 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48547454 [with list of numbers]; [Advertisement], The Argus (7 September 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4796723

Words of one song survive: "DEAR AUSTRALY. As sung by Miss Nelson, in Mr. W. M. Akhurst's musical farce QUITE COLONIAL", Launceston Examiner (15 October 1853), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36270390 
1853-06-23 MARSH, Henry
 
The Marian Waltzes ("composed expressly for the Grand Fancy Dress Ball, to be given by the Worshipful the Mayor of Sydney, and dedicated to Mrs. Egan") Sydney: Henry Marsh, [1853] [Advertisement]: "THE MARION WALTZES" [sic], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 June 1853), supplement 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946864; [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS ... In the Press", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 July 1853), supplement 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12947424; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 August 1853), 6: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12948212; dedicated to Mrs. Daniel Egan (Marian Cahnac), wife of the Lord Mayor of Sydney; she died tragically in 1857 on the Dunbar, when it was wrecked at Sydney Heads
1853-07-09 A'BECKET EVANS, Mr. and Mrs. Comic Duet, The Gold Digger's Return ("original; [sung by] Mr. and Mrs. A'Becket Evans")   [Advertisement], "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Courier (9 July 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240273
1853-07-14 NELSON, Sidney Let us be sisters (duett)   [Advertisement], South Australian Register (14 July 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48549183

Also later sung by Nelsons's daughter Mrs. H. T. Craven and Sara Flower, see [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 November 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962340
1853-07-19 MARSH, Henry
 
Argo Schottische [Sydney: Henry Marsh, 1853] [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS ... In the Press", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 July 1853), supplement 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12947424; named after the steamship Argo, in Sydney, July-August 1853
1853-07-25 BARLOW, Robert Unlock the lands (popular local song)   [Advertisement], The Argus (25 July 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4794915; "PROMENADE CONCERTS", The Argus (1 August 1853), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4795189: "Notwithstanding the crowds at this concert, the Salle Valentino was filled to overflowing, and Mr. Barlow, with his monster key, unlocked the lands and gave little farms to all with his usual liberality and humor"; [Advertisement], The Argus (27 September 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4797456

? = Unlock the lands (Tune - There's room enough for all [Henry Russell]) ("Why in this sunny land of gold") in The Victoria Songster (1855)
1853-07-25 JOHNSON, William J.
Fancy Ball Polka  ("performed by the band of Her Majesty's XIth Regiment, at the Mayor's Fancy Dress Ball"; "Dedicated to Mrs. Egan") Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1853] [Advertisement]: "NEW PUBLICATIONS", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 July 1853), supplement 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12947554; [Advertisement]: "NEW DANCE MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 October 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12949509: "one of the easiest and most danceable Polkas yet written"
1853-07-25 NELSON, Sidney

AKHURST, William M. (words)
Romance and Reality; or, The Digger in London ("new petite comedy written expressly ... by W. M. Akhurst"; "The Music incidental to the Piece composed, arranged, and selected by Mr. S. Nelson")   [Advertisement]: "FIRST NIGHT", South Australian Register (25 July 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48550499; [Advertisement]: "THE NELSON FAMILY", South Australian Register (4 August 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48547758 [lists contents]; [Advertisement]: The Argus (15 September 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4797039
1853-07-30 OAKEY, Alfred The Crystal Palace Waltzes (Valse Crystal Palace) London: John Oakey's, [185-?] [Advertisement]: "ROWE'S CIRCUS", The Argus (30 July 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4795134
1853-08-04 SOU-ALLE, Ali-Ben
Cheerily, men (the sailor's song)   [Advertisement], The Argus (4 August 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4795329
1853-08-06 "T. W. M." (words) Tasmanian Anthem for the Demonstration ("We come, we come, a social band") (words by "T. W. M., Launceston" [a native youth])   The Tasmanian "Demonstrations" of 1853 were public celebrations of the cessation of transportation coinciding with the jubilee of the colony

Words: "TASMANIAN ANTHEM FOR THE DEMONSTRATION", Launceston Examiner (6 August 1853), 4-5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36269759; see also "ODE TO TASMANIA", Launceston Examiner (25 June 1853), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36269398 
1853-08-08 UHR, William Cornelius You love me not  ("Air and Words composed by W. C. Uhr and dedicated to the Ladies of Sydney, Sung with Rapturous Applause by Madame Sara Flower and Mr. John Howson") Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1853] "YOU LOVE ME NOT", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 August 1853), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12947826; [Advertisement]: "THIS EVENING ... ROYAL HOTEL", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 August 1853), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12948319
1853-08-13 SOU-ALLE, Ali-Ben Come back, ye happy days (Ballad)   [Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (13 August 1853), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article86413609
1853-08-19 RADFORD, William or Sydney The Argus Polka ...  ("New Music composed by Radford, expressly for Braid's Rooms")   [Advertisement], "NEW MUSIC", The Argus (19 August 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4795870; see also [Advertisement]: "BRAID'S", The Argus (3 August 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4795273
    Braid's Assembly Polka
   
    Herald of Hope Valses
   
    Express Galope
 
   
1853-08-20 MARSH, Henry
 
The Gazelle Waltz Sydney: H. Marsh & Co., [1853] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 August 1853), 6: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12948212
1853-08-20 LAVENU, Lewis Henry
Cleopatra Polka ("Composed and dedicated to Robert McKean, Esq.") Sydney: H. Marsh and Co., [1853] [Advertisement]: "CLEOPATRA POLKA", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 August 1853), 6: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12948212

McKean was co-owner of the steamship Cleopatra, see: "THE CLEOPATRA STEAM SHIP", Colonial Times (3 January 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8772626
1853-08-23 KNIGHT, Troy Uncle Tom ("written, composed, and sung on this occasion only, by Troy Knight")   [Advertisement]: "MOONLIGHT. A GRAND CONCERT", South Australian Register (23 August 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48549562
1853-08-23 MANTEGANI, Alfred The Helen Waltz   [Advertisement]: "MOONLIGHT. A GRAND CONCERT", South Australian Register (23 August 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48549562; named after his fiancée, Helen Thomas
1853-08-26 ANONYMOUS The Australian Anthem ("the band of the 11th Regiment, who performed the Australian Anthem in magnificent style")   "CEREMONY OF THE LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE SYDNEY EXCHANGE", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 August 1853), 2-3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12948398
1853-08-31 LAVENU, Lewis Henry
 
New Overture   "GRAND CONCERT", The Courier (31 August 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2239354
1853-09-06 MEGSON, Joseph Grand variations for violin on popular themes   [Advertisement]: "Mechanics' Institute", The Courier (6 September 1853), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2245567
1853-09-10 ROSENSTEIN, Ferdinand The Remembrance Polka (dedicated with permission to the Hon. Mrs. Keith Stewart) [Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, 1853] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 September 1853), 7: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12948758; Mrs. Keith Stewart, the popular daughter of the Governor General, was returning to Britain
1853-09-10 TUPPER, Martin F. (words)
(England 1810-1889)
Advance Australia (A National Ballad for the Times 1853) (An Anthem; A Ballad Emboyding the Christian Heraldry of a New Nation) [Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1853] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 September 1853), 7: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12948758;

Words: Tupper's Half a dozen ballads for Australian emigrants (London, 1853): http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22553246; also "Advance Australia! (AN ANTHEM EMBODYING THE CHRISTIAN HERALDRY OF A NEW NATION)", Bell's Life in Sydney (22 April 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59758540

Also: [Advertisement], Empire (20 October 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60167241 
1853-09-24 WINTERBOTTOM, John The Arcade Polka (composed by Mr. Winterbottom for the occasion)   [Advertisement], The Argus (24 September 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4797388; "OPENING OF THE LONSDALES-STREET ARCADE", The Argus (27 September 1853), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4797476
1853-09-27 BARLOW, Robert Hand down the banjo (Opening Chorus ... written expressly for this Band, by Mr. Barlow)   [Advertisement], The Argus (27 September 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4797456
1853-10-07 SOU-ALLE, Ali-Ben Anthem (words by M. F. Tupper) [words probably as Tupper's Advance Australia above] (performed Melbourne, with full orchestral accompaniments, 1854)   "THE INAUGURATION FETE OF THE GEELONG RAILWAY", Geelong Advertiser (21 September 1853), 2:
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article86412780; "THE INAUGURATION FETE OF THE GEELONG RAILWAY (Abridged from the Geelong Advertiser)", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 October 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12949346; [Advertisement], The Argus (11 March 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4804220
1853-10-08 LAVENU, Lewis Henry
Solo Violoncello on Airs from Somnambula   [Advertisement]: "MR. LAVENU'S GRAND CONCERT", The Courier (8 October 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240347
1853-10-26 SPAGNOLETTI, Ernesto (senior)
Tho' for awhile ("A New Canzonet, for a soprano voice") [Sydney: W. J. Johnson, 1853] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 October 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12949893
1853-11-02 ANONYMOUS The Mayor of Melbourne Polka ("composed expressly for his ball; by the writer of Ball Room Refinement") [Melbourne: ?, 1853] [Advertisement], The Argus (2 November 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4798935: see "THE MAYOR'S BALL", The Argus (27 October 1853), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4798677
1853-11-05 ELLARD, Frederic
Mazurka Brillante ("pour le piano, par Frederic Ellard") [Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1853] [Advertisement]: "JUST PUBLISHED", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 November 1853), 6: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12950119
1853-11-10 SALAMAN, Edward Solo (for piano "composed by himself ... Salamon [sic]")   "WINTERBOTTOM'S LAST CONCERT", The Courier (10 November 1853), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2238725
1853-11-15 ANONYMOUS (? Various) Songs of Australia [unidentified]   [Advertisement]: "LIST OF NEW MUSIC JUST RECEIVED BY THE UNDERSIGNED", Launceston Examiner (15 November 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36270616
1853-12-12 [? MARSH, Henry ] Adieu Polka ("dedicated to the Honourable Mrs. Keith Stewart") [Sydney: Henry Marsh, 1853] [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 December 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12956818; Mrs. Keith Stewart, the popular daughter of the Governor General, was returning to England
1853-12-12 MARSH, Henry
 
[1] Louisa Schottische (with illustrated cover by Charles W. Andrews)

[2] Louisa Schottische [plain cover]
[1] Sydney: H. Marsh & Co., [1853]

[2] Sydney: H. Marsh and Co., [after 1853]
[Advertisement]: "NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 December 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12956818

Perhaps named after the Maria Louisa Moritez (who married the artist Robert Dalzell Ward, Sydney, 16 February 1854) (? pictured on cover), see: "MARRIED", Illustrated Sydney News  (25 February 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63614034 
1853-12-15 PACKER, Charles S.
My heart is full of bitterness (Uncle Tom's Cabin; MS Song)   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 December 1853), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12954327
    When Lovers are Sighing (Lovers' Freaks: MS song)    
1853-12-17 ELLARD, Frederic
Oh Merciful God ("An Anthem, Being the third Collect for Good Friday. Composed expressly for two sopranos, tenor and bass, with an accompaniment for the organ or pianoforte. By Frederick Ellard. Sold in aid of the Fund for erecting St. Phillip's Church, Sydney") [Sydney: W. J. Johnson, 1853] [Advertisement], "OH MERCIFUL GOD! An Anthem ...", The Sydney Morning Herald (17 December 1853), 9: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12960312

1854

       
1854 ANONYMOUS (ed.) A selection of psalms and hymns for public worship (taken out of the larger selection generally in use in the Diocese of Melbourne) Melbourne: B. Lucas, 1854  
1854 LEWIS, John W. (USA) Australia March ("Composed for the Piano") Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1854  
1854 HENSLER, W. L. (USA) Australia Polka
 
Baltimore: Miller and Beacham, 1854  
1854-01-14 STRONG, George
The Catodon Polka ("most respectfully dedicated to William Sheridan Wall, Esq. Curator, Australian Museum") Sydney: G. Hudson, [1854] [Advertisement], Empire (14 January 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60148276; [Advertisement]: "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 January 1854), 4:  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12954265
1854-01-23 ANONYMOUS The Maids of Happy Sydney (song; [sung by] Mr. Palmer (first appearance))    Probably W. J. Palmer; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning  Herald (23 January 1854), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12954265
1854-01-23 THATCHER, Charles
 
Mr. Thatcher's songs respecting the diggings (composed and sung by himself)   "BENDIGO (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT)", The Argus (23 January 1854), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802312: "I must not omit noticing Mr. Thatcher's songs respecting the diggings - composed and sung by himself. They are really good, full of point and local allusions, humorous and well written, and elicit tremendous applause."
1854-01-28 OAKEY, Alfred The Melbourne and Brighton Railway Galop (an entirely new galop) [detailed program of numbers]   [Advertisement], The Argus (28 January 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802560
    The Highland Polka (introducing favourite Scottish Airs) [airs listed]    
1854-01-28 PALMER, T. Original Quadille Siege of Mauritius, Bourbon, and Madagacar   [Advertisement], The Argus (28 January 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802560
    The Creole Polka    
1854-01-28 SALAMAN, Edward
 
[1] Sweet is the breath of morning (trio); also Sweet, sweet is the breath (chorus) 

[2] Sweet is the breath of morning (trio; composed by Edward Salamon (of Australia))
[2] London: Joseph Williams; Sandhurst: F. B. Lewis, [1883] [1] [Advertisement], The Argus (28 January 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802560; [Advertisement], Bendigo Advertiser (17 April 1856), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88049557 [Advertisement], The Argus (21 July 1856), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7133460; [Advertisement], Bendigo Advertiser (3 August 1859), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87991077

[2] "NEW MUSIC", Bendigo Advertiser (26 March 1883), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88514149; "NEW MUSIC", The Argus (4 April 1883), 6: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8508758
1854-01-31 NATHAN, Isaac
Hey diddle diddle ("Chorus ... 2000 copies of which have printed exclusively for the pleasure of presenting to every young lady at the concert a copy as a New Year's Gift") Sydney: For the composer, [1861] [Advertisement]: "ST. MARY'S CHORAL SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 January 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30939684; "ST. MARY'S CHORAL SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 February 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12953477; [Advertisement]: "MR. NATHAN'S FIRST QUARTERLY CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 December 1861), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13066240 ["1,000 copies printed"]; [Advertisement]: "MR. NATHAN'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 December 1861), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13061493
1854-01-32 SPAGNOLETTI, Ernesto (senior) New Bazaar Waltz Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1854] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (31 January 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30939684; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 February 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12956400; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 May 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12955184
1854-02-15 NELSON, Sidney Songs in Our Nelly (words by H. T. Craven; music by S. Nelson)

(1 In the hedge in the wood (ballad; "Our Nelly's Song"); 2 Little Goodie Gay)
Full play text: Our Nelly (a domestic drama in two acts. As performed at the Royal Surrey Theatre, London. First performed at the Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney ... by H.T. Craven) (Sydney: Paisey and Fryer, 1855) "THEATRE ROYAL, GEELONG", Geelong Advertiser (6 November 1852), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article94357974

"THE NELSON FAMILY", The Courier (15 February 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240543; "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 October 1854), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30941279; "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", Bell's Life in Sydney (16 December 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59759564; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 January 1866), 12: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13124636
    Sweet is a summer's night (words: E. Gill)   "THE NELSON FAMILY", The Courier (15 February 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240543

Original English edition: [Advertisement], The Musical Times (1 January 1853), 128: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=FmwPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA128
1854-02-21 MARSH, Stephen
The Bathurst March ("Composed and dedicated to the Misses Want") Sydney: H. Marsh & Co., [1854] [Advertisement]: "NEW PUBLICATION: THE BATHURST MARCH", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 February 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12958606; [Advertisement]: "JUST PUBLISHED. Bathurst March-2nd edition", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 April 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12959609
1854-03-01 WALKER, G. W. The Supply Mill Polka   "GALA AT THE HORTICULTURAL GARDENS", The Cornwall Chronicle (1 March 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65713469
    Ben Bolt with symphonies ("the latter composed by the bandmaster, Mr. G. W. Walker")    
1854-03-11 COPPIN, George New overture (composed by Mr. Coppin, Band)   "THEATRE ROYAL", Geelong Advertiser (11 March 1854), 6: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91934513
1854-03-11 SOU-ALLE, Ali-Ben Turki-Russian Historical Polka ("composed on the arrival of news of the late victories of the Turks at Kalafat and Oltenitza")   [Advertisement], The Argus (11 March 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4804220
    Mahahrajpore March ("first time: in commemoration of the eventful battle of the 40th Regiment in the East Indies")    
1854-03-11 DE GREY, Henry New Bendigo Polka ("composed and performed by Mr. De Grey, at Mr. Lavenu's Benefit Concert")   [Advertisement]: "NEW Bendigo Polka", The Argus (11 March 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4804248
1854-03-19 MARSH, Stephen
Grand Duo, for Harp and Pianoforte, Introducing Dr. Leichhardt's March and favourite English, Irish, and Scotch Airs   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 March 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12954920; "The Leichhardt Concert", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 March 1854), 5:  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12953900
1854-03-20 MANTEGANI, Alfred Away with Melancholy with variations ("Solo, Pianoforte ... Montigani" [sic])   [Advertisement]: "PUBLIC AMUSEMENT ... PROMENADE MUSICALE", South Australian Register (20 March 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48554988; "PROMENADE CONCERT", South Australian Register (5 April 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48552334 
1854-03-21 WHITE, Clement Since the weary day ("adapted by C. W.") [from Henry Russell's The Emigrant's Progress])   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 March 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12952234
    Far, far upon the sea ("adapted by C. W." [from Henry Russell's The Emigrant's Progress])    
    The Australian Lover    
    Down by the Yarra Yarra    
    Australia (national song)    
1854-04-01 CLARKE, Jacob R. (edited) The Australian Presentation Album for 1854

[includes 3 items below]
Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1854 [Advertisement]: "JUST PUBLISHED", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 April 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30940004; "THE AUSTRALIAN PRESENTATION ALBUM", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 April 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12958504; [Advertisement]: "JUST PUBLISHED", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 April 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12956116
1854-04-01 ELLARD, Frederic
The Australian Bird Waltz [with preface by the composer; on the song of the Mingo] Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1854 (in The Australian Presentation Album for 1854) As above
1854-04-01 PACKER, Charles S.
[1] The City of Sydney Polka ("Respectfully dedicated, by permission, to William Charles Wentworth Esq., M.L.C. by the publishers")

[2] (after 1858)
[1] Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1854 (in The Australian Presentation Album for 1854)

[2] [Sydney: J. R. Clarke, after 1858] [as No.9 of Clarke's "Colonial Polkas"] 
[1] As above

[2] See list of Clark's Colonial Polkas: http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an5397172
1854-04-01 VARIOUS (European) (arr. for J. R. Clarke ?) Ladies of Sydney Waltzes ("selected from the Shower of Diamonds [Rowbotham], Wild Flowers [Jullien], Fairest of the Fair [d'Albert], and Faust [d'Albert] Waltzes") Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1854 (in The Australian Presentation Album for 1854) As above
1854-04-07 THATCHER, Charles
 
Songs composed and sung by Mr. Charles Thatcher (copies of some dozen of the best printed in Melbourne) [Melbourne: M'Donogh, 1854] "LITERATURE AT THE GOLDFIELDS", The Argus (7 April 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4805534: "One of the chief attractions at the theatre here has been the songs composed and sung by Mr. Charles Thatcher, a digger, who has been engaged as a member of the orchestra. These songs have been extremely popular, and by their point and general merit, caught the notice of Mr. M'Donogh, when on a professional visit to Bendigo. This gentleman had copies of some dozen of the best printed in Melbourne ...."
1854-04-22 WALKER, G. W. The Rechabite Quick Step ("composed by Mr. G. W. Walker, and dedicated to the Star of Tasmania Tent")   "TEMPERANCE", The Cornwall Chronicle (22 April 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65713273
1854-04-24 MANTEGANI, Alfred Pantheon Waltz ("Solo, Pianoforte ... by A. Montegani" [sic])   [Advertisement]: "MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT", South Australian Register (24 April 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48551754
1854-05-31 NELSON, Sidney

SOUTTEN, F. M. (words)
A Turk in Distress ("A Comic Situation"; libretto: F. M. Soutten)   [Advertisement]: "A TURK IN DISTRESS", The Argus (31 May 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4808527
1854-06-06 DEL SARTE, Camille
(France ? -1877)
{Australia 1851-77}
Farewell (ballad; dedicated to F. H. Henslowe)   [Advertisement], The Courier (10 June 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2246187; "Concert", The Courier (7 June 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240628; [Advertisement], The Courier (10 June 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2246187; "Grand Concert", The Courier (16 June 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2246021
1854-06-29 NELSON, Sidney

SOUTTEN, F. M. (words)
The Russians in Melbourne ("an entirely new and original, highly probable, versified local catastrophe, the music arranged by Mr. S. Nelson"; libretto: F. M. Soutten)   [Advertisement], The Argus (29 June 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4794470; "THE NELSON FAMILY", The Argus (11 July 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4795020
1854-07-11 LINGER, Carl
Scena and Aria Through long dull Years   [Advertisement]: South Australian Register (11 July 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49197979; [Advertisement]: "EVENING CONCERT", South Australian Register (3 August 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49205468; "LINGER MEMORIAL CONCERT", South Australian Register (11 September 1863), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50175449
    Overture to the opera The Combat with the Dragon   [Advertisement]: "GRAND EVENING CONCERT", South Australian Register (11 July 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49197979; [Advertisement]: "ADELAIDE CHORAL SOCIETY", South Australian Register (30 September 1857), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49209042
    Duet (vocal; "Madame Cranz and Mr. Daniels")   [Advertisement]: "GRAND EVENING CONCERT", South Australian Register (11 July 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49197979
    Scena and Aria (vocal; "Madame Cranz")
 
  As above
1854-07-24 NELSON, Sidney

AKHURST, William M. (words)
The Rights of Women (burletta; libretto: W. M. Akhurst)   "THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN", The Argus (24 July 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4795465
1854-07-27 GOLDING, D. Take my Word (local song ... by Golding, composed by himself)   [Advertisement], The Argus (27 July 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4795592
1854-07-27 HENSLOWE, Francis Hartwell The Song of the Fairies (new vocal trio, from Bulwer's Pilgrims of the Rhine) (at Lewis Lavenu's Hobart concert)   [Advertisement], Colonial Times (27 July 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8776709; [Advertisement], "MECHANIC'S INSTITUTE", The Courier (1 August 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2239794

Words: Edward Bulwer Lytton, The pilgrims of the Rhine (New York: 1836), 227: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=m4HRWeTB2HUC&pg=PA227
 
1854-07-29 MARSH, Stephen

EVELYN, John A. (words)
By Murray's banks (Australian Ballad) (words: John A. Evelyn) [Sydney]: [Henry Marsh], [1854] [Advertisement]: "NEW SONGS. Just Published", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 July 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12951676; [Advertisement]: "MR. HENRY MARSH'S SOIREE MUSICALE", Bell's Life in Sydney (3 March 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59759858
1854-08-07 NELSON, Sidney

SOUTTEN, F. M. (words)
Midnight Mystery ("A Ghost Story; Musical Vaudeville written by Mr. F. M. Soutten ... The Music composed and arranged by Mr. S. Nelson")   [Advertisement], The Argus (7 August 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4796040; "NELSON FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT", The Argus (8 August 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4796102; [Advertisement]: "LAST APPEARANCE OF THE NELSON FAMILY", The Argus (10 August 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4796172
1854-08-18 WINTERBOTTOM, John
New Polka   [Advertisement], The Argus (18 August 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4796537
    New solo on the bassoon   As above
1854-08-22 JONES, Thomas Parramatta Quadrilles ("Composed for and dedicated to Miss Greenup") [Sydney:  H. Marsh and Co., 1854] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 August 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12954501; "PARRAMATTA QUADRILLES", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 August 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30940785
1854-08-23 ANONYMOUS Tasmanian Songster (the first number ... now published and on sale by the undersigned. Containing all the BEST SONGS OF THE DAY, including the Gems of Negro Melody, and several New Songs not yet published) [Launceston: Alex. Thompson, 1854]

NO COPY IDENTIFIED
[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (23 August 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65714356; [Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (30 August 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65711933
1854-08-30 MARSH, Henry
 
The Croesus Polka  ("Dedicated to John Vine Hall, Esq., commander, and the officers of the General Screw Steam Shipping Company's steam ship Croesus") Sydney: H. Marsh & Co., [1854] [Advertisement], "CROESUS POLKA, By Henry Marsh. Published this day", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 August 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12957715
1854-09-01 WINTERBOTTOM, John
The Octavia Polka ("composed expressly ... dedicated ... to Miss Octavia Hamilton")   [Advertisement], The Argus (1 September 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4797098; "IRISH MUSICAL FESTIVAL", The Argus (2 September 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4797165
1854-09-04 ELLARD, Frederic
[1] The Volunteers' March and Galop ("composed expressly by a distinguished musician, and to be dedicated to those gallant gentlemen, The Volunteer Corps")

[2] The Volunteer's March, Polka, and Galop ("March, Polka, and Galop, The Volunteers-Ellard. Grotesquely illustrated by an Australian Cruikshank")
[1] [Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, 1854]

[2] Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, 1855 (in The Australian Presentation Album for 1855)
[1] [Advertisement]: "IN THE PRESS", Empire (4 September 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60194590; [Advertisement]: "IN THE PRESS", Empire (19 September 1854), 6: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60197747

[2] The music is unattributed on the print, but credited to Ellard in Woolcott and Clarke's advertisements; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 January 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12964011
1854-09-18 WARDEN, James Schottische ("... the Schottische is composed by Mr. Warden")   "BENDIGO ... OUR LOCAL EXHIBITION", The Argus (18 September 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4797779; "BENDIGO", Colonial Times (21 September 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8777396
1854-09-21 SALAMAN, Edward The Hotham Galop ("A new galop ... composed by Mr. Salaman, of Sandhurst, was played before His Excellency and lady on the occasion of their visit to the Exhibition")   "BENDIGO", Colonial Times (21 September 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8777396
1854-09-27 LAVENU, Lewis Henry
It reminds me of thee (ballad; "composed expressly for Madame Sara Flower"; "Sung by Madame Sara Flower ... dedicated to Mrs. Stephen H. Marsh") Sydney: H. Marsh & Co., [1854] [Advertisement]: "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 September 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12959415
1854-09-29 WALLACE, William Vincent

LAVENU, Lewis Henry (arr.)
Happy birdling of the forest (song "composed expressly for Miss Hayes" by W. V. Wallace; arranged by Lavenu) Sydney: H. Marsh & Co., [1854] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 September 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12957031: "NEW SONG. Just published. HAPPY BIRDLINGS OF THE FOREST, as sung by Miss Catharine Hayes, on Thursday evening, composed by Wallace. Decidedly his most pleasing composition. Authorized edition. Arranged by L. Lavenu"; [Advertisement], The Argus (1 November 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4799682
1854-09-29 LAVENU, Lewis Henry

 
On the banks of Guadalquivir (ballad ... from the opera Loretta)   [Advertisement], Empire (29 September 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60198168; [Advertisement], The Courier (4 February 1857), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2457753

Composed for Anna Bishop, in the title role of Loretta, London, 1846
1854-09-30 NELSON, Sidney

SOUTTEN, F. M. (words)
Australian Anthem (words: Mr. F. M. Soutten) (Australian Anthem "O God, we hail the blest decree", composed expressly for these colonies by Mr. S. Nelson) [Melbourne: Joseph Wilkie, 1854] "THE NELSON FAMILY", The Argus (30 September 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4798312; "AUSTRALIAN ANTHEM", The Argus (28 September 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4798223. THE NELSON FAMILY", The Argus (30 September 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4798312; [Advertisement], The Argus (14 October 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4798981; "ENTERTAINMENT BY THE NELSON FAMILY", South Australian Register (2 October 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49204029; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 April 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968174 
1854-10-05 HERWYN, Henry
Grand Fantasia for Violin (with variations and finale for one string only, in which the favorite airs of God save the Queen, Ye Banks and Braes, and Patrick's Day)   [Advertisement], Colonial Times (5 October 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8777556
1854-10-06 MEYMOTT, Frederick William
 
Sweet Songstress of Erin ("the music composed and dedicated by permission to Miss Catherine Hayes") [Sydney: H. Marsh & Co., 1854] [Advertisement]: "IN Course of  Publication", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 October 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12958694

The words probably survive at, "MISS CATHARINE [sic] HAYES", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 October 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12957054
1854-10-06 SOU-ALLE, Ali-Ben Polka The Diggers (The  Digger's Polka)   "ALI-BEN-SOU-ALLE", The Courier (6 October 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240661; [Advertisement], The Argus (6 June 1856), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4839609
1854-10-11 ANONYMOUS A new Waltz and Schottische ("composed by a young gentleman of this city")   "MR. SALIER'S ENTERTAINMENT", Colonial Times (11 October 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8777651
1854-10-13 UHR, George
The Australian Rifle Corps March (for the pianoforte; by George Uhr, Esq.") [Sydney: Johnson and Son, 1854] [Advertisement]: 'THE RIFFLE [sic] CORPS MARCH", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 October 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12957491; "NEW MUSIC", Bell's Life in Sydney (28 October 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59759337
1854-10-13 LAVENU, Lewis Henry
I cannot sing tonight (ballad; words: Haynes Bailey; composed by Lavenu for his pupil Maria Carandini; "Sung with great success by Madame Carandini") Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1857] [Advertisement], "GRAND CONCERT", The Courier (13 October 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240897; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 May 1857), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12996016; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 August 1857), 10: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12999083: "PUBLISHED THIS DAY. M. Lavenu's elegant Ballad, I Cannot Sing to Night, as sung by Madame Carandini, embellished with a portrait of Madame"; see also "Louis Henry Lavenu", New York Weekly (26 November 1859), 376: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=T_xWAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA376
1854-10-13 HERWYN, Henry
Hommage à Paganini ("Variations burlesques for Violin", on "Milbrook" or Marlborough"); Hommage a Paganini (Variations, burlesques on the air of Marlborough, staccato pizzicato octaves, Cry of the different Animals, and one variation in which the Trill Harmonic (Imitation of the birds), composed and executed by Henri Herwyn)   [Advertisement], The Courier (13 October 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240897; [Advertisement], The Argus (12 December 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4801634; [Advertisement], The Argus (21 December 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802074 
1854-10-17 LAVENU, Lewis Henry

DICKER, Frederick H. (words)
[1] A Tribute to Australia (Fair Land of Australia) (song; words: F. H. Dicker; for Catherine Hayes)

[2] Miss Catherine Hayes's Song of Australia

 
[1] [? : ?, 1854]

[2] [Sydney]: [H. Marsh & Co.,], [1855]; The Australian Cadeau No. 9 (28 July 1855)


Another copy at SLNSW
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 October 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12957789; "MISS HAYES' CHARITY FAREWELL CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 October 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12955861; "FAREWELL CONCERT AND DEPARTURE OF MISS CATHERINE HAYES", Bell's Life in Sydney (21 October 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59759292;

[1] [Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (28 October 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3708923

[2]: [Advertisement]: "AUSTRALIAN CADEAU NO. 9", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 July 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12972292

Also: [Advertisement], Empire (20 October 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60167241 
1854-10-18 DAWSON, Charles J.
The rose upon the balcony (song; "a slightly constructed melody arranged to the well-known lines in Vanity Fair ..., the composition of Mr. C. J. Dawson, a barrister of the Supreme Court of this province") [Melbourne: Joseph Wilkie, 1854] "THE GALLERIES", The Argus (18 October 1854), 5:  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4799106; [Advertisement], The Argus (8 January 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802775; "MONSIEUR AND MADAME HERWYN'S CONCERT", The Argus (9 January 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802826; [Advertisement], The Argus (19 February 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4803288; [News], The Argus (19 March 1870), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5815492
1854-10-18 WILLIAMS, H. St. Murdel The Victoria Polka ("composed in honor of the Paris Exhibition") Melbourne: Joseph Wilkie, [1854] "THE GALLERIES", The Argus (18 October 1854), 5:  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4799106; [Advertisement], The Argus (19 February 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4803288
1854-10-19 PACKER, Frederick Augustus
The Garrison Polka ("dedicated to the Officers of H. M. 99th Regiment") Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1854] "NEW MUSIC", Colonial Times (19 October 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8777766; this first notice, which incorrectly attributed the work to Frederick Packer, snr., was corrected at "SINCE the appearance ...", Colonial Times (20 October 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8777778; also "THE GARRISON POLKA", The Courier (20 October 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240468 ; [Advertisement]: "NEW POLKAS", Launceston Examiner (28 October 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36290452
1854-10-28 HENSLOWE, Francis Hartwell
The Northdown Bridal Polka Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1854] "NEW POLKAS", Launceston Examiner (28 October 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36290452; "Tasmanian Contributions to Paris, 1855, No XIV", The Courier (27 September 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2491196

NB: ? SL-TAS copy (signed by the composer) (catalogue record: http://catalogue.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/item/?id=538636
1854-11-01 LAVENU, Lewis Henry
Serenade (introducing some of the most popular ballads sung by Miss Cathcrine Hayes, pcrformed by the gentlemen of the Orchestra, on her arrival in the colony, and expressly arranged by M. Lavenu); Hayes Serenade (an arrangement by Mr. Lavenu of several of the most popular of the songs and ballads sung by that favorite cantatrice, and was performed by the same band on her arrival in Melbourne)    [Advertisement], The Argus (1 November 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4799682; "MUSICAL WELCOME TO G.V. BROOKE", The Argus (26 February 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4804906 
1854-11-01 SOU-ALLE, Ali-Ben
Tasmanian Polka ("dedicated to Sir William Thomas Denison")   [Advertisement], The Courier (1 November 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240114; "Public Amusements: ALI-BEN-SOU-ALLE'S concert ...", The Courier (4 November 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2246230
1854-11-08 HERWYN, Henry
Grand Fantasia, on themes from Donizetti's opera La Favorite   "Monsieur and Madame Herwyn's Concert", The Courier (8 November 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2238890
1854-11-09 THAYER, Mr.

PIERCE, J. O.
Life in Australia (comic local song; Totten's Harmoneons)   [Advertisement], South Australian Register (9 November 1854), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49198095; [Advertisement], The Argus (24 February 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4804821 
1854-11-11 CALLEN, Douglas
The Bridal Quadrille (for the pianoforte) London: [?], [185-?]

Copy at British Library, Music Collections h.944.(2.) [004252624] ("The Bridal Quadrilles")
[Advertisement], "NEW MUSIC", The Argus (11 November 1854), 7: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4800169

Also:  "BAND OF THE 12th REGIMENT", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 June 1858), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13018320
    Rosina Polka ("for the piano-forte; composed and respectively dedicated to Mrs. Patton") London: Boosey & Sons, [185-?] As above
    Downshire Polka (for the pianoforte) Military band parts later published in London: Boosé's military Journal; ser. 14, no 6

Copy at British Library Music Collections h.1549 [004252625] 
As above

"THE EXHIBITION", The Argus (7 November 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4799982
    Honeymoon Waltz [London: ?, 185-] As above
    St. Helena Quadrille [London: ?, 185-] As above
    Les jardins botaniques Polka [London: ?, 185-] As above

Also: "MILITARY BAND", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 August 1858), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13011903
    My Polka [London: ?, 185-] As above

Also: "MILITARY BAND", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 August 1858), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13017247
    Greenhall Quadrille [London: ?, 185-] As above

Also: "The band of the 12th regiment", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 February 1859), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13010860
1854-11-13 PIERCE, J. O. The Russians are coming, or an appeal for Volunteers (Grand new Local Comic  Medley ... first time)   [Advertisement], South Australian Register (7 October 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49198641; [Advertisement], South Australian Register (13 November 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49204099

On the context, see "RUMOURED INVASION", The Courier (13 September 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2245697
1854-11-13 STONEY, Henry Butler (editor)
 
The Delacourt Bouquet ("A Collection of Local Music, or Potpourri of Song, Polkas, Waltzes, Quadrille & Schottische Edited by The Author of A Year in Tasmania And dedicated by Permission to Lady Denison and The Ladies of the Sweet Island of the South")

Consists of the following 7 items:
Hobart: Huxtable and Deakin, [1854] [Advertisement], The Courier (13 November 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2242514; "THE DELACOURT BOUQUET", The Courier (14 November 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2243917; "THE DELACOURT BOUQUET", Launceston Examiner (2 December 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36290843
1854-11-13 HILL, Arthur S.
Elvina Polka Hobart: Huxtable and Deakin, [1854] (in The Delacourt Bouquet) As above
    Geelong Schottisch ("As played by Miss W., in Hobart Town") Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1854] (in The Delacourt Bouquet) As above
1854-11-13 MACDOUGALL, William J.
The Isabelle Waltzes Hobart: Huxtable and Deakin, [1854] (in The Delacourt Bouquet) As above
1854-11-13 MARTIN, Robert
The Chaunt Quadrilles (Piano score for 5 quadrilles, and "chaunt" for voice (treble, 2nd treble or alto, bass) and piano) Hobart: Huxtable and Deakin, [1854] (in The Delacourt Bouquet) As above
1854-11-13 PACKER, Frederick Augustus  There is love for you and me (words: Thomas Hood) Hobart: Huxtable and Deakin, [1854] (in The Delacourt Bouquet) As above
1854-11-13 STONEY, Henry Butler
 
The Wanderer Polka Hobart: Huxtable and Deakin, [1854] (in The Delacourt Bouquet) As above
    The Wanderer's Return Polka Hobart: Huxtable and Deakin, [1854] (in The Delacourt Bouquet) As above
1854-11-13 STONEY, Henry Butler (editor)
The Tasmanian Lyre ("Sequel to The Delacourt Bouquet, Dedicated to Lady Denison and the Ladies of Tasmania")

Consists of the following 7 (? 8) items:
Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1855] Series first advertised, and contents first listed, with the Delacourt Bouquet 1854, but actually issued in March 1855; [Advertisement], The Courier (13 November 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2242514; [Advertisement], Colonial Times (9 March 1855), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8779478
1854-11-13 "ANONYMOUS"

[ ? LEMPRIERE, Lucy Maria ]
The Sylvandale Schottische Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1855] (in The Tasmanian Lyre) As above

The print unusually attributes the work to "Anonymous"; however, Tony Marshall observes that the NLA copy also has the name "Lucy Lempriere" added in pencil, in what looks to me like a considerably later hand; was she the composer? Daughter of Thomas Lempriere, she married Alexander Reid in 1857, and died in Hobart on 24 February 1928, in her 90th year; see "MARRIED", The Argus (2 December 1857), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7142844; "DEATHS", The Mercury (25 February 1928), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article24193790

1854-11-13 FRASER, Miss The Louisa Schottische Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1855] (in The Tasmanian Lyre) As above
1854-11-13 HENSLOWE, Francis Hartwell
 
The Wanderer's Farewell (words: H. Butler Stoney) Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1855] (in The Tasmanian Lyre) As above
1854-11-13 HILL, Arthur S.
The Wivenhoe Quadrilles (bound copy incomplete)

The Wivenhoe Quadrilles
Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1855] (in The Tasmanian Lyre) As above
1854-11-13 NORNA (pseud.) The F. D. C. Waltz Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1855] (in The Tasmanian Lyre) As above
1854-11-13 SMITH, Josephine Villeneuve The Lanarkshire Polka Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1855] (in The Tasmanian Lyre) As above
1854-11-13 STONEY, Henry Butler
 
La Speranza Waltz Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1855] (in The Tasmanian Lyre) As above
1854-11-13 FEREDAY, Susan
Song (words: W. A. Gardiner) Advertised: Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1855] (in The Tasmanian Lyre) but may never have appeared  [Advertisement], The Courier (13 November 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2242514; [Advertisement], The Courier (15 November 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2241968
1854-11-13 RAHM, Veit
 
Aria The Evening Bells with Variations (hand fantasia; zither)   [Advertisement], The Courier (13 November 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2242514; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 February 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12965313

See also Veit Rahm, Music of the Tyrol (1. Evening bells; 2. A Tyrolese air), arr. for pianoforte by J.O. Smith (London: [1852]), copy at British Library, Music Collections  h.970.(13.) [004597311]
    The Tyrolese Postilion (national song; in imitation of the trumpet; zither)
   
    The Crying Peasant (comic song)
 
   
1854-11-16 HAUSER, Miska
[1] The Bird on the Tree [Das Voeglein im Baume, Grande Caprice Burlesque pour Violon avec orchestre ou piano, Op. 34]

[2] The Bird Upon the Tree ("composed and arranged for the piano forte by Miska Hauser"; "Dedicated to Lady Macdonald")
[1] New York: Schuberth and Co., 1854

[2] Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1857] (in Australian Album 1857)
[1] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 November 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962340; "MISKA HAUSER"S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (17 November 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962408

[2] "JUST PUBLISHED. THE AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL ALBUM for 1857", The Courier (27 January 1857), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2457616; "FOR ENGLAND ... The Australian Album for 1857", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 April 1857), 10: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12993763
    Grand Fantasia-Violin-Lucrezia Borgia [Donizetti] (Allegro Maestoso - Theme and variations - Andante - Finale)    
    The Carnival of Venice, with the introduction of "Ernst" and new variations (composed and exectuted by Miska Hauser)    
1854-11-21 HAUSER, Miska
Andante et Rondo di concerto, Esmeralda   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 November 1854), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962556; "MISKA HAUSER'S SECOND CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 November 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962601; also, [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 October 1856), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12988185
    Grand fantasia and variations on airs from the opera Ernani [Verdi] (composed by Miska Hauser)   See above
1854-11-23 HAUSER, Miska
Siciliano - "Grand Fantasia" (original), composed and executed by Miska Hauser   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 November 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962628
    Echo di Australia ("composed expressly for this occasion" ... "in honour of his Excellency's visit")   See above
    Several Irish and Scotch airs ("in the course of the evening ... arranged by himself for the occasion")   See above
1854-11-25 HENSLOWE, Francis Hartwell
The Song of the Fair Emigrant (words: John Abbott; view of Hobart Town on cover) Hobart Town: R.V. Hood, 1854 "TASMANIAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARIS EXHIBITION", The Courier (25 November 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2241803; "Tasmanian Contributions to Paris, 1855, No XIV", The Courier (27 September 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2491196
1854-11-30 HAUSER, Miska

MONTEFIORE, J. L. (words)
Thy shadowy form is near me (Romanza) (composed expressly for the occasion; for Sara Flower) (words by J. L. Montefiore)   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 November 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962905 ; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 December 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962944; "FAREWELL CONCERT TO MISKA HAUSER", Empire (2 December 1854), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60200708
    Hail, Australia (Australia's National Song) (composed by Miska Hauser expressly for Mr. Frank Howson) (words by J. L. Montefiore)    
    The Dying Scene  - from the Opera Lucia de Lammermoor [Donizetti] ("composed and executed by Miska Hauser")    
1854-12-08 HENSLOWE, Francis Hartwell
The Louis Napoleon Polka ("Exposition de 1855" [Paris]) Hobarton: R. V. Hood, [1854] "Local Intelligence: MR. F. H. HENSLOWE", Colonial Times (8 December 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8778334; "THE LOUIS NAPOLEON POLKA", The Hobarton Mercury (27 December 1854), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3334573
1854-12-09 THATCHER, Charles The Private Despatch of Captain Bumble of the 40th stationed at Ballarat to His Excellency Sir Charles Hotham (Myself and Major Stiggings) (Song on the Eureka Stockade)   Date estimated from the Eureka Rebellion; Thatcher appeared in Melbourne at Astley's Amphitheatre on 9 December 1854: [Advertisement], The Argus (9 December 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4801552
1854-12-14 COPPIN, George
 
Song to Captain Hyde (The Words by Sir W. A'Beckett. The Music by G. Coppin) (A health to Captain Hyde, my friends!)   "SONG TO CAPTAIN HYDE", Geelong Advertiser (14 December 1854), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91860747

For the same words, see "THE PLEASAURES OF GREAT CIRCLE SAILING", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 December 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12963462

Coppin and A'Beckett had been passengers on Hyde's ship, the Argo; for the circumstances, see "VICTORIA", South Australian Register (11 Decmeber 1854), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49203213; and see also Coppin's Argo Medley Polka, below
1854-12-18 COPPIN, George
The Argo Medley Polka (descriptive of the Argo leaving England and arriving in Victoria, announcing the fall of Sebastopol) ("arranged by Mr. Coppin on board on her passage out to the colonies")   [Advertisement], The Argus (18 December 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4801928; "THE QUEENS THEATRE", The Argus (27 December 1854), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802293. [Advertisement], The Argus (15 January 1855), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12964328
1854-12-21 HERWYN, Henry The Carnival of Venice (with the introduction of Ernst, variations of Paganini, and new one by Henri Herwyn)   [Advertisement], The Argus (21 December 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802074; [Advertisement], The Argus (2 January 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802563; [Advertisement], The Argus (8 January 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802775

Herwyn previously advertised only that he would play the Paganini "as written"
1854-12-22 RIMMER, Mr. Australian Song: The Song of the Bush ("words by Velocipede") [Melbourne: Cyrus Mason, 1854] [Advertisement], The Argus (22 December 1854), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802130; [Advertisement], The Argus (26 December 1854), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802229: "THE Song of the Bush. Tonight, at the Theatres, principal Grand Concert, and Assembly Room"; "NEW SONG", The Argus (23 January 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4803412
Mid 1850s        
? c. mid 1850s KAINES, H. A. The Melbourne Polka; Sydney Polka, and Adelaide Waltz London: Harry May, [c.1854-59] Kaines, otherwise unidentified, may or may not have been an Australian resident or visitor; the publisher Harry May, active from at least 1854, retired from business in 1859, when his stock-in-trade, consisting of some 14,000 engraved plates, were sold at auction; [Advertisement], The Musical Times 9 (1859), 292: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=SG4PAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA292
? c. mid 1850s BEDFORD, Virginia M. The Forget Me Not Waltz ("Affectionately dedicated to Mrs. Bedford") Hobart Town: Huxtable and Deakin, [185-?]  
? c. mid 1850s JOHNSON, James
The First Hymn for Christmas-Day: High let us swell our tuneful notes Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1862] Published posthumously in 1862, presumably dates from the mid 1850s or earlier; "CHRISTMAS HYMN", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 December 1862), 7: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13071177; for probably another (imported) setting, see "COUNTRY NEWS [Bathurst]", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 January 1860), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28630016

1855

       
1855-01-? SOU-ALLE, Ali-Ben
The Goulburn Waltz ("a mes amis de Goulburn")

(Intrada - Valse - [Trio] - Les regrets - [Valse])
[? Sydney]: [?], [1855] Sou-Alle gave 2 concerts in Goulburn, NSW, in January 1855; "MUSIC IN THE COUNTRY", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 January 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12964724

The NLA copy (http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/6443484) appears in bound volume containing several pieces of music inscribed E. or Eliza Thomas
1855-01-04 CLARKE, Jacob R. (ed,) The Australian Presentation Album for 1855 ("This Work is intended to be forwarded to the Paris Exhibition as a specimen of colonial publications. It will form on elegant present to friends at home or in the colony")

Volume includes the 6 Australian or Australian-themed works listed immediately below (plus one imported song by Glover not listed here):
Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, 1855 [Advertisement]: "THE AUSTRALIAN PRESENTATION ALBUM", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 January 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12964011; "THE AUSTRALIAN PRESENTATION ALBUM", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 January 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12964158.; "AUSTRALIAN PRESENTATION ALBUM", Empire (13 January 1855), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60202623
1855-01-04 D'ALBERT, Charles
[1] The Regatta Waltzes ("composed expressly for the colony"; "composed expressly for the publishers"); ("with a view of Sydney Harbour during the Anniversary Regatta, and a portrait of the Silver Cup ...")

[2] The Regatta Waltzes
 
[1] Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, 1855 (in The Australian Presentation Album for 1855)

[2] And sold separately
[1] As above

[2] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 March 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12966638; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 March 1856), 12: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28639317
1855-01-04 ELLARD, Frederic
La Hayes' Quadrilles ("[on] The most favourite airs, sung by Miss [Catherine] Hayes in Sydney with vignette illustrations in character from La Figlia, L'Elisir d'Amore, and Don Pasquale") [1] Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, 1855 (in The Australian Presentation Album for 1855)

[2] And sold separately
 
[1] As above  

[2] [Advertisement]: "LA HAYES QUADRILLES", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 July 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12971390
See also
1854-09-04
above
  The Volunteer's March, Polka, and Galop (originally published separately, 1854)    
1855-01-04 HAUSER, Miska
Rain Drops in Australia ("Impromptu"; "Dedie'a son ami Frederic Ellard"; "Dedicated to his friend, Frederick Ellard; with a view of Willoughby Falls, North Shore") [1] Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, 1855 (in The Australian Presentation Album for 1855)

[2] And sold separately
 
[1] As above, but see especially: "THE AUSTRALIAN PRESENTATION ALBUM", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 January 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12964158: "We next have to invite especial attention to a piece entitled Hail Drops in Australia [sic], composed by Miska Häuser, in which are combined all those resources of his art, both of taste and technicality for which he is so rapidly achieving for himself the highest reputation."

[2] [Advertisement], "PIANO SOLO", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 March 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12966440
 
1855-01-04 STANLEY, William
[1] Eugenie Schottische

[2] Eugenie Schottische

[3] Eugenie Schottische (By W. Stanley)
 
[1] Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, 1855 (in The Australian Presentation Album for 1855)

[2] And sold separately

[3] MS, "7 October 1857"
 
[1] As above; see especially: "THE AUSTRALIAN PRESENTATION ALBUM", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 January 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12964158: "A composition of a sterling pianist of our own, Mr. W. Stanley, Eugenie Schottische, will be recognised by all lovers of classical pianoforte compositions."

[2] [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 August 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12972491
 
1855-01-04 WALLACE, William Vincent
Why do I weep for thee? (words: George Linley) ("composed expressly for Miss Catharine Hayes, with portrait, by G. F. Angas") Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, 1855 (in The Australian Presentation Album for 1855) [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 January 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12964011

See also MS copy at NLA; http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/17070342
1855-01-05 GREVILLE, John R.
The Digger's Duet (an original song, composed by Mr. Greville, and sung by that Gentlemen and Mr. Gibson)   "CRESSWICK CREEK", Geelong Advertiser (5 January 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91860068
1855-01-19 MANTEGANI, Alfred Some original airs ("played off by a Mr. Montegani [sic]")   "VICTORIA THEATRE", South Australian Register (19 January 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49301994: "The interlude was only remarkable in other respects for some original airs played off by a Mr. Montegani, who, not feeling satisfied with the manner in which he was received in one instance, deprived the audience of the opportunity of repeating it by withdrawing his valuable services from the bill of fare."
1855-01-25 MEGSON, Joseph
 
The Pretty Coquette ("composed expressly for the occasion"; words; Mr. Cox)   [Advertisement]: "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Courier (25 January 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2478328
1855-02-19 STANLEY, William
The Myrtle Waltzes ("Composed and with permission dedicated to Miss Annie Campbell, by William Stanley") [Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1855] [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 February 1855), 6: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12965849 
1855-02-26 BARLOW, Robert Local songs having reference to the diggings, to Melbourne, and to the colony generally. He sang Home again, or farewell to Australia, in a particularly touching and effective manner)   "MR. BARLOW", Geelong Advertiser (26 February 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91860437
1855-03-02 BOULANGER, Edward
 
A Dream (piano) (from Meditations harmoniques, dedicated by permission to the empress of the French))   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 March 1855), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12965915; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 April 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968119

"MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 February 1855), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12965915; "SOIREE MUSICALE", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 March 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28640951; "MONSIEUR E. BOULANGER'S CONCERT", Empire (16 March 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60176940; [Advertisement], Bell's Life in Sydney (14 April 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59760049; "MISKA HAUSER", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 April 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968151 
    First Nocturne      
Etude de Concert
1855-03-08 GREVILLE, John R.
 
Local Songs (his composition and singing of local songs is almost inimitable; the thunders of applause bestowed on him after each allusion to diggers' peculiarities, show that he is a close observer of what is passing around)   "CRESSWICK CREEK", The Argus (8 March 1855), 6: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4805319
1855-03-17 HARWOOD, Charles W.
 
The Catherine Hayes Polka ("in which an air sung by that celebrated Songstress is introduced") ("Composed and dedicated with permission to Miss Therry") Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1855] [Advertisement]: "CATHERINE HAYES POLKA. Just published",  The Sydney Morning Herald (17 March 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12966829; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (18 May 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12969401
1855-03-17 PACKER, Charles S.
Grand Extemporaneous Performance on the Harmonium   [Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (17 March 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3711555
1855-04-02 HAUSER, Miska
"I have finished a concert-piece, a rondo, six studies, three songs (to Heine) and one impromptu [...] At present I am at work on my fantasy with orchestra on a Beethoven theme ... but only for Europe"   Letter, from Moreton Bay, 2 April 1855; in Hauser, Aus dem Wanderbuche, vol. 2, 51: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=uclCAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA51
1855-04-10 CALLEN, Douglas (arr.) The Indian Quadrille [Jullien] (1st time; Founded on Indian Melodies, with characteristic accompaniment, arranged expressly for these Concerts by Mr. Callen)   [Advertisement], The Argus (10 April 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4806506; "THEATRE ROYAL", The Argus (16 April 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4806788: "The orchestra at this establishment is very efficient, a fact made sufficiently apparent by the splendid manner in which two movements of Mozart's Grand No 1 Symphony were performed. Jullien's Indian Quadrille, arranged by Mr Callen was much relished by the audience, to whom the class of music of which it is a specimen is more appreciable than the recondite instrumental works of the great composers."  

For the original, see The Nepaulese Quadrille (composed on Indian melodies by Jullien)
1855-04-11 POWNELL, Rev. Mr. (ed.) Book of Hymns for Use at St. George's Church, Perth [Perth, ? 1855] [News], The Inquirer (11 April 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65742003
1855-04-14 GRIFFITH, George Polka - Beechworth (first time), composed by Mr. G. Griffith   [Advertisement], Ovens and Murray Advertiser (14 April 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113013300
1855-04-16 HAUSER, Miska
The Fisher Maiden (Barcarolle) (Du Schö nes Fischermädchen [Heine]) ("composed expressly for his friend Mr. Frederic Ellard") ("transcrít par Frederic Ellard; composé par Miska Hauser") ("Dedicated to Miss Barney, Wootonga, North Shore") Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1859] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 April 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968119; [Advertisement]: "LATELY PUBLISHED", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 April 1859), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13023492

= Hauser, "Das Fischermädchen" (from Songs without Words) Op.27 No 3

See also: Three Songs without Words: [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 August 1856), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12985534
1855-04-1 BOULANGER, Edward Elisir d'Amore (piano)   Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 April 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968119
1855-04-16 HAUSER, Miska
Bouquet Irelandaise (Grand Morceau de Concerto)   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 April 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968119
1855-04-21 VARIOUS The Victoria songster  [Part 1] (containing various new and original colonial songs together with a choice selection of the most popular songs of the day from the best authors) Melbourne: Charlwood & Son, 1855 [Advertisement], The Argus (21 April 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article186495/4807048; [Advertisement], The Argus (24 April 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4807192; "VICTORIA SONGSTER", The Argus (25 April 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4807216
1855-04-24 BANKS, Thomas (senior)
Echo answered where? (ballad; "a composition of his own") London: B. Williams, [185-?] "MISKA HAUSER'S FAREWELL CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 April 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968519; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 May 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968874
1855-04-26 GLOVER, Stephen
 
[1] The Australian Emigrant (Ballad)

[2] The Australian Emigrant
[1] Sydney: H. Marsh and Co., 1855; The Australian Cadeau No. 1 (2 June 1855)

[2] Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, [? 1855/56]
Glover never visited Australia; for the first Sydney performance, see: [Advertisement]: "[Concert] UNDER THE PATRONAGE", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 April 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968589

[1] Marh's print is anonymous, for attribution to Glover, see [Advertisement]: "AUSTRALIAN CADEAU", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 June 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12969954; "THE AUSTRALIAN CADEAU", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 June 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12970521
1855-04-26 ELLARD, Frederic
Crimea ("Alma, Inkermann, Balaklava")("A Musical Composition Written in Honour of our Brave Defenders in the Crimea by an Old Soldier; Composed by Frederic Ellard and dedicated by him to the Sydney Philharmonic Society") ("military cantata"; for chorus and orchestra) Sydney: H. Marsh and Co,, [1855] [Advertisement]: "[Concert] UNDER THE PATRONAGE", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 April 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968589; "CRIMEA", and "GRAND CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 April 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968677; "GRAND CONCERT IN AIR OF THE PATRIOTIC FUND", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 April 1855), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968730; [Advertisement]: "NEW PUBLICATION: CRIMEA", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 June 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12969954; "SYDNEY PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY'S FIRST CONCERT OF THE SEASON", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 June 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12970067; "NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 May 1855), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12969225
1855-04-30 ANONYMOUS Yarra Polka [Melbourne ? : ?, ?] [Advertisement]: [Auction of library of G. A. Lloyd], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 April 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968738

On the Sydney businessman and politician, George Alfred Lloyd (1815-1897), who was returning temporarily to London, see ADB: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/lloyd-george-alfred-4029 
1855-05-01 HENSLOWE, Francis Hartwell
The Dying Soldier's Legacy (A Song of the War) (words: John Abbott) ("Patriotic Fund, Tasmania") Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1855] [Advertisement]: "PATRIOTIC FUND", The Courier (1 May 1855), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2483185
1855-05-03 BOULANGER, Edward
 
[1] Nocturne de Concert ("dedicated to Lady Stephen")

[2] Nocturne de Concert ("Composed for the Pianoforte, Respectfully Dedicated to Lady Stephen")
[1] [Sydney: Kern, 1856]; No.2 in Boulanger's Musical Keepsake for 1856; NO COPY IDENTIFIED

[2] Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1857 or later]
"Mr. Edward Boulanger's Concert", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 May 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968910; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 May 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968874; "AUSTRALIAN MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 December 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28638097

[1] "REVIEW", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 February 1856), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12979227; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 February 1856), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12979208
1855-05-05 SMALL, Joe The Grand Assize Ball (When a man takes to rhyming he cannot but choose) (The great song of the evening ... Billy Barlow's Account of the Beechworth Assize Ball,  which was sung with great spirit by Mr. Small)   "SALLE DE VALENTINO", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (5 May 1855), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113013399;  "POETRY", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (19 May 1855), 7: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113013431
1855-05-07 CALLEN, Douglas (arr.) American Quadrille [Jullien] (composed during the author's late visit to the United States, introducing the National Airs of Our flag is there, Old Folks at home, Land of Washington, Hail to the Chief, Yankee Doodle, arranged expressly for these Concerts by Mr. Callen)   [Advertisement], The Argus (7 May 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4807741

See 1853 American edition of source, Jullien's American Quadrille
1855-05-07 RAINER, J. C. The Nigger Rivals (operatic burlesque); and other original songs sung for the first time (The words and music ... new)   [Advertisement], Empire (7 May 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60179141; compare the burlesque of the same name by Howard's Serenaders 1853-02-28
1855-05-18 WEICHMANN, H. Sehnsucht nach Australien March (The Celebrated BAND new arrived by the Ship August, from Hamburg)   [Advertisement], South Australian Register (18 May 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49306535
    Grand Polonaise Remembrance
 
   
    The Waves Waltz
 
   
1855-05-18 HAUSER, Miska
Chanson d'amour ("dedicated to Madame Montefiore") [1] [Sydney: W. J. Johnson, 1855]

[2] [Sydney: W. J. Johnson, 1856] (in The Sydney Harmonicon)
[1] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (18 May 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12969401: "NEW PIANOFORTE MUSIC by MISKA HAUSER. Just published ..."

[2] "THE SYDNEY HARMONICON", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 February 1856), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12973904
    Mazurka ("dedicated to Madame [Amelia] Rawack")
 
[Sydney: W. J. Johnson, 1855] As above [1]
1855-05-24 CALLEN, Douglas
 
Quadrille Souvenir Militare   [Advertisement], The Argus (24 May 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4808547; "BOTANIC GARDENS", Empire (27 August 1861), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60482402; "BOTANIC GARDENS", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 August 1861), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13058324; "BOTANIC GARDENS", Empire (3 September 1861), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60486431
1855-05-26 HAUSER, Miska
Hungarian Airs [Sydney: H. Marsh and Co., 1855] [Advertisement]: "PUBLISHED THIS DAY", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 May 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12969750; "M. MISKA HAUSER", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 June 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12971020: "... the Hungarian Airs, which Messrs. H. Marsh and Co. have published ..."
1855-05-26 PECK, George His own Favourite fantasia on popular airs (introducing "Auld Robin Gray," "Comin thro' the Rye," "Sally in our Alley," and "When the Swallows")   [Advertisement], Ovens and Murray Advertiser (26 May 1855), 6: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113013468
1855-06-02 MARSH, Henry (ed.)
 
The Australian Cadeau ("Published every Saturday morning under the immediate patronage of Her Excellency Lady Denison")

Issues listed separately above and below (except for Nos 3, 6-8, 13-14, which are not Australian compositions and not included in this table) 
Sydney: H. Marsh and Co., 1855; [original series] 17 issues, 2 June 1855 - 22 September 1855 [Advertisement]: "AUSTRALIAN CADEAU", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 June 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12969954; "THE AUSTRALIAN CADEAU", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 June 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12970521
1855-06-06 CALLEN, Douglas (arr.) The Queen's Letter [John William Hobbs] ("With the characteristic accompaniments composed by Mr. Callen"; "with the original symphonies and accompaniment, As arranged and composed by M. Callen")   [Advertisement], The Argus (6 June 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4809161; "THEATRE ROYAL", The Argus (8 June 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4809257; [Advertisement], The Argus (8 June 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4809302; [Advertisement], The Argus (11 September 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4817826

For an Australian edition of Hobbs's original, see The Queen's Letter (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [? 1855]) 
1855-06-08 CALLEN, Douglas
 
Overture Le Theatre Royal (new overture)   "THEATRE ROYAL", The Argus (8 June 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4809257; "THEATRE ROYAL", The Argus (12 June 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4809452 
1855-06-09 WALLACE, William Vincent
Grand Valse Militaire

Grand Valse Militaire (another copy)
 
Sydney: H. Marsh and Co., 1855; The Australian Cadeau No.2 (9 June 1855) [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 June 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12970171; "THE AUSTRALIAN CADEAU", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 June 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12970521
1855-06-11 LAVENU, Lewis Henry
Ida May (new-composed by Mr. Lavenu for Mr. White [of J. C. Rainer's Ethiopian Serenaders)   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 June 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12970272
1855-06-13 NELSON, Sidney
The Gold Digger's Return (new song)   "THE NELSON FAMILY", The Maitland Mercury (13 June 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article702180
1855-06-23 RILEY, William Russell
(England 1829-1910)
{by 1847-1910}
The Goulburn Polka (At the Goulburn Herald Office, price 2s. ... Composed by W. R. Riley) [? Goulburn: The Goulburn Herald, 1855] [Advertisement], The Goulburn Herald (23 June 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article118310112
1855-06-23 SPAGNOLETTI, Ernesto snr.
 
[1] Awake, my love (Serenade)

[2] Awake, my love ("As sung by Signor Spagnoletti")
[1] Sydney: H. Marsh and Co., [1855]; The Australian Cadeau No. 4 (23 June 1855)

[2] Sydney: H. Marsh & Co., [185-?]
[Advertisement]: "NO. 4 OF THE AUSTRALIAN CADEAU", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 June 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12970845
1855-06-27 TAPP, John Charles
 
Tasmanian Sacred Melodies

(1 Hobarton; 2 Launceston; 3 Hallelujah (a parting piece); 4 Sorell; 5 Longford; 6 Ross; 7 Brighton; 8 Franklin; 9 Chant[s])
Hobart: Teachers of the Campbell Street Sunday School, R.V. Hood, [1855] "MUSIC", The Cornwall Chronicle (27 June 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65717083; "SACRED MELODIES", The Hobarton Mercury (3 September 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3336418; [Advertisement]: "Tasmanian Sacred Melodies", The Hobarton Mercury (3 September 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3336412
1855-06-26 MULHOLLAND, James A book of local songs (for the most part written by Mr. James Mulholland) [? :?, 1855] "BALLAARAT", The Argus (26 June 1855), 5:  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4809873

? = The Victoria Songster, Part 1 (above)
1855-06-30 JACOBS, Coleman

[ ? TALEXY, Adrian ]
Mazurka Brillante ("by Coleman Jacobs") Sydney: H. Marsh and Co., 1855; The Australian Cadeau No. 5 (30 June 1855) [Advertisement]: "NO.5 of the CADEAU", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 June 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12971145

Perhaps not Jacobs's composition at all, but the work by Adrian Talexy published earlier as Mazurka Brillante (Performed by Mr. Coleman JACOBS at his Farewell Concert") (Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1853]); see [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 October 1853), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12949893
1855-07-03 GEYER Flowers and fragrance (chorus)   [Advertisement], South Australian Register (3 July 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49298217
1855-07-07 VARIOUS The Victoria Songster ... Part 2 Melbourne: Charlwood & Son, 1855 [Advertisement], The Argus (7 July 1855), 7: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4811419; [Advertisement], The Argus (7 July 1855), 7: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4811574
1855-07-12 LAVENU, Lewis Henry
[1] My Molly Asthore ("Ballad (new version) as sung by Catherine Hayes")

[2] Molly Asthore ("composed by L. Lavenu, expressly for, and as sung by, Miss Catherine Hayes")

[3] Molly Asthore ("sung by Miss Catherine Hayes")

[4] Molly Asthore ("Composed for and sung by Miss Catherine Hayes"; with cover portrait of Lavenu and printed signature")
[1] Sydney: H. Marsh and Co., 1855; The Australian Cadeau No. 17 (22 September 1855)

[2] [Sydney; Woolcott and Clarke, 1855]: NO COPY IDENTIFIED

[3] Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1857?]

[4] Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1859] (Lavenu memorial edition)
FP: [Advertisement]: "EXHIBITION BUILDING ... MISS CATHERINE HAYES", The Argus (12 July 1855), 7: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4811777; "CONCERT AT THE EXHIBITION", The Argus (16 July 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4812305

[1] [Advertisement]: THE CADEAU", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 September 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12978366

[2] [Advertisement]: "MOLLY ASTHORE", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 October 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12982640

[3] [Advertisement]: "CHOICE VOCAL MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 June 1857), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12997354

[4] Published after Lavenu's death (1 August 1859); [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (17 September 1859), 12: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13030882: "[..] With portrait of the composer"
1855-07-19 ANONYMOUS [1] The Melbourne Vocalist (first series) 1854-55)

[2] The Melbourne Vocalist (containing a collection of the best English, Scotch, Irish songs and original colonial songs, Ethiopian melodies, &c. - New series Nos.1-6. )
[1] Melbourne: Slater, Williams, Hodgson, 1854-55

[2] Melbourne: Slater, Williams, Hodgson, 1856

[3] [5th edition, both series,  1858]
[1] [Advertisement], The Argus (19 July 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4812553

[2] [Advertisement], The Argus (16 February 1856), 7: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4830893

[3] [Advertisement], The Argus (25 January 1858), 7: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7145554
1855-08-04 MARSH, Stephen
Souvenir of Catherine Hayes Part 1: Introduction ("Catherine Hayes") & Brilliant Fantasia (on "Ciascun lo dice" fromLa Figlia del Reggimento) Sydney: H. Marsh and Co., 1855; The Australian Cadeau No.10 (4 August 1855) [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 August 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12972491; for a performance, see "MR. MARSH'S SOIREE MUSICALE", The Argus (17 February 1857), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7144768
1855-08-10 MARSH, Stephen
 
Souvenir of Catherine Hayes Part 2: "Comin' through the Rye" & "Savourneen Deelish" Sydney: H. Marsh and Co., 1855; The Australian Cadeau No.11 (11 August 1855) [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 August 1855), 6: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12972732; and see above
1855-08-18 MARSH, Stephen
 
Souvenir of Catherine Hayes Part 3: Brilliant Fantasia (on an air from Don Pasquale) Sydney: H. Marsh and Co., 1855; The Australian Cadeau No.12 (18 August 1855) See above
1855-08-22 WINTERBOTTOM, John
Alonzo the Brave and the Fair Imogene ("a new Electro-Biological Burlesque Operatic Extravaganza"; libretto: H. T. Craven)   [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 August 1855), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12973221; "THE DRAMA. ROYAL VICTORIA", Bell's Life in Sydney (25 August 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59760717
1855-09-05 SALAMAN, Edward The Oddfellows' Polka (one of his recent compositions)   "MR. SMALL'S BENEFIT", Bendigo Advertiser (5 September 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88047403
1855-09-08 MACKENZIE, Harry
 
[1] Such is Life

[2] Such is Life (Ballad; words: Walter B. Allen)

[3] Such is Life
[1] [Sydney: Henry Marsh, 1855; The Australian Cadeau No.15 (8 September 1855)] NO COPY IDENTIFIED

[2] Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1857]

[3] Sydney: J. Reading, [1870]
[1] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 September 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12982553

[2] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 June 1857), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12997008

[3] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 April 1870), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28420131
1855-09-15 ANONYMOUS Sydney Railway Polka Sydney: H. Marsh and Co, [1855]; The Australian Cadeau No.16 (15 September 1855) This is not the same work as the, possibly imported, The Railway Polka, also published by Henry Marsh ([also 1855?])
1855-09-20 LINGER, Carl
Der 93rd Psalm: Der Herr ist Koenig (The Lord is King)   [Advertisement]: "CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC [...] ADELAIDE CHORAL SOCIETY", South Australian Register (20 September 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49298583
    Lobgesang in der Hoehe. "Gloria" from the Mass in B [flat]    
1855-09-26 PALING, William Henry
 
Sydney Railway Waltz ([Sydney Railway] "Opened September 26, 1855") Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, [1855] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 September 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12977286; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 October 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12980756; see also "SYDNEY RAILWAY BALL", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 October 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12980757
1855-09-27 DEL SARTE, Camille
 
Un rêve (Romance musique) Possibly printed: [Hobart: 1854-55?] "Tasmanian Contributions to Paris, 1855, No XIV", The Courier (27 September 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2491196
1855-09-27 HENSLOWE, Francis Hartwell
L'Espérance (duet for two tenors) [Hobart: Henslowe, 1855]; ("lithographed and printed in colours by Mr. Henslowe, junior") "Tasmanian Contributions to Paris, 1855, No XIV", The Courier (27 September 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2491196
1855-09-28 PALING, William Henry
 
The Last Rose of Summer (the theme with variations for violin)   "GRAND EVENING CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 September 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12983983; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 May 1856), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12976005; "SYDNEY (from our own correspondent)", The Argus (4 October 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4820011
1855-10-01 ANONYMOUS Rose Holden's Song (Songs of the Nominees, No. 6)   "SONGS OF THE NOMINEES. No.6. ROSE HOLDEN'S SONG", Empire (1 October 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60164542

This was John Rose Holden (see register entry on his wife Susan BROADHURST, dedicatee of Stephen Marsh's Homebush Galop).
1855-10-02 GEYER Joy of our childhood ("attributed to a local composer")   [Advertisement], South Australian Register (2 October 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49295276; "ADELAIDE CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (3 October 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49298004
1855-10-06 PACKER, Frederick Alexander
 
The Queen of the Polkas ("dedicated to Miss Jones, of Bleak House, Risdon") [Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, 1855] "NEW MUSIC", The Launceston Examiner (6 October 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36294503; "A NEW POLKA", Colonial Times (12 October 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8787953

NO COPY IDENTIFIED; but see: "ROYAL SOCIETY OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND", The Courier (16 November 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2494047 [report of copy presented to the society library]
1855-10-13 ADAMS, John
 
The world is old, oh! very old (choral dirge; words: Alexander Smith; lesson for the Launceston Philharmonic Society; the earliest documented of his reported "150 Lessons for Beginners")   "LAUNCESTON PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", Launceston Examiner (13 October 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36294605; see also "Launceston, Tasmania", The Musical Times 8/189 (1 November 1858), 339: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=820PAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA339 
1855-10-15 HENSLOWE, Francis Hartwell
The Charlie Parker Polka ("Midland Grand Steeple Chase Waltzes. No. 3"; Nos 1 & 2 unidentified) Hobart Town: R. V. Hood, [1855] Named after the race horse, winner of the 1855 Midland Grand Annual Steeplechase; see "GRAND MIDLAND STEEPLE CHASE", The Hobarton Mercury (15 October 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3336755
1855-10-31 LEWIS, Miss The Mayor's Polka "MUSIC", The Argus (31 October 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4822126
    The Corporation Polka ("Dedicated to Mrs. Smith, Lady of the right worshipful J.T. Smith, Esqr. Mayor of the City of Melbourne on the occasion of his worship's second grand fancy dress ball in the Exhibition Building on the 31st October 1855") [? Melbourne: ?, 1855]  
1855-11-10 WINTERBOTTOM, John
The Bird Song ("sung by Mrs. Emma Waller") Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1855]

Copy at Sydney, Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Throsby House Collection
[Advertisement}: "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", Empire (20 October 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60167242: "The Bird Song, written expressly for Mrs. Waller, by Mr. J. H. Wilton; the Music by Mr. Winterbottom, and publislhed by Johnson, Pitt-street"; [Advertisement]: "THE BIRD SONG", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 November 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12978510; [Advertisement]: "THE BIRD SONG", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 November 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12983442
1855-11-30 ANONYMOUS Greetings to Australia: A Gay Fantasy (Gruss an Australien: eine freie Phantasie) (by the master of an Adelaide German Band)   Letter from Adelaide, 30 November 1855, Miska Hauser, Aus dem Wanderbuche eines ö sterreichischen Virtuosen: Briefe aus Californien, Südamerika und Australien (Leipzig: Grunow, 1860), vol. 2, 142-43: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=_JMZAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA143
1855-12-05 MARTIN, Robert
 
Tchernaya Galop (by R. Martin, 99th)   "THE BAND of the 99th Regiment", The Courier (5 December 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2495064
1855-12-10 FORTUNE, Mary Helena
Song of the Gold Diggers ("Hurrah for the free new land") (By M. H. F., Kangaroo, 10th December 1855)   Words only: "SONG OF THE GOLDIGGERS. By M. H. F.", Bendigo Advertiser (27 December 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88048382
1855-12-15 PALING, William Henry
 
Thoughts of Home ("words by Henry Halloran, Esq., the music composed and dedicated to the Baron Heiness, By W. H. PALING") [Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1855] [Advertisement: "NEW SONG, in course of publication", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 December 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28638144
1855-12-15 MARSH, Henry
Victory Polka (THE 17th JANUARY, in the Domain. In the press, and will be published for the above occasion) [Sydney; Woolcott & Clarke, 1856] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 December 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28638144; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 January 1856), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12973788 
1855-12-20 SMITH, Josephine V. Waltz Les Adieux (composed on the Departure of the 99th regt. from Hobart Town)   [Event bill, with music list], SLTAS: https://stors.tas.gov.au/AUTAS001136187838; https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/all/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:553170/one; "GRAND BALL TO THE OFFICERS OF THE 99th REGIMENT", The Hobarton Mercury (21 December 1855), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3337222
1855-12-22 THOMPSON, Mr. Harlequin Jack and the Bean Stalk ("Christmas pantomime, the new and original music composed expressly by Mr. Thompson")   "ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Courier (22 December 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2496056
1855-12-22 BOCHSA, Nicholas
A Characteristic Fantasia on Mexican Melodies for the Orchestra, arranged by Bochsa, and introducing the humorous and Quaint Mexican Canzion, La Pasadita   [Advertisement]: "PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE ... MADAME ANNA BISHOP", Empire (22 December 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60171384
    La Bajadere (Song) ("Je suis la Bayadere") [Sydney: W. J. Johnson, 1856]; [in The Sydney Harmonicon]

NO COPY OF AUSTRALIAN EDITION IDENTIFIED; But see earlier US edition, I Am the Bayadere (Je Suis Le Bajadere; The Tamborine Song) (New York, 1848)
As above

Also: [Advertisement]: "SYDNEY HARMONICON", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 February 1856), 9: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12976856 [with complete listing of the contents of issues 1-7]; "THE SYDNEY HARMONICON", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 February 1856), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12973904
1855-12-24 JOHNSON, William J. (edited) The Sydney Harmonicon

Music periodical with music supplements, including several colonial compositions, as listed above and below
[Sydney; W. J. Johnson, 1855-56]

NO COPIES IDENTIFIED
"THE SYDNEY HARMONICON", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 December 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12973915; [Advertisement]: "SYDNEY HARMONICON", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 February 1856), 9: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12976856 [with complete listing of the contents of issues 1-7]; "THE SYDNEY HARMONICON", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 February 1856), 5: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12973904; [11th issue] [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 March 1856), 12: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28639317
1855-12-24 PACKER, Charles S.
La Figlia Mia: A New Schottische ("composed expressly for the Sydney Harmonicon") [Sydney: W. J. Johnson, 1855]; [in The Sydney Harmonicon No. 1] "THE SYDNEY HARMONICON", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 December 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12973915
1855-12-24 VARIOUS The Victoria Songster ... Part 3 Melbourne: Charlwood & Son, 1855 [Advertisement], The Argus (24 December 1855), 7: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4826481; [Advertisement], Bendigo Advertiser (1 August 1856), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88051801
1855-12-26 BOCHSA, Nicolas (arr.) La pasadita (a satirical Mexican song) US edition: Philadelphia: A. Fiot, 1850 [Advertisement], Empire (26 December 1855), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60171534; "MADAME ANNA BISHOP", Bell's Life in Sydney (29 December 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59761288; "MUSICAL", The Courier (6 September 1856), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2505590; [Advertisement]: "MADAME ANNA BISHOP", South Australian Register (20 November 1856), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49758479 [prints words]
1855-12-29 BOCHSA, Nicholas
Bochsa's New Whimsical Overture for full Orchestra, entitled The Past and the Present   [Advertisement}: "MADAME ANNA BISHOP", Bell's Life in Sydney (29 December 1855), 3: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59761264; "PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE", Empire (3 January 1856), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60171928
? 1855/56 LAVENU, Lewis Henry
Queen of the West ("Oh! Erin, how sweetly thy green bosom rises"; "Cushla ma cree") ("In a few days will be published ... both poetry and music, by the late Mr. Lavenu"; composed for Madame Carandini; new ballad, words and music by L. H. Lavenu, symphonies and accompaniments by Charles Packer") Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1859]

Copy at SL-NSW (Q786.4/Mu2)
According to a later review, it was sung once by Maria Carandini in Victroia, therefore probably late 1855 or early 1856; [Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (17 September 1859), 12: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13030882; [Advertisement]: "NEW BALLAD", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 September 1859), 1: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13031202; "THE QUEEN OF THE WEST", Empire (28 September 1859), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60400456

Words: "THE QUEEN OF THE WEST", The Australian Home Companion (5 November 1859), 9: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72486048

But compare with Blockley's Cushla Machree (Oh! Erin my country") unknown edition; perhaps that, along with "Molly Asthore", "as sung by Miss Catherine Haydes", also "Miss Catherine Hayes's most popular song", published by Woolcott and Clarke, Sydney, 1855); see [Advertisement],  The Sydney Morning Herald (27 October 1855), 8: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12982951; also [Advertisement], Empire (20 October 1855), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60167241

Perhaps this posthumuous edition [1859] was produced from Lavenu's papers, assumed by Packer to be a completely original  song
? 1855/56 SOU-ALLE, Ali-Ben
Souvenirs d'Australie et de Manille (including variations on Stephen Foster's Old Folks at Home) Paris: For the author, 1861

[See also modern edition]
Sou-Alle left Australia sometime in mid 1855; a Souvenir de Manille is first mentioned in 1857, and the jointly titled work in 1861; "ALI-BEN-SOU-ALLE", Gazette musicale de Paris 24 (1857), 204: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=HO8sAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA204; "Musique pour piano", Journal général de l'imprimerie et de la librairie 5/1 (1861), 574: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=QRcDAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA574

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