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Joseph Gautrot and Madame Gautrot

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)



To cite this:

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Joseph Gautrot and Madame Gautrot", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/gautrot-joseph.php; accessed 20 October 2017



GAUTROT, Joseph (Mons. GAUTROT; H. L. J. GAUTROT; Gautrot, pere)

Violinist, composer, professor of music

Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1 March 1839 (per Sarah and Elizabeth, from Batavia, 4 January)
Died Sydney, 30 January 1854, "aged 71"

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1707411 (NLA persistent identifier)

GAUTROT, Madame

Soprano vocalist

Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1 March 1839 (per Sarah and Elizabeth, from Batavia, 4 January)
Active Sydney, until May 1855

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1707409 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Summary (pre-Australia):

According to his obituary, Gautrot was with Napoleon's Imperial Guard when it entered Moscow in 1812. If he was indeed a member of Napoleon's band or orchestra, he would have played under Frédéric Blasius (1758-1829). A Gautrot was awarded a Legion d'honneur on 17 March 1815.

In 1813, a Gautrot played second violin in the premiere of Cherubini's Chant sur la mort d'Haydn. He may have been the Gautrot who was composer of Franconi junior's, Caïn, ou Le Premier crime, pantomime en trois actes, imitée du poëme de Gesner (Paris: Fages, 1817), premiered at the Cirque Olympique, Paris, 26 June 1817 with music by "M. Gautrot"; also the "M. Gautrot" listed in the Paris Almanach des 25,000 adreses (1816), 280, as "chef d'orch."; chef d'orchstre at the Grand Théâtre de Gand in 1830, Almanach des Spectacles 9 (Paris: Barba, 1830), 338: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ls8BAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA338; and likewise at the Théâtre de Genève in Almanach de Spectacles (1831), 251.

On the Gautrots in Batavia, see Victor Ido [pseud.], Indie in den Gouden Ouden Tijd: radio-voordrachten voor de Nirom gehouden door Victor Ido (Bandoeng: N.V. v/h Nic & Co., 1949); Franki R. Notosudirdjo, Music, Politics, and the Problems of National Identity in Indonesia, 56, names Minard as head of an opera troupe that first came to Batavia in 1835 or 1836; see also F. de Haan, Oud Batavia: gedenkboek uitgegeven ter gelegenheid van het dire honderdjarig bestaan de staad in 1919 (Batavia: G. Kolff, 1919 & 1922-23), 442.


Summary (Australia):

The Gautrots were members of Minard's small operatic company that arrived in Sydney for what turned out to be their last performances together in March 1839. When Minard and his wife left in April, he advertised the music of 25 operas for sale. Alone of the company, the Gautrots opted to remain.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=French+operatic+company+1839 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

He signed a letter to the press in Sydney in 1839 "J. Gautrot, Pere" and W. A. Duncan also refers to him as "Pere" in the Australasian Chronicle. Neither her forename nor an initial appears anywhere in print.

Charles Rodius exhibited a portrait of Gautrot in Sydney in 1849 (since unidentified).

A concert in Hobart on 1 July 1845 was advertised as being for his 70th birthday, though this conflicts seriously with his stated age of 71 at his death in January 1854.

The Gautrots lived for periods in Hobart and Melbourne, but were mostly based in Sydney. They planned to leave Australia several times, but were prevented by misfortunes and penury. Of the two, Madame Gautrot was probably better known to Sydney audiences for her many vocal appearances. She continued to perform after her husband's death, but disappears from colonial record after mid-1855.

Of around 30 documented compositions and arrangements by him, only one was publihshed and survives, The Josephian Hymn (words: J. J. Therry; "Respectfully inscribed to The Most Reverend Count Polding, Archbishop of Sydney and Metropolitan of Australasia, Festival of St. Joseph, 1844") (Hobart: T. Bluett, 1844).

His lost colonial musical works included

Australia, A Pastoral (composed for the Ladies of the Colony for violin solo) (Sydney in November 1839)

Quintett (for two Tenors, two Violoncellos, and one Double Bass) (Sydney, June 1840)

Overture a la Melbourne (for band and orchestra) (Melbourne, April 1841)

Russian Air with variations: a Sestett (for Piano-forte, two Violins, two flutes, Violoncello, and Double Bass) (Sydney, August 1842)

Septett (for Pianoforte, two Violins, two Flutes, Violoncello, and Double Bass) ("composed, we believe, for the occasion") (Sydney, August 1842)

Overture ("composed expressly for this Theatre ... with variations for all the instruments") (Hobart, December 1843)

Grand Septuor (for Three Violins, Viola, Violoncello, Flute, and Contra Basse) (Hobart, December 1845)

A New Grand Overture ("by a Double Orchestra, composed expressly for this occasion") (Sydney, May 1850)


Documentation (Batavia)

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (30 September 1835), 5

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Messieurs les directeurs du théâtre de Batavia ayant eu la coinplaisance, de ceder la salle de spectacle à la compagnie française, elle aura l'honneur de donner Venredi 2e Octobre 1835 une représentation composée de MICHEL et CHRISTINE, vaudeville en un acte de SCRIBE. ANGELINE, ou LA CHAMPENOISE, vaudeville en un acte du théâtre des variétés. Le spectacle sera terminé par LA DEMOISELLE et LA DAME, ou AVANT ET APRES LE MARIAGE, vaudeville en un acte de SCRIBE ... Billets ... chez M. MINARD, régisseur, a l'Hotel de Provence.

"VERTREKKENDE PERSONEN", Javasche courant (31 October 1835), 5

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M. François Minard et Mad. Louvel, dite Isidor, partent pour l'Europe.

"SCHEEPSBERIGTEN", Javasche courant (28 November 1835), 7

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BATAVIA ... Vertrokken. Nov. 24 - Amerik. schip St. Lawrence, T. G. Bunker, naar Bremen, passagiers, de heer F. Minard en kind, en mevrouw de weduwe Louvet geboren La Brane.

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (12 October 1836), 5

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Monsieur Gautrot, chef de I'orchestre de Batavia, se propose de donner des leçons de chant, de violon, d'accompagnement de piano et autres instrumens. Les personnes qui veulent I'honorer de leur coniiance pouront s'adresser chez lui, chez M. Chaulan.

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (15 October 1836), 6

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THÉATRE-FRANCAIS, Sous Ia direction de M. MINARD. Lundi l7 Octobre 1836 ... INTERMEDE MUSICAL dans lequel Mme. GAUTROT chantera le grand air du Concert à la Cour ...

"THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS", Javasche courant (11 November 1836), 2

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Mardi dernier la Dame Blanche, opéra de Scribe et Boieldieu, vient d'être donné pour la 2e fois et cette fois-ci l'exécution a été parfaite ... Mme. Gautrot a chanté a ravir et la même observation peut être appliquée a cette actrice ... M. Henri tient fermement sa partie de chant et promet assez pour I'avenir ... La musique, tant de l'ouverture que de l'accompagneraent, a été exécutée a merveille et a contribué en bonne partie a l'illusion y que doit causer naturellement une représentation du chef-d'oeuvre de Boieldieu.

"THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS", Javasche courant (26 November 1836), 2

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... Pourquoi aussi l'orchestre pour les vaudevilles est-il si mal pourvu? Moyennant une petite dépense, M. Minard trouvera bien deux ou trois artistes; cela serait bien plus agréable pour l'auditoire et ferait que, quand M. Gautrot devrait tourner sa feuille il n'y aurrait pas tacet pour tout le reste de l'orchestre composé de lui seul ...

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (30 November 1836), 5

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THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS. Sous la direction de M. MINARD. Samedi 3 Novembre 1836 ... LE BARBIER DE SÉVILLE, Opéra en 4 actes, musique de Rossini. Dans la leçon de chant du 3me acte Mad. Gautrot chantera un air de Mozard [sic], avec variations de la compositon de M. Gautrot.

"ERUDITIO MUSICA. Achtste Concert", Javasche courant (14 January 1837), 2

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Welligt was er voor de beminnaren der toonkunst, in deze gewesten, in langen tijd geen genoeglijker, ja gelukkiger avond, dan die van den 9den dezer.

Zij althans, die met ons, in de verschillende gewaarwordingen, welke elk nummer van het Programma der uitgevoerde muzijk-stukken te weeg bragt, deelden, bekennen dit met den waren kunstliefhebber volmondig.

Dat men het dan ook niet euvel neme, wanneer wij ons het regt aanmatigen, om, langs dezen weg, de tolken te zijn der dankbare gevoelens, waarmede ieder onzer bezield is, voor de krachtdadige medewerking der dames en heeren liefhebbers, welke zoo ruimschoots tot dien schoonen avond, in het concert voor den heer Gautrot en deszelfs echtgenoot hebben bijgedragen ...

Het vijfde nummer, zijnde eene romance uit Guillaume Tell van Rossini, door Mevr. Gautrot gezongen, voldeed bij uitnemenheid; een weinig meer vast- en toegevenheid in de begeleiding, ware ons zeker niet ongevallig geweest; doch overigens was de voordragt en uitvoering overschoon ...

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (13 May 1837), 4

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"THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS", Javasche courant (1 July 1837), 2

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Mercredi dernier, M. Minard, en donnant une représentation de Vatel, suivi de la Dame Blanche ... Mme. Gautrot, à son entrée en scène, fut salué par un violent coup de sifflet ... M. Gautrot, du haut de son siège musical, s'est permis de provoquer le siffleur: soit par respect pour les cheveux blancs de ce vieillard, soit que l'on ait jugé plus conveuable de mépriser l'injure grossière de cet homme, personne n'a répondu à son appel belliqueux. Du reste, les murmures du public ont assez fait compreadre à M. Gautrot, combien sa conduite était inconvenante.

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (30 August 1837), 11

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THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS, Sous la direction de M. MINARD. MERCREDI 30 Août 1837, AU BÉNÉFICE DE MADAME GAUTROT ... Une première représentation de FRA DIAVOLO, Opéra en 3 actes, musique d'Auber ...

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (20 September 1837), 6

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THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS, Sous la direction de M. MINARD. VENDREDl 22 Septembre 1837, Au Bénéfice de M. GAUTROT ... Une première représentation de LA PIE VOLEUSE, Opéra en 3 actes, musique de Rossini ...

"THEATRE FRANÇAIS", Javasche courant (17 January 1838), 2

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[Opera La Muette de Portici ...] ... notre bon Gautrot lève son archet ... un accord électrique, brusque, brillant, annonce l'ouverture que l'on couvre d'applaudissemens étourdissans ... Des fleurs, des fleurs en masse à Mme. Gautrot dans son air délicieux: ô moment enchanteur! Une couronne de chêne a l'énergique Gautrot ....

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (26 May 1838), 5

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Twee zeer goede piano's te koop; te bevragen bij den heer Gautrot, Koningsplein naast den heer van Teutem.

"VERTREKKENDE PERSONEN", Javasche courant (20 June 1838), 5

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... - Monsieur Robert et Madame Alexandre, repatrient.
- Mr. Gautrot et familie guittent Java.

"FRANSCH TOONEEL TE BATAVIA", Javasche courant (4 July 1838), 8-9

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[9] ... Men onderscheide dus wat het publiek oordeelt en wat eenige enkele min onpartijdige personen voor deszelfs gevoelen wel willen doen doorgaan; van welk laatste toch de avond van gisteren een klaar bewijs heeft opgeleverd, daar Me. Bonniol door hare verhaaste terugkomst den schijn had als of zij van te voren van alles onderrigt ware, en het verhaaste ophalen van de gordija bijna veroorzaakt had dat zij ten tooneele ware verschenen, voor en aleer haar naam nog door enkelen genoemd was, en men bepaald wist, of het haar dan wel Me. Gautrot gold ...

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (18 July 1838), 5

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SPECTACLE-FRANCAIS, sous la direction DE MESSIEURS LES AMATEURS DU THEATRE HOLLANDAIS. Vendredi 20 Juillet 1B38. Dixseptième représentation de l'abonnement. LE BOUFFE ET LE TAILLEUR, Opéra en 1 acte, Dans cette pièce MM. BONNIOL, ROBERT et Mme. GAUTROT placeront quelques nouveaux morceaux de chant dont le programine du jour donnera le détail ...

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (21 July 1838), 6

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VENDU DEPARTEMANT ... Op dingsdag den 24sten Julij 1838. Ten huize van den heer Gautrot, op het Koningsplein, van wagens, paarden, huismeubelen, ledikanten, spiegels, stoelen, een drankbufet, kleerenkasten, glaswerk, hanglampen; alsmede een palanquin met engelsch ijzerwerk zoo goed als nieuw.

[Shipping], Javasche courant (1 September 1838), 6

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BATAVIA ... Vertrokken ... Aug. 30 - Ned. stoom-boot Van der Capellen, C. Borneman, naar Samarang, met Zr. Ms. troepen, passagiers ... H. E. le Normant, F. Minard, G. Bonniol en familie, H. L. J. Gautrot en familie ...

"VERTREKKENDE PERSONEN", Javasche courant (24 November 1838), 5

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M. et Mme Minard, M. et Mme Gautrot et son fils, quittent Java.

[Shipping], Javasche courant (12 December 1838), 5, 6

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BATAVIA Aangekomen. Dec. 7 - Ned stoom-boot Van der Capellen, C. Borneman, van Samarang den 5den december, met Zr. Ms troepen, passagiers .... de heeren J. A. Moser, Darling, H. Gautrot, Minard en echtgenoot, Gautrot en echtgenoot, en de jonge heer Tholen.

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SAMARANG ... Vertrokken ... Dec. 4 - Ned. stoom boot Van der Capellen, C. Borneman, naar Batavia, met Zr. Ms. troepen, passagiers, kollonel De Koek van Leeuwen, de heer J. A. Moser, de heer en mevrouw Gautrot, en de heer en mevrouwen Minard en H. Gautrot.

[Shipping], Javasche courant (5 January 1839), 5

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Jan. 4 ... Eng. schip Sara en Elizabeth, J. Davison, naar Sijdneij, passagiers, de heeren W. Yong, F.Minard en familie, H. L. J. Gautrot, en familie ...

"Vertrekkende Personen", Javasche courant (16 December 1840), 5

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Henri Gautrot retourne en France.

"Scheepsberigten", Javasche courant (30 January 1841), 6

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"Scheepsberigten", Javasche courant (31 March 1841), 5

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Documentation (Australia)

"ARRIVALS", The Colonist (2 March 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31722657

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 March 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2543492

"THE THEATRE", The Sydney Monitor (18 March 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32163268

"To the Editor", The Australian (20 August 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36859865

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (9 November 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2550699

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (13 November 1839), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12857239

"M.GAUTROT's CONCERT", Australasian Chronicle (15 November 1839), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31726856

"Royal Victoria Theatre: Grand Concert", The Sydney Herald (6 July 1840), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12864988

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (16 August 1842), 3

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

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

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

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

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

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (19 December 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754328

"GAUTROT'S CONCERT", The Courier (26 June 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2948123

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (16 December 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8757827

"SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE FINE ARTS IN AUSTRALIA", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 June 1849), 3

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No. 171.- Portrait of Monsieur Gautrot. Rodius. - Property of Mr. Rodius. - A free, light, loose sketch, full of artistical talent, and a very striking likeness.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 May 1850), 2

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

"DEATHS", Empire (2 February 1854), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60148845

At his residence, Castlereagh-street, on the 30th January, Joseph Gautrot, Artiste Musicien, aged 71 years.

"DEATH OF A VETERAN MUSICIAN", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (8 February 1854), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article683111

In our weekly obituary will be found the name of Monsieur Joseph Gautrot, at the advanced age of 71 years. The deceased was one of the Emperor Napoleon's Imperial Guard, and was present at the fatal Moscow conquest and conflagration. Subsequently he became director of the principal theatre in Batavia, which post he filled for a period of about eight years. Mons. Gautrot had, during the last fourteen years, been engaged in the orchestra of the Royal Victoria Theatre, and his name is not unknown to the world, his proficiency on the violin having been frequently displayed and acknowledged by the public. The lamented gentleman leaves a wife to deplore his loss. Bell's Life, Feb. 4.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 September 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12954781

"MR. EDWARD BOULANGER'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 May 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968910

This evening this gentleman gives a grand concert, at the new concert-hall, at the Royal Hotel. He will be assisted by the Nelson Family, Mrs. St. John Adcock, Miss Flora Harris, Madame Gautrot, Mrs. Banks, and Mr. Hamilton. Mr. William Stanley will preside at the pianoforte ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 May 1855), 1

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PART I ... 6. Aria - Venetian meloly with variations- Mme. Gautrot ... Paer.

PART II ... 2. Scena- "Rien no peut changer mon ame" Mdme. Gautrot ... Rossini.

? "Binnenland. 's GRAVENHAGE den 24 augustus", Rotterdamsche courant (27 August 1855), 2

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Gedurende het tooneel-jaar 1855-56 zal het personeel van den Kon. Franschen schouwburg in deze residentie aldus zamengesteld zijn. Grand opéra, opéracomique et traductions ... Vaudeville et comédie accessoires ... Mmes. Adolphine Gautrot, jeune première, forte ingénuité; Vigny, coquettes et róles annexés ...


St. Joseph's Church, Macquarie Street, Hobart (with old St. David's behind); engraving published by Thomas Bluett, Hobart, 1844


Summary:

Having arrived via the Cape Colony (South Africa) and Batavia (Indonesia) in 1839, the French-born violinist, soldier (formerly a member of Napoleon's Imperial Guard) and composer Joseph Gautrot (c.1775-1854) spent the last 15 years of his long life in Australia, continuing to the last to ply his trade as a professional musician. Over these years, newspaper advertisements for his concerts list over 20 of his compositions, arrangements and orchestrations. His original works include several orchestral overtures, vocal arias and variations for his wife (a soprano), a chamber sestett and two septets, and many violin variation sets and other solos, including one in 1839 entitled Australia, A Pastoral "composed for the Ladies of the Colony".

All but one of these Australian works is lost, his Josephian Hymn. A setting of words in honour of St Joseph by parish priest of St Joseph's, Hobart Town, J. J. Therry, it was composed, premiered, and published in 1844. At least one copy of the print does, or did once exist, for photocopies of it (and more photocopies of those) survive. Unfortunately, while at least 4 photocopies are listed in Trove (via Libraries Australia), the whereabouts of the original is nowhere to be found in the national bibliographic record.

Can anyone throw some light on the whereabouts of one or more copies of the original 1844 edition, published by Thomas Bluett?

In the meantime, with the kind permission of the Archivist of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan OSB in Glebe (who has the care of two photocopies), I attach a virtual copy.




John Joseph Terry, c. 1860 (engraving, by H. L. Ladd, made in the USA, from locally supplied original)

Documentation

See also:

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


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (19 March 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754696

ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH, MACQUARIE-STREET. THE FESTIVAL or ST. JOSEPH, will be celebrated THIS DAY, the 19th instant, in this church, by a solemn Mass, Vespers and Benediction. The Morning Service to commence at eleven; Evening Service at seven o'clock. A new Hymn will be sung (for the first time), at the latter, by Madame Gautrot, which, with its musical arrangement by Monsieur Gautrot, is, in the course of a few days, to be lithographed, and afterwards sold for their benefit. March 19, 1844.

[Advertisement], The Courier (5 April 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951233

"SACRED MUSIC", The Courier (5 April 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951222

SACRED MUSIC. - We have been favoured with a copy of a new piece of sacred music which has just been published, entitled "The Josephian Hymn." The words are by the Rev. T. Therry, the music being arranged by Monsieur Gautrot, for whose benefit we are informed the proceeds of the sale will be devoted.

"THE JOSEPHIAN HYMN", Colonial Times (9 April 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754768 

THE JOSEPHIAN HYMN. - We have received a new hymn composed by the Rev. the Vicar-General Therry, and the music arranged by Mons. Gautrot, for whose benefit it is intended, which has just been published and is on sale by Mr. Tegg, the Stationer, and Mr. Bluet, the Lithographer. The sublimity of the sentiments and the harmony of the music, are delightfully combined.

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (7 May 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754848 

GRAND ORATORIO AT St. Joseph's Church.

ON TUESDAY, MAY 14, there will be given a GRAND ORATORIO, in St. Joseph's Church, at Eight o'clock in the Evening, for the Benefit of the CHORAL DEPARTMENT. The Performances will consist of a choice selection of Vocal and Instrumental Music, by the chief Musical Talent of Hobart Town; and by the kind permission of Colonel Elliott, the celebrated Band of the 51st Regiment will not only assist in the general Entertainment, but will also perform several well selected pieces of music.

PART I.
Overture - Handel.
Josephian Hymn - Part 1, words by the Very Rev. J. J. Therry, music by Mons. Gautrot - Miss Deane.
Chorus - "But as for His people" - Handel.
Duet - "The Lord is a Man of War" - Handel . . . Madame Gautrot and an Amateur.
Solo - "The Orphan Girl" - J. Howson.
Chorus - "May no rash intruder" - Solomon.
Solo - "Tantum Ergo" - Violin Obligato - Mons. Gautrot and Madame Gautrot.
Solo - "Tears such as tender Fathers shod", Theodora [Handel] - Amateur.
Chorus - "Swell the full Chorus" - Solomon [Handel].
Hymn - Words by Madame Gautrot - Madame Gautrot.
Solo - "What tho' I trace" - Amateur.
Quintette - Composed by Monsieur Gautrot - two Tenors, two Violoncellos, one Bass.

PART II.
Overture - Haydn.
Josephian Hymn - Part 2, words by the Very Rev. J. J. Therry, music by Monsieur Gautrot . . . Madame Gautrot.
Recitative - "And Israel saw the great work", Judah [Handel] - Amateur.
Chorus - "Arise O Judah" - Judah.
Solo - "Cujus Animam"-from Stabat Mater Rossini-J. Howson.
Chorus - "Now Elevate"-Judah.
Solo - "Sanctum et Terribile" - Pergolesi - Mad. Gautrot.
Chorus - "Kyrie Eleison" - Rossini.
Solo - "With Verdure clad" - Creation [Haydn] . . . Miss Deane.
Chorus - "The Heavens are Telling" - Creation.
Grand Chorus - "God save the Queen," and "Hallelujah" - Handel.

May 3, 1844.

[Advertisement], The Courier (10 May 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951088 

[All as above, except that the first part of the hymn was to be sung by Madame Carandini, and Miss Deane's solo With verdure clad omitted.]


Edition of the words:

"JOSEPHIAN HYMN, ON PRAYER AND DIVINE LOVE. For the 19th March. FIRST PART ... SECOND PART ..."

John Joseph Therry, Hymns, for children, &c, &c. (Melbourne: W. Clarke, 1846), 6-7

http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/116367 (DIGITISED)






A virtual performance

Josephian Hymn (arranged by Mons. Gautrot), part 1 (realised in Finale with Garritan sounds)



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The original print






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Resources:

Modern edition, edited by Richard Divall; 27 September 2014; Australian Music Series, MDA027 (Clayton: Monash University)

http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/music-archive/joseph-gautrot-josephine-hymn 


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