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Music and musical instruments for sale in early colonial Australia

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


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Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Music and musical instruments for sale in early colonial Australia", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/music-and-instruments-for-sale.php; accessed 19 December 2018




1828

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (23 August 1828), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4221539 




1830

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (6 November 1830), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2196437 




1831

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (17 September 1831), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4202124 




1833

[Advertisement], Launceston Advertiser (30 May 1833), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84777268 




1834

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (1 September 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12850307

NEW AND POPULAR MUSIC JUST RECEIVED BY THE LATE ARRIVALS. W. M'GARVIE BEGS to inform his numerous Friends and the Public generally, that he has received an assortment of late Music. The selection consists of the latest Compositions of the most celebrated Authors, amongst which will be found the following popular -

Music for the Pianoforte. - The Alpine Singer's March; Grand Variations on an Air of the Swiss Family; Remember Me, Canzonet; Tu Vedrai, fiom Bellini's Il Pirata; O Cara Memoria; Rosseau's Dream, with Variations; Favorite Airs, from Il Crociato, In Egeto, and Recciardo E Zoraide; An Original Theme, by Loder; Hart's Military Quadrilles and two Waltzes; Les Victorieuse's Set French Quadrilles; Les Deux Soeur's Original Set of Quadrilles; Set 2 of Quadrilles, from La Somnambule; Les Papillon's A 4th Set of Quadrilles; Select Airs, from Bellini's Opera Il Pirata; Introduction and Rossignol Waltz; The Bride of Lammermoor, Introduction and Rondo; A Favorite Austrian March; Two Quadrilles, from La Somnambule, for two Performers; Ma Macelle Fantasia; Air De Ballet; The Diadem Waltz; The March in Mose in Egitto; A Polish Rondo; Three Pieces from Rossini's Opera Othello; Fantasia on the Air A Celui Que l'Aimais; Dos Santo's 3d and 4th Set of Quadrilles, arranged as a Solo; Overture to La Donna Del Lago; Deux Airs, varies 1 and 2; German Waltz and Trio; A selection of Italian Airs, arranged for two Performers; The Rose of Allandale, arranged as a Divertimento; National Medley Overture; Non Piu Mesta, as a Divertimento; Select Airs in the Opera of Guillaume Tell 1 & 2; La Fete Pastorale; Variations on the Fall of Paris; Victoria, Introduction, and Waltz Rondo; A First Capriccio; La Galopade Hongroise; King of Belgium's Waltz; Une Veuve Grecque; Challenger's 1st and 2d Set of Waltzes; Hart's Fancy Ball Quadrilles; Romberg's celebrated Overture in Dor H.; Vacations Sur un Air National Autrichien; Beviamo, from La Gazra Ladra; A Waltz, with Variations; Haydn's On Mighty Pens; Six German Waltzes; Recordanza the Air Comce innocente giovane; Fantasia, in which is introduced Kelvin Grove; Souvenir, Du Tyrol; Impromptu, in which is introduced Popular Airs; A selection of Venetian Melodies, for two Performers; Variations on Ecco Ridente il Cielo; Three Brilliant Waltzes; Three Favorite ditto; A Fantasia, in which is introduced Mary of Castle Cary; The Foresters, a Divertimento; Overture to Le Philtre; Divertimento, by Mayseder; Euterpe's Gifts Fantaisie; Souvenirs a La Pasta, 5 Nos; Rondos from the admired Works of Paganini, 10 Nos.; Trois Rondeaus, 1 and 3; Decameron Musical, 1, 2, and 5; Rossini's Airs, 1 and 2; Airs from Rossini's Armida; Select Pieces from Rossini's and other Operas; The Wreath for Young Performers; Calkin's Two Divertimentos.

Songs for the Pianoforte. [ It was a Dream of Perfect Bliss; Songs of Fashionable Life, No. 4; The Brook is Purling on its Way; Love Wakes and Weeps; Listen ! Ladies, Listen !; March forward to Glory; Songs in the Farce of a Genius Wanted; The Spot where I was Born; Sicilian Vespers; A Brave Old Country Gentleman, All of the Olden Time; Come Deck Me for the Dance Again; I have Sought the Forest Glen; I've heard my own dear Mother Sing; The Rose of Allandale; Juliet to Romeo; Dark Eyed One; The Hour is Come, a Duet; The Blush of Eve hath Tinged the Wave; Oh ! Yes, I too well can describe; My Father Land; O ! How can I his Power Deny; Lis, my Duly Calls; Castle Thierry, a Lay of Romance; Maureen, a Ballad; Wi' Snood, and Wi' Plad; The Lamp that Gleams from Beauties Bower; Helen Trevor, a Ballad; Sweet Rosies, Sweet Posies, Cavatina; The Crusader's Farewell; No More ! Oh, Never More !; How Could he say Good Night; The Woodland Boy; The Lay of the Indian Girl; Sicilian Matins; See, dear Louise, thy Captive Bird; Hunter of Tyrol; The Sea Fairies Song, Canzonet; The Pride of the Village; Pretty Rose; Brave and Gallant; We Look for Her; I Know Who, a Ballad; The Lay of Poor Louisa; Iseult the Queen with the Snow White Hands; The Rising of the Borderers, a Ballad; Here's a Health to Fair Victoria; Oh, this World of Ours; Oh, When in Life's Fair Morning; Beats there on Earth a Heart Sincere; Oh, Meet me where the Graceful Willow Weeps.

Music for the Flute. - Airs from the Opera of Das Unterbrochene, Opferfest, 1, 2, and 3; Six easy Duets, for two Flutes, 1 and 2; Pot Pouri; Twenty-seven Exercises in the Major and Minor Keys, 1 and 2; Solo tor the Flute; Tulon's Recreations, 1 and 2; Triente Six Petits Duos, by Berbiquier; Drouet's Perceptive Duets, 1 and 2; Dramatic Flowers, 4 Nos.; Lay of Harmony, 3 ditto.

Music for the Harp and Guitar. - Three Italian Airs tor Guitar; Stanco di Pascolar le Pecorelle, for Guitar; Amor che Nasce, Buona Notte, for voices, Guitar; Beethoven's Cantata Adelaida, for Guitar; Divertimento for Guitar; Denwort's Collections of Songs for Guitar; Collection of Italian, French, German, Spanish, and English Songs, for Guitar, 18 Nos.; Favorite Song, by Barnet, for Guitar; Selections from the Overture and Airs of Der Freischutz, for Harp; Two French Airs, for Harp; March and Rondo, for ditto; Select Airs, for ditto; The Bohemian's Horn, ditto; Winter's March in Tamerlane, ditto; Favorite Sonatina, ditto; Rondo, ditto; Panore Jacques, a French Air, ditto; Los Pensees d'un Moment, ditto; Blue Bells of Scotland, ditto; Theme Allemande, ditto; Favorite German Air, ditto; Lieber Augustin, ditto; Quartet in the Interrupted Sacrifice, ditto; Turkish March and Waltz, ditto; Ancient Irish Melodies, ditto; Cruda Sonte, from the Opera of Ricciardo Zoraide; Duet, for Harp and Pianoforte; Le Petit Tambour, arranged as a Duet for Harp and Pianoforte; Three Airs from the Opera of Ricciardo e Zolaide, as Duet for ditto; Russian Dance, as Duet for ditto; Shepherds, I have lost my love ! for Harp and Pianoforte; Defile March, as a Duet for ditto; Venetian Rondo, for Harp; Aure Felici, ditto; Rule Britannia, ditto; The Boatie Rows, ditto; My Lodging is on the cold Ground, ditto; O Pescator, with Variations, ditto; Ah, vous dirai je Mamam, ditto; Gently touch the warbling Lyre, ditto; Lady Mary Douglas, arranged as a Rondo for ditto; God save the King, ditto

W. McGarvie has always on hand, A large assortment of Music Paper and Books, Pianoforte Instructors, Flute, Fife, and Violin Tutors, Harp and Violin Strings, with Flutes, Fifes, and Violins, plain or mounted, Stationery, and School Books. *"* Bookbinding executed with neatness and dispatch.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (29 September 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12850574

500 PIECES OF MUSIC. W. M'GARVIE BEGS to intimate that he has JUST RECEIVED on assortment of LATE MUSIC, consisting of Songs, Quadrilles, Duets, Glees, Italian and French Vocal Music, and a few Pieces for the Guitar. W. M'G. begs to call attention to this Assortment, us it is from the celebrated House of Willis and Co., Music Sellers to their Majesties.

Songs for the Piano-forte. - The Boquet D'Amour, a Cavatina; The Blue Sea; The Birds are Singing sweet my Love; The Brook is purling on its way; The Bonnie wee Wife; By a Mountain Stream at Rest; The Bride of Erin; The AEolian Harp, a Ballad; The Alpine Rose; A moment there is; Ah! Do not say Farewell; Come to me Dreams of Heaven; The Captive Knight; The Chord is Hush'd; Cherry Ripe, a Cavatina; The Butterfly, ditto; The Banks of the Arno; The Budding Rose; The Better Land; The Bed of Heath; The Bedouin Maid; The Bee, a Ballad; The Deserter, a Ballad; Does the Wave of the Ocean; Come Buy my Roses; Windsor Palace, a Ballad; Viva ! Viva ! The Hymn of the Portuguese Constitutionalists; Oh ! Come where those Roses so sweet; Old Norway, a War Song; Naughty Baby, a French Nursery Song; Brighton, or the Exquisite's Visit; Bruce's Address; De Clifford's Bride, a Romance; Deep 'mid the Battle's Rage; Deck not with Gems; Day is Departing; Day Breaks, a Ballad; The Daughter of Love, a Serenade; England, a Song; England's Dead, a Ballad; The Exile's Lament; Fly away pretty Moth; The Fairest Flowers; The Garden's Pride; The Graves of a Household; The Gondoliers' Serenade; Lillies of the Valley; I'd be a Butterfly; I Remember, I Remember; Have you left the Gleenwood Love; He's a Charming Fellow, a Cavatina; He never smiled again; The Hebrew Mother; Hurrah for the Bonnets of Blue; He is mine, a Ballad; The Hunter's Horn in the Morning; The Homes of England; The Horn of Chase; The Greek Bride's Farewell; Give that Wreath to Me; Hey the Bonnie Breast Knots; The Love Knot, a Ballad; The Roman Girl's Song; The Recall, a Ballad; The Parting of Summer; The Pilgrim Fathers; The Parting Song; One Hour with Thee; Oh, Yes ! I often think of Her; Oh ! Wilt thou Leave; Oh ! Sing again though late it be; Oh ! Ask Me not to Sing to Night; Mourn Erin; Morning around us is Beaming; The Mother, a Song; Nice Young Maidens; My Sister dear from Masaniello; My Native Land on thy sweet Shore; My Heart is in the Highlands; May thy lot in life be happy; The message to the dead; Merry May; The midnight Sea; The Land of the Stranger; The Lote Tree; The Old Maid; The Swiss Boy; Steh Nur Auf; or the Swiss Boy; The Streamlet; The Sleeper, a Ballad; The Sally of the Students, ditto; Thy form was fair; Tyrolese Evening Hymn; This Blooming Rose; The Treasures of the Deep; Tam O'shanter and Souter Johnny; Up to the Alps; Untrue to Me; The Wave of the Ocean; The Welcome Home; Woman, a favorite Song; The Wings of the Dove; The young Arab; Zelie; or, Strangers we met; Such Tears are Bliss; She Smiled, and I could not but Love; She ne'er Forgot Him; The Swiss Hunter; The Sighing Willow; Silent Grief; Bring Flowers; Zaras' Ear-rings; The Swiss Bride; The Moorish King; King William the Fourth; The Mountain Child; Thirty-six favourite Songs sung by the Tyrolese Family, 3 Parts.

Duets for Piano-forte. - Beyond the Sea; The Peri; When before us lowly bonding, from Masaniello; Come, let's be Gay; We're told that Man; The Child's first Grief; Evening Song to the Virgin at Sea; Think of me; Was it now at one; The sweet-scented Rose; To the Orange Bower; The Mariner's Farewell; If the treasured Gold could give; I'll be true to thee; The Messenger Bird; The Taming of the Shrew; Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a matrimonial Duet; Remembrance sweet of distant Horns; The Fairy Vale Bells

Glees for Piano-forte. - Yes, 'tis she; Penite per me; 'Tis Life to Young Lovers; Hopt she; German Watchman's Hymn; Waters of Ellie; Old King Cole; The Village Chorister; Lovely Roses; Here, in cool Grot and Mossy Cell; Hear, Holy Saint, from Masaniello; Bohemian Melodies; Farewell, sweet whispering Echo; God save the King; Deck not with Gems; Crows in a Corn Field; The Blue Bells; The Bark before the Gale; See, our Boat scuds o'er the Main; The Snowdrop; Merrily swim we; Maltese Mariner's Hymn; Celebrated scene in the Burletta of Olympic Revels; Mild as the Air; The Italian Peasant's Hymn; Hark, the Notes ot Music stealing; Bacchus' Rubies; My sweet Dorabella; The Seasons; Welcome, Sons of Harmony

Quadrilles. - Six Polish Mazurkas; The Sergeant's Wife's Quadrilles; Fourth Set from La Gabriella di Vergg; Les Belles, a Set of Quadrilles; The Lancers' Quadrilles; Quadrilles de Haut Ton; Kirchner's Third Set of Brighton Quadrilles; The National Quadrilles; Hicker's Zarifa Quadrilles; Kirchner's Sixth Set of ditto, from La Pirata and La Straniero; The Kenilworth Quadrilles, 2 Parts; Quadrilles from the Ballet Une Heure à Naples; The Cimarosa Quadrilles; The Neapolitan ditto; The Mid Lothian ditto, Fifth Set; The Partington ditto; Contre Danses Variees; Contre Danses by Herz; Les Ecossois Set of Quadrilles; The Captive Quadrilles; Six celebrated Galopades; Les Trois Graces; The Alpine Quadrilles; Maria Stuart ditto; Cherry Ripe ditto; The Butterfly ditto; Quadrilles from the Siege of Corinth; Four Sets Quadrilles from Masaniello, 3 parts; The Oakly Hunt Quadrilles.

Italian and French. - C Cara, Son Soi Cosi; L'Ultimo Addio; Uno Sguardo, ed un Sospiro; Languir d'Amore; No Non Vedrete; Soave Immagine De Amor; II Consiglio; II Pianto Di Sirsi Sulla Tomba Di Fille; Funesti Pensieri; Ah ! Non V'e Cosa Pin Bella; La Caccia; T'intendo si Mio Cor; Quanto Mai Felici Siete; Vivi tu te One Scongiuro; Se Piu Felice Ogetto; Non Ridir Non Potr Mai; Adelaide, a Song; Ebben ti Rompa La Scrittura; De Piacei Niz Bala il Coru; Three Italian Ariets; La Scusa; Dolce Dell'Anima; Ma Mie Ma Douce Amie; Sereney, a Spanish Serenade; Les Ondes, a Romance; Le Pardon, ditto; La Belle et la Rose, ditto; Le Contrebandier; La Hommage, Duet; Le Refrain Tyrolien, ditto

Music for Guitar. - Twelve Popular Songs, 2 parts; Sola's 30th Set of English Airs; Four Italian Canzonets; Twelve Favorite Songs, 2 parts; May's Instructions for Guitar; Twelve Songs by Mrs. Hemans; Les Amusemens Tiroliens

Twenty Volumes Music assorted, for Pianoforte, Bound; Twenty-six Volumes Popular Songs, ditto, ditto ditto; Four ditto, ditto, Duets, ditto; Seven ditto, ditto; Glees, ditto; Three ditto Quadrilles; Miniature Lyrics, by T. H. Bayley, 3 parts; Music from Opera of Taming the Shrew; Ditto, ditto, Il Crociato in Egitto; Ditto, ditto, Preciosa.


ASSOCIATIONS: "I. Willis & Co. Royal Music Repository"; Isaac Willis, London, Dublin




1840

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (5 February 1840), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12862835 


[Advertisement], Commercial Journal and Advertiser (29 July 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226455779 


[Advertisement], The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian and Australian Advertiser (17 September 1840), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232479542 




1841

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (22 November 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92675397 

MUSIC. JUST received, and on Sale at the Stationery Warehouse, Yarra-street, an extensive and varied assortment of MUSIC, among which will be found the following:
One hundred and sixty-two Scottish Songs, with accompaniments, by John Parry, (D'Almaine's edition,) in parts, 1s. each
An Introduction to Singing; comprising various examples, rules, exercises and songs, with accompaniments for the Pianoforte, by R. A. Smith
Sixty Progressive Exercises for the Pianoforte, by Czerney
Rhine Waltzes, by Johann Strauss
Six Sonratines, by Czerney
March, for the Harp or Pianoforte, by Gildon.
Flutes and Flute Instruction Books, &c, &c.




1842

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (16 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92676143 




1844

[Advertisement], The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian and Australian Advertiser (23 February 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232482363 

To Musical Amateurs.
TO BE SOLD
HANDEL'S Messiah, Acis and Galatea, bound in calf;
Oratorio of Solomon, Handel, in boards, Dr. Clarke's arrangement;
Nathan's Hebrew Melodies, half bound;
a selection of Songs, Duetts, &c., half bound
Apply at Mr. MITCHELL'S, Liverpool-street, near Barrack-street.
All with Pianoforte or Organ Accompaniments.
February 20, 1844.




1845

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (19 April 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92679781 


[Advertisement], The Observer (19 September 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62135808 




1847

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12889210 





[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (21 December 1858), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18637777 






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