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Non-Australian sources for Australian colonial music

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


To cite this: Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Non-Australian sources for Australian colonial music", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia) : ; accessed 27 March 2019


Johan Bülow (1751-1828): 8 handwritten dancebooks c. 1773-92 [English dances]

Copenhagen, National Library of Denmark and Copenhagen University Library, The Royal Library, The Danish National Digital Sheet Music Archive: 


The London minstrel a collection of esteemed English, Irish, and Scotch songs, glees, duets, &cā€‹. &cā€‹.... set to music, and adapted to the voice, flute, violin, &c. to which is prefixed, an introduction to singing, written, selected, and arranged, by a professional gentleman

(London: Printed for Dean and Munday ... and A. K. Newman &ā€‹ Co., 1820) 

[Advertisement], Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser (22 March 1823), 2 


An account of the national anthem entitled God save the king! with authorities ... selected, edited and arranged by Richard Clarke (London: W. Wright, 1822)


Catalogue of music for H. R. H. the Duke of Cumberland's private band [MS c.1830]:

Hanover royal music archive at Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,


Songs, duetts, concerted pieces, and choruses, in the new comic opera, in three acts, called Cinderella ... the music composed by Rossini containing choice selections from his operas ... the whole arranged and adapted to the English stage by M. Rophino Lacy (US edition: New York: Joseph C. Spear, 1831)


Harmonist 1840-41

The harmonist: a collection of classical and popular music

Volume 1

(London: John Limbird, 1840) (DIGITISED)

Volume 2

(London: John Limbird, 1841) (DIGITISED)


The songs of Charles Dibdin, chronologically arranged, with notes, historical, biographical, and critical: and The music of the best and most popular of the melodies, with new piano-forte accompaniments, Volume 1 (London: How and Parsons, 1842)


The psalmody of the Free Church of Scotland (Edinburgh: W. P. Kennedy, 1845)


The songs of Charles Dibdin: chronologically arranged, with notes, historical, biographical, and critical; and the music of the best and most popular of the melodies with new piano-forte accompaniments, Volume 2 (London: G. H. Davidson, 1848)  


Moore's Irish melodies with symphonies and accompaniments by Sir John Stevenson, Mus. Doc., and Sir Henry Bishop (London: Addison, Hollier and Lucas, 1859)

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