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A biographical register of Australian colonial musical personnel–C (Cle-Cz)

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


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To cite this:

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "A biographical register of Australian colonial musical personnel–C (Cle-Cz)", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-C-2.php; accessed 22 November 2017



- C - (Cle-Cz)





CLEARY, Michael (Michael CLEARY; Sergeant CLEARY)

Band musician, band sergeant, ? band master (Band of the 99th regiment)

Born Tallow Country, Ireland, c.1809/10
Arrived by late 1843; discharged 1851
Died Melbourne, VIC, 1 May 1889, aged 80

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Michael+Cleary+d1889 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


CLEARY, William (William CLEARY; William Francis CLEARY; Corporal CLEARY)

Musician, bandsman, band corporal, band sergeant (Band of the 99th Regiment), oboist, clarinettist, bagpiper, union pipes player, composer

Born Youghal, Ireland, c.1820
Arrived by late 1843
Died Hawthorn, VIC, 10 January 1895, aged 76

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=William+Cleary+d1895 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Family historians traced a Michael Cleary, born in 1810 at Tallow County, Waterford, son of Richard Cleary, a musician, and Elizabeth (Stokes). Our Michael's death certificate, however, gave his parents' names as Michael and Mary (Howe). Michael enlisted in the 99th regiment at Yougal County Cork in May 1828; in 1831-37 he was stationed in Mauritius, and he reportedly had a brother William who emigrated to Australia. Interestingly, when another William Cleary, a long-time resident of Veteran's Row, Hobart died in 1850, the band and 150 soldiers of the 99th Regiment were allowed by their Commanding Officer, Colonel Despard, to attend the funeral, perhaps indicating he was a relative of our musicians William and Michael. Confusingly, a death certificate for our William Francis Cleary (d. 1895) names his parents as William and Elizabeth (Stokes).

Another family historian traced the above William Cleary's army records in the 99th Regiment from Kilkenny in 1841 to discharge in Hobart in 1855. The regiment arrived in segments from 1842, and the band is recorded as playing in Sydney in June 1843 and at St. John's Church, Parramatta, in December. William Cleary's ballad My loved my happy home was published in Sydney in 1844, and readvertised in Hobart in 1849 after his regiment had moved to Tasmania, when William Clearly is also mentioned as regimental messman. A Sargeant Cleary is especially mentioned in a Hobart report in late December 1848 ("Serjeant Cleary, of the 99th Regt., gave some Scotch and Irish airs upon the union pipes"), though this may have been Sargeant Michael Cleary. On Michael's discharge the following year, the press noted: "to him the St. Joseph's Total Abstinence Band are indebted for the knowledge of some of their choicest pieces of music". William was still a sergeant in the 99th at the time of his wife Matilda's death in Hobart in 1854. A Mr. Cleary was teaching flute in Melbourne in 1858, and a William Cleary was reported in Melbourne in November 1860: "The drum and fife band of the Carlton Company of Volunteer Rifles came out on Saturday, for the first time, under the mastership of Mr. William Cleary, and played some very pretty marches, among which was one composed by him for the company, called the Carlton Volunteer Rifle March." William was also an assistant/clerk (from 1856) and later accountant/finance clerk (1872) at the Public Library, Melbourne.


Documentation:

"LITERARY REGISTER: NEW MUSIC", The Weekly Register (17 August 1844), 85; [Advertisement], 88

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228136264

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 August 1844), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12422515

[Advertisement], The Australian (31 October 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37124042

"THE OLD YEAR", Colonial Times (29 December 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8764139

"A VISIT TO A TEETOTAL MEETING BY A STRANGER", The Courier (30 December 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2967155

"MUSIC", The Courier (31 January 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2966883

We have received a copy of an original ballad, "My loved, my happy home," the words and music composed (and by permission dedicated to Mrs, Despard, the lady of Colonel Despard, of the 99th Lanarkshire Regiment of Foot, at present in garrison) by Sergeant William Cleary, of the band of that regiment, originally published by Messrs. Hudson & Co., of Pitt-street, Sydney. The composer is the well-known player on the bagpipes; and it is gratifying to observe, that amidst his military avocations he is endeavouring to cultivate his natural talents to advantage. This is just the ballad that ought to sell well in this colony, reviving reminiscences of the distant scenes of childhood, and encouraging fond hopes of once again regaining the "home of happy youthful days." The score exhibits considerable talent, and a ready sale may be anticipated amongst the numerous friends of the sergeant. It can be purchased at the booksellers.

"ACTION FOR LIBEL", Colonial Times (17 March 1849): 1-2s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8764672

[Advertisement], The Courier (14 April 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2966237

"PRESENTATION OF MEDAL", The Courier (19 November 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2959879

"DIED", The Cornwall Chronicle (6 October 1852), 644

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65578486

"DEATH", The Courier (4 April 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2248942

"TOWN TALK", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (12 May 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112895770

[Advertisement], The Argus (29 June 1858), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7296750

[News], The Argus (6 November 1860), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5692820

"STEALING BOOKS FROM THE PUBLIC LIBRARY", The Argus (21 June 1861), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5701222

[News], The Argus (27 November 1867), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5784464

Another contribution has been made the stock of music composed in honour the Prince. This is the Alfred Galopade which has been very handsomely printed, its frontispiece bearing an unusually fine lithograph of H.R.H.. The composer, who deserves credit for a spirited and well-written piece of dance music, is Mr. W. Cleary, one of the assistants at the Public Library, and some years sergeant of the band of 99th Regiment, whose performances in Melbourne in 1854-5 will yet be remembered by many admirers.

"SMITH V. CLEARY", The Argus (25 August 1869), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5833517

"WE LEARN that ...", Launceston Examiner (21 September 1875), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52901492

We learn that Mr. Michael Cleary, of Invermay, has been appointed Paymaster of Imperial Pensioners in Northern Tasmania. Mr. Cleary has been connected with the service of Government, in civil and military capacity, for upwards of 45 years. He arrived at Hobart Town with the 99th regiment, and on his retirement in 1851 on a pension from the army, in which he had been sergeant and latterly band master for 23 years, he was appointed principal storekeeper to the Convict Department. On the breaking out of the goldfields in Victoria, he proceeded thither, and obtained the situation of Despatching Clerk under the Government of Governor Latrobe, which he held under successive governors until the time of Lord Canterbury, a period of over twenty years, when he retired on a good conduct pension.

"Deaths", The Argus (2 May 1889), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6243147

CLEARY. - On the 1st inst., at Rosebank, Moreland-grove, Michael, the beloved husband of Elizabeth Cleary, for many years despatch clerk Chief Secretary's office, Melbourne. (A colonist of 45 years' residence.) R.I.P.

[News], The Ballarat Star (3 May 1889), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204042921

A very old colonist and one of the oldest Government servants, Mr. M. Cleary, passed away on Wednesday (says the Telegraph), at the age of 80. Mr. Cleary had been 45 years in the Imperial and colonial service in Victoria. He was bandmaster of the 99th Regiment when stationed here. He was appointed despatch clerk by Governor Latrobe, and he continued to be attached to the staffs of the Governors down to the time of Sir George Bowen. He was transferred to the office of the Chief Secretary, and retired at the age of 61, after 45 years' service. He enjoyed two pensions - one from the Imperial Government and the other from the Victorian authorities.

"DEATHS", The Argus (14 January 1895), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9341426

CLEARY. - On the 10th inst., at his residence, Lennox-street, Hawthorn, William, the beloved husband of Susan Cleary; formerly secretary of the Melbourne Public Library, aged 76 years. Interred in the Boroondara Cemetery. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.


Bibliography and resources:

Report of the Trustees of the Public Library, Museums, and National Gallery of Victoria, with the reports of the sectional committees for the year 1871 (Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 1872)

http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/vufind/Record/90043

Edmund La Touche Armstrong, The book of the Public Library, Museums, and National Gallery of Victoria, 1856-1906 (Melbourne: Trustees of the Public Library, Museums, and National Gallery of Victoria, 1906), 5, 34-35

https://archive.org/details/bookpubliclibra01armsgoog

http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/214115

[4] The first man appointed in any permanent manner [to the Melbourne Public Library] was Edward Washfold. He had been employed at the Supreme Court as a sort of general factotum, and on the opening of the Library in February, 1856, Judge Barry appointed him as Porter, at a salary of 150 per annum, until provision could be made for supplying him with suitable quarters, when, it would appear, his salary was to be reduced to 120 per annum. For three months Washfold carried on the [5] work of the Library, with the assistance of a constable at the front door. Printed catalogues of the first books supplied had been sent out by Mr. Guillaume, the first bookseller to the Trustees, and doubtless the Judge himself superintended their arrangement on the shelves. The appointment of Washfold was questioned by the Chief Secretary of the time. He had nominated William Cleary for the position and instructed him to report himself for duty at the Library. Cleary did so, but, apparently by Judge Barry's instructions, was told that his services were not required. He returned to the Chief Secretary's office and asked for instructions. He was directed to report himself daily, and this he continued to do, with the invariable result that, according to his statement, he was informed that "there was nothing for him to do at the Library." So matters continued for some time, the Trustees, or, rather, the Judge, on their behalf, insisting that the right of appointment to the staff rested with them. On May 1st, Barry wrote to the Government asking that Washfold be paid from the 11th of February. He differed from Cleary in his view of the position, for he stated that Cleary had been drawing pay since the Library was opened, and although regularly instructed by the Trustees in the duties he was to perform, he had withdrawn himself without their leave, and since the 31st of March he had not done any duty whatever at the Library. Finally the matter was compromised by the appointment of Washfold as Porter and Cleary as Clerk, the Government apparently conceding the right of future nominations to the Trustees. 


http://genforum.genealogy.com/cleary/messages/400.html

On William Cleary (d.1850), see:

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-Tasmania/2003-12/1071895707


Extant musical works (William Cleary):

My lov'd, my happy home ("an original ballad the word and music composed and by permission most respectfully dedicated to Mrs. Colonel Despard 99th Lanarkshire Regiment") (Sydney: Hudson and Co., [1844])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/29650202 (NOT DIGITISED)

The Royal Victoria Volunteer Artillery regiment grand polka ("composed and arranged for the piano forte ... by permission most respectfully dedicated to the Hon[ora]ble. C. Pasley, R.E. Lieut[enan]t Colonel Commanding the Regiment") (Melbourne: Hamel & Co., 1859)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165942397 (DIGITISED)

Prince Alfred galopade (composed and arranged for the piano forte by William Cleary) ([Melbourne: ?, ?1867)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-164753057 (DIGITISED)





CLERKE, Adam

Professor of music, bandmaster, flautist, organist, composer, teacher

Born Kent, England, 1838/39
Arrived Melbourne, by 27 February 1865, Tasmania by September 1865
Died Battery Point, Hobart 8 August 1886, aged 47


Summary:

Clerke first appeared in Melbourne playing flute and clarinet in a concert with Charles Horsley early in 1865 (including a performance of Mozart's Trio for piano, clarinet and viola), and his The birthday schottische appeared in the Illustrated Melbourne News in July. He was in Tasmania later that year where he continued to work mainly as a bandmaster. Two extant Tasmanian compositions are The Garrison parade polka, published in July 1885, and The waratah blossom waltz, first performed in 1883 by the Band of the Tasmanian Volunteer Rifle Regiment, of which he was master, and published in 1886.


Documentation:

[Advertisement]: "PRAHRAN and SOUTH YARRA MUSICAL SOCIETY", The Argus (27 February 1865), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5745434

... Pianoforte soloist, Mr. C. E. Horsley; flautist, Mr. Adam Clerke ...

"THE FIRST CONCERT AT STANLEY", Launceston Examiner16 September 1865), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38662362

"MARRIAGES", The Argus (26 October 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5773658

"CIRCULAR HEAD", Launceston Examiner (7 September 1866), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36637865

[Advertisement], The Mercury (15 December 1883), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9017385

[Advertisement], The Mercury (8 July 1885), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9107607

[Advertisement], The Mercury (30 January 1886), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9116970

"THE LATE MR ADAM CLERKE", The Mercury (9 August 1886), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9125363

"DEATH OF A MUSICIAN", Launceston Examiner (10 August 1886), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39519509

"INQUEST", The Mercury (11 August 1886), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9125442


Musical works:

"The birthday schottische (as performed by the Headquarters Band; arranged for the pianoforte)", The Illustrated Melbourne Post (25 July 1865), 112

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/18592509

The garrison parade polka (Hobart: T. L. Hood, [1885])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11442757

The waratah blossom waltz ([Hobart]: T. L. Hood, [1886])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11443172




CLIFFORD, George

Vocalist


CLIFFORD, Minnie (Miss Minnie CLIFFORD)

Vocalist, pianist

Arrived Melbourne, VIC, by November 1854
Active Ballarat, VIC, from December 1858
Departed for Britain, after May 1861


Summary:

At Catherine Hayes's concert on 7 November 1854 it was advertised: "Miss Clifford (aged only thirteen years) will perform a Fantasia on the Pianoforte, her first appearance in Melbourne".


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (6 November 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4799877

[Advertisement], The Argus (16 December 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4801873

[Advertisement], The Argus (26 December 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802229

[Advertisement], The Argus (16 June 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4809683

"PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS AT MELBOURNE", The Courier (22 June 1855), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2485812

"OPENING OF THE THEATRE ROYAL", The Star (28 December 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66333024

[Advertisement], The Argus (28 May 1861), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5700576

"LYCEUM THEATRE", The Musical World (5 October 1861), 636

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=eegsAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA636




CLIFTON, Stephen

Church musician, singer, convict

Arrived NSW, 1818, per Isabella
Certificate of freedom 9 February 1832


Summary:

Stephen Clifton was convicted at Middlesex Gaol for a term of 14 years on 3 December 1817, and was transported to NSW, per Isabella, leaving England on 1 April 1818. In the Sydney Police Reports for 1827, he appears as a convict church musician:

Stephen Clifton was brought to account for a saw which had been entrusted to his care. The prisoner pleaded, that it was his master's pleasure that he should practice church music every Friday, and that while he was singing and preparing himself for the psalm for the following Sunday, some irreligious rogue had abstracted the cross cut saw. No proof, against Stephen, and he was discharged. This job was very near making Stephen chaunt a different tune.

He is possibly the same person reported as being in a marital dispute at Windsor earlier that year, described there as "a man of colour". He obtained his certificate of freedom in 1832.


Documentation:

http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/clifton/stephen/37101

http://conviz.info/convicts/284874/clifton-stephen

http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/colsec/c/F11c_cl-col-07.htm

"Police Reports", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (13 August 1827), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2188748

"WINDSOR", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (2 January 1827), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2187239

[Advertisement]: "Certificate of freedom", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (9 February 1832), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2204929




CLISBY, Redford

Flautist, music and musical instrument seller, piano tuner and repairer

Arrived Adelaide, 10 October 1849 (per Cheapside, from London)
Died Adelaide, 26 May 1884, in his 73rd year


Summary:

On arrival Clisby advertised music and musical instruments for sale. Two months later he took over a grocery business. He is listed as an orchestral flautist in July 1850 and as a member of Adelaide Choral Society in May 1851. In December 1854, he was again advertising as a "Musical Instrument and Parasol Maker", and thereafter remained in the music business. He wrote several letters to the press (not referenced below) on non-musical subjects.


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (13 October 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50245193

[Advertisement], South Australian (28 November 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50247015

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (9 February 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38445521

[Advertisement], South Australian (5 July 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71626647

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (21 May 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38434977

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (4 October 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49199552

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (29 December 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49198370

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (4 January 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50019847

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (21 May 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39132037

"DEATHS", South Australian Register (27 May 1884), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43657168




CLUTSAM, Frederick

Tenor vocalist, piano builder, inventor, composer

Born NZ, 1869
Active Melbourne, 1890s
Died Marylebone, England, January-March quarter 1934, aged 64


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Otago Daily Times (22 September 1881), 1

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ODT18810922.2.2.9

"MUSICAL NOTES", The Argus (17 May 1890), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8606738

Mr. F. Clutsam, a young singer with a promising tenor voice, has recently come to Melbourne from Dunedin, with the object of undergoing some training in vocalisation under Madame Simonsen. He is a brother of Mr. George Clutsam, a talented pianist, who travelled with the Amy Sherwin company on their Eastern tour, and is now in London.

"MARRIAGES", The Argus (3 July 1894), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8681886

"ORCHESTRAL CONCERT IN THE TOWN-HALL", The Argus (6 May 1895), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9356876

... Bearing in mind the recent scarcity of orchestral concerts and consequently few opportunities afforded the public of listening to the masterpieces of the great composers, we are inclined to doubt the wisdom of allowing two out of the four instrumental compositions on the programme to be the productions of local composers. One of these novelties, an adagio ma non troppo from a symphony by Mr. F. Clutsam, had to be omitted on Saturday, owing to the indisposition of the composer (who was announced to conduct it), and to the parts having been mislaid. The other was an overture "To Giordano Bruno" by Professor Hall ...

"THE NEW PIANO KEYBOARD", Popular Mechanics (November 1911), 715

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=_t0DAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA715

"MUSIC", The Daily News (23 July 1915), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article80996507

Mr. Frederick Clutsam, a well-known Melbourne musician, who went to London some few years ago to bring under the notice of piano manufacturers a new style of keyboard, has (according to an English paper), another invention in hand, which is believed to be of quite exceptional importance ...



CLUTSAM, George

Pianist, composer, reviewer and writer on music

Born Sydney, NSW, 26 September 1866
Died London, 17 November 1951

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-612366 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Summary:

George Clutsam is reported to have had a symphony played in London in 1890/91; note above the 1895 cancelled performance of a symphony movement composed by his brother Frederick.


Documentation:

"MARRIAGE", The Argus (14 December 1864),4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5744692

CLUTSAM - SANDERS. - On the 12th inst., at Fitzroy, by the Rev. James Ballantine, of Erskine Church George Huyler, son of the late Samuel Joseph Clut-sam, Esq., M.D., of H. M. S. 3rd W. I. Regiment, to Louisa, third daughter of Richard Sanders, Esq., jeweller, late of London.

"SOCIAL AND GENERAL. ENTERTAINMENTS", Otago Daily Times (22 December 1875), 2

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ODT18751222.2.4

"MASTER GEORGE CLUTSAM. TO THE EDITOR", Otago Daily Times (28 March 1879), 3

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ODT18790328.2.31

[Advertisement], Otago Daily Times (22 September 1881), 1

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ODT18810922.2.2.9

Australasian Federal Directory [1888]

http://archive.org/details/australasianfede00melbuoft

Clutsam G, music teacher, York place, Dunedin.

"SHIPPING", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 May 1888), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13687254

"AMY SHERWIN CONCERT COMPANY", South Australian Register (13 September 1888), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article46872206

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 April 1890), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13767190

"From Austral's Shores", a gavotte by George H. Clutsam, arranged for the piano from his first Orchestral Suite, is refreshingly original. The exact phrasing of every passage is marked with unusual exactness; and this is to be highly commended, seeing in how slipshod a manner many persons write now-a-days.


Bibliography and resources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_H._Clutsam

http://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/clutsam_george





COBBIN, William (senior)

Viola (tenor) player, ? violinist

Arrived Adelaide, March 1849 (per Athenian, from London)
William senior died Adelaide, 30 June 1877, aged 75


COBBIN, Mr. W. (junior)

Violinist


COBBIN, Master

Viola (tenor) player


Summary:

William and Adelaide Cobbin and their seven children arrived in Adelaide as steerage passengers aboard the Athenian from London in March 1849. Cobbin and two of his sons played among the strings in the monster concert in July 1850, and "Mr. Cobbin and Sons" again for S. W. Wallace's concert in October. Either William Cobbin, senior or junior, found work as a post-office letter carrier, like fellow musicians William Chapman and Robert McCullagh; the other was a tailor. The two Wm. Cobbins again appear as string players in a band lists in October 1854. At Signor Grossi's benefit concert in July 1858: "Mr. Cobbin again surprised and delighted his hearers by his masterly performance on the violin, with Herr Linger on the piano, of the duet Torquato Tasso". An advertisement for Miss Blackhurst's concert in 1853 lists among the instrumental performers John Cobbin and John Cobbin junior.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (21 March 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50247249

[Advertisement], South Australian (5 July 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71626647

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (9 October 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38449306

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (7 April 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38450697

"THE LETTER-CARRIERS", South Australian Register (18 May 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38464062

"DIED", South Australian Register (19 September 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48550260

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (19 October 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48550461

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (4 October 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49199552

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (11 October 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49198481

"SIGNOR GROSSI'S BENEFIT CONCERT", South Australian Register (20 July 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49779195

"KADINA", The South Australian Advertiser (6 July 1864), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31838641

"DEATHS", South Australian Register (30 June 1877), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40786488




COBBY, Alfred J. S. H.

Professor of music, pianist, composer, organ builder, pianoforte tuner and repairer, amateur astronomer

Active Grafton, NSW, by 1870 (? from Canada)
Died ? 1905

COBBY, Madame

Soprano vocalist

Departed Australia, 1905 (for South Africa)


1884: Mr. ALFRED COBBY, (professor of music) of Grafton street, in this town, has just republished a beautiful piece of music entitled the "Sussex Polka," arranged for the pianoforte ... The polka was originally published in England, when it was dedicated to the Duchess of Norfolk, and met with a great sale. It is now published by Messrs. Gordon and Gotch, of Brisbane ....

1891: Mr. Cobby is a man well advanced in years, but is still an enthusiastic musician. At ten years of age he became organist in an English church, and during the intervening years has closely pursued his musical studies, besides learning the arts of organ building and in a measure church architecture. Mr. Cobby was trained specially by Dr. Essex, a famous organist of his day, and later by Mr. Robert Gray, the eminent organist who officiated at the Queen's coronation, and the organ tutor of the Prince Consort. Subsequently Mr. Cobby was organist of Christ Church, Marylebone, and gained his knowledge of building at Gray and Davison's, London. In addition to other work done in England he was selected to assist in building the organs at Buckingham Palace and St. George's Chapel, Windsor.


Documentation:

"In the Matter of the Petition of Alfred Cobby ...", The London Gazette (1854), 776

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/21529/pages/776/page.pdf

"INSOLVENT DEBTORS", The Jurist (4 February 1854), 34

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=makDAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA34

? "MUSICAL INSTRUCTION", The British Columbian (1 April 1863), 3

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=58&dat=18630401&id=f8dLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mzQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2912,6100354

"MUSICAL", Clarence and Richmond Examiner (20 September 1870), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61876650

"COMPLIMENTARY BENEFIT TO MR. ALFRED COBBY", Clarence and Richmond Examiner (9 May 1871), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61877522

"PIANOFORTES", Clarence and Richmond Examiner (5 October 1875), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61902901

"IS VENUS INHABITED. TO THE EDITOR", Clarence and Richmond Examiner (23 June 1877), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62077446

"INSOLVENCY MEETINGS", Clarence and Richmond Examiner (20 July 1878), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62082246

"Mr. ALFRED COBBY", Warwick Examiner and Times (24 December 1884), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article82091761

"A Queensland-built Organ", The Queenslander (7 February 1891), 254

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20289993

"OLD MUSICAL RESIDENT", Clarence and Richmond Examiner (1 November 1898), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61297396

[Advertisement], Queensland Figaro (15 August 1901), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84122673

"PERSONAL", Warwick Examiner (13 December 1905), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article82252734

Madame Cobby, who has resided in Gympie for twenty-two years, is leaving for South Africa. Madame has been closely associated with the local musical world during her long residence in Gympie, and her numerous friends whilst regretting her departure will wish her every success in her new sphere of activity. (Madame Cobby resided in Warwick years ago.-Ed.)


Bibliography and resources:

Geoffrey Cox, "Alfred Cobby (c. 1818-1905): Organbuilder, Teacher of Music & Composer", Organ Historical Trust 0f Australia, OHTA News 37/2 (2013), 19-28

http://www.ohta.org.au/organs/organs/WarwickCobby.html

Cobby was reportedly also organist at St. Mary's. Waverley, in Sydney, in 1872-73




COBLEY, Edwin Harry

Professor of music, organist, harpist, pianist, composer, editor

Born Belfast, Ireland, 1829/30
Arrived Sydney, by 23 March 1857
Died Sydney, 24 June 1874, aged 44

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


Summary:

Eldest surviving son of John Cobley (1797-1865), a soldier, and his wife Mary Ann James (1799-1861). In the 1851 census, he was listed as a professor of music, 21, born Belfast, Ireland, then "visiting" (lodging) in Swansea, Wales, with his younger brother John Julian Cobley, "musical student", 13, born Youghal; the family home was then in Charlton Kings, outside Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, where his father John was a "Fencing & Drilling Master". Edwin's younger brother George (b. 1832) had also emigrated by 1857, when he had settled at Glen Innes (died Glen Innes, NSW, 1870); two of his watercolour paintings, c.1850s, are at the NLA. Reuben Cobley (b. 1843/44) and John Julian Cobley also emigrated and died in Australia.

Edwin Harry Cobley, musician, and Sarah Creed (a "minor"), were married on 27 January 1852 at St. Mary's, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Their son Theodore Augustus Ferdinand was baptised there on 25 December 1853; he died at Charlton in 1859, having stayed behind when Edwin left for Australia. There is no record of Sarah in Australia. Rather, the name of Edwin's wife and widow in NSW was given as Emma. Emma Caroline Cobley remarried in 1875, to Charles Cuttriss, and died in Sydney in 1878, aged 37 (therefore, born 1841/2).

Edwin had arrived in Sydney by March 1857. He first advertised as a quadrille harpist, along with Abraham Emanuel (piano) and Isaac Davis (violin), and in June as a teacher of harmony and composition. J. R. Clarke published his The Government House waltz in August, and he first appeared in public for the Philharmonic Society concert on 16 November playing his own Divertimento for the harp on Smile again my bonnie lassie, and in a quartet arrangement by the late Nicholas Charles Bochsa of "Tutto e sciolto" from Bellini's La sonnambula (https://archive.org/stream/favoriteairsduet02bell#page/n0/mode/2up)


Summary:

"CONCERT", Royal Cornwall Gazette (12 July 1850), 5

CONCERT. - On Monday last, Mr. E. H. Cobley gave an entertainment to the lovers of music in the Town Hall, St. Austell, which we are sorry to say was very badly attended. We believe this may be attributed in a great measure, to the high prices charged. The few who attended were highly gratified, especially with the performance of "Auld Lang Syne" on the harp, which was much applauded.

"NEW MUSIC", Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette (2 October 1851), 4

"Lassie when Ye said Ye Lo'ed Me."; The Word Farewell, by H. A. M. Waldo Sibthorp; The Wild Cherry Tree, Trio, by Frederick Smith; Winter, Ode, by W. E. Jarrett; Those Sunny Hills, by Louisa F. Smith; The Star Polka by J. I. Smith; Les Graces Polkas, by Edwin H. Cobley. Cheltenham C. Hall and Son.

Although it must be confessed there is nothing very striking in these compositions, yet they are sufficiently pleasing to deserve the public approbation. Any one of them will be a pretty addition to the collection of the amateur . . . The compositions are, in truth, local garland, but, at the same time, are worthy of wider fame.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 March 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12993282

HARP and PIANOFORTE EVENING QUADRILLE PLAYING.- Messrs. EMANUEL and COBLEY are open to receive engagements. JOHNSON and CO.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 May 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12994970

NOTICE to the PUBLIC. - Quadrille Band - Violin, Harp, and Pianoforte. Messrs. COBLEY, DAVIS, and EMAMUEL are open for engagements. Terms moderate. Apply to JOHNSON and CO., Pitt-street.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 June 1857), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12997360

HARMONY and COMPOSITION. - Lessons by the author of Farewell Theresa, Smile again, My Thoughts are thine, to Mr. EDWIN H. COBLEY, 14, Castlereagh-street North, opposite the Club House. MR. EDWIN H. COBLEY (pupil of J. Balsir Chatterton, and Pio Cianchettini), Composer, and Professor of the Harp and Pianoforte, attends schools and Private families. Terms moderate. 14, Castlereagh-street North.

"A NEW WALTZ", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 August 1857), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12998794

A NEW WALTZ. - Mr. E. H. Cobley, lately from England, has composed and published a piece of music for the pianoforte, which is dedicated to Lady Denison, entitled, "The Government House Waltz." The style and composition exhibit considerable ability.

[News], Empire (31 January 1860), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64096661

"Le Pillet," is the name of a new Spanish dance just published by C. T. Sandon, and dedicated to Mr. Needs and his pupils by the composer, E. H. Cobley, known in Sydney as a teacher of music and harp-player. The dance itself is likely to become popular, as a slight departure from the now stereotyped saltatory figures of the day. The music (in the key of F) is very characteristic, the sudden use of the semitone giving that transition from joyousness to melancholy which the Spaniards exhibit so well in their national character as in the style of their music.

"THE AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL BOUQUET", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 February 1861), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13053279

The January number of the Australian Musical Bouquet - a collection of popular songs, operatic airs, &c, for the voice and the pianoforte, edited by Mr. Edwin H. Cobley, professor of music, Glebe Point Road - has been published by the proprietor, Mr. James C. Fussell, of Prince-street. The contents are: - A Volunteer Polka Mazurka, composed by the editor, Mr. Cobley; and a new Song, "Lost Marguerite," words by Mr. Henry Halloran, and music by Mr. Glentworth Addison. The third and last piece of music in this number (very neatly engraved by Mr. Engel) is a Christmas Hymn, as sung at Christ Church, in this city. The music and poetry of this elegant little serial are colonial; the whole thing is very prettily got up, and the price reasonable.

"THE AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL BOUQUET", Empire (29 April 1861), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60490931

"TO THE EDITOR", Empire (1 May 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60493248

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 October 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13062282

MR. EDWIN H. COBLEY, Organist and Choir Master of St. Philip's, Professor of Music, Glebe Road, Glebe.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 July 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13231060

REMOVAL - Mr. COBLEY, Professor of Music, to Lyndhurst House, Pyrmont Bridge-road.

[News], Evening News (24 June 1874), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107148225

Mr. E. H. Cobley, the well-known professor of music, died this morning at his residence, Palmer street, from typhoid fever, after an illness of eight days. The funeral will take place to-morrow, will no doubt be largely attended by the professional and other friends of the deceased gentleman. Mr. Cobley's daughter, aged eight years, was buried only at the latter end of last week.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 June 1874), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13346102

DEATHS. COBLEY. -June 24, at his residence, Lansdowne House, Palmer-street, Woolloomooloo, Mr. E. H. Cobley, professor of music, after an illness of eight days, aged 44.


Extant musical works:

Les graces, three polkas for the pianoforte by Edwin H. Cobley (London, [1849])

British Library, Music Collections h.944.(15.); BLL01004273931

The Mooltan valse for the pianoforte by Edwin H. Cobley (London: Addison, [1849])

British Library, Music Collections h.944.(16.); BLL01004273932

Fantasia on "Farewell Theresa," from Moore's selection of national airs composed for the pianoforte by E. H. Cobley (?, Gaude, [1853]

British Library, Music Collections h.723.c.(17.); BLL01004273930

Divertimento for the harp introducing the favorite melody Smile again my bonnie lassie composed and dedicated to his pupils, the Misses Bolton, by E. H. Cobley (London: Chappell, [c.1850-55])

British Library, Music Collections h.2605.oo.(15.); BLL01016631898; Music Collections h.2605.nn.(10.); BLL01016818373

The Government House waltz, valse brillante, for the piano forte (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1857])

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-167219866 (DIGITISED)

Le Pillet, a new fashionable Spanish dance (as performed at the London and Parisian Court Balls) by E. H. Cobley (Sydney: Charles T. Sandon, [1860])

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?itemID=852771&acmsid=0 (DIGITISED)

Volunteers' Polka Mazurka (Sydney: James Fussell, [1861]; in The Australian Musical Bouquet, January 1861)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165203065 (DIGITISED)

St. John's Bishopthorpe L.M. by Edwin H. Cobley; Three double chants by Edwin H. Cobley (Sydney: James C. Fussell, [1861]; in The Australian Musical Bouquet, April 1861)

http://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/SLNSW:E:SLNSW_ALMA21125605870002626 (NOT DIGITISED; SLNSW only)

Parish Alvars' L'adieu arranged for the piano-forte by Edwin H. Cobley (Sydney: James C. Fussell, [1861])

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-172849280/view#page/n2/mode/1up (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-169410632/view#page/n2/mode/1up (DIGITISED)

The Australian Bouquet Polka ([Sydney]: [James C. Fussell], [1861]; in The Australian Musical Bouquet)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-166191036/view#page/n2/mode/1up (DIGITISED)

The favourite schottische by Edwin H. Cobley (Sydney: James Fussell, [1861]; in The Australian Musical Bouquet, November )

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/38577505 (NOT DIGITISED; NLA only)

Four waltzes for the piano-forte by Edwin H. Cobley (Sydney: James C. Fussell, [1862]; in The Australian Musical Bouquet)

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?itemID=852872&ACMSID=0 (DIGITISED)

Spring blossoms, written by Thomas Moser, composed by Edwin H. Cobley (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1872])

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-167935795 (DIGITISED)


Bibliography and resources:

Skinner 2011

Hallo 2014


Other resources (George Cobley 1832-1870)

https://www.daao.org.au/bio/george-cobley

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-135502386

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-135234817





COCHLEN, Miss (? COGHLEN)

Vocalist

Active Sydney, 1842


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (24 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556557





COCKBURN, James

Musician, convict (? Captain Piper's Band)

Active Bathurst, NSW, 1840


Documentation:

[Convict notices], New South Wales Government Gazette (4 March 1840), 210

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230136890

Cockburn James, Lady Kennaway, 26, Yorkshire, soldier. tailor, and musician, 5 feet 7 1/4 inches, ruddy and freckled comp., brown hair, grey to blue eyes, lost canine tooth left side upper jaw, D under left arm, from J. Piper, Bathurst, since 8th February, 1840.




CODE, Edward Thomas

Musician, bandmaster, competition adjudicator

Born Bendigo, VIC, 1863 (son of Edward CODE, d.1869, and Susan CLANCY)
Died Carlton, VIC, 3 April 1918

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Edward+Thomas+Code+d1918 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


CODE, Percy

Musicians, cornet player, bandmsater, orchestral conductor, composer

Born South Melbourne, VIC, 3 July 1888 (son of Edward Thomas CODE, and Annie PAYNE)
Died Melbourne, VIC, 16 October 1953

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-627992 (NLA persistent identifier)


Documentation:

"DEATHS", The Argus (5 April 1918), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1650530 

CODE. - On the 3rd April, at 225 Lygon street, Carlton, Edward Thomas, the dearly beloved husband of Annie Code; loving father of Percy, Mabel (Mrs. G. A. Charles), Stanley, and Bessie; late bandmaster of the Victorian Police, Prahran City, Code's Melbourne, and 63rd Infantry Bands, aged 54 years. No flowers by request.

"MR. E. T. CODE", The Ararat Advertiser (6 April 1918), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74280563 

Mr E. T. Code, the well known bandmaster, died on Wednesday night at his residence, Carlton. Born in Bendigo in 1864, he resided in Melbourne for 30 years, and during that time he was bandmaster of several bands, including Code's Melbourne, Prahran City, and the Victorian Police. He was also an adjudicator at many band contests throughout Australia and New Zealand. He leaves a widow, two daughters, and two sons. One son, Mr. Perry Code [sic], is at present a bandmaster at Ballarat, and was formerly solo cornetist with the Besse o'the Barn Band. The deceased, who will be greatly missed by the Police Band, renewed his acquaintance with a number of Ararat friends about three weeks ago, when proceeding to Horsham with the Police Band.




COFFIN, James

Music seller's apprentice, "orphan"

Born NSW, c.1823/4
Active Sydney, NSW, 1836 (apprenticed to Francis Ellard)


Documentation:

Male Orphan School Roll book, 1 January 1819 - 18 September 1848

http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110357500 (DIGTISED)

http://digital.sl.nsw.gov.au/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=FL307037&embedded=true&toolbar=false (PAGE)

http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/_transcript/2012/D14546/a4656.htm (TRANSCRIPT)

261. Name: James Coffin; Age: 5 1/2 when admitted: 13 June 1829; Time of quitting the school: 8th Feb 1836; Parents' names: James & [indecipherable] Coffin; Occupation: received back from Mr McFarlane & absconded ...

[News], The Sydney Monitor (25 November 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32154021 

James Coffin, a boy from the Orphan School, apprenticed to Mr. Ellard, of George street, was charged with absconding. Mr. Gisborne said, he thought if Mr. Ellard took the boy home, and gave him a sound flogging, it would have a good effect, and prevent anythlng of the sort occurring again Mr. E. stated, that he had already tried that method, and it had been of no benefit. - Remanded.




COHEN, Jacob

Musician, theatre musician, singer, dancer, teacher of music and dancing, actor

Born ? London, 13 December 1834
Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), May 1841 (free, son of a convict)
Active professionally by 1848
Married (1) Harriet Windover, 1873
Married (2) Alice Elizabeth Surnam, 1874
Died Jerusalem, TAS, 22 October 1886


Documentation:

? "SUPREME COURT ... Tuesday, 15th June", South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register (19 June 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article195935024 

Abraham Meyers, alias Cohen, a young man who has occasionally figured as a dancer at one of the theatres, was charged with feloniously assaulting John Rees, and stealing from his person a half sovereign and other coins ... At length a verdict of Not Guilty was recorded. His Honor strongly recommended the prisoner to quit the theatrical profession, and attend closely to his trade, that of a shoemaker, by which he could earn a good and a far more respectable living.

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (4 March 1848), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65978900 

"THE THEATRE", The Cornwall Chronicle (5 April 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65977885 

... Mr. Cohen, (whose merits as a dancer are well known) takes his benefit tomorrow night, when "Jonathan Bradford" and other attractive entertainments are to be be produced.

"AMUSEMENTS", Hobarton Guardian, or, True Friend of Tasmania (14 July 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article173062247 

[Advertisement], The Courier (8 April 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2247398 

Marriages in the district of Hobart Town, 1873; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:877551; RGD37/1/32 no 181

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD37-1-32p105j2k 

Marriages in the district of Hobart Town, 1874; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:880581; RGD37/1/33 no 245

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD37-1-33p136j2k 

Deaths in the district of Richmond, 1886; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:1170191; RGD35/1/55 no 1091

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-55p166j2k 

"JERUSALEM", Launceston Examiner (6 November 1886), 1 supplement

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39523100 

On 25 ult. an inquest was held on the body of Jacob Cohen, who died suddenly. After hearing the medical testimony the jury returned a verdict that death resulted from heart disease. Mr. Cohen as a musician could scarcely be surpassed; he was also a teacher of dancing.


Bibliography and resources:

Levi 2013, These are the names, 146




COHEN, John G.

Merchant, occasional importer of musical instruments

Active Sydney, NSW, 1854


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 August 1854), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12961130 

POSTPONED until WEDNESDAY next, in order that the Public may view this
A very superb assortment of Musical Instruments, adapted for the use of Bands, Theatres, our Volunteer and Yeomanry Corps. JOHN G. COHEN will sell, at the Bank Auction Rooms, on WEDNESDAY next, August 9th, at 11 o'clock precisely, A superior assortment of musical Instruments
Pianos; Key bugles; Double basses, with boxes; Posthorns; Violoncello, [with boxes]; Flutes, in ebony, cocoa, and box; Violins; Tenors; Clarionets for each scale; Guitars; Oboes; Concertinas; Piccolos; Accordeons; Fifes; Ophicleides; Brass drums; Bassoons; Concert [drums]; Serpent bassoons; Tenor [drums]; Trombones; Strings for doublo basses, violoncellos, violins, tenors; Trumpets; Cornopeans. Catalogues will be ready for delivery at the Rooms on Monday next. Goods on view two days prior to the day of sale. Terms at sale.




COHEN, Lewis

Dancing master

Active Adelaide, SA, 1854; Hobart, TAS, by 1856


Documentation:

"PRIVATE BALL", Adelaide Times (28 April 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207015138 

A private ball was given at Mr Hart's Family Hotel, Currie-street, on Monday evening last. The music was very good, and the dancing, under the direction of Mr. Lewis Cohen, late of her Majesty's Theatre, London. The wines and refreshments were of first-rate quality, and the greatest harmony and conviviality prevailed during the evening. The party did not break up till a late hour. We understand that the parties present requested Mr. Hart to give monthly meetings during the season, which he promised to do.

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (11 May 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48554474 

"THE Probate of the Will of the late Mr. Judah Solomon ... ", Colonial Times (27 February 1856), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8781432 

... The house, 39, Macquarie-street, is likewise devised to testator's daughter, Lydia now the wife of Mr. Lewis Cohen, of Hobart Town, dancing master ...




COLEMAN, George

Master of the band of the 4th or King's Own Regiment, keyed bugle player, oboist

Arrived Sydney, by mid-1832
Departed Sydney, 8 August 1837 (per John, for India)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=George+Coleman+4th-regt (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Band+of+the+4th+Regiment (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Coleman was born in England in c.1798, and in 1807, aged 9, became a drummer boy in the 29th Regiment, which was posted to the Peninsula in 1808. From there he must have travelled with the regiment to North America (1814) and back to Europe in 1816. From 1824 to 1831 he was a principal keyed bugler in the Royal Artillery Band. And in 1831 he was appointed bandmaster of the 4th Regiment for its Australian tour (1831-1837) and later briefly in India. He was discharged in 1839, aged 41, "worn out in the service".

The first Sydneysiders read in the press of Coleman's band was a report, in September 1832, that one of his more promising young bandsmen had drowned on the voyage out. In February 1833, the people of Parramatta were complaining that they could only hear the band of the 4th regiment playing behind its barrack-yard walls. Coleman is named in the press in August 1833 advertising a reward for the return of a "light brown fur boa" lost in Sydney, and in October he assisted fellow bandmaster Lewis (17th Regiment) in a concert in Parramatta. He appeared as an instrumentalist in Thomas Stubbs's concert in April 1835. At a regimental theatre night in Parramatta in July:

The overture of Guilleaume Tell, played by the full band, under the able direction of Mr. Coleman, (master) excited great attention from all parts of the house, and was a great treat to all lovers of music.

Various government, civic, masonic, and theatrical performances (at the Theatre Royal, Sydney) continued throughout 1836. In a letter to the press in March 1836, he detailed his band's program for the recent St. Patrick's Day celebrations. He gave his own concert in Sydney in August 1837, supported by an almost complete representation of key local professionals. Barnett Levey presented a snuff box to Coleman in May 1837 "for his leading the [theatre] Orchestra, whenever the use of the band has been permitted".


Documentation:

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (1 September 1832), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2208339

[News], The Sydney Monitor (6 February 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32143043

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (1 August 1833), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2213213

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (2 October 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32144621

"THE CONCERT", The Sydney Monitor (25 April 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32148782

"Fourth or King's Own Theatre, Parramatta", The Sydney Herald (9 July 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12852608

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (12 July 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2205368

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (13 October 1836), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12862033

[Letter] "To the Editor", The Australian (25 March 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36858284

[News], The Australian (12 August 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36853733

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (13 August 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32151960

"MUSIC AND MUSICIANS", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (23 August 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2206174

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (13 May 1837), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2210894

"LOCAL NEWS", The Sydney Herald (7 August 1837), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28653194

"SHIPPING ARRIVALS" [Madras, 6 October 1837], Parbury's oriental herald and colonial intelligencer (118

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=SkMFAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA118


Bibliography and resources:

Henry G. Farmer, Memoirs of the Royal artillery band: its origin, history and progress: and account of rise of military music in England (London and New York: Boosey & Co., 1904), 79 note 5

https://archive.org/stream/memoirsofroyalar00farm#page/79/mode/2up 

... The bandmaster of the 4th King's Own from 1831-9 was George Coleman, also from the R.A. Band.

Henry G. Farmer, History of the Royal Artillery Band, 1762-1953 (London: Royal Artillery Institution, 1954), 437, 446

[437] [Royal Artillery] PRINCIPAL KEYED BUGLERS ... 157. 1826 Msn. George Coleman (1824-1831)

[446] MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY BAND WHO BECAME BANDMASTERS ... 4. GEORGE COLEMAN (1824-31) - 4th King's Own Regt. (1831-39)


Associations:

Band of the 4th Regiment




COLEMAN, Mr. J. (? John)

Clarinettist (? band of the 40th Regiment)

Active Melbourne, VIC, 1854


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (28 January 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802560


Associations:

Band of the 40th Regiment (second tour)




COLLIN, Leopold Frederick (Herr COLLIN)

Pianist (pupil of Mendelssohn, pupil of Thalberg, late Pianist to His Majesty to the King of Saxony), musicseller, music publisher

Active Melbourne, by 1853
Died Windsor, Melbourne, 23 June 1912, aged 80


COLLIN, Robert Leopold

Music warehouseman

Died Melbourne, 17 July 1925


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (5 November 1853), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4799079

[Advertisement], The Argus (25 August 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4796849

[Advertisement], The Argus (28 August 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4796885

"EVENING CLASSES", Portland Guardian (30 April 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64628674

[Advertisement], Portland Guardian (25 May 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64628836

[Advertisement], The Argus (1 March 1867), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5787313

[Advertisement], The Argus (26 April 1867), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5765271

[Advertisement], The Argus (1 November 1870), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5837175

"CONCERT AT ST. GEORGE'S HALL", The Argus (4 November 1870), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5837332

"NEW INSOLVENTS", The Argus (13 August 1872), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5836916

"HERR COLLIN'S PUPILS' CONCERT", Bendigo Advertiser (23 July 1874), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88232444

"MARRIAGE", Bendigo Advertiser (3 January 1878), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88209905

[Advertisement], The Argus (6 April 1878), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5927910

[News], The Argus (29 May 1878), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5934231

"DEATHS", The Argus (24 June 1912), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11686119

"IN MEMORIAM", The Argus (12 July 1918), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1415367

"WILLS AND ESTATES", The Argus (28 March 1925) 34

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2070588


Sample editions (? local covers only) by L. F. Collin, Melbourne:

J. W. Turner, The Fairies' Wedding Waltz

Jules Schulhoff, Seconde Grande valse brillante, Op. 20

D. Steibelt, The Storm Rondo, Op. 33





COLLINS, Mrs

Pianist, accompanist

Active Geelong, VIC, 1854


Documentation:

"THE CONCERT", Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer (30 October 1854), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91862435 

... Mrs. Collins, on the piano, accompanied all the sngs, duetts, and flute solos, and was scarcely ever off the stage. We understand that although it was her first appearance, she is a permanent resident in Geelong, and we trust that for the fatare no concert will be given without securing her talents ...





COLLINS, David

Governor, judge-advocate, author, Indigenous culture and song reporter

Born London, England, 3 March 1756
Died TAS, 24 March 1810

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-459200 (NLA persistent identifier)


Documentation:

"Deaths Abroad", The Monthly Magazine (1 February 1811), 98

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=AyoAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA98





COLLINS, Robert

Musician

Arrived Sydney, NSW, around May 1833 (free ? assisted emigrant)
Died Sydney, NSW, 8 November 1833


Documentation:

[News], The Sydney Monitor (9 November 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32144970

Yestetrday, an Inquest was held at the Star Inn, Kent-street, on the body of Robert Collins, an Emigrant, residing with his wife and tour children in that street, and who had been in the colony six months. It appeared in evidence, that he had procured 2oz. of laudanum, went home to his bed, and swallowed the draught during the absence of his wife. His son, a boy of 14 years old, slept in the same room; and yesterday morning between 7 and 8 o'clock, perceived that his parent was on the point of death; he soon afterwards expired. The unfortunate man had long been struggling with poverty and disappointment; and on Monday last, at Parramnatta, had been robbed of a case containing musical instruments, worth fifteen pounds (he occasionally acted as a musician). This loss, with other dlsappointments, rendered him frantic; and on his return home last Wednesday, he betrayed symptoms of insanity. The Jury, after due deliberation, returned a verdict of--"destroyed himself by poison, in a temporary fit of insanity."





COMETTANT, Oscar

Journalist, composer

Born 1819
Toured Australia, 1888
Died 1898

Image: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b7720480j


Summary:

In his book Au pays des kangourous et des mines d'or ("étude des moeurs et coutumes australiennes: impressions de voyage") (Paris: Fischbacher, l890), Comettant famously hazarded: "Certainement, il n'en existe pas où l'on trouve un plus grand nombre de pianos, par rapport à la population. On a évaluéà 700,000 le nombre de ces instruments, expédiés d'Europe pour l'Australie, depuis que ce vaste territoire est devenu un centre de population blanche. C'est que, partout dans ce pays, le piano est considérécomme un meuble de première nécessité." (178). He also wrote that his first act on arriving in Melbourne was to compose "a triumphal march for piano" Salut à Melbourne ("mon premier acte dans ce pays où j'allais passer trois mois fut de le saluer ... en musique. Je le fis en écrivant une marche triomphale pour piano sous ce titre: Salut à Melbourne") (41), later printed (Paris: Mackar & Noël, [1889]; copy at Paris, BnF: http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb42079718c/PUBLIC). Comettant also mentioned a "chant maritime de M. Hugot", regarding the ship on which he came to Australia, Le Sydney, of which he quotes four lines (40); though it was perhaps not an actual composition of his, as Covell (Australia's music, 31) seemed to suggest, at least to those others who repeated it.


Documentation:

[News], The Argus (4 October 1888), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6903966

"A FRENCH JOURNALIST ON JOURNALISM", The Mercury (22 October 1888), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9199730

Messrs Allan and Co. have made arrangements for a series of concerts and recitals on the instruments under their charge in the Exhibition building. The first of these took place yesterday afternoon, when Miss Alice Sydney Burvett gave a recital on one of Pleyell, Wollf, and Co's pianos in the French court . . . Miss Burvett performed the following programme, viz. - Adagio and Rondo, "Sonata Pathétique," Beethoven; Adagio and Finale, Haydn; Le Poete Mourant, Gottschalk; Marche, "Salut à Melbourne," Oscar Comettant; Variations, Menuetto and Turkish Rondo, Mozart; Venetian Barcarolle, Mendelssohn; and Grand Fantasia on Spanish Airs, Ravina. The talented pianiste displayed her wonted brilliancy, and in the "Salut à Melbourne" was called upon for an encore. M. Commettant, the composer, was present, and asked Miss Burvett's acceptance of a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 December 1888), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13706817

"A FRENCHMAN IN MELBOURNE", The Argus (19 February  1889), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6223593

"A PARISIAN JOURNALIST IN AUSTRALIA", The Argus (15 April 1890), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8600605





COMPTON, Charles Henry

Pianist, organist, composer, teacher

Born Totnes, Devon, England, 10 August 1831
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, January 1859
Died Adelaide, 21 September 1883


Summary:

Compton was a pupil at the Royal Academy of Music, and later organist of the Queen's Savoy Chapel, London. There are 8 pre-Australian printed works by Compton in the British Library. His first Australian press advertisement reads: "MR.  CHAS. H. COMPTON, late organist of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, PROFESSOR of SINGING, Pianoforte, and Harmonium. For terms and testimonials apply at Wilkie's pianoforte warehouse, Collins-street, where all Mr. Compton's new and popular songs maybe obtained." His first Grand Musical Entertainment in Melbourne in April 1859 included a waltz, Violante "composed expressly for this occasion", and the song When I was young, composed for Octavia Hamilton, who arrived in Australia at the same time. By July 1859, Compton was organist of Christ Church, South Yarra.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (8 March 1859), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5677509

[Advertisement], The Argus (18 April 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5679740

"CHRISTCHURCH SOUTH YARRA. To the Editor" [x2], The Argus (5 July 1859), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5683921

poster

The Ballad Music of England

"DEATHS", South Australian Register (22 September 1883), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43465593

"THE LATE MR. C. H. COMPTON", South Australian Register (22 September 1883), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43465585


Bibliography and resources:

George E. Loyau, Notable South Australians; or, Colonists, past and present (Carey, Page & Co., Printers, 1885), 56-57

http://www.archive.org/details/notablesouthaus00loyagoog

David Shield, "Charles Henry Compton: Championing the Hill"

http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/22444/20070528-0000/www.ohta.org.au/doc/articles/Shieldessay.html


Extant Australian musical works:

When I was young ("composed expressly for Miss Octavia Hamilton") (Melbourne: Printed for the composer by Clarson, Shallard & Co., 1859)

To horse, to horse, the standard flies: A patriotic song ("Composed and dedicated to the Volunteers"), in Adelaide Musical Herald 1/12 (5 June 1863), 92-93

The miller's daughter (song; words: W. Brailsford), in The Illustrated Melbourne Post (22 November 1866)

Faces in the Fire, in The Illustrated Melbourne Post, date unknown, but see

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/156931376)




COMPTON, Frederick

Pianist, teacher of music, music and instrument seller, piano tuner, "pioneer journalist"

Born Totnes, Devon, England
Active Brisbane, QLD, by 1860
Died Orange, NSW, 10 April 1904, in his 67th year ("a colonist of over 40 years")


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 June 1860), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13042450

[News], Rockhampton Bulletin (16 May 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51558093

[Advertisement], Rockhampton Bulletin (24 June 1863), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51558431

"MR. P. C. CUNNINGHAME", Rockhampton Bulletin (14 July 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51558595

"ROCKHAMPTON", The Courier (16 January 1864), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3168034

"POLICE COURT", Rockhampton Bulletin (26 September 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51573720

"MARRIAGES", The Brisbane Courier (23 February 1869), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1300928

"PETTY DEBTS COURT", The Brisbane Courier (7 May 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1299340

COMPTON v. C. SEARLE.-This was an action to recover £17 7s., for services rendered as an organist at the School of Arts and at Christchurch.-The plaintiff stated the nature of the claim, and produced a letter of agreement, written by the defendant to the plaintiff, also a letter complimenting him on the manner the duties were performed; and a third letter, dated April 23, in which the defendant requested the plaintiff to discontinue his services, and complaining that the choir did not attend, and was inefficient. The principal item of the account disputed was a charge of £5, for services rendered from November to the end of December, which the defendant alleged were to be given gratuitously. The defendant also stated that since Easter the services had not been performed in a satisfactory manner to himself or the congregation, though he had never distinctly said so to the plaintiff, until he wrote the letter of April 23.-The Bench, after examining the account, returned a verdict for £16 4s. for plaintiff. - Mr. M'Pherson appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Handy instructed by Mr. W. H. Wilson, for the defendant ...

"BRISBANE PETTY DEBTS COURT", The Queenslander (11 September 1869), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20325687

COMPTON V. FELTON. - Plaintiff sued for 16s., for thirty-two copies of Christy Minstrel music supplied to defendant. He deposed that the charge was one-half that ordinarily made which was Is. per copy. The music paper was included in the charge, which was usually charged extra for. The defendant paid 5s. into Court, and repudiated the remainder of the claim as being excessive. He, however, ultimately contented to a verdict for the amount sued for.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 April 1904), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14613803

"PERSONAL", The Brisbane Courier (18 April 1904), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19276008





CONLON, Michael Joseph

Amateur bandsman, ? volunteer regiment

Born Fairy Meadow, Illawarra, NSW, 1841
Active Sydney, NSW, by 1854
Died Glebe, NSW, 26 November 1914


Documentation:

"Entertainments", Freeman's Journal (14 July 1866), 434

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115453824

"OLD SYDNEY", Truth (13 February 1910), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201759651

I am favored with two interesting letters from Mr. Conlon, one under date January 24, 1910, as follows: - One of your correspondents, in yesterday's issue of 'Truth,' on 'Old Sydney,' says that I was 'right to a dot' about the old watchhouse, but I was a year or two out about the bazaar held on the old Kite at George and Pitt streets. He could not have read correctly what I then stated. I said that it was held in 1859: he says February 1860. Now, as 1859 is so contiguous to 1860, where is the year or two's difference? I was a member of that band, and I worked right opposite the place, and did not knock off work until 6 o'clock in the evening, and then had to go home, wash, dress, and dine, to be there to play when the doors were opened at 7 o'clock. It was smart work, and I arrived in open daylight; and that led me to believe that it was the latter part (summer-time) of 1859; therefore I would be about two months out. According to your correspondent, the first band he speaks of was started in 1854. I was then at school, and I was the principal messenger, selected to take the band instruments to be repaired. I had to take them to a musical instrument maker named William James, who lived in Domain Terrace, off Macquarie-street, city, and to the Victoria Barracks, Paddington (where the 11th Regiment, under Colonel Bloomfield, was then quartered) twice a week. I was selected for this duty, as I knew the town well. The second band started in 1859. I joined it, of course. Your correspondent states that the name of the bandmaster was Van de Stadt. Now, we always called him Mr. Stehr [Stier]. He certainly was a Dutchman, and was teaching the Royal Artillery Band at the time, the Artillery being then in barracks at Dawes Point. After three months' tuition under him, we found that we could not play one tune perfect. He was discharged, and the services of Sergeant Prince, of the 12th Regiment, enlisted. We progressed amazingly under Sergeant Prince's teaching.

And this brings me down to another of your correspondents of Sunday last. He speaks of the Brothers Taylor, musicians who played in the the old Victoria Theatre, especially the cornet player. I think it was Sergeant Prince who took his place in the old Victoria Theatre orchestra, as he used to meet us on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6.30, and leave us for the theatre at 7 o'clock; but he always left a clarionet player from the barracks band with us until 8 o'clock. His name was Edward Kearns, and he was afterwards and for years bandmaster, to the Balmain Brass Band, where I often met him in years afterwards. Sergeant Prince was a lovely cornet Player, the equal of Kohler or Van de Meyden, of Fitzgerald's Circus fame, who were considered the greatest cornet players that ever visited these shores. Sergeant Prince wan killed by being thrown from his horse at West Maitland some years after.

"OLD SYDNEY", Truth (17 July 1910), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201755567

"OBITUARY", Freeman's Journal (4 December 1913), 19

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108168477





CONSTANTINE, William

Convict, fiddler, violoncello player

Born c. 1800
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 28 December 1820 (convict per Asia (1))


Documentation:

"WILLIAM CONSTANTINE, Violent Theft / highway robbery, 28th June 1820", Old Bailey Proceedings Online, June 1820, trial of WILLIAM CONSTANTINE (t18200628-178).

https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18200628-178&div=t18200628-178 

SEVENTH DAY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 5.

805. WILLIAM CONSTANTINE was indicted for feloniously assaulting Edmund Dove on the King's highway, on the 30th of June, putting him fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 2 l.; one seal, value 30 s.; one key, value 5 s., and one ring, value 5 s. his property.

EDMUND DOVE . I am servant to Mr. Grove, of Weymouth-street, Portman-place. On Saturday morning, about half-past one o'clock, I had been out with a friend, and was rather in liquor. We were at the corner of Well-street, Oxford-street. I was attacked by four men, who were in company - they separated my friend from me. One man took my watch, and at the same time I received a violent blow on my ear. I cannot say whether it was before or after the watch was taken - they separated and ran away - it was a dark night. The prisoner resembles the man, from his size and appearance - I have every reason to believe he is one of them. I pursued the man who I thought had the watch - he crossed the way and turned towards Poland-street - I pursued and stopped him. I do not think I lost sight of him, if I did, it was only for a moment. The prisoner was the man - nobody was near me but the four men. I stopped him about thirty or forty yards down Poland-street, called "Watch," and he came up in three or four minutes and took him. He was running when I stopped him; and I am almost positive that I saw the watch in his possession - I have not seen seen it since.

HUGH BYRNE . I am a watchman of Poland-street. I heard a cry of "Stop thief!" came up, and found the prisoner in custody of Dove. He said the prisoner had the watch - the prisoner said he was mistaken and he had no watch. The prosecutor spoke sensibly. I searched the prisoner but did not find the watch.

JOHN PHILLIPS . I am a watchman of Oxford-street, opposite Well-street. I heard the cry of "Stop thief!" from the top Poland-street. I observed the parties before that and had my eye on them. I saw the prosecutor with a young man on the Well-street side of the road; and just as they got to the corner of Well-street, I saw four men meet them; he was hustled by them, and immediately afterwards they all ran down Poland-street, and he after them crying "Stop thief!" I sprung my rattle and pursued as fast as I could, and did not see him lay hold of the prisoner. I saw the watch on the ground, about thirty yards down Poland-street; and as I stooped to pick it up, one of the party hit me a blow - he picked it up and put it in his right-hand pocket. I pursued, he got from me by a coach passing. There was no others near, but the four who surrounded the prosecutor. His friend did not push me. About half an hour after, two of his companions came to look for the watch, I said I would take them, and they ran off.

Prisoner's Defence. I was playing the violoncello at a gentleman's house and was out very late. I was coming down Oxford-road, a little in liquor, saw a disturbance on the opposite side and crossed over. The prosecutor was running after a man - he came and took me.

HUGH BYRNE . When I took him, I found no musical instrument on him - he did not appear intoxicated.

CHARLES LOWE (a blind man). I am the prisoner's brother-in-law. On this night I left him, near ten o'clock, in Oxford-street, near Swallow-street. He plays the violoncello - he was in liquor, and said he should go and get more. I took his instrument from him, for fear he should break it.

GUILTY. Aged 20.

Of stealing from the Person only.

Transported for Life.





COOLING, John

Music seller, concert promoter

Arrived Brisbane, NSW (QLD), 1853 (per Calfernia)
Died Brisbane, QLD, 24 March 1869, aged 55


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (11 February 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3712370

"CONCERT", The Moreton Bay Courier (26 August 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3713054

[Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (4 November 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3714187

"MORETON BAY", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 November 1854), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962265

Mr. Cooling of this place has made arrangements for getting up a series of three concerts, on a very superior scale, which will take place during the assizes. He has engaged the services of Miss Flora Harris, and Messrs. F. H. Dicker, E. Hancock, and Mr. E. Emanuel, of Sydney. The last named gentleman is to act as pianist and conductor. The programme is not yet published, but I understand the selections will be of a very attractive kind. Mr. Cooling deserves the thanks of this community for his endeavours to procure for them a description of amusement which promises to be of a kind of excellence to which they have been little accustomed. Refined amusements of this character, which are at once harmless and attractive, have ever been reckoned among the most civilising of instruments, and here, where as yet they have never been introduced, their effect must be proportionably powerful, and will, we have little doubt, meet with the most extensive patronage. This is requisite indeed to indemnify Mr. Cooling, for the bare expenses and trouble he has been at, in concocting and perfecting all the arrangements, which, as may be well believed, have required the outlay of a considerable sum of money. There can be little doubt however, that the undertaking will meet with the success which it merits, and more than reimburse his out-lay.

"CONCERT", The Moreton Bay Courier (18 November 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3708418

"MR. COOLING'S CONCERTS", The Moreton Bay Courier (25 November 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3710720

"IPSWICH", The Moreton Bay Courier (16 June 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3710411

MR. COOLING'S Concerts of the Ethiopian Serenaders were undertaken chiefly on the strength of promises of support made by the Brisbane people. There, however, they proved a failure, bringing the enterprising speculator nothing but loss. Though I have his authority for the extent of the deficit, I forbear to state it, being warned by my experience on the last occasion. But I believe Mr. Cooling to have lost considerably, entirely through the bad faith of many who promised him support in Brisbane ... In Ipswich, Mr. Cooling has in a measure, redeemed the losses incurred in Brisbane, and we have his word pledged, that, should he undertake to bring up another company to Moreton Bay, he will give the first concert here ... I respect the prejudices of those who keep away from all public amusements from what they deem religious motives. Not that I respect prejudices as such. I despise them or pity them as the case may be. But in this particular matter, I have known Christians who were very narrow minded, but whose love of music, for example, opened their hearts to make an exception of all musical entertainments; and I have known Christians who were very liberal-minded, and had very cheerful views of life, who shuddered at the idea of going to a concert. But I hold that it is of very great importance to the welfare of the district, that music should be extensively cultivated. I am not an admirer of these Negro Concerts. I consider them a satire, a bitter one, on the English genius of song. I prefer a Miska Hauser. But I think it a burning shame that a man who has done what Mr. Cooling has to supply the district with musical entertainments, should receive a sham support and not a real one.

"A CASE FOR THE BENEVOLENT", The Moreton Bay Courier (14 August 1860), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3719413

"DEATHS", The Queenslander (3 April 1869), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20323543

"Death of an Old Resident", The Brisbane Courier (24 July 1909), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19598840

"IN THE 50's. MUSIC IN BRISBANE. FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONCERT", The Brisbane Courier (17 September 1929), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article21489706




COONEY, Miss (? Catherine COONEY)

Vocalist

Active Sydney, NSW, 1829


"MR. LEVEY'S CONCERT", The Sydney Monitor (22 August 1829), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32072292

... The first song, by Miss Cooney, "O, No! We never mention him!" displayed the clear and powerful voice of this young lady, and was loudly called for a second time, but the rules of the Concert forbade her complying with the wish of the audience so early in the evening ... Miss Cooney than sang "Ye Banks and Braes, &c." and gave universal satisfaction. We heard a thorough judge of vocal talent say, that this young lady only required lessons from the first masters, to become a first-rate singer, fit for the London stage ...




COOPER, Mr.

Actor, comic vocalist

Active Sydney, NSW, by December 1832


Summary:

On 27 December 1832, Mr. Cooper appeared as Captain Crosstree in Jerrold's Black-eyed Susan, the first comedy performed under Levey's management in the newly-fitted up saloon of the Royal Hotel, pending completion of the large theatre. he continued to perform for Levey during 1833.


Documentation:

"THEATRE-ROYAL, SYDNEY", The Sydney Herald (31 December 1832), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12846015 

The part of BLACK-KYED SUSAN, by (Mrs. Love), was well adapted to her powers ... DOLLY MAY FLOWER (Mrs. Weston) performed her part with much navieté. CAPTAIN CROSSTREE (Mr. Cooper) was a gentlemanly and dignified performance ...




COOZE, Mr. (? William Joseph)

Bass vocalist, flautist

Born London, 16 July 1814
Active Melbourne, 1850-55
Died North Fitzroy, VIC, 1885


Summary:

Probably only recently arrived, Cooze appeared in Charles Packer's Melbourne concert in January 1851, singing with Packer and Mrs. Testar in the trio from Packer's opera Sadak and Kalasrade and in Martini's Laughing Trio. In February he played flute obligato to Mrs. Testar in Bishop's Echo Song, and again appeared as a "Buffo Vocalist and Flautist" for Hemy's concert in April. He continued to appear in concerts during 1852 and 1853 both as singer and instrumentalist, and was billed as a principal instrumentalist (alongside Winterbottom and Durant) in a "Grand Beethoven Festival" in August 1853. He is last listed playing in Douglas Callen's orchestra in a grand concert at the Theatre Royal in 1855. He was in New Zealand by 1864, and in 1868 played there under Charles Eigenschenck.

1852: HERR MATER'S CONCERT - We have received the annexed letters in reference to the late disappointments at Herr Mater's concert - 196, Russell-street Melbourne, 7th June, 1852 Wilson, Esq. Sir,- You have very kindly invited an explanation with regard to my absence from Herr Mater's concert. Allow me to state that it was caused not from any ungenerous or unhandsome rivalry (for he is no rival of mine), but by accident and unavoidable circumstances to which every person is liable. I value the patronage of the Melbourne public too much to play with it; and l conceive the only way to merit their favour is to do all in my power to assist any musician who may arrive in this colony. Hitherto I have done so; and suffered in a pecuniary way, in consequence. I did not arrive at home in time or I would have forwarded an apology. This, I trust, will be received as an excuse: and I refer you to my past career, whether I would be guilty of misleading the public, except under peculiar circumstances. I remain Sir, Your obedient humble servant. W. V. COOZE.

1854: The charming songs of Galatea were sung by Mrs. Testar, in her usual correct and chaste style; but her most successful effort during the evening was Bishop's song, with Flute Obligato Lo, here the gentle lark! which was most vociferously encored. Mr. Cooze played the Obligato in a highly creditable and artistic manner.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (28 January 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4775866

[Advertisement], The Argus (20 February 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4776286

[Advertisement], The Argus (14 April 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4777277

"THE SATURDAY CONCERT", The Argus (1 May 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4784745

"HERR MATER'S CONCERT", The Argus (8 June 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4785594

"CONCERT", The Argus (8 July 1853), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4794255

[Advertisement], The Argus (17 August 1853), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4795830

"EXHIBITION CONCERTS", The Age (21 November 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154851602

[Advertisement], The Argus (24 February 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4804821

[Advertisement], Otago Daily Times (16 September 1864), 1

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ODT18640916.2.2.7

"MARRIAGES", The Argus (29 January 1866), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5766159

[Advertisement], West Coast Times (9 September 1868), 3

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WCT18680909.2.16.2


Bibliography and resources:

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-VIC/2002-11/1038413550

http://records.ancestry.com/William_Joseph_Cooze_records.ashx?pid=59634493





COPE, David (senior)

Musician, violinist, conductor, composer, violin maker, "Professor of Music and Astrology"

Born Birmingham, England, 1848
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 1879
Died Geelong, VIC, 14 July 1934, aged 86


COPE, David (junior) (David William COPE; alias "KOPSKI")

Pianist, violinist, composer,

Born England, May 1870
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 1879
Departed for England, by 1904 or earlier


Documentation:

"Mr. David Cope", Table Talk (7 December 1888), 16

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146023854 

"On and Off the Stage", Table Talk (17 November 1904), 19

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article145936308 

Mr. David Cope, jun., another Australian who is making a great hit on the music-halls as classical pianist, under the name of Kopski, was also under engagement to Mr. Blascheck at Margate for a fortnight.

[Stage news], Sunday Times (28 January 1906), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article126557428 

Mr. David Cope, who was for twelve years musical director during the brilliant Brough Boucicault management in Australia, has recently taken up his permanent residence in London. His son, under the name of Kopski, was appearing at the Tivoli in a strikingly original pianoforte turn.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 August 1934), 14

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17096736 

"OBITUARY", The Argus (16 July 1934), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10955920 

The death occurred on Saturday at Garden street, Geelong, of Mr. David Cope, musical conductor, aged 86 years, Mr. Cope was engaged with many Australian theatrical producers as musical director. He composed a number of works and contributed to several journals under the pen name of Agar Zariel. Born in Birmingham, England, Mr. Cope came to Australia in 1880. He is survived by a sister and brother, both of whom live in Geelong.

[Advertisement], The Argus (18 August 1934), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10961869 


Musical works:

Tranquilite, nocturne, pour le piano, op. 26 par David Cope junr. (Melbourne: The composer, [1887])

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-164637829 

St. Valentine waltzes composed by David Cope junr. (Melbourne: W. H. Glen, [1891])

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-169538197 






COPE, Thomas Spencer (Mr. Justice COPE; Judge COPE)

Amateur musician, conductor, band director

Active VIC, from 1853
Died Brunswick, VIC, 11 November 1891


Documentation:

"THE LATE JUDGE COPE", The Argus (12 November 1891), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8640475 

... He was a most excellent musician, and could play well on almost any musical instrument. He took a very active part in promoting or supporting societies intended for social amusement, and when he was at the Ovens he taught a large number of lads, the sons of local residents, the fife and drum. At the Ovens and Murray Exhibition he had a band of them, consisting of 30 performers, and he marshalled them in procession to the exhibition and led them in the music they played there ...





COPPIN FAMILY



COPPIN, Frederick James

Violinist, orchestra leader, Teacher of the Violin, Cornopean and [Piano?] Tunist

Born Market Deeping, England, 1824
Active Adelaide, SA, by 1849 and until at least 1852; Melbourne, by July 1855
Died Emerald Hill, VIC, 27 April 1881, aged 56


Summary:

Writing to the Melbourne press in 1874, Coppin claimed to have worked for 33 years in his "present position", which would date his professional musical activities (either as an orchestral leader or more likely as an orchestral violinist) to as early as 1841. On the other hand, he was reportedly only 56 at the time of his death in 1881, which would place his birthdate round 1835. He was also supposed to be the "brother" (he could almost have have been a son) of George Coppin (b.1819), and presumably arrived in Australian sometime after George's arrival in Sydney in 1843, perhaps coming first to Melbourne or Adelaide. He was, nevertheless, certainly joint "leader of the band" (with Mr. Lee) for brother George Coppin in Adelaide in November 1849. While also continuing to play rank-and-file violin in various Adelaide bands, he was licensee (unbelievably if he was really only 15) of the Billy Barlow hotel in 1850, and for Coppin's Grand Assembly Ball in August 1850 Frederick introduced the topical The Auction Mart Tavern quadrilles, named after George Coppin's hotel ("arranged for the occasion by Mr F. Coppin, introducing the following celebrated airs: Free-and-Easy, Rogue's March, All round my Hat, Oh 'tis Love, The Young May Moon, Dere's some one in de House Miss Dinah, Sich a Gittin up Stairs, Billy Barlow, and We won't go Home till Morning). By 1855 he was leader of the band at George Coppin's Olympic in Melbourne, where in August 1856 he band presented him with "a splendid diamond ring as a mark of their respect, and an acknowledgment of his quiet and gentlemanly conduct as the head or the orchestra." In December 1856 for a pantomime at the Theatre Royal he "arranged" overture and incidental music that included "reminiscences of Martha, Masaniello, Der Freischutz, [Bochsa's] Je suis une Bayadère,  the Spider Dance, and various popular airs; while the obligato passages assigned to the clarionet, ophecleide, and cornet-a-piston respectively, nightly receive a special recognition of applause." Again at the Theatre Royal in September 1858, for the Married Daughters and Once Upon a Times There Were Two Kings, the "characteristic incidental music [was] composed, selected and arranged by L Lavenu", the Overture [by] Mr. F. Coppin".


Documentation:

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (28 November 1849),  2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50247015

"BENCH OF MAGISTRATES", South Australian Register (16 March 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38452909

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (21 April 1852), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38454339

"MR. FREDERICK COPPIN IN REPLY. TO THE EDITOR", The Argus (24 March 1874), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5866508

"PUBLICAN'S LICENSES", South Australian (15 March 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71625838

[Advertisement], South Australian (5 July 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71626647

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

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

[Advertisement], The Argus (28 July 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4813462

"THE OLYMPIC THEATRE", The Argus (16 August 1856), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7134976

"THEATRE ROYAL", The Argus (29 December 1856), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7142328

[Advertisement], The Argus (22 September 1858), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7301498

"Deaths", The Argus (28 April 1881), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5968609

"MRS. FRED. COPPIN'S BENEFIT", The Argus (16 May 1881), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5983667



COPPIN, George (George Selth)

Singer, songwriter, comedian, entrepreneur, composer/arranger

Born Steyning, Sussex, England, 8 April 1819
Arrived Sydney, 10 March 1843 (per Templar)
Died Richmond, Victoria, 14 March 1906

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1466235 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Summary:

Coppin's name is attached as singer, lyricist, and or "arranger" to several printed musical works, including the two extant below, and, perhaps most interesting, one lost work: 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").


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 April 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12421789

See also "Billy Barlow ... to which is now added, Billy Barlow's emigration to Australia" (London: Davidson, [185-?])

[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

"THE MELBOURNE STAGE IN THE FORTIES. BY J. S. No. II.", The Argus (24 May 1890), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8608107

Master George was almost born in a theatre evinced a precocious taste for music, took to the violin when a mere child and was second fiddler in the orchestra of his father's theatre. As soon as he was old enough to make a start on his own account, he fiddled his way up to London, and was engaged as second low comedian and second violin by Saville Faucit ...




Images: above http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an9281489

see also

http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/mpcimg/00500/B341.htm.



Resources: ADB George Coppin


Musical arrangements:

Billy Barlow ("Billy Barlow's Visit to Sydney ... As Sung by Mr. Coppin, at the Royal Victoria Theatre. Arranged for the Piano Forte ... Arranged by George Coppin") (Sydney: Thomas Rolfe, 1843)

Villikins and his Dinah ([? John Parry] "as sung at the Royal Victoria Theatre by Mr. G. Coppin") (Sydney: H. Marsh, [185-?])




CORCORAN, James Vincent (Revd. Mr.)

Church singer

Arrived Sydney, 12 September 1835 (per Oriental, from Liverpool, April)
Died Sydney, 4 August 1837, aged 35


Summary:

A secular cleric, he arrived in Sydney with Bede Polding in September 1835. At Polding's installation at St. Mary's chapel later than month, Corcoran was reportedly one of choir: "several new musical pieces were performed by Mrs. Rust, the Rev. Messrs. Spencer and Corcoran, &c. Mrs. Chester and several other professional singers were also in the choir, Mr. Cavendish presiding at the Seraphine". He was killed on the Parramatta Road when thrown from, and run over by, his gig. His funeral mass at St. Mary's was reportedly "distinguished for its melody and sweetness".


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Colonist (17 September 1835), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31716978

"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (21 September 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12853094

"Deaths", The Australian (5 September 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36853385

"FUNERAL OF THE REV. MR. CORCORAN", The Sydney Monitor (8 September 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32157300

"FUNERAL OF THE REV. JAMES VINCENT CORCORAN", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (9 September 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2212855

[News], The Sydney Herald (11 September 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12855879


Bibliography and resources:

John Kenny, A history of the commencement and progress of Catholicity in Australia, up to the year 1840 (Sydney: F. Cunninghame, 1886)

http://archive.org/details/ahistorycommenc00kenngoog

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/19226582




CORDNER, William John

Tenor vocalist, organist, pianist, conductor, composer

Born Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland, 4 December 1826
Arrived Sydney, 1854
Died Woolloomooloo, NSW, 15 July 1870, aged 43

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1462669 (NLA persistent identifier)


CORDNER, Ellen (Miss MUNTON; later Mrs. MILES)

Contralto vocalist, pianist

Born Brentford, Middlesex, England, 1842
Married (1) William CORDNER, 18 May 1858
Married (2) John Balfour Clement MILES, 25 February 1871
Died Sydney, January 1932


Summary:

William Cordner first Sydney stage appearance was in Miska Hauser's first Sydney concert in November 1854, singing tenor in Morley's madrigal Now is the Month of Maying with Theodosia Guerin, Sara Flower, and John and Frank Howson. He appeared in several productions at the Royal Victoria Theatre in the first half of 1855. Though himself Episcopalean, he was organist of St. Patrick's Church until early in 1857, and by August that year organist of St Mary's Cathedral, when he also performed in Anna Bishop's Oratorio (under George Loder). He was Lewis Lavenu's choirmaster for the 1859 University of Sydney Music Festival, and conductor of the Sydney Vocal Harmonic Society. A rare record of a Cordner composition is the Thanksgiving Hymn For The Preservation Of H.R.H. The Duke Of Edinburgh From The Late Attempt Upon His Life (words: Derwent Coleridge), published and first performed in March 1868, but lost.


Obituary (1870): DEATH OF MR. CORDNER.- Another well known and, respected citizen has been called away from amongst us. After a long and painful illness, Mr. Cordner, Professor of Music, died at his residence in Woolloomooloo-street, yesterday morning, at half-post 2 o'clock. Mr. William John Cordncr was a native of Armagh, and is understood to have received his elementary education in Musical Science in the school attached to the Protestant cathedral of that ancient Irish city. About fourteen years ago, Mr. Cwdiier arrived in this colony, where his professional ability was immediately recognised, and he was appointed organist at St. Patrick's Church, then under the pastoral care of the Very Rev. Dean Sumner. In that position Mr. Cordner made himself so remaikable for the untiring zeal which he displayed in the performance of his duties that the authorities of St. Mary's appointed him, in 1857, organist and choirmaster to that cathedral - an office wherein he is understood to have given entire satisfaction to his employers, and which he continued to hold until his death. For a long time past Mr. Cordner's health has been very infirm,and his sufferings often great, but he bore up against his manifold ailments so manfully, that the news of his death has affected many of his friends with a sorrowful surprise. In his last illness he was attended by Messrs. Charles Nathan and Alfred Roberts. Mr. Cordner was an Episcopalian, and died in that communion. He was visited for some time before his decease by the Rev. G. H. Moreton, of St. Peter's. By all who know him Mr. Cordner will be much regretted, and by none, perhaps, more than by the Roman Catholic clergy of St. Mary's, by whom he appears to have been universally respected and esteemed. Mr. Cordner was remarkable for having always shown himself ready and willing to give the influential aid of his cultivated talents and assiduity to any public or private charity, although a man of but limited means, working for his daily bread. Whatever he agreed to undertake he always exerted himself to have thoroughly well done - totally irrespective of the amount of compensation (if any) contingent upon its performance. His place will be vacant amongst the members of his profession, and he will long be remembered by the Sydney public. Mr. Cordner leaves a widow, but no children, after him. He was in the forty-fourth year of his age. His remains will be interred to-morrow afternoon, in the Episcopalian Cemetery, Haslem Creek.

Obituary (1932): Mrs. Ellen Miles, who died at her residence in Albyn-road, Strathfield, on Saturday, was formerly one of the best-known singers in Sydney. She was born at Brentford, Middlesex, England, in 1842, and came to Australia as a girl. She married Mr. W. J. Cordner, at the time Sydney's chief organist and conductor. Under his tuition, his young wife developed a fine contralto voice, and was Sydney's chief resident contralto singer during the sixties and seventies. Their home was a centre for all visiting musicians. Among Mrs. Cordner's pupils were John D. Delany and the Gehdes. Among her early friends was Mrs. Stewart, and her famous daughter, the late Nellie Stewart, whom she often nursed as a baby; and Nellie Stewart's step-sisters, Maggie and Docie Guerin. Some years after Mr. Cordner's death his widow married Mr. J. B. C. Miles, a well known accountant. He died in 1907, and Mrs. Miles had lived in retirement since. She was well known for her charity. She is survived by one son, Mr. W. Miles. The funeral took place at Rookwood Cemetery on Monday.


Documentation:

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962292

"MARRIAGES", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 June 1858), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13011428

CORDNER - MUNTON. May 18th, at St. Philip's Church ...

"SYDNEY", The Musical Times (1 April 1865), 38

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=XG8PAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA38

"SYDNEY", The Musical Times (1 May 1865), 60

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=XG8PAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA60

"SYDNEY", The Musical Times (1 November 1865), 167

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=XG8PAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA167

"PUNCH'S EVENING AMUSEMENTS", Sydney Punch (21 March 1868), 134

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=AA5HAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA134

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 March 1868), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28609705

"NEW SOUTH WALES", The Musical World (12 February 1870), 109

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=VJMPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA109

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 July 1870), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63109233

"Death of Mr. W. J. Cordner", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 July 1870), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65472468

"DEATH OF MR. CORDNER", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 July 1870), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13222483

"MRS. E. MILES", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 January 1932), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16837244


Bibliography and resources:

E. J. Lea-Scarlett, Cordner, William John (1826-1870), Australian dictionary of biography 3 (1969)

Rushworth 1988, 271-72




CORK, William

Bandmaster (Volunteer Artillery)

Active Sydney, by 1870


Documentation:

"VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY", Empire (9 July 1870), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63108997

"The Concert in Aid ...", Australian Town and Country Journal (31 August 1872), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70496756

"The Volunteer Artillery Brigade Band", Empire (2 August 1873), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63233395

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (18 July 1879), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13438778




CORNISH, Ebenezer

Organist, choirmaster

Born Holbeton, Plymouth, England, 31 March 1836
Arrived Adelaide, 1840 (per Brightman)
Active Adelaide, by 1860
Died Port Augusta, SA, 26 November 1873, aged 37 (of exhaustion from over-exertion while bathing)


Documentation:

"MARRIED", South Australian Register (2 July 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49205881

"PIRIE-STREET WESLEYAN CHAPEL. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES", The South Australian Advertiser (30 October 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article825816

"ORGANIST", South Australian Register (14 April 1862), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50178639

"ST. PAUL'S YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY SOIREE", South Australian Register (4 November 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50163048

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (23 February 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39124771

"CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC", South Australian Register (26 March 1864), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39126495

"BIRTHS ... DEATHS", South Australian Register (13 December 1873), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39292974


Bibliography and resources:

Family history

http://topperwien.com/genealogy/trees/people/p000061m.htm

http://www.geni.com/people/Ebenezer-Cornish/6000000011679740325




CORNISH, Henry

"Professor of Music", violinist, fiddler

Active ? Sydney, 1841; Maitland, NSW, by 1846; Sydney, 1850


Documentation:

"THE EMIGRANT'S ANNUAL BALL", Australasian Chronicle (7 January 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31730375 

On Friday night last, the fifth anniversary of this festival took place at Mr. Clarke's dancing academy, King-street, and went off in a style that reflected much credit upon the stewards. About eight o'clock the musicians occupied the tastefully decorated orchestra ... About half-past nine the ball was commenced with a country dance, led off by one of the stewards, which was admirably gone through, and followed by the first set of quadrilles; the next was a Spanish waltz, which was pretty fairly gone through; then came the lanciers and were well danced; but in the triumph, country dance, which followed, I assert that nothing I have seen for years could excel the precision, which appeared to be in a great degree attributable to the just and well arranged music of the leader, Mr. Cornish, supported by Mr. Sutton on the clarionet, with which the other instruments formed a band of nine. The Caledonian quadrilles and Scotch reel followed, which completed the first part in the programme. I cannot omit noticing that the general admiration of the assembly was elicited at the splendid manner in which Mr. Clarke's pupil, Miss Thompson, aged twelve years, acquitted herself in a pas suel. The dances in part 2 were then begun, comprising, Patronella, country dance; Paine's first set quadrilles; the Circassian circles; lanciers; Towe's first set ; Scotch reel and Spanish waltz. Between the second and third parts Mr. Clarke, brother to the Professor, entertained the company with an admirable hornpipe, at the conclusion of which the stewards ordered the whole company up for the last country dance, when six full sets appeared, leaving about forty ladies and gentlemen yet in their seats, forming in the party about 112 persons ...- Correspondent.

"CATCHING A TARTAR", The Maitland Mercury (11 November 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article685540

On Wednesday last, at the opening of Mr. Burgess's new public-house, at Hinton, a lot of choice spirits were assembled to celebrate the occasion; for the amusement of whom Mr. Burgess had provided the delectable tones of a violin, under the manual direction of Mr. Cornish.

"ALLEGED BREACH OF THE LICENSING ACT", The Maitland Mercury (30 June 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article691142

"MORE FREE THAN WELCOME", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 September 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12920974

"BURGLARY", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 October 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12921660


Bibliography and resources:

http://www.jenwilletts.com/farmer's_glory_hinton.htm




CORRIGAN, James ("Bugler Corrigan")

Musician, bandmaster

Active Ballarat, 1865
Died VIC, 1867


Documentation:

Ballarat and Ballarat district directory (1865), 69, 82

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=MyxLAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA69

"NEWS AND NOTES", The Ballarat Star (11 August 1866), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112864226

We regret to bear that bugler Corrigan, of the Ballarat Rangers, is compelled by ill-health to retire from the corps. He is an old Indian soldier and the two climates of India and Ballarat have impaired his health and rendered his resignation of his present position inevitable. His services have been so well appreciated by his comrades that they are subscribing a testimonial for him, in which we doubt not a good many civilians will readily unite if applied to for that purpose.

"COUNTRY NEWS", The Age (22 February 1867), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155031022

THE DEATH OF JAMES CORRIGAN, formerly bugler in the 2nd Queen's Royals, the first bandmaster to the Warrnambool Volunteer Rifle Corps, and latterly bandmaster to the Ballaarat Rifle Rangers, is announced, very regretfully, in the Warrnambool papers.

? possibly a mis-identification; James Corrigan, headmaster of Wesley College, Melbourne, died in January 1867





COUAT, M. (Monsieur COUAT)

Violinist (pupil of Sivori; for Catherine Hayes's concerts)

Arrived Sydney, NSW, 4 August 1855 (per Marcus Caesar, from San Francisco, 17 May)


Documentation:

"LLANELLI", Yr Amserau (2 November 1853), 4

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/4240851/4240855/25 

LLANELLI-Cyngherdd. Dydd Gwener wythnos Pr diweddaf, cynaliodd y Llanelly Philharmonic Society ... y Mechanics Institution am y tymhor presenol. Cynorthwywyd hwy gan Monsieur Couat, un o'r Violinists gorau yn y byd ...

"THE THEATRES", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 August 1855), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12972566

We have also to add that, by the Marcus Caesar, which arrived here from San Francisco on Saturday, Mademoiselle Denerie, from the leading Parisian theatres, a danseuse of whom report speaks highly, and Monsieur Couat, a violinist (a favourite pupil of M. Sivori), were passengers. Both artistes have testimonials of their ability and great success before the most critical audiences of Paris and some of the chief cities of England and the United States.

"MISS CATHARINE HAYES' SECOND GRAND CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 August 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12972780

"MISS CATHARINE HAYES' CONCERTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 August 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28641590

A MONS. COUAT was announced as a celebrated violinist. This word celebrated becomes somewhat ill-used of late. He is certainly a good violinist, but we should like to hear a littli more of him before we pronounce an opinion upon his deserts. There is no instrument more capable of trickeries than the violin, and a man, without being a first-rate violinist, might imitate the mewing of the very cat, and the squeaking of the very rat, that "eat the malt that lay in the house that Jack built."

"SYDNEY", The Argus (18 August 1855), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4815619

"PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 September 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12976076

PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE. Last evening, his Excellency the Governor-General, Lady Denison, and family, honored this Theatre with their presence on the occasion of Miss Catherine Hayes' third appearance in English opera, as Arline, in M. W. Balfe's Bohemian Girl ... In Mr. Balfe's piquant instrumentation, the orchestra, under M. Lavenu's direction, did ample justice. The obligato accompaniments of M. Couat, violin; M. Tranter, double bass; and M. Francesco Volpi, clarionet, demand especial attention.

"PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE", Empire (17 September 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60165929





COULON, Emile Georges

Bass-baritone singer, arranger

Born ? France, c.1821/2
Arrived Australia, Sydney, 10 September 1854
Departed Melbourne, 26 December 1860
Died USA, late 1874


Summary:

According to his obituary, Coulon was a pupil of the younger Manuel Garcia (1805-1906). The same document reports that he was 53 at the time of his death (therefore born in 1821 or 1822), and that he made his debut in 1851. However, he was probably the M. Coulon in Mequet's new opera troupe at Brest in 1850, and the M. Coulon who was Bertram in Meyerbeer's Robert le diable in Paris early in 1853 (see also M. Coulon and M. Coulon, première basse-taille de grand opéra). By mid-1853 he must have been in the United States, for he appeared several times in the San Francisco opera season beginning in September 1853. There his regular co-artist was the tenor Laglaise (probably Jean-Baptiste Laglaise, or Laglaize), who from 1856 also sang with him regularly in Australia. In July 1854, Coulon assisted Catherine Hayes at her farewell recital, prior to sailing with her for Australia. For more on Coulon in San Francisco, see The Pioneer (1854), 114, 115, 245, and Martin, Verdi at the Golden Gate (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1993).

The Hayes company's arrival in Sydney on 10 September 1854 was announced in an article in The Sydney Morning Herald the following morning that mentioned Coulon favourably. After working with Hayes and Lewis Lavenu in 1854-55, he and Laglaise (recently arrived from the USA) toured with Anna Bishop and George Loder in 1856 as a member of their English Opera Company. A contemporary appreciation of Coulon in Australia appears in Frank Fowler's Southern lights and shadows.

In Melbourne on 13 April 1859, as reviewed in The Argus, he gave the first performance of Sidney Nelson's new national song, Advance Australia (published the following month). From July 1859, Coulon spent 8 months in Mauritius, returning to Melbourne in March 1860. He was in Sydney appearing in opera in June and July, and in Melbourne in October-November floated a scheme to form a European opera company for the colonies. Coulon finally sailed from Melbourne for England on 26 December 1860. In May, as reported in the press, local supporters of his touring opera company scheme received a letter from him stating that he had: "succeeded in organizing a company provisionally, which would be ready to proceed to the colonies upon approval ... The company embraces three ladies, three gentlemen, 10 members of orchestra, and the nucleus of a competent chorus." However, at a meeting on 30 August, subscribers were told: "M. Coulon's opera scheme may be considered defunct." He never returned to Australia.

Coulon reportedly sang Marcel in Huguenots in Brussels in 1864 (the correspondent for The Reader judged him "a careful and finished vocalist, but incapable of giving adequate expression to the fierce Calvinistic exaltation of the character"). He was at Covent Garden for the 1868 season. According to The Saturday Review, one Signor Collini in a revival of Robert le diable there was "no other than M. Coulon, who had for some years vainly striven to make a reputation for himself at the Grand Opera in Paris". The name Signor Collini had perhaps been coined the previous year, when Coulon appeared thus at Milan as count Capuleto in Gounod's Romeo e Giulietta. In 1873, at San Carlo in Naples, however, The Athenaeum's correspondent judged that Signor Collini as the "new Germont ... must be regarded as a failure; he is the heaviest of heavy fathers, and his voice had a continuous tremolo, as if the old man had been attacked with the palsy: his make-up was quite hideous."

This obituary appeared in Melbourne's The Argus (23 January 1875):

The announcement of the death of Emile Coulon (which appeared as an extract in yesterday's Argus) will recal[l] to the reader's mind many a scene in the stirring times which followed the discovery of gold in Victoria. At the time when the "Salle Valentino" was the chief place for musical entertainment, the old Theatre Royal was being built, and long before the theatre itself was finished, the Vestibule was used, and very largely patronised as a concert room. It was here that Coulon sang twenty years ago and delighted the audience of that day (at it was a thoroughly appreciative and critical audience). The people who had come fresh from London, Paris or Vienna recognised the good quality of the singer who could do justice to the buffo music of Rossini and Donizetti. Here in those days Coulon's name was associated with many another yet remembered. Mrs. Hancock, Madame Carandini, Octavia Hamilton, Louisa Swannell, the Australian Nightingale, Charles Lyall, Charles Biall, "Johnston of the 40th" and "Callen of the 12th." From this time up to 1859, in which year M. Coulon left the country [recte 1860], he was associated in opera with the Bianchis, Laglaise, Greig and many others of note in those days, who have long since passed from the scene. It was expected when Coulon left Melbourne that he was to return with a complete opera company, but he did not return, to the great disappointment of many citizens well disposed towards the patronage of musical art. The little obituary notice from which we quote says that Coulon was 53 years old when he died, that he made his debut in 1851, and that he was one of the best of Garcia's pupils. We who remember him know that was a good singer, and had a good voice; while he remained in Melbourne he was in his very prime. The Garcia who was his master was the brother of Malibran and of Viardot. There is no such singer now in Melbourne as Emile Coulon was in those lively days we speak of.


Musical works:

At Hayes's "Last grand concert" at the Royal Victoria Theatre on 30 September, under the musical direction of Lewis Lavenu, Coulon sang the French National Hymn La Marseillaise. He performed it widely. Following later Sydney performances in April 1855, on 10 May Woolcott & Clarke advertised their illustrated edition of the Marseillaise Hymn, arranged by M. Coulon, his only published work.


Disambiguation:

Émile Coulon (mid 19th-century Belgian architect); Eugène Coulon (fl. London 1844-60): French dancing-master was in the ballet at London's Her Majesty's Theatre at the time, reputedly "introduced the Polka to England in 1844" (Coulon's Hand-book; containing all the last new and fashionable dances (1860/1873), see also Coulon in A Biographical Dictionary of Actors). A pianist, Miss or Mlle. Coulon, was active in London in the early 1850s, appearing for instance in 1851 at (her father?) Mr. E. Coulon's rooms, Great Marlborough Street. Eugene is the Coulon celebrated in the titles of several dance prints with music by Jullien. In Sydney in September 1853, Henry Marsh published an Australian edition (lost) of Pop goes the weasel "With description of the Figures by COULON, and the Original Music" (cf. extant 1853 US edition). On 16 March 1867, the Argus reported: "At the Hamilton Police Court on Tuesday, Emille Calon, professor of music, was charged with attempting to poison himself  with strychnine." The report evidently confused the memory of Emile Coulon with Edward Calon, the first known mention of a musician soon after active in Adelaide (where he was also accused of embezzlement) and later as organist of St. Paul's Church in Sale, Victoria.


Note 2013 (information from Allister Hardiman):

Emile Georges Coulon (his contract with Catherine Hayes was signed "Georges Coulon") died in the USA in 1874. He probably belonged to the family of the dancers Jean-François Coulon (1764-1836) and his son, London-based from 1844, Antoine Coulon (1796-1849).


Works online:

Marseillaise Hymn (arranged by M. Coulon) (Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, [1855])




COUNSEL, Edward

Composer, writer, editor


COUNSEL, Mary Josephine

Composer

Died Somerville, VIC, 21 July 1894


Bendigo 1872: CORRESPONDENCE. From Edward Counsel, of North Melbourne, a genius who stated he has composed 20,000 original airs and musical pieces, and that he was prepared to give entertainments out of the lot as singer, improvisatore, dramatic reader, impresario, and composer. Received as read.


Somerville, 1894: On Saturday last one of the oldest residents of the district, Mrs. Mary Josephine Counsel, died suddenly at her residence. Deceased was the wife of Mr. Edward Counsel, a well-known composer of music, among which may be mentioned, the "Melodies of Erin." He was also the author of 10,000 maxims. Mrs. Counsel also composed fifty pieces of music, thirty of which were accepted by the Education Department for school songs, and she also gained several rewards and certificates at the various exhibitions.


Documentation:

"ADELAIDE CORPORATION ... CORRESPONDENCE", The South Australian Advertiser (30 August 1870), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28594648

"AN IMPROVISATORE", Empire (30 January 1871), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63115410

"CORRESPONDENCE", Bendigo Advertiser (9 January 1872), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87970717

"Somerville", Mornington Standard (26 July 1894), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65811636





COUPLAND, Samuel (also COPELAND)
Professor of music, singing master, organist, pianist, musician

Active Ballarat, VIC, by 1857
Died Malvern, VIC, 9 October 1906


COUPLAND, William Henry

Organist, pianist, violinist, teacher, music examiner

Born Ballarat, VIC, 1859/60 (son of Samuel COUPLAND)
Died Nedlands, WA, 1 October 1931, aged 71


COUPLAND, Miss (? Misses)

Organist, teacher of music

Active Bendigo, by 1869


Documentation:

"BALLARAT DISCUSSION SOCIETY", The Star (8 December 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66045543

There was a public gathering at the Temperance and Discussion Hall, Bakery Hill, on Monday evening, on the occasion of an "amateur entertainment," given for the purpose of raising funds for the purchase of a harmonium and piano, and to aid in the formation of a Choral Society, to be affiliated with the Discussion Society ... the whole winding up with "God save the Queen," by the company. Mr. S. Coupland presided at the instrument, which is from Huxtable's Repository, and appeared to be in good tune and of mellow yet powerful tone.

"HAWKERS' AND PEDLERS' LICENSES", The Star (9 December 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66045553

[Advertisement], The Star (17 November 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66335828

[Advertisement], Bendigo Advertiser (3 April 1869), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87918418

"LONG GULLY POPULAR READINGS", Bendigo Advertiser (9 November 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87923208

"DEATHS", Bendigo Advertiser (2 November 1876), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88243519

[Advertisement], The Argus (28 February 1883), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8499914

"DEATHS", The Australasian (20 October 1906), 58

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139177755

"WILLS AND ESTATES", The Argus (21 November 1906), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9653086

"ST. GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL. To the editor", The West Australian (17 September 1907), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25713090

"LATE MR. W. H. COUPLAND", The Daily News (2 October 1931), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84205018

[Advertisement], The West Australian (3 July 1947), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article46323070





COURT, Mary Ann

Contralto vocalist ("the Native Contralto Singer")

Active Sydney, NSW, 1856


Documentation

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 February 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12982072 

APPEAL to the NATIVES of SYDNEY. Miss MARY ANN COURT, the Native Contralto Singer, takes her Benefit THIS EVENING, at the Royal Polytechnic Pitt-street. Miss Court in some favourite Ballads, assisted by Madame E. L. Gunn, who will sing some of Moore's Irish Melodies. "The Irish Jaunting Car," and other comic songs, by the Koh-i-Noor and his Sprite. B. Lennox as "Cox," and Miss Court as "Mrs. Bouncer," in BOX AND COX.





COUSENS, Harriette (Harriet, Harriete Eliza LIGHT; Mrs. Walter Page COUSENS; ? formerly "Miss GRANT" of Drury Lane)

Professor of Music, pianist, vocalist (pupil of Kalkbrenner and Crivelli)

Born England, 1805/6
Arrived Launceston, VDL (TAS), 10 January 1838 (per Louisa Campbell, from London, 29 September 1837)
Died Sydney, NSW, 7 April 1876, aged 70


COUSENS, Clara Helen (Mrs. Kingsmill SHAW; Helen Kingsmill SHAW)

Contralto vocalist (pupil of Sara Flower, and Julius Benedict), pianist, singing teacher

Born Sydney, NSW, 1847 (daughter of the above)
Married Henry Kingsmill Shaw, St. James's Church, Sydney, 9 March 1867
Died Milan, Italy, 1922


Summary:

Mrs. Cousens, for "many years a Teacher of Piano Forte and Singing in London and Cheltenham", and as she advertised later "a pupil of Kalkbrenner and Crivelli", arrived in Launceston with her husband, Walter Page Cousens (1801-1863) and four children in January 1838.

In March 1838 a report in The Sydney Gazette claimed she was formerly the vocalist "Miss Grant" of Drury Lane. Since the Miss Grant in question was almost certainly Anadalusia Grant (c.1809-1888; as Lady Molesworth, wife of the British secretary for the colonies), this cannot be correct; perhaps more likely that they were both pupils of Crivelli (active on stage 1828-1830, Miss Grant had earlier sung at one of Liszt's London concerts on 9 June 1827). Regardless of her identity, the gist of the Sydney report was that Cousens had been signed up by Wyatt for his new Sydney theatre. However, her husband having set up as a general agent in Launceston, she instead opened a school there.

She also continued to give "private lessons in Music, Singing, and Drawing, at her own residence", and in January 1840, perhaps uniquely in the colonies at that time, was "desirous of receiving an Articled Pupil for Music".

She and her family arrived in Sydney in August 1841, and in September she advertised as a music teacher. As well as continuing to teach music privately, she opened a school for young ladies, "Mrs. Cousens's Establishment", which she ran into the early 1870s.

A Sydney death notice (1856) for her mother identifies Mrs. W. P. Cousens unequivocally as daughter of the late Mrs. Light; and family histories give her name as Harriet Light.

My thanks to a descendent, Jane Beck, for kindly sharing information.


Documentation

"LAUNCESTON SHIPPING", The Sydney Monitor (29 January 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32158831

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (27 January 1838), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65953858

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (3 March 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2541264

It is reported in Sydney that Mr. Wyatt's agent at Hobart Town, has engaged a Mrs. Cousens, formerly Miss Grant, a celebrated vocalist, lately arrived by the Louisa Campbell, at Launceston, for the new Theatre, Pitt-street. Mrs. Cousens, when Miss Grant, belonged to the Drury Lane company, London.

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (28 December 1839), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65951730

[Advertisement], Launceston Advertiser (2 January 1840), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84751931

"ARRIVALS", Australasian Chronicle (3 August 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31732482

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (11 September 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12871082

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 December 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12422061

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 June 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12880508

"MARRIAGES", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 March 1867), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28610829 

"BIRTHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 August 1847), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12898076

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 April 1876), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13372333

"OBITUARY", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 March 1922), p. 14

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15991814

News has reached her son in this city of the death of Mrs. Kingsmill Shaw. More than a year ago she left Sydney for Milan to live with daughter (Mme. Carrara) and granddaughter. Mrs. Kingsmill Shaw was then the oldest native-born teacher of singing in this city, having taught singing and music for about 45 years. Helen Kingsmill Shaw was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cousens, who came here in the early 'Forties from Emsworth, Hampshire, with a considerable fortune, which they lost in a disastrous speculation. Mrs. Cousens, a pupil of the famous Cravelli [sic], then started a ladies' school at the corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool streets, where the grandmothers of many leading Australian families of the present day were educated. Clara Helen Cousens (Mrs. Shaw) was born at this house (in later years occupied by Dr. Sydney Jamieson and then demolished by Mark Foy's Company), and studied singing as a contralto under Sara Flower, and then in London under Sir Julius Benedict. Soon after her return to Sydney, the young artist married Henry Kingsmill Shaw, a Queensland business man related to the Kingsmill Abbott family ... The late Mrs. Shaw retired from public life as a concert artist in the early 'Eighties. One of her latest public activities was in August, 1918, when she trained the chorus of the Amateur Patriotic Musical and Dramatic Society for the revival of "The Cingalee" at the Theatre Royal. There are many interesting aspects of this artist's family history. Her mother was married in London from No.1 Cavendish Square, the house of Mrs. Durham Thackeray's grandmother, and that novelist gave the bride away. Her mother's first cousin was Colonel Light R.E. who surveyed and laid out the city of Adelaide where two statues are elected in his honour.


Documentation (Miss Grant):

"ON ITALIAN SINGING ADAPTED TO THE ENGLISH STYLE", The Harmonicon 5 (1827), 217

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=7uYqAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA217

Edward Stirling, Old Drury Lane: fifty years' recollections of author, actor, and manager (London: Chatto and Windus, 1881), 209

https://archive.org/stream/olddrurylanefift02stiruoft#page/209/mode/2up

James Huneker, Franz Liszt (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911), 305

http://archive.org/stream/franzliszt00huneiala#page/306/mode/2up

Kim Reynolds, "Molesworth, Andalusia Grant", Oxford dictionary of national biography (2004)

http://oxfordindex.oup.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/47908


Other sources:

[Prospectus for] Mrs. Cousens's Establishment, 222 Elizabeth Street, Hyde Park (c.1857)

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=914329





COUSINS, Henry C.

Professor of Violin and Pianoforte, bandmaster

Active Melbourne 1859-76


Summary:

Cousins, "Late of Foley-street, Regent's Park, London", Late Quadrille Player to Her Majesty", Late of Adams's Royal Band, Her Majesty's State Band", advertised as a teacher in February 1859, directed the band for the Manchester Unity Ball in August, and in August 1860 was leader of the orchestra at the Royal Victoria Volunteer Artillery Regiment's Annual Subscription Ball. In February 1863, he returned to Melbourne from Dunedin, NZ. He was still active in 1876.


Documentation: [Advertisement], The Argus (14 February 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7309788

[Advertisement], The Argus (22 August 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5686711

[Advertisement], The Argus (26 October 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5690612

[Advertisement], The Argus (31 July 1860), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5687078

[Advertisement], The Argus (3 February 1863), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6483160

The Victoria Post Office Directory (1866), 35

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=wQkFAAAAYAAJ

"Funeral Notice", The Argus (2 November 1867), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5782390

"AUSTRALASIAN DRAMATIC AND MUSICAL ASSOCIATION", The Argus (8 June 1876), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5891062




COVINGTON, Syms

Ship's fiddler (Beagle)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Bibliography and resources:

Syms Covington, Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syms_Covington




COWEN, Frederic Hymen

Conductor, composer

Born Kingston, Jamaica, 29 January 1852
Arrived Melbourne, mid 1888
Departed Melbourne, early 1889
Died London, 6 October 1935

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1150975 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Bibliography and resources:

Kenneth Hince, Cowen, Frederic Hymen (1852-1935), Australian Dictionary of Biography 3 (1969)




COX, Alfred

See MAIN ENTRY





COXON, William Wilson
Singer, songwriter

Born1841/2

Active Ballarat, 1857-58
Died Ballarat, VIC, 18 August 1925, aged 83


Summary:

Coxon appeared at Ballarat's Charlie Napier Hotel in August 1857, billed as "the celebrated local Comic Singer ... Whose Shakespearian, and other Burlesques, have been received with unbounded applause in this and the neighboring colonies." A few days later "his new local Song, written on Ballarat, SIMON PUIR, OR, THE DAMAGED LOVER" was announced. The press responded coolly to "some tolerable songs of a trifling character by Mr Coxon. Beyond a facility of utterance, in time and keeping with the refrain music, to which the songs and burlesques are set, we do not apprehend that this gentleman aims at any very high standard of excellence as a concert singer. Although he has been nightly encored, very frequently four or five times in succession, his popularity is chiefly due to the matter of his songs, and their apt introduction of purely local peculiarities and allusions." But particular offense was taken at his salacious new song The Pretty Girls of Ballarat, sung moreover before an "assemblage of these women of the town within the walls of the theatre ... disgusting the ears of those who are tempted thither to listen to music which cannot be heard elsewhere, by songs written in the worst possible taste in praise of a vice too common to need any pointed or marked allusion to attract attention." In his show two nights later he introduced "MR COXON'S REPLY TO THE PRESS". Other listed songs include The Flash Colonial Barman in October 1857 (a night the Attorney General attended). In March 1858 the Star called him the "celebrated local improvisatore", and in November reported "Coxon continues to reign supreme as our local comic singer". Nevertheless, he appears to have left the city by the end of that month, when the Star noted "the lack of Mr. Coxon, whose homeward bound intentions have, for a second time, taken him from Ballarat. He will not however, be soon forgotten, for he has been indomitable in making funny songs out of subjects that have appeared only too grave to others of perhaps less sense."


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Star (17 August 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66043788

[Advertisement], The Star (21 August 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66043862

"CHARLIE NAPIER", The Star (21 August 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66043860

"THE CHARLIE NAPIER", The Star (24 August 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66043911

[Advertisement], The Star (26 August 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66043951

"CHARLIE NAPIER", The Star (27 October 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66044891

[Advertisement], The Star (7 December 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66045516

[2 advertisements], The Star (17 September 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66051495

"THE DUCHESS OF KENT THEATRE", The Star (4 November 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66050961

"THE DUCHESS OF KENT THEATRE", The Star (29 November 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66051426

"MR. W. W. COXON", The North Eastern Ensign (21 August 1925), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70773777

The death occurred on Tuesday of Mr William Wilson Coxon, 83 years of age, one of the oldest journalists in the State. Mr Coxon was for 65 years on the Ballarat Star, which closed in September, 1924.




COY, Leandro

Tenor vocalist, teacher of singing

Arrived (1) Melbourne, early 1871; departed October 1875
Arrived (2) Melbourne, by February 1880
Died Surrey Hills, VIC, 23 October 1911, aged 72


COY, Giulia (TAMBURINI)

Mezzo-soprano vocalist

Born Pesaro, Italy, 1844
Died Surrey Hills, VIC, 17 April 1919


COY, Alice

Soprano vocalist

Born Adelaide, 6 March 1872
Died Surrey Hills, VIC, 1930


Image: http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=447265


Documentation:

"ROYAL ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY", Empire (24 January 1871), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63115247

"THE NEW ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY", The Argus (8 May 1871), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5847390

"BIRTH", South Australian Register (8 March 1872), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39272323

[Advertisement], The Argus (4 October 1875), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7421292

[Advertisement], The Argus (26 February 1880), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5976100

"MELBOURNE POPULAR CONCERTS", The Argus (12 November 1891), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8640472

"DEATH OF SIGNOR COY", The Argus (24 October 1911), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11626440

The many friends of Signor Leandro Coy will regret to hear of his death, which occurred yesterday at his residence, "Pesaro", Surrey Hills. Signor Coy had been in indifferent health for about a year and a fortnight ago he was confined to his bed. Born in Tarragona, Spain, Signor Coy at an early age developed a beautiful tenor voice and was advised to study under Signor Romani, a famous maestro in Florence. He made his debut in Fabriano (Italy) during the carnival of 1863 in "Un Ballo in Maschera" and achieved a great success. He was engaged for the season at Pisa and subsequently he appeared at Prato and at Florence at the Pergola, with the celebrated sisters Marchisio in the opera "Semiramide". His future was secured from this moment. After his appearance in Florence he sang in Rome at the Teatro Valle in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" with Signora Bacigaluppi. Thence it was a triumphant march through Italy; thence to Bucharest and Agram; and thence to Barcelona at the Liceo, where he sang five operas: "Gazza Ladra", "Martha", "Sonnambula", "La Figlia del Reggimento" and "Barbiere". On the occasion of the visit of the late Queen of Spain, Isabella II, to San Sebastiano, special performances of the "Sonnambula" were given in her honour, and Signor Coy was engaged for this occasion. There he sang with the famous prima donna Signorina Giulia Tamburini, a niece of the celebrated baritone Tamburini, for whom Rossini composed his operas. The event was an immense success. The tenor and prima donna fell in love and were married in Tarragona, Signor Coy's native city, shortly afterwards. From this they were always engaged together. South America, Central and South, Sweden, Russia, Norway, Italy, India, Switzerland, and Australasia were visited. Signor Coy's repertoire comprised 50 operas. About the time that Mr. Lyster went to Europe to secure new pincipals for opera in Australia, a surprise visit was paid by an Italian firm of impresarios. This was in May 1871. Signori Cagli and Pompei arrived, unheralded, from India and Signor and Signora Coy were among the company. Signor Coy, who was 72 years of age, leaves a widow, a daughter and two sons. He was teaching here for some years and he never refused to sing for any charity. In fact, on one occasion a benefit was given him, and he gave all the proceeds to the hospital. He was away from Melbourne for some years, but he returned in the eighties.

"DEATH OF SIGNORA COY", The Argus (19 April 1919), 14

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1459163

"FORMER ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY RECALLED", The Register (19 April 1919), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60908043

[Advertisement: probate], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 July 1930), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16665592


Bibliography and resources:

Leandro Coy's copy of Giorza's Messe Solennelle No.3 (with Coy's then address: 19 Erin Street, Richmond)

Gyger 1999, 161, &




CRABBE (? Mr. W.)

Composer

Active Adelaide 1850


Summary:

The sole mention of a work attributed to "Crabbe" is the March Adelaide, played by the full band as the opening number of Andrew Moore's LAST PROMENADE CONCERT, at the Exhange Rooms, Adelaide, on 26 November 1850. He may be the W. Crabbe later associated with "the band connected with the North Adelaide Band of Hope". A report of August Huenerbein's March Adelaide alsalso dates from 1850.


Documentation:

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38435397

"TEMPERANCE", South Australian Register (15 August 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49761737

On Monday evening, the monthly meeting as Morcom's Temperance Hotel was presided over by Mr. W. Crabbe, and the band connected with the North Adelaide Band of Hope being present ... The band, during the meeting, played several airs in a very creditable manner, and drew forth the repeated applause of the meeting. Addresses were delivered by Messrs. Alcock, Hart, Peising, and Mason. A vote of thanks was unanimously passed to Mr. Peising, who was highly complimented for the attention paid by him to the Band of Hope, and the progress the band had made in to short a time under his superintendence. The meeting concluded by the band playing God Save the Queen.




CRACROFT, Sophia ("Sophy")

Amateur pianist

Born 1816
Arrived Hobart, 6 January 1837 (per Fairlie)
Departed for England, August 1843
Died 20 June 1892


Summary:

Sophy Cracroft arrived in Tasmania with her uncle, John Franklin, the new governor, in 1837. She left Tasmania with the Franklins in 1843, and after John's death in 1847, she remained constant companion of Jane Franklin. William Henty (1808-1881), fellow passenger on the voyage out to Tasmania on the Fairlie, left a diary of the voyage in which he recorded: "Tonight the party mustered pretty strong. Sir John's piano is brought from below, up on deck, and Miss Kracroft who plays beautifully, is chief musician. They marshal about 7 or 8 couples in country dances, Gaieties & Gravities etc. but Quadrilles are the chief, a Waltz now and then."



Bibliography and resources:

John Clay, Maconochie's experiment (London: John Murray, 2001), 54; from Report on the historical manuscripts of Tasmania 1-5 (revised ed., 1965), 40

http://archiveshub.ac.uk/features/0407sc.html




CRAMER, Madame (possibly Margeritta HAIMBERGER, late KRAMER)

Vocalist

Active Sydney, 1856


Summary:

At Veit Rahm's farewell benefit in Sydney on 29 May 1856, Madame Cramer sang Crouch's Kathleen Mavourneen and, with John Howson, Glover's duet What are the wild waves saying? Billed as "Madame CRAMER, of the Princess' Concert Room, London", she gave her own concert on 30 June, assisted by Flora Harris, Charles Packer and the Band of the 11th Regiment. She reportedly appeared in a minor role at Andrew Torning's newly renamed English Opera House (Prince of Wales Theatre), on 7 July, in La Sonnambula, under the direction of Linley Norman. She is quite possibly connected with the three musicians below, who first appear at exactly the same time in Sydney. This perhaps strengthens the identification with Madame Haimberger (late Madame Kramer), who had previously appeared with Rahm, and who plausibly travelled from Ballarat, where she and her husband were then living, to meet three newly arrived relatives (brothers perhaps?).


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Empire (29 May 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60248495

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 May 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12981802

"HERR VEIT RAHM'S FAREWELL CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 may 1856), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12978475

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 June 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12978416

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 June 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12984209

"MADAME CRAMER'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 July 1856), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12984329

"ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 July 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12984588




CRAMER, Ferdinand

CRAMER, Fritz

CRAMER, Henry

Theatre orchestra musicians

Active Sydney, NSW, May-June 1856


CRAMER, F.

Bandleader

Active Brisbane, by 1863


CRAMER, Herr (?Ferdinand)

Flautist

Active Brisbane, 1867


Summary:

The first three appear in a list of personnel, including actors, singers and several known orchestra members, working at the Victoria Theatre in May 1856. Given that they are evidently of European or German extraction, it seems most likely that they too were orchestral players. They are first documented coincidentally with the appearance in Sydney of the vocalist Madame Cramer, possibly (but by no means certainly) Margeritta Heimberger (late Madame Kramer). According to Austin (1962), the Cramer brothers has been brought to Australia by G. V. Brooke, and 2 Cramers and 2 brothers Seal then came to Brisbane in 1857. A Ferdinand Cramer was leader of the Volunteer Band at Ipswich in 1873. As reported in 1902, a Ferdinand Cramer, painter, of Brisbane, had died on 21 April 1881, leaving his estate to his widow Margaret.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (31 May 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12981739

? [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 March 1857), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12993057

? [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 April 1858), 16

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13008553

[Advertisement], The Courier (30 October 1863), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3166571

[Advertisement], The Courier (28 March 1864), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3169339

"BRISBANE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", The Queenslander (25 May 1867), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20313369

"IPSWICH", The Queenslander (8 February 1873), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27274676

"IPSWICH", The Queenslander (10 November 1877), 29

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19762720

[Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (15 December 1902), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19181651


Bibliography and resources:

C. G. Austin, "Early history of music in Queensland", Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland 6/4 (1962), 1052-1067

http://www.textqueensland.com.au/item/article/20dade7ac887889069c9547fdf190912




CRAMP, Thomas (CRAMPE)

Professor of Music, organist, music master, ? music retailer, convict

Born England, 1803
Arrived VDL (TAS), 19 August 1839 (convict per Egyptian, from London, 9 April 1839)
Died Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 7 July 1849

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Thomas+Cramp+d1849 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


CRAMP, Richard James (R. J. CRAMP)

Music and musical instrument seller

Born c.1822
Active Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), by
Died Hobart, TAS, 7 January 1877, in his 56th year

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Richard+James+Cramp+d1877 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

At London's Central Criminal Court on 26 November 1838, Cramp, aged 35, pleaded guilty to several counts of major embezzlement and was sentenced to transportation for 14 years.

In December 1842, John Howson was rumoured to have objected to being musically associated with a Mr. Cramp, who was playing the seraphine at St. George's Battery Point (perhaps in succession to Maria Logan, who had left for Sydney that year), maybe because he was a prisoner, though this report was later questioned. A character reference from the rector and wardens of the church recommended him for a remission of sentence. He received a ticket-of-leave in January 1844, and in December a pardon conditional on him not returning to Europe or to any of the British colonies in America.

In the mean time he established a music business. Perhaps due to his convict status, his first advertisements were run under the name of his adult son Richard, who was also in the colony, an accountant and collector; "R. J. CRAMP" was advertising as "just published" the "Punch and Judy's Quadrilles, with the famous Valse-de Judy", in December 1843.

After receiving his ticket-of-leave, and now under his own name, Thomas advertised in September 1844 that he had engaged "a first-rate PIANOFORTE MAKER from London", and in later advertisements that he had new music and instruments for sale.

In February 1845, Cramp ("Professor of Music, and Organist of St. George's Church, Hobart Town") was presenting a concert in Campbell-Town accompanying the Gautrots, husband and wife, at the pianoforte. He was insolvent in September 1847, and died in July 1849.


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", Colonial Times (20 August 1839), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8749969

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (27 July 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8751905

[News], Colonial Times (6 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8753155

"FALSE REPORTS", Colonial Times (13 December 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8753171

[Advertisement], The Courier (29 December 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951646

[Government notices], The Cornwall Chronicle (6 January 1844), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66017304

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (17 September 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8755298

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (15 February 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66270097

[Government notices], The Cornwall Chronicle (6 December 1845), 402

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66271537

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

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

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (15 February 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66270097

"INSOLVENT CASES", The Courier (8 September 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2970994

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (18 September 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65981784

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (22 September 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65979360

[Advertisement], The Courier (16 September 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2968088

Deaths in the district of Hobart; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:1188264; RGD35/1/2 no 2479

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-2p245j2k

"DIED", Colonial Times (10 July 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8765269

"DEATHS", Launceston Examiner (11 July 1849), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36257865

"DEATH", Tribune (12 January 1877), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200636250 


Bibliography and resources:

http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=def1-246-18381126&div=t18381126-246

http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/cramp/thomas/31155





CRANZ, August Friedrich (Augustus; Alexis Fedor)

Choral conductor, composer, music teacher, music retailer

Born Germany, 1816/17
Arrived South Australia, 9 December 1849 (per Pauline from Bremen)
Died Avoca, VIC, 11 February 1883, "aged 66"


CRANZ, Mathilde (Christiana Mathilde HOGREFE; Madame CRANZ)

Pianist, vocalist, teacher

Arrived South Australia, 9 December 1849 (per Pauline from Bremen)
Departed Adelaide, ? by August 1862 (for Germany)


CRANZ, August Georg

Amateur musician, violinist, pianist, music teacher

Born Germany, 1843/44
Died Gawler, SA, 7 March 1882, aged 38


CRANZ, Jane (Jeannie; SIMPSON; later Mrs. LEHEHAN)

Pianist

Married August Georg Cranz
Died Christchurch, NZ, 1 March 1885


Summary:

For two years after their arrival in Adelaide in December 1849, August Friedrich and Mathilde figured prominently in the concert life of Adelaide, Herr Cranz as conductor of a "German Song Society" (Liedertafel), teacher, music seller, and composer, and Madame Cranz as a pianist and vocalist. One musical work by him is also recorded, The Barnett Galop ("composed and played by Herr Cranz"), but lost. According to evidence later tendered by Mathilde (1861), on 12 March 1852 August deserted his wife and children. He moved to Victoria, and had resettled at Avoca by 1864 where he continued practice as a professor of music. A complimentary concert was given to him there in 1882, ("Complimentary concert to Professor Cranz", Avoca Free Press (13 May 1882), and after his death a memorial concert was given (March 1884) and by June 1884 £25 had been raised for a memorial stone on his grave; the inscription on which reads: "In memory of Alexis Fedor Cranz who departed this life 11th February, 1883, aged 66 years. A tribute of respect and love from the people of Avoca."

Mathilde Cranz and her children were reportedly in straightened circumstances in 1855 when Carl Linger organised a concert in her benefit with the assistance of Maria Carandini and Emile Coulon. She continued to perform in public and teach into the 1860s. Carl Linger's wife, Wilhelmine, died on 7 April 1860, and on 6 May 1861 a child, Carl Otto August, was born and registered as offspring of Linger and Mathilde (SA Births 1842-1906 b. 20 p.101). There is no record of a legal marriage between them, nor evidence that they intended to give the impression of one, indeed Mathilde's petition for a legal separation from Cranz was not filed until 7 January 1861, four months before the child Otto's birth, and separation finally decreed three week's after. Mathilde was sole beneficiary of Linger's will, made on 13 October 1860.

Linger having died in February 1862, Mathilde returned to Germany before August 1862, taking with her their son Otto, her daughter (by Cranz), and Linger's daughter (by Wilhemene) Marie Louise Feodora. Mathilda's only other surviving child, her son August George Cranz stayed on in Adelaide. He and his wife Jane were active as amateur pianists and vocalists in Gawler in the 1870s and early 1880s, especially noted for the juvenile company they trained for productions of HMS Pinafore.


Documentation:

? "ADELAIDE SHIPPING: ARRIVED", South Australian Register (30 September 1846), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27453826

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (12 December 1849), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50247209

[Advertisement], South Australian (18 January 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71625492

"On Tuesday last, Mr. Wallace gave what he described as a concert ...", South Australian Register (27 June 1850), 3

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

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (6 March 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38443358

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (12 April 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38439197

"CONCERT BY MADAME MATHILDE CRANZ", South Australian Register (12 June 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38434222

"MADAME CRANZ'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (15 April 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38455697

"SOUTH AUSTRALIA", The Argus (20 August 1855), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4815748

"SOUTH AUSTRALIA. MADAME CRANZ'S CONCERT", The Argus (13 September 1855), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4818031

"THE HANDEL COMMEMORATION FESTIVAL", The South Australian Advertiser (18 April 1859), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article791690

Petition, Mathilde Cranz (7 January 1861); Public Record Office, SA, GRG 36/51; transcr. Jan McInerney)

The seventh day of January One thousand eight hundred and Sixty-one. The Petition of Mathilde Christiane Cranz of Adelaide in the province of South Australia, Sheweth, That your Petitioner was on the twenty-fifth day of November One thousand eight hundred and forty two lawfully married to August Frederick Cranz at the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg. That after her said marriage the said August Frederick Cranz lived and cohabited with your Petitioner at the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen and at Adelaide in the said province and that your Petitioner and her said husband have had ... of the said marriage four children to wit one boy and three girls of whom one son and one daughter are still living. That your Petitioner's said husband deserted her without cause on the twelfth day of March 1 thousand eight hundred and fifty-two and is now in the Colony of Victoria and that your Petitioner's said husband has not since lived with her or afforded her any means of support. That your Petitioner said Husband became a naturalised British subject in the said province on the second day of August one thousand eight hundred and fifty two. Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays that your Honor will decree a judicial separation between your Petitioner and her said husband and that Your Petitioner may have such further and other relief in the premises as to your Honors may seem meet. And Your Petitioner will ever pray to. Mathilde Christiane Cranz.

"MATRIMONIAL CAUSE", South Australian Register (19 March 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50019491

"SUPREME COURT-IN BANCO FRIDAY, MAY 31. MATRIMONIAL", The South Australian Advertiser (1 June 1861), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article834645

"PROBATES AND ADMINISTRATION", South Australian Register (23 April 1862), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50175070

"MARRIAGE", South Australian Register (12 February 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39187067

"PRESENTATION TO MR. A. G. CRANZ", South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail (19 February 1881), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article94760655

"DEATHS", The South Australian Advertiser (8 March 1882), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article34278563

"DEATH", Bunyip (10 March 1882), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article97291844

"OBITUARY. DEATH OF MR. A. G. CRANZ", South Australian Register (18 March 1882), 2s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47113200

"IN MEMORIAM. E. V. O. MUEKE AND A. G. CRANZ", Bunyip (24 March 1882), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article97291784

[Obituary], Pyrenees District Advertiser (13 February 1883) (transcr. Jan McInerney)

The many friends and acquaintances of Herr Cranz will very much regret to hear of his decease, which took place at the Maryborough Hospital yesterday morning at half-past one. The deceased had for some time past been in indifferent health, but nothing of a serious nature was entertained until about a fortnight ago, when a few gentlemen from Avoca had him removed to Maryborough in consequence of the fatal symptoms which were presented. Ever since his admittance into the institution the case was considered by the medical attendants as hopeless, despite the fact that the invalid on two or three occasions rallied, and showed signs of a recovery. The cause of death was we believe, general debility, consequent upon old age. Herr Cranz or 'Professor' Cranz, as he was called, was one of the oldest residents of the township, having resided in Avoca for considerably over twenty years, and he was much respected and esteemed by all who were acquainted with him. For many years past the deceased earned a livelihood by teaching the pianoforte. He will be greatly missed by all sections of the community, as he was always ready and willing to five his services to any good cause, especially where music was to be provided. He presided at the organ of the local Presbyterian Church for a number of years. As soon as the news of his death became known in Avoca, the different shopkeepers put up two or three shutters out of respect. The funeral will take place this afternoon, and will leave the Avoca Hotel at four o'clock.

"MARRIAGES", South Australian Register (30 May 1884), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43662180

"DEATHS", South Australian Register (18 April 1885), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44528175

"OLD-TIME MEMORIES. AMUSEMENTS. No. 1", South Australian Register (24 July 1891), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48239965

"A LIFETIME IN MUSIC ... MR. CAWTHORNE'S INTERESTING CAREER", The Advertiser (17 November 1916), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5535812

"UNVEILING A PORTRAIT", Bunyip (29 April 1927), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article96671813


Biblioraphy:

Meike Tiemeyer-Schütte, Das Deutsche Sängerwesen in Südaustralien vor Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkrieges zwischen Bewahrung von Deutschtum und Anglikanisierung (Münster: LIT Verlag, 2000), 26ff

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=L2HXewmnOfQC&pg=PA26


Many thanks: To August and Matilde Cranz's great-great grand-daughter Jan McInerney of Adelaide for sharing her findings and transcriptions of documents added to this entry May 2013.




CRAVEN, Thomas Wilson (senior)

Choral conductor, pianist, organist, double-bass player

Born Manchester, England, 1841
Active Sydney, by 1865
Died Rose Bay, NSW, 15 June 1913, in his 72nd year


CRAVEN, Thomas Wilson (junior)

Organist

Born Newtown, NSW, 1870
Died Manly, NSW, 26 June 1947, aged 77


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Empire (18 November 1895), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63239743

"CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 November 1865), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13122297

"THE LATE MR. T. W. CRAVEN", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 June 1913), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15428755

Mr. T. W. Craven, sen., a widely-known and highly respected business man engaged in the produce trade of Sussex-street for nearly 50 years, died at his Rose Bay residence on Sunday morning last in his 72nd year. Deceased, who was born at Levenshume, near Manchester, England, came out to Australia as a young man, and in 1864 entered the employment of S. Priestly and Co., Sussex-street. In 1869 he started business for himself, and founded the present firm, which has borne his name ever since. The late Mr. Craven's chief interests lay in philanthropic and leading religious societies ... He was at the same time an enthusiastic musician, and was a performing and committee member of the Sydney Philharmonic and Amateur Orchestral societies, for both of which he played on the contra bass. In 1879, he gave weekly recitals on the Garden Palace organ, and also played on that instrument at the Raikes Sunday-school Centenary before 20,000 people ...

"ADVANCE AUSTRALIA", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 September 1935), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article29538322

Miss Lucy W. Craven writes to the Editor ... to the effect that ["Advance, Australia Fair"] was sung by Mr. Andrew Fairfax at a Highland concert on November 30, 1878. The words and the air were written and composed by Mr. McCormick, who, however, asked Mr. T. W. Craven, then a well-known Sydney musician, and Miss Craven's father, to harmonise the song for him.

"DEATH OF MR. T. W. CRAVEN", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 June 1947), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18032709


Associations:

Peter Dodds McCormick





CRESSWELL, Mr. (? Benjamin Humphrey)

Bass vocalist, bandmaster, schoolmaster

Born 1800
Died Hobart, 26 March 1852


Documentation:

"THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF RECHABITES", Colonial Times (25 November 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8757752

[Advertisement], The Courier (18 March 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2949242

"THE ORATORIO", The Observer (27 January 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62136847

"A BAD COACH ACCIDENT". Colonial Times (26 March 1852), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8771109

"SUPREME COURT", The Courier (5 June 1852), 3

hthttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2958936


Bibliography and resources: http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=P&id=78086





CRIPPS, Alfred John

Journalist, theatre and music historian

Born ? England, c.1846
Died Mosman, 13 August 1920, in his 75th year

NLA persistent identifierhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1307685


Documentation:

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 August 1920), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15902372


Bibliography and resources:

[Humphrey Hall and Alfred John Cripps], The romance of the Sydney stage by Osric (Sydney: Currency Press in association with National Library of Australia, 1996)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22007847





CRISP, Master

Treble (boy soprano) vocalist

Active Hobart, 1846


Documentation:

"THE CHORAL SOCIETY", The Courier (5 December 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2944303





CRISP, James Chester

Secretary (Australian Harmonic Club)

Active Sydney, 1842
Died Surry Hills, NSW, 23 March 1859, aged 44


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (25 February 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12873894 [Advertisement], The Australian (22 March 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36848656

"MARRIED", The Australian (28 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37116337

"FUNERAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 March 1859), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13022833

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 March 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13023028

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 April 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13023662




CROFT, John Christopher


See main page John Christopher Croft





CROOK, Joseph Thomas (CROOKS, CROOKES)

Teacher of music, dancing master

Born London, c.1801
Died Melbourne, VIC, 25 February 1877, aged 75 years


Summary:

There were two men of this name in Prahran, senior and junior. The junior Crook married in Prahran in 1853, and was much engaged in municipal affairs; the senior, the dancing master, "Joseph Thomas Crook, a native of London, aged 75 years, died on the 25th ult. [February 1877] of paralysis".


1861: Joseph Thomas Crook, of Prahran, dancing master. Causes of insolvency - Sale of his property by the mortgagee at a price considerably below its value, depression in business. Debts, £506 0s. 8d.; assets, £40; deficiency, £466 0s. 6d. Mr. Jacomb, official assignee.

1866: An amusing treat was given to the inmates of the Benevolent Asylum, on Thursday evening last, by Mr. J. T. Crook, of Prahran, in the shape of illustrations, comic, historic, and characteristic, from the magic lantern, accompanied at intervals by songs suited to the scene on the canvas.

1874: A letter from Joseph Thomas Crooke stated that the writer had been rendered totally blind through the action of a nurse named Thompson who had ill-used him.

1906: Coming back to Chapel Street, just beside where the malt house now stands, Joseph Thomas Crook, Snr. had his dancing rooms. Although a man most remarkably bow-legged, he was an excellent teacher, and as light a dancer as a girl of sixteen.


Documentation:

"MARRIED", The Argus (5 September 1853), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4796609

[Advertisement], The Argus (1 October 1853), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4797653

[Advertisement], The Argus (10 May 1855), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4807940

"NEW INSOLVENTS", The Argus (26 February 1861), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5697951

"INSOLVENT CERTIFICATES", The Argus (12 July 1861), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5701885

LAW REPORT", The Argus (8 August 1865), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5783310

[News], The Argus (3 March 1866), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5768445

"PRAHRAN COUNCIL", The Telegraph (25 February 1871), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article105820391

[News], The Argus (28 May 1874), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5870950

[News], The Argus (2 March 1877), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5915214

"Prahran in the Early Days (No. 4) by Squint", (1906)




CROSSLEY, Ada

Contralto vocalist

Born Tarraville, VIC, 3 March 1871
Died Great Missenden, England, 17 October 1829

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-706098 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (4 December 1888), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6911425

"MR. SIMONSEN'S BENEFIT CONCERT", The Argus (8 April 1889), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6237411

"Loyal Death" (Stainer) was sung by Mr. A. H. Gee with good voice, but indistinct delivery of the words. In this respect Miss Ada Crossley offered a pleasing contrast by her clear and simple rendering of Sainton Dolby's "Out on the Rocks". Miss Crossley possesses a contralto voice of good quality and moderate power, with distinct articulation.

"MISS ADA CROSSLEY'S FAREWELL", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 March 1894), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13944321

"DEATH OF ADA CROSSLEY. EARLY SINGING IN VICTORIA", The Argus (19 October 1929), 19

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4044401

In the early nineties it was recognised in Melbourne that a young singer from Gippsland, Ada Crossley, had a contralto voice of exceptional quality. Miss Crossley, who was born at Tarraville, South Gippsland, was the daughter of Mr E. Wallis Crossley, and her mother was a member of a branch of the family which in an earlier generation had included the poet Cowper. High appreciation of Miss Crossley's voice shown at district concerts caused her to visit Melbourne.  Mr. F. H. Cowen ... heard her sing and gave her advice upon study. Miss Crossley studied singing in Melbourne with Madame Fanny Simonsen ... Her first public appearance was with the Philharmonic Society in 1892, and in 1893 she sang frequently. Her name was found on many other programmes of the series of concerts given in the Exhibition Building by Mr. W. J. Turner and she took part in other concerts and in oratorio. Her rich and expressive voice made her one of the most highly esteemed of the singers in Australia at that time. In 1894 Ada Crossley went to Eurone, and studied under Madame Mathilde Marchesi. For oratorio she received training from Sir Charles Santley. Her London debut was made at the Queens Hall in 1895, and for many years she had a leading place at musical festivals and at concerts. Before Queen Victoria she sang at five command performances in two years. She had successes m the United States and in South Africa and on her return to Australia for a tour about 1903-4 she achieved a series of triumphs. She became the wife of Dr. Francis F. Muecke, of Adelaide, and they lived in London. Madame Crossley retired from the platform some years ago, but she sang often for charity.

"MADAME ADA CROSSLEY", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 October 1929), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16596429


Bibliography and resources:

Margery Missen, "Crossley, Ada Jemima (1871-1929)", Australian dictionary of biography 8 (1981)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/crossley-ada-jemima-5829

Betty T. O'Brien, Australian contralto Ada Crossley (1871-1929): a critical biography (Ph.D thesis, University of Melbourne, 2010)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/38719955


Associations:

Pupil of Fannie Simonsen




CROWE, Thomas

Violinist, quadrille band leader

Active Sydney, by (? 1852) 1857
Died Adelong, NSW, January 1887


Summary:

In March 1852, a Mr. Crow was leading the orchestra at the Olympic Circus in Sydney. In Sydney in March 1857, Thomas Crowe advertised was currently working in Sandhurst, VIC, until 3 April 1857, but would be back in Sydney from "about the 10th" and "most happy to attend quadrille parties as usual". In July 1859, he again returned to Sydney from a stint leading the band of the royal mail steamer Salsette, one of a long list of past engagements "violinist to Madame Farrelly's, F. Clark's Quadrille Assembly, the United, the Rose, Australian, Criterion, Star Clubs, &c, &c". In October 1859, in addition to as usual offering to play at quadrille parties, he offered to teach violin "according to the Italian system". Again in May 1861, he advertised: "In May 1861: "Messrs. CROWE and HUGHES, bona-fide musicians, have arrived from the Southern Gold-fields, and are open to engagement. 383, Pitt-street".


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 March 1852), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12934834

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 March 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12993498

[Advertisement], Empire (8 April 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60428245

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 December 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28630662

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 July 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13027829

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 July 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13028332

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 October 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13032101

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 November 1859), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13032724

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 January 1860), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13035484

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 May 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13058608

"ADELONG NEWS", The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (18 January 1887), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128765455

Death has been very busy in our small community during the past week, no fewer than seven deaths having occur[r]ed, six of which were those of young children ... The only death amongst adults was that of our old townsman Mr. Thomas Crowe, who had been in the employ of Mr. John Hodgson, of the Commercial Hotel, for many years. "Old Crowe," as he was familiarly called, has been a well known identity for the past quarter of a century, and being possessed of first class musical abilities he and his violin were always in request when a dance was on. He was only ill for a short time, during which he received the kindest attention from Mr. Hodgson and his wife, who did all in their power to make the last days of the old fellow as comfortable as possible.


2014 (October): My thanks for Robert Cooke for alerting me to the Adelong obituary.




CULLIS, William

Bandmaster

Active Clunes, VIC, 1864-67


Documentation:

"NEWS AND NOTES", The Ballarat Star (3 July 1865), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112876966

The members of Cullis' Recreation Band, Clunes, on Friday evening presented M. Cullis with a hand- some silver goblet, bearing the following inscription: - "Presented to E. W. Cullis, Esq., by the members of the Recreation Band, as a memento of personal respect and estimation of his perseverance and unassuming disposition. 30th June, 1865."

"BOXING DAY CELEBRATIONS", The Ballarat Star (28 December 1865), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112866078


Bibliography and resources:

Claire Hinton, "Clunes's first band", Ancestor: quarterly journal of the Genealogical Society of Victoria (Autumn 1991), 2-4

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/18701810




CUNLIFFE, John Ray

Organist, convict

Active ? Launceston, before 1847


Summary:

A John Cunliffe, a carpenter, was instrumental in the capture of the bushranger Martin Cash in Hobart in 1843. Elsewhere I recall (but cannot now, Jan 2014, find) a reference to the organist of St. John's Church, Launceston, being a convict.


Documentation:

"GENERAL GAOL DELIVERY", The Courier (8 September 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2952185

[Tickets-of-leave], Colonial Times (6 February 1844), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754495

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (16 October 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65980489

IF MR. JOHN RAY CUNLIFFE, who arrived in this Colony per "Medina," and once organist of St. John's Church, will send his address to the "Cornwall Chronicle" office, he will hear something to his advantage.





CUNNINGHAM, Henry

Bandsman (Band of the 11th Regiment)

Active Sydney, NSW, 1853-55


Documentation:

"STEALING", Empire (20 September 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61328000

Henry Cunningham, one of the Band of the 11th Regiment, was charged with knocking down and robbing C. G. Clark, cabinet-maker, of Clyde-street, Miller's Point, of a gold watch and £2.1s.6d. in money ... [Clark] gave information to the police in Cumberland-street, and went up to the Barracks and reported the matter to the sergeant on duty. The Band was mustered, and the prisoner was identified by the prosecutor ...

"HIGHWAY ROBBERY", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 September 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12949043

"SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS", Empire (30 September 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61328286

"THURSDAY", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 October 1853), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28643650

"CENTRAL POLICE COURT", Empire (12 December 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60171005

Henry Cunningham, a soldier, apprehended as a deserter, was remanded to be dealt with by the military authorities.


Associations:

Band of the 11th Regiment




CUNNINGHAME, Francis (F. CUNNINGHAME)

Music and general printer and lithographer, newspaper proprietor

Born Castleblayney, Monaghan, Ireland, 1814
Arrived Sydney, NSW, ? 1839
Died Glebe, NSW, 15 May 1884, aged 70

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-511854 (NLA persistent identifier)




CUNYNGHAME, Henry (Mr.; Monsieur Henri CUNYNGHAME)

Professor of Music (Lessons given on the Violin), Professor of Foreign Languages

Active Melbourne, NSW, 1864-65; 1873


CUNYNGHAME, Mrs. H. M.

Amateur vocalist, Teacher of foreign languages

Active Melbourne, 1866-67


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (16 March 1864), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5745716

[Advertisement], The Argus (19 May 1864), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5748965

[Advertisement], The Argus (6 January 1865), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5745650

[Advertisement], The Argus (14 July 1866), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5767875

[News], The Argus (20 April July 1867), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5764774

[News], The Argus (11 July 1867), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5772029

[Advertisement], The Argus (10 July 1873), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5866950

[Advertisement], The Argus (25 March 1870), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5815940





CURTIS FAMILY (descendents of Harry Parsons)


CURTIS, Mary (Miss Mary PARSONS; Mrs. CURTIS; Mary CURTIS)

CURTIS, Teresa (Mrs. MEILLON; Madame BOESEN)

CURTIS, Ambrose

CURTIS, Henry (John Henry Benedict CURTIS; Revd. Henry Anselm CURTIS)

CURTIS, Peter Campbell

CURTIS, Charles


Go to main page Harry Parsons and his Curtis family descendents

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/parsons-and-curtis.php 




CURTIS, Alfred Perkins

Organist, choirmaster, composer

Born England, 1829/30
Arrived Perth/Fremantle, WA, September 1852 (per Eglinton from London)
Died Perth, WA, 25 February 1902, aged 72 years

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1487007 (NLA persistent identifier)


Summary:

Alfred Curtis arrived from England in dramatic circumstances, on the Eglinton in 1852; the ship was wrecked some 28 miles north of Perth, but he and most the passengers survived.

Over Christmas and New Year 1857, at St. George's Episcopalian Church in Perth, the Gazette reported that

the Venite and Gloria and chaunts sung the last two or three Sundays ... are the composition of the organist, Mr. Curtis.

There again, on Easter Sunday 1857, the music was to include:

a new Te Deum by Mr. Curtis, the Organist, which is highly spoken of.

Curtis's obituary in 1902 also recalled his activities as an arranger:

In those days it was not so easy as it is now to obtain the full orchestral scores of all the pieces played, and frequently Mr. Curtis himself supplied what was wanting.

Curtis was also later an amateur member of Walter Howson's "Minstrels of the West", formed in the late 1860s, a group that:

contributed so largely to the musical tastes of the community.


Documentation:

"WRECK OF THE EGLINTON", The Perth Gazette (10 September 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3173781

"Domestic Sayings and Doings", The Perth Gazette (9 January 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2929704

"Domestic Sayings and Doings", The Perth Gazette (10 April 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2929924

"DEATH OF MR. A. P. CURTIS", The West Australian (27 February 1902), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article24739413

"DEATHS", The West Australian (1 March 1902), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article24739584.

"BACK BEYOND 1850. Recollections of a Pioneer. SIR EDWARD STONE ...", The Daily News (28 April 1916), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article81376553

... St. George's Church was commenced in 1841, and completed In 1846, but was not consecrated till 1848, probably owing to the fact that the debt on the building was not paid off till then. Sir Edward gave a description of special interest of the Anglican church services under the Rev. J. B. Wittenoom, whom he described as a man of charming personality. The music was all that could be desired, and they had some of the finest singers one could hear anywhere - all trained voices. The organist was the late Mr. Curtis, who was a most enthusiastic musician. Amongst others in the choir were Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Symons, Mrs. Travers, Miss Oakley (soprano, and the possessor of a most beautiful voice), Mrs. Maycock (contralto), Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Knight, and Mrs. Galbraith, Mr. Graves (tenor, who also possessed a voice of rare sweetness), Mr. W. Clifton, and Mr. Fred. Caporn (bass). There was also an orchestra composed of the late Mr. Henry Pether, Mr. Henry Saw (father of Dr. Saw), Mr. Trigg, Mr. Symons, and Sir Edward's uncle, Mr. A. H. Stone, and Mrs. Devenish. In 1836, when services were held in the Old Courthouse, the choir consisted of Mrs. Symmons, Miss Symmons, Mrs. Wittenoom, Mrs. Leake, Mrs. R. Nash, Miss Nairn, Miss Trigg, Miss A. Trigg, Mrs. Maycock, Mr. Symmons, Mr. Schoals, Mr. Nash, Mr. Webb, Mr. Macfaull, Mr. J. Habgood. The orchestra consisted of a pianoforte, bass (Mr. F. Wittenoom), violins (Mr. C. Wittenoom, Mrs. Torrens, and Miss Nairn) and cello (Miss A. Trigg, and afterwards Miss Devenish). The violin played by Miss Nairn was now in the possession of Mr. R. C. Clifton ...


Bibliography and resources:

DAAO (Design & Art Australia Online), Alfred Perkins Curtis

According to DAAO, Curtis was brother-in-law of Samuel Scriven Evans, and like Evans Curtis also worked as a professional photographer.





CURTIS, Henry

Violinist ("The Australian Paganini"), composer

Active Melbourne, by 1865
Died Brighton, VIC, 27 March 1940, aged 88


Summary:

According to Arundel Orchard (Music in Australia, 49), Curtis was born in London and arrived in Melbourne in 1856. A pupil of Gover, Curtis was advertised to be 11 years old on his first Melbourne public appearance, and later went to London where he studied with John Carrodus (1836-1895) and played in theatre orchestras.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (25 November 1865), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5767385

[News], The Argus (4 December 1865), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5781525

[Advertisement], The Argus (5 December 1865), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5788170

[Advertisement], The Argus (13 April 1876), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7436829

[Advertisement], The Argus (5 June 1876), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5890607

"Mr. J. Glanville Bishop, Notes on his Career, An Interview", The Mercury (14 September 1927), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article29687027

"AN OLD WOMAN FROM AUSTRALIA IS PROMINENT NAZI", The Australian Women's Weekly (2 September 1933), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48074720

"VIVID ACCOUNT BY MRS. NEVETT", Barrier Miner (3 January 1938), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47961192

... During the time I was in Melbourne it was my great privilege to be received by my old revered master, Mr. Henry Curtis, and to be initiated anew in the secrets of violin playing. I owe a debt of gratitude to Mrs. Woodward and Mr. Curtis. The former for preparing me by practising with me on Monday afternoons between 2.30 and 5.30 during my last year in Broken Hill, to receive these lessons from Melbourne's greatest teacher of the violin. Never can I forget his interpretation of excerpts from Bach's Chaconne as he played them from memory, making his violin sound like an orchestra of violins by the perfection of his double-stopping. When I tell you Mr. Curtis is over 80 years of age I feel you will agree with me that the age of miracles is not past. In fact I am not too sure that you do not owe this letter to his inspiration.

"DEATHS", The Argus (28 March 1940), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12439273

"DEATHS", The Argus (29 March 1940), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12439770




CURTIS, Richard

Choral conductor, violoncellist, music seller


CURTIS, Mrs. (? Emma)

Harpist, pianist, teacher of music


Arrived Sydney (via Hobart), 10 March 1839 (per Statesman, from Liverpool, 22 September 1838)
Active Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), from 1841-1849


Summary:

Richard Curtis brought with him a first shipment of imported musical instruments to stock the musical repository he opened in Hunter-street on arrival in March 1839, when Mrs. Curtis also advertised as a teacher of harp and pianoforte. In October 1839, Curtis was organising subscriptions for the Cecilian Society. During 1839-40, Mrs. Curtis appeared as a harp soloist in concerts presented by the Cecilian Society and James Reid, and played duets with violinists Joseph Gautrot and George Peck. Richard Curtis also appeared on several Sydney concert bills during 1840, including one specifying his instrument violoncello.

His last Sydney concert appearance was in March 1841, and by October he was in Hobart, where he appeared playing a trio with William Russell and Edmund Leffler. Both Richard and his wife appeared for Anne Clarke in concerts early in 1842 at which the Howsons made their debut, and later with Gautrot, Duly, and Reichenberg.

After Anne Clarke's Oratorio in March 1842, Curtis was probably one of the "several gentlemen" who proposed the formation of a Hobart Town Choral Society. He was certainly conducting the society by June 1843. In 1846, he took out a publican's license for a new house, the Cumberland Arms, which reportedly:

contained a very large and commodious room, which was available to the purposes of the Choral Society, of which Mr. Curtis was a zealous and most active member; it was also well adapted for a Family Hotel, which the learned gentleman thought was much required in that locality.

Husband and wife last appeared as instrumentalists in concerts in Hobart in April 1848 and April 1849. The Hobart Town Choral Society was wound up, at the request of its remaining members, in March 1850 and its organ and music collection sold off in May 1850 April 1851 respectively. In 1856 Richard, "late publican", applied for a position with Hobart Municipality.


Documentation:

"ARRIVALS", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (12 March 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2550896

"IMPORTS", The Colonist (20 March 1839), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31722740

"NEW MUSICAL REPOSITORY", The Colonist (30 March 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31722813

[Advertisement], The Colonist (26 October 1839), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31723926

[Advertisement], The Australian (26 March 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36862681

[News], The Australian (1 October 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36859831

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (25 March 1840), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12858120

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

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

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (29 October 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31729654

[Advertisement], The Australian (23 March 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36851078

[Advertisement], The Courier (1 October 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2955513

"ORATORIO" & "PROPOSED AMATEUR CHORAL MEETINGS", The Courier (25 March 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2954600

[Advertisement], The Courier (16 June 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2952574

"THE CHORAL SOCIETY", The Courier (18 October 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2947158

"TRANSFER OF LICENSES", Colonial Times (3 November 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8759496

[Advertisement], The Courier (23 March 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2963382

[Advertisement], The Courier (16 October 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2961962

"MUNICIPAL COUNCIL", Colonial Times (13 November 1856), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8784767


Bibliography and resources:

Hallo 2014, 66, 73, 91-94, 206

http://hdl.handle.net/2440/86482 (DIGITISED)




CURZON, Mr. (? CURZONS)

German flute player

Active Launceston, VDL (TAS), 1835


Documentation:

"SHIP NEWS", Colonial Times (5 November 1830), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645424

? [News], Colonial Times (29 January 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8646866

Messrs. Lawrence and Curzon fell in with the native tracks on Wednesday last, at the Western Lake. They distinctly heard the natives, and brought away with them a quantity of spears, which they found hid by the side of a tree where the blacks had just before been encamped.

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (16 January 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4182017

The concert at the British Hotel on Wednesday evening was most respectably attended, and the gentlemen amateurs deserve much praise for their exertions to gratify the company, Mrs. Davis presided at the piano-forte, and was very ably supported by Messrs. Munce, jun. (on the violin), Curzon (German flute), and Beckford (violincello). Ibid. [= Launceston Independent]





CUSHING, Mr. C.

Banjo player (New York Serenaders)

Active Hobart, TAS, 1851


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (1 March 1851), 133

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65574870

[Advertisement], Bell's Life in Sydney (5 July 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59772802

"THE NEW YORK SERENADERS", The Courier (15 November 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2959904




CUTOLO, Cesare (Signor CUTOLO)

Pianist, composer, teacher

Born Italy, 1825/26
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, by 6 May 1858
Naturalised Sydney, NSW, 9 January 1864
Died 11 January 1867, aged 41 years

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-511857 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Image: The Late Signor C. Cutolo

http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/miscpics/gid/slv-pic-aab15137/1/mp001125


Summary:

The Argus reported on Cesare Cutolo's arrival in Melbourne in May 1858

As the liberal and enlightened Government of Naples refused to grant a passport to Signor Cutolo to proceed either to France or England, this gentleman determined to try his fortunes in Australia.

By November, Cutolo had moved on to Adelaide. A pupil of Mercadante, and a virtuoso pianist, he gave local audiences a standard line-up of etudes (notably his own lost etude Source et torrent) and pre-worked fantasies on selected operatic airs, as previously in Melbourne, and as later in Sydney. But by mid-1859 he seems to have exhausted the limited performing outlets for his standard repertoire, first in Adelaide, then in the nearby towns.

Significantly, he then turned to patriotic composition, in what seems in retrospect to have been a mostly vain attempt to win favour with a broader, less sophisticated local audience. Late in 1859, Cutolo also entered a setting (now lost) of Caroline Carleton's The song of Australia in the Gawler Institute competition. Though it was the runner up (to Carl Linger's setting), when he tried to perform it at his own public concert in early November, the Gawler committee asserted their copyright, and forced him to withdraw it from the program.

Cutolo then tried his fortunes in Sydney, disembarking there on 2 February 1860. There, again able to address a larger audience for his serious concert music, he published toward the end of 1860 perhaps his most interesting and probably most characteristic surviving composition, the nocturne for piano inspired by a stop on his recent journey to the southern hemisphere, Remembrances of the pyramids.

Cutolo married Mary Rogers at St. James's, Sydney, on 24 March 1862, and was naturalised in 1864. Ernesto Spagnoletti dedicated his aptly named The Garibaldi polka to Cutolo, and W. J. Johnson his piano arrangement of Frederick Packer, senior's Nearer to thee.

Cutolo re-established himself in Melbourne in November 1864. Two further piano compositions were published in Sydney in April 1865 by Elvy and Co., L'alba, "descriptive of the dawn of a Summer morning on the waters of Port Jackson" and an elegy In memoriam Meyerbeer.

Cutolo was killed in an accident on board a ship returning from Sydney to Melbourne in 1867. His funeral was held at St. Peter's, Eastern Hill, Melbourne, and he is buried in the Melbourne General Cemetery. Cutolo's pupils, themselves now teachers and performers, kept his memory fresh in their advertisements and concert programs into the 1870s and 1880s.


Documentation:

"MUSIQUE INSTRUMENTALE", Courrier de la librairie: Journal de la propriétélittéraire et artistique pour la France et l'étranger 44 (1 November 1856), 712

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=mt0LAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA712

"Source et torrent: etude de concert (Paris; Chez Huegel)

"SIGNOR CESARE CUTOLO", The Argus (6 May 1858), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7294024

"PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS", The Argus (15 May 1858), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7294590

"Signor Cutolo", South Australian Register (20 November 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49780445

[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (25 November 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article785812

... For sale, at the above-mentioned booksellers, a few copies of Signor Cutolo's Etude de Concert Source et Torrent

[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (1 November 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1198764

"SIGNOR CUTOLO'S CONCERT", The South Australian Advertiser (8 November 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1198986

[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (7 November 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1198956

"SIGNOR CUTOLO'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (9 November 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49830288

"SHIPPING", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 February 1860), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13036296

"COLONIAL MUSIC", The South Australian Advertiser (11 January 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1201025

"ORIGINAL MUSIC", The South Australian Advertiser (22 October 1860), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article825410

[Advertisement]: "HAIL FAIR AUSTRALIA", The South Australian Advertiser (25 October 1860), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article825583

"MARRIED", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 April 1862), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13227316

[2 advertisements], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 November 1864), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13101195

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 April 1865), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30936396

[News], The Argus (27 May 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5746271

Two compositions for the pianoforte from the pen of Signor Cutolo have just been published. One of these, entitled L'Alba, is descriptive of the dawn of a Summer morning on the waters of Port Jackson, and is eminently poetical, both in conception and treatment. What may be termed the pictorial power of sound has been admirably exemplified by Handel, Haydn, and Beethoven; and following these illustrious models, Signor Cutolo has presented us with a graphic picture of the time and place described. The composition opens with the sound of the matin bell, while a preluding movement denotes the flushing of the eastern horizon, and the gradual expansion of the rosy light. The serenity and silence of that early hour are broken in upon by the song of some sailors weighing anchor; by the murmur of the waves upon the beach, and their dispersion into foam among the rocks ; and by the twittering of birds among the trees inland. As the sun flames up the sky, the sounds of animated nature increase in volume and variety, and after an allegro movement expressive of the general awakening to life, appropriate to this period of the day, the original theme is reverted to for a few bars, and characteristically closes the composition. The second piece of music is entitled In Memoriam, and is an elegiac tribute to the memory of Meyerbeer ....

"FATAL ACCIDENT TO SIGNOR CUTOLO", The Argus (14 January 1867), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5783480

"DEATHS", The Argus (14 January 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5783459

"THE LATE SIGNOR CUTOLO", The Argus (15 January 1867), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5783597

"DEATHS", The Cornwall Chronicle (26 January 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72184947

On the 11th Inst, in the Alexandra, steamship, at sea, Cesare Salvatore Fortunato Cutolo, professor of the Royal College of Music, Naples, son of Rafaele Cutolo, solicitor of that city, and grandson of Duke di Mele, aged 41 years.

Cutolo memorial concert (printed program)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/9677343

"OLD-TIME MEMORIES", South Australian Register (10 August 1891), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48239060


Musical works:

Song of the Volunteers (words: H. E. Smith) (Adelaide: printed for the S.A. Volunteers, [1860]) copy at SL-NSW

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/13987178 NOT YET DIGITISED

God bless you, farewell (words: E. Reeve) (Sydney: Lewis Moss; Melbourne: Joseph Wilkie; Adelaide: Platts's, 1860)

Hail fair Australia (words: "Ellie") ("Dedicated to the public of South Australia") (Adelaide: Penman & Galbraith, 1860)

Remembrances of the pyramids (nocturne) (Sydney: Lewis Moss, J. R. Clarke; Melbourne: Joseph Wilkie; Adelaide: Platts's, 1860)

Come where my love lies dreaming ([by Stephen Foster], arranged for the pianoforte by Cutolo) (Sydney: Elvy & Co., [1864])

March and chorus (for the opening of the First Intercolonial Exhibition) (Melbourne: Charles Troedel, 1866)

The Victorian Christmas waltz (? supplement to The Illustrated Australian News, December 1866)




CUTTER, Mrs. (? Cassie; Miss DYER)

Contralto vocalist

Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 22 June 1869 (per Corea, from New York, 5 March)
Departed, after 1884


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Argus (23 June 1869), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5835253

[News], The Argus (26 April 1870), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5818892

"THE GERMAN LIEDERTAFEL. DEBUT OF A NEW SINGER", The Argus (27 April 1870), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5818970

The entertainment consisted, as usual, of a mixed concert of vocal and instrumental music, amongst which we must select for special mention the performance of two solos by Mrs. Cutter, the artiste above alluded to, who is an American lady recently arrived from New York, and who possesses a contralto voice of great compass, the effect of which is enhanced by the perfect purity and extraordinary richness of tone which it embraces.

"CONCERT FOR THE BENEFIT OF MRS. CUTTER", The Argus (31 May 1870), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5821758


Songs associated with Mrs. Cutter:

George B. Allen, A wild night (poetry by Henry Kendall; music composed expressly for and sung by Mrs. Cutter) (Melbourne: Lee & Kaye, [18-?])

Paolo Giorza, I am alone ("To Mrs. Cutter") (Melbourne: Allan & Co. (Wilkies), [18--] )

Paolo Giorza, Forget me not ("song, the words by P.J. Holdsworth; sung by Mrs. Cutter") (Melbourne: Nicholson & Ascherberg, [18--] )

Albert Zelman, The legend of the crossbill ("the poetry by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; To Mrs. Cutter") (London: Chappell & Co., [18-?] )

Leon Caron, Victoria (cantata) (performed for the first time at the inauguration of the Melbourne International Exhibition, 1st October 1880) (MS full score, photocopy at NLA; also vocal score printed edition

Victoria (canata))


Bibliography and resources:

Allister Hardiman

http://outoftheinkbottle.blogspot.com.au/2011_01_01_archive.html




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