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A biographical register of Australian colonial musical personnel–E

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–E", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-E.php ; accessed 23 August 2017




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EAGAN, John

Drummer (12th Regiment)

Died Paddington, Sydney, NSW, 8 September 1860, aged 21


Summary (after Chapman):

Eagan was born in Athlone Ireland in 1839 and enlisted as a boy in the 12th Regiment on the 10th February 1852 aged 13. He was a Drummer with the 1st Battalion when it arrived in Melbourne Australia in October and November 1854. Eagan was the first military casualty at the Eureka gold fields Ballarat where he was shot in the leg by a miner as a detachment of the 1st Battalion entered the gold fields on the evening of the 28th November 1854 after a forced march of two days from Melbourne. Promoted to Private shortly after the Eureka Rebellion he was re-appointed Drummer in July 1859. He died from a heart-related condition at Victoria Barracks Paddington in Sydney and was interned in the Roman Catholic burial grounds.


Bibliography and resources:

B. and M. Chapman, "Drummer boy John Egan (Regiment No. 3059) Eureka's first military casualty", Australia's red coat regiments

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~garter1/drummerboy.htm


Associations:

Band of the 12th Regiment




EAGLE, Edward

Drummer, New South Wales Corps (unclear whether he was ever in Australia)

Born c.1783 (14 at time of mutiny in 1797)
Active c.1797-1805


Documentation:

"MUTINY ON BOARD THE LADY SHORE", Carlisle Journal (5 January 1805), 4

In the four Spanish frigates which were lately taken, four Englishmen were found. The frigates were bound from South America to Cadiz. The account they gave of themselves was, that they had been prisoners of war in Buenos Ayres, in consequence of being on board the Lady Shore transport, bound for Botany Bay, in which a mutiny took place, and the Captain and Officers murdered, the mutineers carried the ship into Montevideo; and that they had been released by the order of the Government of Spain, and were to landed at Cadiz, and conveyed to England at the expence of that Government. This account was transmitted the Secretary of State's Office, with their names, viz. John Brown, Edward Eagle, Francis Ward, and Launcelot Knowles. An information being sent that they were arrived in the River, Sir R. Ford sent for them last Monday. They have since undergone several examinations, and the account they have given is follows: Edward Eagle said, was drummer in the New South Wales Corps; that he was on board the Lady Shore when the mutiny took place, that had no share in it; he was then only fourteen years of age ... three remain in custody; one of them, that was a drummer, is to go for a soldier.


Bibliography and resources:

http://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_lady_shore_1797.htm 




EARLE, Mr.

Orchestral musician

Active Sydney, NSW, 1854


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Empire (25 August 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60196081

[Advertisement], Bell's Life in Sydney (26 August 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59759041




EARLE, Anthony

Musician
Died Melbourne, VIC, 29 April 1866, aged 25


Documentation:

[News], The Argus (3 May 1866), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5767825


Dr. Youl held an inquest yesterday upon the body of Anthony Earle, aged twenty-five years, a musician, who was taken into the hospital on last Sunday night, and died soon afterwards.




EARLE, Horace

Song recorder

Born London, England, 1831
Arrived VIC, c.1851
Died Brisbane, QLD, 2 June 1919

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-564880 (NLA persistent identifier)


Documentation:

"PERSONAL", The Brisbane Courier (3 June 1919), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20366807


Songs:

The bushman's song (In towns, to the desks people's noses are tied ... CHORUS: Then hey! For the forest, the green wood around, And kangaroo, 'possum and cattle ...), in Horace Earle, Ups and downs; or, incidents of Australian life (London: A. W. Bennett, [1861]), 286-87

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=-MwBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA286


Bibliography and resources:

http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A43759




EASDOWN, Miss (Louisa Maria ?)

Soprano vocalist (pupil of James Schott)

Active 1868-70


EASDOWN, Percy Laura

Contralto vocalist (pupil of James Schott)

Born Higham, Kent, England, 3 January 1847
Active 1868-72
Died 1878, aged 30


Documentation:

[News], The Argus (1 February 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5784915

[Advertisement], The Ballarat Star (6 December 1867), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112872537

"CONCERT AT ST. GEORGE'S HALL", The Argus (26 May 1868), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5817302

Miss Easdown and Miss Percy Easdown, two pupils of Herr Schott, were the other lady singers, and the latter will assuredly become a great favourite. Good contraltos are rare, and Miss Percy bids fair to establish her reputation in that character. The elder sister has a pretty soprano voice, and will always be a welcome addition to our too meagre list of lady vocalists.

"MADAME BISHOP'S FAREWELL CONCERT", The Argus (13 April 1869), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5825790

"CONCERTS AT THE TOWN HALL", The Mercury (22 November 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8862450

"MARRIAGES", The Argus (25 April 1870), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5818783

"THE SIMONSEN CONCERTS", South Australian Register (27 June 1871), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39253110

[Advertisement], The Argus (6 April 1872), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5861312


Resources:

Family history

http://www.mills.homedns.org/individual.php?pid=I2585

http://www.mills.homedns.org/individual.php?pid=I2584




EASEMAN, Mr.

Music Master

Active Melbourne, July 1849


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (30 July 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4775230




EAST, James

Clarionet player


EAST, ?

Ophicleide player

Active Australia, 1850


Documentation:

"EMIGRATION", South Australian Register (5 July 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38446130

I am still a teetotaller (for thirteen years); we have built a hall eighty feet long, which cost us £600, have weekly meetings, and a band of music which cost £200, of which I am trustee, as also a trustee in the building. We are also starting a Rechabite Hall. I play the ophicleide, James the clarionet.




EASTON, Hosea

Minstrel, banjo player

Arrived Hobart, 30 July 1877 (per Albion, from New Zealand)
Died Sydney, 23 June


Image

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/48747490

http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn4837830


March 1899: MR. HOSEA EASTON'S CONCERT. A banjo, guitar, and mandolin concert will be given at Quong Tart's Elite Hall to-night as a benefit to that brilliant banjoist, Mr. Hosea Easton, who has recently been ill. Mr. Harry Rickards and the American Banjo Club, headed by Mi. W. J. Stent, will appear, as well as Misses Nita Clarke, Cleary, Kathleen Pardon, Sara Burrell (juggler), Messrs. Ernest Hoskins, Howard Chambers, George Hellings, Tod Callaway, H. Whitehead, and Hosea Easton.


Obituary: The funeral of the late Mr. Hosea Easton took place at the Waverley Cemetery yesterday. The deceased who was well known as a member of the Hicks Minstrel Company, which visited Sydney some years ago, was said to have been the original coloured Uncle Tom in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in Australia. As a banjo soloist Mr Easton's fame was worldwide ... the hearse being preceded by McAdoo's minstrel band, who played a number of funeral marches en route to the cemetery. Mr Harry Rickards was present, as were also the members of the Tivoli Theatre, the McAdoo Minstrel Troupe, Mr. J. C. Leete, Mr. Harry Skinner, Mr. R. H. Douglass, and a number of others connected with the theatrical profession ...


Documentation:

"ARRIVED", The Mercury (20 July 1877), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8954886

"THEATRE ROYAL", The Mercury (2 August 1877), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8954981

"MR. HOSEA EASTON's CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 March 1899), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14206836

"FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. HOSEA EASTON", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 June 1899), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14252346

"HOSEA EASTON'S FUNERAL", Evening News (26 June 1899), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113274649

"GOLDEN DAYS, Theatrical Memories (BY H.E.W.)", Albany Advertiser (31 October 1946), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70504013


Associations:

member of Charles B. Hicks' Georgia Minstrels; teacher of Bessie Campbell




EASTWICK, Henry

Vocalist


EASTWICK, Wilhelmina (Miss BASSMANN)

Teacher of Music

Born London
Active Sydney, NSW, 1850s


EASTWICK, Alice (sied Sale, VIC, 1909), Caroline, Charlotte, & Henry

Juvenile vocalists


Sydney 1855: CONCERT-TO-NIGHT–at the School of Arts. The public are respectfully informed that Miss BASSMANN and Mrs. FAIRBURN'S CONCERT takes place THIS EVENING, when they will be assisted by the following talented artistes: the celebrated tenor, Mr. Fairchild; Mr. Stewart ; and Miss A. Hart, her first appearance as vocalist.


1858: On Monday, the 19th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Lang, Mr. Henry Eastwick, Vocalist, of Crown-street, Surry Hills, to Wilhelmina Bassmann, Teacher of Music, a native of London.


Wagga Wagga 1871: Still further to diffuse knowledge of the "divine art" Mrs. Eastwick, it is said, purposes teaching a pianoforte class upon terms so easy as to be within the reach of all ... The Eastwick Family, I hear, are about to give another juvenile musical entertainment. It has been some time in preparation, will be unusually good, and ought to be attended by every child in the town over six years of age.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 July 1855), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12971260

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 April 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12994132

[Advertisement], Empire (11 January 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60262440

[Advertisement], Empire (11 January 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60262468

[Advertisement], Empire (15 January 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60264498

[Advertisement], Empire (17 March 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60426935

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 March 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13008193

"MARRIAGES", Empire (20 July 1858), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60428320

"INSOLVENT COURT", Empire (9 May 1861), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60495850

"ESTATES SURRENDERED ... ", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 July 1861), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13061649

"WAGGA WAGGA BAND CONCERT", Wagga Wagga Advertiser (11 May 1870), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104086814

[Advertisement], Wagga Wagga Advertiser (18 June 1870), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104087115

"MUSIC IN WAGGA WAGGA. To the Editor", Wagga Wagga Advertiser (7 June 1871), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article103919251

[Advertisement], Wagga Wagga Advertiser (13 April 1872), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104089521

"ITEMS OF NEWS", Wagga Wagga Advertiser (2 September 1874), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104116376    




EBURN (Mr., ? J. EBURN, ? John EBURNE)

Musical performer, vocalist

Active Melbourne, VIC, November 1839 - June 1840


Documentation:

[Ship news], The Colonist (13 November 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31724006 

Passengers by the Britannia, for Port Phillip, this day, cabin - Dr. Clark, Messrs. Whitehead, Sutherland, and W. Presscott. Steerage - J. Eburn, G. Simpson, E. Millidge and wife . . .

"CONCERT", Port Philip Gazette (10 June 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225006864 

CONCERT. - A vocal concert was given on the evening of Monday last, in Mr. Barrett's large room, Little Collins-street. The performers on this occasion were Messrs Mills and Eburn, assisted by an amateur. The songs in general were given with good effect, the attendance was numerous and respectable, and the whole affair went off with considerable eclat. We must not omit to notice the handsome manner in which the room was fitted up, displaying in its arrangements the utmost attention to the comfort and convenience of the audience.

"Vocal Concert", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (11 June 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228129547 




EDGERTON, Samuel (Samuel EDGERTON; Captain EDGERTON)

Master of the Band of the 80th Regiment, captain and music instructor of Hawkesbury Volunteer Rifles band

Active with regiment, NSW, 1836-44
Died Windsor, NSW, 16 August 1878

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Samuel+Edgerton+d1878 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)



Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (2 October 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32165751

"ST. GEORGE'S BALL", The Sydney Monitor (12 June 1840), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32183472

"THE BAND OF THE 80TH REGIMENT", The Sydney Herald (23 June 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875825

Mr. Audjatant [sic] is the band-master.

"ST. PATRICK'S TOTAL ABSTINENCE SOCIETY", Australasian Chronicle (30 August 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31737012

"THE MILITARY BAND", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 November 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12412933

"MASONIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12410084

"MILITARY DIVERSIONS", The Australian (20 June 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37120345

"WINDSOR. COMPLIMENTARY DINNER TO CAPTAIN EDGERTON, H. V. R.", Empire (18 November 1862), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60519096

... Mr. MORTLEY, sergeant of the band responded. If the band deserved any praise, it should be given to their worthy captain for his unceasing labours, in endeavouring to perfect them in a knowledge of music.

"WINDSOR", Empire (7 October 1869), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60891191

"WINDSOR", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 August 1878), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13421938

"TO THE EDITOR", Windsor and Richmond Gazette (28 April 1906), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article85668750

"EARLY SETTLERS", Windsor and Richmond Gazette (25 November 1932), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article86054793


Other references:

Luigi Cherubini (trans. J. A. Hamilton), A course of counterpoint and fugue, Volume 1 (2nd edn.; London: R. Cocks, 1841), xi

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=78UPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR11

[in list of subscribers] ... Egerton, Mr. Samuel, Bandmaster, 80th Regiment ...

The Australian Almanac ... 1867 (Sydney: John L. Sherriff, 1867), 230

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=UhAOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA230

Hawkesbury Volunteer Rifles Captain Samuel Edgerton.

James Steele, Early days of Windsor, N.S. Wales (Sydney: Tyrell's Ltd, 1916), 134

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/9557459


Associations:

Band of the 80th Regiment




EDLIN, Henry

Concert promoter

Active Adelaide, 1853-54


Documentation:

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48553560

"PROMENADE CONCERT", South Australian Register (5 April 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48552334

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (6 May 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48552781




EDMONDS, Harriet

Vocalist

Active Sydney, NSW, 1829


Documentation:

"THE CONCERT", The Australian (21 October 1829), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36866471 

. . . "In gaudy courts with aching hearts" was next sung, by Mrs. Edmonds and Mr. Aldis, with good effect; and at the conclusion there rung through the house the cry encore, encore; in place of a solo on the clarionet, though not "omitted by particular desire," the wind instruments and violins struck up an overture. Mrs. Edmonds sung "Ye banks and braes of Boony Doon," with an encore . . . "Poor Mary Ann," a simple little ballad, known to most tyros on the German flute, and which, on this occasion, was sung as a quartette, followed next, Mrs. Edmonds sustaining the treble . . .

Colonial Secretary LC, Cash vouchers 1829, State Archives NSW, 4/296 (transcr. Rushworth 1988, 363)

[St. James's Church], Chaplain Hill, £250 [per annum]; Clerk, 20; Collector of Pew Rents, 5; Sexton, 20; Beadles (2), 15 each; Pew openers (2), 10 each; Teacher of the Choir and Organist, Mr. Pearson, £26 ; ditto, for tuning the organ, 8; Singers, Harriet Edmonds, 10; Ann Lancaster, 5; E. Hoare, J. Parton, G. Shepherd, Wm. Aldis, R. Cooper, S. Pawsey, 5 each; Organ blower, Geo. Mills, 4 6s 8d; Watchman, 13; Grave Digger, 13.




EDWARDS, Mr.

Solo harp
Active Melbourne, VIC, 1853


Documentation:

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

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




EDWARDS, Mr. (Mr. EDWARDS)

Vocalist, ? bass, baritone (Hobart Town Choral Society)

Active Hobart 1842-46
Departed Hobart, 7 February 1846 (passenger per Gilbert Henderson, for London)


"LOCAL", The Courier (25 November 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2953496 

On the preceding evening (Tuesday,) about three hundred persons assembled at the Catholic Chapel, in Macquarie-street, for the purpose of hearing the Oratorio, which had been gratuitously undertaken by the professional talent of the town in aid of the funds for that building ... Besides the vocal powers of Mrs. Clarke's company, appeared a Mr. Edwards, in the fine musical production entitled "The last Man." This gentleman, though possessing a good bass voice, is evidently deficient in the theory of the art. Replete with recitatives and bold transitions as is the piece selected for his debut, Mr. Edwards allotted to himself a task beyond his means of accomplishment, and (determined that he should have the music as well as the world to himself,) by bidding adieu to the accompaniment, exposed the foible which characterises his attempts of pieces so elaborate, viz., a want of cultivation, destroying the merits of a naturally good voice ...

"THE ORATORIO", Colonial Times (29 November 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8753128 

On Tuesday evening last above two hundred persons assembled in St. Joseph's Church, Macquarie-street, for the purpose of hearing the Oratorio. We were sorry to perceive so many vacant seats, and could not help mentally inquiring how it was that several most respectable and wealthy of the Catholic body were absent on such an occasion; the majority of the audience were Protestants, and the receipts amounted to between £70 and £80. The pieces selected shewed great taste and judgment, and were upon the whole very fairly performed. When the services of performers arc gratuitously given, we ought not to be too hypercritical, we were, therefore, sorry to read in a contemporary of Friday a critique upon Mr. Edwards who sung the beautiful piece of "the last man" in a style that gave the utmost gratification to all present; the critique betrays evident jealousy and envy, the former as we understand the critic considers "the last man" a sort of forte of his own, and the latter, as he much lacks that of which Mr. Edwards is so liberally possessed, viz., A GOOD VOICE.

"CONCERT", Colonial Times (6 February 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8758084 

A miscellaneous concert, "in aid of the funds of the Choral Society," was given last evening in the hall of the Mechanics' Institute ... Amongst the vocalists, we recognised Messrs. M'Gregor, Allen, and Madame Gautrot; and Mr. Edwards, well known to many of us, highly gratified the audience by his singing generally, and especially by his execution of the fine bass song, "Friend of the Brave." ...

"CHORAL SOCIETY", The Observer (10 February 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62136980 

A Concert, in aid of the funds of this society, took place on Thursday evening, in the Lecture-hall of the Mechanics' Institute. About sixty persons were present, and it is not surprising that there were so few, as only two days' notice was given of the Concert. The performance was good, opening with the Overture to De la Caravanne, which was played with spirit and in good time. The burthen of the entertainment was thrown on Mr. Edwards, who has sailed for England in the Gilbert Henderson, whose masterly performance of "Friend of the Brave" and "The Land" gained him deserved applause ...

"SHIPPING NEWS", The Courier (11 February 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2946326 

"THE CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT", The Courier (11 February 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2946312

This was a Concert worthy of the name. We have no hesitation in asserting that it has had no equal in Hobart Town, and, in the absence of Mr. Edwards, is not very soon likely to be equalled again . . . In the songs, Mr. Edwards well earned the palm which there were none to contest. With considerable compass and fullness of voice, there was a pervading mellowness of tone and a degree of pliancy and management which even in lands richer in the resources of musical talent, we have not often heard surpassed. His "Molly Carew," admirably given in the appropriate serio-comic style, and "The Land," were rapturously encored. It is much to be regretted that the society cannot longer avail itself of his valuable assistance ...




EDWARDS, Mr. (? John EDWARDS, Mr. EDWARDS)

Bass vocalist

Active Adelaide, 1840-44


Summary:

A bass vocalist, who from contextual comments appears to have been a musical professional, Edwards's repertoire included Handel's Arm, arm ye brave (1844) and Neukomm's Mariners of England (1840).


Documentation:

"FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONCERT", South Australian Register (22 February 1840), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27441216

"DINNER TO DAVID McLAREN, ESQ.", South Australian Register (2 January 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27442147

"QUEEN'S THEATRE. BENEFIT OF MR. LAZAR", South Australian Register (8 May 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27442450

[Advertisement], South Australian (13 August 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71615140

"THE CONCERT", South Australian Register (21 August 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27442716

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (24 February 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27446633




EDWARDS, John

Professor of music, violinist, pianist, bass vocalist

Arrived Sydney, 17 June 1825 (per Harvey, from London, 5 January)
Active Sydney until June 1844 (? Balmain, 1860)


NOTE: I have so far (October 2016) been unable to trace John Edwards prior to his arrival in Sydney, in the years between 1837 and his reappearance in Sydney as an old man in 1860, or after 1860. However, given the similarity of description, it would seem at least possible, and perhaps even likely that the Edwards who were bass singers in Hobart, above, and Adelaide, below, were the same man.

According to the manuscript records of the Worshipfull Company of Musicians, on 10 July 1805, a John Edwards, son of John Edwards, late of Seymous Court, Chandos Street, musician, deceased, was bound apprentice to Neville Butler Challoners, musician, of No. 25 Greek Street (A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians ... vol. 3, 1978, 17: https://books.google.com.au/books?id=iR8jadDrevwC&pg=PA17); on Challoner, see: https://books.google.com.au/books?id=ZTNDAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA146 


Summary:

John Edwards was the first of Sydney's leading professional musicians not to be a military bandsman. A "professor of music from London", he announced his arrival in New South Wales in June 1825 advertising "a selection of the best pianofortes from the manufactory of Messrs. Broadwood ... also violins and other musical instruments, with an assortment of fashionable music", and trusting "that his experience as a teacher of the pianoforte, violin, and singing in the metropolis of England ... and the very flattering testimonials with which Sir G. Smart, and other eminent professors honoured him on his leaving England" would recommend him as an instructor.

Filling a gap in the fledgling local trade created when Robert Campbell ceased to operate, Edwards became Sydney's second dedicated music retailer, eventually opening his own Music and Musical Instrument Warehouse in Underwood's Buildings, at 9 George Street, in January 1827. But the author of a "Walk through Sydney in 1828" noted: "Music Warehouse, but should be Gunsmith; the window being darkened with rows of unmusical pipes . . . , full of no one knows how many ghastly forms of death; instead of the gentle Ariels . . . which dwelt there before", suggesting that Edwards had by then either diversified his stock, or already, later in 1828, relinquished the business.

With bandmasters George Sippe and Thomas Kavanagh, Edwards was a director of the Sydney Amateur Concerts that ran from June 1826 to January 1827. During the series, in June Edwards ("a deep full toned bass") sang a recitative and air from William Horsley's The tempest, in July he played a violin sonata by Corelli, accompanied by Sippe on cello, and in August took his Benefit (series to be fully documented elsewhere). Late in 1826 or early 1827, Edwards also "devot[ed] some months to the training of St. James's Choir, gratis", though "because his services were not duly appreciated by the Clerical Authorities" resigned, after which James Pearson took over, though as late as September there were some who wanted him appointed organist.

He was perhaps the John Edwards who received a grant of land in September 1825, for in July-August 1828 he advertised that he was "on the eve of settling on his Farm" and had transferred his retail stock to Messrs. Ferris and Chapman (though they do not seem to have developed their music retail business, and Edwards's stock may actually have passed to Barwise). However, a little over a year later, in August 1829 Edwards was back in Sydney, probably at the behest of Barnett Levey to direct the music at his September concert, Edwards advertising into October that he was giving instruction again "to a limited number of Pupils (in Sydney only)". This visit to Sydney was either extended or followed up by another beginning in February 1830, when, in the midst of a depression, The Australian noted that he had "very considerably reduced his terms of instruction to suit the exigencies of the times".

How long Edwards persevered is not clear; however, he was back again in February 1831 when he and Sippe presented another concert, and for yet another jointly presented by them in September 1832. A year later still, in September-October 1833, Edwards took over leading the orchestra (reportedly to be "composed of Civilians") at Levey's Theatre. However, there continue to be long gaps in his documented activities, perhaps caused by illness. In July 1834, "several gentlemen" were planning a concert "for the benefit of Mr. Edwards, late Leader of the Orchestra at the Royal Theatre Hotel", only to have Edwards announce a few days later that he was recovered sufficiently to direct a concert himself. It failed to eventuate, however, and in October 1835 Edwards again advertised that he was "resuming his professional avocations" as a teacher "after his late long and serious indisposition", and yet again in June 1837, after "having taken the benefit of a long residence in the country".

Notably, during 1836 and 1837 he appears to have had no public association at all with either of the recently arrived string players, William Vincent Wallace or John Philip Deane, and after mid-1837 he disappears from record until he directed a monthly concert for the Cecilian Society in January 1840. In September-October 1842, and again in December 1843, he announced "that at the suggestion of some of his friends, he has resumed his profession".

He may well be either or both of the "Mr Edwards" active in Hobart and Adelaide in the early 1840s (see immediately above). And he is probably the John Edwards, still offering instruction in singing, pianoforte, and violin in Balmain in 1860.


Documentation:

"Shipping Intelligence", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (23 June 1825), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2184174

[Advertisement], The Australian (30 June 1835), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37074069

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (8 September 1825), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2184427

[Advertisement], The Australian (17 November 1825), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37073702

"THE CONCERT", The Australian (10 June 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37074154

"SYDNEY AMATEUR CONCERT", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (22 July 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2186232

"Subscription Concert", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (11 January 1827), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2187362

[News], The Monitor (20 January 1827), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31758140

[Letter] "To the Editor", The Monitor (6 April 1827), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31758316

"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", The Monitor (12 June 1827), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31758460

[Advertisement], The Monitor (3 July 1827), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31758551

[News], The Australian (6 September 1827), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37072374

[Advertisement], The Monitor (22 November 1827), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31759160

MUSIC AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENT WARE HOUSE, NO. 9. GEORGE STREET. MR. EDWARDS begs to announce to the public, that in addition to his late Investment per Alacrity, he has just received by the Mary, an Assortment of Musical Instruments of various descriptions; and has the honour of offering for inspection; Barrel Organs, Guitars (spanish), Pedal Harps, the Anglicia or Musical Glasses, Broadwood's PianoFortes, Grand, Harmonic, and horizontal; plain, or ornamented; fastened for tropical climates or otherwise. AEolian harps, Flageolets, and Flutes of various sorts. Military fifes and Piccolas [sic]; Clarionets, Violins, Tenors, Kent and other Bugles; Harp, Guitar, and Violin Strings; Music paper, and Books ruled &c &c &c. 

[Advertisement], The Monitor (26 November 1827), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3175918

[Advertisement], The Australian (9 July 1828), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36865284

"REVIEW of the fourth number of THE SOUTH ASIAN REGISTER, (published in Sydney, by A. Hill.)", The Sydney Monitor (3 March 1829), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31761599

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (29 August 1829), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2193291

"Wednesday's Concert", The Sydney Monitor (19 September 1829), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32072442

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (10 October 1829), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32072566

[Advertisement], The Australian (19 February 1830), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36867225

[News], The Australian (19 February 1830), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36867221

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (22 February 1831), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2199190

"Domestic Intelligence", The Sydney Monitor (1 September 1832), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32142008

"Domestic Intelligence", The Sydney Monitor (4 September 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32144429

"THEATRICALS", The Australian (11 October 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42008287

"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (3 July 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12849784

"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (7 July 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12849815

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (26 October 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12853350

[Advertisement], The Colonist (1 June 1837), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31719465

[Edward Hall Smith], "The Cecilian Monthly concert", The Sydney Monitor (13 January 1840), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32166874

... This is a very sociable and pleasant concert, and reminds us of the first subscription concerts held some fifteen years ago in the room over head, when Mr. Edwards presided at the orchestra with so much credit to himself and satisfaction to his friends, for we have never heard better instrumental music in this Colony than was there performed, nor have we ever heard a better song than Mr. Edwards's Tempest; and we should like to hear it again, either from him or some other scientific singer ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 September 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12414610

A CARD. MR. JOHN EDWARDS, Professor of Music, begs to acquaint his numerous patrons, amongst the gentry of Sydney, Parramatta, and the colony generally, that he is resuming the practice of his profession, and will be happy to give instructions as heretofore, in Singing, and on the Pianoforte and Violin. Address to Mr. John Edwards, Smith-street, Parramatta. N.B. Pianofortes properly tuned - Schools attended, September 24.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 December 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12419594

A CARD. MR. EDWARDS, professor of Music, begs respectfully to intimate to his old friends, and the ladies and gentlemen of Sydney generally, that at the suggestion of some of his friends, he has resumed his profession in this town. As Mr. E. will spare no pains to impart to his pupils all the advantages derivable from his long experience as a teacher of singing, the pianoforte, and the violin, he ventures to hope for as liberal a patronage as he had formerly the honour to enjoy. Communications left at Mr. Ellard's Music Saloon, George street, will be immediately attended to.

[Advertisement], The Australian (24 June 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37126176 

AUSTRALIAN PHILHARMONIC CONCERTS ... THE FOURTH WEEKLY PHILHARMONIC CONCERT In this colony, will take place at THE ROYAL HOTEL, On WEDNESDAY NEXT, June 26th 1844 ... the whole under the management and direction of Mr. Nathan ... Leader, Mr. Edwards; First Violin, Mr. Wilson; Second Violins, Mr. O'Flaherty, Mr. Guerin, &c.; Principal Tenor, Mr. Walton ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 August 1860), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28626525 

WANTED, by an elderly Gentleman of strict integrity, a SITUATION in a private family, as TEACHER of the Pianoforte. Salary not so much an object as a comfortable home. Apply JOHN EDWARDS, Post Office, Balmain.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 September 1860), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13045628

MR. EDWARDS, Professor of Music, begs to acquaint the inhabitants of Balmain that he will be happy to give instructions in singing, and on the Pianoforte and Violin, to private Pupils or Schools. Address, Watts' Dairy, Balmain.





EGERTON, Grace


= Mrs. George CASE




EGLINTON, Charles

Tenor vocalist ("pupil of Sims Reeves") ?

Active Ballarat, 1857


Summary:

Very likely a pseudonym, or even a fiction; Eglinton was the name of a Ballarat hotel.


Documentation:

"THE CONCERTS AT THE JOHN O'GROAT HOTEL", The Star (18 July 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66043246




EIGENSCHENCK, Charles Henry Marie

Violinist, conductor, composer

Born France, 2 August 1816
Arrived Sydney, 16 NSW, August 1855 (per Fanny Major, from San Francisco, 6 June)
Active New Zealand, by August 1867 until September 1869 (for Melbourne)
Died Fitzroy, VIC, 19 March 1880, aged 65 years

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


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Summary:

An Eigenschenck was clarinettist in the Italian Opera in Paris in 1787; a Mme Eigenschenck (Henriette LORY) a singer at the Opéra-Comique in 1816; in 1846 an Eigenschenck replaced his father as school music teacher at Versailles and was still in office there in 1868. Charles Eigenschenck (also Eigenschenk, Eigenshenck, Eigenshenk, Hardinsank, &c) arrived in Sydney from San Francisco as musical director to Lola Montez's touring company (which also included Harriet Fiddes and her daughters). He was leader of Lyceum Orchestra in Sydney in 1856-58, first under John Winterbottom, composing new music for several productions there (including a "New Pantomime" in February 1858), and also ran his own Quadrille Band.

In May 1858, with Miska Hauser and John and Edward Deane he played Haydn's Emperor Quartet. Under Lavenu and later under Charles Packer, he was orchestra leader at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1859, conducting Ernani there in August. He married Amelia Crosby on 8 December 1859. He was leading the orchestra at the Victoria Theatre by 1862 until 1866, whereafter he spent two years in Canterbury, New Zealand. He returned to Melbourne in September 1869, and died there in 1880.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Sacramento Daily Union (4 July 1853), 2

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SDU18530704.2.12.2&cl=CL2.1853.07

"SHIPPING", The Sydney Morning Herald (17 August 1855), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12973004

[Advertisement], Empire (22 July 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60251004

[Advertisement], Bell's Life in Sydney (3 October 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59867401

"PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 February 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13005687

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 May 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13009524

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 August 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13028805

"PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE", Empire (5 September 1859), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60402740

"MARRAIGES", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 December 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13034382

"THE VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 March 1862), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13225088

[Advertisement], West Coast Times (15 August 1867), 3

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WCT18670815.2.16.2

[Advertisement], West Coast Times (19 December 1867), 3

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WCT18671219.2.17.4

"PORT OF HOKITIKA", West Coast Times (17 September 1869), 2

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WCT18690917.2.3.1

"DEATHS", The Argus (20 March 1880), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5979114


Bibliography and resources:

"Commissions d'examen de Versailles", Journal general de l'instruction publique et des cultes 14 (1845), 122

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=FIxLAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA122

Castil-Blaze, L'Opéra-Italien de 1548 à 1856 (Paris: Castil-Blaze, 1856), 223

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=fV2njPWMcqgC&pg=PA223

Noel & Stoullig, Les annales du theatre et de la musique precedees d'une sur le theatre en province (1878), 132.

http://harmonium.forumactif.org/search?search_author=eigenschenck&show_results=posts

http://titan.csem.flinders.edu.au/pages/contributor/?id=439072




EISEN, W. (Herr EISEN)

Bandmaster, teacher of music, retired military bandmaster

Active Sydney, NSW, 1864-65


Summary:

In June 1864 "Herr W. EISEN, formerly Bandmaster in South Cork Light Infantry Regiment of Militia, Dublin, and late Bandmaster in H.M.'s 7th Royal Fusiliers" advertised for pupils on "Flute, Clarionet, Oboe, Cornet, Saxhorn, or any other wind Instruments" and in "Theory of Harmony and Musical Composition" from his residence in Palmer-street, Woolloomooloo. That month he also appeared at the Victoria Theatre in a benefit for the Hebrew Philanthropic Society, playing flute obligato to Mrs. C. Joel in Bishop's Lo! here the gentle lark.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 June 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13096237

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 June 1864), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13088095

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 May 1865), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13113556

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 October 1865), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13119821




ELLAR, Henry (Julius Henry; Henry Julius)

Amateur bass vocalist, mining speculator, forger

Active Beechworth, VIC, by 1855


Documentation:

"OBTAINING MONEY UNDER FALSE PRETENCES", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (20 January 1855), 2 s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113012956

[Advertisement], Ovens and Murray Advertiser (26 May 1855), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113013468

Mr. Ellar will sing Beethoven's magnificent solo, "Adelaide" acknowledged to be the most superb vocal composition in existence.

"MISCELLANEOUS NEWS", The North Eastern Ensign (27 January 1874), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71554746

"MELBOURNE GENERAL SESSIONS", The Argus (9 March 1875), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11513414




ELLARD FAMILY


ELLARD, Francis

ELLARD, Frederick (Frederic)

ELLARD, Andrew

ELLARD, William

and other members of the family


Go to main page The Ellard family


See also Maria LOGAN (ELLARD)




ELLIE

Alias of

TURNER, Ellen Elizabeth (Mrs. G. R. DEBNEY; Ellen Turner DEBNEY)

Songwriter, lyricist

Died Adelaide, SA, 25 February 1870

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


Documentation:

"ELLIE", The South Australian Advertiser (26 February 1870), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28589557

"DEATH OF MRS. DEBNEY", Border Watch (2 March 1870) 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77129182 

We regret to observe that this lady died in the prime of life on Friday last. She is best known as the writer of many graceful and tender pieces of verse under the signature "Ellie." She also possessed considerable talent as a composer of music.


Settings of her lyrics:

Hail fair Australia (words by Ellie; music by Cutolo) [1860]

Song of the kooyanna (a native bird of Australia; words by Ellie, music by Mrs. W. P. A.)

The song of Australia (words by Ellie; composed ... by Carl Taeuber)


Bibliography and rescources:

Elizabeth Warburton, "Ellie" [a paper presenred to a meeting of the Society on 18 July 1979], Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia 7 (1980), 62-69





ELLIOT, Caroline (Mrs. ELLIOT; Mrs. ELLIOTT)

Professor of Music, vocalist, pianist

Born UK, c.1811
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 23 June 1839 (per Seppings, from London, 12 March)
Arrived Hobart, TAS, 28 August 1841 (per Marys, from Adelaide, 20 August)
Died, Hobart, TAS, 8 September 1858, in her 48th year


ELLIOT, Henry (Henry ELLIOT; ELLIOTT)

Professor of Music, tanner

Born UK, c.1814
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 23 June 1839 (per Seppings, from London, 12 March)
Arrived Hobart, TAS, 28 August 1841 (per Marys, from Adelaide, 20 August)
Died Hobart, TAS, 29 June 1864, aged 50 years


Summary:

Henry and Caroline Elliot (Elliott) arrived in Adelaide in June 1839, on the same ship as Henry Pounsett and his wife, and in February 1840 Caroline appeared in Adelaide's "first professional concert". The couple arrived in Hobart on 28 August 1841, and in late September "Mrs. Elliot(t)" and Joseph Reichenberg announced a concert at the theatre on 5 October. Mrs. Elliot also advertised that month as a "professor of music ... just arrived", having been "educated expressly for the profession, from an early period, by the best masters in London, and having devoted her time constantly to teaching".

By August 1842, Mrs. Elliot was organist of St. David's Church, and lived in succession at nos. 8 and 7 Liverpool-street. In 1845, at the latter address, Mrs. Elliott [sic] directed the treble class of the Hobart Town Choral Society. Henry Elliott [sic] was at the time to Society's librarian. A letter of Henry's dated January 1848, describing him as a "professor of music", was published in 1849, however in the 1850s his main business was as proprietor of a tannery and a leathergoods warehouse. After his death, Henry's household effects were auctioned in August 1864, including a "harp, violoncello, music and other books".


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (6 July 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27440640

[Advertisement], Southern Australian (10 July 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71685384

[Advertisement], South Australian (9 February 1841), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71614085

"FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONCERT", South Australian Register (22 February 1840), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27441216

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Courier (3 September 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2955696

[Advertisement], The Courier (17 September 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2955598

"CONCERT", Colonial Times (28 September 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8752067

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (5 October 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8752091

"THE CONCERT", The Courier (8 October 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2955460

[Advertisement], The Courier (12 August 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2953907

[Advertisement], The Courier (21 September 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2950538

[2 advertisements], Colonial Times (18 March 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756371

[Advertisement], The Courier (23 September 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2944838

[Advertisement], The Courier (8 January 1848), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2970096

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (8 June 1849), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8765082

[Advertisement], The Courier (16 October 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2961962

[Advertisement], The Courier (5 July 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2960618

"New Organist", The Cornwall Chronicle (24 April 1852), 260

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65580558

[Advertisement], The Courier (4 August 1852), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2958658

"DEATH", The Courier (9 September 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2463991

"DEATHS", The Mercury (2 July 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8827130

"THE LATE MR. H. ELLIOT", The Mercury (9 July 1864), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8827259 

[Advertisement], The Mercury (17 August 1864), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8827904


Resources:

Elliot, Caroline; Colonial Tasmanian Family Link Details; Tasmanian Archives

http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=P&id=120122

Elliot, Henry; Colonial Tasmanian Family Link Details; Tasmanian Archives

http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=P&id=121100

Elliot, Henry; Colonial Tasmanian Family Link Details; Tasmanian Archives

http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=P&id=118890




ELLIOTT, Alexander

Professor of Dancing, violinist

Active Sydney, 1829-30


Summary:

Elliott was "lately arrived in this Colony" when he offered to teach "the following Dances: a Selection of the most fashionable and popular Quadrilles, comprising 43 sets, Waltzes, Minuets, Country Dances ... N.B. Mr. E will play on the Violin for his Pupils if necessary". In 1830, the Gazette reported that he had inherited "the greater number of the late Mr. Brunton's pupils" and "continues to hold his academy at Sandwell's large room, Castlereagh street".


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (25 July 1829), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2192972

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (28 August 1830), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2195896

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (14 December 1830), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2196767




ELLIOTT, Joseph

Composer, music publisher, newspaper editor

Born England, 13 November 1833
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 1851
Died Strathalbyn, SA, 21 May 1883, aged 49 years

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-479115 (NLA persistent identifier)


Image: http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/mpcimg/06500/B6349.htm


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (18 February 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38445383

"MARRIED", South Australian Register (4 August 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38445024

"MARRIED", South Australian Register (14 April 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48553227

[Advertisement], The South Australian Register (5 December 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article880535

"MUSIC", The South Australian Advertiser (6 December 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article880619

"COLONIAL MUSIC", South Australian Register (26 December 1861), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50082179

"NEW MUSIC", South Australian Register (13 August 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41393850

"TOPICS OF THE DAY", The South Australian Advertiser (13 August 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31992100

"NEW MUSIC", South Australian Register (13 September 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41389139

"BYGONE DAYS ... sixth edition", South Australian Register (16 July 1873), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39301864

"MUSIC", South Australian Register (17 November 1875), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40086610

"STRATHALBYN", The South Australian Advertiser (19 May 1883), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article33762273

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42001908

"DEATH OF MR. JOSEPH ELLIOTT, J. P.", South Australian Register (23 may 1883), 2s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41998534


Musical works:

Bygone Days (Ballad) (first edition, North Adelaide: Author, November 1858)

The Adelaide Schottische (1861)

Unforgotten, though afar! (musical supplement to The Adelaide Miscellany 14 (12 August 1869)

The Song of the bell (musical supplement to The Adelaide Miscellany 15 (9 September 1869)

Other references:

[Robert Illing Collection], "A gift within a gift", The University of Melbourne Library Journal 3/1 (June 1997)

http://www.unimelb.edu.au/culturalcollections/research/libraryjournal/vol3no1/gift.pdf


Bibliography and resources:

"Joseph Elliott 1833-1883", Family Search, Community Trees (CJCLS)

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I157872&tree=SouthAustralia




ELLIS, Mr.

Vocalist

Active Sydney, NSW, 1834-35


Summary:

According to the Monitor, Ellis and Charles Bonnar "pretty well murdered" How sweet in the woodlands at bandmaster Lewis's concert in December 1834, at which, with Maria Taylor, they were the principal vocal talent.


Documentation:

"CONCERT", The Sydney Monitor (17 December 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32147835

"Mr. Lewis's Concert", The Sydney Monitor (20 December 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32147866

"MR. GORDONOVITCH'S CONCERT", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (22 January 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2197118

"CONCERT", The Australian (23 January 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42009914

"CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (26 March 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12851766




ELLIS, David Henry (Dr. D. H. ELLIS)

Musician, tenor vocalist, church musician, composer, precentor, music examiner, adjudicator

Born Cwm, Flintshire, Wales, 25 November 1836
Arrived Sydney, NSW, early January 1881
Departed NSW, May 1891 (for England)
Died Lincoln, England, 1902, aged 66

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=David+Henry+Ellis+d1902 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Documentation:

"RELIGIOUS", Launceston Examiner (25 January 1886), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39510903 

The Rev. Dr. D. H. Ellis, L.L.D., Precentor of Goulbourn Cathedral, New South Wales, who has been on a visit to Tasmania for some time past, gave so much pleasure by a discourse at St. Paul's prior to visiting Hobart that on his return a few days ago from the capital he was requested to preach again at St. Paul's, and also at Trinity, and acceded, being listened to by large congregations at both churches yesterday. Dr. Ellis, who has a high reputation not only as a preacher, but as a vocalist, he holding the degree of Bachelor of Music, arrived in New South Wales from England over five years ago, and was at first attached to St. Andrew's Cathedral, in Sydney, subsequently removing to Newcastle, and recently to Goulburn, where he now holds the position of Precentor at St. Saviour's Cathedral ...

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 August 1889), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13730693 

We have received from the Rev. Dr. Ellis, precentor of Goulburn Cathedral, a copy of his "Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis" in the key of C. The music is simple and unpretentious; but it is tuneful and fairly devotional its style. The words of the Evensong Canticles are set, for the most part, in plain four-voice harmony, and in no place is there anything difficult of execution. The "service" is well within the capabilities of ordinary choirs, and it may prove acceptable in many churches where more ambitious settings would be out of the reach of the choristers. That the harmony and part-writing are generally correct is only what might be expected, seeing that the composer is a "Mus. Bac." The compositions are published by Wickins and Co., of London. The printing is neat and plain, but there are occasional passages which seem ambiguous, as no directions are given whether they are intended to be performed vocally as "pneuma)," without words - or to be played on the organ.

"Local and General", Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (17 January 1891), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article141008666 

WE are in receipt of a Christmas anthem composed by the Rev. D. H. Ellis, B.D., L.L.D., Mus. Bac., entitled "Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a son." The anthem was composed for parish choirs, and the music, though simple, is a worthy addition to the antiphonal harmony of the great and joyous festival of the Christian year.

"Presentation to Dr. Ellis", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (23 May 1891), p. 8. (Second sheet)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18990228 

Just prior to the departure of Dr. Ellis from Morpeth on Saturday last, a number of his friends assembled at the Commercial Bank and presented him with an address ...

"NEW MUSIC", The Argus (14 March 1892), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8406365 

"EXAMINATION IN MUSIC", The Age (14 June 1894), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197469154 

... As to the good work being done in the parent colony, the Rev. D. H. Ellis, B.A. LL.D., Mus. Bac., said, when speaking at Lincoln in March last that from his experience in Sydney, of whose cathedral he was precentor some years ago, Trinity College had done more for the cause of music there than anything else he knew of, and that nearly as many candidates now presented themselves for examination in Sydney as in London. It is hardly reasonable to suppose that Melbourne will be less appreciative than Sydney in taking advantage of the opportunities for examination now that they are within their reach. The examinations are open to all without distinction of age, sex or creed.

"OBITUARY", Leeds Mercury (27 December 1902), 16

The Rev. David Henry Ellis, Vicar of St. Botolph's Church, Lincoln, died on the 19th inst. Dr. Ellis, who had the unusual sequence of University degrees, M.A., B.D., LL.D., and Mus.Bac., was a Welshman, and had held the precentorship of St. Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, N.S.W.. Aged 65.


Bibliography and resources:

Brown and Stratton 1897, British musical biography, 138

https://archive.org/stream/britishmusicalb00brow#page/138/mode/2up 




ELLIS, Eliza (Mrs. Stewart ELLIS; Mrs. F. R. ELLIS)

Vocalist, choral class conductor, music teacher

Active (as Mrs. STEWART ELLIS), Bendigo, VIC, from 1859
Died Carlton, Melbourne, VIC, 20 January 1898


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Age (14 March 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154839512 

MELBOURNE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY ... FIRST SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT FOR THE YEAR ... Israel in Egypt ... Principal Vocalists: MISS OCTAVIA HAMILTON, MRS. STEWART ELLIS, MRS. GOODLIFFE, MR. EWART, MR. ANGUS, AND MR. BLANCHARD. Band and Double Chorus of One Hundred and Eighty Performers ...

[Advertisement], Bendigo Advertiser (10 November 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87993429 

"THE PHILHARMONIC CONCERT", Bendigo Advertiser (7 March 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87942206 

"MRS ELLIS'S CONCERT", Bendigo Advertiser (3 November 1865), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87927808 

The concert at the Temperance Hall last evening by Mrs. Ellis's class, assisted by several lady and gentlemen amateurs, proved very successful. The attendance was numerous. The first part of the concert consisted selections from Hayden's "Creation," in which Mrs. Ellis acquitted herself excellently well. The opening chorus, "The Marvellous Work," was sung steadily and with good effect, better indeed than any of the succeeding choruses ...

[Advertisement], Bendigo Advertiser (24 December 1860), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87948915

"POPULAR CONCERT", Bendigo Advertiser (24 September 1873), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8826843

"DEATHS", The Argus (26 January 1898), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9788374 

"OBITUARY", Bendigo Advertiser (26 January 1898), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89466217 

... The deceased was well-known in this district, and at one time was a prominent member of St. Kilian's choir.


Bibliography and resources:

George Mackay, The history of Bendigo (Melbourne: Ferguson & Mitchell, 1891), (174) 175

https://archive.org/stream/historyofbendigo00mack#page/175/mode/2up 

... Mr. William Brown, the well-known solicitor, now practising in [175] Melbourne, took an active part, along with his brother, Mr. T. Brown, in the inauguration of the Liedertafel. Mr. W. Brown always took a warm interest in matters musical, and for many years was one of the most prominent singers in the district. Contemporary with him in the sixties were Mrs. Betham and Mrs. Ellis, and in the seventies, Mrs. A. E. B. Casey. Messrs. M. and F. Macoboy are among the leading members of the Liedertafel, and the former is its president ...




ELLIS, Marie (Mrs. J. C. ELLIS; Mrs. ELLIS; Marie ELLIS)

Soprano vocalist

Active (as Mrs. J. C. ELLIS) VIC and NSW, 1865-69


See Marie KRAMER




ELLIS, Thomas

Trombonist, bandmaster (Ballarat Brass Band and String Band), musical instrument maker, publican

Active Ballarat, VIC, by 1860


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Star (30 January 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72464655

"SPECIAL LICENSES", The Star (6 November 1861), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66343262

[Advertisement], The Star (14 November 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66343449

[Advertisement], The Star (17 March 1862), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66332160

"AMUSEMENTS", The Star (18 March 1862), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66332169

"THE SHORT HOURS SOIREE", The Star (21 November 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66328872

"THE BALLARAT EXHIBITION", The Argus (28 August 1866), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5771793

"THE OPENING OF THE BALLARAT EXHIBITION", The Argus (29 August 1866), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5771838




ELLISON, Miss

Vocalist

Active Sydney, NSW, 1842


Documentation:

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

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




ELLISTON, William Gore

Amateur vocalist

Born Bath, England, 17 October 1798
Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 11 January 1830 (per Chatham, from London, 18 September 1829)
Died Battery Point, Hobart, TAS, 4 December 1872, aged 74

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-550893 (NLA persistent identifier)


Summary:

In January 1830, two sons of the celebrated London actor and entrepreneur Robert Elliston (1774-1831) settled in Hobart. At the Surry Theatre in London meanwhile, as the Hobart press reported in August, their father appeared in a new play called Van Diemen's Land, and the Padlock. William Gore Elliston, who had worked briefly in his father's theatres, opened a general store and public house at Bagdad and became a prominent auctioneer (his brother, Edmund, left to return to London in April 1831). William appeared at Deane's Hobart concert in January 1832 singing The Soldier's Tear and and Sons of Freedom. He married Margaret de Vaux in March that year, later ran a boys school, in 1837 became proprietor of The Hobart Town Courier, and in 1855-56 was mayor of Hobart. Elliston returned to the stage at least once more; when the surviving members of the defunct Hobart Town Choral Society were seeking funds to pay off debts in November 1850, Elliston "kindly consented to deliver a DRAMATIC READING at the VICTORIA THEATRE ... SUBJECT–Selections from Shakspeare's Plays of RICHARD III, HENRY IV., and OTHELLO."


Documentation:

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (16 January 1830), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4211277

[News], Colonial Times (4 June 1830), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645168

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (7 August 1830), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4208059

"Drama of Van Diemen's Land", Colonial Times (30 November 1831), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8646188

[News], Colonial Times (11 January 1832), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8646254

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (3 March 1832), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4200093

[Advertisement], The Courier (6 November 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2961859

"DEATH", The Mercury (6 December 1872), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8922541

"THE LATE MR. WILLIAM GORE ELLISTON", The Mercury (6 December 1872), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8922539


Bibliography:

J. N. D. Harrison, Elliston, William Gore (1798-1872), Australian dictionary of biography 1 (1966)




ELLYER, Herr (ELLGIE; ELSE; ELLIOTT; ? HELLYER)

Contrabassist(s)

Active 1853-57


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (18 March 1853), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4790813

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 April 1853), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12945196

[Advertisement], The Star (18 August 1857) 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66043804




ELMBLAD, Johannes Wilhelm Samuel

Vocalist, pianist, organist, composer

Born Icard Herrestad, Sweden, 1853
Married Maggie Menzies, Berlin, 12 January 1878
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, by June 1878


ELMBLAD, Maggie (MENZIES; Madame ELMBLAD)

Pianist, composer

Died (suicide), Switzerland, August 1887, aged 33


Images: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/167148708

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/182606473


Documentation:

"Marriage", The Argus (12 February 1878), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5921034

"HERR ELMBLAD'S CONCERTS", The Argus (13 June 1878), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5936107

"Herr Johannes Elmblad", Illustrated Australian News (8 July 1878), 122

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60094915

"THE ELMBLAD CONCERTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 July 1878), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13421703

"MADAME ELMBLAD'S FAREWELL CONCERT", The Argus (6 October 1884), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6058932

"Deaths", The Argus (11 August 1887), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7857767

"Death of Madame Elmblad", Evening News (12 August 1887), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108007953

"DEATH OF MADAME ELMBLAD", The Argus (19 August 1887), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7944391


Musical works:

God be with you (Good Bye) (words by George Macdonald; music by Maggie Menzies Elmblad (composed by 1884; various editions, sung widely by Amy Sherwin)

Baby mysteries (song, composed by 1884; music by Maggie Menzies Elmblad) (Melbourne: Allan & Co., [1891])




ELSASSER, Charles G. (Carl Gottlieb ELSÄSSER)

Professor of Music, composer

Born Germany, 7 June 1817
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 1853
Died Hawthorn, Melbourne, VIC, 5 January 1885, "in his 67th year"

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1462522 (NLA persistent identifier)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (11 July 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4795033

[News], The Argus (8 January 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6064659

[Advertisement], The Argus (9 August 1859) 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5685935

[Advertisement], The Argus (30 June 1860), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5685274

"The Philharmonic Society's third subscription concert ...", The Argus (4 July 1860), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5685499

"Royal Marriage Rejoicings: The Banquet", The Argus (25 May 1863), 2s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6486000

[Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC", The Argus (20 November 1866), 2s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5779074

[Advertisement], The Argus (30 December 1876), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5913015

[News], The Argus (8 March 1877), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5915402

[Advertisement], The Argus (12 October 1877), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5940813

"The Melbourne Philharmonic Society: II", The Argus (13 January 1879), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5928151

"THE ELSASSER BENEFIT CONCERT", The Argus (19 May 1884), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6049696

[News], The Argus (6 January 1885), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6064485

A well-known musician and an old colonist, Mr. Carl Gottlieb Elsasser, died yesterday at his residence, Hawthorn. He was struck by paralysis in April last, and never spoke after-wards ... Mr. Elsasser came to this colony in 1853 with already acquired fame. He founded an Oratorio Society in Stuttgart, Germany, where he received his first musical training, and also filled several important posts. While still a young man he left Germany for England, and became director of music at a private college in Worksop, where he stayed for three years, and then came to Victoria. Mr. Elsasser was conductor of the Melbourne Philharmonic Society in 1861, and also of the first festival concerts of the German Turn-Verein in 1862. He is best known, however, as the composer of cantatas and part songs. His pieces have been frequently played or sung by the Philharmonic Society, Melbourne Liedertafel, and Metropolitan Liedertafel, including the Wedding Cantata in honour of the Prince of Wales's marriage, performed at the banquet given by Sir Henry Barkly in 1863, and Victoria's Dream, intended for the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880. Mr. Elsasser died in his 67th year ...

"Deaths", The Argus (28 January 1885), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6065940


Literary works:

The life of Handel: a sketch (Melbourne: Joseph Wilkie, [1859])


Musical works:

My hope is in thee (sacred song) (Melbourne: Allan and Co., [1876])

Praise the lord (A New Cantata) (composed in Melbourne and dedicated to the society) (1860)

Wedding cantata [text only survives] (in honour of the Prince of Wales's marriage, performed at the banquet given Sir Henry Barkly; words: E. Exon) (1863)

Joy (Galop Brilliant) (Melbourne & Sydney: R. J. & W. H. Paling, 1866)

Joy Waltz (words by H. W. Puttmann; arranged by C. G. Elsässer) (first performed 1877) (New York, Melbourne: Chappell & Co., [?])


Bibliography and resources:

Kenneth Hince, Elsässer, Carl Gottlieb (1817-1885), Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)

William P. Nash, Charles Elsasser: Elsasser's demise–Melba's rise (Heidelberg Heights: Innisfallen Press, 1993)




ELVY, Robert Hammond

Musicseller, music publisher

Born Kent, England, ? 1830
Died Manly, Sydney, 23 February 1923, aged 92/93


ELVY, Filmer William

Born Potts Point, Sydney, ? 1863
Died Manly, 3 December 1933, aged 70


Summary:

Robert Elvy was shipping pianos into Melbourne in June 1859 and January 1860, from his base as an associate of Joseph Wilkie. By March 1863, he had set up a Sydney branch of a firm to be known as "Wilkie, Elvy and Co.", and in April began publishing local compositions, with Madame Jaffa's setting of Tennyson's Sweet and low, followed by Frederick Ellard's serenade I'm listening for thy voice love, and in May and June Ernesto Spagnoletti junior's The Marion schottische, Douglas Callan's Manly Beach galop, and W. J. Macdougall's setting of Sheridan Moore's The beauty that blooms in Australia.


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Argus (8 June 1859), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5682444

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Argus (24 January 1860), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5695742

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 March 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13075369

"NEW SONG", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 April 1863), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13076492

"VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 June 1863), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13080293

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 February 1923), 14

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16058025

"LATE MR. ELVY: LEADING COMMERICIAL MAN", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 February 1923), 14

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16067300

Mr. Robert Hammond Elvy, one of Sydney's oldest commercial men, died recently at his residence, Tregarth, Raglan-Street, Manly, at the age of 93 years. He was the originator and proprietor of the old-established pianoforte and music ware-house bearing his name. His courtesy and wonderful vitality–he only retired a few weeks ago - and his reminiscences of the early days, especially of Victoria, where in 1855 he helped to establish the firm of Wilkie and Elvy, now Messrs. Allan and Co., of Melbourne, made him a popular figure. In 1863 he carne to Sydney, and established the firm of Elvy and Co., and was instrumental, with the late Mr. William Lyster, in bringing many operatic artists to Australia. The late Mr. Elvy was born in Kent, England, and had four grandsons on active service during the late war. He has left three sons and two daughters.

"LATE MR. R. H. ELVY", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 April 1923), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16071221

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 December 1933), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17029828

"MR. F. W. ELVY", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 December 1933), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17029704





EMANUEL FAMILY



EMANUEL, Abraham

Professor of Music, pianist, arranger, publisher, music retailer

Born London, 30 January 1814
Married Eliza ABRAHAM, London, 10 May 1836
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 11 June 1841 (per Psyche, from London)
Died St. Kilda, VIC, 6 May 1907, in his 94th year

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Abraham+Emanuel+d1907 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


EMANUEL, Eliza (Elizabeth ABRAHAMS; Dinah)

Vocalist

Born London, 16 July 1818
Married Abraham EMANUEL, London, 10 May 1836
Arrived Sydney, 11 June 1841 (per Psyche, from London)
Died Ballarat, VIC, 22 March 1872, in her 54th year

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Eliza+Emanuel+d1872 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Abraham Emanuel, a former piano pupil of John Cohen of Liverpool, UK (d.1851), first advertised in Sydney as a "Professor of the Piano Forte" on 29 June 1841. With his wife Elizabeth, who sang two solo songs, he first appeared in J. P. Deane's concert in July. W. A. Duncan in the Chronicle thought Mrs. Emanuel "made her debut with success, and we think she will yet do better. Her voice is good, but her articulation is indistinct, and she wants a little finishing in other respects." Abraham played again in Wallace and Leggatt's band for the Bushelles' concert in September. In February 1844, Mesdames Emanuel and Hartnelle, a dancing mistress, opened a Seminary for Young Ladies, with Abraham as music tutor. The school continued to advertise, though without Hartnelle until July. Abraham appeared as pianist for the Gautrots in July 1846, and in 1847 he began importing stock for his Pianoforte and Music Repository that he opened at 22 Hunter-street. On 8 May 1849, Elizabeth gave birth to their daughter, later the popular opera singer Carrie Emanuel. Together with his wife as vocalist, and with the assistance of George Hudson and his City Band, Abraham presented a series of weekly "Casino" promenade concerts from March 1851. As further publicity, in August he published The casino polka, "Arrainged [sic] by A. Emanuel. Dedicated to the patrons of his fashionable weekly entertainment at the Royal Hotel". In February 1852 he issued Glover's song A young lady's no from his retail premises now at 5 Hunter-street. The Emanuels moved permanently to Victoria in 1866, living for times in Ballarat and Melbourne.


Documentation:

"ARRIVALS", The Sydney Herald (12 June 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12869591

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (29 June 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12869871

[Advertisement], The Australian (10 July 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36849682

"Summary of Public Intelligence", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (17 July 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2553923

"THE CONCERT", The Sydney Monitor (16 July 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32189919

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", Australasian Chronicle (15 July 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31732300

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (18 September 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2554493

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 February 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12410102

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 July 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12888714

"IMPORTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 November 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12892177

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 January 1848), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12889793

"BIRTH", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 May 1849), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12909446

[Advertisement], Empire (14 March 1851), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60033307

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 April 1851), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12926097

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 April 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12926170

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 April 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12926506

[Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 August 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12929140

"NEW SONG", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 February 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31733909

"SUICIDE", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 January 1860), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13035908

[Advertisement], The Argus (2 May 1867), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5765786

"MARRIAGE", The Argus (12 November 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5783142

[Advertisement], The Argus (6 May 1869), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5832317

"DEATHS", The Argus (27 March 1872), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5861014

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 May 1907), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14847013


Bibliography and resources:

Levi 2013, These are the names, 232

http://home.pacific.net.au/~josken1/emanuel.htm


Disambiguation:

Abraham's brother, Jacob (known as John) Emanuel, who practiced in Sydney as a surgeon-dentist, was born c. 1817, had arrived in Sydney by 1843 on the Bencoolin, and died in Sydney on 8 July 1882

A song by "Emanuel", The desert ("composed expressly for Mr. Farquharson") appears in concert programs during the 1860s sung by Robert Farquharson and others. This composition is by Plymouth-born bandmaster Louis Emanuel (1819-c.1889), who from 1845 was music director at Vauxhall Gardens. Also by Louis Emanuel, are The syren and friar ("duett written by William Jones; composed by Louis Emanuel") (London: Ransford & Son; Adelaide: Coward & Lindstrom, [1890s]) and The Diana waltz


Documentation:

"TELEGRAPHIC", The Courier (7 March 1864), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3168968



EMANUEL, Carrie (Caroline; Madame MENDELSSOHN)

Vocalist, teacher of singing

Born Sydney, NSW, 8 May 1849 (daughter of Abraham and Eliza EMANUEL above)
Active professionally from 1870
Died London, early 1915

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Carrie+Emanuel+1849-1915 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


EMANUEL, Moses

Amateur musician, baritone vocalist, dentist

Arrived 1841, with his parents (as above)
Died Sydney, NSW, 27 October 1923, aged 85


Documentation:

"BIRTH", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 May 1849), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12909446

"A NEW AUSTRALIAN SOPRANO", Empire (9 July 1870), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63108980

[Advertisement], The Argus (17 December 1870), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5839560

"Marriage", The Argus (28 December 1874), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11509731

"MUSIC AND DRAMA", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 March 1915), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15577291

"THE STAGE: NOTES", The Queenslander (3 April 1915), 20

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22295499

"MR. MOSES EMANUEL DEAD", The Sun (28 October 1923), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222680409 


Bibliography and resources:

http://home.pacific.net.au/~josken1/emanuel.htm




EMMERSON, Harry

Musicseller, musician, dance pianist

Active Hay, NSW, by 1877
Died Tamworth, NSW, 16 November 1910


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Riverine Grazier (15 December 1877), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article141201079

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (21 January 1882), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article846841

"MECHANICS' BALL AT THE MASONIC HALL", The Maitland Mercury (29 January 1884), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article141201079

"MR. HARRY EMMERSON", The Maitland Mercury (19 May 1888), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18966529

"Death of Mr. Harry Emmerson", The Maitland Daily Mercury (17 November 1910), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article124268703




ENGEL, John Alexander (Alexander ENGEL; A. ENGEL; J. A. ENGEL)

? Vocalist, printer, music printer

Active Sydney, NSW, by 1855
Died Sydney, NSW, 21 September 1883, aged 65 years

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=John+Alexander+Engel+d1883 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 December 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12983009 

DEUTSCHER LIEDERKRANZ - Freitag, den 21 December, findet grosse Abendunterhaltung im locale (Custom House Hotel) statt. J. A. ENGEL ...




ENGEL, Nicholas

German bandmaster

Active Bendigo, VIC, 1866-67


Documentation:

The Victoria Post Office directory (1866), 239

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=wQkFAAAAYAAJ

"COUNTY COURT", Bendigo Advertiser (9 November 1867), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87956111




ESCOTT, Lucy (from 1870 Mrs. Henry SQUIRES)

Soprano vocalist (Lyster's company)

Born Springfield, Mass., USA, 1828
Arrived Melbourne, 1 March 1861 (per Achilles, from San Francisco)
Married Henry SQUIRES, USA, May 1870
Died Paris, France, 29 November 1895


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Documentation:

"MUSIC IN BROOKLYN. SECOND PHILHARMONIC CONCERT", Music Review and Gazette (25 December 1858), 403

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=lN4sAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA403

[News], The Argus (2 March 1861), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5698072

"DEATH OF LUCY ESCOTT. AN OPERATIC FAVOURITE OF THE SIXTIES", The Argus (3 January 1896), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8886403


Other:

Hans Werner Henze's Lucy Escott Variations (1963), for harpsichord or piano, commemorate her early London appearances, and are based on "Come per me sereno", from Bellini's La sonnambula.




ESTHER, Carl

Double bass player

Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 1855
Active Beechworth, VIC, by 1857


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Ovens and Murray Advertiser (17 March 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113014485

[Advertisement], Ovens and Murray Advertiser (17 March 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113237131

"MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY", Rutherglen Sun and Chiltern Valley Advertiser (9 January 1914), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article121003885




EVANS, H.

Cornet player (Tasmanian Band)

Active Launceston, 1854


Documentation:

"EXHIBITION OF FIREWORKS", The Cornwall Chronicle (4 March 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65715597




EVANS BROTHERS


EVANS, Harry Congreve

Songwriter, librettist

Born Nuriootpa, SA, 10 December 1860
Died Adelaide, SA, 9 January 1899


Documentation:

"THE LATE MR. HARRY EVANS", South Australian Register (11 January 1899), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54413837 

"Those whom the gods love die young" and so poor Harry Congreve Evans crossed the bar when he was only thirty-eight years of age. When but a lad he gave evidence of being a gifted son of his gifted mother, "Maud Jeanne Franc." An accomplished stenographer, a smart paragraphist, an able vigorous, and descriptive writer. Allied to these talents his genial disposition stood him in good stead. To those with whom he was intimate he was a lovable friend. His tastes were decidedly artistic. He wrote comic sketches and light verses with remarkable facility, bringing to bear a ready wit in this work. He came before the public as the librettist of Immomeena, the music of which was composed by the late M. Heuzenroeder, and of The Mandarin, which Mr. J. M. Dunn composed, and the works met with an appreciative reception. The deceased was a Bohemian at heart, and had there been a Bohemia the boys of the old brigade would have elected Harry as their King ...


Bibliography and resources:

"Evans, Henry Congreve (Harry) (1860-1899)", Obituaries Australia

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/evans-henry-congreve-harry-13441/text24117

H. J. Finnis, "Evans, Matilda Jane (1827-1886)", Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/evans-matilda-jane-3487/text5343



EVANS, William James

Music critic

Born Angaston, SA, 1865
Died Adelaide, SA, 22 September 1904


Documentation:

"THE LATE MR. W. J. EVANS", The Advertiser (22 September 1904), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5008368 

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Mr. William James Evans, the musical and dramatic critic of the Advertiser, which occurred at the Adelaide Hospital half an hour after midnight this morning. Mr. Evans was born at Angas Park in 1863, and when quite a baby went with his mother to Angaston. His mother was well-known by her pen name of "Maude Jeanne Franc" and among the volumes she published Minnie's Mission and Marian, or the Light of Someone's Home, won great popularity owing to their deeply religious tone and their high literary merit. His father was a Baptist minister, and was a highly educated man. It was thus from clever parents that Mr. Evans derived his taste for literature, while the skill he showed in versification is another example of heredity, for he was descended from the same stock as William Congreve, the great dramatist. His mother's maiden name was Congreve, and his brother, Mr. Harry Congreve Evans, for many years connected with the Advertiser staff, and afterwards editor of Quiz, was named after that celebrated poet ... As a young man he entered the service of the National Bank, and after remaining there for some time he joined the commercial department of the Advertiser about 20 years ago. Shortly after 1890, his gift as a writer being recognised, he was transferred to the literary staff, with which he was connected continuously until the time of his last illness, He held the position of musical and dramatic critic, while he also conducted the "From Day to Day" column in the Express, and the "From Week to Week" column in the Chronicle, his contributions winning wide popularity. Mr. Evans was a keen, but, at the same time, a most fair critic, and there was an artistic touch and a breadth of knowledge about his writings concerning music and the drama which gave them great value, apart from their accuracy and discriminating insight. He contributed poetical pieces to other journals, and a few years ago he issued a volume of verses, modestly entitled Rhymes Without Reason, which met with a large amount of favor.


Bibliography and resources:

"Evans, William James (1863-1904)", Obituaries Australia

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/evans-william-james-13442/text24118

H. J. Finnis, "Evans, Matilda Jane (1827-1886)", Australian dictionary of biography4 (1972)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/evans-matilda-jane-3487/text5343




EVERETT, James

MARSHALL, John

GLANVILLE, Richard

CHITTY, Robert

Gallows hymn singers, bushrangers

Executed Sydney, 16 March 1841


Documentation:

"EXECUTION", Australasian Chronicle (18 March 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31731207 

On Tuesday morning the six bushrangers, James Everett, Robert Chitty, John Marshall, Richard Glanville, John Shea, and Edward Davies, who were convicted at the last criminal sittings of the wilful murder of John Graham, at Scone, on the 21st December last, all paid the forfeit of their lives by expiating their offences on the scaffold. An immense crowd was collected to witness the last awful scene of these men's career ... At a few minutes past nine o'clock the wretched men were conducted from their cells to the area in front of the drop, where they knelt for some time in the exercise of their devotions. Chitty, Everett, Marshall, and Glanville, were attended by the Rev. Mr. Cowper and the Rev. John Elder; Shea by the Very Rev. Mr. Murphy; and Davies, being of the Jewish persuasion, was attended by Mr. Isaacs, the Jewish Rabbi ... After about ten minutes spent in devotion they arose, and Everett in a very hurried manner ran up the steps leading to the scaffold, and was followed by Chitty, Glanville, and Marshall; they all four in a loud and clear voice sung the first verse of the hymn commencing "Awake my soul, and with the sun" ... A few minutes more were spent in devotion, and then the ropes were adjusted and the caps drawn over their faces; they still continued (particularly Everett and Glanville) in loud and apparently fervent prayer till the bolt was drawn, and they were launched into the presence of their Maker. They all died almost without a struggle.




EWENS, William

Amateur vocalist, publican

Born England, c.1810
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 25 September 1839 (per Prince Regent, from London, 6 June)
Died Adelaide, 6 July 1848, aged 38

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=William-Ewens-d1848 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Ewans and his family reportedly arrived in South Australian with his father-in-law, Robert Spiller; he and George Bennett were both recently arrived "from Chichester" when they assisted at Charles Platts's lecture on music in October 1839. Ewens then appeared with Platt and Bennett singing glees and catches at their "first professional concert" in February 1840. While licensee of the Plough and Harrow in Rundle-street, he continued to sing regularly at concerts and public events until shortly before his death in 1848. The Register noted that there was no music at his funeral: "we were disappointed ... as, we confess, we expected the members of the Choral Society would have sung a requiem over the body of one who had so often infused the soul of harmony into their proceedings".


Documentation:

"MECHANICS' INSTITUTE", South Australian Register (19 October 1839), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27440903

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (15 February 1840), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27441202

"FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONCERT", South Australian Register (22 February 1840), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27441216

[Advertisement], South Australian (9 February 1841), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71614085

[Advertisement], South Australian (13 August 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71615140

"THE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY'S PLOUGHING MATCH", South Australian (8 August 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71602368

"THE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY", South Australian Register (9 August 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27450701

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (15 December 1847), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48543520

"DIED", South Australian Register (8 July 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48729267

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (12 July 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48726230




EWING, A. C.

Pianist, composition competition judge (Gawler Music Prize)

Active Adelaide, ? 1857-59


Summary:

With Dutton, Holden, and Chinner, Ewing was one of the committee of judges for the Gawler Institute, which on 4 November 1859 awarded the first prize for musical setting of The song of Australia to Carl Linger


Documentation:

? "SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (26 May 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49763685

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (7 June 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49771978

"SOUTH AUSTRALIA. INDIAN REFIEF FUND", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 July 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13018104

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (13 June 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49897924




EWINS, Mrs. H.

Pianist, composer

Active Armidale and Sydney, NSW, 1874-75


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 August 1874), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13345525

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 September 1875), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13364513

[News], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 September 1875), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28400382

"CHURCH OF ENGLAND TEMPERANCE SOCIETY", Hawkesbury Chronicle (13 December 1884), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66372156


Musical work:

The Armidale galop (Sydney: Published by the composer, [1875])

This galop has been–prior to publication–played by its Composer, in the circles of the elite, in different parts of New England and elsewhere, and has ever proved a favorite.




EXON, Edwin

Tenor vocalist, orphanage school superintendent and music teacher

Formerly of Bath, England
Arrived Melbourne, by 1855
Died Hampton, Melbourne, 18 May 1910, aged 77


Documentation: 

[Advertisement], The Argus (14 September 1853), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4796964

[Advertisement], The Argus (14 September 1853), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4797019

"BIRTHS", The Argus (10 March 1855), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4805427

"PRAHRAN MECHANICS' INSTITUTION", The Argus (29 March 1856), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4834212

"THE MESSIAH. THE PHILHARMONIC", The Argus (26 December 1862), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6482064

"GOOD FRIDAY CONCERT", The Argus (26 March 1864), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5746264

[News], The Argus (6 December 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5781226

"MUSIC", The Argus (23 January 1878), 3s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5918338

"DEATHS", The Argus (19 May 1910), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10857165


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