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A biographical register of Australian colonial musical personnel–H (Hi-Hy)

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–H (Hi-Hy)", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-H-2.php; accessed 20 August 2017






Hi - Hy




HICKSON, Mr. (? Hugh, or Thomas)

Musician, flute player (Band of the 63rd Regiment)

Active Hobart Town, VDL (TAS) 1831 (regiment in Australia 1829-33)
Died by November 1834

See also Band of the 63rd Regiment


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (28 September 1831), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8646089

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (14 November 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4182447

The sickness of the 63rd, we are happy to say, had nearly subsided - Major Briggs and Capt. Gibbons were returning to England; and Surgeon Russel had gone to Penang on sick leave. Hickson, the flute-player of the band, had died.





HIGGINSON, Joseph

Bellman, bellringer

Active Sydney, NSW, 1838


Documentation:

"A LUNATIC", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (21 April 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2550802 

On the evening before last, a young man whose intellects are subject to derangement, and who earns a scanty existence by ringing "those evening bells" that enliven the streets at night, entered the house of Mr. Farrell, the publican, of George-street, between the hours of 7 and 8 o'clock. Knowing the man's affliction, Mr. F. ordered him out, and he went. At 9 o'clock he again returned, and was forcibly put out by Mr. Farrell. At 10 o'clock Mr. F. perceived, from his parlour, the front folding doors gradually and slowly open, and a head cautiously intruded through the opening. Anxious to see the end of the affair, he suffered the party to steal softly and unobserved (as he supposed) up to the counter, when he unexpectedly darted forth and seized - to his inexpressible surprise - the same deranged visitor. He was sent to the watch-house for protection. - Joseph Higginson is the name of the unfortunate, whom we recommend as a fit object of charity to the Committee of the Benevolent Assylum; he is perfectly harmless and inoffensive.




HIGGINS, Thomas William

Amateur vocalist, pianist, sheep farmer 

Active Port Elliot, SA, by 1861
Died Currency Creek, SA, 9 August 1915, aged 75


HIGGINS, Mrs. T. W.

Amateur musician, pianist


Summary:

The song The bushman, first published in Adelaide in 1845, was still popular in South Australia in the 1860s. It was evidently a favorite of Higgins, a grazier, who sang it several times at public dinners, where the press variously referred to it as "The bushman's life" and "The bushman's song", and positively identified it by its chorus: "[Then] Hurrah! for a bushman's life". Mrs. T. W. Higgins was also a regular performer at musical events in the Port Elliot region.


Documentation:

"PORT ELLIOT", South Australian Register (20 May 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50018407

"OPENING OF THE INMAN AND HINDMARSH BRIDGES", The South Australian Advertiser (3 August 1863), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31826415

"DEATH", Southern Argus (12 August 1915), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article96983331




HILL, Alfred

Violinist, conductor, teacher, composer

Born Richmond, VIC, 16 December 1869 (not 1870)
Died Sydney, 30 October 1960

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-783689 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Bibliography and resources:

Hinemoa (cantata, Wellington, NZ, 1896); recorded extract, opening (conducted by the composer, 1952)

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/speech/191/hills-cantata-hinemoa 

Andrew D. McCredie, Hill, Alfred Francis (1869-1960), Australian dictionary of biography 9 (1983)

John Mansfield Thomson, Hill, Alfred Francis, Dictionary of New Zealand biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand




HILL, Arthur

Amateur vocalist, actor (publican, Rose and Crown Castlereagh-Street, printer)

Born England, 1784
Active Sydney, by 1826 (Sydney Amateur Concerts)
Died Sydney, 23 March 1834

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Arthur+Hill=d1834 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Documentation:

"MR. EDWARDS'S BENEFIT", The Monitor (25 August 1826), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31757768

... "I'm Parish Clerk and Sexton here", was sung with much humour by Mr. Hill, but the want of those essential requisites to give such songs effect-namely dress and music [i.e. instrumental accompaniment]-greatly detracted from its comicality. The former we understand was objected to by the Directors upon some principle of Etiquette.

"THE ANNIVERSARYDINNER", The Monitor (27 January 1827), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31758157

A Patriotic song by Mr. Hill, and Dulce Domum by Mr. Blanch were greatly applauded, the style of singing of each being well adapted to his subject. 

"Theatre", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (22 June 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2212561

We understand that our respectable fellow-colonist, Mr. Arthur Hill, is engaged by the Proprietor of the Sydney Theatre, for the next season, to sustain a line of characters for which report states he is eminently qualified. We have never seen Mr. Hill "on the boards", and therefore cannot speak from our own knowledge.

[News], The Sydney Monitor (25 September 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32144567

Mr. Arthur Hill, of the old school of legitimate Comedy, we are glad to hear, is engaged for the peculiar characters in which he is known to excel.

"DIED", The Australian (24 March 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42005722

"DIED", The Sydney Monitor (25 March 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32145900

"THE THEATRE", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (3 July 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2216522

The comedy of The Rivals was the first piece, and with the exception of some two or three of the inferior characters, was creditably performed. ... The Sir Lucius of Mr. Simmons though a tolerable performance, was not equal to the representation that we have seen of it by the deceased Mr. Arthur Hill.


Bibliography:

Obituaries Australia

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hill-arthur-14051




HILL FAMILY (MILITARY MUSICIANS)


HILL, Arthur Silvester

Flautist, bandsman, bandmaster (Band of the 99th Regiment), composer

Born ? Ireland, c.1829/30
Active Sydney, NSW, 1848; Hobart, TAS, 1849-55
Married Ann Sophia HOPKINS, St. Joseph's, Hobart, TAS, 17 April 1854, aged 24
Died Cork, Ireland, 7 May 1865

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Arthur+Silvester+Hill+d1865 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

See also Band of the 99th Regiment


Summary:

Hill's The Australian grand waltzes ("A New Year's Gift ... composed and arranged for the Piano Forte, by Arthur S. Hill, 99th Regiment") were published in Sydney in 1848 (no copy identified), and his The Wivenhoe guadrilles and Geelong schottisch respectively in Henry Stoney's Tasmanian lyre and Delacourt bouquet in Hobart in 1854/55.

Hill regularly appeared in Hobart as a concert flautist. In April 1854, at St. Joseph's Church, Hobart, he married Ann Sophie Hopkins, daughter of the former Hobart dancing master Gattey Hopkins. He was not bandmaster in Australia, although he may have been later. He died at Cork, Ireland, in 1865.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Sydney Chronicle (1 January 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31754931

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 January 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12892339

"CONCERT", The Courier (10 March 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2966527

"MUSICAL. ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Courier (27 January 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2241378

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Courier (2 July 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2246121

"ATTENTION", The Courier (5 April 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2248670

"MARRIED", The Courier (18 April 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2248067

Marriages in the district of Hobart; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:848552; RGD37/1/13 no 688

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD37-1-13p269j2k 

[Advertisement], The Courier (13 November 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2242514

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (9 March 1855), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8779478

[Advertisement], The Courier (6 April 1855), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2482016

"DEATHS", The Mercury (13 September 1865), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8834945



HILL, Bernard

Bandsman (Band of the 99th Regiment)

Died Sydney, NSW, August 1845


Documentation:

"INCAUTIOUS USE OF MEDICINE", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 August 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12881718

Bernard Hill, once a bandsman in the 99th regiment, aged about 26 years, and who had lately been employed as an assistant in a druggist's shop, in George-street, but had latterly been unemployed, feeling himself unwell on Thursday afternoon, got some medicine (supposed to be laudanum) which he took, and shortly after became insensible till mid-day, yesterday, when he expired in the room of his father, Serjeant Hill, of the 99th regiment.



HILL, John

Musician (theatre band), formerly bandsman & drum-major (Band of the 99th Regiment)

Active Sydney, NSW, 1858


Documentation:

"DREADFUL MURDER", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 March 1858), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13007456

"SHOCKING TRAGEDY", Empire (13 March 1858), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60423614

... a woman named Margaret Hill, aged 30 years, was lying dead at Paddington, from the effects of a wound received from her husband ... The husband, John Hill, is a musician, and was formerly drum-major of the 99th Regiment ... The prisoner, who is a man of about 40 years of age, was, as before stated, formerly drum-major in her Majesty's 99th Regiment, and has been in receipt of a pension. He has also been in the city police, from which he was discharged some time ago. He obtained a livelihood by playing with one of the bands at the theatre. He is of average height, and has a thin and anxious expression of countenance ...

[News], Freeman's Journal (10 April 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115560910




HILL, Barnard (Bernard HILL)

Sawyer and violin player

Arrived Van Diemen's Land, by 1825
Active Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 1833-46
Died Huon Valley, TAS, 9 August 1858, aged 80 years


Summary:

The Statistical view of Van Diemen's Land (1832) lists "Bernard Hill, violin player" as living at 12 Goulburn-Street, Hobart in 1831. "Sawyer and violin player" Barnard Hill's selection as a jury member in Hobart in 1833 became a subject of satire in the press. According to a police report, Hill was still playing the violin semi-professionally for Robert Fowler's "dancing school" in 1846. He was an elector in Franklin in 1856. His descendent Anne Wilson kindly informed me (January 2014) that he died in a boating accident in 1858, aged 80.


Documentation:

"McCABE", Hobart Town Gazette (29 October 1825), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8790808

Statistical view of Van Diemen's Land (1832), 163

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=G8gRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA163

[Editorial], The Hobart Town Courier (19 July 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4191215

We are sure on this occasion Mr. Barnard Hill, with whom we have the honour to be personally acquainted, he having recently cut some rafters for our fowl-house at Knocklofty, and whose exquisite Paganini touches on the violin we so frequently have the pleasure to hear, urging, as we pass the corner, the fantastic toes of the ladies and gentlemen who frequent Mr. Walford's ball-room, at the King George - we are sure he will excuse us for once, for paying that we fear he would not think himself fairly tried in a dispute about cutting rafters or the price of an hour's catgut scraping by such men as Mr. Meredith or Major Schaw, any more than the latter gentlemen would fancy their rights and privileges, especially as regards the intricate points of literature and libel, fairly confided and adjusted by his unbiassed decision.

"SCHAW v. MEREDITH", The Hobart Town Courier (19 July 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4191218

"SCHAW v. MEREDITH", Colonial Times (23 July 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647120

[Letter] To the Editor", Colonial Times (30 July 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647128

[Editorial], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (17 August 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2213458

"THE LAWS OF LIBEL", The Hobart Town Courier (31 January 1834), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4187435

"POLICE", The Courier (1 August 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2945130

[Advertisement], The Courier (10 June 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2504232

"DIED", The Hobart Town Daily Mercury (11 August 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3249851

"FATAL ACCIDENT", Launceston Examiner (12 August 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38992758




HILL, John (K.S., R.A.M.; John Thomas HILL; in England and USA after 1880, known as John HILLER; and John Sebastian HILLER)

Pianist, organist, conductor, Professor of the Pianoforte and Singing, violinist, composer

Born London, England, 5 August 1843
Arrived Sydney, NSW, by February 1865
Married Ilma de Murska, NZ, 1876
Departed Melbourne, VIC, 1877 (with Ilma De MURSKA)
Died New York, USA, 9 February 1920

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=John+Hill+KS+RAM (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Hill succeeded George Loder as conductor of the Sydney opera season in 1866. A friend and colleague of Alfred Anderson, a decade later John Hill also played in the Ilma De Muska concerts, and within months of Anderson's death, he notoriously married the recently bereaved singer in a ceremony on tour in New Zealand. Curiously, according to the recollections of Murska's manager De Vivo (1897), at the time of Anderson's death Murska had "detested" Hill. By 1881, he was conducting under the name John Hiller, and was still active in London in 1899.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 February 1865), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13102074

"MUSIC AND DRAMA", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 February 1865), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13107828

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 March 1865), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13106637

"MR. JOHN HILL'S FIRST CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 March 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13108034

"MUSIC AND DRAMA", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 March 1865), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13103600

On Monday, the 13th instant, Mr John Hill, lately from London, pianist and organist of considerable abilities, gave his first concert at the Australian Library, which was fashionably and well attended. The principal feature of the concert was the performances of Mr. Hill on the pianoforte and harmonium, which created a marked impression of his powers on both these instruments. In the Fantasie sur l'Opéra Lurline de Wallace, by Ascher, Mr. Hill displayed fine capabilities as a solo pianist, his enunciation being clear and distinct. A fine instrumental effect was a duet for harmonium and pianoforte, by Mr. Hill and Mr. Frederic Ellard, which was admirably performed by both those gentlemen. The overture to William Tell, also performed by Mr. Hill on the harmonium, was a brilliant effort. These were decidedly the pieces de resistance of the evening. Mr. Hill afterwards performed Boulanger's celebrated Impromptu polka.

"NEW SOUTH WALES", South Australian Register (24 July 1865), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41030687

"AMUSEMENTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 May 1866), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13130690

"AMUSEMENTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 May 1866), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13131573

"ST. ANDREW'S ORGAN", Empire (13 August 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60843607

"MUSIC AND THE DRAMA", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 September 1869), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13190643

"DEATHS", Evening News (2 October 1871), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129972073 

On the 25th June, at his late residence, Maida Vale, of consumption, Julius Henry Hill, aged 24 years, brother of John Hill, K.S., R.A.M.

"Musical and Dramatic Review", Australian Town and Country Journal (6 January 1872), 23

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70499496

"MR. GUENETT'S CONCERT", The Argus (17 February 1873), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5848339

"MUSIC", The Australasian Sketcher (9 August 1873), 90

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60606860

[News], The Argus (29 November 1873), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5876423

"THE DE MURSKA CONCERTS", The Argus (26 January 1876), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7430508

[News], The Argus (15 May 1876), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7439145

"NEW ZEALAND", The Argus (16 May 1876), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7439253

"MUSICAL", The Mercury (10 October 1879), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8982180

"Merry-go-Round", The Entra'acte (6 November 1880), 4-5

Harry Paulton should cut out that portion of his text in "Les Mousquetaires" which refers to marrying a prima donna, for if I [5] mistake not, the conductor, M. Hiller, is Mr. John Hill, who has married a prima donna in the shape of Mdlle. Ilma de Murska. The passage becomes personal, and people who know of the circumstance at once stare at M. Hiller, much as to say, "That's a rub for you, old man!" Speaking of M. Hiller, I had not seen him for many, many years until within the last week. When last we shook hands he was Jack Hill, and so youthful that it was a work of difficulty for him to convince his friends that he possessed a moustache. He dallied with the fiddle at this time, and when the late Alfred Mellon gave Promenade Concerts at Covent Garden, Jack was, I think, a second violin, and played the pianoforte accompaniments for the vocalists. I lost sight of him for a long time, and when I next heard of him, he had gone to Australia, and in Sydney he used to charm some friends of mine with his organ performances, and where he was always ready make one in a quartet for strings. Then I heard that had married Mdlle. Ilma de Murska, and the other night I saw a face at the conductor's desk at the Globe, which puzzled me. I looked at the programme, and I read "Director of the Music and Conductor, M. Hiller." I knew the face, but not under that name. Who could it be? thought I. And then it dawned upon that it was Jack Hill. But he has grown into a man, something like Mons. Faure, the baritone. John is an excellent conductor, and uses his baton, not like some of the puling and uncertain time-beaters whom we see at the theatres; but like man who thoroughly understands his business. He was always clever. He is the nephew of Mr. Weist Hill, and I always thought he would make a considerably bigger man than his uncle.

"BRITISH AND FOREIGN ITEMS", The Mercury (19 February 1881), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8993758

"THE LOVES OF A CANTATRICE", Kalgoorlie Western Argus (11 March 1897), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32343749

"MUSIC AND MUSICIANS", London Daily News (7 July 1899), 6

The Mr. John Hiller who will conduct Messrs. Sousa and Klein's "El Capitan" at the Lyric on Monday, will perhaps be better known here as Mr. John Hill, and was husband of the prima donna Ilma de Murska. He was a cousin of the late Weist Hill, first principal of the Guildhall School of Music. Nearly forty years ago he was a member of the opera orchestra, and later on he conducted during one of the autumn seasons; but for many years he has chiefly resided in the United States.

"MUSIC AND DRAMA", The Brisbane Courier (4 September 1899), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3700902

"J. L. F.", "A DISTINGUISHED CRITIC AND MUSICIAN. SOME PERSONAL REMINISCENCES", The Mercury (10 April 1901), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12837321

"ARTISTS IN AUSTRALIA. HISTORY: OLD AND NEW", The Daily News (19 October 1925), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84186687


Musical works:

The royal arrival galop (Sydney: [?], [ ])

The Sicilian Vespers quadrille ("arranged by John Hill") (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1869])

The Lorne highland schottische (arranged by John Hill, K.S., R.A.M.") (Sydney: Elvy & Co., [?])

Love among the roses schottische (Sydney: Elvy & Co., [?])

Kismet waltz (Melbourne: [C. Troedel], [1873])

Mollie darling (morceau de salon) (Melbourne: W. H. Glen & Co., [??])

The Choo Choo Bar (ballad), music by John Sebastian Hiller, K.S., R.A.M. (Cincinnati, 1896)


Many thanks: To Kurt Ganzl (2017) for biographical information.




HILL, Louisa (Mrs. Samuel Prout HILL; late Mrs. ODELL)

Teacher of music, singing, and painting

Arrived Hobart, by May 1847
Died Hobart, 19 May 1871, in the 68th year of her age


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Courier (19 May 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2971881

[Advertisement], The Courier (26 May 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2971832

"MARRIAGE", The Courier (21 April 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2966189

[Advertisement], The Mercury (14 November 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8822377

"DEATHS", The Mercury (20 May 1871), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8868684


Bibliography and resources:

Harry Buckie, Hill, Samuel Prout (1821-1861), Australian dictionary of biography1 (1966)

http://www.daao.org.au/bio/samuel-prout-hill




HILL, Peter

Musician

Active Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 1837


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The True Colonist Van Diemen's Land Political Despatch ... (10 November 1837), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203146673 

MR. PETER HILL, MUSICIAN. Upper Goulbourn-street, HOBART TOWN. Music provided for Balls or Parties.




HILL, Samuel

Musician

Active Bathurst, NSW, 1850


Documentation:

"MAL-APPROPRIATION", Bathurst Free Press (21 December 1850), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62214668




HILL, Samuel

Musician

Active New Ballarat, VIC, 1859


Documentation:

"Indigo Police Court", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (14 May 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117927137

Samuel Hill, sworn, deposed: Am a musician and live at New Ballarat.




HILLCOAT, John William

Music retailer, music publisher

Active Maitland, 1860s
Died Sydney, 17 February 1907, aged 78


Summary:

Hillcoat had been a sheep farmer and cattle dealer at Stradbroke in South Australia for several years when he was declared insolvent in October 1856. His case dragged on until March 1859, and in September that year a Mrs. Hillcoat, with references from the Lord Bishop of Adelaide, advertised that she would open a school for young ladies in Maitland, NSW. In April 1861 she was intending to hold dancing classes, while her husband, since he was "not fully occupying his time, offers his services to tradesmen to WRITE UP THEIR BOOKS and to MAKE OUT THEIR ACCOUNTS". In August 1862, J. W. Hillcoat first advertised that he was selling music from his home, and in November opened a new shop, as "J. W. HILLCOAT, MUSIC SELLER, High-street, West Maitland".

On 4 March 1863, he issued the first number of his series THE MAITLAND MUSICAL BIJOU, the Night Parade Waltzes by Marmaduke H. Wilson, who was to compose the whole set. No 2 was I'm Saddest when I sing (April 1863), No 3 The Singleton Railway Galop (May), and No 4 Royal Wedding Polka (June). A New song, The Echo was advertised for 1 July, but in the event No 5 was The Aberglasslyn Schottische (July 1863). However, the August number was not going to be ready until the arrival of the English mail. In the event, neither Nos 6 nor 7 can be identified. In mid-November a new Wilson song Good Bye appeared, possibly No 8, and in December, the unattributed Christmas Polka Mazurka, possibly No 9. In February 1864, Hillcoat's creditors held a meeting, but in June he and Wilson announced that they had completed the series with No. 10 Australia, The Land of My Birth

No. 11 Varsovianna [sic]; and No. 12 Anambah Polka.

Hillcoat and Wilson immediately instituted a new twice-monthly series, "The Young Pianist's Repertoire" ("published on the  1st and 15th of every month; price 1s, to be completed in twelve numbers"), the first number, according to the Mercury, "a selection from the opera L'Elisir d'Amore, arranged and marked for fingering by Mr. M. H. Wilson"), but though the first three numbers of which had appeared by early July it faltered thereafter. Probably Hillcoat and Wilson then produced nothing new until the appearance of their last joint effort, the Nervous Cures Quadrilles in 1867.


Documentation:

"INSOLVENCY NOTICES", South Australian Register (3 October 1856), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49758976

"INSOLVENCY COURT", South Australian Register (7 July 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49210668

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (17 September 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18657594

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (13 April 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18681266

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (9 November 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18685013

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (23 August 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18690182

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (22 November 1862), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18692120

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (3 March 1863), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18694077

"THE MAITLAND MUSICAL BIJOU", The Maitland Mercury (5 March 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18694094

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (28 March 1863), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18694547

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (5 May 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18695264

"THE MAITLAND MUSICAL BIJOU", The Maitland Mercury (7 May 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18695279

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (2 June 1863), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18699499

"THE MAITLAND MUSICAL BIJOU", The Maitland Mercury (6 June 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18710175

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (27 June 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18713423

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (30 June 1863), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18701351

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (1 August 1863), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18713273

"NEW SONG", The Maitland Mercury (17 November 1863), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18702993

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (5 December 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18700832

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (16 February 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18708087

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (29 April 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13091934

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 April 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13091934

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (11 June 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18696600

"MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS", The Maitland Mercury (11 June 1864), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18696618

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (2 July 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18705316

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (16 December 1865), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18712473

"THE NERVOUS CURES QUADRILLES", The Maitland Mercury (4 May 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18722499

"DEATHS", The Brisbane Courier (5 March 1907), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19500933


Bibliography and resources:

http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/102803/20100929-0017/railwaysongs.blogspot.com/search80b4.html




HIME, Charles E.

Piano tuner and maker (from Broadwood and Sons, London, and Hime and Son, Liverpool)

Active Melbourne, VIC, by 1852


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (16 September 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4787192

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 June 1858), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13013376

"BIRTHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 June 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13019217

"CENTRAL POLICE COURT", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 January 1863), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13072049




HINCHY, James Joseph (Jim)

Tenor vocalist

Born Melbourne, VIC, 6 June 1849
Active Sydney, NSW, by 1875
Died Darlinghurst, NSW, 21 January 1896


Documentation:

"Music Notes", The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (27 February 1875), 270

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article162493190

"CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 December 1878), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13427044

A sacred musical festival was given last night at the Victoria Theatre, which was well attended in every part. The piece de resistance was a Mass Solennello, No. 3, by Signor P. Giorza, which possesses some merit, but is by no means equal to many similar compositions. The principals were Miss Bessie Harrison, Signora Fabris, a lady amateur, Mr. Hinchy, Mr. Wilkinson, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Flynn, and all of them acquitted themselves with more or less success . . . Mr. Hinchy's tenor is a little thin, but he rendered his parts with considerable care and success . . .

"THE MUSIC AT THE GARDEN PALACE", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 December 1879), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13443981

... The arrangements were not good, the seats were in front and behind a platform, on which the pianos were so placed that scarcely a dozen visitors could see the hands of the players, and the vocalists were obliged to turn their backs on one portion of the audience; Mr. Hinchy's gallantry would not allow him to be guilty of such apparent rudeness, and he refused under the circurnstances to sing.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 March 1880), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13456731

"BACH'S PASSION at the UNIVERSITY", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 April 1880), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28385952

The first performance in the colony of a work as great as it is unique, no matter how crude such a performance in itself may be, marks a new era in the musical history of New South Wales ... Mr. Hinchy, as the Evangelist, had a very difficult, long, and unsatisfactory part. He began fairly well, but was so evidently overweighted, that long before the close it was painful to listen to him. The programmes announced that "in order to ensure the success of the performance, Mr. [Sydney] Moss will preside at the pianoforte." To the conductor of the Musical Union, therefore, fell the task of accompanying the recits.; and, probably with the best intentions, this gentleman, finding the tenor uncertain in the musical text, very frequently played the correct notes on the piano. The effect of the two versions being heard simultaneously can be imagined.

"AN IMPORTANT ADDRESS ON THE EDUCATION QUESTION", Advocate (28 November 1885), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article170312325

Mozart's Twelfth Mass, with organ accompaniment, was sung by the cathedral choir, Mr. Hallewell conducting, and Mr. Banks at the organ, the brilliant Gloria, having a particularly good effect. At the Offertory, Mr. James Hinchy, with exquisite sweetness, sang Aulagnier's "O Salutaris."

"DEATH OF MR. JAMES HINCHY", Freeman's Journal (25 January 1896), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111102144

HINCHY. - January 21, at his residence. 142 Burton street, Darlinghurst, James Joseph Hinchy, aged 46 years (late Accountant and Chief Inspector of the Treasury). R.I.P. This announcement in the morning papers of Wednesday must have given a shock to the many hundreds in the city who knew and esteemed 'Jim' Hinchy. When he was a boy at Lyndhurst College, with Mr. J. A. Delany as one of his class-fellows, he was a favourite, and everybody, priests and all, called him Jim. It was the same when be ran his course as a cricketer in the days of the victorious Warwicks. Jim Hinchy (big-hearted, bright-witted Jim) he continued during his rise in the Treasury from a junior ship to the second highest position in the department. And during all the five and twenty years he appeared on concert and oratorio platforms in Sydney as our most accomplished amateur tenor, few ever spoke of him save as Jim. This was not disrespect, it was an affectionate recognition of his fine qualities and his genial nature. He was a true type of the educated, courteous, and manly Australian native. He never deserted a friend, and never made an enemy. For some months past he had been in failing health, but it was not till shortly before Christmas that he showed symptoms of Bright's disease. It was not a long struggle. His medical advisers, Dr. Jarvie Hood and Dr. Marshall, ordered him to keep to his room a fortnight ago, and he died on Tuesday night. From the hands of the Very Rev. Dr. Carroll, V.G., he received the last Sacraments, and all the clergy of the cathedral staff visited him during his last hours. He leaves a widow and four children, the eldest a boy of 19, and the youngest a mere baby. For many years past Mr. Hinchy has been best known, musically, by his connection with St. Mary's Cathedral as principal tenor. With comparatively brief intervals, he was a member of the choir for a quarter of a century. He sang in the Te Deum to welcome Archbishop Vaughan 1873, and he took part in the Archbishop's Requiem in 1883. He also sang in the Requiem of Archbishop Polding in 1877. He was one of the principal soloists at the opening of the new Cathedral in 1882, and his voice rang out in the Te Deum, both when the Cardinal arrived as Archbishop in 1884 and when his Eminence returned from Rome with the red hat in 1885. Mr. Hinchy was also a singer in the Cathedral ceremonies of the two Plenary Councils, 1885 and 1895. He was in his place on Christmas Day and sang the solos in Gounod's 'Messe Solennelle,' and his last appearance in the choir was on the Sunday following Christmas. Among those who followed the remains to the grave on Wednesday afternoon were Mr. William Hinchy (son of the deceased), Messrs. Fred and John Bede Hinchy (brothers), the Hon. George Reid, Premier and Colonial Treasurer; Mr. Kirkpatrick, Under-Secretary for Finance and Trade; Mr. A. Fraser, Under-Secretary for Justice; Mr. Green, Accountant Justice Department; Mr. J. A. Delany (organist and choirmaster of the Cathedral), Mr. F. J. Hallewell, Mr. J. H. Rainford, Mr. R. Daly, Mr. W. E. Byrne, C.P.S., Balmain; Mr. Victor Cohen, Accountant Lands Department; Mr. W. Byrne, B.A., Mr. D. Mullins, Mr. D. Clancy, Mr. W. P. O'Halloran, Mr. W. O'Gorman Hughes, Mr. John Donelan, Mr. Charles Huenerbein, M. Napoleon Boffard, Mr. John See, M.P., ex-Colonial Treasurer; Mr. James Kidman, and a number of Treasury officers. The remains were interred in the Catholic portion of the Waverley Cemetery.

"SNAP SHOTS", Freeman's Journal (22 October 1898), 16

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115384450 

Later De Vivo brought out Carlotta Patti. He had struck up a friendship with poor Jim Hinchy in Sydney, and admiring his voice and style engaged the jovial tenor to sing at the brilliant Patti concerts, which were given in the Theatre Royal.




HINCKESMAN, Maria (HINCKESMANN)

See main page

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/hinckesman-maria.php




HLAWACZEK, Anna Maria

See Anna LAVAJEK




HOARE, Edward

Conductor of the psalmody (St. Philip's Church, Sydney), vocalist (St. James's Church, Sydney)

Born ? UK, 10 December 1802
Arrived Sydney, NSW, ? 1821 (free per Speke)
Active Sydney, 8 September to 7 December 1825; 1829


Summary:

Edward Hoare's first musical notice was in the payment accounts for the government Ecclesiastical Establishment for "conducting the psalmody, on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons" at St. Philip's Church, Sydney, between 8 September and 7 December 1825. In this task, he succeeded John Onions, a convict servant of Edward Hall Smith. An Edward Hoare was appointed a constable in 1826, but dismissed in April 1828 "for highly improper conduct". From a family history website (created by descendent Malcolm Kenneth Perrins: http://mcmliii.net/ancestors0001.HTM):

Edward Hoare was born in the UK on 10 December 1802, the son of John Hoare (b.1860), originally of Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Edward and his wife, Sarah Marsden, had children baptised at St James (William Edward, 1824), St Philip's (George Frederick, 1826; Henry, 1829), and again St James (Samuel, 1830; Edward 1832).


Documentation:

"DISBURSEMENTS. ESTABLISHMENT ...", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (3 October 1825), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2184477

"Government Notice", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (3 June 1826), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2185908

"COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (4 June 1827), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2188352

"SYDNEY. [Constables] Dismissed", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (9 June 1828), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2190531

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.




HOBART, William (Mr. W. HOBART; William HOBART; HOBBARD; HOBBART; ? William Henry, or Henry William)

Watch and musical instrument maker, organ builder

Born Dunton cum Doughton, Norfolk, England, 21 January 1789
Arrived Launceston, VDL (TAS), 20 August 1836 (immigrant with family per Amelia Thompson, from London, 28 April)
Active Adelaide, SA, 1845-46

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


Documentation:

Mr. [Henry, sic] and Mrs. Hobbard, arrival, per Amelia Thompson, 20 August 1836; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:436811; CSO1/1/872/18447

Henry William Hobbart, son of William and Ann, baptised, St. John's, Launceston, 28 December 1837; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:1085706; RGD32/1/2/ no 8033

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD32-1-2-p413j2k 

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (11 June 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36248829 

"ORGAN", The Cornwall Chronicle (27 August 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66018726 

"CHURCH ORGAN", The Cornwall Chronicle (21 January 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66018189 

"MUSIC HATH CHARMS", Launceston Examiner (24 May 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36233607 

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (4 November 1843), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36235099 

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", Adelaide Observer (3 April 1847), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article158924100 


Bibliography and resources:

"William HOBART (HOBBARD)", Wikitree, by Mark Hamilton

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hobart-507 

"Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Launceston", Historical and Technical Documentation by John Maidment, OHTA

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




HOBBS, John

Drum major (102nd Regiment, later, not in Australia)

Active Sydney, NSW, to 1814 (with 73rd Regiment)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (3 May 1834), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2216051

... [lot] No. 241. By Joshua Holt, gentleman, George-street, Sydney, to 2 Rods 13 Perches, promised to one John Hobbs, then a Serjeant of Mis Majesty's 73d regiment, and subsequently drum-major in the 102d, described as follows: situate on the east side of George-street, in the township of Sydney...




HODGE, Sebastian ("Bass" HODGE)

Bandsman (Band of the 11th Regiment), clarinettist, saxophone player, publican

Born 1833
In Australia with 11th Regiment, 1846-57
Returned to Sydney, NSW, January 1862
Died Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1889, aged 56

See also Band of the 11th Regiment



HODGE, William Bass

Musician, composer

Born 1855
Died Sydney, NSW, 1942



Summary:

Not to be confused with Sebastian "Bass" Hodge of Bathurst (a cousin), the musician Sebastian Hodge was the first son of sergeant William Hodge (b. 1811; d. Gundagai, NSW, 1863) of the 11th Regiment, and himself served in the regiment in Australia, perhaps in the band under its master Charles Stier. Hodge returned to Sydney with his wife and three children (including William Bass), in 1862.

"By kind permission of Mr. W. S. Lyster", in whose orchestra he was probably playing, Hodge appeared at Eliza Wallace-Bushelle's concert in October 1863, and played an obligato to Anna Bishop in 1868. A prominent freemason and publican, Hodge went by the nickname "Bass" (as so too did his Bathurst cousins). He continued playing in Sydney theatre orchestras, and in 1883 was master of a new incarnation of the City Band.

His son William Bass was composer of the patriotic song by She who gives her son ("words by Stephen Raffo, music by W. Bass Hodge") published in March 1915, active in Sydney into the 1930s. Note his 1933 recollections of old time singers (including the Bushelles).

My thanks to Mark Pinner for bringing Hodge to my attention.


Documentation:

"SHIPPING", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 January 1862), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13065362

"BIRTHS", Empire (24 September 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60548785

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 October 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13093101

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 December 1868), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60830061

"DOUBLE BAY ANNUAL REGATTA", Australian Town and Country Journal (3 November 1883), 35

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71005237

"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 April 1889), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13731029

"CABLEGRAMS", The Northern Miner (24 April 1889), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article76970282

WE notice by our telegrams the death of an old Sydney identity, Mr. Sebastian Hodge, a gentleman who was originally attached to one of Her Majesty's regiments in the capacity of band master, and who since the Imperial troops left New South Wales had been well known as the proprietor and landlord of the Commercial Hotel in King Street, one of the most respectable hosteleries in Sydney. Mr. Hodge was also a good and enthusiastic musician, a splendid performer on the clarionette, and a specialist on that rarely played instrument, the saxophone, which had a telling effect in an orchestra, supplying the gap between the oboe and the bassoon. He was frequently engaged by the late W. S. Lyster in operatic orchestras, and his loss will be keenly felt in professional and private circles. Mr. John Hodge of the Bank of New South Wales, Charters Towers, is a son of the deceased gentleman under notice.

"OBITUARY", Australian Town and Country Journal (27 April 1889), 43

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71117965

Mr. S. HODGE - Everybody in Sydney who wanted to know anything about brass bands or military music had only to apply to Mr. Sebastian Hodge, at the Commercial Hodge, at the Commercial Hotel in King-street. He prided himself upon knowing these subjects perfectly; and his pride was well founded. We have now to record his death, which occurred last Sunday evening after the operation had been performed for the removal of a carbuncle on his neck. Mr. Hodge came to Australia many years ago as bandsman in the 11th Regiment; and after his term of service in the army he was appointed drill-sergeant at the Sydney Grammar School. Subsequently, he took over the well-known Commercial Hotel, of which he was the proprietor at the time of his death. Mr. Hodge was the founder of the once popular city band, and as a clarionet and saxophone player had not been excelled in Australia. He was president of the Licensed Victuallers' Association, and a staunch Mason. He was 56 years of age, and left a wife and several children. The remains were buried in the Waverley Cemetery with Masonic honors.

"RECEIVED", Nepean Times (6 March 1915), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article86171285

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 July 1915), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15580050

[News], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 February 1926), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16280379

"PERFORMING RIGHTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 September 1932), 17

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16894527

"OLD-TIME SINGERS. TO THE EDITOR", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 December 1933), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17031676

"THE ANZAC MARCH. TO THE EDITOR", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 April 1934), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17061151


Bibliography and resources:

http://thehistoryofmatt.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/obituary-of-sebastian-hodge-1833-1889.html

http://thehistoryofmatt.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/other-sebastian-hodge-of-barnstaple_31.html

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~garter1/11th.htm




HODGHON, Benjamin

Drum major (48th Regiment)

Arrived Sydney, 1817
Died Liverpool, NSW, 12 September 1862


Documentation:

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (19 February 1827), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2187714


Bibliography and resources:

B. and M. Chapman, "Drum Major Sergeant Benjamin Hodghon (c.1787-1862)", Australia's red coat regiments

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




HODSON, Georgia(Mrs. William S. LYSTER)

Contralto vocalist (Lyster's company)

Arrived Melbourne, 1 March 1861 (per Achilles, from San Francisco)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Documentation:

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

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




HOELZEL, Herman (Hermann HÖLZEL)

Lecturer on music, arranger, composer

Born Obuda (Budapest), Hungary
Arrived Hobart, TAS, 22 May 1853 (per Abberton, from London, 11 February)
Departed Sydney, NSW, April 1858 (per Victoria, for Southampton)


Summary:

A native of Hungary, Hoelzel studied at the Hatam Sofer's yeshivah in Pressburg, was a member of Jewish communities at Magdeburg (1836-40). In March 1841 he advertised a musical work, Israel's Glaube ("gedichtet und fü Baritonstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte in Musik gesetat von Hermann Hölzel, Oberversänger de israelitichen Gemeinde in Magdeburg"). Later he reportedly served as a reader at Hambro Synagogue in London (1845-52).

He arrived in Hobart in 1853 to become presiding rabbi, but in 1855 moved on to Sydney to become minister at York Street Synagogue. An interesting document from Hoelzel's later term at Sydney's York Street Synagogue is his signature and comments on a petition by Samuel Elyard to be allowed to "read and explain the Holy Scriptures ... in all Australian and other Churches".


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung 43/11 (March 1841), col. 247:

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=U1oPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA249

"THE SYNAGOGUE", The Courier (16 May 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2248024

"ARRIVALS", The Courier (23 May 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2243411

"ARRIVAL of DR. HOELZEL", Empire (7 July 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60250281

"SCHOOL OF ARTS LECTURES", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 August 1857), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12999780

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 September 1857), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13000394

TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY.-Will be published in a few days, a Lithographic Portrait, by James Guy, of the Rev. Dr. H. HOELZEL, Presiding Rabbi of Sydney.

"LECTURE ON THE HISTORY OF MUSIC: TO THE EDITOR OF THE EMPIRE", Empire (15 September 1857), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60262897

"DR. HOELZEL'S LECTURE ON MUSIC [Letter] To the Editor", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 September 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13000965

"DR. HOELZEL'S LECTURE ON MUSIC [Letter] To the Editor", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 October 1857), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28633148

"THE HISTORY AND USE OF MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 February 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13005830

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 August 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13018449

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 April 1858), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28634599

PURKIS and LAMBERT have received instructions to sell by auction, at the residence of the Rev. Dr. Hoelzel, Liverpool-street East ... in consequence of that gentleman's departure for Europe, The whole of the superior household furniture and effects, consisting Dining and drawing room furniture Pictures, engravings, A splendid tone pianoforte, by a first-rate maker, Part of his select and very valuable library ... 200 volumes valuable works.

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Moreton Bay Courier (21 April 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3720660


Works:

Hermann Hoelzel, The lecture on the history and use of music, delivered in the hall of the School of Arts, on the 25th August, 1857 ... to which is annexed ... (2) the music of the celebrated "Hosannah Hymn", ascribed to King David; (3) the music of "The hymn of the dead", composed in time immemorial; the pianoforte arrangements to both hymns by the author (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, 1857)

http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/246903 

Also 2nd edition, 1858


Other documentation:

MS Papers of Hoelzel, AHJS

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/32039372

http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/jewish/religious/elyard/image06.html


Bibliography and resources:

Todd M. Endelman, The Jews of Britain, 1656 to 2000, 119-20

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=RNyvgPAuvhAC&pg=PA119




HOFFER, Mr.

Violoncello player

Active Hobart, 1830


Documentation:

"VAN DIEMAN'S LAND NEWS. MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Sydney Monitor (2 October 1830), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32074303

The concert commenced with a grand symphony my Stamity [Stamitz]. Mr. Deane presided very ably at the violin, Messrs. Brown and Williams (master of the Band of the 63rd) seconds., Mr. Bock and Master Deane (a young gentleman only ten years old) tenors, Mr. Hoffer, a violoncello, and two horns by excellent performers of the 63rd Band. This beautiful symphony was performed with the greatest effect, and received with the warmest applause. ... A beautiful Quartetto from Haydn then followed, by Mr. Deane the Violin, Mr. Marshall the Flute, Mr. Bock the Tenor, and Mr. Hoffer the Violoncello. It was admirably executed.




HOFFMANN, Henry

Vocalist, Teacher of the art of Vocalisation, conductor (Fitzroy Philharmonic Society), merchant

Active Sydney, NSW, 1860s
Died Geelong, VIC, 27 December 1874, aged 54 


Documentation:

"CENTRAL POLICE COURT", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 September 1861), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13067085

"INSOLVENCY COURT", Empire (28 June 1865), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64140404

"MR. HORSLEY'S RECITALS", Empire (11 May 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60853073

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 July 1868), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13169041

"MR. HOFFMANN'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 January 1869), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13187279

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 August 1869), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13186039

"NEW SONG", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 March 1870), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13202148

"MR. HOFFMANN'S LECTURE. To the Editor", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 June 1870), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13206609

"Dramatic and Musical Review", Australian Town and Country Journal (18 February 1871), 20

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70464985

"RECENT PUBLICATIONS", The Argus (2 September 1872), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5838045

Three singing lessons by Mr. Henry Hoffmann have been put into print at the request of several pupils and many friends. Considering the number and excellence of the many elementary works which are accessible to all learners at a very low price, we think the publication of Mr. Hoffmann's brochure is rather superfluous.

[News], The Argus (27 February 1873), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5849042

"Dramatic and Musical Review", Australian Town and Country Journal (15 March 1873), 20

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70477245

"DEATHS", The Argus (30 December 1874), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11509851

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 January 1875), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13349380




HOFFMAN, Louis

Musician

Active Ballarat, 1865


Documentation:

Ballarat and Ballarat district directory (1865), 30

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




HOFMEISTER, Charles

Musician

Died Melbourne, 1870


Documentation:

""Funeral Notices", The Argus (2 July 1870), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5824577 




HOLDEN, William

Musician, composer, journalist, music reviewer

Born Chichester, England, 7 April 1808
Arrived South Australia, May 1838 (per Trusty)
Died North Adelaide, SA, 11 October 1897, aged 89


HOLDEN, Emma

Pianist, teacher of music

Born Adelaide, SA, 17 September 1858
Died Adelaide, SA, 29 March 1892, aged 33


Summary:

Holden arrived in Adelaide in 1838 with his friend Jacob Pitman, and June both men were elected to the committee of the newly formed Adelaide Mechanics' Institution. Both were later involved in establishing the New Church or Swedenborgian Society. In 1848 it was reported that at the society's meetings "music forms a considerable attraction ... After the singing of a piece of sacred music, Mr. William Holden next addressed the meeting". For the Gawler Institute, on 4 November 1859, Holden was one of the four judges (the others Dutton, Ewing, and Chinner) that awarded the first prize for musical setting of The song of Australia to Carl Linger. A journalist, and a pioneer of phonography (Pitman shorthand), according to his obituary (1897):

His tastes for music and art were such as to allow the Editor to entrust criticism on these subjects to him with the utmost confidence. In his way he was a composer, but the fact that he shrank from anything like publicity was doubtless the reason why his compositions were not published for the benefit of his fellows generally.

A friend, C. Williams also wrote:

To my knowledge more than one of the late Mr. Holden's musical works have been printed, particularly a fine anthem which appeared in the Musical Herald. My old friend was an excellent violinist also. He was a prominent member of the Adelaide Philharmonic Society, where his thorough knowledge of the art and science of music was often brought into request. At rehearsals of oratorios his opinion as to how certain passages should be interpreted will always remain pleasant reminiscences. But, above all, as a musical critic I never knew his superior, for he was always kindly, never offensive; just, but never scathing; and he knew what he was writing about.

At least one composition was in fact published, as the musical supplement to Joseph Elliott and Walter Sims's The Adelaide Miscellany (17 June 1869), Holy, holy, holy, "an original Sanctus by Mr. W. Holden, very nicely printed from music types". His vocal duet Ode to music (words by J. H. Clark) was originally composed for the opening of Adelaide Town Hall, but was not performed on the occasion, and was introduced to the public by Anna Bishop and Charles Lascelles in June 1868. Another choral composition O! could I soar from star to star was sung at Watervale in November 1869, and his new sacred song Adoration was performed in Melbourne in February 1878.

According to her obituary, his daughter Emma Holden:

... will be remembered by many as the writer of many able letters to the Register and of favourite stories. For many years she was a teacher of music, having studied the piano under the tuition of Herr Heuzenroeder, singing under Signor Zilliani, and composition and thorough bass under Herr Bertram. At one time she was organist at the New Church in Hanson-street. The deceased was thirty-three years of age.

She wrote the words for her teacher Hans Bertram's descriptive song The wind in the trees, and posthumously, in 1895 a poem of hers served as words of Bertram's cantata The new year.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Southern Australian (30 June 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71684617

"THE NEW CHURCH SOCIETY", South Australian Register (19 July 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48727632

"BIRTHS", South Australian Register (11 October 1858), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49781709

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (7 October 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49827749

"GAWLER MUSIC PRIZE", South Australian Register (5 November 1859), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49825647

"MADAME ANNA BISHOP'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (10 June 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39185062

"THE ODE TO MUSIC. TO THE EDITOR", South Australian Register (13 June 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39186979

"NEW MUSIC", South Australian Register (19 June 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41404403

"WATERVALE", South Australian Register (30 November 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41394306

"MUSICAL NOMENCLATURE", South Australian Register (21 February 1878), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40784698

"DISSEMINATION OF PHONOGRAPHY", South Australian Register (10 February 1887), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article46084738

"REGISTER SOCIAL", South Australian Register (5 November 1888), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47047680

"NORTH ADELAIDE INSTITUTE", South Australian Register (29 March 1889), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47058196

"OBITUARY", South Australian Register (29 March 1892), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48223829

"ORIGINAL MUSIC. THE NEW YEAR-A CANTATA", South Australian Register (20 February 1895), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article53712895

"DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM HOLDEN. THE FATHER OF AUSTRALIAN JOURNALISTS. AGED 89 1/2 YEARS", South Australian Register (12 October 1897), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54513312

"THE LATE MR. WILLIAM HOLDEN. A FUNERAL SERMON", South Australian Register (18 October 1897), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54512237




HOLDROYD, Hetty ("Esta D'ARGO")

Soprano vocalist

Born England, 1880
Active by 1895
Died London, 1939


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (11 January 1895), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39599120

"WOMAN'S COLUMN", Freeman's Journal (28 December 1895), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111106388

"Kowalski's Concert", Australian Town and Country Journal (8 February 1896), 34

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71241673

[News], Queensland Figaro (17 January 1907), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84136950

"MUSIC AND THE DRAMA", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 May 1910), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15145686

"THE LONDON SEASON", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 July 1928), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16477766

[Gerald Marr Thomson] ... Mme. D'Argo [Mrs. J. H. Tillet, of Ibbs and Tillet], who now prepares professional singers for their career, was originally popular in Sydney as Hetty Holroyd. About the same time also flourished Florence Schmidt (soprano), who settled in London, and married the late Derwent Wood, R.A., the eminent English sculptor. While in her teens Hetty Holroyd (a pupil of Signor Steffani) won popularity as the soloist in the revelry scene of "The Sign of the Cross." This young soprano sang to me at the Pleyel Piano Rooms, George-street, to oblige my old friend Henri Kowalski, with whom she was studying piano. I pronounced the timbre to be singularly charming, and predicted that if it developed with years and good training she would become a celebrity. She sang "Una Voce," and was then 10 years of age.


Related works:

Twilight of love (song by Kowalski, dedicated to her)




HOLLIS, Mr.

Mouth organ (Pan-pipes) player, actor

Active Sydney, NSW, 1838


Summary:

This perhaps unlikely identification somewhat wishfully assumes that the actor Mr. Hollis entered fully into his role as "Pan (a Professor of Music, and a Paganini on the Mouth Organ)" in Cupid, a Mythological, Musical Burlesque by Joseph Graves at Sydney theatre in September 1838.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (15 September 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2551297




HOLLIS, Charlotte Redgrave (Sarah Charlotte REDGRAVE; Mrs. William HOLLIS; from 5 July 1856 Mrs. William Edward BRYSON)

Pianist, harpist, singer, music teacher

Born Chelsea, London, England, 18 January 1818
Arrived Geelong, VIC, 19 January 1853 (government immigrant per Steboneath, from Gravesend, 25 September 1852, and Plymouth, 7 October 1853)
Died Brighton, VIC, 1 October 1900


Summary:

According to family tradition (kindly shared by descendents Elaine Race, November 2016, and Leah Windle, June 2017), Charlotte brought with her from England to Australia a piano that had been presented to her by the king (William IV), but that was later destroyed in a fire at Brighton; she played harp and pianoforte. William Hollis advertised as a teacher of Latin (and "composer", presumably of Latin verse), but died within 9 months of arriving in Australia, and Charlotte remarried. Charlotte is said to have composed music and was known sing and play for parties at her Camberwell mansion.


Documentation:

"GEELONG SHIPPING", Empire (31 January 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60135076 

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer (17 May 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article94360937 

A CARD. MR. HOLLIS, LATIN PROFESSOR and COMPOSER,* late Visiting Tutor in the families of several Noblemen and Gentlemen in England. For terms, &c., (evening attendance only,) address to the care of Mr. Brown, Victoria Circulating Library, Moorabool-street. The PIANOFORTE and SINGING taught, in a superior style, by Mrs. Hollis ...





HOLLIS, Percy Frank (Percy F. HOLLIS)

Musician, pianist, organist, composer

Born Goulburn, NSW, 1868
Died Manly, NSW, 2 February 1935, aged 67


Documentation:

"Our Boys Amateur Dramatic Club", Goulburn Evening Penny Post (8 September 1887), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article98474190

"The Trinity College (London) Examination in Music", Goulburn Evening Penny Post (25 October 1888), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article98446860

"Another Patriotic Song", Cumberland Argus (14 April 1900), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article85814524

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 February 1935), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17163114

"OBITUARY. MR. P. F. HOLLIS", Goulburn Evening Penny Post (4 February 1935), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article103386683

The death occurred at his home, Hilltop Crescent, Manly, on Saturday last, of Mr. Percy Hollis, aged 67. Mr. Hollis was born in Goulburn and resided here for 44 years. He was the fifth son of the late Henry Hollis, of this city, and a brother of Dr. Leslie Hollis, who for seven years represented Goulburn in the State Parliament. For more than 100 years the family have been closely associated with the business and public life of Goulburn. The late Mr. Percy Hollis played a very important part in musical circles of Goulburn. At 16 years of age he was organist of the the Goulburn Parish Church, and later for 23 years, organist of old St. Andrew's Church. For ten years he was conductor of the Goulburn Liedertafel and a life member of that body. He later founded the Goulburn Musical and Operatic Society and was conductor until his departure from Goulburn. Those were days of great rivalry between the two organisations. Mr. Hollis was a conductor and organist of outstanding ability, one of the type which is not led away from the path of commonsense by fleeting fashions in music and style. The same could fairly be said of his attitude towards life. It was before the days of moving pictures and talkies' as we now know them, and good amateur performances were as manna from heaven for the people. Each of the performances would cost anything from £300 to £400 to produce, a couple of Sydney artistes being brought here to give the musical comedies just that little extra which would make the performance of one society better than that of the other. Mr. Hollis then removed to Summer Hill, where he was organist at St. Andrew's for ten years ...


Musical works:

Australia fights for Britain's rights (words by W. R. Riley; music by Percy F. Hollis) (Sydney: W. H. Paling, [1900])

Also WW1 songs


Bibliography and resources:

"Hollis, Percy Frank (1868-1935)", Obituaries Australia

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hollis-percy-frank-13895/text24771




HOLLOWAY, Elizabeth (Mrs. Edward Percy INCE)

Professor of the pianoforte and singing (pupil of Sterndale Bennett)

Born Mile End, London, baptised St. Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, 3 August 1825 (daughter of Aylett and Elizabeth HOLLOWAY)
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 7 June 1853 (passenger per Allandale, from the Downs, 16 February)
Married Edward Percy INCE, St. Philip's, Sydney, 22 September 1855


Summary:

Persumably her mother (also Elizabeth), a Mrs. Holloway, was in march advertising having removed to the same Clarence-street address as a seller of wools, patterns and cottons. She was possibly the Elizabeth Holloway, only daughter of the late Aylett Holloway, or Mark-lane, London, who married Edward Percy Ince (1834-1868), at St. Philip's, Sydney, on 22 September 1855. Their infant first child died in June 1856, Edward was declared insolvent in May 1857, and she herself advertised again professionally as Mrs. Ince in 1857. She "aged 30", her husband 28, the couple was listed in the parish of Holborne St. Andrew, London, in the 1861 English census. Edward was again declared insolvent in 1867, and died the folloring year.


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS", Empire (8 June 1853), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61324928 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 October 1853), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12949487

AN English Lady, Professor of the Pianoforte and Singing (a pupil of Mr. W. Sterndale Bennett), having a few hours disengaged, will be happy to attend a family or school. Apply personally, or by letter, free, to Miss HOLLOWAY, 216, Elizabeth-street North, Sydney.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 March 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30939766 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 April 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12954731 

MISS HOLLOWAY (pupil of Sterndale Bennett) will be happy to have one or two pupils more for lessons in music and singing, at Clarence-street (one door from King-street) where from nine till three she receives pupils for general instruction.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 December 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28640707

[Advertisement], Empire (8 January 1855), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60202384

"MARRIAGE", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 September 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12974075 

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 June 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12980005 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 September 1857), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1300088

EDUCATION. - Mrs. INCE having removed from Macqnarie-street to 57, Elizabeth-street (one door from King-street) has VACANCIES in her Select Day School, or for Pianoforte pupils only. An Evening Class for English, writing, and arithmetic, from 7 till 9.

"BIRTHS", Empire (27 July 1858), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60425689 


Bibliography and resources:

Ellsworth 2016, 243

Ellworth does not identify Holloway, but cites the anonymous March 1854 advertisement




HOLME, Thomas Davies (T. D. HOLME)

Musician, pianist, organist

Born ? Lancashire, England, c.1830s
Active Shoalhaven, NSW, by 1860s
? Active Brisbane, QLD, by 1884

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


Documentation:

Holme was a son of Shoalhaven storekeeper Thomas Holme senior (c.1806-1871), of Terara, and his wife Mary Davies (c.1811-1874), staunch Wesleyans from Salford, near Manchester. He was briefly active musical in Tumut, NSW, in the early 1860s, the rest of his time that decade evidently spent between coastal Shoalhaven and Goulburn. He was at Goulburn in the early to mid 1870s, and in August 1882 it was reported that he had been appointed organist of St. Saviour's Cathedral there in succession to James Winney. He appears to have remained in the post not much longer than the end of that year, and was back at Shoalhaven by March 1883. In August the local court ordered publicans and others not be supply with alcohol, and in Sydney in May 1884 he stood trial for the indecent assualt of a 14-year-old boy at Cambewarra on 22 February. The jury being unable to reach a verdict, they were discharged, and Holme was remanded to prison pending a second trial, though if so it was not reported in the press. He is perhaps the "T. D. Holmes" [sic] who became active musically again in the Protestant temperance movement in Brisbane in 1885, and continued so into the early 1890s.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Empire (23 October 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60262782 

"BROUGHTON CREEK", The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (6 October 1864), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106007228 

"LECTURE ON CONGREGATIONAL SINGING", The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle (25 November 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article100827478 

"CONCERT", The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle (13 December 1865), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article100826586 

[Advertisement], The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle (29 November 1865), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article100827634 

[Advertisement], The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle (16 December 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article100827945 

"HARMONIC SOCIETY", The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (22 November 1866), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106005008 

"Shoalhaven Harmonic Society", Illawarra Mercury (15 February 1867), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article135810217 

"SHOALHAVEN", The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (6 May 1869), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113829590

"MUSICAL", The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle (23 September 1871), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article101094346 

... The concert announced for October 3rd is in aid of the organ-harmonium purchased by the trustees for the new Wesleyan church; and on that occasion an old friend, Mr. Thomas D. Holme, will delight his hearers with selections from the best works of the best masters. We are not in possession of details; but from what we can learn the lovers of music may expect a treat.

[Advertisement], The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle (23 September 1871), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article101094336 

... MR. THOMAS DAVIES HOLME will play selections from the compositions of MOZART, ROSSINI, HAYDN, and SPOHR. The proceeds will be devoted to theb ORGAN FUND ...

[Advertisement], The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle (8 August 1874), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article100845974 

"ORGAN RECITAL AND SACRED CONCERT", Southern Argus (8 July 1882), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article102065173 

"GOULBURN", Australian Town and Country Journal (12 August 1882), 39

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70989618 

CHANGES. - Mr. T. D. Holme is appointed organist of St. Saviour's, vice Mr. Winney, resigned. The latter gentleman is appointed to St. Nicholas's, North Goulburn.

"Shoalhaven", The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (17 March 1883), 502

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article162082504 

Mr. T. D. Holme, an old identity in the local world of music here, has again come amongst us, and as a result it is proposed to form a harmonic society amongst us, who shall entertain themselves and others at times by concerts, &c.

[Advertisement], The Shoalhaven Telegraph (7 June 1883), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article127947701 

"Court of Petty Sessions", The Shoalhaven Telegraph (23 August 1883), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article127950074 

On Tuesday, the 14th, before Mr. Glanville, a prohibition was issued against Thomas D. Holme being supplied with spiritous liquors by publicans or others for the next 12 months.

"Sydney Criminal Court", Goulburn Evening Penny Post (29 May 1884), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article98435879 

THE Central Criminal Court opened in Sydney on Monday before Judge Innes. Thomas Holme, a music teacher, was charged with having committed an indecent assault on a lad named Thomas Shepherd; the jury were locked up all night, and being unable to agree were discharged.

"SYDNEY", Goulburn Herald (29 May 1884), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article103508617 

"Serious Charge against a Schoolmaster", Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (29 May 1884), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137291030 

"ALLEGED INDECENT ASSAULT", The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (3 June 1884), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article101638661 

? [News], The Brisbane Courier (26 May 1885), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3442344 

THE miscellaneous concert given by the members of the Blue Bibbon Choir at the Protestant Hall last evening was very successful ... Mr. T. Ellis acted as conductor, Mr. T. D. Holme as organist, and the pianistes were Mrs. S. Humphreys and Miss M. Davies, all of whom gave much satisfaction ...

? "Temperance", The Telegraph (6 September 1892), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article174088776 


Bibliography and resources:

Crisp 1996

Rushworth 2006, Supplement, 54




HOLT, Marie (BROWN; Mrs. Clarence HOLT)

Actor, dancer

Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 23 September 1854 (per Oliver Lang, from Liverpool, 29 June)


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Argus (25 September 1854), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4798100

The theatrical world will learn with pleasure, that Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Holt, from the Royal Olympic Theatre, London, have come out in the Oliver Lang, for the purpose of following their profession in these colonies. The whole of the passengers, reaching nearly 500 souls, have enjoyed remarkably good health, and not a single death occurred during the passage.

"GEELONG", The Argus (11 October 1854), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4798803

"MRS. HOLT'S BENEFIT", Geelong Advertiser (31 March 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91870336

"COLEMAN'S LYCEUM", The Argus (27 June 1856), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7132158

The farce of "Lola Montez", originally produced at the Haymarket Theatre, was performed after the play, Mrs. Holt burlesquing the terpsichorean and elocutionary peculiarities of Lola with immense success. The Spider Dance was an admirable parody of the original, and the speech that followed elicited shouts of laughter. Mrs. Holt is an excellent farce actress, and also a dancer of no ordinary calibre.

"MELBOURNE", Bendigo Advertiser (28 April 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87935894

[News], South Australian Register (22 January 1900), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54431671

"OBITUARY", The Daily News (6 October 1903), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7960048/82017729  


Bibliography and resources:

Dennis Shoesmith, Holt, Joseph Thomas (Bland) (1851-1942), Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)




HONEY, John Henry

Musician, convict

Active NSW, 1839-41


Documentation:

[Convict notices], New South Wales Government Gazette (18 December 1839), 1458

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230385386 

Honey John Henry, John Barry (3), 25, Devonshire, musician, 5 feet 8 1/2 inches, dark pale comp, brown hair, chestnut eyes, eyebrows meeting, several small moles on left arm, from William Lawson, Bathurst, since November 26.

[Convict notices], New South Wales Government Gazette (16 April 1841), 540

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230106972 




HOOD, Robin Vaughan (R. V. HOOD)

Music publisher, lithographer

Born ? UK, 1802
Arrived 27 June 1833 (per Warrior)
Died Hobart, TAS, 1888


HOOD, Major Lloyd (M. L. HOOD)

Music lithographer, artist

Born Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 1 July 1834
Died Hobart, TAS, 16 January 1913


Summary:

A colonist of many years standing, the lithographer and printer Robin Vaughan Hood was directly associated with at least 4 (possibly 6 or more) music prints. He published and probably lithographed Francis Hartwell Henslowe's The song of the fair emigrant (1854), The Louis Napoleon polka (1854), and The Charlie Parker polka, and since the cover of the latter also mentions that it is the "Midland Grand Steeple Chase Waltzes. No. 3", Hood may also have been responsible for the unidentified Nos 1 & 2.

Reviewing the Louis Napoleon polka, the Mercury observed: "Hood has lithographed a cover in a creditable style, but his execution of the polka itself is not so distinct as might be wished".

R. V. Hood is also named as the lithographer of John Charles Tapp's Tasmanian sacred melodies (1855).

His second son, M. L. Hood was co-proprietor, with John Henry Manly, of Tasmanian Punch (published from 21 July to 29 December 1866). A Mercury review identifies him as music lithographer of W. C. Robinson Anthem: Hundredth Psalm, published by J. Walch and Sons in March 1864. His other work for Walch includes Frederick Buck's The young recruit march (undated), and he is positively identified on the cover as the lithographer of Adeline ("Composed by A. Y. Z. [i.e. "A Wise Head"]; written for the music by J. R. Betts"), published by Walch in 1867.


Documentation:

"MR. F. H. HENSLOWE", Colonial Times (8 December 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8778334

"THE LOUIS NAPOLEON POLKA", The Hobarton Mercury (27 December 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3334573

"SACRED MELODIES", The Hobarton Mercury (3 September 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3336418

[Advertisement], The Hobarton Mercury (3 September 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3336412

"Tasmanian Contributions to Paris, 1855, No XIV", The Courier (27 September 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2491196

"TASMANIAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARIS EXHIBITION", The Courier (25 November 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2241803

[Advertisement], The Mercury (11 March 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8825001

"SACRED MUSIC", The Mercury (11 March 1864), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8825012

"MARRIED", The Mercury (25 June 1866), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8840090

[Advertisement], The Mercury (21 March 1867), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8844808

[Advertisement], The Mercury (29 March 1867), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8844952

[Advertisement], The Mercury (17 June 1870), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8866503

"PERSONAL", The Mercury (17 January 1913), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10271519


Bibliography and resources:

DAAO, Robin Vaughan Hood (1802-1888)

http://www.daao.org.au/bio/robin-vaughan-hood

Hood, Major Lloyd (1834-1913)

http://www.printsandprintmaking.gov.au/catalogues/artist/170981/major-lloyd-hood.aspx




HOOKE, Edwin

Organist

Active Hobart, TAS, by 1859


Documentation:

""OPENING OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, O'BRIEN'S BRIDGE", The Hobart Town Daily Mercury (9 March 1859), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3253636

"ORGANIST'S UNIQUE RECORD", The Mercury (1 September 1923), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23700197




HOOPER, Frank

Composer

Active Victoria, c.1850


Summary:

Frank Hooper composed the music to W. J. D. Arnold's words of the Victorian Separation song, Hark to the strains that triumphant are swelling (Melbourne: Edward Arnold, [c.1850]). He is perhaps Francis L. Hooper, a surgeon and medical officer who had arrived in Australia as a ship's surgeon by 1849, and died in Mornington, VIC, on 30 November 1896, aged 74.


Documentation:

"POLICE COURT", South Australian Register (18 August 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50245986

"GOVERNMENT GAZETTE", The Argus (14 September 1859), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5688048

"MORNINGTON", Mornington Standard (3 December 1896), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65822773




HOPKINS, Gattey

Dancing master

Born ? UK, c.1813
Active Hobart Town, TAS, 1843-52
Died Hobart, TAS, 24 September 1853, aged 40

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Gattey+Hopkins+d1853 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Gattey Hopkins, "late of the Firm of Hopkins and Sons, of London", first advertised as a dancing master in Hobart in June 1843. At his quarterly ball in April 1844, his band consisted of Duly, Gautrot, Curtis and Singer, and in August, "a hornpipe by a young gentleman amateur, a pupil of Mr. Gattey Hopkins, was very much admired ... Master Barfoot". Hopkins was described "as late of this city", when his daughter Ann Sophia, married the bandsman and composer, Arthur S. Hill, of the 99th Regiment, at St. Joseph's Church, Hobart, in April 1854. A John Gattey Hopkins, professor of dancing, of  Cheapside, London, had been insolvent in December 1830.


Documentation:

"INSOLVENT DEBTORS", The London Gazette 18755 (10 December 1830), 2596

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/18755/pages/2596

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (27 June 1843), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8753690

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (9 January 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754379

"MR. GATTEY HOPKINS'S BALL", Colonial Times (30 April 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754827

"THE THEATRE", Colonial Times (19 August 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8757058

[Advertisement], The Courier (4 January 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2950069

[Advertisement], The Courier (23 October 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2961928

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (12 November 1852), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8772379

1853, deaths in the district of Hobart; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:1191632; RGD35/1/4 no 566

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-4p58j2k 

"MARRIED", The Courier (18 April 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2248067




HORE FAMILY

Arrived Melbourne, Vic, by August 1849


HORE, Joseph (senior)

Musician

Born Shaldon, Devon, England, 1801
Died Melbourne, VIC, 21 July 1865, aged 64


HORE, Joseph Percival

Musician

Born Shaldon, Devon, England, 1827
Died Collingwood, VIC, 9/10 November 1859, aged 32


HORE, James

Musician

Born St Nicholas, Devon, England
Died Abbotsford, Collingwood, VIC, August 1893, aged 57


HORE, Samuel

Musician, arranger

Born Devon, England, 1835
Died Richmond, VIC, 15 December 1905, aged 71 years


HORE, Phillip William

? Musician


HORE, Allan

Musician, trombone player


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (23 August 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4772493

GERMAN QUARTETTE SOIREES. The second of the series of German Quartette Concerts, will take place on TUESDAY EVENING NEXT, the 28th inst., In the large room of the Prince of Wales Hotel. THE Songs will be accompanied by Mr. Buddee . . . To give additional variety to the entertainment, the Messrs Hore will perform a quartette on the saxe horn, and Master Hore (12 years of age) will perform a solo on the same instrument.

[Advertisement], The Argus (6 September 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4774548

"THE CONCERT", The Argus (11 September 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4768995

[Advertisement], The Argus (28 February 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4768892

[Advertisement], The Argus (4 October 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4772518

[Advertisement], The Argus (17 October 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4772437

"SEPARATION REJOICINGS. THE GARDENS", The Argus (19 November 1850), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4767470

[Advertisement], The Argus (8 January 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4775487

[Advertisement], The Argus (3 April 1852), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4784164

"MARRIED", The Argus (15 August 1853), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4795716

MARRIED. On the 8th inst., at St. Peter's Church, Melbourne ... Mr. W. ?. Bovey, youngest son of Mr. Bovey, schoolmaster, of Buckfastleigh, Devonshire, England, to Mary Jane eldest daughter of Mr. Hore, Master of the Saxehorn band, Melbourne, late of Shaldon, Devonshire, England. On the 27th June, ult., at the Wesleyan Chapel, Collins-street, Melbourne ... William, second son of Mr. John Marris, timber merchant, Melbourne, to Lauretta, second daughter Mr. Joseph Hore, master of the Saxehorn band, Shaldon, Devon, England.

[Advertisement], The Argus (13 February 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4803092

"AN OUTRAGEOUS 'STICKING-UP' CASE", The Argus (10 May 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4807288

[Advertisement], The Argus (29 November 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4801003

"DIED", The Argus (12 November 1859), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5691609

"DEATHS", The Argus (26 July 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5763878

"Death", The Argus (19 August 1893), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8682638

"DEATHS", The Argus (16 December 1905), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10047371

HORE. - On the 15th December, at his residence, 102 Dover-street, South Richmond, Samuel Hore, musician, the dearly beloved husband of Helen Hore, aged 71 years. Last survivor of Hore's Saxhorn Band in Melbourne, 1849.


Bibliography and resources:

"Garryowen" [Edmund Finn], Chronicles of early Melbourne 1835 to 1852, Vol. 2 (Melbourne: Fergusson and Mitchell, 1888), 539

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/9518955

http://webstat.latrobe.edu.au/url/hdl.handle.net/1959.9/202350

... Associations for the promotion of Temperance were formed early in Melbourne . . . land was purchased in Russell Street . . . and a comfortable Hall erected, in which meetings were held. As it was found advisable to provide attractions for the meetings, a band of music was formed in 1847, which numbered over twenty performers, and have great satisfaction on its first public appearance. On each Tuesday evening, when the public meeting took place, the band paraded the streets for upwards of an hour, and attracted an audience which more than filled the hall . . . The members of the band were unselfish, and gave the proceeds of their services to the Society for the purchase of new instruments and towards defraying the debt on the hall. After a time, as Bandmaster Tickle became unsteady, an old Peninsular veteran named McKee supplied his place until 1849, when the Messrs. Hore arrived in the colony. They were the first to introduce saxe-horns here. They formed a quartette, consisting of P. Hore, first horn; J. Hore, second; S. Hore, tenor; and R. Hore, Senr., bass.

"MELBOURNE'S FIRST BAND", The Age (23 March 1939), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205982502

Ten more years must pass before Melbourne can celebrate its centenary of band music, according to Mr. Allan Hore, veteran bandsman and orchestral player, who has been compelled to cast his trombone aside and accept employment in a more regular form of occupation than in the realms of music. Mr. Hore recalls that his father, the late Samuel Hore, was a member of the first band established in Melbourne. Known, naturally enough, as Hore's Band, the combination was a first purely a family venture, formed by Mr. Samuel Hore, his four brothers and their father, who arrived here from the Old Country in 1849. The Hore family continued to provide band music in Melbourne for many years. Mr. Allan Hore was trombone player in orchestras for J. C. Williamson Ltd., mainly at His Majesty's Theatre, for 28 years . . .




HORN, Annette Elise (Mrs. Charles LOWE)

Harp player ("daughter of the late celebrated harpist" [Henry Horn]), pianist

Born ? London, England, c. 1827
Active Adelaide, SA, by 1854
Died Payneham, SA, 31 August 1893, aged 66 years


Documentation:

"CONCERT", South Australian Register (4 August 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49205604

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (23 April 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49773332

"SOUTH AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE", South Australian Register (28 April 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49775798

"SIGNOR CUTLOLO'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (16 June 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49902628

We wish we could speak in warmer terms of the performance on the harp. The instrument was not precisely in tune, and one if not two of its strings snapped in the playing; and again the piece selected was not so popular as might have been chosen, so that Miss Horn laboured under disadvantages which even Bochsa himself might not have succeeded in surmounting. To our mind the harp is always heard to best advantage in combination with the piano, and an air such as the "British Grenadiers" arranged as a duet for the two instruments would, we make no doubt, have been as popular as any part of the evening's entertainment.

"SIGNOR CUTOLO'S CONCERT", The South Australian Advertiser (16 June 1859), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article794158

"SIGNOR CUTLOLO'S CONCERT", South Australian Weekly Chronicle (18 June 1859), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article96495613

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (26 May 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50162419

"MARRIED", South Australian Register (19 May 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50177879

"PORT ELLIOT", South Australian Register (29 April 1864), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39122195

"GOOLWA", South Australian Register (4 May 1864), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39131458

"DEATHS", Evening Journal (31 August 1893), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198431809 

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (12 September 1893), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article53614501


Bibliography and resources:

Hallo 2014, 104-05, also 20

http://hdl.handle.net/2440/86482 (DIGITISED)




HORN, Mrs. Charles Edward (Maria HORTON)

Vocalist, composer's widow

Married Charles Edward Horn, 1838
Died USA, 1887 (never visited Australia, but relatives here)

Documentation:

"Tarago", Goulburn Evening Penny Post (2 April 1887), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article98473359 

Tarago. The Referee announces the death, at the age of 76, of Mrs. Charles E. Horn, widow of the composer of "Cherry Ripe." Mrs. Horn was a sister of Miss Priscilla Horton (Mrs. German Reed), also sister of the late John Horton, many years of Goulburn, and aunt of John Horton, now of Tarago; and in early life she was a popular opera singer. For more than half-a-century she had resided in the United States.


Charles Edward Horn (1786-1849): http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1206818 (NLA persistent identifier)

John Horton (d.1876) or Goulburn, and his son John Horton of Tarago, were both hotel-keepers; the musician Thomas Reed, of Melbourne, was father-in-law of Priscilla Horton.




HORN, Charles Hermann (Dr. C. H. HORN)

Professor of Music, composer

Born ? Germany, c. 1825
Active Sydney-Newcastle-Maitland, from 1857
Died Redfern, 19 April 1887, in his 63rd year

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Dr+Charles+Horn+d1887 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Described in his death notice as "of Hamburg, Germany", this probably precludes a near relationship with the German-English Horns, Charles Frederick Horn (1762-1830), born in Nordhausen, and his English-born son Charles Edward Horn (1786-1849). He may be the Dr. Horn who was a teacher of modern languages at the King's School, Parramatta, in 1857, though perhaps more like the Dr. H. Horn below (or, perhaps, they were the same person). A glee Tell me not by "Dr. Horn" sung in a concert at Maitland in 1858, when our Charles was already living there, was probably a version of the song Tell me not in sorrow by Charles Edward Horn (not a Dr.), whose popular compositions were anyway regularly sung in Australia, and some also published (the ballads Long time ago and My dark hair'd girl and the duet I know a bank whereon the wild thyme grows, both issued by Francis Ellard in Sydney).

None of the German-Australian Dr. Horn's musical works were published or are otherwise known to survive, though he introduced two at his own concerts: in December 1860 There is a happy land ("hymn ... composed by Dr. Horn for three voices"), and in March 1865 a Magnificat ("composed by Dr. Chas. Horn, conductor of the choir, and produced on this occasion for the first time"). Horn was billed as "Leader of the orchestra" for a performance of Messiah by Sydney Choral Society in December 1871.


Documentation:

? [Advertisement], Adelaide Times (30 September 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207018244 

WAR RELIEF FUND ... Collected by C. H. Horn, Esq., Port Wakefield ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 July 1857), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12998236

[Advertisement], Empire (26 June 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60427749 

The Maitland High School will be resumed after the holidays ... They have ... engaged an additional master, Dr. Charles Hermann Horn ...

[Advertisement]: "BENEFIT CONCERT", The Maitland Mercury (18 November 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18654886

"MAITLAND HIGH SCHOOL", The Maitland Mercury (21 December 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18637788

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (29 December 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18640629

"THE NEWCASTLE SINGING ACADEMY CONCERT", The Maitland Mercury (25 December 1860), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18679383

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (2 September 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18690353

"THE LATE REV. DEAN GRANT. REQUIEM MASS", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 May 1864), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13092163

"SACRED AND SECULAR CONCERT", The Maitland Mercury (21 March 1865), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18702640

"DEATHS", Evening News (2 October 1871), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129972073 

On the 30th July, at Hamburgh, Frederica Horn, in the 80th year of her age, relict of the late Rev. Dr. H. G. Horn, of Hamburgh, and mother of Dr. Charles H. Horn, of Sydney.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 December 1871), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13249514

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 December 1873), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13329109

"MUSIC & DRAMA", The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (12 May 1883), 898

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article162082290 

A movement has been started by some of the old pupils of Dr. Charles Horn, who has been prominent as a musician and teacher in the colony for 25 years, to present him with a testimonial in recognition of his services to art in that period. It is difficult to estimate the value of such work by a conscientious teacher in a young community, and that those who have profited by his knowledge thus recognise their obligation is creditable to all, particularly as the highest class of teaching is by no means that which is best paid. Mr. W. Neill, manager of the City Bank, is the hon. treasurer, and the promoters include many well-known ladies and gentlemen.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 April 1887), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13647129

HORN. - April 19, at his residence, 36, Pitt-street, Redfern, Dr. Charles Horn, of Hamburg, Germany, in his 63rd year.

"SYDNEY", The Maitland Mercury (21 April 1887), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18887088

Dr. Charles Horn, a well known musical German resident, died yesterday.

"NEWS OF THE DAY", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 May 1887), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13658967 


Bibliography and resources:

"Dr. Charles H. Horn" (DAAO)

http://www.daao.org.au/bio/dr-charles-h-horn/




HORN, Dr. H.

Professor of Modern and Ancient Languages and Music, singing class instructor, organist

Active Sydney, 1856-58 (but see above)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 February 1856), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12981332

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 July 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64987685

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 October 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13001392

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (31 July 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12998701

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (31 March 1858), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13008272

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (6 May 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13009642




HORNCASTLE, Frederick William

Professor of Music, vocalist, lecturer, historian of Irish music, composer

Born Ireland, ? 1790
Arrived Adelaide, 23 January 1847 (per David Malcolm, from London and Plymouth)
Died Botany Bay, NSW, 21 January 1850

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


Summary:

In the 1830s and 1840s a composer of popular songs and piano pieces widely published both in England and the United States, Horncastle had been "Principal Tenor of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal" before arriving at Adelaide in January 1847. As well as presenting the first of his popular entertainments, he advertised copies of his Music of Ireland for sale, and as a teacher and piano tuner. George Coppin engaged "Professor Horncastle" for his New Queen's Theatre. He arrived in Sydney in early July, and soon began his series of Lectures on Music and entertainments at the School of Arts, at the seventh of which, in mid-September, he was assisted by local singer James Waller, to remain a close associate. Toward the end of that month he also appeared at John Philip Deane's concert.

In April 1848 he advertised "to his personal friends that, in consequence of repeated accidents, losses, and vexations, he has become a confirmed invalid-he therefore cannot continue his usual entertainments, but will attempt one he calls justly INVALID MUSIC". Nevertheless, having, by May, "materially renovated his health by a residence in the country", he was able to continue his activities for a while; he toured to Goulburn, and in July to Maitland with Abraham and Elizabeth Emanuel as co-artists. TROVE user Archivist1788 discovered: "Horncastle's health led to his admission to Gladesville Hospital on 14 August 1848 (SRNSW: [4/7654 fol.269-270]). Thereafter, Horncastle went into retirement as a permanent resident at James Waller's Sir Joseph Banks Hotel at Botany Bay, until the announcement in the Herald of his "sudden death ... from natural causes" there in January 1850.


Documentation:

James Stuart, Historical memoirs of the city of Armagh ... (Newry: Alexander Wilkinson, 1819), 548 foot note

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=EQtVAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA548 

Many of the anthems which are performed in the cathedral are selected from Handel's works, for which the present organist, Mr. F. W. Horncastle, as well as his predecessors, doctors Jones and Clarke, and Mr. Langdon, seem to have entertained a strong and well-founded predilection.

"SKETCH OF MUSIC IN LONDON", The quarterly musical magazine and review 5 (1823), 265

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=hAUVAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA265 

... A young professor (we believe from the neighbourhood of Bath) a Mr. Phillips, is also rising into notice; and the corps of glee singers, in private concerts especially, enjoys a most useful acquisition in Mr. Horncastle, a tenor - who possesses a philosophical as well as a scientific understanding of his profession.

"HORNCASTLE", in A dictionary of musicians from the earliest ages to the present time ... vol. 1 (London: For Sainsbury and Co., 1824), 376

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=U0JDAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA376 

"STATE OF MUSIC IN LONDON", The quarterly musical magazine and review 9 (1827), 63, 65

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=3wUVAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA63 

[63] ... Mr. Bishop's regular troops consisted of the principal English vocalists of the theatres, with Miss Farrar, Madame Cornega, Mr. Horncastle, and Mr. E. Taylor; occasional assistance was given by the Italians, who were indeed only Signora Toso and Signor Zuchelli, and these but for very few nights ... [64] ... We have often heard it stated by experienced persons, that the oratorios have been the most flourishing nursery of English singers, from the diversity and the exercise they offer, and from the introduction to the most numerous and extended audiences. Hence we expect to find fresh aspirants every season, as well as the gradual advancement of those whose first efforts have obtained them a place and standing. Hence too we may notice that Miss Love, the Misses Cawse and Miss Farrar, whose natural endowments, aptitude, and industry, promise so much, are in this state [65] of gradual progression and encouragement. Mr. Horncastle alone seconded Mr. Braham this year, and he unquestionably bids fairest to become the successor to the honours of the first tenor at the classical concerts of the country, wherever there shall be an opening. His voice improves in volume, and his style both in polish, force, and effect ...

"REVIEW OF NEW MUSIC", The foreign quarterly review 26 (1840-41), 469

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=rPoEAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA469 

"MUSIC. NATIONAL MELODY AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES", The spectator (27 January 1844), 90

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=TswhAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA90 

... Horncastle's entertainments, on the Music of Ireland, are rather too diffuse in their plan; and though they open a wide field for illustration, their literature is defective, from the want of coherence in the design and some strong and common centre of attraction. The nice work of dovetailing lecture and song so as to occupy two hours with full justice and effect to each, is rarely well performed. Mr. Horncastle seems to have depended mainly on a considerable stock of national music, much of it derived from peculiar sources, which by means of his assistants, Miss Porter, Miss Cobitt, and Miss Le Roy, he is able to serve up in considerable variety. Not to lose opportunities for his music, he frequently curtails his reading to such a degree that but for the form's sake we could wish it wholly omitted. Could he borrow some of Wilson's literary tact, and lend in return some of his more ample means of illustration, the lectures of both would be improved. With a voice of limited power and peculiar quality, which must ever prevent him from taking a high rank as a solo-singer, Mr. Horncastle deservedly possesses the reputation of being one of the best musicians extant among the vocal profession. His taste and skill in arranging parts were very agreeably shown in the three-part harmony which represents the chorus or burden to songs of the Trades in Ireland ...

MR. F. W. HORNCATSLE'S MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENTS", The Anglo American: A Journal of Literature, News, Politics ... (8 September 1845), 500

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=APQ-AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA500 

Mr. Horncastle gave the first of a series of Vocal entertainments at the New York Society Library, on Wednesday evening last. It consisted of a lecture, interspersed with songs, on the vocal music of lreland, and the subject was handled by him in a very masterly manner. This gentleman is more than merely a vocalist. He is a man of research, of feeling, and expression, and his songs which are charming illustrations of his text, are both captivating in themselves, and given in the style of a master in the vocal art. The vocalism of the Irish school does not require a very extensive compass, but a clearness, smoothness, and eveness of intonation are absolutely indispensable, and those qualities he possesses in a very eminent degree. Besides these, he has the property of accompanying himself on the Pianoforte in a way that we have never heard equalled except by Mr. Horn, and his skill in this matter greatly enhances the beauty of the performance ...

"LECTURES ON MUSIC", Morning Advertiser (31 July 1846), 3

Mr. F. W. Horncastle delivered the first of a series of lectures, on Wednesday evening, on English melody, in the London Mechanics' Institution, Southampton-buildings, Chancery-lane, which was most numerously and respectably attended. It is needless to observe upon the great improvement which lectures such as these must ultimately confer on those for whose benefit they are intended; and while we hail with pleasure their introduction into so many literary and scientific institutions, we cannot conceal the extreme gratification it afforded us on this occasion in witnessing so nnmerous and so attentive an audience. Mr. Horncastle acquitted himself a lecturer with great credit; his delivery, though perhaps little too rapid, was, nevertheless, clear and audible, and in elucidating subject certainly interesting in itself to all who heard him. He introduced with considerable tact, and told with great humour, several anecdotes, which tended to amuse well as to instruct. The lecture was illustrated by that most popular of all practices - a song of the particular period on which he dwelt, or the ballad poetry to which he called the attention of his audience; and in this he was most ably assisted by Miss Thornton and Miss Cubit, who sang the songs appropriated to each, not only with great scientific skill, but peculiar pathos and sweetness. Much credit is due to Mr. Horncastle for introducing the ballad poetry of England to public notice, by so amusing and, at the same time, so peculiarly instructive, a method as that of a lecture, when the manners of the period of which he treats, and the music that charmed the generations that have gone before us, are rendered familiar to all by the course which he has thus adopted. The lecture of last evening was opened by an introduction, in which the lecturer described, with graphic powers of no ordinary description, the ancient customs of "Merrie England," - the practice adopted in partaking of the "Wassail Bowl," - the merry gatherings of young men and maidens, to greet the approach of a May morn, and to welcome it with joyous and merry greetings, with the innocent, though sometimes boisterous, ceremonies around the May-pole. These are topics which could not fail to produce a deep and impressive interest, for however rare the practices alluded to have now become, particularly in large and crowded cities, there are none of us who can fail to remember the days when such scenes took place, amid the wild and joyoos merriment of the young, and the sober, but, nevertheless, decided approbation of those who had themselves been similarly employed in the morn of life. Mr. Horncastle then dwelt on the minstrels and ballad-singers of the olden time, and, as we have already observed, was ably assisted by the young ladies, who sang with so much taste and judgment the lays of the mountain, the counties, and the peasant. The hunting songs were given with great effect. The ballads of England not possess that wild and melancholy plaintiveness which characterise the wayward but sad music of the sister isle; nor are they sweet, either in melody or composition, as those of Scotland but they are, nevertheless - we take it correct - living representations of the manners and habits of those by whom they were cherished. The second part of the lecture contains a dissertation on the music of England in the time of Elizabeth, and most instructive exposition of Henry Law's [Lawes's] ballad-operas, in which the lecturer humorously, but truly, caricatured that absurd practice, which exists now in other days, of crying up every descripition of music which is wedded to a "foreign language." The song of "Mad Tom' was given by Mr. Horncastle with great effect, and "The Lowly Suit," in which he was accompanied by the two ladies with singular sweetness. A curious old song, called "The Hunt is up," finished the evening’s performance; but we are glad to perceive that Mr. Horncastle has announced his intention of giving a second lecture in continuation of the same subject, on Wednesday next.

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (27 January 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48544071

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (27 January 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48544087

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (27 January 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48544072

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (30 January 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48543590

[Advertisement]: "MUSIC OF IRELAND", South Australian Register (3 February 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48546176

[Advertisement]: "NEW QUEEN'S THEATRE", South Australian Register (3 February 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48546176

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (3 February 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48546189

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (10 February 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48546411

"PROGRAMME. Mr Horncastle's Dress Concert", South Australian Register (13 March 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48543447

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (7 April 1847), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48544598

"HORNCASTLE v. COPPIN", South Australian Register (24 April 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48546243

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 July 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12896899

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 July 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12894586

"LECTURE ON MUSIC. To the Editors", Bell's Life in Sydney (17 July 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59766305

"MR. HORNCASTLE'S LECTURE ON MUSIC. [Letter] To the Editors", Bell's Life in Sydney (24 July 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59767714

"SCHOOL OF ARTS LECTURE", The Australian (24 July 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37127686

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 September 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12893476

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", Sydney Chronicle (30 September 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31753606

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12892185

MR. HORNCASTLE wishes to dispose of some Manuscripts, and printed Music Manuscripts, chiefly of his own composition; also literary articles written to suit popular taste. The music combines Purcell, Handel, Arne, Loder, Rossini, Callcot, &c, Glees, Catches, Duetts, and Scenas. Royal Hotel, Friday, October 17.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 April 1848), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12897861

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 May 1848), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12906161

"MR. HORNCASTLE'S ENTERTAINMENTS", The Maitland Mercury (29 July 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article710496

"SUDDEN DEATH", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 January 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12915192

Mr. Frederick William Horncaatle, whoso interesting lectures upon music must be remembered by many of our readers, was on Monday found dead on the floor of his bedroom at the Sir Joseph Banks Hotel, Botany, where he was at the time residing. An inquest was held upon the body yesterday, and an opinion having been expressed by Dr. Tierney that death had been occasioned by the rupture of a blood vessel, a verdict of death from natural causes was returned.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 January 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12915201

At the Sir Joseph Banks Hotel, Botany, on Monday, the 21st instant, after a few days' illness, Mr. Frederick W. Horncastle, Gentleman of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, and well known to this community as an accomplished vocalist and musician.

"MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL", Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser (22 May 1852), 7

At the Cathedral, tomorrow, Sanctus, by F. W. Horncastle; Chant for the Psalms, Gooch; Jubilate (Jackson) 24th Psalm, New Version; also Anthem from Handel's Messiah, "But thou didst not leave." Solo and choris, "Lift up your heads."


Writings and editions:

"PLAGIARISM", Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review 4 (1822), 156

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=3wUVAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA156

"To the Editor [SCHOOL OF COMPOSITION], Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review (1827), 304

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=3wUVAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA304

The music of Ireland, as performed in Mr. Horncastle's Irish entertainments in which are introduced the Bardic & Connaught Casines, songs, fairy chant & songs, rural ballads, songs of occupation, marches, jigs &c. harmonized & arranged with an accompaniment for the harp or piano forte, by Fredk. Wm. Horncastle, Gentleman of Her Majesty's Chapel's Royal (London: Horncastle, 1844)

Review: "THE MUSIC OF IRELAND AS PERFORMED IN MR. HORNCASTLE'S IRISH ENTERTAINMENTS", The Athenaeum 906 (8 March 1845), 251

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=cMffAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA251

"THINGS IN NAME AND REALITY BY F. W. HORNCASTLE", Bell's Life in Sydney (9 October 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59766359


Musical works:

Song, "I care not, fortune", composed for The harmonicon by Frederick William Horncastle, the words from Thomson's Castle of indolence, in The harmonicon (1829), 202-03

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=EQYVAAAAQAAJ&pg=RA1-PA202 

Notturnino A thought at twilight for the piano-forte, in The Harmonicon (1832), part 2, 145

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=zOcqAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA145

Marcia funebre, in the Harmonist: a collection of classical and popular music, vol 2. (London: Limbird, 1841), 353

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Cy0rAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA353

Buddelow: an American song, in Godey's Magazine and Lady's Book 32 (March 1846), 187

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=d_TqLIhi0GwC&pg=PA187

The infant's prayer, in Godey's Magazine 33 (1846), 89

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=d_TqLIhi0GwC&pg=RA1-PA89

The maypole

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/19693484

Spring the sweet spring

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/19693487

Men of Old (ballad)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/19693392

By the side of the fairy lake (barcarolle)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/19693437


Bibliography and resources:

Thomas Mooney, A history of Ireland, from its first settlement to the present time, 236

http://archive.org/stream/historyofireland01moon#page/236/mode/2up

http://www.stpatricks-cathedral.org/horncastle.html

Born London, 1790?, died 1850. Horncastle was a chorister of the Chapel Royal, London, and then organist of Stamford Hill Chapel and Berkeley Chapel, London. III He was appointed organist of Armagh in 1816. Evidence suggests that he became a little careless in his attitude to his duties, absenting himself frequently to make excursions to Warrenpoint and Rostrevor. These absences together with Horncastle's unwillingness to take part in weekly choral concerts in the Music Hall led to a dispute with Richard Allott. Further problems of the same nature led to a visitation held by the Archbishop in November 1822, purely to conduct a disciplinary hearing. Subsequently certificates of expulsion bearing the Primate's seal were fixed to Horncastle's residence and the Chapter Room door at the cathedral: "Therefore We, John George, Archbishop aforesaid and Visitor of said College of Vicars and Organist, on account of the turbulence, contention, insolence and contumacy of said Frederick William Horncastle do pronounce and decree that the said Frederick William Horncastle be removed from his said office of Organist and Master of the Choiristers [sic] and that the licence or Patent heretofore granted to him be revoked, cancelled and declared null and void, the peace and good order of said College of Vicars in said Cathedral so requiring." His expulsion from his post is unique at Armagh. The correspondence, charges, dismissal etc. are preserved in a collection of letters in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Horncastle returned to London and became a gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1826. He was composer of a mass, glees, songs, pianoforte pieces, etc. In 1828 Horncastle collaborated with T. Cooke, Stansbury, Parry, Clifton and Taylor in a work entitled "The Passions" for the Melodists' Club.




HORNE, Richard Hengist (Henry)

Vocalist, guitarist, pianist, librettist, author, poet

Born Edmonton, England, 31 December 1802
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, September 1852
Departed Melbourne, June 1869 (for England)
Died Margate, England, 13 March 1884

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-530814 (NLA persistent identifier)


Summary:

Horne wrote librettos for four historically significant Australian musical works, The South Sea sisters, a "lyric masque", set to music by Charles Horsley for the opening of the Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition in 1866; the cantata Galatea secunda, with music by Joseph Summers, celebrating the arrival of prince Alfred in 1867, followed the next year with a Threnody on the assassination attempt on the prince, also set to music by Summers; and, for composer Carl Schmitt, a three-act opera Cazille, excerpts only from which were first performed in concert in Sydney in 1872.

Horne also appeared in public as a singer and guitarist and occasional pianist. Not for the first time (see July 1855 below), at a benefit for the actress Mrs. Brougham at Melbourne's Theatre Royal in November 1855, it was advertised that "R. H. Horne, Esq., will Sing a Spanish Romanza and Serenade", evidently a personal favourite (as much later attested by Gosse), for yet again in Melbourne in March 1869, only shortly before he left Australia finally to return to England, the Argus reported: "Mr. R. H. Horne sang a Spanish serenade with much feeling and expression, accompanying himself on the guitar very skilfully but the song did not seem to be appreciated by all present." A musical "drawing-room" entertainment (also advertised as a "literary and musical lecture on national songs") he gave at the School of Arts in Sydney in December 1862 was reviewed in the Herald:

In a brief introductory address Mr. Horne stated, in explanation of his falling into the autobiographical vein, that he had travelled through many foreign countries, and had always taken an interest in learning their characteristic songs. He would have liked to have given some of the patriotic songs of those countries, but as they would produce very little effect without an orchestra, be must give up the thought of singing them. Mr. Horne proceeded to give a selection of the characteristic songs of different nations, accompanying himself upon the pianoforte or upon the guitar. The first of these was a German song entitled "Alexi", describing a lady sending a love message by a bird, which was followed by a German Student's duelling song. The next performance, which was a canzonetta, the words and music by Salvator Rosa, the celebrated painter, was stated by Mr. Horne to have been selected for the purpose of trying the acoustic properties of the hall. The piece, which affords good scope for vocal display, was sung with much power and animation ... As a further test of the acoustic properties of the hall, Mr. Horne gave a solo on the guitar, "The Last Rose of Summer" ... Other pieces in the first part of the entertainment were a Spanish fantasia "Vamos a las montanas", the Welsh song "Of a noble race was Shenkin", and a Tyrolese song. After a short interval Mr. Horne gave, with the guitar accompaniment, the Quirka Marjorr, a Mexican song dance, and described the dance as he had seen it at the Government balls at Vera Cruz, the effect being extremely brilliant and romantic ...

In The Southern Cross in December 1859, he also published a "Chinese Song".


Documentation:

"LATE ENGLISH NEWS", Colonial Times (17 September 1852), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8772073

"NEW MAGISTRATES", The Argus (1 September 1853), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4796437

"QUEEN'S THEATRE. GARRISON THEATRICALS", The Argus (4 July 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4811141

Mr. R. Horne subsequently made his appearance in a Spanish costume, and sang a very pretty romance in that language. Although deficient in vocal power, the singer imparted such an exquisite delicacy of finish to his execution of the graceful melody he sang, that the audience complimented him by demanding an encore, and the morceau which Mr. Horne substituted was similarly treated. In addition to manifesting considerable ability as a singer, Mr. Horne proved himself, by his guitar accompaniment, a good musician.

"AMATEUR PERFORMANCE", The Argus (28 July 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4813513

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4824430

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 December 1859), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13034590

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13070571

"MR. HORNE'S MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 December 1862), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13070711

[News], The Argus (8 March 1869), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5820191

"NEW OPERA", Australian Town and Country Journal (24 June 1871), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70467454

"Musical and Dramatic Review", Australian Town and Country Journal (13 April 1872), 20

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70494008

"THE LATE R. H. HORNE", The Argus (17 March 1884), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11848717

"BOOK OF THE WEEK", The Advertiser (8 September 1928), 28

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article29296111


Bibliography and resources:

Edmund Gosse, "ORION HORNE", Portraits and Sketches (London: Heinemann, 1913), 97ff

http://archive.org/details/portraitssketche00goss

He had been baptized Richard Henry Home, but in late middle life he had changed the second of these names to Hengist. It was in 1874 that I set eyes on him first, in circumstances which were somewhat remarkable. The occasion was the marriage of the poet, Arthur O'Shaughnessy, to the eldest daughter of Westland Marston, the playwright. There was a large and distinguished company present, and most of the prominent "Pre-Raphaelites," as they were still occasionally called. In the midst of the subsequent festivities and when the bride was surrounded by her friends, a tiny old gentleman cleared a space around him, and, all uninvited, began to sit upon the floor and sing, in a funny little cracked voice, Spanish songs to his own accompaniment on the guitar. He was very unusual in appearance. Although he was quite bald at the top of his head, his milk-white hair was luxuriant at the sides, and hung in clusters of ringlets. His moustache was so long that it became whisker, and in that condition drooped, also in creamy ringlets, below his chin. The elder guests were inclined to be impatient, the younger to ridicule this rather tactless interruption. Just as it seemed possible something awkward would happen, Robert Browning stepped up and said, in his loud, cheerful voice: "That was charming. Horne! It quite took us to 'the warm South' again", and cleverly leading the old gentleman's thoughts to a different topic, he put an end to the incident ... This scene was very characteristic of Horne, who was gay, tactless, and vain to a remarkable degree. ... When he came back from Australia, I think about 1869, he was in very low water. He had managed very deeply to offend Charles Dickens, who had taken up the cause of Horne's neglected wife ... A little later Robert Browning, who had always felt a sincere regard for Horne, was able to be of practical service to him. ... In these days one used to meet him at afternoon parties, carrying with great care, under his arm, the precious guitar, which he called "my daughter", and was used ceremoniously to introduce as "Miss Horne". A little later in the evening Home would be discovered on a low stool, warbling Mexican romances, or murmuring with exaggerated gallantry to the prettiest girl in the room. All this time he was thirsting for publicity - if he could only be engaged to sing in public, to box in public, to swim in public, how happy he would be!

Ann Blainey, The farthing poet: a biography of Richard Hengist Horne 1802-84: a lesser literary lion (London: Longmans, 1968)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/17003799

Ann Blainey, Horne, Richard Henry (1802-1884), Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)




HORSLEY, Charles Edward

Pianist, conductor, organist, composer

Born London, England, 16 December 1822 (son of William Horsley)
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 10 December 1861 (per British Trident)
Arrived Sydney, NSW, June 1867 (per Wonga Wonga)
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 1870
Departed Melbourne, ? August 1871 (per Great Britain, for England)
Died New York, USA, 28 February 1876  

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-783654 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Disambiguation: Many colonial performances of works by his father William Horsley are documented, beginning with the song The Tempest in the Sydney Amateur Concerts in 1826, and up to, for instance, at Charles Horsley's own concert in Melbourne in March 1863, when "Two well-known glees by Mr. W. Horsley, the father of Mr. C. E. Horsley, By Celia's arbour, and See the chariot at hand, were given in a style worthy of the composer. The former is one of the loveliest glees over written".


Documentation:

"THE SYDNEY AMATEUR CONCERT", The Australian (21 June 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37073597

[Advertisement], The Argus (17 January 1862), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5708634

[News], The Argus (24 February 1862), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5710534

On Saturday afternoon, the first of a series of four instrumental concerts, arranged by Mr. Horsley, a gentleman lately arrived in Melbourne, took place at the Mechanics' Institute, Collins street. The first piece selected was one of three quartets composed by Mozart, in G minor, in which the piano is one of the instruments. It was performed by Messrs. Horsley (piano), King (violin), Thomas (viola), and Reed (violoncello). The music is of a character rather classical than generally pleasing, though in the rondo movement the ear is delighted with the beauty of the modulations introduced. The piece, on the whole, was well played, but would have been better for more distinctness and less sound in the piano passages. The violin part had scarcely justice done to it. The piano generally was too loudly played, and Mr. Horsley does not seem entirely free from the very general error to which pianists are liable of forgetting the greater power and compass of their instruments as compared with the others, and by which these last are placed at a disadvantage. The difficulty and art of stringed instrument playing is to bring out the tone satisfactorily, whereas the greater amount of tone, or noise, with the piano, is often exhibited by the most inexperienced performers. While making these comments, however, we must not omit to state that many passages in this and the other pieces were played by Mr. Horsley with much delicacy and neatness. The next pieces were selections from Mendelssohn's beautiful "Songs without Words," played on the piano by Mr. Horsley ... The third piece was a quartet for two violins, viola, and tenor, a selection in which, next to the quintet, the most perfect balance of sound is preserved. It was one of Haydn's in G major, known as including the best of his minuets and trios. The quartet was performed by Mr. King, first violin; Herr Strebinger, second violin; Mr. Thomas, viola; and Mr. Reed, violoncello, and would have gone off much better, to our thinking, had the second violin changed places with the first. It is difficult to percieve why so accomplished a violinist as Herr Strebinger should play "second fiddle" to any artist at present in Melbourne, and although such arrangements may sometimes be done simply that each performer may have a turn, yet the public have a right to expect the best man will be placed foremost, as they do not meet to hear how this or that gentleman can do this or that, but how the composer's music may be best rendered. The next piece is known as the "Moonlight Sonata" of Beethoven. Mr. Horsley's rendering of this difficult piece was very fair, but the most brilliant and finished touch is required to bring the creation of the composer's genius to the mind's eye. The concert concluded with Mendelssohn's trio in D minor, by Messrs. Horsley, Strebinger, and Chapman ...

"MR. HORSLEY'S CONCERT", The Argus (6 March 1863), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6483912

"THE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY'S CONCERT. HORSLEY'S DAVID", The Argus (2 July 1863), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6487000

[News], The Argus (12 September 1864), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5739781

"INSOLVENT COURT", The Argus (16 September 1865), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5783037

"L'AFRICAINE. TO THE EDITOR", The Argus (17 July 1866), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5768016

"INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION 1866. INTRODUCTORY CONCERT", The Argus (17 September 1866), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5773502

"THE EXHIBITION", The Argus (24 October 1866), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5776734

"LAW REPORT", The Argus (6 June 1867), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5768809

"METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COURT", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 August 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13170813

"Mr. C. E. Horsley ...", The Argus (29 May 1869), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5836070

"MR. HORSLEY'S CANTATA. TO THE EDITOR", The Argus (11 August 1870), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5828488

[Charles Wehle] ... Having no local interest to guard, and no part to take - Mr. Horsley having no rival - I may say, without fear of having my opinion misinterpreted, that he is, without any doubt, the greatest musician in this part of the globe; and the colony of Victoria may and should congratulate itself on the possession of an artist of such value. 

"MR. KENDALL'S NEW VERSION OT EUTERPE", The Argus (5 September 1870), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5830800

[News], The Argus (5 April 1871), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5845606

"INSOLVENCY COURT", The Argus (29 April 1871), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5846913

"MR. HORSLEY'S FAREWELL CONCERT", The Argus (15 May 1871), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5847836

[News], The Argus (24 January 1872), 4: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5859063

"DISTANT MUSIC (by Henry C. Lunn, From the London Musical Times)", Dwight's Journal of Music (4 May 1872), 226-27

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ahVOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA227

[News], The Argus (1 May 1876), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7438081

By the mail steamer Bangalore news has been received of the death of Mr. Charles Edward Horsley, the well-known musician, on the 2nd of March [sic], at New York, where he had been living for the last two years. Mr. Horsley received his musical education in London, and arrived in Melbourne about 15 years ago, and at once took a leading position in the musical world. Shortly after his arrival he succeeded Herr Elsasser as conductor of the Melbourne Philharmonic Society, and he was so earnest in his endeavours to make the society take a leading position, that he succeeded in giving it the prestige which it has ever since maintained. During this time he had a large musical practice in the city, and when the Intercolonial Exhibition of 1866 was proposed, he was engaged to compose a cantata. This he did, and it was performed with great success. The cantata was named the "South Sea Sisters", and the words were written by Mr. R. H. Horne, the author of "Orion". One chorus in the cantata, viz., the "Corroboree Chorus', has since been frequently performed in Melbourne, and always with success. Mr. Horsley was of an easy genial disposition, and by some means he got into difficulties, and about 1868 left Melbourne for Sydney. He was not at all successful there, and he decided upon again returning to Melbourne. Here he obtained the appointment of organist to St Francis' Church, was not so successful as he desired, but when the new Town-hall was opened, during the mayoralty of Mr. S. Arness, he was engaged to write a cantata for the occasion, and "Euterpe" was produced. In the following year Mr. Horsley left by the s.s. Great Britain for England, and settled down in Liverpool, About two years since he went across to New York, and obtained the appointment of conductor to one of the oldest musical societies in that city. He also obtained the appointment of organist to St. John's Church, which he held at the time of his death.

[News], The Argus (9 May 1876), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7438679

"MUSIC", The Australian Sketcher (8 July 1876), 58

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60606482

"THE LATE MR. C. E. HORSLEY. TO THE EDITOR", The Argus (16 October 1876), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5906015


Musical works (selected):

Trio in B minor ("published years since in Germany"), Melbourne September 1864

Violin Concerto in D minor (1849), MS parts in NLA (Papers of J. S. Kruse); modern edn. by Richard Divall

Piano concerto in C minor, op. 24 (copy of incomplete MS in British Library)

Gideon, a sacred lyrical oratorio, op. 50 (London: G. Rodwell, 1860)

Too late (choral scene; first time), Melbourne, July 1862

[Advertisement], The Argus (7 July 1862), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5717806

Comus (cantata, England 1854), Melbourne 7 December 1862

The evening star ("song with flute obligato"), Melbourne March 1863 

David (oratorio, England ?), Melbourne, 30 June 1863

"THE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY'S CONCERT", The Argus (2 July 1863), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6487000

String quartet no. 2 in E major (Melbourne, 1864) (modern edition: Richard Divall) also fascimile edition of manuscript in the Musical Society of Victoria's Library

The song of the nuns at Amesbury ("a new motete")

"In the world of music ...", The Argus (25 April 1865), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5735428

Motett (Collect for the First Sunday in Advent; composed expressly for the Orpheus Union)

[Advertisement], The Argus (23 December 1865), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5763007

Intercolonial Exhibition march 1866, op. 62 (Melbourne: W. H. Glen, 1866)

The South Sea sisters, a lyric masque written for the opening of the Intercolonial Exhibition, op. 73 (Melbourne, 1866; words: R. H. Horne), Melbourne, 24 October 1866; original 1866 edition of the words only

http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009472211

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101037606181

The Galatea waltz (Sydney: The Composer, 1867)

England's welcome galop (Sydney: H.Marsh, [1868])

Tell me Mary how to woo thee [Hodson]; newly edited and arranged by C. E. Horsley) (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1868?])

My Bud is in heaven [Massett] (pianoforte accompaniment newly edited by C. E. Horsley) (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1868?])

A musical joke (the famous nursery rhymes, Jack and Gill; and Sing a song of sixpence, set to music, and arranged as four-part songs by Charles Edward Horsley) (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1868])

Chota waltz (played at Madame Bishop's concert by the composer) ([Sydney: ?, 1868])

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 December 1868), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13176911

Communion service responses (September 1869) (MS: Sydney, Christ Church; facsimile: Forsyth, 528 (532)

http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/2447

Euterpe, op. 76: an ode to music (words: Henry Kendall), Melbourne, 9 August 1870); extracts: chorus All hail to thee, Sound (modern edn. by Philip Legge); Ah and when that meek eyed maiden from Euterpe (Melbourne: published for the composer by W.H. Glen, [1870?]); also Three pieces from "Euterpe" (arranged for Florence Mary James by the composer, Charles Edward Horsley. Florence Mary James, from C. E. H. 1871) (1 Slumber song (MS); 2 Waltz chorus from "Euterpe" (MS); 3 Ah and when that meek eyed maiden (printed edition, Melbourne: W. H. Glen))

Dreams of the past (ballad: words: Eliza Cook; Composed by Charles Edward Horsley for Mr. T. B. Browning, Melbourne 1871) facsimile of MS


Other writings:

Charles Edward Horsley, "Reminiscences of Mendelssohn, by his English pupil", Dwight's Journal of Music (14 December 1872), 345-47

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ahVOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA345

In the summer of 1832 I saw Mendelssohn for the first time. I was then a mere child barely ten years old, but I well recollect the occasion. My father's house was the rendez-vous of all great artists both English and foreign, and invitations were immediately given to all who either brought letters or were introduced to my father by his numerous professional friends. My father himself, the most distinguished Glee writer and soundest musician that England has yet produced, was the most genial host, and it is to his constant desire to collect around him all that was good and great in his own profession, as well as the cream of the painters and literary men of the time, that his children owed the privilege of seeing all those whose genius and talent so largely contributed to the art progress of England since the commencement of the century. Thus among the musicians constantly at the house, were Moscheles, Hummel, Paganini, Mendelssohn, Spohr, Thalberg, Benedict, Sir George Smart, Mr. Neat, Mrs. Anderson, and many others; amongst the painters, Sir Augustus Calcott (my mother's uncle), Sir Thomas Lawrence, F. R. A., Collins, Wilkie, Etty, Redgrave, Mulready, Webster, Stone, Dyce, Sir W. Boxall, Uwins, &c. Our most intimate friends in literature were Dr. Rosen, the celebrated Oriental scholar, Carl Klingemann, the Secretary to the Hanoverian Embassy, Mr. H. F. Chorley, Hogarth, &c., &c.; and of the engineering celebrities, we constantly saw the Brunels, father and son, the latter having married my sister in 1836. Thus I may truly say that I and my family were constantly surrounded by an atmosphere of art, literature and science; and to this fact is of course traceable the great love of Music and Painting which seems almost hereditary amongst us.

[continued] (28 December 1872), 353-55

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ahVOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA353

[continued] (11 January 1873), 361-63

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ahVOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA361


Bibliography and resources:

"Horsley, Charles", British musical biography (1897), 209

http://archive.org/details/britishmusicalbi005704mbp

Horsley, Charles Edward, composer and organist, son of William Horsley, was born in London, December 16, 1822. He studied under his father, Moscheles, and at Leipzig under Hauptmann and Mendelssohn. Organist of St John's, Notting Hill, London. He went to Australia in 1868 [sic], and afterwards settled in the United States. He died at New York, May 2, 1876. WORKS. Oratorios: David, Joseph, Gideon: Glasgow, 1860; Comus, cantata for solo and chorus (Milton), 1874, Impromptu for pf., op.12 , Trio, No. 2, for pf ., viola and cello, op. 13; Sonata for pf . and cello (1844);  Quartet for pf. and strings, 1845; six Lieder for voice and pf., op. 21, Anthems, Pf.pieces, various, Songs, part-songs, etc. Text-book of Harmony for schools and students.

Thérèse Radic, Horsley, Charles Edward (1822-1876), Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)

Anna Bunney (cataloguer), Papers of the Horsley family, 18th-20th cent. (University of Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1990; online resource, 2011

http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/online/1500-1900/horsley/horsley.html




HOUGHTON, Mrs.

Vocalist, teacher of Music and Singing (pupil of the Royal Academy of Music)

Active Melbourne, 1853


Documentation:

? [Advertisement], The Argus (4 January 1853), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4788697

[Advertisement], The Argus (19 February 1853), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4789936

[Advertisement], The Argus (9 April 1853), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4791445




HOULDING, John Richard ("Old Boomerang")

Author, songwriter/recorder

Born Essex, England, 22 April 1822
Arrived Sydney, 26 January 1839
Died NSW, 25 April 1918


Documentation:

"OLD BOOMERANG. SEVENTY-SEVEN YEARS IN AUSTRALIA", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 December 1916), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15691149

"OLD BOOMERANG. DEATH OF MR. JOHN R. HOULDING", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 April 1918), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15769236

"HISTORY OF MUSIC ... MORE CURIOSITIES", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 January 1829), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16525267


Songs:

The Australian emigrant's song (written by Old Boomerang; composed by E. K.) (London : Chappell & Co., [1867])

Song of the Australian squatter (Air, "Rory O'More"), in Australian capers: or, Christopher Cockle's colonial experience, by Old Boomerang (London: George Routledge and Sons, 1867), 229-30

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=CMsBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA229


Bibliography and resources:

http://www.warrenfahey.com/fc_stationlife.html

http://www.apfa.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/biogs/E000040b.htm

Ruth Teale, Houlding, John Richard (1822-1918), Australian Dictionary of Biography 4 (1972)




HOWARD, George B.

Vocalist, instrumentalist, leader (Ethiopian Serenaders)

Active Hobart, by 1849; Sydney, until 1853


HOWARD, Charles V.

Vocalist, tambourine player, leader (Howard's Serenaders), agent, theatre manager


Documentation:

"THE VICTORIA THEATRE", Colonial Times (19 January 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8764278

[Advertisement], Bell's Life in Sydney (6 April 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59770450

"ETHIOPIAN SERENADERS", Bell's Life in Sydney (6 April 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59770450

Mr. Blythe Waterland, Mr. C. V. Howard, Mr. G. B. Howard, and Mr. J. W. Reading, have given two concerts at the Royal Hotel, which have been remarkably successful. This company has the merit of being the first that has brought the peculiarities of the "Nigger", in a contracted way, before the Sydney public ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 May 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12918092

"BLYTHE WATERLAND'S SERENADERS", The Maitland Mercury (1 June 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article693507

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 June 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12918686

"THE SERENADERS", Bathurst Free Press (29 June 1850), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62214914

"ETHIOPIAN SERENADERS", Geelong Advertiser (23 July 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article93132958

"HOWARD'S ETHIOPIAN SERENADERS", The Maitland Mercury (11 September 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article690204

"MUSWELL BROOK", The Maitland Mercury (25 September 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article689680

"To the Editors", Bell's Life in Sydney (7 February 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59773977

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 August 1852), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12939560

HOWARD'S SERENADERS. Increased attraction of the Sydney Friday Concerts: Favourite and eccentric Programme: The Company consists of five performers, each and all unrivalled, vis., Charles V. Howard, tambourine; J.W. Sandford, Guitar; E. W. Pierce, Flute; Walter Howson, Banjo; and J. P. Hall, Bones.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 January 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12942863

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 September 1852), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12940257

[Advertisement], Empire (14 February 1853), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60131290

"CONCERT", Empire (11 November 1861), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60486687

A musical entertainment, consisting of literary reminiscences and illustrations of Moore's Irish Melodies, will be held tonight at the Exchange Hall, Dr. J. J. M'Gregor being the chief performer. The services of Mr. Brookes, the celebrated harpist, and of Mr. Cordner, have been secured ... We observe that the arrangements have been left to Mr. Charles V. Howard, which is in itself a fair guarantee of success.

"DRAWING ROOM OPERATIC ENTERTAINMENT", Empire (23 July 1863), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60545638

Mr. Charles, V. Howard, the indefatigable agent, is the secretary to [Emma Neville and George Loder's] forthcoming entertainment.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 June 1873), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13315156




HOWARD, James

Clarionet player

Died Melbourne, VIC, 10 August 1877


Documentation:

[News], The Argus (11 August 1877), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5932881

The orchestral work was greatly admired, and a beautiful solo for the clarionet, which Mr Howard gave with that purity of tone for which his playing is remarkable, was redemanded and repeated, to the great satisfaction of the audience.

[News], South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail (18 August 1877), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90945469

Mr. James Howard died very suddenly last evening. To all who have been patrons of opera in Melbourne for the last five years, Mr. Howard was known as the first clarionet player in the orchestra, and was admired in that position as an artist who could produce a tone quite soft and musical from an instrument which is generally regarded as the most intractable of all. Henry Lazarus, the greatest of masters, would have listened to him with approval. Mr. Howard was playing on Thursday night in the opera of "Faust," and his share of the instrumental performance on that occasion was marked by those who watched it with consummate grace and masterly finish. At about 6 o'clock yesterday evening he had an apoplectic seizure in the Victoria Hotel, where he resided, at the corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets. He lived in an unconscious state for about 20 minutes, and then died. Mr. Howard leaves a widow and children in Sydney. The suddenness of his death was a great shock in more than professional musical circles.




HOWELLS, Phillip Arthur

Musician, music-seller, reviewer, memorialist, music publisher

Active Adelaide, by 1868
Died Adelaide, 24 August 1921, aged 65


Summary:

According to his own account, Howells started in the Adelaide music business as a shop boy for Samuel Marshall in 1868.


Documentation:

"THE GROWTH OF MUSIC IN ADELAIDE", The Advertiser (29 March 1913), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5387808

P. A. Howells. "MUSIC AND MUSICIANS. REMINISCENCES FROM 1868. I", The Register (5 October 1918), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57542713

"MUSIC AND MUSICIANS. REMINISCENCES FROM 1868 [II]", The Register (5 November 1918), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60527884

"MUSIC AND MUSICIANS. REMINISCENCES FROM 1868 [III]", The Register (12 November 1918), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60524417

"MUSIC AND MUSICIANS. REMINISCENCES FROM 1868 [IV]", The Register (30 November 1918), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60525993

"MUSIC AND MUSICIANS. REMINISCENCES OF 1891-2-3" [V], The Register (14 December 1918), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60528977

"MUSIC AND MUSICIANS. REMINISCENCES OF 1893", The Register (18 January 1919), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60543195

"MUSIC. From P. A. HOWELLS", The Register (25 February 1919), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60537967

"DEATHS", The Register (26 August 1921), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63191965

"DEATH OF MR. P. A. HOWELLS", The Advertiser (25 August 1921), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73367628


Musical publications:

Gladys Gavotte ("pour piano par W. R. Knox") (Adelaide: P. A. Howells & Co., [189-])

Tarantelle in E mineur  ("pour piano par W. R. Knox") (Adelaide: P. A. Howells & Co., [189-])

When love is done ("a reverie; Dedicated to and sung by Miss Ada Crossley;  music by A. Wyatt Mortimer) (Adelaide: P.A. Howells & Co., [1892])




HOWITZ, Samuel

Music Master

Active Adelaide, SA, 1850


Documentation:

Reportedly "a German", "Samuel Howitz" was allegedly victim of an assault in Adelaide on 26 December 1849; according to the court report Howitz, "described himself as a merchant, but seems also to be a hawker and music master". A "Horwitz, Samuel Julius, Adelaide, Confectioner" appears in a later list.


Documentation:

"LAW AND POLICE COURTS", South Australian Register (1 January 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38450015




HOWSON FAMILY


HOWSON, Alfred

HOWSON, Charles Edwin (1848-1907)

HOWSON, Emma (RICHARDSON; Mrs. Frank HOWSON)

HOWSON, Francis (senior) (c.1794/5-1863)

HOWSON, Frank (Francis junior) (1817-1869)

HOWSON, Frank Alfred Girolamo (Frank junior) (1841-1926)

HOWSON, Henry (1822-1893)

HOWSON, John (senior) (1819-1871)

HOWSON, John Jerome (John junior) (1842-1887)

HOWSON, Emma (1844-1928)

HOWSON, Clelia (Sarah Clelia) (b.1845)

HOWSON, Walter

HOWSON, Frederick

Go to Howson family main page:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/howson-family.php




HUDSON, George W. (George WALL; ? George Wall HUDSON)

HUDSON, Eliza (Elizabeth; Eliza KING; ? Charlottee HUDSON; Eliza WALL; Charlotte Elizabeth WALL)

HUDSON, Master (? George HUSDON, junior; Mr. George WALL)


Go to George Hudson and family main page:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/hudson-george-and-family.php 




HUENERBEIN FAMILY


HUENERBEIN, August Christian

Pianist, band musician, clarinettist, trombone, tuba and ophicleide player, music retailer and publisher, composer

Born Germany, 1823
Active Adelaide, by 1850; Melbourne, by 1852
Died Sydney, 29 November 1882, aged 59


HUENERBEIN, August (junior)

Musician, music retailer


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Summary:

An associate of Andrew and Rachel Moore, George Coppin and Wellington Wallace, "Augustus Huenerbein, musician, Pirie street" was active in Adelaide concerts, theatre and choral society in 1850 -51. By June 1852, along with several other Adelaide musicians (including his friend C. A. F. Mater) he was in Geelong and Melbourne, where 20 years later he opened a new music warehouse in Russell Street, later trading under his late friend's name as "Mater and Co."

Having both recently been elected associates of Musical Association of Victoria, August and his son Charles moved themselves and their business to Sydney in the mid to late 1870s. At Aimee Saclier's concert there in November 1879: "The songs were accompanied by Mr. A. C. Huenerbein, who took part in the duet with Miss Saclier, and also in the tutti portions of the Mendelssohn Concerto."

August senior having recently died, Charles and his brother August junior were pallbearers at Charles Packer's funeral in July 1883, and they later raised funding for the publication of an edition of Packer's oratorio, which became available in April 1886. According to a report of Packer's death: "Mr. August Huenerbein has the scores of "David," an oratorio and of many other compositions, which will yet be published, and which will long preserve Charles Packer's name from oblivion." Charles and August dissolved their business partnership in 1888.


Documentation:

"DECLARATION OF CONFIDENCE IN MR JOHN STEPHENS", South Australian Register (7 March 1850), 2s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38447147

[Advertisement], South Australian (2 April 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71625965

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

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

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (28 August 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38450257

"PROMENADE CONCERT", South Australian Register (27 November 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38446817

[Advertisement], South Australian (11 March 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71686230

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (16 September 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38434422

[Advertisement], The Argus (3 June 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4785482

[Advertisement], The Argus (27 August 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4786938

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (19 June 1852), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91930080

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (28 August 1852), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91928206

"SATURDAY'S CONCERT", Geelong Advertiser (30 April 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91859427

"Melbourne", Süd Australische Zeitung (23 October 1863), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article85089135

[Advertisement], The Argus (30 August 1872), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5837896

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 July 1874), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13336149

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 March 1875), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13354053

[News], The Argus (14 August 1876), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5898716

"TO THE EDITOR", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 January 1877), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28398426

"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 December 1882), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13527998

"Funerals", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 December 1882), 16

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13528048

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 April 1886), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28356231

"SOCIAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 July 1883), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13540333

"Musical Echoes", The Queenslander (1 May 1886), 690

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19804969

MANY in this colony will remember the late Charles Packer, and probably several have had the pleasure of hearing his "Crown of Thorns" unformed in the adjoining colony. Since the death of the composer the publication of this charming composition has been undertaken by subscription, and the subscribers, and musicians generally, will be glad to learn that the work has arrived by the Liguria, and is being delivered by Mr. August Huenerbein, of Sydney, the honorary secretary of the Packer Fund. As this is a purely Australian production it is to be hoped we shall have the pleasure of hearing it rendered by our Musical Union. 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 April 1888), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13683078


Performances and musical compositions:

Waltz The Victoria

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (15 October 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38447962

[News], South Australian Register (16 October 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38451299

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (29 October 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38439165

March Adelaide

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (29 October 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38439165

Duet for 2 clarinets

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (26 November 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38435397

Galop Sonnambula

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (26 November 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38435397

Solo for tuba basso on a theme from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (12 March 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38445644

Vaterlandslied (Worte von Freiherr v. Boden, comp. von Hünerbein) ("Victoria", Süd Australische Zeitung (26 July 1862), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article83805316

Jagdlied (Chor und Orchester) v. Hünerbein ("Victoria", Süd Australische Zeitung (26 November 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article83805736

March (composed especially for the Festival of the German Association) ("The Festival of the German Association", The Argus (29 December 1863), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5741573


Publications:

Reminiscence of the Garden Palace schottische (by Charles S. Packer) (Sydney: A. Huenerbein, [1882])

Paddy's Polka (Composed by Chas. S. Packer; "To my friend August Huenerbein") (Sydney: A. Huenerbein, [1883])

The crown of thorns (or, Despair, penitence, and pardon, an oratorio, words and music by Charles S. Packer) (Sydney: A. & C. Huenerbein, [1886])




HUENERBEIN, Charles

Pianist, concert manager, music retailer and publisher, composer

Born Melbourne, 1859/60
Died Sydney, 11 March 1908, aged 48


HUENERBEIN, Maria (Mrs. Charles HUENERBEIN)

Pianist, teacher of piano and accompanying


Documentation:

[News], The Argus (2 October 1876), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5904386

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 February 1877), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13395809

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 July 1879), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13452653

"Music and the Drama", Australian Town and County Journal (21 January 1882), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70964800

The chief musical events of the past few days have been the Scotch concert of Miss Clara Hamilton, and the concert given on last Saturday afternoon in the Garden Palace by Mr. Charles Huenerbein ... The "Konoowarra Polka", composed by Mr. C. Huenerbein, was then performed by the orchestra, aided by six young lady pianists, and went so well that Terpsichore herself, had she been present, might have justly placed a garland on the brow of the author.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 March 1885), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13577321

"DIED", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 March 1908), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14928045

"PERSONAL", The Advertiser (16 March 1908), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5128986

The death of Mr. Charles Huenerbein, who in his palmy days was recognised as the best accompanist in Australia, occurred in Sydney on Wednesday. He played for all the leading singers who visited Sydney, and was an old friend of Madam Melba and of many other vocalists of great fame. The "Australian Star", referring to his death, said: "Recognising the artistic qualities of Madame Melba before her "discovery" by the English and foreign critics in 1887 the late Mr. Huenerbein was one of those who induced the Melbourne singer to visit this city in 1885. This was shortly after David Mitchell's daughter had made her debut in Melbourne as the late Signor Cecchi's best pupil. Mr. John Lemmone made his first appearance the same year in Melbourne as a flautist. The singer and the flautist appeared on the same platform. In Sydney in 1885 Madame Melba sang at the Theatre Royal with John Kruse, the violinist, as the star performer, and she also assisted at a Sydney Liedertafel concert under the baton of the late John A. Delaney. A little later the brilliant Melbourne singer was taken on tour by the late Mr. Huenerbein. During her visit to Australia in 1902, and again while she was singing in Sydney towards the end of last year, Madame Melba made enquiries about the man who used to play her accompaniments divinely; but the pianist and the singer did not meet. For the past six or seven years the late Mr. Huenerbein had been in bad health and he was also in "low water" financially, having lost his income as a teacher.

"THE ART OF ACCOMPANYING", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 March 1909), 14

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15042579

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 March 1912), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15321694


Musical works:

Rodondo schottische (Sydney: [Huenerbein], [1881]) 

Rodondo schottische (Third Edition)

Konoowarra polka (Sydney: Charles Huenerbein, [1881])

Leura waltz (Sydney: A. &. C. Huenerbein, [1884])

To the front ("Raise high Australia's banner"; a patriotic song) (Sydney: A. & C. Huenerbein, [1885])

Bushmen to the front (patriotic song: "Raise high Australia's banner) (Sydney: H. S. Chapman, [1900])

The plateau valse (Sydney, [1886])

Lisgar march ([Sydney, [1886])

The Beatrice waltz (Sydney, [1894])



HUENERBEIN, Franz (Francis)

Professor of Pianoforte, Singing, Organ

Active Melbourne, by 1872


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (2 October 1872), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5839822

[News], The Argus (6 March 1875), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11513273

"Funerals", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 December 1882), 16

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13528048

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 August 1883), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13540583

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 August 1884), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13566107

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 June 1885), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13590086




HUGHES, Henry S. ("Professor HUGHES")

Professor of music, violinist (pupil of Molique), organist, choirmaster, composer

Arrived Melbourne, VIC, by December 1863
Active Sydney, NSW, by 1877


HUGHES, P. H.

Composer


Summary:

Professor Hughes, "pupil of the celebrated violinist and composer Herr Molique" (Bernhard Molique), first advertised violin classes in Melbourne in December 1863, and in February 1864 the Theatre Royal announced that its "unrivalled band ... has been placed under the baton of the distinguished composer and instrumentalist, Professor HUGHES, who has just arrived from London". In 1868, Hughes was victim of a curious case of musical larceny, where one Edward Goodliffe tried to pass off some of Hughes's manuscript compositions as his own. Hughes's operetta ("opera di camera") Les fleurs de Savoie, in which "all the characters sustained by ladies", was produced at the Melbourne Athenaeum in 1874-75. In the 1890s Hughes was active in Sydney, Perth and Adelaide (as late as 1898). According to an 1874 death notice for his mother (died in Dublin), she was the widow of "the late P. H. Hughes, Esq., formerly of Corfu, Santa Maura, and Zante". At the Theatre Royal in April 1854, Professor Hughes introduced P. H. Hughes's The pantomime galop, copied of which had also been "Just received by Wilkie, Webster, and Co.", and performed by Zeplin's Band.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (7 December 1863), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5740516

[Advertisement], The Argus (20 February 1864), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5744482

[Advertisement], The Argus (15 March 1864), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5745649

[Advertisement], The Argus (25 June 1864), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5749969

[Advertisement], The Argus (22 June 1865), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5740783

[Advertisement], The Argus (11 April 1866), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5774887

"RECEPTION AND PROFESSION OF SISTERS OF MERCY", The Argus (19 October 1866), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5776295

[Advertisement], The Argus (11 August 1868), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5823987

[News], The Argus (18 November 1868), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5832705

[News], The Argus (26 November 1868), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5833364

"DEATHS", The Argus (8 April 1874), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5867449

[Advertisement], The Argus (11 December 1874), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11508893

"MUSIC", The Australian Sketcher (26 December 1874), 155

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60605917

"MUSIC", The Australian Sketcher (12 June 1875), 42

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60605741

"AUSTRALIAN TELEGRAMS", Advocate (12 May 1877), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article170435718

SYDNEY, Monday ... Archbishop Vaughan has appointed Professor Hughes, of Melbourne, organist of St. Mary's Cathedral.

"Music at St. Stephen's", The Telegraph (27 October 1890), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article172335333 

Haydn's Mass No. 2 was effectively rendered by the choir of St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Cathedral yesterday. For the offertory Miss Kelly sang the " Alma Virgo" (by Hummel), and after the elevation of the Host, Professor Hughes played a "Rhapsodic Religleuse," composed by him for Molique, the great violinist ...

[News], The Kerang Times (16 February 1894), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222527286 


Extant musical works:

Geneviève (ballad) (Melbourne: Paling & Co., [?])

Miss Lizzie Watson's serio-comic casket (containing six of her original and copyright songs, never before published arranged for the voice and pianoforte by Professor Hughes) (Melbourne: Clarson, Massina, and Co., 1872)

God is forever with man! (Sydney: Nicholson & Co., [1886])

Three times three (Sydney: Published by the Composer, [?])


Works attributed to P. H. Hughes:

O salutaris (composed expressly for the Convent of Mercy, Melbourne by P. H. Hughes) ([Melbourne: Convent of Our Immaculate Lady of Mercy, 1865])

Santa Maria! [Meyerbeer] (arranged by P. H. Hughes) ([Melbourne: Convent of Our Immaculate Lady of Mercy, 1865])

The cricketers' waltz (composed expressly) in The Illustrated Melbourne Post (25 January 1864)




HUMBY, John Cross

Professor of Music, pianist, music retailer

Arrived Moreton Bay, NSW (QLD), 1850 (per Mount Stuart Elphinstone, from England, 1 June 1849)


Summary:

Within months of his arrival, Humby was granted a ticket of leave, and he set himself up as a shoemaker "from London" in December 1850. He appeared as an accompanist-pianist for G. F. Poole, presented musical entertainments, and advertised as a music retailer, "Having publicly introduced Music into Moreton Bay". His business seems to have failed by late 1854 and some of his stock was auctioned off by a creditor in 1855.


Documentation:

"TICKETS OF LEAVE", The Moreton Bay Courier (30 March 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3709491

[Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (14 December 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3708500

"BREACH OF TICKET-OF- LEAVE REGULATIONS", The Moreton Bay Courier (23 August 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3710602

[Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (23 October 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3708606

[Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (29 October 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3711394

[Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (30 September 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3714290

[Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (12 May 1855), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3712917


Bibliography and resources:

http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/humby/john-cross/11524




HUMPHREY, Thomas B.

Merchant, importer of musical instruments

Arrived Sydney, NSW, 18 November 1833 (per Lonarch, from London,24 June, via Hobart Town, 12 November)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (14 December 1833), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2214966 

"THE ACCORDIAN", The Sydney Monitor (18 December 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32145251 

Mr. Humphrey, a newly arrived emigrant, and who has opened a general fancy warehouse for his elegant nick nacks, in Underwood's buildings, has imported a few musical instruments of a novel description, called the Accordian. It is a small species of seraphine. The instrument is of German invention, & combines the deep toned melody of the organ, but not so strong in the volume, with the portability of a common-sized flute case. The reeds, or steel bars by which the notes are produced, are disposed horizontally in the case of about 15 or 18 inches long, and about 3 in depth. To this case is affixed a bellows of six compartments, which act upon the reeds or steel bars, more or less according to the power desired to be given to the tone. The keys (twelve in number), in the largest wind instrument, and five on the smaller, are placed on the top of the case, and are worked in the same manner as the keys of a piano. Each key produces two distinct notes, which are produced by pressure on the bellows. The tone of the instrument seems to partake of the open diapason, and twelfth, of a full toned organ, and sounds in an empty lofty room, equally loud as the swell organ of St. James' Church. It is particularly adapted for sacred music, and for devotional families, and would form a sufficient and pleasing accompaniment to choirs in the small chapels of our interior. The knowledge of the instrument is easily acquired, and a person of any musical science would learn to play in less than a month. The prices are from £6 to £12 each. Several ladies of musical taste, have already called to inspect the instrument, and have expressed their delight at the novelty and beauty of the invention. A person resting the instrument on his knees might play for any length of time without the least fatigue.




HUNICKE, Henry (HUHNIKE, HEINECKE, HUNICKE; Heinrich Adolph Ludwig HÜNICKE)

Pianoforte maker, repairer, and tuner

Born Germany, 1819
Arrived Hobart, TAS, 26 August 1855 (per Wilhelmsberg, from Hamburg, 10 May 1855)
Died New Town, TAS, 24 June 1902, aged 81

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


Documentation:

"LAW", The Mercury (6 June 1865)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8833233 

SUSMAN v. WEBER . . . Plaintiff proved that certain goods consisting of musical instruments were handed to defendant for sale or return . . . Adolphus Frederick Spiller, tuner and repairer of musical instruments gave evidence of the condition of three organ-accordeons he saw at plaintiff's . . . Henry Huhniker, piano forte maker gave corroborative evidence . . . Plaintiff recalled that he had showed the instruments to the witnesses [Adolphus] Spiller and Huhniker.

"Deaths", The Mercury (26 June 1902), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9584277 

HUNICKE. On June 24, 1902, at New Town, Tasmania, Henry Hunicke, Pianoforte Tuner, in the 82nd year of his age. Interred at Cornelian Bay Cemetery on June 25. "At Rest."

"AT THE CAPITAL", Daily Telegraph (28 June 1902), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article153813317 

Henry Hunicke, aged 84, passed away quietly on Tuesday last. Hunicke was an old Hobart identity, and his struggle in the battle of life for some years has not been a successful one. Thirty years ago Hunicke was an organ tuner of note, and southern old time cricketers remember him well. Three or four decades ago he was the only man in Hobart who understood how to mend cricket bats; and for many years the subject of this notice made a decent livelihood at this occupation. For the last ten years Hunicke and his partner in life, who predeceased him about a month or two ago, have had a hard time of it. A few kind souls who had known them in their palmy days, did their best to smooth the inclined plane down which the aged couple were rapidly slipping, and let a lot of sunlight into their existence.


Resources:

Wayne D. Knoll, PASSENGER LIST for the Ship WILHELMSBURG", GERMAN EMIGRATION TO AUSTRALIA - SHIPPING, posted 16 January 2013

http://wilhelmsberg1855tasmania.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/passenger-list-for-ship-wilhelmsburg.html 

153. HEINECKE, Heinrich/ Henry 30 Luth. R & W Brunschweig - Blidhauer/ Cabinet Maker & Carver {aka HUNIEKE} [ HIENECKE? HUNICKE, Heinrich /Henry M 30 Rom Cath Braunsweig, Cabinetmaker - W. Kirchner





HUNT, Joseph

Vocalist (Emu Plains Theatre), ballad singer, convict

Arrived NSW, 12 July 1824 (per Countess of Harcourt, 16 March 1824)
Died Bathurst, NSW, ? 1861, aged 67; or 2 April 1846, in his 56th year


Documentation:

A full account of the atrocious murder of the late Mr. W. Weare (London: Sherwood, Jones, and Co., 1823), 70

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=qgo_AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA70

James O'Connell, A residence of eleven years in New Holland and the Caroline Islands: being the adventures of James F. O'Connell edited from his verbal narration (Boston: B. B. Mussey, 1836), 43

https://archive.org/stream/aresidenceeleve00unkngoog#page/n50/mode/2up

The was also a theatre at Emu plains, about thirty miles from Sydney, on the Bathurst road ... Here I first heard Hunt sing. Hunt was transported as a confederate of Thurtle in the murder of Ware; a crime which was perpetrated in England about the year 1823 ... Hunt by turning king's evidence had his punishment commuted to transportation ... Hunt's sentence was the most severe one ever known in the colony ...  he was sentenced perpetually to a chain-gang. He was an excellent ballad singer, and this accomplishment procured him the temporary alleviation of his sentence enjoyed while singing songs and ballads upon the stage. I believe, however, this was but temporary; as when, by the interest of the Sydney theatre-goers with the Bathurst authorities, Hunt was permitted to 'star it' in Sydney, the papers took the authorities so severely to task for permitting it, that Hunt was remanded to the chain-gang, after his first appearance.

"DIED", Morning Chronicle (8 April 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31747749

Roger Therry, Reminiscences of thirty years' residence in New South Wales and Victoria (London: Sampson Low, Son, and Co., 1863), 99

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=xZhAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA99

"A BYGONE SPORTING NOTORIRTY", The Queenslander (9 January 1869), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20322353


Bibliography and resources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radlett_murder

http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/hunt/joseph/111731

Eric R. Watson (ed.), Trial of Thurtell and Hunt, 45-46:

Hunt was placed on board the Countess of Harcourt, convict ship, on 8th March; she sailed on the 16th, and Hunt, instead of being murdered on the voyage, as Ballantine has related, duly landed in Botany Bay, was moved inland to 'The Felons' Paradise' in Wellington Valley, and later on was assigned as a servant to a Mr. Jonathan Slattery at Bathurst, where he was living when her late Majesty ascended the throne".

Jordan 2002, 161


Images:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_Thurtell,_Joseph_Hunt,_and_William_Probert.jpg

http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an6054773




HUNTER, Mr.

? Bandsman, acting bandmaster (band of the 40th Regiment)

Active Melbourne, VIC, 1856

See also Band of the 40th Regiment (second tour)


Documentation:

"MELBOURNE (From our own Correspondent)", The Star (5 August 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66039153 

The Band of the 40th Regiment attend the Queen's Arcade for two hours every Saturday afternoon, and play at intervals. The band is an excellent one, and, under the skilful leading of Mr. Hunter, it discourses most excellent music. The selections are from the works of great masters, and are of the highest order of merit. The Arcade of a Saturday afternoon is quite a favorite lounge. Yesterday, and indeed on several recent occasions, it was crowded far beyond the point of comfort.




HUNTER, Henry

Architect, choirmaster, vocalist

Born Nottingham, England, 10 October 1832
Arrived South Australia, 1848
Active Hobart, 1856-88
Died Brisbane, QLD, 17 October 1892


Documentation:

"CAMPBELL TOWN", Launceston Examiner (1 July 1856), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36298137

"OPENING OF SAINT MICHAEL'S CHURCH CAMPBELL TOWN", The Hobart Town Mercury (5 October 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3245236

"OPENING OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, O'BRIEN'S BRIDGE", The Hobart Town Daily Mercury (9 March 1859), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3253636

As usual the music was excellently performed, Mr. Edwin Hooke presiding at the organ, and Mr. H. Hunter leading the choir. The following was the music selected for the occasion: Kyrie in B flat-Haydn; Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Benedictus-Van Bree; Agnus Dei in B flat-Haydn. This pretty little church was built under the auspices of Mr. Henry Hunter, to whose architectural taste it bears full testimony . . .

[Advertisement], The Mercury (20 June 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8826877

"RELIGIOUS", The Mercury (24 December 1867), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8849640

"COMPLIMENTARY TEA PARTY", The Mercury (26 August 1874), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8931876

"DEATHS", The Brisbane Courier (18 October 1892), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3549620

"ORGANIST'S UNIQUE RECORD", The Mercury (1 September 1923), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23700197

"THE LATE MISS REICHENBERG", The Mercury (13 July 1932), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article24720684


Bibliography and resources:

Henry Hunter, architect, Hobart Town: an exhibition by Barrie Shelton in consultation with Peter Cripps (Hobart: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1982)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/31157823 

D. I. McDonald, "Hunter, Henry (1832-1892)", Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hunter-henry-3825

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=A&id=NG00078

Henry Hunter (architect), Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Hunter_(architect)




HUNTER, James

Musician, violinist, clarinet player, music teacher (first teacher of George Rivers Allpress)

Born Manchester, England, c.1838
Arrived VIC, c.1857 (from New Zealand)
Died Kew, VIC, 25 September 1878, aged 40 years

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-usertag=James+Hunter+d1878 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


HUNTER, Thomas Brooks

Musician, flute and piccolo player, bandmaster

Born c.1848 (? New Zealand)
Arrived VIC, c.1857 (from New Zealand)
Died Adelaide, SA, 16 April 1890, aged 43 years


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Mount Alexander Mail (6 November 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197085287 

FREE CONCERTS, MOUNT ALEXANDER THEATRE. THE Proprietor, in returning thanks to his Friends and the Public for their kind Patronage, has much pleasure in announcing that he has, at Great Expence, made Engagements with the following well- known and favorite Artistes, who will make their first Appearance, on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7. Principal performers. Mrs. BYRNES, the admired soprano; Mr. H. J. LINDSAY, the successful delineator of the songs of Henry Russell; Herr W. GOLLMICK, the celebrated pianist and composer; Mr. JAMES HUNTER, the great violin solo performer; Proprietor, Mr. W. COWPER

[Advertisement], Mount Alexander Mail (24 February 1862), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197098987 

CROWDED HOUSES EVERY NIGHT AT THE EXCHANGE HOTE AND Concert Concert Hall, Licensed pursuant, to act of Council. TO-NIGHT, MONDAY, Feb. 24, 1802. The entire strength of the company will appear in a new musical burlesque, entitled, - HAMLET YE DANE, OR THE PRINCE OF DENMARK. Hamlet, Mr. Henry James Lindsay. Horatio, Miss Leslie. King Claudius, Mr Smart. Lapertius, Mr. H. Williams. Ghost of Hamlet's Daddy, Mr. C. Rice. Bruin a little smart boy, Joe Miller. Queen, Miss Leslie - Full band - Leader, Mr James Hunter. Pianist, Mr. H. Williams. Clarionet, Herr Willhelam Rust. Cornet, Herr Gottingin. Doors open at half-past seven o'clock, to commence at eight. ADMISSION-SIXPENCE. Stage Manager. Mr. H. James Lindsay.

"CASTLEMAINE CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT", Mount Alexander Mail (1 April 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200526263 

The recently formed Choral Society last evening gave their first concert in the hall of the Mechanics' Institute. It is so often the case that a really refining entertainment lacks patronage here, that the number of the audience was a matter of congratulation, and we trust, the fact may be taken as indicative of an increased love of the fine arts. The society chose a by no means oft heard composition in Castlemaine - Schiller's well known "Lay of the Bell," with the music of "Romberg." We observe that Mrs. Hodgson and nearly all those who were members of the Philharmonic Society have joined the new creation . . . the submissive yet manly chorus of workmen "Good master, rightly you advise," which brought out the strength of the company. The chorus is one of a really thrilling character but difficult of execution: the singers well brought to the surface the conception of the composer, but the influence of the instrumental aid afforded by Messrs. Howson, J. Hunter, T. Hunter, Goode, Braithwaite, Brown, and Mrs. Fatherly showed their services to be a necessity . . . A beautiful song, "Lo! hear the gentle lark" [recte Lo, here the gentle lark] from Miss Howson, accompanied by the orchestra, was rendered in a style that could scarcely be surpassed and with such evident proficiency, Miss Howson must shortly take another sphere of action. The song referred to finishes with a duette cadenza between the flute and the vocalist. Mr. T. Hunter was the instrumentalist, and with marked precision got through his delicate task . . .

"ITEMS OF NEWS", Mount Alexander Mail (16 April 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200525030 

We recently intimated that Rutter's Mass in D would be sung at the Church of St. Mary, Hargreave-street, at the Easter festival . . . The instrumentalists were Messrs. Howson (leader), J. Hunter (second violin), Mr. T. L. Brown (violoncello), Mr. Huenerbein (viola), with Mrs. Hodgson (organist). Most of the performers were members of the old Philharmonic Society . . .

"THE HOWSON CONCERT", Mount Alexander Mail (28 October 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200523818 

. . . Mr. P. Hunter gave "The Brave Old Temeraire" in a vigorous, effective, and correct manner. "The Anvil Chorus" was another success. Mr J. Hunter, who is the best amateur clarionet player we know, gave a solo on his pet instrument, by Verdi, and was loudly encored . . . Desiring to place on record the names of those who contributed to so great a musical treat, we give them as follows : - Vocalists: Mesdames Hodgson and Gardiner, Misses Howson, Crowley, Bourne, Froomes, and Binns; Dr. Mackenzie, Messrs. Firman, Carty, P. Hunter, J. J. Cooke, Hasler, Ewing, Green, Bannister, Hodgson, Heley, and Lloyd; Masters Huenerbein and Lindsay. Instrumentalists: Mrs. Hodgson, Messrs. Howson, Huenerbein, Brown, Rule, J. Hunter, T. Hunter, and Goode. Pianists, Mrs. Hodgson and Miss Howson; Leader, Mr. Howson.

"ITEMS OF NEWS", Mount Alexander Mail (11 December 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197312610 

Mr. and Miss Howson's concert at the Mechanics' Institute last night night passed off very agreeably. Undoubtedly it would have been more satisfying had Mr. Howson been there to give more body to the melody by his fine instrumentation, but he being under an engagement at Sandhurst, and his name not being announced, was not expected. With great courage Miss Howson took the burden of the programme upon herself . . . Last night Mr. Carty and Mr. Paton contributed ballads, and Mr. John [sic] Hunter a clarionette solo . . . The Bravura, - "Lo hear the Gentle Lark," [Lo here the gentle lark] by Miss Howson, in which she was accompanied on the flute by Mr. Thomas Hunter, was one of the best efforts of the evening. The splendid music of the song was skilfully rendered, both in the vocal and instrumental parts . . .

"ITEMS OF NEWS", Mount Alexander Mail (15 August 1870), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198854730 

The Sisters Duvalli performed on Saturday evening to a full house. The audience were unmistakably pleased with the entertainment, judging from the demonstrations of applause with which both the dramatic arid terpsichorean parts were favoured. The band, consisting of Messrs Howson (leader), Hunter, Goods, Huenerbein, sen., and Huenerbein jun., performed excellently. The overture from the "Bohemian Girl " was especially well rendered.

"ITEMS OF NEWS", Mount Alexander Mail (16 January 1873), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197102662 

The lack of amusements in Castlemaine for some time back will have prepared the public to accord a generous support to any really good company who, in their meanderings through the colony, choose to pay this town a visit. From information which has been received, the void is likely to be filled up next week by a company who have earned no small notoriety in Bendigo as the Sandhurst City Musical Club. Their performances are after the Christy Minstrel style, which at all times commands the popular ear. There are no less than 23 performers, under the management of Mr. J. W. Marshall. Mr. James Hunter leads the orchestra, and amongst the leading players are Mr. Hallas, the well-known cornet player, Mr. Thos. Hunter, piccolo, and in fact all the leading musicians of the Sandhurst district, men of notoriety in the musical world, and also men of means. It is intended, we believe, to give the first concert on Wednesday next, the 22nd inst., when, if prestige goes for anything, they will be greeted by a full and appreciative house.

"EARLY CLOSING ASSOCIATION CONCERT", Bendigo Advertiser (10 December 1874), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88236840 

It appears that an addition has been made to the number of those who have so kindly come forward to assist the Early Closing Association, and we are sure that the names of Scott, Westropp, and Ripper, in conjunction with those named before, will be welcome to admirers of good music. We have been informed that the lad Allpress, the juvenile pupil of Mr. James Hunter, by consent of his father, will play a solo on the violin.

"POLICE COURT - ADELAIDE", The Express and Telegraph (14 April 1875), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208189617 

POLICE COURT - ADELAIDE. (Concluded from yesterday.) Hwata Catsnoshin, Tora Ketchi, and Dicki-noski, members of the Asiatic Circus Troupe, were charged, on the information of Thomas Brooks Hunter, of Gawler, compositor, with assaulting and beating him, at Adelaide, on April 6. Prosecutor stated that at the time the assault was committed he was a member of the orchestra at the Theatre Royal. On the morning in question Catsnoshin said he wanted to see him in the Theatre. Replied he was busy and could not go . . .

"ITEMS OF NEWS", Mount Alexander Mail (9 July 1875), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197551347 

At the Theatre Royal last night there wore two comedies played, - the first the comic drama of the Peep Showman; the second Brougham's comedy of Playing with Fire. Both pieces wore well played, but we regret to notice to a thin audience . . . During the evening the band under the leadership of Mr. James Hunter played some excellent selections from popular operas with considerable skill, which was highly appreciated . . .

"COMPLIMENTARY BENEFIT TO MR. J. HUNTER", Bendigo Advertiser (2 December 1875), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88251626 

Last evening the complimentary benefit tendered to Mr. James Hunter, by the Sandhurst Christy Minstrels, took place in the Royal Princess' Theatre. A crowded attendance testified to the appreciation of the many gratuitous services often rendered by the beneficiare. The Christy Minstrels, after a selection had been given by Hallas's Band, took possession of the boards, and in the several songs rendered by them gained frequent applause. "I'm waiting, my darling, for thee" was well rendered by Mr. J. W. Marshall; and Mr. S. Stewart in "Silver threads among the gold " was very successful. A song by Sambo (Mr. H. Marks), "Do you know where nowhere is" was enthusiastically encored. The interval was devoted to the appearance of the Sandhurst bellringers, who gave several selections in an able manner. The second part of the programme served to introduce to the audience several of Mr. Hunter's pupils, disciples of Paganini, who in the several performances served to show the ease of their leader's training, and exhibiting a remarkable aptitude for the violin. A solo " Blue bells of Scotland," by Master A. Lazarus; duet, "Here me, Norma," by Messrs. A. Lazarus and Allpress; and solo, "Hope told a flattering tale," by Master Allpress; and another solo by Master Mellor; all showed considerable execution. Dances and songs by members of the Christy Band enlivened the. performance and "Blinks and Jinks," characters by the company, was very successful, the whole concluding with the plantation walk-round "Carry the news to Mary."

"GENERAL SUMMARY", Bendigo Advertiser (4 October 1876), 1 Supplement

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88242571 

We have a musical genius in embryo, in the person of Master George Allpress. Master George is little more than ten years old, and is a violinist and pianist of extra ordinary capacity. His father, Mr. Charles Allpress, of Kangaroo Flat, Sandhurst, noticing his very early bias for music, has had him for the last two or three years taught the violin, and he plays (on a tiny one made for him) with wonderful skill for so small a child: his bowing and fingering are specially noticeable for their ease and finish, and as he is a fluent reader, his appearance, as he stood recently, before a select number of musical people, playing a brilliant fantasia on airs from "Lucretia Borgia," was that of a little maestro. About twelve months since he commenced to display a predilection for the piano, and his father at once placed him under the tuition of Herr Edward Calon, a Sandhurst teacher of note, who has advanced him in his studies so rapidly that, although he did not know a note of bass when he commenced, he is now able to execute Beyer, Linge, Farmer, Oesten, and other authors' compositions. His execution of Beyer's "La Fille du Regiment," and West's fantasia on airs from "Guillaume Tell," is astonishing, the great feature being the extraordinary amount of expression introduced by him, and the judgment he evinces in the use of the pedals. Herr Calon is very proud of his child-pupil, and he may well be so. There is a great future in store for the little fellow if he is treated wisely. Mr. Hunter, of this city, was his tutor on the violin.

"MASTER ALLPRESS", Bendigo Advertiser (30 September 1876), 1 Supplement

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88242463 

(To the Editor of the Bendigo Advertiser.) Sir, - In your issue of the 20th instant appears a paragraph in reference to a Master George Allpress, wherein he is described as a pianist and violinist of extraordinary capacity, and attributing his success solely to the tuition of Herr Calon. In justice to myself I cannot allow such a statement to remain uncontradicted, and should have done so before but was in hope Herr Calon would have had the courtesy to take the task out of my hands. I trust, however, the same publicity will be given to my letter that has been given to your paragraph. It was I who instructed Master Allpress on the violin, he becoming my pupil when only seven years of age, and it was wholly on account of the pains I took to give him proficiency on the instrument that he was able to make his first appearance before a Sandhurst audience, while under my tuition, about ten months ago. - Yours truly. JAMES HUNTER, Professional Violinist. Sandhurst, 27th September.

"MR. JAMES HUNTER", Bendigo Advertiser (14 August 1877), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88276600 

MR. JAMES HUNTER. The illness of this well known musician is far more serious than his friends anticipated. His medical adviser recommends perfect rest, and has given an opinion that he will be unable for some time, if ever again, to attend to his professional duties. Mr. Hunter has acted as leader of the orchestra in all the theatres in this city, and is a very old resident. He has a wife and family depending solely on his exertions, and has been unwell for several months. We understand that it is the intention of the Sandhurst City Dramatic Club to give a performance shortly for the benefit of Mr. Hunter's family.

"THE BENEFIT TO MR. HUNTER", Bendigo Advertiser (5 December 1877), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88209054 

THE BENEFIT TO MR. HUNTER. (To the Editor of the Bendigo Advertiser.) Sir, - It is with feelings of pleasure I often see in our local papers notices of benefits for persons who have been so unfortunate as to meet with accidents, etc., in our mines, and for whom the public are asked to lend a helping hand. The last was for Mr. James Hunter, the well-known musician, who has been suffering from a protracted illness for some considerable time. I am aware that rumor should not be taken as gospel, yet almost every fact was once only rumor. Then, assuming the case in point as only rumor, for the benefit of at least one citizen, an explanation, I think, is necessary with reference to the paying over of the balance of the performance to him. If it has been done, rumor is at fault; if not, the sooner it is done persons unfortunate as to the better for all concerned. Yours, etc., INQUIRER.

"ITEMS OF NEWS", Mount Alexander Mail (11 March 1878), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199008586 

Mr J. Hunter, so popular in Sandhurst in musical circles, has been committed to the Kew Lunatic Asylum.

"DEATHS", Bendigo Advertiser (4 October 1878), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88205278 

On the 25th of September, at Kew, James Hunter, musician, aged 40 years; deeply regretted by all knew him. Manchester and Liverpool papers please copy.

"DEATH OF MR. J. HUNTER", Bendigo Advertiser (4 October 1878), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88205291 

We regret to learn that Mr. James Hunter, the well-known violinist, expired at Kew on the 25th September, and now lies in the Melbourne Cemetery. He was an old resident of Sandhurst, and was known as a musician of ability. He was a native of Manchester, and arrived in New Zealand when quite a child. At a very early age he showed unmistakable musical talents, and when thirteen years of age he was first violinist to the Auckland Philharmonic Society, and at the same time was also leading alto of the Choral Society. He came with his parents to Victoria over 20 years ago, and followed the profession of musician, having been employed in nearly all the theatres of the colony. He was a resident of Sandhurst for fourteen years, and was well liked and esteemed by his friends. He died at the age of 40, and leaves a wife and two children.

"ITEMS OF NEWS", Mount Alexander Mail (5 October 1878), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199009326 

"GENERAL NEWS", The Express and Telegraph (19 January 1885), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208341129 

The members of the Advertiser Band, which recently completed the second year of its existence, met on Saturday evening with a very pleasing recognition of their efforts, the companionship of compositors employed in the office having got up a banquet in their honor. The affair took place at Host Wicklein's National Hotel, Pirie-street, and was most successful, nearly sixty sitting down to an excellent dinner. The principal toasts were "The Advertiser Band," proposed by Mr. Wm. Avery, and responded to by Mr. T. B. Hunter, the bandmaster, and "Success to the Advertiser, Chronicle, and Express," proposed by Mr. W. Fowler, and responded to by Mr. W. H. Jeffery, the managing printer. Advantage was taken of the occasion to present to Mr. W. Avery, the chapel clerk, a handsome pickle cruet as a mark of appreciation of his services. Selections by the band, singing, and recitations, occupied the intervals between the toasts, and the party broke up about 10 o'clock after spending a most sociable evening.

[News], The Express and Telegraph (1 June 1885), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208348641 

A social was given by the Advertiser Band at the Rechabite Hall on Saturday evening. About 200 persons were present, and the proceedings were of an enjoyable character. The programme opened with a fantasia, "La Passirelle," which was well rendered by the band, who also gave the "See Saw" valse with capital effect . . . Mr. Thomas B. Hunter acted as conductor of the band, and Miss E. G. Williams and Mrs. W. H. Fowler as accompanists. At the conclusion of the concert the room was cleared for dancing, which was carried on with spirit to the strains of a part of the band until a late hour . . .

"DEATHS", The Advertiser (16 April 1890), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26749536 

HUNTER. - On the 16th April, at Flinders-street, Thomas Brooks Hunter, the beloved husband of Catherine Hunter, aged 43 years.

"ITEMS OF NEWS", Mount Alexander Mail (18 April 1890), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198264132 

A correspondent, writing from Adelaide, informs us of the death of Mr. Thomas Brooks Hunter, who served his apprenticeship in our office, and who will be remembered by the public as a musician who took part in entertainments for charitable and meritorious objects. He had only reached his 43rd year, and has left a widow and five children to mourn over their loss. The Hunter family were all musicians, and thus became widely known wherever they took up their abode. The mother of the deceased still resides in Castlemaine.

"SCRATCHINGS IN THE CITY", Kapunda Herald (9 May 1890), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108355461 

The Advertiser printers engaged themselves in a good work the other night when they gave an entertainment, whose proceeds were applied to the assistance of the relatives, of their late bandmaster, Thomas B. Hunter, who left the world awhile ago. Hunter was a clever man, who had no need to remain so long a compositor if he had only been as ambitious as he was mentally capable. He was a splendid musician, with whom to hear a tune once was to remember it ever after wards. He might have been celebrated alike as a performer upon all sorts of instruments and as a composer of delightful melodies. His imitative power was marvellous. In the old Mount Alexander Mail office at Castlemaine how well are remembered the skill of feats of legerdemain which he performed upon the composing stone the next day after witnessing some conjuror at the local theatre. There was nothing which he could not do after he had seen somebody else do it once, and his capacity for origination was as great as his mimetic faculty. What a record Thomas B. Hunter might have had if plodding and patience had been more closely associated with his genius! But after all, it must be right that Nature should make compensations in the arrangements of her gifts.

"DEATHS", The Mail (7 August 1937), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article55933504 

HUNTER. - On August 7, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. H. Hoare, 22 Broadway, Reade Park, Catherine, widow of the late Thomas Brooks Hunter, and loving mother of Reg and Flo, aged 81 years. Resting.




HUNTER, John

Amateur musician, violinist, naval officer, governor

Born Edinburgh, Scotland, 29 August 1737
Arrived (1) Botany Bay, NSW, 20 January 1888 (second captain, per Sirius, from Portsmouth, 13 May 1787)
Departed (last) Sydney, NSW, 21 October 1800 (per Buffalo, for Spithead, UK)
Died London, England, 13 March 1821

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-868402 (NLA persistent identifier)

John Hunter, 1792

Image: 1792

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/27556906 


Summary:

A short biography of Hunter was published in The Naval Chronicle in November 1805, probably written by his brother William Hunter, the journal's editor. It is the sole contemporary source for the young Hunter's association with Charles Burney (1726-1814) who was himself then only in his late twenties.


Documentation:

John Hunter, An historical journal of the transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island (London: John Stockdale, [1793])

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=t0tfAAAAcAAJ

Many references to Indigenous song and dance

Journal kept on board the Minerva transport, from Ireland to New South Wales and Bengal, by John Washington Price, Surgeon, May 1798-June 1800; London, BL Add MS 13880; transcribed Fulton 2000

[18 January 1800, Queen's Birthday, Sydney] ... At 3 p.m. I repaired to dinner to the Governors, where there was a large and agreeable company, composed of the principal officers of the colony, civil and military, & the officers of Reliance, enlivend, graced & adorned with the presence of the most amiable ladies in the colony . . . We spent the afternoon with the greatest pleasure & harmony being entertained with some beautiful songs by the ladies, after which the Governor having played on the violin we had some minuets and country dances, at 12 we sat down to supper, after which the ladies retired . . .

[William Hunter], "Biographical memoir of Captain John Hunter, late Governor of New South Wales", The Naval Chronicle (November 1805), 349-67

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=1wJdAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA349

especially, 350

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=1wJdAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA350 

Soon after their return to Scotland our juvenile adventurer was sent to his uncle, Robert Hunter, then a merchant in Lynn Regis, who, considering his nephew too young for any particular profession, very prudently sent him again to school in the town of Lynn. Here he became acquainted with the celebrated Charles Burney, Doctor of Music, who was then organist to the principal church in that town, and from being much in his family, began to testify a desire of being educated for the profession of music, but his uncle would not consent to his following this propensity, although so much the nephew's wish; he, however, so far indulged the youth's inclination, as to permit his becoming a scholar for a short time. He was at one period intended for the church, having gone so far through his education at the schools in Edinburgh as to have read the best Latin authors, and was sent to the University of Aberdeen, but could not be prevailed on to remain there. The early misfortune of shipwreck, so incident to a maritime life, did not abate his ardour for naval pursuits; and finding the desire he entertained for becoming an apprentice to Dr. Burney, was not to be indulged, he expressed to his uncle a wish to embark again on a sea life; he was, therefore, recommended to Captain Thomas Knackston, commanding His Majesty's sloop Grampus, upon the Lynn station, and was received on board that ship as a Captain's servant in May, 1754. Being now sixteen years old ...


Bibliography and resources:

George Mackaness, "John Hunter our 2nd naval governor", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 February 1945), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17944211

Pamela Jeanne Fulton (ed.), The Minerva journal of John Washington Price: a voyage from Cork, Ireland to Sydney, New South Wales, 1798-1800 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2000), 146

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/46642795

Linda Groom, A steady hand: Governor Hunter & his First Fleet sketchbook (Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2012), 97

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/166276273




HUNTER, William

Pianoforte maker and tuner

Active Melbourne, 1853


HUNTER, Miss M.

Teacher of the Pianoforte


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (25 January 1853), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4789238

? [Advertisement], The Argus (8 November 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7304166




HUNTINGTON, William ("Blind Billy")

Musician, organist

Born Petersham, NSW, 1855
Died St. Leonards, NSW, 21 November 1930


Documentation:

"BLIND ORGANIST", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 November 1930), 16

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16732334 

With the passing of "Blind Billy" Huntington there is little likelihood of any more musicians being granted the right to play on McMahon's Point Wharf Sydney. For over 50 years Blind Billy had played, first a concertina, and then an organ, at Milson's Point, and later at McMahon's Point. Huntington's father built the original Milson's Point wharf for the late Captain Milson, who stipulated in his will that as long as "Blind Billy" lived he must be allowed to play on the wharves. While the ferry company has honoured the proviso to the letter, they have always refused to grant similar rights to others. Despite his affliction, "Blind Billy" was a great church worker, and frequently played the organ in Crow's Nest Baptist Church. Dr. Watson, pastor of the church, relates that when the old chap realised that, owing to his lowly calling, he could not do enough for his church financially, he decided that he would "reach the hearts of the people by playing hymns on the wharf." "It was his way of preaching the gospel," said Dr. Watson.


Bibliography:

"Huntington, William (Blind Billy) (1855-1930)", Obituaries Australia

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/huntington-william-blind-billy-16624/text28525




HURFORD, H. R.

Piano maker, tuner, selector, importer (Hurford and Co.)

Active Sydney, by 1853


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 May 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12945618

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 July 1856), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28634863

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 January 1866), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13125272

"INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION", Empire (20 March 1861), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60492476

"ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SYDNEY PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (17 August 1864), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13102672




HURLEY, J. P.

Violinist, conductor, flautist

Active Beechworth, VIC, by 1855


Documentation:

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

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

[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




HUSBAND, Thomas

Violinist, convict

Active Hobart, 1839


Documentation:

"Hobart Town Police Report", Colonial Times (26 March 1839), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8749523

Thomas Husband, but better known as the "sprig" was charged by a tailor named Hepburn, with robbing him of a diamond pin, valued at £4. It appeared, that on the last day of the races, Thursday, the prisoner was playing upon a violin in Mr. Taylor's booth, upon the course, Hepburn came in, when the prisoner lumped up and caught hold on each side of his waistcoat and asked him to stand treat, to this Hepburn consented, and prisoner had something to drink, a man who was known to Hepburn by sight, but whose name he did not remember, told him that he had seen the prisoner take the pin out of the breast of his shirt ...




HUTCHESON, David

Musician, pianist, piano-tuner


HUTCHESON, Ernest (BROWN)

Pianist, composer, music educator

Born Melbourne, 20 July 1871
Died USA, 9 February 1951


Image: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/miscpics/gid/slv-pic-aab19785/1/mp007596


Documentation:

[News], Camperdown Chronicle (20 February 1877), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64010506

Saturday's Daily Telegraph says: Ernest Hutcheson, aged five years and a few months, the son of Mr. David Hutcheson, of Carlton is undoubtedly a prodigy. The child was introduced to a few musical people yesterday at Mr. Allan's, in Collins street. Perched on his knees in a chair; he performed the fantasia, by Gautier, from "ll Trovatore"; a fantasia, by the same composer, from "Don Giovanni"; the "Seige of Rochelle", by Chotek; "La Sympathie" by Comettant; and a number of other difficult selections, and the execution, time, and expression of the performances was more than extraordinary. The child had not muscular strength enough to bring out the full tones of the piano where they were required, but he proved that he knew exactly what should be done though he could not do it. Mr. Julius Herz tasked him severely by striking chords on the piano when his back was to the instrument, but the child named every note in each case without any hesitation, and never made a mistake. It is ten months since he first touched a piano, and he has had no tuition further than what he has received from his father, who states that the boy has chiefly taught himself. He sits down to the piano and sometimes plays for four hours without stopping, reading the most difficult music with ease. Mr. Herz Herz will probably take charge of the little wonder, and it will be interesting to watch his career.

"Ernest Hutcheson, aged five years ...", Grey River Argus (15 March 1877), 2

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/GRA18770315.2.11

"NEW INSOLVENTS", The Argus (5 September 1877), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5936108

"THE INFANT MOZART", The Argus (14 January 1878), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5917189

[Court evidence] ... The statement of David Hutcheson, of 2 Grattan terrace, Grattan street Carlton, was in substance as follows: In my youth I was apprenticed us a blacksmith and fitter, but now I am a musician and pianoforte tuner I teach piano playing. Before I was 15 years of age I was a band master and an organist of a church. Before Rosina Brown cohabited with me, she knew that I had been married in Scotland, and that my wife was alive ...

"MUSICAL CELEBRITIES", South Australian Register (26 May 1891), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48101562

"INSOLVENCY COURT", The  Argus (21 May 1892), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8422404




HUTCHINSON, Miss

Professor of Music

Active Melbourne, 1860


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (6 January 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5694981

[Advertisement], The Argus (7 July 1860), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5685662

[Advertisement], The Argus (14 January 1863), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6482619




HUTCHINSON, William Forbes

Bandsman, flute player, graduate of Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, bandmaster, composer

Born Island of St. Helena, 1844
Active Sydney, by 1885
Died Sydney, 17 May 1901, aged 56


Documentation:

"Amusements", Evening News (27 August 1885), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111009454

"MOONLIGHT PROMENADE CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 March 1886), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13614434

The bands of the Second Regiment and of the Volunteer Artillery were the performers, numbering together over 40 players. Mr. Hutchinson, bandmaster of the Second Regiment, led off with his forces in a march of his own composition "N.S.W. Cavalry."

"INDUSTRIAL BLIND INSTITUTION", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 April 1890), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13768617

"FEDERATION MARCH", The Catholic Press (17 April 1897), 16

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104406666

"THE FEDERATION CANTATA", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 September 1897), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14107542

Brigade Bandmaster W. F. Hutchinson's new "Federation Cantata" will be performed in the presence of his Excellency the Governor at the York street Centenary Hall tomorrow night. The composer will conduct a full chorus and orchestra of about 370 performers, with Miss Edith O. King, Mr. Woodhouse, Herr Staedtgen, Mr. Sam Poole, Mr. Edgar Straus, and others as soloists.

"MILITARY MATTERS", Evening News (22 June 1900), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113716119

Short authorised biography

"DEATH OF BRIGADE BANDMSATER HUTCHINSON", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 May 1901), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14385831

The death is announced of Mr. William Forbes Hutchinson, Brigade Bandmaster of the New South Wales Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, which took place yesterday afternoon. The deceased had been ailing for several months, and for the past fortnight was treated at the Sydney Hospital, where he succumbed at the ago of 56. The late bandmaster, who was known throughout Australia as an accomplished musician, was born at St. Helens, where, at the early age of 12 years, he enlisted in the St. Helens Regiment as a bugle boy. After a few mouths' service he left for England for the purpose of pursuing his musical career, in which he gave great promise. He studied principally at the Royal Military Musical College, Kellner Hall, Whitton Hounslow, and also under the late Sir Arthur Sullivan for the flute. Five years later he, at his own desire, returned to St. Helens, and was appointed band- master to the 12th Regiment when only 17 years of age. He subsequently journeyed to Ireland, and went into barracks at Cork, and was attached to the Manchester Regiment as bandmaster. At the time of the Afghanistan war his regiment was ordered to India on service. He remained in India for a period of 12 years, during which time he not only performed his duties to the regimental band, but formed several bands amongst the native regiments. At the close of an active career in India, the late bandmaster proceeded to New Zealand, and saw active service in the New Zealand campaign at Waikato. Subsequently the late Mr. Hutchinson came to New South Wales, and followed up his musical career, and was appointed brigade bandmaster of the New South Wales Military Forces in July 1895. During his connection with the local military forces he did much towards raising the standard of military music in the various regiments. In addition to his military duties the deceased gentleman devoted considerable time and attention to the encouragement of band music, and was instrumental in forming bands in connection with the Blind Institution, the Sydney Amateur Military, St. Mary's High School, the Hibernian Society, and the New South Wales Police Band (of which he was until a few weeks ago bandmaster). The late Mr. Hutchinson was also well known as a composer.

"LATE BRIGADE BANDMASTER HUTCHINSON. A MILITARY FUNERAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 May 1901), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14385903


Works:

Grand Federation march (from The Federal Cantata composed by W. F. Hutchinson, Brigade Band Master, N. S. W. Military Forces) (Sydney: W. H. Paling, c1897)

Federation cantata (words by various Australian and British poets; music by William Forbes Hutchinson) (words only: Sydney: [William Brooks & Co.], 1897)




HUTTON, David John

Composer, organist, vocalist, songwriter

Born Brighton, Sussex, England, c.1829
Arrived SA, 1839
Died North Adelaide, 30 September 1904


Documentation:

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (15 February 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49773991

"EXTENSION OF MILANG JETTY", The South Australian Advertiser (20 December 1859), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1200383

"MILANG", The South Australian Advertiser (12 November 1862), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31816849

"NOARLUNGA", South Australian Register (4 May 1866), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41018359

"SOUTHERN RIFLE ASSOCIATION MATCHES", South Australian Register (20 October 1866), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41031408

"DEATHS", The Advertiser (3 October 1904), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5026584

"MOUNT COMPASS", The Advertiser (8 December 1908), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5150744


Works:

Australia, the Queen of the South ("words of this song were written by Mr. Kemp; the music composed by Mr. Hutton, both of Milang") [1859]

Dirge on the death of Prince Albert ("written and composed by D. J. Hutton, McLaren Vale") (In The Adelaide Musical Herald, 30 January 1863, 20-21)

We're volunteers! ("Original Colonial Song") (Musical Supplement No 2 to The Adelaide Miscellany, 10 September 1868))




HUXTABLE, John Alfred

Music retailer, music publisher, concert entrepreneur

Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), by 1841


Summary:

Huxtable was selling music and instruments from his general repository in Hobart by December 1850, having recently returned from a stock-buying trip to London and Europe. In partnership with J. A. Deakin from March 1854, as Huxtable & Deakin, in 1854/55 he published the two major series of colonial compositions, The Delacourt bouquet, and The Tasmanian lyre, both edited by Henry Butler Stoney. At late item under their imprint was the song Tasmania the lovely, "composed by a Lady". (). In fact by then, "After many years residence in Tasmania, and experience, both there and at London", Huxtable and Co. announced the opening of its "Music Warerooms and General Repository" in Ballarat in February 1857. He is last heard on in 1907.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (23 January 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66020132

[Advertisement], The Courier (1 September 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2965102

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (4 January 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8766346

[Advertisement], The Courier (6 November 1850), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2961858

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (17 December 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article876841

[Advertisement], The Courier (18 March 1854), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240219

[Advertisement], The Star (16 February 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66040964

"POLICE COURT", The Star (14 March 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66041299

"NEW MUSIC", Colonial Times (14 May 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8787251

"LAUNCESTON REVISITED", The Mercury (10 August 1907), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9929889

A very old business man of Launceston, Mr. John Alfred Huxtable, who, away in the early fifties, carried on the book-selling business now conducted by Mr. Birchall, is at present visiting the scene of his commercial operations. He has been residing in Dunedin, New Zealand, during the last thirteen years. Mr. Huxtable bought the Brisbane street business from Mr. Tegg, who belonged to a well-known family of publishers in London. While engaged in business in Launceston, Mr. Huxtable had also a book-shop in Murray-street, Hobart, in the house now occupied by Messrs. Bidencope and Son ... Mr. Huxtable brought out from England, at the age of 84, his father, Dr. Huxtable, who settled at Evandale.




HYAMS, Esther Eliza (Miss E. HYAMS; Mrs. William MEARS)

Professor of pianoforte and singing (pupil of Boulanger)

Active Melbourne, 1860-63


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (23 January 1860), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5695710

[Advertisement], The Argus (18 March 1862), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5711821

"MARRIAGE", The Argus (27 February 1863), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6483720  




HYDES, John Proctor

Vocalist, flute, cornet-a-piston, bones player, songwriter, actor, comedian

Born c.1825
Active Sydney, NSW, by April 1848
Died Melbourne, 22 October 1882, aged 57

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


HYDES, Harriet (Mrs. J. P. HYDES; Miss Harriet GORDON)

Vocalist

Born c.1837
Active Victoria, by 1852
Died Auckland, NZ, March 1869, aged 32 


HYDES, Walter

Vocalist, actor


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Sydney Chronicle (25 April 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31756397

Mr. J. P. HYDES, Congo Minstrel, and successful delinieator of Negro Eccentricities, will make his first appearance in Sydney, and sing a variety of Ethiopian Melodies, with the Congo Bone Castinet accompaniment, interspersed with original conundrums, funnyicities, &c., illustrative of the Negro Life in Kentucky after "de labor ob de day."

"THE SERENADERS", Bell's Life in Sydney (9 November 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59771495

Mr. J. P. Hydes having fraternized with Mr. Reading, the original Bones of the Serenading Company, from which Mr. Waterland has retired, a series of Ethiopian Concerts have been announced by these gentlemen, who purpose giving farewell entertainments in the country districts and the metropolis prior to their departure for California.

[Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (23 November 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3715047

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 December 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12923169

Refrain - Sydney Gals, J. P. Hydes

[Advertisement], Bathurst Free Press (17 September 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62519353

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 December 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12932527

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 December 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12932693

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (10 April 1852), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91928320

[Advertisement], The Argus (25 September 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4787296

"WORK OF ART", The Courier (8 December 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2242440

"THE CRITIC AND THE ACTOR", Empire (17 April 1867), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60838951

"BANKRUPTCY ACT NOTICES", Otago Daily Times (8 July 1873), 6

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ODT18730708.2.27

"FUNERAL OF THE LATE MRS. J. P. HYDES", New Zealand Herald (16 March 1869), 4

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH18690316.2.20

"DEATH OF MISS HARRIET GORDON", The Maitland Mercury (6 April 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18736129

"MARRIAGE", The Press (8 February 1882), 2

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP18820208.2.8

[News], Launceston Examiner (8 March 1882), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38268339

The veteran comedian J. P. Hydes, one of the oldest actors in the colonies, was recently married to Miss Madge Herrick, an actress at the Theatre Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand.

"THEATRICAL EXPERIENCES", Launceston Examiner (18 April 1882), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38269821

Mr. J. P. Hydes, a well known colonial actor, lately took a benefit at Invercargill, and we learn from the Otago Witness gave some interesting reminiscences of his career. After describing his experiences in Sydney, Mr. Hydes passed on to speak of Melbourne in 1852 and 1853, the time of the gold fever. ...

[News], The Argus (23 October 1882), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11556848 

Mr. J. P. Hydes, the well known actor, died yesterday after along and painful illness. He was well known in the early days of the drama in this colony, and with the late Mr. Charles Young very successfully managed the old Queens Theatre when that house was the only theatre in Melbourne. He returned to this city when the BIJOU was opened, and was for some time connected with the company there, but for several years past he has been in New Zealand. He finally came back to Melbourne about two months ago, quite broken in health. Mr Hydes always had the reputation of being a very capable actor, and he was at one time a great favourite both with the profession and the public. His age was 57.





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