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A biographical register of Australian colonial musical personnel–J

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


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Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "A biographical register of Australian colonial musical personnel–J", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php; accessed 20 February 2020






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Introductory note:

The primary focus of the biographical register is musical personnel first active before the end of 1860, with a secondary focus on members of their circles - families, pupils, colleagues, and other important contacts - first active after 1860.

Beyond that, there has been no systematic attempt as yet to deal with musical personnel first active after 1860, and so far the coverage is selective.

A major upgrade of the contents of this page was completed in December 2019, and newly added documentation (including genealogical data) and Trove tagging now brings the page content up to 1860 close to completion.




JACKSON, Charles James (Charles James JACKSON; C. J. JACKSON)

Organ builder

Arrived Melbourne, VIC, by mid 1865 (from England, via India)
Active Sydney, NSW, by February 1866
Died Haberfield, NSW, 19 May 1920, aged ? 80

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Charles+James+Jackson+d1920 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JACKSON-Charles-James (shareable link to this entry)


Summary:

See Rushworth 1988 for a detailed chronicle of Jackson's career and output.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 February 1866), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13127201

TO CLERGYMEN and ORGANISTS. C. J. JACKSON, Organ Builder, Manufactory, Richmond, Melbourne. Mr. J. during his stay in Sydney will be glad to examine and give estimates for re-building, enlarging, &c, or for cleaning, re-voicing, and tuning of organs. Mr. J. would call the attention of clergymen and organists to having, on his previous visit to Sydney, tuned and regulated the organ of St. John's, Parramatta, All Saints', ditto, and St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney. All communications addressed to Mr. CORDNER, Organist of St Mary's Cathedral, 135, Bourke street, Woolloomooloo, will receive prompt attention.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 May 1866), 14

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13131625 

G. E. YOUNG, Pianoforte Tuner, in returning thanks for past favours, respectfully informs his friends and the public generally that he has entered into partnership with Mr. C. J. JACKSON, Organ-builder of Melbourne, at 160, Pitt-street, a few doors north of King-street.
PIANOFORTE and ORGAN MANUFACTORY, 116, Pitt-street. - YOUNG and JACKSON . . .

ASSOCIATIONS: George Edward Young

"ORGAN RECITAL IN SYDNEY", The Maitland Mercury (25 June 1870), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18746258

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 May 192), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28090612

"MR. C. J. JACKSON", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 May 1920), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15891630

Mr. Charles James Jackson, whose death occurred last week, at an advanced age, was for many years in business in Sydney as an organ builder, several large instruments having been produced at his factory in Newtown-road. He arrived here from England in 1865, and the first organ which he built was at the Exhibition Building, for which he was presented with a silver medal and a certificate. Amongst other organs which he built were those at the Garden Place, which was destroyed by fire, St. Mary's Cathedral, St. Mark's Church, Darling Point, the Pitt-street Congregational Church, the old Methodist Centennial Hall in York-street, and the Congregational Church at Glebe.


Bibliography and resources:

Graeme Rushworth (1988), Historic organs of New South Wales, 84-98





JACKSON, George Forbes (George Forbes JACKSON; G. F. JACKSON)

Amateur tenor vocalist, tailor

Born ? England, c.1837; son of Thomas JACKSON
Active Sydney, NSW, by 1864
Married (1) Rachel FOWLER (CLARKE), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1868
Married (2) Agnes ROACHE, 1878
Died Glebe, NSW, 27 March 1900, aged 63

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=George+Forbes+Jackson+d1900 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JACKSON-George-Forbes (shareable link to this entry)

JACKSON, Rachel (Rachel CLARKE; Miss R. CLARKE; Mrs. Frank FOWLER; Mademoiselle/Miss/Madame REILOFF; Madame REILOFF JACKSON; Mrs. G. F. JACKSON)

Soprano vocalist, pianist, teacher of piano and singing

Born West London, c.1839; daughter of James CLARKE (c.1802-1873) and Catherine LOCK (1839-1877)
Arrived (1) Sydney, NSW, 23 May 1855 (per Asiatic, from London)
Married (1) Frank FOWLER, NSW, 9 February 1856
Departed (1) Melbourne, VIC, April 1858 (per Royal Charter, for Liverpool)
Arrived (2) Sydney, NSW, by May 1867
Married (2) George Forbes JACKSON, Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1868
Died Glebe, NSW, 21 June 1877, aged 39

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Rachel+Clarke+Fowler+Reiloff+Jackson+d1877 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JACKSON-REILOFF-Rachel (shareable link to this entry)


Summary:

Rachel Clarke, of Sydney, married the visiting English journalist Frank Fowler (1833-1863) on 9 February 1856. The pianist and composer Frank Henry Fowler (1857-1893) was their son. The family returned to England in April 1858.

After her first husband's death in London in 1863, Rachel and her children reportedly suffered severe financial hardship. This perhaps led to her decision to pursue a career as a professional vocalist, under the stage name of Madame Reiloff, in London during 1865-66.

She evidently returned to Sydney early in 1867, and continued her singing career, appearing in the People Concerts series, alongside Sydney tailor and semi-professional vocalist George Forbes Jackson, whom she married on 23 April 1868.

Previously George had written the words for Eliza Wallace Bushelle's new song, The destruction of St. Mary's (now lost), which he first sang at the Orpheonist Society's concert in aid of the cathedral restoration fund in August 1865. At a Christmas Night Oratorio in the Prince of Wales Opera House in 1869, one of Charles Packer's early appearances after his release from prison, George sang in extracts from The creation and Elijah, as well as from Packer's The crown of thorns, and thereafter the couple often appeared in Packer's concerts.

In London, Rachel had been a pupil of pianist, organist and composer Bennett Gilbert (1833-1885), and in September 1875, she (as Mrs. G. F. Jackson) and her son Frank Harry Fowler advertised jointly in Sydney as teachers of singing and piano.

After Charles Packer's death, George, who was a pallbearer at his funeral, served as a committee member of the Packer Memorial Fund, with August Huenerbein junior and clarinettist Sebastian Hodge.


Documentation:

England census, 30 March 1851; Parish of St. John's, Smith Square

James Clarke, head, 48, French polisher / Catherine, wife, 48, school mistress / Elizabeth, dau., seamstress, 21 [born] Westminster / Rachel, dau., 12 / Henry, son, general porter, 18

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 December 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13099203

[Advertisement], Empire (2 August 1865), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64141949

"CONCERT" The Sydney Morning Herald (3 August 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13116930

Mr. G. F. Jackson, who is getting rid of the mannerism that used to beset him, sang with feeling and effect "Annie, dear, good-bye", as well as "My heart's first home", and we think that by continued careful study and practice this gentleman will become a valuable acquisition to our concerts . . . Mr. Douglas Callen was accompanyist, and played in his usual careful and effective style, greatly aiding the amateurs in their singing.

Rachel (London 1865-66)

[Advertisement], Morning Advertiser [London] (6 December 1865), 1

A GRAND CONCERT at the "HORNS" ASSEMBLY ROOMS, Kennington Park. MR. B. JOHNSON (Honorary Band-Master the Licensed Victuallers' School) begs respectfully announce that his NINTH ANNUAL CONCERT will take place on MONDAY next, December 11th, 1865, on which occasion has secured the services of . . . the celebrated English Glee and Opera Union, directed Dr. Bennett Gilbert, comprising the following vocalists: - Madame Reiloff, Miss Alice Golding, Mr. Stanley Mayo . . . and Mr. W. H. Hook . . .

"LITERARY INSTITUTION, 165, ALDERSGATE-STREET", London City Press (30 December 1865), 6

In order to raise a fund to make additions to the library of the above institution, several members thereof invited the attendance of their friends and the public to a musical and literary soirée on Wednesday evening. The invitation was accepted by a very large number of ladies and gentlemen, nearly every seat in the lecture hall being occupied. The chair was taken at half-past seven o'clock, by W. C. Fowler, Esq., one of the representatives of the Ward of Aldersgate in the Common Council. The musical arrangements were under the care of Mr. Thomas Rogers, a very accomplished tenor, who sang some very pleasing songs, and shared in the execution of the concerted music. He was assisted by Madame Reiloff, Mr. C. Birks, and Mr. W. H. Hook. In addition to all this vocal talent, Mr. Sidney Naylor, the eminent pianist, played brilliant solos, and accompanied the singers on the grand pianoforte.

"ANOTHER NIGHT IN THE WORKHOUSE", Leicester Chronicle [UK] (27 January 1866), 2

On Friday evening the inmates of the Camberwell Workhouse had their New Year's treat in the large dining hall . . . The entertainment commenced with a concert under the direction of Mr. Cocking, organist of St. George, Camberwell, and Mr. Heaton, organist of Lorrimore, in which Mdme. Reiloff, Mdme. R. Barratt, Mdme. L. Leslie, Mdme. L'Estrange, Miss Farmer, and other ladies took part, assisted by Messrs. Burgess, I. J. Watts, Crook, Stanley Mayo, R.A.M.. Dakin, George Schroeder, and Hook . . .

"Lecture-hall, Carter-street", South London Press (14 April 1866), 11

On Thursday night, a concert took place at the above hall in connection with the division band of the Metropolitan Police. The array talent was all that could be desired by audience which crowded every nook and corner, the list including Madame Reiloff, Miss E. Withers, Mdlle. Liebdart, Miss Lizzie Farmer . . . Madame Reillof gave with pleasing effect "Auld Robin Grey" . . .

"ANGELL-TOWN", South London Chronicle (28 April 1866), 3

On the evening of the 16th inst., Mr. John Wilson (conductor of the South Lambeth Choral Association, &c.) gave a grand concert at the Angell Town Institution, Gresham-road, Brixton. The principal vocalists were - Madame Reiloff, Miss Amelia Lennington, Mr. John Soper, Mr. John Wilson, and Mr. T. Rogers. The first part of the program consisted of the principal music in Balfe's Bohemian Girl (by special permission), after which there was miscellaneous selection of English, Irish, Scotch, and Welsh melodies . . . "I dreamt that I dwelt marble halls," sung by Madame Reiloff, had to repeated . . . A solo and chorus, "O what full delight," was very effectively sung by Madame Reiloff and the choir, and concluded the first part the program. In the second part, Madame Reiloff and Mr. Rogers sang "Bid me discourse," and was followed Mr. Rogers Love's pleasing ballad, "Live in my heart, and pay no rents" . . .

[Advertisement], The Musical Standard [London] (15 September 1866), 169

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=e6UaAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA169

MR. W. H. STAREY'S THIRD ANNUAL CONCERT . . . on 27th September, at St. John's Schools, Canterbury Road, Brixton S. . . . Madame Reillof, Miss Lizzie Bradshaw . . .

"ST. JOHN'S SCHOOLS, BRIXTON", South London Press (29 September 1866), 11

On Thursday last, Mr. W. H. Starey (organist and choir master of St. John's) gave his third annual musical evening with marked success . . . The chief musical features of the evening were the selections from Macbeth and Macfarren's cantata "Mav Day," the solos being taken in the former by Madame Reiloff and Mr. Gadsby, the first-named eliciting loud applause later in the evening by her rendering of the ever-pleasing ballads, "Auld Robin Gray," and "Kathleen Mavourneen" . . .

"MR. HARRADINE'S EVENING CONCERT", London City Press (22 September 1866), 6

Mr. Edward Harradine's annual concert was given, at the City of London College, on Thursday evening, before a moderately large audience . . . The lady vocalists were Miss Annie Cox, Madame Reiloff, Miss Louisa George, and Miss Rosina Houghton . . .

"CHELSEA LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE", West Middlesex Advertiser and Family Journal (29 September 1866), 2

On Friday, the 21st instant, the winter session of the above deservedly popular institution was fittingly inaugurated a concert on the works of Mozart, given under the direction of Mr. John Wilson, who was assisted by the following vocalists: Madame Reiloff, Rea, Miss E. Withers, and Mr. T. Rogers. The scheme of concert comprised selections from "Il Don Giovanni," "Il Seraglio," "Il Flauto Magico," &c, but undoubtedly the place of precedence was given - and rightly - to the deliciously fresh, sparkling, and captivating music of "Le Nozze di Figaro" . . .

"ST. PHILIP'S, KENNINGTON ROAD", South London Chronicle (6 October 1866), 3

A musical entertainment to inaugurate the choral society connected with this church was given to a very select audience at the Mission-school, Pleasant-place, West-square, on Tuesday evening the 2nd inst. . . . The first part consisted a selection sacred music, which was followed by some well chosen choruses and ballads. Among the latter, "Home, Sweet Home," by Madame Reiloff, and "The Wolf," by Mr. Albert Hubbard, were effectively rendered, and they were received with great applause.

Sydney (1867 onwards)

[Advertisement], Empire (4 May 1867), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60839660

SATURDAY EVENING CONCERTS. Mademoiselle REILOFF, Miss JAMES, Mr. JACKSON. Mr. BEAUMONT. Rev. Mr. KENT, Chairman. Temperance Hall, THIS EVENING. Admission, Sixpence. Reserved Seats, One Shilling. Commence half-past 7.

"MASONIC HALL", The Sydney Morning Herald (17 June 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13143099

To that succeeded the ever fresh "Wapping Old Stairs," sung by Madame Reiloff in a way that elicited a rapturous encore, when Madame Reiloff substituted Franz Abt's beautiful cuckoo song, and afforded her auditory a rare musical treat by the pure taste and perfectly clear articulation which distinguishes her delivery of the words of the songs that she executes. The public may be congratulated on possessing so excellent a vocalist.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 April 1868), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28609867

"MARRIAGES", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 May 1868), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13166007

"MUSIC AND DRAMA", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 November 1868), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13175384

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 June 1869), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13191436

"DRAMATIC AND MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT AT THE SCHOOL OF ARTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 June 1869), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13178640

"AMATEUR PERFORMANCE", Empire (22 June 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60835755

"TEMPERANCE-HALL CONCERTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 July 1869), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28420609

"HERR SIPP'S CONCERT", Empire (19 October 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63238465

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 November 1868), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13175964

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 December 1869), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13197484

"Centenary Musical Festival in the Exhibition Building", Australian Town and Country Journal (8 October 1870), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70462358

[News], Evening News (26 June 1877), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108191780 

Many of our readers, especially those who are lovers of music, will learn with regret that there passed away from us on Thursday morning last, the 21st June, one who, by exquisitely artistic rendering of high-class vocal music in the concert rooms of Sydney for many years, is certainly worthy of a passing notice. Mrs. G. F. Jackson quietly breathed her last, at her residence, Tucker's Cottage, Glebe-road, on the above date, after a life which, though modest and unobtrusive, whether considered from an artistic or social point of view, being lost, leaves a gap which it will be hard to fill. It may not be malapropos to mention that Mrs. G. F. Jackson leaves a family of six, the eldest of whom, at present engaged in Melbourne, is in a fair way to distinguish himself as the possessor of uncommon talent as a composer and executant.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 August 1883), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13543092

"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 March 1900), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14302170

"MUMMER MEMOIRS", Truth (11 March 1911), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article211802287 

. . . Mr. Fowler married, in Sydney, a lady who, after his early death in England, returned to Sydney, and sang at concerts, under the name of Madame Reiloff. She re-married, her second husband being musical.





JACKSON, John (John JACKSON)

Key bugle player

Active Sydney, NSW, 1832

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JACKSON-John (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"POLICE INCIDENTS", The Sydney Herald (24 September 1832), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12845314

THURSDAY - John Jackson, an exact representation of the London blue devil corps, was charged with blowing a key bugle under the porch of St. James's Church, at 2 o'clock the previous morning. Tantara, tantara, tamara, tan-tan-tara, went John's mouth-organ. "Holloa you sacriligious rogue," said Charley, "keep silence and come here;" fallalla, fallalla, falla -, so far had John proceeded in the stave, when the constable put his paw upon the horn, and conveyed the man of music to the lock-up.

BENCH - What have you to say to such strange conduct.

JOHN. - I was merely trying a little instrumental; it never sounds so well as under the canopy of heaven.

CONSTABLE.- You were swipey and in the Church porch.

JOHN.- "Phoo" man, his worship don't believe a word you say.

BENCH.-You must pay five shillings.

JOHN. -The horn is a sufficient security, I say, (to the Clerk of the Exchequer,) won't you advance a trifle on the bugle. The clerk shook his head, and John was obliged to put up with the stocks for two hours.




JACKSON, John Dettmer Dodds (John Dettmer Dodds JACKSON)

= John DETTMER

JACKSON, James Norris Newby

= James Norris Newby Jackson in DETTMER family entry





JACKSON, William (William JACKSON; W. JACKSON; Mr. JACKSON)

Violinist, pianist, composer, band leader

Active McIvor, VIC, by 1865
Died Mansfield, VIC, 28 January 1872

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=William+Jackson+d1872 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JACKSON-William (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"ENTERTAINMIENT IN AID OF THE MECHANICS' INSTITUTE", The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser (24 August 1866), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90357286

. . . Previous to the rising of the curtain, the band under the direction of Mr. Jackson played in fine style the promised overture, in which the soft full notes of Wilson's flute reminded old habitues of former times . . . Mr. Jackson's original piece of music, the "rose of Heathcote Polka" was well rendered by the composer. He also played some rapid and brilliant variations in a most masterly manner, and so pleased were the audience that he was recalled amid the most deafening applause . . .

"MR. ADAMSON'S CONCERT", The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser (16 November 1866), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90361017

"AMATEUR CONCERT IN AID OF THE FUNDS OF THE HEATHCOTE HOSPITAL", The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser (23 August 1867), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90361846

"DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM JACKSON", The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser (2 February 1872), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89691477

Many of our readers who knew Mr. Jackson when he undertook to form and instruct the Heathcote Amateur Band, will be extremely sorry to hear of his death, which occurred at Mansfield on the 28th of January. We are indebted to Mr. J. B. Morris, of Alexandra for the intelligence. It appears that Mr. Jackson, on New Year's Day, met with an accident in stepping out of a buggy; he broke his leg above the ankle. On the 28th of January it was considered necessary to take the limb off, but the patient expired before the operation was performed. Mr. Jackson was the only son of a highly respectable couple of old identities on McIvor, who have enjoyed the friendship and respect of a large circle of acquaintances since the earliest days of gold digging in this locality, and much genuine sympathy is felt for them in their bereavement. There was that about William Jackson that made him welcome everywhere; his good natured smile, his musical talent, as shown by the manner in which he handled the violin and bow; his choice collection of songs which he used to sing in public; his frank manner and good temper, all combined to make him a general favorite while here.





JACOBI, Charles Julius (Charles Julius JACOBI; Charles JACOBIE)

Violinist, ? guitarist

Active Goulburn, NSW, 1856; Beechworth, VIC, 1857

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

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JACOBI-Charles-Julius (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"FALSE CHARGE OF MURDER", The Goulburn Herald (24 May 1856), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article118313006

. . . On Saturday evening, a gentleman named Charles Julius Jacobi, by birth a Prussian, but who is an excellent scholar and linguist, having travelled over the principal continental countries of Europe, and through England, called at Goulburn . . . Mr. Jacobi, having been duly handcuffed, was conducted across the mud to the watch house and searched. But he had neither stiletto nor pistol - no poignard encrusted with blood. No, besides a trifle of cash, he only had about his person a small guitar, which he carries with him in his travels for an occasional evening solace; some valuable rings, a letter, and some official documents written in foreign languages.

"POLICE COURT", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (8 May 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113015199

. . . The plaintiff swore that he had been engaged by the Bailiff (then in possession) and the defendant conjointly, to play the violin, and to amuse them with an occasional song in the evenings. During the day he was permitted to act as cook.





JACOBS, Coleman (Charles Coleman JACOBS; Mr. Coleman JACOBS)

professor of music, pianist (pupil of Thalberg; pianist to the duchess of Gloucester)

Born ? England, c.1827
Active Melbourne, VIC, by October 1852
Married Edith Annie CONLIN, NSW, 1856
Died East Melbourne, VIC, 4 July 1885, aged 58

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Coleman+Jacobs+d1885 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JACOBS-Coleman (shareable link to this entry)


Summary:

Jacobs advertised himself variously as "a first cousin" and "nephew and pupil" of Henry Russell, a pupil of Sigmund Thalberg, pianist to the duchess of Gloucester, pianist to the duke of Cambridge, and dedicatee of a piano fantasie on "Massaniello" by Alfred Quidant.

In London, in April 1845, The metropolitan predicted that Jacobs's debut at Drury-Lane would "create no small sensation", he having been:

for some time engaged in giving private lessons on the pianoforte in families of distinction, by whom his talents as a professor of music are held in the highest estimation.

The writer had "repeatedly heard him in private" and had "no hesitation" in declaring him a most able pianist. Nevertheless, by October 1851, "Coleman Jacobs, Hill-st., Walworth, Surrey, teacher of music" was before the insolvency court.

Less than a year later, in September 1852, Jacobs reappeared in Melbourne, in company with another recent arrival, the cornet player Henry De Grey.

He sailed for Sydney in April 1853, with a party of musical colleagues, and appeared with John Winterbottom in a concert for the relief of the survivors of the wreck of the Monumental City.

In October 1853, W. J. Johnson published an edition of Talexy's Mazurka brillante as "Performed by Mr. Coleman Jacobs at his Farewell Concert".

Jacobs arrived in Hobart in February 1854, and spent a year in Tasmania, though after April his movements are undocumented.

In February 1855 he returned to Sydney. In June, Henry Marsh advertised a Mazurka brillante "by Coleman Jacobs" as no. 5 of his series, The Australian cadeau, but no copy of this has been identified.

Jacobs's Domain polka was played for the first time by the German Band on Sydney's Domain in February 1856. By April, however, the press reported that, after giving "a few musical entertainments" at the City Theatre, Jacobs had "become non est, and that he had "victimised his creditors to a large amount".

In October 1855, Jacobs advertised to warn the public against confusing him with "Wizard Jacobs" (see John Lewis Jacobs below).

In December 1856, recently married, he and his wife moved on to Adelaide. There, after a promising early reception in January 1857, he was again indigent:

Having failed in his profession since his arrival in Adelaide . . . with his wife and family destitute.

He was quickly reduced to working under a pseudonym, Gerard Jones, pasting circulars for a small business, for which he was arrested for defacing public property, and sent to the City Gaol in April.

He had moved on to Ballarat, VIC, by June 1857, where in July he presented a Henry Russell entertainment.

Thereafter, however, he disappeared entirely from record until 1860 when he advertised, in Melbourne, that he had "returned to his profession".

He was still teaching pianoforte and singing in Melbourne in 1883.

His only surviving musical work is The young hero schottische, published in Melbourne in July 1878 and dedicated to Thomas Pearce, "the Gallant Survivor" of the wreck of the Loch Ard, and in aid of the Loch Ard fund.


Documentation:

England (to 1852):

"MADAME HUERTA AND MISS FLOWER'S CONCERT", Evening Mail (25 April 1842), 4

These ladies gave a concert yesterday evening in the great room at the Hanover-square Rooms . . . Madame Huerta was deservedly applauded in a grand fantasia from Robert le Diable, pianoforte (Thalberg), which she played in a very brilliant manner . . . Miss Flower was also encored in the song "Kathleen Mavourneen," which was beautifully sung . . . Madame Huerta and Mr. Coleman Jacobs was in the programme for a grand concertante duet, to pianofortes (Herz) . . . The concert went off excellently well.

ASSOCIATIONS: Madame Huerta (Angiolina Panormo, 1811-1900); see also Miss Panormo later in Australia; Sara Flower

[News], The metropolitan magazine (April 1845), 529

. . . we beg to take the opportunity of mentioning, that a young gentleman may, ere long, be expected to make his debut, who, if we mistake not, will create no small sensation in the musical world. We allude to Mr. Coleman Jacobs, who has been for some time engaged in giving private lessons on the pianoforte in families of distinction, by whom his talents as a professor of music are held in the highest estimation. We have repeatedly heard him in private, and have no hesitation in saying, that a more able pianist has seldom appeared.

"DRURY-LANE THEATRE", Morning Advertiser (11 April 1845), 3

Last night, after the performance of Donizetti's opera of L'Elisir D'Amore, which was very well given, Mr. Coleman Jacobs made his debut as a pianoforte-player. It is not very usual to a give performer on this instrument an opportunity of making a first appearance in such a conspicuous manner; hence expectations of greatness in the present case were probably excited in the minds of the auditors which were not altogether realised. Mr. Jacobs performed a fantasia of his own, from Balfe's opera, "The Daughter of St. Mark," taking for his themes the favourite airs, "We may be happy yet," and "While all around our path is dreary." Mr. Jacobs is a nimble player, something after Litz's [sic, Liszt's] manner; his touch is crisp, and in general his manipulation is masterly. He acquitted himself well, and was rewarded with considerable applause, not unmixed, however, with demonstrations of an opposite description.

"CONCERTS . . . DON CIEBRA", The musical world (3 July 1847), 432

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=FJMPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA432 

The "Recital" given on Friday morning last by Signor Don R. de Ciebra, was of considerable interest to the amateurs of the guitar . . . Signor Don J. de Ciebra likewise performed in a duet for guitar and pianoforte, with a Mr. Coleman Jacobs, who, confident in the power of his fingers, was determined the audience should have proofs of it. We recommend him, the next time he performs in public, not to forget that there are certain shades of intensity in music called piano and forte, which, albeit they may be incumbrances, have the prestige of fashion; it is as well for him, therefore, to fall in the general use . . .

"INSOLVENT DEBTORS", The Jurist (11 October 1851), 365

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=-WlMAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA365

. . . Coleman Jacobs, Hill-st., Walworth, Surrey, teacher of music . . .

Melbourne, VIC (September 1852 to April 1853):

"CONCERT", The Argus (17 September 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article255612168 

One of the advantages accruing from the discovery of gold was shewn last night at the Concert, which was certainly the best we ever heard here. Mr. De Grey, a new arrival, played on the cornet-a-piston most superbly, quite electrifying the audience, who showed their delight by repeated encores. Mr. Jacobs also played a Fantasia on the piano, in brilliant style . . .

[Advertisement], The Argus (21 September 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4787235 

GRAND CONCERT . . . J. H. ANDERSON . . . THIS EVENING . . . Fantasia Pianoforte, Mr. C Jacobs, from the London Concerts, his second appearance - C. Jacobs . . .

[Advertisement], The Argus (19 October 1852), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4787732

[Advertisement], The Argus (21 March 1853), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4790862

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Argus (1 April 1853), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4791210 

March 31. - Shamrock, steamer, 200 tons, J. J. Warner, for Sydney. Passengers - cabin, J. T. Smith, Esq., M.L C. (Mayor of Melbourne) . . . C. and J. Jacobs . . . Mr. and Mrs. Winterbottom and Child, Mrs. Varney, Mr. and Mrs. Young and child . . . Mrs. Fiddes, Miss Fiddes, Miss S. Fiddes . . .

Sydney (April 1853 to February 1854):

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 April 1853), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12945127

MR. COLEMAN JACOBS, the celebrated Pianiste, begs respectfully to inform the public that he has arrived in Sydney, from Melbourne, and will be happy to accept engagements. Address Mr. C. JACOBS, at Mrs. Gowland's, Wynyard-terrace, Sydney.

"PROMENADE CONCERTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 May 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946055 

Mr. Marsh's benefit on Friday night attracted a very large audience . . . Mr. Coleman Jacobs, whose pianoforte playing is characterised by a vigour and brilliancy to which we have long been strangers - if these are not worth hearing, we do not know what is - Mr. Jacobs on Saturday performed a solo, with variations, on the popular air, "We may be happy yet," which has never been equalled in this city, and we believe we express tht general feeling of the audience when we say it was excellent. We had occasion some time since to notice Mr. Jacobs' arrival in Sydney, and we may confidently recommend the lovers of instrumental music to go and hear for themselves . . .

"MONUMENTAL CITY", Empire (6 June 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61324872

. . . But the great treat of the evening, to the musician, was the pianoforte solo by Mr. Coleman Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs is a pupil of Thalberg, and has acquired much of the style of that great master. The brilliancy of his fingering in rapid passages, and the feeling and taste with which he brought out the air, created quite an excitement. The effect of his performance was much assisted by the beautiful grand pianoforte, by Erard, which was kindly lent by Mr. Thomas Woolley, of the Glebe, for this occasion.

ASSOCIATIONS: Thomas Woolley

"MR. COLEMAN JACOBS' CONCERT", The People's Advocate and New South Wales Vindicator (2 July 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article251545290 

When expectation is highly raised, we too often find by sad experience that it is doomed to be disappointed, but we are gratified to state that the Concert given by Mr. Jacobs, at the Theatre, on last Thursday evening, presented an exception to this remark . . . Mr. Jacobs took a share as one of the performers of the fine overture to Zampa on six Piano Fortes, which was on the whole effective and pleasing, and would have been still more so, had there been a more decisive proof of simultaneous rehearsal without which such performance should never be attempted . . .

Tasmania (February 1854 to February 1855):

[Advertisement], The Courier (15 February 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240557 

MR. COLEMAN JACOBS (the Celebrated Pianiste) begs to announce his arrival in Hobart Town, after having created the greatest sensation in Sydney, Melbourne, &c. Macquarie Hotel, Macquarie-street, February 15.

[Advertisement], The Courier (15 April 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240050 

POSTPONEMENT OF GRAND MUSICAL FESTIVAL. ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE. MR. COLEMAN JACOBS (Pianist to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Gloucester), begs to inform the Gentry and the Public of Hobart Town that his GRAND EVENING CONCERT, announced to take place on the 12the instant, is unavoidably postponed until THURSDAY EVENING, the 27th April, 1854, in consequence of the non-arrival of celebrated artistes engaged for this occasion . . .

Sydney, NSW (February 1855 to December 1856):

"CRIMEA . . . GRAND CONCERT IN AID OF THE PATRIOTIC FUND", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 April 1855), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968677 

This evening, a grand concert of vocal and instrumental music, in aid of the Patriotic Fund, for the relief of the widows, mothers, sisters, and orphans of those of our military, naval, and marine forces who may have suffered in the war with Russia, will take place at the Victoria Theatre . . . Mons. Boulanger performs Thalberg's "Marche Funebre;" Mr. Coleman Jacobs, Quidant's Fantasia pour le pianoforte, founded upon Auber's Massaniello; Mr. F. Ellard, the exquisite finale di Lucia, "Fra Poco" . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 February 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28639277

"Sydney News . . .(From our own correspondent)", The Maitland Mercury (3 April 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18646573

You have frequently seen the name of Mr. Coleman Jacobs in the papers as a professor of music; this person lately rented the City Theatre, Market-street, and gave a few musical entertainments. I learn to-day that he has become non est, and that he has victimized his creditors to a large amount."

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 October 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12987744

DOMAIN GALA. - Mr. COLEMAN JACOBS begs to inform the public of Sydney that he was not in any way connected with the entertainment given in the Domain on Tuesday evening last, the 7th instant.

Adelaide, SA (December 1856 to May 1857):

[News], South Australian Register (24 December 1856), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49755340

"MR. COLEMAN JACOB'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (9 January 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49764803 

The concert advertised by Mr. Jacobs to be performed yesterday evening was postponed till further notice, in consequence of the thin attendance. Several reasons may be assigned for this, the principal of which was no doubt the extreme heat of the weather.

"SOUTH AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE", South Australian Register (3 February 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49763519 

. . . Mr. Coleman Jacobs's performance on the piano elicited repeated plaudits, and one enthusiastic encore. - In addition to the accompaniments to the vocal piece[s], he played with brilliant variations "We may be happy yet," and a caprice on airs from "Masaniello" . . .

"POLICE COURTS . . . INDECENCY", South Australian Register (2 April 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49767263

Coleman Jacobs, alias Gerard Jones, teacher of music, was charged with affixing a certain paper on the Footbridge, Park Land, without having permission or authority, on the 1st instant; also, with indecent behaviour; also, that he did with "subtle craft, means, of device, attempt to impose on Her Majesty's subjects on the aforesaid Footbridge." He pleaded not guilty. Police-constable Denis Sullivan deposed that in consequence of complaints having been made at the Police Station, North Adelaide, that a person had been misconducting himself near the Footbridge, he was on the look out, and that morning watched the prisoner from the City Bridge public-house to the Footbridge, Park Lands . . . Witness at once apprehended the prisoner, who said, "For God's sake let me go, I am a married man." Brought him to the Station, and on searching him some pawntickets were found, together with a begging petition, which alleged that Coleman Jacobs, having failed in his profession since his arrival in Adelaide, was with his wife and family destitute . . .
His Worship - You say it is your first offence; you are liable to be sent to prison for three months, but as it may be the first time you have so committed yourself, you must go to hard labour for 14 days.
Prisoner - Oh, dear; don't, don't, Sir, if you please; don't sentence me.
The prisoner was removed to the City Gaol.

Ballarat, VIC (June-July 1857):

"NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS", The Star [Ballarat, VIC] (10 June 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66042906

Musical. COLEMAN JACOBS the unrivalled Pianist will arrive at Ballarat in the course of the week, open to engagements. Letters, care of Huxtable & Co.

[Advertisement], The Star (19 June 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66042753 

MONTEZUMA THEATRE . . . On Saturday Evening, MR. COLEMAN JACOBS, Pianist to H. R. H. the Duke of Cambridge, will make his first appearance in his celebrated RUSSELL ENTERTAINMENT.
Song - "The Ship on Fire," - Mr. Coleman Jacobs.
Song - "The Maniac" - Mr. Coleman Jacobs . . .

[Advertisement], The Star (4 July 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66043014

BATH'S HOTEL. VOCAL ENTERTAINMENT. Musical Treat For One Night Only. MR. COLEMAN JACOBS, Nephew and pupil of the great composer and vocalist, Henry Russell, will give an entertainment on Monday evening, the 6th inst., at Bath's new and splendid concert room, (the gas having been laid on expressly for the purpose), that gentleman having kindly granted the use of it for the occasion, when he will have the honor of singing the following compositions:
Maniac - Simon the Cellarer -
Ship on Fire - I'm Afloat, I'm Afloat -
Ivy Green - Gambler's Wife -
Miller of the Dee - Madoline -
Life Boat - Lover's Mistake -
Hunter of the Tyrol - Pull Away Cheerily (Digger's song)
Newfoundland dog - &c.
Tickets 5s each - to be had at Bath's Hotel, Huxtable & Co , and all the principal Hotels and stationers on Ballarat.
Doors open at half-past seven, commence at eight o'clock precisely.

Melbourne, VIC (from May 1860):

"OPENING AT KEW ATHENAEUM", The Argus (9 May 1860), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5682058

. . . the vocal portion of the entertainment of the evening commenced, and was most efficiently and delightfully supported by Miss Octavia Hamilton and Mr. Farquharson . . . Mr. Coleman Jacobs presided at the pianoforte with much energy and ability.

[Advertisement], The Argus (20 July 1860), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5686416

MUSICAL. - Mr. COLEMAN JACOBS, having resumed his profession, will be happy to RECEIVE PUPILS for piano and singing. Particulars at M. Wilkie's, Collins street east.

"NEW INSOLVENTS", The Argus (23 July 1864), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5750915 

Charles Coleman Jacobs, of St. Kilda, musician. Causes of insolvency - Falling off of business, bad debts, loss by sale of furniture, and pressure of creditors. Liabilities, £284 7s. 9d.; assets, £20 ; deficiency, £264 7s. 9d. Mr. Moore, official assignee.

"MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA", The musical times [London, England] (1 July 1866), 341

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=NFpGAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA341 

. . . ON the 18th [April] an excellent Concert was given in the Town Hall, Prahran, for the benefit of the Building Fund of the New Presbyterian Church, South Yarra. Mr. Charles Edward Horsley, Mr. Coleman Jacobs, Mr. Schott, and Herr Leide [Siede] gave their professional services . . .

[Advertisement], The Argus (25 July 1878), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5941377

""PUBLICATIONS," The Mercury (6 August 1878), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8966321

[Advertisement], The Argus (28 July 1883), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8543199

"Deaths", The Age (6 July 1885), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191195372 

JACOBS - On the 4th of July, at his residence, Grey-street, East Melbourne, Coleman Jacobs, professor of music, aged 58 years, after a long and painful illness.





JACOBS, John Lewis (John Lewis JACOBS; Jacob Lewis JACOBS; J. L. JACOBS; "Wizard JACOBS"; Professor JACOBS)

Actor, vocalist, violinist, entertainer, magician, dancer, teacher of dancing

Born Canterbury, England, c.1815/6
Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), by December 1833
Died Melbourne, VIC, 23 September 1900, aged "84", "nearly 85"

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=John+Lewis+Jacobs+d1900 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JACOBS-John-Lewis (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"THE THEATRE", The Austral-Asiatic Review (10 December 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232475840 

. . . Mr. Jacobs the comic actor of the Company is extremely clever, both as a singer and performer, and we are convinced will become a great favorite . . .

"THE THEATRE", The Austral-Asiatic Review (31 December 1833), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232475903 

There is a new Era in Van Diemen's Land. Public amusements have opened upon us in as great variety as in so limited a population could be possibly expected . . . This being then the commencement of a new Era, we shall devote more than the space we usually spare to such subjects to our notice of the opening of the Theatre on Tuesday evening. The proprietor is a Mr. Cameron, a gentleman of excellent family in Scotland - brought up and educated in a manner appropriate to his station in life. Mrs. Cameron is well remembered by many here when [? as] Miss Bouchiere, the Star of the Norwich - Bath - and Cheltenham Circuits. They came out purposely to establish a Theatre here, deceived (as well as so many others in the more humble walks of life) by the lying announcements with which the passage-dealing kidnappers humbug the unwary. He embarked, however, with a capital equal to his purpose, which be has again embarked in the establishment of the Hobart Town Theatre. Liberally indeed has he set to work, and we most sincerely rejoice to add, that there is every prospect of his spirited attempt being liberally remunerated . . . Mr. Cameron has been extremely fortunate - host of strength as is no doubt his own, and Mrs. Cameron's ability, and especially the versatility of talent of the latter, yet it was singularly advantageous to him that Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, both "regulars" from the London boards, should have arrived at the same time. Mr. Fenton also is an old London performer, and Mr. Jacobs possesses many most useful qualifications. He is an excellent comic actor - plays with much skill on the violin - sings well, being a good theoretical musician, and possesses all the necessary qualifications for "an actor of all work," so useful in a small company . . .

[News], The Australian (1 January 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36862969 

Mr. Jacob, the Van Diemen's Land comedian, is engaged at the Victoria, and makes his second appearance this evening.

"THEATRE", The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (16 January 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32162569 

. . . Mr. Jacobs played Mellifleur, a French officer and a rival to Quill, in but an indifferent manner. Probably his spirits were damped by the failure of the song between the pieces, The Death of Nelson, for a more egregious burlesque we never heard. He did not know either the air or the words. We would, in sober sadness, recommend Mr. Jacobs to leave the vocal department to other hands. Mrs. Clarke's Arab Steed followed, and was well received. Mr. Jacobs is under a complete delusion in fancying he can sing in public. He may please his friends in his own parlour, but to attempt singing first-rate songs is quite ludicrous. Mr. Jacobs seems troubled with the same quality of mind which induced a late actor in Sydney to write to London before he quitted us, "that he was the Keane of New South Wales, and performed to splendid houses the first-rate tragic characters."

"THE THEATRE", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (29 June 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2550844 

The Victoria opens for the season on Monday evening next, front which time the performances will only take place three times a week. It is said that one of our oldest favorites, Mrs. Clarke, has declined an engagement, as has also Mr. Jacobs, on account of a proposed reduction of salary, and that she intends to take her departure shortly for England, by the way of India . . .

"DANCING", Adelaide Times (30 October 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206979933 

We are requested to direct attention to Mr. Jacob's advertisement for teaching this accomplishment. From his well-known efficiency in the various branches of dancing, and his assiduity in teaching, pupils will find it advantageous to engage his services.

[Advertisement], The Argus (8 April 1856), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4834972 

On his return to the Sydney stage in 1865, Bell's Life in Australia wrote (quoted Levi):

After an absence of seven years, Wizard Jacobs was back and we enjoyed the society of the Great Magician who has added to his former catalogue of delusions of more modern inventions and still more wondrous amazing the public again as a ventriloquist with his puppet and as improvisator, extemporising a song on any subject.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 June 1865), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13114285 

"NOTES AND NEWS", Jewish Herald (28 September 1900), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article149615116 

One of the most interesting figures in the Jewish community of Melbourne passed away on Sunday last, in the person of Mr. John Lewis Jacobs, who had attained the ripe age of eighty-four years. Mr. Jacobs was a very old colonist, arriving in Australia in 1834. After passing through the many vicissitudes which befel the early pioneers, he became more or less permanently attached to the stage as a profession, in his leisure from which he taught dancing, an art in which he was a pastmaster. Of his contemporaries on the boards in those days there now only remain the Hon. George Coppin and Mr. E. Holloway. After his retirement, from the theatre the deceased gentleman engaged in many occupations with varying fortunes, and only consented to take a well-earned rest from the toil and struggle of life a few years before his death. Mr. Jacobs was a man of superior education and attainments, an excellent raconteur with a remarkable memory and a keen sense of humour, and in his reminiscences of his early experiences in the colonies was singularly happy and entertaining. Throughout his long life the deceased never forgot his obligations to his religion, and up to within a few weeks of his death was in the habit of walking from Albert Park on every Sabbath and Holyday to attend synagogue service. He was a man of most lovable disposition, and to have known him is to deeply mourn his loss. The relatives of Mr. Jacobs reside mostly in Liverpool, England, and though he was frequently invited to spend his last days with them there, he always refused to do so, chiefly on account of his affection for his adopted country and for his associations therein.


Bibliography and resources:

John Levi (2013), These are the names: Jewish lives in Australia, 1788-1850 (2nd edn), 360-61





JACOBSON, Samuel (Samuel JACOBSON)

Musician

Active Melbourne, VIC, by 1856
Died Yarra Bend Asylum, VIC, 10 August 1858, aged 46

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Samuel+Jacobson+d1858 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JACOBSON-Samuel (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"POLICE . . . A SELF-MADE LUNATIC", The Age (22 December 1856), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15487178

Samuel Jacobson, an individual who was some time since sent to the Lunatic Asylum, habits of intoxication having produced an aberration of mind, was on Saturday released from custody, low diet and cool water having effected a perfect cure. He was cautioned against again having recourse to the fatal dram, that active agent in supplying our Lunatic Asylum with inmates.

"POLICE. CITY COURT", The Argus (3 June 1857), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7132896

Samuel Jacobson, a musician, was charged with lunacy. He was so violent that he could not be brought into Court, and had to be taken from his house in Bouverie-street, North Melbourne, for the safety of his wife and children. His madness was stated to be the effect of almost constant drunkenness.

"ODDS AND ENDS FROM FAR AND NEAR", Bendigo Advertiser (17 August 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87982699 

On the 10th, Samuel Jacobson, aged 46, a lunatic, died in the Yarra Bend Asylum of debility.





JAFFA, Rebecca (Rebecca MARKS; Rebecca JAFFA; Madame JAFFA; Mrs. Henry Solomon JAFFA)

Pianist, composer

Born ? Greenwich, England, 1831
Married Henry Solomon JAFFA (c.1820-1887), London, England, 24 April 1854
Arrived (1) Sydney, NSW, 22 October 1854 (per The sovereign of the seas, from London, 29 July)
Departed (1) Newcastle, NSW, November 1866 (per Golden Sunset, for San Francisco)
Arrived (2) Sydney, NSW, 14 December 1888 (per R.M.S. Alameda from San Francisco)
Departed (2), Melbourne, VIC, 3 August 1889 (per Elingamite, for NZ and San Francisco)
Died ? San Francisco, USA, 1911

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Madame+Jaffa (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JAFFA-Madame (shareable link to this entry)


Summary:

Rebecca Jaffa was daughter of Myer Marks, and his wife Rachel Heurwitz (Hurwitz). She was registered with her parents in London in the 1851 census, as aged 20, having been born in Greenwich. She claimed later to have studied piano at the Royal Conservatory, Liège, under Jules Jalheau.

She married Henry (Herzl) Solomon Jaffa in London, in April 1854, only shortly before they sailed for Sydney in July.

She was evidently already playing in some capacity for the Sydney Philharmonic Society by 1857-58, perhaps for rehearsals, before appearing in public for the society on 24 January 1859, performing the Fantaisie sur Lucie de Lamermoor by Émile Prudent, and, as an encore, Erin, a fantasie on Irish Airs, by Julius Benedict.

That month she also advertised that, "at the suggestion of her friends", she had "made arrangements for giving a few private lessons"; and, on 21 September, gave her own concert, at which she again played the Prudent and Benedict pieces, and introduced Beethoven's Moonlight sonata, as well as performing complete, Mendelssohn's First piano quartet (Op. 1) with the Deane brothers. In other appearances that year, she gave the Rondo from Beethoven's B-flat concerto as a piano solo. At her second annual concert, in October 1860, she introduced, for the first time in a public concert in Sydney, a Bach fugue on the harmonium, from the various descriptions given, probably Czerny's edition of the Fugue on B-A-C-H, BWV 898.

She continued to be active as a teacher and concert performer into the mid 1860s.

She left for San Francisco with her husband and four children (all born in Sydney) late in 1866, and arrived safely though their ship was wrecked. At her first concert, in March 1867, she was assisted by other recent Sydney arrivals, Frank Howson, his daughters Emma and Clelia, and son Frank junior.

By 1872, the Jaffa family was living at 730 Howard Street, San Francisco, where Henry and Rebecca were teaching music and languages at the French Spring Valley Grammar School. By 1885 the family had moved to 2420 Bush Street, and the two daughters Fannie and Rachel had also become music teachers. Rachel, as Rose Alice Jaffa, was also a pianist. Henry was naturalized on 10 August 1875, giving his country of origin as Germany.

After her husband's death (? 1887), Jaffa made a return tour of Australia in 1889.

Two Australian compositions by her are documented, both lost:

Sweet and low; words by Alfred Tennyson; composed expressly for the occasion for Sara Flower ([Sydney: F. Mader; Wilkie, Elvy and Co., 1863])

The message; "the music . . . composed by Madame Jaffa"; (words: Adelaide Proctor); [sung] by Mr. Charles Stewart [from MS, July 1864]


Documentation:

England census, 30 March 1851, Middlesex, Hampstead; UK National Archives, HO 107/1492

https://www.ancestry.com.au/interactive/8860/MDXHO107_1492_1492-0117?pid=2384113 

Myer Marks / 65 // Rachel Marks / 50 // Rebecca Marks / 20 / [born] Greenwich Kent

[Advertisement]", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 October 1854), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12954004 

THE SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS. We, the undersigned first-class passengers by the ship Sovereign of the Seas . . .
Henry Solomon Jaffa, Rebecca Solomon Jaffa . . .

"SYDNEY PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 April 1857), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12994343

. . . the business commenced with the reading of the report for the past year . . . the solos had been performed by the following artistes: - Madame Cailly, Madame Jaffa, Miss Aldis, Miska Hauser, Boulanger, Mr. Sloper, Mr. E. Deane, Mr. Prost, and Mr. Wheeler, to whom the Society is indebted for their most valuable assistance . . .

"SYDNEY PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 April 1858), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13009381 

. . . FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT . . . Your Committee most gladly tender their acknowledgments to Madame Jaffa, and to Miss Aldis, for their ready acquiescence in the desire of the Society to avail of their services, regretting that their excellent examples have not, as yet, been more generally followed . . .

"To the Editor", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 January 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13018271 

. . . Madame Jaffa was for many years a resident in Liege, Belgium, and acquired a first-class musical reputation . . .

"BIRTHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 August 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13017259 

On the 21st Instant, at 65, Botany-street, Surry Hills, Mrs. Jaffa, of a son.

"THE PHILHARMONIC CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 January 1859), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13018262

. . . The fantasie on the pianoforte - "Sur les motifs, de Lucie de Lammermuir," by Madame Jaffa, stamped that lady as a pianist of surpassing merit. She enjoys, we understand, a high reputation in the musical world, having, for a number of years, held a distinguished position in the Frankfort Musical Association.

"MUSIC", The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal (12 February 1859), 104

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72485647 

. . . The attraction of the evening however, was the performance by MADAME JAFFA, of Prudent's beautiful, but difficult arrangement of airs from Lucia de Lammermoor. The breathless attention with which the audience listened to the "divine harmony" was perhaps the most grateful tribute to the lady's skill, a discerning public could confer: but not content with silent approval, they greeted her at the close of her performance with a rapturous and unanimous encore, this was gracefully responded to by the lady - she favouring us with another specimen of her talent, by playing with remarkable execution a fantasia on Irish airs which we do not remember previously to have heard. The style, precision and finish this lady displayed in her performance, together with the graceful ease with which she executed the most difficult passages, are proofs of talents of a very high order, and we congratulate the society and the musical public generally on the presence of such a talented Pianiste amongst us. We have not had the honor of the acquaintance of the distinguished lady - but we are informed that MADAME JAFFA was a distinguished pupil of the celebrated "Conservative Royale de Siege" [sic, Liège]

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 February 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13010837 

MADAME JAFFA begs to announce that she has, at the suggestion of her friends, made arrangements for giving a few private lessons. Address Mr. MADER, George-street.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 April 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13023949 

MADAME JAFFA, Pianiste and Pupil of the Conservatoire Royal de Liege. For terms apply either at her residence, 7, Bligh-street; or Mr. MADER, George-street.

"MADAME JAFFA", Empire (30 August 1859), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60400805

[Advertisement], Empire (19 September 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60405737 

UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL.
MADAME JAFFA'S CONCERT, at the EXCHANGE, on WEDNESDAY, September 21.
PROGRAMME. PART I.
Trio - "Magic Wove Scarf" - Barnett. - Madame Carandini, Messrs. Sherwin and Gregg.
Song - "Der Wanderer" - Schubert - Mr. Gregg.
Quartette - Piano, Violin, Viola, and, Violoncello; first Grand Quartette Concertante - Mendelssohn - Madame Jaffa and the Messrs. Deane.
'Duo - "Bella imago" Semiramide - Rossini. - Madame Sara Flower and Mr. Gregg.
"Song - "Il mio tesoro," Don Juan - Mozart. - Mr. Sherwin.
Solo - Violoncello, "Hymn from Stradella" - Flotow. - Mr. Deane.
Song - "Auld Robin Gray" - Madame Carandini.
Solo - Piano, "Fantasie on airs from Lucie Di Lammermoor - Prudent. - Madame Jaffa.
PART II.
Quartette - "Rigoletto" - Verdi. - Mesdames Sara Flower, Carandini, Messrs. Sherwin and Gregg.
Song - "Non, so piu" Noze di Figaro - Mozart. - Madame Sara Flower.
Solo - Piano "Sonata" (moonlight), op. 27 - Beethoven. - Madame Jaffa.
Duo - "Lasciami," Tancredi - Rossini. - Mesdames Carandini, and Sara Flower.
Song - "The Messenger" - J. Hatton. - Mr. Gregg.
Song - "Com e Gentil" Don Pasquale - Donizetti. - Mr. Sherwin.
Trio -"Gran Dio," - Don Juan - Mozart. - Madame Carandini, Messrs. Sherwin, and Gregg.
Solo - Piano "Erin," Fantasie, on Irish Melodies - Julius Benedict - Madame Jaffa.
Conductor, Mr. C. PACKER . . .

"MADAME JAFFA'S CONCERT", Empire (22 September 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60406286 

The entertainment given by this lady at the Exchange last evening, may be characterised as par excellence, undoubtedly the concert of the season. The hall was fully and fashionably attended . . . The quartett of Mendelssohn in C minor followed. All four movements were played. The Adagio - one of the most expressive pieces of music written by this genius - was played with exquisite taste and feeling. In the short duet passages, Mr. J. Deane on the violin admirably assisted the pianiste by the mellowness of his tones. The scherzo, and more particularly the concluding allegretto, showed a want of more practice in concert - the stringed instruments being slightly at fault . . . Prudent's "Lucia" Fantasia, brilliantly executed by the beneficaire concluded the first part of the concert . . . The great novelty of the evening succeeded - Beethoven's "Moonlight" Fantasie-Sonata (Op. 27, No. 2), and the delight experience by the connoisseurs of the art may compensate Madame Jaffa for her determination in elevating the standard of music. The opening Adagio was executed in the purest style, - soft and clear, the instrument on which the executant performed seemed slightly to mar the purity of the following allegretto . . . Madame Jaffa was loudly applauded . . . Jules Benedict's Variation on Irish melodies, (composed for Arabella Goddard, the greatest pianiste of the day,) brilliantly executed by tbs beneficiare, concluded this very delightful entertainment.

"MUSICAL NOTES", Empire (27 September 1860), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60499020 

Madame Jaffa announces her annual concert for next week. This lady is too seldom beard in Sydney; she is one of the few artists who endeavour to refine and cultivate the taste by the dissemination - in public and private - of the highest class of music. One of the pieces to be performed by Madame Jaffa on the present occasion, is a fugue on the harmonium, by the mighty master, Sebastian Bach - the celebrated piece consisting of chromatic variations on his own name - the fugue being on the keys B.A.C.H.. Madame Jaffa will be assisted by the Misses Macarthy, and Madame Sarah Flower, who has returned to town after a lengthened absence, and will be warmly greeted by a large number of her admirers. The Band of the XII Regiment will also take part in the concert.

"MADAME JAFFA'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 July 1864), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13099311

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 August 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13232908

MADAME JAFFA begs to announce that the last of her first series of popular subscription CONCERTS will take place at the Masonic Hall, MONDAY, August 18.
PROGRAMME.
Quartet - Male Voices - Kucken. - Under the direction of W. J. McDougall, Esq., amateurs who have kindly volunteered their services.
Concerto - Pianoforte - Dussek, Madame JAFFA.
Solo - Voi che Sapete - Mozart, Madame SARA FLOWER.
Solo - Violin - Kallwooda, Mr. PECK.
Pianoforte solo - Fantasie on Robin Adair - Wallace, Madame JAFFA.
Buffa Scena - The Maniac.
Quartet - Evening - De Call, Gentlemen Amateurs.
Pianoforte solo - Reveil des Fees - Prudent.
Solo - "Sweet and Low" (Tennyson) - Madame Jaffa (Composed expressly for this occision), Madame SARA FLOWER.
Duet - Dunque io son - Rossini, Madame SARA FLOWER and Mr. FARQUHARSON.
Pianoforte - Solo - Home Sweet Home - Thalberg (By particular desire), Madame JAFFA.
Buffo Scena - Fayre Rosamonde - a legende of Englishe Historyie - Parry, Mr. FARQUHARSON.
Accompanyist, Mr. BRIDSON . . .

"MADAME JAFFA'S MATINEE MUSICALE", Sydney Mail (3 January 1863), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166654245 

On Wednesday afternoon, Madame Jaffa, long favourably known in the musical world of Sydney as an excellent pianiste, gave a grand day concert to a numerous and fashionable audience in the hall of the Australian Library, in Bent-street. The programme was of a varied and comprehensive character, the talent of some of the best of our resident musical artists (both vocal and instrumental) being called into requisition upon the occasion . . . The second piece was a solo pianoforte - The Grand March and Finale to Concert Stuck - by Weber, performed with great taste and delicacy by Madame Jaffa, who was warmly received by the ladies and gentlemen present . . . A grand duo, The "Liedeohnewort" [Lieder ohne Worte] of Mendelssohn, followed - Madame Jaffa at the harmonium and Mr. F. Ellard at the piano. This performance was much admired, the singular style of the music, and the ability with which it was executed, being particularly noticed . . . the first part concluded with a solo pianoforte by Thalberg, which served to show the brilliant performance of Madame Jaffa. The second part commenced with a well-known glee . . . This was succeeded by a grand solo, pianoforte (Woelfl's celebrated sonata, the "Ne Plus Ultra"), by Madame Jaffa, which was heartily applauded. The song of "Sweet and Low" (the words by Tennyson) was also highly successful, and received a very decided encore. It was sung with great sweetness by Madame Sara Flower - Madame Jaffa playing the accompaniment. We believe we are right in attributing the music of this pretty little song to Madame Jaffa. The music is easy, and the air so simple and pleasing that it deserves to become a favourite. The remainder of the pieces were . . . Thalberg's Barcarolle No. 15, by Madame Jaffa . . . and variations on Home Sweet Home by Madame Jaffa . . . Although the room was by no means as full as might be wished, we shall he glad to hear that there was a sufficient number of persons present to render this Matinee Musicale remunerative to the lady who gave it.

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

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

Tennyson's pretty lines "Sweet and Low" have been set to music by the talented pianiste Madame Jaffa, and the composition is dedicated by that lady to her master M. Jalheau, Professor of the Pianoforte at the Royal Conservatory of Music at Liege. The touching simplicity of the poetry is appropriately preserved in the music, and which it may be remembered, was so exquisitely sung by Madame Sara Flower a short time since. To the plaintive air composed in six flats, a very chaste accompaniment is arranged principally in chords, and capable of that amount of instrumental expression for which songs like "Sweet and Low" depend very materially for successful interpretation. The publishers are F. Mader, and Wilkie, Elvy, and Co., and as a specimen of musical typography the copy before us is very creditable.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 July 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13111680 

SCHOOL OF ARTS. Madame JAFFA'S CONCERT, THIS EVENING, July 11th.
PROGRAMME. PART I.
Kreutzer Sonata - Beethoven. Madame JAFFA and Mr. HAIMBERGER . . .
Piano Solo - Grand Fantasia - Rigoletto, Litz [Liszt] (Played this season by Arabella Goddard), Madame JAFFA . . .
PART II.
Piano Solo - Fantaisia Impromptu - Chopin - Madame JAFFA . . .
Song - The Message - Madame Jaffa (Words by the late Adelaide Proctor,) Mr. CHARLES STEWART . . .
Piano Solo - Grand Fantaisia on the Cracovienne - Wallace, Madame JAFFA . . .

"MADAME JAFFA'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 September 1866), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28613242

This lady gives her farewell concert to-morrow evening. As it will be the last opportunity her friends and admirers will have of hearing her truly classical performances, no doubt she will receive that encouragement which her talents so richly deserve.

"MADAME JAFFA", Empire (31 October 1866), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60601727 

This accomplished pianiste has taken a passage per Golden Sunset, for San Francisco. As it is her intention to make America her future home, all true lovers of the pure and truthful of musical art, will regret her absence from this city, leaving as it must a void in musical circles not readily to be filled. It it but an act of justice to state that no artiste who has visited these colonies has evinced to a like extent, what may be termed fidelity to the strict laws of musical orthodoxy; and while others may have pandered to a meretricious taste, and indulged in sensational displays, with at the same time a pecuniary profit to themselves, Madame Jaffa has ever remained faithful to her great master and his school to which she was so devoted a pupil. In her interpretation of the elaborate productions of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, &c., she, to use the language of a musical composer and critic of acknowledged merit, "presents qualifications not displayed to a like degree by other artistes," and which we are convinced will be duly appreciated and acknowledged by our brethren in the far land of the West.

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE . . . DEPARTURES", The Maitland Mercury (15 November 1866), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18726096

10 - Golden Sunset, barque, Hyndmarsh, for San Francisco, with 890 tons coal.

"LOSS OF THE GOLDEN SUNSET. PRIVATIONS OF THE PASSENGERS AND CREW (From the Newcastle Chronicle.)", The Mercury (24 July 1867), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8847101

"MADAME JAFFA'S FIRST CONCERT", Daily Alta California [San Francisco] (28 March 1867), 1

https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=DAC18670328.2.4 

As has heretofore been announced, Madame Jaffa, a pianist who has attained great celebrity in her profession in the cities of Australia, will give her initial public performance in California, this evening, at Platt's Hall. The selections for the concert are admirable. She will be assisted by the Misses Howson, Mr. Frank Howson, and Mr. Buch . . .

"AMUSEMENTS" Daily Alta California (22 April 1868), 1

https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=DAC18680422.2.5 

A fair audience attended Madame Jaffa's concert at Platt's Hall last night . . .

"ARRIVAL OF THE ENGLISH MAIL AT AUCKLAND", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 December 1888), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13706712

"SHIPPING", The South Australian Advertiser (11 January 1889), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30782202

[News], The South Australian Advertiser (22 January 1889), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30782839

"MADAME JAFFA' S RECITAL", The Mercury (30 March 1889), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9209389

"PIANOFORTE RECITAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 July 1889), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13727960

[News], The Argus (1 August 1889), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6267177

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Argus (5 August 1889),4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6268087


Bibliography and resources:

Northern California Composers (Finding Aid, San Francisco Public Library)

http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=2000021701#JJ





JAGER, Ernest Augustus (Ernest Augustus JAGER; Ernest Auguste JÄGER; ? Ernst August JÄGER; Mr. E. A. JAGER)

Professor of music, violinist and viola player, band leader, concert annotations (program note) writer (president, Musical Artists' Society)

Born ? Hamburg, Germany, c. 1849; son of Jas. JAGER
Active by early 1860s
Married Charlotte SHOESMITH (1853-1931), Fitzroy, VIC, 8 July 1873
Died Ascot Vale, VIC, Melbourne, 21 April 1921, aged 74

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Ernest+Augustus+Jager+d1921 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JAGER-Ernest-A (shareable link to this entry)


Summary:

Passenger lists show that Jager was playing in George Loder's orchestras as early as 1864 (for the Rainfords) and 1865 (Lyster's company), and he was a member of the Victorian Musical Association in November 1867. While advertising as a professional music teacher, he was leading band rehearsals for the Melbourne Exhibition in November 1872. He was elected a member, along with Julius Herz, of the Musical Association of Victoria in July 1876, and was viola player of the Melbourne Quartett Society in September. He was president of the Musical Artists' Society by April 1878 and in June the Argus noted a significant innovation:

The musical artists have sent us a copy of the annotated programme with which they will present their visitors on Monday night. It is highly creditable to the annotator, Mr. E. A. Jager, the president of the society, and will be found to be a most valuable adjunct to the enjoyment of the music by those who will be present at the concert. This programme heralds the introduction here of an excellent plan which is carried out in London and the larger cities on the Continent.

And again, in July 1879:

The annotated programme which they distribute amongst their visitors is a most interesting and valuable production, of great use to the audience and highly creditable to the "E. A. J." whose initials are appended at the foot of it, a musical artist whom we have no difficulty in identifying as Mr. E. A. Jager, the energetic and intelligent president of the Society . . .

In March 1890, the Argus published a detailed précis of his lecture, "The Orchestra, its Material, and How to Listen to it".

The nature of his relationship to Madame Jager, theatrical and operatic costumier, active in the 1860s, is unclear, though, given his young age in 1864, it is perhaps most likely that she was his mother. A Master Jager had appeared in theatrical roles in Sydney in 1861-62.


Documentation:

"CLEARANCES", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 April 1864), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13091295

Wonga Wonga (s.), 700 tons, Captain Trouton, for Melbourne. Passengers - Mr. and Mrs. Nish, Mr. and Mrs. Rainford, Mr. and Mrs. Norton, Mr. Melvyn, Mr. A. King, Mr. Steele, Mr. Leslie, Mr. F. Trevor, Mr. G. Loder, Mr. W. Lloyd, Mr. J. McCoy. Mr. J. B. Kitts, Mr. H. J. Christian, Mr, J. Herman, Mr. E. Jager, Mrs. Currie, Miss Levey, Mr. Forlong, Mr. Brown, Mr. Hart, Mr. E. L. Cohen, and 29 in the steerage.

"CLEARANCES", Empire (16 August 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64142728

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5779052

[News], The Argus (2 November 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5782383

[Advertisement], The Argus (2 November 1872), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5841673

[Advertisement], The Argus (2 January 1874), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5878693

[News], The Argus (25 December 1875), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7428128

[News], The Argus (26 July 1876), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5896472

[Advertisement], The Argus (23 September 1876), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5903456

[News], The Argus (1 April 1878), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5927194

[News], The Argus (1 June 1878), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5934548

"THE MUSICAL ARTISTS' SOCIETY OF VICTORIA", The Argus (11 July 1879), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5950314

"ROYAL SOCIETY. LITERATURE AND ART SECTION", The Argus (4 March 1890), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8592424

Public Record Office, VIC; VPRS / 4396; index to naturalisation certificates, 1851-1900; reel 2

https://www.ancestry.com.au/interactive/60711/44441_346528-03646?pid=8647 

Ernest Auguste Jäger / Residence Ascot Vale / Age 49 / Native Place - Hamburg - Germany / Occupation Professor of Music / Date of Certificate 12-2-1898 / No. of Certificate 7474

"UNIVERSITY CONSERVATORIUM. TO THE EDITOR", The Argus (10 September 1908), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10187938

"DEATHS", The Argus (26 April 1921), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1751062

"MUSICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA", The Argus (17 March 1926), 26

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3740283


Musical works:

Mollie darling ([by ? W. S. Hayes or John Hill] "transcribed for pianoforte by E. A. Jager" (in The Australian Musical Magazine (Christmas number, 1875) (Melbourne: Nicholson and Ascherberg)





JAMES, Henry (Henry JAMES)

Musician (of a strolling band), itinerant musician

Active Sydney, NSW, 1856

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JAMES-Henry (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"CENTRAL POLICE COURT", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 September 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28635635

Henry James was charged with having wilfully and maliciously broken a lamp, of the value of 25s., the property of Robert Watts. Complainant is a cab owner and driver residing in Pitt-street; defendent is a musician of a strolling band. On Saturday the band was performing in front of defendant's house when he drove up, requested them to give him passage, which they refused; he drove on and they were under the necessity of standing aside; defendant took up a music stand and made a blow at complainant, which missed him but smashed the carriage lamp. Defendant was found guilty and sentenced to pay the damage or to be imprisoned for forty-eight hours.

"CENTRAL POLICE COURT. MONDAY", Empire (23 September 1856), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64977002 





JAMES, J. B.
JAMES, Mrs. (Mrs. JAMES; Madame LOUISE)

Active Sydney, NSW, 1842-45


See main entries for both under Madame LOUISE





JAMESON, Mr. (Mr. JAMESON; ? James JAMESON)

Professor of Music (from Bath), teacher of pianoforte and violin

Arrived Melbourne, VIC, May 1839

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Jameson+professor+of+music+1839 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JAMESON-Mr (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

? "MARRIAGES", Newcastle Journal [England] (25 June 1836), 3

At Wallsend, on the 23rd inst. Mr. Jameson, professor of music, to Miss Isabel Bourley.

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Gazette (8 June 1839), 1

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=1BpDAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA41

MR. JAMESON, (From Bath,) PROFESSOR OF MUSIC, BEGS to acquaint the Ladies, Families, and others desirous of receiving Lessons on the Pianoforte, and Gentlemen who may feel disposed to learn the Violin, that should sufficient encouragement offer, he will remain in Melbourne to teach the above. Pianofortes tuned, repaired, and old ones however broken or out of order made equal to new. For Cards of Address apply at the Gazette Office.

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (22 July 1839), 4 supplement

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228129812 

A CARD. MR. JAMESON continues giving lessons on the Pianoforte and Violin for a few months.
Pianofortes Tuned and Repaired.
Terms, Teaching Pianoforte per quarter - £3 0 0
Tuning - 1 0 0
Teaching the Violin per quarter - 3 0 0
For Cards of Address apply at this Office.

? England census, 30 March 1851; Northumberland, Tynemouth; UK National Archives, HO 107 / 2410

https://www.ancestry.com.au/interactive/8860/NBLHO107_2410_2410-0253/14891440 

James Jameson / Head / 45 / Organist . . .
isabel [Jameson] / Wife / 35 . . .


Bibliography and resources:

Alexander Sutherland, Victoria and its metropolis, past and present (Melbourne: McCarron, Bird, 1888), 173

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/8918492

In May 1839 there arrived our first professor of music, Mr. Jameson, from Bath, and next year Mons. and Mme. Gautrot took up their quarters in Little Collins-street and began a series of instrumental and vocal concerts . . .





JAMIESON, Mrs. (Mrs. JAMIESON)

Harpist, pianist

Active Adelaide, SA, 1850-51

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Mrs+Jamieson+harpist+c1850-51 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JAMIESON-Mrs (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Adelaide Times (26 October 1850), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206987231 

HARP AND PIANO. MRS. JAMIESON, Will be happy to give instruction on either of the above instruments. Residence - West-terrace.

[Advertisement], Adelaide Times (31 October 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207070230 

. . . 3. Duo for Harp and Piano, on Airs from Zampa, LABARRE - Mrs. Jamieson (who has kindly consented to play on this occasion) and Mr. F. Ellard . . .

"MR. ELLARD'S CONCERT", Adelaide Times (3 November 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20707027 

. . . An instrumental duet for harp and piano followed, Mrs. Jamieson and Mr. Ellard being the performers. The piece was a potpourri of subjects, from Zampa; and the sparkling morceaux of Herold's opera were finely illustrated by the artistes . . .

MUSIC: Two grand duets, for harp and piano, on the favorite subjects from Herold's operas, no. 1. Zampa ou La fianceée de marbre (Théodor Labarre)





JAMIESON, Mr. J. (Mr. J. JAMIESON; ? James JAMIESON)

Music copyist, school teacher

Active Maitland, NSW, 1846

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JAMIESON-Mr-J (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (22 August 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article683943

MUSIC COPIED at 3d. per page, by Mr. J. Jamieson, Teacher, Wesleyan School, West Maitland.





JANSZ, Claes (Claes JANSZ, "t hooft" [the head])

Chief trumpeter (Batavia)

Active WA, 1629

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JANSZ-Claes (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

See https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/chronicle1542-1800.php#1629-06-04-Batavia


Bibliography and resources:

Csilla E. Ariese, Databases of the people aboard the VOC ships Batavia (1629) and Zeewijk (1727) - An analysis of the potential for finding the Dutch castaways' human remains in Australia (Fremantle: Australian National Centre of Excellence for Maritime Archaeology, 2012)

https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/23580

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/187154703

Ralph J. G. Henssen, Trompetters en tamboers in de Zeeuwse zeevaart ten tijde van de Republiek: plichten en Praktijken (thesis, Utrecht University, 2011)

http://dspace.library.uu.nl/handle/1874/204412




JEFFERIES FAMILY

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#EFFERIES-family (shareable link to this entry)

JEFFERIES, Richard Thomas (Richard Thomas JEFFERIES; R. T. JEFFERIES)

Violinist, conductor, composer, music-seller

Born Hoxton, England, 2 November 1841
Arrived Queensland, by December 1871
Died Brisbane, QLD, 4 August 1920

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Richard+Thomas+Jefferies+1841-1920 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1462525 (NLA persistent identifier)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JEFFERIES-Richard-Thomas (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

England, census 1871; London, St Pancras; UK National Archives, RG 10 / 255

https://www.ancestry.com.au/interactive/7619/LNDRG10_203_206-0472/27408430 

R. J. Jefferies / Lodger / 29 / Violinist / [born] Hoxton

"A NEW musical society . . .", The Queenslander (9 December 1871), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27268699 

A NEW musical society, called the South Brisbane Harmonic Union, has been established on the south side of the river. Owing to sundry causes musical societies have not flourished in Brisbane for any length of time, and since the "Philharmonic" became defunct, and the "Orpheus" has suspended its operations, no effort appears to have been made by musical people to combine their forces for concerted music. We believe, however, that this new society has been inaugurated under very favorable auspices, the promoters having been fortunate enough to obtain the kind aid and hearty co-operation as conductor of Mr. R. T. Jefferies, a professional gentleman of considerable musical ability, who has just arrived from England, where he has had experience in the conducting of societies producing high-class music . . .

[Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (1 February 1872), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1292703

[News], The Brisbane Courier (10 June 1876), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1386151

[Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (21 August 1876), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1389212

"Mr. R. T. Jefferies' Farewell", The Queenslander (21 May 1887), 820

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19924996

"Social Gossip", The Queenslander (21 August 1920), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25321327

The death of Mr. R. T. Jefferies has removed an old and respected citizen, who laboured during long and strenuous years to advance the cause of good music in Brisbane. He was one of the founder of the Musical Union, and for years its conductor. Born in 1842, Mr. Jefferies early showed his taste for music, and was educated in London. Arriving in Brisbane in 1871, he established a music warehouse in Queen-street, and for some years carried on business successfully, part of the time on his own account, and at a later date in partnership with Messrs. Paling and Kaye. When he retired he still continued to practise his profession, and took a prominent part in festivals, concerts, and music generally. For years, in association with his daughters, he devoted himself to the cultivation of public taste for chamber music, and the Jefferies quartette was as well known as it was popular. Perhaps the latest musical event at which he was present was a rehearsal of the Verbrugghen Orchestra, and this was the more noteworthy, in that in 1893 the gifted leader was conductor of the Alhambra Orchestra in London, which Mr. Jefferies himself had conducted in 1871. A thoroughly, sound musician, it would be impossible to overestimate the good effect of his teaching and his earnestness in the earlier days of musical development in Brisbane.

"RICHARD T. JEFFERIES", The Western Champion (28 August 1920), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article76757358

"R. T. JEFFERIES. AN APPRECIATION", The Brisbane Courier (4 September 1920), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20432924


Musical works:

Queensland national anthem (words by J. Brunton Stephens; music by R. T. Jefferies) (Brisbane: Watson & Co., [1875])

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/171071718 

Australian anthem [words and music as above] (Brisbane: Paling, Kaye, & Jefferies, [? 1876])

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/46566297 

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/8768254 


Bibliography and resources:

Robert K. Boughen, "Jefferies, Richard Thomas (1841-1920)", Australian dictionary of biography 9 (1983)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/jefferies-richard-thomas-6830

Barbara J. Hebden, Life and Influence of Mr. Richard Thomas Jefferies (M.Mus. qual. thesis, University of Queensland, 1980)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/47560651



From Orchard 1952; original State Library of Queensland

hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/95122 (DIGITISED)

JEFFERIES, Arena Massie (Arena JEFFERIES; "Enie"; Mrs. George G. MULLER, 1897)

Violinist, violin player, vocalist

JEFFERIES, Felix Mendelssohn

Viola player, "musically undistinguished" (Boughen, ADB)

JEFFERIES, Richard Beethoven (Richard JEFFERIES junior)

"musically undistinguished" (Boughen, ADB)

JEFFERIES, Mary Massie (Mary JEFFERIES)

Violinist, violin player, cellist, cello player

Died 1949

JEFFERIES, Vada Massie (Vada JEFFERIES)

Violinist

Died Kangaroo Point, QLD, 21 December 1952


Documentation:

Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (27 August 1881), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article910925

[Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (1 September 1881), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article920119

"The Orchestral Society", The Queenslander (20 September 1884), 472

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23975169

Although mentioned last, the trio for viola and two violins, performed by Mr. R. T. Jefferies and his two little daughters, was by no means the least. Many elder violinists would hesitate to publicly attempt the performance of a Sonata by Beethoven, but the Misses Jefferies not only, attempted, but with their father playing the violin, succeeded admirably despite the almost undue length of the piece.

"MUSICAL ECHOES", The Brisbane Courier (10 December 1889), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3505051

A friend has handed me the programme of a concert given at Betchworth, in Surrey, on 4th October last, at which our old friend Mr. R. T. Jefferies and his talented family were the principal performers. The opening number was a string quartet with Miss Jefferies as first and Miss Vada Jefferies as second violin, Mr. Jefferies viola, and Miss Mary Jefferies violoncello. Miss Jefferies played a violin solo, "Lombardi," by Vieuxtemps, and Miss Mary Jefferies a 'cello solo by Romberg. The other numbers by the family were two string trios and trio for piano, violin, and viola, by Mozart.

"MONDAY POPULAR CONCERTS", The Brisbane Courier (14 July 1891), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3528618

Miss Mary Jefferies's contributions were two delightful compositions of marked difference in style, a reverie by Bottosini and Popper's ever-pleasing gavotte. The execution in the latter was especially good; the harmonics in particular-of which the writer introduced not a few being very skilfully produced. A little more confidence in the attack would in some places have improved matters. Recalled, the young artist played, though not quite so effectively, a Canzonetta by Gillot. In the allegro - the first movement from Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto Op. 63, Miss Jefferies had ample opportunities for the display of her ability, and she may fairly be said to have taken advantage of them to the fullest possible extent. The difficulties of this movement are more than considerable, and to say that they were not evident in the performance is a high tribute of praise to the executant. The audience was deeply impressed, it was obvious, and an encore could not be avoided. To repeat the allegro was out of the question, and Miss Jefferies substituted with excellent judgment a serenade from the pen of Gounod, which, in its quiet and tender strains, formed a fitting sequel to the passionate fervour of the previous selection.

"MARRIAGES", The Brisbane Courier (16 March 1897), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3647317

"THE BLIND AND DEAF AND DUMB INSTITUTION", The Brisbane Courier (14 November 1901), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19132539

[Advertisement], The Courier-Mail (24 June 1935), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36763384

"LAW REPORT", The Brisbane Courier (13 October 1906), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19495168

"WOMEN'S CLUB EVENING", The Courier-Mail (28 April 1939), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39004369

CHRYSANTHEMUMS decorated the Brisbane Women's Club last evening, when a musical programme, arranged by Miss Vada Jefferies was presented. The guests were received by the president (Miss Gwen Hughes). Instrumental trios were played by Misses Vada and Mary Jefferies and Miss V. Delugar. Miss Delugar was also heard in pianoforte numbers, and Miss Sabina Crales sang.

"TAXI-MAN GUILTY OF HARM CHARGE", The Courier-Mail (19 November 1848), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49908719


Bibliography and resources:

"A TRIBUTE TO VADA JEFFERIES", The Canon 6 (1952), 332

Robert K. Boughen, "Jefferies, Richard Thomas (1841-1920)", Australian dictionary of biography 9 (1983)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/jefferies-richard-thomas-6830 





JENKIN, Charles (Charles JENKIN)

Musician

Active Beechworth, VIC, 1859

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JENKIN-Charles (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"SMALL DEBTS", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (22 March 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117926284 

Charles Jenkin v. John Jones. A claim for £16, for services as a musician. On examination, the plaintiff said he had been left behind at the Buckland, when the circus returned from there. He admitted, however, that it was his own fault, as he had got drunk on the road. He had not given notice of his intention to leave. He had left because he saw no prospect of getting his money. He acknowledged having received the sum of £10 5s. on account of the debt. Verdict for £5 5s., without costs. The Court then adjourned for half an hour.





JENKINS, William Stitt (William Stitt JENKINS; W. S. JENKINS)

Poet, songwriter, choral singer (Corio Total Abstinence Society chorus)

Born England, 30 June 1812
Arrived VIC, ? 1850s (late of Liverpool)
Died West Melbourne, VIC, 1 August 1878

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=William+Stitt+Jenkins+1812-1878 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-994589 (NLA persistent identifier)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JENKINS-William-Stitt (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (25 July 1859), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146565929 

WEEKLY GRAND CONCERT FOR THE PEOPLE AT THE MECHANICS' INSTITUTE.
MONDAY EVENING, 25th JULY, 1859 . . .
Song - "The Argus Reporter" - The Secretary . . .
W. S. JENKINS, Hon. Secretary.

[News], The Argus (2 August 1878), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5942607

Mr. Stitt Jenkins, a colonist well known by virtue of his so called poetical productions, died at Rosslyn-Street, West Melbourne, yesterday, at the age of 66 years. Mr. Jenkins was for many years a resident of Geelong, and was a steady contributor to the "poets corner" of the local press, chronicling with much assiduity every possible social event in verse. Latterly he removed to Melbourne, and was for a short time private secretary to Mr. Berry. He will be buried at Geelong on Saturday next.

"A Rhymester's Will", Australian Town and Country Journal (12 July 1879), 26

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70970873


Works:

William Stitt Jenkins, Australian anthem (Geelong: Printed by James Curtis, 1858)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/21584992


Bibliography and resources:

"Stitt Jenkins Memorial Fountain, 24 Gheringhap Street, Geelong

http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/places/result_detail/21777





JENSEN, Robert (Robert JENSEN; Bob)

Musician, conductor, pianist, teacher of voice production and pianoforte, musical adjudicator

Born Campbell's Creek, VIC, 1868
Active Castlemaine, VIC, 1880s
Died Albert Park, VIC, 14 September 1934

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Robert+Jensen+1868-1934 (TROVE public tag)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JENSEN-Robert (shareable link to this entry)


Summary (from information supplied by Robert's descendent, James Ashburner, October 2016)

Robert was the eldest of eight; his two brothers were musical, singing in church choirs, and one also in the Campbell's Creek Brass Band; all five sisters were also musical (piano and singing), two were visual artists, three were organists, and the eldest married a singer and raconteur Jack Greaves (J. C. Greaves). Their mother Christina (McBeath) owned a harmonium ("the finest organ in the district"), and probably taught her children. She had arrived in Melbourne aged 8, on the Marco Polo's maiden voyage in 1852, and her family went to the Diggings and never left. Robert is said to have studied orchestration and conducting with George Marshall-Hall.


Documentation:

"ITEMS OF NEWS", Mount Alexander Mail (18 December 1889), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198265991

A concert was held at Campbell's Creek on Monday night, at Appel's Assembly Rooms, in aid of the instrument fund of the Campbell's Creek Brass Band. Mr. T. Elliott (the Mayor of Castlemaine), presided. The band opened each part of the programme with a selection of music, under the leadership of Mr. R. Jensen, in very good style. Songs were well-rendered by the Misses Cowling, Langham, Turton, and Messrs. George, Brown and Greaves. Clarionet solos by Messrs. Rackstraw and Cowling were very well performed. Recitations were given by Messrs. Banfield and Brown, and were well received. The accompaniments were ably played by Mr. R. Jensen, and the singing of the "National Anthem" brought the enjoyable entertainment to a close.

"ITEMS OF NEWS", Mount Alexander Mail (9 July 1907), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200389145

Mr. Robert Jensen, a native of Campbell's Creek, who some years ago left the banking profession in Castlemaine to go in for the musical profession, for which he was eminently fitted, has made rapid strides in his profession. Several years ago he proceeded to Tasmania, where he is now the conductor of the Launceston Choral Society, and also of the Christ Church choir . . .

"DEATHS", The Argus (15 September 1934), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10953193

JENSEN. - On the 14th September, Robert, the dearly beloved husband of Janet (Dr. Cooper), of No. 6 Kerferd road, Albert Park, loving father of Margaret, and brother of Mell, Ess, Jim, and George. (Private cremation.)





JEPHSON, Henry (Henry JEPHSON)

Teacher of Music, composer, piano tuner and repairer, poet (? Wesleyan minister)

Born Alfreton, Derbyshire, England, 1810
Married Alice DAVIS (1813-1897), Bidford, Warwickshire, 3 November 1833
Active Hobart, TAS, by November 1858
Died Germantown, via Holbrook, NSW, 31 May 1896, aged 86

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Henry+Jephson+1810-1896 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JEPHSON-Henry (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

England census, 30 March 1851; Surrey, Camberwell, St. George; UK National Archives, HO 107 / 1582

https://www.ancestry.com.au/interactive/8860/SRYHO107_1581_1582-0454/1026794 

Henry Jephson / Head / 40 / London City Missionary / [born] Derbyshire Alfreton
Alice [Jephson] / Wife / 38 // . . . [4 daughters, 14 to 1] . . .

"METHODIST FREE CHURCH", The Hobart Town Daily Mercury (20 October 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3251288

The Rev. Mr. Jephson, recently from England, will conduct the services at the Chapel to the Infant School, in Murray-street, tomorrow evening at six o'clock.

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Daily Mercury (17 November 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3251606

Music. MR. H. JEPHSON, teacher of Music, 145 Harrington street N.B. - Pianofortes tuned and repaired on moderate terms.

1[Advertisement], The Mercury (13 October 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8811570 

SCHOLASTIC. - NOTICE OF REMOVAL. Mr. H. Jephson in announcing his change of residence, from 145, Harrington-street, to those commodious premises lately occupied by Mr. E. Browne, and formerly by the Rev. Wade, 146, Murray-street, takes this opportunity of thanking his numerous friends (musical and otherwise) for their very liberal support during the last four years, and hopes by strict attention to the morals and intellectual advancement of pupils committed to his care, to merit a continuation of their patronage. Terms on inquiry. N.B. - Tuition on Pianoforte as usual. Dancing Class re-formed under the able conduct of Mr. Cohen.

[Advertisement], The Mercury (10 June 1865), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8833330

"MECHANICS' INSTITUTE", The Mercury (4 October 1865), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8835275 

The usual weekly lecture at the Mechanics' Institute is to be given to-morrow evening by Mr. H. Jephson, who has for his subject "Music." In these days of amateur concerts and philharmonic societies, we should imagine that such a theme would possess unusual attractions.

"MASONIC FESTIVAL", The Mercury (19 July 1866), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8840542

. . . Song - Brother Jephson . . .

"NEW MUSIC", Hobart Town Punch (20 April 1867), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232934959 

WE have received a copy of a Song entitled "Adeline," the music of which we are told, is composed by A. Y. Z. (meaning we presume "A wise head") and the poetry by Mr. J. R. Betts. The song is what may be termed a sentimental and decidedly spooney one. We have any quantity of "face grace," "glance entrance," "gaze rays," "eyes dies," and so on. However the lines are up to the average mark of such songs, but we fear the music is not quite original. At any rate we fancy that we have heard something very like it before. "Amo," this is the title of a Masonic Song, written and composed by Henry Jephson, and affectionately dedicated to his "brethren of 345." We would with all due submission venture to point out to Mr. Jephson that "fame" does not rhyme with "gain." There are some very original ideas however that amply alone for any such deficiency. For instance, we are told that,

"Kings are under ambition's sway,
The warrior thirsts for fame,
The statesman schemes for place and pay,
The merchant's lured by gain."

Not the Tasmanian statesman, oh brother Jephson !

[Advertisement], The Mercury (15 January 1874), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8927634

"FATA MORGANA", The Mercury (5 November 1881), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9002577

We have received from the author, Mr. Henry Jephson, through the publisher, Mr. T. L. Hood, bookseller, a copy of a narrative poem, entitled, "Fata Morgana," or the Bristol Sculptor's Idol. The poem is neatly printed and bound by Mr. N. H. Propsting, of Elizabeth-street. We will take ae early opportunity of reviewing the little volume.

"Deaths", The Mercury (9 June 1896), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9318849

JEPHSON. - On May 31, at his late residence, Germantown, N.S.W, Henry Jephson, formerly of Hobart and Ironville, Derbyshire England, beloved husband of Alice Jephson, and father of Mrs. H. Doyle and Mrs. H. W. W. Sinclair, aged 86.

Henry Jephson, Find a grave

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/185112199 


Musical works:

AMO: a masonic song, words and music by Henry Jephson (Hobart Town: J. Walch & Sons; Launceston: Walch, Brothers & Birchall, [1860s?]; Hobart: M.L. Hood, Lith.) ("Suggested by certain slanderous reports being circulated against the Ancient and Honorable Order of Masons; affectionately dedicated to his brethren of 345 by Henry Jephson")

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/162531823

https://stors.tas.gov.au/ILS/SD_ILS-1035253 


Literary work (NB: not by Henry Lorenzo Jephson)

Fata morgana; or, The Bristol sculptor's idol (Hobart: T. L. Hood, 1881)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22035636

See review in Melbourne Review 7/26 (April 1882), 224-25





JERVIS, Mrs. (Mrs. JERVIS; probably Jane Edwards WESSEN, Mrs. H. C. JERVIS, below)

Vocalist, ? pianist

? Born Bristol, England, 19 March 1818; daughter of Charles Jones WESSEN and Mary WESSEN
? Married Harry Cooper JERVIS, St. James's, Bath, England, 17 December 1839
? Arrived Adelaide, SA, by 14 December 1840 (per Fairfield, from London via Plymouth, 30 July, and the Cape)
Active Sydney, NSW, 1844-45; ? 1867
? Died North Shore, NSW, 15 February 1869

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Mrs+Jervis+vocalist+1844-45 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

? https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Jane+Wessen+Jervis+1818-1869 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JERVIS-Mrs (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

Registers of births, Bristol, Broad Mead Baptist, 1813-1837; UK National Archives

https://www.ancestry.com.au/interactive/2972/40612_B0148653-00013/674072 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 June 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12409840

AUSTRALIAN PHILHARMONIC CONCERTS . . . June 12th, 1844 . . . under the management and direction of Mr. Nathan . . . PART I . . . Terzetto - "Gia fan ritorno," Mrs. Jervis, Master Tibbey, and Master Riely - Mozart . . .

MUSIC: Gia fan ritorno (terzetto from The magic flute; Mozart)

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 June 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12425271

AUSTRALIAN PHILHARMONIC CONCERTS . . . 26th June, 1844 . . . The Vocal and Instrumental Department, with the exception of Mrs. Bushelle, Mrs. Ximenes, Mrs. Portbury, Mrs. Jervis . . . sustained by Amateurs . . . TERZETTO - "Gia fan ritorno" - Mozart . . .

"PHILHARMONIC CONCERTS", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (24 August 1844), 91

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228134575

. . . Mrs. Jervis sang The May Rose in a pleasing style . . .

[Advertisement], The Australian (29 May 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37154717

ROYAL CITY THEATRE (Under Distinguished Patronage.) MISS HINCKESMANN . . . intends giving a CONCERT of Vocal and Instrumental Music . . . on FRIDAY EVENING, May 30th, 1845 . . . The following talented Professional, as well as several Amateur performers, have most kindly promised their valuable assistance: - Mesdames Gibbs, Jervis, Ximenes, and Miss Tuohy (pupil of Miss Hinckesmann) her first appearance; Messrs. Waller, Worgan, Calaghan and Griffiths. The Theatrical Band will be assisted by the Members of St. Patrick's Band . . . Leader, Mr. Gibbs; Conductor, Mr. Johnson (Organist of St. James's) . . .

? [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 June 1867), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28611241

J. CLARK'S CITY MUSIC HALL, Pitt-street, opposite Tattersall's Hotel . . . Pianiste - Mrs. Jervis . . .

"DEATHS", Sydney Mail (20 February 1869), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166811860 

JERVIS - February 15th, suddenly, at North Shore, Jane, relict of the late Mr. Harry C. Jervis, engraver, Pitt-street, Sydney, aged 49 years.


JERVIS, Harry Cooper (Harry Cooper JERVIS; Henry Cooper JERVIS)

Engraver, printer, music engraver, piano seller (1850s)

Born Somerset, England, 1814/15; baptised Wincanton, 15 February 1815, son of James JERVIS and Sarah COOPER
Married Jane Edward WESSEN (1818-1869), St. James's, Bath, 17 December 1839
Arrived Adelaide, SA, by 14 December 1840 (per Fairfield, from London via Plymouth, 30 July, and the Cape)
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 12 April 1843 (per Emma, from Adelaide, 10 March, via Hobart Town)
Died Sydney, NSW, 3 December 1862

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Harry+Cooper+Jervis (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1486412 (NLA persistent identifier)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JERVIS-Harry-Cooper (shareable link to this entry)

See also:

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-sheet-music-1834-c1850.php#JERVIS 

JERVIS, James Henry (James Henry JERVIS; James JERVIS)

Printer, engraver, musical instrument repairer

Born Sydney, NSW, 1845; son of Harry JERVIS and Jane WESSEN
Married Rosa LANCASTER (1845-1919), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1864
Died North Sydney, NSW, 23 November 1909

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=James+Henry+Jervis+1845-1909 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JERVIS-James-Henry (shareable link to this entry)


Summary:

Among the services Jervis offered in one of his first Sydney advertisements was "Music Title pages Engraved, each . . . 0 7 6". He appears to have done so for his colleague, Thomas Rolfe, who published a local edition of Horn's song, Child of earth with the golden hair, probably around this time, with a titlepage engraving signed by Jervis.

Press reviews seem to suggest that, in the case of two prints he himself printed and published in 1845, Jervis engraved not only covers, but also the music.

During the 1850s, Cooper evidently also sold pianos from his business premises.

Following a vicious attack on his wife, he was imprisoned for 12 months, apparently also leading to an estrangement between Cooper and his son James. On Cooper's death, however, James resumed control of the printing and engraving business, having in the meantime worked as a musical instrument repairer.


Printed music and music titlepages

Child of earth with the golden hair, cavatina . . . composed by Charles E. Horn

(Sydney: Published by T. Rolfe, Hunter St., [c.1843])

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/42921703 (DIGITISED)

Jervis signed titlepage, and probably engraved that only


Lady O'Connell's waltz composed . . . by her Ladyship's very humble servant, T. Stubbs

(Sydney: Engraved, printed & published by H. C. Jervis, Pitt St. N., [1845])

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/37498906

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?itemID=917483&acmsid=0 (DIGITISED)


Hail to thee mighty one! song of Australia and chorus composed by S. H. Marsh . . .

(Sydney: Engraved & printed by H. C. Jervis, Pitt St., [1845])

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-168446021 (DIGITISED)


Documentation:

Marriages solemnized by banns in the parish of St. James, Bath, in the county of Somerset; Somerset Archives

https://www.ancestry.com.au/interactive/60858/engl78030_d-p-ba-ja-2-1-16_m_00153?pid=1039423 

306 / December 17, 1839 / Harry Cooper Jervis / of age / Bachelor / Engraver / 5 Bridewell Lane / [father] James Jervis / Silk Mercer
Jane Edwards Wessen / of age / Spinster / - / 9 Bridewell Lane / Charles Jones Wessen / Agent . . .

[Advertisement], The Dispatch (9 December 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228250668

H. C. JERVIS'S Engraving and Printing Office, 3 doors below A. & S. Lyons's, Pitt-street North.
A Card-Plate, and 50 Cards, for - 0 5 0
Silver, &c., Engraved, per letter - 0 1 8
Music Title pages Engraved, each - 0 7 6 . . .

"MUSICAL EXAMINER", The Examiner (16 August 1845), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228062562

HAIL TO THEE MIGHTY ONE, SONG OF AUSTRALIA, AND CHORUS. Composed by S. H. Marsh. The Poetry by John Rae, A. M, Sydney: H. C. Jervis . . .

"LADY O'CONNELL'S WALTZ", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (20 September 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59766187

. . . It has been engraved on steel by Mr. Jervis of Pitt-street, and both the composition and execution of the engraving are alike creditable to the musician and the artist.

"INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. SATURDAY, BEFORE the CHIEF COMMISSIONER. PROOF OF CLAIMS", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 October 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12893353 

In the estate of Henry Cooper Jervis, a single meeting was held, at which the following claims were proved: John Thomas, £15; Robert Bickwell, £1 15s. 1d.; John Charles Hawe, £13 10s. The meeting allowed the insolvent to retain his bed, bedding, and wearing apparel.

[Advertisement], The People's Advocate and New South Wales Vindicator (12 November 1853), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article251541836 

REMOVAL. REMOVAL. REMOVAL. City Engraving and Printing Establishment. Established upwards of 12 years. H C. JERVIS begs to inform his friends and the public generally, he has removed for the present three doors below Mr. Mort's Auction Rooms, Pitt-street North . . . For sale or hire, 1 Cottage Pianoforte.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 July 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30940572 

PIANOFORTES for Sale or Hire. Enquire of H. C. JERVIS, Engraver, &c., Pitt-street North; or at the Crown and Anchor, Newtown. N.B. - One first-rate Square Piano-forte for sale, by Broadwood and Sons, price only 22 guineas.

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12966449 

FOR SALE, a bargain, a Square Pianoforte, by Broadwood and Sons. Price £17. H. C. JERVIS, Pitt street, near Mr. Mort's.

"SYDNEY NEWS", The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (5 July 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189656487 

NEW INSOLVENTS. JUNE . . . 21. - Harry Cooper Jervis, engraver, Sydney, liabilities, £122: assets, £50; deficit, £72. Official assignee, Mr. Adam Wilson.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 December 1856), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12990293 

PIANOFORTE (Grand), a bargain. Enquire H. C. JERVIS, engraver, 28, Pitt-street North.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 March 1860), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13037500 

In the Insolvent Estate of H. C. Jervis. THIS DAY, March 8th. G. F. BAKER has received instructions to sell by public auction, on the premises, Pitt-street, THIS DAY. at 11 o'clock, Engravers' tools, furniture, &c. Terms, cash.

"SYDNEY DISTRICT GENERAL SESSIONS", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 August 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13044624 

Harry Cooper Jervis was indicted for assaulting his wife, Jane Jervis, by throwing vitriol in her face, on the 14th instant, thereby doing her grievous bodily harm. A second count charged the prisoner with a common assault. Verdict, guilty. Sentenced to be imprisoned in Parramatta gaol, with hard labour, for twelve months. Mr. Brenan defended the prisoner.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 October 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13058117 

NOTICE. - My Son, JAMES, having left his home, and being under age, I hereby caution any person employing or harbouring him without my consent, will be dealt with as the law directs. H. C. JERVIS, engraver, &c., 169, Pitt-street.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 December 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13070436 

On the 3rd instant, at his residence, 169, Pitt-street, after a long and painful illness, which he bore with Christian fortitude, Mr. Harry Cooper Jervis, in his 47th year, leaving a wife and large family to deplore their loss. His end was peace.

"FUNERAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 December 1862), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13070391 

The Friends of HARRY C. JERVIS, engraver, are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will move from his late residence, 169, Pitt-street North. TO-MORROW (Friday) AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock precisely. JOHN SMITH, undertaker.

ENGRAVING AND PRINTING. 169, Pitt-street. JANE JERVIS, widow of the late H. C. Jervis, begs to inform her friends and the public, that having secured the services of a first-class workman, she will be enabled to execute any orders that may be entrusted to her in either of the above branches, and hopes by strict attention and punctuality to secure a share of their patronage.

JAMES JERVIS, son of the deceased H. C. Jervis, begs to inform the public in general that he will continue to execute orders for the repairs of violins, flutinas, concertinas, &c., on the shortest notice.


Bibliography and resources:

Neidorf 1999, 183

http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2926 (DIGITISED)

"Jervis, Henry Cooper", Design & Art Australia Online (DAAO)

https://www.daao.org.au/bio/henry-cooper-jervis (ONLINE)

Harry Cooper Jervis, Find a grave

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/187990663 





JERVIS, Pryce Challis (Pryce Challis JERVIS; P. C. JERVIS' P. JERVIS)

? Amateur vocalist

Born London, England, 31 March 1833; baptised Trinity church, St. Marylebone, 30 August 1833; son of Reece Pryce JONES (c. 1801-1867) and Mary Sarah CHALLIS (1806-1876)
Active Ballarat, VIC, by 1858
Married Emily Jane SEALE (1836-1927), St. James's cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, 1 May 1860
Died Gilberton, SA, 23 November 1888

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Pryce+Challis+Jervis+1833-1888 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JERVIS-Pryce-Challis (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"THE INDIAN RELIEF FUND BENEFIT CONCERT", The Star (15 April 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66047574 

The above concert took place at the Montezuma Theatre last evening, and though the audience was by no means so numerous as might have been expected, they were of a class of which an ordinary Ballarat assemblage is not generally composed, most of our "fashionables" ornamenting the dress circle. The programme was very attractive. Mrs. Turner, Miss Chalker, and Mrs. Vincent were the lady performers . . . Mr. Gregg sang, as usual, with great power and execution; and Mr. Jervis gave as Sims Reeves' favorite songs of "My pretty Jane" and "In this old chair" in very creditable style. Mr. McDonald's Scotch songs were nicely sung . . .

[Advertisement], The Star (6 July 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049018 

DUCHESS OF KENT CONCERT HALL. IMMENSE ATTRACTION. JOE MILLER HAS ARRIVED, and will appear to-night, Monday, 5th July [sic], and every evening, in addition to the present company, consisting of MISS MARIA CHALKER, The Eminent Soprano. MR. McDONALD, The Scottish Vocalist. MR. JERVIS, The Favorite Tenor. MR. R. A. R OWEN, Pianist and Conductor.

"PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", The Star (18 January 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66336899 

The annual meeting of the Philharmonic Society was held yesterday evening in the hall of the Mechanics' Institute - Mr. A. Park, vice-president, in the chair. Mr. Park opened the proceedings by a few remarks, and called upon the secretary, Mr. Jervis, to read the report of the committee . . .

"SHORT HOURS SOIREE", The Star (21 November 1861), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66343640 

. . . Song - "Love and War," by Messrs. D. Oliver and P. Cazaly. Song - "In this old chair," Mr. P. Jervis . . .





JEVONS, William Stanley (William Stanley JEVONS; W. S. JEVONS)

Amateur musician, harmonium player

Born Liverpool, England, 1 September 1835
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 6 October 1854 (per Oliver Lang, from England 29 June)
Departed Sydney, NSW, April 1859 (per Chrysolite, for Callao)
Died Bexhill-on-sea, Sussex, England, 13 August 1882

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=William+Stanley+Jevons (TROVE tagged)

https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-880689 (NLA persistent identifier)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JEVONS-William-Stanley (shareable link to this entry)


William Stanley Jevons Sydney 1858

William Stanley Jevons, aged 22, Sydney, 1 March 1858


Documentation:

William Stanley Jevons, letters (8) mainly to his father and brothers in England, 25 January 1855 to 18 January 1857; State Library of New South Wales, B 1610

http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110318677 

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/_transcript/2017/D00007/a337.html (TRANSCRIPT)


Jevons, "My study, Double Bay", c.1857/58, with harmonium; John Rylands Library, Manchester


Bibliography and resources:

Harriet A. Jevons (ed.), Letters and journals of W. Stanley Jevons (London: Macmillan and Co., 1886)

http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/jevons-letters-and-journal 

[50] . . . [Letter to his sister Lucy, Sydney, 28 May 1855] . . . If I get the first payment of my salary towards the end of this week I shall probably buy a bookcase with glass doors to keep my books and other things clean and out of the way. Possibly I may even spend £30 in getting an harmonium, as I wish very much to have a little music; but this may seem very extravagant . . .

[55] . . . [Letter to his brother Herbert, Petersham, NSW, 29 November 1855] . . . A little time ago I was at a very jolly thing, viz. a moonlight concert in the Domain. It struck my fancy as the most enjoyable way of hearing music, from the place and manner being completely natural. The Domain is a sort of natural park, and you walk about it or lie on the grass in the moonlight just as you like . . .

[Letter to his sister Henrietta, 28 February 1858] You say that I seemed from my last letters not so much occupied with music. This can scarcely have been the case, [100] for music is always to me the same, a condition of my existence, a part of me. I believe I could live a life of music. If our physical nature did not interfere I can almost conceive it possible that a man might play music ad infinitum and still never tire. Have you ever felt, when much pleased and interested by several different things in the same day, as if you would like to have a separate existence for each, something in the way that in vingt et un you can divide a pair of similar cards and play two or more separate hands? Now I think that nothing less than a lifetime would quite satisfy my musical thirst, while I find with concern that a single hour per day out of the twenty-four considerably interferes with other affairs equally or more important. Music, then, ought to be a rare but still legitimate and occasional delight. I greatly envy you with your music master, and lessons, and new pieces, and concerts, and other grand opportunities. Here, I come to a stand, surprised and pleased, if I hear a (supposed) young lady strumming in a second-floor room in a Sydney street . . .

The Philharmonic concerts, with their questionably-performed overtures and symphonies, have now ceased, because the concert-room has, in the most Gothic manner, been converted into an auction-room. Of musical as well as dramatic "stars," the Sydney sky from horizon to zenith has been quite clear for at least six months. You can understand then, the dull and miserable thing that it is to ramble through the beauties of all the chief oratorios, etc., and yet be beyond the reach of all those grand performances I hear of in London and Liverpool. If one of the Exeter Hall oratorios (at 3s.) took place here, and the price were raised to £10, I feel pretty nearly sure I should go. About two weeks ago I fell upon Beethoven's Mount of Olives and Pastoral Symphony, and instantly buying them at the price demanded, have since played scarcely anything else. Many pieces in the first I have mastered, I really think, better than anything before, most of the latter is beyond my power altogether, and I can only here and there catch an air. Of the Mount of Olives I can only say that it contains some things of the beauty and sublimity of which I had before formed no conception. It is like gaining a new insight into a thing. My two favourite [101] passages I copy out; they are the simplest parts of the whole, but surpassingly beautiful and striking. Beethoven's music seems to me characterised by "being full of soul," every note seems to be a thought, or at least a part of an expression, while the whole seems to be an inspiration rather than an exertion of mere musical knowledge, art, or talent. Of all other composers Weber seems to me most nearly to resemble him in this; Haydn, Mendelssohn, Spohr follow next in this respect. Mozart and Handel, though perhaps greater than any, on the whole, are distinguished, especially the latter, by the preponderance of the musical art, pure or combined with the dramatic . . .

[Letter to his sister Lucy, Emerald Hill, Melbourne, VIC, 16 March 1859] . . . Having left Beechworth at 5 A.M., we met with evident signs of the proximity of Melbourne at daybreak the next morning, and at eight o'clock found ourselves, covered as we were with a frightful accumulation of dust, in the busy streets of this great town. As yet I am charmed with Melbourne. It is totally unlike Sydney, and artificially as much greater as it is by the nature of its site worse than it. Built upon an expanse of land as nearly flat as can well be, nothing picturesque can be expected, but the fine straight regular streets, filled with handsome buildings and stored with every luxury, are the next best thing. But what chiefly charmed me was that on the very morning of my arrival I saw an announcement, by the Melbourne Philharmonic Society, of the oratorio Israel [Israel in Egypt] for the evening. I instantly bought a ticket. I have often longed for an oratorio, but did not expect such a thing on this side of the world; moreover, with one exception, the Mount of Olives, there is [126] no piece of music I more wished to hear than Israel. You will perhaps be surprised to learn that such a great and difficult mass of double choruses was very well performed here. The solo singers, indeed, were wretched, and the instruments were few and played with want of taste; but there was a good organ, and, what is more, the two choruses, making together some 120 or 130 people, sang with at least as much force and feeling as a similar number would in Exeter Hall. I found almost everything realised that I had expected of the Israel.

Compare: "NEW PATENT MODEL HARMONIUM", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 March 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12966886 

R. D. Collinson Black (ed.), Papers and correspondence of William Stanley Jevons, vol. 2: correspondence 1850-1862 (London: Macmillan, 1973)

250-51 (Letter 94)

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=Ds2uCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA250 (PREVIEW)

I might do a deal more at Meteorology & such things only that my Music takes up such an awful deal of my time. I have got, as perhaps you know, a moderately good harmonium on which I play for an hour or two per day an indiscriminate mixture of Operas & Oratorias, Sacred or Profane, beautiful and sublime musical compositions in much of my usual style of execution. It does not seem to injure anybody else, nor myself either, so I play away by myself to my hearts content, and say as people always say of music "its no harm". I likewise attend most of the Concerts in Sydney, and it is my firm belied that if I were in London I should go to some concert or theatre every night for three months. The last Philharmonic Soc.'s concert was a very good one as we had Miska Hauser a first rate violin player whose playing I was delighted with. I was also somewhat pleased to see a fair assemblage of the ladies of Australia, most of them young . . . . . . I thought them in general very pretty, but not being acquainted with any one of them, I cannot speak of their inward qualities. Their behaviour in public is usually decorous and on the occasion I referred to I noticed only one slight breach of etiquette, which was that a very handsome girl apparently fell dead in love with me, truly at first sight, or at all events expressed it in a series of the most determined & gratifying nods from the opposite side of the Concert room . . .

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=Ds2uCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA320 (PREVIEW)

. . . The Philharmonic concerts, with their questionably-performed overtures and symphonies . . . [as above]

Bert Mosselmans and Ernest Mathijs, "Jevons's music manuscript and the political economy of music", in Neil De Marchi and Craufurd D. W. Goodwin (eds), Economic engagements with art (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1999), 121-156

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=FB_Yh8DXuz0C&pg=PA121 (PREVIEW)

G. J. McCARTHY, "Jevons, William Stanley (1835-1882)", Encyclopedia of Australian science (1993; 2018)

http://www.eoas.info/biogs/P000062b.htm 

[Jevons's photography], On this date in photography

https://onthisdateinphotography.com/2017/09/01/25685 





JOEL, Caroline (Caroline DAVIS; Mrs. JOEL; "Mrs. JEWELL")

Soprano vocalist

Born ? UK, August 1813; twin sister of Samuel DAVIS, d.1892, of Goulburn
Active Goulburn, NSW, by 1856
Died Sydney, NSW, 9 May 1868, aged 54 and 9 months

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Caroline+Joel+d1868 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOEL-Caroline (shareable link to this entry)

ASSOCIATIONS: probably related to Isaac Davis


Documentation:

"GRAND CONCERT IN AID OF THE GOULBURN HOSPITAL", The Goulburn Herald and County of Argyle Advertiser (31 May 1856), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article118311800 

A Grand Concert of vocal and instrumental music, for the benefit of the Goulburn Hospital, was given last Thursday evening, in the grand concert room of the Commercial Hotel, Sloane-street, Goulburn . . . The performances were conducted by five amateurs, viz: - Mrs. Jewell, a songstress of very superior talent, from London; Mr. Isaac Davis, a young violinist, recently arrived in the colony from London, and who, although apparently not above eighteen years of age, displayed a mastership over his beautifully-toned instrument which elicited loud encomiums from the audience. In fact, he was encored upon every occasion. Mr. Holmes, a young gentleman engaged in the management of the Australian store, presided at one pianoforte, and Mr. Bennett at the other, Mr. Holmes taking part in the vocalism, and Mr. Bennett displaying his skill in two solos on the flutina, and was upon both occasions encored. Captain Natthey performed on the violincello, and his solo from the opera "Lucia di Lammermoor," was a most masterly performance, and called forth great tokens of approval. The selections of songs, &c., was highly creditable to the party or parties who made the arrangement, and seemed to suit the feelings and the wishes of all present. Mrs. Jewell was undoubtedly the " diamond" of the evening, and indeed it would be a task of extreme difficulty to single out any particular ballad in which she proved herself super-eminent, having been encored on the conclusion of every one of her songs. The lady's voice is a brilliant and clear soprano, while she displays great ability and tact in varying it from the soprano, through the counter-tenor to the treble. She sung the "Merry Zingara" in a most effective manner. If permitted the liberty of choosing the ballads in which she excelled, we would select "Lo, here the Gentle Lark, "In Fairy Bowers," and "The Genius of Freedom." The great differences of intonation and expression required to sing these songs with effect, are undeniable proofs of Mrs. Jewell's talent. The duet by Mrs. Jewell and Mr. Holmes "When a little farm we keep," created much amusement, and was encored, as also were the beautiful and well rendered duets - "When thy bosom heaves a Sigh," and "I know a Bank." The grand solo on the violin was also loudly applauded. Captain Natthey displayed great proficiency and masterly skill in his performance on the violincello, and was encored. Mr. Holmes was applauded over and over again, and evinced considerable skill as a pianist, and as a vocalist. He possesses an agreeable baritone voice. Mr. Bennett, in his performance on the flutina, also received great applause. So enthusiastic were the audience, and so excellent the performances, that the Concert was not concluded until half-past eleven o'clock, when the audience went away to their several residences, all evidently highly gratified at having passed so agreeable an evening. It is but justice to Mr. Coleman Jacobs, the Pianist, to state that he most kindly proffered his assistance at the Concert, but as the programme had been definitely arranged, his services were declined. We understand that the proceeds of the Concert will amount to between £40 and £50. We shall be able to give the exact amount in our next issue.

"GOULBURN", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 June 1856), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12983292 

"ACCIDENT AT WATSON'S BAY", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 October 1860), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28626679

Mrs. Joel, sister of Mr. Samuel Davis, of the Exhibition Hotel, had a very narrow escape on Sunday afternoon last, whilst proceeding to Watson's Bay in a dogcart, in company with Miss Clelia Howson and Mr. Isaac Davis . . .

"MRS. C. JOEL'S CONCERT AT THE MASONIC HALL", Bell's Life in Sydney (11 April 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59792892

"MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT", Empire (15 April 1863), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63130410

A new candidate for public favour makes her debut before a Sydney audience this evening. Mrs. C. Joel has for a long period been known in this city as an amateur vocalist of considerable ability. She will give her first professional concert at the Masonic Hall, this evening, and will be assisted by Madame Sara Flower, Madame Flora Harris, Mrs. W. J. Cordner, Messrs, Sussmilch, Banks, and a gentleman amateur. The programme consists entirely of vocal music, from the popular works of the day. Mrs. Joel herself is ardently partial to the compositions of Bishop; she will sing, "Should he upbraid," and "Lo, here the gentle lark," and with Madame Sara Flower, the duet, "As it fell upon a day."

"CONCERT AT THE MASONIC HALL", Empire (16 April 1863), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63130468

Mrs. Joel selected an unfavourable period for her debut in Sydney as a vocalist. The theatre, occupied by a good company, is attracting large audience; whilst the musical portion of the community devote their attention to the Christy Minstrels. These causes, added to the fact of Mrs. Joel being unknown to the general public, had the effect of a very limited attendance at the concert last evening. The debutante belongs to the old school of vocalists - the bravura florid style, and her voice is sufficiently flexible to meet all the requirements of this class of music. It is also very powerful, and Mrs. Joel infuses considerable taste and spirit in her execution. An apology was again made for Madame Sara Flower, on the score of indisposition, and Mr. Banks did not make his appearance for the "kindly promised" buffo song. The audience, which no doubt, composed many personal friends of Mrs. Joel, were enthusiastic in her favour, and she was consequently (very deservedly) encored in Bishop's "Should he upbraid," (substituting the ballad, "I'll follow thee,") and in the same composer's "Lo, here the gentle lark," (substituting Lavenu's "Cushla Machree.") Bishop's "Blow, gentle gales," commenced the concert, and his "Indian drum," formed the termination.

"MRS. C. JOEL'S CONCERT", Bell's Life in Sydney (18 April 1863), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59792931

"SYDNEY SUMMARY", Goulburn Herald (18 April 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article102850922 

A new vocalist, Mrs. Joel, formerly residing in Goulburn, made her debut on Wednesday, and well spoken of.

"MUSIC AND THE DRAMA", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 April 1863), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28620678

"BENEFIT OF MR. AND MRS. CHARLES JONES", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 June 1863), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13080864

"INSOLVENCY COURT", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 March 1864), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13090079

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 June 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13085692 

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

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

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 May 1868), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13165885

On the 9th instant, at the residence of Mr. B. H. Cohen, 229, Pitt-street, CAROLINE JOEL, aged 54 years and 9 months, beloved mother of Mrs. H. Solomon, and sister of Mr. Samuel Davis, late of Goulburn, lamented by a large circle of friends. English papers please copy.

"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 December 1892), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13891319 

DAVIS. - December 27, at the residence of Mrs. S. Solomon, 249 Riley-street, Samuel Davis, Esq., late of Goulburne, age 80 years.





JOHNSON, Mr. (Mr. JOHNSON)

Violinist (Theatre Royal)

Active Sydney, NSW, 1835

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOHNSON-Mr-1835 (shareable link to this entry)


Summary:

The brothers James and William Johnson did not arrive until the following year; however, perhaps this was their father, Richard senior, or brother (also Richard), who had been in Sydney already for a couple of years.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (2 May 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2198024 

Theatre Royal, Sydney . . . The Lessees are highly gratified in informing the public, that they have succeeded in engaging all the first Musical Talent in Sydney to form their Orchestra, which consists of the following gentlemen, viz. Leader of the Band - Mr. CLARKE; Violins - Messrs. SPYER, JOHNSON, DYER, and SCOTT; Principal Flute - Mr. STUBBS; Violincello and Grand Piano Forte - Mr. CAVENDISH; Clarionetts - Messrs. TURNER & SHARP; Bassoons - Messrs. HOARE & BALL; Bugle - Mr. PAPPIN; Drums - Mr. VAUGHAN . . .





JOHNSON, Mr. (Mr. JOHNSON)

Drums and triangle player (Lyceum Theatre)

Active Sydney, NSW, 1861

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOHNSON-Mr-1861 (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 August 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28624605

ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE . . . FIRST NIGHT OF THE DRAMATIC SEASON. MONDAY EVENING. August 6th . . . THE FOLLOWING COMPANY HAVE BEEN ENGAGED . . . A full and efficient orchestra of first-class artistes. Leader and Director - Mr. G. Peck; Principal 2nd violin - Mr. Charles Bowen; Flute - Mr. Palmer; Clarionet - Mr. McCoy; Double Bass - Mr. Seal; Bassoon - Mr. Wright; Cornet - Mr. McHarnith; Drums and Triangle - Mr. Johnson.





JOHNSON, Charles (Charles JOHNSON)

Musician, vocalist

Active Hobart, TAS, 1853

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOHNSON-Charles (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"POLICE COURT", The Courier (28 March 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2241133

Charles Johnson, free, musician, was charged, under the now Hiring and Servants Act, by Mr. Hand, proprietor of the Waterman's Arms, with non performance of his engagement. The defendant pleaded Not Guilty. Mr. Hand deposed that he had engaged the defendant to sing for two hours every night at his Melophonic Concert, at a weekly salary of £1, in addition to his board; that the defendant would sometimes be absent for two or three nights together . . . The defendant argued in his defence, that being a professional man he could not be tried as a servant.

"Police", The Tasmanian Colonist (31 March 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226522533 

Hand v. Johnson. This case, which was tried on Monday, was an information under the hired servants' Act, preferred by Mr. Josiah Hand of the "Waterman's Arms" against Charles Johnson, one of the singers, for absenting himself from his service without leave on the 23rd inst . . . The defendant cross-examined Mr. Hand with a view to show, that he had not been hired by him, but by his fiddler, Mr. Thomas John Turner . . . In his defence, Johnson indignantly repudiated his liability to the Hired Servants Act: he was a "professional" person, a vocalist and a comedian, (great laughter) and was in no way whatever amenable to the Act . . .

ASSOCIATIONS: Josiah Hand





JOHNSON, Henry (Henry JOHNSON; Mr. H. JOHNSON; Mr. JOHNSON)

Professor of music, band master (Band of the 40th Regiment; Headquarters Band; Volunteer Rifles Band), clarinet player, oboe player, composer

Born Dover, Kent, England, 26 July 1813
Married Louisa GARWOOD (1814-1890), St. George-Tombland, Norwich, England, 18 February 1833
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 5 November 1852 (per Vulcan, from Cork, with 40th regiment)
Died Melbourne, VIC, 10 June 1895, aged 82

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Henry+Johnson+d1895 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

See also Band of the 40th Regiment (second tour)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOHNSON-Henry (shareable link to this entry)

JOHNSON, Frederick

Flute player, piccolo player

Born Montreal, Canada, c.1841, while his father Henry (above) was there with 7th Hussars, 1838-42
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 5 November 1852 (per Vulcan, from Cork, with 40th regiment)
Died Melbourne, VIC, 1913, aged 73

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOHNSON-Frederick (shareable link to this entry)


Summary:

At the time of his marriage at Norwich in 1833, Johnson was a trumpeter with the 7th Hussars, under bandmaster Thomas Leggatt. His son, Frederick, occasionally documented as a musician, was born in Montreal, while his family were there with the regiment (1838-42).

On returning to England, on 8 May 1843 Johnson transferred to the Grenadier Guards, and on (or before) his final discharge from that regiment, on 30 September 1846, he became civilian master of the Band of the 40th Regiment. In May 1856 he celebrated his tenth anniversary in that post, as reported in Melbourne papers.

Johnson had apparently retired as bandmaster of the 40th around the time of the regiment's departure for New Zealand in July 1860, though he continued some professional association with the military as bandmaster of the volunteer artillery. Melbourne Post Office directories for 1863-1864 list him as a professor of music living in Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.

Johnson and his regimental band were first billed as playing for public concerts in Melbourne in March and April 1853, when he (as bandmaster and clarinet soloist), and bandsman Joseph Hartigan (ophicliede soloist) appeared in John Winterbottom's series of monster concerts.

In a "grand military concert" at the Exhibition Building in January 1857, Johnson introduced his "Battle symphony", or Grand battle sinfonie ("Descriptive of British Troops Leaving their Native Shores for the Seat of War"), consisting of 20 separate numbers, according to the Argus, "his clever . . . composition in which all the sounds incidental to an engagement, even the dead silence of suspense, were described in music".

Also documented in band programs are Polka, "Maria" (Johnson) [June 1856], Selection, "Irish melodies" (Johnson) [February 1864], and Selection, "Ecosse" (Johnson) [March 1864].


Documentation:

England, non-parochial registers, UK National Archives, PRO RG4/921; piece 0922; Dover, Last Lane, Zion Chapel (Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion, formerly Presbyterian), 1830-37

https://www.ancestry.com.au/interactive/2972/40612_B0148216-00026?pid=300346

Johnson / Henry, son of Joseph Johnson (of the Derby Militia) & Sarah his wife was born the 16th July 1813 in the Parish of St. Mary's Dover & baptized 20 Sept 1814.

Though Johnson is not named in either of the two extracts below, they date from the weeks around his marriage in Norwich, while he was serving there in the regimental band:

[News], Norfolk Chronicle [England] (2 February 1833), 2

Yesterday sennight being the day on which Sir Jacob Henry Preston, Bart, attained his twenty-first year, there was a grand and supper at Beeston Hall. The extended scale and excellent arrangements of which reflected great credit on the taste and liberality of Lady Preston. Dancing began at about nine in the evening, and was kept up with unabated vigour till four tbe next morning. Col. Keane having kindly given permission, the band of the 7th Hussars attended and obtained the highest approbation their masterly performances. All the first families in the neighbourhood were present, amounting to nearly 200.

[News], Norwich Mercury [England] (9 March 1833), 3

We were happy to see MR. MUELLER'S Concert Room at the Swan Inn, so fully and genteely attended on Thursday Evening, when he gave his third Concert . . . the novelty of the evening was a quintetto concertante, of Reicha, for Oboe, Clarionet, Flute, Bassoon, and Horn, by Mr. Leggatt, the Master of the band of the 7th Hussars; Sergeant Onion and three other performers in the same regiment. The composition itself was perhaps more suited to a select audience of amateurs than to the public, but it was nevertheless full of very rich and beautiful passages; and was performed with a precision and delicacy we have rarely been accustomed to hear at a concert in Norwich . . .

"GARRISON THEATRICALS IN CORK", Dublin Evening Packet and Correspondent [Ireland] (18 November 1851), 3

"GARRISON THEATRICALS IN CORK", Dublin Evening Post [Ireland] (20 November 1851), 3

On Friday evening an amateur performance was got up by the officers of the 40th and Carbineers, stationed in the beautiful city . . . The matchless Band of the Regiment (the best in the service, we believe), under the able direction their talented band-master, Mr. Johnson, performed a number of favourite overtures, &c., and contributed much to the gratification of the audience . . .

[News], Limerick Chronicle [Ireland] (20 December 1851), 2

A grand Dress Ball, the second of the series, came off on Wednesday last in the large room of the Victoria hotel, Cork, which was attended by the lending nobility of the city, the officers of that and the neighbouring garrisons . . . The splendid bands of the 40the and 90th Regts. were in attendance and performed a selection of the most choice and soul enlivening music in dansante, specially arranged by Mr. Johnson, bandmaster of the 40th . . .

"ANTIENT CONCERTS", Cork Constitution [Ireland] (15 April 1852), 2

The society gave its second concert for the season on Monday night, at the Imperial Clarence rooms. The music consisted of Handel's Messiah . . . We roust not omit mention of MR. COGHLAN, who was the leader, and a most effective one, or the able manner in which he was sustained HERR MANEN, the Master of the Band of the 1st Royals. MR. JOHNSON, the Master the Band of the 40th Regiment, also came from Templemore to the Concert, and several Amateurs of great merit took part in the Orchestra . . .

[Advertisement], The Argus (13 November 1852), 8

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GRAND BALL, Under distinguished patronage. MESSRS. De Grey and Coleman Jacob's Plain and Fancy Dress Ball, on a scale of splendour never surpassed in this country, will take place on Monday, November 22nd, at the Protestant Hall, Stephen-street. By the kind permission of Colonel Valiant and the Officers of the 40th Regiment, the splendid band of that distinguished regiment will attend on the occasion, in full costume, conducted by Mr. Johnson . . .

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

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[Advertisement], The Argus (20 April 1853), 10

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"VICTORIA . . . BANDMASTER OF THE 40TH REGIMENT", The Tasmanian Daily News (16 May 1856), 2-3

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On the 6th instant, in Melbourne, a splendid baton of ebony, mounted with gold, was presented after a champagne luncheon, given by the band of the 40th Regiment to Mr. Henry Johnson, for ten years bandmaster of that corps. The baton is of colonial manufacture, having been made by a Mr. G. Henderson, recently arrived by the Schomberg, and is of artistic design and elegantly executed. The gold employed on the mounting was valued at 25 guineas.

An address proposed by Sergeant Robshaw, of the 40th, and very neatly engrossed on parchment (for the purpose of being framed) by Mr. Bayne, solicitor, of Chancery lane, was also presented along with the baton.

In reply to the address, Mr. Johnson made the following fitting and pertinent speech:-

I accept this baton with great pleasure. I shall always look upon it (as doubtless, you intend I should) as a token that the plans I [3] have adopted during the ten years I have been amongst you, have been such, as not only to have produced and maintained a good band, but as having done so with but very few of those misunderstandings which in so long an interval may of necessity sometimes arise. I have always considered these two points, as of equal importation; they, in fact, depend on each other; efficiency soon follows when once a good feeling is established. Mind you, I by no means take the credit of this to myself - a large portion belongs to the band; for had they not had the good sense to have seen that what at first seemed irksome or annoying, was really for the general good, I should not now have before me a baud that pull as well as play together, and in which a mutual esteem exists between the head and the members, occasioned as such can only be by all having done their duty, and done it well. It is this thought that gives this baton value, and I trust that the younger portion of the band will endeavour to follow in the track of their elders; if so, I can safely promise that they will become at no distant period, as good performers as the best of us. In conclusion, I beg to add that I shall always look upon this baton with a greater degree of pleasure and satisfaction hand on anything I ever possessed.

[Advertisement], The Argus (28 June 1856), 8

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QUEEN'S ARCADE. - By the kind permission of Colonel Valiant, the Band of the Fortieth Regiment will perform in this beautiful Promenade, This Day, from half last two till half-past four o'clock, (weather permitting,) when the following choice selections of music will be executed:
PROGRAMME:
Overture to Martha - Flotow
Music of Macbeth - Locke
Waltz - Zephire Lüfte - Gungl
Selection - Don Pasquale - Donnizetti
Polka - Maria - Johnson
Galop - Evergreen - Labitzky.

"MUSIC AND THE DRAMA", The Age (19 January 1857), 5

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Mr. Johnson, the able and estimable bandmaster of the 40th, has announced a grand military concert in the Exhibition Building, on the evening of Thursday. The chief feature of the concert is to be a composition of his own - a battle symphony. For the purpose of giving the fullest effect to this splendid production Mr. Johnson has enlisted the willing services of the whole band, and a treat of the highest order may be expected. Apart from the merits of the concert, which we may make sure will be first-class, Mr. Johnson has great claims on us for hearty support. He has now been several years in the colony, and though he has identified himself with the advancement of music in numberless ways, and by the able conduct of his band gratified our ears with military music of the highest order, he has refrained until now from coming forward before the public to ask from them a substantial recognition of his services. It will remain for the discerning public not to let him suffer for his modesty and moderation. The concert is to be under the patronage of His Excellency the Governor and Lady Barkly, and we sincerely wish he may have a bumper house.

[Advertisement], The Argus (22 January 1857), 8

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EXHIBITION BUILDING.
On Thursday Evening, 22nd January,
Under the distinguished patronage of his Excellency the Governor and Lady Barkly.
GRAND MILITARY CONCERT,
Under the direction of Mr. H. Johnson, bandmaster of H.M. 40th Regiment,
On which occasion will be produced, for the first time in Melbourne,
A GRAND BATTLE SINFONIE,
Descriptive of British Troops Leaving their Native Shores for the Seat of War.
LAST APPEARANCE OF THE ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY.
Principal Vocalists:
Miss Julia Harland, Mr. W. Sherwin, Mr. Farquharson.
Mr. Creed Royal, flute ; Mr. Linly Norman, piano.
Conductor, Mr. H. JOHNSON.
PROGRAMME:
Part I.
Overture, "Martha" - Flotow
Selection, "Stabat Mater" - Rossini
Song from "Trovatore," Mr. Sherwin - Verdi
Air and variations, Miss Harland - Rhodes [? Rode]
Recitative and air, "Ruddier than the cherry," Mr. Farquharson - Handel
Battle sinfonie - Johnson
No. 1 - Warning Drum for Parade.
2 - Bugle Call for Parade and Inspection.
3 - Review of British Troops previous to their Departure.
4 - The March of Regiments to the Railway Station.
5 - Departure of the Train, and Arrival at the Port of Embarkation.
6 - The Embarkation, 7 - Weighing Anchor and Setting Sail; Evening at Sea; Song, "Bay of Biscay," Mr. Farquharson.
8 - Land in Sight, and Arrival on the Enemy's Shore.
9 - Disembarkation, and Taking-up Camping Ground by the Allied Forces.
10 - Advance of the French Army.
" " Turkish ".
" " Sardinian ".
" " British ".
The Halt and Encampment.
11 - Night previous to Battle; Stillness reigns around; "The Marselllaise" and "Home, Sweet Home" are heard from the Camps.
12 - Daybreak, Morning Gun, and Reveille.
13 - Chirping and Warbling of Birds at Sunrise.
14 - Music heard from Enemy's Camp (Nations Air), immediately followed by their Bugle Sounding the Alarm.
15 - The British Cavalry Sound to Horse, Drum Beat to Arms.
16 - The Advance of the Highland Infantry.
17 - The Advance of the British Guards.
l8 - The Engagement.
19 - Victory.
20 - Finale, "God Save the Queen."
(An interval of fifteen minutes),
Part II.
Selection, "Il Barbiere" - Rossini
Solo, piano, "Home, Sweet Home," Linly Norman - Norman
Song, "Happy Birdling;" Flute Obligato, Creed Royal, Miss Julia Harland - Wallace
Song, "Blue Beard," a romance of juvenile literature, Mr. Farquharson - Parry
Duet, "Signora, Where Are You Going?" "Don Pasquale," Miss Harland and Mr. Farquharson - Donizetti
Band, Air with Variations, and Grand Finale - Bender.

"MR. JOHNSON'S MILITARY CONCERT", The Argus (23 January 1857), 5

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The Battle Symphony, which constituted the most prominent, and, as it proved, the most popular, feature in the programme of the Military Concert, at the Exhibition Building last evening, must have reminded many who were present of one of Jullien's novel and ingenious compositions; while the execution of the symphony was marked by a vigour, verve, and precision in every respect worthy of the orchestra over which the great Monsieur used to preside.

Mr. Johnson's composition may be described as a graphic, animated, and picturesque narrative of a series of events incidental to a state of warfare, - musical sounds being the language employed by the narrators; and, judging by the plaudits which repeatedly broke forth, and the enthusiasm occasionally excited, the narrative was thoroughly comprehended, and as thoroughly enjoyed by the auditors.

The Symphony commenced with the warning drum for parade, followed by the bugle call for parade, and inspection; then were successively described, vividly and effectively, the review, the march to the railway station, the transit of the troops by train; their embarkation and debarkation; their encampment; nightfall; national airs breaking on the stillness of the hour; daybreak and the reveille; the preliminary incidents of an engagement; the din of battle; and the triumphal march, denoting victory, followed by "God save the Queen," as the appropriate finale.

Great credit is due to Mr. Johnson for the skill with which he has arranged and inter-woven the various compositions employed in the production of this Symphony; and his reception by the audience last evening was such as to justify him in announcing its repetition whenever a suitable opportunity occurs.

The numerous, demands upon our space compel us to restrict our comments within the narrowest limits, but it would be unjust to Mr. Farquharson, to omit allusion to his admirable delivery of the recitative and air from Acis and Galatea, "Ruddier than the Cherry," which was vociferously encored. The other vocal performers were Miss Julia Harland (who appeared to be labouring under a severe cold), and Mr. Sherwin, whose feeble rendering of a song from Il Trovatore amused the audience greatly. The attendance was not so numerous as we had anticipated, and the Governor and Lady Barkly wore prevented from being present.

"GRAND MILITARY CONCERT", The Age (23 January 1857), 4

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Yesterday evening the Exhibition Building was well filled, to listen to the musical treat provided by Mr. H. Johnson, the accomplished bandmaster of the 40th Regiment. The grand feature of the evening was the Battle Sinfonie, which was performed by the band in the most unexceptionable style, and despite its extreme length, listened to with rapt attention . . .

"JOURNAL OF LITERATURE AND ART", The Illustrated Journal of Australasia 2 (1857), 95

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=dIwuAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA95

. . . Mr. Johnson, band-master of the 40th regiment, gave a concert at the Exhibition, to introduce his clever "Battle Sinfonia," a composition in which all the sounds incidental to an engagement, even the dead silence of suspense, were described by music . . .

"THE NEWS OF THE DAY", The Age (14 March 1859), 5

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A large concourse of persons attended the grand military concert held at the Botanic Gardens on Saturday last, in aid of the funds for the relief of sufferers by the late fire in North Melbourne. The Piece de Resistance of the concert consisted of Mr. Johnson's veteran "Battle Symphony" . . .

"CONCERT AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS", The Argus (14 March 1859), 5

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There was an unusually large number of visitors on Saturday to these gardens, the special attraction being a "Grand military concert" by the band of the 40th Regiment, in aid of the sufferers by the North Melbourne fire. The peculiar feature of the programme was a "Battle Sinfonie," by Mr. Johnson, the talented bandmaster. This very clever composition, it will be remembered, was performed for the first time at the Exhibition Building, about two years ago, and it has not, as we are aware, been given in its entirety in public since then. It is exceedingly well adapted for out-of-doors playing, and it was listened to on this occasion with marked attention. The extreme fineness of the day, combined with the agreeable influence of the music, created a large amount of enjoyment . . .

"AN EXPLANATION. TO THE EDITOR", The Age (16 October 1860), 5

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"THE BAND IN THE BOTANICAL GARDENS. TO THE EDITOR", The Argus (28 November 1860), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5694032

[News], The Argus (14 December 1861), 5

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Selection of Irish Melodies (with solos) Johnson; Clarionet Mr. Johnson; Piccolo Mr. F. Johnson; E flat Clarionet Mr. Clerke; Cornopean Mr. Richardson; Trombone Mr. Berg.

[Advertisement], The Argus (1 October 1863), 8

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Song, "Lo! here the Gentle Lark," Bishop - Miss O. Hamilton. Flute Obligato - Mr. F. Johnson.

[News], The Argus (30 December 1863), 4

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A practice of the Volunteer Band takes place this afternoon, in the Exhibition building. It will be seen from the following return, made by Colonel Anderson, that the volunteers hereafter will be well provided with music; - "Strength of the Head-quarters Band, and Drum and Fife Corps of the local force: - General, band muster (Mr. Siede), 1; leader (Mr. Johnson), 1; professional performers, 19; volunteer performers (under Sergeant Hartigan), 23; 41, Drum and Fife Corps (under Drum-Major Canna), 65. Total 109. The above performers are now equipped and provided with the best instruments, stands, &c, for which the property of the former Volunteer Band under Mr. Johnson and of the Collingwood Band, have been made available. They are organised as follows: - Frist, for parade purposes, the whole of the above strength when required form one band. Second, the band, not including drums and fifes, divides into the compute military bands, under Messrs. Siede and Hartigan respectively. Third, the drum and fifes divide into several complete detachments. A detachment of drums and fifes is always obtainable by officers commanding corps, on application to the Volunteer-office. The payment of the professional portion of the band, and all other expenses, will partly be defrayed by the Government; the rest of the money required will be raised by subscription. The band will perform twice every week, for the benefit of the public, and arrangements are in course to establish a drive and promenade at the Prince's bridge reserve, and to provide seats both there and at Fitzroy Gardens, within an enclosure, to be reserved for subscribers only.

[News], The Argus (12 February 1864), 5

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[News], The Argus (8 March 1864), 5

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[News], The Age (6 March 1864), 5

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One of the best vocal and instrumental concerts which have been heard in Melbourne for some time, was given by Mr. C. E. Horsley at Hockin's Assembly Rooms last evening. The room was tolerably well filled, though the attendance was not so good as the entertainment deserved. With two exceptions, those of Miss Hamilton and Mr. Angus, the vocalists were all pupils of Mr. Horsley, in the Philharmonic Society, and the success they achieved last night reflects great credit upon him as an instructor. The orchestra consisted of eight instrumentalists, led by Mr. Horsley on the pianoforte, as follows: - Flute, Mr. Siede; clarionet, Mr. Johnson; violin, Mr. Strebinger; violoncello, Mr. Chapman; oboe, Mr. Schott; horn, Mr. Kohler; viola, Mr. Thomas; and contra-basso, Mr. Gover . . .

"DEATHS", The Argus (12 June 1895), 1

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JOHNSON.- On the 10th inst., at 238 Toorak-road, South Yarra, Henry Johnson (late of Her Majesty's 40th Regiment), aged 82 years. (Interred in the St. Kilda Cemetery on the 11th inst.)

"PASSED AWAY", Prahran Chronicle (6 July 1895), 4

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AN OLD PIONEER IN THE MUSICAL WORLD. MR. HENRY JOHNSON. [BY A. H. WILLIAMS.]

"Nothing can we call our own but Death!"

There recently died at his residence in Toorak-road, South Yarra, a gentleman whose connection with music in Melbourne from the early fifties up to a few years ago, is worthy of more than passing notice. Possessed of a decided talent and great enthusiasm, the late Mr. Henry Johnson arrived here as a clarionetist with the band of the 40th regiment, whose fine playing was always a subject of admiration, and took a leading part in all musical matters; in fact no event of any importance was considered complete without his assistance. On the breaking out of the Ballarat riots the regiment was ordered there, including the band. Mr. Johnson remained behind to complete his engagement with the excellent orchestra then playing at the Salle de Valentine [Salle de Valentino], at the corner of Bourke and Spring-streets, opposite the Old White Hart Hotel - then a building of much more modest pretentions than the present one. The proprietor of both the institutions, Mr. James Ellis, was also promoter of the Cremorne Gardens on the Yarra at Richmond, and had a large Venetian gondola built for the purpose of taking people there by the river from Princes Bridge. That old veteran, the Hon. Geo. Coppin, succeeded him as lessee. The Salle de Valentine was a circular structure of canons and boards, the exterior appearance of which altogether belied the character of the entertainments given within, which where of the highest class. Mr. Johnson was associated with many celebrities who appeared there, such as the Carandinis, Olivia Hamilton [Octavia Hamilton], Lavanu [Lavenu], and M. Fleury, the latter a brilliant violinist and leader of the orchestra. Of him it is related that on one occasion a member ("Daddy" Reed) had scored a piece for the orchestra in which there was a pause immediately followed by a cadenza ad libatum for the leader. Fleury had been told that then he had a free hand, but the liberal manner in which he interpreted the order utterly astonished the top-booted orchestra and audience, for the cadenza comprised the whole of one of De Beriot's airs with variations. It may appear strange that a band should appear in top boots, but at that stage of Melbourne's existence there were no paved streets, and in wet weather it was absolutely necessary to wear them, and not an uncommon occurrence to leave one behind in the mud. Shortly after Mr. Johnson entered into engagement with the late Mr. Geo. Chapman, who inaugurated a series of promenade concerts in the vestibule of the old Criterion Hotel in Collins-street W., where the Union Bank now stands. There also appeared many notables whose names are still green in the memories of not a few of to-day.

On the 40th Regiment leaving for New Zealand about 1860, Mr. Johnson retired from it, and the famous Head Quarters Band was then organised by Colonel Pitt, Mr. Johnson becoming bandmaster. This existed for some years, and its playing was always delightful to listen to. He assisted in the orchestra at the opening of the first exhibition held here in a building on the site now occupied by the Law Courts, and also at the many concerts held there. The old Philharmonic Society's performances were given in the same place, Mr. Johnson being a leading member of the band. For many years he assisted the oldest amateur instrumental organisation in the city, viz.: the Melbourne Amateur Orchestral Society, conducted for a long term by that able musician Julius Siede, and later by Julius Herz and others. Mr. Johnson was compelled to give up the clarionet through a contraction of the muscles of the hands preventing him manipulating the keys with his usual dexterity, he then took up the trombone until ill-health and advancing years necessitated his ceasing playing entirely.

There are not many living now whose names are so closely connected with the history of music in Melbourne from its early days to a comparatively recent period. Within the last few years death has claimed as victims such old identities and sterling musicians as Ed. King, Elsasser, Chas. Horsley, Sidney Hart, Julius Buddee, Hardman [? Hartigan], Keeley, Madame Carandini, and others. In these times of high pressure living, and with such a bewildering and constantly changing variety of entertainment offered to us, we are apt to overlook the claims such names have upon our respect and notice. It may be here remarked that the musical entertainments given from twenty to forty years ago were of such excellence that they do not suffer by comparison with those of later years. The orchestras then were not quite so large as at present, but almost every member of them was a skilled performer. Mr. Johnson in addition to being a skillful executant, was an adept in arranging music for the band, and was universally esteemed in and out of the profession. He lived a life full of interesting experiences, and reached the ripe old age of eighty-two years.

Another correspondent kindly contributes the following: -

One by one - and often two by two - the old identities are passing away, one of the latest being Mr. Henry Johnson, of South Yarra, who was bandmaster of the 40th Regiment and one of our best musicians. When the regiment arrived here at the end of 1852 it was quartered on part of the railway reserve, at the corner of Spencer and Latrobe-streets, and a delightful roadway given to Melbourne residents, by reason of the band of the regiment playing on certain evenings on Batman's Hill, under the direction of Mr. Johnson. I lived at the time in King-street, Melbourne, and was able to attend the playing. The then Governor Latrobe was constantly in attendance, appearing on horseback, also on horseback was Mr. Edward Wildon, part proprietor of the Argus, his implacable foe, for he (Mr. Wilson) placed in the paper day by day an advertisement, "Wanted a Governor." Mr. Wilson's captain was Mr. Lauchlann Mackinnon, and a brass to his memory has been erected in All Saints' Church. Another constant attendant at the band-playing was one of our oldest residents, Mr. W. P. Firebrace, then a stripling, he had first been appointed to the Prothonotary's office, and, by sheer merit, rose to the rank of chief, and is now drawing a pension as prothonotary. The 99th Regiment arrived here at the end of 1852 [? recte 1856] from Tasmania after many years of foreign service en route for England, and camped on the vacant piece of ground on which the Mint now stands. I heard its band play occasionally, but it was, as might be expected through its long absence from England, not to be compared, as regards efficiency, with that of the 40th Regiment. One of the instruments used by the former was, I recollect, the long discarded serpent. When the 40th Regiment was ordered to New Zealand, Mr. Johnson elected to remain in Melbourne, and he afterwards collected an excellent body of instrumentalists, termed "The Head Quarters Band," who often delighted Melbourne listeners by their superior playing, till one day Sir Graham Berry, in a fit of retrenchment, ordered it to be disbanded, to the grief of a large body of lovers of music. For some time I noticed Mr. Johnson's health gradually giving way, and it is not to be wondered at when it is considered he had reached the ripe old age of 82.


Bibliography and resources:

B. and M. Chapman, "Band Master Henry Johnson", Australia's red coat regiments

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





JOHNSON, Master (Master JOHNSON)

Juvenile alto vocalist

Active Melbourne, VIC, 1858-62

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Master+Johnson+oratorio+vocalist+1858-62 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOHNSON-Master-1 (shareable link to this entry)


Summary:

At Christmas 1858, Master Johnson was a soloist in Messiah first for the Melbourne Philharmonic in the Exhibition Building on 24 December, and later for the Prahran Philharmonic on 30 December.


Documentation:

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

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On CHRISTMAS EVE, FRIDAY, DKOEMBER 24, 1858.
MELBOURNE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY.
The SIXTH SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT For the year will be held in the Exhibition Building, When the Grand Oratorio,
THE MESSIAH Will be performed.
Principal Vocalists: Miss Octavia Hamilton, Mrs. Goodliffe, Master Johnson, Mr. Ewart, Mr. Angus, Mr. Blanchard, and Mr, Mitchell. Band and Chorus of One Hundred Performers.
Leader: Mr. King. Organist: Mr. Geo. R. Pringle. Admission to the Gallery, 2s. 6d.
W. G. DREDGE, Honorary Secretary.

[Advertisement], The Argus (30 December 1858), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7307155 

[Advertisement], The Argus (12 December 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5693433

[News], The Argus (27 March 1860), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5679558

The members of the Choir of St. Peter's Church gave a concert of sacred music last evening . . . Miss [Octavia] Hamilton also sang some charming words, entitled "Ave Maria," set to music by Shubert [sic], with great effect. Mr. W. H, Williams (the well-known tenor), Mr. Moxon, and Mr. Totten sang some solos from Haydn's "Creation" and Handel's "Redemption" in a very superior manner, and a lad named Master Johnson also acquitted himself well in his execution of the air, "He was despised," from the "Messiah" . . .

[News], The Argus (4 July 1860), 4

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

The Philharmonic Society's third subscription concert in the Exhibition Building, last night, was less numerously attended than those which have preceded it. Perhaps the influenza had something to do with the circumstance, and perhaps the absence of the names of Miss Octavia Hamilton and Mr. Farquharson from the programme had also something to do with it . . . The attraction of the evening was, of course, the first performance of a new sacred cantata by Herr Elsasser, which had been for some time expected by the musical world . . . It is entitled "Praise the Lord", and contains three quartetts in the compass of a not very long work, airs for tenor, bass, and contralto voices, and some well-written choruses . . . The contralto air, "My heart is glad," in the absence of Mrs. Button, was capitally taken in alto by a Master Johnson, who was honoured by the only encore awarded.

[Advertisement], The Argus (25 January 1861), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5696997

"TOWN TALK", The Herald (29 March 1862), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article244182903 

. . . Master Johnson sang "Rocked in the cradle of the deep" with a good deal of feeling and taste, and was loudly applauded . . .





JOHNSON, J. E. (Mr. J. E. JOHNSON; "Mr. Jovial JOHNSON")
JOHNSON, Charley (Master Charley JOHNSON; Master JOHNSON)

Entertainers, comic vocalists

Active VIC, c.1860

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOHNSON-Jovial (shareable link to this entry)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOHNSON-Charley (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"SHAMROCK THEATRE", Bendigo Advertiser (20 June 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87989953 

. . . Mr. Johnson in his humorous ditties was encored again and again. Master Johnson's vocalism was another little feature in the attractiveness of the evening's programme which was as well selected and performed as any we have seen at the Shamrock for some time.

"Death of the Ovens Gold Fields Water Company", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (22 August 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112904490 

[Advertisement], Bendigo Advertiser (19 November 1860), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87948069 

[Advertisement], Ovens and Murray Advertiser (2 December 1862), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112892202 





JOHNSON, Jack (Moolbong; Kiitya; Jack JOHNSON)

Indigenous song-maker

Born Kaliyarrkiyalung, Wiradjuri man, Lachlan River district, NSW, c.1868
Died Condobolin, NSW, 24 June 1943

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1466985 (NLA persistent identifier)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOHNSON-Jack (shareable link to this entry)





JOHNSON BROTHERS OF SYDNEY
JOHNSON, James
JOHNSON, William Jonathan (W. J. JOHNSON)
JOHNSON, Richard

See Johnson brothers mainpage:

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/johnson-brothers.php 





JOHNSTONE, Mr. H. C. (H. C. JOHNSTONE)

Precentor, conductor of psalmody (at a salary of £10 a year)

Active Mortlake, VIC, 1866

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOHNSTONE-H-C (shareable link to this entry)


Bibliography and resources:

J. E. Murdoch, Fifty years of Presbyterianism in Mortlake, 1847-1897 (Mortlake: Printed at the Dispatch Office, 1917)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/20260307





JOLLY, Edward (Edward JOLLY)

Musician

Born France, c. 1807
Died (suicide) North Melbourne, VIC, 1 August 1862, aged 55

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Edward+Jolly+d1862 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOLLY-Edward (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

[News], The Argus (2 August 1862), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5719461

Yesterday forenoon, a Frenchman named Folly [sic], a musician, residing in Lansdowne-street, North Melbourne, was found dead in his own house, his throat cut, and a razor covered with blood lying at his feet. The last time he was seen in life was about four o'clock on the previous after-noon, when he appeared to be sober; but he had been drinking lately. He was also understood to be in trouble about his wife and family, who are in France. It is presumed that the deceased committed suicide, and an inquest will be held on the body to-day.

"THE NEWS OF THE DAY", The Age (4 August 1862), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155009735 

An inquest was held on Saturday last, at the Bouverie Hotel, Carlton, by Dr. Youl, on the body of Edward Jolly, the unfortunate musician who was found dead with his throat cut at his lodgings, Lansdowne terrace, Bouverie street, on the 1st instant. At the inquest it was stated that the deceased was a Frenchman, and had been lately engaged as a musician at the Alhambra concert rooms, Bourke street east. He had been formerly a banker in France, where he failed in business. For some time past he had appeared melancholy, and had been very anxious about his wife and family, who are still in France. He was last seen alive on Thursday, at 4 p.m., by Mrs. Guddy, the landlady of the house where he resided. On the following (Friday) morning she knocked at his door, and getting no answer, looked in, when she saw him lying in the fireplace with his throat cut, and a razor covered with blood lying at his feet. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased committed suicide whilst laboring under temporary insanity. The deceased had no property of his own; but in his room were found a number of articles, including a violin and photographic apparatus, and material belonging to a former partner, Mr. W. C. Reilly, of Elizabeth street. They were ordered by the Coroner to be delivered to the owner.

"CORONERS' INQUESTS", Leader (9 August 1862), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196391974 





JOLLY, William (William JOLLY)

Musician, blind violin player

Born c. 1827; son of Thomas JOLLY
Died North Melbourne, VIC, 20 January 1857, aged 30

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=William+Jolly+d1857 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOLLY-William (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"SUICIDE", The Argus (22 January 1857), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7143489

An inquest was held yesterday . . . on the body of a man named William Jolly, a musician, thirty years of age, who shot himself at North Melbourne on Tuesday last . . . Thomas Jolly, father of the deceased, said: The deceased was my oldest son, and was by profession a violin player. He had been blind from three weeks from his birth. For the last four or five months his mind had been much disturbed, and he appeared quite melancholy. He often said that he wished something would kill him or run over him. He has been in the habit of carrying loaded pistols about him since arriving at the period of maturity. He was in the habit of staying out late at night from his professional attendance at parties, and it was with an idea of defending himself at such times that he carried the pistols about with him . . .

"SUICIDE OF A BLIND VIOLIN PLAYER", Bendigo Advertiser (23 January 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87996888





JONAS, Moritz (Moritz JONAS)

Music teacher, organist, pianist

Born Braunschweig, Germany, 8 December 1817
Arrived Victoria, June 1855 (per Marco Polo)
Died Mount Gambier, SA, 13 May 1902

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Moritz+Jonas+1817-1902 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JONAS-Moritz (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"AMATEUR CONCERT IN AID OF THE NEEDHAM MEMORIAL WINDOW FUND", Border Watch (25 January 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77164277

The Deutsche Liedertafel did excellent service upon the occasion under the leadership of Mr. Jonas. Since we last heard them we could hot fail to observe a marked improvement, and the increased number of tenor voices, rendered their singing everything that could be wished.

"HERR JONAS' CONCERT", Border Watch (11 August 1877), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77048104

"DEATH OF HERR M. JONAS", Border Watch (17 May 1902), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77495092

Herr Moritz Jonas, an old and highly respected resident of Mount Gambier, passed away on Tuesday night at the residence of Mrs. Gerloff, Wehl-street, after a period of four years of failing health. In February of 1898 the deceased gentleman, who had up till then enjoyed robust health, had a severe seizure of apoplexy, caused by the intense heat that then prevailed. For several months he lay it was thought at the portals of the grave, but his strong constitution, aided by careful medical attention and nursing, enabled him to get over the attack. His great age, however, prevented his complete recovery of health, and from that time he was ailing and weak, and gradually failed until death ensued! Herr Jonas was a native of Braunschweig, Germany, where he was born on December 8, 1817. He was thus in his 85th year when he died. In June, 1855, he came to Melbourne on the ship Marco Polo, and for 12 years thereafter lived at Hochkirk, near Hamilton, in Victoria. He came to Mount Gambier in 1867, and for four years or so conducted a German and English school in the town. On relinquishing that he entered upon the occupation, of a music teacher, which he continued until the apoplectic seizure put an end to his work. For many years Herr Jonas was leader of the German Liedertafel here, and till his serious illness in 1898 was organist and choir leader of the Lutheran church. He was also a Freemason, and for a long time was organist of the lodge. Although he thus took a part in the musical and social affairs of the town during his 35 years residence, and in every case, by his genuineness and integrity, won the esteem and regard of all with whom he had to do, the deceased took no part in the more public business of the community. He was never married, and had no relations in Australia. But in his declining years there were kind friends here - notably Mr. J. M. Jens and Mrs. Gerloff, sen. - who ministered to his needs and smoothed his path to the grave. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon . . .

"MOUNT GAMBIER", The Advertiser (17 May 1902), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4904763





JONES, Sergeant (Sergeant JONES)

Bandsman, ? band sergeant (Band of the 51st Regiment)

Departed Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), August 1846
Died India, 1846/47

See also Band of the 51st Regiment

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JONES-Serg-51st (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

[News], The Courier (12 August 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2945104

"THE 51ST REGIMENT IN INDIA", The Courier (15 May 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2971904

We regret to record that, since the arrival of the head-quarters of this fine regiment in the China and Agincourt, at Bangalore, there have been many deaths, among whom we may mention . . . sergeant Jones (of the band,) . . . Kelly (of the band,) Simpson (of the buglers.)





JONES, Mr. (Mr. JONES, from London)

Professor of Dancing, the violin, double bass, quadrille parties attended with violin and harp

Active Melbourne, VIC, 1852

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JONES-1852 (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

[2 advertisements], The Argus (15 November 1852), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4788093

MRS. JONES, from Paris, French cleaner, shawls, drawn bonnets, parasols, without unpicking; gloves, feathers, blonds, velvets, table covers, cleaned, dyed, and hot pressed. Alfred Place, Little Collins-street.

DANCING - Mr. Jones (from London), professor of dancing, the violin, double bass. Quadrille parties attended with the violin, accompanied with the harp. 3, Alfred-place, Little Collins street.





JONES, Charles (Charles JONES)

Itinerant musician, fiddler

Active Bendigo, VIC, 1873

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JONES-Charles (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"YOUNG AND OLD IN CRIME", Bendigo Advertiser (30 September 1873), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88268643

Charles Jones, an itinerant musician - a well known character, often to be seen marching through the streets with an old fiddle and a basket of confectionery, crying "pies, cakes, lollies, and music" . . .





JONES, David (David JONES)

Harpist, harp maker

Active Williamstown, VIC, 1865
? Died North Williamstown, VIC, 6 January 1870, aged 34

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JONES-David (shareable link to this entry)


Summary:

At St. David's Day celebrations in 1865, it was reported that "and a new harp, manufactured by David Jones, of Williamstown, was presented to Mr. Thomas Morgan, an amateur harpist."


Documentation:

[News], The Argus (2 March 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5739604

. . . and a new harp, manufactured by David Jones, of Williamstown, was presented to Mr. Thomas Morgan, an amateur harpist . . .

"CELEBRATIONS OF ST. DAVID'S DAY", The Australian News for Home Readers (18 March 1865), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63170043

The anniversary festival of Cambria's patron saint was celebrated on Wednesday evening, the 22nd February, at the Protestant Hall. About 120 Cambrian colonists assembled to revive old reminiscences, and to do homage to the history and traditions of their mother land . . . Welsh harps and harpers were in attendance; Welsh songs were sung and Welsh toasts drank . . . T. Morgan and D. Jones, of Williamstown, were the harpists, and they all acquitted themselves admirably . . . The performances of Mr. John Williams, the blind harpist, were particularly brilliant, especially a simultaneous performance on two harps. During the evening a harp was presented to Mr. Thomas Morgan, of Williamstown, by Mr. J. B. Humffray, on behalf of a number of Welsh gentlemen, who selected this mode of making their appreciation of the services rendered by him. The harp was made by Mr. D. Jones, of Williamstown . . .

ASSOCIATIONS: Thomas Morgan; John Williams





JONES, Edward (Edward JONES; "Bardd y Brenin")

Welsh harpist, composer, music editor and collector, author, recorder of (Australian) Indigenous music

Born Llandderfel, Wales, March 1752
(Never in Australia)
Died Marylebone, London, England, 18 April 1824

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Edward+Jones+1752-1824 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1531236 (NLA persistent identifier)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JONES-Edward (shareable link to this entry)


Summary:

Jones never came to Australia. But he was the earliest known European to make a words and music transcription of an Australian Indigenous song. Having earlier benefitted from the patronage of Charles Burney, Jones was harp-master to the prince of Wales (future George IV) when, in London in 1793, he took down A Song of the Natives of New South Wales from the singing of Bennelong and Yemmerrawanne (Yammroweney).

2 Barrabula (Song of the natives of NSW)

A SONG OF THE NATIVES OF NEW SOUTH WALES; Which was written down from the Singing of BENELONG, and YAM-ROWENY, the two Chiefs, who were brought to England some years ago from Botany Bay, by Governor Phillips [sic]. The subject of the Song, is in praise of their Lovers; and when they Sang, it seem'd indispensible to them to have two sticks, one in each hand to beat time with the Tune; one end of the left stick rested on the ground, while the other in the right hand was used to beat against it, according to the time of the notes.

Since, however, he did not publish his transcription until 1811, it was not the first example of Indigenous music to appear in print, but preceded by A New-South-Wales Song, in a so far unidentified print volume, nevertheless fairly reliably dateable to c.1805-10.

The 1793/1811 song was reprinted at least twice during the 19th century, by Carl Engel in 1866, and (from Engel) by James Bonwick in 1870. It appears to have been almost entirely overlooked in 20th-century literature on Australian Indigenous song.

See main entry on Jones's transcription:

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#002 


Sources and documentation:

Edward Jones, Musical curiosities; or, a selection of the most characteristic national songs, and airs; many of which were never before published: consisting of Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Danish, Lapland, Malabar, New South Wales, French, Italian, Swiss, and particularly some English and Scotch national melodies, to which are added, variations for the harp, or the piano-forte, and most humbly inscribed, by permission, to her royal highness the princess Charlotte of Wales . . . (London: Printed for the author, 1811), 15 (music and words)

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/497313581 

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16450109 

Facsimile above (exemplar London, British Library, R.M.13.f.5):

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=E0PIa25UCMAC&pg=PT96

Facsimile in Smith 2011, 1 (exemplar London, British Library, R.M.13.f.5)

http://www.bl.uk/eblj/2011articles/pdf/ebljarticle142011.pdf (DIGITISED)

[Advertisement], Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser (21 March 1811), 1

This day is published, price 10s. 6d
MUSICAL CURIOSITIES; or, a Selection
of the most characteristic National Songs, and Airs;
many of which were never before published: consisting of
Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Danish, Lapland, Malabar,
New South Wales, French, Italian, Swiss, and particularly
some English and Scotch National Melodies. To which are
added, Variations for the Harp, or the Piano-forte; and
most humbly inscribed, by permission, to her Royal Highness
the Princess Charlotte of Wales.
By EDWARD JONES,
Bard to his Royal Highness the Prince Regent; and Author
of the Musical and Poetical Relics of the Welsh Bard,
Minstrel Serenaders, &c.
London: Printed for the Author; and sold at Messrs.
Birchall's Music-shop, No. 133, and at Chappell and Co's,
124, New Bond-street; at Goulding's Music Warehouse, Soho- square; and at Clementi and Co's, No. 26, Cheapside.


Bibliography and resources:

Tecwyn Ellis, Edward Jones: Bardd y Brenin (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1957) [in Welsh]

Joan Rimmer, "Edward Jones's Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, 1784: a re-assessment", The Galpin Society journal 39 (1986), 77-96

Keith Vincent Smith, "1793: A Song of the Natives of New South Wales", eBLJ (Electronic British Library Journal) (2011, Article 14), 1-7

http://www.bl.uk/eblj/2011articles/pdf/ebljarticle142011.pdf (ONLINE/DIGITISED)

Meirion Hughes, "Edward Jones 'bard to the king': the crown, Welsh national music, and identity in late Georgian Britain", in Paul Rodmell (ed), Music and institutions in nineteenth-century Britain (Burlington: Ashgate, 2012), 267-284

"Edward Jones (harpist)", Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Jones_(harpist)

Tecwyn Ellis, "Jones, Edward (Bardd y Brenin; 1752-1824)", Dictionary of Welsh biography/Y Bywgraffiaduer Cymreig (1959/2009)

http://yba.llgc.org.uk/en/s-JONE-EDW-1752.html

"Edward Jones & his collections of national airs (1784-1821) - what is available online?", Humming a diff'rent tune: old songbooks, music history & more

https://hummingadifferenttune.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/edward-jones-his-collections-of.html 





JONES, Frederick William (Frederick William JONES; F. W. JONES)

Pianoforte maker, composer

Active NZ, by 1877

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Frederick+William+Jones (TROVE tagged)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JONES-Frederick-William (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

[News], New Zealand Herald (29 March 1877), 2

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH18770329.2.17

Mr. Thomas Macffarlane has been appointed creditors' trustee in the estate of Frederick William Jones, pianoforte maker, of Auckland.

[News], Press (3 June 1891), 6

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP18910603.2.56

WELLINGTON, June 2. In "Banco" to-day Frederick William Jones moved for an injunction to restrain M. J. Brookes, manager of the Dresden Piano Company, from publishing or selling any piece of music with the title of "A Barn Dance," as published in this colony, and said he was proprietor of the copyright in the title, as well as in the piece of music. For the defence it was contended that the pieces were dissimilar, and Justice Richmond dismissed the motion, holding that the title "Barn Dance" was a general description, and was not copyright.

[News], Evening News (22 August 1891), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111979199

We have received a copy of a musical composition by F. W. Jones entitled the "Barn Dance." The barn dance is a recent ballroom novelty, and Mr. Jones's music for it is lively and appropriate, but there are a few literal errors in the piece which should be corrected. It is published by Nicholson and Co.

"The Barn Dance", Evening News (1 September 1892), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112598069

In the Equity Court, before Mr. Justice Owen, an injunction was asked for on behalf of Frederick Wm. Jones, of Wellington (N.Z.), to restrain the defendants, Messrs. Nicholson and Company, from publishing and selling a piece of music known as "The Barn Dance." The case is really an interesting one, involving as it does an important point in copyright law. The plaintiff (Jones) published the music in Wellington in 1890, and after some time, finding that no copyright was available in N.Z., he sought and obtained copyright at Stationers' Hall, London. The defendants (Nicholson and Company) bought another copyright in Melbourne, and under the latter published the music. The plaintiff now sought to restrain them from doing this claiming the prior rights which he believed himself to enjoy under the London copyright. The point at issue really was whether the copyright which plaintiff secured in London held good in New Zealand. The defendants have already paid for one copyright, but they now allow the case to come before the court simply, with the object of obtaining a ruling on the subject. After some arguments by counsel on either side his Honor postponed the further consideration of the matter until October 17, when it will again come before the court on a motion for a decree, affidavits on either side to be filed in the meantime. Coats to remain in the cause.

"The Barn Dance. IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT JUDGMENT", Evening News (5 November 1892), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113314817

"SONG, STAGE, AND STORY", Auckland Star (19 November 1892), 11

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AS18921119.2.81

"New Music", Australian Town and Country Journal (15 April 1899), 17

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71326493

Messrs. W. H. Paling and Company send us for review a copy of their new publication, entitled "Jones's Second Barn Dance," by the composer of the original dance; which proved so successful. The present composition has a catchy, melody, is very easy to read, and the rhythm is well marked, so that it is likely to become as popular as its predecessor.


Musical editions:

Barn dance, by F. W. Jones (first Australian edition: Sydney: Nicholson & Co., [1891])

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/7584552





JONES, Harriet (Miss GOODEN; Mrs. William Lloyd JONES; Mrs. LOVE; Mrs. KNOWLES; Mrs. Conrad KNOWLES; Mrs. OLIFFE; Mrs. Harry LAMBERT)

Vocalist, actor, publican (d. SA, 1871)

See main page:

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/jones-harriet.php 





JONES, Henry (Henry JONES; Mr. H. JONES)

Cantor, reader (Hobart Synagogue)

? Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), ? 1837 (free, per Isabella); ? or shortly before July 1845
Departed TAS, after 1863 (for New Zealand)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JONES-Henry (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

[Editorial], Colonial Times (8 July 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756909 

THE interesting ceremony of the dedication of the Synagogue took place on Friday the 4th instant, in the presence of a congregation which occupied even to pressure (although admitted by tickets issued with great restriction), the whole capacity of the beautiful little edifice, and was composed of the elite of the town and neighbourhood. Sir John and Lady Pedder, Judge Montagu, Colonel and Mrs. Elliott, Captain and Mrs. Forster, Captain and Mrs. Swanston, Captain and Mrs. Forth, Mr. and Mrs Dunn, jun., Mrs. and the Misses Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Wilmot, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Macdowell, Mr. T. Macdowell, Mr. and Mrs. Hone, Mr and Mrs. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Watchorn, Mr. and Mrs. Carter, Mr. and Mrs. W. Robertson, Captain and Mrs. Read, Mr. and Mrs. Murray, the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Bedford, the Rev. Mr. Fry and several Clergymen of the Established Church of England, several Officers of the 51st K.O.L.I., Mr. Elliston, Mr. Macdougall, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Hall, proprietors of the Hobart Town newspapers; in a word, all that the building could contain of the respectable inhabitants.

The ceremony commenced with one of Haydn's most favourite symphonies admirably performed by a choice orchestra led by Monsieur Gautrot, Mr. Reichenberg presiding at the piano. The choir was admirable, and singing of very first order; the melodies beautiful, and the harmonies perfect. A procession composed of the officers of the congregation circumambulated the avenues formed by the visitors seven times, at each interval the choir, accompanied by the orchestra, singing select passages of appropriate Psalms, but arranged to beautiful melodies. The procession was composed of the Rev. Mr. Jones (the reader, a gentleman recently arrived from London), Mr. Nathan (the President of the Committee), Mr. Judah Solomon (the Treasurer), Mr. Moss (the Secretary), Mr. D. Moses, Mr. Heckscher, Mr. Hart, Mr. S. Moses, Mr. Friedman, Mr. P. Levy, Mr. Isaac Solomon, and some other Israelite gentlemen. The Rolls of the Law were borne by these gentlemen alternately at each procession, the bearing being considered a high honour. At the close of the seventh circuit the Rolls were deposited in the Ark, a most splendid recess lined with purple velvet and highly ornamented with gold lace. Mr. Jones, the reader, then went to the desk, and read with much impressiveness the Consecration Prayer (the whole Service was in original Hebrew, a book of which in that character and English, remarkably well printed by Mr. Wolfe of Liverpool-street, was delivered with each ticket), a prayer for the Queen, afterwards delivered, is ensculptured in English on a marble tablet in gold letters on the north side of the edifice. One of the Rolls of the Law was then taken out of the Ark and delivered to "the Reader," who chaunted with musical accompaniments several appropriate passages of Scripture After which he read a prayer for the Royal Family . . .

The 39th Psalm was then chaunted by the choir with great taste and effect. Another prayer then followed, after which the 150th Psalm was sung by the choir, the Hallelujahs particularly beautifully, indeed it is only due to the gentlemen who formed the choir to say that their performances would have done credit to any London Concert of Sacred Music. The ceremony concluded about seven o'clock with the celebration of the ordinary afternoon and Sabbath eve Services, which will be in future regularly performed in this build- ing, and will no doubt attract numerous Christian auditors . . .

"OPENING OF THR SYNAGOGUE ARGYLE STREET", The Observer (8 July 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62134999

. . . The reader was Mr. H. Jones, the leader of the choir. Mr. M. Simeon; the band was led most ably by Mr. Reichenberg, and included Messrs. Duly, Curtis, Gautrot, Singer, &c. . . .

"OPENING AND DEDICATION OF THE JEWS' SYNAGOGUE", The Courier (9 July 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2947988 

. . . Mr. H. Jones officiated as reader; his chaunts were given with admirable intonation. The orchestral department combined the talent of Messrs. Gautrot, Curtis, Duly, and Singer, ably led by Mr. Reichenberg. The choir was exceedingly effective, the principal parts being admirably given by Mr. M. Simeon, who possesses a falsetto voice of good quality and rarely met with . . .

ASSOCIATIONS: Joseph Reichenberg

"NEW ZEALAND GAZETTE", Daily Southern Cross (4 December 1866), 4

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/DSC18661204.2.14 

. . . The name of Mr. Henry Jones, of the Hebrew congregation, is published as an officiating minister within the meaning of the Marriage Act . . .

"HOBART JEWISH SYNAGOGUE. The 75th ANNIVERSARY. A SHORT HISTORY.", The Mercury (3 August 1918), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11403809 

. . . In 1846 the minister was Rev. Henry Jones. In August, 1846, Rev. Maurice Cohen arrived from London to take up his duties as rabbi, the Rev. Jones being second minister . . .


Bibliography and resources:

Lazarus Morris Goldman, The history of the Jews in New Zealand (Wellington: A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1958), 105

. . . Henry Jones, the first paid Reader of the congregation, suffered dire privation by reason of the poverty of his brethren. On the dismissal of the drunken beadle, the committee appointed him to the office. He had met with plenty of equally bitter experience in Hobart Town. There he had faithfully served the congregation as a general menial flunkey for a pittance, and as a reward for his devotion, had been summarily dismissed with a sailing ticket for New Zealand for a fault which was not his. Although he had a large family, the Canterbury Congregation employed him for £1 a week, but discovering him to be a man of ability, appointed him as Reader, Secretary and Collector for the magnificent sum of £1 12s. 6d. a week . . ."

John Levi, These are the names: Jewish lives in Australia, 1788-1850 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Publishing, 2013), 383-84

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=QyJLDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA1911-IA47 (PREVIEW0





JONES, Stephen Wilson (Master JONES; Master Stephen JONES; Stephen Wilson JONES)

Dancer, actor, vocalist

Born Sydney, NSW, 12 January 1826; baptised St. James's, Sydney, 7 January 1826 [sic?]
Active Sydney, NSW, 1837
Died Roseville, NSW, 6 February 1903, aged 77

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Stephen+Jones+1826-1903 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JONES-Stephen (shareable link to this entry)

JONES, Matilda Rebecca (Matilda JONES; Miss Tilly JONES; Miss M. JONES; Miss JONES; Mrs. CRANE; Mrs. John CRANE)

Dancer, actor, vocalist

Born Port Macquarie, NSW, 8 September 1828; baptised St. Thomas, Port Macquarie, 13 October 1828
Married John Christopher CRANE, 1843 (aged 14)
Died Toowoomba, QLD, 19 June 1872, aged 43

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Matilda+Jones+1828-1872 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

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JONES, Emma Margaret (Miss E. JONES)

Dancer, actor

Born Sydney, NSW, 7 September 1832; baptised, St. Phillip's, Sydney, 30 September 1832

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JONES-Emma (shareable link to this entry)


Disambiguation:

Not children of Harriet Jones, but of a former convict, Stephen Jones (1793-1857), and his wife Matilda Calcutt (1795-1844). As was evidently well known in Sydney at the time, Edward Geoghegan wrote his musical play The currency lass specifically for Matilda, herself a currency lass (a settler-child born in the colony). She did not appear in the production, however, having left the stage to marry John Crane in 1843.


Documentation:

"THE THEATRE", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (6 June 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2198502

Master Stephen Jones was also deservedly encored in Ladies, how d'ye do which he sang in the character of Bombastes - he is a clever little fellow and should not be lost sight of.

[News], The Sydney Monitor (7 May 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32151283

Mr. Lane, and The Australian Roscius, as Master Stephen Jones is foolishly styled, take a joint benefit at the Theatre this evening. Master Jones is a boy of considerable talent, and is deserving of patronage. Many characters have been played by him in a style that reflected great credit on those persons who had taken the trouble to instruct him.

"DRAMA", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (15 December 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2208326

A "Pas Deux" was danced by Miss M. and Master Jones; really these children do wonders.

"THE THEATRE", The Australian (24 March 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36858150

Master Jones, the Australian, danced a horn pipe very satisfactorily.

"MR. NATHAN'S CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (6 August 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12870415 

. . . Miss Jones, a native of the Colony, only about 12 years old, was delightful in Nathan's "Why are you wandering here I pray?" She seemed to feel every word she uttered, and gave it with so much name humour, archness of expression, and perfect command of feature, as called forth a loud applause and an encore from all. We remarked, that his Excellency in particular seemed greatly to enjoy her singing. We would say more were we not afraid of spoiling and turning the head of this very clever and pretty girl, of whom Australia may well be proud . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (17 February 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2555784

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

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

"NEW COLONIAL PLAY", The Australian (30 May 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37120018

On Monday night a new Colonial play by the author of the Hibernian Father, called the Currency Lass, was produced with considerable success at the Victoria Theatre, and was repeated the following night. The incidents are common-place enough, but when it is understood that the author originally intended the principal character for a real, bona fide Currency Lass, the versatility of whose dramatic talents would have done ample justice to the part - we need scarcely say we allude to Miss M. Jones - the general interest of the piece loses none of its contemplated attractions . . .

"Sydney Sixty Years Ago", Australian Town and Country Journal (19 June 1897), 24

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71294620

There were infant prodigies too, Master Stephen and Miss Tilly Jones, who in the thirties were great favorites.

"MUMMER MEMOIRS", Sydney Sportsman (25 October 1905), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16720538


Bibliograhy and resources:

Stephen Wilson Jones, Australian royalty

http://australianroyalty.net.au/individual.php?pid=I38818 

Matilda Rebecca Jones, Australian royalty

http://australianroyalty.net.au/individual.php?pid=I83555 

Emma Margaret Jones, Australian royalty

http://australianroyalty.net.au/individual.php?pid=I38819 

Richard Fotheringham, Australian plays for the colonial stage: 1834-1899 (Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 2006), 49

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=2mIYkb8NaXYC&pg=PA49 (PREVIEW)





JONES, Thomas Frederick Fitzsimmons (Thomas Frederick Fitzsimmons JONES)

Professor of Music, composer

Married Sabina WILLIAMS (1813-1889), St. Pancras Old Church, London, England, 13 February 1837
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 29 April 1850 (per John Knox, from London, "Schoolmaster", aged "40")
Active Parramatta, NSW, 1854-57
Died ? by 1859/60

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Thomas+Frederick+Fitzsimmons+Jones (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JONES-Thomas-F-F (shareable link to this entry)

See also:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Sabina+Williams+Jones+d1889 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

At the time of his marriage to Sabina Williams in London in 1837, Thomas Frederick Jones was living in the parish of St. Mary le Strand. Their daughter Frederica Sabina was born in London (St. Pancras) in 1841, and her baptism record lists her father as a "musical professor" of Devonshire Street.

The family arrived in Sydney on 29 April 1850 on the John Knox, bringing Irish orphan girls to NSW, Jones being the schoolmaster on board, and Sabina the matron. Jones wrote a long letter of complaint about conditions on the voyage preserved among the ship's paper in the State Archives of NSW (9/6194; 50/1031) along with a response from the surgeon-superintendent, Richard Greenup (50/1108).

Jones later dedicated his only known published composition, the Parramatta quadrilles, to Greenup's eldest daughter, Elizabeth Louisa (married George Wyndham, St. John's Parramatta, 27 November 1856; d. Maitland, 22 October 1866), who had also arrived with her parents and four siblings on the John Knox in 1839. She may well have become one of Jones's pupils. No copy of the quadrilles, reportedly published by Henry Marsh in August 1854, is currently known to survive.

Jones apparently disappeared from record by 1857-59.

Sabina Jones was in WA by late 1859, sponsoring her Williams nephews in a business venture, and in 1867 was running a day school for girls in Perth. She died, near Fremantle, in 1889.

With thanks (May 2019) to Megan Martin (Sydney Living Museums) for sharing her research findings.


Documentation:

Baptisms solemnized in the parish of Saint Pancras, in the county of Middlesex, in the year [1841]

https://www.ancestry.com.au/interactive/1558/31280_194996-00093 

No. 863 / [May] 26 / Frederica Sabina / [child of] Thomas Frederick & Sabina / Jones / Devonshire St. / Musical Professor / [born] 7 March . . .

Assisted immigrant passengers, John Knox, 1 May 1850; State Records Authority of NSW

https://www.ancestry.com.au/interactive/1204/IMAUS1787_081420-0154 

Jones Thomas F. F. / 40 / Schoolmaster / [born] Dublin / [parents] Robert & Catherine, both dead / C. of E. / . . .
[Jones] Sabina / 36 / Jamaica / Charles White & Harriet Williams, both dead / C. of E. / . . .
Frederica Sabina / 9 / London, Middlesex / - / C. of E. / . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 August 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12954501

PARRAMATTA QUADRILLES. Just published by the undersigned, the Parramatta Quadrilles and Waltz, dedicated to Miss Greenup. H. MARSH and CO., 490 1/2, George-street; Mr. MASON, Parramatta.

ASSOCIATIONS: Henry Marsh (music publisher)

"PARRAMATTA QUADRILLES", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 August 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30940785

PARRAMATTA QUADRILLES. A very spirited set of Quadrilles and a Waltz have just been issued from the Press, "Composed for and dedicated to Miss Greenup." They are generally attributed to Mr. Jones Professor of Music, residing in this town, and, from the favourable opinions expressed respecting their merits, there is every reason to believe that they will become very popular.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 February 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28638854

NOTICE is hereby given that by Indenture of Assignment bearing date the first day of February one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six made between Thomas Frederick Fitzsimmons Jones of Parramatta in the colony of New South Wales professor of music of the first part George Doust of Parramatta aforesaid draper and Richard Harper, of the same place pork butcher two of the creditors of the said Thomas Frederick Fitzsimmons Jones and trustees for the purposes thereafter mentioned of the second part and the several other persons whose names are thereunder written and seals affixed respectively . . .

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 November 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13003171

On Thursday, 12th instant at George-street, Parramatta, in her 17th year, after a long and painful illness, Frederica Sabina, only daughter of Mr. Thomas Frederick Fitzsimmons Jones, formerly of Parramatta.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 December 1857), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28633822

JONES - November 12th, at George-street, Parramatta, Frederica Sabina, only daughter of Mr. Thomas Frederick Fitzsimmons Jones, formerly of London, in her 17th year, after a long and painful illness.

"DEATHS", The Daily News (16 July 1889), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77375731 

JONES. - On the 13th July, 1889, at the residence of Mr. J. C. Strickland, North Shore, near Fremantle, Sabina Jones, sister of the late Rev. W. Dacres Williams, of Guildford, W. A.; aged 75 years and 10 months.





JONES, Thomas Henry (Thomas Henry JONES)

Musician, composer

Born Williamstown, VIC, 20 September 1856
Died Perth, WA, 14 July 1929

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JONES-Thomas-Henry (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"A FORMER CITY ORGANIST", The Advertiser (22 July 1929), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35750570

Mr. Thomas Henry Jones, former Adelaide city organist, died in Perth last week. Mr. Jones, who was 74 years of age, was one of the outstanding figures in the musical life of South Australia for more than half a century. Teacher, composer, lecturer, organist, and pianist, he wielded much influence in the development of the higher branches of music, and he trained many students, who are now professional musicians. Born at North Williamstown, Victoria, on September 20, 1855, Mr. Jones was educated at St. Paul's Grammar School, Melbourne, and the German School, Adelaide. He graduated at the Adelaide University in 1869, being the first to receive the degree of Mus. Bac. in an Australian University. From then on he played a prominent part in music in Adelaide, four churches having benefited by his activities. His first appointment was to the Baptist Church, Norwood, when he was only 13. He subsequently went to the Tynte-street (North Adelaide) Church. After 19 years' service there he transferred to the Congregational Church in Brougham-place. In August, 1902, he joined the Pirie-street Methodist Church as organist, remaining there for 25 years. During his period of service at that church he collaborated with the Rev. Dr. Henry Howard in the writing of a cantata. The latter wrote the words, and Mr. Jones composed the music. The cantata was sung by a Methodist choir of 600 voices, the choristers coming from various parts of the State. Mr. Jones always maintained that the preaching of Dr. Howard had been an inspiration to him as a teacher. From 1917 until 1923 Mr. Jones was city organist, and he inaugurated a series of recitals which did much to raise the standard of music among the public. He had a preference for orchestral music, and he lost no chance of developing it. Visits to Europe and constant reading kept him in touch with progress abroad. His own work obtained international recognition. He took a practical interest in orchestral movements in Adelaide, and always found time to attend to their needs. He was conductor of the Adelaide Harmonic Society, which, during the nineties, produced Offenbach's "Grand Duchess" and other works. At one time he was grand organist of the Order of Freemasons, an honorary post conferred only on a distinguished musician. One of Mr. Jones's most pleasant memories was the first appearance of Dame Nellie Melba in public. It was a concert in Melbourne, at which he assisted. As a teacher of music in Adelaide the career of Mr. Jones dated back to 1898, when he joined Mr. H. Riemann in the College of Music. That became the nucleus of the Elder Conservatorium, to which Messrs. Reimann and Jones went when the institution was opened. The latter resigned from the Conservatorium in 1927. During his long association with it he won the affection of students and everyone else with whom he was associated. Recently he had resided in Perth.


Bibliography and resources:

"Jones, Thomas Henry (1856-1929)", Obituaries Australia

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/jones-thomas-henry-16794/text28687





JONES, William (William JONES)

Singer

Active Geelong, VIC, 1847

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JONES-William (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"POLICE BUSINESS", Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate (25 May 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article94446027 

William Jones, a brick-maker, charged with having been exercising his vocal powers, by singing sentimental ditties, in the gully, on Sunday morning at 3 o'clock, was fined 5s.





JORDAN, Edward (Edward JORDAN)

Band musician, Adelaide Town Band

Born England, c. 1825
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 25 December July 1849 (per Harry Lorrequer, from London and Plymouth)
Died Adelaide, SA, 12/13 April 1850, aged 25

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Edward+Jordan+d1850 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JORDAN-Edward (shareable link to this entry)

JORDAN, William (William JORDAN)

Band musician

Arrived Adelaide, SA, 25 December July 1849 (per Harry Lorrequer, from London and Plymouth)
Active Adelaide, SA, 1855
? Died Adelaide, SA, 6 June 1873, "aged 60 . . . a colonist of 24 years"

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JORDAN-William (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

? "SHIPPING . . . ARRIVED", South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal (27 December 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article195939085 

Same day [25 December] the ship Harry Lorrequer, Jeffares master, from London and Plymouth. Passengers - . . . Wm. Jordan wife and child . . . Edward Jordan wife and two children . . .

"DIED", South Australian Register (13 April 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38435157 

DIED. Yesterday morning, 12th of April, at the Colonial Hospital, aged 25 years, Mr. Edward Jordan, a respected member of the Adelaide Town Band, leaving a destitute wife and two children. The funeral will take place at half-past 2 o'clock, this day, from the Hospital, where the members of the band are invited to attend in uniform.

"LAW AND CRIMINAL COURTS . . . JORDAN v. HUGHES", South Australian Register (19 November 1855), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49297872

. . . This was an action to recover £60 for the services of a band of musicians at the East Torrens election . . . William Jordan, musician, stated that he was engaged to furnish a band of 10 musicians, as per agreement. - He duly attended with 17 men - 10 by virtue of that agreement, and seven engaged previously. The defendant was there, and he (witness) and band attended the procession three days . . . William Jenkins, one of the band, stated that the defendant personally directed them to play "See the conquering hero comes." (Laughter.) William Denton, another musician, gave similar evidence . . .

? "DEATHS", Evening Journal (11 June 1873), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197666728 

JORDAN. - On the 6th June, at his residence, Commercial-street, William Jordan, aged 60 years, formerly of Waymouth-street - a colonist of 24 years.





JORDAN, Richard (Richard JORDAN)

Actor, vocalist

Active Hobart Town and Launceston, VDL (TAS), 1833-38

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Richard+Jordan+actor+1833-38 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JORDAN-Richard (shareable link to this entry)

JORDAN, Mrs. (Mrs. JORDAN)

? Actor


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Independent (6 August 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233687677 

THEATRE, LAUNCESTON . . . COMIC SONG, - "Dyot Street, Bloomsbury Square," MR. JORDAN . . .

SONG: My lodging is in Leather Lane (". . . In Dyot Street, Bloomsbury Square") (parody for the tune: My lodging is on the cold ground)

"Theatre", The True Colonist Van Diemen's Land Political Despatch (21 January 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200328695 

. . . After the curtain fell Jordan perpetrated a comic song, which did not meet with one solitary clap, nor did it deserve one. Mrs. Clarke in "Tell me my heart," greatly delighted us. We never heard her sing so well before. She was a little flurried, at first, probably owing to the cold reception which Jordan met with. In this song, and in general the orchestral accompaniments are not strong enough to assist the voice, in the back of the house they are not heard . . .

"To the Editor of . . .", The Tasmanian (1 April 1836), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232801392 

"THE THEATRE", The Independent [Launceston] (23 August 1837), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233687739 

. . . Mr. Jordan sang between the Plays a Comic Song with much humour, in which he kept the house in one continued roar of laughter; he was encored, as might be expected, and very justly honored with every mark of satisfaction from the audience.





JOSCELYNE, Samuel (Sameul JOSCELYNE; Mr. S. JOSCELYNE)

Amateur musician, organ builder, cellist, violinist

Born Bocking, Braintree, Essex, England, 23 January 1802
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 1852
Died Launceston, TAS, 20 June 1877, aged 75

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Samuel+Joscelyne+1802-1877 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOSCELYNE-Samuel (shareable link to this entry)

JOSCELYNE, Walter (Charles Walter JOSCELYNE; C. W. JOSCELYNE; Walter JOSCELYNE)

Musician, organist

Born England, c. 1844
Died Launceston, TAS, November 1911, aged 67

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOSCELYNE-Walter (shareable link to this entry)


Summary (after Maidment):

Sixth of 15 children on Benjamin Joscelyne, cabinet-maker at Braintree since 1778. Samuel was at Sudbury, Suffolk listed as a cabinet-maker at Market Hill in the 1830 and 1844 county directories. His son, Charles Walter Joscelyne, was born in 1848. It is not known whether Joscelyne made organs at this time.

In 1852, Joscelyne emigrated to Australia, first to Melbourne, shortly afterwards to Launceston, Tasmania, where he established a furniture warehouse in Charles Street and later in St. John Street. He sold both imported and made "colonial furniture" on the premises, and also acted as an undertaker. Joscelyne was a committee member of the Launceston Mechanics Institute (where the Charles Brindley organ in the Albert Hall was initially housed), an organist, and also a performer on the viola, violoncello and double bass.

His son, C. W. Joscelyne, became the Launceston agent for George Fincham, Melbourne organbuilder, and his grandson Stan Joscelyne ran a music shop in Launceston and was music critic until his death in the 1970s.

Joscelyne built at least three pipe organs, notably that at Bothwell Church, making most of the wooden pipes, parts and casework himself, but obtaining the metal pipes from Britain.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (6 October 1855), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36294476

J. JOSCELYNE [sic], UPHOLSTERER AND CABINET MAKER, RESPECTFULLY informs his friends and the public that he has taken those premises lately in the occupation of Mr. Charles Best, Charles-street, Launceston . . . He has imported an entirely new and superior stock of ENGLISH FURNITURE, Ex "Henry Reed," . . . Picolo Pianofortes and Harmoniums. Pianofortes removed to any part of the town . . . Funerals furnished.

"BOTHWELL", The Tasmanian Times (29 September 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233616997 

On Sunday last a new organ was used in the service of the Church at Bothwell, in the place of a barrel organ (facetiously termed a grinder) which had been for some years in the Church - Excellent of its kind, the number of tunes which it played were limited, and it was felt that something better should be substituted. Accordingly an organ, built by Mr. Samuel Joscelyne of Launceston, and voiced, tuned, erected, and regulated by Mr. J. Biggs - (who is well known in this city and throughout the country districts), builder of the beautiful instrument now in use at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Launceston - was purchased. The organ, when tried on Sunday, was all that could be desired; the tone of the pedal organ was full, round and sonorous, making the panels of the pens vibrate; the keranlophon dulciana and flute were deliciously sweet, and the general effect was that of a Cathedral organ in miniature. The choir was augmented for the occasion, and Mr. H. Wilmore officiated at the organ. Colonially built organs appear to be taking the place of imported ones, and we have had several opportunities of judging of their merits and been pleased to have it in our power to report favourably of them.

"GRAND CONCERT AT THE MECHANICS' INSTITUTE", The Cornwall Chronicle (4 September 1872), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66025540

. . . The concert commenced with Auber's overture to "Masaniello," by ten performers - Mr. Thos. Sharp, Mr. Abbott, and Mr. Chick (violins). Mr. Wm. Sharp (double bass), Mr. Joscelyne and Mr. A. Hart (violoncellos), Mr. C. Galvin (clarionet), Mr. J. M. Davies (flute), Mr. A. Day and Mr. R. D. Harris (cornets), and Mrs. H. B. Nicholls presided at the pianoforte. The overture was excellently performed, in perfect time, and with fine effect. It gave entire satisfaction, and elicited universal applause . . .

"PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS", The Cornwall Chronicle (25 January 1875), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66073800

The second subscription concert by the members of the Launceston Musical Union, was given in the hall of the Mechanics' Institute on the 19th inst. . . . the orchestra consists of Mr. George Collins, leader, Miss McAndrew, pianist; Mr. Charles Galvin, clarionet; Mr. R. D. Harris, cornet; Mr. Anthony Hart and Mr. Joscelyne, violin-cellos. The concert was conducted by Mr. A. Wallace, and commenced with Schiller's "Lay of the Bell," set to music by Romberg . . .

"DEATHS", The Cornwall Chronicle (6 July 1877), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66068705

JOSCELYNE. - On the 20th June, at his residence, York street, Samuel Joscelyne, formerly of Sudbury, Suffolk, aged 75.


Bibliography and resources:

John Maidment, "Samuel Joscelyne (1802-1877), 19th century Tasmanian organbuilder", OHTA News 7/ 4 (October 1983), 24-26 (minor changes)

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





JOSEPHSON, Joshua Frey (Joshua Frey JOSEPHSON; J. F. JOSEPHSON; Judge JOSEPHSON)

Pianist, flautist, organist, composer, mayor of Sydney, judge

Born Hamburg, Germany, 1815
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1820 (free per Morley to join his convict father Jacob JOSEPHSON)
Married (1) Louisa DAVIES (d. 1862), Died Bellevue Hill, NSW, 26 January 1892

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Joshua+Frey+Josephson (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1462577 (NLA persistent identifier)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOSEPHSON-Joshua-Frey (shareable link to this entry)


JOSEPHSON, Master

Pianist

Active 1834 ("a little boy about ten years old"), either:

JOSEPHSON, Manuel Francis (1821-1881)

JOSEPHSON, Isaac John (1824-1887)


Josephson, 1851; Charles Rodius; State Library of New South Wales

"Josephson, 1851"; Charles Rodius; State Library of New South Wales

http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110327367 (DIGITISED)


Summary (after Holt, corrected and updated):

Joshua Josephson was born at Hamburg, a son of Jacob Josephson and Emma Wilson (a widow, born Moss). His father, a jeweller and a Jewish Christian, arrived Sydney in May 1818, a convict in the Neptune, sentenced to fourteen years for having forgery. Joshua arrived with his mother in the Morley in 1820.

In June 1825, Josephson's step-sister, Sarah Wilson, married the merchant and future theatrical entrepreneur, Barnett Levey.

Joshua first appeared in public, playing the flute, with his teacher George Sippe, in the Sydney Amateur Concerts series in 1826. In Barnett Levey's concerts in 1829, he also accompanied Sippe on the piano.

The first advertised as a teacher of flute, flageolet, and piano, in July 1832, while living with his father at Emu Plains. Eighteen months later, in February 1834, he returned to Sydney, and continued his teaching practice, as well as resuming his appearances in public concerts.

In 1836-37, he appeared regularly as piano accompanist for William Vincent Wallace's violin performances, and was probably taking lessons from Wallace at the time.

His last certainly documented public notice as a professional musician was in the oratorio at St. Mary's cathedral in February 1838, which, coincidentally, was also Wallace's last Sydney appearance.

At his public debut on the flute in 1826, Josephson performed one of Pleyel's flute quartets, with a string trio presumably made up of his instructor Sippe on cello, John Edwards, violin, and Thomas Kavanagh, tenor (viola). During the 1826 series he also played with Sippe in flute duets by Rossini, Mozart (an air from Don Giovanni) and Rodolphe Kreutzer, and in a quartet for two flutes and two French horns by Weber.

Among identifiable works he performed were Charles Nicholson's flute Pot pouri, and variations on The last rose of summer. He also played fantasies by Drouet (on the Irish air Coolun) and Tulou.

With Vincent Wallace he performed a piano duo by Herz on themes from Rossini's William Tell, and a Grand duo concertante, as well as playing piano in a quartet by Mayseder, with violin, flute, and cello.

In 1834, for John Lhotsky, he composed a piano accompaniment for A song of the women of the Menero tribe, the first known piece of printed music published in the colonies.

On 1 December 1838, Josephson married Louisa Davies (d. 1862), a sixteen-year-old, who (according to Holt) had been one of his music pupils. As an amateur, and founding member of the congregation, he was the inaugural honorary organist at St. Peter's church, Cook's River, reportedly serving for 14 years, presumably from around the time of its consecration in 1839 until the early 1850s.

A younger brother, who accompanied Joshua on the piano in a set of flute variations by Charles Nicholson, on The blue bells of Scotland, in Thomas Lewis's concert in December 1834, was reportedly "a little boy about ten years old". He was either Manuel Francis Josephson (1821-1881) or, matching the reported age more closely, Isaac John Josephson (1824-1887). Both brothers may have been musical, and if so, may well also have been pupils of the Wallaces in the mid 1830s.

One or both were perhaps also members of the theatre orchestras in Sydney c.1859-60.


Documentation:

"AMATEUR CONCERT", The Monitor (9 June 1826), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31757526 

. . . A very respectable and select Coterie assembled on Wednesday Evening at the Freemason's Tavern, to participate in the luxury of the long-talked of musical Melange . . . A quartette in a masterly style introduced Master Josephson, a pupil of Mr. Sippe on the Flute-obligato, who for his years evinced extraordinary talent . . .

"THE AMATEUR CONCERT", The Monitor (21 July 1826), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31757663 

. . . The duetto, on flutes, by Mr. Sippe and Master Josephson, was executed in good style. The tones were excellent in many of the transitions. But we thought the piece selected was more calculated for the display of professional execution, than for pleasing the audience . . .

"THE CONCERT", The Australian (22 July 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37073176 

. . . Master Josephson, a pupil of Mr. Sippe, took a part, in the duet - he ran over the rapid passages with admirable facility. The duet was more difficult than pleasing . . .

"THE CONCERT", The Australian (26 August 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37072265 

. . . Where the octave flute was allowed to fill a stop, it had an excellent effect. The young amateur, Master Josephson, a pupil of Sippe's, who performed so well on this instrument on former occasions, did not appear to be present - - his aid would have been essential . . .

"THE CONCERT", The Australian (9 September 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37072479 

. . . A pupil of Mr. S. performed on the concert flute. He filled up pauses among the other instruments, and warbled over the most rapid passages and cadences in such a brilliant, clear, and plaintive manner, as to excite general acclamation. His instructor deserves credit and support . . .

"THE CONCERT", The Australian (30 September 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37074453 

. . . A flute duet, composed by Kreutzer followed next. The piece was pleasing - not without difficult pan ages and gradual transitions; from the clear and expressive manner in which it was performed, throughout it claimed general and mute attention. Mr. Sippe and a pupil of his, Master Josephson, were the performers . . .

"Amateur Concert", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (30 September 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2186634 

. . . A duetto, arranged from Kreutzer by Mr. Sippe, and his pupil, Master Josephson, was much and deservedly applauded, and had the peculiar merit, beyond performances of this description generally, of being not merely a shew of execution - it was music, as the difficulty of a passage never concealed the expression . . .

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

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

Mr. Levey's, Theatre was well filled on Thursday night . . . The Flute Quartette was very sweet - Master Josephson took part in this, and evinced much improvement . . . Master Josephson accompanied Mr. Sippe on the piano in performing a Fantasia, with considerable taste and skill . . .

"THE CONCERT", The Australian (26 August 1829), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36866709 

. . . Young Mr. Josephson's admirable execution on the concert and the octave flute, was in a great measure drowned amid the drawing of corks, tingling of glasses, nut cracking and chattering in pit and boxes . . .

"THE CONCERT", The Australian (18 September 1829), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36868126 

. . . Mr. Josephson, Junior, ran over a brilliant little divertisement on the flute. Mr. J.'s taste and execution reflect much credit upon himself, and his style and management of the instrument upon his instructor, who was Mr. Sippi, Master of the 57th Band . . .

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

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

. . . The flute divertimento evinced the diligence and improvement of Master Josephson, and was applauded . . .

"THE CONCERT", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (19 September 1829), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2193445 

. . . Amongst the instrumental performances of the evening, the most prominent and deserving of particular notice, were a duet for two violins, by Rhode [Rode], beautifully played by Messrs. Edwards and Spyer, who afforded the very powerful aid of his talents on the occasion, and a solo on the flute by Mr. Josephson, jun., whose execution on that instrument is so well known that commendation were needless. Mr. Josephson also accompanied the vocal music on the pianoforte . . .

"TO THE EDITOR . . .", The Sydney Monitor (19 September 1829), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32072448 

SIR, The Australian, in noticing Master Josephson's playing on Wednesday evening, ascribes it to the instructions of Mr. Sippe. Mr. S. was undoubtedly the teacher of Mr. J. until Mr. Edwards's late return from the Country, and without wishing to detract from Mr. S's merits as a teacher, it comes to my knowledge, that the new style of playing adopted by Master J. at the last Concert, whether an improvement or not, was entirely owing to the rehearsals and special instructions which Mr. Edwards conducted previously to the Concert,
yours &c. AN AMATEUR.

"Wednesday's Concert", The Sydney Monitor (21 September 1829), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32072461 

. . . The flute Divertimento evinced the diligence and improvement of Master Josephson, and was applauded . . .

"COURT OF REQUESTS. BRUNTON v. JOSEPHSON", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (14 January 1830), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2194301 

At the last sitting of the Court of Requests in Sydney, Mr. Brunton, maître de danse, sued Mr. Josephson for the amount of a quarter's bill for instructions in dancing, given to the son of that gentleman at a seminary in Parramatta. It appeared in evidence, that Mr. Brunton had only attended the youth twice, but although he had only given two lessons, he contended, that according to custom, Mr. Josephson was liable for the whole quarter, as his son might have the benefit of Mr. Brunton's attendance for the remainder of the quarter, if he thought proper to avail himself of it. On the part of Mr. Josephson, it was stated that no agreement had been entered into between him and Mr. Brunton for a quarter's attendance; his son had only taken two lessons, and discontinued Mr. B.'s instructions, because he found he could only learn, in the class of dancing into which Mr. Brunton had put him, what he had already learned in Sydney.

The COMMISSIONER decided, that Mr. Brunton was not equitably entitled to recover the amount of a whole quarter's bill from Mr. Josephson, unless he had given notice to Mr. Josephson, that if his son entered under his tuition at all, he would become liable for the whole quarter. In this instance no such notice had been given, indeed, no agreement had been made at all between the parties. There was therefore wanting that which was essential to all contracts, the assent of both the contracting parties. In the absence of such assent, it would be most unfair to allow one of the parties to impose arbitrary term and to oblige the other to observe them, without his privity or consent . . . where there was no contract, and no terms of an agreement to guide his decision, he (the Commissioner) would only award a quantum meruit for the work or service actually performed. On these grounds he would now disallow the claim of Mr. Brunton.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (10 July 1832), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2207478 

Lessons on the Piano, Flute, and Flageolet.
MR. JOSHUA JOSEPHSON, residing with his father, at Emu Ford, having leisure to give lessons on the PIANO, FLUTE, and FLAGEOLET, will be happy to give instruction to members of families, either at their own residence, or at his father's, upon these instruments.
Emu Ford, Penrith, 9th July, 1832.

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (10 July 1832), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2207469 

By an advertisement in another column we perceive that, on the retirement of Mr. Josephson for Sydney to Penrith, his eldest son is about to practice as a teacher of music in that and the neighbouring districts. Those who have had the pleasure of hearing the young gentleman perform on the flute and piano-forte, will readily acknowledge, that he will be a valuable acquisition to the neighbourhood in which he may exercise his profession; and, we have little doubt that his talents will ensure him success.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (11 January 1834), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215178 

Music.
AT the request of several respectable Families, J. F. JOSEPHSON intends residing in Sydney after the 1st of February, for the purpose of giving Lessons on the PIANOFORTE and FLUTE.
Until the above date, letters may be addressed to J. F. J., to the care of Mr. BERNER, Royal Hotel; afterwards J. F. J. may be seen at his Lodgings in Terry's Buildings, adjoining Clarence House (Mr. RICKARDS'), Pitt-street.
9th January, 1834

{News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (11 January 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215172 

We observe by an advertisement in this day's paper, that Mr. J. Josephson, jun., is about to come to reside in Sydney, where he intends to practice as a teacher of music, and give lessons on the pianoforte and the flute. Mr. Josephson's talents, as a musician, are of a very superior order; and we are confident he will meet with very great encouragement when he returns to Sydney.

"THE CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (21 August 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12850236 

Mrs. Bird gave her first Concert on Tuesday evening last, at the Pulteney Hotel, and was patronised by about 100 persons of respectability . . . We have not space for a long critique of the Concert, but the public may form an idea of the quality of the performances when we state, that Mesdames Paul and Bird, and Messrs. Clark, Paul, Williamson, Simmons, &c. were the vocalists; Messrs. Sippe, Wilson, Josephson, &c. &c. the musicians; accompanied with the assistance of some of the military band; leader, Mr. Lewis . . .

"CONCERT", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (21 August 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2216900 

Mrs. Bird's concert at the Pulteney Hotel, on Tuesday evening, was very respectably attended, and afforded universal satisfaction to the audience . . . It was all excellent, but the concerto on the flute, with a pianoforte accompaniement, by Mr. Josephson, is worthy of particular notice - it was delightfully executed. A Quintette for two violins, tenor, flute, and violincello, by Messrs. Wilson, Sippe, Josephson, Lewis, and another performer whose name we have not heard, was received with much applause; as was also a solo on the clarionet, with a pianoforte accompaniment, by Mr. Lewis . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (27 November 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32147678 

AUSTRALIAN Philosophical Repository . . . Published at this establishment. 1. A Journey from Sydney to the Australian Alps . . . 2. A Song of the Menero tribe near the Australian Alps, arranged with the kind assistance of several Musical Gentlemen for the Voice and Piano Forte, and most humbly inscribed to Her Most Gracious Majesty, Adelaide, Queen, &c. The collaborating at this song of such able musicians as Pearson, Josephson and Sippe demonstrate clearly that it is neither (as some of my enemies say) a Portuguese air, nor any thing else than a wild air, carrying however a great depth of feeling. Several families having expressed their wishes to buy this Air for their children, its present price at Sydney is one shilling and sixpence. J. LHOTSKY. Castlereagh-street, near Hunter-street, Nov. 25th 1834.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (15 December 1834), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12851096 

MR. LEWIS' CONCERT, at the PULTENEY HOTEL, TOMORROW EVENING . . .
PART I . . . 4. Air, "Blue Bells of Scotland," with Variations, which Mr. Josephson has kindly consented to perform this evening, accompanied by his brother . . .
6.- Quintette, two Violins, Flute, Tenor, & Violincello, Messrs. Sippe, Wilson, McChroan [McCrohan], Hay, and Lewis - Romberg . . .
PART II . . . 4. Air, by Rossini, with Variations, Mr. Josephson - Latour . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (16 December 1834), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2217764 

MR. LEWIS'S CONCERT, AT THE PULTENEY HOTEL, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 16, 1834 . . .
PART I . . . 4. Air, Variations - Flute, Mr. Josephson - Nicholson . . .
6. Quintette - two Violins, Flute, Tenor and Violincello - Messrs. Sippe, Wilson, Josephson, Hay and Lewis . . .

"THE CONCERT", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (18 December 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2217777 

. . . The instrumental performers, with one or two exceptions, consisted of the 17th band, whose excellence is so universally admitted as to call for no commendation from us; but we ought not to omit to particularize among the performances a very brilliant concerto on the pianoforte, which was admirably played by Mr. Josephson . . .

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

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

. . . Mr. Josephson played well on the flute, in which he was admirably accompanied on the piano by his brother, a little boy about ten years old . . .

"THE CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (23 April 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12852003 

Mr. Stubbs' Concert, at the Royal Hotel, on Tuesday evening last, went off with the most perfect éclat, to a crowded and respectable audience . . . We were glad to witness such a strong muster of instrumental performers, - Messrs. Wilson, Cavendish, Sippe, Stubbs, Lewis, Coleman, Josephson, and the band of the 17th Regiment. The Overtures were executed in masterly style, and we believe gave universal satisfaction . . .

"MR. STUBBS'S CONCERT", The Australian (24 April 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42009588 

. . . Mr. Josephson played a concerto by Lozier [Logier], and did full justice to the composition of that celebrated pianist . . .

"CONCERT", The Australian (12 February 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36855515 

Mr. Wallace's Concert is fixed, as will be seen by advertisement, for this evening, when amateurs of music may expect a great treat; Mrs. Chester will sing several admired songs, while Mr. Josephson will exhibit his well-known talents on the flute and pianoforte. The Band of the Seventh [sic, recte 17th] Regiment will be also in attendance.

[Advertisement], The Australian (12 February 1836), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36855510 

MR. W. WALLACE . . . BEGS TO ANNOUNCE, that his CONCERT OF VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE SALOON OF THE ROYAL HOTEL, On THIS EVENING, the 12th of February, 1836.
PART I . . . Potpouri - Flute, Nicholson - Mr. Josephson
PART II . . . Grand Duett - Piano Forte, Herz, on the favourite March in William Tell - - Mr. Wallace & Mr. Josephson . . .

"CONCERT", The Australian (16 February 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36854544 

. . . Mr. Josephson played the celebrated "Pot-pouri" for the flute by Nicholson with great taste and execution; and we are happy to congratulate him on his performances throughout the evening; he bids fair to become a first-rate performer . . .

"MR.WALLACE'S CONCERT", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (16 February 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2202786 

. . . Our talented young Colonist Mr. Josephson, lent his valuable assistance, and was very fine on the flute - as also in his accompaniments with Mr. W. He is a young gentleman of considerable musical attainments and promise, and we only regret he is not more often before the public . . .

[Advertisement], The Australian (26 February 1836), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36855595 

MR. W. WALLACE . . . BEGS TO ANNOUNCE, that his SECOND CONCERT OF VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE SALOON OF THE ROYAL HOTEL THIS EVENING, FEBRUARY 26, 1836,
On this occasion, MR. WALLACE will be assisted by MRS. CHESTER, MRS. TAYLOR, MR. JOSEPHSON, MR. WILSON, and MR. SIPPE.
PROGRAMME OF THE CONCERT. PART 1st . . . 5 - Grand Fantasia (flute) Drouet - Mr. Josephson . . .

"LAST FRIDAY EVENING'S CONCERT (From a Correspondent)", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (1 March 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2203019 

. . . then followed Mr. Josephson on the flute; during the fantasia, he introduced " Auld Lang Syne" with variations, and deserves much credit, for his talented performance . . .

"Mr. Wallace's Concert", The Australian (1 March 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36854032 

. . . Mr. Josephson played a grand Fantasia on the flute in very [?] style; he not only brings out the richness of tone, of which the flute is only susceptible in the hands of an able performer, but executed the difficulties, as they may be called, of the instrument, in a manner to give great and general satisfaction . . .

[Advertisement], Commercial Journal and Advertiser (16 March 1836), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226458827 

. . . MRS. TAYLOR AND MRS. CHESTER BEG to announce to their Friends, and the Public generally, that their CONCERT of Vocal and Instrumental Music, will be given at THE ROYAL HOTEL, On WEDNESDAY EVENING, March 16, 1836, on which, occasion tbe following eminent talent will render their valuable assistance.- Principal Instrumental Performers, MR. JOSEPHSON, MR. WILSON, MR. SIPPE, And MR. WALLACE . . .
PART I . . . 5. Concerto - Flute - Nicholson - Mr. Josephson . . .

[News], The Colonist (24 March 1836), 6-7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31717811 

. . . Mr. Josephson's performance on the Flute delighted the audience. That gentleman charged five guineas to his attendance on the occasion, but on finding that it was a losing concert to Mrs. Chester, very handsomely enclosed the whole amount, and sent it back. We have not heard that his example has been followed by any other person engaged.

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (26 March 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2203446 

We were much gratified in noticing a trait of liberality in our young fellow colonist Mr. Josephson, junr., who on understanding that the concert lately given by Mrs. Chester and Mrs. Taylor, so far from leaving them a profit, on the contrary left them minus some ten or twelve pounds, very politely addressed to Mrs. C. a note, declining the five guineas which, it was agreed he should have received for his very excellent performance on the flute. What enhances the act in our estimation is that Mr. J., if not quite a native born Australian, is next kin to one. At least he has lived in the Colony from infancy. Mr. J. was a pupil originally of Mr. Sippe's, who rendered his services at the last concert, and as usual in a manner most creditably, without charge.

"EXTRACTS FROM OTHER PAPERS [From the Australian]", The Sydney Monitor (26 March 1836), 2-3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32151014 

We hear that Mr. Josephson, our colonial musician, would not accept of any remuneration for his valuable services on the night of Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Chester's Concert, in consequence of the very this attendance on that occasion (owing to the weather). Such conduct is highly praiseworthy, and we do hope that liberality like this will meet with its just reward. Go thou and act likewise.

[Advertisement], Commercial Journal and Advertiser (1 June 1836), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226459256 

. . . MR. W. WALLACE, BEGS to announce that his CONCERT . . . will take place in the Saloon of the Royal Hotel, THIS EVENING, the 1st June, 1836, on which occasion he will be assisted by Mrs. Chester, Miss E. Wallace, Mr. Josephson, Mr. Cavendish, an Amateur, and Mr. S. W. Wallace . . .
PART I . . . 5. Concerto - (Flute) Nicholson - Mr. S. W. Wallace . . .
PART II . . . 11. Fantasia (Flute) Toulou - Mr. Josephson . . .

"MR. WALLACE'S CONCERT", The Sydney Monitor (4 June 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32151492 

. . . To Mr. Josephson was apportioned - Fantasia - Toulon [Toulou] - And a fantastical piece it was, exciting no pleasure from the execution, because every body knows Mr. Josephson's execution on the German flute is excellent. However, a Scotch air, introduced in the course of the Fantasia, made some amends for the everlasting mechanism of the evening. But in lieu of reserving all his powers for the air, to make it reach the heart by the tenderness of the notes, it was marred by the never-ceasing skipping up and down the gamut; as if we were all assembled to hear the performers practice; in lieu of coming to hear our passions pleasingly excited. We have all of us, Heavens knows, mechanism enough at home. When, therefore, we go to a Concert or the Theatre, we go to feel; to be charmed and excited by novel and unusual sensations, which cannot be produced in ordinary life. Sorry, however, was the measure of this sort of enjoyment, doled out to us at this Concert.

The same remarks apply to the Concerto (Nicholson) on the flute, as performed by Mr. S. W. Wallace. The execution was good, but the mechanism of the lip and finger is not the chief thing at a Concert, to win the applause of the majority. By the bye, although the lower tones of Mr. Wallace's flute were full and reedy, we preferred those of Mr. Josephson's, as more in character with that sweet instrument . . .

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32151738 

. . . MR. W. WALLACE . . . BEGS TO ANNOUNCE THAT HIS CONCERT . . . will take place on THIS EVENING, the 13th of July, in the THEATRE-ROYAL, on which occasion, he will be assisted by
Mrs. Chester, Miss E. Wallace, Mr. Josephson, Mr. S. Wallace, and Mr. Cavendish . . .
PART I . . . 4. FANTASIA, Flute, introducing 'Tis the Last Rose of Summer - Nicholson - Mr. Josephson . . .
6. QUARTETTE - Violin, Pianoforte, Flute, and Violoncello - Mayseder - Mr. W. Wallace, Mr. Josephson, Mr. S. Wallace, and Mr. Cavendish . . .
PART II . . . 14. GRAND DUO CONCERTANTE, for two Piano Fortes - Herz (as played by Henri Herz and Mr. W. Wallace) - Mr. W. Wallace and Mr. Josephson . . .

"MR. WALLACE'S CONCERT", The Australian (15 July 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36857344 

. . . Nicholson's Fantasia, was played with very good taste, and the Air, 'Tis the last Rose of Summer, with great sweetness, by Mr. Josephson. His lower tones are full rich, but in executing rapid passages in the higher octaves the breath is heard in the embouchre [sic] of his flute . . . The Quartette, by Messrs. W. and S. Wallace, Josephson, and Cavendish, was good; but Mr. Wallace's violin absorbed all attention . . .

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (16 July 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2205489 

At Mr. Wallace's late Concert, we understand the brilliancy of Mr. Josephson's execution on the pianoforte, was particularly admired, as well as his intonations of the flute. Mr. J. first studied under Mr. Sippe, musical professor. Mr. J. is an example of the precocity of talent of our native youth where care has been taken to nurture it, and occasion given to call it forth.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (17 August 1836), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32151994 

. . . MR. COLEMAN, Master of the Band 4th, or King's Own Regiment, BEGS to announce that his CONCERT of Vocal and instrumental Music will take place on WEDNESDAY EVENING, August 17, 1836, in the Saloon of the Royal Hotel on which occasion he will be assisted by Mrs. Chester, Mr. Wallace, Mr. Deane and family. Mr. Cavendish, Mr. Sippe, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Stubbs and Mr. Josephson . . .
PART I . . . 4 - SOLO - Flute, in which will be introduced Auld Robin Gray, &c., Nicholson, Mr. Stubbs . . .
PART II . . . 4 - FANTASIA - Flute, introducing the Coolun, Drouet, Mr. Josephson . . .

"CONCERT", The Australian (19 August 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36853854 

. . . We have frequently heard Mr. Josephson on the Flute, and have been delighted, but never so captivated as with his Fantasia on this occasion, in which was introduced the Coolun by Drouet. Mr. Josephson has not the strength of lungs possessed by some performers on the Flute, but we question if the strongest would have received more merited applause than he did for his Coolun . . .

[Advertisement], Commercial Journal and Advertiser (31 August 1836), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226458108 

. . . MRS. CHESTER RESPECTFULLY announces . . . that her CONCERT . . . Will take place on WEDNESDAY EVENING, August 31st, 1836, in the Saloon of the Royal Hotel, on which occasion she will be assisted by MR. W. WALLACE, MR. DEANE, & TWO SONS, MR. JOSEPHSON, MR. CAVENDISH, AND MISS DEANE . . .
PART I . . . Trio - Pianoforte - Violin, Violincello, - MR. JOSEPHSON, MR. DEANE & SON . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (14 September 1836), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32152195 

. . . MR. W. WALLACE . . . BEGS to announce that his Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music will take place on THIS EVENING, September 14, 1836, in the Saloon of the ROYAL HOTEL, on which occasion he will be assisted by
Mrs. Chester, Miss Deane, Miss E. Wallace, Mr. Josephson, Mr. S. W. Wallace, Mr. Cavendish, and the Amateur who was received so favourably at Mrs. Chester's Concert . . .

NOTE: There is no documented notice of Josephson's participating in the oratorio at St. Mary's cathedral on 21 September; however, he is almost certain to have been involved in the event; his involvement in the second oratorio, in February 1838, is on record.

"Amateur Theatricals", The Australian (18 October 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36853719 

The soldiers of the King's Own Regiment, play on Friday next for the benefit of the Sydney Infirmary. If there were no other motive, this would be sufficient to bring a full house. We are happy to hear of the few hours of relaxation which the duties of a soldier allow him, so creditably employed. We hear that Mr. Wallace has very generously promised to play on the occasion, and that Mr. Josephson has made the same liberal offer.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (12 December 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12864426 

REMOVAL. J. F. JOSEPHSON, JUNIOR, BEGS to acquaint his Friends and the Public, that he has removed from Mr. Pendray's to Mr. F. Ellard's, opposite the Barrack Gate. December 9, 1836.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (31 January 1837), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2209118 

CONCERT. Postponed to the 1st Proximo. MR. W. WALLACE & MR. J. P. DEANE . . . On this occasion they will be assisted by Miss Deane, Miss E. Wallace, Miss C. Winstanley, Mr. S. W. Wallace, Master J. P. Deane, Master E. Deane, Mr. J. F. Josephson (who has kindly consented to play a Solo on the Flute) . . .
PART I . . . 4. SOLO - Piano-forte - March in Otello - Herz - Miss Deane . . .
PART II . . . 12. CONCERTO - Flute - Tulou - Mr. J. F. Josephson . . .

"CONCERT", The Australian (7 February 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36856309

. . . The Concerto on the flute of Mr. Josephson was played well, although in our opinion, some of his performances at previous Concerts were far superior . . .

[Advertisement], The Australian (1 August 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36853894

CONCERT. MR. W. WALLACE . . .THIS EVENING, August 1st, 1837, in the Theatre Royal, on which occasion he will be assisted by Miss Deane, Miss E. Wallace, Mr. Deane, Mr. S. Wallace, and Mr. Josephson, who has kindly given his gratuitous services . . .
PART II . . . 13. GRAND QUARTETT Pianoforte, Violins, & Violoncello - Herz - Mr. W. Wallace, Mr. Josephson, Master E. Deane, & Mr. Deane . . .

"MR. WALLACE'S CONCERT . . .", The Sydney Herald (7 August 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12860197 

. . . Of the other instrumental music - second to the solos on the violin by Mr. Wallace - that which pleased us most was the Quartett, in the second part of the Concert, by Messrs. Wallace, Deane, Josephson (piano-forte), and Master E. Deane . . .

"THE CONCERT", The Sydney Times (12 August 1837), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article252652891 

. . . Mr. Wallace, Mr. Josephson, and Mr. Deane and son, gave a lively quartette of Hezzo [sic, Herz], that is about the most simple and natural composition of that clever compounder of mechanical difficulties, that we have hitherto come across . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (18 October 1837), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32157716 

THEATRE ROYAL, Sydney.
THE Public is most respectfully informed that as a tribute of respect for the memory of the late Proprietor Mr. B. LEVY, and with a view to assist his respected Relict and Family, the Performers, the Gentlemen of the Orchestra, and all Persons connected with the Establishment, have felt it their duty to present their gratuitous services to the Widow, for one night, for her BENEFIT, to whom they most heartily wish every success in her present arduous undertaking. The Members of the Theatre most respectfully solicit the support and assistance of the Australian Public.
FOR THE BENEFIT OR MRS. B. LEVY.
THURSDAY, October 19, 1837,
The Performance will commence with the celebrated Comic Opera in Three Acts, entitled
The Castle of Andalusia;
OR, THE SPANISH BANDIT . . .
. . . NOVELTY
MR. WILLIAM WALLACE
Has with much kindness, and unsolicited, given his valuable services gratuitously, and will perform the celebrated FANTASIA, (Violin) introducing the favorite Irish Melody, "'Tis the last Rose of Summer," accompanied on the Piano Forte by Mr. J. F. JOSEPHSON, who has also presented his services for this occasion . . .

NOTE: A benefit for Josephson's step-sister, her husband, the theatre's proprietor Barnett Levey, having died on 2 October 1837

"THE ORATORIA" [sic], The Sydney Herald (5 February 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12855321 

A grand Musical Festival took place at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday evening last, which was attended by upwards of five hundred persons. The selection of music was from the best authors; and the professionals of Sydney, who gave their assistance gratuitously, mustered strong on the occasion. Mr. Wallace, as usual was the star of the instrumental performers, and was assisted by Mr. W.'s brother, Messrs. Deane, Cavendish, Edwards, Spyer, Josephson, Lane, and the full Band of the 50th regiment . . .

"MARRIED", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (4 December 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2550949 

By Special License, on the 1st Instant, at the Chapel of St. Lawrence, by the Rev. Mr. Steele, Mr. J. F. Josephson, Junior, eldest son of Jacob Josephson, Esq., to Miss L. J. Davies, eldest daughter, of J. J. Davies, Esq. Sydney.

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", Empire (29 August 1854), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60197458 

After an interval of about two months, this popular place of entertainment was last night opened to the public . . . It will be remembered, that Mr. Wyatt's lease of the building having expired, the property was purchased by Mr. J. F Josephson, of whom Mr. Torning has taken a lease . . .

"THE VICTORIA THEATRE", Empire (17 July 1868), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60855255 

. . . The Victoria Theatre, like others, has had its ups and downs, and after passing through many hands, now belongs to Mr. J. F. Josephson, M. P. . . .

Diary of Alexander Brodie Spark, 27 August and 16 November 1839; ed. in Graham Abbott and Geoffrey Little, The respectable Sydney merchant, A. B. Spark of Tempe (Sydney: Sydney University press, 1976), 110, 112

http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110360297 

27th . . . Went to Dr. Reid's to approve of a Seraphin for our new Church.

16th Went with the Rev. Mr. Steele . . . to select a Seraphin for the Church at Dr. Reid's, and afterwards to Dick's to purchase a Communion Service. 18th Ever engaged in preparing for the Consecration . . .

NOTE: Though Brodie Spark does mention Josephson, this concerned the acquisition of the instrument he played as first organist of St. Peter's church, Cooks River; one of Josephson's daughters married one of Spark's sons.

"WILLIAM VINCENT WALLACE, THE EMINENT COMPOSER", Empire (4 December 1872), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60868814 

. . . Whilst in Sydney, Wallace gave instruction on the pianoforte, in families of the highest distinction, who were anxious to avail themselves of his talents, amongst them were the ladies of Sir Alfred Stephen's family, Judge Josephson, Lady Mitchell, the sister of Sir William Macarthur, Lady Parker, and many others.

"SYDNEY", Jewish Herald (26 November 1920), 14

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article149673455 

. . . Judge Josephson, who was a music teacher before he took to law, and died richer than any other man, Jew or Gentile, who ever sat on an Australian Bench.

"MUSIC AND MUSICIANS: MARITANA", The Mercury (22 June 1932), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.newsarticle29960362 

. . . Sir Richard Bourke, the Governor, heartened him, and in 1836 Wallace gave three concerts, at which he played some of his own works. Two of the concerts, it is said, brought £1,000 each, and in one case the proceeds were given to St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney. He was for a time tutor to the families of Sir Alfred Stephen and Judge Josephson . . .

"ST. PETER'S. A Century of Service. COOK'S RIVER MEMORIES", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 June 1935), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17174683 

. . . The present church, consecrated by the Lord Bishop of Australia (Bishop Broughton) has stood since 1838 . . . Before this church was erected, however, there was a temporary church, very small and barely adequate, built of ironbark slabs with a roof of thatch. It was set up on the identical site in 1835, but has long since disappeared . . . [among those buried in the graveyard] . . . Judge Joshua Josephson, who was the first organist (in which capacity he remained for 14 years) . . . Bishop Broughton consecrated the burial ground in December 1840 . . .


Musical work:

A song of the women of the Menero tribe (Lhotsky, 1834), 2

A song of the women of the Menero Tribe arranged with the assistance of several musical gentlemen for the voice and pianoforte, most humbly inscribed as the first specimen of Australian music, to her most gracious majesty Adelaide, queen of Great Britain & Hanover, by Dr. J. Lhotsky, colonist N. S. Wales (Sydney: Sold by John Innes, [1834])

http://digital.sl.nsw.gov.au/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?embedded=true&toolbar=false&dps_pid=IE3727874 (DIGITISED)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/33504891 (TROVE)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=A+song+of+the+women+of+the+Menero+tribe (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Bibliography and resources:

H. T. E. Holt, "Josephson, Joshua Frey (1815-1892)", Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/josephson-joshua-frey-3873





JOSEPHSON, Martin (Martin JOSEPHSON)

Viola player

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOSEPHSON-Martin (shareable link to this entry)

JOSEPHSON, Mr. (Mr. JOSEPHSON; Mr. J. JOSEPHSON [? Isaac])

Clarinettist

Active Sydney, NSW, 1859


Summary:

I have found no other documentation about Josephsons musically active around this time. Were they possibly one (Martin, query Manuel) or both brothers of Joshua Josephson?


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Empire (2 July 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60403136

SYDNEY UNIVERSITY MUSICAL FESTIVAL . . . VIOLE - MR. Walter Rice, Mr. William Friedlander, Martin Josephson . . .

[Advertisement], Empire (27 August 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60403340 

. . . J. JOSEPHSON . . .

[Advertisement], Empire (21 November 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64093288

GENERAL MEETING of the THEATRICAL PROFESSION, held November 19th, 1859. It was Resolved, That none of the following Members of the Profession shall receive any engagement from Mr. CHARLES POOLE, or any deputed manager of his, until the present pecuniary claims of the whole professional body shall have been indemnified in full. In guarantee whereof the following signatures were affixed: . . . M. Josephson . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 November 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28627832

GRAND ORCHESTRAL UNION AND VOCAL CONCERT . . .
Second violins - Messrs. Josephson and Hall . . .
Clarinetti - Messrs. Josephson and Taylor . . .





JOSSELIN, Marie Louise Adelaide de (Marie Louise Adelaide de JOSSELIN; DE JOSSELIN; Mrs. James TODD; Mrs. William SANDS)

Teacher of pianoforte and French (pupil of Charles Sandys Packer)

Born Sydney, NSW, 5 May 1864; daughter of Henri de JOSSELIN
Married James TODD, NSW, 1884 (divorced 1891)
Married William SANDS, NSW, 1904
Died North Sydney, NSW, July 1950

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JOSSELIN-Marie-Louise (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"BIRTHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 May 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13087282

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 July 1883), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13539924

MDLLE. DE JOSSELIN (pupil of C. S. Packer, R.A.M.) visits and receives pupils for Pianoforte and French. Schools attended. Terms at Huenerbein's, 411, George-street.

"Marriages", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 June 1884), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13569429





JUDE, William Herbert (W. H. JUDE)

Pianist, organist, vocalist, entertainer, hymn writer, evangelical revivalist, composer

Born Westleton, Suffolk, England, September 1851
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 25 May 1891 (per Victoria)
Also visited New Zealand, October-November 1892
Departed Adelaide, SA, 17 January 1894 (per Arcadia, for England)
Died London, England, 8 August 1922

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1191431 (NLA persistent identifier)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JUDE-W-H (shareable link to this entry)


Summary:

Jude arrived on same steamer as Charles Halle, and returning Australian music students Ernest Hutcheson and Gulielma Hack.


Documentation:

[News], South Australian Register (22 May 1891), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48095606

"MUSICAL CELEBRITIES", South Australian Register (26 May 1891), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48101562

"MR. W. H. JUDE'S ENTERTAINMENT", The Argus (9 June 1891), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8633189

"MR. W. H. JUDE'S ENTERTAINMENT", Evening News (10 August 1891), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111984123

[Advertisement], The Advertiser (18 January 1894), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25675497

"AROUND THE CAMPFIRE-AUSTRALIAN SONG AND STORY", The Inquirer (19 January 1894), 27

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66314730

"MR. W. H. JUDE", Border Watch (20 January 1894), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77540853

[News], Barrier Miner (10 April 1894), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44104746

"MUSIC & THE DRAMA", Launceston Examiner (8 August 1894), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39587875

Mr. W. H. Jude, the musical composer, who was converted whilst visiting Australia, is devoting himself to mission work. He was much impressed, it seems, originally by a sermon by Mr. Moody on "What think ye of Christ?" He was again influenced by a sermon on the same text which he had heard in Yorkshire, and was ultimately converted in Sydney after hearing a third address on the same text by a female Salvation officer.


Bibliography and resources:

Luke Agati, "Aiming for the 'higher life': how a Tasmanian tour changed the life and career of William H. Jude", Papers and proceedings (Tasmanian Historical Research Association) 59/1 (April 2012), 24-37

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/158869766 

"W. H. Jude", Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._H._Jude





JUNGHENN, C. (C. JUNGHENN)

Professor of music

Arrived Sydney, NSW, by December 1878

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JUNGHENN-C (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (6 December 1878), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13425863

Mr. C. JUNGHENN, an experienced teacher of music, lately arrived from Germany, begs to announce to the inhabitants of Sydney and suburbs that to intends giving lessons in the art of pianoforte-playing.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 January 1879), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13427474

"TO THE EDITOR", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 October 1879), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13440866

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13457161

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 April 1880), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13458933





JUNIPER, Mary (Mary JUNIPER; Mrs. James Sturgis EDWARDS)

Vocalist

Born Brighton, Sussex, England, c. 1844
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 6 January 1850 (per Harpley, from Plymouth, 21 September 1849)
Married James Sturgis EDWARDS, Tylden, VIC, 5 October 1865
Died Hawthorn, VIC, 1897; buried 2 October 1897

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Mary+Juniper+Edwards+d1897 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JUNIPER-Mary-EDWARDS (shareable link to this entry)

JUNIPER, William (William JUNIPER)

Bass vocalist

Born Brighton, Sussex, England, 5 August 1838 (date on gravestone), son of John JUNIPER (d. VIC, 1871) and Sarah GILLAM (d. VIC, 1902)
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 6 January 1850 (per Harpely, from Pylmouth, 21 September 1849)
Married Lydia TYLER (1847-1880), Brighton, VIC, 1868
Died Auburn, Hawthorn, VIC, 24 July 1899, in his 61st year

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=William+Juniper+d1899 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JUNIPER-William (shareable link to this entry)


Documentation:

"SHIPPING AND COMMERCIAL GAZETTE", Port Phillip Gazette and Settler's Journal (8 January 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223155461 

January 6 - Harpely ship 547 tons, Auckland, commander, from Plymouth 21st September, and Adelaide 2nd instant. Passengers cabin . . . Mr. Juniper, wife and family . . .

"Members of the newly-formed Fitzroy Musical Union . . .", The Argus (11 May 1860), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5682228

. . . gave their first concert last evening, at George-street chapel, George-street, before a very numerous audience, and with an amount of success, all things considered, which does thom much credit. Haydn's "Creation" was the oratorio selected for performance . . . Mr. Juniper, who, with Mr. Angus, shared the bass music, did not quite realize the necessities of his position, though he sang with care . . .

"PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY'S CONCERT", The Argus (27 September 1869), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5811372

"CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT", Williamstown Chronicle (8 October 1870), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article68567363

"MRS. EDWARDS' COMPLIMENTARY CONCERT", Kyneton Guardian (19 October 1878), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233333071 

The attendance in the Kyneton Mechanics' Institute on Wednesday night last was not only a compliment to Mrs. Edwards, but an appreciation of the enterprise of the promoters of the concert in issuing so excellent a programme. The reserved seats, although occupying two-thirds of the hall, were not numerous enough, and they and the balcony were very well filled, although the back seats could have held a few more. The Kyneton Town Band were present, and in playing the overture, and especially the musical selections in the interval, exhibited most favorably the progress which they have recently been making in the musical art. Mr. W. Juniper, from Melbourne (Mrs. Edwards' brother) was present, and sang the opening and closing numbers on the programme, besides taking part in a duet with his sister, and, although suffering slightly from hoarseness, his fine bass voice and finished style of vocalisation was a derided acquisition and attraction. Glover's duet" See the land appears in sight" was one of the gems of the evening, while his rendering of "Nancy Lee" was redolent of the forecastle. Miss Don sang "Come back to Erin" so well that she was encored, and bowed her acknowledgments. Mrs. Edwards and Mr. Jas. Anderson sang "Sunset," a duet of Massett's with excellent taste and repeated the last verse as an encore. Miss E. Anderson, a niece of Mrs. Edwards and a pupil of Mr. David Lee, of Melbourne, played "Capricioso," as arranged for the piano by Mendelssohn, and was deservedly richly applauded. She also played in the second part airs from Lucia de Lammermoor, arranged by Prudent, and accompanied several of the singers, and it is but justice to say that this young lady gives promise of becoming a brilliant pianiste and excellent performer. Mrs. Edwards' song "One morning, oh, so early," although sung with her usual correctness and good taste, lacked that vivacity and sprightliness she is apt to throw into her song . . .

"HAWTHORN AND KEW HARMONIC SOCIETY", The Argus (6 August 1881), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5986139

"DEATHS", The Argus (25 July 1899), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9537496

JUNIPER. - On the 24th July, at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Williams, No. 15 Auburn-grove, Hawthorn, William Juniper, in his 61st year.





JUPP, Catherine (Catharine HEALEY; Catherine JUPP; Mrs. Edward JUPP)

Musician, vocalist, pianist, teacher of music

Born England (? Ireland) by c. 1812/13
Married Edward JUPP (d.1853), St. James, Piccadilly, 13 August 1833
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 5 October 1849 (per Trafalgar from London)
Active Adelaide, SA, 1849-56; ? 1858
Died Wellington, NZ, 16 October 1888, in her 76th year

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Catherine+Healey+Jupp+d1888 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-J.php#JUPP-Catharine (shareable link to this entry)


Summary:

Catherine Healey married Edward Jupp at St. James, Picadilly, on 13 August 1833. The couple and their nine children arrived in Adelaide in October 1849, and Catherine - as "Mrs. Edward Jupp" - immediately began advertising as a teacher of piano and singing. She made her public debut, singing Crouch's Kathleen Mavourneen, at the Mechanics' Institute quarterly conversazione, on 31 October, performing alongside Spencer Wellington Wallace, Francis Dutton, and Georgiana Murray.

She next appeared, on 20 November, in Thomas Gale's concert, and in Wallace's concert on 31 December, singing and playing piano.

Her daughter, Catherine Augusta Jupp (b. 1836; from 1865 Mrs. George Francis), was also active, by 1860, as a school teacher. Catherine senior followed Catherine junior and her husband to New Zealand, where she died in 1888.


Documentation:

Request for marriage licence, London Diocese, 9 August 1833; London Metropolitan Archives

https://www.ancestry.com.au/interactive/2056/32515_1831109331_0000-00061?pid=649150 

. . . APPEARED PERSONALLY Edward Jupp of the parish of St. James Westminster . . . a bachelor of the age of twenty one years and upwards and prayed a License for the Solemnization of Matrimony in the Parish Church of Saint James Westminster aforesaid between him and Catherine Healey of the parish of Fulham . . . also of the age of twenty one and upward . . .

Marriages solemnized in the parish of St. James, Westminster . . . in the year 1833; London Metropolitan Archives

https://www.ancestry.com.au/interactive/1623/31547_212702-00357?pid=10195694 

. . . on the thirteenth day of August . . .

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (6 October 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50247725

ARRIVED . . . Friday, October 5 - The barque Trafalgar, 510 tons, Wright, master, from London and Plymouth. Passengers - . . . E. Jupp, wife and nine children . . .

[Advertisement], Adelaide Times (29 October 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206981355 

MUSIC. MRS. E. JUPP, having just arrived from London, begs to announce to the Inhabitants of Adelaide and its Vicinity, that she intends giving instructions in Piano and Singing. Mrs. E. J. having long been accustomed to the tuition in the above branches, trusts that she will be enabled to give every satisfaction. Her terms can be obtained by applying at her residence, Angas Street, Victoria Square.

"MECHANICS INSTITUTE", South Australian (2 November 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71624988 

. . . The entertainments of the evening were commenced by an able and interesting lecture on Geology, by Thomas Burr, Esq., which was followed by the usual musical treat, in which Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Jupp, Mr. Francis Dutton, and Mr. Wallace, took part. The gem of the evening was "Kathleen Mavourneen," which was beautifully executed by Mrs. Jupp, and repeated amidst thunders of applause . . .

"MR. GALE'S CONCERT", South Australian (16 November 1849), 2

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We have much pleasure in directing attention to this concert . . . To those who have not heard Mrs. Jupp, we may confidently promise a very great treat. She is by far the best female vocalist we have had in Adelaide.

[Advertisement], South Australian (20 November 1849), 3

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Under the immediate Patronage of the Governor and lady Young. MR. GALE has the honor to inform the residents of Adelaide and its vicinity, that his CONCERT of Vocal and Instrumental Music will take place this evening (Tuesday), the 20th instant, in the Exchange, King William-street, on which occasion he will be assisted by Mrs. E. Jupp (who made so successful a debut at the late Conversazione), Mr. S. W. Wallace, Mr. Lee, and several amateurs, who will give their services on that evening.
PROGRAMME. PART I. 1. Overture - "Fra Diavolo," Auber - Mrs. Jupp, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Wallace . . .
4. The Spirit's Song - Mrs. Jupp . . .
PART II. 1. Overture - "Italiana in Algieri" - Rossini- Mrs. Jupp, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Wallace . . .
2. Song - "My Mother bids me bind my Hair" - Haydn - Mrs. Jupp . . .
5. Song - "Meet me to-night" - Horne - Mrs. Jupp . . .

"MR. GALE'S CONCERT", Adelaide Times (22 November 1849), 3

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The effect of the concert was somewhat injured by the absence of Mr. Lee, from illness, but Mrs. Jupp kindly introduced two extra songs, which in part supplied the deficiency. In "Auld Robin Gray" she was particularly successful . . .

"MR. GALE'S CONCERT", South Australian (23 November 1849), 2

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. . . The arrangements of the were unfortunately thrown into some confusion from the sudden announcement that Mr. Lee was taken ill. This occasioned the omission of the overtures and the substitution of some additional songs by Mrs. Jupp and Mr. Gale. The former, though not quite so happy as we thought her at the conversazione of the Mechanics' Institute, sang with much sweetness, particularly "Auld Robin Gray," in which she displayed great feeling and taste. Her piano-forte accompaniment to Mr. Wallace's violin was very defective, partly, we presume, from its not having been practised. This is a pity, for the effect of the whole suffered . . .

[Advertisement], Adelaide Times (31 December 1849), 1

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MR. WALLACE'S CONCERT . . . this evening, 31st December, 1849 . . .
PROGRAMME . . . Song - The deep, deep sea - Horn - Mrs. Jupp . . .
Duet, from Somnambula - Bellini - Mrs. Jupp and Mr. Ellard . . .
SECOND PART . . . Cavatina - Go I Forget me - Meves - Mrs. Jupp . . .

[Advertisement], South Australian (19 July 1850), 1

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. . . MONSTER CONCERT . . . IN AID OF THE FUNDS OF THE GERMAN AND BRITISH HOSPITAL . . .
SONG, "The Mocking Bird," Bishop, MRS. JUPP, With Flute Obligate by MR. WALLACE . . .

MUSIC: Pretty mocking bird (from The slave, Bishop)

"MECHANICS' INSTITUTE", South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal (22 August 1850), 2

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On Tuesday evening what is called a Conversazione - but which bears no resemblance to one - took place at the Exchange Rooms. A very select and respectable party, including SIR HENRY AND LADY YOUNG, assembled to hear a Lecture delivered by R. D. HANSON, Esq., on the abolition of capital punishment . . . The musical entertainment, at which Mrs. MURRAY, Mrs. JUPP, and Mr. WALLACE assisted, followed; and the party broke up soon after ten o'clock.

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (9 April 1851), 1

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GRAND EVENING CONCERT. Under the Patronage of His Excellency the Governor and Lady Young.
MRS. EDWARD JUPP has the honour to inform her friends and the residents of Adelaide generally that her CONCERT of Vocal and Instrumental Music, under the direction of Mr. S. W. WALLACE, will take place THIS EVENING (Wednesday), April 9th, in the Commercial Exchange, King William street, when she will be assisted by Madame Allen, Mons. Del-Sarte (who has kindly offered his valuable assistance on this occasion), Mr. S. Wallace, Mr. F. Ellard, Mr. J. W. Daniel, Mr. C. Walsh, Herr Linger, Mr. Bennett, Herr Mater, Herr Huenerbein, Herr Keidle, Herr Ziegler, Mons. Paris, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Lee, Mr. Chapman, Mr. Harwood, Mr. McCullagh, the Messrs. Cobbin, &c. &c.
Mrs. Jupp trusts that the above .concentration of talent, will ensure the patronage and support of the lovers of music in Adelaide and its vicinity.
PROGRAMME.
PART 1.
1. Overture - "'La Dame Blanche" Boildeau - FulI Orchestra.
2. Duetto - "What are the wild waves saying" - Glover - Mrs. Jupp and Mr. J. W. Daniel.
3. Ballad - "The Exile's Farewell," - Mr. C. Walsh.
4. Song from "Les Quatre Fils d'Aymon," - Mr. F. Ellard.
5. Jenny Lind's favourite Song - "My Fatherland" - Mad. Allen.
6. Nocturne Le Reve d'un Marin, pour Piano - Herz - Mr. F. Ellard.
7. "Sans Amour," - Massini - Mons. Del-Sarte.
8. Song - "My Childhood's Home," Clarionet obligato - Blockley - Mrs. Jupp and Herr Mater.
9. Scena - "The Newfoundland Dog," - Henry Russell - Mr. J. W. Daniel.
10. Solo Violin - "La Melancolie Pastorale" (accompanied by Mr. Ellard), Francois Prume - Mr. S. W. Wallace.
PART II.
1. Medley Overture - Guy Mannering - Bishop - Orchestra.
2. Song - "On Yonder Rock Reclining," from Fra Diavolo - Auber - Mr. C. Walsh.
3. Song - "Wanted a Governess," (by desire) John Parry - Mrs. Jupp.
4. Duet, from Norma, Clarionet and Tenor Tuba - Bellini - Herr Mater and Herr Huenerbein.
5. Cavatina - "Do not Mingle," - Bellini - Madame Allen.
6. Le Chant Beni des Oiseaux - Del Sarte - M. Del-Sarte.
7. Solo - Cornet-a-Piston - Mr. McCullagh.
8. Duet - "The Elfin Call," (first time) - S. Glover. - Mrs. Jupp and Mr. J. W. Daniel.
9. National Anthem - By Madame Allen, Mrs. Jupp, Mr. Daniel, and full strength, Vocal and Instrumental.
Tickets, 5s. each, to be had of Mr. Platts, Mr. Dehane; Mr. Coppin, Exchange Hotel;. Mr. Hornabrook, York Hotel; the Exchange; and of Mrs. E. Jupp, Halifax-street, where all applications, by letter, or otherwise, will be attended to.
Concert to commence at 8 o'clock.

"MRS. JUPP'S CONCERT", South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal (10 April 1851), 2

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A very numerously-attended concert was given at the Exchange last night by Mrs. Jupp, who was assisted by most of the principal vocal and instrumental musicians of Adelaide. Mrs. Jupp's own songs were very well received, especially John Parry's "Wanted a Governess," which was loudly encored . . .

"MRS. JUPP'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (11 April 1851), 2

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This lady's concert took place on Wednesday evening at the Exchange. We congratulate her on the crowded state of the room, and hope that the receipts of the concert will recompense her for the liberal manner in which her arrangements tor affording a musical treat were carried out. Indeed, the principal fault to be found with the evening's entertainment was "l'abondance des richesses;" the programme set forth 19 pieces, comprising nearly all the available talent in the colony; but whatever the audience may have thought, the wax candles determined the point by putting an extinguisher on the performances before the second part of the programme was completed. Making allowances for encores of popular pieces from popular performances and vocalists, we think that six well-chosen pieces in each division of the concert. is as much as any one can in conscience look for at a concert. It is irksome for most people to be kept in a crowded room, sitting on hard benches without backs to them for more than a couple of hours; and we would, as a general rule, also strongly deprecate the practice which prevails here of calling for encores. This is a practice nearly exploded, except in rare cases, in musical assemblages in Europe. It is unfair to the artistes themselves, making them undergo a greater degree of fatigue than should in justice be allotted to them, and in a musical point of view is in the worst possible taste. It is also unfair to those performers who are towards the latter end naturally enough cut out of the programme altogether, from the length of time occupied by repeating preceding pieces, and, above all, is calculated to hurt the feelings of those who - | equally, if not more deserving - are not honoured by a similar call . . .
Mrs. Jupp herself sang pleasingly; she would not thank us for encomiums of a high-flown nature. She is a favourite with the public, and deservedly so; but her voice, it strikes us, has lost some of the power by which undoubtedly it must have been formerly distinguished . . .

"MR. ELLARD'S FAREWELL CONCERT", South Australian Register (1 November 1851), 2

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. . . Mrs. Jupp appeared for Madame Allen, whose absence was occasioned by sudden indisposition. Mrs. Jupp was in excellent voice, and that, together with her clever accompaniment, convinced us that, - notwithstanding her generally admitted ability, she had made some recent improvement. The "Maniac," by Russell, sung by Mrs. Jupp, evinced great powers of expression, and was calculated to produce strong emotion . . .

MUSIC: The maniac (Russell); Wanted a governess (Parry)

"MR. ELLARD'S CONCERT", Adelaide Times (3 November 1851), 3

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. . . That uncomfortable song the Maniac was well sung by Mrs. Jupp, and made us as wretched as the author we suppose, intended his audience to be . . .

"CONCERT", South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal (8 November 1851), 3

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. . . Apropos of the pianoforte, we were very much pleased by the performance of Mrs. Jupp, although displayed only in the accompaniment to an excessively disagreeable song. We think this lady has been undervalued, and hope to hear much more or her . . .

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (15 September 1852), 2

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MRS. EDWARD JUPP begs to acquaint her Friends and the public of Adelaide, that she connues to gives Lessons on the Pianoforte and Singing. For terms, apply at her residence, Mill-street, adjoining the Adelaide Steam-Mills, Victoria square.

"DIED", South Australian Register (17 January 1853), 2

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On Sunday, January 16th, Mr. Edw. Jupp, of Grenfell-street, in the 45th year of his age.

South Australian almanac and directory 1854, 16

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Jupp, Catherine, teacher of music, Mill-street, Gouger-street.

"MASTER AND APPRENTICE", Adelaide Observer (20 May 1854), 5

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On Tuesday, M. Henry Muirhead, of Hindley-street, watchmaker, was charged before Mr. Wigley, on the information of Mrs. Catherine Jupp, with discharging her son from his service, contrary to the terms of the boy's indentures of apprenticeship . . .

[Advertisement], Adelaide Times (3 August 1854), 3

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EVENING CONCERT - Under the Patronage of His Excellency the Governor and Lady Young.
MRS. EDWARD JUPP Has the honour to inform the residents of Adelaide generally, that her
CONCERT of VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Will take place in MR. GREEN'S NEW EXCHANGE, King William-street,
THIS EVENING, August 3rd, On which occasion she will he assisted by the principal members of the profession.
PROGRAMME.
PART I.
1. Overture, "Tubal," Mrs. Young and Mr. Linger (C. M. Weber).
2. Song, "Pretty Flower," Mrs. Jupp (Halvy).
Song, "Shall I wasting in Despair," Mr. J. W. Daniel (H. Phillips).
4. Scena and Aria, "Through long dull Years," Madame Cranz, by desire (Linger).
5. Rosellen's celebrated Reverie in G., Mrs. Jupp.
6. The Song of Charlotte Stahley, Miss Chalker (Glover).
7. Duetto, "The Swallows," Madame Cranz and Mr. J. W. Daniel.
PART II.
1. Overture to "Zampa," Mrs. Jupp and Mr. Bennett (Herold).
2. Duetto, " M'Abbracia," Miss Chalker and Mr. Mitchell (Rossini).
3. Song, "Sweet May," Mrs. Jupp (Kuchen).
4. Song, Mr. Daniel.
5. Song, " When Sorrow Sleepeth," Miss Chalker (E. Lamb).
6. Fantasia Brilliante, Mrs. Jupp (Herz).
7. Song, "An die Bluman," Madama Cranz (Walfram).
8. Song, "Wanted a Governess," Mrs. Jupp (Parry).
9. National Anthem.
Mrs. Jupp begs to state that Miss Horn having received her Harp from England, has kindly offered her assistance on the occasion of her Concert this evening.
Doors open at half-past 7; to commence at 8 O'clock. Tickets, 5s. each; can be obtained from the Secretary of the New Exchange; Dr. Frankis, King William-street south; the Exchange and York Hotels; Mr. Dehane, King William-street; Mr. Dale, Hindley-street; Mr. G. T. Light, Rundle-street; and at Mrs. Jupp's, Mill-street, adjoining the Adelaide Steam Mills.

MUSIC: Reverie no. 1 in G (Rosellen)

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

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Mrs. Edward Jupp's concert, held last evening in the beautiful Hall of Green's New Exchange, and patronised by His Excellency and Lady Young, was also honoured by the attendance of a highly respectable and numerous audience . . .

[Advertisement], Adelaide Times (9 August 1854), 3

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[ADVERTISEMENT.] Mrs. EDWARD JUPP, in returning thanks for the kind patronage she received at her Concert on Thursday evening, considers herself justified in stating, that in consequence of the excessive draught in the room, her fingers were so be numbed that she was unable to do justice to the instrumental pieces she selected for the occasion. N.B. - The draft referred to was owing to the room not being finished.

[Advertisement], Adelaide Observer (6 January 1855), 1

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THE ADELAIDE INSTITUTION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG LADIES, Tavistock-buildings, Rundle-street (Mr. Heathcote's House), WILL be OPENED on WEDNESDAY, 17th January, 1855 . . .
COURSE OF INSTRUCTION . . .
3. Psalmody, together with the Practice of Solfeggio, Elementary Exercises, and instruction in the Theory of Vocal Music - Mr. Daniel.
4. Dancing and Deportment - Mr. Watts, Rundle-street . . .
8. Singing - Mrs. Jupp.
9. Pianoforte - Mr. Reyher, Flinders-street and Mrs. Jupp, assisted by Mrs. Nash, and other well-qualified Teachers . . .

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (12 July 1856), 1

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MRS. EDWARD JUPP begs to announce to her friends and the public that she continues to give LESSONS on the PIANO and in SINGING, at her Residence, Trafalgar Cottage, East-terrace. N.B. - The purport of this advertisement is to rectify a report that the said Mrs. E. Jupp is not the Mrs. Jupp of Weymouth-street.

"DEATHS", New Zealand Times (8 October 1888), 4

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JUPP. - On the 16th October, at Wellington, Catherine, relict of the late Mr. Edward Jupp, and mother of Mrs. C. A. Francis, in her 76th year. JUPP - On the 19th of September, at Sydney, Frederick, sixth son of the late Mr. Edward Jupp, of South Australia, aged 42 years.






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