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38096. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. ALBONI. BURGMšLLER, Fred [ BURGMULLER].

Le Brindisi. Valse Brillante Pour le Piano. D‚di‚e a Melle. Alboni.. Mayence anvers et Bruxelles, Chez les fils de B. Schott. c.1850s. 3pp. B/W lith. of Marietta Alboni raising a glass in a toast. Alboni (1823 - 1894) was an Italian contralto who studied with Bertoletti, & so impressed Rossini that he taught her the contralto roles in his operas. Alboni was a rival attraction to Jenny Lind at Her Majesty's Theatre in 1847 & sang at Rossini's funeral with Patti. Alboni was one of the greatest contraltos in operatic history (Grove's: 1945). Disbound. Prev. owner's signature to top RH edge of cover, publisher's stamp to bottom middle edge. Good condition..

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$120

50959. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. ALBONI. DONIZETTI.

Fair Ellen, Sung by Madlle. Alboni in Donizetti's Opera Anna Bolena. The Poetry by the Hon. Julia A. Maynard.. London, Musical Bouquet, 200 High Holborn. c.1850s-60s (?). 3pp. Half-page B/W lithograph of Marietta Alboni as the page. Alboni (1823 - 1894) was an Italian contralto who studied with Bertoletti, & so impressed Rossini that he taught her the contralto roles in his operas. Alboni was a rival attraction to Jenny Lind at Her Majesty's Theatre in 1847 & sang at Rossini's funeral with Patti. Alboni was one of the greatest contraltos in operatic history (Grove's: 1945). Appears to have been carefully removed from an album. Inked page numbers to top corners, a touch of foxing, otherwise good..

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$80

38221. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. ALBONI. GLOVER, C. W.

The Song of Charlotte Stanley.. London, C. Jefferys, 21 Soho Square Front page features colour imprint of Miss Poole. Missing back pages. .
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$25

30754. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. ALBONI. LIND.

The Alboni Quadrille. Arranged on Favorite Operatic Melodies Sung By Madlle Alboni.. London, W.Strange, 21 Paternoster Row. c.1847 - 1851. 4pp. Half-page B/W lith. of two ovalled portraits of Jenny Lind, the Swedish nightingale, and Marietta Alboni, the Italian contralto who studied with Bertoletti, & so impressed Rossini that he taught her the contralto roles in his operas. Alboni was a rival attraction to Jenny Lind at Her Majesty's Theatre in 1847. Sang at Rossini's funeral with Patti. Alboni was one of the greatest contraltos in operatic history. Part of the Musical Bouquet Series. A few tape repairs to edges. Spine taped. Some slight foxing. Includes arrangements of the famous contralto arias Oh! Quante Lagrime (from La Donna del Lago by Rossini), Non piu Mesta (from Cenerentola by Rossini), Il Segreto (from Lucrezia Borgia by Donizetti), Ah Quel Giorno (from Semiramide by Rossini), & Tocchiamo, Beviam (from La Gazza Ladra by Rossini). .

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$120

44624. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. CABEL. MEYERBEER. BURGMšLLER, F. [ BURGMULLER] arr.

Le Pardon de Pluermel. Grande Valse de Salon. A Madame Marie Pleyel.. Paris, G. Brandus & S. Dufour, 103 Rue Richelieu. c.1870. 11pp. Appears to have been carefully removed from an album. Joh. Friedrich Burgmller (1806 - 1874) wrote many works for the piano, primarily intended for children (Grove's: 1945). Partially disbound, foxed, some pencilled fingering. B/W illus (by Telory) to front cover of Mdlle. Cabel in the role of Dinorah..

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$75

35527. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. CROSSLEY, Ada. NEVIN, Ethelbert.

Oh That We Two Were Maying.. Melbourne, Allan's, 276-278 Collins St. n.d. c.1900. 4pp. + covers. B/W portrait photo to cover of Ada Crossley (1874-1929), the Australian contralto who was one of the finest oratorio & recital singers of her time. Bottom half of spine of cover detached, slightly cropped, o/wise condition vg..

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$35

45315. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. DORUS-GRAS. AUBER.

Overture to The Crown Diamonds.. London, Musical Bouquet Office, 192 High Holborn & J. Allen 20 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row. c.1850's (?). 8pp. B/W lith. of Julie Dorus-Gras, flanked by two small illustrations of castles at Montjardin and Franchimont (presumably locations from the opera). Appears to have been carefully removed from an album. First page partly disbound, o/wise good. Part of The Musical Bouquet series, nos. 241-242. Julie Dorus-Gras (real name Steenkiste) was a Belgian soprano who performed numerous principal parts at the Paris Opera, making her first appearance there in Rossini's Comte Ory in 1830 (Grove's: 1945)..

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$95

36874. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. HAUK. GODFREY, Charles. (B.M. Royal Horse Guards).

Carmen Lancers.. London. Metzler & Co. 37 Gt. Marloborough Street W. c.1880. 11pp. + cover. Cover features a duo-tone lith. by Hanhart of the American Soprano, Minnie Hauk in the role of Carmen, which was considered to be her greatest. Her signature stamp appears on the outer bottom RH corner of the inset. The top of the sheet has been cropped affecting the main title. Spine is taped, and pp. 8 & 9 have been repaired. The most striking feature of this piece is the definition and clarity of the lith..

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$80

30752. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. HOOD. MORA, Antonio L.

Espanita. A Spanish Love Song.. Ascherberg & Co. 8pp + covers. Sepia photo pasted to cover of Miss Marion Hood, in costume, in "the gaiety burlesque Ruy Blas and the Blas‚ Rou‚". Spine taped. Sheet has been cropped. Embossed shop stamp & prev. owner's signature to top RH corner. .

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$175

30751. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. LIND. MEYERBEER.

When Fairest Normandy I Quitted (Quand Je Quittais).. c.1847-50. 4pp. States "Sung by Jenny Lind", the Swedish soprano who studied with Garcia. Lind made her London debut as Alice in the Italian production of the work at Her Majesty's Theatre, in 1847. Engraved music. Spine taped. Paginated from 103 to 106. Part of the Pianista Series No. 81..

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$80

37332. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. LIND. WEST, H.

Jenny Lind's Good Night: A Serenade.. London, H. Tolkein, Pianoforte Warehouse, 28 King William St London Bridge. c.1850. 5pp. The cover is a B/W lith. reproduction of the painting by Edward Magnus, with a few details altered: the face in the lith. is a little fuller as are the arms. In the painting there is ring on the finger of her left hand, it is missing in the lith., but overall it is a faithful copy. The sheet has been carefully disbound, and very slightly cropped at the top. Neither the title or illustration is affected. Very good condition..

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$150

30733. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. LOTI, Manon.

La Musique de Theatre et de Salon. La P‚richole.. Paris, J. Bosc & Co. 1908. 16pp + covers. Picture of Mlle Manon Loti to front cover framed by a coloured border of flowers & singing birds. Vocal excerpts from the opera by Offenbach. Covers almost separated, o/wise good cond..

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$40

30597. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. MARIO. PATTI. GOUNOD, Charles. GODFREY, A.F. arr.

Marguerite. A Set of Waltzes On Favorite Melodies from Gounod's Faust.. 1868. 12pp. Col. lith. (by M & N Hanhart of a photo taken by L. Caldesi & Co.) within a gilt border of Faure, Patti & Mario from a scene in Faust. These singers toured a famous production in Britain in the 1860's. Adelina Patti was the most highly paid singer of her day. The tenor Giovanni Mario (former name Giovanni Matteo de Candia) was considered one of the finest voices ever to be heard. They performed together many times. Evidence of having been bound & slightly cropped. Shop embossed stamp to top LH corner, with the date 27/6/68. Pages 1-4 are separate from pages 5-12. Scratch to LH edge of cover which encroaches onto the lithograph, top corner of front cover marked, light waterstain to bottom LH and top LH corners of front cover. Overall fair..

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$80

52010. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. MORI, Frank.

Who Shall Be Fairest. No. 1 of Mr. Sims Reeves Vocal Album.. London, Boosey & Sons, Musical Library, 24 & 28 Holles Street, Oxford Street. c. 1857-64. 5pp. Not engraved. Appears to have been removed from an album, small chip to spine, spotting, two large water stains to top half of cover, pencil figure to left edge of cover, o/wise good condition. Lithograph of Sims Reeves to cover, by J.H. Lynch (M&N Hanhart). Signed by Frank Mori to lower left corner. Frank Mori (1820-1873) was a composer and conductor and the son of Nicolas Mori. He studied with W.S. Bennett and later (1836) had lessons from P.-J.-G. Zimmermann in Paris. A well-known London musician, he directed and managed the short-lived London Orchestra (established 1854), which gave concerts in its own right and was available for hire. He composed a cantata Fridolin (Worcester Festival, 1851), an operetta The River Sprite (Covent Garden, 9 February 1865, vocal score, London, 1865) on a libretto of George Linley, and many songs and ballads (information from Grove online 2005)..

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$100

31055. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. NILSSON. HANDEL. TAYLOR, W.F.

I Know That My Redeemer Liveth; Rejoice Greatly from The Messiah.. London, G. Jeffreys, 57 Berners St. W. c.1868-74. 5pp. Col. lith. (by M & N Hanhart) of Nilsson (1843-1921), the Swedish soprano who created the role of Oph‚lie in Hamlet. No. 1 of the series Nilsson's Gems. Spine taped. Covers stained & a little foxed. Small tear to bottom of sheet. Shop stamps to cover & first page..

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$25

43927. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. PALMER. BRAY, Will. H., et al.

Album of Favorite Songs sung by Miss Minnie Palmer & Company in My Sweetheart.. Sydney, Messrs. Edwards Dunlop & Company, Limited. 1887. 32pp. Some insect damage to RH edge of front cover, front cover almost detached, some tears to back cover and last page with a little loss, a little foxing. B/W illus. of presumably Palmer to front cover. Contains 18 songs including Ning-a-Nee's Lullaby, Tina's Song etc. Advert tipped-in to inside front cover. Rare..

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$70

30742. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. PATTI. PARKER, Godfrey.

Adelina Schottische.. Glasgow, James S. Kerr, 314 Paysley Rd. late-19th century. 7pp. Sepia illus. of Adelina Patti, the Italian soprano who was the most highly paid singer of her day. Evidence of having been carefully bound. Shop stamp to top RH corner of cover..

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$60

30738. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. PATTI. POLIN ed.

Paris Qui Chante. Revue Hebdomadaire Illustr‚e.. 1903. 14pp. B/W photo of Adelina Patti, the Italian soprano who was the most highly paid singer of her day. Includes a page insert of the Romance de Cherubim by Mozart as sung by A.P. on the 21st April at the Trocad‚ro. Includes B/W photos & articles on other singers such as Tamagno & Br‚val. Front cover loose. Missing back cover. O/wise good..
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$90

30755. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. PICCOLOMONI. MONTGOMERY, W.H. arr.

La Traviata Quadrilles, on Airs From Verdi's Admired Opera.. London, Musical Bouquet Office, 192 High Holborn & J. Allen, Warwick Lane Paternoster Row. c.1860. 4pp. B/W lith. of Maria Piccolomini, the Italian soprano who played Violetta in the English premier of La Traviata. Admired more for her beauty & histrionics than her voice. Spine taped. Tape reinforcement to edges. Small collection sticker to inside top LH corner..

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$100

43611. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. PYNE, Miss Louisa, sung by. MEYERBEER, BALFE, AUBER and MASSE.

Boosey's Musical Cabinet No. 45 - Eight Songs Sung by Miss Louisa Pyne in Dinorah, Satanella, Bianca and Other Popular Operas.. London. Boosey & Co. n.d. 40pp. A few small tears to covers, prev. owner's name to front cover, top edges slightly cropped, just a touch of foxing to covers and several pages. In English. Louisa (Fanny) Pyne (?1832-1904) was a successful English soprano who toured to the USA and started a company with Harrison in 1856 to perform English operas (Grove's: 1954)..

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$75

30735. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. THILLON.

Minnie.. London, Jullien & Co. c.1848-58. 5pp. Full-page B/W illus. of Made. Anna Thillon, the English soprano who studied with Bordogni, Tadolini & Claude Thomas Thillon (conductor of the Havre Philharmonic Society), whom she later married. Was a favourite of Auber & she created the role of Catarina in his "Les Diamants de la Couronne". Made rare appearances in the Jullien concerts 1855 - 1858 [Grove's Dictionary of Music & Musicians: 1929]. Slightly cropped. Spine taped. A few small stains to partly browned covers. Tape repair to RH edge of page three..

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$35

30739. SHEET MUSIC - HISTORIC SINGERS. TREBELLI. ROUBIER, Henri.

Trebelli, C‚lŠbre Polka Mazurka.. London, Ashdown & Parry, 18 Hanover Square. c.1860s. 6pp + covers. Col. lith. (by Edme Guichard) of Zelia Trebelli, the French mezzo. Born Gillebert, she changed her name of which Trebelli is almost the reverse. She was much admired in travesti roles. Her daughter Antoinette (born c.1864) sang in London as Antonia Trebelli, changed her name to Antonia Dolores on the death of her mother, arrived in Melbourne in 1896 & in 1901 sang at the Gala Concert for the opening of the Inaugural Parliament of the C/wealth of Australia. [Encyc of Music & Musicians: Orton]. Evidence of having been bound. Stains to sheet. Pages separated. Slightly cropped. Prev. Owner's signature to top. Shop stamps to top LH corner & bottom of cover..

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$75
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