Collection: Printed Music
Architecture/Music Library, The University of Queensland
Approximately 23000 items, comprising full and vocal scores, performing parts, collected editions, copies of primary source materials as required by researchers. Repertoire from medieval to contemporary periods, with some emphasis on published Australian works
Archives and Research Centre of the Lutheran Church of Australia
Extensive hymn book collection (German & English) from Germany, USA, Australia pre 1800 editions to present day, a few editions in other languages, European, PNG & Australian Aboriginal languages (Lutheran Missions - including Strehlow's Aranda collection); miscellaneous music collections of German editions (not catalogued); sheet music, small amount of secular music.
Sheet music: 'Australia's Destiny', 'Homeland Australia', Australian National Anthem and Flag Quests Committee, 1974;Music scores for the Melbourne Showband, ABC, Victorian Branch;Music scores for the Village Glee Club, ABC, 1932-1940;Musical scores for radio entertainment programs, ABC;Production and research material for the radio program 'Musica Australis', ABC;Sheet Music culled from Adelaide Singers and the Hobart Singers library; Music Books of the Regimental Band, Colonial Secretary's Office, 1893;
Australian War Memorial (Research Centre)
The Research Centre holds printed sheet music concerned with Australia's involvement in war and armed conflict.The collection is searchable in the Research Centre via the CMS database.
Edith Cowan University Archives
Printed music and material from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Geelong Historical Records Centre
Scores from the Geelong Musical Society consisting of Oratorios, Opera Choruses, Cantatas, Songs
Grenfell Historical Society Inc.
Collection of sheet music (circa 1866); music album "Davis' Hillbilly Songs"; sheet music "Only a Spray of Wattle," composed by James Goodman (Returned Soldiers Association of NSW); Nicholsons sheet music for WWI Anzacs, "Back Home," words and music Reg A.A. Stoneham; Nicholsons sheet music for "Anzac," sung by Miss Phyllis Porter in JC Williamsons "The House that Jack Built" words and music by Tom Armstrong.
Koorda and Districts Museum and Historical society
book of 100 Gems of Scottish Songs; 50 selected songs by Burns; Kerr's Cornkisters Bothy Ballads 1950; Allan's Community Songs Vol.1.
Music Library, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle.
33,000 scores and mini scores
National Library of Australia
The Library attempts to acquire all printed music published in Australia and also music published overseas by Australian composers. All genres of music are acquired, from western art ("classical") to popular and folk music. Composers whose works are held range from Isaac Nathan, the Sydney composer who lived from 1790 to 1864, to contemporary composers such as Peter Sculthorpe. Also J.C. Williamson set of perforing materials relating to operas, operettas, musical comedies, revues and pantomimes.
North Queensland Opera and Theatre Group Inc. and the Company Singers
SATB scores including some of well known oratorios; single sheets covering a wide cross section of styles Items are available for inter-library loan
Rockdale City Library
Popular music - pop, jazz, blues, country, musicals, operas, some classical. Mostly for voice and piano or piano only. The songs are indexed separately in the catalogue, so we are able to find a particular song in a combined volume. Some guitar tablature. Large collection of miniature scores. The sheet music is mostly acquired by donation so we have a large collection of popular music from earlier in the century.
Scone & Upper Hunter Historical Society
Albums (mainly Palings; piano tutors; waltzes; mazurkas, marches & other dances; popular selections;children's pieces, piano pieces; Vocal - sacred songs; vocal albums; Australian songs; war songs; songs of 1920's; songs of 19th c.; songs 1910 - 1919; songs 1930's. Musical plays such as - "A Country Girl', a new and original musical play by James T. Tanner, lyrics by Adrian Ross, music by Lionel Monikton, Chappell & co. 1904; "Veronique", comic opera in three acts by A Vanloo & G Duval, music by Andre Messager, English version by Henry Hamilton, Chappell & co. 1905; "The Little Michus", a new and original musical play by A Vanloo & G Duval, English version by Henry Hamilton, lyrics by Percy Greenbank, music by Andre Messager;
State Records (NSW)
See our Concise Guide on our Website for details
Sydney Conservatorium of Music Library.
Large collection of Australian music of all variety. Approximately 60% catalogued online and available via Homepage. Rest only on cards and would need to be searched.
Townsville Museum Inc.
Score for Townsville Waltz (1910) by Charlotte Cameron