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The 77th galop / composed by P. Cavallini [music]
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Call No:
HOUSE
R84/868
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Notes:
For piano.
"Most respectfully dedicated to Colonel Straton, C.B. and the officers of H.M. 77th Regiment.".
Cover bears illustration of a military band playing in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney with harbour view behind.
Cover illustration by S.T. Gill.
Publication date from G. Skinner (2011), 'Toward a general history of Australian musical composition: first national music, 1788-c.1860', Sydney Conservatorium of Music, p. 537 http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/81022028.
Year:
1858.
Publication details:
Sydney : J.R. Clarke
Description:
3 pages ; 34 cm.
Type:
music
Abstract:
This piece of sheet music marks the visit of Her Majesty’s 77th Regiment to Sydney in 1857. The regiment had previously been engaged in the Crimean war, in which Britain and other allies had supported the Ottoman Empire in a dispute with Russia.
The arrival of the soldiers in Sydney was celebrated by thousands of onlookers who enjoyed military displays and performances by the regimental band. This piece for piano comes from a bound collection of sheet music located at Rouse Hill House & Farm and was no doubt performed on the new piano purchased by the family in 1855. The Rouse family owned hundreds of different pieces of music for both voice and piano and, like ‘the 77th Galop’, these surviving publications offer us an opportunity to share in the home-made entertainment of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. - MS and CF
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