Item #CL181-13 Why Are You Wand’ring Here, I Pray. Isaac Nathan, Brit./Aust.
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Why Are You Wand’ring Here, I Pray

c1820s. Sheet music in letterpress, signed by a “Henrietta Ringer” in ink upper left and Nathan’s facsimile signature lower right on front page, 32.9 x 24.5cm. Slight tears and old tape to edges, soiling.

Text includes “Sung by Madame Vestris at the Theatre-Royal, Haymarket, in the highly popular operatic comedy of Sweethearts and Wives. Written by James Kenney, esq. Music by I. Nathan. Entertained at St Hall, price 2s. Lond. Published for the proprietor by Goulding, Dalmaine & Co., Soho-Sq. G. Edwards. Musical Repository, No. 31, Upper Arcade, Bristol.” This work was composed in England, prior to Isaac Nathan’s arrival in Australia. Nathan composed Australia’s first opera, Don John of Austria, which premiered in 1847 in Sydney.

Item #CL181-13

Price (AUD): $880.00  other currencies

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