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‘Beneath The Southern Cross.’ Australian National Military Grand March

1900. Sheet music, lithograph cover, inscribed and autographed by composer, artist and publisher “Otto W. Schrader” in ink upper right, signed “O. Schrader del.” and dated in image centre left and right, 36 x 26.2cm. Tears, slight handling creases and foxing, reinforced spine.

Inscription reads “To the Earl of Hopetoun [John Hope], with the compliments of Otto W. Schrader.” Text includes “Composed for full military brass band and arranged for pianoforte by Otto W. Schrader. Adelaide, South Australia, 138 Gilles Street. Printed in Germany.”

“As Australia progressed from its colonial phase to Federation, and with its participation in foreign wars and changing patterns of migration, the patriotic genre of music changed to reflect an independent Australia rather than a collection of British colonies.” Ref: SLSA. Held in NLA; AWM.

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Item #CL194-86

Price (AUD): $1,250.00  Other currencies

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