Arbor Day Cantata [NSW]. Hugo Alpen, 1842–1917 Aust.
Arbor Day Cantata [NSW]
Arbor Day Cantata [NSW]
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Arbor Day Cantata [NSW]

1891. Sheet music, colour lithograph cover, 37.3 x 27.5cm. Loose sheets including cover, stains, foxing, tears to edges.

Text includes “Written and composed for the children of the public schools in New South Wales. Words by The Countess of Jersey. Music by Hugo Alpen. George Stephen Chapman, Acting Government Printer, 1891.” Held in NLA.

Hugo Alpen was the NSW Superintendent of Music from 1884 until 1908. He composed this cantata in 1891 for school concerts to celebrate Arbor Day, a holiday in which people are encouraged to plant trees. Ref: Stevens, Unicorn: The journal of the Australian College of Education, vol. 19, no. 3, 1993.

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Item #CL199-55

Price (AUD): $880.00  other currencies

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