Marsh, S. H. (Stephen Hale) (1805-1888)

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Marsh, S. H. (1805-1888)
Marsh, Stephen Hale
Marsh, Stephen Hale (1805-1888)
Marsh, Stephen Hale Alonzo (1805-1888)
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composer; lyricist; musician; instrumentalist; publisher; Musician
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Stephen Hale Alonzo Marsh (1805-1888), musician, was born on 4 January 1805 in Kensington, London, only son of Henry Marsh. His widowed mother kept 'a finishing school for young ladies' near Kensington...

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Stephen Hale Marsh was a harpist and composer who lived in Sydney and Melbourne from the 1840s to the early 1870s. Born in England, he received harp lessons from Nicholas Bochsa and patronage from the Duchess of Kent. He toured Europe and the Middle East, carrying his Erard harp everywhere - including a camel ride across the Isthmus of Suez. In February 1842, Marsh and his wife migrated to Sydney. The explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, who travelled on the same ship, recorded that Marsh often gave recitals on board. In Sydney Marsh became an active recitalist, concert promoter, and teacher of the harp and piano. A dispute with Isaac Nathan over a concert series is said to have led to a period of enmity between the two composers. He matched Nathan's patriotic anthem Hail Star of the South! Australia Advance! by composing his own Advance Australia. He followed Nathan's Don John of Australia (1847), which Nathan described as the first opera composed in Australia, with his own A Gentleman in Black, and made a similar claim. However, Marsh's opera was not staged until 1861 when it was given by WS Lyster in Melbourne. Marsh captured aspects of colonial life in his music. He wrote the All England Eleven Polka to commemorate the visit of the English cricket team, who began to tour Australia from 1862. He wrote a march for his friend Leichhardt, and set the verse of Sir Thomas Mitchell to music. He lived in Melbourne from 1852, and left Australia in 1872. After two years in Japan, he settled in San Francisco where he continued teaching until 1878. Most of his manuscripts were destroyed by the great fire and earthquake in San Francisco in 1906. Marsh was the brother of Australian composer Henry Marsh and assisted him in establishing a Melbourne branch of their Sydney music publishing business.

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  1. Letter : to S. H. A. Marsh
    Leichhardt, Ludwig, 1813-1848
    [ Unpublished : 1844 ]
    At National Library
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  2. The Australian valse : composed for the opening of the Government House, Sydney, and dedicated to Miss Norton of Elswick / by S. H. Marsh
    Marsh, S.H. (Stephen Hale), 1805-1888
    [ Printed music : 1845 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  3. Story of "The gentleman in black" : a light opera composed by S. H. Marsh / story by T. Cliffden Corless
    Corless, T. Clifden
    [ Unpublished : 1930-1950 ]
    At National Library
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  4. In Thee , o Lord, have I put my trust : a sacred cantata from the seventy first psalm / composed by S.H. Marsh
    Marsh, S. H. (Stephen Hale), 1805-1888
    [ Printed music : 1867-1880 ]
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    In Thee , o Lord, have I put my trust : a sacred cantata from the seventy first psalm / composed by S.H. Marsh
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  5. The all England eleven polka / Stephen Hale Marsh ; arr. and orch. Richard Divall
    Marsh, S. H. (Stephen Hale), 1805-1888
    [ Printed music : 2000 ]
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    The all England eleven polka / Stephen Hale Marsh ; arr. and orch. Richard Divall
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  6. Ferrolana polka, op 63 / composed by S.H. Marsh
    Marsh, S. H. (Stephen Hale), 1805-1888
    [ Printed music, Sound : 1850-1851 ]
    Languages: English;No linguistic content, [1 other]
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    Ferrolana polka, op 63 / composed by S.H. Marsh
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  7. The Ophir schottische
    Marsh, S. H. (Stephen Hale), 1805-1888
    [ Book : 1855 ]
    At National Library
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  8. The Ophir schottische, op. 64 : for the pianoforte / composed ... by Stephen Hale Marsh
    Marsh, S. H. (Stephen Hale), 1805-1888
    [ Printed music : 1851 ]
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    The Ophir schottische, op. 64 : for the pianoforte / composed ... by Stephen Hale Marsh
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  9. Hail to thee mighty one! song of Australia / the poetry by John Rae ; composed by S.H. Marsh
    Marsh, S. H. (Stephen Hale), 1805-1888
    [ Printed music : 1845 ]
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    Hail to thee mighty one! song of Australia / the poetry by John Rae ; composed by S.H. Marsh
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  10. The Bathurst march / by S. H. Marsh
    Marsh, S. H. (Stephen Hale), 1805-1888
    [ Printed music : 1854 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
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    At National Library
    The Bathurst march / by S. H. Marsh
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  1. Letter : to S. H. A. Marsh
    Leichhardt, Ludwig, 1813-1848
    [ Unpublished : 1844 ]
    At National Library
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  2. James Lincoln Hall papers and photographs, ca. 1950-1955
    Hall, James Lincoln
    [ Photograph ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. [Biographical cuttings on S.H. (Stephen Hale) Marsh, composer, conductor, performer, teacher and lecturer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  4. Stephen Hale Marsh : miscellaneous research materials in the Musica Australis collection
    Australian Broadcasting Commission
    [ Published : 1900-1970 ]
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  5. Papers
    Hall, James Lincoln
    [ Unpublished : 1950-1955 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  6. Typescript extracts from letters by Marjorie Graham in Mitchell Library File relating to the brothers, Stephen Hale Marsh and Henry Marsh, with photocopied notes on musical publications in the Library, 1970-1971
    Graham, Marjorie
    [ Photograph : 1970-1971 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. Series 01: James Lincoln Hall papers, ca. 1950-1955
    [ Unpublished : 1950-1955 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. William J. Palmer - Bound collection of sheet music by Isaac Nathan and others, ca.1820-ca.1854
    Palmer, William J
    [ Printed music : 1854 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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