Stoneham, Reginald A. A. (1879-1942)

Also known as
Agrati, Alberto (1879-1942)
Pename, A. (1879-1942)
Stoneham, R. A. A. (1879-1942)
Stoneham, R. A. A. (Reginald A A) (1879-1942)
Stoneham, Reg A. A. (Reginald A A) (1879-1942)
Stoneham, Reginald (1879-1942)
Stoneham, Reginald A.A.
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composer; lyricist; pianist; publisher; music publisher; musician
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Reginald Alberto Agrati Stoneham, composer, was born in Carlton, Vic, 24 July, 1879 and died Melbourne, Vic, 1942.

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Reginald A.A. Stoneham was a highly prolific composer and publisher, who engaged closely with the development of the ragtime and jazz styles in Australia in the 1910s and 20s. He also performed and recorded as a professional accompanist. He lived in St Kilda, Melbourne, between 1918 and 1928. During his lifetime he wrote and published hundreds of popular songs, dances, and salon pieces, and also published works by a range of other composers. The obscurity of these other composers is such that they were possibly amateur would-be composers who couldn't gain publication elsewhere, or simply noms-de-plume used by Stoneham himself. Stoneham is credited with writing the music for Australia's first musical comedy, FFF (1920), with lyrics by CJ de Garis, an entrepreneur, publisher, and land developer. Despite FFF's failure to attract interest, Stoneham's songs Sleepy Seas and Murray Moon, became popular in their own right. His lyrics often raised topical and patriotic themes, such as Heroes of the Dardanelles, published during the First World War, and his titles sometimes explicitly proclaimed their new style, such as Jazzin' the Blues. Stoneham also wrote music for advertisements, both as sheet music and for radio. He wrote and published a commemorative song for the 'Home to Ballaarat' celebrations of 1927, and appears also to have been involved in organising that event. He advertised his services in the accompanying souvenir programme: "Have your poems set to music by Reginald Stoneham ... Author, Composer, Publisher." Among his clientele were tourism promoters in Mildura, for whom he wrote and published the song Come to Mildura, the Land of Winter Sunshine, the Australian Dried Fruits Association of Mildura, for whom he wrote the Sun-Raysed Waltz, and the Weekly Times newspaper, who published a song in a tribute to the city of Bendigo in 1932.

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  1. The mellow mersey moon vocal waltz / composed by Reginald Stoneham and Will. A. Bevan
    Stoneham, Reginald A. A., 1879-1942
    [ Sound : 1930 ]
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    The mellow mersey moon vocal waltz / composed by Reginald Stoneham and Will. A. Bevan
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  2. Home to Ballaarat words and music by Reginald Stoneham and Will. A. Bevan
    Stoneham, Reginald A. A., 1879-1942
    [ Sound : 1927 ]
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    Home to Ballaarat words and music by Reginald Stoneham and Will. A. Bevan
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  3. Frivolina valse / by Reginald Stoneham
    Stoneham, Reginald A. A., 1879-1942
    [ Sound : 1916 ]
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    Frivolina valse / by Reginald Stoneham
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  4. Back to Charlton words by Will. A. Bevan ; music by Reginald Stoneham
    Stoneham, Reginald A. A., 1879-1942
    [ Sound : 1928 ]
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    Back to Charlton words by Will. A. Bevan ; music by Reginald Stoneham
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  5. Maryborough composed by Reginald Stoneham
    Stoneham, Reginald A. A., 1879-1942
    [ Sound : 1932 ]
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    Maryborough composed by Reginald Stoneham
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  6. The attack (on Zeebrugge) Reginald A. A. Stoneham
    Stoneham, Reginald A. A., 1879-1942
    [ Sound : 1914-1918 ]
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    The attack (on Zeebrugge) Reginald A. A. Stoneham
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  7. Then we'll rag 'The keel row' words and music by Reginald A.A. Stoneham
    Stoneham, Reginald A. A., 1879-1942
    [ Sound : 1920-1929 ]
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    Then we'll rag 'The keel row' words and music by Reginald A.A. Stoneham
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  8. Why did you want to make me love you Reginald A.A. Stoneham
    Stoneham, Reginald A. A., 1879-1942
    [ Sound : 1918 ]
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    Why did you want to make me love you Reginald A.A. Stoneham
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  9. Waikiki moon vocal waltz / words & music by Reginald A. A. Stoneham
    Stoneham, Reginald A. A., 1879-1942
    [ Sound : 1920-1929 ]
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    Waikiki moon vocal waltz / words & music by Reginald A. A. Stoneham
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  10. The rainbow isle song foxtrot / written & composed by Reginald A.A. Stoneham
    Stoneham, Reginald A. A., 1879-1942
    [ Sound : 1920-1929 ]
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    The rainbow isle song foxtrot / written & composed by Reginald A.A. Stoneham
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Reginald A. A. Stoneham, composer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  2. F F F : an Australian mystery musical comedy
    Stoneham, Reginald A. A., 1879-1942
    [ Book : 1920 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  1. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 12 March 1942 p 2 Family Notices
    ... Rlchn ond J34S2_ STONEHAM - The Funeral of the late Mr REGINALD A STONEHAM will leave his residence, 5 ... sufferer at rest STONEHAM - On March 11 (suddenly), ReginaId A Stoneham, dearly beloved hus-band of ... 1908 words
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    Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Saturday 19 April 1902 p 24 Family Notices
    ... . E. Inglis, of a daughter. "Dorothy Violet May." STONEHAM.—On the 10th April, at Wright-street, City ... , the wife of Regld. A. A. Stoneham, of a daughter (Val.). Both doing well. HUNWICK.— On the 23rd March ... 3824 words
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    Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Saturday 15 June 1901 p 26 Family Notices
    ... Miller, Esq., of Birkenhead. STONEHAM— LYONS.— On the 8th June, Regi-nald, fifth son of W. Stoneham, of ... ,' and Sum mary for England at a single charge of Two Shillings and Sixpence each when not exceeding live ... 3678 words
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  1. Back home / written and composed by Reg. A. A. Stoneham
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  2. For God and St. George : song / words and music by Reginald A.A. Stoneham
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  3. The Tintex girl : one step song / words and music by Reginald Stoneham
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    [ Printed music : 1924 ]
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