Bulch, T. E. (Thomas Edward) (1862-1930)

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Bulch, T. E.
Bulch, T. E. (1862-1930)
Bulch, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward) (1862-1930)
Bulch, Thomas Edward (1862-1930)
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composer; conductor; musician; publisher; adapter
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For other works by this composer see the pseudonyms: Arthur Godfrey, Eugene Lacosta, Arthur Laski, Godfrey Parker, Henri Laski, Pat Cooney, Carl Volti, Theo Bonheur, Charles Le Thiere.

His life in music publishing, from Thomas Edward Bulch, musician / Eric S. Tomkins, 2011: Partnership with Mr. J. Malthouse in a music business in Ballarat between 1888 and March 1889 ; Accepted a position in Melbourne with Allan & Co in between 1890 and 1891 ; In about 1893, he published "The intercolonial band news', 'Bulch's brass band and military journal' ; Later he published 'The intercolonial brass and military band journal' ; Much of his music was published by Suttons or Lyons. He also established a publishing company under his own name. The music published in America was through his agent for America, H.A.Richardson and Company of Los Angeles. His father acted as his agent in England till his death in 1906. Much of his music was published in Britain by W. Paxton, Oxford Street London and by james S. Kerr, 314 Paisley Road Glasgow ; In 1913, he moved to Melbourne and established a music store and publishing business in Sydney Road Brunswick ; During World War I, he continued in his music publishing business while living at 127 Stewart Street Brunswick ; In 1920 he moved to Sydney for a job as an arranger and transposer of music in Paling.

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Thomas Bulch was a highly influential figure in the Australian brass band movement as a conductor, cornetist, composer, arranger, and adjudicator. Having grown up in England immersed in the band culture, he migrated to Australia and arrived in Ballarat in 1884. Bulch soon began to conduct a number of local bands and ran a music shop. In 1887 he formed Bulch's Model Brass Band, which won many prizes and eventually became the Ballarat City Band. He later moved to Melbourne and conducted the Prahran Brass Band and Melbourne Post Office Band. He also had stints as bandmaster in Sale, Albury, and Geelong. Bulch wrote music to cater for the emerging band movement in Australia. It covered all parts of the band repertoire, from cakewalks to galops, marches to triple-tonguing polkas, and opera arrangements. He named many of his works after Australian places, such as Newcastle, Bendigo, Gawler, and Ballarat. From 1893 he began to disseminate his compositions via a number of self-published periodicals, including the Intercolonial Band News and Bulch's Brass Band and Military Band Journal. He used a number of pseudonyms apparently out of a fear that the public would tire of so many works by one person. Bulch's emerging reputation led to invitations to adjudicate at band contests in Australia and New Zealand from the 1890s. He frequently composed test pieces for these competitions. He adjudicated at one of Australia's most important contests, the Royal South Street Competitions, from 1890. Allans publishing firm later employed him as a staff transposer, arranger, and composer. After the First World War, during which he conducted the Langwarren Camp Band, he accepted a similar position with Palings in Sydney. Christina MacPherson claimed that Bulch's arrangement of the tune Thou Bonnie Woods o' Craigielee, published under the name Godfrey Parker, was her musical model for Waltzing Matilda.

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  1. Dance of the dandy coons composed by Thos E. Bulch
    Bulch, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1862-1930
    [ Sound : 1910-1919 ]
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  2. Torchlight parade march by Thos. E. Bulch
    Bulch, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1862-1930
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  3. Happy thoughts schottische / composed by T.E. Bulch
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  4. Brewster's millions waltz / composed by T.E. Bulch
    Bulch, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1862-1930
    [ Sound : 1908 ]
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  5. Noralla valse / composed by Thos E Bulch
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  6. Jupiter and Mars duet polka : for two cornets with pianoforte accompaniment / by Thos. E. Bulch
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  7. Jester's march for piano / by T.E. Bulch
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    [ Sound : 1900-1909 ]
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  8. Postman's parade quick march / composed by T.E. Bulch
    Bulch, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1862-1930
    [ Sound : 1890-1899 ]
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  9. Bathurst contest march / T.E. Bulch
    Bulch, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1862-1930
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  10. The Jubilee march composed in honor of "Her Majestys Jubilee" / by Thomas E. Bulch
    Bulch, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1862-1930
    [ Sound : 1887 ]
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  1. Thomas Edward Bulch: musician : a family history / Eric S. Tomkins
    Tomkins, Eric S
    [ Book : 2002-2009 ]
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