Commissionaire (Hastings, Ernest)

Sheet Music


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Ross Duncan Boyle (2020/8/18)

Publisher. Info. Feldman's Sixth Comic Annual
London: B. Feldman and Co., n.d.(ca.1900).
Misc. Notes Acquired through payment from the National Library of Australia's Copies Direct service.
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General Information

Work Title Commissionaire
Alternative. Title The Commissionaire
Composer Hastings, Ernest
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEH 7
Key B-flat major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1899
First Performance. 15th November 1899 at the Albion Hotel.
First Publication. 1899
Librettist Charles Henry Taylor (1859-1907)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano
Extra Information Perhaps the earliest example of Ernest's music. This song was the one that made local papers with the lyrics being published and Hastings becoming a popular name after he played this song at a Lewis Waller Dramatic Club smoking concert to "raptuorous applause".