It may come as a surprise that the expression ‘home, sweet home’ originates from a song title
Given that much of the music played in Australia in the 19th century had been imported, one might ask what constituted an ‘Australian’ piece of music?
In a short experimental period of music making, the talented young John Terry combined radical musical ideas with abstract imagery and the soundscape of Rouse Hill House
On 30 November 1878 Advance Australia Fair was performed for the first time.
Imagine that moment when you first heard your favourite piece of music - something that excited, moved or surprised you. The early musical soundscape of Sydney was teeming with just such moments
Soprano Nyssa Milligan describes the experience of performing at Elizabeth Bay House in the recent collaboration between Museums of History NSW and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Musicologist Dr Graeme Skinner reflects on the historical and cultural significance of the sheet music collections belonging to three of Sydney Living Museums’ historic properties
By delving into an old harmonium at Rouse Hill House & Farm we hope to learn when it came into the house, who played it, and how we can best look after it
A new short film, ‘Colonial Caledonian’, follows Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland, from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, on her exploration of early Scottish sheet music held in MHNSW collections