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Camille Del Sarte and family

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


To cite this:

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Camille Del Sarte and family", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia):; accessed 4 June 2020

DEL SARTE, Camille Auguste Achille (Camille Auguste DEL SARTE; Camille DEK SARTE; Monsieur DEL SARTE; DELSARTE, DEL-SARTE)

Professor of music, vocalist, pianist, organist, bandmaster, composer, entrepreneur

Born Cambrai, France, 8 June 1818; son of Jean Nicolas Toussaint DEL SARTE (1778-1846) and Aimee Albertine ROLAND (c. 1794-1837)
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 11 February 1851 (per Mazeppa, from Java)
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, by February 1852
Arrived Hobart Town, TAS, 14 December 1852 (per Union, from Melbourne)
Married Caroline Ann CONROY, Hobart, TAS, 7 February 1861
Arrived Sydney, NSW, by March 1865
Arrived Hobart, TAS, 30 October 1874 (per City of Hobart, from Sydney)
Died Hobart, TAS, 2 July 1877, aged "about 60" (TROVE tagged by Australharmony) (NLA persistent identifier)

DEL SARTE, Marie Albertine (Marie DEL SARTE; Miss DEL SARTE; Mrs. Herbert Leslie STONEHAM)

Entertainer, ? singer

Born Hobart, TAS, 1863
Active 1883-84 in Stoneham touring company
Died Melbourne, VIC, 1936


Camille Del Sarte (or Delsarte), was a younger son of the medical doctor and inventor, Jean Nicolas Toussaint Delsarte and his wife Aimee Albertine Roland. There is a garbled report of his musical family connections in the Hobart press in 1858. However, he was, correctly, a younger brother of the internationally famous vocalist, teacher, and movement theorist François Delsarte (1811-1871), and of Aimee Delsarte (1815-1861), an accomplished pianist and mother of Georges Bizet (1838-1875).

According to advertisement, Camille himself had been a music pupil (or instructor) at the "Conservatoire Royale" or "Académie Imperiale", and professionally associated of with the "Opera National", Paris.

He came to Australia from Paris, via Java, in 1850-51, arriving and Adelaide on the Mazeppa, on 16 February 1851, in company with the equestrian showman Emile Caperre and his wife, a vocalist and dancer.

Del Sarte gave his first Australian concert in Adelaide in April 1851, during which he sang his own song Le chant beni des oiseaux. Evidently intending to settle, he applied and was granted for a liquor license for his Café Parisien in June, and made several more concert appearances, but by the end of the year seems to have determined to move on to Melbourne, and did so by early in 1852.

There, in March 1852 he advertised as a "Professor of Singing and Teacher of the Piano", and indicted "his intention to remain in Port Phillip". In the same advertisement he announced both his "first Australian composition", the Juvenile Ball quadrilles (probably written for Eugene Paris's October ball in Adelaide), and his "first composition in Port Phillip", The faded rose, written for the concert singer Elizabeth Testar.

But in January 1853, he moved on again to Hobart. There in June 1854 he introduced his ballad, Farewell, sung by himself, and dedicated to Francis Hartwell Henslowe, a local amatuer musician and composer, which according to the Courier, was "plaintive and pleasing . . . likely to become a favourite".

His Un rêve (romance musique) was among the Tasmanian Exhibits at the Paris Exhibition in 1855. He was the proprietor of one of Hobart's main musical venues, Del Sarte's Rooms, from 1854, when he presented his countryman Ali-Ben Sou-Alle.

Del Sarte and family moved to Sydney in 1865. There, in 1867, he marked the visit of the French ship Le marceau by publishing his Le marceau galop.

His ballad, My tears for thee, which first appeared in 1868, was apparently popular enough to go into a fifth edition, issued by the publisher Robert Elvy.

Del Sarte returned to Hobart in 1874, and died there in 1877.

Many thanks to Mark Jones for directing me to birth details of the Delsarte family in Waille 2009.


État-civil de la mairie de Cambrai (Nord), Acte no. 344 (transcribed Waille 2009)

Acte de naissance de Camille Auguste Achille, né le 8 juin 1818, de Jean Nicolas Toussaint Delsarte, marchand cafetier, demeurant 118 rue des Anglaises à Cambrai, et d'Aimée Albertine Roland.

Adelaide, SA, 1851

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", South Australian (18 February 1851), 2

Feb. 16 . . . The barque Mazeppa, 180 tons, Marsh, master, from Java 1st January . . . Passengers per Mazeppa - Captain W. H. Lovitt, Mr G. Webster. Mons. and Madame Copiere [Caperre], Mons. Delsarte, in the cabin . . .

ASSOCIATIONS: Emile Caperre and wife

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (9 April 1851), 1 

GRAND EVENING CONCERT . . . MRS. EDWARD JUPP has the honour to inform her friends and the residents of Adelaide generally that her CONCERT of Vocal and Instrumental Music, under the direction of Mr. S. W. WALLACE, will take place THIS EVENING (Wednesday), April 9th, in the Commercial Exchange, King William street, when she will be assisted by Madame Allen, Mons. Del-Sarte (who has kindly offered his valuable assistance on this occasion), Mr. S. Wallace, Mr. F. Ellard, Mr. J. W. Daniel, Mr. C. Walsh, Herr Linger . . .
PROGRAMME. PART 1 . . . 7. "Sans Amour," - Massini - Mons. Del-Sarte . . .
PART II . . . 6. Le Chant Beni des Oiseaux - Del Sarte - M. Del-Sarte . . .

MUSIC: Sans amour (Massini)

"MRS. JUPP'S CONCERT", South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal (10 April 1851), 2 

A very numerously-attended concert was given at the Exchange last night by Mrs. Jupp, who was assisted by most of the principal vocal and instrumental musicians of Adelaide . . . A new singer - M. Del Sarte - made his appearance. His voice was of considerable compass and power, and his style of execution very highly ornamented. We understood that he suffered from a sore-throat last night, which may have prevented him from singing to his usual advantage, otherwise we should be disposed to regard the enconiums which heralded his appearance somewhat exaggerated . . .

"MRS. JUPP'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (11 April 1851), 2 

. . . Another feature in this concert was the first appearance in public of Monsieur Dal Sarte, a French gentleman of great musical abilities. His voice is very expressive, but the style being new to an English audience, will no doubt require a better acquaintance before it is properly appreciated . . .

ASSOCIATIONS: Catherine Jupp; Spencer Wellington Wallace; Francesa Allen; Frederick Ellard; Josiah Daniel; Carl Linger

[Advertisement], South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal (22 May 1851), 2 

CAFE RESTAURANT PARISIEN - Corner of Grenfell and King William Streets. -
The above establishment will be opened to the public on Saturday next, the 24th instant.
No expense has been spared in the fitting up of this place of refreshment, which will be found on trial to be the cleanest, most respectable, and comfortable in town; and under French management, with the valuable assistance of a first-rate French cook, it will recall to the minds of colonists a reminiscence of their continental tour.
Breakfasts, Luncheons, Dinners, and Suppers every day at the appropriate hours - "Cafe a la Francaise." The same will be provided and sent to any part of town at a reasonable price.
The bill of fare offers a choice of one hundred dishes. C. DEL-SARTE. Grenfell-street, May 21, 1851.

"BENCH OF MAGISTRATES. QUARTERLY ISSUE OF LICENCES", South Australian Register (11 June 1851), 3 

Camille Del Sarte, Cafe Parisien, Grenfell-street. Mr. Fenn supported the application for a wine and beer licence for this establishment, which was intended to be a Restaurant; and the only object in applying for a licence was for the accommodation of gentlemen who went there to dine and lunch. If the Bench would prefer granting a general licence, Mr. Del Sarte was prepared to take one. Mr. Dutton supported the application, as it was intended to furnish an accommodation much needed by the public. Captain Bagot thought that it should be granted, as it was intended to accommodate a class of colonists who did not usually frequent the ordinary class of public houses, and a class which he thought deserved some little consideration; but he would say that if Mr. Herbert, the proprietor, who was present, ever suffered a bar to be erected, he would do all he could to get the licence withdrawn. The Bench preferred granting a general licence, which was taken.

ASSOCIATIONS: Francis Dutton

[Advertisement], Adelaide Times (5 July 1851), 4 

Cafe Restaurant Parisien.
Mons. Del Sarte finding that the pressure of his numerous engagements as a teacher of Singing and Music render an assiduous attendance to his guests at this popular establishment inconvenient, has determined to relinquish the management thereof in favor of one less occupied by professional pursuits, he has therefore instructed Messrs. SAMSON, WICKSTEED, & CO. to dispose of the whole of the VALUABLE and Recherche FURNITURE, Fittings, Glass, China, Plated goods, &c., as well as a first-rate Harmonium (Orgue Expressif,) by public auction, on Tuesday, July 15, at 12 o'clock, unless arrangements be made previously by private contract, which S. & W. are authorised to entertain.

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (30 August 1851), 1 

HIGH MASS AND CHARITY SERMON. ON SUNDAY NEXT, September 7, SOLEMN HIGH MASS will be celebrated at the Catholic Chapel, West-terrace, and a CHARITY SERMON preached by the Bishop in aid of the Funds towards the ERECTION of the CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL near Victoria-square. The Choir will be composed of upwards of 30 of the Principal Singers of the Province, who have kindly volunteered their services. Monsieur Del Sarte will preside at the new organ, which will be used on the occasion . . .

See also "CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL ADELAIDE", The People's Advocate and New South Wales Vindicator [Sydney, NSW] (11 October 1851), 6 

On Sunday, 7th instant [September], Bishop Murphy celebrated a high mass, after which a charity sermon was preached by bis Lordship, when a collection was made, amounting to a large snm, to aid in the erection of the new Cathedral. The papers speak very highly of the sermon, and a most splendid organ lately erected in the chapel, was played for the first time, presided over by Mons. Del Sarte, and upwards of thirty of the principal singers in South Australia gave their valuable aid upon the occasion. - Hobarton Guardian.

[Advertisment], South Australian Register (17 September 1851), 4 

PROGRAMME. PART I . . . 7. Romance, "Le Joli Petit Pied" - Mons. Del Sarte . . . .

"THE CONCERT LAST NIGHT", South Australian Register (18 September 1851), 2 

This was a most triumphant affair, the room being so crowded that we have reason to fear many left it disappointed from the want even of standing room. We have left ourselves no opportunity, in this issue, for any critique on the evening's performances; but we cannot avoid saying that the two new stars, Madame Caperre and Monsieur Del Sarte, more than realized the expectations that had been formed in reference to their acknowledged talents. They certainly made manifest to all present that the musical public in this province have gained, in them, an immense acquisition.

"CONCERT IN AID OF THE GERMAN AND BRITISH HOSPITAL", South Australian Register (19 September 1851), 3 

. . . Mons. Del Sarte proved himself an excellent master of the romance and ballad styles; his voice possesses much sweetness and compass, and he is withal an excellent performer. We shall be anxious to have an opportunity of forming an opinion as to his skill in dramatic music; and if he be equally successful in that line, we may pronounce him an acquisition which will help to compensate us for the loss we shall sustain by the intended departure of Messrs. Ellard and Moore from Adelaide . . .

"ADELAIE CHORAL SOCIETY", Adelaide Times (17 November 1851), 3 

We have been much gratified to observe in several of our recent visits to the private rehearsals of this Society, the great improvement which has taken place in their choral singing; the modulations are more distinctly marked, the precision greater, and the whole expression of a superior character to that which we have been accustomed to hear. This we attribute in a great measure to the zeal and energy with which Monsieur Delsarte has discharged his duties as conductor, and we congratulatethis deserving society on having obtained the honorary services of a gentleman whose qualifications for the office are certainly not to be surpassed in the southern hemisphere.

"THE CHORAL SOCIETY", South Australian Register (20 November 1851), 3 

The postponed concert of this Society took place last evening under discouraging circumstances. Mons. Del Sarte, who had sustained some injury by being thrown from his horse, was unable to attend; and Mr. Daniels was also absent through indisposition . . .

"ADELAIDE CHORAL SOCIETY", South Australian Register (5 December 1851), 2 

Last evening, a Concert was given by the members of this Society in the large room in the Exchange. The attendance was most respectable, but, we are sorry to say, far from numerous. The Concert commenced with Rossini's Overture to "Cenerentola," which was well performed. "Come let us all a-Maying go" was the first chorus sung, and gave great satisfaction. In this as in all other choruses the bass voices greatly predominated over those of the treble and tenor; this, however, might be prevented on a future occasion by greater practice. A "Flute Obligato," played by Mr. Anderson, and a glee, "Stay, Pry'thee Stay," in which Mrs. Murray took the principal part, were both well-received. The next piece was the celebrated "Barcarole," from Massaniello, in which M. Del Sarte took the solo parts. His merits both as a musician and a conductor can scarcely be spoken of too highly, giving considerable effect to the solo. A duet, executed by Mrs. Murray and Mr. Wigley, and a chorus by Balfe, concluded the first part. The overture "Il Barbierre" was given with precision; but, as in other orchestral music, a want was felt of a sufficient bass to fall back upon. The crescendo passages fully exemplified this, as some of the performers, were absent. This want of attention is much to be deplored; for if the members of the Choral Society really wish to merit the encouragement the public seem inclined to give there must be something like a regular attendance. We must not of course expect an overture requiring a full orchestra to be given as efficiently as it otherwise might have been. The choruses, especially that of "Sing, Pretty Maiden," seemed to be better appreciated; but we must mention with unqualified praise the song, "Sans Amour," sung by M. Del Sarte, which was most rapturously encored. The duet, "Les Diamans de la Couronne," sung by Mrs. Murray and M. Del Sarte, was also given with a lively effect, and, from the wish displayed for an encore, seemed to be the second favourite of the evening. The National Anthem in full chorus closed the harmony of the evening. Before we conclude this notice, we must again express our regret that efforts so praise-worthy should have met with no better encouragement. Select musical performances, delightful in themselves, are free from the objections to those of the Theatre, which many good citizens conscientiously entertain; and as the Victoria Theatre is to be closed for want of support, we hope Her Majesty's subjects in this city will collectively display their loyalty and love of harmony by a more frequent and more general attendance than heretofore at the Choral Society's Concerts.

"THE CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT", Adelaide Times (6 December 1851), 5 

This Society repeated their Concert on Thursday evening, at the Exchange. The audience, although not large, was highly respectable. The active members of the Society were few and far between, and the gentlemen of the orchestra cut a very meagre appearance, half-a-dozen fiddles and a bass or two constituting the band. Notwithstanding, however, the emptiness of the platform, the concert was, upon the whole, the best the Society has yet given, the promises of the programme being most satisfactorily carried out. The overtures were spiritedly given; and although we generally object to the introduction of the piano in orchestral pieces, yet Mrs. Murray did good service, the volume of the instrument contributing materially to filling up what, without it, would have been a mere outline. Atterbury's madrigal "Come let us all a Maying go" went well, as did also the Barcarole, from Massaniello. M. Delsarte's romance, "Sans Amour," was however a triumph, and the audience demanded its repetition. This gentleman is an accomplished vocalist and musician. The opening chorus in "Maritana" requires more Soprano voices to yield the effect it demands; it was, however, executed with precsion, a no small acquirement, in chorusses of the sort. The beatiful Drawing room Duett, in the "Crown Diamonds," was brilliantly sung by Mrs. Murray and M. Del sarte, the difficulties of the florid cadences being triumphantly surmounted. The Mountaineer's Chorus, from "La Dame Blanche," closed the concert. The Society must bestir themselves if they look for success, and by no means admit the apathy which appears to be at present an epidemic among the leaders and followers of art in this colony. Thursday's concert was, to use a sporting phrase, "more like winning" than any previous one; but the French adage, Aide toi et le ciel t'aidera, must not be forgotten.

ASSOCIATIONS: Adelaide Choral Society; Georgiana Murray

Melbourne, VIC, by February to December 1852

[Advertisement], The Argus (26 February 1852), 3

Hobart Town, TAS, 1852-64

"Shipping Intelligence. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. ARRIVALS", Colonial Times (17 December 1852), 2 

Dec. 14 - Union brig, 150 tons, Maybee, from Melbourne, in ballast. Passengers - Messrs. Del Sarte, Chapman, Biggins, Beaumont, Mrs. Harries, Miss Watson and 21 steerage.

[Advertisement], The Courier (22 January 1853), 3 

[Advertisement], The Courier (10 June 1854), 3

"CONCERT", The Courier (7 June 1854), 2

"GRAND CONCERT", The Courier (16 June 1854), 2

"TASMANIAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO PARIS, 1855, NO XIV", The Courier (27 September 1855), 2

"MONS. DEL SARTE", The Courier (2 April 1856), 2 

The sale of this gentleman's household and concert furniture, pianos, organs, &c., take place to-morrow, at the rooms, Harrington-street, at half-past ten for eleven o'clock, by Mr. W. A. Guesdon.

"ANTONIO DELSARTE", The Hobart Town Daily Mercury (23 August 1858), 3 

ANTONIO DELSARTE [sic] , one of the greatest musicians (we speak of science, not performance), and among the very first teachers of vocal music of the present day, has organised a concert for a charitable object, at which some of the chief musical amateurs in Paris - among others the Princesses de Chimay and de Czartoryaka - are to perform. [Antonio Del Sarte, is the son of an equilly eminent musician, Francois Del Sarte, and brother of our gifted citizen C. Del Sarte, whose musical talents are so well known and appreciated by the dancing Tasmanians.]

Naturalisation, 24 July 1857, Camille Auguste Del Sarte; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:447176; CSD1/1/59 no. 1258 

1861, marriages in the district of Hobart; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:861519; RGD37/1/20 no 114$init=RGD37-1-20p62 

1555 / 114 / 7th February 1861 Hobart Town / Camille Auguste Del Sarte / 41 / Artiste . . . Bachelor
Ann Caroline Conroy / 22 / - . . .Spinster . . .

Births in the district of Hobart, 25 June 1863, Marie Albertine Delsarte; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:967720 

. . . daughter of Camille August Delsarte and Ann Caroline Conroy

Sydney, NSW, 1865-74:

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 July 1868), 4

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 September 1868), 8

"TO THE EDITOR OF THE . . .", Empire (7 October 1868), 3 

Hobart Town, TAS, 1874-77:

"Citizen's Band", The Tasmanian Tribune (24 November 1875), 2 

"THE CITY BAND", The Mercury (5 February 1876), 2 

"THE CITY BAND", The Mercury (11 March 1876), 2 

"THE CITY BAND", The Mercury (18 March 1876), 2 

"THE CITY BAND", The Mercury (1 April 1876), 2 

"LOCAL", The Tasmanian Tribune (8 April 1876), 2 

"LOCAL", The Tasmanian Tribune (20 May 1876), 2 

"CITY BAND", The Mercury (27 May 1876), 2 

1877, deaths in the district of Hobart; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:1226560; RGD35/1/9 no 568$init=RGD35-1-9p64 

568 / 2'd July 1877 / Camille August Del Sarte (Died Macquaries Street) (Born Paris) / 60 years / Professor of Music / 1. Alcoholism, 2. Congestion of the lungs . . .

"DEATH OF MONS. DEL SARTE", The Mercury (3 July 1877), 3

Among the music-loving public of Tasmania, and more especially that of the metropolis, no name was more familiar in, years gone by than that of Camille Del Sarte. But it has now to be recorded on the toll of the departed; for at one o'clock yesterday morning the distinguished music-master, after a very short illness, breathed his last at his residence in Macquarie-street, bronchitis being the immediate cause of death.

Camille Del Sarte was a native of Paris, but he arrived in this colony from the island of Java about 22 years ago. Soon after his arrival here he purchased what now forms the residence of the Venerable Archdeacon Davies, and for some years the deceased resided there. He had not been long in Hobart Town before his name as a practical and theoretical teacher of music became a household word in Tasmania; and so rapid was his early success in these branches of the divine art that in 1856 he had built for the purposes of his profession and at his own cost that substantial building in Harrington-street, now known as the Oddfellows' Hall, but which was originally known as Del Sarte's Rooms. The speculation was not, however, the success its enterprising proprietor had anticipated, and eventually he parted with the property. At the time of the volunteer movement, Mons. Del Sarte held the position of band-master in the Artillery corps, and within the last two years he was entrusted with the conductorship of the Hobart Town City Band.

About the year 1869 the deceased left Hobart Town and took up his abode in Sydney, and there for a time he had an excellent practise. Unfortunately, however, he was induced to enter into mining speculations, and these turning out unremunerative, Mons. Del Sarte lost a considerable sum of money. He remained in Sydney about seven years, and only returned to Hobart Town between two and three years ago. His long absence from the colony, however, had almost completely broken the connection which he had formerly made; and although his reputation as a master in his profession was as great as ever, he was not able to regain the high position which he had occupied before he left the colony. Deceased had long been subject to bronchitis; but the malady did not manifest itself in a serious form until Wednesday last, when Mons. Del Sarte was obliged to curtail his music lessons.

He continued to get worse daily, and, as we have already said, his life was brought to a close at one o'clock yesterday morning. Monsieur Del Sarte was a married man, and we regret to say that he has left behind him a sorrowing widow and five young children. The deceased was about 60 years of age.

"DEATHS", The Mercury (4 July 1877), 1

DEL SARTE. - On the 2nd of July, at his late residence, 56 Macquarie-street, Camille Auguste Del Sarte, in the 60th year of his age. The funeral will take place from St. Joseph's Church for Cornelian Bay Cemetery, at 2 p.m. THIS DAY, Wednesday, the 4th.

Musical works

Extant titles in Red bold; non-extant in Black bold

Le chant beni des oiseaux (before 1851)

NO COPY IDENTIFIED; ? unpublished

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (9 April 1851), 1 

. . . Le Chant Beni des Oiseaux - Del Sarte - M. Del-Sarte . . .

The Juvenile Ball quadrilles (1852)

The Juvenile Ball quadrilles, Mons. del Sarte's first Australian composition . . . (can be obtained at Mr. Wilkie's . . .)


The faded rose (1852)

The Faded Rose, his first composition in Port Phillip, written expressly for and dedicated to Mrs. Testar, and sung by her with great applause at the Mechanics' Institute Concerts . . .

NO COPY IDENTIFIED; ? probably never published

[Advertisement], The Argus (22 March 1852), 3 

Mons. del Sarte's first Australian composition, the Juvenile Ball Quadrilles, can be obtained at Mr. Wilkie's.

Mons del Sarte also offers his first composition in Port Phillip (the Faded Rose), written expressly for and dedicated to Mrs. Testar, and sung by her with great applause at the Mechanics' Institute Concerts, which will be published as soon as one hundred subscribers are obtained.

The quadrilles were probably composed for Eugene Paris's juvenile ball, Adelaide, SA, 8 October 1851; see "JUVENILE BALL", Adelaide Times (9 October 1851), 3 

Farewell (1854)

Farewell (ballad; dedicated to F. H. Henslowe).


[Advertisement], The Courier (10 June 1854), 3 

"Concert", The Courier (7 June 1854), 2 

[Advertisement], The Courier (10 June 1854), 3 

"Grand Concert", The Courier (16 June 1854), 2 

Un rêve (1855)

Un rêve (Romance musique). [Possibly printed: Hobart: 1854-55?]


"Tasmanian Contributions to Paris, 1855, No. XIV", The Courier (27 September 1855), 2 

The New Zealand heroes' quadrilles (1867)

The New Zealand heroes' quadrilles, composed and respectfully dedicated to Colonel Waddy, C.B., and the officers of H. M. 50th Regiment, by Camille Del Sarte, member of the Imperial Musical Academy and Opera National, Paris ([Sydney]: [For the author], [1867])


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (6 July 1867), 4 

IN PREPARATION. - The NEW ZEALAND HEROES' QUADRILLES, composed and respectfully dedicated to Colonel Waddy, C.B., and the Officers of H. M. 50th Regiment, by CAMILLE DEL SARTE, Member of the Imperial Musical Academy and Opera National, Paris.

Le marceau galop (1867)

Le Marceau galop, composed and respectfully dedicated à Monsieur le Capitaine Galache et à messieurs les officieurs du vaisseau de sa majesteé impeériale Le marceau par Camille Del-Sarte, de L'Académie impeériale de musique et opéra national de Paris ([Sydney]: [For the author], [1867]) (DIGITISED)

My tears for thee must ever flow (1868)

My tears for thee must ever flow, poetry by George Linley, music by C. Del-Sarte, Imperial Academy of Music and Opéra National Paris (Sydney: J. A. Engel, Printer, [1868]) (DIGITISED - "FIFTH EDITION")

Bibliography and resources

Henry Butler Stoney, A residence in Tasmania (London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1856), 132-33 (DIGITISED)

. . . Nor are the inhabitants of the good city [Hobart] without professors and masters in the elegant accomplishment of music; for there are several of no mean repute, and whose talents, judging from the multiplicity of their engagements, their frequent concerts and musical soirees, are not unappreciated by the Tasmanians. A glee club has been organized under the direction of Mr. Tapfield, organist of Trinity Church, which has met with considerable success, and is patronised by some of the principal families: the meetings of the club . . . are of a very recherché and pleasing character. M. Del Sarte has also contributed much to the improvement of musical taste, and his concerts are always crowded. The Mechanics' Institute, under the tuition of Messrs. Salier and Russell, have formed a class for music at a very reduced rate for its members . . . Besides these gentlemen, there are others of no less taste and talents; and in the person of Mr. Packer, a fine vocalist and skilful pianist, the city possesses an unrivalled artist . . .

Franck Waille, Corps, art et spiritualité chez François Delsarte (1811-1871) - des interactions dynamiques (doctoral thesis, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, 2009), 891

Acte de naissance de François Alexandre Nicolas Chéry, né le 11 novembre 1811, de Jean Nicolas Toussaint Delsarte, marchand, à Solesmes, et d'Aimée Albertine Roland"; "Acte de naissance de Camille Auguste Achille, né le 8 juin 1818, de Jean Nicolas Toussaint Delsarte, marchand cafetier, demeurant 118 rue des Anglaises à Cambrai, et d'Aimée Albertine Roland (État-civil de la mairie de Cambrai (Nord), Acte no. 344).

Graeme Skinner, Toward a general history of Australian musical composition: first national music, 1788-c. 1860 (Ph.D thesis, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, 2011), 342-43, 482, 486, 497, 515 (DIGITISED)

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