Sheet music collections

Looking for an old song? Can't get a tune out of your head? State Library holds over 100,000 pieces of sheet music. These songs and piano works encompass the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and modern eras. You can borrow music at State Library by registering as a borrower.

Australiana sheet music

The Australiana sheet music collection contains over 1,500 commemorative items with Australian subject matter - people and places, war songs, events, and TV themes.

Sheet music covers

Some of the treasures in the sheet music collection contain beautiful illustrated covers, from 18th century sonatas to 20th century jazz tunes. These covers tell us a great deal about the society of their time.

Did you know?

'The Sunshine State' by Clyde Collins was written in 1958 for the centenary of Queensland in 1959. It is still performed by bands and choirs every year, especially on Queensland Day, 6th June.

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