Sydney by Maurice Chenoweth
Sydney was written and recorded in 1927 by Maurice Chenoweth, a well known ‘silvery tenor’.
He had been performing around Australia in a variety of musical styles since the turn of the century ranging from art song, vaudeville and even singing with a jazz band alongside a celebrated lady whistler.
He describes it on the sheet music as the 'People’s Song’. It is the only composition of his in the National Library’s collection and the only recording held by the NFSA.
Sydney, c 1927 Maurice Chenoweth – Regal G20032
Summary by Graham McDonald