A list of Thomas Edward Bulch compositions and arrangements (including some known pseudonyms)

The below is a list of compositions and arrangements understood to have been produced by Thomas Bulch either in his own name, or under one of the known pseudonyms he used. Again much of the list has been compiled based on lists produced by previous researchers of the subject, including Thomas’s grandson Eric Tomkins – however a few have been added based upon discoveries of pieces having been cites as performed in contemporary reports of brass programmes from the Australian and British newspapers. We keep a more detailed list annotated with these cited performances. The Australian site ‘Trove’ has been an excellent resource in this respect.

NB: Though initial research by others led me to believe that Carl Volti was a Bulch pseudonym we have learned this to be not the case – which will be elaborated upon further elsewhere – so I have removed the Carl Volti titles form this list. It’s possible that Tom Bulch may have arranged or edited for Volti (actually a pseudonym of a Glaswegian, Mr A. Milligan) while working for publishers but impossible to tell which pieces.

I have included arrangements as well as compositions as it’s key to appreciating how hard T E Bulch worked, there are many arrangements and particularly edits to pieces composed by others for which he will probably never be credited. It’s easy to see from this (quite probably incomplete list) just how prolific T E Bulch was. A great many of these pieces were advertised for their accessibility and ease of playing. It’s clear that Thomas knew that to sell a great deal of music it would need to be of a broadly playable standard.

Title Type Credited Date
A Day in Scotland Quick March Godfrey Parker
A Day With Ireland (A Day In Ireland) March T E Bulch
A Venetian Carnival March T E Bulch
ABCDEF March T E Bulch
Adelina Schottische Godfrey Parker 1893 or earlier
Adeste Fidelis (arr.) T E Bulch
Adventurer, The (Adventurer) Quick March (March) T E Bulch 1910 or earlier
Alice Bertha Mazurka Henri Laski
Alice Where Art Thou Arrangement (arr.) T E Bulch
All Coons Day Two Step T E Bulch 1906 or earlier
American Airs Selection T E Bulch 1906 or earlier
Anna Bolena Contest Selection T E Bulch
Annie of the Vale
Antipodes Quick March T E Bulch 1887 or earlier
Austral Overture T E Bulch 1894 or earlier
Azalien Mazurka Godfrey Parker
Ballarat T E Bulch 1884
Baltimore Selection T E Bulch
Baby Elephant, The March
Bathurst Contest March T E Bulch 1891
Battersea Quick March Charles Le Thiere
Battle of Eureka, The Contest March T E Bulch 1890 or earlier
Battle of Jutland March T E Bulch
Belgian Guards, The Quick march T E Bulch 1895
Beauty Waltz Henri Laski 1907 or earlier
Bell Brandon March T E Bulch
Bendigo T E Bulch 1908 or earlier
Big Push, The March T E Bukch
Bizarre Solo T E Bulch
Blue Bells Of Scotland Air Varie T E Bulch
Blue Danube Arrangement (arr.) Bulch
Bombardique Polka for bass end T E Bulch
Bombardment of Port Arthur Grand Naval Fantasia  T E Bulch 1905
Bonnie Jennie Gray Quick March Godfrey Parker 1890 or earlier
Boys of ANZAC March T E Bulch
Breathe Not of Parting Quick March Godfrey Parker
Brewster’s Millions Waltz T E Bulch 1908
Brigadier, The March T E Bulch
Bright Eyed Nancy Valse Henri Laski
Buy A Broom Air Varie T E Bulch
Canterbury Engineers Quick March T E Bulch 1893
Carbine Galop T E Bulch 1905 or earlier
Chef D’Oeuvre Contest March T E Bulch 1886 or earlier
Chiselhurst Quadrille T E Bulch 1905 or earlier
Christians Awake : Hymn (arr.) Bulch 1895 or earlier
Clarice Mazurka Godfrey Parker 1893 or earlier
Commanding Officers Parade Quick March T E Bulch
Coons Festival, The Rag Time March Thos E Bulch
Coquette Waltz Henri Laski
Craigelee Quick march Godfrey Parker
Dainty Daisy Intermezzo Henri Laski 1906 or earlier
Dance of the Dandy Coons Barn Dance T E Bulch
Darling Polly Waltz Henri Laski
Dominion of Canada Two Step T E Bulch
Donizetti Selectuon T E Bulch 1904 or earlier
Dream Land Waltz Henri Laski
Dreams of the Past Waltz Charles Le Thiere 1894 or earlier
Druid, The March T E Bulch 1899 or earlier
Dunedin Navels Contest March T E Bulch 1894
El Ave Quick March T E Bulch 1891 or earlier
The Elephant Grand March T E Bulch 1887 or earlier
Elsinore Waltz / Valse Henri Laski 1899 or earlier
Empire, The Selection T E Bulch 1903 or earlier
English, The T E Bulch 1904 or earlier
Euphemia Waltz T E Bulch
Faint and Wearily Air varie T E Bulch
Far fa’ the Gloamin T E Bulch 1899 or earlier
Federation Intermezzo Henri Laski 1899 or earlier
Final Flutter Galop Godfrey Parker  1894 or earlier
Flashlight Gallop Eugene Lacosta
Flora Bell Quickstep T Bulch Pre 1899
Flowers of Australia

(Fleurs D’Australie, Les)

Waltz Henri Laski 1899 or earlier
Floretta Mazurka Eugene Lacosta
Florina Waltz T E Bulch
Forward Quickstep T E Bulch 1899 or earlier
Full and Plenty (other compositions)
Gems of America Selection T E Bulch 1901 or earlier
Gems from Weber Selection T E Bulch 1886 or earlier
General Joffre Quick March T E Bulch 1915 or earlier
Genevieve T E Bulch

Henri Laski

1895 or earlier
Giant, The Bulch
Gibraltar Quick March T E Bulch 1905 or earlier
Gigantique Grand Contest Overture T E Bulch 1906 or earlier
Glory to God Anthem Godfrey Parker
Good Shot Gallop Godfrey Parker 1893 or earlier
Gollity Polka Godfrey Parker
Go Lightly Polka Godfrey Parker 1894 or earlier
Grasp of an English Hand, The Quick March Godfrey Parker 1893 or earlier
Guid New Year, A (arr.) Bulch
Gumsucker, The Tongueing Polka T E Bulch 1887 or earlier
Good-bye Mavourneen March T E Bulch 1901 or earlier
Hail Victoria Quick March Charles Le Thiere
Happy Moments March T E Bulch 1886 or earlier
Happy Thoughts Schottische T E Bulch 1894 or earlier
Hark The Herald Angels Sing Arrangement (arr.) Bulch 1900 or earlier
Heroes of Gallipoli T E Bulch 1915
Highland Gems Waltz T E Bulch
Home I Love So Well, The Air Varie T E Bulch
Home Visions (other composition) T E Bulch
Hopetoun March T E Bulch 1891 or earlier
IBBN Contest March T E Bulch 1896 or earlier
In My Cottage Air Varie T E Bulch
Ipswich March Arthur Kingsley
Irish Brigade Quadrille T E Bulch 1908 or earlier
Jamie Stewart’s Birthday: Scotch Patrol T E Bulch
Jester’s March Quick March

March for piano

T E Bulch 1908 or earlier
Jerusalem Sacred March Godfrey Parker
Jessonda Spohr Arrangement (arr.) Bulch 1901
Jollity Polka T E Bulch
Jolly Sailors Schottische T E Bulch 1891 or earlier
Jubilee March, The March T E Bulch 1887
Jumbo Contest March T E Bulch 1884 or earlier
Jupiter & Mars Duet polka for 2 cornets with pianoforte accompaniment T E Bulch 1894 or earlier
Just For Tonight Solo T E Bulch
Kilties, The Quadrille T E Bulch
King Pin March T E Bulch
Kitchener’s Army: March Past March T E Bulch 1914
Land of the Shamrock Irish Quadrille T E Bulch 1915 or earlier
Latrobe Quick march Godfrey Parker
Les Fleurs D’Australie (also The Flower of Australia) Waltz Henri Laski 1895 or earlier
Life of a Fireman Descriptive Fantasia S Redler 1907 or earlier
Life of a Chorister Descriptive Fantasia S Redler 1907 or earlier
Life of a Blacksmith Descriptive Fantasia S Redler 1907 or earlier
Little Dark Eyes Waltz Henri Laski 1906 or earlier
Little Maggie May March T E Bulch 1893 or earlier
Lohengrin Selection T E Bulch
Lucretia Borgia Arrangement (Grand Selection) Godfrey Parker
Lyndhurst Gallop T E Bulch 1899 or earlier
Mabel Varsoviana (Mazurka) Godfrey Parker
Maid O’th’ Mist Waltz Henri Laski 1907 or earlier
The Maori Chief March T E Bulch 1888 or earlier
March of the Druids March T E Bulch 1897
Mary Blane Quick march Godfrey Parker 1906 or earlier
Melbourne by Night Selection T E Bulch 1906 or earlier
Melodique T E Bulch 1904 or earlier
Meltonville Lancers T E Bulch
Memories of England Fantasia/selection T E Bulch (also Godfrey Parker) 1905
Memories of Erin T E Bulch
Miranda Intermezzo T E Bulch
Moa, The Contest march T E Bulch 1896
Mon Ami Polka T E Bulch 1885 or earlier
My Darling Wife Song solo
My Polly Waltz Henri Laski (also Godfrey Parker) 1893 or earlier
Myrine Waltz Henri Laski (& T E Bulch) 1894 or earlier
Nada Valsette T E Bulch & Henri Laski 1898 or earlier
Neck or Nothing March T E Bulch
Newcastle Contest March T E Bulch 1894 or earlier
Newtown Quick March T E Bulch 1901 or earlier
Noralla Waltz T E Bulch 1910
Olivia Waltz T E Bulch
On The Alert March T E Bulch
On The War Path Quick March T E Bulch 1904
Opossum Hunt Gallop T E Bulch 1891 or earlier
Our Heroes Return Quick March T E Bulch
Pantaloon (Bombardon) Air Varie T E Bulch
Parthia Schottische T E Bulch
Parthia Schottische, The 1896
Peak Hill March Quick March T E Bulch
Phonograph Quadrille T E Bulch 1893 or earlier
Piemuera March A L Sutton
Pile Arms March T E Bulch
Polish Patrol Arrangement (Ch. De Kontski)
Popular Airs Selection T E Bulch 1901 or earlier
Popular Hits Selection T E Bulch 1910 or earlier
Postman’s Parade Quick march T E Bulch 1894 or earlier
Prayer and Passion
Pro, The Solo brilliante, for cornet with pianoforte, solo polka T E Bulch 1901 or earlier
Promised Land, The Sacred march Godfrey Parker
Queen of Beauty Solo polka T E Bulch 1890 or earlier
Queen of the Night Waltz Henri Laski
Quickshot Gallop T E Bulch 1899 or earlier
Rally, The Quick march T E Bulch
Ready for Action Quick march T E Bulch 1899 or earlier
Remember Majuba Song Henri Laski
Reminiscences of Weber Selection T E Bulch 1895 or earlier
Robert Il Diavolo Selection T E Bulch
Roberto Quadrille T E Bulch
Rose of the Morn Waltz Henri Laski
Round About Polka
Royal Irish Brigade Quadrille T E Bulch 1899 or earlier
Royal Tour, The Fantasia Charles Le Thiere
Sabrina Air varie (arr.) T E Bulch
Sacred Gems Sacred Fantasia T E Bulch
Sambo’s Birthday Two Step T E Bulch
Sandhurst Contest March T E Bulch 1892 or earlier
Sandringham Quick March T E Bulch 1908 or earlier
Second to None Contest March T E Bulch 1893 or earlier
Scarlet & Blue, The :To Lord Kitchener of Khartoutoum March Henri Laski
Soldier’s Pride, The March T E Bulch
South Street Parade T E Bulch 1920 or earlier
Silus Air Varie T E Bulch
Spring Blossoms Valsette Eugene Lacosta
Stella March Godfrey Parker 1898 or earlier
St Patrick’s Day Quick march Godfrey Parker
Swanee River Air Varie T E Bulch
Sweet Marie Quick march Godfrey Parker
Sydney by night Selection T E Bulch 1899 or earlier
Tasma Overture/fantasia T E Bulch 1897 or earlier
Templemore Quick march Godfrey Parker (also Bulch)
Three Cheers for Jack at Sea Song Solo
Torchlight Parade March T E Bulch 1916 or earlier
Trilby March T E Bulch 1896 or earlier
Tripod Solo tongueing polka T E Bulch 1904
Tritone Solo Polka T E Bulch 1883 or earlier
Trixie Scottische Godfrey Parker
Trumpet Triplets Solo polka T E Bulch
Typhoon, The March T E Bulch 1879 (approx)
Umbria T E Bulch
Union Jack Quick March T E Bulch
Veni, Vidi, Vici March T E Bulch 1914 or Earlier
Verdi’s Works Selection (arr.) Bulch 1905 or earlier
Victor, The March T E Bulch
Visions of Love Waltz T E Bulch
Yankee Land T E Bulch
Young Love Gavotte Charles Le Thiere
Young Recruit, The Descriptive  military fantasia T E Bulch 1894 or earlier