1885 in music

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List of years in music (table)

Events in the year 1885 in music.

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Published popular music[edit]

"Three Little Maids from School" from Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado"
  • "American Patrol"     m. F. W. Meacham
  • "The Boy In The Gallery"     w.m. George Ware
  • "Dars a Lock on de Chicken Coop Door" by Sam Lucas
  • "Funny Things They Do Upon The Sly"     w. G. W. Hunter & John Cooke Jnr m. G. W. Hunter
  • "Open Road"     Johann Strauss II
  • "Saffi's Aria"     Johann Strauss II
  • "Some Sweet Day" by Edward L. Park & William Howard Doane
  • "This Is The House That Jerry Built"     w. T. S. Lonsdale m. W. G. Eaton
  • "What Cheer 'Ria"     w. Will Herbert m. Bessie Bellwood
  • From the score of The Mikado:
    • "A More Humane Mikado" ("Let the Punishment fit the Crime")
    • "The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring"
    • "There Is Beauty In The Bellow Of The Blast"
    • "Three Little Maids From School"
    • "A Wand'ring Minstrel I"

Classical music[edit]


Musical theater[edit]




  1. ^ "Chadwick worklist". Archived from the original on 2009-10-19.