The Goulburn Waltz

Updated: May 13

Goulburn Waltz was composed by Ali Ben Sou Alle, who came to Australia During the 1850s. Alle was a French musician, whose original name was Charles Baptist Soualle. He changed his name to Ali Ben Sou Alle when he converted to Islam. He recieved his musical training at the Academy of Paris, where he studied clarinet, gaining first prize in 1844. Ali Ben Sou Alle also played turkophone, an instrument like a bass clarinet, with a curved bell at the end that produced a rich and saonorous tone. Ali Ben Sou Alle performed at concerts in Goulburn during 1855.


An article in the Illustrated Sydney News on February (31/8/1855) provided an account of a special breakfast to farewell "the distinguished musician' Ali Ben Sou Alle. in the article it was stated that Ali Ben Sou Alle was held in high esteem and would take away with him from Goulburn the kind wishes of the many friends he had made there.


In response, Ali Ben Sou Alle wrote Goulburn Waltz which he dedicated A mes amis de Goulburn.


Join us for a special performance of Goulburn Waltz with Paul Paviour and Ingrid Neubrandt.


Hume Conservatorium Presents


Pianos - Pianists - Perfection - Perhaps

Post Election Blues

An afternoon with a Difference

with Paul Paviour and Friends


Including a special performance of the Goulburn Waltz written by Ali Ben Sou Alle in 1850 performed by Paul Paviour and Ingrid Neubrandt


Goulburn Waltz was composed by Ali Ben Sou Alle, who came to Australia During the 1850s. Alle was a French musician who performed in Goulburn in 1855.

He toured the world perming in many countries on the clarinet and tenor and soprano turkophones.


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