Sydney Smith

Piano four hands
by popularity


6 Morceaux très faciles


Adelaide de Beethoven, Op.121Adieu!, Op.114Air Danoise, Op.136Air Irlandaise Varié, Op.128Airs écossais, Op.146Arcadia, Op.95Arlequin and Colombine, Op.238Aspiration, Op.208/1Au Revoir, Op.216Austrian Hymn of Haydn, Op.51Autumnal Tints, Op.82


Ballade, Op.165Barcarolle, Op.88Bergerette, Op.216Bohemian Girl - Brilliant Fantasia, Op.197Bohemian Girl - Second Fantasia, Op.241Bolero, Op.107Brilliant Fantasia on 'Maritana', Op.207Brilliant Fantasia on 'The March of the Men of Harlech', Op.15


Cantilena, Op.169Caprice espagnolCarillon de Noel, Op.209Chanson Créole, Op.105Chanson de NoëlChanson russe, Op.31Chant de Berceau, Op.156Chant des Forgerons, Op.204Chant des Oiseaux, Op.49Chant du Savoyard, Op.123Choeur de Chasse, Op.171Colinette, Op.218Con AmoreConcert Study No.2, Op.148Concertante Duet on Airs from Auber's Operas, Op.1Consolation in Sorrow, Op.47Coquetterie, Op.94Cynthia, Op.157


Danse des fantômes, Op.200Danse Napolitaine, Op.33Duo Brillante on Airs from Hérold’s Zampa, Op.2


En route, Op.132Etude de concert, Op.59


Fandango in D-flat major, Op.34Fantaisie brillante No.2 on 'Lucia di Lammermoor', Op.92Fantaisie Brillante on 'Anna Bolena', Op.151Fantaisie Brillante on 'Faust', Op.117Fantaisie Brillante on 'Fra Diavolo', Op.67Fantaisie Brillante on 'I Lombardi', Op.83Fantaisie Brillante on 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia', Op.87Fantaisie Brillante on 'Il Trovatore', Op.129Fantaisie brillante on 'La Traviata', Op.103Fantaisie Brillante on 'Martha', Op.30Fantaisie Brillante on 'Oberon', Op.56Fantaisie Brillante on 'Orphée aux Enfers' No.1, Op.64Fantaisie Brillante on 'Orphée aux Enfers' No.2, Op.90Fantaisie Brillante on 'Rigoletto', Op.122Fantaisie Brillante on 'Un Ballo in Maschera', Op.10Fantaisie brillante sur 'La favorite', Op.71Fantaisie brillante sur l'opéra 'La sonnambula', Op.96Fantaisie de Concert on 'Lucrezia Borgia', Op.69Fantaisie elegante sur 'La Dame Blanche', Op.6Fantaisie-Etude on Donizetti's 'Com' è Gentil', Op.69bFantasie on Masaniello, Op.32Fantasie on Tannhäuser, Op.164Feu de joie, Op.28For You


Gaieté de coeur, Op.24Gavotte in G major, Op.161Grande Fantaisie brillante on Flotow's Stradella, Op.149Grande Fantaisie de Concert on 'Der Freischuetz', Op.16Grande Fantaisie on Bellini's opera 'Beatrice di Tenda', Op.147Grande Fantaisie on 'Don Giovanni', Op.48Grande Fantaisie on 'Guillaume Tell', Op.61Grande Fantaisie on 'I Puritani', Op.85Grande fantaisie on 'Les Huguenots', Op.44Grande Fantaisie on Weber's 'Preciosa', Op.93Grande fantaisie sur l'opéra 'L'elisir d'amore', Op.73


Harmonies du Soir, Op.54Herve Chilperic, Op.127Home Sweet Home, Op.145


Jeunesse dorée, Op.86


La Cascade de Rubis, Op.22La danza, Tarantella napolitana de Rossini, Op.104La fileuse, Op.39La Gaité, Op.9La Harpe éolienne, Op.11La sympathie, Op.99L'Ange du Foyer, Op.57L'Arc en Ciel, Op.63Le Bivoac, Op.138Le Jet d'Eau, Op.17Les Cloches de Corneville, Op.228Lily of the Valley, Op.14L'oiseau de paradis, Op.29Lucia di Lammermoor, Op.7


Marche Funebre, Op.175Marche Gauloise, Op.206Maypole Dance, Op.45Mazurka des Ulans, Op.25Memories of Home, Op.60Mendelssohn's Concerto in G minor, Reminiscence, Op.109bMendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.76Mendelssohn's Scotch Symphony, Paraphrase, Op.101Mountain Stream, Op.13


Norma, Op.58


Paraphrase No.1 on Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise, Op.81Paraphrase No.2 on Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise, Op.98Pas de sabots, Op.50Pas redoublé, Op.35Pascal la Chatelaine, Op.231Pot Pourri on Airs from Wallace’s Amber Witch, Op.3Prière des Pelerins, Op.41


Retrospect, Op.160Rippling Waves, Op.7bRossini's Stabat Mater, Paraphrase, Op.89


Sérénade de Gounod, Op.118Sérénade vénitienne, Op.201Sleigh BellsSonges a la Foret, Op.26Sous la fenêtre, Op.52Souvenir de Spa, Op.12Sur le lac, Op.109


Tarantelle brillante, Op.8Tarantelle No.2, Op.21Tarantelle No.3, Op.66Tarantelle No.4, Op.217The Cloister, Op.75The Fairy Queen, Op.42The Hardy Norseman, Op.5The Last Rose of Summer, Op.173The Storm at Sea, Op.53Thoughts of Home, Op.91Titania, Op.116


Une perle de Varsovie, Op.27


Victoire, Op.177
Sydney Smith (14 July 1839 – 3 March 1889) was a leading English pianist and composer in Victorian England.
Smith was born in Dorchester, Dorset. He grew up in a family of musicians. His father was the head of a music school and often gave concerts with his two sons Sydney and Boyton. Smith studied piano in Leipzig with Ignaz Moscheles and Louis Plaidy, cello with Friedrich Grützmacher, and composition with Julius Rietz. He returned to England in 1858, settling the following year in London, where he remained until his death, highly regarded as a teacher and composer. He composed or transcribed about 400 works for the piano. These were extremely popular in salons in England in the 19th century, particularly the early works. Many pieces were issued both as solo pieces and as piano duets.
Smith's earliest compositions are piano accompaniments to three concertina pieces by Richard Blagrove. Apart from these, he composed only for solo piano until the last years of his life, when he also wrote a small handful of songs.
Amongst his best known works are
Le Jet d'eau was used as the theme for The Foley Family, a drama serial about the comic lives of a Dublin family, which ran on Radio Éireann (the former name of the Irish national radio service) from 1952 to the late 1960s. It was written by David Hayes and starred George Green and Peg Monaghan.
He wrote many other morceaux de salon for piano solo and made many arrangements from popular operas. In addition to the works published under his own name, he also published a number of piano works under the names Paul Beaumont and Victor Delacour.