The set was chosen by Ann Blainey to highlight aspects of Melba's career. The first song was the audition piece which convinced Madame Marchesi to accept Melba as a pupil.The second piece was from 'Rigoletto', Melba's first triumphant Opera performance at La Monnaie in Brussels- complete with the Melba's trademark trills! The final piece was the sentimental song "Home! Sweet Home!". The author provided a short commentary before each piece.
The former Governor General Sir Ninian Stephen KG was called upon to complete the proceedings by announcing the launch of the book.