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Papers of Don Banks, circa 1950-circa 1989 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1983735
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Banks, Don, 1923-1980
 
Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1950-ca. 1989] 
approximately 20.0 m. (38 boxes) + 30 fol. boxes + 1 carton + 1 tube of posters. 
Summary

The MS 6830 collection includes correspondence, lecture material, appointment diaries, notebooks, papers on electronic music, scores, press clippings, reviews, programs, brochures and other papers (37 boxes, 26 fol. boxes).

The Acc01.151 instalment comprises 21 Schott scores of Don Banks, 17 original scores, concert programs and two posters advertising concerts (3 fol. boxes).

The Acc03.083 instalment comprises discs, programs and posters (1 box, 1 fol. box, 1 carton, 1 tube of posters).

Biography/History

A leading Australian composer, Donald Oscar Banks lived in London from 1953 to 1972. During this period his works were commissioned and premiered by major orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra. In 1973, he became the first chairman of the Australia Council Music Board. Banks was one of the most successful "third stream" composers, merging jazz with "serious" music.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 6830, MS Acc01.151, MS Acc03.083.

Related Material Don Banks collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 3800.  Donald Banks interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/626.  Banks collection of music and sound recordings; Located at; National Library of Australia Music collection MUS BANKS. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (147 p.) available in Manuscript Reading Room. 
Subjects Banks, Don, - 1923-1980 - Archives.  |  Composers - Australia - Archives.  |  Jazz musicians - Australia - Archives.  |  Music - Australia.
Time Coverage 1950-1989 
Occupation Composers.  |  Musicians.

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