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Papers of Roger Smalley, 1956-2009 [manuscript]
Bib ID 4330636
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Smalley, Roger, 1943-
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1956-2009] 
17.0 m. (21 boxes) + 25 fol. boxes + 4 audio boxes + 1 map folio. 
Summary

MS Acc07.101 comprises scrapbooks chronologically covering Roger Smalley's musical career over the period 1956-1996. The scrapbooks were assembled by Smalley's father, John Smalley, and consist of news clippings, concert programmes, and related ephemera. There are also a small number of loose concert programmes from the early 1980s, mostly for the BBC Promenade Concerts (2 boxes).

The Acc08.043 instalment includes scores, composing notebooks, juvenilia, audio reels, press cuttings, reviews and programs (10 boxes, 10 fol. boxes, 4 audio boxes).

The Acc08.089 instalment largely comprises music scores of compositions by Smalley. Other papers include diaries, correspondence, awards, a notebook and press cuttings (2 boxes, 4 fol. boxes).

The Acc10.073 instalment comprises musical sketches, original scores and annotated publisher proofs; sets of annotated performance parts; notebooks and journals; correspondence; news clippings, program notes, concert programs, and other ephemera relating to Smalley; catalogues, lists, biographies, performances and awards; copies of Tempo magazine containing articles on Smalley; annotated drafts and source materials for book "Poles apart"; notes and writings by Smalley; teaching materials; business files relating to arts organisations, commissions, fellowships, festivals, music competitions, tours, universities, including West Australian Symphony Orchestra, University of Western Australia, the Australia Council and the Composers' Action Committee (7 boxes, 11 fol. boxes, 1 map folio).

Biography/History

Composer, pianist and conductor. Roger Smalley was born in Manchester, England in 1943 and has been resident in Australia since the mid-1970s. Smalley is emeritus professor and honorary senior research fellow at the University of Western Australia and honorary research associate at the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music. He is a recipient of the Centenary Medal and, in 2004, was named a Western Australian Living Legend. In 2011, Smalley was created a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc07.101, MS Acc08.043, MS Acc08.089, MS Acc10.073.

Related Material Roger Smalley interviewed by Judith Crispin; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 4921.  Roger Smalley interviewed by Robyn Holmes; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 6206. 
Subjects Smalley, Roger, - 1943- - Archives.  |  University of Western Australia. - School of Music - Employees - Archives.  |  Pianists - Australia - Archives.  |  Composers - Australia - Archives.  |  Conductors (Music) - Australia - Archives.  |  Music teachers - Australia - Archives.  |  Music - Australia - 20th century.  |  Piano music.  |  Concert programs.
Time Coverage 1956-2009 
Occupation Pianists.  |  Composers.  |  Conductors (Music).  |  Music teachers.  |  Academics.
Other authors/contributors BBC Henry Wood Promenade Concerts
Terms of Use Copying of Roger Smalley's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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