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Flynn collection ca. 1940-ca. 1960 [music]
Bib ID 1447920
Format MusicMusic
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not available for loan. 
Description ca. 1940-ca. 1960 
ca. 1750 items. 
Summary

William Flynn's extensive personal collection of music scores, a large part of which came originally from the library of Melbourne radio broadcaster 3DB. Includes scores and parts of orchestrations and arrangements both in published and manuscript form covering classical music and also light and popular music and musical comedies. Includes some arrangements by Flynn, and also manuscripts of original compositions by a number of other Australian composers such as Robert Hughes, William Lovelock and pianist/composer Isador Goodman. The collection is divided into 6 series based on type of material.

Full contents
  • Series 1. Flynn personal manuscript arrangements
  • Series 2. 3DB collection of orchestral scores and parts
  • Series 3. 3DB arrangements for broadcast
  • Series 4. 3DB collection of vocal scores
  • Series 5. Flynn miscellaneous material
  • Series 6. 3DB radio shows, scripts and music.
 
Biography/History

Commencing his professional career in 1920, William Flynn was a musician, composer and arranger. He was the leader of the 3DB orchestra in Melbourne, was producer of ABC Television Ballroom and of many of the 3DB musicals of the 1950s and 1960s and has done a great amount of writing for television and films in both Australian and overseas productions.

Index/Finding Aid Note The collection includes a set of catalogue cards on which items were individually listed. 
Subjects 3DB (Radio station : Melbourne, Vic.)  |  Instrumental ensembles, Arranged -- Scores and parts.  |  Popular instrumental music.  |  Popular music -- 20th century.  |  Dramatic music.  |  Radio music -- Australia.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Flynn, William  |  3DB (Radio station : Melbourne, Vic.)

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