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Richard Divall collection of music scores [1961-2001] [music]
Bib ID 3061145
Format ManuscriptManuscript, MusicMusic
Author
Divall, Richard, 1945-2017
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not available for loan. 
Description [1961-2001] 
14 m. 
Summary

This collection of music and music related material was created or collected by Richard Divall from 1961 to 2001. The collection contains: Divall 1: some of Divall's arrangements and orchestrations of Australian sheet music from the early colonial period. Divall 2: includes a number of operas and orchestral sets, some edited by Divall, some with annotations made by Divall.

Scripts for radio broadcast; some published scores; Offenbach scores; original score of a Larry Sitsky opera; Divall 7: correspondence/personal papers; photocopies of monographs, manuscripts and other research materials; reel to reel tape of Alfred Hill Symphony No. 1; owner bound albums; project proposal and music of Henry Handel Richardson project; theatre programmes; manuscripts of Australian works by Fritz Hart, F.S. Kelly; Twilight series (survey of Australian music and poetry).

Includes scripts by Rodney Hall for the Federation concert series staged at Melbourne Festival, 2001 and directed by Jonathan Mills, titled the Twilight Series. Consists of six programmes. Programme 1: New arrivals shaping the unknown, accounts of the tributes to the European exploration and discovery of Australia (21/5/2001). Programme 2: A nation's tragedy, at war with the first Australians (22/5/2001). Programme 3: Old money from God (23/5/2001). Programme 4: (24/5/2001). Programme 5: Town and country (25/5/2001). Programme 6 (26/5/2001).

Biography/History

Richard Divall OBE is a prominent Australian conductor, composer and musicologist. He has actively promoted Australian colonial music through his editions and performances, and premiered many Australian music theatre works. He has also been active as an editor of operas from several eras.

Index/Finding Aid Note Some items in the collection have not yet been individually listed or sorted. 
Subjects Opera -- Australia.  |  Songs with piano.  |  Musicals -- Scores and parts.  |  Operas -- Scores and parts.  |  Australian

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