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Felix Werder music manuscripts, 1959-1996
Bib ID 7245959
Format ManuscriptManuscript [text, volume]
Werder, Felix, 1922-2012
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [between 1959 and 1996] 
0.45 m (1 medium folio box) 

The collection comprises photocopies of music scores by composer Felix Werder: Francis Bacon for orchestra full score; Die Kraniche des Ibycus, 1967 for orchestra, score; UNISAX, for Eb saxophone and piano, for Peter Clinch; Off and Running, Clarinet and orchestra, score; Nietzsche, Lied, for piano solo, score; Wind Quintet, score; Divertimento ‘To Gregory Young’, score; Creation Hymn, for chamber instrumental ensemble; Auf zugabe, bass clarinet and marimbaphone. Recorded by the ABC, Peter Clinch, score; Symphonie No. 2, Op. 33, December 1959. For orchestra, full score; Guitar music composed for Gregory Young (manuscripts) - Three Night Pieces - flute, guitar, 1972. Instrumentation: Flute, guitar. First performance: Arnost Bourek Guild Theatre, Opus: 122. Genre: Chamber music. Time: 12'; score.; Guitar Music; Triphony 1969. Instrumentation: guitar flute bongos. First performance: Society for Glass Guitar, 1970. F. Michael, Freiburg 3/2/1996. Opus: 102; Time: 8'. score ; Two Guitars. March 1972. Score.


Composer, lecturer and music critic. Felix Werder was born in Germany in 1922. He lived in Australia from 1940 where he became a composer of classical and electronic music and also a noted critic and educator. The son of a distinguished liturgical composer, Werder composed all his life. He received many commissions from organisations both in Australia and overseas, and was the recipient of a number of awards for his work. His published and recorded music includes symphonies, chamber music for all combinations, solo concerti, choral works and operas. In 1976 Werder was created a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and in 2002 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Music (honoris causa) at the University of Melbourne. Werder died in Melbourne in 2012. Further biographical information online at:


Manuscript reference number: MS 10260.


Subjects Werder, Felix, 1922-2012 -- Archives.  |  Composers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Music -- Australia -- 20th century.
Time Coverage 1959-1996 
Occupation Composers.
Terms of Use Copying for research purposes is permitted. 


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