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Alexander Burnard (1900-1971) - Papers:  Correspondence

The papers of Alexander Burnard, Australian composer, including correspondence from Percy and Ella Grainger.

Archives : Alexander Burnard


The correspondence spans Dr Burnard's entire career from 1929 until his death in 1971, with letters and telegrams received by his widow after his death to 1974. The correspondence contains letters from family, friends, musical colleagues and students, regarding matters such as notes on the performances of works, the publication of his literary prose and poetry and musical work Harmony and Composition, and his M.B.E. and other awards. Apart from the general correspondence files, more notable correspondents included Percy and Ella Grainger, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eugene Goossens, Robert Bouffler, John Ashe and Gilbert and Vivienne Bogle.

A8276(iv) Correspondence from Alex and Phyllis Burnard to Percy and Ella Grainger. May 1933 - July 1957
A8276(v) Correspondence from Percy and Ella Grainger to Alex and Phyllis Burnard.July 1932 - May 1956
A8276(vii) Correspondence from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alex Burnard. Sept. 1929 -Dec. 1953
A8276(viii) Correspondence and scientific papers relating to Gilbert and Vivienne Bogle. March 1961 - June 1963
A8276(ix) Correspondence from John Ashe to Alex Burnard. Oct. 1946 - Feb. 1948
A8276(x) Correspondence from Robert Bouffler to Alex and Phyllis Burnard. Aug. 1968 -Dec. 1971
A8276(xi) Correspondence file. April 1929 - Sept. 1939
A8276(xii) Correspondence file. Jan. 1941 - May 1949
A8276(xiii) Correspondence file. Jan 1950 - April 1959
A8276(xiv) Correspondence file. Jan 1960 - Dec. 1969
A8276(xv) Correspondence file. Jan 1970 - Jan. 1974
A8276(xvi) Correspondence, telegrams and congratulatory notes relating to M.B.E. Award to Dr Alex Burnard for Services to Music Literature and Education. Jan. 1970 - April 1970
A8277(iii) Correspondence to Mrs Olive Burnard regarding the death of her husband Dr Alex Burnard. Oct. 1971 -Sept. 1972
A8277(viii) Correspondence from Eugene Goossens to Alex Burnard. [c1940s] - 1956
A8281(iii) Various writings, newsclipping, notes and papers relating to class talks, poems, music and literature, J.S. Bach's 2 part and 3 part inventions, resignation letter draft and retirement. 1935 -[1970]
A8281(vii) Correspondence and booklets relating to Australian Music Survey by Advisory Board, Commonwealth Assistance to Australian Composers.October 1969
A8281(xviii) Folder containing sheet music with dedications to Alex Burnard and some correspondence. 1936 -1967

Folder containing:

  • Flyer for the annual service for musicians in the Book of Remembrance, May 1975;
  • Correspondence from Clive and Shirley Pascoe to Alex and Olive Burnard, Dec. 1969 -March 1972;
  • Letter from Johannes Tall to Mrs Olive Burnard, 27th March 1972;
  • Royal College of Music Magazine Easter 1972 Vol.lxviii No.1 [Containing Obituary for Dr David Alexander Burnard];
  • Letter from Bob Rowland - Jones to Mrs Olive Burnard, 6th November 1971;
  • Original manuscript score of: In Dir Ist Freude Liebeslied for Organ "To Darling Olive Mary, for 6.5.67 With My Love Alex Burnard Easter 1967."
A8284(xvi) Photographs, correspondence, newsclippings and memorabilia relating to Alex Burnard. [1927] - 1972

Correspondence from Alex Burnard to Mr Colin Watts with some biographical papers. Sept 1968 - Sept 1971 [Xerox copies]

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