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Alexander Burnard (1900-1971) - Papers:  Printed material

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

Archives : Alexander Burnard

The Papers and Correspondence of Alex Burnard, Australian Composer, 1900-1971

Printed material

The Collection contains many booklets, serials and pamphlets, with an original edition of Ella Grainger's A Wayward Girl (1941) together with dedication.
A8276(vi) Copy of: A Wayward Girl: Poems by Ella Grainger with Illustrations also by Ella Grainger [Springfield, 1941]. Signed by the author: “To Alec. and Phyllis Burnard with Love from Ella Grainger Feb 1942.”
A8277(iv) Music publisher catalogues for Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Arthur Benjamin, Frederick Delius, R. Vaughan Williams, Bohuslav Martinu, Zoltan Kodaly and Sergei Rachmaninoff. May 1954 – Oct. 1959

Various Journals 1925 – 1971 including: Adelaide University Magazine Vol.5:9 Aug. 1925; The Royal College of Music Prospectus 1929; The RCM Magazine Vol.25:2 1929; The Trinity College of Music Magazine March 1932; The Union Recorder Vol.16:28 Nov. 1936; Prince Alfred College Chronicle No.190 June 1941; The Conservatorium Student’s Bulletin No.1 Dec. 1946; The Canon: A Musical Journal Vol.1:9 April 1948; The Canon: Australian Music Journal Vol.10:2 Sept. 1956; The Royal College of Music Magazine Vol. 65:1 1969; The Royal College of Music Magazine Vol. 67:1 1971; The Royal College of Music Magazine Vol. 68:1 1972 (2 copies); The APRA Journal Jan. 1971, July 1971.


Signed and annotated copy of: Harmony and Composition for the Student and the Potential Composer by Alex Burnard. 1st Cloth Edition Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1950.

A8278(iii) Copy of:Harmony and Composition for the Student and the Potential Composer by Alex Burnard. Melbourne: Allans Music (Australia) Pty Ltd, 1965
A8281(ii) Copy of:The Australian Musical News Oct 1. 1935 Vol.XXVI No.3 with Alex Burnard on cover, containing newsclippings from the Bulletin, Radio Times and Advertiser.Dec. 1929 – Jan 1937
A8281(v) Copy of: Musical Compositions by Basil Harwood Rotterdam: C. Chevalier, 1950.


A8281(vi) Copy of: The Australian Music Journal Canon [Cover Title: Music From Germany] Vol.16:5 and 6 Dec. 1962 – Jan.1963
A8281(ix) Sheet music, bookets and pamphlets relating to Sydney University War Memorial Carillon including “Four Experiments for the Sydney University Carillon” by Alex. Burnard 19/7/1936. 1933 – 1939

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