Series 266 - Music scores of Harold Allen's compositions

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Music scores of Harold Allen's compositions


  • 1962 - 1982 (Creation)

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1 m (3 type 10 boxes)

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(1917 - 1983)

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Harold Allen was born on 30 March 1917 at Grenfell, New South Wales, and was educated in Sydney, taking a degree in Economics from the University of Sydney. He served in the army in the Second World War and had a distinguished career as a public servant. He lived in England from 1962 and was a pupil in composition of Peter Racine Fricker and then from 1966-1972 of Elisabeth Lutyens. His over 40 compositions range from choral works, music for instrumental ensembles to instrumental solos. Ten of his works were performed in London during the 1970s. The Harold Allen Memorial Prize was established by his family to be awarded annually to the leading composition student in the School of Music at the Australian National University.

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The scores include choral works, including music for poetic works, and works for instrumental ensembles and solo instruments. There are some works written specifically for schools such as those for percussion bands. The music scores are manuscript, commonly on transparent sheets, with printed copies, spiral-bound photocopies, and some published copies.


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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 3 May 2007




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