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Collection Description

Collection Title
William Lovelock archive (1958-81)
A collection of handbills and programmes for concerts featuring the music of William Lovelock (1899–1986), given at various venues in Australia, America and Europe between 1958 and 1981, held loosely as part of the archives of the composer.

Also, a handbill for a Beethoven/Tchaikovsky concert given at the City Hall, Brisbane on 24 November [no year] and a prospectus for the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, 1958, with individual programmes for 20 November 1957 and 14 November 1958 (Annual Distribution of Prizes, two copies of each) and 2 May, 1 August and 10 October 1958, 24 April 1959 and 23 September 1960 (Student Concerts/Recitals).

Lovelock was educated at Emmanuel School, Wadsworth and Trinity College of Music, where he was subsequently a member of the teaching staff (1919-56). From 1956-59 he was director of the Queensland State Conservatorium of Music.

Programmes are listed by here by city and then by venue. The works by Lovelock are given in parenthesis throughout.

Australian venues
All concerts in Brisbane and at the Town Hall, Sydney were given under the auspices of the Australian Broadcasting Commission by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (Brisbane) and Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Sydney). The majority of the programmes include historical and descriptive notes, with those for the Brisbane concerts and for the Sydney Town Hall Prom also providing biographical notes, photographs and lists of the orchestral ensemble.

1. Brisbane
- City Hall, Brisbane
22 June 1963: 4th Youth Concert, with John Shaw (baritone), conducted by Henry Krips (Fantasy for Strings).
11/12 September 1964: Uto Ughi (violin), conducted by Rudolf Pekarek (Sinfonietta for Orchestra, first performance).
18 May 1968: 1st Youth Concert with Marilyn Richardson (vocal), conducted by Robert Boughen (Sinfonia Concertante for Organ and Orchestra).
31 October 1973: Blue Orchestral Subscription Series final concert, with Pamela Page and Max Olding (piano), conducted by Sir Bernard Heinze (arr. Bach, Four Chorale Preludes).
23 March 1974: Arthur Fiedler Proms no. 3, with Ian Hanckey (trombone), conducted by Fiedler (Concertino for Trombone and Strings).
19 April 1975: 1st Youth Concert with Gyula Kiss (piano) and Bruce Brazier (baritone), conducted by Patrick Thomas (various songs).
25 September 1976: Youth Concert, with Robert Boughen (organ) and Quasar (contemporary electronic art music group), conducted by Patrick Thomas (arr. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in G).

- Southport R.S.L. Hall, Brisbane
27 October 1965: final celebrity concert with Max Olding (piano), conducted by Bernard Heinze (Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, first Australian performance).

2. Sydney
- Sydney Town Hall
Free Orchestral Concerts
16 February 1964: Thomas White (saxophone), conducted by Bernard Heinze (Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra, first Australian performance). This document is accompanied by related press cuttings.
23 January 1966: Max Olding (piano), conducted by Bernard Heinze (Concerto for Piano and Orchestra).
17 December 1967: Guy Henderson (oboe), conducted by Joseph Post (Symphony in C sharp minor).
1969: John Woods (tuba) (Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra) (fragment only).
26 November 1975: Robert Boughen (organ), conducted by Patrick Thomas (Sinfonia Concertante for Organ and Orchestra).
30 November 1975: Robert Boughen (organ), conducted by Patrick Thomas on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (Sinfonia Concertante for Organ and Orchestra).

Prom Concert
23 February 1974: Sydney Brass, Paul O'Brien (viola) and John Mowson (double bass), conducted by John Hopkins (Hyde Park Shuffle, for brass ensemble, first performance). This concert also included the first performance of a commissioned work by Malcolm Williamson entitled 'The Glitter Gang', Cassation for Audience and Orchestra.

- Miscellaneous Sydney venues
Sunday 20 July [no year], Great Hall, Sydney University: Waverley Band, Sydney Symphony Brass Ensemble and Gordon Webb (trumpet), conducted by Yoshi Osawa (Trumpet Concerto, world premiere).
30 September 1959, Town Hall, Warwick [Queensland]: Third Celebrity Concert, presented by the Warwick Music Association and given by James Christiansen and Lorraine Smith (vocal) and Rex Hobcroft (piano) (Suite for Piano Duet).
17 February 1979, Sydney Opera House Recording Hall: Contemporary Music at the Opera House, introduced by James Murdoch and featuring the Sydney Symphony Brass Ensemble (Quintet No. 3, first performance).

3. Miscellaneous Australian venues
21 February 1974, Perth: Australian Composers' Workshops forming part of the Festival of Perth presented by the Australian Broadcasting Commission and the University of Western Australian and featuring the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Williams (Concerto for Saxophone and String Orchestra).
17 February 1981, ABC Music Centre, Ferry Road, West End, [Brisbane]: ABC New Music Workshops given by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Patrick Thomas (Mood Fantasy, first performance).

American venues
17 March 1974, Kulas Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music: Tuba Recital by Ronald Bishop (Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra, first American performance) (with notes).
3 April 1974, Presser Recital Hall: Ronald Bishop (tuba) and Lynne Woodman (piano), as part of the Mount Union College Convocation Series (Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra in a piano reduction by the composer) (handbill).
18 November 1974, Carnegie Hall, New York: American Brass Quintet (Suite for Brass Instruments, New York premiere) (with notes).
29 August 1976, Conservatorium Hall: Festival of Animale Music given by the Festival Symphony Orchestra with Warren Thomson (piano), conducted by Richard Gill (Raggy Rhapsody, world premiere).

In addition to these programmes – all of which include notes – the collection includes a prospectus for the Aspen Music Festival of 25 June-22 August 1976.

European venues
Thursday 17 July [no year], City Hall, Hull: City of Hull Youth Orchestra 3rd Summer Prom Concert with Steven Halsey (trumpet), conducted by Geoffrey Heald-Smith (Trumpet Concert, British premiere) (poster).
29 November 1973, British Institute, Lisbon: Pianoforte Recital by Marguerite Wolff (Toccatina and Concert Etude, Autumn Winds, first Portuguese performance) (with biographical notes, two copies).
30 November 1973, Instituto Britanico, Porto: Recital de Piano por Marguerite Wolff (with biographical notes).
Date range of collection
1958 - 1981
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Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts
Greenwich,King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College London SE10 9JF
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council