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Robert Cross (1899-1977)
Scores and papers 1922-2013

MSS 0189

Series 1: Piano music  11 cm

Sheets containing 2 pieces are listed under the first item and linked with see references. Books containing 3 works or more are listed under the heading [Manuscript book}

1. 5 Dream Pieces
- 16 sides A5 MS book ink [untitled, drafts annotated in red]

  • (Berceuse 26/11/1934, 2 p.
  •  Dream Waltz (Prince Charming) 28/11/1934, 5 p.
  • Thro’ Castle Gates 15/12/1934, 4 p.
  • Meet the Jester 14/2/1935, 4 p.)
  • Also an unfinished and untitled version of Embrace

- 17 sides A5 MS book ink ‘Dream Pieces’

  • (Berceuse, 2 p.
  • Dream Waltz (Prince Charming), 5 p.
  • The Jester, 5 p.
  • Love Song [ie Embrace], 2 p.
  • Thro’ Castle Gates, 4 p.)

- 16 sides MS book ink ‘5 Dream Pieces’

  • (Berceuse 26/11/1934, 2 p.
  • Dream Waltz (Prince Charming) 28/11/1934, 4 p.
  • Thro’ Castle Gates 15/12/1934, 4 p.
  • Meet the Jester 14/2/1935, 4 p.
  • Embrace 6/5/1935)

At Sunset Hill see Piano no. 32. Reverie

2. Berceuse
Composed August 1942
- 3 p. MS book ink, with words.
Composed [n.d.]
Cover title: (A Lullaby for Kinder)
- 2 p. MS book ink
See also No. 1: 5 Dream Pieces

Billy Boy (I hope) see Piano no. 50

3. The Bride to Be
Revised November 1957
- 3 p. ink MS
See also Piano nos. 45 and 49

4. A Bridesmaid (In Flower’d Glazed Chinz): three pieces
(Listed on cover: No. I. Reverie: In Church; No. II. Valse: at the Reception; No. III. Scherzino: Mischief)
For Pat Kilgour
‘In Church’ only. Composed October 1940
- 2 p. ink MS
See also Piano no. 23

5. The Bridge
For Robert Emerson Curtis
Composed December 1932
- 8 p. ink MS ‘Study (The Bridge Sydney Harbour)’
- 7 p. ink MS ‘The Harbour Bridge’
- 7 p. ink MS ‘The Bridge’
See also The Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Piano no. 49

6. A Broken Doll
n.d.
- 1 p. ink MS
With: The New Doll (incomplete)
- 1 p. ink MS. n.d.
Unidentified part pencil score on cover

7. By the River – a Nocturne (no. 3)
Composed December 1957
- 5 p. ink MS plus cover. For Rhonda Walton
- 4 p. pencil MS plus cover
- plus photocopy of pencil MS, overwritten in felt pen, annotated on cover “Hund the River to Ee Farceeo Chome. 3. By th River. Nocturn Cae 3. Isely Ig Bob” [sic.] written in pencil after title

Capriccio see Piano no. 51

8. Caprice in E
Composed 26/7/1935
- 7 p. ink MS
See also Piano no. 51 for violin part

9. Care Free
Composed 29/10/1955
- 3 p. ink MS (with Exquisite Moment. Composed 6/2/1936. 2 p. ink MS)
See also Piano no. 24: Moment Exquisite
- 2 ¼ p. ink MS (‘Care-Free’ with She Dances. Composed 6/5/1939, transcribed 1940)
See also Piano nos.24 & 49, & Chamber Music no. 4

Clown-ing (Mime-ing) see Piano nos. 45 & 49

10. Contentment
- 1 p. ink MS n.d.

11. Curiosity
- 2 sides ink MS
See also ‘Curiousity’ Piano nos. 47 & 48

12. Diana Dances
For Yvonne’s birthday 1944
Composed 22/7/1944
- 4 p. ink MS

Dream Waltz see Piano no. 1. 5 Dream Pieces

13. Dreaming
n.d.
- 4 p. ink MS
- Untitled variant 4 p. ink MS
Not the same as Piano nos. 45 & 49

14. Elegy
To the late Frank Hutchens
- 7 sides ink MS, corrected n.d.
- 6 sides ink MS (composed 30/7/1967)
- 7 sides ink MS book plus cover (composed August 1967)
See also Chamber no. 7

Embrace see Piano no. 1. 5 Dream Pieces

Expectancy see Piano nos. 17 & 49. Four Miniatures for the Piano

Exquisite Moment see Piano no. 9 and Moment Exquisite Piano no. 24

15. A Fairy Piper
For Mrs O.H. Woodward
Composed 15/5/1936
- 3 sides ink MS
Under title: Two Fairy Pieces, with: Ring Dance (incomplete)
- 2 sides ink MS
See also Piano nos. 17 & 49. Four Miniatures for the Piano

Fairy Song see Piano no. 43

Finger Exercises see Piano no.43

16. Floating Sea-weed
Composed 3/9/1967
- 3 p. ink MS plus cover (‘Floating Sea-Weeds’ at head of p. 1)
- 3 p. ink MS

17. Four Miniatures for the Piano
Published by W H Paling, Copyright 1937. Royal edition no. 112.
- 10 p. (photocopy of printed copy)
(No. I. Expectancy. For Haigwood Masters;
No. II. A Fairy Piper. For Mrs O.H. Woodward;
No. III. Ring Dance. For Mrs O.H. Woodward;
No. IV. She Passes. For Phyllis G Reid)
See also Piano no. 49. Four Miniatures …
See also Piano no. 15. Fairy Piper/Ring Dance & Piano no. 36. She Passes

Happy John see Piano no. 43

18. Idyll (Port Lincoln)
Composed 20/1/1946
In spiral bound notebook with pencil drafts at end.
- 5 p. ink MS book
See also Piano nos. 35 & 46; Chamber no. 14

19. In Bouyant [sic] Mood
- 2 p. ink MS
See also Piano nos. 31, 45 & 49
With (on reverse) Valse-Petite. Composed 27/8/1968. 2 p. ink MS
- 2 p. ink MS (photocopy)
See also Piano nos. 46 & 49

In Church see No. 4. A Bridesmaid (in flower’d glazed chinz): three pieces

20. In Happy Vein
n.d.
- 2 sides pencil
See also Piano nos.45 & 49

A Little Waltz see Piano no. 43

A Lullaby for Kinder see no. 2. Berceuse

21. March for Young Students
n.d.
For Nicholas Jose
- 2 p. ink MS plus cover (photocopy)
See also Piano nos. 46 & 49

22. Mazurka
Composed 24/9/1970
See also Piano nos. 44, 45 & 49
- 3 p. ink MS, corrected (28/29 December 1957)
- 2 p. ink MS plus cover (n.d.)
- 2 p. MS pencil (23-24 September 1970) For Joyce Thomas
- 2 ½ p. MS ink (Composed 27-28/12/1957) With: the last page of unidentified work, and Prelude (D minor) Composed 1948. 4 p. MS ink (See also Piano nos. 29 & 48)
- 2 p. ink MS annotated in pencil

Meet the Jester see No. 1. 5 Dream Pieces

23. Mischief (Scherzino)
- 4 p. MS ink (Composed 21/11/1940. Titled ‘No. 3 Mischief …’ Annotated in pencil)
Listed as part of the unfinished A Bridesmaid … See Piano No. 4
- 6 p. MS ink (n.d., titled ‘Sherzino (Mischief), annotated in pencil)
- 4 p. MS ink (n.d., annotated in pencil)
- 4 p. MS pencil (n.d., titled ‘Sherzino (Mischief))
- 4 p. MS ink (incomplete?) (For Inta Cabulis 1964: winner of Sigma Beta Phi Prize)
- 2 p. MS ink incomplete (Composed for Inta Cabulis on her prize winning effort 4th April 1964)
See also Piano no. 44

24. Moment Exquisite
Composed 6/2/1936
- 1 p. ink MS
- fragment 2 line pencil MS
See also Piano no. 9
With: 'Carefree'
Composed 29/10/1935
- 3 sides pencil MS
See also Piano nos. 9 & 29, and Chamber Music 4.

The New Doll see A Broken Doll. Piano no. 6

25. Nocturne (Greenwich Point)
Composed 26/3/1935 revised Aug 1940
- 5 p. MS ink, annotated in pencil
- part MS 1 ½ p. ink MS

26. Nocturne [F minor]
Composed 18/3/1946
- 3 p. MS ink, annotated in pencil

27. A Nocturne
[To] Mrs Cornell so Sweet a Lady died 24/6/1971
Composed 24/6/1971
- 3 p. MS pencil (To James Cornell)
- 3 p. MS pencil (To Proffeser [sic] James Cornell
Plus photocopy with’ Proffeser’ crossed out and ‘Mrs Cornell so Sweet a Lady. She died on the 24/6/71’ added in pencil

On the “Mica” Hill see Piano no. 43

Polka see Piano no. 43

28. Prelude No. I [B flat]
Composed 9/7/1932
- 2 p. MS ink, with pencil annotations and draft piece

29. Prelude in D minor
[preceded by MS copy of César Franck: Panis Angelicus]
Composed 1948
- 4 p. MS ink
See also Piano nos. 22 &48

30. Prelude (The Sigh)
Composed 29/6/1936
- 2 p. MS ink, annotated in pencil
With: unnamed piece
Composed 29/6/1936
- 1 ½ p. ink & pencil MS
With: Quite Happy
‘Miss Joyce Spooner, Mt Torrens’ in pencil after title
Composed 2/7/1936
- 2 p. ink MS book
See also Piano 31
Plus unnamed, incomplete work

Prince Charming see Piano no. 1. 5 Dream Pieces

The Pup’s Frolic (Nigger’s Part) see Piano no. 43

31. Quite Happy (incomplete?)
To Miss Rhonda Walton
n.d.
- 1 p. ink MS
See also Piano No. 30
With: In Bouyant [sic] Mood
Composed 1957
- 3 p. ink MS
See also Piano nos. 19, 45 & 49

A Red Rose see Piano no. 47

32. Reverie “At Sunset Hill” (incomplete)
For Miss Grace Denio Litchfield [American poet & novelist}
Composed 1916
- 3 p. pencil MS

Ring Dance see Piano no. 13. A Fairy Piper; & Piano no. 17. Four Miniatures for the Piano

33. Romance
For Mrs Dillwyn Parrish
n.d.
- 2 sides MS pencil

Sam’s Accordion see Piano no. 43

Scherzino (Mischief) see Nos. 23 & 44: Mischief (Scherzino)

34. Scherzo Valse
For Barbara Woodward
Revised 1940
- 4 sides MS ink, annotated
See also Piano no. 47

Scherzo-Tarentelle (D Minor) see Piano on. 52

35. Sea Idyll (Pt. Lincoln)
- 3 p. MS ink. Composed 20/1/1946. Preceded by 1 p. incomplete & unnamed score
- 3 p. MS pencil (incomplete) Composed 20/1/74
See also Piano nos. 18 &46; Chamber no. 14

Sea-Piece (Yachting) see No. 42. Yachting, a Sea-Piece

She Dances see Piano nos. 9 & 24 Care Free

36. She Passes
Composed 10/5/1935 (dated at end May 12th 1935)
- 4 p. MS ink
See also Piano nos. 17 & 49. Four Miniatures for the Piano

37. A Short March
For A. Walker (Warwick)
n.d.
- 1 half p. ink MS

38. Song Without Words. On given melody by RMW
For Rhonda with compliments
Composed 19-30/5/1958
- 2 p. MS photocopy (4 copies)
One copy annotated “R.M.W. On the death of Frank Hutchens”
- 1 ¼ p. MS pencil. “To the late Frank Hutchens.” With title ‘Billy Boy’ and fragment at end.

See also Piano no. 46.

39. Thoughts at Ebb-Tide
n.d.
- 1 p. MS (photocopy)
See also Piano no. 47.

Thro’ Castle Gates see Piano no. 1. 5 Dream Pieces

40. Toccata
n.d.
- 10 p. MS ink
- 10 p. MS ink (untitled)

Two Fairy Pieces see Piano no. 15. A Fairy Piper

Valse-Petite see Piano Nos. 19, 46 & 49

41. Valsette
- 2 p. ink MS

Way-Wardness (A Small Prelude) see Piano nos. 44, 45 & 49, & Chamber no. 22

42. Yachting, a Sea-Piece
“Rushcutter Bay, Sydney”
Composed 8/9/1971
- 4 p. MS pencil
- 4 p. MS pencil [n.d.] Titled: Sea-Piece (Yachting)

43. [Manuscript Book 1]
Appears to be a book of beginner exercises and short pieces composed by Robert Cross for his son Bob. Mostly undated.
Finger Ex[ercises]
½ p. ink and pencil
A Little Waltz
½ p. ink MS
Fairy Song
½ p. ink MS
The Pup’s Frolic (Nigger’s Part)
½ p. ink MS
On the “Mica” Hill
¼ p. ink and pencil MS
Happy John
½ p. pencil MS
Fairy Song
For Bob
Composed 18/6/1934
1 p. ink MS
Sam’s Accordion
- 1 p. ink MS
Polka
Composed 8/8/1935
- 1 p. ink MS

44. [Manuscript Book 2]
Mischief (Scherzino Valse)
To Inta Cabulis (1964)
“Winner of £50 Beta Sigma Prize”
- 6 p. MS ink
See also Piano no. 23
Waywardness (Prelude)
Composed July 1932
- 3 sides ink and pencil MS
See also Piano nos. 45 & 49, & Chamber no. 22.
Alla Mazurka
Composed 23-24/9/1970
- 2 p. MS pencil
See also Piano nos. 22, 45 & 49

45. [Manuscript Book 3]
Way-Wardness (A Small Prelude)
Composed July 1932
- 1 side ink MS
See also Piano nos. 44 & 49, & Chamber no. 22
In Happy Vein
n.d.
- 4 sides ink MS
See also Piano nos. 20 & 49.
In Buoyant [sic] Mood
n.d.
- 2 sides ink MS
See also Piano nos. 19, 31, & 49
The Bride to Be
n.d.
- 2 p. ink MS book
See also Piano 3 and 49.
Clown ing (Mim ing)
- 1 1/2 p. ink MS
See also Piano no. 49.
Dreaming
n.d.
- 2 ½ p. ink MS
See also Piano nos. 13 & 49
Carefree
Composed 27/6/1934
- 2 ¼ p. ink MS
See also Piano 47, 68 and Chamber Music 12.
Obstinacy (Alla Mazurka) (incomplete)
- 1 part p. ink MS
See also Piano nos. 22, 44 & 49

46. [Manuscript Book 4]
Valse Petite
Composed 27/8/1968
- 2 p. pencil MS
See also Piano .nos. 19 & 49
March (for Nicholas Jose)
Composed 8/9/1968
- 2 p. MS Ink
See also Piano nos. 21 & 49
Song Without Words
To Joyce H.
For the late Frank Hutchens
Composed 30/5/1958
- 2 p. MS Ink
See also Piano 25.
[Untitled pencil MS]
- 1 p.
Sea Idyll
Composed 30/5/1958
- 8 p. MS pencil
See also Piano nos. 18 & 35; Chamber no. 14

47. [Manuscript Book 5]
Scherzo-Valse
Composed 2/6/1934
- 4 sides MS ink
See also Piano no. 34
Untitled [Thoughts at Ebb-Tide]
n.d.
- 1 p. ink MS
See also Piano no. 39
Curiousity [sic]
n.d.
1 ½ p. ink MS
See also Piano no. 11 & 48
III. A Red Rose
Composed 14/10/1934
- 3 ½ p. ink MS

48. [Manuscript Book 6]
Prelude D minor
n.d.
- 4 p. MS Ink
See also Piano nos. 22 & 29
Curiousity [sic]
n.d.
- 1 ¼ p. ink MS
See also Piano nos. 11 & 47
Song Without Words
n.d.
- 1 p. MS book
[NOT the same work as Nos. 38 & 46]

49. [Manuscript Book 7] (Photocopies)
The Harbour Bridge, Sydney
Composed December 1932
- 7 p. MS
See also The Bridge Piano no. 5
Way-Wardness (A Small Prelude)
n.d.
1 p. MS
See also Piano nos. 44 & 45, & Chamber no. 22.
In Happy Vein
n.d.
- 4 sides MS
See also Piano nos. 20 & 45
In Bouyant Mood [sic]
n.d.
- 2 sides MS
- 2 sides MS
See also Piano nos. 19. 31 & 45
The Bride to Be
n.d.
- 2 p. MS
See also Piano nos. 3 and 45.
Clown-ing (Mime-ing)
n.d.
- 1 ½ p. MS
See also Piano no. 45.
Dreaming
n.d.
- 2 ½ p. ink MS book
See also Piano nos. 13 & 45
Care-Free
n.d.
- 2 ¼ sides MS
See also Piano no. 9 & 24, & Chamber Music no. 4.
Obstinacy (Alla Mazurka) (incomplete)
- 1 p. MS
See also Piano nos. 22, 44 & 45
Valse-Petite
Composed 27/8/68
- 2 p. MS
See also Piano nos. 19 & 46
March (for Nicholas Jose)
Composed 8/9/1968
- 2 p. MS
See also Piano nos. 21 & 46
Four Miniatures - Expectancy, A Fairy Piper, Ring Dance, She Passes
For Haigwood Masters, Mrs O.H. Woodward, Phyllis G. Reid.
Copyright 1937
Published by W.H. Paling, 1937
- 10 p. printed copy plus cover
See also Piano no. 17. Four Miniatures …
See also Piano no. 15. A Fairy Piper/Ring Dance &; no. 36. She Passes
Glière. Prelude edited J.A. Steele
Copyright 1954
- p. 28-31 printed copy Melbourne: Allan & Co.

Additions

50. Billy Boy (I hope)
- part score MS pencil

51. Capriccio
“Ernst Von Dohnanyi op 23 no. 3”
- 11 p. ink MS
Preceded by violin part for Caprice in E (1 part p. ink MS)

52. Scherzo-Tarentelle (D Minor)
- 3 p. MS ink

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