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

MSS 0189

Series 3: Songs  9 cm

1. [Manuscript book]
Two Nonsense Songs – no.2 Susan and Sally
Words: Barry Pain
- n.d. 4 sides MS book pencil
See also Songs nos. 2 & 14
Washing Day (Bondi) – Miss Neptune Has a Washing Day
Words: Robert Cross
Composed 11/6/1937
- n.d. 4 sides MS book pencil
See also Songs nos. 13, 14 & 35.
A’way in the Farland
Words: Robert Cross
- n.d. 4 sides MS book pencil
See also Songs no. 19

2. Two Nonsense Songs – Susan and Sally
Words: Barry Pain
For Linda Wald
Composed 6/10/1942
- 4 ¼ sides MS book ink
See also Songs nos. 1 and 14
With: Pies (A Lament)
Words: Louisa Pratt
Composed 7/10/1942
- 2 sides MS ink
See also Songs nos. 14 & 21

3. Soliloquy
Words: Robert Cross
- 3 sides pencil
With: Soliloquy
Words: Robert Cross
Composed 10/4/1954
- 3 sides MS ink

4. The Highwayman
Words: Alfred Noyes. Music by “Seyon”
Composed Jan. 1955
- 13 sides MS ink
See also Chamber no. 10, and Songs no. 15

5. The Master of My House Am I
Words: Yvonne Webb
Transposed 20/2/1943
- 4 sides MS ink
See also Songs no. 14

6. Victory Prayer - God Save Our Empire
Words: Sister Violet M. Penny
Composed 25/5/1947
- 2 sides MS ink plus cover

7. Song of the Tree
Words: Eric Bowes
Composed 9/8/1970
- 4 sides MS ink
- 4 sides photocopy
- 1side MS pencil (undated)

8. Go Lovely Rose
Words: Edmund Waller
Dedicated to Linda Wald
- Transposed from original key E 27/5/1941 ‘For Pat’
- 4 sides MS ink
See also Songs no. 13

9. Ave Maria
Composed August 1950
- 5 sides MS ink & pencil
See also Choral no. 3

10. Eternal Things
Words: P.E.B.
Music by “Seyon”
Composed 1954
- 4 sides MS ink

11. On Memories (Of Bells)
Words and Music by “Seyon”
Composed 1954
- 4 sides MS ink
See also Songs no. 36

12. Of a Wild White Bird
Words: Louise M. Mack
- 5 sides ink MS (piano intro missing) Composed 1945
- 7 sides ink MS (Composed June 1953)
- 5 sides ink MS book (Dedicated to Yi-Kwei Sze. Composed June 1953) ‘Song by Avalon’ on cover
- 7 sides ink MS book (Dedicated to Yi-Kwei Sze. Transposed up Minor 3rd for tenor. Composed June 1953)
- 1 side ink MS (incomplete)
See also Songs no. 9

13. [Manuscript book]
Song of Rhada the Milk-Maid
Words: Sarojini Naidu
Composed 14/5/1939
- 5 sides ink MS book
See also Songs nos. 14, 17 & 21
Miss Neptune Has a Washing Day
Words: Robert Cross
Dedicated “To my wife”
Composed 1937
- 3 sides MS book ink
See also Songs nos. 1, 14 & 35.
Requiescat
Words: Oscar Wilde
Dated January 1940
- 2 sides MS book ink
See also Songs no. 14, 21 & 29
Go Lovely Rose
Words: Edmund Waller
Dedicated to Linda Wald
Composed 27/5/1941
- 3 sides MS book ink
See also Songs no. 8
General Fitz-Tumble down
Words: Maurice Clifford
Dedicated to Raymond Beatty
Composed 2/2/1939
- 3 sides MS book ink

14. Song of Rhada the Milk-Maid
Words: Sarajini Naidu
Composed 14/5/1939
- 6 sides ink MS book
See also Songs nos. 13, 17 & 21
Requiescat
Words: Oscar Wilde
Composed 1940. Trans. here June 1940
- 4 sides MS book ink
See also Songs no. 13, 21 & 29
Our Birth Is But a Sleep and a Forgetting
Words: Wordsworth
For Miss Heather Kinnaird
Composed 1935. Rewritten June 29 1940
- 6 sides MS book ink
See also Songs nos. 21, 26 & 38
Miss Neptune Has a Washing Day
Words: Robert Cross
Dedicated “To my wife”
Composed 1937. Transcribed June 1940
- 4 sides MS book ink
See also Songs nos. 1, 13 & 35
She Came With a Rose In Her Hand – title only!
Ink title
See also Songs nos. 20, 32 & 38
Nocturne (Lunar)
Composed July Aug. [?]
- 3 sides MS book ink, pencil annotations
See also Songs no. 40
The Fairy Flute
Words: Rose Flyman [ie Fyleman]
[Composed 21/2/1943]
- 5 sides MS book ink
See also Songs nos. 21 & 31
Two Nonsense Songs – no.1 Susan and Sally
Words: Barry Pain
For Linda Wald
Composed 6/10/1942
- 4 sides MS book ink
See also Songs nos. 1 & 2
Two Nonsense Songs – no.2 A Lament (Concerning Pies)
Words: Louisa Pratt
Composed 7/10/1942
- 2 sides MS book ink
See also Songs nos. 2 & 21
The Master of My House Am I
Words: Yvonne Webb
For A.G. (Bert) Norman Esq.
[Composed 6/10/1942]
- 6 sides MS book ink
See also Songs no. 5

15. The Highwayman [incomplete]
[Words: Alfred Noyes]
Music by “Seyon”
[Composed Jan 1955]
- 3 sides MS book ink
See also Chamber no. 10 and Songs no. 4
With: College Hymn
Words: Thiele
For Gerald Punke
[Composed 29/10/1959]
- 1 p. ink MS
See also Songs no. 33

16. I Will Not Let Thee Go
Words: Robert Bridges
Composed 11/10/1944
- 6 sides ink MS

17. Song of Rhada the Milkmaid
Words: Sarojini Naidu
Composed 14/5/1939
- 6 sides ink MS bound
See also Songs nos. 13, 14 & 21

18. Aboriginal Slumber Song
- 4 sides ink MS, corrected
See also Choral no. 2
[Introductory sketch]
Words: W Austen Brown
Copy for Mrs Davison
[Composed 14/5/1939]
- 1 side ink MS intro sketch

19. She Lives Away in the Far-land
Words: “Anonymous”
Composed 12/8/1939. Transcribed June 1940
- 3 sides ink MS
See also Songs no. 1

20. [Manuscript book]
I Sit Idly, Here
Words: From the Book of Robert Musing
Composed 7/7/1941. Transcribed here 16/7/1941
- 4 sides ink MS book
Alla Folk Song
Words: From ‘Love Songs’ by Robert Musing
Composed 8/7/1941. Transcribed here 17/7/1941
- 3 sides ink MS book
She Came With a Rose In Her Hand
Words: Robert Musing
[Composed 8/7/1941]
- 4 sides ink MS book, pencil annotations
See also Songs nos. 14, 32 & 38

21. [Manuscript book]
Eternal Nature
‘To B.E.P.’
Composed 1954
- 4 sides pencil MS book
See also Songs no. 39
Our Birth Is But a Sleep and a Forgetting
Words: Wordsworth
For Heather Kinnaird, Sydney
[Composed 8/7/1941]
- 5 sides pencil MS book
See also Songs nos. 14, 26 & 38
Requiescat
Words: Oscar Wilde
[Composed 1940]
- 4 sides pencil MS book
See also Songs nos. 13, 14 & 29
The Song of Rhada the Milk-Maid
Words: Sarojini Naidu
[Composed 14/5/1939]
- 7 sides pencil MS book
See also Songs no. 13, 14 & 17
The Fairy Flute
Words: Rose Flyman [ie Fyleman]
[Composed 21/2/1943]
- 5 sides MS book pencil
See also Songs nos. 14 & 31
Two Nonsense Songs – [no 2 A Lament] (Concerning Pies)
Words: Louisa Pratt
[Composed 7/10/1942]
- 2 sides MS book pencil
See also Songs nos. 2 & 14

22. Song of Welcome
To Lodge Bunningyong 23 V.C.
Composed 14/10/1965
- 1 p. MS ink

23. Sleep, Rosebud, Sleep
Words: R.J. Godfrey
Composed 10/1/1956
- 3 sides MS ink
See also Songs no. 30

24. I Wish You Good Evening
No words included
- 1side MS ink & pencil

25. Christmas Night
No words included
- 1 side MS pencil

26. Our Birth Is But a Sleep & a Forgetting
Words: Wordsworth
[Composed 8/7/1941]
For Heather Kinnaird, Sydney
- 5 sides ink MS & photocopies (incomplete)
See also Songs nos. 14, 21 & 38

27. O Mistress Mine
Words: Shakespeare
- 4 sides ink MS ink
See also Songs no. 37

28. The Shepherdess [sic]
Words: Alice Meynell
[Composed: 1944]
- 4 sides ink MS ink
The Shepherdess
- 4 sides ink MS ink

29. Requiescat
Words: Oscar Wilde
[Composed 1935]
- 4 p. MS ink
- 1 p. MS photocopy (page 1 only of a different ms)
See also Songs no. 13, 14 & 21

30. Sleep Little Rosebud – A Lullaby
Words: R.J. Godfrey
Composed 10/1/1956
- 2 p. MS ink plus cover
See also Songs no. 23
With
The Creepy Man
Words: R.J. Godfrey
Composed 12/1/1956
- 2 p. MS ink

31. The Fairy Flute
Words: Rose Flyeman [ie Fyleman]
Composed 21/2/1943
- 5 sides MS book ink
See also Songs nos. 14 & 21

32. She Came With a Rose in Her Hand
Words: Robert Musing
Composed 2/6/1941
- 4 sides ink
See also Songs nos. 14, 29 & 38

33. College Hymn
[Words: Thiele]
Composed 29/10/1959, Kew gardens
- 1 p. ink MS
See also Songs no. 15

34. My Pretty Rose Tree
Words: William Blake
For Margo Thomas
Composed 24/5/1951
- 3 p. ink MS book, plus pencil sheet
- 3 p. ink MS book, plus pencil fragment
- 3 p. ink MS book
- 1 p. pencil (incomplete)
See also Songs no. 36

35. [Washing Day (Bondi)] – Miss Neptune Has a Washing Day
Words: Robert Cross
‘To my wife’
- 4 sides MS ink (Composed 11/6/1937)
- 3 sides photocopy foolscap (Composed 1937. Transcribed June 1940)
See also Songs no. 1, 13 & 14

36. On Memories (Of Bells)
Words and music by “Seyon”
[Composed 1954]
- 4 sides MS pencil MS book
See also Songs no. 11
With
My Pretty Rose Tree
Words: William Blake
For Margo Thomas
Composed 24/5/1951
- 2 p. pencil MS book
See also Songs no. 34

37. Two Shakespearean Songs
a. O Mistress Mine
Words: Shakespeare
- 4 sides ink MS ink
See also Songs no. 27
With
b. Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bred
Words: Shakespeare
Composed 6/5/1953
- 2 sides ink MS ink
See also Choral no. 5

38. Our Birth is But a Sleep and a-Forgetting
[Words: Wordsworth]
[Composed 8/7/1941 rewritten 29/6/1946]
- 1 side MS ink voice line only
See also Songs nos. 14, 21 & 26
With
She Came With a Rose In Her Hand
[Words: Robert Musing]
[Composed 8/7/1941]
- 1 side MS ink voice line only - last 4 bars missing
See also Songs nos. 14, 20 & 32

39. Eternal Nature
[Composed 1954]
- 3 p. ink MS book
See also Songs no. 21

40. Nocturne
Words: R. Musing
- 4 p. MS ink
- 1 p. MS ink (incomplete)
See also Songs no. 14

41. Yes! It’s Adelaide for Me!
Lyrics by ‘Boronia’
Music by ‘Tetra’ ie Robert Cross
- 4 p. MS ink (inscribed on cover ‘R.G. Cross, entered in a competition’)
- 2 p. MS ink (‘Now, It’s Adelaide for me.’ Composed 12/3/1968)

Songs attributed to Cross (see accompanying letter)

42. Bushland Echoes: A Song Cycle
(Daybreak, The Blackbird’s Song, Magpie and Blackbird, Day’s ending, Sunset, Moonlight in the Garden, Night and Day)
Words: W.A. Morrison, Music by “Halcyon”
Composed 1945
- 16 sides ink MS book

43. Moograbah’s Serenade
Words and music by Quondong
Song for soprano voices, piano and flute obligato
Title crossed out and Moon & Magpies inserted.
- 2 p. photocopy (incomplete – p. 1 and lyrics only)

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