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Duncan McKie
Music Scores

MSS 0150

Biographical note

Duncan McKie was born in P’ing Yang Fu, northern China, in September 1904. His parents were missionaries and his infant years were spent in the rural areas of northern China, before attending boarding school at the China Inland Mission’s Boys School at Chefoo.

In 1917 the McKie family moved permanently to South Australia where Duncan and his two brothers attended Adelaide High School. After leaving school he attempted teaching before being advised to look for a clerical position. After further high school study, Duncan won a scholarship entitling him to free lectures in Commercial Studies at the University of Adelaide. Unfortunately he found this field uninspiring and left study to work in a clerical position with an Adelaide firm of trustees.

McKie discovered his love for classical music through listening to gramophone records and was determined to become a composer. Upon applying to study composition at the Elder Conservatorium, Dr Harold E. Davies advised him to first study piano with Dr Alex Burnard. Ultimately he enrolled in the Bachelor of Music course, Dr Davies arranging to deliver his lectures at midday so McKie could attend during his lunch break from work. McKie graduated with a degree of Mus. Bach in composition in 1938.

For the next 5-6 years McKie continued to work as a ledger clerk while devoting his after-hours to composing: his compositions for orchestral and chamber music, songs and a cycle for contralto voice and orchestra being performed at public concerts and on ABC radio.

In 1946 McKie was appointed to the staff of Unley High School in Adelaide - the first full-time music master appointed to a state school in South Australia – where he guided the students in opera, choir and orchestra training and performance. In the 1950s, he composed three operas for school productions. In 1963 McKie joined the staff of the new Westminster Boys’ School at Marion where he continued to promote ‘serious’ music.

After his retirement in 1969 he concentrated on working with The Capellian Singers which he founded in 1959, giving live and broadcast recitals of Tudor and other early music up to 1976, also composing a number of unaccompanied choral part-songs. During his music career he also served as Treasurer of the South Australian branch of the Guild of Australian composers and was on the Council of the Music teachers’ Association.

Duncan McKie died in Adelaide on 13 June 1982 at the age of 77.

Adapted from the Biographical Sketch in “Musical works of Duncan McKie: an annotated catalogue” / compiled and edited by Alan McKie. Adelaide: SA College of Advanced Education Library, 1986.

These scores were donated to the Library by the family of Duncan McKie in 2016-17. Researchers and musicians may consult or copy the material for personal research or performance in its original form. Permission to perform adaptations or arrangements, or reproduction in print or digital form, must be sought from a representative of the McKie family.

Listed February 2017 by Ashleigh Tobin.

Contents

Series 1: Scores

Opus 1: Chinese Septet (1936). For flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello.

  • Full score 24p. MS.
  • Full score 34 p. plus cover MS photocopy
  • Full score 34 p. MS photocopy.

Opus 2, 1-3: Winter Cameos – The White Heron, The Heron and the Goose, The Sigh (songs for voice and piano)

  • The White Heron 1 p. MS ink
  • The White Heron 2 p. printed
  • The Heron and the Goose 1 p. MS ink
  • The Heron and the Goose, 2 p. printed software
  • The Sigh 1 p. MS ink (on reverse of The Heron and the Goose)
  • The Sigh, 2 p. printed

Opus 4: Cradle Song (1937) (song for voice and piano)
See also Opus 15 and Opus 52

  • Complete score – 1 p. MS ink
  • Complete score – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Complete score – 2 p. MS photocopy – 2 copies

Opus 5: The Minstrel (1937) (song for medium voice and piano)

  • Complete score – 4 p. MS ink
  • Incomplete score– 2 p. MS ink
  • Complete score – 4 p. printed

Opus 6: Places of Nestling Green for Poets (1938) extended work in 6 movements for solo voices, chorus and orchestra

  • Complete score – 49 p. bound with cover MS photocopy

Opus 7: A Tale of Two Piggies (1930) unaccompanied work for SATB (SA unison)

  • Complete score – 1 p. MS photocopy

Opus 8: Fantasia for clarinet and string quartet (c. 1939)
See also Opus 8a

  • Complete score – 4 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet – 2 p. MS and photocopy
  • Violin 1– 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 2– 1 p. MS ink
  • Viola– 1 p. MS ink
  • Cello– 1 p. MS ink

Opus 8a: Fantasia for clarinet and string quartet (c. 1939)
See also 8
Broadcast on National Relay Stations 11/3/1940

  • Complete score – 4 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet – 2 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet – 2 p. MS photocopy
  • Violin 1– 2 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1– 2 p. plus cover MS photocopy. 5 copies
  • Violin 2– 2 p. plus cover MS ink
  • Violin 2– 2 p. plus cover MS photocopy. 4 copies
  • Viola – 2 p. plus cover MS ink
  • Viola– 2 p. plus cover MS photocopy. 3 copies
  • Cello – 2 p. plus cover MS ink
  • Cello– 2 p. plus cover MS photocopy. 2 copies
  • Double Bass – 2 p. plus cover MS ink
  • Double Bass – 2 p. plus cover MS photocopy. 2 copies

Opus 9: Jindyworobak Songs
Words by Rex Ingamells

  • Single stave sketch – 1 p. photocopy, cover and 2 copies

Opus 10: Legend of the Waratah

  • Full score – 139 p. bound MS ink with cover
  • Piano reduction  – 64 p. MS book ink plus cover
  • Piano 1  – 24 p. MS book ink plus cover
  • Flute 1 and 2– 18 p. MS book ink plus cover
  • Oboe 1 and 2– 15 p. MS book ink plus cover
  • Clarinet in B flat 1 and 2– 26 p. MS book ink
  • Bassoon 1 and 2– 16 p. MS book ink plus cover
  • Horn 1 and 2– 13 p. MS book ink plus cover
  • Horn 3 and 4– 10 p. MS book ink plus cover
  • Trumpet 1 and 2– 10 p. MS book ink plus cover
  • Tenor Trombone 1 and 2– 10 p. MS bound ink
  • Bass Trombone and Tuba– 8 p. MS book ink plus cover
  • Timpani– 7 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1– 16 p. MS book ink plus cover
  • Violin 1– 17 p. MS book ink plus cover. 2 copies
  • Violin 2– 14 p. MS book ink plus cover. 2 copies
  • Violin 2– 12 p. MS book ink plus cover
  • Viola – 12 p. plus cover MS book ink
  • Viola – 15 p. MS bound ink
  • Cello – 15 p. plus cover MS book ink
  • Cello – 12 p. plus cover MS book ink
  • Double Bass – 9 p. plus cover MS book ink

Opus 11: Why fadest thou in Death. Song for medium voice and piano

  • Full score. 4 p.
  • Full Score. 3 p. MS ink with Song on the river
  • Full score. 1 p. 2 copies. Photocopy of MS.

Opus 12: Broken Assignations. Song Cycle for Contralto and Orchestra

  • Full score – 23 p. MS ink with cover.
  • Full score – 18p. MS ink
  • Full score – 22p. MS ink
  • Full score – 21p. MS ink
  • Piano reduction - 8 p. MS book ink plus hard cover with program note
  • Flute 1 and 2 – 4 p. MS ink
  • Oboe 1 and 2 – 4 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet in B flat 1 and 2 – 4 p. MS ink
  • Bassoon 1 and 2 – 3 p. MS  ink
  • Horn 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Horn 3 and 4 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Trumpet 1 and 2 – 2 p. MS ink
  • Tenor Trombone 1 and 2 – 2 p. MS ink
  • Bass Trombone and Tuba – 2 p. MS ink
  • Timpani – 2 p. MS ink
  • Harp – 2 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1 – 3 p. MS ink. 4 copies. 
  • Violin 2– 3 p. MS ink. 3 copies
  • Viola – 3 p. MS ink. 2 copies
  • Cello – 3 p. MS ink. 2 copies
  • Double Bass – 3 p. MS ink
  • Double Bass – 2 p. MS ink. 2 copies
  • Flutes - 1 p. MS ink. (At the Eastern Gate only)
  • Flutes – 2 p. MS ink
  • Oboes – 1 p. MS ink. (At the Eastern Gate only)
  • Oboes – 2 p. MS ink
  • Clarinets – 1 p. MS ink. (At the Eastern Gate only)
  • Clarinets – 2 p. MS ink.
  • Bassoons – 1 p. MS ink. (At the Eastern Gate only)
  • Bassoons – 2 p. MS ink
  • Horn 1 and 2 -  1 p MS ink
  • Horn 3 and 4 - 1 p. MS ink
  • Trumpets. 2 p. - MS ink
  • Tenor Trombones - 2 p. MS ink
  • Bass Trombone and Tuba - 1 p. MS ink.
  • Harp - 1 p. MS ink
  • Timpani - 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1 – 2 p. MS ink. 3 copies
  • Violin 2 – 2 p. MS ink. 2 copies
  • Viola – 2 p. MS ink. 2 copies
  • Cello – 2 p. MS ink. 2 copies.
  • Double Bass - 1 p. MS ink

Opus 13: Miniature Suite. For flute quartet and piano

  • Full score – 1st movement– 2 p. MS ink
  • Full score – 1st movement– 2 p. photocopy – 3 copies

Opus 14: The Jade Mountain. For orchestra. Original version later revised and enlarged.
Performed by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (Heinze) 12/7/1941

  • Full score – 16 p. MS ink bound with cover
  • Flute 1 and 2 – 3 p. MS ink
  • Oboe – 1 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet in B flat 1 and 2 – 2 p. MS ink
  • Bassoon 1 and 2 – 2 p. MS  ink
  • Horn 1 and 2 – 2 p. MS ink
  • Horn 3 and 4 – 2 p. MS ink
  • Trumpet 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Tenor Trombone 1 and 2 - 1 p. MS ink
  • Bass Trombone and Tuba – 1 p. MS ink
  • Timpani – 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1– 2 p. MS ink. 3 copies. 
  • Violin 1– 3 p. MS ink. 4 copies
  • Violin 2 – 3p. MS ink.
  • Violin 2– 2 p. MS ink. 4 copies.
  • Viola – 2 p. MS ink. 3 copies.
  • Cello – 2 p. MS ink. 3 copies.
  • Double Bass – 2 p. MS ink. 3 copies.

Opus 14a: The Jade Mountain. For orchestra. Revised version and enlarged
Dated 1/2/1942

  • Full score –– 30 p. MS ink bound with cover
  • Full score –– 30 p. MS photocopy
  • Flute 1 and 2 – 4 p. MS ink
  • Flute 1 and 2 – 4 p. MS photocopy
  • Oboe 1 and 2 – 4 p. MS ink
  • Oboe 1 and 2 – 4 p. MS photocopy
  • Clarinet in B flat 1 and 2 – 5 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet in B flat 1 and 2 – 5 p. photocopy
  • Bass Clarinet in B flat – 1 p. MS ink
  • Bassoon 1 and 2 – 3 p. MS ink
  • Bassoon 1 and 2 – 3 p. MS photocopy
  • Horn 1 and 2 – 3 p. MS ink
  • Horn 1 and 2 – 3 p. MS photocopy
  • Horn 3 and 4 – 3 p. MS ink
  • Horn 3 and 4 – 3 p. MS photocopy
  • Trumpet 1 and 2 – 3 p. MS ink
  • Trumpet 1 and 2 – 3 p. MS ink photocopy
  • Tenor Trombone 1 and 2 - 2 p. MS ink
  • Tenor Trombone 1 and 2 - 2 p. MS photocopy
  • Bass Trombone and Tuba – 2 p. MS ink
  • Bass Trombone and Tuba – 2 p. MS photocopy
  • Timpani and Cymbals – 2 p. MS ink
  • Harp – 2 p. MS ink.
  • Violin 1 – 3 p. MS ink. 6 copies
  • Violin 1 – 3 p. MS photocopy. 3 copies
  • Violin 2 – 4 p. MS ink. 3 copies
  • Violin 2 – 3 p. MS ink.
  • Violin 2 – 4 p. MS photocopy. 3 copies
  • Viola – 4 p. MS ink.
  • Viola – 4 p. MS ink.
  • Viola – 4 p. MS photocopy -
  • Cello – 4 p. MS ink
  • Cello – 4 p. MS ink
  • Cello – 4 p. MS photocopy. 2 copies
  • Double Bass – 3 p. plus cover. MS ink
  • Double Bass – 3 p. MS ink. 2 copies
  • Double Bass – 3 p. MS photocopy

Opus 15/1-2: Springtime Sketches. Spring Dawn, Spring Morning. For piano and voice
Words: Li Po, 701-762 (T’ang Chinese dynasty) translated Arthur Waley
Dated 21/3/1941

  • Complete score –– 6 p. printed plus cover plus performance note.
  • Complete score – 2 p. MS ink
  • Spring Dawn – 2 p. MS ink
  • Spring Dawn – 2 p. MS ink
    • Includes: Spring Morning – 2 p. MS ink
    • Includes: Cradle Song 1 p. MS ink
      (see also Opus 4 and Opus 52)

Opus 16: Night Thoughts. A Song Cycle for baritone and string quartet
Prologue, A Love Rapture, Fallen Leaves, Beauty is Honoured, A Song of Pure Happiness, Mourning Boughs, Evening Song

  • Full Score – 14 p. MS ink containing the source of the words of each song.
  • Full Score – 20 p. - printed plus cover bound – 2 copies
  • Piano Reduction with voice – 23 p. MS ink with attached text plus cover bound
  • Piano Reduction with voice – 24 p. photocopy plus cover bound
  • Piano Reduction with voice – 24 p. photocopy separate sheets
  • Violin 1 – 6 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Violin 1 – 13 p. printed plus cover bound
  • Violin 2 – 4 p. MS ink
  • Violin 2 – 13 p. printed plus cover bound
  • Viola – 4 p. MS ink
  • Viola – 13 p. printed plus cover bound
  • Cello – 4 p. MS ink
  • Cello – 13 p. printed plus cover bound

Opus 17: Seven Short Variations for Studio Orchestra
Dated 2/12/1941
With compliments to William Cades

  • Full Score – 20 p. MS ink with cover.
  • Flute 1 – 2 p. MS ink
  • Oboe - 2 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet in B flat – 2 p. MS ink
  • Bassoon – 2 p. MS ink
  • Horn - 1 p. MS ink
  • Trumpet 1 and 2 – 2 p. MS ink
  • Tenor Trombone - 1 p. MS ink
  • Timpani – 1 p. MS ink
  • Piano – 3 p. MS ink.
  • Violin 1 – 2 p. MS ink. 2 copies.
  • Violin 2 – 2 p. MS ink.
  • Viola – 2 p. MS ink.
  • Cello – 2 p. MS ink
  • Double Bass – 2 p. MS ink

Opus 18: Songs of Mutation for Baritone, Choir and Orchestra.
King of Tang, Business Men, The Cicada

  • Full Score – 79 p. MS ink with cover.
  • Full Score – 111 p. MS ink.
  • Piano Reduction with voice – 32 p. MS ink with attached text plus cover.
  • Piano Reduction with choir – 15 p. MS ink plus cover.
  • Flute 1 and 2– 11 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Oboe 1 and 2– 9 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Clarinet in B flat – 13 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Bassoon 1 and 2 – 9 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Horn 1 and 2 - 7 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Horn 3 and 4 - 6 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Trumpet 1 and 2 – 4 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Tenor Trombone 1 and 2 - 5 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Bass Trombone - 5 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Percussion – 4 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Harp – 4 p. MS ink  plus cover
  • Violin 1 – 10 p. MS ink plus cover. 2 copies
  • Violin 1 – 9 p. MS ink plus cover. 4 copies
  • Violin 2 – 9 p. MS ink  plus cover. 3 copies.
  • Violin 2 – 10 p. MS ink  plus cover. 2 copies
  • Viola – 9 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Viola – 7 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Viola – 10 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Cello – 9 p. MS ink plus cover. 3 copies.
  • Double Bass – 6 p. MS ink  plus cover. 2 copies

Opus 19: Studio Overture. For flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani and strings

  • Full Score – 18 p. MS ink with cover.
  • Flute - 2 p. MS ink
  • Oboe - 2 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet in B flat - 2 p. MS ink
  • Bassoon – 2 p. MS ink
  • Horn – 1 p. MS ink
  • Trumpet 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Tenor Trombone 1 and 2 - 1 p. MS ink
  • Bass Trombone - 1 p. MS ink
  • Piano – 3 p. MS ink
  • Timpani – 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1 – 3 p. MS ink. 3 copies
  • Violin 2 – 3 p. MS ink. 2 copies
  • Viola – 3 p. MS ink
  • Cello – 3 p. MS ink
  • Double Bass – 2 p MS ink

Opus 21: The Land of Lost Content - Three Housman settings – The Cherry Tree, The Far Country, With Rue my Heart is Laden. For voice and piano

  • Complete Score – 5 p. MS photocopy
  • Complete Score – 6 p. MS ink
  • With Rue my Heart is Laden - 1 p. MS photocopy
  • The Cherry Tree - 1 p. MS photocopy (page 2 missing)
  • The Far Country – 2 p. MS photocopy
  • The Land of Lost Content – 2 p. MS ink
  • The Land of Lost Content – 1 p. MS ink
  • The Land of Lost Content – 1 p. MS pencil

Opus 22: Serenade for Flute and String Quartet, with optional voice

  • Complete Score excluding voice – 2 p. MS ink
  • Complete Score excluding voice – 2 p. photocopy with bound cover
  • Complete Score excluding voice – 2 p. photocopy – 4 copies
  • Flute – 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 2 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Piano Reduction with voice – 2 p. MS ink plus cover.
  • Piano Reduction with voice – 2 p. MS photocopy plus cover.
  • Piano Reduction with voice – 2 p. MS photocopy – 4 copies

Opus 22a: A Flute is blowing, Song for Medium voice and Piano with Flute obbligato
Words: Tu Fu (712.770 – T’ang Dynasty)

  • Complete score – 3 p. printed plus cover plus 1 p. flute part
  • Complete score – 3 p. MS ink
  • Complete score – 3 p. MS ink
  • Complete score – 3 p. photocopy

Opus 23: Lento parlante for clarinet and piano

  • Complete score – 4 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet part – 1 p. MS ink

Opus 24: Intermezzo for Orchestra

  • Complete score – 10 p. MS ink plus cover bound
  • Complete score – 10 p. MS photocopy plus cover bound
  • Flute 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS ink bound
  • Flute 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Oboe 1 and 2 – 2 p. MS ink
  • Oboe 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Clarinet 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Bassoons 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Bassoons 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Horns 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS ink  - when only 2 horns available
  • Horns 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS ink  - when 4 horns available
  • Horns 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS photocopy  4 horns available
  • Horns 3 and 4 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Horns 3 and 4 – 1 p. MS photocopy 
  • Trumpets 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Trumpets 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Tenor Trombones 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Tenor Trombones 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Bass Trombones and Tuba – 1 p. MS ink
  • Bass Trombones and Tuba – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Timpani, cymbals – 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1 – 1 p. MS ink with backing
  • Violin 1 – 1 p. MS ink. 4 copies.
  • Violin 1 – 1 p. MS photocopy 3 copies
  • Violin 2 – 1 p. MS ink. 5 copies.
  • Violin 2 – 1 p. MS photocopy – 2 copies
  • Viola – 1 p. MS ink with backing
  • Viola – 1 p. MS ink
  • Viola – 1 p. MS ink
  • Viola – 1 p. MS photocopy – 2 copies
  • Cello – 1 p. MS ink. 3 copies
  • Cello – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Double Bass – 1 p. MS ink. 3 copies

Opus 25: Serenade for strings

  • Complete score – 4 p. MS ink
  • Complete score – 4 p. MS photocopy plus cover
  • Complete score – 2 p. MS photocopy
  • Violin 1 – 2 p. MS photocopy plus title page – 2 copies
  • Violin 1 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1 – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Violin 2 – 2 p. MS photocopy plus title page – 2 copies
  • Violin 2 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 2 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 2 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 2 – 1 p. MS photocopy – 5 copies
  • Viola – 1 p. MS ink
  • Viola – 1 p. MS ink
  • Viola – 1 p. MS photocopy – 2 copies
  • Cello – 1 p. MS ink
  • Cello – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Double Bass – 1 p. MS ink
  • Double Bass – 1 p. MS ink
  • Double Bass – 1 p. MS photocopy

Opus 26: Simple Suite for Orchestra

  • Complete score – 18 p. MS ink plus cover

Opus 27: Three Orchestral Impressions. Sea Changes, Song on the River, The Sea-going Waters

  • Complete score – 114 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Flute 1 and 2 – 15 p. MS ink
  • Flute 1 and 2 – 15 p. MS photocopy. 2 copies.
  • Oboe 1 and 2 – 12 p. MS ink
  • Oboe 1 and 2 – 12 p. MS photocopy. 2 copies.
  • Clarinet 1 and 2 – 16 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet 1 and 2 – 16 p. MS photocopy. 2 copies.
  • Bassoons 1 and 2 – 12 p. MS ink
  • Bassoons 1 and 2 – 12 p. MS photocopy. 2 copies.
  • Horns 1 and 2 – 9 p. MS ink
  • Horns 1 and 2 – 9 p. MS photocopy. 2 copies.
  • Horns 3 and 4 – 7 p. MS ink
  • Horns 3 and 4 – 7 p. MS photocopy – 2 copies.
  • Trumpets 1 and 2 – 8 p. MS ink
  • Trumpets 1 and 2 – 8 p. MS photocopy – 2 copies
  • Tenor Trombones 1 and 2 – 6 p. MS ink
  • Tenor Trombones 1 and 2 – 6 p. MS photocopy – 2 copies
  • Bass Trombones and Tuba – 5 p. MS ink
  • Bass Trombones and Tuba – 5 p. MS photocopy – 2 copies
  • Harp – 4 p. MS ink
  • Harp – 4 p. MS photocopy
  • Timpani – 4 p. MS ink
  • Timpani – 4 p. MS photocopy
  • Violin 1 – 12 p. MS ink, bound. 2 copies.
  • Violin 1 – 10 p. MS ink. 2 copies.
  • Violin 2 – 10 p. MS ink, bound. 2 copies.
  • Violin 2 – 9 p. MS ink, bound
  • Viola – 8 p. MS ink, bound. 2 copies.
  • Viola – 11 p. MS ink, bound
  • Cello – 10 p. MS ink, bound
  • Cello – 8 p. MS ink, bound. 2 copies
  • Double Bass – 6 p. MS ink, bound. 2 copies
  • Double Bass – 5 p. MS ink, bound

Opus 28: Dance of the Four Fairies. A Ballet based on Australian Aboriginal traditions
Birranulu: The Spirit of the Earth, Mayra: The Spirit of Air, Kurumba: The Spirit of Fire, Myuna: The Spirit of Water.

  • Complete score – 34 p. MS ink, bound
  • Complete score – 33 p. MS photocopy with cover, bound
  • Flute 1 and 2 – 3 p. MS ink
  • Oboe 1 and 2 – 4 p MS ink
  • Clarinet in B flat 1 and 2 – 5 p. MS ink
  • Bassoons 1 and 2 – 2 p. MS ink
  • Horns 1 and 2 – 9 p. MS ink
  • Horns 3 and 4 – 2 p. MS ink  -
  • Trumpets 1 and 2 – 3 p. MS ink
  • Tenor Trombones 1 and 2 – 2 p. MS ink
  • Bass Trombones and Tuba – 2 p. MS ink
  • Timpani – 2 p. MS ink
  • Timpani – 4 p. MS photocopy
  • Violin 1 – 4 p. MS ink, bound. 2 copies.
  • Violin 1 – 4 p. MS ink. 2 copies
  • Violin 2 – 4 p. MS ink, bound. 3 copies.
  • Viola – 5 p. MS ink, bound
  • Viola – 4 p. MS ink, bound
  • Cello – 4 p. MS ink, bound. 2 copies.
  • Cello – 4 p. MS ink, bound
  • Double Bass – 3 p. MS ink bound. 2 copies.
  • Double Bass – 5 p. MS ink, bound

Opus 29: Concert Overture. 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets in B flat, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings.

  • Complete score – 38 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Early Sketch full score – 10 p. MS ink

Opus 30: Nocturne for Orchestra

  • Complete score – 18 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Flute 1 and 2 – 2 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Oboe 1 and 2 – 2 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet 1 and 2 in B flat – 2 p. MS ink
  • Bassoon 1 and 2 – 3 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Horn 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Horn 3 and 4 – 1 p. MS ink 
  • Trumpet 1 and 2 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Tenor Trombone 1 and 2 – 2 p. MS ink
  • Bass Trombone – 1 p. MS ink
  • Tuba – 1 p. MS ink
  • Timpani – 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1 – 3 p. MS ink plus cover. 5 copies
  • Violin 2 – 2 p. MS ink plus cover. 4 copies.
  • Viola – 3 p. MS ink plus cover. 3 copies
  • Cello – 2 p. MS ink . 4 copies
  • Double Bass – 1 p. MS ink. 3 copies

Opus 31: Evening Hymn for Tenor and String Quartet
Words: S. Anatolius of Constantinople (5th century) translated JM Neale, 1818
Composed 22.11.1952

  • Full score – 3 p. MS ink
  • Full score – 3 p. MS ink
  • Full score – 3 p. MS photocopy plus cover
  • Piano reduction – 4 p. MS ink
  • Piano reduction – 4 p. MS photocopy plus cover
  • Violin 1 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1 – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Violin 2 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Violin 2 – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Viola – 1 p. MS ink
  • Viola – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Cello – 1 p. MS ink
  • Cello – 1 p. MS photocopy

Opus 31a: Evening Hymn for Tenor and Piano
Words: S. Anatolius of Constantinople (5th century) translated JM Neale, 1818
Original version (see 31) composed 22/11/1952

  • Complete score for piano and voice – 3 p. MS ink
  • Complete score for piano and voice – 3 p. MS 6 p. printed– 2 copies

Opus 33: The Emperor’s Nightingale. An opera written and composed for the Unley High School
Opera Group, performed 26 and 27/8/1954 – Unley City Hall

  • Piano reduction with voices – 242 p. MS ink with program plus cover bound

Opus 33a: The Emperor’s Nightingale. An opera written and composed for the Unley High School
Opera Group, performed 26 and 27/8/1954 – Unley City Hall

  • Vocal score (with piano accompaniment) – 156 p. – MS ink, bound
  • Vocal score (with piano accompaniment) – 156 p. plus title page and cover. Photocopy,  bound
  • Vocal score (with piano accompaniment) – 156 p. plus 6 p. table of contents and detailed review with title page and cover. Photocopy,  bound
  • Children’s part 6 p. photocopy plus 1 p. libretto
  • `Libretto – 59 p. photocopy plus cover,  including Notes on the opera, Background notes, biographical details
  • Libretto – 59 p. photocopy plus cover, bound, including Notes on the opera, Background notes, biographical details. 2 copies.

  • Full score Ante-praeludium – 4 p. MS photocopy
  • Full score pages 1-53 Act 1 Sc 1 – 53 p. MS photocopy plus cover bound
  • Full score pages 1-53 Act 1 Sc 1 – 53 p. MS photocopy
  • Full score pages 54-131 Act 1 Sc 2 – 1st instalment – 77 p. MS photocopy plus cover bound
  • Full score pages 132-221 Act 1 Sc 2 – 2nd instalment – 89 p. MS photocopy plus cover bound
  • Full score pages 1-53 Act 1 – 221 p. MS photocopy plus cover bound
  • Full score pages 222-277 Act 2 – 1st instalment – 55 p. MS photocopy plus cover bound – 2 copies
  • Full score pages 278-356 Act 2 – 2nd instalment - 78 p. MS photocopy plus cover bound – 2 copies
  • Full score pages 357-457 Act 3 – 1st instalment – 100 p. MS photocopy plus cover bound – 3 copies
  • Full score pages 458-488 Act 3 – 2nd  instalment – 100 p. MS photocopy plus cover bound 3 copies
  • Violin 1 – Act I 25 p. plus cover photocopy, bound. 4 copies.
  • Violin 1 – Acts 2/3 -  24 p. photocopy, bound. 2 copies.
  • Violin 1 – Acts 2/3 -  24 p. photocopy
  • Violin 2 – Act I - 20 p. plus cover photocopy, bound. 4 copies.
  • Violin 2 – Act 2/3 - 27 p. photocopy bound
  • Violin 2 – Act 2/3 - 27 p. photocopy. 2 copies.
  • Viola – Act I - 20 p. plus cover photocopy, bound
  • Viola – Act 2/3 - 27 p. photocopy
  • Cello – Act I 34 p. plus cover photocopy, bound. 2 copies.
  • Cello – Acts 2/3 - 34 p.

  • Double Bass – Acts 2/3 - 22 p.
  • Flute/piccolo – Act 1 - 15 p. plus cover photocopy, bound
  • Flute/piccolo - Acts 2-3 - 15 p. photocopy
  • Oboe/cor anglais – Act 1 - 11 p. plus cover photocopy, bound
  • Oboe/cor anglais – Acts 2-3 - 6 p. photocopy
  • Clarinet I/II/Bass clarinet - 41 p. plus cover photocopy, bound. 3 copies
  • Bassoon – Act 1 - 14 p. plus cover photocopy, bound
  • Bassoon – Acts 2-3 - 13 p. photocopy
  • Horn 1/2 – Act 1 - 21 p. plus cover photocopy, bound
  • Horn 1 – Acts 2-3-  13 p.
  • Harp – Act 1 - 18 p. plus cover photocopy, bound
  • Harp – Act 1 - 18 p. plus
  • Harp – Acts 2-3 - 22 p. photocopy
  • Percussion - 20 p. photocopy

Opus 34: The Black Tulip
an opera written in 1955.

  • Vocal score – 219 p. MS ink plus cover, bound
  • Vocal score – 225 p. MS ink plus cover, bound

Opus 35: A Persian Fantasy
An opera completed February 1956.

  • Vocal score – 225 p. MS ink plus cover, bound

Opus 36: The Wanderers – Wild Geese, Autumn Thoughts. Two Songs in Exile for Tenor solo, SATB and orchestra

  • Wild Geese - Full score – 7 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Autumn - Full score – 8 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Piano Reduction – 10 p. ink plus 2 p. cover
  • Piano Reduction – 10 p. photocopy
  • Open score – 4 p. photocopy
  • Open score – 4 p. photocopy
  • Open score – 4 p. photocopy mounted.
  • Wild Geese - Score – 2 p. MS ink
  • Autumn Thoughts – Score – 2 p. MS ink.
  • Flute - 2 p. MS ink
  • Oboe - 2 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet in B flat – 2 p. MS ink
  • Bassoon -  2 p. MS ink
  • Horn – 2 p. MS ink
  • Trumpet 1 and 2 – 2 p. MS ink
  • Trombone 1 and 2 Autumn Thoughts only – 1 p. MS ink
  • Piano – Wild Geese only 1 p. MS ink
  • Timpani – 2 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1 – 2 p. MS ink. 4 copies
  • Violin 1 – Wild Geese only 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Violin 2 – 2 p. MS ink. 4 copies
  • Viola – 2 p. MS ink. 3 copies
  • Cello – 2 p. MS ink. 3 copies
  • Double Bass – 2 p. MS ink. 2 copies
  • Double Bass – Wild Geese only – 1 p. MS ink

Opus  36a: The Wanderers – Wild Geese, Autumn Thoughts. Two Songs in Exile. 1975 for Solo Voices or small SATB choir and flute, harp or piano, violin, viola and cello

  • Complete score – 17 p. MS book ink. 2 copies
  • Complete score – 17 p. photocopy plus cover bound  - 4 copies
  • Vocal parts – 8 p.  -photocopy
  • Flute - 3 p. MS ink
  • Flute - 3 p. photocopy
  • Violin - page 2 missing - 2 p. MS ink
  • Violin - 3 p. photocopy
  • Viola - 3 p. MS ink
  • Viola - 3 p. photocopy
  • Cello - 3 p. MS ink
  • Cello - 3p. photocopy
  • Harp/piano - 5 p. MS ink
  • Harp/piano - 5 p. photocopy

Opus 37: The Death of Fire- a ballet for 4 dancers representing Earth, Air, Water and Fire with orchestra.

  • Complete score – 17 p. MS ink plus cover
  • performance note – 1 p. – 10 copies
  • Flute 1 and 2 - 5 p. MS ink
  • Flute 1 and 2 - 3 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Oboe 1 and 2 - 5 p. MS ink
  • Oboe 1 and 2 - 3 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Clarinet 1 and 2 - 5 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet 1 and 2 - 3 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Bassoon 1 and 2 - 4 p. MS ink
  • Bassoon 1 and 2 - 2 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Horn 1 and 2 - 4 p. MS ink
  • Horn 1 and 2 - 3 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Horn 3 and 4 - 2 p. MS ink
  • Horn 3 and 4 - 1 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Trumpet 1- 2 p. MS ink
  • Trumpet 1- 1 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Trumpet 2- 2 p. MS ink
  • Trumpet 2- 1 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Trombone 1- 1 p. MS ink
  • Trombone 1- 1 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Tenor Trombone 2- 1 p. MS ink
  • Tenor Trombone 2- 1 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Bass Trombone - 1 p. MS ink
  • Bass Trombone - 1 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Tuba - 1 p. MS ink
  • Tuba - 1 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Timpani - 2 p. MS ink
  • Timpani - 2 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Violin 1 - 6 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Violin 1 - 6 p. photocopy plus cover. 4 copies
  • Violin 1 - 3 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Violin 2 - 6 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Violin 2 - 6 p. photocopy plus cover. 3 copies
  • Violin 2 - 3 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Viola - 6 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Viola - 6 p. photocopy plus cover. 2 copies
  • Viola - 3 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Cello - 6 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Cello - 6 p. photocopy plus cover. 2 copies
  • Cello - 3 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Double Bass - 4 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Double Bass - 4 p. photocopy plus cover. 2 copies
  • Double Bass - 3 p. MS ink plus title page

Opus 38: The Tower. A cycle of 3 songs for SATB choir and orchestra
The Red Rose, A flute is blowing, A King of Tang

  • Complete score – 21 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Choir part with piano reduction – 10 p. MS ink
  • Choir part – Gestetner copy – 24 p. plus cover. 2 copies
  • Choir part – Gestetner copy - 18 p. plus cover . 30 copies
  • Choir part – Gestetner copy – separate pages – approx. 15-18 copies of each page
  • Choir part – 8p MS photocopy with cover
  • Flute 1 and 2 - 2 p. MS ink
  • Oboe 1 and 2 - 2 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet 1 and 2 - 2 p. MS ink
  • Bassoon 1 and 2 - 2 p. MS ink
  • Horn 1 and 2 - 2 p. MS ink
  • Horn 3 and 4 - 2 p. MS ink
  • Trumpet 1 and 2- 2 p. MS ink
  • Trombone 1 and 2- 1 p. MS ink
  • Bass Trombone and Tuba - 1 p. MS ink
  • Timpani and Cymbals - 1 p. MS ink
  • Timpani - 2 p. MS ink plus title page
  • Violin 1   2 p. MS ink. 5 copies
  • Violin 2   2 p. MS ink. 4 copies
  • Viola - 2 p. MS ink. 3 copies
  • Cello - 2 p. MS ink. 3 copies
  • Double Bass - 2 p. MS ink. 3 copies

Opus 38a: The Tower. A cycle of 3 songs for SATB choir and orchestra
The Red Rose, A flute is blowing, A King of Tang

  • Piano Score – 18 p. with cover. MS ink. Bound.
  • Piano Score – 18 p. with cover MS photocopy. 2 loose leaf pages for flute. Bound

Opus 39: Season Songs. 3 songs (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter) for SATB choir a capella

  • Summer, Autumn and Winter – choir part with piano reduction – 7 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Winter – choir part with piano reduction  - 7 p. MS ink plus cover

Opus 40: Five compositions for Unaccompanied Voices
Easter Hymn (Housman), Tears Idle Tears (Tennyson), Winter (Shakespeare), On the Mountain (Richard Jefferies), Brumana (Flecker).

  • Choir part with piano reduction – 41 p. MS ink plus 5 p. text plus cover bound
  • Easter Hymn - choir part with piano reduction – 4 p. MS ink plus cover with text
  • Tears, idle Tears - choir part with piano reduction – 6 p. MS ink plus cover with text
  • On the Mountain - choir part with piano reduction – 14 p. MS ink plus 1 p. text plus cover
  • Brumana - choir part with piano reduction – 11 p. MS ink plus 1 p. text plus cover
  • Tears, idle Tears - choir part with piano reduction – 6 p. photocopy. 7 copies

Opus 41: The Pearl Reed Blind. 3 short songs for unaccompanied choir SATB from ancient Chinese poets. –The Pearl-reed blind, Spring Heartbreak, Song of an Autumn Night,

  • Choir – 6 p. plus cover - printed
  • Choir – 6 p. MS ink
  • Choir – 6 p. photocopy
  • Choir – 4 p. photocopy laminated
  • Choir – 4 p. photocopy -7 copies
  • Piano reduction by Peter Burdon – 2 p. photocopy

Opus 41a: The Pearl Reed Blind. 3 short songs for unaccompanied women’s choir SSA from ancient Chinese poets.
The Pearl-reed blind, Spring Heartbreak, Song of an Autumn Night,

  • Choir – 2 p. plus cover - MS photocopy
  • Choir – 6 p. plus cover plus performance notes and biography, printed. 3 copies

Opus 42: On the Birth of a Son. For unaccompanied SATB choir words by Su shin (1036-1101AD) from Poetry of the Orient

  • Choir – 1 p. MS ink. 3 copies

Opus 43: Autumn Prelude. Orchestral prelude

  • Complete score – 29 p. MS ink bound
  • Complete score – 29 p. MS photocopy bound. 2 copies.
  • Flute 1 and 2 - 4 p. MS ink
  • Flute 1 and 2 - 4 p. photocopy
  • Oboe 1 and 2 - 4 p. MS ink
  • Oboe 1 and 2 - 4 p. MS photocopy
  • Clarinet 1 and 2 - 2 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet 1 and 2 - 4 p. MS photocopy
  • Bassoon 1 and 2 - 3 p. plus cover MS ink
  • Bassoon 1 and 2 - 3 p. MS photocopy
  • Horn 1 and 2 - 2 p. MS ink
  • Horn 1 and 2 - 2 p. MS photocopy
  • Horn 3 and 4 - 2 p. MS ink
  • Horn 3 and 4 - 2 p. MS photocopy
  • Trumpet 1 and 2 - 2 p. MS ink
  • Trumpet 1 and 2 - 2 p. MS photocopy
  • Trombone 1 and 2- 2 p. MS ink
  • Trombone 1 and 2- 2 p. MS photocopy
  • Bass Trombone - 1 p. MS ink
  • Tuba - 1 p. MS ink
  • Timpani, Cymbals and Triangle - 1 p. MS ink
  • Timpani, Cymbals and Triangle - 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Violin 1 - 2 p. plus cover MS ink
  • Violin 1 - 2 p. MS photocopy plus cover. 3 copies
  • Violin 1 - 2 p. MS photocopy. 3 copies
  • Violin 2 - 2 p. plus cover MS ink
  • Violin 2 - 2 p. MS photocopy. 4 copies
  • Viola - 2 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Viola - 2 p. MS plus cover photocopy. 3 copies
  • Cello - 2 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Cello - 2 p. MS plus cover photocopy. 3  copies
  • Cello - 2 p. MS photocopy
  • Double Bass - 2 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Double Bass - 2 p. MS photocopy plus cover. 2 copies

Opus 44: Endless Longing. Choral SATB unaccompanied

  • Choral score – 3/4 p. – photocopy - page 1 missing plus cover

Opus 44a: Endless Longing. Choral SAB unaccompanied

  • Choral score – 2 p. photocopy

Opus 45: The Death of the Bird. Choral SATB unaccompanied
Words: Derwent Hope.

  • Choral score with piano reduction – 11 p. MS plus cover

Opus 46: Autumn Song. Choral SATB unaccompanied
Words: Sangiar.

  • Choral score with piano reduction – 11 p. MS plus cover

Opus 47: Bridal March. Keyboard

  • Keyboard score - 1 p. MS ink

Opus 48: Wedding Song. Bass voice and keyboard
Words: Elizabeth Allott

  • Complete score in D flat major - 2 p. MS ink
  • Complete score in E flat major - 2 p. MS ink

Opus 49: The Lord is my Shepherd (psalm 23). Choral SATB unaccompanied

  • Choral score – 3 p. MS ink
  • Choral score – 4 p. MS ink
  • Choral score – 4 p. MS ink
  • Choral score – 6 p. MS ink

Opus 50: By the Rivers of Babylon (psalm 137). Choral SATB unaccompanied

  • Choral score– 1 p. MS ink
  • Choral score – 1 p. MS photocopy – 5 copies

Opus 51: Cold River Snow. Choral SATB unaccompanied
Words: Liu Tsung-yuan, 773-189.

  • Choral score – 1 p. MS photocopy. 2 copies

Opus 51a: Cold River Snow. Choral SAB unaccompanied

  • Choral score – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Choral score – 2 p. printed (transcribed Alan McKie)

Opus 52: P’ingtan Pictures - settings of Japanese, Chinese and Australian poems. Solo voice and piano. One song (A flute is blowing) with flute obbligato).
The Heron, The Heron and the Goose. The Sigh, Spring Dawn , At the Mountain Lodge of the Buddhist Priest, Immeasurable Pain, Spring Morning, Song on the River, Japanese Hokku from Poetry of the Orient - Morning at Twilight, A flute is blowing, In a Retreat among Bamboos. Cold River Snow, A Night in the Tavern, On hearing Chün the Buddhist monk from Shu play his lute. A Night abroad, Answering the Vice-prefect Chang, Inland.

  • Complete score – 25 p. MS photocopy plus cover bound. 3 copies
  • Complete score – 25 p. MS photocopy
  • Complete score  plus Why fadest thou (Opus  11), the Cherry Tree (Opus 21/1), The Far Country (Opus  21/2), With Rue my hear is Laden (Opus 21/3) Cradle Song  25 p. MS photocopy plus cover bound
  • Index – 1 p. photocopy
  • Notes on the Songs  - 1 p. photocopy. 2 copies
    • For Cradle Song, see also Opus 3 and Opus 15
    • For At the Mountain Lodge of the Buddhist Priest, See also Opus 53.
    • For Morning at Twilight, see also Opus 54
    • For Inland, see also 57 and 57a

Opus 53: At the Mountain Lodge of the Buddhist Priest. SATB choir unaccompanied
See also Opus 52.

  • Complete score – 1 p. MS photocopy. 2 copies

Opus 54: Morning at Twilight. SATB choir unaccompanied
See also Opus 52.

  • Complete score – 2 p. MS photocopy. 2 copies

Opus 57: Inland. SATB choir unaccompanied
Words: Elisabeth Allott (1930-1986) was the composer’s daughter
See also Opus 52.

  • Complete score – 1 p. MS photocopy. 2 copies

Opus 57a: Inland. SAB choir unaccompanied arranged Alan McKie
Words: Elisabeth Allott (1930-1986) was the composer’s daughter
See also Opus 52.

  • Complete score – 1 p. MS photocopy. 2 copies
  • Complete score – 1 p. printed. 2 copies

Opus 58: For those absent. SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete score – 2 p. MS ink. 8 copies
  • Complete score – 2 p. MS photocopy. 4 copies

Opus 59: The Cicada. SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete score – 15 p. MS ink
  • Complete (close) score – 6 p. MS photocopy
  • Piano reduction (by Peter Burdon) – 6 p. MS photocopy

Opus 60: Anglesea. SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete score – 2 p. MS photocopy – 2 copies

Opus 61: Spiritual –Were you there? SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete score – 3 p. printed
  • Sketch – 1 p. MS pencil

Opus 62: I Sing of a Maiden SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete score – 2 p. plus cover printed. 2 copies
  • Complete score– 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Complete score– 2 p. MS photocopy

Opus  63 – The Courtly Stable. SATB choir unaccompanied
Words: John Milton

  • Complete  score– 12 p. MS

Opus 64: Cain and Abel. A fantasia on the Bible story set for soloists, choir and orchestra

  • Full score – 157 p. MS ink plus 3 p. libretto plus cover bound
  • Full score – 157 p. MS photocopy plus 3 p. libretto
  • Piano reduction – 79 p. MS book ink
  • Piano reduction – 67 p. MS plus cover photocopy
  • Piano reduction – 67 p. MS ink separate pages in springback folder
  • Flute 1 and 2 - 13 p. MS ink
  • Oboe 1 and 2 - 12 p. MS ink
  • Clarinet 1 and 2 - 13 p. MS ink
  • Bassoon 1 and 2 - 9 p. MS ink
  • Horn 1 and 2 - 8 p. MS ink
  • Horn 3 and 4 - 7 p. MS ink
  • Trumpet 1 and 2 - 8 p. MS ink
  • Trombone 1 and 2 - 7 p. MS ink
  • Bass Trombone - 4 p. MS ink
  • Timpani -  6 p. MS ink
  • Violin 1 - 12 p. plus cover MS ink
  • Violin 2 - 11 p. plus cover MS ink
  • Viola - 10 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Cello - 11 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Double Bass - 9 p. MS ink plus cover
  • Performance notes –11 p. MS ink

Opus 66: Heaven. Solo voice with piano
Words: Ruth Allott

  • Complete score– 1 p. MS photocopy

Opus 67: St. Brendan’s Prayer. SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete Score – 1 p. MS ink
  • Complete Score – 1p. MS photocopy

Opus 68: A Persian Parable. A tabloid Opera
Scored for 4 solo singers and woodwind quartet

  • Complete Score – 16 p. plus cover MS ink
  • Synopsis and libretto – 16 p. MS
  • Libretto – 8 p. MS
  • Synopsis and libretto – 5 p. typewritten
  • Letter to McKie from Gerald Duckworth. 19-09-1956

Opus 69: The Rose that died in the Night. SAB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete Score – 1 p. MS ink

Opus 70: Gently Drifting. SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete Score – 1 p. MS ink

Opus 71: I found an Aspro on the Shore. SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete Score – 1 p. MS ink

Opus 72: Agnus Dei. SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete Score – 1 p. MS ink. 2 copies

Opus 73: I love all Beauteous Things. Solo Voice and piano
Words: Robert Bridges

  • Complete Score – 2 p. MS ink
  • Complete Score – 2 p. plus cover MS ink

Opus 74: Biblical Proverbs. SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Proverbs 17:12, 21:9, 22:13, 27:14 – 1 p. MS ink
  • Proverbs 17:12, 21:9, 22:13, 27:14 – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Proverbs 23: 4a and 4b – 1 p. MS ink
  • Proverbs 23: 4a and 4b – 1 p. MS photocopy
  • Partial letter. Dated 10.1.71

Opus 75: A Psychic Phenomenon. SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete score – 1 p. MS photocopy. 2 copies
    Original MS ink version with Opus 77

Opus 77: Incident at a Laundromat (a moth flew out of a washing machine). SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete score – 3 p. MS photocopy (MS ink version of Opus 75 on last page)

Opus 78 – I love all beauteous things. Solo voice and piano
Words: Robert Bridges

  • Complete score – 2 p. MS ink
  • Complete score – 2 p. MS photocopy. page 2 missing. 2 copies

With Came a Poet solo voice and piano.
Words: Joyce Trickett, Music: Werner Baer

  • Complete score – 2 p. MS ink

Opus 79: Let not your heart be troubled - John 14: 1-3, 27. SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete score – 4 p. MS ink. 4 copies

Opus 80: Out of the Depths. SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete score – 1 p. MS ink
  • Complete score – 1 p. MS photocopy. 2 copies

Opus 81: Magic Pool. SATB choir unaccompanied

  • Complete score – 1 p. MS ink. 7 copies

Opus 82: The Lord bless you and keep you. Solo voice and recorder

  • Complete score – 1 p. MS ink and pencil

Opus 84: Sweet Echo. SATB choir and piano
Words: John Milton Music: Henry Sauer arr Duncan McKie

  • Complete score – 4 p. MS ink
  • Complete score – 4 p. MS photocopy

Opus 87: Dawn. SATB unaccompanied
Words: Duncan McKie aged 16 Music: Duncan McKie aged 77

  • Complete score – 1 p. MS ink
  • Sketch – 1 p. MS ink

(no opus no): Oberon (Weber) with recits realised by Duncan McKie

  • Vocal score published by Novello 150 p. with MS photocopy realisations inserted

Series 2: Other

“Musical works of Duncan McKie: an annotated catalogue” / compiled and edited by Alan McKie. Adelaide: SA College of Advanced Education Library, 1986.

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