Guide to the Papers of Miriam Hyde

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MS 5260

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2003

Collection Summary

Creator
Hyde, Miriam
Title
Papers of Miriam Hyde
Date Range
1930-1996
Collection Number
MS 5260
Extent
5.55 metres (10 archives boxes + 4 ms boxes + 7 medium folio boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Special Collections (Manuscripts)
Sponsor
The digitisation of Miriam Hyde's letters to her family was made possible by the generous financial support of the family and friends of the late Catherine Santamaria. The National Library gratefully acknowledges this support.

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The two main components of the collection comprise original musical scores written by Hyde and 166 detailed letters she wrote to her family while studying at the Royal College of Music in London (1932-1935). There are several files of general correspondence from members of the music profession or relating to it. Individual correspondents include Edgar Bainton, John Carmichael, Selma Epstein, David Galliver, Ruth Gipps, Hilary and Charles Groves, Rex Hobcroft, Gordon Jacob, Derek Jones, Max Keogh, David Lockett, Mary Mageau, Joseph Rezits, Peter Sculthorpe, Victor Sangiorgio and Kendall Taylor. Organisational correspondents include the Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australian Music Examiners Board, Canberra School of Music, Music Teachers' Association and the National Film and Sound Archive. There are also notebooks containing drafts of Hyde's poetry, a detailed journal kept by Hyde on board ship while travelling from Adelaide to London (1932) and correspondence with Currency Press regarding the publication of her autobiography Complete accord. The 2021 consignment comprises correspondence between Miraiam Hyde and her husband Marcus Edwards, including during their courtship and engagement and when Edwards was a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II plus travel diaries and music scores.

Conditions Governing Access

Access conditions may apply to this collection, please refer to the collection's catalogue record for further information (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2622064).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Miriam Hyde, National Library of Australia, MS 5260, [series/subseries/file/item number]'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Library by Miriam Hyde in a number of instalments from 1976 to 1996. A further instalment was donated to the Library by Hyde's daughter Christine Edwards in 2021.

The Library's Oral History Collection holds two sound recordings, both of which are available online: A conversation with Miriam Hyde, conducted by Hazel de Berg in 1975; and An interview with Miriam Hyde, conducted by Larry Sitsky in 1990.

The Library's Pictures Collection holds the following works depicting Miriam Hyde, all of which can be viewed online: Portrait, oil on masonite painted by Clif Peir in 1957; Portrait, oil on canvas painted by Mary Brady in 1985; and a Portrait photograph taken by David Franklin in 1988.

The Music Collection of the Library holds a large number of published scores of Miriam Hyde's compositions. For details consult the Library's music catalogue, which is available online via our website.

Arrangement

The papers have been received in a number of instalments and as a consequence there was no obvious order to the collection. The Library has grouped them into three series: Correspondence, Music manuscripts and Papers.

Hyde's letters written to her family from London during the period 1932-1935 (folders 15-55) have been arranged chronologically. While making notes for her autobiography in the 1980s, Hyde numbered the envelopes of the letters. When the letters were processed, it was noted that the following numbers were either not used or the letters were not included: 84, 86-92, 94-95, 97 and 99.

Change to Folio Box numbering

Please note that Folio Box numbers in Class 1 have been amended as per current processing standards. What was previously Folio Box 1 is now Folio Box 11, Folio Box 2 is now Folio Box 12 and Folio Box 3 is now Folio Box 13.

Biographical Note

Miriam Hyde was a composer, musician and poet. Born in Adelaide on 15 January 1913, she received her early musical tuition from her mother. In 1925 she was awarded an Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) scholarship to study at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide, under William Silver. She graduated from the Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music in 1931, at the age of eighteen. In that year she won the Elder Scholarship for three years study at the Royal College of Music, London, which she undertook from 1932 to 1935. During her time at the College, she won three composition prizes and performed two of her concertos with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. She also made several broadcasts with the BBC, including her Concerto No. 1.

Hyde returned to Adelaide in 1936. As part of South Australia's centenary celebrations in that year, her overture, Adelaide, was conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent in the Centennial Hall. She also wrote some of the incidental music for the pageant 'Heritage'.

Following her marriage to Marcus Edwards, Hyde lived mostly in Sydney. She was a musical examiner with and on the Advisory Board of the AMEB for 37 years and a councillor of the Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales, of which she was made a life member in 1987. In addition to this she has been a recitalist, lecturer and tutor at numerous workshops.

In 1988, Hyde's 75th year, her composition 'Valley of Rocks' was among seven Australian works in the Sydney International Piano Competition and was chosen by 23 of the 38 competitors. Also in this year there were celebratory programs on the ABC and recitals in Perth, Adelaide, Port Lincoln and Sydney.

Economy Press published three of Hyde's books of poetry: The bliss of solitude, [1941], A few poems, [1942] and Dawn to dusk, [1932-1947). Her autobiography,Complete accord, was published by Currency Press, Sydney in 1991, with the royalties being devoted to the scholarship that she won in 1931.

In 1980, Hyde was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1991. In Hyde's 80th year (1993) Macquarie University conferred upon her an HonDLitt. and in 1995 she was awarded an HonFMusA by the AMEB. In 2003, tributes for Hyde's 90th birthday included a celebratory concert of her works, organised by the ABC and presented at the Eugene Goossens Hall in Sydney.

Hyde was Patron of the Blue Mountains Eisteddfod, the Inner West Eisteddfod, the Music Teachers Associations of South Australia and New South Wales and the Australian Musicians' Academy. She was made an Honorary Life member of the Fellowship of Australian Composers and of the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra. In May of 1997, she presented a recital of her own works at the Royal College, London, some 62 years after her studies there. In 1996, Film Australia covered the story of her domestic and professional roles, for SBS Television. In 2002, Hyde received a Fellowship in composition from the Australian Society of Musicology and Composition (F Comp. ASMC). In the same year, she was presented with an award from the Australian Music Centre for her 'Long-term contribution to the advancement of Australian music'.

Compositions publisehd by The Keys Press include: Lengthening shadows (piano, 1974), published in 2002; Evening in Cordoba (piano, 1987), published in 2000; Sonata in B minor (viola, 1937), published in 1999; Passing thoughts; scherzino (viola, 1946), published in 1998; Nocturne (Flute, 1994), published in 2001; Nightfall, and, Merrymaking (Oboe and piano, 1955), published in 2000; Sonata in F minor (clarinet, 1949), published in 2000; Fantasy-trio in B minor (violin, cello/viola and piano, 1930), published in 1999; Trio in G major (flute, clarinet and piano, 1948), published in 2000; The ring of new bells (piano, 1959), published in 2000; Brownhill Creek in spring (piano, 1942), published in 2001; Firewheel (piano, 1932), published in 1999; Concert Study No. 3 in C# Minor (1935), published in 2002.

Item Descriptions

Class 1. Original consignments received between 1976 to 1996

Series 1. Correspondence, 1932 - 1996

The bulk of this series contains letters Miriam Hyde wrote home to her family while studying at the Royal College of Music, London, from 1932-1935. A number of years later, Hyde annotated many of these letters when she was writing her autobiography. There is also a small amount of other family and general correspondence, including with Currency Press regarding the publication of her autobiography (1988-1991) and correspondence and lists relating to recordings she made.

Subseries 1.1. Letters from Hyde to her family, 1932-1935
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 21 July 1932-10 August 1932 (File 15) - Box 3
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 11 August 1932-16 August 1932 (File 16) - Box 3
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 20 August 1932-23 August 1932 (File 17) - Box 3
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 24 August 1932-14 September 1932 (File 18) - Box 3
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 15 September 1932-5 October 1932 (File 19) - Box 3
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 12 October 1932-4 November 1932 (File 20) - Box 3
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 10 November 1932-23 November 1932 (File 21) - Box 3
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 1 December 1932-29 December 1932 (File 22) - Box 4
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 8 January 1933-27 January 1933 (File 23) - Box 4
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 1 February 1933-2 March 1933 (File 24) - Box 4
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 8 March 1933-22 March 1933 (File 25) - Box 4
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 31 March 1933-19 April 1933 (File 26) - Box 4
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 28 April 1933-17 May 1933 (File 27) - Box 4
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 24 May 1933-14 June 1933 (File 28) - Box 4
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 20 June 1933-14 July 1933 (File 29) - Box 5
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 20 July 1933-10 August 1933 (File 30) - Box 5
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 17 August 1933-9 July 1933 (File 31) - Box 5
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 14 September 1933-28 September 1933 (File 32) - Box 5
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 5 October 1933-27 October 1933 (File 33) - Box 5
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 2 November 1933-18 November 1933 (File 34) - Box 5
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 28 November 1933-18 December 1933 (File 35) - Box 5
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 23 December 1933-12 January 1934 (File 36) - Box 6
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 19 January 1934-21 February 1934 (File 37) - Box 6
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 10 February 1934-1 March 1934 (File 38) - Box 6
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 8 March 1934-4 April 1934 (File 39) - Box 6
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 2 May 1934-10 July 1934 (File 40) - Box 6
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 22 July 1934-11 November 1934 (File 41) - Box 6
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 17 November 1934-7 December 1934 (File 42) - Box 6
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 10 December 1934-7 January 1935 (File 43) - Box 7
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 9 January 1935-25 January 1935 (File 44) - Box 7
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 2 February 1932-22 February 1922 (File 45) - Box 7
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 28 February 1935-23 March 1935 (File 46) - Box 7
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 28 March 1935-13 April 1935 (File 47) - Box 7
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 21 April 1935-13 May 1935 (File 48) - Box 7
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 20 May 1935-7 June 1935 (File 49) - Box 7
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 21 June 1935- 7 July 1935 (File 50) - Box 8
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 14 July 1935-1 August 1935 (File 51) - Box 8
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 11 August 1935-1 September 1935 (File 52) - Box 8
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 3 September 1935-21 September 1935 (File 53) - Box 8
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 29 September 1935-21 October 1935 (File 54) - Box 8
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 26 October 1935-15 November 1935 (File 55) - Box 8
Subseries 1.2. Other correspondence, 1932 - 1996
Correspondence with Currency Press regarding publication of Complete Accord, 1988 - 1991 (File 12) - Box 2
Summary of the contents of letters Hyde wrote to her family from London, 1932 - 1935 (File 14) - Box 3

Prepared by Hyde while working on her autobiography.

Letters to Hyde from family and friends, 1935 - 1951 (File 56) - Box 8
General correspondence, 1965 - 1974 (File 57) - Box 9
General correspondence, 1974 - 1977 (File 58) - Box 9
General correspondence, 1978 - 1980 (File 59) - Box 9
General correspondence, 1981 - 1983 (File 60) - Box 9
General correspondence, 1984 - 1986 (File 61) - Box 9
General correspondence, 1987 - 1990 (File 62) - Box 9
General correspondence, 1990 - 1991 (File 63) - Box 9
General correspondence, 1992 - 1996 (File 64) - Box 9
Correspondence and lists relating to recordings by Hyde and institutions at which they are deposited, 1946;1977-1990 (File 65) - Box 10

Series 2. Music manuscripts, 1930 - 1988

Musical scores for works composed by Hyde. There are number of her early works including pieces she composed while studying in London. There are also orchestral scores and parts for works she contributed for a pageant entitled 'Heritage', which was created to celebrate Adelaide's centenary in 1936. It was performed at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, and Hyde was the pianist at the performance.

Manuscript music scores for 'Concerto No. 1' and 'Concerto No. 2', 1933 (File 7) - Box 1
Manuscript music scores, 1934 - 1990 (File 9) - Box 2

Musical score for 'Dryad's Dance', dedicated to Arved Kurtz, who first performed it in Adelaide in 1936

Music manuscript books containing scores for: 'Concert Study in F sharp major No. 2' (1935) and 'Concert Study in F sharp minor No. 1' (1934), 'Marsh Birds' (1949), 'The Little Juggler' (1956), 'Wedding Morn' (1957), 'Beside the Stream' (1962), 'Fireside Images' (1965), 'Sea Shell Fantasy' (1975), 'Dancing Shadows' (1975) and 'Autumn in Princes Gardens' (1983)

Program and musical scores relating to Heritage, 1935 - 1936 (File Packet 1) - Folio-Box 11

Copy of the program for 'Heritage'; 'Adelaide Overture' (includes rough score, 1935); 'Ghostly Explorers'; motif for 'Spirit of Australia'; and 'Rowing Song'

Musical scores relating to 'Heritage', c.1935-1936 (File Packet 2) - Folio-Box 11

Musical scores for the following pieces: 'An Australian Bush Rhapsody' ('Bush fire'); 'Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda'; 'Orange-Growing' and 'Wine Waltz'; 'Wheatfield'

Manuscript music books and musical scores, 1935-1939; 1956-1959 (File Packet 3a) - Folio-Box 12

Music manuscript books for the following pieces:

'Fantasy – Romantic' (two-piano version), 1938-1939; 'For Love or Money', nd; of 'Kelso Overture', 1959 (first rough copy; 'Lyric for orchestra', 1935.

Short score of 'Happy Occasion Overture'; 'Merry Pranks' for E♭ saxophone; preliminary scraps of 'Theme and Variations in F minor' (eventually completed for orchestra on 20 February 1958 – a project started in London, 1935).

'Waltz in D' for violin and piano (1938); 'Memories of a happy day' (1939), 'Fantasy – romantic' (first piano score, 1938).

Manuscript score for 'Symphonic Overture in F# minor', 1933 (File Packet 3b) - Folio-Box 12
Manuscript scores, 1936 - 1943 (File Packet 3c) - Folio-Box 12

Music scores for the following pieces:

Two scores relating to 'Prelude and dance', 1936. Also contains scores for the works 'Evening under the hill', 1936, 'Dryad's dance', 1936, 'The Poplar avenue', 1936, and 'Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda'.

Two scores relating to 'Village Fair' (a ballet) for orchestra, 1943. Includes original short score of 'Village Fair' and other war-time Adelaide sketches, 1942.

Manuscript scores, 1933 - 1959 (File Packet 4) - Folio-Box 12

Photocopies of the following musical scores: 'Adelaide Overture' - full score (original score written in 1936, full score in 1977); 'The Cedar Tree' - full score, 1944; 'Concerto No. 2 in C# Minor for Piano and Orchestra' - full score, 1934-1935; 'Dreamland': song for soprano with orchestral accompaniment - full score, with words by Rossetti, 1933; 'Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda' - full score, 1936; 'Kelso Overture' (dedicated to Rudolf Pekarek), 1959; 'Lyric for Small Orchestra' - full score, nd; 'Mineral' section for the 'Heritage' pageant, 1936; 'Orange Growing' leading into 'Wine Waltz - full score, 1936; 'Pianoforte Concerto No. 1 in E♭ Minor' - full score 'Pioneers and Bushfires', 1936; Prelude and Dance for small orchestra - full score; 'Theme and Variations in F Minor' - full score; 'Village Fair' - full score, 1943; 'Wheatfield', 1936; and 'The Wind in the Sedges' - full score.

'Fantasy Romantic for Pianoforte and Orchestra: full score. First performance conducted by Professor Bernard Heinze, Sydney Town Hall, 1942.

'Heroic Elegy' - full score, c1939 (first performed in Sydney, October 1940, conducted by Edgar Bainton).

'Happy Occasion Overture' (played at the official opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government in Wellington, New Zealand, 1995).

'Symphonic Overture in F# minor'. First public performance at the Australian Composers Concert, 1942.

Orchestral score for 'Pianoforte Concerto in E♭ Minor' (No. 1), 1934 (File Packet 5a) - Folio-Box 13
Music scores, 1931 - 1988 (File Packet 5b) - Folio-Box 13

Manuscript scores for the following pieces: 'A Little Scherzo for piano', nd; 'A River Idyll' for piano, revised notation, 1975 (original score, 1931); 'Autumn Stream' - duet, 1972; 'Birds in Sunlight', 1973; Brown Hill Creek in Spring, 1942; 'Captain Cook Sketch Book' - a suite of five pieces, 1988; 'Cathedral Ceremony' 1974; 'Concert Study No. 3 in C# Minor', 1935 (written while a student at the Royal College of Music); 'Ear Rings from Spain', 1970; 'Firewheel', 1932; 'Forest Stream', 1942 (awarded A.P.R.A prize, South Australia); 'Four Funny Frogs', 1969; 'Grey Foreshore', 1956 (dedicated to Florence and Lynda Simpson); 'Humoresque' - for piano, 1973; 'Ivy Leaves' - for piano, 1969; and 'Lamp with a Fringe' - for piano, 1969.

Musical scores, 1930 - 1975 (File Packet 5c) - Folio-Box 13

Manuscript scores for the following pieces: 'Magpies at Sunrise', 1946; 'Memories of a Happy Day', 1939; 'The Poplar Avenue', 1974 (originally composed in 1936 and dedicated to Dr Julian Smith); 'Rhapsody in F# minor' and 'Burlesque in A minor'; 'Rhapsody No. 2 in A Minor', 1954; 'Reflected Reeds' - piano solo, 1956; 'Scherzo in G': for piano, 1937 (dedicated to Hazel King); 'Spring' - piano solo, 1939 (and score with improved notation, 1967); The Spring of Joy' - for pianoforte (dedicated to Kittie Traill); 'Sonata', 1941-1944 (a war-time work, written while Hyde's husband was a prisoner of war); 'Study in A♭', 1970; 'Study in A Minor' and 'Pastoral Study in G Minor', 1973; 'Study in Blue, White and Gold' - for piano, 1969; sSymphony in F minor', 1930-31; 'Tap Tune', 1946; Valley of Rocks, 1974; 'Variations on Waltzing Matilda', nd; 'Wedding March', 1973; 'Wet Night on the Highway', 1958; and 'Wych Wood', 1960.

Manuscript scores, 1935 - 1961 (File Packet 6) - Folio-Box 13

Manuscript scores for the following pieces: 'Fantasy Romantic for Pianoforte and Orchestra' - orchestral score, 1938; 'Kelso Overture" - orchestral score, 1959; 'Lyric for Small Orchestra' - orchestral score, 1935.

Musical score, 1957 (File Packet 7) - Folio-Box 13

'Happy Occasion Overture': orchestral score, 1957. New score parts were written in 1971. Written for the inaugural performance of the Australia Youth Orchestra. In its version for four hands, it opened the concert for Hyde's 90th birthday, played by Geoffrey Tozer and Hyde's daughter, Christine Edwards. It was also performed by the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra at the opening of its April 2003 concert.

'Variations on F minor theme': orchestral score (File Packet 8) - Folio-Box 13
Musical scores, 1934 - 1935 (File Packet 9) - Folio-Box 13

Manuscript music scores for the following pieces: part of the musical score of a quartet, c.1934; 'Symphonic Overture' (full score) and 'Variations on God Save the King' - photocopy of musical score dedicated 'To Mother', 1935. (Created as a major part of the ARCM Composition Diploma in the styles of Palestrina, Purcell, Mozart, Brahms, Wagner, Chopin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Delius and Ravel.)

Manuscript music score for 'Water Nymph', 1987 (File Packet 10) - Folio-Box 13

'Water Nymph' score (1 page), which was commissioned by the City of Sydney Cultural Centre for the Eisteddfod Jubilee, 1987.

Manuscript music scores, 1935 - 1984 (File Packet 11) - Folio-Box 13

Manuscript music scores for the following pieces: 'Brown Hill Creek in Spring' - revised musical score, 1984 (original written in 1942); 'Memories of a Happy Day': photocopy with annotations made in 1975 (original score written 1939); 'Motet in E Major' - orchestral score, words from Psalm 96, 1935; 'The Ring of New Bells', (dedicated to the Rev. W.R. O'Brien, St Paul's, Burwood), 1959; and 'Sea Shells': vocal score for chorus of women's voices with piano accompaniment. Words by Marjorie Kenna, 1959.

Manuscript music scores, c.1956 and 1982 (File Packet 12) - Folio-Box 13

Manuscript music scores for the following pieces: 'Legend' for clarinet and piano, 1982; and photocopy of 'Happy occasion overture', c. 1956 (includes notes added later by Hyde).

Manuscript music scores (File Packet 13) - Folio-Box 13

Manuscript music scores for the following pieces: 'Two carols', nd, words by Dorothy Darling; and 'Three violin solos'.

Series 3. Papers, 1932 - 1996

This series contains papers accumulated by Hyde over the course of her life and career. Include are drafts and published versions of her poetry, a draft of her autobiography, memorabilia from her studies in London, ephemera relating to concerts and performances; and a journal kept on board ship on her voyage to England in 1932.

Three books of Hyde's poetry, 1934 - 1947 (File 1) - Box 1

Booklets of Hyde's poetry, under the poems by Miriam Edwards: A few poems, 1934-1940; The Bliss of solitude, 1939-1941; Dawn to dusk, 1938-1947

Draft of a poem entitled 'Sensitivity', 31 August 1972 (File 2) - Box 1
Three notebooks (Volumes I-III) containing drafts of poems, 1929 - 1940 (File 3) - Box 1
Two notebooks (Volumes IV-V) containing drafts of poems, 1933 - 1965 (File 4) - Box 1
Notebook (Volume VI) containing drafts of poems, 1965 - 1978 (File 5) - Box 1
Notebook (Volume VII) containing drafts of poems, 1978 - 1981 (File 6) - Box 1
Brochures for performances at the Royal College of Music, London, 1934-1935 (File 7) - Box 1
Photocopy of a typescript of a poem entitled 'Sleeping cat', 1979 (File 8) - Box 2
Photocopy of a typescript draft of Hyde's autobiography Complete Accord, which was published by Currency Press: Chapters 1-5, 1990 - 1991 (File 10) - Box 2
Photocopy of a typescript draft of Hyde's autobiography Complete Accord, which was published by Currency Press: Chapters 6-End, 1990 - 1991 (File 11) - Box 2
Notebook (Volume VIII) containing drafts of poems, 1981 - 1996 (File 13) - Box 2
Memorabilia, 1932-1935; 1958 (File 66) - Box 10

Memorabilia from the Royal College of Music, including teachers' reports (1932-1935) and newspaper cuttings and program relating to a voice recital in which Hyde's sister, Pauline, took part, Adelaide, 1935.

Miscellaneous papers, 1927-1934; 1945 (File 67) - Box 10

Botany notebook containing detailed drawings by Hyde, 1927; detailed journal kept on board ship during Hyde's trip from Adelaide to London, 1932; sketchbook containing botanical drawings, 1932-1934; appointment diary, 1935 and a music book annotated 'Susan Bray's album of pieces for the left hand', 1945.

Miscellaneous papers, 1932-1933; 1990-2005 (File 68) - Box 10

Typescript and manuscript drafts of poems; Hyde's CV; and a brochure for a tribute concert to Hyde held at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in July 2005.

Class 2. Consignment received 2021, 1938-1998

This consignment comprises correspondence between Miraiam Hyde and her husband Marcus Edwards, including during their courtship and engagement and when Edwards was a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II plus travel diaries and music scores.

Series 1. Correspondence

Aids to the letters by both Miriam Hyde and Marcus Edwards (File 69) - Box 14

2 copies: Editing of the letters (1 page); some of the family, friends and associates mentioned (6 pages); timeline and anniversaries relevant to their correspondence, 1938-1945.

Aids to letters from Miriam Hyde to Marcus Edwards, 1938-1945 (File 70) - Box 14

References to Hyde's compositions (4 pages); List of Hyde's poems included in the letters (3 pages).

Letters from Miriam Hyde to Marcus Edwards, 1938-1945 (File 71) - Box 14

Transcript; Letters to Edwards, 1939-1940; letters to Edwards on active service in Egypt, 1940; Letters to Edwards, 1941; Letters to Edwards, 1942; Letters to Edwards, 1943; Letters to Edwards, 1944; Letters to Edwards, 1945.

Letters from Miriam Hyde to Marcus Edwards, 1938-1939 (File 72) - Box 14

Written during their courtship and engagement.

Letters from Miriam Hyde to Marcus Edwards, 1940-1941 (File 73) - Box 15
Letters from Miriam Hyde to Marcus Edwards, 1941-1945 (File 74) - Box 15

Written while Edwards was a prisoner of war in Germany through may 1945 in England.

Aids to the letters from Marcus Edwards to Miriam Hyde (File 75) - Box 15

Some special examples of Edwards' writing (3 pages); list of Edwards' poems included in the letters (1 page).

Letters from Marcus Edwards to Miriam Hyde, 1938-1939 (File 76) - Box 15
Letters from Marcus Edwards during World War II, 1939-1945 (File 77) - Box 16

Transcript. 1. Letters to Edwards' mother, October 1939-March 1945, with occasional letters to Edwards' brother, Drummond; 2. Letters to Hyde, October 1939-1945; 3. Letters to Hyde's parents and sister; 4. A Postcard to his pre-War employer, Clifford Love and Co.

Letters from Marcus Edwards to Miriam Hyde, 1938-1939 (File 78) - Box 16
Letters from Marcus Edwards to Miriam Hyde, 1939-1941 (File 79) - Box 17
Letters from Marcus Edwards to Miriam Hyde, 1941-1945 (File 80) - Box 17

Written while Edwards was a prisoner of war in Germany.

Letter from Marcus Edwards to Miriam Hyde, 1945-05-01T00:00:00+00:00 (File 81) - Box 17

Photocopy.

Letters from Marcus Edwards to Miriam Hyde, April and May 1945 (File 82) - Box 17

Written in England while awaiting return to Australia

Series 2. Music manuscripts

Piano solos, 1929-1998 (File 83) - Folio-Box 18

Pauline (1929. Rev. copy 1983. Photocopy) ; To a Skylark (1929. Rev. copy 1987. Photocopy); Elegy (1929. Rev. copy. Photocopy); Breakers (Composed 1932, written down 1938. Not for publication); manuscript book containing: Slow movement Concert in E flat minor (solo version, 1933), Rhapsody in F sharp minor (1933), Burlesque (1933), Prelude in F sharp minor (1929), Prelude in F minor (1928); Piano Concerto No. 2, Andante tranquillo (solo piano, 1934-35. Photocopy); Meditation (circa 1934); Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda (1936. Rev. copy. 1965); Piano version of "Village Fair" – a ballet for orchestra (1943); Lullaby for Christine (1950. Photocopy, with rough working and related notes); Happy occasion overture (1957, solo transcription made 1964, copied 1987); Drought-stricken grasses (1964. Rev. copy 1990); Strings (1966. Photocopy); Divertimento (1968); Family at War (1972. Transcription of Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 6 in E minor arranged for piano. Not for publication); Lengthening shadows (1974); Pigeons in the studio (1974, with rev. copy 1984); Study in E minor (1974); Study in A minor (1975); Sonatina (1975. With rough working); A short cadenza for the first movement of Concerto in C minor K491 [by] Mozart (1975); Celebration waltz (1976); Waltz in E flat : a concert piece (1977); Story of a budgerigar (1977. Photocopy); Shady branches (1985. Photocopy); Passacaglia (1985. Photocopy, with rough working); Variation on a theme by Liszt (1986); Scherzo fantastic for piano (1986. With rough working); Returning tide at sunset (1987); Ballerina (1987); Evening in Cordoba (1987. With rough working); The vine trellis (1988. With rough working); Blackbird's song (1988. Photocopy); Fog in the valley (1988. Photocopy); Insistent bird (1992. Photocopy); Cadenza for 1st m. Mozart Concerto in D major (K537) (1945. Rev. copy 1998).

Piano score, with optional vocal parts, 1992 (File 84) - Folio-Box 18

The vision of Mary MacKillop (1992. Words by Miriam Hyde. Photocopy, with rough working. Approx. 30 items of memorabilia. Orchestrated in 2007 by Edward Primrose).

Manuscript scores of concert studies for piano, 1982 (File 85) - Folio-Box 18

Manuscript book containing Study for left hand tenths [that is, Concert study No. 7] (1982. With rough working) and Study for right hand tenths [that is, Concert study No. 8] (1982. With rough working); Three studies for right hand (Study on white keys for right hand [that is, Concert Study No. 9] (1982), Study in C minor for right hand [that is, Concert study No. 10] (1982) and Staccato study for right hand [that is, Concert study No. 11] (1982. With rough working).

Manuscript scores of piano duets, 1973-1988 (File 86) - Folio-Box 18

Toccata for two (1973); Gay toccata (1974); Merry Fingers (mid 1970s); Happy occasion overture (1957. Arranged for piano duet 1988); Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda (1936. Arranged for piano duet 1988)

Manuscript scores for two pianos, 1934-1976 (File 87) - Folio-Box 18

Heroic elegy (1934. Arr. from the orchestral score in 1936. Photocopy); Waltz-fantasia (1936. Photocopy); Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda (1936. Photocopy of early version, and later biro markings. Copy); God save the Queen (circa 1936. Photocopy. Not for publication); Hungarian overture (1976).

Manuscript scores of piano music for one hand, or, one hand plus a limited second hand, 1945-1992 (File 88) - Folio-Box 18

Intermezzo for left hand solo (1945); Susan Bray's Album (1945. 10 pieces); My first schoolday : 10 very elementary pieces for the left hand (circa 1945-1946. 10 pieces); 'Poem,' for right hand solo (1973); Pieces for Ruth Mason (Laughing song and Study in A minor. (1974), both with rough working)); Seven pieces for Warren Roy (Study in A minor, Jig, A Sunday idyll, Blackbird's song, A little occata, Last waltz, Questions and Riverside Song. 1974); Rhapsodic study for left hand (1976); Concert waltz for left hand (1977); Polyphonic exercises for left hand (1979. 4 pieces); Song of the spinning wheel (1981); 7 pieces for Malcolm Southwall, for L.H. only (1981); Four little preludes, for left hand (1982); Left hand study (for Melody Yeomans) (1985); Melody (1985); Spring morning (1987); Wandering stream (1990); Three little pieces for Luke [Vipond] in folder with 8 more waltz pieces for Luke (1991. Includes letters from Luke Vipond and his teacher Doreen Nayman); Pieces for Clara (1992. 4 pieces) in folder with with Four more pieces for Clara (1992).

Manuscript scores of piano music, written as therapeutic value for particular students, 1979 (File 89) - Folio-Box 18

Contains: In the temple; March; Study in D minor (for fingers 3, 4, 5); Two robins. These pieces were written for Margaret Joy Hines at the request of her piano teacher Dennis Brain. Includes correspondence between Joy's mother, Mrs. J. M. Hines and Hyde, as well as Hyde's response to Hines and to Dennis Brian.

Manuscript scores for unison voice and piano, 1933-1995 (File 90a-b) - Folio-Box 19

Songs for soprano voice (unless indicated otherwise): Dreamland (1933. Lyrics Christina Rosetti. Orchestrated); My sorrow stirs (1935. Lyrics Hilda Hammond-Spencer. Contralto voice); Three songs: A bridal song (No date. Lyrics by Shelley), Laughter (1937. Lyrics Hilda Hammond-Spencer; with new copy made 1991) and My sorrow stirs (1935. Lyrics Hilda Hammond-Spencer. Contralto voice. Accompanied by letter from Frida Hadley, Surrey); The wind in the sedges (1937. Lyrics Hilda Hammond-Spencer); Tremayne song (1937. Lyrics Miriam Hyde. Not published. Includes correspondence from Dr Monica Bullen to Miriam Hyde, Christine Edwards to Hannah Aiktens, typescript of review from 1937 and lyrics as text); The lotus pool (1939. Lyrics Helen Waddell from the original Chinese. Mezzo-soprano voice. Accompanied by photocopy extract from letter written by Miriam Hyde to Marcus Edwards, 1939); Music (1942. Lyrics Walter de la Mare); Flotsam (1942. Lyrics Walter de la Mare. Baritone voice); My sorrow stirs (1935. Lyrics by Hilda Hammond-Spencer) in manuscript book with The apple tree (1942. Lyrics Patricia Hackett. Mezzo-soprano voice. First published by Chappell 1944); Gypsy song (1942. Lyrics Patricia Hackett. Baritone voice); Drafts of three untitled songs entered in the Australian National Song Competition, 1943, under the pseudonym 'Aurelius' and labelled E3, E4, E5; Rough copies of national songs (containing Australia, land of liberty, 1943); Australia, land of liberty (1943); Rhyme after rain (1943. Lyrics John Galsworthy. Mezzo-soprano voice); Before the spring (1943); Lullaby (1943. Lyrics Christina Rosetti. Contralto voice); The cedar tree (1944. Lyrics Viva Counsell. Mezzo-soprano voice. Orchestrated. Includes correspondence from publisher, Wiirripang); Three songs (At Beauty's altar, Take thou this rose; Fire in my heart. 1944. Medieval Latin lyrics, translated by Helen Waddell. Tenor voice); September camphor-laurels (1945. Mezzo-soprano voice); The constant pool (1946. Lyrics Viva Counsell. Accompanied by notes); In the rose garden (1946, 1984 copy. Lyrics Marjorie Kenna); Leaves in the wind, op. 78 (1947); Laughter (1937) in manuscript book with The first boronia (1948); Gay comes the singer (1948. Medieval Latin lyric, translated by Helen Waddell); Thoughts at dusk (1950. Mezzo-soprano voice. Orchestrated. First published by Chappell 1957); Anzac threnody (1951. Lyrics Dorothea Dowling. Mezzo-soprano voice. Accompanied by letter to Miriam Hyde form Mary Roseby, 1952); Dawn service (1952. Lyrics Mary Bertram. Contralto voice); Welcome song for the Queen (1954. Lyrics K. Murray. Not for publication); Sunrise by the sea (1954. Fist published by Nicholson's. Includes pencil workings of the opening of Rhapsody No. 2 (1954)); Winter willow music (1954.Firs published by Boosey and Hawkes 1955. Orchestrated); A song to a Queen (1954. Lyrics Joyce Trickett. Not published); The Illawarra flame (1954. Lyrics Patricia Francis. Includes version for mezzo-soprano voice, chorus version in separate sequence); Sea fantasy (1954. Music written under pseudonym 'Anne Chauvee.' Lyrics W. Allder Morrison. Tenor voice); Nightfall by the River (1955. Lyrics W. Allder Morrison. Mezzo-soprano voice. With rough working); Nightfall by the River (1955. Lyrics W. Allder Morrison. Mezzo-soprano voice. Copy: Australasian Performing Right Association); The river and the hill (1956. Lyrics Henry Kendall. Contralto voice); Song of the cattle hunters (1956. Lyrics Henry Kendall. Tenor voice); A song of autumn (1956. Lyrics Adam Lindsay Gordon. Mezzo-soprano or contralto voice with optional clarinet obbligato); Twilight beach (1956. Lyrics Dorothea Dowling); When our wattle-tree blooms (1956); Elfin fantasy (1958. Coloratura soprano voice); The land where the bell birds call (1961. Lyrics Samuel Simons. Mezzo-soprano voice. Not for publication); Bridal song (1962. Lyrics Valerie Barton); Megalong Valley (1966. Contralto voice); Surf-sound of Sydney (1968. Lyrics by Mavis or Dorothea Dowling. Mezzo-soprano voice. Not for publication); My paradise is Sydney (1968. Music written under pseudonym 'Oswestry.' Lyrics Dorothea Dowling. Mezzo-soprano voice. Not for publication); Festival flowers (1968. Lyrics Valerie Barton. Mezzo-soprano voice); Camellia (1970); Prayer for rain (1970); Late June (1970. Lyrics Valerie Barton. Mezzo-soprano voice); Yorkshire picture (1982); Walk in the light (1985. Lyrics Anne Cork. Mezzo-soprano voice. Not published. Accompanied by letter from Miriam Hyde to Dr Alice Whitley); Green years (1987. Mezzo-soprano voice. Not published. Accompanied by correspondence); Tone Poems of the sea : song cycle (1995).

Manuscript scores of orchestrated versions of songs, 1937-1955 (File 91) - Folio-Box 20

The wind in the sedges (1937. Orchestrated 1946. Not published); E3 (1943. Not for publication); Australia, land of liberty (1943. Not published); The cedar tree (1944. Not published); Thoughts at dusk (1950. Orchestrated 1951. Not published); Winter willow music (1954. Orchestrated by Eunice Garland 1955. Not published).

Manuscript scores of Christmas carols, 1936-1996 (File 92) - Folio-Box 20

Mary of Bethlehem (circa 1936. Lyrics Mary Truby King (later White). For SSATB); Mary of Bethlehem (circa 1936.Lyrics Mary Truby King (later White). 1978 copy, with card from Mary White (1989? 1990?). Published by Wirripang in 2009 in Carols for Christmas); Children at Christmas (1960. Lyrics Valerie Barton. Published by Wirripang in 2009 in The Season of Christmas); Children at Christmas (1960. Lyrics Valerie Barton. Arranged 1964 for SATB and piano. Published by Wirripang in 2009 in Carols for Christmas); Carols (1964. Rough copies only. To words of Mavis and Dorothea Dowling. Accompanied by book of poems, 'Candles are for Christmas,' by Mavis and Dorothea Dowling, published by The Guild Press, 1963, annotated by Hyde in pencil); 12 carols (1964. Includes photograph inside front cover of Hyde at the Dowling's Christmas party that year); Still your fears, Mary (1964. Lyrics Mavis Dowling. Arranged 1996 for two sopranos and alto for the Carlson Chorale of women's voices. Correspondence between M. Hyde and the Chorale's director, Rosalind Carlson. Published by Wirripang in 2009 in Carols for Christmas).

Manuscript scores of choral works, 1930-1954 (File 93) - Folio-Box 20

Anthem : Psalm 134 (circa 1930. For SATB. Not published); The Illawarra flame (1954. Lyrics Patricia Francis. With notes about the music. Not published).

Manuscript scores of music for one stringed instrument and piano, 1937-1988 (File 94) - Folio-Box 20

Viola sonata (1937. Viola and piano); Scherzino (1946. Viola and piano. With alternative clarinet part); Passing thoughts (1946. Viola and piano. With alternative clarinet part); Serenade (1954. Violin and piano); Wistful dance (1961. Domra and piano); My violin (1985. Violin and piano); Canzonetta ( 1988. Viola and piano).

Manuscript scores of music for two or more stringed instruments with/without piano, 1933-1994 (File 95) - Folio-Box 20

Fantasy trio in B minor (1933. Violin, 'cello, piano. With rough working (in 1999) for viola alternative to violin); Fantasy quartet (1934. 2 violins, viola, 'cello); Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda (1936. Arranged for violin, viola, piano 1941. Rev. copy 1967); Three Irish folk songs (Arranged for violin, viola, piano 1941. Rev. copy 1967); String quartet in E minor (1947. Mostly in pencil; score in two volumes plus parts. With correspondence and memorabilia. Also, early ink score); Christmas card fantasy (1955. Flute, violin, 'cello, piano. 2 vols. With rough working); Short pieces (elementary) for consort of viola students (1972. Two or four violas); Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda (1936. Arr. for violin, 'cello, piano 1994).

Manuscript scores of music for one woodwind instrument and piano, 1936-1994 (File 96) - Folio-Box 21

On the Hillside (1936. Arr. for flute and piano from On the hillside, in Forest echoes, for piano. n.d. [Copy in the Univ. of Adelaide library MSS 0036 is dated 1963.]); Dryad's dance (1936. Originally for violin and piano. Arr. for flute and piano 1957); Sonata in F minor for clarinet and piano (1949. 2 vols. with correspondence. Clarinet part in separate ms. book); Tempo di minuetto (1949. Second movement of the Sonata in F minor for clarinet and piano, but with clarinet part adapted for oboe. n.d. Also copy 1983 of the full score for oboe and piano); Rhapsody for clarinet and piano (1950. With rough working for Canon 1955); Canon and Rhapsody for clarinet and piano (1955 and 1950. Rev. copy 1980. The works are thematically related, and may be played as a pair (in this sequence or independently); Nightfall and Merrymaking (1955. Oboe and piano. Two pieces to be played together. With rough working, pencil, in separate ms. book); Scherzetto (1957. Saxophone in E flat and piano. With correspondence); Sonata for flute and piano (1962. Also with title: Sonata in G minor. With correspondence. Rough working in pencil in two other ms. books (with rough workings for songs: The land where the bell birds call, 1961, and, Bridal song, 1962; and opening of piano solo, Drought-Stricken Grasses, 1964); Three short oboe solos (1963. Oboe and piano); The quiet meadow (arr. from the piano piece in Forest echoes, 1936); The jolly farmer (arr. from the piano piece in Forest echoes, 1936); Cradle song (n.d.); Festival March (1965. Euphonium in B flat and piano); Fireside images (1965. Flute and piano); Tangled rope (1993. Solo clarinet in B flat); Nocturne (1994. Flute and piano).

Manuscript scores of music for two or more woodwind instruments with/without piano, 1937-1991 (File 97) - Folio-Box 21

Marsden pastorale (1937. Flute, violin, optional cello, piano (or harp)); Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda (1936. Arr. for flute quartet (4 flutes), 1940); Album leaf no. III in A major, by Grieg (1942. Arr. for flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet); Trio in G for flute, clarinet and piano (1948. Ink copy 1967. [NLA holds original pencil score.]); Trio for flute, oboe and piano (1952. 1963 copy); Sailing boats (1969. Flute, oboe, clarinet, piano. With rough working); Three inventions for clarinets (1975. Two or three clarinets); Divertimento (1991. Two flutes, oboe, clarinet, bassoon. With rough working); Secluded monastery (1991. Two flutes, oboe, clarinet, bassoon. With rough working); Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda (1936. Arr. for two flutes, oboe, clarinet, bassoon. 1991).


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