Guide to the Muriel Cole Music Collection


MS 5328

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Collection Summary

Muriel Cole
Muriel Cole Music Collection
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 5328
0.45 metres (1 folio package)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Scope and Contents

Copied music manuscripts collected by Muriel Cole, chiefly songs. Australian composers represented in the collection ares Alfred Hill, Elsa Marshall-Hall and E. Stewart. Also includes one published item.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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], Muriel Cole Music Collection, National Library of Australia, MS 5328, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Item Descriptions

God is life and God is wisdom / J.S. Bach (Item 1)

Hymn 389 / Eric Thiman (Item 2)

Gentle Shepherd, Thou art near / music by Joseph Shadwick; words by Irene Freelove (Item 3)

Peace / music by J.S Bach; words by Effie N. Smith (Item 4)

Communion / words by Effie N. Smith; music by Orlando Gibbons (Item 5)

Can you hear? / poem by Jill Scurfield (aged 9 years); music by E. Stewart (Item 6)

Here's to the bride / words and music E. Stewart (Item 7)

All the birds are thieves / arranged by E. Stewart (Item 8)

Closing ode no. 1 / A.G. Porritt (Item 9)

A little town I love / Hill/Wheeler (Item 10)

God's children / words by Effie N. Smith; music by Carl Maria von Weber (Item 11)

A fragment / poem James Thomson; music E. Stewart (Item 12)

Moonya / words by Harold F. Hoad; music by Elsa Marshall-Hall. Melbourne: Bread and Cheese Australian Music Publishing Club, c.1951 (Item 13)

Australia primeval. A song cycle no. 2 Boomerang / words by Harold F. Hoad; music by Elsa Marshall-Hall (Item 14)

Australia primeval. A song cycle no.3 Gibbit / words by Harold F. Hoad, music by Elsa Marshall-Hall (Item 15)