Guide to the Papers of Rolf Atkinson


MS 7747

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Collection Summary

Rolf Atkinson
Papers of Rolf Atkinson
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 7747
0.14 metres (various)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Conditions Governing Access

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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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Rolf Atkinson, National Library of Australia, MS 7747, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Correspondence and miscellaneous papers, (1949-55)

The correspondents in this series are Sylvia Ruston(1953), N.H. Seward (1950) and Rhonda Meyers (1951). The miscellaneous papers are an application form forthe Society of New Music (1949) and an application formto the South Australian Branch of the Guild ofAustralian Composers (1955) (File 1)

Series 2. Music Scores

Various music pen scores, some untitled and undated. Some of the untitled contain lyrics.

'Duo Sonata for Cello and Piano' (1945). This scorehas a dedication to his mother; 'Impromptu for BrassBand' (1948), 'Birrahlee' (n.d.), 'Remember MyForgotten Man' (n.d.), 'Quartet for Piano and StringTrio' (1945), 'I Hear an Army Charging' (1948), 'Fromthe Tips of my Fingers' (n.d.), 'If Only I'd Known'(n.d.), 'Arietta for Viola' (n.d.) (File 2)

'Lady Be Good' (n.d.), 'Four Houses' (1945), 'ClarinetQu'tet Viola' (n.d.)., Sonata for Viola and PianoForte' (1948)., 'Black Moonlight' (n.d.), 'The Life ofthe Insects' by Werner Baer (n.d.).(Folio 1) (File 3) - Folio 1

'A Sonata for Violoncello and Piano' (1945), 'FiveSketches for String Quartet' (1955), 'A Cup of Coffee'(n.d.), 'Just to You' (n.d.) contains letter, 'Walks ofLife' (n.d.), 'Romanze' (n.d.), 'Lines to an IndianAir' (1949), 'Tears' (1950), 'Benedictus' (n.d.), 'Loveon the Brain' (n.d.), 'Come to the Wye' (n.d.),'Recession Blues' (n.d.), 'You are the Reason' (n.d.),'As I Pass By' (1953) and letter, 'Midnight' (n.d.),'Sunset' (n.d.), 'Cello Sonata' (n.d.), 'Loved Walkedin' (n.d.), 'Canonet' (1952), 'It's So Nice to See YouAgain' (n.d.), Prelude and Fugue in G Minor' (1950),'Hang on to Me' (n.d.), 'So Am I' (n.d.) (File 4) - Folio 2