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  • Title
    Boosey & Hawkes (Australia) - Music manuscripts mainly acquired from Southern Music Publishing Co. (A/asia), 1933-1976
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  • Call number
    MLMSS 7513/Boxes 1X-5X
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  • Type of material
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  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : Alfred Hill & Heitor Villa-Lobos).
  • Physical Description
    2.35 metres of textual material (5 outsize boxes)
    Music - (manuscript and printed scores and parts, including some photocopies)

    Boosey & Hawkes, a music publishing company and musical instrument manufacturer, was formed in London in 1930 from a merger between Boosey & Company, founded in the 1760s, and Hawkes & Son, founded in 1865. Following the merger, the company rapidly became a significant force on the international publishing scene. An Australian company was added to its London and New York offices in 1934, but was closed in 2004. The Instrument division was sold in 2003, enabling the company to focus solely on music publishing.
    Southern Music was founded by Ralph S. Peer in the U.S.A. in 1928. As the company expanded, an office was opened in Sydney for Southern Music Publishing Co. (A/asia) Pty Ltd. It published many works by Australian composers in the 20th century. The name of the main organisation changed to Peer-Southern, and in 1948 Peermusic Classical was formed as the Serious Music Division of Peer-Southern. When the Australian branch closed, Boosey & Hawkes (Australia) acquired some of its publishing archive.
  • Scope and Content
    1. Boosey & Hawkes (Australia) - music manuscripts of compositions acquired and published by Southern Music Publishing Co. and Boosey & Hawkes (Australia), 1933-1967
    2. Boosey & Hawkes (Australia) - music manuscripts of arrangements commissioned by Southern Music Publishing Co., ca.1946-1976
  • System of arrangement
    This collection comprises 2 record series. You may navigate to a more detailed description of each series from this collection record.
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