Symphony - C Minor
The archive consists of:
M-H 2/1-1—A bound full score MS autograph of composer.
M-H 2/1-2:1 to 30—Orchestral parts for the Adagio (2nd movement) of this symphony.
A full score of the Symphony in C minor, bound in green leatherette. Composer’s autograph, 48.25 cm x 38.5cm x 1 cm. Embossed in gold on the spine: SYMPHONY. Black inked score. The front end page suffers from foxing. A large rectangle has been cut from the centre, possibly to remove a newspaper clipping once pasted there as the shape suggests. The edge to centre of this page is torn through. The endpage, also foxed, is blank. There are 54 pencilled paginations of 30-stave score paper. i.e. 27 leaves. No imprint. The first recto is inscribed: ‘Symphony. Vivace’ and is signed: G.W.L. Marshall-Hall. The first movement, Vivace, ends at p.20. The second movement, Adagio sostenuto, begins at p.21 and ends at p.30. Pages 31, 32 are blank. The third movement, Allegro, begins at p.33. The score ends at p.53 where it is signed: ‘G.W.L. Marshall-Hall Dec 1892.’ The work is scored for 2 flutes, 2 hautboy, 2 clarinets in B, 2 bassoons, clarinet ‘played as written’, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, 2 bass trombones, tuba, kettledrum, strings.
M-H 2/1-2: 1 to 30
A manila envelope 30cm x 40cm contains a manila folder holding orchestral parts. Two types of paper are used: (a) Possum Music Paper l.A. Smooth Finish, a 12-stave paper 31.5cm x 25cm; and (b) a larger format paper without imprint 34cm x 27cm, also 12 stave. Present are: 4 first violin parts, 4 second violin, 3 viola, 3 violoncello, 3 double bass, 1 first flute, 1 second flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bass clarinet, 1 first and second bassoon, 1 first and second French horn, 1 second and third [sic] French horn, 1 trumpet, 1 first and second trombone, 1 tuba, 1 kettledrum.
Symphony - E-flat Major
The archive consists of:
M-H 2/2-1—An autograph manuscript full score.
M-H 2/2-2—A published full score.
M-H 2/2-3—A piano reduction for four hands in 3 copies.
M-H 2/2-4—Orchestral parts for the complete symphony.
- M-H 2/2-1—An autograph manuscript full score
MS full score of the Symphony in E flat. Composer’s autograph black inked score. The artifact is in three sections, each containing one of the three movements of the symphony. These sections consist of unbound folded score paper separated at the movement divisions. Each section is 33.5cm x 38.5cm x 1cm. A cut-down 21-stave version of full score paper has been used throughout. No imprint. The first recto is signed and dated: ‘Oct 29, 1903 GWLMH.’ The score is singularly unmarked.
The first section, holding the first movement is paginated 1 to 57 with a blank verso and a blank leaf i.e. 30 leaves (60 pages). Pagination in this and in Section Two occurs on the recto only in the uneven number sequence. The second section, holding the second movement is paginated 58 to 88 which has a blank verso i.e. 16 leaves (32 pages). The third section, which holds the third movement, is not paginated. It consists of 22 leaves (44 pages).
The scoring indicated is for: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B, bass clarinet in B, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trombones, tenor trombone, bass trombone, bass tuba, 4 timpani, strings.
First movement, Vivace. The first recto contains a pasted over re-notation section covering the upper half of the page. It is on this that the dating occurs. The first movement ends at p.57.
Second movement, Largamente. Begins at p.58. At p.66 under the score is written in ink: ‘E che lo movo peregrin d’amore Punge [? pange], se ode squilla di lontano, Che paia il giorno pianger che si more.’ The movement ends at p.88. The verso contains a pencilled sketch for a re-working of part of the second movement, the location of which is not clear.
Third movement, Allegro con spirito. At the unpaginated p.38 of this section the score peters out for 9 bars which are blank. It resumes at p.39. The movement ends at p.45.
The inner brown wrapping paper present around this artifact is inscribed ‘Marshall-Hall: Symphony in E flat.’ Full score (MS) 2 arr. for piano (printed). The latter works are not present in the bundle but are in the collection as separate items. Also present with this artifact are xeroxes of the first movement p.1 to 6.
- M-H 2/2-2—A published full score
Published full score of the Symphony in E flat. Publisher: Paris Co. Berlin. 157 pages. 34cm x 27cm x 1.25cm. An autograph/photocopy process, hand engraved; marked on the 1st recto: Paris & Co. Berlin N.58. The front cover, now loose, is inscribed in pencil: ‘Per Sir Jas Barrett. 14/6/39.’ The first recto also bears the printed inscription: ‘Dedicated to my friends and comrades under the Southern Cross.’ This is the only English used as the rest of the score is rendered in German. Blue and plain pencilled markings throughout are in Marshall-Hall’s hand, indicating that the score was used at rehearsals by him. Notation is corrected in pencil throughout, again in Marshall-Hall’s hand. At pp.99-100 the score has been cut and re-pasted together to effect an amendment to the music sequence. The scoring differs slightly from M-H 2/2-1: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B, bass clarinet in B, 2 bassoon, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, bass tuba, timpani and triangle, strings. The movements are divided as follows:
3—ALLEGRO CON SPIRITO, pp.95-157.
- M-H 2/2-3—A piano reduction for four hands in 3 copies
Published 4-hand piano reduction of the Symphony in E flat. Publisher: Breitkopf and Hartel. Page 2 holds the following inscription at the base of the page: ‘stich und druck von Breitkopf & Hartel in Leipzig. Klav. Bibl. 24944. Copyright 1905 by Breitkopf & Hartel. Auffuhrungsrecht Vorbehalten.’ The work is headed at the (p.2) Secondo and (p.3) Primo parts with the title in English and German and the inscription: ‘G.W.L. Marshall-Hall fur klavier zu 4 handen von Edvard Scharf.’ 71 pages. 34cm x 27cm x 0.5cm (not including the depth of the hard cover which is not present for M-H 2/2-3:3, and M-H 2/2-3:3. The hard board cover holds a design in green and purple. Engraved score. 12-stave score paper with double (piano) bracing. A rendition of all 3 movements is present.
M-H 2/2-3: 2 A second copy of M-H 2/2-3: 1.
M-H 2/2-3: 3 A third copy of M-H 2/2-3: 1.
- M-H 2/2-4—Orchestral parts for the complete symphony
M-H 2/2-4: 1 to 105 Orchestral parts of the Symphony in E flat. 12-stave score paper imprinted ‘Bell Brand No.3(a)’ used throughout. Roman numerals are used here, as in the original MS to indicate a part for the first, second, or third movement. All movements are represented. The original order of the artifact has been retained. Present are:
Instruments Movt I Movt II Movt III First violin 7 6 6 Second violin 7 5 6 Viola 3 3 3 Violoncello 2 4 3 double bass 3 3 3 First flute 1 1 1 Second flute and piccolo 1 0 1 First oboe 1 1 1 Combined oboe 0 1 0 Second oboe and English horn 1 0 0 First clarinet 0 0 1 First and second clarinet 1 2 0 Bass clarinet 1 1 1 First bassoon 0 1 1 First and second bassoon 1 0 0 First and second French horn 1 0 1 First and third French horn 0 1 0 Second and fourth French horn 0 1 0 Third and fourth French horn 1 0 1 First and second trumpets 1 1 1 First and second trombones 1 1 1 Bass trombone 1 1 1 Bass tuba 1 1 1 Kettledrum 1 1 1
A Harold Overture
Composer’s autograph full score. Black inked. Dark Green leatherette bound volume 35.25cm x 26.5cm x 0.5cm. Embossed on the front cover in gold: ‘A Harold Overture. Full Score.’ 1st recto signed: ‘G.W.L. Marshall-Hall. The University Melbourne Victoria. Australia.’ 2nd recto inscribed ‘A Harold Overture. (Founded on the music drama by G.W.L. Marshall-Hall.) ‘1888.’ Both these inscriptions of recto 1 and recto 2 appear to be in the composer’s hand. The 2nd verso holds the following verse in M-H’s hand: ‘To my Instruments / O gentle masons, with how sweet an art / Ye build your fairy fabric on the heart, / Deleting the world’s bitterness and pain! / Alas! / Like morning-dreams ye come, and so depart /And with a sigh I waken once again.’ 50 paginations in pencil with two blank endpages. Signed at p.1 ‘A Harold Overture. (founded upon the music drama) by G.W.L. Marshall-Hall,’ in the composer’s hand. The final page, p.50, ends with the pencilled inscription in M-H’s hand: ‘G.W.L. M-Hall. Mildura. Blythe St. Brunswick.’
Scored for: piccolo, flute, 2 hautboys, 2 clarinet in B, 2 bassoons, double bassoon, 4 horns in F, 4 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, bass tuba, kettledrum, side drum, bass drum, cymbals, 2 harps, strings.
Overture in G minor - Overture to Giordano Bruno
The archive consists of:
M-H 2/4-1—A full score of Overture in G Minor.
M-H 2/4-2—A full score of Overture to Giordano Bruno, i.e. M-H 2/4-1 under another name, also known as Dramatic Study.
M-H 2/4-3—Orchestral parts for Overture to Giordano Bruno.
- M-H 2/4-1
Composer’s autograph ms. full score of ‘Overture in G Minor.’ Black inked. Bound in dark green leatherette with the cover embossed in gold: ‘Overture in G Minor’, now scratched over. 29.5cm x 23.5cm x 0.5cm. 18-stave score paper. Inner front cover holds the label of: ‘T. Craig & Co, Bookbinders & Manufacturing Stationers. 268 Post Office Place, Melbourne.’ Verso of the front endpage holds a blurred impression from a rubber stamp reading: ‘G.W.L. Marshall-Hall.’ There are 52 pencilled paginations. The single endpage holds another impression of the rubber stamp described above.
The first recto of the score has the title: ‘Dramatic Study’ superimposed on a partially obliterated former title. The left margin is inscribed in pencil: ‘Overture in G Minor.’ The top right of the page is signed: ‘G.W.L. Marshall-Hall.’ The score ends at p.52 where there is an additional pencilled sketch and the signature: ‘G.W.L. Marshall-Hall. 1891.’ This date refers to the completion of the score as this was Marshall-Hall’s custom.
The work is scored for: 2 flutes, 2 hautboy, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, bass clarinet in B flat (labelled: ‘N.B. Played as written’), 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, bass tuba, kettledrums, strings.
- M-H 2/4-2
Overture to Giordano Bruno. This is another copy of the Overture in G Minor, also known as the Dramatic Study, i.e. M-H 2/4-1. An unbound autograph full score. 20-stave score paper sewn at the left fold. 34cm x 26.75cm x 0.5cm. Black inked. 52 pencilled paginations. Imprinted ‘B.C. No 20’ on a bar over a lyre emblem The first recto holds the inscription: ‘Overture to Giordano Bruno. (N.B. the various changes of tempi must be brought about as it were imperceptibly—without interruption to the flow of rhythm.)’ The upper left hand corner of the first recto holds an impression of a rubber stamp which is now much faded. It reads, in part: ‘J.W. Grainger, clarinet. Music Copyist. Allans Collins St.’ The same stamp occurs at p.52. The same page, the final one of the score, is signed ‘G.W.L. Marshall-Hall’ and bears, in blue pencil, the inscription: ‘12 M.’ Possibly 12 minutes duration is thus indicated.
- M-H 2/4-3: 1 to 56
Orchestral parts of Overture to Giordano Bruno. 2 types of paper are in use. Both are 12 stave. The large format is 27cm x 34cm. The small format is 24.5cm x 30.25cm. Present are: 8 first violin, 7 second violin, 5 viola, 5 violoncello, 5 double bass, 2 first flute, 1 second flute, 1 oboe, 1 first and second oboe, 2 clarinet, 2 bass clarinet, 2 bassoon, 2 first and second French horn, 1 third French horn, 2 third and fourth French horn, 2 trumpet, 2 first and second trombone, 1 third trombone, 1 bass trombone, 1 tuba, 1 bass tuba, 2 kettledrum.
Caprice for Violin and Orchestra
Autograph full score of ‘Caprice for violin and Orchestra.’ Brown paper covered. 50 paginations in pencil. 20-stave score paper imprinted ‘B.C. No.7’ on a bar with a lyre emblem. There are 3 leaves unnumbered which precede the score. The first recto of thes e is inscribed in black ink: ‘Caprice pour Violon et orchestre par GWL Marshall-Hall.’ in the composer’s hand. The rest of these pages are blank. The first paginated recto contains the title in English and the tempo marking ‘Allegretto scherzando.’ It is signed at p.50. ‘GWLM-H’, but is undated.
The work is scored for: solo violin, flute, 2 oboe, 2 clarinet in B 2 bassoon, 4 horns, trumpet in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, timpani, strings.
Phantasy for Solo Horn and Orchestra
The archive consists of:
M-H 2/5-1—A full score.
M-H 2/5-2:1-37—Orchestral parts.
- M-H 2/5-1
Unbound composer’s autograph full score. Black inked. Cut down score paper folded at the left edges, now containing 14.5 staves only. 38.5cm x 24.5cm x 0.5cm. The pagination 1 to 28 occurs on the rectos only in uneven number sequence. These are followed by 3 blank leaves (6 pages) of score paper. The first recto holds the inscription: ‘Phantasy. For Solo horn and Orchestra. Dedicated to Hermann Kühr. by G.W.L. Marshall-Hall.’ The final verso (p.28) is signed and dated: ‘GWL Marshall-Hall. 25/10/05.’ The work is scored for: solo horn in F [or possibly E]; first and second violins, violins, cellos, double basses, all labelled: ‘divisi and con sordini’; with the later addition through the score of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets and timpani. Alphabetical rehearsal cues occur throughout in ink and in pencil. The work is in one movement with a da capo from p.13 to 28.
- M-H 2/5-2:1-37—Orchestral parts
Orchestral parts. Present are: 7 first violin, 8 second violin, 3 viola, 3 violoncello, 3 double bass, 1 first flute, 1 second flute, 1 first oboe, 1 second oboe, 1 first clarinet, 1 second clarinet, 1 first bassoon, 1 second bassoon, 1 first French horn, 1 second French horn, 1 first trumpet, 1 second trumpet, 1 kettledrum.
The archive consists of:
M-H 2/7-1—A full score.
M-H 2/7-2—A second full score.
M-H 2/7-3—Orchestral parts.
- M-H 2/7-1
Full score of the orchestral work, An Idyll (here spelt Idyl). Bound in navy leatherette. Black inked score. Party autograph of composer, partly by a copyist. 38.5cm x 49cm x 1.5cm. Two blank front endpages, the second mended across the recto with brown paper. Two blank endpages blank. 51 paginations. 30-stave score paper. No imprint. First recto inscribed ‘An Idyl for orchestra by G.W.L. Marshall-Hall. Dedicated to …’ (the dedication is not filled in). The spelling of the name: IDYL is variously spelt in M-H 2/7-2 and in the orchestral parts, M-H 2/7-3: 1-46. The base of the first recto is inscribed ‘(the more important modifications of Tempo are marked in the score, the lesser nuances however being left to the discretion of the conductor.) G.W.L. M-H.’
The work is scored for: 3 flutes, 2 hautboys, English horn, 2 clarinets in B, bass clarinet in B, 2 bassoons, bassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, contrabass tuba, harp, 2 pair kettledrums, cymbals, strings.
The score has been drastically re-worked throughout. The score ends at p.5l. The verso is inscribed ‘G.W.L. Marshall-Hall. Melbourne Victoria Australia.’
- M-H 2/7-2
An unbound full score of the orchestral work An Idyll. 30-stave score paper. Black inked score. Composer’s autograph with some markings in another hand. Bound at left edge in brown paper, now decayed. 33 black inked paginations and a system of deleted pencilled pagination.
The first recto is inscribed in pencil: ‘IDYLL (Full Score).’ (This spelling differs from that of M-H 2/7-1, as do the orchestral parts, M-H 2/7-3:1-46 which are erratic in usage). Part of a signature in pencil can be seen where the upper right hand corner has been torn off. Substituted in black ink is: ‘By G.W.L. Marshall-Hall’ which starts off across the page. The left base edge of the sheet is also torn off.
The score following appears to be an amended version of M-H 2/7-1, and therefore is of a later date. The score ends on the unpaginated verso of p.33. The blue ink writing ‘By G.W.L. Marshall-Hall’ is not in the composer’s hand. It is not dated.
- M-H 2/7-3: 1 to 46
Orchestral parts for An Idyll. Some parts are on 12-stave score paper imprinted ‘B.C.’ on bar with lyre motif and ‘No.29’ below. Others are on a slightly larger 12-stave paper. The parts are drastically corrected and pasted over with deletions and additions. All hold the red stamp of the Grainger Museum.
Present are: 7 first violin, 6 second violin, 5 viola, 6 violoncello, 3 double bass, 1 first and second flute, 1 third flute and piccolo, 1 first and second oboe, 1 English horn, 1 first and second clarinet, 1 bass clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 double bassoon, 1 first and second French horn, 1 third and fourth French horn, 2 first and second trumpet, 1 third trumpet, 1 first and second trombone, 1 bass trombone, 1 tuba, 1 kettledrum, 1 cymbals, 1 harp.
M-H 2/8-1: 1 to 22
Orchestral parts. A brown paper folder containing orchestral parts of ‘Melody.’ 32.5cm x 25cm x 1cm. Parts are on 12-stave score paper, black inked, and all in the same hand. The front cover is inscribed in black ink: ‘Marshall-Hall. Melody in F.’ The words: ‘Full score’ have been struck through and ‘orchestral parts only’ substituted in pencil. Inside front cover contains an inscription in blue pencil which may read ‘Sc. G.W.L. M-H’ with an indecipherable word below. It also contains a list of the orchestral parts and scores originally present but which are now reduced to the orchestral parts listed hereafter.
The original list reads: ‘5 violino primo, 4 violino secondo, 2 viola, 2 violoncello, 1 c. basso, harp, piccolo, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, trombone, tuba, 1 drums etc., organ, pianoforte, conductor, full score.’ Present are: 5 first violin, 5 second violin, 2 viola, 2 violoncello, 1 double bass, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 French horn, 1 trumpet, 1 kettledrum.