Albert H. MAGGS Composition Awards

Albert H. Maggs of Toorak in Victoria, bookmaker, presented to the University in 1966 a sum of money for the purpose of founding an award to be known as "The Albert H. Maggs Composition Award" with the expressed wish that this award should encourage and assist composers of classical music who might otherwise abandon their efforts for want of means.

The following is a list of the recipients of the award and the works held in Rare Music, Special Collections.

YearComposer Commissioned Work
1967 NIGEL BUTTERLEY Meditations of Thomas Traherne
1968 LARRY SITSKY Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
1969 COLIN BRUMBY A Ballade for St. Cecilia : Cantata for Chorus, Orchestra and Soloists
1970 KEITH HUMBLE Statico III : for Orchestra
1971 RAYMOND HANSON Divertimento for Woodwind Quintet
1972 GEORGE DREYFUS Old Melbourne : for guitar & bassoon
1973 GRAHAM HAIR Trumpet Sequences : for trumpet in D & piano
1974 DONALD HOLLIER Concerto V : recitatives, rhymes and rhythms for grand organ, two pianoforte and percussion
1975 GEORGE TIBBITS String Quartet no.2
1976 ERIC GROSS Trilogy for Orchestra, op.112
1977 TRISTRAM CARY Strands : for two pianos and four tracks of computer generated sound
1978 BARRY CONYNGHAM String Quartet
1979 VINCENT PLUSH Sinfonia
1979 RICHARD HAMES No.13 Ku : for solo recorder, dancer and multiple tape-delay system
1980 DAVID WORRALL Images for two pianos
1981 LARRY SITSKY Santana : Concerto for Clarinet and Strings
1982 RICHARD MILLS No score received - 2/7/96.
1983 BOZIDAR KOS No score received - 2/7/96.
1984 BRENTON BROADSTOCK Battlements : for orchestra (1986)
1985 ANDREW SCHULTZ Reading a View : for 2 soprano soloists, SATB choir and orchestra
1986 WARREN BURT Canter's Deli : for orchestra
1987 CHU WANGHUA Concerto : for the piano and chamber orchestra, op. 20
1988 JULIAN YU Reclaimed Prefu : for two pianos, 1989
1989   No award made
1990 MARY FINSTERER Catch : for soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and piano
1991 STEPHEN CRONIN Cries and whispers (after Ingmar Bergman)
1992 MARK POLLARD Symphony no.1 - to Gemma 'In progress copy'
1992 MARK POLLARD 'A view from the beach' : Symphony no.1 - to Gemma 'Revised score'
1993 LESLEIGH THOMPSON Poison : for orchestra
1994 GERARD BROPHY Trip : for 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons and 2 horns in F
1995 THOMAS REINER Flexions : for flute and guitar ; 1995/96
1996 WILFRED LEHMANN Five pieces for flute, violin and clarinet
1997 DAVID JOSEPH Rhapsody : for piano solo
1998 CHRISTOPHER WILLCOCK Akhmatova Requiem : song cycle for soprano, strings and percussion
1999 WILFRED LEHMANN Suite in four movements : for harp, flute, cor anglais and violin
2000 GERARD BROPHY Topolo-NRG : for baritone saxophone, double bass and piano
2001 STUART GREENBAUM Sonata for alto saxophone and piano
2002 LAWRENCE WHIFFIN Concerto for violin and five instruments
2003 DOMINIK KARSKI Inward : for piccolo flute, bass clarinet and piano
2004 NIGEL BUTTERLEY Spindles of the stars (2005) for chamber ensemble
2005 JOHN PETERSON Guilty Pleasures : for mixed instrumental ensemble
2006 JOHANNA SELLECK Four Tapestries : for string orchestra
2007 MARK ISAACS Sextet for Strings
2008 BARRY CONYNGHAM Showboat Kalang, for ensemble
2009 KATE NEAL Paper scissors dog
2010 PAUL STANHOPE I wasn't one of the six million : for solo soprano, cello, SATB choir with optional oud
2011 KATY ABBOTTIntroduced species : for orchestra
2012 ANDREW FORD Once upon a time there were two brothers ... : for solo flute and speaking voice

between breath and word for chamber ensemble

2015 JULIAN YUPassacaglia
2017LACHLAN SKIPWORTHThe crossing: for mixed sextet and tape