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Werner Gallusser and Thomas B. Payne

(b Melbourne, May 1, 1929; d Armidale, June 30, 1981). Australian musicologist. He studied at the University of Adelaide under John Bishop, J.B. Peters and Andrew McCredie (BMus 1958, BMus Hons 1969, MMus 1970, DMus 1977). His scholarly activity concentrated on the music of the 13th century, particularly that of Notre Dame, and he produced a large body of articles and editions from ...

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Patricia Brown

(b Chatham Islands, New Zealand, June 24, 1948). New Zealand and Australian musicologist. He studied at Victoria University, Wellington, gaining the BA in 1970; moving to the University of Canterbury, he took the MA in 1972, and the doctorate in 1976, with a dissertation on John Coprario. He was a research fellow at the University of Sydney (...

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David Tunley

(b Sydney, Feb 1, 1931). Australian musicologist, music critic and conductor. He graduated from the University of Queensland with the BA in 1964 and founded the department of music at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, in 1966 (the university first offered music as an interdisciplinary study before it established an institute of practical studies and music education). He took the doctorate at New South Wales in ...

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(b Birregurra, Victoria, May 19, 1935; d Adelaide, May 30, 1996). Australian ethnomusicologist. After graduating in music at the University of Melbourne in 1956, she worked at the University of Adelaide analysing the Central Australian recordings collected by the linguist Theodor Strehlow. She took the doctorate in Glasgow in ...

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Murray Campbell and Clive Greated

(b Armidale, NSW, July 14, 1930). Australian physicist and acoustician. He studied at Sydney University (BSc 1951) and Harvard (PhD 1956); after a period working in industry and with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Radiophysics Laboratory, he was appointed in ...

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Werner Gallusser

(b Sydney, Dec 18, 1932). Australian musicologist. He graduated from the University of Sydney (BA 1954, MA 1959) and studied at the New South Wales Conservatorium (1949–55); he continued studies at Harvard University (1955–6), with Thurston Dart in Cambridge (...

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Jere T. Humphreys

(b Melbourne, Australia, May 28, 1945). Music educator and scholar of Australian birth. She received degrees from the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia (BAHons 1967, DipEd 1968), Andrews University, Michigan (MMus 1970), and the University of Calgary, Alberta (PhD 1976). She taught in public secondary schools in Australia (...

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Terry E. Miller

(b Adelaide, Nov 24, 1940). Australian musicologist and ethnomusicologist. She studied piano (diploma, 1961), music (BA, 1963) and composition (BM, 1964) at the University of Adelaide and took the doctorate in 1968 at Humboldt University, where she studied with Doris Stockmann and Usmann Effendi; she also took lessons in composition from Günther Kochan (...

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( b London, Feb 29, 1908; d London, Sept 29, 1982). English ethnomusicologist and folksinger . At the age of 15 he went to Australia as an assisted migrant, working on sheep stations for nine years. There he learnt bush songs from fellow workers and educated himself in music and the arts. Returning to England in the early 1930s, he associated with the left-wing London artistic set and became a founder member of the Artists International Association (...

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David Tunley

( b Sydney, Sept 3, 1930; d Melbourne, June 7, 2006). Australian musicologist and teacher . A graduate of the University of Sydney (BA 1951, MA Hons 1958), he also studied at the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music before leaving for Europe. After studying composition with Lennox Berkeley at the RAM (...

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(b Invercargill, June 17, 1930). New Zealand ethnomusicologist. At the University of New Zealand he took the BA (1957), and at the University of Otago he took the MA (1959), and the doctorate (1965) with a dissertation on Maori chant. After studying further with Alan P. Merriam at Indiana University (...

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Jere T. Humphreys

(b Parkes, NSW, Australia, April 1, 1954). Australian music educator and scholar. He was educated at the Sydney Conservatorium (DipMusEd 1977), Trinity College, London (LTCL 1976, FTCL 1977), Indiana University (MME 1982), and University of Sydney (PhD 1993). He taught in Australian public schools (...

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Patricia Brown

(b Holbrook, NSW, Jan 17, 1920). Australian folksong collector, folklorist and oral historian . In Sydney he came into contact with other enthusiasts for the collection and performance of Australian traditional bush songs and verse, and in 1954 he formed the original Bushwhackers band, in which he played the button accordion, as a means of ensuring performance of many of the songs and dance tunes he had collected. Also in ...

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J.M. Thomson, Paula Matthews and Jon Stroop

(b Sheffield, July 6, 1924; d Sydney, Aug 3, 2000). English and Australian musicologist and teacher . He studied at the RCM in 1941–2 and again in 1946 after war service, and at Oxford (1946–52), where he took the BLitt with a thesis on the life and music of Richard Dering. His teachers included ...

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(b Melbourne, Sept 7, 1935). Australian music historian. She studied at the University of Melbourne (MusBac 1958; MMus 1969) and gained the PhD in 1978 with a dissertation on Melbourne Musical Associations. She has published biographies of George Marshall-Hall, Dame Nellie Melba and Bernard Heinze and two anthologies of Australian folksong (...

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Peter Walls

(b Wellington, Nov 26, 1943; d Wellington, New Zealand, December 4, 2010). New Zealand musicologist . She studied music history at Victoria University of Wellington (MA 1965) and King’s College, London, under Thurston Dart (MMus 1966). Research into lute music led to her becoming editor of the ...

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Robyn Holmes, Peter Campbell and Judith Crispin

(b Tianjin, China, Sept 10, 1934). Australian composer, pianist, and musicologist. Born to Russian-Chinese parents, he emigrated to Australia with his family in 1951. He studied the piano at the NSW Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, where his teachers included Winifred Burston (1952–8...

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J.M. Thomson

(b Wellington, April 13, 1929; d Wellington, July 21, 2006). New Zealand musicologist. After taking his BA at the Victoria University of Wellington, and his MA at the University of Otago (1953), he was awarded the first New Zealand government bursary in musicology and became a research student under Thurston Dart at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he took his PhD in ...

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Martin Lodge

(b Blenheim, New Zealand, March 10, 1926; d Wellington, Sept 11, 1999). New Zealand musicologist . He studied the piano at the Nelson School of Music, then privately in Wellington and subsequently with Dorothea Vincent in London; he also studied the recorder with Zillah Castle (later with Walter Bergmann in London) and the flute with James Hopkinson. After military service (...

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Roger Covell

(b Chichester, Aug 1, 1945). English musicologist, active in Australia. He studied at Hull University (1964–70) with Denis Arnold and Graham Sadler and was active as a pianist in contemporary music in the late 1960s and early 70s. He worked as a teaching assistant to Stockhausen at the Staatliche Musikhochschule in Cologne (...