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Andrew D. McCredie

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and Handel. He produced almost all of Handel’s operas and oratorios, either in concert or on the radio. His extensive library, owned since 1960 by the Fisher Library, University of Sydney, included many Handel first editions. Dalley-Scarlett’s work promoting Handel’s music – which included two Handel Festivals held in Brisbane in 1933 and 1934 , respectively – resulted in the town of Halle awarding him their prestigious Handel Medal for his services to Handel research. His compositions, which number around 300 works (almost all in manuscript), remain relatively


John Tyrrell

church music, and from 1845 Valachian folk music elements began to appear in his music. Although he wrote an opera to a Russian text ( Tamara , unperformed) and some Russian romances (to texts by A.J. Pukarov and N.A. Nekrasov) his contacts with Russian composers and his long stay in Russia left little trace. In spirit and idiom his works hardly go further than his early patriotic Moravian music and by later years were all but forgotten. In addition to two operas (including the one-act Zajatá , ‘The Woman Captive’, given in Prague in 1869 ), he wrote two cantatas, marches