Curtin Library holds a significant collection of children’s books. The oldest date from the middle 19th century to the early 20th century and are stored in the John … Continue reading 25. Thirty old time nursery songs, 1907.
The object selected this week is music composed by our very first University Librarian Geoffrey Allen, Watercolours Suite for flute and pianoforte. Written in 1989, the … Continue reading 24. Watercolours Suite, 1989.
Handel’s Messiah is most frequently associated with Christmas, but this popular English oratorio was originally performed in the weeks before Easter. This copy of the music score belonged to Elsie Curtin, wife of Prime Minister John Curtin. Inside the front cover Elsie listed performances of Messiah and other choral works in which she sang. Most of these performances were held in the weeks before Christmas, with a few before Easter and other times, from 1909 until 1926. Continue reading “13. The Messiah: A Sacred Oratorio in Vocal Score composed by G.F. Handel.”