MS 8877 comprises correspondence, including collector's letters, together with manuscript and typescript music scores, articles and other writings by Phillip Wilcher, and reviews, articles and other writings regarding Wilcher. The collector's letters include letters from Hugh McCrae to Alfred Hill, letters from Sir Malcolm Sargent, Neville Cardus, Charles Groves and Evelyn Barbirolli to Franz Holford. Wilcher's letters from Franz Holford discuss structure and interpretation of music and collection first editions.
The general correspondence includes letters to Wilcher from Carl Hammond, Miriam Hill, Dulcie Holland, Ned Rorem, Betty Beath, Rosalind Carson, Dawn Nettheim and others. The collection also features reviews of compositions, letters and articles concerning Wilcher's association with the children's musical group, The Wiggles, of which he was a founding member (7 boxes, 2 fol. boxes).
The Acc03.063 instalment comprises alphabetical correspondence files, 2002, printed music, articles, reviews, and photocopied and original music (2 boxes, 1 fol. item).
The Acc03.192 instalment comprises correspondence with Marie Field, 1991-1992, Greg Page, 1998, Leslie James Wilcher and others. There is also a Sydney morning herald interview with Steve Dow (1 envelope).
The Acc04.265 instalment comprises correspondence files and music scores (2 boxes, 1 fol. box).
The Acc05.066 instalment comprises photocopies of letters to Wilcher from Miriam Hyde, 1972-2004 (1 box).
The Acc06.159 instalment comprises original first drafts of scores, miscellaneous scores, correspondence files arranged alphabetically by correspondent and miscellaneous papers (2 boxes, 1 fol. box).
The Acc07.191 instalment comprises rough drafts of compositions, and email and letter correspondence, mostly from 2006-2007 (1 box, 1 fol. box).
The Acc10.129 instalment consists of correspondence, reviews and other papers relating to Wilcher's career as a composer (1 box).
Composer, musician and collector of letters and autographs. Phillip Wilcher was born in Sydney in 1958. He began studying piano at an early age, and wrote his first piano composition, "Daybreak", at 14. A student of Franz Holford, with whom he maintained a close association, Wilcher has published more than 100 works for solo piano, piano and voice and instrumental solos with piano accompaniment, in addition to compositions and recordings for children. Wilcher is a member of the Committee of the Fellowship of Australian Composers, an elected life member of the Australasian Performing Right Association and a member of the Board of the Australian Music Teacher Magazine.
Manuscript reference no.: MS 8877, MS Acc03.063, MS Acc03.192, MS Acc04.265, MS Acc05.066, MS Acc06.159, MS Acc07.191, MS Acc10.129.
Associated materials: Papers of Franz Holford, 1948-1990 MS 8967.
In part, photocopies. [S.l.].
Permission required for research during the lifetime of Phillip Wilcher. Not for loan.
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