Orchard, W. Arundel, (William Arundel) (1867-1961)

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Orchard, W. Arundel
Orchard, W. Arundel (1867-1961)
Orchard, William Arundel (1867-1961)
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composer; conductor; historian; pianist; music teacher; Musician
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William Arundel Orchard (1867-1961), musician, was born on 13 April 1867 in London, son of William Edward Orchard, merchant's clerk, and his wife Annie Eliza, née Parry. He was privately educated and...

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W. Arundel Orchard worked in Sydney as a conductor and teacher in the first half of the twentieth century. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Durham in 1893. In 1896 he arrived in Perth as a choir director of St George's Cathedral, later working in Hobart as choirmaster at St David's Cathedral and conductor of the Hobart Philharmonic Society. He settled in Sydney in 1903 as conductor of the Sydney Liedertafel (Royal Sydney Apollo Club from 1916), where he also became conductor of the Sydney Madrigal and Chamber Music societies and the choir of the Great Synagogue. He was the first conductor of George Plummer's all-professional Sydney Symphony Orchestra, formed in 1908. A champion for the establishment of a music school in Sydney, Orchard sat on the advisory council to the NSW State Conservatorium. He taught music history and ensemble singing at the Conservatorium from its foundation, and succeeded Henri Verbrugghen as director in 1922. His most significant contribution as director was instigating an orchestral scholarship scheme funded by government and private patrons, in order to address the shortfall of orchestral funding created by the defeat of the Holman government in 1920. After retiring from the Conservatorium in 1934, Orchard taught the first degree course in music at the University of Tasmania until 1938. He wrote two books on 'serious' music-making in Australia: the autobiographical The Distant View, published 1943, and Music in Australia, published 1952. He spent the rest of his life composing, writing, conducting examinations for the Trinity College of Music, London, and travelling. Orchard's compositions include an opera, Dorian Gray (based on Oscar Wilde's text), at least two operettas, orchestral music, and a number of published songs and short piano pieces. His style has been criticised for sounding dated, with his conservative Anglophilic tastes preventing him from exploring the emerging techniques of his day.

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  1. Papers and music scores of William Arundel Orchard
    Orchard, W. Arundel (William Arundel), 1867-1961
    [ Unpublished : 1889-1963 ]
    At National Library
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  2. The distant view / by W. Arundel Orchard
    Orchard, W. Arundel (William Arundel), 1867-1961
    [ Book : 1943 ]
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  3. Dr. W. Arundel Orchard papers
    Orchard, W. Arundel (William Arundel), 1867-1961
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  4. Fantasie - ballade for violin & piano / W. Arundel Orchard
    Orchard, W. Arundel (William Arundel), 1867-1961
    [ Printed music : 1938 ]
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  5. A spring morning : for piano / by W. Arundel Orchard
    Orchard, W. Arundel (William Arundel), 1867-1961
    [ Printed music : 1956 ]
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  6. Music in Australia : more than 150 years of development / by W. Arundel Orchard ; with a foreword by Sir Robert Garran
    Orchard, W. Arundel (William Arundel), 1867-1961
    [ Book : 1952 ]
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  7. Rhapsody in A minor : for piano / by W. Arundel Orchard
    Orchard, W. Arundel (William Arundel), 1867-1961
    [ Printed music : 1939 ]
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  8. Doth not wisdom cry : anthem for soprano solo and chorus of boys' or women's voices / by W. Arundel Orchard
    Orchard, W. Arundel (William Arundel), 1867-1961
    [ Printed music : 1949 ]
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  9. Ariel : piano solo / by W. Arundel Orchard
    Orchard, W. Arundel (William Arundel), 1867-1961
    [ Printed music : 1943 ]
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  10. Rhapsody in A minor / W. Arundel Orchard
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    [ Printed music : 1939 ]
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  1. Papers and music scores of William Arundel Orchard
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    [ Unpublished : 1889-1963 ]
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  2. The distant view / by W. Arundel Orchard
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    [ Book : 1943 ]
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  3. Papers relating to the Deane family, compiled by W. H. Deane, 1957, 1960
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  5. Conductor Dr Arundel Orchard, New South Wales, ca. 1920s
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  6. Ensemble class, Mr. Orchard, Conservatorium of Music
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  7. Wentzel family photographs, 1908-1936
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  8. Series 01: Henri Verbrugghen correspondence and other personal papers, 1886-1934
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  9. Series 04: Wentzel family papers, 1849-1967
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  10. Collection of negatives of people and places, mainly Australian, ca. 1920-1948 / photographed by Harold Cazneaux
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