Code, Edward Percival (1888-1953)

Also known as
Code, Percy
Code, Percy (1888-1953)
Field of activity
composer; conductor; musician; broadcaster; arranger; music teacher; bandsman; cornetist; trumpet player; Musician
NLA Persistent Identifier
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Edward Percival Code (1888-1953), musician, was born on 3 July 1888 at South Melbourne, son of Edward Thomas Code, picture-frame maker and bandmaster, and his wife Mary Ann, née Payne, both from Bendigo....

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Percy Code grew up in a family of bandsmen. He learnt cornet and violin from his father, E.T. Code, who was the conductor of Code's Melbourne Brass Band from 1892. This band was a frequent winner of competitions and were Australian champions from 1898-1900. Percy Code competed successfully in numerous contests in his youth, and in 1910 he won the distinguished Royal South Street competition at Ballarat. He was subsequently invited to join the visiting Besses o' th' Barn Band from England as its principal cornetist, with which he toured the world after some study in England. He settled in Ballarat on his return to Australia in 1912 and worked as a conductor, teacher, and adjudicator of competitions. In 1921 he went to the USA and joined the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, playing under Alfred Hertz. He also worked as a theatre musician and arranger of film music. Code returned to Melbourne in 1924, moving into radio work with 3AR and continuing his theatre playing. In 1929 he became the principal conductor for the Australian Broadcasting Company, and continued as senior conductor for the Melbourne 'core' orchestra when the Company became the Australian Broadcasting Commission in 1932. He maintained a long association with the ABC, transferring to Sydney in 1936 and training the orchestra for the series of celebrity seasons. He conducted operas for broadcast and travelled extensively within Australia. In 1947 he returned to Melbourne, retiring four years later. He was a popular figure in the band world and highly regarded among professional players as both a conductor and soloist. Code mostly composed for brass; many of his works are still well known and remain in contest and concert repertoire. His music includes numerous works for band, teaching pieces (including Allan's Modern Method for Cornet or Trumpet (1936)), and many virtuosic solo pieces.

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  1. Neath Austral skies : solo brilliante for B-flat cornet, baritone or euphonium / by Percy Code
    Code, Percy
    [ Sound : 1921 ]
    At CDU Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,926.805)

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  2. Zanette (caprice) : cornet solo or baritone, trombone or euphonium with piano accompaniment / by Percy Code
    Code, Percy
    [ Printed music : 1925 ]
    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,527.48)

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  3. Valse caprice, for B flat cornet, baritone or euphonium with piano accompaniment / by Percy Code
    Code, Percy
    [ Printed music : 1933 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,505.055)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,505.055)

  4. At sunset : for Bb cornet, baritone or euphonium with piano accompaniment / Percy Code
    Code, Percy
    [ Printed music : 1925 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,351.781)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,351.781)

  5. At dawn : reverie : cornet solo or baritone, trombone or euphonium with piano accompaniment / by Percy Code
    Code, Percy
    [ Printed music : 1925 ]
    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,223.602)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,223.602)

  6. At sunset : serenade : cornet solo [Bb] or baritone, trombone or euphonium with piano accompaniment / by Percy Code
    Code, Percy
    [ Printed music : 1925 ]
    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,078.609)

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  7. 8 famous solos for B-flat cornet (or euphonium) & piano / by Percy Code
    Code, Percy
    [ Sound : 1934-1990 ]
    At CDU Library
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  8. Prelude de concert : or B flat cornet, baritone or euphonium with piano accompaniment / by Percy Code
    Code, Percy
    [ Printed music : 1934 ]
    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,897.082)

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  9. The digger : march for brass band / Percy Code
    Code, Percy
    [ Printed music : 1900-1996 ]
    Languages: English;No linguistic content, [1 other]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49,292)

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  10. Wendouree (romance) cornet solo or baritone, trombone or euphonium with piano accompaniment / by Percy Code
    Code, Percy
    [ Printed music : 1919 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Wendouree (romance) cornet solo or baritone, trombone or euphonium with piano accompaniment / by Percy Code
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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 26 December 1953 p 20 Family Notices
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