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Graeme Skinner

Curator, Australharmony


B. Mus. (Hons) (Melbourne), Ph.D. (Sydney)

Honorary Associate in Musicology, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney


Staff profile:

http://sydney.edu.au/music/staff-profiles/graeme.skinner.php 

Contact:

graeme.skinner@sydney.edu.au


Graeme Skinner is an independent scholar, writer, musicologist, and historian of Australian music.

He is currently (2011-20) an Honorary Associate of the University of Sydney, in the Musicology Unit, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

He is author of the biography Peter Sculthorpe: the making of an Australian composer (University of New South Wales Press 2007), which covers the first half of the composer's career to 1974. The book was reissued as in paperback and ebook formats (and print-on-demand hardback) in 2015.

He has published books, academic book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles in both his main areas of his scholarly research to date, the history of Australian music and musical composition, and the historical sacred liturgical music sources, plainsong and polyphony, of Toledo Cathedral in Spain.

He was a 2007 Harold White Fellow at the National Library of Australia, and a featured author at the 2008 Sydney Writers Festival. His research and publications have been supported by major funding from the Australian Council of the Arts and the University of Sydney.

He is curator of the online research resource Australharmony http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony) in which he continues documentation, begun in his doctoral thesis, of Australian music and musicians of the colonial and early Federation eras.

He also curates a public virtual resource on Australian colonial music inside Trove ( http://trove.nla.gov.au/book/result?l-publictag=Australian_colonial_music), under the user profile australharmony.

Since producing a commissioned report in 2011 on the colonial musical collections of Sydney Living Museums (Historic houses Trust of NSW), he has had ongoing relationship with the organisation. In 2016-17 he was a member of the joint SLM/SCM Dowling Songbook Project team, and a presenter at the SLM's Sound Heritage Australia Sydney international forum.

With co-author Michael Noone, he is completing for forthcoming publication a catalogue of the 16th-century polyphonic choirbooks of Toledo Cathedral, Spain.

While continuing to work on these projects he is researching toward the second and final volume of his Sculthorpe biography.


Publications



Books


2015 / 2007

Graeme Skinner, Peter Sculthorpe: the making of an Australian composer (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2007; ebook and print on demand edition, with new introduction, 2015)

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=PH6M8JqMGBUC (2007 edition PREVIEW)

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=aYW2CgAAQBAJ (2015 edition PREVIEW)





Book chapters


2017

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Recovering musical data from colonial era transcriptions of Indigenous songs: some practical considerations", in Jim Wafer and Myfanwy Turpin (eds), Recirculating songs: revitalising the singing practices of Indigenous Australia (Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics, 2017)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/251445478 

http://hdl.handle.net/1885/132161 

https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/132161 

https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/bitstream/1885/132161/25/16_skinner.pdf 


2017

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney) and Jim Wafer (University of Newcastle), "A checklist of colonial era musical transcriptions of Australian Indigenous songs", in Jim Wafer and Myfanwy Turpin (eds), Recirculating songs: revitalising the singing practices of Indigenous Australia (Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics, 2017)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/251445478 

http://hdl.handle.net/1885/132161 

https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/132161 

https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/bitstream/1885/132161/26/17_skinner_wafer.pdf 


2015

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Australian musical first modernism", in Stephen Ross and Allana C. Lindgren (eds), The modernist world (London & New York: Routledge, 2015), 273-81

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=YFvLCQAAQBAJ&pg=PA273 (PREVIEW)


2015

Michael Noone (Boston College) and Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Multum in parvo: a 1555 Morales processional partbook at Toledo Cathedral, its genesis, use, and later history", in Tess Knighton and Emilio Ros-Fábregas (eds), New perspectives on early music in Spain (Papers on Hispanic music from the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Barcelona 2011) (Kassel: Edition Reichenberger, 2015), 88-107

http://www.reichenberger.de/Pages/iems1.html 


2015

Michael Noone (Boston College) and Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Liturgia y polifonía: globalización y localismo en la catedral de Toledo durante los años Del Greco", in Eva Esteve Roldán, Carlos Martínez Gil y Víctor Pliego de Andrés (eds), El entorno musical del Greco. Actas del Simposio celebrado en Toledo (30 de enero - 2 de febrero de 2014) (Madrid: Editorial Musicalis, 2015), 189-201

http://www.elargonauta.com/libros/el-entorno-musical-del-greco-actas-del-simposio-celebrado-en-toledo-30-de-enero-2-de-febrero-de-2014/978-84-935463-9-7 

http://www.elargonauta.com/static/pdf/62478.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)

https://www.academia.edu/24786955/EL_GRECO_S_MUSICAL_ENVIROMENT_EL_ENTORNO_MUSICAL_DEL_GRECO 


2013

Michael Noone (Boston College) and Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "The cathedral, the copyist, the composer and the canon: revising Toledo Cathedral's Victoria choirbook and the Liber primus (1576)", in Javier Suárez-Pajares y Manuel del Sol (eds), Tomás Luis de Victoria: estudios/studies (Madrid: Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales, 2013), 37-54

https://www.academia.edu/1785607/Estudios._Tom%C3%A1s_Luis_de_Victoria._Studies 


2009

Michael Noone and Graeme Skinner, "Toledo Cathedral's manuscript polyphonic choirbooks ToleBC 18, ToleBC 25, and ToleBC 34 and their origins", in João Pedro d'Alvarenga and Manuel Pedro Ferreira (eds), "New music" 1400-1600: papers from an international colloquium on the theory, authorship and transmission of music in the age of the renaissance (Lisboa, Évora, CESEM, Centro de História da Arte da Universidade de Évora, Editora Casa do Sul, 2009), 129-170

http://cesem.fcsh.unl.pt/en/publicacao/new-music-1400-1600-papers-from-an-international-colloquium-on-the-theory-authorship-and-transmission-of-music-in-the-age-of-the-renaissance 


2008

Michael Noone, Graeme Skinner, y Ángel Fernández Collado, "El fondo de cantorales de canto llano de la catedral de Toledo: informe y catálogo provisional", in Memoria ecclesiae 31: Música y archivos de la iglesia ([Yearbook of the] Asociación de Archiveros de la iglesia en España, 2008), 585-632

http://www.scrinia.org/memoria/Indice_MemoriaEcclesiaeXXXI.pdf 


2008

Michael Noone and Graeme Skinner, "The nuevo rezado, music scribes, and the restoration of Morales's Toledo lamentation", in Owen Rees and Bernadette Nelson (eds), Cristóbal de Morales: sources, influences, reception (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2007), 3-22

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/32587025 





Refereed journal articles


2015

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "The invention of Australian music", Musicology Australia 37/2 (2015), 289-306

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08145857.2015.1076594 (PAYWALL)

Download pdf perusal copy here with the author's compliments:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/medialocal/skinner-2015-the-invention-of-australian-music.pdf


2011

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Mapping Australian colonial music with Trove: new paradigms for music research, teaching, and librarianship", Music References Services Quarterly 14/1-2 (2011), 1-14

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10588167.2011.571168 (PAYWALL)


2011

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Australian composers and arrangers of early colonial synagogue music: new light on Isaac Nathan, James Henri Anderson, Joseph Reichenberg, and Herman Hoelzel", The Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal 20/2 (June 2011), 193-214


2008

Graeme Skinner, "Some makings of an Australian composer (1964-65): historical context and the National Library of Australia's Peter Sculthorpe Papers", Fontes artis musicae (Quarterly Journal of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres) 55/1 (January-March 2008), 111-127

http://www.jstor.org/stable/23512414 (PAYWALL)


2007

Michael Noone and Graeme Skinner, "Toledo Cathedral's collection of manuscript plainsong choirbooks: a preliminary report and checklist", Notes (Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association [USA]), 63/2 (December 2006), 289-328

http://www.jstor.org/stable/4487771 (PAYWALL)


2006

Graeme Skinner, "Peter Sculthorpe: los espíritus del lugar" [Spirits of place] [translated: Miguel Ángel Coll], Sibila (Revista de arte, música y literature Sevilla) 21 (Abril 2006), 47-54

http://www.sibila.org/ 





Other publications


2017

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "A paper jukebox: exploring the sheet music collections at SLM", Unlocked: the Sydney Living Museums gazette (Autumn 2017), 20-23; and online

https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/stories/paper-jukebox-exploring-our-sheet-music-collections


2014

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Remebering Peter in his music" [program booklet essay], Peter Sculthorpe: a celebration of his life and music; Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, Saturday 25 October 2014

http://www.graemeskinner.id.au/sculthorpe-memorial-2014.html 


2014

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Ross Edwards, Australian composer", online:

http://www.graemeskinner.id.au/edwards-ross-bio.html 


2011

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Grabowsky, Paul", in Grove Music Online (New York: Oxford University Press, new entry uploaded 26 Oct 2011)

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Stanhope, Paul", in Grove Music Online (New York: Oxford University Press, new entry uploaded 26 Oct 2011)

Warren Bebbington/Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Edwards, Ross", in Grove Music Online (New York: Oxford University Press, revised and expanded entry uploaded 26 Oct 2011)

Warren Bebbington/Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Vine, Carl", in Grove Music Online (New York: Oxford University Press, revised and expanded entry uploaded 26 Oct 2011)

http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/public/page/December2011 


2010

Graeme Skinner, Sculthorpe: an icon of Australian music (K9-12 curriculum resource book and teaching kit) (Sydney: Australian Music Centre, 2010), 90pp + CD

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/37554265 

http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/product/sculthorpe-an-icon-of-australian-music 


2009

Graeme Skinner, "Conversations at Sandy Creek: interview with Gordon Kerry, author of New classical music: composing Australia", Resonate (Online Journal of the Australian Music Centre) (May 2009)

http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/article/conversations-at-sandy-creek 





Commerical recording booklet essays (recent only)


2014

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), Peter Sculthorpe 1929-2014: the ABC recordings, booklet notes for 10CD set or recordings (Sydney: ABC Classics, 2014)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/97m3wvdpke6qy05/AABo-EJPHdkrmKcXqZP5yrUwa?dl=0 (ABC CLASSICS DROPBOX)


2014

Graeme Skinner, Sculthorpe: the complete quartets with didjeridu [String Quartets Nos 12, 14, 16, 18, with didjeridu, CD booklet essay] (San Francisco: Del Sol Quartet, 2014)

http://delsolquartet.com/commission-posts/peter-sculthorpe 


2011

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Patrick Thomas, Australian master" (Sydney: ABC Classics 476 4564 8CD, 2011); and online here

http://www.graemeskinner.id.au/thomas-patrick.html 


2010

Graeme Skinner, Ross Edwards wind concertos [CD booklet essay] (Diana Doherty, Riley Lee, David Thomas, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Volmer (Sydney: ABC Classics CD, 2010)

http://www.buywell.com/booklets/4763768.pdf 


2010

Graeme Skinner, J. S. Bach concertos for oboe and oboe d'amore [CD booklet essay] (Diana Doherty; Ironwood (period instrument ensemble) (Sydney: ABC Classics, 2010)

http://www.buywell.com/booklets/4763673.pdf 


2009

Graeme Skinner, "The Amadio family" (Sydney: ABC Classsics 2CDS, 2009)

http://www.graemeskinner.id.au/amadio-family.html 


2008

Graeme Skinner, Peggy Glanville-Hicks orchestral works [CD booklet essay] (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills, Antony Walker (conductors) (Sydney: ABC Classics, 2008)

http://www.buywell.com/booklets/4763222.pdf 


2008

Graeme Skinner, Gerard Brophy orchestral works [CD booklet essay] (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Dobbs Franks, Kenneth Young (conductors) (Sydney: ABC Classics, 2008)

http://www.buywell.com/booklets/4763220.pdf 




Web resources (other than Australharmony)


2017

Michael Noone (Boston College) and Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Cristóbal de Morales: Missarum liber primus, 1546, a printed source of 16th-century sacred music from the Papal chapel: background, context, and compositional process", web resoursce (Boston College: Morales Mass Book Project, 2017)

https://moralesmassbook.bc.edu/ 

https://moralesmassbook.bc.edu/collaborators/ 


2016

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "About the antiphoner", in Burns antiphoner (Boston College: Franciscan Antiphoner Project, 2016)

http://burnsantiphoner.bc.edu 


2016

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), Online index to Boston College Burns Library Franciscan antiphoner MS.1996.097, CANTUS: a database for Latin ecclesiastical chant, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2016

http://cantus.uwaterloo.ca/source/656252 




Conference presentations


2017

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), invited keynote address, "Australian fugitive pieces: national romanticism, national music, and colonial nationalism", Rethinking the dynamics of musical nationalism, an international conference, University of Amsterdam, 26-29 September 2017


2017

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Sonorous remains: curating the colonial musical museum", Sound Heritage Australia: making music in historic places, international forum, Sydney Living Museums, Elizabeth Bay House, 28 March 2017


2015

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "The invention of Australian music", paper presented to the Musicological Society of Australia 2015 Conference, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 October 2015


2014

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "A fatal comeuppance? Chevalier Bochsa finally goes to Botany Bay", invited paper presented at the 12th World Harp Congress, Sydney, Australia, 21 July 2014


2014

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Uncovering the foundations: the colonial pre-history of Sydney Conservatorium", in About music: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, 2014 Monday Public Lecture Series (convened by Prof. Linda Barwick), 28 April 2014


2013

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Musical 'Sydney moderns' between the two world wars?", paper presented at Raymond Hanson Centenary Symposium, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, 23 November 2013; convenors: Assoc. Prof. Kathleen Nelson and Dr. Joanna Drimatis


2013

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Sydney Cecilians and Dilettanti: implanting the science and practice of music in early colonial Australia, 1838-1842", invited paper, at Global Corelli: fame and music in the early modern world, symposium, School of Music, Australian National University, 4-5 November 2013; convenor: Dr. David R. M. Irving


2010

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Mapping early Australian music with Trove: a new paradigm for Australian colonial historiography", 2010 Conference IAML Australia (International Association of Music Librarians), Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, 2-3 September 2010


2007

Graeme Skinner (National Library of Australia, Harold White Fellow), "Unmasking Sculthorpe! A biographer's revenge?", public presentation, 21 August 2007, National Library of Australia, Canberra



For other publications see:

http://www.graemeskinner.id.au/publications.html