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Paper no 43









List of papers







Garry Laycock: Australian musician 1944-1988

Original compositions and arrangements



All works now in the State Library of NSW, except for Two Tangos (1986). 

[1960s]. Courtesy / words from a poem by Hilaire Belloc; music by Leon Gibbons. For Margaret Lloyd. Voices and piano. 

[1960s]. Macbeth. For Ed Temby. Strange tidings – The theme from Macbeth – Witches music – Sound and alarum –[Title forgotten?] – With evil intent. String quartet; 2 clarinets and viola; 3 trumpets and horn; 3 trumpets and 2 horns; 2 clarinets; 3 trumpets and horn. 

[1960s]. Ronny’s songs / words by Ron Hunter; music by Leon Gibbons. Contents: To be sung at tea – Boys who part – Der Arme Ronny – The old refrain – Demande et response – Pause.  

[1968 Aug]. Intermezzo. For Margot [Kelly] Bentley. Clarinet and piano. 

[1968 Oct]. Processional. Dedicated to Mary Feneley and Manuel Lopez. 2 clarinets and bassoon. 

[1971 Nov]. The Burbank-Tilssen fanfare/ For Marie Callan and Hans Tiller. Organ. 

[1972 Jul]. Fanfare on a French folk song. For Max Coombs. 3 trumpets and piano. Arrangements by Chris Perrin for 3 trumpets or brass ensemble published as Fanfare on a French traditional air by Kookaburra Music in 2009. 

[1972 Aug]. The House of Mars: fanfare. For Paul Bentley. 3 trumpets.  

[1972 Sep]. Circular Quay and Dog turds on the footpath: two songs / words by Don Laycock; music by Leon Gibbons. Baritone and piano.  

[1978 May]. Cancion. Piano.  

[1978 May]. Cubana. For Gordon Watson. Piano. 

[1978 Jun]. Brasileira. Clarinet, violin, viola, cello 

[1978 Nov]. The birds / words by Hilaire Belloc; music by Leon Gibbons. For Mary Lithgow. Voices and piano. 

[1979?]. Noel / words by Hilaire Belloc; music by Leon Gibbons. For Robert Rosen. 2 sopranos and piano. 

[1986]. Two tangos. [performed at Sydney Conservatorium 22 June 1986]. Location of music unknown. 

[1987 Jul]. A fairly grand tarantella from a night or two at the opera / by Giacomo Giuseppe Gaetana Gibbon [aka Leon Gibbons]. Piano duet. [Bound with My song goes round the world]


[1985 Nov]. Mozart, W. A. Piano concerto no 21 in C major, K467.


Most arrangements were completed for the Australian Opera annual benefit concerts. 

[Undated]. Advance Australia Fair. String Quartet. 

[Undated]. The hat’s on the side of my head. 3 flutes, alto. 

[1973 Apr]. Where have all the flowers gone? For Petersham Girls’ High School choir. Female voices. 

[1987 Aug]. Song medley. Contents: Shuffle off the Buffalo – San Francisco – Crying for the Carolines – Broadway Melody. Voices [SSATTB] 

[1979 Oct]. I must have that man. Oboe, cor anglais, viola, cello.

[1979 Oct]. You’re getting to be a habit with me / by Harry Warren. For Wendy Jonas. Piano duet. 

[1979 Nov]. She moved through the fair: Irish traditional. Flute and harp. 

[1979 Dec]. The Lily of Laguna. For the Sydney Clarinet Quartet. 

[1979 Dec]. Mean to me / by Turk and Ahlert. Oboe, cor anglais, viola and cello. 

[1979 Dec]. Santa has an accident: a symphonic poem by Peter Ilyitch Woolfenden; arranged by Leon Gibbons. Violin, 2 violas, horn.  

[1980?]. National anthem of the Kingdom of Tonga. Orchestral score. 

[1980 May]. Two foxtrots / by Irving Berlin. Viola and double bass. 

[1980 Jun]. Lazybones / by Hoagy Carmichael. 2 oboes and cor anglais. 

[1980 Jul]. The eyes of the world are on you. Piano duet. 

[1983 Aug]. Duet of the black Wedgwood teapot and the china teacup / by Maurice Ravel. Arranged for piano, four hands from Ravel’s opera L’enfant et les sortileges 

[1983 Sep]. Tiptoe through the tulips / by Joe Burke. For the Sydney Clarinet Quartet. 

[1984 Dec]. Auld lang syne. Small orchestra. 

[1985 Jun]. Song without words, no 28 / by Felix Mendelssohn. Oboe, horn and piano. 

[1985 Jun]. Song without words, no 42 / by Felix Mendelssohn. Oboe, horn and piano. 

[1985 Jul]. The procession of the nobles form the opera Mlada. By N. Rimsky-Korsakov. Piano, 4 hands. 

[1986 Aug]. Triumphal procession from The golden cockerel by N. Rimsky-Korsakov. Piano, 4 hands. 

[1986 Dec]. Whispering. Unaccompanied voices [TTB] 

[1987]. By the sleepy lagoon / composed in 1930 by Eric Coates; words added in 1942 by Jack Lawrence; camped up in 1987 by Leon Gibbons. Flute, 2 ladies, baritone. 

[1987 Feb]. Deep purple / by Peter de Rose; arr by Leon Gibbons. Voices [TTBB] 

[1987 Feb]. You will remember Vienna / by Schoenberger. Bound with the Theme for the NSW Department of Housing [commissioned for television commercial].  

[1987 Mar]. Body and soul. Voices [TTBB] 

[1987 Sep?]. Beyond the blue horizon. For World Discovery Show, act 2. Australian Opera. Voices. 

[1987?]. Day and night /Eleni Eifterias. Arrangement for voice and piano. [Commissioned].


Folder of additional arrangements for Australian Opera benefit concerts, including Cole Porter Medley (Let's Do It, Love for Sale, What is This Thing Called Love? Anthing Goes, The Laziest Gal in Town), Broadway Melody, By a Sleepy Lagoon, Crying for the Carolines, The Dicky Bird Hop, The Flies Crawled Up the Window, German rounds, Gounod Faust Ballet music, Home Sweet Home, It’s a Song From a Show, Is He an Aussie Is he Lizzie, K-K-K-Katie, Me and My Shadow, Mi-a-ou, The Music Goes Round and Round, Oh Sydney I Love You, Piccolo Pete, Portsmouth, Robinson Crusoe, Sam the Old Accordion Man, San Francisco, Shuffle off to Buffalo, There Ought to Be a Moonlight Saving Time [8 Aug 1986], Ukulele Lady, You Will Remember Vienna.  


Ballet class books. 13 volumes compiled by Garry Laycock when employed as rehearsal pianist with the Australian Ballet. 





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