Hyde, Miriam, 1913-2005

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1913-01-15
Death 2005-01-11
Gender:
Female
Australians
English

Biographical notes:

Miriam Hyde is a composer, musician and poet. In 1931 she won the Elder Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music, London. During this time she won three composition prizes, performed two of her concertos with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra and made several broadcasts with the BBC. She was a musical examiner with the Advisory Board of the AMEB for 37 years and a councillor of the Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales. Hyde has been a recitalist, lecturer and tutor and has had three books of poetry published: 'The bliss of solitude' (1941), A few poems (1942) and Dawn to dusk (1938-1947). Her autobiography, Complete accord, was published by Currency Press, Sydney in 1991. In 1980, Hyde was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1991. In 1995 she was awarded an HonFMusA by the AMEB.

From the description of Letters of Miriam Hyde, 1997-2004 [manuscript]. 1997-2004. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225365476

From the description of Papers of Miriam Hyde [manuscript]. 1927-1996. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225826390

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Subjects:

  • Patriotic music
  • Songs (medium voice) with piano
  • Clarinet and piano music--Scores
  • Songs (High voice) with piano
  • String orchestra music, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Piano music (1 hand)
  • Australian poetry--20th century--Manuscripts
  • Sonatas (piano)
  • Composers--Correspondence
  • Piano trios--Scores and parts
  • Piano music
  • Anzac Day--Songs and music
  • Piano music (Pianos (2))
  • Women composers--Correspondence
  • Composers--Archives
  • Songs with piano
  • Women composers--Archives

Occupations:

  • Composers

Places:

  • Australia (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)