Collection: Sound Recordings

Architecture/Music Library, The University of Queensland
Approximately 11000 sound recordings in LP, cassette and CD formats. Comprises mainly vocal and instrumental music from the medieval to contemporary periods, and "non-Western" music

Archives and Research Centre of the Lutheran Church of Australia
Audio cassettes of services; recordings of Lutheran Singers, choral groups etc.

Australian Archives
Cartridge Recordings of Classical Music of the Silver Jubilee Commemorative Organisation;Australian Film Music, tape of background music to the film 'The War Dead of the British Commonwealth; Stereo sub-master tapes, Australian Festival of Music, ABC;Production files of recorded music and outside Broadcasts, ABC;

Australian War Memorial (Research Centre)
The sound collection consists of period music, radio interviews and programs which are in any way concerned with Australia's involvement in war and armed conflict, as well as oral history recordings. There are over 5,000 items in this collection. The only part of the sound collection available to the public is the Keith Murdoch Sound Archive.

Camden Historical Society
About 20 wax cylinders that have never been catalogued and the contents of which are unknown. About 30 78 rpm records of popular type music.

Charles Sturt University Regional Archives
Audio tapes re performances from International Trombone Association, Wagga Wagga Branch (RW1101).

Edith Cowan University Archives
Various sound recordings are availble in reeel-to-reel format, audio cassette. Also contain HC Coombs lectures, Research & Development lectures and Professorial lectures on cassette.

Golden Dragon Museum
A small collection of recordings of Chinese traditional music

Good Samaritan Archives
Archive has collection of multicultural ethnic musics and church music.About 20 Cassettes of about 20 hours of music; 2 CDs

Grenfell Historical Society Inc.
The collection contains some 78 rpm records

Koorda and Districts Museum and Historical society


Molong Historical Society Inc.
50 wax cylinder recordings60 78 rpm records

National Library of Australia
Recordings of folk music, Aboriginal music and music from immigrant communities.

North Queensland Opera and Theatre Group Inc. and the Company Singers
Tape recordings of various performances and videos of some of the shows

Rockdale City Library
Commercial CDs only. Top 40, rock, pop, jazz, country and classical.

Scone & Upper Hunter Historical Society
Gramophone records and cylinders.

State Library of Victoria
The collection consists of music and non-music recordings in various formats such as compact disc, laser disc, cassette and reel tapes, both video and sound. The recorded music collection aims to include, at a selective level, all periods, places, styles, genres and movements in Western music, together with some coverage of music from other cultures. Areas covered include opera, instrumental music, rock/pop music, choral music, folk and ethnic music, jazz and film soundtracks. There is a particularly strong emphasis on the works of Australian composers and artists.

State Records (NSW)
See our Concise Guide on Our Website for details

Strehlow Research Centre
Approx. 50 hours of sound recordings of Aboriginal men's sacred ceremonies

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Library.
Broad collection of commercially available CDs, with recordings of Australian performers and composers as well astraditional and non-traditional aboriginal recordings. Allcatalogued and available via Homepage.

The Cairns and North Queensland Historical Society
Library contains boxes of records '45s' and '78s' (uncatalogued); wax cylinders and tapes (catalogued) of such things as the choral scoiety, amateur local opera companies, bands, orchestral societies and so on.


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