Fonds 40 - Archives Collection 40: Doug Riley Fonds

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Reference code

CA OTUFM 40

Title

Archives Collection 40: Doug Riley Fonds

Date(s)

  • c. 1966-2007 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

12.5 linear ft. (30 boxes) of textual records
5 audio cassettes
2 audio disc
1 photo

Context area

Name of creator

(1945-2007)

Biographical history

Doug (Douglas Brian) Riley. Composer, arranger, pianist, organist, record producer, b Toronto 12 Apr 1945, d Calgary 27 Aug 2007; B MUS (Toronto) 1967.

Archival history

Material was arranged by Doug Riley's family following his death in 2007 and was then donated to the University of Toronto Music Library in 2011. In 2016 the material was accessioned and a finding aid created. Materials were left in the order which they were in when presented to the University of Toronto Music Library.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Material donated to the University of Toronto Music Library by Doug Riley's son under the authorisation of his (Riley's son's) mother.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of records created, accumulated, and used by Doug Riley between the years 1966-2007. The majority of the records in this fonds is sheet music resulting from collaborations with other musicians, arrangements by Doug Riley, or original compositions. Although the fonds consists largely of jazz music, there is a wide variety of genres including classical music represented. Audio recordings could prove useful in the understanding of Doug Riley's performances or musical techniques.
Throughout his career Doug Riley collaborated in a variety of projects including composing music for theatre, television, awards shows, and social events. The fonds includes evidence of these projects including scripts, itineraries, storyboards, etc.
Also included in the fonds is correspondence between Doug Riley and other prominent figures in the music industry. Many set lists included in the fonds could provide insights into the performances of Doug Riley.
The following series constitute the fonds: Classical Scores, 1966-1997; Collaborations, Award Show Music, and Scripts, 1993-2007; B3 Quartet Projects, 1980-1997; Harnoy/ Woo Lee/Burgess Projects, 1995-2000; Miscellaneous Jazz Arrangements, 1989-2007; Original Jazz Tune Compositions, 1981-1992; Finkleman Projects, 1998-2004; Family Passions/TV/Commercials/Miscellaneous Projects, 1987-2000; Brecker Bros/David Clayton-Thomas/Anne Murray and Other Collaboration Projects 1976-1980; Famous People Player Projects, 1985-2007.

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Accruals

No accruals expected.

System of arrangement

The original order that the material was presented in has been maintained and arranged into 10 series which reflect the major activities, work, and projects of the creator over the course of his musical career.

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access

Conditions governing reproduction

University of Toronto Music Library does not own the copyright to this material.

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Note

Titles within the fonds reflect titles which were given by the creator. When no title was given a title was supplied based on series or file contents.

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