Fonds 34 - Archives Collection 34 : J. Churchill Arlidge

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CA OTUFM 34

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Archives Collection 34 : J. Churchill Arlidge

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  • 2008 (Accumulation)

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1 box : .1 m.

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(1849-1913)

Biographical history

J. (Joseph) Churchill Arlidge, flutist, organist, teacher, and composer, was born in Stratford-on-Avon, 17 Mar 1849, and died in Toronto in 1913. Arlidge studied flute with Benjamin Wells and Robert Sydney Pratten, and made his debut in 1859 at the Crystal Palace in a concert given by Sir Julius Benedict for Queen Victoria. In late 1874 he went to Toronto to be married and was immersed into the musical life of that city.

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Assembled by Bob Arlidge, donated May 2008.

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Writings, family letters, photographs; photocopies of biographical documents including:
Arlidge, J. Churchill. Entertainment grave and gay.
MS notebook of concert repertoire, unpaged, with inserted leaves.
Topical commentaries, with song listings on page versos.
Some press opinions. Promotional brochure. 1902?
How practice makes perfect: a few hints to teachers and students of music, to which is appended the Arlidge practice record. c1907.
12 promotional photographs as a child or youth performer (Cartes de visite)
35 photographs of individuals and locations associated with his career (Cartes de visite)
Family letters and family and career photographs.
Sheet music repertoire, with ms vocal parts
Wooden conductor’s baton
Jewel pendant with photograph
Biographical documents: press clippings, letters, programs etc. 5 files of photocopies
Photographs of costumes of Arlidge as a child performer, donated to the Royal Ontario Museum 1997
Arlidge, Bob. “The forgotten flute player”. Computer print of draft article for Pan : the journal of the British Flute Society, 2007.
“Mr. J. Churchill Arlidge: Canada’s popular flute virtuoso.” In Institute for Canadian Music Newsletter, 3:1, 2005

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