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University of Toronto Music Library John Beckwith fonds
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John Beckwith fonds

  • CA OTUFM 10
  • Fonds
  • 1936-2018

Fonds consists of records created by John Beckwith during his career, predominantly relating to his compositions. Materials include sketches, drafts, final copies, texts, performance records, and related correspondence for most of his works, as we...

Beckwith, John

Awards and honours

File contains correspondence, photographs, lectures, and programs relating to John Beckwith's honorary degrees from the University of Guelph, 1995; Queen's University, 1998; and the University of Victoria, 1999.

Personal correspondence : Articles, diatribes

File contains letters to the editor: The Beaver, Bravo, University of Toronto Bulletin, The Globe and Mail, Musicanada (Myra Grimley), Musicworks, National Geographic, Saturday Night, SoundNotes, TSO News, The Torch (University of Victoria), Toron...

Miscellaneous correspondence

File contains letters to and from: Joanna Anonychuck (VNMS), Edith Binnie, Gordon Burnett (Jubilate Singers), Chan Wing-Wah, Gustav Ciamaga, Buddy Clark (Catholic University), Timothy J. Cooper, Edward Deckard, David Dorward, Tannis Fast, Paul Fre...

Correspondence with musicians

File contains various forms of correspondence from musicians, including letters; a poem “Fuguing Tune” by Bill Aide; a flexi disc recording of R. Murray Schafer’s “Dédicace” (1976), given to John Beckwith and Kathleen McMorrow for new year’s 1983;...

Personal and professional correspondence

File contains letters to and from: Marla Aikman (NATS), Claude Beaudry, Jack Behrens, Juliette Bourassa-Trépanier, Blanche Carragher, Neil Carson (McMaster University), Brian Corman, Cliff Crawley and Beverley Diamond, Anne C. Dale (Dentistry, Un...

Personal and professional correspondence

File includes correspondence (both outgoing and incoming) with Ray Dudley, Stephen Chatman, Carl Morey, Ronald Shepherd, Barbara Pritchard, Brian Cherney, Paul [McIntyre?], Brian Thompson, Alex Pauk, Mary Shepherd, Kimberley Francis, Stephen Walsh...

Biographical

Series includes awards and honours, radio transcripts, portraits, journal articles, and other bibliographic documents.

Music business correspondence

File includes correspondence from BMI/Berandol, Waterloo music, Canadian Music Centre, Gordon V. Thompson, Frederick Harris, Warner Chappell, Other publishers, PRO and SODRAC, RCI, AFM local 149, Music Promotion Foundation, and SOCAN.

Personal correspondence with musicians

File contains correspondence with: William Aide, Robert Aitken, Tim Brady, Howard Brown, Joan Bulley, Stanley Bulley, Chan Wing-Wah, Brian Cherney, Hugh Davidson, Ray Dudley, Charles Foreman, John Hawkins, Sydney Hodkinson, Talivaldis Kenins, Edna...

Personal correspondence

File includes letters from Raymond Dudley, Udo Kasemets, Bruce Mather, Colleen and James Reaney,R. Murray Schafer, Peter Williams, Robert Fleming, Stanley Bulley, Lee Hoiby, W. S. Morrison, Glenn Gould, Harry Somers, Jean Howson, Walter Herbert, ...

Personal correspondence

File contains letters from: Ira Dilworth (CBC), Raymond Dudley, Harry Freedman (re Canadian League of Composers), Glenn Gould, Alberto Guerrero, Myrtle Rose Guerrero, Betty Jean Hagen, Stuart Hamilton, W. B. Herbert (Canada Foundation), Helmut Ka...

Personal and professional correspondence

File contains letters to and from: Hugh Anson-Cartwright, Arved Ashby, Irene Bailey, Duane Bates, Simon Beck (Globe and Mail), Guido Bimberg, William Blissett, Frank Callaway, Austin Clarkson, Helen Coates (for Leonard Bernstein), Nathalie Cooke, ...

Correspondence and reviews regarding Unheard of

File contains reviews and correspondence from friends relating to John Beckwith’s memoirs “Unheard of: Memoirs of a Canadian Composer” (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012). The file includes letters from Ben Conway, and William Toye. The file ...

Other correspondence

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence, including letters from and to many Canadian musicians and composers.

Critical correspondence

File consists of John Beckwith’s letters to the editor, reviews, and related correspondence concerning music performances, publications, and institutions.

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