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Wind music

File contains a compact disc titled "Let's Hear it from Beckwith."
Event title : Let's Hear it from Beckwith
Sponsor : New Music Concerts
Performers : Dianne Aitken, Robert Aitken, flutes ; Keith Atkinson, oboe ; Max Christie, Peter Stoll, Michele Verheul, David Bourque, clarinets ; Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon ; Joan Watson, horn ; Gillian MacKay, James Gardiner, trumpets ; John Jasavala, trombone ; Cameron Rawlins, euphonium ; Mark Tetreault, tuba ; Teri Dunn, soprano ; John Beckwith, piano.

Wendake / Huronia

File contains a compact disc titled "Wendake/Huronia."
Event title : Kanatha/Canada : First Encounters
Sponsors : Toronto Consort
Performers : Laura Pudwell, mezzo soprano ; Georges Sioui, narrator ; Toronto Consort ; Toronto Chamber Choir (Lucas Harris, music director) ; Member of the Brookside Music Association, Midland (John French, music director) ; Shirley Hay, singer and drummer ; Marilyn George, singer and drummer ; David Fallis, conductor.

Figural Chorales : sets 1, 2, 3

  • CA OTUFM 10-F-21
  • File
  • February 28, 1993 ; November 10, 1996 ; February 7, 1999
  • Part of John Beckwith fonds

File contains a compact disc titled "Bach: Beckwith."
Event title : Baroque Concert Series.
Sponsor : Symphony Nova Scotia
Conductor : Georg Tintner.
Individual titles : Fifteen Figural Chorales ; Fourteen Figural Chorales, second set ; Sixteen Figural Chorales, third set.

Night blooming cereus

File contains a compact disc titled "Night Blooming Cereus."
Event title : Night Blooming Cereus [CBC Radio broadcast]
Sponsor : CBC radio
Performers : Anne Stephenson, Alice ; Patricia Snell, Jean Marie-Scott, 1st and 2nd girls ; Patricia Rideout, Mrs. Brown ; Irene Byatt, Mrs. Wool ; Alexander Gray, Ben ; Phyllis Antognini, Barbara ; Bernard Johnson, Mr. Orchard ; Ettore Mazzoleni, conductor.

Tanu

File contains a compact disc titled "Tanu."
Event title : Canadian Music Concert
Sponsor : McGill University Music Faculty
Performers : Jessica Wise, soprano ; Nora Simard-Saint-Cyr, flute ; Andrea Steward, cello.

Folksong arrangement

File contains a compact disc titled "Talk on Folk Song Arrangement."
Event : Illustrated talk
Sponsor : Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
Participants : John Beckwith, speaker and piano ; Lorna MacDonald, soprano.

Fractions

File contains 3 CDS, two titled "John Beckwith - Fractions" and one titled "Mather CD no. 2."
Event title : A Ninety-Seven Note Octave
Sponsor : New Music Concerts
Performers : Bruce Mather, sixteenth-tone piano ; Accordes String Quartet (Fujiko Imajishi, Carol Lynn Fukino, Doug Perry, David Hetherington).

Jonah

File contains a compact disc titled "Jonah."
Event title : Jonah [CBC Radio broadcast]
Sponsor : Festival Singers of Toronto
Performers : Festival Singers of Toronto and Instrumental Ensemble ; Patricia Rideout, mezzo soprano, narrator ; Alexander Gray, baritone, Jonah ; Glenn Gardiner, bass, God ; Gordon Wry, tenor, ship-master.

Night blooming cereus

File contains a compact disc titled "Night Blooming Cereus."
Event title : Night Blooming Cereus [CBC Radio broadcast]
Sponsor : CBC radio
Performers : Anne Stephenson, Alice ; Patricia Snell, Jean Marie-Scott, 1st and 2nd girls ; Patricia Rideout, Mrs. Brown ; Irene Byatt, Mrs. Wool ; Alexander Gray, Ben ; Evelyn Gould, Barbara ; Bernard Johnson, Mr. Orchard ; Ettore Mazzoleni, conductor.

Ut re mi fa sol la

File contains a compact disc titled "Ut re mi fa sol la."
Event title : Peter Higham, guitar
Sponsor : Mount Allison University
Performers : Peter Higham, Danise Ferguson.

Merton duets

File contains a compact disc titled "Recital, Domoney & Soulis."
Event title : Recital, Domoney and Soulis
Performers : Kathryn Domoney, Maria Souls, sopranos.

Music for dancing : for orchestra

File contains a compact disc titled "Beckwith : Music for Dancing."
Event title : Convocation Hall
Sponsors : Royal Conservatory Summer School Orchestra
Performers : Royal Conservatory Summer School Orchestra ; Victor Feldbrill, conductor.

Music for voice, 1949-1999

File contains a compact disc titled "John Beckwith : Music for Voice, 1949-99."
Event title : Music for Voice, 1949-99
Sponsors : Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
Performers : Kathryn Domoney, Teri Dunn, Laura Pudwell, Benjamin Butterfield, Doug MacNaghton, William Aide, John Beckwith, Margaret Gay, Beverley Johnston, Jeffrey MacFadden, Colin Savage.
Contents :

  • The Great Lakes Suite
  • A Chaucer Suite (excerpts)
  • The Shivaree (excerpts)
  • Six Songs to Poems by e.e. cummings (excerpts)
  • Old Meg Merillees
  • Crazy to Kill (excerpts)
  • A Birthday Greeting for HARRy FREEDmAn
  • Taptoo! (excerpts).

Singing Synge

File contains a compact disc titled "Singing Synge [premiere]."
Event title : Arts and Letters Club
Sponsors : Arts and Letters Club of Toronto
Performers : Doug MacNaugton, baritone ; William Aide, piano.

Figural Chorales : set 1

File contains a compact disc titled "Beckwith: Fifteen Figural Chorales."
Event title : Baroque Concert Series
Sponsor : Symphony Nova Scotia
Conductor : Georg Tintner.

Four short songs

File contains a compact disc titled "Four Short Songs."
Event title : Patrick Bowman, student recital
Sponsor : University of Western Ontario
Performers : Patrick Bowman, Brian Cho.
File includes a handwritten letter and program from Patrick Bowman.

Light work

File contains a compact disc titled "Beckwith : Light Work."
Event title : Mather concert, Montreal
Sponsor : Bruce Mather
Performers : Paul Helmer and Bruce Mather, sixteenth-tone piano duet.

Taptoo!

File contains a two compact discs titled "Taptoo!": Act 1 and Act 2.
Event title: Taptoo!, first public reading
Participants : John Hess, music director ; Mark Pedrotti, baritone, Major John Graves Simcoe ; Noel Bryant, treble voice, Ebeneezer (the boy) ; Torin Chiles, tenor, Rebel 1, Seth (the man) ; Deantha Rae Edmunds, soprano, Hartley, Atahentsic ; Darryl Edwards, tenor, Adjutant, Ranger 1, Mackay, George III, Soldier 1 ; Dennies Giesbrecht, tenor, Soldier 2, Rebel Officer, Ebeneezer (the man) ; Steven Horst, baritone, Drum Major, Jarvis, Felswad, House Speaker, Soldier ; Lori Klassen, mezzo soprano, Mrs. Harple, Mrs. Felswad, Sgt at Arms ; Lisa Lindo, soprano, Sentinel, Woman 2, Lakeman ; Paul Massel, baritone, Col. Wayne, Parson ; Garth Millar, treble voice, Boy 2, Williams, Seth Jr. ; Robert Milne, bass-baritone, Jesse Harple, Rebel 2, Soldier 1, Sgt. ; Jackalyn Pipher, soprano, Woman 1, Mrs. Jarvis ; Laura Pudwell, mezzo soprano, Woman 3, Mrs. Simcoe ; Paul Shopiro, treble voice, Seth (the boy) ; Simon Clemo, stage manager ; Leslie Dala, accompanist, vocal Coach ; Beverly Johnston and Ken Purvis, percussionists ; Simon Clemo, sound effects.

Taptoo!

File contains 3 compact discs titled "Taptoo! - excerpts from workshop performance."
Event title : Taptoo! - excerpts from workshop performance
Participants : John Hess, music director ; Mark Pedrotti, baritone, Major John Graves Simcoe ; Noel Bryant, treble voice, Ebeneezer (the boy) ; Torin Chiles, tenor, Rebel 1, Seth (the man) ; Deantha Rae Edmunds, soprano, Hartley, Atahentsic ; Darryl Edwards, tenor, Adjutant, Ranger 1, Mackay, George III, Soldier 1 ; Dennies Giesbrecht, tenor, Soldier 2, Rebel Officer, Ebeneezer (the man) ; Steven Horst, baritone, Drum Major, Jarvis, Felswad, House Speaker, Soldier ; Lori Klassen, mezzo soprano, Mrs. Harple, Mrs. Felswad, Sgt at Arms ; Lisa Lindo, soprano, Sentinel, Woman 2, Lakeman ; Paul Massel, baritone, Col. Wayne, Parson ; Garth Millar, treble voice, Boy 2, Williams, Seth Jr. ; Robert Milne, bass-baritone, Jesse Harple, Rebel 2, Soldier 1, Sgt. ; Jackalyn Pipher, soprano, Woman 1, Mrs. Jarvis ; Laura Pudwell, mezzo soprano, Woman 3, Mrs. Simcoe ; Paul Shopiro, treble voice, Seth (the boy) ; Simon Clemo, stage manager ; Leslie Dala, accompanist, vocal Coach ; Beverly Johnston and Ken Purvis, percussionists ; Simon Clemo, sound effects.

Three brass rings

File contains a compact disc titled "Three Brass Rings."
Event title : University of Toronto Brass Ensemble
Sponsors : University of Toronto Faculty of Music
Performers : University of Toronto Brass Ensemble ; Gillian MacKay, conductor.

A new pibroch : premiere

File contains a compact disc titled "A New Pibroch."
Event title : Pioneers! O Pioneers!
Sponsor : New Music Concerts
Performers : Michael Grey, Highland pipes ; Trevor Tureski, percussion ; Fujiko Imagishi, Annalee Patipatanakoon, Jennifer Thompson, violins ; Jeewon Kim, Javier Portero, violas ; David Hetherington, cello ; Roberto Occhipinti, double bass

After Simpson

File contains a compact disc labeled "John Beckwith : After Simpson."
Sponsor : Women's Music Club of Toronto
Performers : Mélisande Corriveau, Alison Melville, recorders ; Margaret Little, Susie Napper, viole da gamba

Basic music

File contains a compact disc labeled "Basic Music."
Event title : Basic Music
Sponsors : Guelph Spring Festival
Participants : Guelph Children's singers, director Linda Beaupré ; St. Mary's Children's Choir, director Eileen Baldwin ; Bath Children's Chorus of Scarborough, director Linda Beaupré ; Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra ; Lydia Adams, conductor.

Blue continuum

File contains a compact disc labeled "Blue Continuum."
Event title : University of Toronto Faculty of Music New Music Festival
Sponsors : University of Toronto Faculty of Music
Performers : Jens Lindemann, trumpet ; Scott St. John, violin ; Max Mandel, viola ; Shauna Rolston, cello ; John Kruspe, piano.

A new pibroch

File contains a compact disc titled "A New Pibroch : Master."
Event title : Pioneers! Oh Pioneers!
Sponsor : New Music Concerts
Performers : Michael Grey, Highland pipes ; Accordes String Quartet ; Robert Aitken, conductor.

Arts and Letters Club of Toronto

File contains two compact discs labeled "John Beckwith Arts and Letters Club."
Event title : Arts and Letters Club Awards Night
Sponsors : Arts and Letters Club of Toronto
Performers : William Aide, piano ; Colin Ainsworth, tenor ; Robert Aitken, flute ; Alison Beckwith, soprano ; Juliet Beckwith, soprano ; Larry Beckwith, violin ; Robin Eliott, speaker ; Alice Ping Lee Ho, speaker ; Doug MacNaughton, baritone ; Rick Phillips, master of ceremonies ; Mark Widner, piano ; Monica Whicher, soprano.
Tracks :

  • Serenade
  • J'ai perdu mon amant
  • excerpts from Stacey
  • three Etudes for piano
  • College Airs
  • Three Beckett Songs
  • Let it go
  • Young man from Canada
  • Sonatina on Mairi's Wedding
  • Un Canadien errant.

Beckett songs

File contains two copies of a compact disc labeled "21st century troubadour."
Event title : 21st-Century Troubadour
Sponsor : Canadian Opera Company
Performer : Doug MacNaughton, baritone.

beep

File contains a compact disc labeled "Beckwith beep."
Event title : Vancouver Chamber Choir
Sponsor : Vancouver Chamber Choir
Performers : Vancouver Chamber Choir ; Jon Washburn, conductor ; Larraine Reinhardt, soprano ; Paul Nash, baritone.

Derailed

File contains a compact disc titled "Derailed."
Event title : Derailed
Sponsor : Mississauga Choral Society
Performers : Mississauga Choral Society ; Mervin Fick, conductor ; Mark Duggan, percussion.

A game of bowls

File contains a compact disc titled "Percussion Ensemble Concert."
Event title : Percussion Ensemble Concert
Sponsor : Percussion Ensemble, University of Toronto
Conductor : Robin Engelman.

Arctic dances ; A new pibroch

File contains a compact disc labeled "Musikon, Halifax."
Event title : Musikon
Sponsor : Musikon
Tracks and performers : Arctic Dances (Suzanne Lemieux, Barbara Pritchard) A New Pibroch (Glen Coolen, D'Arcy Gray, Jennifer Jones, Celested Jankowski, Anne Simons, Susan Skayle, Isabelle Fournier, Hilary Brown, Max Kaspar ; Bob Bauer, conductor)

Back to Bolivia

File contains a compact disc labeled "Back to Bolivia."
Event title : Let's hear it from Beckwith
Sponsor : New Music Concerts
Performers : Peter Stoll, Max Christie, Michele Verheul, David Bourque, clarinets.

Blurred lines ; Lines overlapping ; Ringaround

File contains a compact disc titled "John Beckwith."
Pieces :

  • Blurred lines (Larry Beckwith, violin ; Vivienne Spiteri (Vivie Vincent), harpsichord)
  • Lines overlapping (Kirk Elliott, banjo ; Vivienne Spiteri, harpsichord).
  • Ringaround (Sharlene Wallace, diatonic harp ; Vivienne Spiteri, harpsichord).

Blurred lines ; Ringaround

File contains a compact disc titled "Bandeen Hall."
Event title : Le parfum des roses dans la nuit
Performers : Larry Beckwith, violin ; Vivienne Spiteri, harpsichord.
Tracks : Blurred line ; Ringaround

Calling ; Quintet

File contains a compact disc titled "NMC Beckwith."
Event title : Celebrating Beckwith
Sponsor : New Music Concerts
Performers :

  • Calling (James Gardiner, flugelhorn ; Vanessa Fralick, Scott Good, tenor trombones ; Cathy Stone, euphonium ; Megan Hodge, bass trombone ; Adam Scime, contrabass)
  • Quintet (Dianne Aitken, flute ; Fraser Jackson, bassoon ; James Gardiner, trumpet ; Doug Perry, viola ; Adam Scime, contrabass).

Duo on H.E.S.A.E.S.

File contains a compact disc titled "Duo on H.E.S.A.E.S."
Sponsor : Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
Performers : Curtis Dietz, Melody Stepto, trumpets.

80th birthday program

File contains two compact discs titled "Beckwith at 80" and "Birthday program."
Event title : John Beckwith at 80
Sponsor : New Music Concerts
Participants : Kathryn Domoney, soprano ; William Aide, piano ; Colin Ainsworth, tenor ; Amanda Johnston, piano ; Teri Dunn, soprano ; Lawrence Beckwith and Liana Berube, violins ; Anthony Rapoport, viola ; Mary-Katherin Finche, cello ; Laura Pudwell, mezzo-soprano ; Doug MacNaughton, baritone.

Boulez

File contains a compact disc titled "Beckwith Boulez."
Event title : Unedited interview
Sponsor : CBC radio

Eureka

File contains a compact disc titled "Beckwith Eureka."
Event title : John Beckwith, a portrait
Sponsor : New Music Concerts
Performers : Robert Aitken, Keith Atkinson, Raymond Luedeke, Kathleen McLean, Joan Watson, James Spragg, Michael White, Gordon Sweeney, Mark Tetreault.

Recordings

Series consists of recordings of performances of John Beckwith's compositions, and interviews and lectures by Beckwith.

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 well as programs and press notices, and other personal and professional documents. Records include correspondence with other musicians, both personal and professional; materials created through his work with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; lecture notes from his time at the University of Toronto and other presentations; and documents pertaining to his various awards and honours.

Beckwith, John

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, University of Toronto), Lisa Davidson (Path String Quartet), Eric Domville, Colin Eatock, Sandra Erdman, Maria Harley, Elaine Keillor, Susan Dyer Knight, Stuart Laughton, Margaret Leask, Khiet Lin (Fun with Composing), Jay MacPherson, Colin Miles, Glenn Morris (Zoology, University of Toronto), Gloria Jean Nagy, Peggy Walton Packard, David Parsons (Canadian Music Centre), Kenneth C. Roberts, Mary Robinson Ramsay, Michael J. Rudman, Ron Schoeffel (University of Toronto Press), Iain Scott, Pat Wardrop, Leo Wigdorchik (North York International Academy of Music), and James Willey (SUNY Geneseo).

Biographical

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

Other correspondence

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

Other activities

Series consists of administrative writings, correspondence, reviews, radio programs, and other documents relating to John Beckwith’s work at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the University of Toronto, and various other appearances at conferences, symposiums, and universities. Series also includes writings related to his publications.

Compositions

Series consists of original manuscripts and copies of manuscripts, including both scores and parts, for compositions composed or arranged by John Beckwith.

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