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John Francis Johnstone collection

  • CA OTUFM 44
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1875] - 2013

Collection consists of reference materials relating to John Francis Johnstone's compositions for voice and piano, his family, and the performance of his songs after his death.

Johnstone, John Francis

Family records and correspondence

Series consists of copies of photographs and documents pertaining to Johnstone's family. Documents include correspondence between Mary F. Williamson and Helmut Kallmann of the National Library of Canada; a copy of the petition for divorce filed by Catherine (McGregor) Johnstone against her husband John Francis Johnstone, which was later withdrawn (January 8, 1979); a copy of an article in the Toronto Star (November 26, 1927) regarding Amelia Hart and her seven husbands (Johnstone was the fourth); a copy of a letter from Mary F. Williamson to Professor Carl Morey at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto regarding Johnstone and performances of his songs; a copy of Johnstone's obituary (February 25, 1913); and a copy of scanned portraits of Johnstone. The series also consists of electronic records, including scanned images from the Johnstone family photo album (ca. 1900).

Analog compositions

Subseries contains works that were mostly realized in a classic tape-studio setting for audio playback. A few of the works were generated with the early computer program PIPER.

Two part invention no. 8

File consists of an audio reel with multiple takes and submasters for Gustav Ciamaga's Two part invention no. 8 and a recording made at the Utrecht electronic music studio (May 1970).

Computer compositions

Subseries consists of works that were realized on a computer for audio playback, i.e. the resultant output is either a midi file or standard .wav file.

For M

File includes a recording of the second take.

HPSCD

File includes the second take and a concert recording.

PERC

File includes a recording of the first take.

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