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University of Toronto Music Library Series
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Photographs

Series contains photographs collected, maintained, and/or accumulated by Kathleen Parlow. Photographs depict Kathleen Parlow's life, musical career (including photographs of the Parlow Strong Quartet), and travels to various places including Hawaii and Asia. Also includes photographs of various individuals including but not limited to: Kathleen Parlow; Minnie Parlow; Leopold Auer; Thomas Edison; Arthur Hinton; Harold Bauer; Samuel Gilbert Colt; Willen Willeke; Johan Halvorsen; Henry Scheadieck; Erich Wolff; Ernesto Consolo; Wanda De Stein; Mischa Elman; Marie Hall; and, Jascha Heifetz.

Correspondence

Series contains correspondence written and received by Kathleen Parlow. Includes the following subseries: Letters; Postcards; Maida Parlow's transcriptions.

Programs and magazine articles

Series consists of programs for performances of compositions by Gena Branscombe, magazine articles on her, and copies of her membership cards to various music and non-music associations. The series also includes a program and poster for a 100th anniversary concert at The James Room, Barnard Hal, Barnard College, Manhattan (November 15, 1981).

Sheet Music

Series contains sheet music created and/or accumulated by Kathleen Parlow. Subseries include Manuscripts; Published

Concert Programmes

Series contains concert programmes dated from 1939-1958. Programmes reflect performances from Kathleen Parlow as well as the performances of the South Mountain String Quartet, Parlow String Quartet, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Trio, and many of other performers. Concert programmes are from a variety of locations world wide including the United States, England, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Poland, and many other locations. Programmes are in black and white and colour. Some programmes have gold gilt edges as well as other visually interesting features.

Correspondence

Series contains letters, cards, and correspondence, including letters from George Crumb; John Leberg; Witold Lutoslawski; R. Murray Schafer; Pierre Trudeau (2). Cards: Vera [Frenkel]; Michael [Snow] (2); Veronica Tennant; Grant [?]; and, David [?] (2). Series also contains autographed photographs from Elly Ameling and Philippe Entremont, and a photograph of Taussig with Natalia Granados (Barcelona, 1980).

Press Records

Series contains material from newspapers and magazines which relate to Kathleen Parlow, her students, articles written by Parlow, etc. Subseries include: clippings and publications; transcriptions; students and others; Halvorsen discovery

Personal Records

Series includes various records collected, created, or maintained by Parlow throughout her personal life. Subseries include Family Records; Financial Records; Professional and Promotional Material; Souvenirs; Miscellaneous Material

Compositions

Series consists of manuscript music and scores for Buczynski's radio music and children's pieces.

Compositions and original creations

Series contains original works with Phil Nimmons as main author. The series includes scripts for radio broadcasts as well as scores and parts for various ensembles.

Photographs

Series consists of promotional and personal photographs of J. Churchill Arlidge, his family, and groups to which he belonged, including the Independent Order of Foresters (Arlidge was the High Organist); Christ Church at Deer Park, Toronto, Ontario; and a Grand Jury in 1907, which was appointed to investigate and make recommendations regarding public institutions and services in Toronto.

Compositions : scores, parts, and sketches

Series consists of manuscript scores and parts, and sketches, for Lothar Klein's instrumental, vocal, choral, chamber, and orchestral works. File also contains film and incidental music written by Klein.

Compositions and arrangements

Series consists of Ron Collier’s arrangements and original compositions, mostly written for various jazz formations and big band. The series includes manuscript scores, parts, and some sketches for Collier's compositions and arrangements.

Compositions

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

Governance and finance records

Series consists of the administrative and financial records of the Aldeburgh Connection, including newsletters; correspondence regarding private donations, corporate funding, and government grants; financial ledgers and budgets; and, board minutes. As a registered charity, the Aldeburgh Connection was dependent upon donations, funding, and grants, in addition to revenue from ticket sales, to support each concert season. Donations after the end of the Aldeburgh Connection concerts in 2013 were given in support of the organization’s archival project, which included the creation of an online archive of sound recordings, digitized programs, and a database of their performance repertoire. The series also includes the letters of incorporation for “The Aldeburgh Connection Concert Society” and early promotional material used to obtain funding.

Programs

Series consists of miscellaneous programs, predominantly for concerts that took place in Toronto.

Research files and correspondence

Series consists of Ezra Schabas's textual research files for his biography of Sir Ernest MacMillan. Files include correspondence with Schabas, copies of correspondence with MacMillan, copies of newspaper articles and photographs, and copies of research on MacMillan by other individuals, including that by Keith MacMillan.

Chronological research files

Series consists of chronological research files. Some of the files include tables of contents, which index the notes, clippings, and copies of material relating to Theodore Thomas's career included in the file.

Compositions and arrangements

Series consists of some original compositions and many arrangements by Leslie Bell, predominantly for choral ensemble, with some scores and parts for band or orchestra.

Promotional events and free concerts

Series consists of records pertaining to various promotional events and free concerts produced by the Aldeburgh Connection. The series includes materials for one concert by Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata prior to the official formation of the Aldeburgh Connection concert series, “Opera in the Drawing Room” (January 14, 1979). Each file consists of programs, scripts, scores annotated by Ralls and Ubukata, set and lighting designs, posters, and reviews.

Radio scripts, indexes, and notes

Series consists of radio scripts and notes for programs written by Leslie R. Bell in his role as a radio commentator for CBC and CFRB in Toronto. The series also contains indices that accompany many of these scripts for Bell's programs, including Audio, Speaking of music, Music about town, and Music won't hurt you. The series also contains notes from Bell's research for radio programs, lectures, and from his school days, including his notes for his thesis on art education.

Interviews conducted by Ezra Schabas

Series consists of taped recordings of interviews conducted by Ezra Schabas as part of his research for his book on Sir Ernest MacMillan. Series also includes some recordings of interviews (not conducted by Schabas) with Sir Ernest MacMillan, and a recording of a performance by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by MacMillan.

Research files by topic or library

Series contains miscellaneous research files created and gathered by Ezra Schabas in the production of his biography of Theodore Thomas. The series also includes copies of three articles written by Schabas on Thomas, prior to the publication of the biography.

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).

Correspondence and programs

Series consists of correspondence with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canadian Music Centre (CMC), Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, performers, representatives of performing organizations, friends, and colleagues. The series also contains programs, Polish community activities, press notices and reviews, and notebooks and journals.

Arrangements

Series consists of manuscripts scores, parts, and scripts. These arrangements were made by Phil Nimmons for various ensembles.

Promotional materials and memorabilia

Series consists of a promotional booklet and poster, which feature the same photograph and include excerpts of newspaper reviews of his performances. Series also includes his wooden conductor's baton.

Performance, teaching, and personal records

Series consists of records relating to Ron Collier's performance career, including photographs from his time in the Kitsilano Boys' Band in Vancouver; correspondence with various musicians; photographs of his own quartet/quintet/dixtuor/ big band; and, photographs, correspondence, and other records from Collier's collaborations with Duke Ellington. Series also contains lecture notes and other materials relating to his teaching career at Humber College, where he taught composition and arranging (1974-1994). Series also contains some personal and family photographs, scrapbooks, and correspondence.

Theoretical and critical writings

Series consists of materials created for Klein's teaching at the University of Toronto, and interview with Witold Lutoslawski, and various composition studiesand exercises.

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