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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. Includes the following sub-series: individual photographs; negatives; albums; gifted photos.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Compositions

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

Programs

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

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.

Famous People Players Projects

Series contains sheet music relating to projects with the Famous People Players from years 1985-2007. Includes the following files: The Stripper; Superman; A Little Like Magic; Can Can [Echos of John John]; Wonderful Guy; Pop Goes To The Movies; Oklahoma; James Bond; Vice Regal Salute; Fossilles and Aquarium; Before The Parade Passes By; Get Me To The Church; Petit Concerto; Animal Capers; Me and My Shadow; That's Entertainment; Shall We Dance; Ease On Down The Road; Conductor's Scores for How I Love To Dance; Lullaby of Broadway; Alice in Funkyland; Hide and Seek (2001) Band Parts; Hide and Seek (2001) Roughs and Lyrics; The Night They Inventory Champagne; Porchlight Music; [Good Rockin']

Family Passions/TV/ Commercials/ Miscellaneous Projects

Series contains sheet music, audio recordings, scripts, storyboards, working notes, and other material relating to Family Passions, TV, Commercials, and other miscellaneous projects which Doug Riley was a part of. Series includes the following files: Wonder Bread; Nellie-Lead Sheets; Elaine Overholt F.P.P. Xmas Show; Olympic Music; Leap of Faith/Anne Murray/Spirituals/String Parts (7); The Bay Scratch and Save One Day Sale; Nicoderm T.V. 30; Out of the Blues #1 Pilot; Canadian Tire Carollers TV 30's; Blacks 60 + 30; The Bay/Speedy/Nicorettes/M.T.S.; Purex TV 30; Haagen Dazs; Lime Away-TV 30 + 15; Windex-TV 30/For All The Reasons; Fancy Feast TV 30; Nestea; Tetley Tea-Refresher Course TV 30; Canada Savings Bonds TV 30; Freaky Stories 1) Gotcha 2) Bottle of Wine; Mr. Coffee 60 Radio; Ontario Hydro Anthem and Naysayers; Goodwrench-First Love TV 60 and 30; Chrysler-TV 30 1) Intrepid 2) Intrepid Dealer; Tasti Taters TV 30; National Post Cinema; Fried (Song) [For McCain Pizza Pockets]; Canadian Tire Tango TV 30; Trident-Paper Lady TV 30; Coors Light TV 30 Horses and Canoe; Kodak-TV 30 1) Great Olympic Win 2) Great Olympic Shots; Saturn-2 x 30 TV 1) Pitman 2) Popular; Macy's TV 15's; J.M. Schneider/Lifestyle-Taste Test/Hero 30 TV and Dog 30 TV; Macy's TV; Tetley Tea/Attic 30-15-10 TV; Face The Face/Stars On Ice; CBC Witness Theme; Tetley Tea/Aunt TV 30 15/Billboards 10; Olympic Hymn; McCain's-Zippin TV 30; The Elvis Song and Reprise Famous People Players; Brian Orser TV Special CBC; Nissan-Pathfinder Civilized- TV 30; Kellogs "K" TV 30 Diet Debbie; Trident-TV 30 Chew-Chew; Lipton-Granny TV 30 1) Launch 2) Truck; Labatt Blue 30/1) Cab 2) Who/Radio; Casey's-Full Score/You're Looking For Casey's; Huroko Motomiya To Doug Riley; Canadian Tire Carollers TV 30 x 10; Levon Ishkanian; For Doug Riley From Joey Goldstein; For Doug; Children's Motrin TV 30; Tetley-"Oliver" [Grandfather] TV 30; Nicorettes-TV 30 1) Flushed 2) Boarding Pass; Chrysler-Warranty TV 30; Tetley-Olympics 2 x TV 30; [Family Passions]; Schneider's-Jumbos TV 30; I Got Rhythm-The Bay; Dodger RAM-Squeeze TV 30; Becel TV 30; Cantel-1:30 (Theatre); Allegra 1) Ness 2) Fugitive TV 60 and 30; Nissan-Pathfinder TV 30; Nissan-L.O.V.E. Ma-na Ma-na; Avery-TV 30's/ Employee of the Minute/ Verticle Cubicles; Misc. Notes; Conductor; Walk On The Wild Side Score;

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.

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).

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