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Toronto : modernism

File consists of Carl Morey's notes and drafts for the following articles and lectures: "Music and modernism: Toronto 1920-1950"; "The twentieth century in Toronto"; and "New sounds in old halls: Twentieth-century modernism and the conservative tradition in Toronto" (paper given at the University College Symposium Eight "Conservatism," January 21-25, 1986). File also includes correspondence with Godfrey [Ridout], editor of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) book of collected essays Célébration.

Music of the twenties

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in a concert hall in the Edward Johnson Building.
Performers : Gaynor Jones, reciter ; Godfrey Ridout, reciter ; Robert Aitken, flute ; Stanley McCartney, clarinet ; John Thrower, bass clarinet ; David Tanner, alto saxophone ; Stephen Chenette, trumpet ; Vladimir Orloff, cello ; John Wyre, percussion ; Ezra Schabas, conductor
Event details :

  • Façade : an entertainment / William Walton

Thursday scholarship concert : An evening of music from Canada's first half century

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : Godfrey, Ridout, Master of Ceremonies ; John Beckwith, conductor
Event details :

  • O Canada / Calixa Lavallée (Rosemarie Landry, soprano)
  • Sounds of the 19th century including compositions by: Stephen Codman, Wm. Horatio Clarke, Byron Tapley, E.H. Ridout, J.C. Brauneis and Herbert L. Clarke (Stephen Chenette, trumpet ; Susan Chennette, piano ; John Keane, tenor ; Elaine Keillor, piano ; Penny Speedie, soprano)
  • Whose brother am I? / arr. Leo Smith (John Keane, tenor ; Walter Buczynski, piano)
  • Nadu-Na du du / arr. Ernest MacMillan (Penny Speedie, soprano ; Walter Buczynski, piano)
  • Six bergerettes du bas Canada / Ernest MacMillan (Rosemarie Landry, soprano ; Penny Speedie, soprano ; John Keane, tenor ; Elizabeth Volpe, harp ; Barbara Bolte, oboe ; Stephen Dann, viola ; Geneviève La Rue, cello ; John Beckwith, conductor)
  • Prelude : op. 59, no. 1 / W. O. Forsyth (Elaine Keillor, piano) ; First mazurka : op. 13, no. 1 / Clarence Lucas (Elaine Keillor, piano)
  • Valse impromptu : op. 44 / Clarence Lucas (Elaine Keillor, piano)
  • Tintamarre / J. Humphrey Anger (Elaine Keillor, piano)
  • Trio pour violon, violoncelle et piano / Alexis Constant (Barbara McDougall, violin ; Jose Shapero, cello ; Walter Buczynski, piano)

Edward Johnson Building concert hall organ, Casavant : Inaugural concerts

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in a concert hall in the Edward Johnson Building.
Event details :

  • I will sing unto the Lord / John Amner
  • Hear my prayer, O Lord / Henry Purcell
  • Almighty God, which by the leading of a star / John Bull (Student chamber choir ; Douglas Bodle, conductor)
  • Fancy : for organ and computer-synthesized sound (premiere) / David Jaeger (Derek Healey, organ)
  • Introduction and passacaglia in d minor / Reger
  • Canon in b minor : op. 56, no. 5 / Schumann
  • Chorale no. 1 in e major / César Franck (Douglas Bodle, organ)
  • Concerto for organ, strings, and timpani / Derek Healey (Derek Healey, organ ; student ensemble ; Godfrey Ridout, conductor)

Concert Choir

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in MacMillan Theatre.
Performers : University of Toronto Concert Choir ; Charles Heffernan, conductor ; Godfrey Ridout, narrator ; Naomi Oliphant, pianist
E ent details : The Glory of the Father / Egil Hovland

  • O sacrum convivium / Olivier Messiaen
  • Collect / Leslie Bassett
  • Saul / Egil Hovland [with introductory remarks]

University of Toronto Symphonic Wind Ensemble

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in MacMillan Theatre.
Performers : Doug Manning, tuba ; University of Toronto Symphonic Wind Ensemble ; Stephen Chenette, conductor
Event details :

  • Divertimento for band : op. 42 / Vincent Persichetti
  • Marcia and polacca, from "Notturno for Turkish band" : op. 34 / Louis Spohr
  • Overtüre für Harmoniemusik : op. 24 / Felix Mendelssohn
  • Emblems / Aaron Copland
  • Tafelmusik / Godfrey Ridout
  • Concertino for three brass / Floyd E. Werle (Tim Watson, trumpet ; Chris Buller, trombone ; Doug Manning, tuba)
  • March : mon ami / Captain Charles O'Neill
  • March : troupers all / Ed Chenette
  • March : the southerner / Russell Alexander
  • Aegean festival overture / Andreas Makris (transcr. Albert Bader)

The University of Toronto Concert Choir and The University Singers

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : The University of Toronto Concert Choir ; Charles Heffernan, conductor ; The University Singers ; William Wright, conductor ; Members of the University Wind Ensemble
Event details :

  • Regina coeli / Mozart (Mary Enid Haines, soprano ; Donna Hurst, alto ; Les Dobbin, tenor ; Russell Drago, bass)
  • The dream of the rood / Godfrey Ridout (Greg Cross, baritone ; The Concert Choir and Members of the University Wind Ensemble)
  • Exultate deo / Scarlatti
  • Cecilia, virgin / Peter Philips
  • Fine knacks for ladies / Dowland
  • Come again / Dowland
  • Five German folk-songs / Brahms
  • Françion vint l'autre jour / Pierre Bonnet
  • Ce moys de May / Clement Jannequin
  • Er ist's Mausfallensprüchlein / Hugo Distler
  • Father William / Irving Fine
  • Three nocturnes / Hildor Lundvik
  • Two spirituals : my God is a rock, set down servant / arr. Robert Shaw (Peter Wall, baritone ; Lorelyn Horsburgh, alto ; Gordon Wright, bass)

The University of Toronto Concert Band

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in MacMillan Theatre.
Performers : The University of Toronto Concert Band ; Ronald Chandler, conductor
Event details :

  • Stratford suite : four Shakesperean scenes for concert band / Howard Cable
  • Upper Canada suite. The rifle boys ; Land of the silver birch ; The cattle buyer ; Lost loves / Lawrence R. Bond
  • Overture for winds / Gary Kulesha
  • Partita accademica / Godfrey Ridout
  • Round dance / John Weinzweig, adapted for band by Howard Cable
  • Romantic variations / Morley Calvert

A tribute to Healey Willan

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Lois Marshall, mezzo-soprano ; Elmer Iseler Singers ; Elmer Iseler, conductor ; Robert Bick, flute ; Abe Gelber, clarinet ; James McKay, bassoon ; David Tanner, saxophone ; John Tickner, trumpet ; Stanley Clark, euphonium ; Marc Widner, piano ; David Campion, percussion ; University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra ; Victor Feldbrill, conductor
Event details :

  • I beheld her, beautiful as a dove / Healey Willan
  • Fair in face / Healey Willan
  • Rise up, my love, my fair one / Healey Willan
  • Behold the tabernacle of God / Healey Willan
  • Address / Godfrey Ridout
  • Award announcement of the Healey Willan Prize and announcement of the Healey Willan Centennial Scholarship
  • Unveiling of a bust of Willan / Mary Willan Mason, John C. McCombe Reynolds, A.R.B.S., sculptor
  • Limericks / Somers
  • Through darkness into light : a symphonic poem / Healey Willan

The University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in MacMillan Theatre.
Performers : The University of Toronto String Orchestra ; Victor Feldbrill, conductor ; Philip Headlam, conductor ; Lydia Wong, piano
Event details :

  • Tragic overture : op. 81 / Johannes Brahms (Philip Headlam, conductor)
  • Piano concerto in A minor : op. 54 / Robert Schumann (Lydia Wong, piano)
  • Two etudes for string orchestra / Godfrey Ridout
  • La mer : three symphonic sketches / Claude Debussy

An evening with Godfrey Ridout

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : David Zafer, conductor ; Godfrey Ridout, conductor ; Paul Prefontaine, violin ; William Aide, piano ; Douglas Perry, viola ; Rosemarie Landry, soprano ; James Spragg, trumpet ; University of Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Event details :

  • Concerto grosso no. 1 / Godfrey Ridout (Paul Prefontaine, violin ; William Aide, piano)
  • Two ballades for viola / Godfrey Ridout (Douglas Perry, viola)
  • Cantiones mysticae no. 2 / Godfrey Ridout (Rosemarie Landry, soprano ; James Spragg, trumpet)
  • Two etudes for string orchestra / Godfrey Ridout

Memorial service for Glenn Gould

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Robert Aitkin ; Maureen Forrester ; Elmer Iseler Singers ; The Orford Quartet ; Godfrey Ridout ; Steven Staryk ; John Tuttle and a Brass Quintet
Event details :

  • Memorial service for Glenn Gould

University singers

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers: University Singers ; Michael Coghlan, conductor.
Event tracks :

  • Sem Shalom / Michelle Green
  • Ave Maria / Leo V. Marchildon
  • Sanctus / David Mack (David Mack, piano ; Leo Marchildon, piano)
  • God the Lord is my Shepherd / A. Dvorak (transcribed and translated by Oskar Morawetz)
  • Mass : Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei / Gustav Ciamaga
  • Wild Swans of Cool / Michael Coghlan
  • Requisscat / Walter Buczynski
  • When Age and Youth Unite / Godfrey Ridout (Mario Portararo, organ)

Scrapbook compiled by Amoï Bird

File consists of a scrapbook compiled by Amoï Bird (1902-1988), containing programs and newspaper clippings of reviews from various concerts, the vast majority of which took place in Toronto. Bird attended the Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, before studying music with Dr. Albert Ham. The file includes a brief biographical note about Bird by Godfrey Ridout.

Early works : songs and piano music

File contains the following:

  • 1950: Fugue no. 1, to Soulima Stravinsky
  • Fugue no. 2
  • Intermezzo, to Béla Böszörmènyi-Nagy
  • Mazurka
  • Prairie at evening (song)
  • Scherzo, to Joseph Roff
  • Sonata in C minor
  • Waltz, to Frances James
  • 1953: Nocturne, to Béla Böszörmènyi-Nagy
  • Nocturne, to Earle Moss
  • Prelude, to Andrew Bell
  • Prelude, to Joseph Roff
  • Scherzo, to Godfrey Ridout

Early works : songs and piano music

File contains the following:

  • Undated: Dance (words by Rupert Brooke)
  • Dream river (song)
  • 1945: Shining stars
  • Minuet
  • 1946: Marcia funebre / In memorium (Father C.W. James)
  • Dream waltz
  • Happy birthday
  • 1947: March
  • The evening tune
  • Rolling waves
  • In memorium (Ernest Dainty)
  • Fantasia
  • Lullaby
  • Serenade
  • March / Gay tune
  • Minuet
  • 1948: Impromptu, to Godfrey Ridout
  • The owl (words by Tennyson)
  • Romance in D flat, to Earle Moss
  • Wedding march, to Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Pheeney
  • 1949: Nocturne, to Murray Ross
  • Prelude

Universty of Toronto wind symphony

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : University of Toronto Wind Symphony ; Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor
Event tracks :

  • Fall fair / Godfrey Ridout
  • Dusk / Steven Bryant
  • English Dances. Processional ; Cheshire Rounds ; Jenny Pluck Pears ; How d'ye do, Sir? ; Pop Goes the Weasel ; Sir Roger de Coverly / Derek Healey
  • English Folk Song Suite. March, "Seventeen come Sunday" ; March, "My bonny boy" ; March, "Folk songs from Somerset" / Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Culloden. Heilan Lochs, Bairns and Heather ; I Hae Grat for Tho' I Kend ; We Toomed Our Stoops for the Gaudy Sodgers / Julie Giroux.

Composers :

  • Ridout, Godfrey, 1918-1984
  • Bryant, Steven, 1972-
  • Healey, Derek, 1936-
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958
  • Giroux, Julie, 1961-

Faculty of Music alumni band and choir reunion : celebrating 70 years of music education

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : MacMillan Singers ; Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt, conductor ; Tracy Wong, assistant conductor ; Lara Dodds-Eden, collaborative pianist

  • Wind Ensemble ; Alumni Choir and Band ; Dr. Gillian MacKay and Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, conductors.
    Event tracks :
  • Opening Remarks & Statement of Acknowledgement of Traditional Land (Dr. Ryan McClelland, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Music)
  • Elias. Siehe der Hüter / Felix Mendelssohn (Tracy Wong, conductor)
  • Elijah. Behold, God the Lord Passeth By / Felix Mendelssohn
  • Deutsches Requiem. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen / Johannes Brahms
  • Across the Vast, Eternal Sky / Ola Gjeilo
  • Ave verum corpus / Imant Raminsh
  • When Age and Youth Unite / Godfrey Ridout
  • Magnolia Star / Steve Danyew
  • Variations and Fugue on "The Wee Cooper of Fife" / Cedric Thorpe Davie
  • When the Sun Comes After Rain / Matthew Emery, arr. E.K.R. Hammell
  • Hannaford Overture / Scott Irvine
  • Closing Remarks (Dr. Lori-Anne Dolloff, Coordinator of Music Education)
  • Here's a Health to the Company / Lori-Anne Dolloff
  • O Canada / Calixa Lavallée, arr. David Marlatt.

Composers :

  • Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847
  • Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897
  • Gjeilo, Ola, 1978-
  • Raminsh, Imant,1943-
  • Ridout, Godfrey, 1918-1984
  • Danyew, Steve, 1983-
  • Davie, Cedric Thorpe, 1913-1983
  • Emery, Matthew, 1991-
  • Irvine, J. Scott, 1953-
  • Dolloff, Lori-Anne
  • Lavallée, Calixa, 1842-1891
  • Marlatt, David, 1973-

University of Toronto symphony orchestra

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Adam Harris, baritone (2nd work) ; Chad Heltzel (1st work), Uri Mayer (2nd-4th works), conductors ; University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Event tracks :

  • Fall Fair (1961) / Godfrey Ridout
  • Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad (1911) / George Butterworth
  • Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes (1945) / Benjamin Britten
  • Symphony No. 2 in G Major "London" (1912-1913) / Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Composers :

  • Ridout, Godfrey, 1918-1984
  • Butterworth, George, 1885-1916
  • Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958

Wind symphony

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Wind Symphony ; Tony Gomes, conductor.
Event tracks :

  • Gloriosa / Yasushido Ito
  • Fall Fair / Godfrey Ridout, arr. Stephen Bulla
  • Suite No. 2 for Band / Victoriano Valencia Rincón
  • J'ai été au bal / Donald Grantham
  • Golden Light / David Maslanka
  • Handel in the Strand / Percy Grainger.

Composers :

  • Ito, Yasuhide
  • Ridout, Godfrey, 1918-1984
  • Bulla, Steve
  • Rincón, Victoriano Valencia
  • Grantham, Donald
  • Maslanka, David, 1943-
  • Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961

60 years of music education celebration concert

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : James Campbell, clarinet ; University of Toronto Wind Ensemble ; Gillian MacKay, conductor ; University of Toronto Alumni Band ; Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor ; Ronald Chandler, conductor ; Stephen Chenette, conductor
Event tracks :

  • Children's overture / Bozza, Eugène,1905-1991
  • Song / Bolcom, William
  • Les couleurs fauves / Husa, Karel,1921-
  • Dreaming of the masters I / Gilliland, Allan
  • O Canada / Lavallée, Calixa
  • Partita Accademica / Ridout, Godfrey
  • Clarinet Concerto no. 2 / Weber, Carl Maria von
  • Amazing Grace / Newton, John
  • On the mall / Goldman, Edwin Franko
  • Suite no. 1 in E-flat for military band / Holst, Gustav

Composers :

  • Bozza, Eugène, 1905-1991
  • Bolcom, William
  • Husa, Karel, 1921-
  • Gilliland, Allan
  • Lavallée, Calixa, 1842-1891
  • Ridout, Godfrey, 1918-1984
  • Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826
  • Newton, John
  • Goldman, Edwin Franko, 1878-1956
  • Holst, Gustav, 1874-1934

Canadian, British, and American classics

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : University of Toronto Wind Ensemble ; Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor.
Event tracks :

  • George Washington bridge : and impression for band / William Schuman
  • Sea and sky and golden hill / David Bedford
  • The leaves are falling / Warren Benson
  • Tafelmusik / Godrey Ridout
  • One midsummer's morning / Derek Healey.

Composers :

  • Schuman, William, 1910-1992
  • Bedford, David, 1937-
  • Benson, Warren
  • Ridout, Godfrey, 1918-1984
  • Healey, Derek, 1936-

Wind symphony and concert band

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers: Nicholas Francis, trombone (2nd work) ; Daniel Swift, guest conductor.
Event tracks :

  • Tafelmusik / Godfrey Ridout
  • Symphonie funèbre / Hector Berlioz.

Composers :

  • Ridout, Godfrey, 1918-1984
  • Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869

[Unidentified orchestras : n.d.]

Compilation of recordings of Canadian music:

  • Champagne dances vallagroises / Ridout
  • Barn dance / Weinzweig
  • Piano concerto / Weinzweig
  • Piece concertante / Jean Papineau concerto
  • Symphony in 10 parts, second movement / Barbara Pentland
  • Flute, percussion / Gilles Tremblay
  • Electronic studios (Dance music) / Ann Southam
  • Concerto grosso / Symonds
  • Moonlight / Schafer
  • Influence of country / Somers

1947-04-21/Canada/Toronto/Ephemera

Brochure for Forest Hill Village Concert and Theatre Series. Concerts feature Elie Spivak, Frances James, Ettore Mazzoleni, Lubka Kolessa, Volkoff Canadian Ballet, and Parlow Quartet. Composers are Harry Somers, Godfrey Ridout, John Weinzweig. Comes with form for ordering season's tickets.

[Harry Kazarian letter to Godfrey Ridout]

Undated. Item written on Kazarian Brothers Manufacturers of High Grade Chocolates and Hard Candy stationary.
From: Kazarian, Harry
To: Ridout, Godfrey, 1918-1984
Subject: Parlow, Kathleen, 1890-1963
Genre: Business correspondence

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