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University of Toronto Music Library John Beckwith fonds
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Solo : for bassoon

File contains score for "Solo," dedicated to George Zukerman, estimated duration 4 min., 10 sec.

Meanwhile : for marimba and piano

File contains the manuscript score and performance notes for John Beckwith's composition "Meanwhile" for marimba and piano (estimated duration 10 min., 30 sec.).

Chapters and verses : for two equal sopranos and viola

File contains the manuscript score and introductory notes for John Beckwith's composition "Chapters and Verses" for two equal sopranos and viola (estimated duration of 14 minutes). The composition sets five texts by Paul Dutton: Second poem for Maurits Escher and The Book of Numbers (Chapter One, Chapter Seven, Chapter Seventeen, Chapter Twenty-One, and Census).

No time : for four voices

File contains the manuscript score setting of a text by George Fox (1624-1691): "We have no time but the present time; therefore, prize your time for your soul's sake."

The blue and white

File contains the University of Toronto song "The Blue and White" from 1988, a revised version also from 1988, and a solo setting from 1990. John Beckwith revised the music by Clayton E. Bush (1908) and J.P.N. Hume and Madge Shaw Hermant revised the words by Claris Edwin Silcox (1908).

The killdeer

File contains the score and parts for Beckwith's incidental music for the James Reaney play "The Killdeer," written for piano/celesta, clarinet, trumpet, violin, double bass, and percussion (2 players). The file also includes the music for "The River of Time" for unaccompanied medium voice.

The killdeer : blessed name

File contains a handwritten chorale setting for the hymn “Blessed Name” by Ralph E. Hudson, which John Beckwith quoted in the incidental music for James Reaney's play "The Killdeer."

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