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John Beckwith fonds
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CBC radio programs

File contains scripts and correspondence pertaining to various CBC radio programs, including Music Diary, CJBC Views the Shows, Critically Speaking, New Records, and Two New Hours.

Wendake / Huronia : research and performance records

File contains programs, sketches, libretto, correspondence, research notes, and grant reports relating to the commission, composition, and performance of John Beckwith’s composition Wendake/Huronia for solo narrators, alto solo, mixed chorus (SATB...

Beckett songs : performance records

File contains two programs from performances of John Beckwith’s “Beckett Songs” as performed by Peter Groom (baritone), and Peter Higham (guitar) at Mount Allison University (premiere performance on December 3, 2008) and, on May 24, 2011 by Doug M...

Other activities

Series consists of administrative writings, correspondence, reviews, radio programs, and other documents relating to John Beckwith’s work at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the University of Toronto, and various other appearances at confere...

Ut re me fa sol la : performance and publication records

File contains a copy of the program, program note, and poster for the premiere performance of “Ut re mi fa sol la: six fantasies for solo guitar” by John Beckwith, performed by Peter Higham. File also contains an annotated proof of the piece with ...

Memoirs : drafts, correspondence, reviews

File contains research notes, correspondence, re-writes, editorial comments, and press releases for John Beckwith’s memoirs “Unheard Of: Memoirs of a Canadian Composer” (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012). Beckwith’s research notes include a ...

Taptoo! : performances

File contains performance notes, commentary, correspondence, programs, and reviews. File includes letters from James Reaney to Michael Albano.

Basic music

File includes a program note on “Basic Music” by John Beckwith and copies of press comments on the premiere in 1998.

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