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Faculty of Music collection

  • CA OTUFM 04
  • Collection
  • 1927-2011

Collection contains newsletters, monographs, articles, and other various publications dealing with the Faculty of Music.

University of Toronto. Faculty of Music

Jacques Israelievitch collection

  • CA OTUFM OTUFM 66
  • Collection
  • 1881-2015

Collection consists of predominantly violin parts with Jacques Israelievitch's bowings, fingerings, and other annotations; correspondence with composers; various programs from his performances ; and select reviews and newspaper clippings.

Jacques Israelievitch

Harry and Ida Culley fonds

  • CA OTUFM 69
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1983, 2021-2022

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the two-piano, four-hands duo of Harry and Ida "Claudette" Culley, the "The Black and White Spotters". Records include annotated sheet music and manuscript parts copied by Harry Culley for performance; newspaper articles and press releases; posters; programs; photographs; and correspondence.

Culley, Henry Francis

Lisa Martinelli collection

  • CA OTUFM 75
  • Collection
  • [2000-2009]

Collection consists of manuscript copies of vocal jazz ensemble arrangements, transcribed and copied by Lisa Martinelli while she was the director of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Collection includes manuscript vocal scores and parts for accompanying rhythm section.

Martinelli, Lisa

Music Library Collection of Faculty Events

  • CA OTUFM 51
  • Collection
  • 1946-present, 1965-present predominant

Collection consists of recordings and programs of performances by by faculty members, students, student ensembles, and guest artists, at one of the Faculty of Music theatres (Walter Hall and MacMillan Theatre), and at other University venues.

University of Toronto. Faculty of Music

Trudy Desmond collection

  • CA OTUFM 74
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1970-1998]

Collection of jazz standards and show tunes arranged by or performed by Trudy Desmond. The majority of arrangements are for voice and rhythm (piano, guitar, bass, and/or drums). Some arrangements also include trumpet, trombone, saxophone, vibraphone, or string quartet. Collection includes manuscript parts and copies of parts annotated by the performers. Most charts do not indicate the arranger, performer, composer, lyricist, or date of arrangement.

Desmond, Trudy

Arnold Walter collection of lantern slides

  • CA OTUFM 73
  • Collection
  • [1952]

Collection consists of glass lantern plates of musicians, cathedrals, opera houses, theatres, instruments, opera productions, and musical notations, likely created for use in Arnold Walter's lectures and classes. The slides include reproductions of paintings, caricatures, photographs, manuscripts, and copies of images from contemporary monographs. Some of the slides were manufactured by Newton & Co., London.

Walter, Arnold

Carl Morey fonds

  • CA OTUFM 52
  • Fonds
  • 1897-2015

Collection predominantly consists of programs that Carl Morey collected from attending performances and for research purposes. Some programs include program notes written by Morey (e.g., Canadian Opera Company programs, among others), ticket stubs, newspaper clippings of reviews of the performances, and/or autographs from the performers.

Morey, Carl

Derek Holman fonds

  • CA OTUFM 49
  • Fonds
  • 1933-2015

Fonds consists of the compositions, recordings, and papers of Derek Holman, a former professor at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. The fonds contains manuscript scores and parts by Derek Holman, including original compositions, arrangements and realizations, juvenilia, and sketch materials; audio and video recordings of Holman’s compositions and performances; papers and photographs from Holman’s work with various choirs and churches (including at the University of London, University of Toronto, University of Trinity College, Bishop-Strachan, Royal School of Church Music, St. Simon’s, Concord Singers, Croydon Bach Society, Grace Church-on-the-Hill, and the Canadian Children’s Opera Company); and, Holman’s personal papers, including awards, certificates, degrees, and notebooks.

Holman, Derek

Leslie Bell fonds

  • CA OTUFM 39
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2007

Fonds contains documents relating to Leslie R. Bell's career as a composer, arranger, choral conductor, educator, and music columnist. Materials include manuscript music (both of arrangements and original compositions); radio scripts and notes relating to his work in broadcasting as a radio commentator for CBC and CFRB, Toronto; publicity documents relating to performances by Leslie Bell and the Leslie Bell Singers; correspondence; documents relating to his work as the co-founder and first executive director of the Canadian Music Educators' Association (CMEA); and, newspaper articles, including those written by Bell and about him). The fonds also contains postmortem documents, including condolence correspondence to his wife, Leona Bell, and documents relating to the Leslie Bell Singers reunions and the Leslie Bell Scholarship.

Bell, Leslie R.

Elizabeth Benson Guy fonds

  • CA OTUFM 60
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2010, predominant 1947-1979

Fonds consists of the personal and professional papers of Elizabeth Benson Guy, including correspondence, photographs, programs, reviews, press notices, and manuscripts copied by or for Benson Guy.

Benson-Guy, Elizabeth

Emmy Heim fonds

  • CA OTUFM 58
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1956

Fonds consists of Emmy Heim's lecture notes for the Toronto Conservatory of Music (TCM) and Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (RCMT), correspondence, programs, posters, and a photograph. Fonds also includes manuscripts of songs written for, or copied by, Emmy Heim.

Heim, Emmy

Lothar Klein fonds

  • CA OTUFM 14
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2002

Fonds includes 110 files of sketches and final copies for many of his musical works; 3 files of theoretical and critical writings; and, 1 file of programs and press notices.

Klein, Lothar

Elyakim (Peter) Taussig fonds

  • CA OTUFM 13
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1993

Fonds includes audio tapes, video art works, correspondence, compositions and arrangements, scrapbooks, and term papers for Taussig's graduate courses.

Taussig, Elyakim

Udo Kasemets fonds

  • CA OTUFM 11
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2011

Fonds consists of sketches, drafts, and texts for Udo Kasemets’s compositions, including scores prior to 1960 that use conventional media, and those after 1960, which consists of multi-purpose scores, combination scores, and theatre pieces. The fonds also contains programs and press notices for performances by Udo Kasemets and of his works; correspondence with many American avant-garde musicians; and Kasemets’s projects and notes from his time teaching at the Ontario College of Art.

Kasemets, Udo

Edith McConica fonds

  • CA OTUFM 72
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1930

Fonds consists of sheet music used by Edith McConica when she accompanied silent films in Luseland, Saskatchewan in the 1920s, as well as some pedagogical sheet music used when she was learning piano from Leora Kridler (Mrs. Milton Herrold) in her home town of Findlay, Ohio, and teaching her children piano in Luseland.

McConica, Edith

Talivaldis Kenins fonds

  • CA OTUFM 12
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1997

Fonds consists of manuscript scores, compositional sketches, correspondence, programs, and teaching materials, related to Kenins's career as a composer and professor at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.

Kenins, Talivaldis

Gena Branscombe fonds

  • CA OTUFM 17
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1981

Fonds contains music manuscripts, published copies of Branscombe's arrangements and compositions with inscriptions from the composer, photographs, and programs.

Branscombe, Gena

University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio tape collection

  • CA OTUFM 54
  • Collection
  • 1949-1988, predominant 1959-1979

Collection consists of electronic music compositions created at the University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio (UTEMS) and copies of tapes made at other electronic music studios around the world. The collection includes the two original card-catalogue indices for the tape collection, organized by tape number and by composer, and accompanying research materials and manuals used in the studio.

University of Toronto. Electronic Music Studio

Royal Conservatory of Music collection

  • CA OTUFM 70
  • Collection
  • 1915-2009

Collection consists of repertoire and technique grade books and syllabi issued by the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), previously the Toronto Conservatory of Music (TCM). Various editions are included for guitar, violin, piano, voice, and theory examinations.

Royal Conservatory of Music

Walter Buczynski fonds

  • CA OTUFM 31
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2019

Fonds consists of manuscript music; radio music and children's pieces; correspondence with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canadian Music Centre (CMC), Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, performers, representatives of performing organizations, friends, colleagues, friends, colleagues, students; press notices and reviews; programs; Polish community activities; notebooks and journals.

Buczynski, Walter

Music Pedagogy collection

  • CA OTUFM 56
  • Collection
  • 1906 - 2010

Collection consists of volumes of music instructional material, predominantly for piano instruction. The collection includes some ear training, theory, and sight reading material as well. Items published in Canada and internationally are included.

University of Toronto Music Library

Michael Colgrass fonds

  • CA OTUFM 64
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2019

Fonds consists of the professional and personal records of composer Michael Colgrass. The collection includes manuscripts of his compositions; administrative and financial documents relating to commissions with orchestras, performers, and publishers; and materials generated from the performance of these compositions (including recordings, programs, reviews, and program notes). Other records relate to workshops that Colgrass led, particularly his Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) workshops and Colgrass' writings, including poetry, articles, manuscripts and notes for his books, and correspondence with friends and colleagues.

Colgrass, Michael

University of Toronto Music Library collection

  • CA OTUFM 20
  • Collection
  • 1941-1979

Collection consists of correspondence between the Music Library and various individuals, including students, staff, faculty, librarians, and other researchers; photographs of the library space and collections; materials pertaining to special projects at the library; and memorabilia collected over the years.

University of Toronto Music Library

Toronto music life collection

  • CA OTUFM 03
  • Collection
  • 1877-2013

Collection consists of materials relating to musical life in Toronto, Ontario. The collection includes photographs of various Canadian and European musicians, including various photographs of Canadian Opera Company productions from the late 1980s and early 1990s, autographs from various opera singers and musicians from the late-nineteenth century, three scrapbooks with newspaper clippings and programs, and a collection of songs published in the Toronto Evening Telegram at the end of the nineteenth century.

University of Toronto Music Library

Victor Zuckerkandl index

  • CA OTUFM 62
  • Collection
  • 1927-1994

This collection contains an indexing of selected unpublished materials related to the music theorist and philosopher Viktor Zuckerkandl (1896–1965). Included are descriptions of digitized correspondence, manuscripts, and miscellanea. The three archives that hold the physical media are cross referenced (ONB, Eranos, St. John’s).

Zuckerkandl, Victor

Stratton-Clarke collection

  • CA OTUFM 57
  • Collection
  • 1899-2020

Collection consists of approximately 6,500 78 rpm records, and the personal papers of one of its collectors, John Stratton. Stratton's personal papers provide contextual information about one of the collectors of the "Stratton-Clarke Collection," and primary source material relating to his research of historical vocal recordings and recording practices.

The 78 rpm record collection spans nearly the entire history of 78 rpm record production, from acoustic recordings to early electronic recordings and beyond, covering the first half of the twentieth century. The recordings are primarily pressed on shellac discs, ranging from 7 to 14 inches on diameter, and capture performances of approximately 1,000 vocalists, performing the works of more than 900 different composers on at least 100 different labels. The collection was loosely built on four of Stratton's main interests regarding historical vocal recordings: the "Golden age of singing" (pre World War One); the Mapleson recordings (live Metropolitan Opera performances captured on wax cylinders by Lionel Mapleson between 1900 and 1904); Canadian performers; and pre-revolutionary Russian recordings (pre-1917). The collection includes unpublished and test pressings, as well as published materials.

Stratton, John

Edward Johnson collection

  • CA OTUFM 01
  • Collection
  • 1837-1960

Collection contains photographs, programs, and press notices of his performances; manuscripts of songs written for him by composers including Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lalo and Pizzetti; five collections of published songs; a scrapbook of programs from his first year as manager of the Metropolitan Opera.

Johnson, Edward

J. Churchill Arlidge fonds

  • CA OTUFM 34
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1913, 1997-2008

Fonds contains writings, family letters, photographs, photocopies of biographical documents, collected by Bob Arlidge, and manuscripts of Arlidge's original compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions of performed pieces.

Arlidge, Joseph Churchill

Victor Feldbrill fonds

  • CA OTUFM 63
  • Fonds
  • 1941-2018

Fonds consists of records that pertain to the career of Canadian conductor Victor Feldbrill, including his conductor's scores for Canadian compositions (many of which he premiered), including his annotations and corrections, and composers' autographs. Fonds also includes audio recordings of performances that Feldbrill conducted, including many premiere performances of Canadian compositions, spanning Feldbrill's entire career conducting various orchestras in Canada and abroad.

Feldbrill, Victor

Rob McConnell fonds

  • CA OTUFM 18
  • Fonds
  • 1974-2003

Fonds includes manuscript scores of compositions and arrangements written for Boss Brass recordings. All arrangements are by Rob McConnell. The fonds also includes some original compositions by McConnell. Scores are assigned dates based on the date of recording by Boss Brass, and later by the Rob McConnell Tentet.

McConnell, Rob

Collection of interviews with BIPOC musicians

  • CA OTUFM 65
  • Collection
  • 2020

Collection consists of 9 recorded interviews, both audio and video. The interviews were held by members of the design team for the exhibit Polyphony: Diversity in Music, and feature students and faculty from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music and musicians based in Ottawa, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario; and Regina, Saskatchewan. Interviewers used questions to help the interviewers share their experiences with diversity in music. Questions included whether they identified with current categories in racial discourse (i.e. BIPOC), whether their culture or identity has impacted their opportunities, and what advice they would offer to emerging BIPOC musicians. Themes within the interviews cover a broad range of topics, including systemic discrimination, imposter syndrome, racism, identity, and music pedagogy.

University of Toronto Music Library

Kathleen Parlow fonds

  • CA OTUFM 02
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1967, 2016, predominant 1908-1950

Fonds consists of material relating to Kathleen Parlow's personal life and her musical career, including photographs, correspondence, daybooks, sheet music, concert programs, press, and personal material.

Parlow, Kathleen

Sir Ernest MacMillan collection

  • CA OTUFM 15
  • Collection
  • 1890-1996, predominant 1991-1994

Collection includes correspondence, notes, transcripts, and other working papers for Ezra Schabas's book Sir Ernest MacMillan: the importance of being Canadian, published by the University of Toronto Press in 1994.

Schabas, Ezra

Hart House String Quartet collection

  • CA OTUFM 48
  • Collection
  • 1924-1946

Collection consists of 10 scrapbooks created by the Hart House String Quartet and their business manager, Milton Blackstone, which contain programs and newspaper clippings of reviews and press releases for their concerts. Two volumes (Volume 5, 1929-1931; and, Volume 7, 1932-1934) are missing from the collection. The collection also contains two scrapbooks for the Canadian Concert Association, during the time that Milton Blackstone was the director (1933-1935 and 1936), and a small collection of annotated scores and parts for violin and piano, previously owned and annotated by Geza De Kresz.

Hart House String Quartet

Myron Schaeffer fonds

  • CA OTUFM 55
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1965

Fonds consists of Myron Schaeffer's notes and drafts for lectures, articles, and an unpublished book on electronic music. The fonds also contains condolence correspondence following his death, his obituary, and scores and sketches for a couple of his electronic compositions.

Schaeffer, Myron

Gustav Ciamaga fonds

  • CA OTUFM 06
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2012

Fonds consists of the personal and professional records of Gustav Ciamaga, including correspondence with Hugh Le Caine, lecture notes, programs, and audio recordings created in the University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio (UTEMS).

Ciamaga, Gustav

New Music Concerts fonds

  • CA OTUFM 19
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1998

Fonds consists of the administrative records of New Music Concerts (NMC), from its first concert in 1972 to 1998. Records consist of administrative and financial records, including correspondence with composers, performers, and concert venues, budgets, grant applications, and board meeting minutes; concert planning documents, including touring records; and promotion and publicity documents, including programs, brochures, posters, reviews, advertisements, and press releases. The fonds also includes select audio and video recordings of NMC concerts.

New Music Concerts

Ricordi costume and set designs collection

  • CA OTUFM 41
  • Collection
  • [195-]

Collection consists of set and costume designs by Nicola Benois for the following Teatro alla Scala productions: the premiere production of La Fiamma (The Flame) by Ottorino Respighi; Respighi's ballet Gli Uccelli; and Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini.

G. Ricordi & Co. Ltd.

Geoffrey Payzant and Eduard Hanslick collection

  • CA OTUFM 32
  • Collection
  • 1981-2001 predominant

Collection includes correspondence, notes, typescripts, translations, photocopies of journal articles, and other working papers about Eduard Hanslick. Hanslick was the focus of Payzant's later research, which resulted in two books (published 1986 and 1991), several articles, and various lectures. The fonds consists of the research used in these writings, as well as a typescript manuscript of Payzant's translation of On the musically beautiful: a contribution towards the revision of the aesthetics of music (1986), and copies of his lectures, also titled "On the musically beautiful." The correspondence includes copies of letters between Hanslick and Robert Zimmermann (1824-1898), as well as correspondence between Payzant and other scholars about Hanslick, and correspondence between Payzant and Dietmar Strauß.

Payzant, Geoffrey

Theodore Thomas collection

  • CA OTUFM 09
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1970-1991]

Collection contains correspondence, copies of sources, notes, illustrations, photographs, microfilms, and other working papers for Ezra Schabas's book Theodore Thomas : America's conductor and builder of orchestras, 1835-1905 (University of Indiana Press, 1989). The collection also contains articles and lecture notes for presentations written by Schabas about Thomas.

Schabas, Ezra

John Beckwith fonds

  • CA OTUFM 10
  • Fonds
  • 1936-2018

Fonds consists of records created by John Beckwith during his career, predominantly relating to his compositions. Materials include sketches, drafts, final copies, texts, performance records, and related correspondence for most of his works, as well as programs and press notices, and other personal and professional documents. Records include correspondence with other musicians, both personal and professional; materials created through his work with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; lecture notes from his time at the University of Toronto and other presentations; and documents pertaining to his various awards and honours.

Beckwith, John

Henry Frost fonds

  • CA OTUFM 38
  • Fonds
  • 1830

Fonds consists of digital images of the 211 page music instruction manual.

Frost, Henry

Greta Kraus fonds

  • CA OTUFM 59
  • Fonds
  • 1898-2006, predominant 1938-1997

Fonds consists of the personal and professional papers of Greta Kraus, including correspondence, photographs, programs, and some materials relating to the Kraus family.

Kraus, Greta

Boyd Neel fonds

  • CA OTUFM 27
  • Fonds
  • 1932-2002

Fonds includes catalogues of the libraries of Neel Boyd's orchestras, and of his personal scores and recordings collections. Also includes correspondence.

Neel, Boyd

Arthur Hartmann fonds

  • CA OTUFM 21
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1937

Fonds consists of a photograph and correspondence.

Hartmann, Arthur

Eugene Kash fonds

  • CA OTUFM 61
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1997

Fonds consists of programs from his performances, a letter confirming his appointment to the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) in Toronto, a newspaper clipping, and his annotated copy of the Canadian Music Centre sheet music for Six Miniatures after Hokusai for violin and piano by Elliot Weisgarber (1972). The fonds also includes two catalogues for his personal music library: one current to 1976, and another current to 1997.

Kash, Eugene

Andrew MacMillan collection

  • CA OTUFM 50
  • Collection
  • ca. 1930-1967

Collection consists of five opera scores from the library of Andrew MacMillan, with stage directions for the Canadian Opera Company and other productions.

MacMillan, Andrew

George Lambert fonds

  • CA OTUFM 08
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1971

Fonds includes memorabilia , photographs, correspondence, lecture notes, brochures and programs.

Lambert, George James

Herman Geiger-Torel collection

  • CA OTUFM 05
  • Collection
  • 1934-1976

Collection consists of Herman Geiger-Torel's library of piano-vocal scores, including his markings and notes for Canadian Opera Company productions.

Geiger-Torel, Herman

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