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University of Toronto Music Library Series
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Sound recordings

Series consists of materials for: Cascando (1963-1965), Wordsong (1971-1973), Guitarmusic for John Cage (1972-1975), Wordmusic (1973-1974), Mikemusics (1973-1977), Silencesong (1974), Minutemusics (1977-1980), Thunderword (1978-1979), Nonologue (Onemanshow, 1980), and Sh! (Mikemusics, 1973-1977).

Classical scores

Series contains various classical scores and parts, many of which were arranged and/or composed by Doug Riley.

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

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.

Audio and video recordings

Series consists of audio and video recordings of performances by Ron Collier and of compositions and arrangements by Collier. The series includes audio cassettes from the Duke Ellington Society that were issued to its members; audio recordings of Collier's lectures on Ellington at Humber College (1980s); performances by the Ron Collier Quintet and the Ron Collier Tentet; and records from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio transcription service of performances by Collier, his groups, and his compositions and arrangements.

Teaching materials

Series consists of examination papers set, lecture notes, and student papers from Kenins's time at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.

Postmortem documents

Series consists of documents created after Leslie Bell's death, including letters of condolence written to his wife Leona Bell; copies of his obituaries; and, documents pertaining to the Leslie Bell Scholarship, which was established in his name by the Leslie Bell Singers Alumnae in 1971. The award was created to support choral conductors further their professional careers and enhance their conducting abilities. The award is managed by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC).

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.

2013-2014 concert season

Series consists of recordings of events hosted by the Faculty of Music during the 2013-2014 concert season including faculty, student, and guest artists as well as ongoing concert series and faculty ensembles.

2011-2012 concert season

Series consists of recordings of events hosted by the Faculty of Music during the 2011-2012 concert season including faculty, student, and guest artists as well as ongoing concert series and faculty ensembles.

2002-2003 concert season

Series consists of recordings of events hosted by the Faculty of Music during the 2002-2003 concert season including faculty, student, and guest artists as well as ongoing concert series and faculty ensembles.

2003-2004 concert season

Series consists of recordings of events hosted by the Faculty of Music during the 2003-2004 concert season including faculty, student, and guest artists as well as ongoing concert series and faculty ensembles.

2017-2018 concert season

Series consists of recordings of events hosted by the Faculty of Music during the 2017-2018 concert season including faculty, student, and guest artists as well as ongoing concert series and faculty ensembles.

2000-2001 concert season

Series consists of recordings of events hosted by the Faculty of Music during the 2000-2001 concert season including faculty, student, and guest artists as well as ongoing concert series and faculty ensembles.

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.

Photographs of musicians

Series consists of photographs of Canadian and European musicians from the early 1900s, as well as Giuliana Gattoni's collection of publicity photographs from the late 1980s and early 1990s, which predominantly consists of photographs of Canadian Opera Company productions.

Toronto music education

Series consists of materials relating to music education in Toronto, including at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and the Toronto College of Music.

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.

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).

Teaching and performance materials

Series consists of materials created by J. Churchill Arlidge in the course of his teaching and performance career, including sheet music with added vocal parts, written in his own hand, a practice record booklet that he published in Toronto in 1907, and the script and program for a concert that he gave in the 1880s.

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).

Photographs

Series contains photographs collected, maintained, and/or accumulated by Kathleen Parlow. Photographs depict Kathleen Parlow's life, musical career (including photographs of the Parlow Strong Quartet), and travels to various places including Hawaii and Asia. Also includes photographs of various individuals including but not limited to: Kathleen Parlow; Minnie Parlow; Leopold Auer; Thomas Edison; Arthur Hinton; Harold Bauer; Samuel Gilbert Colt; Willen Willeke; Johan Halvorsen; Henry Scheadieck; Erich Wolff; Ernesto Consolo; Wanda De Stein; Mischa Elman; Marie Hall; and, Jascha Heifetz.

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.

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.

Audio recordings

Series consists of audio recordings of works by Talivaldis Kenins, including some recordings of performances conducted by Kenins and some world premieres. Many of the recordings were made for CBC broadcast. Others were performed at the University of Toronto. The series also includes three audio cassettes from a 1996 program on CJRT-FM that featured an interview with Kenins interspersed with recordings of his compositions, and recordings of Kenins' son George Juris Kenins performing the cello.

Research files by topic or library

Series contains miscellaneous research files created and gathered by Ezra Schabas in the production of his biography of Theodore Thomas. The series also includes copies of three articles written by Schabas on Thomas, prior to the publication of the biography.

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).

Interviews conducted by Ezra Schabas

Series consists of taped recordings of interviews conducted by Ezra Schabas as part of his research for his book on Sir Ernest MacMillan. Series also includes some recordings of interviews (not conducted by Schabas) with Sir Ernest MacMillan, and a recording of a performance by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by MacMillan.

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