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University of Toronto Music Library Subseries
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Postcards

Subseries includes a collection of postcards. Some of the postcards are blank, others were written or sent by Kathleen Parlow. Postcards are in both black and white and colour.

Manuscript Scores

Subseries includes manuscript scores. Pieces include Chinese puzzle by Rebecca Clarke; Ritmi by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco; Violinconcert (Es-Dur) by Erich J. Wolff; Fugue for string quartet by S. Margolian; An old love tale, Op.21, no.1 by Gena Branscombe; Aire classique by Donald Heins; Abendlied by Donald Heins; My lady artful, Frauen-Laune by Franz C. Bornschein; Roses of yester year by Franz C. Bornschein; In Elizabethan days: Old English dance, Op.32, no.2 by A. Walter Kramer; Suite für violine (componi[e]rt fur Kathleen Parlow) by Henri Zagwijn; Concerto pour violon by Alexander Glazounov; Capitan Fracassa ; Tempo marking: Ritmo di marcia erocomica by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco; Fantasiestück für violine allein by Bernard (Hélèn Joseph) van Dieren; Theme with variations composed by Paganini arr by Henry Holmes; From the south by Gaylord Yost; Chant de “Veslemöy” (mosaique No.4) by Johan Halvorsen; Prière by Mary Helen Brown; Untitled Piece by H. B. Mac; Hüldretoner :Huldresang, Slaat og Dans by Anders Hoegendahl; Immer sein wird mein schlummer by Johaness Brahms Arr. for violin and piano by Emerson Whithorne; Polonaise by Hans Schouwman; Ein welker lavendelzweig = With sweet lavender by Edward MacDowell Arr. for violin and piano by Leopold Auer; Long ago, Op.56 by Edward MacDowell arr. for violin and piano by A. Walter Kramer; Chant nègre : a southern idyl, Op. 32, no.1 by A. Walter Kramer; Wie melodien zieht es mir by Johaness Brahms Arr. for violin and piano by A. Walter Kramer; La source Éternelle, Op. 18 by Victor Küzdo; Caprice saltata by Johan Reich; Parlow valse by Sophie Olsen; Ein wiegenlied, Op.37, no.1 by Emerson Whithorne; Juli-hav-stemning veel aales und by Unknown; Romance by Jan Frederik Jr. Tierie; Idyl ; “fleur immortelle” by From the manuscript of a late composer-No other names mentioned; Symphonic rhapsody in F minor, Op.35 by A. Walter Kramer; Shy one, Op. 31, no.2 by Emerson Whithorne; “Au cabaret” Mazurka Bohème by Christiaan Kriens; Concert für violine by Johan Halvorsen

Letters

Subseries includes correspondence both written and sent to Kathleen Parlow from 1868-1967. Subseries also includes envelopes and a few newspaper clippings, perhaps included in the letters. Notable writers include Leopold Auer who was Kathleen Parlow's teacher.

Scores and parts

Subseries includes manuscript scores with parts for various ensembles with Phil Nimmons acting as main author. The subseries includes music for orchestra, for orchestra and chorus, for jazz ensemble (Nimmons ‘N’ Nine), for jazz combo, for instrumental ensemble, and incidental music for radio plays.

Scores without parts

Subseries consists of manuscript scores for various ensembles with Phil Nimmons acting as main author. The files includes music for jazz ensemble, orchestra, and jazz combo.

Parts only

Subseries includes manuscript music, parts only, with Phil Nimmons acting as main author, including music for jazz ensemble and music for chorus.

Scripts with or without scores and parts

Subseries incudes manuscript and typeset scripts for radio programs and dramas. Many scripts come with accompanying scores and parts and were created for CBC broadcasts. Some files also include cue sheets.

Overtures for Music for a Summer Day

Subseries includes manuscript scores for orchestra with accompanying parts. Included are overtures composed for the 1957 "Music for a Summer Day" festival that was hosted, as a mini festival, as part of the larger summer Stratford Festival.

Uncertain or other composer or arranger

Subseries includes manuscript scores and or parts for various ensembles. Authorship is uncertain or other than Phil Nimmons. This includes items that were arranged for ensembles led by Phil Nimmons and includes music for jazz ensemble, jazz orchestra, orchestra, jazz combo, incidental music for radio plays, music for clarinet, and music for tenor.

Scores and parts

Subseries consists of manuscript scores with parts for various ensembles, including music for jazz ensemble, orchestra, voice and chorus, jazz combo, jazz ensemble and choir, soloist and guitar, piano and voice, jazz orchestra, and guitar and bass.

Scores without parts

Subseries includes manuscript scores for various ensembles, including music for orchestra, jazz ensemble, trombone, jazz combo, vocal scores, and voice and harp.

Parts only

Subseries consists of manuscript instrumental parts without scores for various ensembles, including music for jazz ensemble; strings, voice and piano; incidental music for orchestra; and, jazz trio.

Scores, parts, and scripts

Subseries includes manuscript scores for various ensembles with parts and scripts created for radio broadcast. The files include music for jazz ensemble, orchestra, chorus, orchestra and chorus, and incidental music.

Band arrangements

Subseries consists of Leslie Bell's scores and parts for band, including original compositions and arrangements.

Choral manuscript music

Subseries consists of blueprint-style manuscripts, manuscripts written in ink or pencil, and copies of blueprint scores. Most of the manuscripts are Leslie Bell's arrangements of other composers' original popular, folk, or classical music for choir, with some original compositions. Information about the original composers, intended ensembles, dates, and where and when the songs were performed is not consistently recorded in the manuscripts' heading. There are also symbols and words that are unidentifiable, such as "B.G." and "Jordan," which appear frequently. The manuscripts are generally autographed with one of the following: Leslie Bell, Leslie Richard Bell, L.B., or L.R.B. All information that is provided has been transcribed in the finding aid.

Radio scripts and indices

Subseries consists of radio scripts written by Leslie Bell and indices for particular programs that Bell hosted.

Handwritten and typed notes

Subseries includes notes from Leslie Bell's teaching career and his time as a student, as well as research notes for Bell's radio programs and various lectures.

Scrapbook contents

Subseries consists of loose-leaf pages of radio scripts and program notes from files labeled "From scrapbook." These files were presumably intended to be added to a scrapbook, or were removed from a scrapbook at some point.