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University of Toronto Music Library File
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Correspondence

Collection of autographed letters, signed (ALS) and typed letters, signed (TLS) from Marion Bauer, William Berwald, Alberto Bimboni (2), Hanson Booth(2), Gena Branscombe, Eddy Brown, Renee Chemet, Benjamin de Casseres, Geza and Norah de Kresz (3), William H. Goschen, Henry Hadley (2), Philip James (2), Alberto Jonas, Christiaan Kriens, Luigi von Kunits, Jane Rogers, Lazare Saminsky, Vladimir Shavitch, Ed Stringham, Oliver Strunk, Deems Taylor, R. W. Woiceske, Mabel Wood-Hill

Bartok folk music

File includes a printed note introducing the song ad guest folk singer Alan Mills.

The Stripper

File includes photocopied manuscript score and parts for The Stripper. Written on the front of the envelope which material came in is as follows: To Famous People Players-The Stripper Score and Parts From Victor Davies.

Finkleman Show

File includes manuscript and photocopied manuscript lead sheets and parts. Titles include Pity The Fool; Tossin' and Turnin'; Closer; You Don't Know; When Something Is Wrong; Soul Shake; It's All Right; Edwin Starr Medley; Show Me; Hide Away; Mr. Big Stuff; Storybook Children; Mocking Bird; World/Hashville Cats; It Takes Two; With Every Beat of My Heart; Tell It Like It Is; Bad Boy; Moulin Rouge; Across The Line; Respect as recorded by Aretha Franklin; Hide Away. File also includes input lists, playlists, and Danny Finkleman's 2 Day World Tour 2003 travel information.

Theme For Adele

File includes photocopied manuscript lead sheets of the piece Theme For Adele by Doug Riley

Prince Edward Island Suite: Orchestra Parts and Score

File includes orchestra and soloist parts as well as a photocopied manuscript score for the Prince Edward Island Suite: A Concerto for Orchestra and Jazz Quartet by Doug Riley. Also includes an article written by Riley about the Prince Edward Island Suite and a photocopy of a Toronto Star Review of the Suite by Sid Adilman.

Notes: lectures [on singing and musicianship]

File contains manuscript and typescript lecture notes regarding singing, conducting, and musicianship, includes lectures given at Mount Saint Vincent University (1956) and to the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association in Stratford (1960). Many of the notes are not dated.

Board formation

File contains the letters patent of incorporation for “The Aldeburgh Connection Concert Society” and related correspondence; documents pertaining to their tax exempt status as a registered charity; and board member lists from 1986, 1990, 1994, 2008, and 2018.

Archive launch

File contains a record of donors, correspondence, guest list, invitations, and programs for the launch event of the Aldeburgh Connection archive, held at Massey College on October 17, 2015.

Personal correspondence

File includes letters from Raymond Dudley, Udo Kasemets, Bruce Mather, Colleen and James Reaney,R. Murray Schafer, Peter Williams, Robert Fleming, Stanley Bulley, Lee Hoiby, W. S. Morrison, Glenn Gould, Harry Somers, Jean Howson, Walter Herbert, Ray Pierce, John Sidgwick, John Hawkins, Lothar Klein, Jean Papineau-Couture, Timothy McGee, Dorothy Freed, Elizabeth Gallat-Morin, Chan Wing-Wah, Carl Morey, Otto Joachim, Peter Hatch, Albert Greer, Talivaldis Kenins, Andrew Benson -- Gwendoline Harper, Myra Hess, Spencer H. Elliott, Ira Dilworth, H. C. Hamilton, Leo Smith, Alberto Guerrero, Richard Johnston, John Felice, Gustav Ciamaga, Barbara Pentland, Robert Aitken, Ezra Schabas, Sydney Hodkinson, John Weinzweig, Ruth Humphrey, Pierre Souvairan, Lois Marshall, Gabriel Charpentier, Nicholas Slonimsky, William Wright, Stephen Young, Robert Stevenson, Harry Hickman, Lubomyr Melnyk.

Haiku : for voice, flute, violoncello, and piano

File contains sketches, manuscript and printed scores, playing instructions, and a typescript of the playing order for a performance on April 21, 1963. The file also includes correspondence from John Adaskin (Canadian Music Centre) and Geoffrey Payzant (Canadian Music Journal).

Canavangard : correspondence with contributing composers

File contains correspondence with: Istvan Anhalt, George Caccioppo, Barney Childs, Lowell Cross, Serge Garant, Hugh Hartwell, Syd Hodkinson, Peter Huse, Otto Joachim, Lynn Lonidier, Alvin Lucier, John Mills-Cockell, Gordon Mumma, Pauline Oliveros, John Rea, Murray Schafer, and Gilles Tremblay.

Juba Script

File includes script of Juba as well as a brochure of R.S.V.P. Broadway:The New 1930s Musical Comedy

Queen Victoria's jubilee : for voice and piano

File consists of three publications of the song "Queen Victoria's Jubilee!" with words by John Imrie and music by J.F. Johnstone. The publications include the sheet music by Imrie & Graham of Toronto (1886); a clipping of its publication in the Montreal Daily Star (June 4, 1887); and, a copy of its inclusion in Jubilee Jollities (Grip's Own Library, vol. 1, no. 2, June 1887), page 24.

Songs of Roy Lamont Smith : American composer

File consists of a notebook with the handwritten texts of songs by Roy Lamont Smith, written in alphabetical order. It is not clear whether the texts were handwritten by Smith, or collected by an unnamed individual. The songs include: A Lullaby (My tree Bird); Alone, A Woodland Path; Adoration; Gifts; Heart and Soul; Hearts Blossom; In Love's Tender Keeping; I sing to thee; Lullaby; Lines to an Indian air; Madrigal; My little Bo Peep; My soul shall sing; Nameless Pain; and, Plantation Lullaby. Many of the songs include indications of the author of the lyrics, the key of the music, and who the song was dedicated to, if applicable.

Godfrey Ridout

File consists of programs that included performances of pieces by Godfrey Ridout and copies of newspaper clippings about Ridout. Ridout (1918-1984) began teaching at the Toronto Conservatory of Music in 1940, before joining the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto (1948-1982).

B-3 Quartet Music

File includes various manuscript, photocopied manuscript, and printed, guitar, drums, tenor, alto, organ parts, scores, and lead sheets used by the B-3 Quartet. Titles include Windows by Chick Corea; A Subtle One by Stanley Turrentine; Nothing Personal by Don Grolnick as played by Michael Brecker; Firm Roots by Cedar Walton; Con Alma by Dizzie; Wabash by Cannonball Adderly; St. Thomas by Sonny Rollins; Dolphin Dance; My Foolish Heart by Washington and Young; Blues 4 Jim Sam by Don Thompson; Old Folks; Good Bait; Safari by Horace Silver; Totem Pole by Lee Morgan; Peace by H. Silver; Gary's Notebook by Lee Morgan; I'll Take Les; Sister Sadie by Horace Silver; This Here by Bobby Timmins; Holy Land by Cedar Walton; All About My Girl by Jimmy McGriff; Boy What A Night by L. Morgan; Games by N. Adderley; Work Song by N. Adderley; Hook Up by Mike Stern; Roads Travelled and Days Gone By by Bill Dobbins; Summertime by Gershwin; Django by John Lewis; Come Sunday by Duke Ellington; Little Sunflower by Freddie Hubbard; The Jive Samba by N. Adderley; Guess I'll Hang; Mode Swing by Jake Langley; Blue N' Green; Buster Rides Again by Bud Powell; Favourite Things; Time After Time; Nancy (With The Laughing Face); Lady Is A Tramp by Rodgers and Ham; The Jive Samba by N. Adderley; Shake A Lady by Ray Bryant; Messin' Around by Jimmy Smith; Mo-Jo; Filthy McNasty by Horace Silver; Birdland; Silver's Serenade; My Heart Belongs to Daddy; Guess I'll Hang My Tears; 'Round Midnight by Monk; The Fog; Wild Mountain Thyme arr by T. Roach; Blue Heads by T. Roach; Afro Blue by M. Santamaria; No Moe by Sonny Rollins; S.B. by Sandro Dominelli; Suite Things by Sandro Dominelli; Groovin' High by Dizzie; Beautiful Friendship by Stanley Styne and Donald Kahn.

Early works : songs and piano music

File contains the following:

  • Undated: Dance (words by Rupert Brooke)
  • Dream river (song)
  • 1945: Shining stars
  • Minuet
  • 1946: Marcia funebre / In memorium (Father C.W. James)
  • Dream waltz
  • Happy birthday
  • 1947: March
  • The evening tune
  • Rolling waves
  • In memorium (Ernest Dainty)
  • Fantasia
  • Lullaby
  • Serenade
  • March / Gay tune
  • Minuet
  • 1948: Impromptu, to Godfrey Ridout
  • The owl (words by Tennyson)
  • Romance in D flat, to Earle Moss
  • Wedding march, to Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Pheeney
  • 1949: Nocturne, to Murray Ross
  • Prelude

Photographs of Canadian musicians

File contains photographs of Canadian musicians, many of which are signed, and most of which are not dated: S. C. Eckhardt-Gramatté with string quartet including Peggie Sampson and Victor Feldbrill; Herman Geiger-Torel; Irene Jessner; Greta Kraus; Sir Ernest MacMillan; Lois Marshall (2 photographs); Oskar Morawetz; Charles Peaker; and Redferne Hollinshead.

Snapshots

File contains an album of snapshots that includes photographs of England and Italy (1925-1929); New York (1929); and, Banff (1931).

Wonder Bread

File include manuscript lead sheet and score for Wonder Bread jingle

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