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Archives Collection 10 : John Beckwith

  • 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 we...

Beckwith, John

Correspondence with musicians

File contains various forms of correspondence from musicians, including letters; a poem “Fuguing Tune” by Bill Aide; a flexi disc recording of R. Murray Schafer’s “Dédicace” (1976), given to John Beckwith and Kathleen McMorrow for new year’s 1983;...

Miscellaneous correspondence

File contains letters to and from: Joanna Anonychuck (VNMS), Edith Binnie, Gordon Burnett (Jubilate Singers), Chan Wing-Wah, Gustav Ciamaga, Buddy Clark (Catholic University), Timothy J. Cooper, Edward Deckard, David Dorward, Tannis Fast, Paul Fre...

Personal and professional correspondence

File contains letters to and from: Marla Aikman (NATS), Claude Beaudry, Jack Behrens, Juliette Bourassa-Trépanier, Blanche Carragher, Neil Carson (McMaster University), Brian Corman, Cliff Crawley and Beverley Diamond, Anne C. Dale (Dentistry, Un...

Personal correspondence with musicians

File contains correspondence with: William Aide, Robert Aitken, Tim Brady, Howard Brown, Joan Bulley, Stanley Bulley, Chan Wing-Wah, Brian Cherney, Hugh Davidson, Ray Dudley, Charles Foreman, John Hawkins, Sydney Hodkinson, Talivaldis Kenins, Edna...

Personal correspondence

File contains letters from: Ira Dilworth (CBC), Raymond Dudley, Harry Freedman (re Canadian League of Composers), Glenn Gould, Alberto Guerrero, Myrtle Rose Guerrero, Betty Jean Hagen, Stuart Hamilton, W. B. Herbert (Canada Foundation), Helmut Ka...

Music business correspondence

File includes correspondence from BMI/Berandol, Waterloo music, Canadian Music Centre, Gordon V. Thompson, Frederick Harris, Warner Chappell, Other publishers, PRO and SODRAC, RCI, AFM local 149, Music Promotion Foundation, and SOCAN.

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, ...

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...

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 ...

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