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University of Toronto Music Library File
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Conductor

File includes manuscript and photocopied manuscript parts, charts, lead sheets and conductor scores. Titles include Breezes of My Mind; Days Gone By (String Chart); Quiet Days; A Quiet Place; Egberto; Lighthouse; Dreams; Mr. T.C.; Theresa's Song; Human Kindness; Barber. Also includes a photo of Doug Riley playing the organ, taken by Barry Thompson.

L. Richard Bell documents

File consists of childhood and school records of L. Richard Bell, the son of Leslie Bell, and a pianist.

Bell, L. Richard

Biographical documents

File includes John Hawkins's Birth and baptism certificate; High school diploma; Basel Musik-Akademie certificate; notebook (1985-1991); passport; McGill diploma (1968); Conservatoire du Québec Prix (1967); snapshots, school photos, early portraits; and, performance photographs.

Dennis Burton artwork

File includes twelve text-based pieces by Dennis Burton from February 1966 that he gave to Ron Collier before moving to Vancouver to teach at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design; Burton's artwork for a Lee Konitz album cover; a copy of Musicworks (issue 11, Spring 1980), which was a special Dennis Burton issue; and a poster for a Dennis Burton exhibit.

The Kitsilano boys band and Ron Collier : photo album

File contains photographs, newspaper clippings, post cards and ephemera. File includes photographs of Collier's family, the K.B.B., Collier's early professional activities, Gordon Delamont and Duke Ellington. File also contains Collier's diary during the K.B.B.'s European tour in 1950 (about 200 p.).

Kitsilano boys band reunion : photographs

File includes photograph of the Coleman miners band at the Calgary stampede (1942), the Jack Smith orchestra (October 1946), 2 members of the K.B.B. and Collier (196-?) and the Ron Neil Boptet (late 1950s or 60s?).

"The music of Duke Ellington" lecture series at Humber college : pictures of Duke Ellington and his band members

File contains pictures taken from various magazines and mounted according to big band instrumentation. File includes Collier's notes (6 p.) and an article on Ellington's bassists, and publicity concerning Collier and Humber College's concert "A tribute to Duke Ellington" (1978) at the Toronto spring festival of the arts.

Publicity and programme notes

File includes public relations, reviews, programme notes and pictures of Collier and his contemporaries, including Gordon Delamont, Duke Ellington, Bruno Gerussi, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Norman Symonds as well as members of the Collier quintet and octet. File 1 contains 2 photographs taken by Collier for his mother (1950). File 5 contains 1 photograph of Collier conducting at Humber College. File 1 contains some material from the early 1960s.

Clement Hambourg : "Paganini theme" and obituary

  • CA OTUFM 35-B-216
  • File
  • Early 1950s, September 1955, February 1973
  • Part of Ron Collier fonds

File contains "Paganini theme : variation open to all composers" by Hambourg in MS ink (1 p.) for Collier to score (early 1950s). File also contains newspaper clippings.

Personal photographs

File includes photographs of family, friends, the Kitsilano Boy's Choir and individuals on the 1954 Mart Kenney Western tour (Collier, Claire Kennedy, Mart and Norma Kenney, Jim O'Driscoll, Ted Shadbolt, Hush Sherman, Roy Smith and Bobby Van Evera.

Collier quintet : photographs

File includes proofs of the Collier quintet members circa 1958, and a photograph of Ron Hughes, Rob McConnell, Ted Roderman and Collier in a recording session at Hallmark studios, May 1963.

Signed photographs of musicians

File consists of a collection of signed portraits, mainly dated 1909-1920: Wilhelm Bachaus, Clara Butt, Teresa Carreño, Mischa Elman, Carl Flesch, Arthur Friedheim, Josef Hofmann, Louise Homer, Percy B. Kahn, Martin Krause, Fritz Kreisler, Luigi von Kunits, Mischa Levitzki, Kathleen Parlow, Bernice de Pasquali, Maud Powell, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Walter Henry Rothwell, R. Kennerley Rumford, Leo Slezak, Helen Stanley, Frederick A. Stock, Yvonne de Tréville, August Wilhelmj, Eugène Ysaÿe.

Publicity photographs of other artists

File contains photographs of the following: Frances Alda; Louis Bachner; Sophie Braslau; Wishart Campbell (signed); Galli-Curci; Emmy Heim (signed); Ernest MacMillan (4: 1 signed; 1 with choir and orchestra, rehearsing St. Matthew Passion, Convocation Hall, 1931); Giovanni Martinelli; James W. McEnery (signed) ; Earle Moss (signed) ; Philarmonic Choir of Salt Lake City, Utah, with H. Frederick Davis, Dorothy Maynor and George Schick ; Lily Pons (2); Schumann-Heink ; Donna Small (signed) ; Reginald Stewart and the Bach Choir in Yorkminster Church, Toronto; Jenny Taggart (signed); Toronto Opera Guild, Lohengrin, Massey Hall 1939; Unidentified Toronto church choir.

Publicity materials

File contains photographs, flyers, and two half-tone metal plates ("cuts"). The photographs include promotional photographs, pictures with the Oxford School, photographs of Eileen Law in operatic costumes, and photographs of performances. Most of the photographs are not dated.

Pocket diaries

File contains seven manuscript pocket diaries from the years 1938-1942, 1944, 1946. One of the diaries includes a pocket-size photograph of an unidentified child.

Photographs

File consists of photocopies; letters from Maureen Nevins regarding permissions for use in Schabas' book.

Obituaries and other family documents

File contains an undated manuscript list of students with some addresses and telephone numbers; obituary notices for Dr. Daniel Garcia Guerrero; a letter from Lily Wilson; and [probably her] translation of Boyd Neel's Alberto Guerrero obituary. File aso contains portraits of Alberto Guerrero, photographs of Myrtle Rose Guerrero and of Melisande Guerrero, and unidentified photos.

Collection of historical letters

File contains letters collected by or given to Edward Johnson from Georges Bizet, Claude Debussy (photograph), Gaetano Donizetti, Jenny Lind, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Adelina Patti/Giuseppe Verdi, Ignacy Paderewski (signed photograph), Giacomo Puccini, and Richard Wagner. Unless otherwise indicated, all items are autograph letters, signed (ALS).

Memorabilia

File contains signed photographs of various opera singers and composer that Edward Johnson worked with during his career, and a vocal score of acts 1 and 2 of Peter Ibbetson by Deems Taylor (publishers' version for tenor).

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