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Photographs of non-Canadian musicians

File contains autographed photographs of the following European musicians: Malwine Brée, Franz Léhar, Theodor Leschetizky, I. J. Paderewski, Hans Pfitzner, and Victoria de los Angeles. File also contains two autographed promotional photographs taken by Eric Hayes of the Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar. Shankar's photographs are not dated.

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.

Scrapbook compiled by Amoï Bird

File consists of a scrapbook compiled by Amoï Bird (1902-1988), containing programs and newspaper clippings of reviews from various concerts, the vast majority of which took place in Toronto. Bird attended the Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, before studying music with Dr. Albert Ham. The file includes a brief biographical note about Bird by Godfrey Ridout.

Scrapbook compiled by Milton Blankstein

File consists of a scrapbook compiled by the Milton Blankstein (later, Blackstone), consisting of newspaper clippings of reviews and press notices, photographs, and programs relating to his career in New York City, Toronto, and other Canadian cities. The scrapbook includes a signed photograph of Eugène Ysaÿe and and Boris Hambourg (dated in Toronto, 1918).

Blackstone, Milton

Royal Opera, Covent Garden : programme

File contains a souvenir, silk program from a gala performance by command of His Majesty the King in honour of the visit of the President of the French Republic. The concert featured the following soloists: Luisa Tetrazzini (Italian coloratura soprano), Caroline Hatchard (British soprano), John McCormack (Irish tenor), and Nellie Melba (Australian soprano).

Programs

Series consists of miscellaneous programs, predominantly for concerts that took place in Toronto.

Boyd Neel scores lists

File contains various typescript lists of Boyd Neel's music library, including scores and parts.

Toronto music life collection

  • CA OTUFM 03
  • Collection
  • 1901-1987

Collection consists of materials relating to early-twentieth century musical life in Toronto, Ontario. The collection includes photographs of various Canadian and European musicians, and two scrapbooks with newspaper clippings and programs.

University of Toronto Music Library

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).

Magazine article and newspaper clipping on Roy Lamont Smith

File contains a copy of the magazine The Lookout (vol. 34, no. 9; April 25, 1925), which includes an article entitled "Roy Lamont Smith gives program before Greenville Music Club." File also includes a newspaper clipping of an article from The Chattanooga Times (May 1, 1927) entitled "Chattanooga will give honor to city's own composer this week." The article includes a photograph of Smith.

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.

Roy Lamont Smith collection

  • CA OTUFM 45
  • Collection
  • 1899-1946

Collection consists of a handwritten book of lyrics for songs written by the American composer Roy Lamont Smith, and a collection of his published and unpublished (manuscript) sheet music.

Smith, Roy Lamont

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).

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.

Untitled broadside

File consists of an untitled broadside made up of 16 panels of songs and illustrated prints. The broadside includes: When Love is King (words by John Imrie, music by George W. Grant); The British Flag (words by John Imrie, music by Prof. J.F. Johnstone); Sons of Scotland (words by John Imrie, music by George W. Strathy); Scotch Dainties (words by John Imrie, music by E. Corlett); The Star of Love (words by John Imrie, music by Ernest E. Leigh); Dear Land Ayont the Sea (words by John Imrie, music by G.M. Davidson); The Sons of England (words by John Imrie, music by Prof. J.F. Johnstone); and, Mother's Voice (words by John Imrie, music by Prof. J.F. Johnstone).

Songs of J.F. Johnstone

File consists of a recording of 9 songs by John Francis Johnstone as performed by Andrea Grant (piano); Caitlin Wood (soprano); Stephanie Tritchew (mezzo soprano); Charles Sy (tenor); and Joshua Whelan (baritone). The recording was made on April 10, 2013 at the University of Toronto with liner noes by Mary F. Williamson. The songs recorded on the CD are: Song of the Drummer; My Heart is Scotland's Yet; Dear Canada, To Thee; Temperance Soldiers; The Young Musician; The Humber Fairy; The Sweetest Word on Earth is Home; Canadian Song of Freedom; and, Queen Victoria's Jubilee.

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