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Beckwith, John
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File contains posters for Music Gallery event and a typescript of the description. File also contains: Udo's memorybank: "index of inputs,"including sketches, and photocopy with playing-card pagination; Sixty cycles, including program, a copy of typed letter inviting contributions, and sketches for tape work in ink; Nonologue, including a copy of typed invitation letter, album of responses with address labels and stamps, and correspondence from Dick Higgins, Mary Ashley, Don Druick, Pauline Oliveros, Jackson Mac Low, John Beckwith, Robert Ashley, Graham Coughtry, and Nobuo Kubota; Tokens of thanks, including a draft and a copy of typescript. File also contains 4 albums of small black and white photos, mostly self-portraits, often double-exposed, and "36 questions with 36 responses" (typescript).

New Music Concerts fonds

  • CA OTUFM 19
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1998

Fonds consists of the administrative records of New Music Concerts (NMC), from its first concert in 1972 to 1998. Records consist of administrative and financial records, including correspondence with composers, performers, and concert venues, budgets, grant applications, and board meeting minutes; concert planning documents, including touring records; and promotion and publicity documents, including programs, brochures, posters, reviews, advertisements, and press releases. The fonds also includes select audio and video recordings of NMC concerts.

New Music Concerts

Canada Council : articles, talks, and brief

File consists of copy of brief from Canadian Music Council; typescripts of preparatory articles on performance (Gilles Lefebvre, JMC), public libraries (Ogreta McNeill, CMLA), university libraries (Graham George, Queen's), foreign relations (Boyd Neel, RCM), composers (John Beckwith, CLC), and music education (Leslie Bell); photocopy of talk by MacMillan on receiving Canada Council medal, 1964.

Personal correspondence

File includes correspondence with István Anhalt, Milton Babbitt, Norma Beecroft, John Beckwith, Jack Behrens, Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Benjamin Boretz, Walter Buczynski, Brian Cherney, Kathyrn (Kathy) Ciamaga, Lillian Ciamaga, George Crumb, Derek Healey, Lejaren Hiller, Gottfried Michael Koenig, Otto Joachim, Lothar Klein, Larry Klug, Hugh Le Caine, Douglas Lilburn, Neil McKay, Oskar Morawetz, Carl Morey, Eric Regener, George Rochberg, Clark Ross, Pierre Schaeffer, R. Murray Schafer, Barry Truax, and John Weinzweig, among others.

New Music Concerts : [Guest composer David Bedford]

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Event details :

  • Solstices / Gilles Tremblay (Robert Aitken, flute ; Stanley McCartney, clarinet ; Eugene Rittich, horn ; Thomas Monahan, double bass ; John Wyre, Robin Engelman, percussion)
  • Spillihpnerak / David Bedford (Paul Armin, viola)
  • Taking a stand / John Beckwith (Canadian Brass)
  • Pentomino ; With 100 Kazoos (premiere) / David Bedford (Pentomino : Toronto Winds ; With 100 Kazoos : Robert Aitken, flute ; Melvin Berman, oboe ; Stanley McCartney, clarinet ; Howard Knopf, bass clarinet ; Graeme Page, horn ; Fred Mills, trumpet ; Eugene Watts, trombone ; Victor Martin, Fujiko Adaman, violins ; Paul Armin, viola ; Bill Findlay, cello ; Thomas Monahan, double bass ; David Bedford, conductor)

Collection of photographs of Guerrero and his students

File contains photographs of informal settings, with groups including Rosa Arzù, John Beckwith, Loretto Doherty, Ray Dudley, Bert Gould, Florence Gould, Glenn Gould, Alberto Guerrero, Myrtle Rose Guerrero, Stuart Hamilton, and Malcolm Troup.

Correspondence with composers and performers, mainly of the 1960s avant-garde

  • CA OTUFM 11-E-28
  • File
  • 1960-1967
  • [இதன்] பகுதியானUdo Kasemets fonds

File contains correspondence with: Frances (James) Adaskin, Murray Adaskin, Bill Aide, Anne Aitchison, Istvan Anhalt, Robert and Mary Ashley, Stanley Lunetta, Larry Austin (Source magazine), John Beckwith, Michael van Biel, George Caccioppo, Barney Childs, Oliver Daniel, Marvin Duchow, Judith Dunn, Morton Feldman, Dick Higgins, Harold Henderson, Otto Joachim, Burton Kaplan, Karl Kohn, Ernst Krenek, Brian Longworth (student composer at McGill), Alvin Lucier, William Maraldo, Edward Miller, John Mills-Cockell, Gordon Mumma, Roger Reynolds, Gardner Read, Raymond Rendall, George Rochberg, Donald Scavarda, Murray Schafer, Harry Somers, Bertram Turetzky, Aurelio de la Vega, Raymond Wilding-White, Eugene Wilson, and Klaus van Wrochem.

Faculty artists composers' concert

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : Nancy Mathis, violin ; Walter Buczynski, piano ; James McLean, tenor ; Gianetta Baril, harp ; Patricia Creighton, flute and piccolo ; Paul Grice, bass clarinet ; Harcus Hennigar, horn ; Marc Widner, piano ; Dominique Laplante, violin ; Ronald Hay, viola ; Dorothy Lawson, cello ; Peter Jones, bass ; Robin Engelman, conductor ; Dianne Aitken, flute ; Marie Berard, violin ; Jean Ducharme, tenor saxophone ; Geoffrey Leader, horn ; Paul Widner, cello ; Leslie Kinton, piano ; James Anagnoson, piano ; Hamis Gordon, oboe ; Donald Ross, clarinet ; Donald Shore, bassoon ; Michael White, trumpet ; Paul Prefontaine, violin ; Denis Beliveau, violin ; Ronald Hay, viola ; Beverly Spotton, viola ; Helen Kopec, cello ; Peter Jones, double bass ; John Hawkins, conductor
Event details :

  • Sonata for Violin and Piano / Walter Buczynski (Nancy Mathis, violin; Walter Buczynski, piano)
  • Three songs for tenor and harp / John Hawkins (James McLean, tenor; Gianetta Baril, harp)
  • Concertino / Edward Laufer (Patricia Creighton, flute and piccolo ; Paul Grice, bass clarinet ; Harcus Hennigar, horn ; Marc Widner, piano ; Dominique Laplante, violin ; Ronald Hay, viola ; Dorothy Lawson, cello ; Peter Jones, bass ; Robin Engelman, conductor)
  • Case study / John Beckwith (Dianne Aitken, flute ; Marie Berard, violin ; Jean Ducharme, tenor saxophone ; Geoffrey Leader, horn ; Paul Widner, cello)
  • Canadiana for two pianos / Lothar Klein (Leslie Kinton, piano ; James Anagnoson, piano)
  • Concerto for 14 instruments / Talivaldis Kenins (Patricia Creighton, flute ; Hamish Gordon, oboe ; Donald Ross ; clarinet ; Donald Shore, bassoon ; Geoffery Leader, French horn ; Michael White, trumpet ; Paule Prefontaine, Marie Brerard, Denis Beliveau, violins ; Ronald Hay, Beverly Spotton, violas ; Helen Kopec, Paul Widner, cellos ; Peter Jones, double bass ; John Hawkins, conductor)

Parry Sound : MacMillan centenary Symposium

File consists of materials for the MacMillan centenary Symposium, including a concert flyer, program, letter from John Beckwith to James Campbell suggesting programs and speakers, and about 30 pages of notes.

John Beckwith

File consists of copies of newspaper articles and programs featuring John Beckwith, as well as a pamphlet from BMI Canada Limited on the composer, and two programs from performances by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with program notes by Beckwith.

Letters and printouts of emails from correspondents

  • CA OTUFM 37-B-35
  • File
  • 1973-2004
  • [இதன்] பகுதியானJohn Hawkins fonds

File contains correspondence from the following, divided into four folders:

  • Folder 1: Michael Albano; Doreen Allison Ryan; Istvan Anhalt; Cindy Babyn; Bob Becker; John Beckwith; Mary Bella; Dylan Benson; JoAnne Bentley; Robert Birgeneau; Stephen Chenette; George Crumb; Eric Domville; Kondrad Eisenbichler; Timothy Findlay; Charles Foreman; Timothy Francom; Pierrette Froment-Savoie; John (Greer ?); James Grier
  • Folder 2. Doreen Hall; Barbara Hannigan; Fred D. Hinger; Syd Hodkinson; Guy Huot (Canadian Music Council); Michael I. Kim; Lubka Kolessa; Gary Kulesha; John B. Lawson; Ralph Lindheim; Alasdair MacLean; Timothy McGee; Oskar Morawetz; David Myska
  • Folder 3. Bruce Mather
  • Folder 4. Donna Orwin (Tolstoy Studies Journal); Paul Pedersen; Eugene Plawutsky; Erik Ross; Clare Scholtz; (Pierre Souvairan ?); Peter Stoll; Cathy Stone; Richard Truhlar (Canadian Music Centre); Bruce Ubukata; Cameron Walter; and Christopher Wilson.

Other recordings

  • CA OTUFM 06-A-4
  • Subseries
  • [ca. 1965-2009]
  • [இதன்] பகுதியானGustav Ciamaga fonds

Subseries contains audio for lectures by Gustav Ciamaga, and miscellaneous recordings, many of which are not labelled. Series includes a recording of The Journals of Susanna Moodie by John Beckwith ; Mary Morrison readings ; a recording from a concert in April 1986 ; and music recordings for two lectures.

Serge Garant biography

  • CA OTUFM 11-E-11
  • File
  • 1972-1976
  • [இதன்] பகுதியானUdo Kasemets fonds

File contains typescript of Draft II, including 2 versions of conclusion: 113 1; Photocopies of music examples: 20 + 2 + 18 1; and, correspondence with Ron Schoeffel, John Beckwith, Garant, and Keith MacMillan.

Opera libretti

File includes libretti for : Heloise and Abelard by Charles Wilson, libretto by Eugene Benson (1973) ; Samson et Dalilah by Camille Saint-Saëns with French and English text (English version by M.J. Barnett for the National Opera Company of Canada, 1913-1914 season) ; Louis Riel by Harry Somers, libretto by Mavor Moore with the collaboration of Jacques Languirand (1967) ; Crazy to Kill by John Beckwith, libretto by James Reaney (for the Guelph Spring Festival, May 11, 1989) ; The Golden Ass, libretto by Robertson Davies (1999) ; The Luck of Ginger Coffey by Raymond Pannell, libretto by Ronald Hableton (commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company, 1967) ; Deirdre by Healey Willan, libretto by John Coulter (1965) ; The Shivaree by John Beckwith, libretto by James Reaney (1982) ; and, Mario and the Magician by Harry Somers, libretto by Rod Anderson (1992).