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Compositions

Series consists of original manuscripts and copies of manuscripts, including both scores and parts, for compositions composed or arranged by John Beckwith.

Meanwhile : for marimba and piano

File contains the manuscript score and performance notes for John Beckwith's composition "Meanwhile" for marimba and piano (estimated duration 10 min., 30 sec.).

Chapters and verses : for two equal sopranos and viola

File contains the manuscript score and introductory notes for John Beckwith's composition "Chapters and Verses" for two equal sopranos and viola (estimated duration of 14 minutes). The composition sets five texts by Paul Dutton: Sec...

Personal and professional correspondence

File includes correspondence (both outgoing and incoming) with Ray Dudley, Stephen Chatman, Carl Morey, Ronald Shepherd, Barbara Pritchard, Brian Cherney, Paul [McIntyre?], Brian Thompson, Alex Pauk, Mary Shepherd, Kimberley Francis, Stephen Walsh...

John Beckwith fonds

  • 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

Other correspondence

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence, including letters from and to many Canadian musicians and composers.

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;...

Wendake / Huronia : research and performance records

File contains programs, sketches, libretto, correspondence, research notes, and grant reports relating to the commission, composition, and performance of John Beckwith’s composition Wendake/Huronia for solo narrators, alto solo, mixed chorus (SATB...

Biographical

Series includes awards and honours, radio transcripts, portraits, journal articles, and other bibliographic documents.

Phil Nimmons fonds

  • CA OTUFM 30
  • Fonds
  • 2017-08-11

Fonds consists primarily of manuscript scores and parts, along with typescript copies. Also contains radio scripts and cue sheets.

Nimmons, Phil

Pages : for solo piano

File contains the manuscript score for John Beckwith's "Pages" for solo piano, consisting of four movements that are 52 to 55 seconds, 50 to 53 seconds, 56 seconds to 1 minute, 10 seconds; and 45 to 50 seconds, respectively. This pi...

Critical correspondence

File consists of John Beckwith’s letters to the editor, reviews, and related correspondence concerning music performances, publications, and institutions.

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...

No time : for four voices

File contains the manuscript score setting of a text by George Fox (1624-1691): "We have no time but the present time; therefore, prize your time for your soul's sake."

Ut re me fa sol la : performance and publication records

File contains a copy of the program, program note, and poster for the premiere performance of “Ut re mi fa sol la: six fantasies for solo guitar” by John Beckwith, performed by Peter Higham. File also contains an annotated proof of the piece with ...

Correspondence and reviews regarding Unheard of

File contains reviews and correspondence from friends relating to John Beckwith’s memoirs “Unheard of: Memoirs of a Canadian Composer” (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012). The file includes letters from Ben Conway, and William Toye. The file ...

John Francis Johnstone collection

  • CA OTUFM 44
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1875] - 2013

Collection consists of reference materials relating to John Francis Johnstone's compositions for voice and piano, his family, and the performance of his songs after his death.

Johnstone, John Francis

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 1...

Taptoo! : performances

File contains performance notes, commentary, correspondence, programs, and reviews. File includes letters from James Reaney to Michael Albano.

Pascal's triangle

File contains sketches, marked "discard!" on the front page by Udo Kasemets.

[Untitled : score]

File contains a score with each page divided into quadrants (for cards?) and labelled A1, A2, A3, A4; B1, B2, B3, B4; C1, C2, C3, C4; D1, D2, D3, D4.

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