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University of Toronto Music Library Fonds
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Udo Kasemets fonds

  • CA OTUFM 11
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2011

Fonds consists of sketches, drafts, and texts for Udo Kasemets’s compositions, including scores prior to 1960 that use conventional media, and those after 1960, which consists of multi-purpose scores, combination scores, and theatre pieces. The fonds also contains programs and press notices for performances by Udo Kasemets and of his works; correspondence with many American avant-garde musicians; and Kasemets’s projects and notes from his time teaching at the Ontario College of Art.

Kasemets, Udo

George Lambert fonds

  • CA OTUFM 08
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1971

Fonds includes memorabilia , photographs, correspondence, lecture notes, brochures and programs.

Lambert, George James

Alberto Guerrero fonds

  • CA OTUFM 07
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1990, predominant 1906-1937

Fonds consists of compositions, programs and reviews, photographs and family documents.

Guerrero, Alberto

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 well as programs and press notices, and other personal and professional documents. Records include correspondence with other musicians, both personal and professional; materials created through his work with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; lecture notes from his time at the University of Toronto and other presentations; and documents pertaining to his various awards and honours.

Beckwith, John

J. Churchill Arlidge fonds

  • CA OTUFM 34
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1913, 1997-2008

Fonds contains writings, family letters, photographs, and photocopies of biographical documents including, collected by Bob Arlidge.

Arlidge, Joseph Churchill

Ron Collier fonds

  • CA OTUFM 35
  • Fonds
  • 1929-2004

Fonds consists of records created during Ron Collier's career as a performer, composer, arranger, teacher, and band leader. The fonds includes manuscripts of Collier's arrangements and original compositions; correspondence with musicians; photographs; lecture notes from his career at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario; and records from his collaborations with Duke Ellington. Fonds also contains audio and video recordings of performances and lectures.

Collier, Ron

Talivaldis Kenins fonds

  • CA OTUFM 12
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1997

Fonds consists of manuscript scores, compositional sketches, correspondence, programs, and teaching materials, related to Kenins's career as a composer and professor at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.

Kenins, Talivaldis

Leslie Bell fonds

  • CA OTUFM 39
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2007

Fonds contains documents relating to Leslie R. Bell's career as a composer, arranger, choral conductor, educator, and music columnist. Materials include manuscript music (both of arrangements and original compositions); radio scripts and notes relating to his work in broadcasting as a radio commentator for CBC and CFRB, Toronto; publicity documents relating to performances by Leslie Bell and the Leslie Bell Singers; correspondence; documents relating to his work as the co-founder and first executive director of the Canadian Music Educators' Association (CMEA); and, newspaper articles, including those written by Bell and about him). The fonds also contains postmortem documents, including condolence correspondence to his wife, Leona Bell, and documents relating to the Leslie Bell Singers reunions and the Leslie Bell Scholarship.

Bell, Leslie R.

Eileen Law fonds

  • CA OTUFM 16
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1968

Fonds contains materials relating to Eileen Law's career as a contralto and teacher, including programs, reviews and publicity materials of performances, photographs, and teaching materials.

Law, Eileen

Walter Buczynski fonds

  • CA OTUFM 31
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2010

Fonds consists of manuscript music; radio music and children's pieces; correspondence with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canadian Music Centre (CMC), Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, performers, representatives of performing organizations, friends, colleagues, friends, colleagues, students; press notices and reviews; programs; Polish community activities; notebooks and journals.

Buczynski, Walter

Phil Nimmons fonds

  • CA OTUFM 30
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1997

Fonds consists primarily of manuscript scores and parts, along with typescript copies. The fonds also contains radio scripts and cue sheets from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) productions, for which Phil Nimmons wrote and arranged music. Scores and parts include music written for his jazz band Nimmons 'N' Nine; its expanded version Nimmons 'N' Nine Plus Six; and various other ensembles. When indicated on the scores or parts, further details about the performers of each piece are indicated in file-level descriptions.

Nimmons, Phil

Boyd Neel fonds

  • CA OTUFM 27
  • Fonds
  • 1932-2002

Fonds includes catalogues of the libraries of Neel Boyd's orchestras, and of his personal scores and recordings collections. Also includes correspondence.

Neel, Boyd

Aldeburgh Connection fonds

  • CA OTUFM 43
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2018

Fonds consists of the administrative, financial, and performance records of the Aldeburgh Connection. Most of the fonds consists of materials created for, and as a result of, each concert produced by the Aldeburgh Connection, including promotional materials, scripts, annotated scores, correspondence, research notes, and reviews. The fonds also contains textual materials from the production of the Aldeburgh Connection’s recording projects, promotional events, board minutes, complete financial records, and correspondence regarding their fundraising efforts.

Aldeburgh Connection

Henry Frost fonds

  • CA OTUFM 38
  • Fonds
  • 1830

Fonds consists of digital images of the 211 page music instruction manual. A collection organized into 12 volumes.

Frost, Henry

Kathleen Parlow fonds

  • CA OTUFM 02
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1950

Fonds consists of material relating to Kathleen Parlow's personal life and her musical career. Includes photographs; correspondence; daybooks; sheet music; concert programs; press; and personal material.

Parlow, Kathleen

Gena Branscombe fonds

  • CA OTUFM 17
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1981

Fonds contains music manuscripts, photographs, and programs.

Branscombe, Gena

Elyakim (Peter) Taussig fonds

  • CA OTUFM 13
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1993

Fonds includes audio tapes, video art works, correspondence, compositions and arrangements, scrapbooks, and term papers for Taussig's graduate courses.

Taussig, Elyakim

Gordon Delamont fonds

  • CA OTUFM 36
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1979

Fonds consists of jazz compositions, dance band arrangements, and biographical materials.

Delamont, Gordon

Frank Blachford fonds

  • CA OTUFM 47
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1957

Fonds consists of transcriptions and original compositions for string quartet and orchestra, copies of Frank Blachford's songs, and a program from a performance by Blachford at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Many of Blachford's transcriptions are not dated.

Blachford, Frank

Claude Kenneson fonds

  • CA OTUFM 33
  • Fonds
  • 1965-2006

Fonds includes computer-generated scores and parts for his original works, as well as his many arrangements for violoncello ensembles of works by other composers, written 1965-2006. Many of the arrangements were done for The Yale Cellos; Aldo Parisot and The Yale Cellos; Shauna Rolston; The Banff Violas; Lee Armstrong and the Birmingham Cello Group. Many contain program notes.

Kenneson, Claude

Rob McConnell fonds

  • CA OTUFM 18
  • Fonds
  • 1974-2003

Fonds includes manuscript scores of compositions and arrangements written for Boss Brass recordings. All arrangements are by Rob McConnell. The fonds also includes some original compositions by McConnell. Scores are assigned dates based on the date of recording by Boss Brass, and later by the Rob McConnell Tentet.

McConnell, Rob

Lothar Klein fonds

  • CA OTUFM 14
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2002

Fonds includes 110 files of sketches and final copies for many of his musical works; 3 files of theoretical and critical writings; and, 1 file of programs and press notices.

Klein, Lothar

Toronto Clef Club fonds

  • CA OTUFM 28
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1916

Fonds includes a Minute book 1898-1916, with programs pasted in; 1906 revised Constitution; correspondence to and from members, 1913-1916; undated list of members.

Toronto Clef Club

Conservatory Chamber Music Club fonds

  • CA OTUFM 29
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1941

Fonds consists of material relating to the meetings of Conservatory Chamber Music Club. Includes one minute book 1937-1941, including descriptions of programs and list of members.

Conservatory Chamber Music Club

Frank Welsman fonds

  • CA OTUFM 25
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1920

Fonds consists of scrapbooks and signed photographs, predominantly relating to concerts by the Toronto Conservatory Symphony Orchestra (which became the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1908).

Welsman, Frank Squire

Vida Coatsworth fonds

  • CA OTUFM 23
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1964

Fonds consists of a collection of signed portraits, mainly dated 1920-1924: Eva Clare, Herbert A. Fricker, Ernest Hutcheson, Isidor Philipp, Augustus S. Vogt, Paul Wells, Ernest F. White.

Coatsworth, Vida

Olive Scholey fonds

  • CA OTUFM 22
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1911

Fonds consists of a scrapbook with programs and press notices of Olive Scholey's performances as a contralto, at the Toronto College of Music, and in other venues in Southern Ontario.

Scholey, Olive

Hugh Le Caine fonds

  • CA OTUFM 06
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1974

Fonds consists of letters, typescript and manuscript, to Gustav Ciamaga, 1963-1974.

Le Caine, Hugh

Speranza Musical Club fonds

  • CA OTUFM 26
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1948

Fonds includes minute/program books (1906-1912, 1912-1922, 1922-1936, 1936-1946); cash books (1914-1928,1928-1948); file including texts of skits with parody songs, printed constitutions (1916/1917 and 1920), and typescript history of 1899-1919.

Speranza Musical Club

Doug Riley fonds

  • CA OTUFM 40
  • Fonds
  • c. 1966-2007

Fonds consists of records created, accumulated, and used by Doug Riley between the years 1966-2007. The majority of the records in this fonds is sheet music resulting from collaborations with other musicians, arrangements by Doug Riley, or original compositions. Although the fonds consists largely of jazz music, there is a wide variety of genres including classical music represented. Audio recordings could prove useful in the understanding of Doug Riley's performances or musical techniques.
Throughout his career Doug Riley collaborated in a variety of projects including composing music for theatre, television, awards shows, and social events. The fonds includes evidence of these projects including scripts, itineraries, storyboards, etc.
Also included in the fonds is correspondence between Doug Riley and other prominent figures in the music industry. Many set lists included in the fonds could provide insights into the performances of Doug Riley.
The following series constitute the fonds: Classical Scores, 1966-1997; Collaborations, Award Show Music, and Scripts, 1993-2007; B3 Quartet Projects, 1980-1997; Harnoy/ Woo Lee/Burgess Projects, 1995-2000; Miscellaneous Jazz Arrangements, 1989-2007; Original Jazz Tune Compositions, 1981-1992; Finkleman Projects, 1998-2004; Family Passions/TV/Commercials/Miscellaneous Projects, 1987-2000; Brecker Bros/David Clayton-Thomas/Anne Murray and Other Collaboration Projects 1976-1980; Famous People Player Projects, 1985-2007.

Riley, Doug

John Hawkins fonds

  • CA OTUFM 37
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2007

Fonds consists of 32 files of musical materials; 10 files of program notes, correspondence, teaching materials and biographical documents; 27 sound recordings; 3 video recordings

Hawkins, John

Arthur Hartmann fonds

  • CA OTUFM 21
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1956

Fonds consists of a photograph and correspondence.

Hartmann, Arthur