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Fonds RC0885 - Morley Calvert fonds

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Morley Calvert fonds

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RC0885

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  • 1930-2010 (Creation)
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    Calvert, Morley

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2.18 m of textual records, printed and graphic materials

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Calvert, Morley (1928-1991)

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Morley Calvert was a conductor, bandmaster and composer. He was born in Brantford, Ontario. His music education included an LSRM certification in 1946, and A Mus. degree from McGill in 1950 and a B. Mus. degree from McGill in 1956. He founded and was the director of the McGill University Concert Band from 1960-1970 and the director of the Lakeshore Concert Band from 1967-1972. In 1958 at Ayers, QC, he founded the Monteregian Music Camp, which offered summer training for high school students which ended in 1970

Calvert’s professional activities included the position of accompaniment for Maureen Forrester. He was invited to join the American Bandmasters Association (ABA), and was the conductor of the Barrie Central Collegiate Band from 1972-1985. He was President of the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Bandmasters Association from 1981-1983 and national executive vice-president from 1981-3. He was the artistic director of the Civic Concert Choir of Hamilton in 1987 and of the Weston Silver Band in 1988. At the time of his death, he was teaching music at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. Calvert’s compositions, recordings and performances include Suite from the Monteregian Hills published in 1961; Romantic Variations (1976, 1979) was commissioned and privately recorded by the Youth Band of Ontario and the Arizona State University Band; Introduction, Elegy and Caprice (1978) was commissioned as the test piece for the first European Brass Band Championships at Royal Albert Hall in London in 1978 and recorded by the Black Dyke Mills Band.

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The archive consists of original scores, photographs, memorabilia, programs, correspondence, personal items and clippings.

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The first accrual (2015-33) was donated by Lianne MacGregor and Eric Calvert in 2015.

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Series 1 - Scores
Series 2 - Correspondence, Personal and Royalty Statements
Series 3 - Photographs, memorabilia and awards

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