The fonds consists of material related to Alan Walker's research, recordings, and other professional activities. As well as personal material, including correspondence. The third accrual contains 30 items related to Liszt and his Circle, including 14 letters from Liszt.
The majority of the collection consists of letters from Parry to William S. Hannam, a member of the Leeds Music Festival Committee.
Parry, C. Hubert H.
The fonds consists of correspondence, eight drawers of index cards containing information about Smythe’s recordings, contracts and agreements, invoices, articles by Smythe, programmes, catalogues and other printed materials, photographs, and audio discs.
The collection consists of programmes from the first concert, held 19 January 1952, until the 1976-1977 season.
Hamilton Chamber Music Society
This is a typescript of Copland's The Teacher: Nadia Boulanger.
Manuscript contains the following musical scores in several different hands:
Gluck, Christoph Willibald Ritter von,1714-1787; Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868; Carafa de Colobrano, Michele Enrico, 1787-1872; Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842; Fioravanti, Valentino, 1764-1837.
Nella capricciosa pentita; La prima notte del matrimonio; aria del sig. Vincenzo Martini, 47 p.
Orfeo; chi mai dell'erebo e cori del Sig. Cristofaro Gluck, 45 p.
Achille; dunque andiam, più non si tardi; terzetto; con accompagnamento di pianoforte del sig. Ferdinando Paër, 49 p.
La Biondina; canzoncina veneziana; concertata con forte piano, 5 p.
Buona notte amato bene; canzoncina veneziana; concertata con forte piano, 5 p.
Nel tancredi finale; ciel che feci & musica; del Sig. Gioacchino Rossini, 27 p.
Berenice in Siria; perché'mio cor' perché? duetto con accompagnamento di piano forte; musica del cavaliere Michele Carafa, 27 p.
Che ascoltai! terzetto; del sig. L. Cherubini, 35 p.
Nell'adelaide, e comingie pittore; versa il mio sangue; scena, e duetto; con accompagnamento di piano forte; del sig. Valentino Fioravanti, 45 p.
Scena ed' aria; nella'semiramide del celebre Rossini; eseguita dal S. Galli; con forte piano, 27 p.
Bella immago degli dei; duetto; nella semiramide del sig. maestro Gioacchino Rossini, 47 p.
Terzetto nella semiramide del celebre Rossini con forte piano, 7 p.
The first 72 p. of the manuscript contain keyboard music with no composers identified. The vocal selections include works from the English stage such as "The Farmer", "The Village Maid", and "The Deserter." Singers include Signora Fraci, Mr. Darley, Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Mountain, Mrs. Martyr, Mrs. Mattocks.
Denis ApIvor, an English composer and musicologist, gathered together a variety of materials relating to Van Dieren and Darton. The collection includes correspondence about the men and their music, original letters by Darnton, biographical materials, information about their compositions and performances of their works and edited (limited) editions of their compositions, prepared by ApIvor himself.
The fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, printed and audio-visual materials which document Brott’s life and career. There is also some material related to his parents and his brother, Denis, a cellist.
The materials are mainly in English although there is some French, Italian and Spanish.
The fonds (35-1997) consists of scrapbooks, a small amount of correspondence, posters and music scores, some in manuscript and others in published form.
There have been three accruals. The entertainment collection contains materials related to entertainment, predominantly Canadian and American. Genres include ballet, theatre, concerts, musicals and exhibitions (except those that feature sports). They are located in the Sports and Recreation collection. The collection consists of concert and movie posters, programmes, sheet music, sound recordings, cards and other items.
The text of the hymn begins "Did Jesus weep for human woes". The date "c1780's" has been written in pencil by an unknown hand. Research Collections has two broadsides containing hymns. One is titled "The First Hymn Sung by the Charity Children" and is dated 7 July 1713. The other one is "The Second Hymn Sung by the Charity Children" and is dated 20 Sept. 1914. The text of the broadsides does not match this manuscript.
The collection contains material pertinent to the performance of Concerto in C Minor for Piano and Orchestra, For Miss Agnes Butcher.
There have been two accruals. The first accrual consists of 923 songs from 1714-1830. The second accrual consists of approximately 1,000 songs from 1700-1830. Both accruals of songs are mainly from the Georgian Era, that is during the reigns of the four Georges. The majority of the songs were published in London, England.
The focal point of this collection of sheet music is the First World War. These songs do not reflect the idea of war as it is commonly thought of in popular imagination: battlefields, trenches and heroic charges. These songs were not, for the most part, written for the soldiers. Instead, they reflect the daily experience of the Canadians who remained at home during the war and the way people thought about the effect the war was having on their lives and on their country. They do not address changes in society explicitly; instead they go deeper, preserving the visceral responses of Canadians to the war as it was happening. This sheet music offers an intimate picture of the conditions out of which post-war Canada grew.
There have been three accruals. The first and principal accrual of the collection was compiled by his close friend and admirer, Frank Holliday. During the 1960s the composer agreed to allow Holliday to tape record him playing his own compositions. Their correspondence over a forty year period as well as the audio reels and cassettes are the core of this collection. The reels have been reproduced on audio cassettes for use by researchers. The number of audio cassettes listed above refers only to original cassettes.
Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji
The majority of the material for this collection, especially the early material, comes from two scrapbooks maintained by Valerie Tryon’s father, Kenneth. These consisted of newspaper clippings, photographs, concert programs, and other ephemera. In rehousing this material it was not always possible to safely detach them from their original housing. As a result, the items do not always appear strictly in chronological order.
Colles, Henry Cope
Twenty-four of the letters are written by Liszt to a variety of correspondents; one letter is addressed to Liszt from the Executive Committee for the Mozart Jubilee. There is one letter from Dr. S. Jadassohn to an unknown correspondent. The letters are in French and German. The collection also includes translations of documents, a conference report for a concert held in Budapest, a piano completion certificate for one of Liszt's students, a photograph and a contract.