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Vocal Music
Vocal Music
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Collection of pre-1924 vocal music scores from the University of Toronto Music Library. This digitization project began in September 2021 with the digitization of secular vocal scores (Library of Congress classification M1497-M1998).
Faculty of Music Event Programmes
Faculty of Music Event Programmes
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This collection consists of programmes from events at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Performers include faculty members, students, student ensembles, and guest artists, performing at one of the Faculty's theatres (Walter Hall and McMillan Theatre), and at other University venues. The complete Music Library Collection of Faculty Events includes audio and video recordings, in addition to the programmes that you find here. For the complete collection of faculty recordings, visit...
Kathleen Parlow Archives
Kathleen Parlow Archives
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Kathleen Parlow, violinist and teacher, was born in Calgary, 20 September 1890 and died in Oakville, Ont., 19 August 1963. She completed her studies with Leopold Auer at St Petersburg [Leningrad] Conservatory, made her professional debut in Berlin in 1907 and then toured world wide. Returning permanently to Canada in 1941, she taught at the Toronto Conservatory and founded The Canadian Trio, and the Parlow String Quartet.
Canadian Sheet Music
Canadian Sheet Music
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190,628
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Canadian Sheet Music from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music Library.
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Topics: Sea songs, Folklore of the sea
Olnick Rare Book Room
Olnick Rare Book Room
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200,363
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The Harvey Olnick Rare Book Room contains over 2,600 volumes exemplifying the history of music, music editing, performing, and printing—from liturgical manuscripts and early printed treatises; to first editions of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Gershwin; to early Canadian sheet music and tune books. A significant number of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century opera full scores, with particular strength in the French repertoire, complements the large libretto holdings of the Thomas Fisher Rare...
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Topic: Tonic sol-fa
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Topic: Saxophone -- Methods
New Music Concerts Archives
New Music Concerts Archives
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8,106
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New Music Concerts (NMC) is a performing arts organization, established in Toronto in 1971 by Norma Beecroft (president) and Robert Aitken (artistic director) and they started an annual series of concerts in 1972. NMC programs feature an international array of composers and performers with composers often conducting or performing in their own works. They have commissioned numerous new compositions by Canadian composers. The NMC archives are held at the University of Toronto Music Library. This...
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Topics: Music -- Dictionaries, Dictionaries, Polyglot
Music - University of Toronto
by Troutbeck, J. (John), 1832-1899
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Topic: Choirs (Music) -- Training of
Music - University of Toronto
by Lovelock, William
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Gwen Duchemin
Topics: Harmony, Music theory, Music
Music - University of Toronto
by Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949; Sophocles; Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, 1874-1929
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Music Library copy 1: gift of the Estate of Robert A. Fenn
Topic: Operas
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Topic: Violin makers
Music - University of Toronto
by Thornsby, Frederick W
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"Organ bibliography": p. 357-358
Topics: Organ, Organists -- Great Britain
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
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Topics: Phonetics, Singing and voice culture, Language, Modern -- Pronunciation
Music - University of Toronto
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Topic: Music -- Bio-bibliography
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
J. Churchill Arlidge
J. Churchill Arlidge
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Music manuscripts from the  J. Churchill Arlidge fonds  at the University of Toronto Music Library. Arlidge (1849-1913) was a flutist, organist, teacher, and composer. He moved to Toronto, Ontario from England in late 1874 and stayed for about a year, performing as a solo flutist with F.H. Torrington, acting as the first organist and choirmaster at Toronto's Carlton Street Methodist Church, and teaching.  Arlidge permanently settled with his family in the Toronto area...
Vocal Music
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1 score (2 v.) ; 26 cm
Topics: Choruses, Secular (Men's voices, 4 parts) with piano, Choruses, Secular (Men's voices, 4 parts),...
Manuscript version of a projected "second revised edition with additions and improvements". Cf. MS. note on t.p. 15, [165], 187-192, [74] p. in 26 folders. Preliminary p. 1-15, 187-192 (3rd group), [71, 73-74] at end in print; the remainder of the work is in MS. by a single hand in black ink. Musical score, arranged for S.A.T.B., 8 staves per page. With original cardboard covers. Numerous pages pasted together, or with partial leaves mounted over existing text. With hymn tune names...
Topics: Hymn tunes, Chorales, Choral music, Organ music, Music -- Manuscripts, Manuscripts, Canadian
Music - University of Toronto
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Bibliography: p. [v]-vi
Topic: Music -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Keyboard harmony, Harmony, Continuo
Music - University of Toronto
by Somervell, Arthur, Sir, 1863-1937
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Topic: Sight-singing
Music - University of Toronto
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Arthur Plettner and Isa McIlwraith
Topics: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750, Music -- Germany 18th century History and criticism
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Topic: Musicians -- United States Directories
Music - University of Toronto
by Key, Pierre V. R. (Pierre Van Rensselaer), 1872-1945; Zirato, Bruno
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Topic: Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921
Music - University of Toronto
by Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949; Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, 1874-1929; Molière, 1622-1673; Kalisch, Alfred, 1863-1933
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Music Library c.1: gift of the Estate of Robert A. Fenn
Topics: Operas, Ariadne (Greek mythology)
University of Ottawa
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Topics: Songs, Provençal, Ballads, Provençal, Folk songs, Provençal, Lullabies
Music - University of Toronto
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Arthur Plettner and Isa McIlwraith
Topics: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750, Music -- Germany 18th century History and criticism
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
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Topics: Music -- Manuals, text-books, etc, Piano -- Methods, Music -- Examinations, questions, etc
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
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Topics: Music -- Dictionaries, Music -- Bio-bibliography
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
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Arthur Plettner and Isa McIlwraith
Topics: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750, Music -- Germany 18th century History and criticism
Music - University of Toronto
by Thornsby, Frederick W., ed
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"Bibliography of The organ", by J.H. Burn: p. 99-134
Topics: Organ (Musical instrument), Organists
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
xxiv, p., 64 p. (music)
Topic: Folk songs, Spanish
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
Vocal Music
by Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828
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1 score (307 p.) ; 27 cm
Topics: Songs (Low voice) with piano, Song cycles
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Organists, English
Vocal Music
by University of Toronto. Committee of Graduates and Undergraduates, 1887
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287p
Topics: University of Toronto -- Songs and music, Students' songs
Music - University of Toronto
by Foucher, Georges
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Topics: Violin -- Construction, Varnish and varnishing
Music - University of Toronto
by Hutcheson, Ernest, 1871-1951
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Topic: Piano -- Methods
Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson
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Materials from the Edward Johnson collection at the University of Toronto Music Library. Edward Johnson, tenor and administrator, was born in Guelph, Ontario on August 22, 1878. He sang in Europe (as "Edoardo di Giovanni") from 1912-1919, and in North America from 1919-1935. From 1935-1950 he was general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, New York City. He died in Guelph in 1959.
Vocal Music
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1 score (32 p.) ; 31 cm
Topics: Folk songs, Spanish, Songs (Medium voice) with piano
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Topics: Feudalism -- Greece Peloponnesus History Sources, Franks -- Greece Peloponnesus History Sources,...
Unacc. songs for 1-2 voices
Topic: Songbooks, French
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Topics: Sirens (Mythology), Music, Magic, Swans
Music - University of Toronto
by Lang, Edith; West, George
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Includes index
Topics: Motion picture music -- Instruction and study, Musical accompaniment
Imprint varies: v. 1. C. Muquardt
Topics: Music, Music, Music, Musicians, Dutch, Musicians, Belgian
Music - University of Toronto
by Forkel, Johann Nikolaus, 1749-1818; Terry, Charles Sanford, 1864-1936
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Topic: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
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Topic: Violin -- Construction
Later ed. has title: Music lovers' encyclopedia
Topics: Music -- Dictionaries, Music -- Bio-bibliography
Music - University of Toronto
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Copy 2 : Gift of F. Gordon Stanley
Topic: Tonic sol-fa
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Topic: Music
Music - University of Toronto
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Each volume also has special title-page
Topics: Music, Musicians
Vocal Music
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miniature score(132 p.)
Topic: Ballets -- Scores
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
Music - University of Toronto
by Hart, George, 1839-1891
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Topics: Violin makers, Violin
University of Ottawa
by Schweitzer, Albert, 1875-1965; Gillot, Hubert, 1875-
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
J. Churchill Arlidge
by Trowbridge, J. Eliot, 1845-1912
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Manuscript from the J. Churchill Arlidge fonds, held at the University of Toronto Music Library. Consists of manuscripts parts for violin 1 and 2 for Arlidge's oratorio *Emmanuel* in 3 parts, which was performed in Peterborough in February 1892 by the Peterborough Philharmonic Society, conducted by Arlidge.
Topics: Manuscripts, Oratorio
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Topic: Songs, French
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
Music - University of Toronto
by Davenport, Francis
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Includes index
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Topic: Music theory
Fourth edition published under title: The Victrola book of the opera
Topic: Operas
Music - University of Toronto
by Prout, Ebenezer, 1835-1909; Prout, Louis Beethoven
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Topic: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
Vocal Music
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139p
Topic: Songs with piano
Canadian Sheet Music
by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
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Source: folio
Music - University of Toronto
by Grove, George, 1820-1900, ed; Fuller-Maitland, J. A. (John Alexander), 1856-1936; Wodehouse, Adela Harriet Sophia (Bagot), 1854-1921. [from old catalog]
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4 v. and 23 cm
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Topics: Music, Music
Music - University of Toronto
by Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883; Wesendonk, Mathilde, 1828-1902; Ellis, William Ashton, d. 1919
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Includes biblbiographical references and index
Music - University of Toronto
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"A list of the principal collections of psalmody issued in Scotland from the year 1700 to the present time": p. [313]-337
Topics: Church music -- Scotland, Composers
RISM B: VI, 685
Topic: Harmony