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Fonds F0194 - George Coutts fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0194
George Coutts fonds.
- [ca. 1910-1985] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.79 m of textual records.
Name of creator
Canadian organist, pianist, composer, conductor and teacher. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland on August 6, 1888. Moved to Toronto, Ontario, in 1911, where he taught at the Academy of Music and at Woodstock (Ontario) College. Head of the Regina Conservatory piano department, ca. 1921-1928; studied in England, 1928-1929; organist Chalmers United Church (Vancouver, British Columbia) and conductor of the Brahms Choir and the Little Symphony (later the Vancouver Junior Symphony), ca. 1931-1940; organist-choirmaster at various Toronto churches, 1940-1959. Adjudicated throughout Canada and taught at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto and University of Toronto. Wrote for organ, piano, violin and piano, choir and solo voice. Died in Toronto on April 28, 1962. (Summary of Maud McLean's entry in the Encyclopedia of music in Canada. - Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1981.)
Donated by William E. Abray in 1986.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscript scores of compositions for organ, piano, violin and piano, chorus, and solo voice; programs for various recitals and concerts, some relating to Eunice M. Coutts; newsclippings of articles about G. Coutts; scrapbook; and published work.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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