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Quenten Doolittle fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0114
  • Fonds
  • [194-]-2015

Fonds consists of correspondence; research material; manuscripts of libretti, speeches, articles and notes to accompany music; manuscript scores, ranging from sketches to full scores, of instrumental, operatic and vocal works, as well as incidental music for the theatre; recordings of the complete works of Q. Doolittle on 18 compact disks; promotional and production material; concert and festival programs; workshop and concert series brochures; photographs; newsclippings; and correpondence, promotional and other material relating to various musical and educational organizations with which Q. Doolittle was affiliated. Fonds also includes one small appendix, MsC 281, consisting of scores for Four songs for soprano and viola including vocal score, viola score and transfigurations for viola and piano.

Doolittle, Quenten

Malcolm Forsyth fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0182
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2011

Fonds consists of records related to the professional and personal life of Malcolm Forsyth that reveal the many aspects of his career as music composer and arranger, conductor and music director, educator, and scholar. The fonds is arranged into seven record series: Music Composing series consisting of music sketches and scores composed by Forsyth, and other records related to his compositions (1960-2010); Music Arranging series consisting of music sketches and scores arranged by Forsyth, and related material (1960-2011); Music Business series consisting of records related to the business and administrative aspects of Forsyth’s music career (1957-2010); Other Musical Activities series consisting of sound recordings of Forsyth’s works, sound recordings of interviews with him, records related to his teaching, conducting, and adjudicating activities, and concert programs of his works (1961-2010); Scholarship series consisting of records related to Forsyth’s music education and his academic career (1960-2000); Personal series consisting of biographies, curriculum vitae, photographs, and art sketches (1960-2010); and Correspondence series consisting of professional and personal correspondence (1967-2011).

Forsyth, Malcolm

Richard Johnston collection of playing cards.

  • CA ACU SPC C0037
  • Collection
  • 1800s-1900s

Collection consists of approximately 630 playing card sets from many parts of the world. The collection reflects not only Dr. Johnston's collecting passion but also his desire that the collection provide research material complementing resources in the Eugene Strens Recreational Mathematics Collection. During his lifetime, Dr. Johnston had also speculated on the possibility of inviting designs for University of Calgary playing cards which could be used for fund raising purposes to support the music archives collection.

Johnston, Richard

Wolfgang Bottenberg fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0104
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2002

Fonds consists of correspondence; music manuscripts, ranging from pencil sketches to full master (publisher-ready) scores, of choral, vocal, chamber, instrumental, incidental, operatic and ballet music; manuscripts of articles and booklets about music; published work; programs relating to W. Bottenberg's musical career; greeting cards featuring music, designed by W. Bottenberg; and teaching related material.

Bottenberg, Wolfgang

Alfred Fisher fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0117
  • Fonds
  • 1954-2007

Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscripts of articles, book reviews, essays, lectures and speeches; manuscript scores, ranging from sketches to final drafts, of orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works; teaching material; newsclippings of articles and reviews; concert programs; promotional material; miscellaneous items pertaining to A. Fisher; published work; and sound recordings.

Fisher, Alfred

Bruce Mather fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0090
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2010

Fonds consists of music scores and sketches; correspondence; concert programs, brochures and posters; reviews and articles about Mather; and other material.

Mather, Bruce

Srul Irving Glick fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0183
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2002

Fonds consists of correspondence, contracts, newsclippings and other miscellaneous material, chiefly relating to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation music programs produced by S.I. Glick; manuscripts of CBC radio scripts of music programs produced by S.I. Glick; manuscript sketches and scores of instrumental, orchestral and vocal works; sound recordings of a variety of music including compositions by S.I. Glick; conference papers; concert programs; and awards. Fonds also includes two appendices. MsC 313 consists of 15 audiocassettes which are amateur recordings of S.I. Glick rehearsing and teaching (1994-2001) the Kol Shira Choir of Beth Tikvah Synagogue. MsC 316 consists of an audiocassette recording of a tribute to S.I. Glick broadcast on CBC Radio, April 22, 2002.

Glick, Srul Irving

Robert McBride fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0187
  • Fonds
  • 1937

Fonds consists of music scores for Let-down for English horn and piano and Quintet for oboe and strings.

McBride, Robert

Robert Gross fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0046
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1934 - 1977

Fonds consists of correspondence, chiefly with other musicians and composers; manuscript of Words on music; manuscript scores of compositions for viola, organ, chorus, and violin and organ, as well as an octet for woodwinds, strings and piano; and manuscript scores by other composers, including Phantasy for violin with piano accompaniment (Gestetner(?) reproduction of original manuscript) by Arnold Schoenberg and Sonata for solo violin (original manuscript) by Roger Sessions.

Gross, Robert

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