Item is a copy of Joseffy's composition, dedicated to his friend Moriz Rosenthal, and inscribed to Ellen Ballon. File includes a copy of handwritten piano scale exercises, presumably by Joseffy for Ballon.
File contains copies of each of the four compositions: "Titania's Waltz"'; "Weeping Willows"; "In the Rushes"; and "Soughing Pines." The work was dedicated to Paolo Gallico (1868–1955). Each piece bears an inscription to Ellen Ballon, Goldmark's student in 1909. The pieces were published by the Oliver Ditson Company in Boston in 1908.
Item is an unsolicited manuscript reproduction of a piano sonata by David Willens, sent to Ellen Ballon by the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Music on December 18, 1959. File includes a letter from the Society to Ellen Ballon. The composition was "dedicated to the memory of Alexander Guroff."
File includes liner notes, recording timing notes, and notes for corrections to the score, all for the recording of Heitor Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto. The liner notes were written by Ralph Gustafson, a friend of Villa-Lobos and Ellen Ballon, to whom the concerto is dedicated and who performed the concerto for its recording in 1948. The concerto was written in Rio de Janeiro in 1945. The file includes directions for transcribing Villa-Lobos' piano concerto from the records of its American premiere in Dallas, Texas with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Antal Dorati.
Item is one of two copies of the first and second French horn parts for Heitor Villa Lobos' first piano concerto, dedicated to Ellen Ballon. The parts were copied by Henrique Martins. This part was used by the second French horn players.
Item is one of two copies of the third and fourth French Horn parts for Heitor Villa Lobos' first piano concerto, dedicated to Ellen Ballon. The parts were copied by Henrique Martins. This part was used by the fourth French horn players.
File contains two copies of the first and second trombone parts and one copy of the third and fourth trombone part for Heitor Villa Lobos' first piano concerto, dedicated to Ellen Ballon. The parts were copied by Fran Averede.
Item is the celesta part for Heitor Villa Lobos' first piano concerto, dedicated to Ellen Ballon. The part was copied by Fran Averede. The instrumentation has been crossed out in pencil and re-labelled "harpa" (harp).
File contains two photographs that show the front and back sides of a medal awarded to Ellen Ballon by President William Howard Taft of the United States of America and his wife. The medal is inscribed with "E Pluribus Unum" (Out of many, one).
File contains a photograph of Douglas Clarke (Dean of the Faculty of Music at McGill University from 1930 to 1955), Ellen Ballon, Frank Cyril James (Principal and Vice Chancellor of McGill University from 1939 until 1962), and an unknown man, standing in front of three microphones for radio stations: CKVL, CFCF, and CKAC. The photograph may have been taken at one of the concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of the McGill Conservatorium.
File contains a framed reproduction of the front cover of The McGill News (Winter 1954), featuring Ellen Ballon and the Canadian operatic soprano Pauline Donalda receiving their honorary doctorates. The photograph is in black and white but the banner for the magazine is in colour.
Item contains the first and second flute parts for Heitor Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto, dedicated to Ellen Ballon. This part was used by the first flautists. The parts were copied by Fran Averede.