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Sing a jubilant song with Soundtrax : [poster]

File contains two copies of a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with Soundtrax. The concert was a fundraiser for Phoenix Youth Programs and was held at the Bethany United Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Edmonton International Choral Festival : [poster]

File contains two copies of a poster for the Edmonton International Choral Festival, one of which is autographed by many of the performers in the Halifax Camerata Singers, the Rhapsody Quintet, the Chair of the Camerata Board, and the Manager. The Festival featured performances by Pro Choro Canada (Edmonton), Voces Noricae (Sweden), the Halifax Camerata Singers, and the Festival Choir.

Ellen Ballon fonds

  • MS-5-2
  • Fonds
  • 1725-1972, predominantly 1898-1972
Fonds contains correspondence, musical scores (piano and orchestral), photographs, a sketch, harmony notebooks, fliers, programs, newspaper clippings, academic journals, a press book, scrapbooks, and letters of composers. The musical scores include several first edition copies and autograph manuscripts. All personal correspondence is incoming correspondence; no outgoing correspondence is included in this fonds.

Ballon, Ellen

Ellen Ballon's first harmony book

Item is a music notebook kept by Ellen Ballon during her childhood. The notebook contains harmony exercises handwritten in pencil.

Mr. Goldmark harmony book

Item is a music notebook kept by Ellen Ballon during her childhood. The notebook contains harmony exercises handwritten in pencil.

Mr. Goldmark harmony book

Item is a music notebook kept by Ellen Ballon during her childhood. The notebook contains harmony exercises and notes handwritten in pencil.

Ellen Ballon's harmony workbook

Item is a music notebook kept by Ellen Ballon during her childhood. The notebook contains harmony exercises and notes handwritten in pencil.

Ellen Ballon harmony book

Item is a music notebook kept by Ellen Ballon during her childhood. The notebook contains harmony exercises and notes handwritten in pencil.

Ellen Ballon's harmony book

Item is a music notebook kept by Ellen Ballon during her childhood. The notebook contains harmony exercises and notes handwritten in pencil. "Mr. Goldmark" is written inside the front cover of the notebook.

Ellen Ballon harmony book

Item is a music notebook kept by Ellen Ballon during her childhood. The notebook contains harmony exercises and notes handwritten in pencil.

Ellen Ballon's workbook

Item is a music notebook kept by Ellen Ballon during her childhood. The notebook contains some theory and sale exercises at the beginning of the notebook, but is largely empty. The last page includes a rough repertoire list.

Ellen Ballon's harmony book

Item is a music notebook kept by Ellen Ballon during her childhood. The notebook contains harmony exercises and notes handwritten in pencil with corrections in blue and brown pencil crayon. There are two pages inserted into the workbook containing repertoire lists.

Ellen Ballon harmony

Item is a music notebook kept by Ellen Ballon during her childhood. The notebook contains harmony exercises and notes handwritten in pencil with some corrections in pencil crayon. The first page of the notebook is dated March 23, 1911.

Ellen Ballon harmony book

Item is a music notebook kept by Ellen Ballon during her childhood. The notebook contains harmony exercises and notes handwritten in pencil.

Letters from Heitor and Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

File contains three letters from Heitor Villa-Lobos and one letter and a telegram from Arminda Villa-Lobos. Letters primarily concern Ellen Ballon's performance of Villa-Lobos' music. File also includes four envelopes with Brazilian postage stamps.

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Letter from Heitor Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

Item is a typed letter from Heitor Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon written on December 17, 1946. The letter acknowledges a letter Ballon wrote on December 5, 1946 and asks if Ballon performed the world premier of Villa-Lobos's first piano concerto with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Item is accompanied by the stamped air mail envelope in which Ballon received the letter. Two Brazilian postage stamps are affixed to the envelope.

Letter from Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

Item is a typed letter from Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon written on May 28, 1947. Arminda writes about her poor English and asks Ballon to write in Portuguese. She also asks if an October 1947 concert in Montreal will be broadcast. This concert was the Canadian premiere of Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto. Item is accompanied by the stamped air mail envelope in which Ballon received the letter. Two Brazilian postage stamps are affixed to the envelope.

Villa-Lobos, Arminda

Letter from Heitor Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

Item is a typed letter from Heitor Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon written on June 2, 1947. Villa-Lobos acknowledges a May 15, 1946 letter from Ballon and provides some information on his compositions, including Caixinha de Boas Festas, the 2nd Suite do Descobrimento do Brasil, and Danses Africaines. The letter refers to Marks Co. as "the true thieves of my musics." Item is accompanied by the stamped air mail envelope in which Ballon received the letter. Two Brazilian postage stamps are affixed to the envelope.

Letter from Heitor and Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

Item is a handwritten letter from Heitor and Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon written on July 26, 1947. The letter details Villa-Lobos itinerary on a European tour and comments on Ballon's performances of Villa-Lobos' compositions. Item is accompanied by the stamped air mail envelope in which Ballon received the letter. One French postage stamp is affixed to the envelope.

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Letter from Heitor Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

Item is a typed letter from Heitor Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon written on September 9, 1947. The letter details some potential performances of Villa-Lobos' compositions and his desire to have Ballon perform his music. Item is accompanied by the stamped air mail envelope in which Ballon received the letter. Two Brazilian postage stamps are affixed to the envelope.

Letter from Walter de Mouilpied Scriver to Ellen Ballon

File contains a letter from Walter de Mouilpied to Ellen Ballon, written on September 30, 1952. The letter thanks Ballon for a performance she gave at an honorary dinner. Item is accompanied by the stamped envelope in which Ballon received the letter. The postage stamp has been removed from the envelope.

Scriver, Walter de Mouilpied

Letter from Yehudi Menuhin to Ellen Ballon

File contains a letter from Yehudi Menuhin to Ellon Ballon written on December 2, 1957. The letter concerns a performance by Ellen Ballon in Montreal. Item is accompanied by the Ritz Carlton Montreal envelope in which Ballon received the letter.

Menuhin, Yehudi, 1916-1999

Douglas Clarke, Ellen Ballon, Frank Cyril James, and unknown man : [photograph]

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.

Piano suite

File contains a copy of a manuscript for Alexander Brott's piano suite, which includes "Sacrilege," "Remorse," and "Conviction."

Brott, Alexander

Ellen Ballon : Canada's outstanding pianist : press book

File contains a loose leaf press book prepared by Andrew Schulhof, Ellen Ballon's personal representative in New York, New York. The press book contains multiple biographical compositions of Ellen Ballon for various types of press releases.

Newspaper clippings concerning concerts and other topics

File contains newspaper clippings that mention Ellen Ballon. Topics range from concert reviews, her favourite recipes, lifestyle, the death of her mother (Charlotte Ballon, nee Klein), and her contributions during the Second World War. One of the articles reports on her premiere performance in Rio de Janeiro of Heitor Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto.

Passacaglia : piano solo

File includes a copy of Duchow's piano composition, accompanied by a note to Ellen Ballon from [Guanni?].

Duchow, Marvin

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