File contains the autographs of two brothers, Russian pianist Mark Hambourg and the Russian cellist Boris Hambourg, addressed to Dr. J.D. Logan on behalf of the Colonel W.E. Thompson Library of Music and Musical Literature at Dalhousie University. Each of the Hambourg's signatures are accompanied by short musical incipits. The autographs are dated March 5, 1925 in Toronto, Ontario.
File contains an autographed photograph of the Canadian violinist, teacher, conductor, and composer Frank Edward Blachford (1879-1957) addressed to Dr. J.D. Logan in appreciation of his writing on music in Toronto.
File contains an autographed photograph of the Montreal-born opera singer Louise Edvina Edwardes (nee Martin), known by her stage name "Madame Edvina." File also contains a print of Louise Edvina in costume from the opera "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini. Logan's notes on the reverse side of the print and at the bottom of the photograph indicate that she was known for her creation of the title role of Louise in an opera by Gustave Charpentier.
File contains a letter from John Burgoyne. The letter includes "A Musical Reminiscence" for consideration for inclusion in John Daniel Logan's column in the Evening Echo (a Halifax newspaper). The reminiscence is about a harp owned by the artist A.T. Barrett.
File contains two letters from Daniel O'Connell, the secretary of the Halifax Musicians' Protective Association (American Federation of Musicians, Local 470). The letters concern Logan's invitation and acceptance into the association.
File contains two letters from the Canadian violinist Kathleen Parlow concerning reviews of her performances by John Daniel Logan and Logan's poetry. One of the letters (dated April 19, 1912), mentions the sinking of the Titanic in passing. One of the letters originally contained two photographs of Parlow, one for the press and one for Logan.
File contains a letter from the singer Hilda Roberts. The letter contains an overview of her performances to date in anticipation of a concert in Halifax. The file also contains a series of testimonials from Manlio Di Veroli, Musical Director of the Opera House in Rome and the London Opera House, who taught Roberts in London.
File contains a newspaper clipping and letters to Edith J. Archibald concerning her song "Britain Calls," which was written for the Royal Canadian Regiment during World War One. The newspaper clipping includes the text, but not the music, of the song. The letters are from G.A. LeCain, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Commanding 25th Battalion; George Murray, Provincial Secretary; and Evelyn Starr, professional violinist of New York City. An inscription by Edith J. Archibald at the top of the letters reads, "This song, dedicated to the Royal Canadian Regt. has made their 'marchpost' and I am told by an officer of that Regt. that is was played and sung daily during the war. He himself said it had keeped [sic] the men when on the tramp, 'over many a weary mile.'"
File contains the sheet music for Edith J. Archibald's "God Bless Our Canada" and a manuscript version of the English lyrics for the anthem by Archibald. The song is written in F Major for four-voice chorus (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) and piano with lyrics in English and French.
File contains the sheet music for a song by Paul Heinrich with words by Dr. Charles H. Baltzer (published in 1910). The front cover is autographed by Baltzer and a note on the last page indicates that it was sent from Baltzer of Middleton, Nova Scotia. The file also includes 7 poems by Baltzer (not set to music): "Charity," "Apostrophe to the Sun," "The Tree," "To Next Summer,""A Bachelor's Lament,""Frost Ere Roses," and "Greed." Some of the poems are from newspaper clippings and others indicate that they were published in the Halifax Chronicle and the Halifax Herald.
File contains programs for performances by the Russian pianist Mark Hambourg (October 2, 1911); American soprano Victorina Hayes; Canadian bass baritone Edmund Burke; American tenor Allen McQuhae; and the Pictou County Philharmonic Society, directed by George M. McDonald and assisted by Suzanne Kenyon (February 15, 1924).
File contains programs for the following: a recital by Ernest Leslie Schofield, baritone with Harry Dean, piano (October 6, 1925); "The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of St. Luke," conducted by Harry Dean and presented by the Alumni Society (December 18, 1924); a lecture-recital by George M. McDonald, baritone, and Harry Dean, piano (October 4, 1921); and a pianoforte recital by Reginald Stewart, assisted by Luther Dickens Mott, bass-baritone, and Harry Dean, piano.
File contains the program and texts from the songs of "The Flower Queen" or "The Coronation of the Rose: A Cantata in Two Acts" by George F. Root, which was presented at Orpheus Hall on September 13 and 14, 1887. The performances featured Miss. B. Lownds, Mr. King Pooley, Mr. C.J. Ross, Mr. J.R. Forbes, Miss. Taylor, Miss. E. Pickford, Miss. H. Gossip, Miss. E. Wier, Miss. B. Salter, Miss. M. Partridge, Miss. Forbes, Miss. G. Taylor, Miss. Ward, Miss. G. Smithers, and Miss. A. Nichols.
File contains two programs for organ recitals given at St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church, one by Charles M. Courboin of Antwerp, Belgium and the other by Joseph Bonnet of Paris, France. The file also includes a newspaper clipping of a review for Bonnet's organ recital with quotes from John Daniel Logan.
File contains a prospectus for the Hambourg Conservatory of Music, directed by Boris Hambourg with visiting director Mark Hambourg. The prospectus includes lesson costs per class for instruments, theory, history, and language. The file also includes John Daniel Logan's member's ticket for the 1912-1913 season of the Hambourg Concert Society (directed by Michael Hambourg, Jan Hambourg, and Boris Hambourg).
File contains two programs from a series of "Popular Concerts" on Saturday afternoons, directed by S. Arthur Chappell. Each of the programs includes musical excerpts and analytical remarks. The concerts featured a variety of performers, all conducted by Mr. Benedict. Performers included M.M. Joachim, L. Ries, Straus, Piatti, Miss. Carola, Arabella Goddard, Annie Edmonds, Henry Blagrove, Zerbini, Paque, Edith Wynne, and Clara Schumann. The programs are from the ninth and twelfth seasons at St. James's Hall in London, England.
File contains copies of newspaper clippings that John Daniel Logan collected, mostly of concert reviews, including concerts that he attended. Many of the clippings do not include the date or name of the newspaper that he retrieved the review from.
File contains a bound notebook used by Kenneth Leslie for the purposes of writing musical notations and scores, presumably from the 1930s. The notebook is largely blank, with only four pages used by Leslie. The first page contains an untitled melody fragment four bars long in the F-major key, written in pencil, with notations in both bass and treble. The second page contains a fragment of a song entitled "Sheep and Lambs", with music by Kenneth Leslie and words by Katharine Tynan (misspelled "Katherine"), with treble notations, in 3/4 metre and the F-major key. The third entry is a song entitled "So It Rises So It Soars", with words and music by Leslie, written in G-major key, the first two lines being "Builder of my growing soul / Found in deeply as you must". The fourth and final entry is an eight-bar fragment, in G-major, following a leaf that was torn out.
File contains a book of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's piano compositions from his notebook, dated 1764, published with critical remarks for the first time by Dr. Georg Schünermann. The book is inscribed to Ellen Ballon from her "dear friend," Franz Darvas.
File contains a copy of the 1906 publication of Anna Magdalena's 1725 Notebook with various short piano compositions, edited by Dr. Richard Batka. The book is inscribed to Ellen Ballon by Clara Lichtenstein, her teacher at McGill Conservatorium of Music, and dated April 7, 1910 in Montreal.
File contains each of the three Op. 71 polonaises by Frédéric Chopin, published posthumously under the guidance of Julian Fontana. Each Polonaise includes a note from Fontana regarding their publication (dated May 1855, in Paris).
File contains a program for The Town Hall concert series in New York where Ellen Ballon performed February 13, 1943; a program from the Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Izler Solomon, with whom Ballon performed March 20, 1944; and a poster advertising Ellen Ballon, by her personal representative, Andrew Schulhof.
File contains a piano technique book used and annotated by Ellen Ballon. It is the third book in a set of three, dedicated to Rafael Joseffy. It includes studies by composers from Ludwig van Beethoven until the book's publication.