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Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds

  • MS-5-11
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1987

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the administrative, operational, financial, and artistic activities of the ASO. Included are materials documenting the Board of Directors, box office operations (including ticket sales), financial affairs, fundraising, general administration, guest artists, orchestra members, public relations and publicity, and the union. Also included is the photograph series which presents a visual record of various aspects of the orchestra's activities, including performances and women's auxiliary events as well as publicity shots of musicians, conductors, staff, and guest artists.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (Halifax, N.S.).

Newspaper clippings

Series contains newspaper clippings about Ellen Ballon. Clippings include articles about a variety of subjects, including Ellen Ballon's life in general, concerts, and her hobbies.

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.

Ivan Maxwell Gillis fonds

  • MS-5-8
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1951

Fonds contains copies of diplomas and scrapbooks, newspaper articles and clippings, correspondence between Gillis and others, and manuscript drafts of his music.

Gillis, Ivan Maxwell

John Joseph Lysons Atwood fonds

  • MS-5-9
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1929

Fonds contains a program for a concert, a manuscript musical score and a French language magazine.

Atwood, John Joseph Lysons, fl. 1921-1929

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

The babbies upstairs

Item contains a recording with 10 songs: Open Seas, Halloween, Goodbye to Summertime, Very Clean, Water Music, Milton's Blues, Martin's River, Babbalonia, Midnight/Monday, and Fly me to the Moon.

Craig, David

Handel's Messiah

File contains a program for a performance by Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Georg Tintner, with the Halifax Camerata Singers and Truro Cantabile Singers, directed by Jeff Joudrey. The file also contains two newspaper clippings advertising the concert.

The Messiah

File contains a program for a concert by Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Georg Tintner, with the Halifax Camerata Singers and the Cantabile Singers of Truro, directed by Jeff Joudrey. The file also includes a newspaper clipping about the concert.

The glory of the Renaissance : music for choir and brass

File contains two programs for two concerts by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with the Maritime Conservatory Faculty Brass Quintet. The concerts took place at St. Andrew's United Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia and in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The file also includes a newspaper clipping of an advertisement for the concert.

Atlantic Canada sings

File contains a program and poster for a concert presented by the Confederation Centre for the Arts. The program included performances by the Christ Church Cathedral Trebles from Fredricton, New Brunswick, conducted by Jeffrey Campbell, and the Halifax Camerata Singers, conducted by Jeff Joudrey and accompanied by Diana Torbert.

Correspondence from W.O. Forsyth

File contains four letters from the Canadian composer, teacher, and writer W.O. (Wesley Octavius) Forsyth. Three of the letters (dated from 1921) are written on letterhead from the Canadian Academy of Music in Toronto, where he taught from 1919 to 1924. The letters concern setting texts by John Daniel Logan to music and mentions its possible performance by their mutual friends Lucas and Gena Branscombe.

The file also contains a short biography of W.O. Forsyth from the Star Weekly (Toronto, July 1921); a program for a concert by Jessie McAlpine (a student of Forsyth's) at the Canadian Academy of Music; and a program for a concert by the Russian pianist Arthur Friedheim at Massey Hall.

Forsyth, W. O. (Wesley Octavius)

Correspondence from Edouard Hesselberg

File contains an announcement from the Russian pianist, composer, and teacher Edouard Hesselberg sent to John Daniel Logan as the Musical Critic of The Star (in Toronto). The announcement concerns his recent appointment as editor and contributor to the staff of the "International Music and Musicians." The letter was sent in an envelope from The Hambourg Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Hesselberg, Edouard

Correspondence from A.S. Vogt

File contains a letter from A.S. (Augustus Stephen) Vogt, thanking John Daniel Logan for his review of a performance by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

Vogt, Augustus Stephen

The town is decked flags today : [manuscript vocal score]

Item is a manuscript of the third verse of an untitled song that begins "The town is decked flags today." The song is for solo voice and piano accompaniment in d minor. The first two verse of the song are missing. The author of the text is not indicated, but may have also been written by Archibald.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

Come unto me : [sheet music]

Item is the sheet music for a solo voice and piano composition in D Major by Molly MacDonald of the MacDonald Music Co. in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She published her music under the pseudonym of "Elza Doun."

Fill every glass : from The Beggar's Opera

Item is a copy of a manuscript version of an adaptation of "Fill Every Glass" from "The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay (1728). The arrangement was made by "C.B.C." and "J.F.W" for the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto and is for solo voice (for the character of Matt of the Mint) and chorus.

Rest Christian calmly : [choral score]

Item is the manuscript for a hymn "Rest Christian Calmly," with words by Jessie P. MacKay and music by Addie MacKay. The music is for four-part chorus (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) and is in F Major with four verses.

God be with our boys tonight : [sheet music]

Item is the sheet music for a song with music by Wilfrid Sanderson and words by Fred G. Bowles. The piece was given to John Daniel Logan by "The Little Rainbows" of Mount St. Bernards, as indicated on the front cover of the music. The piece is for solo voice and piano accompaniment and is in A-flat Major.

Program from Truro Cathedral

File contains a program for the carol service given at the Truro Cathedral on Holy Innocents Day (December 28, 1910), as arranged by the late Archbishop Benson.

Program from Massey Hall

File contains programs from concerts given at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario: Columbian Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by Alfred Bruce with E.H. Painty on piano; the Mendelssohn Choir, conducted by A.S. Vogt; the Mendelssohn Choir, directed by H.A. Fricker; Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Frank S. Welsman with Margaret Huston (soprano); Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Louise Homer (contralto); Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Mischa Elman (violin); John McCormack (tenor) with Edwin Schneider (piano); and the Oratorio Society of Toronto, conducted by Edward Broome, with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nikolai Sokoloff.

File also contains a compilation of all of the programs from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 1911-1912 season, inscribed to John Daniel Logan. File also contains some newspaper clippings of concert reviews by "A.E.S.S."

Program from the University of Toronto

File contains two copies of a program from the "Address to the Graduating Classes and Opening of the Organ" (June 6, 1912). The program includes an organ recital by Mr. F.A. Moure, bursar of the university, as well as the organ's specifications and a picture. The organ was built by Cassavant Freres of St. Hyacinth, Quebec.

Program notes

Series contains research notes, drafts, and annotated copies of scores used and created by Anthony Pugh in the process of writing program notes for various classical music concerts in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Cambridge, England.

1905-1960 - Nova Scotia Agricultural College

File contains 10 Photos - Miscellaneous -- Colchester County Farmers' Association Short Course (Women) -- K. Cox, Dr. MacLaughlin, Dr. Cumming, W. MacLennae - 1949 -- Roy MacDonald with other men and baby chickens -- Roy MacDonald - goalie, 1936-37 -- 4 Photos - NSAC Hockey Team -- NSAC Popular Orchestra and NSAC Old Time Orchestra with negatives -- Farm Short Course 1939 -- NSAC Winter Show, March 23, 1944 -- CM Collins Dr. WW Longley, Agric. Commissioner Robertson, Dr. Saxby Blair, Eric Boulden - 1942 -- Demonstration, 1937-38 -- Basketball Team -- Girls 4-H Garment club, NSAC, 1944 -- Official Opening of the Gazebo in NSAC Alumni Gardens, June 16, 1989 -- Dr. MacRae, Dr. AE Rolands -- Stan Wood of Fredericton, Class of '18. Won the award for the oldest grad in attendance -- College Royal 1950. Dr. Cumming in foreground.

Fifth anniversary gala concert : [poster]

File consists of a poster for the world premiere of Scott Macmillan's "The Three that Seek My Heart," performed by the Halifax Camerata Singers as part of the St. Cecilia Concert Series at St. Andrew's United Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Make we joy : a Canadian Christmas : [poster]

File contains a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers performed in collaboration with the First Baptist Girls' Choir, The Maritime Brass, Shawn Whynot, and Michael Baker at the Presbyterian Church of St. David in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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