Item MS-5-1, Box 2, Folder 14 - On the Highway: concert sketch for the piano

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On the Highway: concert sketch for the piano

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W.O. Forsyth

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  • Variations in title: On the highway, Op. 40 in E-flat Major

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MS-5-1, Box 2, Folder 14

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  • 1917 (Creation)
    Forsyth, W. O. (Wesley Octavius)
    Toronto (Ont.)
  • 1917 (Publication)
    Nordheimer Piano & Music Co.
    Toronto (Ont.)

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1 part (7 p.) ; 26.5 x 34.5 cm

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W.O. Forsyth was a Canadian composer and teacher. He spent most of his life in Toronto, Ontario, where he taught piano and theory at the Toronto College of Music (1889-94, 1924-1937). He was also the director of the Metropolitan School of Music (1895-1912), and taught at Upper Canada College, several ladies' colleges in Toronto, Hamilton College of Music, and the Canadian Academy of Music (1919-1924). Most of his compositions, excluding those he wrote as a student, were short piano pieces and songs.

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Item is the sheet music for a solo piano composition dedicated to Harvey Robb in E-flat Major.

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This work is in the public domain in Canada. Please obey the copyright laws of your country. It is your sole responsibility to verify whether the file available for download and viewing is in the public domain in your country or if downloading a copy constitutes fair use.

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