Item MS-5-1, Box 2, Folder 15 - Song of the silver night, Op. 34, no. 2

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Song of the silver night, Op. 34, no. 2

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W.O. Forsyth

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  • Variations in title: Song of the silver night, Op. 34, no. 2 in E Major

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MS-5-1, Box 2, Folder 15

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  • 1914 (Creation)
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    Forsyth, W. O. (Wesley Octavius)
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    Toronto (Ont.)
  • 1914 (Publication)
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    Whaley, Royce & Co. Ltd.
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    Toronto (Ont.)

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1 part (8 p.) ; 26.5 x 34 cm

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(1859-1937)

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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 romance dedicated to Miss Duxie McMillan. The piece is the second in a set of two solo piano compositions, the first of which is a sketch entitled "Though the Fields." The sheet music is autographed by the composer and addressed to Dr. Logan.

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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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  • Box: MS-5-1, Box 2