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Pre-1924 score collection
Pre-1924 score collection
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Collection of scores published pre-1924 from the University of Toronto Music Library. Part of an ongoing project (started 2021) to digitize public domain scores in the library. So far, the project includes digitized secular vocal scores (M1497-M1998), sacred vocal scores (M1999-M2199), and orchestra and string orchestra scores (M1000-M1160). 
Canadian Sheet Music
Canadian Sheet Music
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Canadian Sheet Music from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music Library.
Faculty of Music Event Programmes
Faculty of Music Event Programmes
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3,376
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80,030
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This collection consists of programmes from events at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Performers include faculty members, students, student ensembles, and guest artists, performing at one of the Faculty's theatres (Walter Hall and McMillan Theatre), and at other University venues. The complete Music Library Collection of Faculty Events includes audio and video recordings, in addition to the programmes that you find here. For the complete collection of faculty recordings, visit...
Kathleen Parlow Archives
Kathleen Parlow Archives
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45,000
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Kathleen Parlow, violinist and teacher, was born in Calgary, 20 September 1890 and died in Oakville, Ont., 19 August 1963. She completed her studies with Leopold Auer at St Petersburg [Leningrad] Conservatory, made her professional debut in Berlin in 1907 and then toured world wide. Returning permanently to Canada in 1941, she taught at the Toronto Conservatory and founded The Canadian Trio, and the Parlow String Quartet.
Olnick Rare Book Room
Olnick Rare Book Room
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344
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202,621
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The Harvey Olnick Rare Book Room contains over 2,600 volumes exemplifying the history of music, music editing, performing, and printing—from liturgical manuscripts and early printed treatises; to first editions of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Gershwin; to early Canadian sheet music and tune books. A significant number of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century opera full scores, with particular strength in the French repertoire, complements the large libretto holdings of the Thomas Fisher Rare...
Music - University of Toronto
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Topic: Tonic sol-fa
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Topics: Music -- Dictionaries, Dictionaries, Polyglot
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Topic: Saxophone -- Methods
New Music Concerts Archives
New Music Concerts Archives
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334
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10,665
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New Music Concerts (NMC) is a performing arts organization, established in Toronto in 1971 by Norma Beecroft (president) and Robert Aitken (artistic director) and they started an annual series of concerts in 1972. NMC programs feature an international array of composers and performers with composers often conducting or performing in their own works. They have commissioned numerous new compositions by Canadian composers. The NMC archives are held at the University of Toronto Music Library. This...
Music - University of Toronto
by Troutbeck, J. (John), 1832-1899
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Topic: Choirs (Music) -- Training of
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Topic: Violin makers
Music - University of Toronto
by Lovelock, William
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Gwen Duchemin
Topics: Harmony, Music theory, Music
Music - University of Toronto
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Bibliography: p. [v]-vi
Topic: Music -- Dictionaries
University of Ottawa
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Topics: Songs, Provençal, Ballads, Provençal, Folk songs, Provençal, Lullabies
Music - University of Toronto
by Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949; Sophocles; Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, 1874-1929
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Music Library copy 1: gift of the Estate of Robert A. Fenn
Topic: Operas
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Topics: Sea songs, Folklore of the sea
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Topics: Phonetics, Singing and voice culture, Language, Modern -- Pronunciation
Music - University of Toronto
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Topics: Bible, Psalms (Music)
University of Ottawa
by Avenel, Paul, 1823-1902
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Topic: Songs, French
Music - University of Toronto
by Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949; Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, 1874-1929; Molière, 1622-1673; Kalisch, Alfred, 1863-1933
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Music Library c.1: gift of the Estate of Robert A. Fenn
Topics: Operas, Ariadne (Greek mythology)
Music - University of Toronto
by Thornsby, Frederick W
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"Organ bibliography": p. 357-358
Topics: Organ, Organists -- Great Britain
Music - University of Toronto
by Chaikovskii, Modest Ilich, 1850-1916; Newmarch, Rosa Harriet Jeaffreson, 1857-1940
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"Chronological list of Tchaikovsky's compositions from 1866-1893": p. 726-749
Topic: Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893
Music - University of Toronto
by Forkel, Johann Nikolaus, 1749-1818; Terry, Charles Sanford, 1864-1936
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Topic: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
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Topics: Music, genealogy
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Topics: Music -- Manuals, text-books, etc, Piano -- Methods, Music -- Examinations, questions, etc
Music - University of Toronto
by Lang, Edith; West, George
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Includes index
Topics: Motion picture music -- Instruction and study, Musical accompaniment
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
Music - University of Toronto
by Key, Pierre V. R. (Pierre Van Rensselaer), 1872-1945; Zirato, Bruno
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Topic: Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
Music - University of Toronto
by Hofmann, Josef, 1876-1957
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Reprinted from the Ladies' home journal
Topic: Piano -- Instruction and study
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Topics: Feudalism -- Greece Peloponnesus History Sources, Franks -- Greece Peloponnesus History Sources,...
Music - University of Toronto
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Topics: Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921, Singing -- Methods
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Topic: Songs, French
Unacc. songs for 1-2 voices
Topic: Songbooks, French
Music - University of Toronto
by Hutcheson, Ernest, 1871-1951
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Topic: Piano -- Methods
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Topics: Violin -- History, Violin -- Construction, Violin makers
cxcvj leaves of music
Topics: Gregorian chants, Gregorian chants
Canadian Sheet Music
by Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875
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[English] Lamb of God, that takest away our sins, / Have compassion, have compassion upon us. / O thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, / Have compassion, have compassion, have compassion upon us. / Lamb of God, O Lamb of God, Thou that bearest the sins of the world, / Lamb of God, O Lamb of God, Thou that takest away all the sins of the world, / O Lamb of God, thy peace be with us, Lamb of God, O Lamb of God, Thy peace with us. / Thy peace, Thy peace ever be with us....
Topic: sheet music
Source: folio
University of Ottawa
by Schweitzer, Albert, 1875-1965; Gillot, Hubert, 1875-
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
University of Ottawa
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Topic: Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883
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Topic: Songs, French
Music - University of Toronto
by Foucher, Georges
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Topics: Violin -- Construction, Varnish and varnishing
RISM B: VI, 685
Topic: Harmony
Music - University of Toronto
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Topic: Piano -- Methods
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Topics: Music -- Dictionaries, Music -- Bio-bibliography
Music - University of Toronto
by Hart, George, 1839-1891
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Topics: Violin makers, Violin
Music - University of Toronto
by Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883; Wesendonk, Mathilde, 1828-1902; Ellis, William Ashton, d. 1919
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Includes biblbiographical references and index
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
University of Ottawa
by Gedalge, André, 1856-1926
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No more published
Topic: Fugue
J. Churchill Arlidge
J. Churchill Arlidge
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Music manuscripts from the  J. Churchill Arlidge fonds  at the University of Toronto Music Library. Arlidge (1849-1913) was a flutist, organist, teacher, and composer. He moved to Toronto, Ontario from England in late 1874 and stayed for about a year, performing as a solo flutist with F.H. Torrington, acting as the first organist and choirmaster at Toronto's Carlton Street Methodist Church, and teaching.  Arlidge permanently settled with his family in the Toronto area...
Music - University of Toronto
by Prout, Ebenezer, 1835-1909; Prout, Louis Beethoven
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Topic: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
Music - University of Toronto
by Somervell, Arthur, Sir, 1863-1937
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Topic: Sight-singing
Music - University of Toronto
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Arthur Plettner and Isa McIlwraith
Topics: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750, Music -- Germany 18th century History and criticism
No more published
Topics: Rasputin, Grigori Efimovich, ca. 1870-1916, Pilgrims and pilgrimages
Music - University of Toronto
by Schindler, Anton, 1795-1864; Moscheles, Ignaz, 1794-1870; Döring, Heinrich
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
University of Ottawa
by Laborde, M. de (Jean-Benjamin), 1734-1794
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"Choix de chansons mises à quatre parties" (score, with text for soprano only): v. 2, 178 p. at end. "Parties séparées des chansons à 4 parties" are separately paged at ends of other vols., i.e. alto part, v. 1; tenor part, v. 3; bass part, v. 4
Topic: Music
Doreen Hall
Topic: Tonic sol-fa
Canadian Sheet Music
by Bohm, Carl, 1844-1920
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[German] [i] Still wie die Nacht, tief wie das Meer, / soll deine Liebe sein! / Still wie die Nacht, und tief wie das Meer, / soll deine Liebe, deine Liebe sein, / soll deine Liebe sein! [ii] Wenn du mich liebst so wie ich dich, / will ich dein eigen sein. / Heiss, wie der Stahl und fest, wie der Stein / soll deine Liebe, deine Liebe sein, / soll deine Liebe sein! [English] [i] Still as the night, deep as the sea / Should love, thy love ere [word crossed out] be! / Still as the night, and deep...
Topic: sheet music
Source: folio
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Topic: Musicians -- United States Directories
Music - University of Toronto
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Music Library c.1: Gift of Mrs. G. Coutts
Topic: Harmony
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
Music - University of Toronto
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Topic: Composition (Music)
Canadian Sheet Music
by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
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Topic: sheet music
Source: folio
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Topic: Piano -- Instruction and study
Music - University of Toronto
by Gurney, Edmund, 1847-1888
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xi, 559 p
Topics: Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics, Music -- Psychology
University of Ottawa
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Includes bibliography
Topic: Music
University of Ottawa
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With the music (unaccompanied melodies) of about two thirds of the songs
Topic: Folk songs, French
Music - University of Toronto
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Each volume also has special title-page
Topics: Music, Musicians
Music - University of Toronto
by Tours, Berthold, 1838-1897
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Topic: Violin
Music - University of Toronto
by Grove, George, 1820-1900, ed; Fuller-Maitland, J. A. (John Alexander), 1856-1936; Wodehouse, Adela Harriet Sophia (Bagot), 1854-1921. [from old catalog]
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4 v. and 23 cm
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Topic: Music
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Organists, English
Topic: sheet music
Source: folio
Music - University of Toronto
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Topics: Hymns, English, Tune-books, Anthems
Music - University of Toronto
by Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944
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Topic: Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
University of Ottawa
by Laborde, M. de (Jean-Benjamin), 1734-1794
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"Choix de chansons mises à quatre parties" (score, with text for soprano only): v. 2, 178 p. at end. "Parties séparées des chansons à 4 parties" are separately paged at ends of other vols., i.e. alto part, v. 1; tenor part, v. 3; bass part, v. 4
Topic: Music