SCHAFER, R. MURRAY, 1933-
R. Murray Schafer fonds.
[19--], 1956 - 2001.
3.705 m of textual records. - 52 microfiches. - 25 photographs. - 1 drawing. - 1 audio disc.
, writer and educator Raymond Murray Schafer was born in Sarnia, Ontario, on July 18, 1933. Biographical
information available in Encyclopedia of music in
Canada. 2nd ed.,
Fonds consists of manuscripts ranging from
preliminary work and sketches to full scores. Includes orchestral,
choral, vocal and operatic music. Composer's program notes for
some compositions and photonegatives of some scores are
present. Compositions represented include among others Lustro (a
triptych comprising Divan i Shams i Tabriz, Music for the Morning
of the World and Beyond the Great Gate of Light), Son of
Heldenleben, Canzoni for Prisoners, Minnelieder, Sappho, Gita,
Requiems for the Party Girl (from Patria II), television opera Loving,
The darkly splendid earth, The falcon's trumpet, Gitanjali and Music
for a Montreal solstice. Also includes programs, brochures, pamphlets,
posters, publicity, reviews, articles and other newsclippings relating
to R.M. Schafer and/or his work and lectures, workshops and symposia in
which he participated.
Acquired in 1979 and 1998. Accession 716/02.3 donated by R. Murray Schafer in 2002.
Text in English and some Finnish, French, German, Japanese, Persian and Spanish.
Some items restricted.
File level inventory available at repository.
Acc 211/79.17, 626/98.2, 716/02.3