John Beckwith

John Beckwith

  • Music at Toronto: A Personal Account (1995)
    John Beckwith, Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, graduated from the Faculty in 1947, was Dean 1970-77, and from 1984 until his retirement in 1990 was the Director of the Institute for Canadian Music and the Jean A. Chalmers Professor of Canadian Music. This book is the text of two lectures given in 1993 and 1994 during the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Faculty, in which the author aims “to combine an account of the Faculty’s past with … personal memories [of] one who as student and staff member was closely involved over more than half of that seventy-five-year period” (p. iii). (ISBN 0-9699416-0-9) $15
  • Psalmody in British North America: Humbert, DaulĂ©, Jenkins, Burnham (2002)
    This publication is an outgrowth of a paper John Beckwith delivered for the conference Toronto 2000: Musical Intersections. It deals with four early volumes of vocal music first published in Saint John, Quebec City, Montreal, and Port Hope respectively between 1801 and 1832. There is a brief essay on each of the four volumes under discussion and an invaluable series of tables summarizing the contents of the publications and giving detailed information about the contents of different editions, the sources of the tunes, and indices for the volumes. (ISBN 0-9699416-1-7) $20