Fonds BC1265 - MALCOLM FORSYTH COLLECTION

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ZA UCT BC1265

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MALCOLM FORSYTH COLLECTION

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  • 1962-1994 (Creation)

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2 archival boxes, scores.

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Donated via Dr Kathy Primos

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Papers relating to the career of South African-born composer, Malcolm Forsyth (resident in Canada).
Material on Dr Forsyth collected by Dr Kathy Primos for her doctoral dissertation on him.
Separate collection of scores of seventeen of Forsyth’s compositions (mainly photocopies of manuscript scores and some original sketches).

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The following Malcolm Forsyth material is available in the Music Library:

Kathy Primos thesis on Malcolm Forsyth: The Compositional style of Malcolm Forsyth’s orchestral works: 1968-1982. Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for the Degree of Master of Music. Johannesburg 1988.
(unbound)
Scores:
Three Zulu songs , n.d.(published in Toronto Children’s Chorus Choral series)
From poems by Benedict W. Vilakazi; translated by Florence Friedman
Concerto for pianoforte and orchestra, n.d.
Published by E.C.Kerby Ltd, Toronto
Duration: 23’ ca
“7 single” vinyl recordings:
CAPAC music portraits: Malcolm Forsyth
2 records, one in English cover, one in French
Contain:
Symphony no. 2, movement I
Intimacies (excerpt)
Quinquefid, movement III
Quarter ’74, movement III
Long-playing vinyl recording:
National Arts Centre Orchestra with the Canadian Brass, conducted by Mario Bernardi
Contains Forsyth: Sagitarrius (for Brass Quintet and orchestra), in addition to Beethoven’s Symphony no. 1

Publications on Malcolm Forsyth:
E.C. Kerby Ltd: Malcolm Forsyth [ca 1994?]
Booklet giving brief biographical details and detailed list of Forsyth’s compositions

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  • Shelf: 37aOpp