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Howard Cable fonds

Submitted by dmcdonne on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:46pm


[19--], 1937-2006.
3.86m of textual records and other material. 
Canadian conductor, arranger, composer. Born in Toronto, Ontario, on 15 December 1920. Biographical information is available in Encyclopedia of music in Canada. 2nd ed., pp. 182-183. Updated version of this information is available online. Not noted in encyclopedia entry is Howard Cable's receipt of Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from University of Lethbridge in 2002.

Fonds consists of variety of materials spanning Howard Cable’s professional life including: correspondence; financial materials such as budgets, payroll sheets, and account statements; royalty statements and contracts (some with riders); manuscript sketches and scores as well as published scores of works composed, co-authored, or arranged by Howard Cable including those based on Canadian folk music and those used in large-scale productions such as Canadian National Exhibition Grandstand shows and General Motors automobile shows; scripts and playlists for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio and television programmes as well as theatrical productions; programmes, promotional material and newsclippings related to productions or performances in which Howard Cable participated; administrative materials (e.g., meeting minutes, proposals, etc.) concerning professional associations or committees with which Howard Cable was involved; academic programmes and other materials related to courses or clinics taught by Howard Cable; some graphical materials such as technical drawings concerning stage schematics for Sea to Sea, Expo 67 and Canada Day shows in particular; photographs primarily relating to major productions with which Howard Cable was involved such as CNE Grandstand show Sea to Sea; and sound recordings of works that Howard Cable either composed or produced. MsC 300 consists of five orchestral parts/arrangements of popular songs by Howard Cable.

Includes: 178 photographs, 5 audio disks, 5 audio reels, 3 audio cassettes, and 3 map folders.
Title based on contents of fonds.
MsC 302 donated by Howard Cable in 1985. MsC 300 donated by Joyce Sullivan Scott in 2003. Acc 896/12.13 donated by Howard Cable in 2009.
Records arranged in seven series: production records, teaching records, professional committees and associations records, reference materials, photographic records, sound recordings, and subject files. Within each series, records are further arranged in thematic groupings (if applicable) and then in ascending chronological order.
Majority of text is in English but some text is in French, Spanish, Japanese or German.
Some items restricted.
File-level finding aid available in database and hard copy format, the former is searchable online, and the latter is available at repository.
Further accruals expected.
MsC 300, MsC 302
Acc 896/12.13, Acc 362/85.8
The Richard Johnston Canadian Music Archives Collection
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