[ca. 1910 - 1985].
0.79 m of textual records.
Canadian organist, pianist, composer, conductor and teacher. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland on August 6, 1888. Moved to Toronto, Ontario, in 1911, where he taught at the Academy of Music and at Woodstock (Ontario) College. Head of the Regina Conservatory piano department, ca. 1921-1928; studied in England, 1928-1929; organist Chalmers United Church (Vancouver, British Columbia) and conductor of the Brahms Choir and the Little Symphony (later the Vancouver Junior Symphony), ca. 1931-1940; organist-choirmaster at various Toronto churches, 1940-1959. Adjudicated throughout Canada and taught at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto and University of Toronto. Wrote for organ, piano, violin and piano, choir and solo voice. Died in Toronto on April 28, 1962. (Summary of Maud McLean's entry in the Encyclopedia of music in Canada. - Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1981.)
Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscript scores of compositions for organ, piano, violin and piano, chorus, and solo voice; programs for various recitals and concerts, some relating to Eunice M. Coutts; newsclippings of articles about G. Coutts; scrapbook; and published work.