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BREWER, GEORGE M. (George MacKenzie), 1889-1947
MUS 69

George M.  Brewer fonds.  - 1902-1947.  - 1.4 m of textual records.  - 7 photographs.  - 2 microfilm reels. 

Biographical sketch
An organist for 35 years at the Church of Messiah in Montréal, G.M. Brewer also worked as an accompanist, recitalist (piano and organ), professor (Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal), examiner (Dominion College of Music), and composer.  The knowledge he acquired on his numerous travels also made him a celebrated lecturer (exotic music, visual arts, philosophy, etc.).  His compositions include choral works, pieces for piano, and melodies. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the musical activities and personal life of G.M. Brewer:  diplomas (Dominion College of Music, American Guild of Organists); programme notes; lectures; texts for radio and other writings; correspondence; travel notebooks and diary; book of quotations; autograph music manuscripts (also a microfilm of works); concert programmes; scrapbooks of programmes and press clippings; photographs of Brewer and members of the Canadian College of Organists in congress. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Griffith Brewer (son) and Diana Brewer (granddaughter), in five accessions, between 1976 and 1984. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  none. 

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