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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

SANDS, JOYCE, 1902-1984
MUS 62


Joyce Sands fonds.  - 1920-1984.  - 5 cm of textual records.  - 7 photographs.  - 3 audio tape reels. 

Biographical sketch
Cellist and teacher born in Australia, Joyce Sands studied music in Europe with Hélène Dolmetsch, Arnold Godene and Joseph Jongen.  In 1929, after many concerts in Europe, she settled in Canada and joined the Harisay String Quartet.  Joyce Sands also performed with other music groups, including the Arcorda Trio, the Conservatory String Quartet, the Carleton String Quartet, the Ottawa Philharmonic Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the New Chamber Music Ensemble.  In the 1930s and 1940s she taught at the Toronto Conservatory of Music. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records illustrating the musical career of Joyce Sands:  correspondence; press clippings; concert programmes; music notebook; annotated scores or scores dedicated to J. Sands; photographs, including some of Joyce Sands in concert; recordings of Sands's performances. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Joyce Sands in 1974, from various acquaintances (family and friends) of Joyce Sands in 1984, and from David Gardner in 1986. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  numerical list. 



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