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HAWORTH, FRANK, 1905-1993
MUS 249

Frank Haworth fonds.  - 1926-1993.  - 85 cm of textual records.  - 5 photographs.  - 3 audio tape reels. 

Biographical sketch
A self-educated musician born in Liverpool, England, Frank Haworth taught music in a number of Lancashire schools before becoming a director of radio programming and music critic in Bermuda (1946-56).  In 1956, he moved to Toronto, where he wrote articles for The Globe and Mail, Saturday Night and CBC Times.  In addition to pursuing his career as a composer, Haworth was a music educator for the Ontario Department of Education.  His works include Avalon Concert Overture, Glenrose Suite, Reeds of Innocence, Song of Life and music for the children's television series Mr. O and Old Testament Tales

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records pertaining to Frank Haworth's musical activities.  It contains drafts and manuscripts of musical compositions including the themes of the CBC television series Old Testament Tales and Mr. O; radio texts; programmes; photographs of a performance of the comedy Our Lady's Juggler in Sudbury, Ontario on December 16, 1967; and sound recordings of Haworth's compositions (Calday Grange Suite, Glory and the Dream, etc.). 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired by bequest from Frank Haworth in 1994. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  provisional description. 

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