Neel, Boyd

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Boyd Neel was born in London, 19 July 1905, and died in Toronto, 30 September 1981. In 1932 he formed his own orchestra, performing and recording baroque music, and works by contemporary English composers. From 1953 to 1971 he was Dean of the RCMT, and also founded and conducted the Hart House Orchestra at the University of Toronto.

From the description of Boyd Neel papers [manuscript] 1932-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 670046149

Epithet: MD; conductor

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000499.0x000175

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creatorOf Boyd Neel fonds. -- McMaster University
creatorOf RUTLAND BOUGHTON CORRESPONDENCE. Vol. I (ff. 186). A-Scott, including:-(a) Frederic Austin; 1915, 1924. Partly signed. F. 1 printed, in part, by Hurd, on p. 56. ff. 1-4;-(b) Granville Bantock; 1913-1946. Partly signed. F. 7 printed on pp. 43-4. ff...., 1913-1954 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1619. Rosenthal Correspondence. Vol. xi (ff. 223). Mas -Nunn.includes:ff. 1-6, 8. Harold David Rosenthal, writer on music: Valerie Masterson, singer: Angela Halliday, secretary to Valerie Masterson: Letters to Harold David Rosenthal from ... British Library
creatorOf Correspondence concerning membership, etc.; 1907, 1914, 1924, 1933, 1947-50 (ff. 210).includes:f. 1 Charles Gardner, pianist and composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, composer: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: R..., 1907-1950 British Library
referencedIn Ralph and Ursula Vaughan Williams: Photographs, 1953-1954 British Library
creatorOf Neel, Boyd, 1905-1981. Boyd Neel papers [manuscript] 1932-1989. University of Toronto Music Library, Music Library
creatorOf Ruby Mercer Collection. Reviews and articles concerning the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, its reorganization, and subsequent faculty retirements of the top positions, Apr. 26, 1952-May 2, 1952. University of Guelph
creatorOf 1934-59. Includes minutes of two meetings of the Programme Sub-committee, 1955.ff. ii + 623. 356 x 241mm.includes:ff. 1, 15, 36 Sir Stanley Robert Marchant, composer and organist: Signed as present at meetings of the Committee of the Royal Philharm..., 1955 British Library
referencedIn JOHN IRELAND COLLECTION. Vol. VI. Concertino Pastorale, for string orchestra; 1939. Full score, in pencil. Dated May 1939 (f. 14b). Engraver's markings. Cf. 52900, ff. 47-51, for sketches of the work. Dedicated to Boyd Neel. Published London: Hawkes ..., 1939 British Library
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Birth 1905-07-19

Death 1981-09-30




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