Fonds MSS 252 (A2006-020) - T. Herman and Delores Keahey fonds

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T. Herman and Delores Keahey fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 252 (A2006-020)

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  • 1968-2005 (Creation)

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4.97 m of textual records.
357 microform: 166 microfilm reels, 128 microfiche, 63 microfilm strips
448 3.5 inch floppy discs
4 SkyQuest EZ 135 drive cartridges

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T. Herman Keahey is a renowned music performer and musicologist. He taught at the University of Manitoba School of Music, beginning in the 1980s and continuing until 2005. He became the Director of the School of Music in 1983. Keahey studied music at Yale University and the University of Texas. His primary interests are in the field of sacred music (the late-15th century) and the oboe concerto of the late-18th century. He was an editor and contributor to the collection of sacred music publications Opera Omnia Pierre de La Rue (1989) and Johannes Prioris Opera Omnia (1982). He also edited numerous works written for the oboe in the 18th and early-19th centuries and is the author of many articles published for the Grove Dictionary of Music.

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Delores Keahey is a renowned music performer and musicologist. She taught at the University of Manitoba School of Music, beginning in the 1980s and continuing until 2005. Delores Keahey was a professor of piano and musicology at the University of Manitoba. She studied piano with J. Earl Lee at Augustana College, Kathleen Long at Royal College of Music in London, Bruce Simonds at Yale University, and Egon Petri at Mills College. She specializes in chamber music of the classical period (especially J.C. Bach) and has published many editions of 18th century music. She was an artistic director and pianist for "Ivory Echoes: Chamber Music Series" held at the University of Manitoba School of Music between 1991 and 2000.

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The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by T. Herman Keahey in 2005.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, research material, and music sources for Opera Omnia Pierre de la Rue, material collected during T.H. Keahey's teaching career at the University of Manitoba, and his numerous editions of 18th and 19th century oboe concertos. The fonds also features records about Ivory Echoes Library, programs, performances, Delores Keahey's study and edits of J.C. Bach's music, and rare manuscript editions for Ivory Echoes Chamber Music Series performances. Music manuscripts and rare edited editions are also available in electronic format.

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  • English

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The material in the fonds may only be used for research purposes.

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A finding aid can be downloaded from the fonds-level description by clicking on the “Download’ link under “Finding Aid” on the right hand side of the screen.

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The Keahey Collection of Early Music on microfilm (Renaissance music treatises, music manuscripts, and music editions) located at the Elizabeth Dafoe MForm Collection.

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Finding aid created by V. Zvonik (2007). Finding aid encoded by V. Zvonik (2007). Revised by N. Courrier ( July 2019).

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