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Clifford Higgin's Solemn Processional March from Calvary
M-8076-7

Clifford Higgin fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Calvary. — 1909, 1943, 1947
Series 2 Orchestra and string orchestra works. — 1896, 1934-1944
Series 3 Theatrical productions. — 1935-1946
Series 4 Chamber music. — 1914-1943
Series 5 Vocal. — 1905-1951
Series 6 Miscellany. — 1935-1980

Inventory

 

Series 1 Calvary. — 1909, 1943, 1947. — 12 cm of textual records. — The series consists of Calvary, an oratorio composed by Clifford Higgin in 1908 for the Blackpool Orpheus Glee Society. It was first performed in Blackpool, England in 1908, then in London in 1909, then again in Calgary in 1947. The work is scored for soprano and bass soloists, choir, and orchestra.
M-8076-1 Reduced scores for Calvary. — 1909. — Consists of two copies of the reduced score for Calvary, published by Breitkopf and Härtel.
M-8076-2 Chorus parts. — 1947. — Consists of copies of the Chorus parts used in the 1947 staging of Calvary.
M-8076-3 Orchestra parts, 1st and 2nd violins. — 1947. — Consists of handwritten copies of the violin parts used in the 1947 staging of Calvary.
M-8076-4 Orchestra parts, viola, cello, and bass. — 1947. — Consists of handwritten copies of the viola, cello, and bass parts used in the 1947 staging of Calvary.
M-8076-5 Orchestra parts, woodwinds. — 1947. — Consists of handwritten copies of the woodwind parts used in the 1947 staging of Calvary.
M-8076-6 Orchestra parts, brass. — 1947. — Consists of handwritten copies of the brass parts used in the 1947 staging of Calvary.
M-8076-7 Solemn Processional March from Calvary. — [ca. 1943]. — Consists of handwritten conductor’s score and orchestra parts for the Solemn Processional March, which was performed as a self contained orchestral piece, separate from the oratorio, in a concert in Knox United in November of 1943.
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Series 2 Orchestra and string orchestra works. — 1896, 1934-1944. — 25 cm of textual records. — The series consists of several major works composed by Clifford Higgin, including Freedom Symphony, Rocky Mountain Sketches, and Forest Fire, as well as several minor works and a text on orchestration that Higgin owned.
M-8076-8 The Arcadians, string parts. — [ca. 1930-1950]. — Consists of handwritten 1st violin, 2nd violin, and cello parts.
M-8076-9 The Arcadians, brass parts. — [ca. 1930-1950]. — Consists of handwritten trumpet and trombone parts.
M-8076-10 The Arcadians, clarinet and percussion parts. — [ca. 1930-1950]. — Consists of handwritten clarinet and percussion parts.
M-8076-11 Freedom Symphony, scores. — 1944. — Consists of handwritten conductor’s scores for all three movements of the symphony.
M-8076-12 Freedom Symphony, first movement parts. — 1944. — Consists of the  orchestral parts for the first movement, Allegro con Spirito, of the symphony.
M-8076-13 Freedom Symphony, second movement string parts. — 1944. — Consists of only the violin, viola, and cello parts for the second movement, Andante con Moto, of the symphony.
M-8076-14 Freedom Symphony, third movement parts. — 1944. — Consists of the orchestral parts for the third movement, Allegro Molto Vivace, of the symphony.
M-8076-15 Rhapsody in G minor. — 1934. — Consists of conductor’s score and parts.
M-8076-16 Lake Minnewanka. — [ca. 1930-1950]. — Consists of condensed score and orchestra parts for Lake Minnewanka. The score is partly a draft in pencil, and also contains a draft of Sun Dance.
M-8076-17 Grieg’s Music Box. — n.d. — Consists of violin, cello, flute, and trumpet parts for Grieg’s Music Box, which bears the name A.C. Altman, but is in the same hand as Higgin’s works.
M-8076-18 Lake in the Clouds. — [ca. 1930-1950]. — Consists of orchestral parts and conductor’s score.
M-8076-19 Banff Springs. — [ca. 1943]. — Consists of only the first page of the conductor’s score for Banff Springs, from the Rocky Mountain Sketches.
M-8076-20 Mount Rundle. — [ca. 1943]. — Consists of score and parts for Mount Rundle, from the Rocky Mountain Sketches.
M-8076-21 Lake Louise. — [ca. 1943]. — Consists of the score for Lake Louise, from the Rocky Mountain Sketches.
M-8076-22 Sun Dance Canyon. — [ca. 1943]. — Consists of parts for Sun Dance Canyon, from the Rocky Mountain Sketches.
M-8076-23 Cave and Basin. — [ca. 1943]. — Consists of the score and a piano reduction of Cave and Basin, from the Rocky Mountain Sketches.
M-8076-24 Marble Canyon. — [ca. 1943]. — Consists of score and parts for Marble Canyon, from the Rocky Mountain Sketches.
M-8076-25 Pilot Mountain. — [ca. 1943]. — Consists of parts for Pilot Mountain from the Rocky Mountain Sketches.
M-8076-26 Tarantella in D minor. — 1935. — Consists of three scores.
M-8076-27 Forest Fire. — 1944. — Consists of scores and choral parts to Forest Fire for choir and orchestra.
M-8076-28 Forest Fire. — 1944. — Consists of orchestral parts to Forest Fire for choir and orchestra.
M-8076-29 Rough Copy. — n.d. — Consists of a draft for an orchestral work. No title.
M-8076-30 The Orchestra and How to Write for it. — 1896. — Consists of a book on orchestration that was owned by Higgin and has his signature on the inside of the front cover.
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Series 3 Theatrical productions. — 1935-1946. — 25 cm of textual records. — The series consists of theatrical works and operettas composed by Clifford Higgin, mainly for children, and scripts for other works that he based his works on.
M-8076-31 Queen of Romance, condensed score. — 1946. — Consists of the condensed score.
M-8076-32 Queen of Romance, scripts. — 1946. — Consists of the scripts and songs for characters.
M-8076-33 Queen of Romance, scripts and chorus parts. — 1946. — Consists of the scripts and songs for characters and the chorus parts.
M-8076-34 Queen of Romance, miscellaneous songs. — 1946. — Consists of vocal parts for songs from Queen of Romance.
M-8076-35 Queen of Romance, orchestral parts. — 1946. — Consists of woodwind, brass, and percussion parts for Queen of Romance.
M-8076-36 Queen of Romance, orchestral parts. — 1946. — Consists of string parts for Queen of Romance.
M-8076-37 The Elfman and the Frogs. — 1935. — Consists of scripts and condensed score.
M-8076-38 Tom Tit Tot. — 1944. — Consists of Tom Tit Tot, the operetta that Higgin used as the basis of his Rumplestilskin.
M-8076-39 Rumplestilskin. — [ca. 1945]. — Consists of scripts and vocal parts for Rumplestilskin.
M-8076-40 Rumplestilskin, instrumental parts. — [ca. 1945]. — Consists of trumpet, cello, violin, and flute parts for Rumplestilskin.
M-8076-41 Rumplestilskin, miscellaneous songs. — [ca. 1945]. — Consists of  songs for Rumplestilskin.
M-8076-42 Doctor Cupid. — n.d. — Consists of the script by Arthur Laycock.
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Series 4 Chamber music. — 1914-1950. — 8 cm of textual records. — The series consists of chamber music composed by Clifford Higgin. Includes one orchestral piece arranged for chamber ensemble.
M-8076-43 Re-dedication. — 1944. — Consists of conductor’s score, instrumental parts, and arrangement for voice and piano.
M-8076-44 Firefly Air de Ballet. — 1929. — Consists of handwritten parts and published piano arrangement.
M-8076-45 Day Dreams. — 1914. — Consists of published piano arrangement and instrumental parts.
M-8076-46 Love’s Song of Destiny. — [ca. 1920-1950]. — Consists of voice and piano arrangement and instrumental parts.
M-8076-47 Acrobatic Dance. — [ca. 1920-1950]. — Consists of parts for piano trio.
M-8076-48 Slumber Song. — 1935. — Consists of parts for piano trio. Includes version for piano and violin, also known as Meditation, op. 39.
M-8076-49 Andante Cantabile. — 1935. — Consists of parts for piano trio.
M-8076-50 Romance. — 1943. — Consists of violin and piano parts.
M-8076-51 Legion March. — [ca. 1920-1950]. — Consists of piano part.
M-8076-52 Miscellaneous parts. — [ca. 1920-1950]. — Consists of minor works, where at least one of the instrumental parts is missing.
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Series 5 Vocal. — 1905-1951. — 8 cm of textual records. — Consists of songs and choral works composed by Clifford Higgin.
M-8076-53 Minnewanka Choral parts. — [ca. 1930-1950]. — Consists of choir parts.
M-8076-54 Early songs. — 1905-1909. — Consists of Sweet Spring and Widow Bird.
M-8076-55 Songs. — 1910-1929. — Consists of songs during Higgin’s first years in Canada.
M-8076-56 Songs. — 1930-1939. — Consists of songs composed during the 1930s.
M-8076-57 Songs. — 1940-1951. — Consists of songs composed during the 1940s.
M-8076-58 Miscellaneous songs. — n.d. — Consists of songs with no date, some appear to be fragments of musical works.
M-8076-59 Small choral works. — n.d. — Consists of short work for SSA and SATB choirs, including children’s choirs.
M-8076-60 Four songs of Canadian life. — [ca. 1936]. — Consists of Op. 45, Four songs of Canadian life.
M-8076-61 Published songs. — 1916, 1929, 1941. — Consists of three published songs.
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Series 6 Miscellany. — 1935-1980. — 4 cm of textual records. — 15 photographs. — The series consists of programs of concerts of Higgin's music and programs, photos and papers relating to Eileen Higgin.
M-8076-62 Programs. — 1943, 1949, 1950. — Consists of programs from performances of Higgin’s music.
M-8076-63 Photo. — [ca. 1935-1945]. — Consists of one photograph of Higgin with a children’s choir in Knox United.
M-8076-64 Newspaper clippings. — n.d. — Consists of clippings about Eileen Higgin, Clifford’s daughter-in-law.
M-8076-65 Photos. — n.d. — Consists of photos from performances organised by Eileen Higgin.
M-8076-66 Documents belonging to Eileen Higgin. — n.d. — Consists of certificates awarded to Eileen Higgin and the bylaws of the Calgary Theatre Singers.
M-8076-67 Programs. — 1961-1979. — Consists of programs of performances featuring or organised by Eileen Higgin.
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