Fonds MG 3042 - Kenneth Robert Meek Fonds

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Kenneth Robert Meek Fonds

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CA MUA MG 3042

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60 cm of textual records.

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Kenneth Meek was born in Cornwall, England, and came to Canada in 1914. He earned his L.Mus. from McGill in 1927 and a B.Mus. from Toronto in 1936. He taught organ, piano and theory in Ottawa (1924- 1939) and Kingston (1940-1944) before moving to Montréal to become an instructor in piano and organ and a lecturer in theory at McGill (1945). He was later promoted to an instructor in music (1952-1966) and Assistant Professor (1966-1973). In the meantime, Meek served as organist at the Church of St Andrew and St Paul (1945-1956), Christ Church Cathedral (1956-1965) and the Church of the Messiah (1965-1976). He was also a recitalist and composer. Meek passed away in 1976.

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Fonds consists primarily of Meek’s manuscripts of his keyboard and church music compositions, from approximately 1930-1975. Also included are programmes for his organ recitals, 1928, 1933, 1953-1957, 1960-1968, a scrapbook of clippings concerning his performance of the complete organ works of J.S. Bach, 1949-1950, and lecture notes and examinations for his McGill course in analysis, 1969-1973.

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Material in English.

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