Healey Willan fonds. — 1906-1967.
39 cm of textual records.

Biographical Sketch:

Healey Willan (1880-1968) moved to Canada from London, England in 1913 and was the organist for St. Mary Magdelene Church from 1921 to his death.  He wrote 14 plays, and composed over 200 works; chamber music, songs and organ works and choral and instrumental works.  Was commissioned to write a Homage Anthem at the Coronation of Elizabeth II, awarded the Canadian Council Medal in 1961 and made an honourary member of the Canadian League of Composers in 1955.

Custodial History:

The archives acquired this collection in June of 1967 by the Max Parker Book Room.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consist of published works, consisting of various carols, chorals, hymns and instrumental music, composed by Healey Willan and arranged alphabetically by the publishing houses/presses.

Notes:

Title based on contents of fonds.

Finding Aids: Finding aid available.

General Notes:

See finding aid for the alphabetical list of all of the collection’s works printed by these publishing operations.

Repository:

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Personal Names:

Willan, Healey, 1880-1968

Accession numbers:  M67-2