Healey Willan Articles


article sec 1aSection One

“Canadian theme in a Queen’s opera.” Saturday night. v. 64, December 18, 1948. p. 2.

“Carolling at Christmas.” Anglican. v. 6, no. 11, December 1963. p. 1.

“The changes in the theory examinations.” The TCM review. August 1933, p. 80-81.

“Church music in Canada.” London, Royal College of Organists. Calendar, 1936/37.

“Church music or music of the church.” Gregorian Association (Canada). 9th Annual Festival. Order of service. Toronto, 1959. p. 19.

“Counterpoint in the minor key.” The TCM quarterly review. v. 11, no. 3, Spring 1929. p. 113-115.

“ ‘The court of appeal’ before Willan, J.A. [Judge Advocate]”. The TCM review, August 1933. p. 58-61.

"Hugh Percy Allen." Notes. Music Library Association. September 1, 1949. Vol. 6. Issue 4, pg. 623.

“In quires and places where they sing.” Canadian review of music and art. v. 2, no. 1, February 1943. p. 14-16.

“In quires and places where they sing.” Huron church news. v. 7, April 1, 1956. p. 1, 9.

“[Letters to the editor] Honour to whom honour is due.” Diapason. v. 55, May 1964. p. 26.

“[Messages from Past Presidents] A message from Healey Willan to the C.C.O.” Musical Canada. v. 11, October, 1930. p. 23.

“On hymn playing.” Conservatory quarterly review. v. 8, Spring 1926. p. 91.

“[On hymn tunes].” Hamilton Spectator. September 8, 1956. p. 15.“Organ playing in its proper relation to music in the church.” Diapason. v. 29, October 1937. p. 22-23.

“Plainsong, the earliest song of the church.” Canadian churchman. v. 90, July-August 1963. p. 15.

“Preface.” A manual of ear-training and sight-singing. By Gladys Willan. Oakville, Ont.: Frederick Harris, 1939, 1971.

“Sir Ernest at 70.” Diapason. v. 54, November 1963. p. 6.

“Tribute to Farnam [text of an address].” Diapason. v. 23, December 1, 1931. p. 14.

“The Tudor church music series, a review.” Music bulletin [Oxford University Press, Toronto branch]. no. 2, February 28, 1941. p. 7-8.

“The use and misuse of the Voluntary.” Musical Canada. v. 2, no. 10, October 1921. p. 15, 18, 25.

“The use of plainsong in church worship.” Jubilate Deo. v. 1, no. 6, September-October 1957. p. 94-95.

“A well-known and dear friend writes a revealing and inspiring letter [an autobiographical note].” Flammerion newsletter. v. 8, January 1966. p. 1-2.

“What’s wrong with church music in Canada.” Cap and gown. 1959. p. 112-114.

“William Byrd (1543-1623): choral work.” Canadian review of music and art. v. 2, August-September 1943. p. 8-9.

article sec 2Section Two

glasses link2  Angel, Clark B. "The English Anthem." Masters Thesis, Boston University, 1952.

glasses link2  Anthony, J. Pierce. "Choirs and Choir Schools in the History of Church Music." Masters Thesis, Boston University, 1956.

glasses link2  Arnold, Corliss Richard. "Organ Literature: Historical Survey." Vol. 1, 3rd ed. Scarecrow Press, Lanham. 2003.

Arts in Canada: a stock-taking at mid-century
. Edited by Malcolm Ross. Toronto, Macmillan, 1958. p. 44, 45, 64.

Aspects de la musique au Canada. Édité par Arnold Walter. Montréal, Centre de psychologie et de pédagogie, 1970. (passim).

Aspects of music in Canada. Edited by Arnold Walter. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1969. (passim).

Austin, William. Music in the twentieth century. New York, W.W. Norton & Co., 1966.

glasses link2  Baker, Kathryn J. "A survey of contemporary organ music in Canada," Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arizona, 1980.

Baker’s biographical dictionary of musicians. Revised by N. Slonimsky. 6th ed. New York, Schirmer Books, 1978. p. 1893.

glasses link2  Barboza, Joseph. "Liturgical trends in the music of the protestant churches in America." Masters Thesis, Boston University, 1954.

Beckwith, John. “Music in Canada.” Musical times. v. 111, no. 1534, December 1970.

Beckwith, John. “Music.” The arts in Canada. Toronto, MacMillan, 1958.

BMI Canada Limited. A selection of works by Healey Willan. From the catalogues of BMI Canada Limited, Oxford University Press and C.F. Peters Corporation. Don Mills, Ont., 1959. 18 p.

Biographical dictionary of musicians. Edited by Theodore Baker. 5th ed. New York, Schirmer, 1958. p. 1798.

Biographical dictionary of musicians. Edited by Rupert Hughes. Rev. ed. New York, Blue Ribbon Books, 1940. p. 470.

Blom, Eric Everyman’s dictionary of music. New York, 1971. p. 773.

Bradley, Ian L. Twentieth century canadian composers. v. 1. Agincourt, Ont., GLC Publishers, 1976. [Includes chapter on Healey Willan, p. 1-15.]

Bull, Storm. Index to biographies of contemporary composers. New York, Scarecrow, 1964. p. 394.

glasses link2  Burch-Pesses, Michael. "Canadian Band Music: A Qualitative Guide to Canadian Composers and Their Works for Band." Meredith Music Publications, Galesville, 2008, pgs. 153-155.

glasses link2  Cameron, David. "From the President." The American Organist. October 2006.

Canadian biographies: artists, authors and musicians. Ottawa, Canadian Library Association, 1952. v. 3.

Canadian League of Composers. Catalogue of orchestral music. Toronto, 1957. p. 52-54.

Canadian Music Centre. Centre musical canadien. Canadian vocal music. Musique vocale canadienne. Toronto, [1967]. p. 40, 55-57, 62.

Canadian Music Centre. Catalogue of Canadian choral music. Toronto, [1966]. (passim).

Canadian Music Centre. Centre musical canadien. Catalogue of Canadian keyboard music. Catalogue de musique canadienne à clavier. Toronto, 1972. p. 78-86.

Canadian Music Centre. Centre musical canadien. Catalogue of chamber music. Catalogue de musique de chamber. Toronto, 1967. p. 264-265.

Canadian Music Centre. Catalogue of microfilms of unpublished Canadian music. Toronto, 1970. p. 70.

Canadian Music Centre. Centre musical canadien. Catalogue of orchestral music. Catalogue des æuvres [musique pour orchestre]. Toronto, 1963.

Canadian Music Library Association. A bio-bibliographical finding list of Canadian musicians. Ottawa, Canadian Library Association, 1961. p. 52.

Canadian radio and television annual. Toronto, 1950. p. 230.

Catalogue of Canadian composers. Edited by Helmut Kallmann. Rev. and enl. ed. Toronto, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1952. p. 239-248.

glasses link2  "CIOC Festival 2015." The American Organist. September 2015.

glasses link2  Clarke, F.R.C. "The Canadian Musical Heritage: Organ Music I/Musique d'Orgue I." Canadian University Music Review, January 1, 1986.

Coeury André. Dictionnaire critique de la musique ancienne et moderne. Paris, Payot, 1956. p. 123, no. 1880.

Cooper, David S. "Review: Hosanna to the Son of David, Motet for Chorus (SATB), a capella." Notes. Music Library Association, ISSN 0027-4380, June,1952, Volume 9, Issue 3, pg. 491.

Contemporary Canadian composers, Edited by K. MacMillan and J. Beckwith. Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1975. p. 238-242.

Crory, Neil. "Of Music and Sweet Poetry." Opera Canada. Opera Canada Publications, ISSN 0030-3577, January 1, 2015, Vol. 55, Issue 4, pgs. 28-31.

glasses link2  Dickerson, Anne. "Instrumental and Vocal Music in England Preceding and During the Shakespearean Period, with Special Reference to the Works of Shakespeare." Masters Thesis, Boston University, 1936.

Dictionary of contemporary music. Edited by J. Vinton. New York, E.P. Dutton & Co., 1980. p. 818. [Prepared with the help of Giles Bryant.]

Dictionary of modern music and musicians. Edited by A. Eaglefield-Hull. Toronto, Dent, 1924. p. 530.

Dictionary of music and musicians. Edited by Sir George Grove. 5th ed. London, Macmillan, 1954. v. 9, p. 301. Suppl. 1961. p. 480.

Dictionnaire de la musique. Édité par Marc Honegger. Paris, Bordas, 1970. v. 2, 1179.Ellinwood, Leonard W. The history of American church music. New York, Moorhouse-Gorham, 1953. (passim).

Eatock, Colin. "Six Canadian Composers You Should Know." Queen's Quarterly, ISSN 0033-6041, 2011, Volume 118, Issue 2, p. 267

Encyclopedia Canadiana. Ottawa, Grolier Society of Canada, 1970. v. 10, p. 327.

Encyclopédie de la musique. Paris, Fasquelle, 1958. v. 1, p. 480.

Encyclopedia of music in Canada. Edited by Helmut Kallmann, Gilles Potvin, Kenneth Winters. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1981. p. 999-1002. [authors: Thomas C. Brown and Giles Bryant.]

glasses link2  Funk, William Russell. "The Performance of Advanced Choral Literature by the High School Chorus." Masters Dissertation, University of Arizona, 1953.

Garvin, Amelia (pseud). See Hale, Katherine.

Gray, Cecil. Musical chairs. London, Home and Van Thal, 1948. p. 85.

Hale, Katherine. Toronto: romance of a great city. Toronto, Cassel, 1956. p. 224.

Harmer, Margaret Flowers. “Healey Willan at St. Mary Magdalene’s, Toronto.” IV Annual Festival of Worship and Music of the Diocese of New York, October 25, 1980. Program Supplement, IV.

Harvard dictionary of music. Compiled by Willi Apel. 2d ed. Rev. and enl. Cambridge, Mass., Belknap, 1969. p. 123.

Healey Willan centennial celebration 1880-1980. Willan week in Toronto November 30 – December 7, 1980. [Souvenir brochure. Includes an adapted and condensed version of the Ridout item listed below.]

glasses link2  "Healey Willan's Unfinished Requiem by F.R.C. Clarke" in "Musical Canada: Words and Music Honouring Helmut Kallmann." Edited by John Beckwith andFrederick A. Hall. University of Toronto Press. 2016.

glasses link2  Holmes, Karen. "Cgo-Cco-Rcco National Presidents the First 50 Years." The American Organist. October 2008.

International cyclopedia of music and musicians. Edited by Bruce Bohle. 10th ed. New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1975. p. 2466.

International cyclopedia of music and musicians. Edited by Oscar Thompson. 9th ed. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1964. p. 2405.

Kallmann, Helmut. A history of music in Canada, 1534-1914. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1960. (passim).

glasses link2  Keiser, Marilyn J. "Teaching Music in the Small Church." Hymnal Studies, Vol. 3. The Church Pension Fund. New York. 1983.

glasses link2  King, Astrid Wendth. "Church Music Education Through the Junior Choir." Masters Thesis, Boston University, 1955.

glasses link2  Langmaid, Wilfred. "Country Salutes Gospel Music." Anglican Journal. February 1996.

glasses link2  "Love's Minstrels." Opera Canada. Fall 2014.

Macmillan encyclopedia of music and musicians. Edited by Albert E. Weir. New York, Macmillan, 1938. p. 2015.

glasses link2  Mason, Mary Willan. "On Pilgrimage to Italy." Catholic Insight, ISSN 1192-5671, 11/2014, Volume 22, Issue 10, p. 1.

glasses link2  Morey, Carl. "The CBC: For Audiences and Performers Alike, the Value of the CBC's Contribution to the Development of Opera in Canada Is Incalculable." Opera Canada. November-December, 2006.

Music in Canada. Edited by Sir Ernest MacMillan. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1955. (passim).

La Musica. Sotto la direzione di Guido M. Gatti. Torino, Unione tipografico-editrice torinese, 1971. v. 2, p. 1511.

Musicians in Canada: a bio-bibliographical finding list. Edited by Kathleen M. Toomey and Stephen C. Willis. Ottawa, Canadian Association of Music Libraries, 1981. p. 108.

[Revised edition of Bio-bibliographical finding list of Canadian musicians, 1960-61.]

Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Hrsg. Von F. Blume. Kassel, Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1967. v. 7, col. 506; v. 14, col. 675.

Musikkens hvem hvad hvor: biografier. Ed. Ernst Bramsen. København, Politikens Forlag, 1961.

glasses link2  Nakagawa, Stephanie Eiko. "A Canadian Opera Aria Anthology for Soprano." Doctoral Thesis, The Univeristy of British Columbia, 2017.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Edited by S. Sadie. 6th ed. London, Macmillan, 1980. v. 20. p. 428-430. [author: Giles Bryant.]

glasses link2  “Organist Ken Cowan on the E.M. Skinner at Stambaugh Hall, Youngstown (April 7)”, Daniel Hathaway, Cleveland Classical.com Reprints, April 16, 2013

Palk, Helen. The book of Canadian achievement. Toronto, Dent, 1951. p. 206-211. Pan American Union. Compositores de América; datos biográficos y catalogos de sus obras. Composers of the Americas; biographical data and catalogs of their works. Washington, 1961. v. 6.

glasses link2  Popham, Elizabeth; Pitt, David G. "E.J. Pratt: Letters." University of Toronto Press. Toronto. 2017.

Pazdírek, Franz. Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur. The universal handbook of musical literature. Manuel universel de la littérature musicale. Vienna, Pazdírek, 1904-1910. v. 33; Hilversum [Neth.], Knuf, 1967. v. 12, p. 666.

Portraits of the world’s best-known musicians. Edited by Guy McCoy. Philadelphia, Presser, 1946.

Prominent men of Canada, 1931-1932. Edited by Ross Hamilton. Montreal, National Publishing Company, 1932. p. 582.

glasses link2  Rickards, Guy. "Heroic Proportions." Gramophone, August, 2017.

Riemann, Hugo. Musik Lexikon. Mainz, Schott, 1961. [v. 2], p. 929.

Rogers, Tim. "Canada's Musical Group of Seven." Canadian Folk Music, Canadian Society for Traditional Music, Vol. 46, Issue 2, 2012, pgs. 1-10.

glasses link2  Ross, Jean Esther. "An Analysis and Criticism of the Modern American Protestant Choir Anthem." Masters Thesis, Boston University, 1946.

Royal Canadian College of Organists. A tribute to Healey Willan. Toronto, Spring 1979. 35 p.

Scholes, Percy A. Oxford companion to music. 10th ed. London, Oxford University Press, 1970. p. 1119.

Shakespeare in music. Ed. Hartnoll Phyllis. London, MacMillan, 1964. p. 267, 279, 280.

Smoldon, W.L. A history of music. London, H. Jenkins, 1965.

glasses link2  So, Joseph. "Grand Tradition: Jeannette Zarou." Opera Canada. Winter, 1999.

glasses link2  Spillane, James D. "All-State Choral Music: A Comprehensive Study of the Music Selected for the High School All-State Choirs of the Fifty States from 1995-2000." Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arizona, 2004.

glasses link2  Strimple, Nick. "Choral Music in the Twentieth Century." Amadeus Press. Hal Leonard Music. Pompton Plains. 2002

Thirty-four biographies of Canadian composers. Montreal, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1964. p. 108-110.

glasses link2  Thomas, Leonard Merrill. "Contemporary Styles in Church Music Choral Writing." Masters Thesis, Boston University, 1954.

Thornsby, Frederick, W. Dictionary of organs and organists. Bournemouth, Logan, 1912. p. 349.

glasses link2  "Today in Music History - Feb. 16." The Canadian Press. February 1, 2013.

glasses link2  "Today in Music History - March 8" The Canadian Press. February 24, 2012.

Who’s who. London, Adam & Charles Black, 1968. p. 3299-3300.

Who’s who in Canada. v. 10, 1964-66. Toronto, Trans-Canada Press, 1966. p. 1162.

glasses link2  Wolters, Benita. "The Early Years of the Canadian League of Composers." Masters Thesis, The Univeristy of British Columbia, 1999.

Woodsworth, G. Wallace. "Review: Missa Brevis in G, for Male Voices." Notes. Music Library Association, ISSN 0027-4380, March,1956, Volume 13, Issue 2, pg. 345.

Woollen, Russell. "Review: Round Me Falls the Night, Anthem for Mixed Voices with Organ Accompaniment." Notes. Music Library Association, ISSN 0027-4380, March,1951, Volume 8, Issue 2, pg. 403.

*Note that nearly all the Canadian Music Centre Catalogues in the original autobiography (Section 2) have now been reprinted with more up-to-date information.

article sec 3Section Three


“1880-1968.” American organist. v. 51, March 1968. p. 2.

“80th birthday for Composer Willan.” World Affairs. v. 26, November 1960. p. 13.

glasses link2 Adair, Andrew. "Of Note: Healey Willan and the Church of St. Mary Magdalene." Toronto Region Newsletter. CAMMAC. April, 2018. pgs. 1-5.

“All Canada honors Willan on birthday.” Diapason. v. 41, November 1, 1950. p. 1-2.

glasses link2 “An Admirer of Healey Willan”, Rev. Larry A. Peters, Pastoral Meanderings, October 28, 2011

“[Anthem for the Centennial of Canadian Confederation] New Canadian music 1967.” Musicanada. no. 7, December 1967. p. 12.

“[The anthem for the Centennial of Confederation] News briefs.” Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. Bulletin. v. 18, no. 1, 1967. p. 36.

Apel , Paul Hermann. Music of the Americas, north and south. New York, Vantage, 1958.

Barnard, L. S. “Philip Dore’s English organ music lectures.” Musical opinion. v. 75, July 1952. p. 621.

glasses link2 Beckwith, John. “Healey Willan.” Canadian forum. (see pp. 140-145) v. 52, December 1972. p. 32-34. [Review of Healey Willan Catalogue.]

Beckwith, John. “Composers in Toronto and Montreal.” University of Toronto quarterly. v. 26, no. 1, 1956.

Beckwith, John. “What every US musician should know about contemporary Canadian music.” Musicanada. no. 29, 1970.

Beechey, Gwilym. “The organ music of Healey Willan (1880-1968).” Musical opinion. v. 104, no. 1241, March 1981. p. 201-204“
[Biographical note].” Saturday night. v. 66, October 17, 1950. p. 24-25.“
[Biographical note].” Saturday night. v. 68, June 6, 1953. p. 3.“

Blessed Art Thou, O Lord will have its premiere performance.” International musician. v. 50, December 1951. p. 29.

Bridle, Augustus. The story of the Club. Toronto, Arts and Letters Club, 1945. p. 53-56.

Brown, Tom. “Healey Willan.” BMI; the many worlds of music. June 1967. p. 13.

Brown, Tom. “Healey Willan.” Music scene. no. 238, November-December 1967. p. 8.

Bryant, Giles. “Choral works of Healey Willan.” The American organist. v. 14, no. 10, October 1980. pp. 42-45.

Bryant, Giles. “Healey Willan – a personal view.” The music scene. no. 311. January-February 1980. p. 6, 14.

Bryant, Giles. “The hymn tunes of Healey Willan (1880-1968).” The hymn. v. 31, no. 4, October 1980. p. 236-239.

Bryant, Giles. “The music of Healey Willan [condensed list of compositions].” Musicanada. no. 9, March 1968. p. 5-7.

glasses link2Caldwell, Judith. "Legacy of Healey Willan, a special Bach Elgar concert." Ontario Arts Review. November 26, 2017.

glasses link2Campbell-Yukl, Joylin. Healey Willan: the independent organ works. Unpublished thesis for DMA, Kansas State University, 1976.

Campbell-Yukl, Joylin. “Willan’s Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue.” The American organist. v. 14, no. 10, October 1980. p. 39-41.

Charlesworth, H. W. “Healey Willan’s war cantata.” Saturday night. v. 58, February 27, 1943. p. 24.

glasses link2Clarke, F.R.C.; Kilpatrick, R.S. "Charles G.D. Roberts and Healey Willan: a Collaboration." Canadian Poetry. Vol. 43. Fall/Winter, 1998.

Clarke, F.R.C. Healey Willan: his music and life. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, in press.

glasses link2  Clarke, F.R.C. "Healey Willan's Quest for a String Quartet." Canadian University Music Review, January 1, 1981.

glasses link2Clarke, F.R.C. “Two unpublished instrumental works by Healey Willan.” Canadian university music review. no. 1, 1980. P. 1-7.

glasses link2  "A celebration of Healey Willan’s wealth of liturgical music." The Hamilton Spectator. November 23, 2017.

“Classified chronological catalog of works by the Canadian composer Healey Willan.” Boletín interamericano de música. no. 18, julio 1960. p. 12-16.

“Concert music.” BMI; the many worlds of music. February 1967. p. 7.

glasses link2  "Concert pays tribute to music great Healey Willan." Diocese of Toronto. January 23, 2018.

“Concordia ‘Motet Series’, Nos. 2, 3, 5 and 6.” Choral guide. v. 8, March 1955. p. 32.

Coulter, John. “Lament for Healey Willan [poem].” Arts and Letters Club. (Toronto). Monthly letter. February 1968.

Coulter, John. “[Untitled account of collaboration with Healey Willan].”Arts and Letters Club. (Toronto). Monthly letter. February 1968.

Coulter, John. “Words for music.” Theatre arts. v. 31, September 1947. p. 32.

Cowell, Henry. “Current chronicle [review of ‘Coronation Suite’].” Musical quarterly. v. 40, January 1954. p. 59.

Cowle, Alan. “Willan honored.” Music. v. 6, no. 7, July 1972.

Creative Canada. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1972. v. 2. p. 285-286.

Davidson, Hugh. “Canadian composers: differences, contradictions, anomalies.” Musical America. v. 83, September 1963. p. 20-21.

“The dean of Canadian composers.” CBC times. v. 2, May 21-27, 1950. p. 3.

“Deeds, not words.” Diapason. v. 51, October 1, 1960. p. 18.

glasses link2  de Groot, Hans. "The Taliskers’ Eclectic Niche." The Whole Note. November 30, 2016.

“Deirdre.” BMI; the many worlds of music. June 1965. p. 16.

“[Deirdre].” Opera. v. 17, December 1966. p. 996.

“Deirdre.” Opera Canada. v. 6, May 1965. p. 12.

“Deirdre.” Opera Canada. v. 7, September 1966. p. 30-31.

“Deidre, by Healey Willan.” World theatre. v. 14, September-October 1965. p. 526.

“Deidre of the Sorrows: a criticism.” Newsweek. v. 27, April 29, 1946. p. 84.

“Deidre of the Sorrows; libretto by J. Coulter.” Theatre arts. v. 31, August 12, 1947. p. 11-12.

Dobbs, Kildare. “Canada’s impish dean of composers.” Star weekly magazine. December 22, 1962. p. 1, 2, 5, 6.

“Dr. Healey Willan.” American organist. v. 38, October 1955. p. 320.

“Dr. Healey Willan.” Musical opinion. v. 74, March 1951. p. 299.

“Dr. Healey Willan and the music of the church.” Anglican. v. 7, April 1965. p. 2.

“Dr. Healey Willan’s works will be featured on air.” Diapason. v. 40, March 1, 1949. p. 3.

“Dr. Willan’s motets.” Toronto Conservatory of Music. Quarterly review. v. 6, August 1924. p. 115.

Douglas, Winfred. Church music in history and practice: studies in the praise of God. New York, Scribner’s, 1962. p. 119.

“Down from Canada.” Newsweek. v. 42, October 26, 1953. p. 70.

Drynan, George K. and Margaret. “Healey Willan: his last days.” Diapason. v. 59 April 1968. p. 3.

Drynan, George K. and Margaret. “Willan career interwoven with St. Mary’s.” Diapason. v. 51, October 1, 1960. p. 8-9.

Drynan, Margaret. “Healey Willan, 1880-1968.” Royal Canadian College of Organists. Newsletter. v. 5, March 15, 1968. p. 3-5.

Drynan, Margaret. “Willan at 85.” Diapason. v. 56, October 1965. p. 22.

Drynan, Margaret. “Willan at 87.” Diapason. v. 58, October 1967. p. 58.

Egerton, Arthur H. “Healey Willan, medievalist and modernist.” Musical life and arts. v. 1, no. 3, October 15, 1924. p. 74.

glasses link2 Evans, John, "Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue by Healey Willan: A Transcription for Symphonic Band from the Organ." Masters Thesis, Boston University, 1960.

“Five preludes on plainchant melodies.” Diapason. v. 43, February 1. 1952. p. 27.

“Five preludes on plainchant melodies.” Musical opinion. v. 76, December 1952. p. 157.

“Five preludes on plainchant melodies for organ.” Music and letters. v. 34, January 1953. p. 83.

“Five preludes on plainchant melodies for organ.” Music review. v. 15, May 1954. p. 151.

Giles, W. B. “The organ music of Healey Willan.” Journal of church music. v. 7, September 1965. p. 12-14.

Goudy, Donald. “A musical treat: all Canada to hear his finest work.” Star weekly magazine. March 1, 1958. p. 14-15, 28.

Graham, Gwethalyn. “Church of St. Mary Magdalene.” Saturday night. v. 55, May 18, 1940. p. 16-17.

Grobin, M. S. “[Religious works] Our composers on microgroove.” Musicanada. no. 22, September 1969. p. 12.

Haeussler, Armin. The story of our hymns. Saint Louis, Eden Publishing House, 1952. p. 982.

Hambleton, Ronald. “An experience of life: Dr. Healey Willan [interview].” CBC times. v. 7, April 3-9, 1955. p. 3.

Hamilton, Henry C. “Dr. Healey Willan.” Musical Canada. v. 28, December 1928. p. 3.

Hamilton, Henry C. “Dr. Healey Willan.” TCM quarterly review, Autumn 1927, v. 10, no. 1.

glasses link2Hamlin, Keith Allan. The Plainsong Use of Healey Willan. Unpublished dissertation, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1979.

“Happy birthday Healey Willan!” Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto. Monthly bulletin. September-October 1955. p. 1.

glasses link2Hardwick, Peter. “An assessment of the organ miniatures of Healey Willan.” Canadian university music review. no. 1, 1980. p. 8-21.

glasses link2  Haynes, SJC, Rev. Scott A. "Let me introduce you to the composer Healey Willan." Notes from the Choir. Fall, 2011.

glasses link2  “Healy Willan, 1880 - 1968”, David Thorpe, St. Saviour's Church, Eastbourne, UK

“Healey Willan at eighty [some tributes].” American organist. v. 43, October 1960. p. 10-11.

glasses link2  "Healey Willan composed a large body of liturgical music." Hamilton Spectator. November 22, 2017.

“Healey Willan honored.” Diapason. v. 46, November 1, 1955. p. 18.

“Healey Willan: leader in Canadian music.” CBC times. v. 1, May 8-14, 1949. p. 3, 8-9.

glasses link2  "Healey Willan's Missa Brevis Settings for St. Mary Magdalene." American Choral Review, 51.1. Chorus America. January 1, 2009.

“Healey Willan’s new symphony.” CBC times. v. 2, May 22-28, 1950. p. 3.

“Healey Willan’s second [editorial].” Saturday night. v. 65, May 16, 1950. p. 6.

“Healey Willan who is honored by major award.” Diapason. v. 50. December 1, 1958. p. 1.

Helman, Harold. “From an organist’s notebook.” Musical opinion. v. 71, March 1948. p. 240.

“Hosanna to the Son of David, motet for chorus, a capella.” Notes. v. 9, June 1952. p. 491.

Hughes, Dom Anselm. Septuagesima reminiscences of the Plainsong & Mediaeval Music Society, and of other things, personal and musical. London, Plainsong & Mediaeval Music Society, 1959. p. 59.

glasses link2Hughes, J. Edmund. The Choral Style of healey Willan as Exemplified in the Liturgical Motets. Doctoral dissertation for D.M.A, University of Arizona, 1986

Hussey, Dyneley. “Music for the coronation.” Britain today. no. 208, June 1953. p. 27, 28.

“In memoriam.” BMI; the many worlds of music. April 1968. p. 17.

Johnson, Audrey. “The genius of Dr. Willan.” Victoria times, March 22, 1980. p. 33.

Johnson, Norman Gary. Healey Willan, his life and influences important to his music. Unpublished thesis for DMA, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1979.

Johnson, Norman Gary. “Healey Willan, 1880-1968.” The American organist. v. 14, no. 10, October 1980. p. 34-36.

Johnson, Norman Gary. “Organ works of Healey Willan.” The American Organist. v. 14, no. 10, October 1980. p. 36-38.

Jones, Donald. “St. Mary Magdalene Church inspired organ masterpieces.” Toronto star, May 12, 1979.

glasses link2  Knight, Keith. "The gift of music." Anglican Journal. May 1, 2010.

Kraglund, John. “Bumper times ahead for Healey Willan fans.” Toronto Globe and mail, January 11, 1980.

Lapp, Horace. “Great man from an era.” Arts and Letters Club. (Toronto). Monthly letter. February 1968.

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Bridle, Augustus. “Toronto music democracy is losing culture-masters: younger maestros are actors in show without European background.” Toronto daily star. October 2, 1937. p. 18.

Bridle, Augustus. “Willan’s No. 2 Symphony to have ‘Proms’ premiere: music-life of Toronto now pivots round its 2-in-1 orchestras.” Toronto daily star. January 22, 1938. p. 15.

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Thomson, Hugh. “Still in tune at 84.” Globe magazine. October 17, 1964. p. 5, 19.

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