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Music Subject Guide: Remembering R. Murray Schafer

R. Murray Schafer (1933-2021)

R. Murray Schafer

The Canadian music community at large lost one of it's most famous figures on August 14th, 2021: R. Murray Schafer. A prolific composer and writer, Schafer's work had an indelible mark on the Canadian music landscape during his life as well as raising the stature of Canadian music and composition on an international level. Beyond composition, Schafer wrote numerous texts on Canadian music and music education as well as being a founding thinker in the field of acoustic ecology. 

This library guide was created to remember the work and achievements of R. Murray Schafer and serve to guide you to books, scores, recordings and articles about his life and career.

Resources by and about R. Murray Schafer

Selected Scores from the Mount Allison Collection
Online streaming audio
Naxos Music Library streaming audio
Mount Allison Recording Collection
Biographical information
Obituaries & News Articles