Musgrave

Musgrave. Toronto music dealer and publisher, located in the Yonge St Arcade. The business was opened in 1909 by the brothers Charles E. and George A. Musgrave; about 1914 it was briefly A.L.E. Davies and Musgrave Brothers; after 1926 it was run as Charles E. Musgrave & Son (Edward C.

Musgrave

Musgrave. Toronto music dealer and publisher, located in the Yonge St Arcade. The business was opened in 1909 by the brothers Charles E. and George A. Musgrave; about 1914 it was briefly A.L.E. Davies and Musgrave Brothers; after 1926 it was run as Charles E. Musgrave & Son (Edward C.); in the early 1930s it became the Musgrave Music Shoppe. After that closed (probably 1933), George A. Musgrave briefly (ca 1936) operated Musgrave's Music Shop at a different Yonge St location. The brothers continued to be active as musicians in Toronto in the 1940s.

Musgrave's publications, notable for their coloured cover illustrations, include some 50 patriotic and popular pieces. Among the more successful were 'Toronto Town' (1912) by John G. Strathdee, excerpts from the comic opera The Golden Age (1911) by Joseph Nevin Doyle, Canadian Patrol (1911) by Arthur L.E. Davies, 'I Love You Canada' (1915) by Kenneth McInnis and Morris Manley, 'The Made in Canada Campaign Song' (1915) by N. Fraser Allan, and 'Flying' (1918) and 'Take Me Back to Dear Old Canada' (1918) by Will J. White. The last Musgrave copyright traced is 'The Land of Prosperity (Canada)' (1927) by Nelson H. Bell.