Fonds 18 - Archives Collection 18: Rob McConnell

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CA OTUFM 18

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Archives Collection 18: Rob McConnell

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  • 1935-2010 (Creation)

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1.5m (16 boxes) of textual records

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(1935-2010)

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Rob McConnell, trombonist, composer and arranger, was born in London ON, 14 February 1935, and died in Toronto 1 May 2010. Rob was the leader of the Boss Brass, one of Canada’s most successful jazz ensembles.

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Fonds includes manuscript scores of compositions and arrangements written for Boss Brass recordings. Scores and parts include 4 B.C. : #218 1 score (18 + 9 p.) MS pencil; A child is born / Our waltz : 261 1 score (20 p.); A portrait of Jenny 1 score (26 p.)| MS pencil;
A time for love : #93 1 score (19 p.)| MS pencil; After you 1 score (10 p.) MS pencil; Alexander's rag-time band 1 score (16 + 9 p.)| MS pencil; All the things you are : #202 1 score (22 + 10 p.)| MS pencil; Ana Luisa : #133 1 score (14 p.)| MS pencil; Autumn in New York 1 score (23 p.)| MS pencil; Back beat : #248 1 score (44 p.)| MS pencil; Bad and the beautiful / Robin 1 score (16 p.) MS pencil; Bethlehem joy / Away in a manger 1 score (10 + 4 p.) MS pencil; Blue Hodge : #150 1 score (22 p.)| MS pencil; Blue silver : Blue Mitchell : #151 1 score (37 p.)| MS pencil; Blue tag : #253 1 score (30 p.)| MS pencil; Body and soul : 115 1 score (30 p.)| MS pencil; Broadway 1 score (29 p.)| MS pencil; Clarinet is black and blue : #251 1 score (11 p.)| MS pencil; Crazy rhythm : #277 1 score (30 + 7 p.)| MS pencil; Days gone by : #166 1 score (14 p.)| MS pencil; Dirty man : #102 1 score (12 p.)| MS pencil; Don't get around much anymore : #249 1 score (17 p.)| MS pencil; Easy to love : #165 1 score (28 p.)| MS pencil; Ev'ry time we say good-bye : #139 1 score (9 p.)| MS pencil; Even Cnd's [Canadians] get the blues : #254 1 score (44 p.)| MS pencil; Everything happens to me : #144 1 score (21 p.)| MS pencil; Favorite things 1 score (24 p.)| MS pencil; Flyin' home 1 score (16 + 1 p.)| MS pencil; Fred 1 score (26 p.)| MS pencil; G baby / Gee baby, ain't I good to you 1 score (14 p.)| MS pencil; Have a home for Xmas 1 score (29 p.)| MS pencil; Hawg jazz 1 score (11 p.)| MS pencil; Hello from the North 1 score (41 p.)| MS pencil; Hey! 1 score (8 p.)| MS pencil; I believe in you : Airmen of note 1 score (34 p.) Photocopy of MS; I hear a rhapsody : #97 1 score (15 p.)| MS pencil;
If dreams come true 1 score (27 p.)| MS pencil; Indianna / Donna Lee 1 score (46 p.)| MS pencil; Invitation : #260 1 score (26 p.) Photocopy of MS; Jobim : Once I loved you ; If you never come to me 1 score (17 p.)| MS pencil; Just friends : #104 1 score (35 p.)| MS pencil; Just one of those things : #191 1 score (47 p.)| MS pencil; Just tell me yes or no : #215 1 score (9 p.)| MS pencil; Keep me in your heart : #113 1 score (9 p.)| MS pencil; Lil' darlin' : #262 1 score (12 p.)| MS pencil; Love of my life : #204 1 score (19 p.)| MS pencil; My bells : #152 1 score (6 p.)| MS pencil; My ship : #89 1 score (6 p.)| MS pencil; New Year's eve 1 score (37 p.)| MS pencil; Nightfall : #221 1 score (6 p.)| MS pencil;
No more blues : #63 1 score (38 p.)| MS pencil; Oh! Canada (Eh!) 1 score (6 p.) Photocopy of MS; Out of nowhere 1 score (20 p.)| MS pencil; Overtime 1 score (12 p.)| MS pencil; Porgy and Bess suite 1 score (46 p.)| MS pencil; Riffs I have known : #217 1 score (25 p.)| MS pencil; Rockin' in rhythm 1 score (16 p.)| MS pencil; Silent midnight 1 score (31 p.)| MS pencil; Silver bleak mid-winter 1 score (12 p.)| MS pencil; Sixth sense 1 score (22 p.)| MS pencil; Slow grind 1 score (24 p.)| MS pencil; Smoke : #142 1 score (25 p.)| MS pencil; Sophisticated lady : #259 1 score (46 p.)| MS pencil;
Start with Mrs Beanhart 1 score (35 p.)| MS pencil; Stella by starlight 1 score (22 + 1 p.)| MS pencil; Street of dreams : #125 1 score (32 p.)| MS pencil; Strike out the band 1 score (21 + 18 p.)| MS pencil; Strollin' : #203 1 score (20 p.)| MS pencil; T.O. 2 1 score (16 p.)| MS pencil; Taisetsu 1 score (24 p.)| MS pencil; Thank you, Leon 1 score (34 p.) Photocopy of MS, with MS pencil additions and corrections; That's right : #112 1 score (30 p.)| MS pencil; The Duke : #263 1 score (15 p.)| MS pencil; Them there eyes : #205 1 score (31 + 2 p.)| MS pencil; Things A.W.T.U.2B. : Things aint what they used to be 1 score (15 + 2 p.)| MS pencil; This may be your lucky day 1 score (23 + [6] p.)| MS pencil; Twist of the wrist : Son of 61 : #132 1 score (32 p.)| MS pencil; Very early : #201 1 score (18 p.)| MS pencil; Wait and see : Airmen of note 1 score (15 + 7 p.) Photocopy of MS; Waltz you knew was blue 1 score (54 p.)| MS pencil; Wendy : #153 1 score (18 p.)| MS pencil; What are we here for : #216 1 score (21 p.)| MS pencil; White/snow/winter 1 score (23 p.)| MS pencil; (Why did I choose) Embraceable you : #211 1 score (10 p.)| MS pencil; Winter in Winnipeg 1 score (30 p.)| MS pencil; Xmas love song 1 score (12 p.)| MS pencil; Xmas song 1 score (19 p.)| MS pencil; Xmas waltz 1 score (24 p.)| MS pencil; You took advantage of me : #143 1 score (31 p.)| MS pencil

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Published scores and parts of McConnell compositions and arrangements are held in the performance collection at the University of Toronto Music Library.

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