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Phil Nimmons fonds
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Compositions and original creations

Series contains original works with Phil Nimmons as main author. The series includes scripts for radio broadcasts as well as scores and parts for various ensembles.

Scores and parts

Subseries includes manuscript scores with parts for various ensembles with Phil Nimmons acting as main author. The subseries includes music for orchestra, for orchestra and chorus, for jazz ensemble (Nimmons ‘N’ Nine), for jazz combo, for instrumental ensemble, and incidental music for radio plays.

Phil Nimmons fonds

  • CA OTUFM 30
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1997

Fonds consists primarily of manuscript scores and parts, along with typescript copies. The fonds also contains radio scripts and cue sheets from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) productions, for which Phil Nimmons wrote and arranged music. Scores and parts include music written for his jazz band Nimmons 'N' Nine; its expanded version Nimmons 'N' Nine Plus Six; and various other ensembles. When indicated on the scores or parts, further details about the performers of each piece are indicated in file-level descriptions.

Nimmons, Phil

Walkin' lovers : music for jazz ensemble

File contains score and parts for "Walkin' lovers." The date of composition is not legible. The cover of the score is labelled "The group" and parts are labelled "40" as in entry in Phil's "Group Library" list.

Jasper : music for jazz ensemble

File includes a score and parts for a production for The Barris Beat, which was adapted by George Salverson from August Stromdnerg, and produced by Esse Ljungh. The score and parts were written for "The Group" (Nimmons 'N' Nine), and labelled "10017" on the original envelope (discarded). The parts ae labelled "139" in Phil Nimmons' "Group Library" list.

Not soon enough : music for jazz ensemble

File contains a score and parts that were found among the Barris Beat documents, but was not labelled as such. The parts are labelled "117" in Phil Nimmons' "Group Library" list.

Suite P.E.I. : music for jazz ensemble

File includes the score and parts. The cover of the score includes a listing of the performers for the premiere performance in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in August 1973.

Mrs. Big blues : music for jazz ensemble

File contains a score and parts, which are part of the Suite to Spring (no. 10009), as indicated on the original envelope (discarded). The score and parts are for "The Group" (Nimmons 'N' Nine) and the parts are labelled "33" in Phil Nimmons' "Group library" list.

Scores without parts

Subseries consists of manuscript scores for various ensembles with Phil Nimmons acting as main author. The files includes music for jazz ensemble, orchestra, and jazz combo.

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