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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

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 ā€˜Nā€™ Nine), for jazz combo, for instrumental ensemble, and incidental music for radio plays.

Canadian cycle : for orchestra

File includes the score, with the cover labelled "The group." Parts are labelled "82" as in an entry in Phil Nimmons's "Group Library" list.

Look not in my eyes : for orchestra

File contains the score and parts for "The group" (as labelled on the cover of the score). Parts are labelled "91" as in entry in Phil Nimmons's "Group Library" list.

Loveliest of trees : for orchestra

File includes the score, the back cover of which is labelled "for Nick Fiore and UNB [University of New Brunswick] Summer Festival Chamber Music and Jazz, June 9-15/74."

Autumn evening : for orchestra and chorus

File includes the score, which is number 10013 in Phil Nimmons's "Group Library" list, as indicated on the original envelope (discarded). The script is by Roger Quilter and the cover of the score is labelled "The group." Parts are labelled "47" in Phil Nimmons's "Group Library" list.

Brown October Ale : for orchestra and chorus

File includes the score, which is number 10014 in Phil Nimmons's "Group Library" list, as indicated on the original envelope (discarded). The script is by Reginald de Koven. The score and parts were used in a CBC broadcast "Folio" on November 28, 1957.

Movie : music for Jazz ensemble

File contains score (in 17 parts labelled A to T) and parts for "Movie," which was written for the Nimmons 'N' Nine. The score is soundtrack music from the movie "A Dangerous Age" by Sid Furie.

Cue 8 : p. 35 : music for orchestra

File contains the score, the cover of which is labelled "The group, "and parts, which are labelled "53" in Phil Nimmons' "Group Library" list.

Theme : music for jazz ensemble

File contains the score and parts for a CBC radio play broadcast on Sunday Night on November 7, 1965, with the script by William Strange.

Opus UNB : music for orchestra

File contains an unsigned score, initialed "P.R.N." (Phil Nimmons). It is for a radio adaptation by Charles Rittenhouse for CBC "Stage 52." Script by H. Wiers-Jenssen.

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