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University of Toronto Music Library Subseries
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Scrapbook contents

Subseries consists of loose-leaf pages of radio scripts and program notes from files labeled "From scrapbook." These files were presumably intended to be added to a scrapbook, or were removed from a scrapbook at some point.

Handwritten and typed notes

Subseries includes notes from Leslie Bell's teaching career and his time as a student, as well as research notes for Bell's radio programs and various lectures.

Radio scripts and indices

Subseries consists of radio scripts written by Leslie Bell and indices for particular programs that Bell hosted.

Choral manuscript music

Subseries consists of blueprint-style manuscripts, manuscripts written in ink or pencil, and copies of blueprint scores. Most of the manuscripts are Leslie Bell's arrangements of other composers' original popular, folk, or classical music for choir, with some original compositions. Information about the original composers, intended ensembles, dates, and where and when the songs were performed is not consistently recorded in the manuscripts' heading. There are also symbols and words that are unidentifiable, such as "B.G." and "Jordan," which appear frequently. The manuscripts are generally autographed with one of the following: Leslie Bell, Leslie Richard Bell, L.B., or L.R.B. All information that is provided has been transcribed in the finding aid.

Band arrangements

Subseries consists of Leslie Bell's scores and parts for band, including original compositions and arrangements.

Miscellaneous

Subseries contains: Tapes of Tentet performances; Catalogue of the score collection on 3 x 5 cards; Collier's copy of Modern arranging technique, by Gordon Delamont.

Media

Subseries includes Duke Ellington Society cassettes, and Humber College 1980s Ellington lecture cassettes.

Scores, parts, and scripts

Subseries includes manuscript scores for various ensembles with parts and scripts created for radio broadcast. The files include music for jazz ensemble, orchestra, chorus, orchestra and chorus, and incidental music.

Parts only

Subseries consists of manuscript instrumental parts without scores for various ensembles, including music for jazz ensemble; strings, voice and piano; incidental music for orchestra; and, jazz trio.

Scores without parts

Subseries includes manuscript scores for various ensembles, including music for orchestra, jazz ensemble, trombone, jazz combo, vocal scores, and voice and harp.

Scores and parts

Subseries consists of manuscript scores with parts for various ensembles, including music for jazz ensemble, orchestra, voice and chorus, jazz combo, jazz ensemble and choir, soloist and guitar, piano and voice, jazz orchestra, and guitar and bass.

Uncertain or other composer or arranger

Subseries includes manuscript scores and or parts for various ensembles. Authorship is uncertain or other than Phil Nimmons. This includes items that were arranged for ensembles led by Phil Nimmons and includes music for jazz ensemble, jazz orchestra, orchestra, jazz combo, incidental music for radio plays, music for clarinet, and music for tenor.

Overtures for Music for a Summer Day

Subseries includes manuscript scores for orchestra with accompanying parts. Included are overtures composed for the 1957 "Music for a Summer Day" festival that was hosted, as a mini festival, as part of the larger summer Stratford Festival.

Scripts with or without scores and parts

Subseries incudes manuscript and typeset scripts for radio programs and dramas. Many scripts come with accompanying scores and parts and were created for CBC broadcasts. Some files also include cue sheets.

Parts only

Subseries includes manuscript music, parts only, with Phil Nimmons acting as main author, including music for jazz ensemble and music for chorus.

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.

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.

Faculty Ensemble concerts

Recordings of performances by the Faculty of Music's various ensembles, including Concert Band, Symphony, early music ensembles, choral ensembles, ethnomusicology ensembles.

Thursday at Noon Series

The Thursday at Noon series features Faculty Artist as well as guests. Normally small ensemble chamber music and vocal or instrumental recitals. These events take place in the Walter Hall at the Faculty of Music on Thursday afternoons.

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