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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.

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.

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 without parts

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

Parts only

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

War's aftermath

File contains the script for parts one and two of a radio program on CBC - Trans Canada Network Broadcast. The parts were broadcast on July 23, 1948 and July 30, 1948 respectively, with producer Robert Allen. The score was not returned to Phil Nimmons.

Anthology

File contains scripts for CBC broadcasts on June 1, 7, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13; August 10, 17, 1947. The producer was John Wickham Barnes. The score was not returned to Phil Nimmons by CBC.

D'Arcy McGee : for orchestra

File contains the script, score, ad parts for a CBC broadcast on July 1, 1951. The original envelope (discarded) included the following note: "Production by J. Frank Willis, 10010." The script was adapted by Len Peterson

Hedda Gabler : incidental music for radio play for orchestra

File includes the script, score, and parts for a production by Esse Ljungh with the script by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by John Bethune. The score is number 10019 in Phil Nimmons's "Group Library" list, as indicated on the original envelope (discarded).

The exile : incidental music for orchestra

File contains the script, score, and parts from a CBC broadcast on September 30, 1953. The scores is number 10007-A in Phil Nimmons's "Group Library" list, as indicated on the original envelope (discarded).

The adventure story : incidental music for orchestra

File contains the script, score, and parts for a CBC broadcast on January 6, 1954. The first page of the script is missing. The score is number 10007-M in Phil Nimmons's "Group Library" list, as indicated on the original envelope (discarded).

The nymph and the lamp

File contains the script for a CBC broadcast on January 24, 1951. The score was not returned to Phil Nimmons by CBC.

Curtain call : incidental music for orchestra

File contains the script, score, and parts for a production by J. Frank Willis, with the script by Joseph Schull. The score is number 10024 in Phil Nimmons's "Group Library" list, as indicated on the original envelope (discarded).

Autumn : an anthology : incidental music for orchestra and chorus

File contains scripts, scores, and parts for a CBC broadcast on October 31, 1951 with the script by Alan Anderson and production by J. Frank Willis. The score is number 10011 in Phil Nimmons's "Group Library" list, as indicated on the original envelope (discarded).

Dr. Dogbody's leg : incidental music for orchestra

File contains the scripts and scores for CBC broadcasts on February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; (9th installment not dated); April 22, 29, 1952. The script is by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, adapted by Joseph Schull.

The homeless home teacher : incidental music for instrumental ensemble

File contains the script, score, and parts for a CBC "White Cane Broadcast" on February 6, 1955" for "White Cane Week." The script is by Magaret Winnifred Liggett. The score is number 10007-E in Phil Nimmons's "Group Library" list, as indicated on the original envelope (discarded).

Cottage for sale : incidental music for orchestra

File contains the scripts, score, and parts for a CBC broadcast on August 10, 1955. The script is by Len Peterson. The file also includes a letter from the Toronto Musicians Association regarding complaints.

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