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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

Lambeth walk : music for chorus

File contains the score, part, and scripts for a CBC television broadcast on the "Parade." File includes a rundown of the show entitled "Dance crazes" and music for "Gavotte," "Dance crazes," and "Lancers."

Day in, day out : music for jazz ensemble

File contains the script, parts, and score for a CBC broadcast, "Front and Centre," at the Kraft Music Hall with host Gordie Tapp. The script was written by Chris Beard.

Open house : music for jazz ensemble

File includes the outlines for the television show "Open House" and musical cues for the show, which aired on CBC television on April 12, 19, 26, 1956. File includes scores and parts for the following: "Blues," "Standard," "Open house," "The man I love," "Mountain Greenery," "Manhattan," "The three B's," "One step forward," "Cricket on the heart," "Possum dust," "All too soon," "Reflections," "Medley," "What is this thing called love?," "Body and soul," "Blooming Bud," "Blue moon," and "A pretty girl is like a melody."

Married I can always get : music for jazz ensemble

File includes a second score (36 p.) and parts that is labelled "Swing Gently" and dated July 28, 1960. The score is unsigned. The first score, parts, and scripts are for a CBC radio broadcast on The Barris Beat. Pages 4 to 31 of the score are missing.

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.

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