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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.

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.

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.

Parts only

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

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.

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.

Joseph Howe : part 1 : incidental music for orchestra

File contains the script, score, and parts for a production on CBC Wednesday Night on March 21, 1956. Cues include "Cruel mother title", "Printing press", Sable Island", "Spanish lady waltz", "Dark eyed sailor", "Peter Rambelay", "As I rode out", and "Nova Scotia E T".

Big Geordie : incidental music for radio play

File contains incidental music for orchestra for a CBC broadcast on Tuesday Night on February 27, 1966. It was replayed in January 1967. The file includes a re-write for cue no. 1 and additional brass parts for the January 1967 version. The script is by J. Frank Willis.

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