Series B - Music for radio and television

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Music for radio and television


  • October 1946 - December 1979 (Creation)

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420 files of textual records

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Series consists of incidental music for orchestra and music for jazz ensemble that Phil Nimmons composed, arranged, and orchestrated for various radio and television programs, predominantly for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

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Files are grouped into 10 subseries by radio and television program:

  1. CBC Wednesday Night (1950-1968)
  2. CBC Stage 52 (1951-1955)
  3. Canada Series (1952-1953)
  4. Folio (1955-1958)
  5. The Barris Beat (1956-1959)
  6. Showtime (1957)
  7. Parade (1959-1964)
  8. CBC Concert Party (1962-1967)
  9. Gordie Tapp Show (1965-1966)
  10. Other radio and television plays (1948-1979).

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