Fonds 36 - Gordon Delamont fonds

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Gordon Delamont fonds


  • 1947-1979 (Creation)

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45 cm of textual records (4 boxes)

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Biographical history

Gordon Delamont, teacher, author, composer, and trumpeter was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on October 27, 1918, and died in Toronto, Ontario on January 16, 1981. He performed in dance bands and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio orchestras, taught harmony, counterpoint, composition, and theory. Important pupils include Peter Appleyard, Gustav Ciamaga, Ron Collier, Jimmy Dale, Hagood Hardy, Paul Hoffert, Moe Koffman, Rob McConnell, Ben McPeek, Birnie Piltch, Fred Stone, Norman Symonds and Rick Wilkins, among many others.

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Materials donated by Whitney Smith in 2010. "Lives of a professional musician" (File 16) donated by Kathy Collier in 2004.

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Fonds consists of jazz compositions, dance band arrangements, and biographical materials.

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The Gordon Delamont collection is stored offsite at Downsview. To access these materials, please contact the Music Library at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

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Previously titled "Archives Collection 36 : Gordon Delamont." Reference code removed from the title of the fonds July 30, 2019.

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Finding aid updated September 5, 2019.




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