Item MS-5-16, Box 9, Folder 8 - 6 of one : performance instructions

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6 of one : performance instructions

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Norman Adams

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MS-5-16, Box 9, Folder 8

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  • 1997 (Creation)
    Adams, Norman
    Halifax (N.S.)

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1 page of textual records

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Norman Adams is the Principal Cellist of Symphony Nova Scotia (SNS) and the Artistic Director of suddenlyLISTEN Music. He also performs as a soloist internationally, has taught at Acadia University and various schools and programs in Nova Scotia, and collaborates regularly with other musicians. In 2010, he received the Established Artist Award from the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council. Adams lives in Halifax with his wife and SNS principal violist, Susan Sayle.

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Item is the instructions for Norman Adams' improvisational composition, "6 of one," for performance by Adams (cello); Suzanne Lemieux (oboe); Jeff Reilly (bass clarinet and clarinet); and Paul Cram (tenor saxophone and clarinet). The composition has an approximate tonality of D and textual instructions regarding rhythm, entrances, intervallic relationships of parts, dynamics, range, and timbre.

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This score was originally filed in MS-5-16, Box 7, Folder 2, "Script and planning notes for Talk Show."

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Parts are annotated in pen and pencil.

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  • Box: MS-5-16, Box 9