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1958 : [part]

Item is an original handwritten concert part by Paul Cram.

Alto and tenor saxophone and clarinet parts from the PCO "Campin Out" tour

File contains tenor saxophone and clarinet parts for the Paul Cram Orchestra's second Canadian tour in September 2001 in support of the band’s debut CD on the Victo Label: “Campin Out.” The group played Halifax, Ottawa (National Library of Canada), Guelph (Guelph Jazz Festival), Vancouver (Western Front), and Montreal (Sala Rossa). Works included are: "Trouble in Paradise"; "Kafka's Chair"; "Eye of the Storm"; "High Ground"; "Have a Heart"; "Tip of the Iceberg"; various works from "B flat Restaurant"; "March of the Philistines"; various works from "Thunder"; "Urban Desperado"; "Campin' Out"; "Life of Crime"; "Taiwanese Bootleg"; "Zebra Zone"; and "Immortal Coil."

Ambulatory : [parts]

File contains a Bb part and three annotated concert parts for Paul Cram's "Ambulatory."

Archaeology : [score]

Item is a score for Paul Cram's concert work "Archaeology," which he composed in 1991 and debuted February 7, 1992 at the Dalhousie Arts Centre.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds

  • MS-5-11
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1987
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the administrative, operational, financial, and artistic activities of the ASO. Included are materials documenting the Board of Directors, box office operations (including ticket sales), financial affairs, fundraising, general administration, guest artists, orchestra members, public relations and publicity, and the union. Also included is the photograph series which presents a visual record of various aspects of the orchestra's activities, including performances and women's auxiliary events as well as publicity shots of musicians, conductors, staff, and guest artists.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (Halifax, N.S.).

Back of the house : [score and parts]

File contains a score for Paul Cram's "Back of the House," and printed parts for vocals; concert pitch; Eb alto sax; Bb clarinet; clarinet; and trumpet. There is also a facsimile handwritten trombone part.

Bad for Business

File contains a letter, schematic structure, scene breakdown and budget notes about a short film or music video called "Bad for Business," with Paul, James and Bill.

Bass and concert parts for Paul Cram compositions

  • MS-5-21, Box 1, Folder 25
  • File
  • [between 1988 and 2007]
  • Part of Paul Cram fonds

File contains annotated bass and concert parts for "Campin' Out"; "Under the Double Standard"; "Heads Up"; "In Murti"; "Monk on Time"; "On the Lam"; "Tango Oreo"; "Telescope"; "Zones"; "Confederation"; "Live it Up"; "Nijinsky's Dancing Shoes." There are also parts for various jigs and for "Public Nuance," by Gregg Simpson.

Bass clarinet parts from the PCO "Campin Out" tour

File contains bass clarinet parts for the Paul Cram Orchestra's second Canadian tour in September 2001 in support of the band’s debut CD on the Victo Label: “Campin Out.” The group played Halifax, Ottawa (National Library of Canada), Guelph (Guelph Jazz Festival), Vancouver (Western Front), and Montreal (Sala Rossa). Works included are: "Trouble in Paradise"; "Kafka's Chair"; "Eye of the Storm"; "High Ground"; "Have a Heart"; "Tip of the Iceberg"; various works from "B flat Restaurant"; "March of the Philistines"; various works from "Thunder"; "Urban Desperado"; "Campin' Out"; "Life of Crime"; "Taiwanese Bootleg"; "Zebra Zone"; and "Immortal Coil." File also contains a tour itinerary and a handwritten note to Jeff from Paul Cram.

Beyond Benghazi : [part]

Item is an original handwritten part for concert soloist for Paul Cram's "Beyond Benghazi."

Beyond Benghazi : [parts]

File contains four-part concert, Eb, Bb and vocal parts for Paul Cram's "Beyond Benghazi," plus two annotated facsimile handwritten scores.

Beyond Benghazi : [parts]

File contains annotated parts for Paul Cram's "Beyond Benghazi," first copyright in 1981 and revised in 1993. Parts include: soprano/flute; tenor/clarinet; bass; oboe; bass clarinet; bassoon; trumpet; violin 1; violin 2; viola; cello; guitar; harp/synthesizer; piano/synthesizer; and drums.

Beyond Benghazi : [score]

Item is the 1996 score for "Beyond Benghazi" by Paul Cram, which was first copyright in 1979 and revised in 1996. The score is for flute, piccolo, 2 oboes, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, 2 trumpets, 2 French horns, violins 1 & 2, violas, cellos, string basses, timpani, percussion (vibes & marimba), synthesizer, guitar, piano, electric bass and drums.

Beyond Benghazi : [score]

Item is a photocopied score for Paul Cram's 1996 score of "Beyond Benghazi" performed by Upstream Ensemble.

Beyond Benghazi II : [score]

Item is the 1989 conductor's score for "Beyond Benghazi" by Paul Cram, for clarinet; trumpet; alto sax; tenor sax; trombone; baritone; bassoon; cello, timpani; guitar; piano x 2; bass; and drums. The title page contains handwritten musical directions.

Black dog : [parts]

File contains concert, voice, clarinet, bass, baritone, trumpet and drum parts for Paul Cram's "Black Dog."

Blue moon : [score]

File contains a photocopy of Paul Cram's graphic notation composition "Blue Moon." File also contains two pages of untitled graphic notation.

Cabaret for the end of time

File contains a set list, script material, and Paul Cram and other artists' parts and scores for a cabaret/concert in Chester, Nova Scotia. Music includes a concert part for "Y Chromosome"; tenor sax parts for "Holiday in Paradise, "Well You Needn't," "No Call for Mercy," "Come Sunday," "Wonderland," "Stormy Weather," "More" and Moonlight in Rio"; synth parts for "Walking thru Walls" and "Dancing Star"; and the clarinet part for "Send in the Clowns."

Cabaret for the end of time

File contains bass parts music by Paul Cram and other artists performed in "Cabaret for the End of Time" in Chester, Nova Scotia. Compositions include: for "Holiday in Paradise"; "No Call for Mercy"; "Wonderland"; "Moonlight in Rio"; "Dancing Star"; "Send in the Clowns"; "Walking the Walls"; "More"; "Nightcap"; "All the Things You Are"; "Georgia"; and "Boogie Stop Shuffles."

Caravan : [part]

Item is an original handwritten cello part by Paul Cram.

Caravan : [score]

Item is a score for soprano, alto and baritone saxophone arranged by Paul Cram.

CBX : [part]

Item is an original handwritten composition by Paul Cram.

Cello parts from the PCO "Campin Out" tour

File contains cello parts for the Paul Cram Orchestra's second Canadian tour in September 2001 in support of the band’s debut CD on the Victo Label, “Campin Out.” The group played Halifax, Ottawa (National Library of Canada), Guelph (Guelph Jazz Festival), Vancouver (Western Front), and Montreal (Sala Rossa). Works included are: "Trouble in Paradise"; "Kafka's Chair"; "Eye of the Storm"; "High Ground"; "Have a Heart"; "Tip of the Iceberg"; various works from "B flat Restaurant"; "March of the Philistines"; various works from "Thunder"; "Urban Desperado"; "Campin' Out"; "Life of Crime"; "Taiwanese Bootleg"; "Zebra Zone"; and "Immortal Coil."

Circuits : [part]

Item is an original handwritten composition in both traditional musical and graphic notation.

Clarinet, tenor sax, bass, drum and concert parts for Paul Cram compositions

  • MS-5-21, Box 1, Folder 24
  • File
  • [between 1988 and 2007]
  • Part of Paul Cram fonds

File contains annotated drum, trombone and bass parts for "1963," "Revolutions" and "Under the Double Standard"; trumpet part for "Under the Double Standard"; bass part for "Zones"; Tenor and alto sax parts for "Tango Oreo"; clarinet parts for "March of the Philistines" and "Get up and Go"; Bb and concert parts for "Monk on Time"; concert parts for "On the Lam";"Telescope"; "Live it Up"; "Mandarins"; "Lonely Woman"; "In the Bosom of the Bubble"; "Round Trip"; "Heads Up"; and "In Mufti." There are also parts for various jigs and for "Public Nuance," by Gregg Simpson.

Compose Yourself — Grammar School

File contains parts for Paul Cram's "Irons in the Fire," an 11-minute piece for chamber orchestra commissioned by Symphony Nova Scotia and premiered by Upstream Ensemble in the fall of 1999. Parts include: guitar; tenor sax; solo electric cello; piano; accordion; alto sax; bass clarinet; drums; electric bass; violin 1; violin 2; viola; cello; contrabass; flute 1; flute 2; oboe 1; oboe 2; clarinet 1; clarinet 2; bassoon 1; bassoon 2; trumpet 1; trumpet 2; French horn 1; French horn 2; timpani; and marimba. The parts were copies for a Halifax Grammar School concert or workshop in 2012/2013.

Concert parts for Paul Cram compositions

File includes concert parts for "Ambulatory"; "Lamnations"; "The Problem"; "Groucho Joe"; "Happy Talk"; "Caravan"; "In the Bosom of the Bubble"; "Somewhere in Between"; "Wave Surface"; "Volga Boat Race"; "Walk!!!"; and "Campin Out."

Convoy HFX : [score]

  • MS-5-21, OS Folder 1
  • Item
  • [between 2001 and 2003]
  • Part of Paul Cram fonds

Item is an annotated score composed by Paul Cram and commissioned by the Canadian Council of Music in 2001. "Convoy HFX" was first performed by an 18-piece Upstream Orchestra in January 2002; in 2006 by the Upstream Ensemble; and in 2013 alongside "The Magic Order" and "Witch Gong Gang II/10" at the International Festival de Musique Actuel in Victoriaville, Quebec. A list of musicians includes: Jeff Reilly, Kenny MacKay, Paul Cram, Steven Naylor, David Burton, Erin Donovan, Tim Crofts, Doug Cameron, Lukas Pearse, Danny Martin, Tom Walsh, Rick Waychesko, Paul Tynan, Tena Palmer, Geordre Haley, and Scott McMillan.

The lefthand pages of the score are predominantly in graphic notation with some standard music notation. They are divided into 13 parts: 1) "Whispers"; 2) "Morse"; 3) "Nausea"; 4) "Storm"; 5) "Attack" followed by a solo; 6) "0400 Hours"; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12. The righthand pages, labelled "13," are in standard notation for different instruments. The file also contains two posters advertising Convoy HFX.

Corridors of power : [parts]

File contains parts for Paul Cram's "Corridors of Power," which was commissioned by Canada Council and written for Upstream Orchestra, who premiered it in the fall of 2000. File includes parts for flute; clarinet; bass clarinet; oboe; bassoon; alto sax; viola; cello; piano; and guitar. The composition is written in both traditional musical and graphic notation.

Corridors of power : [scores]

File contains two spiral-bound scores; one is marked "old" and the other is annotated and marked "new score." The work was commissioned by Canada Council and written for Upstream Orchestra, which premiered it in the fall of 2000. The score is written for voice; flute 1; oboe 1; clarinet; bassoon; trumpet; alto sax; tenor sax; baritone sax; bass clarinet; accordion; piano 1; guitar; electric bass; drums; marimba; timpani; violin 1; violin 2; viola; cello; and contrabass.

Cram music

  • MS-5-21, Box 1, Folder 26
  • File
  • [between 1992 and 2009]
  • Part of Paul Cram fonds

File contains the score for "Mail-Order Mantis"; concert, Bb tenor and Eb saxophone parts for John Coltrane's "A Love Upstream/Resolution"; Eb part for "Monk on Time"; Bb score for "Beyond Benghazi"; Bb instrument parts for "Bb Restaurant Redux"; "Free Delivery"; "Silent Movies"; "Telescope"; "Monk on Time"; "Long Distance"; and tenor sax part for "Back of the House."
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