Item MS-5-16, Box 8, Folder 32 - Chipper : [score]

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Chipper : [score]

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Don Palmer

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MS-5-16, Box 8, Folder 32

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  • [199-?] (Creation)
    Palmer, Don

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1 score (4 p.)

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Don (Donald Charles) Palmer is a saxophonist, flutist, and teacher from Nova Scotia. Born on April 9, 1939 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, he played clarinet in the Royal Canadian Artillery Band in Halifax and attended the Maritime Conservatory from 1956 to 1959. In 1959, he moved to New York where he studied with Lee Konitz and Lennie Tristano, among others. Palmer returned to Sydney as the artist-in-residence at the College of Cape Breton (1975-1977) and became the director of jazz studies at Dalhousie University in 1978. In 1987, he co-founded the Atlantic Jazz Festival with Jo Stern.

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Item is a copy of a handwritten piece called "Chipper," by Don Palmer. The piece is for solo alto recorder with harp, flute, clarinet, Flugal horn, and bass clarinet. The piece is in C Major and has a 3/4 time signature.

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The score is annotated with pencil.

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  • Box: MS-5-16, Box 8