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6 of one : performance instructions

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.

Adams, Norman

A Nocturne : [manuscript vocal score]

Item is a manuscript of Edith J. Archibald's song for solo voice and piano in F Major entitled "A Nocturne," including the score and a separate typed sheet with the poem in English and French, also written by Archibald.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

Aikata : [score]

Item is a copy of Sandy Moore's "Aikata," written for any combination of instruments for an indefinite length of time. The composition is based on 11 cluster chords and 11 melodic tone rows, which can be performed in retrograde, inversion, or retroinversion. The 11 chords are taken from the given chords for the Sho, a Japanese mouth organ.

Moore, Sandy, 1944-

B-flat restaurant : concert pitch part

Item is a copy of Paul Cram's composition, "B-flat Restaurant," dedicated to Don Palmer and composed for a SOCAN grant in 1993. The music is handwritten in common music notation and features long and frequent solo sections.

Cram, Paul

Bird gong game : [score]

Item is two excerpted pages from Barry Guy's score for the "Bird Gong Game," the first page with performance instructions and the first of four sections of the score. The score uses both common music notation and graphic notation. It was written for the Scottish artist and musician, Alan Davie, and based on Davie's painting Bird Gong No. 12. The score is written at concert pitch.

Guy, Barry

Chipper : [score]

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.

Palmer, Don

Cukeoo : [score]

Item is a copy of an anonymous score entitled "Cukeoo" for solo voice, piano, and an undefined instrumental ensemble. The score combines common music notation with graphic notation. The text is taken from an English folk song, "The Cuckoo Is A Pretty Bird"

Exiled : a Serbian lament : [manuscript vocal score]

Item is a manuscript of Edith J. Archibald's song for solo voice and piano in C Major entitled "Exiled: A Serbian Lament." A separate author for the lyrics is not indicated, so they are likely also written by Archibald.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

Fermentation one : [score]

Item is a copy of Steven Naylor's composition for guitars, accordion, wind instruments, and keyboard. The score is in graphic notation, using coloured symbols in blue, green, and red to indicate duration, pitch, attitude, and stops.

Naylor, Steve

Forming 23 : [score]

Item is Paul Cram's composition, "Forming 23," a graphic score for trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vibraphone. The score includes indications for ornamentation, rhythm, style of improvisation, tempo, and register.

Cram, Paul

Going West : [manuscript vocal score]

Item is a manuscript of Edith J. Archibald's song for solo voice and piano in G Major entitled "Going West." The text for the song was written by Rev. Mrs. Ross(?) of Hamilton, Ontario.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

Heavier than air : concert score

Item is a copy of Steven Naylor's composition for flute, violin, oboe, trumpet, viola, clarinet, accordion, cello, bassoon, electric bass, bass clarinet, contrabass, and percussion. Each instrument plays a short phrase repeatedly until the end of the piece with entries staggered between instruments.

Naylor, Steve

Homeland suite : [score]

Item is a graphic score for Lisle (L.S.) Ellis' "Homeland Suite" for voice, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, bassoon, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, violin, guitar, piano, bass, and percussion.

Ellis, Lisle

In Flanders Fields : [manuscript vocal score]

Item is a manuscript of "In Flanders Fields" by Edith J. Archibald, which sets the words of the poem of the same name by Colonel John McCrae. The piece is for solo voice and piano in F Major and was written at Archibald's home on Inglis Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The piece is 5 pages long with extra blank pages.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

Internal combustion : [score]

Item is a coloured score for C instruments. The composition has three main sections and the third section is further subdivided into five sections, including a passacaglia. No performance instructions are included. The composition was funded by a SOCAN grant.

Reilly, Jeff

Neither fire nor place : [score]

Item is the first seven measures of the score for Fred Frith's composition "Neither Fire nor Place" for flute, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, piano, percussion, guitar, violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

Frith, Fred

Nocturne : [score]

Item is a copy of Naylor's composition for flute, saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, vibraphone, electric guitar, piano, and percussion. The composition is dedicated to Earle Hagen

Naylor, Steve

Requiem for solo voices and chorus

Item is a reduced piano score of the English version (translated by C.I. Kenney) of Verdi's Requiem, written in memory of Alessandro Manzoni. The flyleaf of the book was signed for J.D. Logan by the soloists of the Philharmonic Spring Musical Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia: Grace Kerns (soprano), Judson House (tenor), Fred Patton (baritone), and Nevada Van der Veer (contralto). The file also includes a newspaper clipping of Logan's review of the concert from the Halifax Herald (April 26, 1922).

Verdi, Giuseppe

Side steppin' 1 : [score]

Item is the score for a composition by Bauer. Bauer divided the instruments into three groups: (1) guitar, oboe, piano, violin; (2) violin, viola, cello, xylophone; and (3) bass clarinet, electric bass, and acoustic bass. The composition alternates between 3/8,4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8, 9/8, 10/8, and 12/8 at a tempo of 100 eighth-notes per minute. The score is printed on the back of Bauer's resume.

Bauer, Bob

The ravens by the Tower of London : [score]

Item is an annotated copy of Jamieson's composition, which is in five sections. Each section has textual instructions for individual instruments with four musical parts notated at the bottom: melody, accompaniment, B-flat trumpet line, and bass line.

Jamieson, Daryl

The town is decked flags today : [manuscript vocal score]

Item is a manuscript of the third verse of an untitled song that begins "The town is decked flags today." The song is for solo voice and piano accompaniment in d minor. The first two verse of the song are missing. The author of the text is not indicated, but may have also been written by Archibald.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

Traffic continues : shadow of a tree on sand : [score]

Item is the first eight measures of the score for Fred Frith's composition "Traffic Continues: Shadow of a Tree on Sand" for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, trumpet, baritone saxophone, piano, percussion, violin, guitar, and double bass.

Frith, Fred