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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). T...

Adams, Norman

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, inv...

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. I...

Guy, Barry

Broken chains : [score]

File contains two copies of the score for Sandy Moore's composition "Broken Chains" for flute, alto flute, alto saxophone, percussion, harp, piano, and hand clapping.

Moore, Sandy, 1944-

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

Clustrix : [score]

File contains three annotated copies of the score for Sandy Moore's composition "Clustrix" for piano, electric guitar, harp, bass clarinet, horns, and cymbal.

Moore, Sandy, 1944-

Convoy HFX : [score]

File contains two copies of Paul Cram's composition in 12 sections, which combines common music notation and graphic notation. The composition's commission was funded by a SOCAN grant. The piece is for 10-20 performers on flute, oboe, cl...

Cram, Paul

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 ...

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

Flight 752 : [piano score]

File contains nine annotated copies of Jeff Reilly's composition, "Flight 752" in piano score format. The composition includes horns, cello, bassoon, drums, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, and piano, and is notated in common music n...

Reilly, Jeff

Flight 753 : [piano score]

File contains four annotated copies of Jeff Reilly's composition, "Flight 753" in piano score format. The composition is a shortened version of "Flight 752."

Reilly, Jeff

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

Ghost tracks : [parts]

File contains annotated parts for Reilly's composition "Ghost Tracks," for concert, E-flat, and B-flat instruments. According to one of the annotations, the composition was performed as an octet at the Pier 21 Museum in Halifax, Nov...

Reilly, Jeff

Ghost tracks : [score]

File contains two annotated copies of the score for Jeff Reilly's "Ghost Tracks," one in concert pitch and one in B-flat. The concert pitch score was used by Susan (Sue) Sayles, a violist with the Upstream Ensemble. The score is in ...

Reilly, Jeff

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 en...

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,...

Ellis, Lisle

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 ...

Reilly, Jeff

Kafka's chair : row material

File contains the manuscript and four annotated copies of the tone row for "Kafka's Chair" by Paul Cram in prime, retrograde, inversion, retrograde inversion, and transposed forms. The manuscript also includes the "Entree"...

Cram, Paul

Kickers : [score]

File contains two annotated copies of Paul Cram's composition, "Kickers," in five parts. Each of the five parts is a short phrase. The composition was funded by SOCAN.

Cram, Paul

Muraille de Cayne : tenor saxophone

File contains two copies of the tenor saxophone part of a composition entitled "Muraille de Cayne." "Robert Leriche" is handwritten at the bottom of one of the parts, potentially indicating him as the composer.

Nasca lines

Subseries contains the conductor’s score, instrumental, and vocal parts used for the premiere performance of Nasca Lines by Barry Guy. Nasca Lines is a one-hour, seven-part work that was commissioned by the Upstream Ensemble and premiered in colla...

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, v...

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

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 alternate...

Bauer, Bob

Silent movies : [score]

File contains nine annotated copies of "Silent Movies," a composition by Paul Cram in two parts written at concert pitch. The reverse side of one of the copies includes a set list for "Talk Show," which was part of the 1997 Ope...

Cram, Paul

Snowstream : [score]

File contains five annotated copies of Naylor's score for 11 instrumental parts. Each part includes melodic guidance for improvisation and performers are instructed to switch between parts freely.

Naylor, Steve

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