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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

SHERMAN, NORMAN, 1924-
MUS 186


Norman Sherman fonds.  - 1962-1988.  - 26 cm of textual records. 

Biographical sketch
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Norman Sherman arrived in Canada in 1957, where he worked as first bassoonist in a number of orchestras, including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the London and Kingston symphony orchestras.  At the same time, he was a composer:  to date, his corpus consists of some twenty major works:  Sinfonia Concertante for Bassoon and Strings (1949), Thesis for Orchestra (1975), among others. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to Norman Sherman's activity as a composer:  18 manuscript compositions including:  Entretien, Le Jardin d'amour, Euphoria, Thesis for Orchestra, The Aquarium, La Bodega, The Reunion, Icthyon, Quadron, The Events of November 10, 1812, Quintessant, The Pioneers, Tango, The Two-Bit Dance Hall, Two Pieces, Canadian Summer

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Norman Sherman in 1989. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  none. 

Accruals:  further accessions expected. 



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