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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

STONE, FRED, 1935-1986
MUS 224


Fred Stone fonds.  - 1956-1986.  - 1.83 m of textual records.  - 15 photographs.  - 74 audio tape reels.  - 130 audio tape cassettes.  - 4 videocassettes. 

Biographical sketch
Flügelhorn and trumpet player, composer, professor and author born in Toronto, Ontario.  Fred Stone studied trumpet in Philadelphia with Donald Reinhardt, and composition with Gordon Delamont and John Weinzweig.  This versatile musician performed with many symphony orchestras in Canada and the United States, and also with jazz groups such as the Boss Brass and the Phil Nimmons and Duke Ellington orchestras.  A professor at Humber College, George Brown College and the Blue Mountain School of Music, Fred Stone also directed a number of improvisation workshops.  The composer's works include pieces for jazz ensemble such as Rice Lake Suite, Tribute to Igor Stravinsky, Idea for Orchestra, Uranus and Stone Poem, as well as two suites for electric flügelhorn and symphony orchestra. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the professional activities of Fred Stone:  biographical records; correspondence; contracts; diary; writings by Fred Stone, including Treatise on Improvisation; arrangements and compositions by Fred Stone; notes and notebooks on counterpoint and harmony used in Fred Stone's courses; diploma; concert programmes; posters; brochures; press clippings; photographs of Fred Stone; sound recordings of Fred Stone's works recorded in the studio or during concerts and recordings of works by his students. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Diane Stone, widow of Fred Stone, in 1993 and 1994. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  provisional description. 



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