Gordon Delamont

Gordon Delamont

Born: October 17, 1918
Died: January 18, 1981

Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, he grew up in the Vancouver area, where his father directed the University of British Columbia bands and an internationally acclaimed jazz band called The Kitsilano Boys' Band. Gordon played trumpet in the latter for several years, but in 1949 began teaching jazz composition and arranging in Toronto.

His series of books on the subject, published by Kendor between 1965 and 1976, are required texts in leading universities and colleges the world over. In recent years they've also been published in Japanese and Italian translations.

Until his death, Delamont typically spent his days teaching from 10:30 in the morning till 7:30 at night. Some of his former students include Rob McConnell of Boss Brass fame, Grover Mitchell (trombonist with Count Basie), noted writer Ron Collier, and hundreds more. Among his outstanding compositions, Gordon's "Collage No. 3" and "Song And Dance" were performed and recorded by Duke Ellington.

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Modern Arranging Technique

Modern Arranging Technique

$46.00

Product #: 20910 Credits: Delamont Series: Composing/Arranging Book Description: This text is a complete examination of all aspects of modern arranging and composing. Adopted by high s…

 

 

  

Modern Contrapuntal Technique (Digital Download Only)

Modern Contrapuntal Technique (Digital Download Only)

$15.00

Product #: 20930 Credits: Delamont Series: Composing/Arranging Book Description: Based on the traditional species approach, this examination of non-chordal counterpoint for the contemp…

 

 

  

Modern Harmonic Technique, Vol. 1

Modern Harmonic Technique, Vol. 1

$30.00

Product #: 20890 Credits: Delamont Series: Composing/Arranging Book Description: This book by Gordon Delamont is a complete examination of the harmonic elements of modern arranging a…

 

 

  

Modern Harmonic Technique, Volume II - The Advanced Materials Of Harmony (Digital Download Only)

Modern Harmonic Technique, Volume II - The Advanced Materials Of Harmony (Digital Download Only)

$38.00

Product #: 20900 Credits: Delamont Series: Composing/Arranging Book Description: This book is a complete examination of the advanced materials of tonal harmony for the student of moder…

 

 

  

Modern Melodic Technique

Modern Melodic Technique

$15.00

Product #: 20920 Credits: Delamont Series: Composing/Arranging Book Description: This examination of melody includes a detailed survey of psychological, technical and structural consid…

 

 

  

Modern Twelve-Tone Technique

Modern Twelve-Tone Technique

$9.00

Product #: 20940 Credits: Delamont Series: Composing/Arranging Book Description: In this examination of serial writing for the contemporary composer, Delamont explains the basics of …

 

 

  

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