Fonds 33 - Archives Collection 33: Claude Kenneson

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Archives Collection 33: Claude Kenneson

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  • 1965-2006 (Creation)

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0.9m (7 boxes) of textual records

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(1935-)

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Claude Kenneson, cellist, writer, and teacher, was born in Texas, 11 Apr 1935, and settled in Canada in 1959. He has been a member of the Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Montreal orchestras, and taught at the University of Alberta and the Banff School.

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Fonds includes computer-generated scores and parts for his original works, as well as his many arrangements for violoncello ensembles of works by other composers, written 1965-2006. Many of the arrangements were done for The Yale Cellos; Aldo Parisot and The Yale Cellos; Shauna Rolston; The Banff Violas; Lee Armstrong and the Birmingham Cello Group. Many contain program notes.

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Other collections, which contain many of the same materials, have been established at the Music Library of Yale University, and the Banff Centre.

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Galop from The comedians, op. 26 dedicated to University of Toronto Cello Ensemble, premiere University of Toronto.

Apparition for Edward Evanko [premiere University of Alberta, 1987] ; [Text from Kenneson’s novel Saya’s Song].

Barndance for Phyllis Young and The University of Texas Cello Ensemble [premiere University of Texas, February 26, 2006].

Divertimento dedicated to Douglas Blackley [premiere Banff Center, July 22, 2005].

Dreamscape for cello and piano [premiere 17 September 1997 at the Francis T. Winspeare Music Centre].

Dreamscape for Shauna Rolston [premiere Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, Toronto] Includes program note.

Farewell : a work for cello ensemble [premiere Cello West, May 18, 1987] Includes program note. On tp: In memoriam Leonard Rose, 1918-1984.

Fiesta Mexicana : for cello ensemble for Lee Armstrong and The Birmingham Cello Group. Includes program note. See the composer’s Los tres amigos (Box 4, Folder 46) for cello trio arrangements of these pieces.

Flight of the dove ; for Lee Armstrong and The Birmingham Cello Group. Flight of the dove is a revision of the composer’s Resurrections.
In memoriam Zoltán Székely (1903-2001)

Ode to a mouse : scherzo for solo cello and cello ensemble ; Based on a poem by Robert Burns. Dedicated to Isobel Moore Rolston.

Spiritual : a fantasy on Black gospel hymns. Contents: Calvary (The crucifixion) – Joshua fit de battle of Jericho – Swing low, sweet chariot – Little David play on your harp – Go down, Moses – Amazing grace. Includes program note.

Los tres amigos : a mariachi cello trio for Shauna Rolston. Includes program note. See the composer’s Fiesta mexicana (Box 3, Folder 36) for cello ensemble arrangements
The whisper stranger : four songs for soprano on poems by Cecil Harder for Andrea Mellis.

Zerlina’s got de blues : variations on Mozart’s Là ci darem la mano : [dedicated to Triceratops] Includes program note.

Liebesleid = Love’s sorrow / Fritz Kreisler ; [Dedicated to Shauna Rolston and the CBC Cello Ensemble, premiere Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, Toronto] Includes program note.

Andantino for cello trio / Fernand de la Tombelle ; from a long forgotten manuscript in the Horace Britt Collection.

Two Russian folk songs, opus 58 (1906) / Anatol Liadov ; [premiere Banff Centre, 2001]

Adagietto from the Fifth symphony / Gustav Mahler ; [Dedicated to Shauna Rolston and the CBC Cello Ensemble, premiere Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, Toronto]

Méditation : from the opera Thaïs (1894) / Jules Massenet ; [premiere Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, Toronto] Includes program note.

Ballet des poussins dans leurs coques : from Pictures at an exhibition / Modest Mussorgski ; for The Yale Cellos [premiere Beauvais Cathedral, France, 7 May 2001]

The old castle : from Pictures at an exhibition / Modest Mussorgski ; [premiere Beauvais Cathedral, France, 7 May 2001]

Tuilleries (Children quarreling at play) : from Pictures at an exhibition / Modest Mussorgski ; [premiere Beauvais Cathedral, France, 7 May 2001]

Im Walde = In the forest : suite, op. 50 (1882) / David Popper ; [premiere Syndey Conservatory, May, 2004] Includes program note.

Serenade, op. 54, no.2 : for cello trio / David Popper ; On tp: Arranged...from the 1927 filmed performance by Vitaphone of Horace Britt, cellist. Includes program note.

Hungarian rhapsody, op. 68 / David Popper ; On tp: To Jean Gérardy. On tp: For Shauna Rolston [premiere Glenn Gould Studio, CBD, Toronto] Includes program note.

Alborado del gracioso / Maurice Ravel ; [premiere at Yale, then Manchester International Cello Festival, May, 2001] Includes program note.

Adagio (1940) : from Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra / Joaquín Rodrigo ; On tp: For Shauna Rolston and the University of Toronto Cello Ensemble.

Fairy tale, op. 113 / Robert Schumann ; [premiere Banff Centre, 2001]
On the beautiful blue Danube, op. 314 / Johann Strauss II ; [premiere Morse Recital Hall [Sprague Hall], Yale,

Concerto in G major for two violas / Georg Philipp Telemann ; [premiere Banff Centre, 2001]

Sonata da chiesa, RV 40 / Antonio Vivialdi ; On tp.: For Shauna Rolston. Includes program note.

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