Fonds 33 - Claude Kenneson fonds

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Claude Kenneson fonds


  • 1965-2006 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

90 cm of textual records (7 boxes)

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Claude (Emile) Kenneson was a cellist, writer, and teacher. Born in Texas on April 11, 1935, he completed his Bachelor of Music (B Mus, 1957) and Master of Music (M Mus, 1959) at the University of Texas before moving to Canada in 1959. He was a member of the Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Montreal orchestras, and taught at the University of Alberta (1965-1990 and the Banff School of Fine Arts. In 1969, he was a founding member of the University of Alberta String Quartet. Kenneson passed away on October 9, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquired by the Music Library in 2008.

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Scope and content

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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No conditions on access

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright is maintained by the composer.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

See PDF finding aid for box-specific locations at the file level.

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Uploaded finding aid

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Scores scanned and available upon request: Brandenburg no. 3 / Bach (33.1.6) ; Suite populaire Espagnole / Falla (33.2.19)

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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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Previously titled "Archives Collection 33: Claude Kenneson." Reference code (33) removed from the title of the fonds July 30, 2019.

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Archives Collection 33

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised and file-level descriptions added from DB Text, August 21, 2019.




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