- 1965-2006 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
90 cm of textual records (7 boxes)
Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Acquired by the Music Library in 2008.
Content and structure area
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No conditions on access
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright is maintained by the composer.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
See PDF finding aid for box-specific locations at the file level.
Uploaded finding aid
Allied materials area
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)
Related units of description
Previously titled "Archives Collection 33: Claude Kenneson." Reference code (33) removed from the title of the fonds July 30, 2019.