Fonds 33 - Claude Kenneson fonds

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Claude Kenneson fonds


  • 1965-2006 (Creation)

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90 cm of textual records (7 boxes)

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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.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquired by the Music Library in 2008.

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Fonds consists of computer-generated scores and parts for Claude Kenneson's original works, as well as his many arrangements of works by other composers for violoncello ensembles, written 1965-2006. Many of the arrangements were done for Aldo Parisot, Shauna Rolston, The Yale Cellos, The Banff Violas, Lee Armstrong, the Birmingham Cello Group, and the University of Toronto Cello Ensemble. Most compositions and arrangements include Kenneson's program notes.

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Files were arranged by Claude Kenneson in alphabetical order by name of composer.

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Copyright is maintained by the composer.

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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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Last updated June 2024.




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