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Finding Aid to the Modeste Alloo Collection, 1873-2001, bulk 1873-20011873-2001, , bulk 1873-2001
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Modeste Alloo Collection
    Date (inclusive): 1873-2001,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1873-2001
    Date (inclusive): 1873-2001,
    Date: ,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1873-2001
    Collection Number: ARCHIVES ALLOO 1
    Creators : Alloo, Modeste Alloo, Robert Alloo, Modeste Alloo, Robert
    Extent: Number of containers: 15 Linear feet: 13.75
    Repository: University of California, Berkeley. Music Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-2623
    Fax: (510) 642-8237
    Email: mweber@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MUSI/
    Abstract:
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English, French, German and ItalianEnglish, French, German, Italian, , , and unk
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Modeste Alloo Collection, ARCHIVES ALLOO 1, Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Robert Alloo in 2000-2001.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the container level.

    Biographical Information

    Eugene Modeste Alloo was born in Ghent, Belgium, in 1882. He was trained at the Brussels Conservatory at about the time Eugene Ysaye was Professor there. He was a trombonist and timpanist, and later conducted as well. He was in the Belgian Army and was a Belgian Grenadier. In about 1908 he came to the United States, settling in Boston, and became first trombonist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For several years he conducted the Harvard University Orchestra (when it was known as the Pierian Sodality of 1808). He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1917, becoming an organizer, trainer, and conductor of U.S. Military Bands based in Camp Devens, Massachusetts. In 1919 he left Boston for Cincinnati, where he became first trombonist and assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Eugene Ysaye. In the 1920's he came to Berkeley, where he was Conductor of Bands until 1942. In that year, he joined the University of Miami, retiring in 1965. In 1974, he died in Coral Gables, Florida.
    --Robert Alloo

    Eugene Modeste Alloo was born in Ghent, Belgium, in 1882. He was trained at the Brussels Conservatory at about the time Eugene Ysaye was Professor there. He was a trombonist and timpanist, and later conducted as well. He was in the Belgian Army and was a Belgian Grenadier. In about 1908 he came to the United States, settling in Boston, and became first trombonist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For several years he conducted the Harvard University Orchestra (when it was known as the Pierian Sodality of 1808). He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1917, becoming an organizer, trainer, and conductor of U.S. Military Bands based in Camp Devens, Massachusetts. In 1919 he left Boston for Cincinnati, where he became first trombonist and assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Eugene Ysaye. In the 1920's he came to Berkeley, where he was Conductor of Bands until 1942. In that year, he joined the University of Miami, retiring in 1965. In 1974, he died in Coral Gables, Florida.
    --Robert Alloo

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection includes material relating to the life and work of Modeste Alloo, educator and conductor. There are biographical materials, including photographs, articles and educational materials written by Alloo, and manuscripts, books and scores which were marked by him. In addition, there are materials which relate to Alloo's father Charles, his son Cecil Bright Alloo, Edward Deru, George Ernest Gibson, and Eugene Ysaye.