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Ellis B. Kohs compositions, 1953-1969.
BANC MSS 2010/517
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Title:

Ellis B. Kohs compositions, 1953-1969

Creator/Contributor:

Kohs, Ellis B., 1916-2000, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Western Jewish History Center, 169.

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1974.012.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Abstract:

The collection includes a brochure with biographical information about Ellis B. Kohs, a score for Kohs' "Three Chorale-Variations on Hebrew Hymns," and a libretto for his "Amerika," based on the Franz Kafka novel.

Date:

1953 (issued)

Subject:

Kohs, Ellis B -- 1916-2000 -- Archives
Kafka, Franz -- 1883-1924
Kafka, Franz -- 1883-1924 -- Musical settings
Hymns, Hebrew -- Scores
Operas -- Librettos
Jewish composers

Note:

Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 169.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1974.012.
Ellis B. Kohs compositions, BANC MSS 2010/517, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Born in Chicago, Ellis B. Kohs was the son of Samuel C. Kohs. His early music training was at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at New York City's Institute of Musical Art. He received a Master's degree (1938) from the University of Chicago and engaged in further musical study at the Julliard Graduate School and at Harvard. During World War II, he served as a warrant officer and bandleader for bands in the U.S. Army and in the U.S. Air Force. After the war, he taught music at the Kansas City Conservatory of Music and at several universities; was a board member of composers' associations; and received many awards for his work. In 1950, he became the chairman of the theory department in the University of Southern California's School of Music. In 1966, he was appointed the Director of Western Region for the Institute for Music in Contemporary Education. In addition, he has composed many pieces of music, several of which have been commercially recorded, including "Amerika: a Musical Tragicomedy in three acts and eleven scenes after the Novel" and "Passacaglia."
Materials in English.

Type:

Librettos.
Music by Jewish composers.
Scores.

Physical Description:

print
1 folder.

Language:

English

Identifier:

2006585287
BANC MSS 2010/517

Origin:

California

Related Item:

Amerika : Kohs, Ellis B., : 1916-2000
Three Chorale-Variations on Hebrew Hymns : Kohs, Ellis B., : 1916-2000