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
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.
Subject:Kohs, Ellis B -- 1916-2000 -- Archives
Kafka, Franz -- 1883-1924
Kafka, Franz -- 1883-1924 -- Musical settings
Hymns, Hebrew -- Scores
Operas -- Librettos
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.
Music by Jewish composers.
BANC MSS 2010/517