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Edgar Kelley

(1857—1944)


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(b Sparta, Wisconsin, 1857; d NY, 1944).

Amer. composer, organist, and author. Org. in S. Francisco and Oakland, mus. critic, S. Francisco Examiner 1893–5. Worked in S. Francisco 1880–6 and 1892–6, coming into contact with Chinese and their mus. Acting prof. and orch. cond., Yale Univ. Sch. of Music 1901–2. Taught in Berlin 1902–10, returning to USA to teach comp. at Cincinnati Cons. Works incl. incidental mus. to Macbeth and Ben Hur; 2 syms. (No.1 Gulliver—His Voyage to Lilliput, Op.15; No.2 New England); pantomime suite Alice in Wonderland; Pilgrim's Progress; pf. quintet; str. qt., etc.

Subjects: Music.


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