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Krouse, H. Sylvester
pieces for string quartet, chamber or­chestra, piano and violin pieces. Home: 50 West 67 St., New York
23, N.Y.
Krouse, H. Sylvester, composer, ar­ranger, producer; b. New York, N.Y., March 22, 1853; d. New Dorp, Staten Island, March 3, 1940. ASCAP 1933. To Vienna 1870 to live with an uncle, physician at Imperial Court. Studied music, Leipzig; fellow students Sir Arthur Sullivan and Edvard Grieg; two years Paris and six months Italy. At nine, wrote first piece: "Moon­light on the Hudson." Toured world as piano soloist, accompanist to Swed­ish diva, Christine Nillson. Returned to U.S.; settled in San Francisco; later toured U.S. as grand opera director. In Salt Lake City organized first choral society among Mormon young people; also a symphony society of fifty musicians. Produced series Gil­bert and Sullivan operettas, Salt Lake City, resulting in his becoming mu­sical director of Augustine Daly New York productions ten years. Works: ballet, Proserpina; songs: "Here's to the Rose"; "Sweet Cosette"; "Love All Inspiring"; "Arab's Love Song"; "I'll Sing You a Serenade"; "Mazurka Caprice; "Give Me the Right to Call You Mine"; "Romany, (Where Love Runs Wild)." Address: Estate, c/o ASCAP.
Kubik, Gail, composer; b. S. Coffey-ville, Okla., Sept. 5, 1914. ASCAP 1945. Won four-year scholarship Eastman School of Music 1930, spe­cializing in composition with Edward Royce and Bernard Rogers. Studied at Amer. Cons., Chicago, Master of Music (cum laude) (1935); com­position, Leo Sowerby. Graduate studies with Walter Piston and Nadia Boulanger 1938, Harvard Univ. Taugh* violin, composition, conduct­ing, Monmouth Coll. 1934-36; taught at Dakota Wesleyan Univ., S.D., 1936-37; taught composition, orches-
tration, Teachers Coll., Columbia Univ. 1938-40. Lectured on music, Rand School and Finch Junior Coll. 1940-41. Musical program adviser and staff composer N.B.C. 1940-41. Musical consultant, Office of Emer­gency Management 1941; Dir. of Music, Bureau of Motion Pictures, O.W.I. 1942-43; scored documentary films. World War II, Sergeant, A.A.F. 1943-46; produced Army Air Force films in England and U.S.; similar work for U.S. Maritime Comm. Awards: Sinfonia Award for com­position 1934; MacDowell Colony Fellowships 1937, 1938; Chicago Symph. Golden Jubilee Award 1941; Jascha Heifetz Award for "Best Violin Concerto by Amer. Composer" 1941; Soc. for Publication of Amer. Music Award, 1943; Guggenheim Fellowship 1943; Prix de Rome Award 1950. Works: Concert music in all forms. Sonatina for piano Scherzo for full orch.; Violin Con certo; Trio for violin, cello and piano; Toccata for Organ and Strings, Fan­fare and March for band; Stewball Four Variations for concert band Fanfare for One World for band Two Children's Pieces for Narrator, Percussion and nine instruments Gerald McBoing Boing and Bennie, the Beaver; Boston Baked Beans, New England tale for two singers and four instrumentalists; Sonata for Piano; Celebrations and Epilogue for Piano; Quiet Piece for Organ; Litany for Men's Chorus, Brass and Percussion; In Praise of Johnny Appleseed, can­tata for chorus, bass soloist and orch.; Twelve Choral Profiles and Twenty-One American Folk-Song Sketches (comm. 1948 by the Robert Shaw Chorale); Three Songs for High Voice; Sonatina for violin and piano; Soliloquy and Dance for violin and piano; Folk Song Suite for small orch.; Concert Rhumba for orch.; Nocturne for flute and piano; Sym­phony in Eb for large orch.; Sym­phony Concertante for piano, trumpet

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