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A Finding Aid to the
Julius Chajes Papers
Manuscript Collection No. 714
1934-1985. 1.2 Linear ft.
ACCESS AND PROVENANCE
The Julius Chajes Papers were donated to the American Jewish Archives by Annette Chajes in 2004. All literary rights to the Julius Chajes Papers are held by the Chajes heirs. All literary rights to other materials are held by the individual author or his/her heirs. Questions concerning rights should be addresed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. The papers are available to researchers in the reading room of the Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH top
Julius Chajes, born in Lvov in 1910, studied the piano under Richard Robert, Julius Isserlis, Mr. and Mrs. Moriz Rosenthal and composition under Hugo Kauder. His first string quartet, written at the age of thirteen was performed in 1934 together with his second string quartet by the famed Rose Quartet for Chajes’s farewell recital in Vienna. At the age of fifteen Chajes performed his Romantic Fantasy with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. He was the Honor Prize winner at the First International Competition for Pianists in Vienna in 1933. One year later he was appointed head of the piano department at the Music College of Tel Aviv.
During his stay in Israel, Chajes conducted extensive research on ancient Hebrew music. In the wake of this research and local influences Chajes transformed his style of composition and became known as one of the foremost composers of modern Israeli music.
After coming to the United States in 1937 he played three recitals in Town Hall. In 1940 he accepted positions in Detroit, including a teaching post at Wayne State University.
Chajes died in Detroit in 1985.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE top
The Julius Chajes Papers contain the compositions of Julius Chajes and encompass orchestral and vocal music. The music is arranged alphabetically either by name or the first letter of the piece. There is also one file, “Personal” in box 4, file 12, which contains awards and a notebook.
BOX AND FOLDER LISTING topBox Folder Contents 1 1 A, general. Adarim (in the mountains) Hebrew Song Voice and Piano Adarim Israeli Shepherd Song Score Adelaide by L. van Beethoven arr. by Julius Chajes Air Varie for Piano And the Waves stood still (Tzidkiel) Andante for Violin, Cello and Piano Aria Avinu Malkenu for Mixed Voices and Piano or Organ arr. Julius Chajes 2 B, general. Blissful Land I never saw thee Introduction and Aria of Lapidoth Boah Dodi Lavri Chajes Boruch Eloheinu arr. Zilberts Chajes Borchu Mi Chomocho By the rivers of Babylon (137th Psalm) By the rivers of Babylon (137th Psalm) Voice and Piano 3 C, general. 1 LP recording Chajus Plays Chajus Concerto Opus 48 Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Chanukah Song for S.A.T.B. and Piano or Organ The Chassid for Violin or Violoncello and Piano Concerto For French Horn and Orch. El Hanegev. Arr. By Max Helfman Emek by Mark Lavri Evening Song 4 Capriccio for Violin. 5 "Eros: Symphonic Poem." 6 E-F, general. El Hanegev. Arr. By Max Helfman Emek by Mark Lavri Choral parts Evening Song Fanfare Trumpet Flower Song3/1 Four Israeli Folk Songs for Oble and Bassoon arr. J. Chajes Four Little Dances for Piano Four Little Dances No. 1 in A: Aeolian Four Piano Pieces For Young People 7 Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra. 8 Fugue in A Minor. 9 G, general. Galil Gefangnis (3.5 Seidenstein) Gefunden (Soethe) 10 H, general. Hachassid Hag Purim Hallellujah (Psalm 98) For Solo Voice and Mixed Choir Hallellujah (Psalm 98) Dedicated to the reunited City of Jerusalem Happy Birthday Hassidic Dance for Piano Solo Rosowsky Chajes Hatikvah Dedicated to Dr. Chaim Weizman First President of the State of Israel arr. Julius Chajes, Score Hebrew Suite for Flute and String Orchestra 1. Prayer 2. In Galilee 3. Hora 4. Walls of Zion Hora for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon How Can I Reveal Aria of Thamar from the opera Out of the Desert Hymn of Freedom Shir Cheruth from the opera Out of the Desert Hebrew Suite for Orchestra, Full Score 2 1 I, general. Impromptu No. 9 Interlude Israel Israeli Dance edited by Nathan Gordon Israeli Dance by Shaul Ben-Meir Israeli Nights No. 26 Israeli Sheperd Song It Aint Gonna Rain (Folk song from Kentucky) arr. Hugo Kauder Three Little Tailors (English Folk Song) arr. Hugo Kauder 2 Konzert fur Violincello mit Orchestra. Kacha (This Way) Zaira-Chajes Mozart Kadenz Konzert Klaniy in d (?) Kadenz violin Johanes Brehus (?) 3 M-N, general. Maracia Funebre 3 Mazurkas Mazurka fur cello allein Op. 22 Mi anachnu? Yisrael! (Were the People Israel) Istvan Szelenyi Melody and Dance for English Horn and String Orchestra Melody for Cello and Piano Melody In Memory of Samuel James Leve Mourners Prayer For the Victims of the Warsaw Ghetto Mutter Nilo Kaddish arr. Schorr The 97th Psalm for Mixed Voices and Organ 4 O, general. Old Jerusalem Olive Trees Are Standing (Atsey Zeytim Omidim) Kuku-Riku 5 The One-Hundred and Forty-second Psalm. 6 Out of the Desert. 3 1 P, general. Palestinian Dance Palestinian Nights (Palestinian Nights) Nights in Canaan Palestinian Melodies Plaintive Song Karoly Fraknoi Prayer Based on a traditional Melody by J. Neumann Prelude Op. 57 for Organ The Promised Land Cantata 2 Piano Concerto No. 1. 3 Rejoice in Zion. 4 Sa-So, general. SBR Shavua tov Scherzo Op. 26 Sefunder Shabbat Shalom Sabbath Eve Service Shepherd Song Shepherds Story Herbert Fromm The builders song Shir roim Marc Lavry Shivisi Lewondowsi Sirati Marc Lavry Op. 50 Six Piano Pieces For Young People Sonata In D Minor Soneta III Sonata In A Minor Sonata for flute and piano Song for Americans Song for Americans Text by Herman Wise Song of the Camel Driver Song of Love Song Of The Jewish Partisans Song Of the Pioneers Song of Galilee 5 Serenade D'Amore. 6 Song of the Pioneers. 4 1 St, general. Streichquartett in G moll Streichquartett in G Op. 18 No. 3 String Quartet No. 1 Suite from Jacob and Rahel Rosowsky-Chajes 2 String Quartet No. 2 in G. 3 Suite for Strings. 4 T, general. Ten Israeli Folk Songs This Way Zaira-Chajes Thou Art The Creator 3 Melodies in Slavic Folklore for Orchestra Three Responses for The Sabbath Service Trio in D Minor Two Cadenzas Haydn: Piano Concerto 1st Movement; Mozart, D -466 3rd.Movement Two Fugues in modo antico Tzena Tzena Michrovsky 5 Theme and Variation. 6 Two Roumanian Folk Songs. 7 U, general. Uvashofor Godol Leo Low Urah Yisrael Hebrew Song 8 Valse Sentimentale. Valse triste 9 W-Y, general. Walls of Zion We strode through the Waves from Out of the Desert When Yisrael left Mitzrayim Psalm 114 from Out of the Desert Where the Tigris Flows Yevorechcho arr. H.F. 10 Z, general. Zion, Rise And Shine Zipras Song Zochrenu Stark 11 Two Composers Notebooks (untitled small pages of music). 12 Personal, includes: 3 certificates Program Golden Anniversary Weekend to Honor Prof. Jason H. Ticktons 50th anniversary as Organist at Temple Beth El Letter signed Mother and Papa from Italy written on Valencia music. July 29 Brochure The Music of Julius Chajes Transcontinental Music Publications Program Fort Street Presbyterian Church Intervaith Yom Hashoah Memorial Service
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