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Charles Wakefield Cadman, American composer. Member National Institute Arts and Letters, American Composers and Conductors Association, American Society of Composers.

Background

Cadman, Charles Wakefield was born on December 24, 1881 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William C. and Caroline (Wakefield) Cadman.

Education

Studied with Leo Oehmler (harmony), W.

Career

Composers and Conductors Association, American Society of Composers, Authors and Pubs. Composer: Four American Indian Songs.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: Four American Indian Songs. Sayonara

    • Three Songs to Odysseus. The Vision of Sir Launfal (cantata for male voices).

      Song cycles, White Enchantment and The Morning of the Year (for mixed voices). Chamber music includes—piano sonata in A Major. Violin sonata in G

    • trio in D. Major.

      Quintet for piano and strings in G Minor. A Mad Empress Remembers (for violincello and orchestra). Orchestral works, symphony in E Minor (Pennsylvania).

      Aurora Borealis (fantasy for piano and orchestra). Oriental Rhapsody

    • American suite for strings. Dark Dancers of the Mardi Gras (piano solo part).

      Thunderbiru suite

    • Trail Pictures. From Hollywood (suite for piano). The Sunset Trail (operatic cantata).

      School Operettas, Lelawala Hollywood Extra, The Ghost of Lollypop Bay, The Golden Trail, The Belle of Havana, The Bells of Capistrano. (high school cantatas) The House of Joy, The Far Horizon. Also the Garden of Mystery, grand Opera in 1 act (produced New York, March 18, 1925).

      Shanewis (The Robin Woman), grand opera on an American subject, 2 scenes, produced Metropolitan Opera House, 1918, and 1919. The first American opera to live beyond one season at this institution. Indian opera in 3 acts.

      A Witch of Salem (opera In 2 acts), produced Chicago Civic Opera Company, December 8, 1926. One of founders and member board directors Hollywood Bowl. Contributor to music journals.

Membership

Member National Institute Arts and Letters, American Composers and Conductors Association, American Society of Composers. Clubs: Jonathan (honorary), Uplifters (Los Angeles).

Connections

father:
William C. Cadman

mother:
Caroline (Wakefield) Cadman