Bezdek, Julia Derleth (sister John Joseph) (pseu: Jan Bezdek) (fem) 29.aug.1896-1.sep.1990 USA Missouri, St Louis - St Louis
pianist, writer on music, she took the name sister John Joseph after Mother St John Fontbonne of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph, BA from Fontbonne College in St Louis Missouri, BM and MM from Chicago Music College, PhD from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY, studied composition with Burrill Philips, Wesley la Violette and Felix Borowski, 1930-1973 taught at Fontbonne College 6800 Wydown Boulevard Clayton St Louis, 1973 Fontbonne established the Sister John Joseph Scholarship Fund Inc., buried at Nazareth Cemetery Mehlville St Louis, her headstone reads 'Sister John Joseph Bezdek died 1.sep.1990 in the 75th year of her religious life' which would mean she was born 1914 or 1915, but it was Julia herself who told Aaron Cohen her birthdate was 29.aug.1896

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[] An introduction to Hanon. Exercises to precede and prepare for the virtuoso pianist
Piano study based on the exercises by Charles Louis Hanon (France 1819-1900 France)
edited by Jan Bezdek
pub C. Hansen, Miami Beach, Florida 1946

dissertation: The harmonic and contrapuntal style of Orlando Lasso
by sister John Joseph Bezdek
Thesis PhD. Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester 1946

[] Catalog of teaching material for piano
compiled by sister John Joseph Bezdek
published by the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet 1959

[] A bird is singing. Piano
music Julia Derleth
in The Scribner music library, Scribner's, New York 1955-1964

[] The fiddler's tune. Piano
music Julia Derleth
in The Scribner music library, Scribner's, New York 1955-1964

[] Waltz in g. Piano
music Julia Derleth
in The Scribner music library, Scribner's, New York 1955-1964

[] Bells. Piano
music John Joseph Bezdek
in The Scribner music library, Scribner's, New York 1955-1964

[] The little bird. Piano
music John Joseph Bezdek
in The Scribner music library, Scribner's, New York 1955-1964

[] Holding on. Piano
music John Joseph Bezdek
in The Scribner music library, Scribner's, New York 1955-1964

[] Marching. Piano
music John Joseph Bezdek
in The Scribner music library, Scribner's, New York 1955-1964

[] Rhythmic variations on Hanon exercises. Book I
Piano study based on the Charles Louis Hanon exercises
pub Willis Music Company, Florence Kentucky 1959

[] Rhythmic variations on Hanon exercises. Book II
Piano study based on the Charles Louis Hanon exercises
pub Willis Music Company, Cincinnati Ohio 1960

[] Hanon preparatory book. Exercises for piano
edited Jan Bezdek
pub Willis Music Company, Cincinnati Ohio 1961

[] The little juggler. Incidental music for the miracle play. 1966
libretto sister Marcella Marie Holloway (1913-)

[] The Fontbonne song
words Mary Pius Neenan, music John Joseph Bezdek

[] Four responsories
[] Credo
[] English mass I
[] English mass II
[] Lamentations for Good Friday
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