Charles Wels (August 24, 1825 in Prague – May 12, 1906 in New York City) was a Bohemian-American pianist, organist, composer, and music teacher. He studied under Václav Tomášek before relocating to the US. In the US he did piano compositions and a funeral march for Abraham Lincoln. (The Library of Congress has scanned in 60 compositions by Wels into its American Memory collection.)
He was briefly a Polish court-musician from 1847 to 1849. In the 1860s he was organist at Christ Church of New York.
His pupils included Samuel Brenton Whitney.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 24th, 1825 (Prague), Died May 9th, 1906 (The Bronx)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||46057||10-in.||9/24/1915||Viderunt et alleluia||Columbia Mixed Quartette||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wels, Charles," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108527.
Wels, Charles. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108527.
"Wels, Charles." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.
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