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Name Other Names Birthyear Deathyear Notes
Angell, Warren Mathewson Angell, Warren M. 1907 2006 American Tertiiary Music Teacher, Singer and editor of Published Hymns
Anka, Paul Paul Albert Anka 1941 Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor
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Apollinaire, Guillaume Kostrowitzky, Wilhelm-Apollinous Von; Von Kostrowitzky, Wilhelm-Apollinous 1880 1918 French Poet
Appel, Richard G. 1963 American writer, producer and former attorney
Applebaum, Louis 1918 2000 Canadian composer, administrator, and conductor.
Appleby, William 1910 1973 British schools music organiser from Doncaster. In 1940 he took over the presentation of "Singing Together" a BBC programme started in WWII to assist in teaching children music. On his death he was commemorated by the Doncaster William Appleby Music Centre
Aquinas, Thomas [Saint] 1227 1274 Italian Catholic philosopher and theologian in the scholastic tradition, known as Doctor Angelicus, Doctor Universalis.
Arasón, Jon 1484 1550 Last Catholic Bishop of Iceland
Arba, E. D' Early 20th Century composer
Arcadelt, Jacob Arkadelt, Jacques 1505 1568 Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance, active in both Italy and France, and principally known as a composer of secular vocal music. Although he also wrote sacred vocal music, he was one of the most famous of the early composers of madrigals;
Arch, Gwyn 1931 published well Over 200 choral arrangements with nearly all the major British publishers and they have been performed and broadcast all over the world.
Archer, Malcolm 1952 English organist, conductor and composer, one of the world’s leading church musicians. In 2009, he was awarded the FRSCM (Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music) for his work in three cathedrals, and as a composer.
Arensky, Aron Stepanovich 1861 1906 Russian composer of Romantic classical music, a pianist and a professor of music.
Arkell, Reginald 1882 1959 British script writer and comic novelist who wrote many musical plays for the London theatre.
Arkwright, G. E. P. Arkwright, Godfrey Edward Pellew 1864 1944 British musicologist
Arlen, Harold 1905 1986 American composer of popular music, having written over 500 songs, a number of which have become known worldwide. In addition to composing the songs for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz (lyrics by E.Y. Harburg), including the classic "Over the Rainbow",
Armour, Richard 1906 1989 American poet and author who wrote more than 65 books.
Armstrong, Anton American conductor of the St. Olaf Choir as well as the Harry R. and Thora H. Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College of Northfield, Minnesota in the USA.He is an editor of Earthsongs publishing company. Dr Armstrong is widely recognised for his work in the area of youth and children’s choral music
Armstrong, Henry W. Armstrong, Harry 1879 1951 U.S. boxer, booking agent, producer, singer, pianist and Tin Pan Alley composer. His biggest hit was "Sweet Adeline", written in 1903 with Richard H. Gerard. His 1905 song "Nellie Dean" became the signature song of the British music hall singer Gertie Gitana, and a popular British pub song.
Armstrong, Kathy Canadian percussionist and educator who is well-known for her work in bringing Ghanaian music and dance to choirs, schools and community groups in North America and Europe. She has twenty-five years of studies in Ghanaian music and dance
Arnaud, Leo 2004 1991 French-American composer of film scores, best known for "Bugler's Dream", which is used as the theme by television networks presenting the Olympic Games in the United States.
Arne, Michael 1741 1786 English composer, harpsichordist, organist, singer, and actor. He was the son of the composer Thomas Arne and the soprano Cecilia Young, a member of the famous Young family of musicians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Like his father, Arne worked primarily as a composer of stage music and vocal art song,
Arne, Thomas Augustine 1710 1778 English composer, best known for the patriotic song Rule, Britannia!. He also wrote a version of God Save the King, which became the British national anthem, and the song A-Hunting We Will Go. Arne was the leading British theatre composer of the 18th century, working at Drury Lane and Covent Garden.
Arnold, Doris 1904 1969 BBC Radio presenter, producer, and pianist.
Arnold, Malcolm 1921 2006 English composer. with a reputation for composing light music, film scores, works for theatre, ballets and symphonies.
Artman, Ruth Eleanor 1919 2010 School teacher in Fort Wayne, Carmel and Illinois for many years, and also a church choral director and composer. -
Asche, Oscar Asche, John Stange(r) Heiss Oscar 1871 1936 Australian actor, director and writer, best known for having written, directed, and acted in the record-breaking musical Chu Chin Chow,
Ascher, Kenneth Kenneth Lee "Kenny" Ascher 1944 American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger who is active in jazz, rock, classical, and musical theater genres
Ashford, Nickolas 1942 2011 Nick Ashford was part of the singing-songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson with his wife Valerie Simpson.