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Name Other Names Birthyear Deathyear Notes
Ashman, Howard 1950 1991 American playwright and lyricist
Asmussen, Svend 1916 Danish Jazz violinist and composer. He turned 95 in 2011, and is still alive at 100 in 2016
Asola, Giammateo Gian Matteo, Giovanni Matteo; Asula, Asulae 1532 1609 Italian composer of the late Renaissance. He was a prolific composer of sacred music, mostly in a conservative style, although he may have been one of the first composers to write a part for basso continuo.
Aston, Peter G. 1938 2013 English composer, academic and conductor perhaps best known for his choral works. Although best known for his liturgical choral works, his output included chamber works for voices and instruments, choral and orchestral works and an opera for children. He is probably best known for his Communion and Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in F.
Aston, Tilly 1873 1947 Australian Poet
Atherton, Jacqueline Australian composer/author. Former member of Australian Voices
Atkins, Ivor [Sir] 1869 1953 Choirmaster and organist at Worcester Cathedral from 1897 to 1950. He is well known for editing Allegri's Miserere with the famous top-C part for the treble. He is also well known for The Three Kings, an arrangement of a song by Peter Cornelius as a choral work for Epiphany.He composed songs, church music, service settings and anthems. With Edward Elgar he prepared an edition of Bach's St. Matthew Passion.
Atkinson, Elizabeth J. 1951 Pianist/organist of Foundry United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, VA. Her choral compositions have been performed and premiered by numerous churches and music groups.
Attaignant, Pierre 1494 1552 French music printer, active in Paris. Compositions by Attaignant have been used in contemporary popular music
Atterbury, Luffman 1735 1796 carpenter, builder and musician
Attwood, Thomas 1765 1838 An English composer and organist.
Auber, Daniel-Francois-Esprit 1782 1871 French Composer
Auden, W. H. Auden, Wystan Hugh 1907 1973 Anglo-American poet, born in England, an American citizen (from 1946)
Audran, Edmond Audran, Achille Edmond 1840 1901 French composer best known for several internationally successful operettas
Auric, Georges 1899 1983 French composer, film composer and music critic
Austin, Dallas 1970 American songwriter, record producer, and musician,
Austin, Ernest 1874 1947 prolific composer of songs, covering a wide spectrum of mood, from serious Shakespearean settings to ballads of both sentimental and robust natures
Austin, William James 1949 New York City poet, writer, musician, visual artist, and academic.
Autry, Gene 1907 1998 American performer who gained fame as a singing cowboy on the radio, in movies, and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s
Averay, Juliet Lyricist/Librettist
Averre, Richard E. 1921 2001 American composer particularly of Christmas carols
Avshalamov, Jacob 1919 2013 Composer and Music Professor
Axters, Florence ?early 20th century Australian composer
Azelton, Phil American Choral conductor, Composer and Arranger. Before heading the choral music department at Van Nuys High School in California, Phil spent many years behind the scenes in film music production in all the major studios in Hollywood. Now semi-retired, he sings regularly with a madrigal group, a vocal jazz sextet, a nine-voice swing choir (which he directs), a large concert choir, and is the music director for his home church in Pacific Palisades.