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Name Other Names Birthyear Deathyear Notes
Monk, William Henry 1823 1889 English organist, church musician and music editor who composed popular hymn tunes, including one of the most famous, "Eventide", used for the hymn "Abide with Me". He also wrote music for church services and anthems
Monro, George 1731 English organist and composer George Monro(e) was organist in St Peter’s Cornhill, London. He played harpsichord at the theatre in Goodman’s Fields.
Monsell, J. S. B. Monsell, John Samuel Bewley 1811 1875 Irish born Anglican priest who worked in England. His 11 volumes of poetry encompass almost 300 hymns.
Monson, Craig 20th CenturyAmerican musicologist. He retired in 2015 after thirty years at Washington University, where he has taught primarily Renaissance, Baroque, and Native American music, as well as issues of music and gender. He served as Chair of the Music Department, 1993-96, and as Director of Graduate Studies for some nineteen years
Montague, J. Harold 1906 1950 J. Harold Montague was professor of music at Virginia State University (for African Americans) He was also a prominent choir director
Montani, Nicola 1880 1948 American musician involved in the Catholic Liturgical Revival of the Early 20th Century. He left list of published works, guidelines and lists of music for Catholic services
Monte, Phillippe de Monte, Philippus de 1521 1603 Flemish composer of the late Renaissance. He was a member of the 3rd generation madrigalists and wrote more madrigals than any other composer of the time
Monteverdi, Claudio 1567 1643 Italian composer, gambist, singer and Roman Catholic priest.
Montgomerie, Alexander 1550 1598 Scottish Jacobean courtier and poet, or makar, born in Ayrshire. He was one of the principal members of the Castalian Band, a circle of poets in the court of James VI in the 1580s which included the king himself.
Montgomery, Bruce Montgomery, Bruce Eglinton 1927 2008 American composer, author, musical theater performer and painter; and a conductor and director, particularly of the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas.
Montgomery, Garth Co-wrote Chiqita Banana jingle in 1944 when working for an ad agency
Montoya, David V. 1968 US composer who has spent his career making music in various churches around Southern California as a conductor, composer, tenor soloist and cantor. Currently, he is teaching as a member of the La Habra High School HiARTS program where he directs the choirs and teaches guitar, piano and Advanced Placement Music Theory.
Moody, Ivan 1964 British composer. Moody's compositions show the influences of Eastern liturgical chant and the Orthodox Church. He is a widely published musicologist and editor
Moore, Undine Smith 1904 1989 Notable and prolific female African-American composer
Moore, Donald 1946 Organist-Choirmaster at Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He is a prolific composer, arranger, lyricist and author with over 500 compositions in print
Moore, J. David 1962 American musician who has composed or arranged over two hundred arrangements of vocal jazz, spirituals, barbershop quartet, Celtic mouth music, Civil Rights marching songs, early American hymn tunes, sixteenth-century madrigals, and folk music in Ukrainian, Gaelic, Austrian, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and Latin.
Moore, Thomas 1779 1852 Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Last Rose of Summer".
Moore, William 1893 1951 African American blues singer and guitarist.
Mora, Valda 1902 2001 Latvian Poet
Morales, Cristobal de 1500 1553 Spanish composer of the Renaissance. He is generally considered to be the most influential Spanish composer before Victoria.
Morehen, John British organist, Emeritus Professor at the University of Nottingham. For 25 years (1964-89) a regular BBC solo recitalist and continuo player. Amongst conductors for whom he has prepared choirs are Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Charles Mackerras and Sir David Willcocks. On graduating from Cambridge in 1967 he returned to Washington as joint-Lecturer at the College of Church Musicians and at American University, serving also as Washington critic for The Musical Times. He returned to the UK in 1968 o
Morell, Thomas 1703 1784 English librettist, classical scholar, and printer. Morell wrote the longest and most detailed surviving account of collaboration with Handel
Morgan, Freddy Morgenstern, Frederick 1910 1970 American actor, A composer as well as a performer, his popular song compositions included "The Japanese Farewell Song" and his biggest hit, "Hey, Mr. Banjo.".
Morgan, John Calgary organist, choral conductor, composer, arranger and clinician, who is well versed in the classical, musical, jazz and pop genres.
Morgan, Reginald British composer of light music active from at least the 1930s to the 1960s, composed many ballad-type songs, several of them with words of a "sacred" character. He did not confine himself to vocal pieces,
Morley, Thomas 1557 1603 English composer, theorist, singer and organist of the Renaissance. He was one of the foremost members of the English Madrigal School. He became organist at St Paul's Cathedral. He was the most famous composer of secular music in Elizabethan England. He and Robert Johnson are the composers of the only surviving contemporary settings of verse by Shakespeare.
Morosan, Vladimir Dr Of Russian descent, American Founder and President of Musica Russica, is one of the leading experts outside Russia in the fields of Russian choral music and Orthodox liturgical music. He is also the composer and editor of numerous choral arrangements, chiefly for Orthodox liturgical use
Morrah, Dave 1914 1991 Humorous writer, best known for his mock German style, he wrote for Collier's, Look and American Magazine as well as The Saturday Evening Post.
Morricone, Ennio Savio, Maestro, Dan; Nichols, Leo 1928 Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor and former trumpet player, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures and television series, as well as contemporary classical works. Over the past seven decades, Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works. His filmography includes over 70 award-winning films.
Morris, (Mrs.) C. H. 1862 1929 American composer of hymns. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by."