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Name Other Names Birthyear Deathyear Notes
Pace, Adger M 1882 1959 American composer. He wrote and contributed to more than 3,500 gospel songs. Beginning in 1920, he served for 37 years as Music Editor for all Vaughan publications. He was also a notable songwriter--composing more than a thousand songs in his career. -
Pachelbel, Johann 1653 1706 German composer, organist and teacher who brought the south German organ tradition to its peak. He composed a large body of sacred and secular music, and his contributions to the development of the chorale prelude and fugue have earned him a place among the most important composers of the middle Baroque era
Padilla, Juan Gutiérrez de 1590 1664 Spanish composer in what is modern Mexico. The majority of his vast output (over 700 pieces survive) include sacred motets, often for double choir, in the Renaissance style
Page, Kate Stearns 1873 1963 Author and composer, mostly of children's music
Page, N. Clifford A somewhat obscure figure in the music world, N. Clifford Page is best known as an Irish arranger of popular melodies and light classical pieces for small orchestras and bands He worked in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
Page, Nick 1952 Boston-based song leader, composer, and author who is dedicated to teaching people of all ages that they are capable of great miracles through the simple yet powerful, act of singing. He is the founder and Artistic Director of The Mystic Chorale. He also works extensively with children and with educators, both classroom teachers and music specialists.
Page, Robert 1927 Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at Carnegie Mellon University, active conductor and involved in the arts, particularly choral.
Pain, Barry Pain, Barry Eric Odell 1864 1928 English journalist, poet and writer. He was known as a writer of parody and lightly humorous stories.
Pakenham, Simona Pakenham, Simona Vere 1916 2014 Actress and writer who chronicled the English colony that established itself in Dieppe after the Napoleonic wars and also wrote an early biography of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da 1524 1594 Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music and the best-known 16th-century representative of the Roman School of musical composition. He had a lasting influence on the development of church music, and his work has often been seen as the culmination of Renaissance polyphony.
Paliashvili, Zakaria 1871 1933 Georgian composer. He is regarded as a founder of Georgian classical music. He is probably best known for his vocal music, which includes choruses and songs
Palmer, Anthony J. 1932 2013 American Music professor and composer
Palmer, Geoffrey Molyneux 1882 1957 Irish composer, mainly of operas and vocal music, among them the first musical settings of poems by James Joyce.
Palmer, King Palmer, Cedric King 1913 1999 English pianist, broadcaster, music arranger and teacher
Palmer, Willard A. 1917 1996 American musician, composer, scholar and music educator
Palmgren, Selim 1878 1951 Finnish composer, pianist and conductor
Pancorbo, Manuel 1966 Contemporary Spanish arranger and editor
Pantycelyn, William Pantycelyn, William Williams; Williams, William 1717 1791 Wales' most famous hymn writer. As a writer of both poetry and prose, he is today considered one of the greatest literary figures of Wales. He was, however, equally distinguished in the world of religion, as one of the key leaders of the 18th century Welsh Methodist revival, along with Howell Harris and Daniel Rowland.
Papathanassiou, Vangelis Odysseas. Vangelis 1943 Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music. He is best known for his Academy Award–winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, composing scores for the films Antarctica, Blade Runner, Missing, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, and Alexander,
Paranjoti, Victor 1906 1967 Is known for his role in promoting choral music in India in the middle of the 20th century. He was also the founder president of the Association of the Business Communicators of India (ABCI)
Parish, Mitchell Pashelinsky, Michael Hyman 1900 1993 Lithuanian born American lyricist. He wrote for Hoagy Carmichael, and for many Broadway productions
Park, Phil 1907 1978 Composer and lyricist particular of Musical Theatre
Park, Simon 1946 British composer for Television and film
Parker 111, John American lyricist chiefly for sacred music
Parker, Alice 1925 American composer, arranger and conductor. Many of her arrangements were done in cooperation with Robert Shaw.
Parker, Henry 1470 A Carmelite Friar of the Convent at Doncaster
Parker, Horatio William 1863 1919 American composer, organist and teacher. He was a central figure in musical life in New Haven, Connecticut in the late 19th century, and is best remembered as the undergraduate teacher of Charles Ives while the composer attended Yale University.
Parker, Ross Parker, Albert Rostron 1914 1974 English pianist, composer, lyricist, and actor. He is best known for co-writing the songs "We'll Meet Again" and "There'll Always Be an England".
Parkinson, John A. Mid 20th century Music arranger, editor and translator
Parks, Joe E. American songwriter and arranger Joe E. Parks spent his life making Christian music accessible and meaningful to choirs of all sizes.