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Name Other Names Birthyear Deathyear Notes
Vail, George M. 1892 American organist, choir director, music publisher and hymn writer. He served as organist at five churches, worked with the G. Schirmer music publisher, and later was Vice president and music editor of Harold Flammer music publishers
Vajda, János 1949 Hungarian composer of songs and operas
Vale, Charles 1912 British light music composer active either side of the Second War, composed or arranged many songs, some, like Everyone Sang (words, Sassoon), quite serious, but other lighter, notably Green Meadow and Lane, ten songs for young singers dating from 1947.
Valentin, Erich 1906 1993 German musicologist.
Valls, Francisco 1665 1747 Spanish composer, theorist and maestro de capilla. Among his most known works are the mass Missa Scala Aretina and tract Mapa Armónico Práctico.
Van Bree, Johannes Bernardus 1801 1857 Dutch composer, violinist and conductor.
Van Camp, Leonard 1934 2003 US Professor of Music, composer, arranger
Van den Dyck, G. Van den Dyke, Guillaume Early 20th century Author, Editor, Music arranger
Van Heusen, James Babcock, Edward Chester; Van Heusen, Jimmy 1913 1990 American composer. He wrote songs for films, television and theater Van Heusen teamed up with lyricist Sammy Cahn. Their three Academy Awards for Best Song were won for "All the Way" (1957) from The Joker Is Wild, "High Hopes" (1959) from A Hole in the Head, and "Call Me Irresponsible" (1963) from Papa's Delicate Condition. Their songs were also featured in Ocean's Eleven (1960) and Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
Van Hoy, Rafe 1955 American songwriter, musician and producer
Van Slyck, Nicholas 1922 1983 American composer of classical music. He founded the New School of Music in 1976.
Van, Jeffrey Van, Jeffrey W. Guitarist and composer Jeffrey Van has premiered over 50 works for guitar including Dominick Argento’s Letters from Composers, five concertos and a broad variety of chamber music. Mr. Van’s compositions include works for guitar, guitar and violin, guitar and flute, chorus, chamber ensemble, vocal solo, organ and a concerto for two guitars and chamber orchestra
Vance, Paul 1929 American songwriter and record producer. With over 300 recorded songs, Vance co-wrote (with Lee Pockriss) such hits as "Catch a Falling Star," recorded in 1957 by Perry Como,
Vance, Richard Music Arranger
Vandross, Luther 1951 2005 Singer and Songwriter
Vanhoy, Rafe 1956 American singer songwriter
Vantine, Bruce American composer, conductor and artistic director of the Bel Canto Chorus of St. Louis. He has served in that role since January 2002, and previously held the position from June 1983 through May 1991. Composer of sacred music
Vardanega, Barbara American choral educator for over 30 years. She was also a classical vocalist with Portland State Chamber Choir and Choral Arts Ensemble.
Various, Used in Publications of collections and medleys associated with no particular composer(s), or where there are too many works/composers included to list separately
Varlamov, Alexander Varlamov, Alexander Egorovich 1801 1848 One of the founding fathers of the Russian art song. He was the author of probably the first method of singing by a Russian author, Polnaya Shkola Penia - The Complete School of Singing (Moscow, 1840)
Vasks, Pēteris 1946 Latvian Composer who is one of the most influential and praised European contemporary composers
Vásquez, Juan 1500 1560 Spanish priest and composer of the renaissance. He can be considered part of the School of Andalusia group of composers along with Francisco Guerrero, Cristóbal de Morales, Juan Navarro Hispalensis and others
Vauclin, Laurent CPDL editor
Vaughan Williams, Ralph 1872 1958 English composer. His works include operas, ballets, chamber music, secular and religious vocal pieces and orchestral compositions including nine symphonies, which were written across nearly fifty years. Strongly influenced by Tudor music and English folk-song, his output marked a decisive break in British music from its German-dominated style of the 19th century.
Vaughan Williams, Ursula Williams, Ursula Vaughan 1911 2007 English poet and author, and biographer of her second husband, the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Vaughan, Denis Vaughan, Denis Edward 1926 Australian-born orchestral conductor and multi-instrumentalist. In 1950, he joined the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. By 1954 Vaughan was assistant conductor and chorus master of the RPO and formed the Beecham Choral Society. and by 1966 had settled in Rome. Vaughan moved back to London in 1987 and became involved in the effect of music on health. Denis Vaughan is a world authority on the manuscript scores of Verdi, Puccini and Antonín Dvořák
Vaughan, Henry 1621 1695 A 'Cavalier' poet who sided with the king during the civil war.
Vautor, Thomas 1590 1625 English musician and poet. Vautor received his Bachelors of Music from Oxford in 1616 and served a number of years for the Duke of Buckingham. A number of his madrigals were composed in the 1590s though his later works in the madrigal volume tend to be more old-fashioned
Veazie, G.A. Veazie, George Augustus American teacher and composer. In 1855, his occupation is listed as "tuner." In 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900, he was a music teacher. superintendent of music in the Chelsea public schools. In 1910, he was a music editor. He was a composer of light operas and a member of the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music.
Vecchi, Orazio Vecchi, Horatio 1550 1605 Italian composer of the late Renaissance. He is most famous for his madrigal comedies, particularly L'Amfiparnaso.