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Wodehouse, P(elham) G(renville)

Wodehouse, P(elham) G(renville) (15 Oct 1881)   Reference library

Larry Stempel

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...comedy. Wodehouse contributed to more than 20 other Broadway shows: he was co-lyricist for Friml's The Three Musketeers (with Clifford Grey, 1928 ) and Romberg's Rosalie (with Ira Gershwin, 1928 ), and co-librettist with Bolton for George Gershwin's Oh, Kay! ( 1926 ) and, initially, for Cole Porter's Anything Goes ( 1934 ). Bibliography P.G. Wodehouse and G. Bolton : Bring on the Girls! (New York, 1953) D.A. Jasen : The Theatre of P.G. Wodehouse (London, 1979) J.H. Heineman and D.R. Bensen : P.G. Wodehouse: a Centenary Celebration,...

Hastings, Francis H(enry)

Hastings, Francis H(enry) (13 July 1836)   Reference library

Stephen L. Pinel

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...H(enry) ( b Weston, MA , 13 July 1836 ; d Kendall Green, MA , 23 Feb 1916 ). Organbuilder . Raised as a farmer, Hastings entered the renowned organ firm of E. & G.G. Hook in Roxbury, Massachusetts, as an apprentice in 1855 . He showed leadership and rose through the company's ranks, becoming a partner with Elias and George G. Hook in 1871 . Nameplates that year began to read E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings. Following the deaths of the founders, he assumed control of the firm in 1881 . In 1889 , he moved the firm to Kendall Green, MA, built a new factory,...

Hook, Elias

Hook, Elias (11 March 1805)   Reference library

Stephen L. Pinel

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...G. Hook ( 1807–1880 ). The son of a Salem cabinet-maker, William Hook ( 1777–1867 ), Elias began his apprenticeship about 1821 with william marcellus Goodrich ( 1777–1833 ) in Boston. He returned to his birth place in 1824 and opened a music store, advertising a “Small Church Organ” for sale in the local papers. In 1831 he and his brother George established the firm E. & G.G. Hook (E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings in 1871 , and Hook & Hastings after 1882 ) in Boston. The firm dominated the organ industry in Boston for much of the 19th and early 20th...

Adams, Pepper

Adams, Pepper (8 Oct 1930)   Reference library

Gary Carner

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...postwar stylists, a model to which all subsequent baritone saxophonists have aspired. Bibliography P. Danson : “Pepper Adams,” Coda , no.191 (1983), 4–9 G. Carner : “Pepper Adams,” Cadence , xii (1986), no.1, p.13; no.2, p.5; no.3, p.11; no.4, p.5 G. Carner : “Pepper Adams’ ‘Rue Serpente,’” Jf , xxii (1990), 119–38 B. Sidran : Talking Jazz: an Oral History: 43 Jazz Conversations (New York, 1995), 209–20 Gary...

Gershwin, Ira

Gershwin, Ira (6 Dec 1896)   Reference library

bruce d. mcclung

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...Show Girl (W.A. McGuire, J.P. McEvoy), collab. Gus Kahn, 2 July 1929 Strike Up the Band ( 1930 version) (Morrie Ryskind, after Kaufman), 14 Jan 1930 Girl Crazy (G. Bolton and J. McGowan), 14 Oct 1930 Delicious (G. Bolton, S. Levien), musical film, 1931 Of Thee I Sing (G.S. Kaufman, M. Ryskind), 8 Dec 1931 Pardon My English (H. Fields, M. Ryskind), 20 Jan 1933 Let ’em Eat Cake (G.S. Kaufman, M. Ryskind), 21 Oct 1933 Life Begins at 8:40 (D. Freedman, H.I. Phillips, A. Baxter, H.C. Smith, F. Gabrielson, I. Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg), collab. E.Y....

Kenny G

Kenny G (5 June 1956)   Reference library

Aaron J. West

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...G [ Gorelick, Kenneth ] ( b Seattle, WA , 5 June 1956 ). Smooth jazz saxophonist . He is one of the most popular instrumentalists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, when he sold more than 75 million albums. He began playing saxophone at the age of ten. During his formative years he was influenced by the tone and improvisational approach of Grover Washington Jr. In 1973 he landed his first professional engagement, as a sideman for Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra. This led to further opportunities touring with such artists as the...

Boelke-Bomart

Boelke-Bomart   Reference library

Alan Pope and R. Allen Lott

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.... Firm of music publishers. It was founded by Margot and Walter R. Boelke ( b 20 Jan 1905 ; d 25 Jan 1987 ) in New York in 1948 and incorporated in 1951 . Affiliated to ASCAP, the firm specializes in the publication of contemporary music, and under the general editorship ( 1952–82 ) of Jacques-Louis Monod , who succeeded Kurt List , built up a small but important catalog. Among its composers are Arthur Berger , Lansky , Lerdahl , Perle , Roslawez , Schoenberg , Skrowaczewski , and Claudio Spies . In 1975 a sister company,...

Treigle, Norman

Treigle, Norman (6 March 1927)   Reference library

Peter G. Davis

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...in La bohème . In 1954 he created the role of Grandpa Moss in Aaron Copland's The Tender Land . For the next 20 years he was a mainstay of that company, singing the major bass-baritone roles of the standard repertory. With a vivid, even flamboyant stage personality, he achieved his greatest successes in such parts as Mephistopheles (Arrigo Boito and Charles Gounod), Boris, Don Giovanni, Reverend Olin Blitch (Carlisle Floyd's Susannah ), and G.F. Handel's Julius Caesar. In 1973 he left the City Opera to broaden his international activities with...

Hook & Hastings

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Barbara Owen

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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... cx/2 (1974), 111–9 B. Owen : The Organ in New England (Raleigh, NC, 1979) C. Clutton : “E. & G.G. Hook, Organ Builders of Boston, Mass,” The Organ, lxvi (1987), 167–79 W.T. Van Pelt , ed.: The Hook Opus List, 1929–1916 in Facsimile (Richmond, VA, 1991) P. Fox : “The Hook & Hastings Organ Factory in Weston,” The Tracker, xliv/3–4, 32–43 (2001), B. Owen : “Hook & Hastings: The Boston Years,” The Tracker , xliv/3–4 (2001), 22–31 R.B. Hastings : E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings and Nineteenth Century American Romanticism (MM Thesis, SUNY Potsdam, 2002)...

Mitchell, Albert G(ore)

Mitchell, Albert G(ore) (1850)   Reference library

Mark Fonder

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...for viola, cello, cornet, trombone, and clarinet. Among Mitchell's developments were non-slipping friction pegs for easier tuning, a fingerboard chart that pasted over the fingerboard, and a “dummy” silent violin. After 20 years in the Boston schools he retired and taught summers at New York University. Bibliography A.W. Wassell : “Albert G. Mitchell: a Pioneer in Class Instrumental Music Instruction in America,” Music Educators Journal , xl/5 (1954), 29–31 P.B. Grover : The History of String Class Instruction in American Schools and its Relationship to...

Caryll, Ivan

Caryll, Ivan (12 May 1861)   Reference library

Andrew Lamb

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...the more direct 20th-century American styles. His most popular piece is the waltz song from The Pink Lady ( 1911 ). Works (selective list) c 40 light operas and musical comedies (most pubd in London or New York in vocal score at time of first production) incl.: The Lily of Léoville (2, F. Remo, A. Murray, and C. Scott), Birmingham, Grand, 3 May 1886; Little Christopher Columbus (2, G.R. Sims and C. Raleigh), London, Lyric, 10 Oct 1893; The Shop Girl (2, H.J.W. Dam), London, Gaiety, 24 Nov 1894, collab. Monckton; The Gay Parisienne (2, G. Dance), London,...

Wa-Wan Press

Wa-Wan Press   Reference library

W. Thomas Marrocco and Mark Jacobs

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...to founder, and in 1912 it was acquired by G. Schirmer of New York. Bibliography E.N. Waters : “The Wa-Wan Press: an Adventure in Musical Idealism,” A Birthday Offering to Carl Engel , ed. G. Reese (New York, 1943), 214–33 G. Chase : America's Music (New York, 1955, 3/1987/R) J.R. Perkins : An Examination of the Solo Piano Music Published by the Wa-Wan Press (diss., Boston U., 1969) V.B. Lawrence , ed.: The Wa-Wan Press, 1901–1911 (New York, 1970) [repr. of the entire press run incl. introduction by G. Chase: “The Wa-Wan Press: a Chapter in...

Stojowski, Zygmunt

Stojowski, Zygmunt (14 May 1869)   Reference library

Teresa Chylińska

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...of the artists of the time, including Josef Hofmann, Ignacy Friedman, and Percy Grainger, while his greatest achievement was in his virtuoso piano and orchestral music. Works ( selective list ) Orch: Pf Conc. no.1, f, op.3, 1893 ; Romanza, op.20, vn, orch, 1901 ; Sym. no.1, d, op.21, 1899 (pubd 1912 ); Vn Conc., G, op.22, perf. 1900 (pubd 1908 ); Rhapsodie symphonique, op.23, pf, orch, 1904 ; Vc Conc., op.31, 1922 ; Pf Conc. no.2, A, op.32, 1910 (pubd 1923 ) Choral: Le printemps, op.7, chorus, orch, 1895 ; Modlitwa za Polskę [Prayer for Poland],...

Whiting, Arthur Battelle

Whiting, Arthur Battelle (20 June 1861)   Reference library

Charles H. Kaufman and Charles S. Freeman

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...Arthur Battelle ( b Cambridge, MA , 20 June 1861 ; d Beverly, MA , 20 July 1936 ). Composer and pianist . He was a nephew of composer and organist George Whiting. He first appeared as a concert pianist in Worcester, Massachusetts, at the age of 13. His formal musical education began at the New England Conservatory, where he studied piano under william h. Sherwood and harmony, counterpoint, and composition with louis Maas and george whitefield Chadwick . In 1883 he went to Germany, where he studied with joseph Rheinberger at the Munich...

Ferguson, Maynard

Ferguson, Maynard (4 May 1928)   Reference library

Scott Yanow

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...list ) As leader: The Birdland Dream Band ( 1956 , Bb 6455); M. F. Horn ( 1970 , Col. C30466), incl. MacArthur Park; These Cats Can Swing ( 1994 , Concord 4669); One More Trip To Birdland ( 1996 , Concord 4729) Bibliography G. Hoefer and G. Lees : “The Man who Broke the Band Barrier,” Down Beat , xxvi/20 (1959), 20 R. Jungheim : Maynard! (CA, 2009) S. Yanow : Trumpet Kings (San Francisco, CA, 2001), 158–60 Scott...

Moody, May

Moody, May (20 March 1870)   Reference library

Mel R. Wilhoit

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...May [ Mary ] Whittle ( b Chicago, IL , 20 March 1870 ; d Northfield, MA , 20 Aug 1963 ). Gospel songwriter , daughter of the evangelist and hymn writer daniel webster Whittle . She attended Dwight L. Moody 's Northfield Seminary for Young Ladies in Massachusetts, Oberlin College ( 1888–9 ), and the Royal Academy of Music in London ( 1890–91 ). A gifted singer, she assisted her father and Moody in their evangelistic efforts. She coedited Northfield Hymnal no.3 ( 1918 ) with Charles M. Alexander and was the sole editor for Northfield Hymnal...

Brohn, William David

Brohn, William David (30 March 1933)   Reference library

Jon Alan Conrad

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...a classic Gershwin sound in Crazy for You ; a tapestry of early 20th-century Americana for Ragtime , for which he won the Tony Award; the backstage atmosphere (including a parodied musical-within-the-musical) of Curtains . In addition to those already mentioned, such highly successful titles as Miss Saigon , Wicked , and Mary Poppins ensure that his work will remain familiar to audiences. Works (selective list) Theater orchestrations (composers in parentheses): Timbuktu (R. Wright and G. Forrest; rev. of Kismet, after Borodin), 1978; King of Hearts (P....

Englander [Engländer], Ludwig

Englander [Engländer], Ludwig (20 Oct 1850[?])   Reference library

Scott Warfield

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...Rosenfeld), 12 May 1894 ; The 20th Century Girl (Rosenfeld), 25 Jan 1895 ; A Daughter of the Revolution (J.C. Goodwin), 27 May 1895 ; The Caliph (H.B. Smith), 3 Sept 1896 ; Half a King (Smith), 14 Sept 1896 ; In Gayest Manhattan, or Around New York in Ninety Minutes (revue, Smith), 22 Mar 1897 ; A Round of Pleasure (revue, Rosenfeld), 24 May 1897 ; The Little Corporal (Smith), 19 Sept 1898 ; In Gay Paree (G. Stewart), 20 Mar 1899 ; The Man in the Moon (L. Harrison, S. Stange), 24 Apr 1899 [musical collabs. R. De Koven, G. Keller]; The Rounders...

Camilieri, Lorenzo

Camilieri, Lorenzo (1874)   Reference library

George Leotsakos

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...modes. Manuscripts of his work are held in Gr-Am and Gr-An . Bibliography Grove7 (G. Leotsakos) [includes list of works] L. Camilieri : Pros tous filous mou: treis epistolai [For my friends: three letters] (Athens, 1905) S.G. Motsenigos : Neolliniki moussiki: symvoli eis tin hstiroan tis [Modern Greek music: a contribution to its history] (Athens, 1958), 237–8, 328 C. Baroutas : I moussiki zoi stin Athina [Musical life in 19th-century Athens] (Athens, 1992) G. Leotsakos : liner notes, Light Under a Bushel, Piano works by Greek composers 1847-1908...

Arranger

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John Wriggle

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...success. By the early 20th century, the popularity of both ragtime music and marching band performances offered markets for ragtime band arrangements such as those by E.J. Stark. Successful tours of the Fisk Jubilee Singers likewise precipitated published choir arrangements of African American spirituals, including those by Harry T. Burleigh; interest in other American folk idioms are reflected in published “transcriptions,” such as the ballad and cowboy song arrangements of john Lomax iii . Other arranging trends through the 20th century include the Tin...

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