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Abrahams, Doris Caroline [pseud. Caryl Brahms]

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Literature. 897 words.

Abrahams, Doris Caroline [pseud. Caryl Brahms] (1901–1982), writer and songwriter, was born at 28 Morland Road, Croydon, Surrey, on 8 December 1901, the only child of Henry Clarence...

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Alexander [née Humphreys], Cecil Frances [Fanny]

Leon Litvack.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Composition. 1018 words.

Alexander [née Humphreys], Cecil Frances [Fanny] (1818–1895), hymn writer and poet, was born at 25 Eccles Street, Dublin. She was the second daughter of John Humphreys, a second lieutenant...

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Arne, Michael

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Voice; Applied Music; Composition. 3 words.

See Arne family

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Banastre [Banaster], Gilbert

Jonathan Hall and Magnus Williamson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Composition. 753 words.

Banastre [Banaster], Gilbert (d. 1487), composer and poet, is of obscure origins, but was possibly related to (or even the son of) Henry Banaster (d. 1456) of Southwark, a yeoman of Henry...

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Banks, Iain

Val McDermid.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literature; Composition. 2433 words.

Banks, Iain (1954–2013), author and composer, was born in Dunfermline, Fife, on 16 February 1954, the only surviving child (he had a sister who died at six weeks) of Thomas Menzies (Tom)...

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Barnard [née Pye], Charlotte Alington [pseud. Claribel]

W. B. Squire.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Composition. 426 words.

Barnard [née Pye], Charlotte Alington [pseud. Claribel] (1830–1869), balladeer and poet, only child of Henry Alington Pye (1799–1883), a lawyer and speculator, and his wife, Charlotte Mary...

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Billings, William

Karl Kroeger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Composition; Music Education and Pedagogy. 1636 words.

Billings, William (07 October 1746–26 September 1800), composer, singing teacher, and poet, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of William Billings, a shopkeeper, and Elizabeth...

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Bolan, Marc [real name Mark Feld]

Rikky Rooksby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Applied Music; Voice. 1263 words.

Bolan, Marc [real name Mark Feld] (1947–1977), musician and poet, was born on 30 September 1947 in Hackney, London, the second child of Simeon Feld, cosmetics salesman (1920–1991), and his...

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Bowles, Paul

Virginia Spencer Carr.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Composition. 1391 words.

Bowles, Paul (30 December 1910–18 November 1999), composer, fiction writer, and translator, was born Paul Frederick Bowles in Jamaica, New York, the son of Claude Dietz Bowles, a dentist...

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Caesar, Irving

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Composition. 1296 words.

Caesar, Irving (04 July 1895–17 December 1996), songwriter, was born Isidore Caesar in New York City's Henry Street settlement, the son of Morris Caesar, the owner of a secondhand...

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