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A. P. Herbert

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Music.

(1890–1971),

a writer of great versatility and humour, contributed to Punch for many years. His works include The Secret Battle (1919), Misleading Cases in the Common Law (1929), A...

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Adelaide Kemble

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Literature.

(?1814–79)

Née Kemble, singer and author, sister of Fanny Kemble. After a distinguished operatic career she settled with her husband in Rome. She had many friends in the literary...

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Alfred Hill

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Literature.

(b Melbourne, 1870; d Sydney, NSW, 1960).

Australian conductor, composer, violinist, and teacher. Settled in NZ where he collected Maori mus., using it in his comps. Prof. of...

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America

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Music.

Patriotic hymn with words of Rev. Samuel Francis Smith (1832) sung to tune of ‘God save the King’. Also title of symphonic rhapsody (1928) by E. Bloch.

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America the Beautiful

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Music.

Patriotic Amer. hymn, words by Katharine Lee Bates (1859–1929) pubd. 1895. Set to mus. (1913) of Samuel Augustus Ward (1848–1903) taken from his hymn Materna (1882).

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anacrusis

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Literature.

Unstressed syllable at the beginning of a line of poetry or an unstressed note or group of notes at the beginning of a mus. phrase. See also up‐beat.

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André Chénier

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Opera.

(1762–94),

French poet: visits London (Marylebone: Portman Sq. and St James's: Pall Mall). Bucoliques .

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autograph

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Music.

A manuscript written in the hand of its author or composer. The term ‘holograph’ is now frequently used to mean a manuscript wholly in the hand of its composer or ...

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Beauty and the Beast

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Children's Literature Studies.

Musical in two acts after the fairy tale of the same name. Premièred at the Palace Theatre, New York, in 1994, its book was by Linda Woolverton, lyrics by Howard ...

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Benedetto Ferrari

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Literature.

(b Reggio nell'Emilia, ?1603 or 1604; d Modena, 22 Oct. 1681).

Italian composer, librettist, singer, and theorbo player. He wrote the libretto for L'Andromeda, the opera that...

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