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Cummings, William Hayman (1831–1915), singer and musical antiquary

Hugh J. McLean.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Voice. 688 words.

Cummings, William Hayman (1831–1915), singer and musical antiquary, was born on 22 August 1831 at Sidbury, Devon, the son of Edward Manly Cummings and his wife, Julia. The family moved to...

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Falkner, Sir (Donald) Keith (1900–1994), singer and college administrator

Elizabeth Forbes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Organization and Management of Education. 1032 words.

Falkner, Sir (Donald) Keith (1900–1994), singer and college administrator, was born on 1 March 1900 at Sawston, near Cambridge, the youngest son of John Charles Falkner, a schoolmaster, and...

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Farrell, Eileen

John Fitzpatrick.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Education. 1214 words.

Farrell, Eileen (13 February 1920–23 March 2002), singer and educator, was born in Willimantic, Connecticut, the daughter of Michael John Farrell and Catherine Kennedy. Both parents had...

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Gordon, Alexander (c. 1692–1754?), antiquary and singer

Iain Gordon Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Voice. 3682 words.

Gordon, Alexander (c. 1692–1754?), antiquary and singer, was born probably in Aberdeen, where his father, James Gordon, who was still living in 1723, was a merchant and sometime dean of...

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Heather, William (c. 1563–1627), musician and benefactor

David Mateer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Voice; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1257 words.

Heather, William (c. 1563–1627), musician and benefactor, was apparently born at Harmondsworth, Middlesex. Nothing is known of his parentage, though he may have been related to the William...

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Smith, John Stafford (bap. 1750, d. 1836), musician and musical antiquary

Robert J. Bruce.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Voice; Keyboard. 758 words.

Smith, John Stafford (bap. 1750, d. 1836), musician and musical antiquary, was baptized in Gloucester Cathedral on 30 March 1750, the son of Martin Smith (c.1715–1786), organist of...

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Trapp, Maria von

Stephanie A. Carpenter.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Voice; Biographical Studies. 1178 words.

Trapp, Maria von (26 January 1905–28 March 1987), author, governess, and singer, was born Maria Augusta Kutschera on a train headed for Vienna, Austria, the daughter of Karl Kutschera and...

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Williams, (Maria) Jane [called Llinos] (1795–1873), singer and compiler of traditional Welsh music

Trevor Herbert.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Voice; Music Education and Pedagogy; History. 829 words.

Williams, (Maria) Jane [called Llinos] (1795–1873), singer and compiler of traditional Welsh music, was almost certainly born at Aberpergwm House in the Vale of Neath, Glamorgan, south...

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