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Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The condition of a sailing vessel which is obliged, because of heavy weather, to heave to under bare poles with its helm a-lee in order to ride out the storm.

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Hedges, Anthony (opera)

Hugo Cole.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 146 words.

(John )

(b Bicester, March 5, 1931). English composer . He read music at Keble College, Oxford, where he was awarded a postgraduate scholarship in composition (1949–56). In...

Linley, Thomas (opera)

Gwilym Beechey.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 512 words.

(b Bath, May 5, 1756; d Grimsthorpe, Lincs., Aug 5, 1778). English composer , son of Thomas Linley (i). He was one of the most precocious composers and performers that have been known...

Joubert, John (opera)

Hugo Cole.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 470 words.

(Pierre Herman )

(b Cape Town, March 20, 1927). British composer of South African origin . He studied in London at the RAM (1946–50), then lectured and taught at the...

Clay, Frederic Emes (opera)

Christopher Knowles.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 720 words.

(b Paris, Aug 3, 1838; d Great Marlow, Nov 29, 1889). English composer . His father, James Clay, was MP for Hull and a published amateur composer, while his grandmother, Miss...

Denhof Opera Company

Harold Rosenthal.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 163 words.

A company formed by Ernst Denhof (d 1936), an Austrian-born musician living in Edinburgh, to give performances of the Ring in English. The 1910 series under Michael Balling was so...

Leginska [Liggins], Ethel (opera)

Carol Neuls-Bates.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 157 words.

(b Hull, April 13, 1886; d Los Angeles, Feb 26, 1970). American composer and conductor of English birth. A pianist of prodigious ability, she adopted the name Leginska early in her...

Folk revival in the United States

Robert Cantwell.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 836 words.

The folk music revival of the 20th century rose and fell with urban industrial life. At the turn of the century social and educational reformers, such as Jane Addams and John Dewey,...

Magbomboyo

Ferdinand J. de Hen.

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Music. 70 words.

Lamellaphone of the Boa people in the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The resonator is made of bark bent around three sticks curved in an arch and stuck in the underside of...

Waterson, Norma

Robin Denselow and Carole Pegg.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 323 words.

(Christine)

(b Hull, Aug 15, 1939). English traditional singer and folksinger. From a Yorkshire family, she began in the 1960s by singing with her sister Lal, brother Mike...

Jones, Richard (English director)

Barry Millington.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Contemporary Music. 152 words.

(b London, June 7, 1953). English director. After studying at the universities of Hull and London, he directed for the fringe theatre. The award of an Arts Council bursary in 1982 led...

Ruther, Wyatt

John Curry.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 623 words.

(Robert) [Bull]

(b Pittsburgh, Feb 5, 1923; d San Francisco, Oct 31, 1999). American double bass player. He played trombone in high school, then took up double bass, and he...

Hodes, Art(hur W.)

Mike Hazeldine.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 1067 words.

(b Nikoliev [now Nikolayev], Ukraine, 14 Nov ? 1904; d Harvey, IL, March 4, 1993). American pianist, broadcaster, and writer. He told Balliett (1981): “I’m not completely correct on...

Clinton, George

Rob Bowman.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 608 words.

(b Kannapolis, NC, July 22, 1941). American funk singer, songwriter and producer. He was leader of Funkadelic, Parliament and the P-Funk All-Stars. By the age of 11 his family had...

Marsala, Joe

Jack Sohmer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Blues; Jazz. 1713 words.

Marsala, Joe (04 January 1907–03 March 1978), jazz clarinetist and saxophonist, was born Joseph Francis Marsala in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Pete Marsala, a valve-trombonist. His...

Hodes, Art

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Blues; Jazz; Keyboard. 1343 words.

Hodes, Art (14 November 1904?–04 March 1993), jazz pianist and writer, was born in Nikolaev, Russia, the son of William Hodes, a tinsmith, and Dorothy (maiden name unknown). “I’m not...